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Top 10 Steps for a Successful EMIS Project: New Report

Leaders at large enterprises know that gathering and disseminating information about EHS performance can lead directly to improved financial performance, says Dorney Douglass, a senior director at Sphera. In a new report from Environmental Leader, sponsored by Sphera, Douglass discusses how enterprises are publicly setting performance goals and reporting business sustainability, ranging from water … Read more »

Recycling Company Owner Facing Felony Charges for Illegally Dumping C&D Waste

The owner of a Pennsylvania recycling company has been charged with 16 crimes, including five felonies, after allegedly illegally dumping 23,455 tons of construction and demolition waste across four Pennsylvania counties.

Concept of a ‘Continuous Product Lifecycle’ Evolves from Recycling

A one-dimensional focus on managing waste at end-of-life can have the unintended affect of blinding a company to oftentimes more impactful phases of the lifecycle. Recycling is a highly visible, feel-good activity that is easy to take part in, and curbside programs and single-stream collection have increased the convenience level to an … Read more »

How to Manage Environmental Risk in a Complex Organization: Tips from DIA

[Editor’s note: This is the second in a series of articles based on interviews from experts in the field who will be speaking at the Environmental Leader 2016 Conference in June.] Environmental management becomes more challenging as organizations grow in complexity, but Denver International Airport – the first US airport … Read more »

Practical Tips for Fostering a Committed and Environmentally Conscious Workforce

  [Editor’s note: This is the first in a series of articles based on interviews from experts in the field who will be speaking at the Environmental Leader 2016 Conference in June.] Environmental management initiatives reach their goals and become successful more easily when employees are engaged and enthusiastic, General Motors has … Read more »

Sustainability Programs Mature, Focus on Intended Outcomes

This article is sponsored by Dakota Software. The corporate sustainability programs of many companies saw 2015 marking the beginning of a new set of goals, which would seem to suggest that such programs are maturing, according to a new report from the National Association for Environmental Management (NAEM). Of particular interest, the report … Read more »

Follow These 8 Steps to Craft A Winning Environmental Awards Entry

Awards give validation to the work a company does, both to potential customers, existing clients, and partners, and to others within the organization. But what is the best way to show off your product or project’s success? Here are 8 basic steps, culled from thoughts from past judges of the Environmental Leader Product … Read more »

Addressing Climate Change At Origin

The adoption of The Paris Climate Agreement marks a pivotal moment in the history of addressing climate change. For the first time ever, 195 countries adopted a universal deal that places the world on track to limit global warming to well below 2° C. Arriving at this landmark achievement required … Read more »

Illinois Retains Top Position in LEED Top 10 List; Utah Makes 1st Appearance

Illinois has retained its top national position in the list of Top 10 States for LEED; a newcomer to the Top 10 list is Utah, while Texas, Washington and Nevada are back on the list after a three-year hiatus. The USGBC’s Top 10 States for LEED is in its sixth … Read more »

JM Family Joins with cr360 for ‘Ambitious Sustainability Strategy’

Automotive company JM Family Enterprises – one of America’s largest privately-owned companies – has embarked on what it calls an “ambitious sustainability strategy,” and has joined forces with cr360 to manage its environmental data and drive environmental compliance. Using cr360, JM Family will soon move from 40 people hard-keying information such … Read more »

CA’s New Trash Control Policy Gets the Nod from EPA

The EPA has approved the State Water Resources Control Board’s new water quality standards for trash in California’s waters. The standards are part of the state’s new Trash Control Policy, designed to keep trash out of bodies of water, including streams, lakes, coastal and ocean waters, to protect people and the environment. … Read more »

Call2Recycle’s Battery Recycling Program Increases 5% in 2015, Breaks Records

Rechargeable batteries and cellphones collected for recycling via Call2Recycle’s program increased five percent during 2015, to a record-breaking 12.6 million pounds – the 19th consecutive year-over-year increase, the organization says. Call2Recycle attributes the increase in participation to enhanced awareness in Canada and the US, made possible by its “strong, collaborative relationships.” … Read more »