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What Companies Need to Know About Reporting Scope 2 Emissions

What Companies Need to Know About Reporting Scope 2 Emissions

When companies disclose their emissions to environmental disclosure reporting organization CDP (formerly Carbon Disclosure Project) this year, they will need to calculate their scope 2 emissions from purchased electricity differently, using the new GHG Protocol Scope 2 Guidance. Getting a handle on how to report scope 2 emissions now will … Read more »


Help for Companies Seeking ISO 9001, ISO 14001 Certification

With the updates this year to ISO 9001 quality management systems and ISO 14001 environmental management systems, and in light of the 2018 transition deadline, Bureau Veritas is launching a suite of tools to help companies achieve the new standards and retain certification, or target certification for the first time. … Read more »

Top Environmental Consulting, EHS Brands Revealed

ERM has the highest brand preference in the environment, health and safety consulting sector, the Bureau Veritas brand ranks highest in the verification sector, SAP tops the brand preference list in the EH&S software sector and IBM has the highest brand preference for EH&S technology services, according to a global … Read more »

Bureau Veritas, GBCI Sign Global LEED Certification Agreement

Bureau Veritas and Green Business Certification Inc. (GBCI), the certification body for the US Green Building Council’s LEED green building program, finalized the terms of their agreement to facilitate LEED certification globally. As part of the agreement, Bureau Veritas teams around the world will review LEED projects for conformity with … Read more »

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Chevron Earns Fracking Center Certification

Chevron Appalachia is the first company to complete the Center for Sustainable Shale Development’s evaluation and verification process. CSSD is a collaborative established last year between Chevron, Shell and other natural gas companies and environmental groups to set fracking standards. Chevron earned full CSSD certification against all 15 of the … Read more »

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GBCI, Bureau Veritas Partner for Green Building

The Green Building Certification Institute (GBCI), the third-party certification body for the LEED green building rating system, and Bureau Veritas, a global testing, inspection and certification body, have formed a strategic business partnership. As part of the agreement, Bureau Veritas will facilitate LEED certification on behalf of GBCI for LEED … Read more »

Survey Rates the Best and Worst

Sixty-four business brands have been rated with the highest – and lowest – levels of positive perception among executives responsible for environment, health and safety functions. Global Survey 2014: EH&S Brands was conducted by independent analyst firm Verdantix and is based on interviews with 250 heads of environment, health and … Read more »

Fracking Certification Center Open for Business

The Center for Sustainable Shale Development (CSSD), a collaborative established last year between Chevron, Shell and other natural gas companies and environmental groups to set fracking standards, says its third-party certification and verification program is now accepting applicants. As CSSD begins reviewing applications and auditing companies that apply for certification, … Read more »

Verdantix Names Top Sustainability Assurance Suppliers

Verdantix Names Top Sustainability Assurance Suppliers

Bureau Veritas, Deloitte, DNV, EY, KPMG and PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) are the six leading suppliers of sustainability assurance, according to a Verdantix report. Increased scrutiny of environmental, social and governance disclosures in financial and sustainability reports will require Fortune 500 firms to seek much more comprehensive assurance of their sustainability data … Read more »

Standards & Compliance Briefing: ISO 14001 and RoHS List Revisions, Wireless Automation

The ISO 14001 Working Group (TC 207/SC1 WG5) has released Committee Draft 2, the latest step in revising the environmental management standard. The draft now enters a three-month balloting period, according to LRQA deputy technical director Steve Williams, a member of the working group. WG5’s joint secretary, Mike Henigan, said the draft is … Read more »

Standards & Compliance: Planet Mark, LEED, ISO 14001

Environmental education center The Eden Project and consulting group Planet First have launched The Planet Mark, a certification denoting businesses that have committed to improve their environmental, social and economic performance on an annual basis. About 80 businesses have already been certified to the standard, which offers access to an … Read more »

Top Sustainability Consultants Revealed

Top Sustainability Consultants Revealed

Some 39 percent of major companies say that Ernst & Young is the sustainability consulting company they prefer, and Microsoft leads the software category with the same score, according to a Verdantix survey. KPMG achieved the highest preference score in the sustainability assurance market with 36 percent, and the Global … Read more »

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