environmental impact reporting Articles

  • Mapping Europe`s environmental future: understanding the impacts of global megatrends at the national level

    This report sets out the logic for identifying the implications of Global Mega Trends at the national, regional or European level, and aims to provide inspiration to EEA member and cooperating countries to undertake their own national studies. It describes the context and the reasons why understanding global trends is important, and sets out a suggested methodology for doing so. ...

  • How to make top-down and bottom-up sustainability converge

    Fits and starts are all too common in the sustainability world. One year you have budget for initiatives; the next you don’t. Management hails cost savings on individual projects, but they miss the big picture and fail to link progress across departmental boundaries. Bottom-up progress and top-down directives pass each other like proverbial ships in the night. But it doesn’t have to ...


    By CH2M Hill Companies, Ltd.

  • Transformational adaptation – when climate change means business as usual is no longer possible

    1. A lesson from the past Deep in the central Sahara, a crumbling mud-brick town sits at the edge of a dry lake bed. This is the medieval town of Germa, in southwestern Libya, one of a string of settlements along the Wadi al-Ajal, a valley defined by the towering dunes of the Ubari Sand Sea to the north, and the black cliffs of the Messak Settafet plateau to the south. Germa is romantic ...


    By Garama 3C Ltd

  • Strategic management of water resources important to Ontario craft breweries

    The vast majority of craft breweries in Ontario understand the need to improve their water and resource management performance to save money, protect the environment and enhance community relations. This was a major finding of a survey of Ontario craft breweries conducted in the fall of 2016 that found 97 per cent of respondents agree that better water management is important or very important to ...


    By BLOOM

  • Environmental impact assessment in Thailand

    Developers in Thailand often regard EIA as a necessary evil but this does not do the process justice as it also makes sound economic sense. Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) refers to the formal process used to predict the environmental consequences of a proposed project such as a new condominium or resort development. The primary objective of an EIA is to ensure that the potential impacts, ...

  • Standardisation of environmental reporting

    Environmental reporting is used by many organisations as an opportunity to improve communication with their stakeholders concerning environmental impacts and sustainability. Although several regulations and proposals for environmental reporting already exist, a standard is still lacking. The paper presents a comprehensive concept for the standardisation of environmental reporting. After an ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Environmental indicator report 2014

    Across the world, there is growing recognition that the prevailing model of economic growth, grounded in ever-increasing resource use and pollutant emissions, cannot be sustained indefinitely. In the coming decades, with global population expected to increase to 9 billion people from 7.6 billion today, continued improvements in living standards and well-being will depend on a transition to a ...

  • Environmental indicator report 2012

    Environmental challenges are intrinsically linked with the way we live: we depend on our natural environment to supply the natural resources and ecosystem services that sustain our health and well-being, and ensure that our economies prosper. Many of the environmental problems that we face today have existed for decades; what has changed is our appreciation of their drivers and the impacts these ...

  • Environmental Reporting: Guidelines for Company Reporting on Waste

    Why business waste is important to us all Businesses in Great Britain produce some 80m tonnes of waste each year of which about 5m tonnes are hazardous. Even office workers produce significant amounts of waste. Although about a third of business waste is recycled, about half still goes to landfill. This not only risks damage to our environment, but also represents a massive waste of ...


  • Corporate Social Responsibility and Environmental Reporting

    Corporate social responsibility or “CSR”, like many buzz words, can mean different things to different people. However, a common theme for all CSR principles is for businesses to be aware of and manage the social, economic and environmental impacts that they have on the world around ...


  • Environmental impact of higher recycled content in construction projects

    Construction clients, policy bodies and planning authorities are increasingly setting requirements for projects to measure and increase reused and recycled content. They are asking project teams to adopt the most significant opportunities for cost-neutral good practice within the chosen design, by identifying the top 5-10 substitutions specific to the project where one product can be replaced by ...

  • Adidas to lower its environmental impact by 15% in 2015

    Latest sustainable report from Adidas looks at seeking more sustainable materials and working closely with suppliers to cut their carbon emissions. Adidas published the Group’s latest sustainability report last week with the overall goal of lowering its environmental impact by 15% by 2015, relative to sales. The Adidas' Environmental Strategy 2015 covers goals such as product design, ...


    By Vital Efficienci Ltd.

  • PUMA to measure the environmental impact of its operations

    Leading sports brand expects new reporting method will measure the carbon footprint of its supply chain. PUMA is to publish an environmental profit and loss (EP&L) statement in an attempt to more accurately measure the success of its green initiatives. As recently announced by luxury brand group PPR that owns the sports and lifestyle firm, supply chain analyst Trucost will be in charge of ...


    By Vital Efficienci Ltd.

  • Reporting - The pitfalls in mandatory reporting

    The UK government is now threatening to force firms to produce environmental reports. But mandatory reporting elsewhere has had mixed results, says Paul Scott. The pitfalls in mandatory reporting Voluntary environmental and social reporting has progressed by leaps and bounds over the past decade*, and an estimated 1,000 companies worldwide now produce regular reports. However encouraging this may ...


  • Household environmental monitoring a strategy to help homeowners reduce their environmental impact

    A group of 20 households was established to study whether we can motivate environmentally sustainable behaviour by providing homeowners with a clear picture of their impact, tangible reasons for improvement, and tailored solutions to follow. Reports for each household compared heating fuel, electricity, water, vehicle fuel/waste generation within the group and recommended cost-effective measures ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • The Environmental Impact of Olive Oil Production in the European Union: Practical Options for Improving the Environmental Impact

    These reports explore the relationship generally between agricultural sectors and practices and the environment. The sectoral studies describe the environmental relationship, the practical possibilities to improve that relationship and the various options (with agri-environmental measures) to establish environmental gains. They should contribute to an informal debate and understanding so that the ...

  • An environmental reporting tool for small scale entrepreneurs

    This article gives full details of the derivation and operation of a tool that has been devised to enable small business to track their environmental footprint. We present the case of the Australian company – Oztech – in which we developed the tool. The case uses emissions factors applicable to Australia. However, the tool can easily be converted to the local conditions of any country if the ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • EEA annual report 2010 and environmental statement 2011

    The EEA 2009–2013 Strategy The EEA 2009–2013 Strategy is the fourth Multi‑annual Work Programme. It builds upon the successful delivery of our previous strategy, which established the Agency as a key provider in Europe of environmental data, information and knowledge. The core objective of the current strategy is to continue to produce European, ...

  • Integrated reporting capabilities for improved environmental performance

    An organization real-time dashboards and integrated sustainability reporting capabilities provide organizations with a means of perpetual monitoring and reporting. Real-time dashboards and integrated sustainability reporting capabilities provide organizations with a means of perpetual monitoring and reporting.As world leaders quibble over details of international climate deals, carbon emissions ...


    By Vital Efficienci Ltd.

  • Russia and neighbouring countries: environmental, economic and social impacts of climate change

    Global warming is set to wreak havoc in Russia and other ex-Soviet Union states unless drastic action is taken, according to a new report compiled by WWF-Russia and the British charity Oxfam. The 52-page report was timed to coincide with the recent G8 summit in Japan, where leaders of the world's richest countries were criticized for the targets they set on the reduction of harmful emissions. “We ...


    By WWF UK

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