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Sustainability White Papers

Environmental Leader’s Q4 2011 Environmental & Energy Data Book

Environmental Leader has released the latest edition of its quarterly data book, which supplies busy executives and research teams with a collection of charts presenting environmental, sustainability and energy-related data on a quarterly basis.

Data topics include Energy, Facilities, Sustainability & Strategy, Management Systems & Reporting, Carbon Costs & Markets, Marketing & Public Opinion, Transportation & Supply Chain, Emissions and Waste & Recycling.

Our goal is to make the job of gathering essential information and metrics a bit easier for corporate decision-makers.

Sponsor: UPS

New Metrics to Improve Sustainability Performance

This document forms part of the independently-researched Verdantix Energy & Sustainability Leadership series, commissioned by CA Technologies. Annual reporting of sustainability performance across metrics like energy consumption, GHG emissions, water usage and community engagement is now common for firms with revenues above $10 billion.

Sponsor: CA Technologies

Product Environmental Compliance – a Strategic, Proactive Approach

As Ernst & Young reports in The Top 10 Risks for Business, 2010, “Regulation and compliance are the number 1 risk factors for businesses.” Despite the importance and inherent risk, many companies are addressing regulatory demands with a reactive, tactical approach.

Sponsor: IHS

5 Steps to Achieving Maximum Value From Sustainability Management Software Implementations

This paper lays out a five-step best practice approach to help organizations reduce their software implementation time and as a result, shorten the time to realize sustainability benefits.

Sponsor: CA Technologies

How Capgemini Cut Sustainability Reporting Costs by 30 Percent

Learn how Capgemini, a global services organization with 110,000 people in 40 countries, reduced the costs associated with sustainability data collection and reporting by 30 percent and how it is driving sustainability programs across its UK organization and beyond.

Sponsor: CA Technologies

Raising Confidence and Driving Business Value with Product and REACH Compliance

White Paper examines product and REACH compliance and how a comprehensive, IT-supported process goes well beyond regulatory compliance to drive business value through revenue and brand protection, cost savings, process efficiencies, faster product introduction, access to existing and new markets, and competitive advantage.

Sponsor: SAP

Global Trends in Sustainability Performance Management

The paper is based on research and interviews with senior executives in companies who are leading the
way in sustainability reporting, executives at professional services firms who are assisting companies with their approach to integrated reporting, and individuals who provide leadership at global organizations who currently set the standards for reporting.

Sponsor: SAP

Verified! Meeting the Increased Demands of Customer-Driven Reporting

This white paper highlights the importance of verifiable data as the infrastructure of sustainability, as well as its use in effectively implementing environmental impact and cost reduction initiatives.

Sponsor: Enviance

Cut Energy Costs, Reduce Emissions, and Drive Plant Efficiency

Download this report to learn how companies like Total S.A. are tackling heat exchanger fouling to improve capacity and efficiency, while reducing energy costs and environmental impact. Facing a squeeze on margins and pressure to reduce carbon emissions, most refiners must run as efficiently as possible. The drive for efficiency has led many to pay very close attention to a critical and growing problem – heat exchanger fouling — the build-up of dirt deposits on the metal surfaces of heat exchangers. Addressing heat exchanger fouling can achieve cleaner processing and significantly minimize production shutdowns, capital equipment expenditures, and maintenance costs.

Sponsor: IHS

Resource Intensity – The Metric That Links Operational and Sustainability Goals

Download our Resource Intensity white paper, which demonstrates how the measurement systems and Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) that evolved alongside operational improvement practices offer much of the structure needed to properly link sustainability goals to overall operational and cost-improvement goals.

Source: GE Intelligent Platforms

Environmental Leader’s 2011 Insider Knowledge Report

Lessons Learned from Corporate Environmental, Sustainability and Energy Decision-Makers
Environmental Leader has released the inaugural edition of its Insider Knowledge Report, which provides lessons learned from corporate environmental, sustainability and energy decision-makers. 150 professionals contributed to the free report including executives from Ford, Bank of America, Nike, Alcoa, Yahoo, eBay, Staples, Hormel Foods. Blue Shield of California, Dell, Anheuser-Busch, L’Oréal, Hasbro and Xerox.

Sponsor: Pew Center on Global Climate Change

5 Steps to Accelerate Sustainability Efforts: Best Practice Guide

This paper lays out a five-step approach to accelerate progress towards your sustainability goals. You might think you have the right initiatives, but if you don’t know where you started, or how far you’ve progressed, how can you assess your success? With the right sustainability and carbon reporting software, accurate, consistent information can be available as frequently and in as much detail as your organization needs. With the tools to compare and analyze this information frequently, it’s possible to measure and model the environmental benefit and cost-effectiveness of a range of green projects. This white paper is authored jointly by Siemens and CA Technologies.

Sponsor: CA Technologies

Building Sustainability in Hard Times: Integrated EHS Platforms Support Cost Savings

Organizations worldwide are looking for ways to reduce their environmental footprint, efficiently monitor greenhouse gas emissions, limit costly workplace injuries and mitigate business disruption from unplanned incidents. Download this paper to learn about a practical, hands-on approach for justifying your next sustainability IT investment.

Sponsor: IHS

Eco-Competitiveness: Safeguarding Profitability and the World’s Natural Resources

As the depletion of the Earth’s natural resources intensifies, organizations will face increased cost and risk. Adopting an eco-competitiveness strategy will not only reduce a company’s reliance on scarce natural resources but also increase their profitability, customer loyalty and corporate reputation. This white paper explores the best practices and technologies you need to jump-start your eco-competitiveness strategy and turn environmental sustainability into a competitive business advantage.

Sponsor: CA Technologies

Institutionalize Your Environmental Memory: Environmental ERP and Business Continuity

How do companies retain the institutional knowledge of their environmental performance and data amid high employee turnover? And what happens if a company’s business continuity planning doesn’t account for environmental factors and mandatory reporting? This white paper explores the role of environmental ERP in business continuity, and describes what companies can do to transition their environmental function from people-centric to knowledge-centric.

Sponsor: Enviance

Environmental ERP: The Natural Progression of ERP

Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) software is considered a mission-critical business system necessary to manage all the information and functions of a company, providing seamless integration of the information flowing through an organization. In essence, most companies would fail without a cohesive ERP system to understand the core elements of their business. But in today’s landscape of climate change, scarce resources and tighter environmental regulations worldwide, a company’s impact on the environment has become critical to core business operations and financial outcome.

Sponsor: Enviance

Webinar – Implementing Effective Energy Efficiency and Reduction Strategies

This webinar will demonstrate how organizations can achieve sustainability leadership and address the bottom line by measuring energy use and reduction efforts, reporting on the progress of their activities, and implementing energy reduction strategies and best practices.

Sponsor – Hara

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