corporate benchmarking Articles

  • Drama and business values of corporate benchmarking

    Benchmarking is about comparing one firm's systems to a set of another firm's parallel systems — a simple yet effective approach to learning for management at a time when learning is critical. 'Tact,' my wife once explained, 'is the intelligence of the soul.' It was a dramatic point, and it has stayed alive in my mind across these last twenty years. 'Tact' is such a short but powerful word. The ...


    By AHC Group

  • TQM at Xerox: lessons worth duplicating

    This paper traces the evolution of Total Quality Management (TQM) at Xerox Corporation. The authors examine the TQM experience at Xerox as a synergistic combination of three strategic thrusts: customer focus, total involvement, and process improvement. Over the course of more than a decade, TQM at Xerox has evolved from a special emphasis to a fundamental business principle. Xerox's success with ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Paving the Way for Corporate Benchmarking in the Waste Sector

    Most of the major players in the waste industry have begun publishing environmental performance data using a set of indicators developed in a ground-breaking initiative with the Green Alliance. Companies are clear that there are internal and external benefits to be gained from the exercise, but opinion is divided over whether the indicators can be used to compare companies' performance. ...

  • Innovation management in Finmeccanica: experiencing a technology matrix

    In analysing technology trends, economic theory highlighted the existence of a third factor, besides labour and capital, generally known as technological advance. Advantages in technology and innovation are provided by groups of firms mutually bound by equity alliances and operating under a common strategy and unique planning rules. Finmeccanica is an Italian Corporate Group operating in high ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • 2001 Benchmark Survey of Corporate Sustainability Reporting in Canada

    Canada's first in-depth analysis of corporate sustainability ...


    By Stratos Inc.

  • Corporate Social Responsability Benchmark Study: Report Summary

    In the context of an ever-changing, globally connected society, businesses face new and different risks in providing goods and services. A new trend for multi-national corporations is to establish corporate social responsibility (CSR) programs to address these risks and move towards opportunity with greater transparency than ever before. For nearly a decade, Environmental Resource Services (ERS) ...


    By ERS Global

  • 2003 Benchmark Survey of Corporate Sustainability Reporting in Canada

    Building Confidence, Stratos' second in-depth examination and assessment of corporate sustainability reporting in Canada, presents a detailed benchmarking and analysis of 35 Canadian reports as well as five leading international reports. Building Confidence also explores and analyses eight key reporting issues and challenges currently facing reporters, including materiality and report scoping, ...


    By Stratos Inc.

  • Case study - Spindle direct labor module

    Business Situation Employee production numbers were being manually collected by supervisors. Data was often incomplete, inaccurate, and not available until one to two days later. In addition, the process took a lot of time to collect and compile and was often challenged by employees as influenced by favoritism. Solution The Spindle Direct Labor ...


    By Dober Chemical Corp

  • So Your Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Monitoring Plan is Complete... Now What?!?

    U.S. EPA's Greenhouse Gas Mandatory Reporting Rule (GHG MRR) codified at 40 CFR Part 98 required that facilities subject to the rule have a complete written GHG Monitoring Plan by April 1, 2010. At a minimum, the GHG Monitoring Plan must identify (1) methods used to collect GHG emissions information and supporting data, (2) personnel responsible for collecting the data, and (3) quality assurance, ...


    By All4 Inc.

  • Second Enhesa-Bloomberg BNA Survey Confirms Trend Towards Increasing Use of Audits for Compliance Assurance Worldwide

    This past February, Bloomberg BNA and Enhesa launched their 2nd joint benchmarking survey of corporate environment, health and safety auditing departments, with a particular focus on global auditing practices. Drawing close to 500 respondents, this survey not only demonstrated how the EHS auditing profession is continuing to grow and evolve in important ways, but also highlighted the impact the ...

  • 10 Questions for a sustainability manager to answer

    There are some questions every sustainability manager or CSO is going to encounter along the carbon journey. One measure of success is how quickly you can put together an intelligent response. These questions reflect the several elements that are essential to a sustainability program: Data gathering, planning and analysis, tactics, target setting, strategy, continuous improvement, design for ...


    By Vital Energi

  • In next practice collaborative, top companies transition to low-carbon future

    The world 20 years ago looked very different from today. There was no widespread use of the internet. VHS movies rather than streaming video were the norm, and few could (nor did) imagine oil costing $100 a barrel. Innovations over this timeframe, like instant global financial transactions, social networking, and virtual communications unheard of when today’s managers entered the workforce, ...

  • Coming of age for EH&S professionals

    If EH&S professionals are uniquely suited to serve as the corporation's external window on the world, its problem-solvers and visionaries, how can they get management to listen? Having entered a new century, we find that we are no longer in the infancy of the EH&S movement in the United States, and some nations have advanced beyond our present level of care. In the U.S., we have ...


    By AHC Group

  • Materiality Case Study: Carnival Corporation & plc

    In 2014, Carnival Corporation & plc conducted an analysis to reevaluate the significant economic, environmental and social aspects of its operations, to further assess the relative impacts of these aspects, as well as to determine the required components to transition from GRI-G3.1 to GRI-G4 sustainability reporting. Known as a “materiality assessment”, this analysis enables the ...

  • Climate Change Interview with Mobile Phone Operator 02

    Mobile phone operator O2 is moving on to the next stage of climate response and focusing on reducing its carbon footprint across its supply chain. The company has been an early adopter of global warming action and believes that reducing energy consumption is critical to building a sustainable business. Here, Environment Manager Helen Wright tells us more about O2’s actions. She will be ...


    By Green Power Conferences Ltd.

  • Using Experiential Simulation to Teach Sustainability

    Untitled Document Introduction Creating sustainable business solutions requires seeing a business as part of a much larger system ...


    By Realia Group

  • Case study - Spindle utilities module

    Business Situation The existing method of tracking utility usage at these industrial laundries was highly manual, unreliable, and time consuming. Total utility consumption from bills was entered into large spreadsheets and analyzed over periods that were often 3 months or more in arrears. The report merely told managers what they already knew—they had overspent on natural gas; ...


    By Dober Chemical Corp

  • Corporate standards: good enough in today’s world?

    Have you ever questioned whether or not your corporate standards were comprehensive enough to ensure compliance globally? Do you feel confident that your facilities all over the world have all of the right tools to be compliant locally? In May 2012, hundreds of EHS Managers from some of the world’s largest multinational organizations tuned in to Enhesa’s recent webinar, Going Beyond ...

  • 2005 Benchmark Survey of Corporate Sustainability Reporting in Canada

    Gravimetric and chemical treatment with land-farm application discharge had significant design shortcomings during routine process upsets, becoming under-sized as production increased, or as heavy rainfall resulted in uncontrolled storm runoff of the wastewater. API O/W/S technology certainly can’t be expected to be deployed effectively for remote oil and gas fields or offshore sites produced ...


    By Stratos Inc.

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