Posts Tagged ‘ sustainability ’

Post-merger Integration Challenges in the Agrichem Sector

Jun 12th, 2016 | By
Post-merger Integration Challenges in the Agrichem Sector

Consolidation in the agricultural chemicals sector presents challenges and opportunities for EHS and sustainability leaders. Companies that control the majority of the world’s seed and crop protection sales — BASF, Bayer, Dow, DuPont, Monsanto, and Syngenta — have already been swept up in the wave of restructuring. Once a deal is announced, EHS leaders need to engage proactively. The following are five key areas for action…



Mixed Greens: Different Views of Corporate Sustainability

May 23rd, 2016 | By
Mixed Greens: Different Views of Corporate Sustainability

Two different views of corporate sustainability collided in my inbox last week. One email said that Freya Williams will speak at the US Business Council for Sustainable Development (BCSD)/World BCSD/Yale meeting next month. Freya Williams’ Green Giants book argues persuasively that business sustainability and business strategy have to be one and the same, not two
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What do Pallet Racking Inspections Have to do with Sustainable Business?

Dec 26th, 2015 | By
What do Pallet Racking Inspections Have to do with Sustainable Business?

Future businesses will need to be safer and more sustainable. In order to achieve this, an area that many businesses may not have considered is racking system efficiency. It goes without saying that regular racking inspections, warehouse management, and safe production are keys to a business that values its employees’ health. However, these things are
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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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Fourth Wave: EHS&S in the Era of Productivity

May 17th, 2015 | By
Fourth Wave: EHS&S in the Era of Productivity

The environmental, health, safety, and sustainability (EHS&S) profession is in the doldrums. Just when we thought we’d survived the recession and sustainability could be embraced, we’re back in the world of cuts and delays. It feels like a return to the 1980s or early 1990s, when a CEO would tell a corporate environmental officer: “I
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EHS Managers: The Evolution from Necessary Evil to Vital Leaders

Aug 31st, 2014 | By
EHS Managers: The Evolution from Necessary Evil to Vital Leaders

Considering the dedication most companies now have to environmental, health, and safety (EHS) compliance and the extra sustainability initiatives they pursue, it’s hard to imagine a time when businesses treated such matters as burdensome obligations. But such a time existed not long ago; so recently, in fact, that many EHS managers can recall it with
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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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Solar Roadways: Revolution or SciFi Fantasy?

Jul 27th, 2014 | By
Solar Roadways: Revolution or SciFi Fantasy?

Take a break and watch this entertaining video about solar powered roadways. Developers hope to use this technology to convert parking lots and roads to solar collectors with programmable lane markings, sport court outlines, etc.



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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Improving Ecosystems through Rewilding

Dec 9th, 2013 | By
Improving Ecosystems through Rewilding

Rewilding is a method of restoring the increased functionality of ecosystems through the re-introduction of flora and fauna into areas where they may once have existed but are not currently present. The concept aims to work with natural processes to restore a more self-sustaining ecosystem that is less reliant on people for continued inputs or
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