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World Water Week: 2 Key Takeaways

World Water Week: 2 Key Takeaways

A key theme in World Water Week was “un-tapping” wastewater; that is, viewing wastewater as a valued resource instead of as something to discard. Currently repurposed wastewater accounts for only 2.41% of all water use globally. With the growing gap between freshwater supply and demand, we must rethink our traditional approach to water use (freshwater in, wastewater out) and find ways…

Dow, 3M, Target Among Major Companies Advancing Circular Economy Principles

Dow, 3M, Target Among Major Companies Advancing Circular Economy Principles

Dow, 3M and Target are among the 25 major companies and organizations that have launched an initiative to promote the circular economy.

NALCO

Ecolab Acquires Ultra Fab

Nalco Champion, an Ecolab company, has acquired the assets and operations of Ultra Fab Industries, a privately held company based in Calgary, Canada, that designs and manufactures specialized chemical injection systems for the oil and gas industry. These systems are primarily used in the removal of hydrogen sulfide from oil … Read more »

Top 10 Best Corporate Citizens Ranked

Ecolab, Campbell Soup and Microsoft are among the Top 10 Best Corporate Citizens, according to Corporate Responsibility Magazine’s fifth annual ranking. CR Magazine announced the top performers in the following sectors: business services, consumer items, consumer staples, energy, financial, healthcare, information technology, materials, media and entertainment, and utilities. By industry, … Read more »

Ecolab

Ecolab Is First in World to Receive Alliance for Water Stewardship Standard Certification

Ecolab’s manufacturing plant in Taicang, China, is the first site in the world to be independently certified under the Alliance for Water Stewardship’s global standard for water stewardship. The ASW Standard is an ISEAL-compliant framework developed to promote sustainable freshwater use and to evaluate water stewardship practices. This globally consistent … Read more »

Water Scarcity Puts Revenue At Risk

Water Scarcity Puts Revenue At Risk

The Water Risk Monetizer, industry’s first publicly available financial modeling tool that enables businesses to factor current and future water risks into decision making, now provides users with insights into how water scarcity impacts revenue. The free tool’s new assessment helps water-dependent businesses better understand the full value of water … Read more »

Ecolab Acquires Water Treatment Provider in China

Ecolab has acquired controlling interest in Jianghai Environmental Protection, an industrial water treatment company headquartered in Changzhou, China. Jianghai provides water treatment technologies, chemistries and services to several industries in China, including customers in power and chemicals. Jianghai has more than 550 employees and operates two manufacturing plants in Changzhou. … Read more »

EcoLab

Ecolab System Can Halve Water Use

Ecolab says its system that provides touch-free water and soap delivery to back-of-house restaurant handwashing stations uses up to 50 percent less water than traditional handwashing and helps prevent the spread of foodborne illnesses. The Syncra Hand Hygiene System uses smart technology with a pre-programmed, yet adjustable, three-step process for … Read more »

100 Best Corporate Citizens Revealed

Microsoft, selected in part for its environmental and climate change performance, is the best corporate citizen in the US, according to Corporate Responsibility Magazine’s annual 100 Best Corporate Citizens List. The tech giant pushed Bristol-Myers Squibb from its No. 1 ranking last year down to sixth place in the 2015 … Read more »

Most Ethical Companies

Waste Management, Ecolab, CH2M Hill Make ‘Most Ethical Companies’ List

Waste Management is the only company in the environmental services industry to make the Ethisphere Institute’s World’s Most Ethical Companies list. This year’s list includes 132 companies. Others that made the 2015 list are chemical companies Ecolab and Eastman Chemical, consulting firm Accenture and design and engineering firm CH2M Hill. … Read more »

Sustainable Purchasing Guidelines Launched

Sustainable Purchasing Guidelines Launched

The Sustainable Purchasing Leadership Council today will release to the public its Guidance for Leadership in Sustainable Purchasing v1.0. Already, 80 organizations including Ecolab, Lockheed Martin, Office Depot, the US General Services Administration and the EPA, with more than $100 billion in purchasing power, have signed up for the Pilot Program, … Read more »