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World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) Cement Sustainability Initiative (CSI)

by IMS Consulting (Europe) Ltd  (Aug. 20, 2014)

World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) Cement Sustainability Initiative (CSI) Stakeholder Mapping and Communication Platform Development and Management The client After water, cement is the most widely used material on earth. The Cement Sustainability Initiative (CSI) is a ...

Jewson Sustainable Development Review 2013

by IMS Consulting (Europe) Ltd  (Aug. 20, 2014)

Jewson Sustainable Development Review 2013 The client Jewson has over 600 branches around the UK and is a Saint-Gobain brand so it’s part of one of the largest construction businesses in the world - designing, manufacturing and distributing construction materials, and delivering innovative products and services ...

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 ...

Welcome to Net-Zero

by ASTM International  (Aug. 29, 2014)

For most people (and for most homes) the likelihood of going through a whole year spending next to nothing on energy is a goal that seems far out of reach. In fact, it is only relatively recently that insulation technologies, coupled with cutting-edge renewable energy tools, have made the concept of a net-zero energy use home anything more than a ...

Saint-Gobain 2012 sustainable development review - case study

by IMS Consulting (Europe) Ltd  (Aug. 21, 2014)

An interactive and up-to-date review of Saint-Gobain’s progress towards its roadmap targets.  The client Saint-Gobain is a world leader in the design, production and distribution of construction materials, with brands such as Jewson, Graham and British Gypsum. The challenge For the third consecutive year, IMS Consulting was ...

Roadmap for Sustainable Water Resources in Southwestern North America

by IWA Publishing  (Jul. 8, 2014)

The management of water resources in arid and semiarid areas has long been a challenge, from ancient Mesopotamia to the modern southwestern United States. As our understanding of the hydrological and climatological cycles has improved, and our ability to manipulate the hydrologic cycle has increased, so too have the challenges associated with ...

Break It Down, Build It Up - Sustainable Science Has Roots in ASTM Standards Development

by ASTM International  (Jun. 30, 2014)

It was back in the 1980s,” Richard Wool, Ph.D., recalls. “A lot of waste management sites were running out of space. Barges full of garbage were plowing up and down the East Coast with no place to dock. The idea of having biodegradable plastics would address a number of issues like getting rid of the trash and cleaning up marine waste, ...

Reducing Energy`s Water Footprint, Driving a Sustainable Energy Future

by IWA Publishing  (Jun. 16, 2014)

Water is an essential natural resource that impacts all aspects of life: Clean and abundant supplies of water are vital for supporting the production of food, public health, industrial and energy development, and a healthy environment. Water is an integral part of energy extraction, production, and generation. It is used directly in hydroelectric ...

The End of Sustainability

by GLOBE Foundation  (Jul. 8, 2014)

The time has come for us to collectively reexamine — and ultimately move past — the concept of sustainability. The continued invocation of sustainability in policy discussions ignores the emerging realities of the Anthropocene, which is creating a world characterized by extreme complexity, radical uncertainty and unprecedented change. ...

ISO/DIS 14001 Proposes Increasingly Strategic Approach in Environmental Management

by SGS  (Jul. 10, 2014)

The latest milestone in the ISO 14001 revision process was reached on 1 July 2014 when ISO/DIS 14001 was issued. The first formal draft describes the potential requirements of the revised version of ISO 14001 but it does give an indication on what might be included in the final version of the standard planned to be published in ...

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