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CH2M

To Rebrand or Not To Reband?

Another environmental firm — CH2M Hill — has adopted a new brand name and logo. The consulting and engineering firm has shortened it name to simply CH2M and created a new logo. The move follows in the footsteps of PE International, which last month announced its new name, thinkstep, and … Read more »

PE International Rebrands as Thinkstep, Launches Environmental Management, Compliance Platform

PE International yesterday announced its new name, thinkstep, and an enterprise technology platform, thinkstep.one, that the company says will make it easier for companies to manage environmental, energy, compliance and sustainability issues across the business and supply chain. The corporate website, www.thinkstep.com also launched yesterday. Christoph Wilfert, thinkstep CEO, says … Read more »

PE International Advances Global Hotspot Analysis Approach

While hotspots analysis is proving to be a helpful and effective tool that assists in the identification of areas to be prioritized for action, there is currently no common approach to hotspots analysis. An initiative between PE International and the UK’s Waste and Resources Action Programme (WRAP) aims to address … Read more »

GaBi 14

PE International Updates Sustainable Products Database

PE International has released an updated version of its sustainable products database, GaBi Database 14, in a bid to help life cycle assessment practitioners stay at the forefront of developments in technology, methods, standards and political decisions, the company says. Since 2011 the number of datasets has more than doubled … Read more »

Aluminum Environmental Product Declarations Released

The Aluminum Association has released environmental product declarations for various types of aluminum products. The EPDs provide detailed information on major aspects of a product’s potential environmental impact such as global warming, acidification and eutrophication. The declarations will educate end users of aluminum — from builders to transportation firms to … Read more »

MicroStar Kegs

Brewers Share Kegs, Slash Carbon Emissions

By sharing a pool of kegs rather than owning their own, more than 200 craft brewers helped reduce their collective carbon footprint by more than 3 million kg of CO2e in 2013. These findings, based on a study by John Heckman, Ph.D with PE International and commissioned by MicroStar Logistics, … Read more »

SASB Launches Software Provider Partnership Program

The Sustainability Accounting Standards Board, a nonprofit that develops sustainability accounting standards for publicly listed US corporations, has launched a software provider partnership program designed to help companies integrate SASB standards into their disclosure processes. PE International and CSRware are the initial founding partners in the Enterprise Resource Platform Partnership … Read more »

Lowering GHG Emissions From ‘Field to Fork’

Lowering GHG Emissions From ‘Field to Fork’

PE International has launched a Food and Feed life cycle inventory database that aims to help companies lower greenhouse gas emissions generated by food production. The database provides companies with information from “field to fork” on crops, animals, food manufacturing products and by-products and major commodities raised, harvested and productized … Read more »

NSF International Launches Sustainability Reporting Software

NSF International Launches Sustainability Reporting Software

NSF Sustainability has launched a sustainability reporting software tool, NSF Performance Plus. An alternative to manual spreadsheet entry, the NSF Performance Plus sustainability reporting tool helps companies organize and manage sustainability data to meet supplier expectations, compliance, management system or product certification requirements, and both internal or external data reporting … Read more »

AHAM, CSA, UL

Appliances Sustainability Standard Developed

The Association of Home Appliance Manufacturers (AHAM), CSA Group and UL Environment have released AHAM 7002-2014/CSA SPE-7002-14/UL 7002, Sustainability Standard for Household Portable and Floor Care Appliances, the first voluntary sustainability standard for such appliances. This new standard is the third in a family of product sustainability standards under development … Read more »

PE International SoFi

PE’s SoFi for CDP, GRI Reporting

For companies looking to improve and expand their global sustainability initiatives, PE International has released its SoFi software in two versions: Enterprise and Professional. The new Professional version is customized for those looking to meet and exceed the requirements for voluntary and mandatory reporting standards for the CDP, the Global … Read more »

CRedit360 Enters Fourth Year as CDP Gold Software Partner

CRedit360 has been named as a gold-level CDP software partner for the fourth year running. The company is one of three gold level CDP software partners — the other two are Ecometrica and PE International — and has been named as a leader in both sustainability and environment, health and … Read more »