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Ten Steps To Incorporating Risk Analysis Into Your Business

by Vose Risk Consulting and Software  (Sep. 23, 2014)

Every authoritative guideline on risk management advocates the quantitative (that is, probabilistic) evaluation of risk using Monte Carlo simulation – from ISO1, COSO2, NASA3, RAND Corporation4, AACE International5 and APM6, to Solvency II7 and Basel II/III8. There is some variation in terminology, but a general agreement on the basic ...

PE INTERNATIONAL – Business Value from Operating Sustainably

by PE International AG  (Sep. 22, 2014)

Sustainability is often seen as a woolly concept that has no place in the boardroom. At PE INTERNATIONAL, we don’t believe that is true. It is becoming ever more evident that there is tangible business value to be unlocked from looking at your company’s operations through a sustainability lens. And despite what the naysayers would have ...

In-depth workplace noise risk assessments

by Pulsar Instruments plc  (Sep. 29, 2014)

Don’t miss a thing with a custom-made noise measurement kit Pulsar Safety Professional System: the-all-in one solution to noise measurement Pulsar Instruments’ Safety Professional noise measurement system offer Safety, Health, Environmental and Quality (SHEQ) experts a custom-made solution for resolving their complex workplace noise ...

Addressing Transparency Expectations in the Metals and Mining Sector

by GLOBE Foundation  (Sep. 16, 2014)

The “Age of Transparency” is a term that has been widely used to describe society’s growing demand for information, but how does sustainability fit into these expectations? As Steve Baer noted in his article on the evolution of green building requirements, these demands are being translated in a very direct way in the building ...

Manure Spills: Prevention, Detection, Control Options, & the Role of Anaerobic Digesters

by BIOFerm™ Energy Systems  (Aug. 27, 2014)

An internet search for manure-related spills can lead to an exhausting list of news articles and images of catastrophic environmental damage. In Wisconsin alone, the ...

Business Sustainability: What it is and why it matters

by GLOBE Foundation  (Aug. 20, 2014)

The World Economic Forum (WEF) has released a short but informative White Paper on business sustainability to deepen business understanding of the breath and importance of sustainability for the future of enterprise. The WEF argues that in the 21st century, business sustainability needs to be better understood by corporate leaders in terms of the ...

Case Study - ThyssenKrupp Elevator

by PE International AG  (Sep. 22, 2014)

ThyssenKrupp Elevator Americas rises to the top in transparency and disclosure with PE INTERNATIONAL In 2008 ThyssenKrupp Elevator Americas, embarked on a sustainability journey and tapped PE INTERNATIONAL and its 20-plus years of experience to perform audits to gain insight into areas where it could improve its business practices while reducing ...

The Foo(d)tprint of Food - driving supply chain engagement to reduce impacts

by PE International AG  (Sep. 8, 2014)

Almost a quarter of global Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions is caused by the production of food. According to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), agriculture, forestry and land use (AFOLU) is an important driver of climate change, accounting for almost a quarter of total GHG emissions (IPCC, 2014: Climate Change 2014: Mitigation of ...

Comparative study of biodegradability prediction of chemicals using decision trees, functional trees, and logistic regression

by John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.  (Sep. 10, 2014)

Biodegradation is the principal environmental dissipation process of chemicals. As such it is a dominant factor determining the persistence and fate of organic chemicals in the environment, and is therefore of critical importance to chemical management and regulation. In this study, we developed in silico methods assessing biodegradability ...

Caritas, Bali - case study

by Green Fuels LTD  (Sep. 15, 2014)

Waste oil from hotels and restaurants in Bali is being turned into biofuel, thanks to Green Fuels technology. Caritas Switzerland is an organisation that focuses on socio-economic development in disadvantaged communities around the world. In cooperation with the Denpasar Environmental Agency, it is installing a Green Fuels biodiesel processor on ...

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