Commitment to sustainable procurement has increased by a significant 81% over the past three years, according to a new study from EcoVadis, driven in part by a rise in executive-level support.
Compliance violations can cost organizations money in terms of fines or lawsuits, but there’s a hidden cost of violations that compliance executives may not be aware of: employees that witness non-compliant behavior are twice as likely to leave their organization than others, according to a survey by Gartner Inc. Employee ... Read more »
The Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) has suspended Nestlé’s membership over the company’s failure to submit an annual progress report for 2016, and for delivering a 2017 report without the required time-bound plan for working toward sustainable palm oil.
Many environment, health and safety (EHS) managers are an “army of one” when it comes to managing EHS compliance across their organizations’ global operations. EHS FleX, Antea Group’s low-cost, enterprise-level EHS gap analysis service offering, was born out of the need to help clients tackle these challenges head-on, the company says.
The Norton Sound Seafood Products Co. may have gained an economic advantage over its competitors in recent years by not abiding by EPA regulations. The company was discovered to have not met the EPA’s reporting or record-keeping requirements; it also failed to adequately monitor grinders, its waste-conveyance system, and the shore ... Read more »
A prior rule that gives businesses more discretion when deciding which company will collect and recycle their solid hazardous waste has been restored by a DC Circuit judge panel. Though the judging panel upheld most of the EPA’s 2015 rule on the definition of solid waste, it ruled that portions ... Read more »
The Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act, which amended the 1976 Toxic Substances Control Act, was passed in June of 2016 and made sweeping changes to the nation’s primary chemical law. The new law requires the EPA to implement the changes through a number of regulations, which ... Read more »
Advanced Burner Technologies (ABUTEC) and Venture Engineering have created a custom natural gas liquid (NGL) adsorption system to help a natural gas production company in Southwestern Pennsylvania meet pipeline and dew point requirements, according to a case study by ABUTEC. The Venture Engineering/ABUTEC NGL adsorption system can remove propane, butane ... Read more »
Atlas Auto Crushers solved its waste oil problem and became compliant with EPA regulations by installing an oil-recovery system to reduce the amount of oil in its waste water, according to a case study. Oil Skimmers, the company that produced the oil recovery system, published the case study. Atlas Auto ... Read more »
Environmental, health and safety compliance firm Citation Technologies has released new international regulatory content for its Compliance Suite cloud-based risk and compliance management products. New content for countries including China, Mexico, Iraq, Egypt, South Africa and Singapore gives users the ability to monitor, manage and maintain compliance in more than ... Read more »
A surprising 68 percent of energy and utility industry professionals say they have no system in place to track and report on carbon emissions, up from 58 percent last year, according to a survey by Enviance. And despite their lack of tracking system, more than three-fifths of the 237 professionals ... Read more »
Varian Medical Systems, a $2.6 billion manufacturer of medical devices and software, is reducing its time to implement engineering changes from 18 to five days with two sustainability products from SAP. Using the SAP Environment, Health, and Safety Management application with product compliance functionality and the SAP Product Life Cycle ... Read more »