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Zero Waste Designation — Again — for Waste Management Phoenix Open

Waste Management announced that the 2015 Waste Management Phoenix Open diverted 100 percent of tournament waste away from landfills for the third consecutive year. According to the company’s WMPO 2015 Sustainability Report, in addition to achieving a zero waste validation, Waste Management improved the tournament’s overall environmental sustainability results at … Read more »

Events Seeking Certification Grows Exponentially

The Council for Responsible Sport has received 33 applications just this year as the organization notes it has certified 76 events for sustainable practices during its existence. CRS updated certification standards earlier this year were specifically developed to apply to a broad range of sports event types, unlike previous standards. … Read more »

Standards & Certification Briefing: Council for Responsible Sport, Obayashi Corp., EPA, American Axle & Manufacturing

The Council for Responsible Sport updated its certification standards to make them applicable to a broader range of sports events. Version 4.1 has been created over the past two years. Over the past six years, more than 70 events have earned certification from the Council. The Council has also unveiled the … Read more »

Standards & Compliance Briefing: Carbon Capture, UL Zero Waste, GSA Review

DNV KEMA has launched a risk management guide for the carbon capture and storage industry, CO2Riskman, which aims to increase public confidence in the technology through knowledge-based, consistent hazard management. The new guidance, developed over 15 months through a joint industry project with support from 16 industry and regulator organizations, … Read more »

Standards & Compliance Briefing: Ottawa Drops LEED, Council for Responsible Sport, R2, ISO 50001

Ottawa has removed LEED requirements for city buildings, a criteria that has been in effect in the Canadian capital since 2005. City committee members suggested that buildings can be built to LEED specifications or other more stringent environmental standards without going through the LEED certification process. Eight municipal buildings in … Read more »

Standards & Compliance Briefing: Calif. Offsets, CDM Approval for Seeds, EPA SmartWay

SCS Global Services has earned accreditation from the California Air Resources Board to provide verification services for carbon offset projects under the state’s new cap-and-trade Program. SCS has already contracted to conduct several compliance-grade forest offset project verifications in 2013 and is now ready to commence the verification process on … Read more »

Standards & Compliance Briefing: Fruit South Africa, Restricted Substances, Council for Responsible Sport

Fruit South Africa has finalized a standard and audit process, the Ethical Trade Program, for the South African fruit industry. Fruit SA worked with the Global Social Compliance Program, which aims to harmonize ethical requirements and avoid duplication of audits while ensuring global standards. The growers’ association said it used … Read more »