environmental 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.

  • Case study - Remote water quality monitoring in South Africa

    Situated in the Mpumalanga province of South Africa, the Xstrata Coal South Africa (XCSA) runs several open cut and underground mining operations producing thermal coal. To ensure their mining operations do not affect the surrounding natural water bodies, the company employs Hydrolab and OTT water quality monitoring equipment with remote data transmission options: the OTT ecoLog 800 water level ...

  • 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 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 ...

  • 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

  • Customised environmental reporting

    Customisation of corporate environmental reports to the information needs of a target group or an individual is a growing topic. Hence, based on a deeper understanding of addressee orientation, the technical possibilities for target group tailoring or (by reducing the size of the target group to one individual) addressee orientation are examined. Firstly, system customisation comprehends the ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • 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 by Companies

    Accounting and reporting for the environment has become increasingly relevant to enterprises and their major stakeholders, e.g. investors, creditors, governments and the public at large. This report surveys the Annual/Financial reports of a large number of companies (mainly EU companies or companies that operate in the EU) with a view to identify best practice and to evaluate the relevance and ...

  • A Stakeholders` View of Environmental Reporting.

    The Core Functions of Environmental Reporting The initial goal of much environmental reporting was simply to demonstrate a company's commitment to the environment. The debate, however, has moved on, and now the central objective of any environmental report has to be able to communicate environmental performance. Further wider ranging objectives may also be attributed to the document, including ...


    By Certification Europe

  • Environmental technology verification report

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) supports the Environmental Technology Verification (ETV) Program to facilitate the deployment of innovative environmental technologies through performance verification and dissemination of information. The goal of the ETV Program is to further environmental protection by accelerating the acceptance and use of improved and cost-effective technologies. ...


  • Kemira Environmental Report 2008

    In 2008, our strategy and structure were transformed with the objective of strengthening our customer focus and competitiveness. Our goal is one unified Kemira delivering cost-efficient and customer-driven solutions globally. Business Restructuring We focus on businesses that have water technology as their uniting factor. Kemira has a strong competence, leading technology, and an extensive ...


  • 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 ...


  • SMEs and environmental communications: motivations and barriers to environmental reporting

    SMEs engaged with the environmental agenda are aware of the value of a 'green' image in their market place, readily using their environmental achievements in their marketing communications and deriving various benefits from it. However, most only produce a formal environmental report when there are clear external pressures compelling them to do so, especially when this is needed to achieve a ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • 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 ...


  • Statistical reporting deficiencies in environmental toxicology

    Null hypothesis significance testing is one of the most widely used forms of statistical testing in environmental toxicology. In this short communication, the authors show that the reporting of statistical information when using null hypothesis significance testing is frequently inadequate in environmental toxicology research. The authors demonstrate this by analyzing the statistical ...


    By John Wiley & Sons, 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 ...


  • Environmental Reporting: Guidelines for Company Reporting on Greenhouse Gas Emissions

     Guidelines Explain how and why your company emits greenhouse gases from heating your buildings, to distributing your products, to specialist process emissions. Help you as a business to play your part in reducing greenhouse gas emissions, whether you do that on a voluntary basis or in response to regulatory requirements, emissions trading or taxation, by setting targets ...


  • Corporate environmental reporting: survey and empirical evidence

    This paper presents an empirical study addressing current tendencies in corporate environmental reporting released to the public. On the one hand, we survey British and German environmental statements according to the "European Eco-Management and Audit Scheme". On the other hand, we explore why companies desist from participating in EMAS and thereby from publishing environmental statements. For ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • 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

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