Sustainability

The Risks and Challenges of Accrediting EHS and Sustainability Performance

Oct 6th, 2015 | By
The Risks and Challenges of Accrediting EHS and Sustainability Performance

  In the past few decades or so there has been a revolution in third-party programs and standards certifying, recognizing, or accrediting companies’ environmental, health and safety and sustainability performance. This has included numerous International Organization for Standardization (ISO) standards and guidelines such as those for Environmental Management (ISO14000), Occupational Health and Safety (ISO45001), and
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EPA Clean Water Act Infographic – Great for Training

Jun 7th, 2015 | By
EPA Clean Water Act Infographic – Great for Training

The USEPA has published a simple infographic providing interesting facts and figures associated with clean water. The infographic could be used for annual environmental training, Earth Day events, etc. to stimulate a discussion about the importance of clean water. http://www2.epa.gov/cleanwaterrule/why-clean-water-rules   Photograph: Trippy by James Farmer, Soka, Saitama, Japan.   Return to the EHS Journal
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Sustainability by the Numbers, Trends and Analysis

Aug 28th, 2014 | By
Sustainability by the Numbers, Trends and Analysis

  There was a time when corporations treated sustainability as nothing more than the topic du jour of environmental activists, or an issue they recognized only because the law required it. But today’s corporate sustainability practices have undergone a remarkable shift. Now, sustainability is being integrated into the bottom-line of businesses. Leading global companies have
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Helping Business Leaders Talk about Sustainability

Mar 2nd, 2014 | By
Helping Business Leaders Talk about Sustainability

Some sustainability professionals are lucky. They work for CEOs who, for one reason or another, “get” sustainability. Their CEOs may have been exposed to sustainability issues by their customers, by their predecessors or even by their grandchildren. Some may have made the pilgrimage to Bentonville and taken the oath (though they may not be sure
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Sustainability Investing Video

Dec 13th, 2013 | By
Sustainability Investing Video

Take a break and watch this 2-minute video on sustainability investing from RobecoSAM, the people who publish the Dow Jones Sustainability Indices.



Ethical Diamonds

Oct 13th, 2013 | By
Ethical Diamonds

“Jewelry represents a commitment between two people, and it should be a symbol of not just your love, but your values as well,” said Beth Gerstein, co-founder of Brilliant Earth, a designer of “ethically sourced” diamonds and jewelry. She urges consumers to consider human rights issues associated with their jewelry’s supply chain when making buying
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Tapping into the Value of Materiality Assessments

Aug 20th, 2013 | By
Tapping into the Value of Materiality Assessments

Aside from helping you decide what to dedicate space to in your sustainability report, going through the exercise of a well-planned and executed materiality assessment can add new purpose and structure to external and internal engagement initiatives, encourage new levels of collaboration within your sustainability team, and can be the backbone and validation of your sustainability strategy. In short, the materiality analysis can be a source of unique insight that leads to truly differentiating initiatives and signature programs…



Sustainability Merit Badge Unveiled by Boy Scouts

Jul 29th, 2013 | By
Sustainability Merit Badge Unveiled by Boy Scouts

The Boy Scouts of America (BSA) implemented a sustainability merit badge in July 2013. The merit badge will be one of 12 required merit badges to achieve Eagle, Scouting’s highest rank. Scouts will have the option of earning the new sustainability merit badge or the existing environmental science merit badge. Merit badges demonstrate advanced skill
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Conflict Minerals Final Rules: What Changed?

Jan 22nd, 2013 | By
Conflict Minerals Final Rules: What Changed?

This is the second in a multi-part series of EHS Journal articles providing background and guidance on the Dodd-Frank Conflict Minerals rule (DFCM). This article explains key provisions of the final rule and analyzes differences between the proposed and final rules.



U.S. Conflict Minerals: Background and Proposed Rule

Jan 19th, 2013 | By
U.S. Conflict Minerals: Background and Proposed Rule

This is the first of a multi-part series of EHS Journal articles that provide background and guidance on the final rules for Dodd-Frank Conflict Minerals (DFCM) published by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) on August 22, 2012. This article describes the background of the rule and analyzes the proposed rule.