environmental disclosure system Articles

  • Is the SEC Raising the Disclosure Stakes?

    The choice of constituents for the FTSE4Good family of equity indexes has puzzled many managers of socially responsible investment funds. But an early review of the list and a commitment to refine the selection process may placate some of the critics, says Graham Cooper. The composition of the FTSE4Good family of equity indexes – revealed on 10 July – has run into criticism from many fund ...


  • Disclosure protection may narrow

    A business" ability to claim information as confidential when submitted to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) may soon be at risk, based on several EPA initiatives rolled out over the past year. As Congress gears up for Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) legislative reform, stakeholders are preparing for changes in the scope of confidential business information (CBI) protection under ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • Disclosure of Private Information and Reduction of Uncertainty: Environmental Liabilities in the Chemical Industry

    HYPOTHESIS: H1a: Site uncertainty is associated with more a negative relation between the existence of contingent Superfund liabilities and firm value.H1b: Allocation uncertainty is associated with a more negative relation between the existence of contingent Superfund liabilities and firm value.  The greater the uncertainty surrounding the ultimate claim the firm faces for a particular Superfund ...


  • 10 things you need to know about the circular economy

    10 things you need to know about the circular economy A working circular economy could be a practical solution to the planet’s emerging resource problems. Here’s 10 facts you should know. 1. Why do we need one? The circular economy is touted as a practical solution to the planet’s emerging resource crunch. Reserves of key resources such ...


    By GPT Waste Management Ltd

  • 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

  • Nano disclosures: too small to matter or too big to ignore?

    Determining whether the presence of nanoscale materials in chemical substances, mixtures, and articles triggers a disclosure obligation is complicated. The decision turns on a calculus that includes what law applies, what is known about the presence of nanoscale components, what knowledge standard applies, whether and how a nanoscale material is defined, and an entity’s interpretation of ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • Corporate Governance and Environmental Performance

    Untitled Document What does corporate governance have to do with environmental performance? The answer is: everything. And this relationship is becoming increasingly important as more and more ...

  • Environmental Liabilities and Simulation

    Environmental costs are incurred by organizations in response to requirements of federal statutes (e.g., Clean Water Act, Clean Air Act, Oil Pollution Act) or state and local laws, and may be incurred either voluntarily or as part of a program to comply with these statutes and laws.  Examples of environmental costs include compliance programs, fines, penalties, legal fees, new pollution ...


    By Oracle Crystal Ball GBU

  • Incentives for environmental performance

    There are many advantages for a company who is pursuing a course of superior environmental performance. Governmental Trends to Improve Environmental Management Better organization and more efficient management of environmental responsibilities. Better compliance with laws and regulations. Reduction in environmental risk and liabilities with possible ...

  • Lessons from Enron — examining the parallels to environmental governance

    This article discusses five key influences affecting every firm's bottom line with regard to environmental governance and public disclosure. LESSON ONE: DON'T START BELIEVING YOUR OWN PR. Gregg Pascal Zachary, a journalist with the Wall Street Journal, professed the need for 'hope journalism' — the need for the American press to find positive stories when reporting on sustainability. When it ...


    By AHC Group

  • 5 steps to improve the World Bank’s social and environmental safeguards

    The World Bank’s annual spring meetings take place this week in Washington, D.C. One big topic on the agenda is how to update the World Bank’s “safeguard” policies. Created in the early 1990s, ...

  • BJ’s Wholesale Club Stocks up on 3E’s Environmental Regulatory Compliance Solutions

    Background Headquartered in Westborough, MA, BJ’s Wholesale Club, Inc. is a leading operator of membership warehouse club stores in the Eastern United States. The Company currently operates over 200 clubs in 15 states from Maine to Florida and employs more than 25,000 team members. Challenges As a large ...


    By 3E Company

  • The eco-patent commons and environmental technology transfer: implications for efforts to tackle climate change

    This article explores the potential role and pitfalls of corporate initiatives related to access to intellectual property in the transfer of environmentally friendly technology especially to developing countries. An initial investigation of how patents can affect environmentally beneficial technology transfer is forwarded, contrasting the approaches of the public and private sector in the ...

  • How to convert to the globally harmonized system of chemical classification

    The goal of GHS is to provide a consistent global framework for classifying and identifying chemical hazards. OSHA announced that it will be pursuing GHS. GHS -- the Globally Harmonized System of chemical classification and labeling -- is the next step in the march towards greening the manufacturing industry. Market leading companies are already positioned for GHS. GHS is a simple concept: ...


    By Actio Corporation

  • The evolution of EHS software systems: why integrated platforms are replacing point solutions

    “No man is an island, entire of itself.” These famous words written by John Donne in 1624 ring completely true in the Environment, Health and Safety (EHS) software arena today.   The EHS business function is finally catching up with the rest of the enterprise in terms of adopting integrated software solutions that effectively support today’s business ...


    By Rivo Software Ltd.

  • Actio updates MSDS Vault materials management system, to lower regulatory risks for manufacturers

    Vault helps companies manage Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) compliance and mitigate regulatory risks. Actio materials information management software includes enhanced user interface, direct integration with Actio supply chain communication tools and supplier data collection modules, automated revision management, screening materials against hundreds of global regulation lists, and snap-on ...


    By Actio Corporation

  • Case study: Why it`s Time to Revisit your EH&S System

    Introduction: We know what you’re going to say. Trust us. We’re experienced professionals; we’ve been doing it this way for the past 15 years. Why fix what isn’t broken? We just don’t have the money right now. We don’t have time to train everyone on a new system. We’ve heard all the ...


    By RegScan, Inc.

  • As EPA chemical regulations heat up, product stewardship software takes center stage

    As the United States Environmental Protection Agency articulates more stringent chemical regulations around raw materials in manufacturing and supply chains, attention turns to Material Disclosure software to manage both chemical- and part-level data and continually screen against current and pending regulations. Material Disclosure software provides manufacturers and their suppliers with a ...


    By Actio Corporation

  • Case Study - WE-EF

    Lighting the way to EPD success WE-EF used LCA and EPDs to quantify, document and communicate the environmental impacts of their products. In modern industry and business, transparency and disclosure are mandatory. All major green building schemes – LEED, GreenStar, DGNB, BREEAM – have implemented systems ...


    By thinkstep

  • Integrated reporting and internal cost information: a view of the historical landscape

    In 2010, the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI), and the Prince of Wales’ Accounting for Sustainability Project (A4S), in conjunction with the accounting profession, formed The International Integrated Reporting Committee 1 (IIRC). Their vision and guiding principles are contained in their prototype for a single corporate reporting framework (IIRC, 2012) which highlights the disclosure of ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

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