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  • Reckitt Benckiser - CSR data management system advice and comparison case study

    The Challenge Reckitt Benckiser (makers of Cillet Bang, Dettol, Vanish, Gaviscon, Strepsils and many other leading household brands) needed a fully flexible, internet based Environmental and Health & Safety system to run across 150 global sites with up to 300 users. They needed a robust, low cost system that could support their dynamic sustainability strategy and cope with both internal ...


    By SustainIt Solutions Ltd.

  • Case study : Supply Management + Demand Management = Lower Costs

    Background Serving just shy of 8,000 students, John A. Logan College (JALC) might not be the largest school in the Illinois Community College System, but it certainly stands out as one of its leaders in energy management, going toe-to-toe with much bigger colleges and universities with larger budgets to spend on energy efficiency programs. "When we started getting serious about energy ...


    By EnerNOC, Inc.

  • Multi-billion dollar home appliance retailer

    Headline: Carbonetworks helps one of America’s largest retailers manage their energy consumption information for thousands of facilities. This $57 Billion dollar company is a household name with approximately 3,900 stores and distribution centers in the United States and Canada. It is the leading home appliance retailer in the US, as well as a leader in tools; lawn and garden; home electronics; ...


  • Matrix Gemini LIMS meets radiological testing challenges case study

    The inherent configurability of the Matrix Gemini Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS) has allowed the management of complex radiochemistry data at a radiological, environmental and analytical laboratory in Oak Ridge, Tennessee. The Matrix system has streamlined the analysis process and has added a very versatile reporting system. Background The laboratory carries out ...


    By Autoscribe Informatics

  • Managing and Mitigating Environmental Risks at Medupi - Case Study

    The 4800 MW coal-fired Medupi power station in the Lephalale area of Limpopo Province is one of the largest construction projects in South Africa’s history. During the six-year construction period, there will be 38 main contractors and 100-300 sub-contractors on site at any given time, employing up to 12,000 people at the peak of construction. NCC was appointed at the beginning of the ...

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  • Counting the costs of chemical incidents

    The consequences of a lack of control when using chemical substances in the workplace are well known and apparent.  Any health and safety expert can tell you of at least one major accident whereby poor chemical management policies and procedures have lead to disaster.  Examples include Bhopal, Grangemouth, Flixborough, Seveso and more recently, Buncefield.  Major accidents like ...

  • Multi-billion dollar global manufacturer

    Headline: Carbonetworks helps leading manufacturing firm Becker Underwood gain a strategic advantage from carbon and energy management. With operations in the US, UK, Australia, Canada, France, Brazil, Argentina and other global regions, Becker Underwood creates and produces specialty bio- agronomic and colorant products for turf management, agriculture, seed treatment, wood recycling, ...


  • Africa Analysis: Regional climate plan deserves support

    A new southern African climate plan is impressive, but needs more funding if it is to plug the continent's data gap, writes Linda Nordling. Africa's rain-fed agriculture and high poverty levels mean it can’t roll with the punches of an unpredictable climate. But detailed studies on how ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • January Anaerobic Digest

    San Francisco Bay Region, California: ABC Digester Operator Training Course The American Biogas Council (ABC) has organized a 3-day, hands-on operator training course, February 6-8, 2018 in the San Francisco Bay area, that focuses on digester operations overall with an additional emphasis on renewable natural gas (RNG) and codigestion at wastewater treatment plants. Each morning starts ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • How green is your supply chain?

    Over the past ten years, protection of the environment has become a household concern and an industrial priority. Concerns about industrial pollution are often linked with the production of industrial waste and high energy usage. However, not just industry but all businesses have an environmental impact – even within the office environment there may be significant emission of greenhouse gases and ...


    By IMSM Ltd

  • Efficient Operation of Lighting, Hot Water and Air Conditioning: Hotel Inter Continental Sydney

    To improve its environmental performance and save nearly $300,000 per year, the Hotel Inter Continental Sydney changed some practices that seemed insignificant in themselves but which collectively, wasted massive resources. The changes cost around $275,000 and no adverse affect on guest amenity. They included lowering the power of lights that were too bright, lowering the temperature of ...


  • ThyssenKrupp Elevator Rises to the Top in Transparency and Disclosure

    ThyssenKrupp Elevator Americas knows elevators. In fact, the company is one of the leading producers of elevator technology in the world, with over 13,500 employees in more than 200 locations across the western hemisphere. ThyssenKrupp Elevator Americas understands that with its size and market share come environmental responsibility – a responsibility it takes very seriously. ...


    By thinkstep

  • Reynolds packaging unwraps global EHS system: deploys in only 90 days, delivers immediate value

    In April 2008, Reynolds Packaging Group – manufacturers and marketers of leading consumer products such as Reynolds Wrap Aluminum Foil, Plastic Wrap, Oven Bags, Wax Paper and more – was sold by Alcoa to New Zealand's Rank Group. As the company geared up to do business under new ownership, its Environmental, Health & Safety (EHS) team faced an urgent challenge. They needed to quickly transition ...


    By IHS Markit

  • Environmental Initiatives in the Hotels Industry: Parkroyal on St Kilda Road

     By involving all of its staff, the Parkroyal on St Kilda Rd made some simple housekeeping and equipment changes that improved its environmental performance and saved money. Annual energy savings alone are nearly $30,000 and potential for further savings have been identified. Other measures have involved water conservation and paper recycling. Staff and guests have responded well to the ...


  • Actions speak louder than greenwash

    The road to hell is paved with good intentions but it’s time for businesses to stop jumping on the green bandwagon and take decisive action in the battle against climate change and environmental degradation.One has only to walk out of the front door these days to be assailed with messages from companies proclaiming their green credentials. Manufacturers, retailers and developers are falling over ...

  • The Human Element

    Humans are the weakest part of your information security system Michael Brophy, Certification Europe’s CEO, highlights why the human element is the weakest part of your information security system and sets out how to prevent data breaches. “Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.” - George ...


    By Certification Europe

  • Case study - Sherritt: Using msdsBinders to increase safety and reduce effort

    Introduction Sherritt is the largest coal producer in Canada and the largest independent energy producer in Cuba. The company licenses its proprietary technologies and provides metallurgical services to mining and refining operations worldwide. Situation Before msdsBinders the office was full of dusty old binders that sat in the corner and were ...

  • Preparing for CRC – what should organisations be doing now?

    What is the CRC? The forthcoming Carbon Reduction Commitment (CRC), scheduled to start in April 2010, will be the first ‘cap and trade’ scheme aimed at reducing greenhouse gas emissions from non-energy intensive industries. Unlike previous emissions trading schemes, the CRC aims to encourage reductions in electricity use rather than directly limiting emissions from burning fossil fuels. ...


    By Greenstone+

  • Developing business and saving the planet

    “The environment has no borders, so we all need to show that we are acting responsibly for the future of the planet,” says International Standards experts IMSM’s Michael Bright. Effective environmental management is becoming ever more critical to business success, and the manufacturing sector is both highlighted, and misunderstood. Taking environmental responsibilities seriously can contribute ...


    By IMSM Ltd

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