environmental reporting Articles

  • The Phase 1 Environmental Assessment

    In today’s world where every property is subject to potential environmental risks a Phase 1 Environmental Site Assessment or ESA is an appropriate action to take. An ESA can help determine if the property has been contaminated by previous or current activities. The ESA can help protect the purchaser of a property from environmental risks prior to the closing on a property.  Lenders ...

  • Final TSCA reporting and recordkeeping rule for nanoscale materials available

    On January 12, 2017, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is scheduled to publish in the Federal Register a Section 8(a) of the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) rule establishing reporting and recordkeeping requirements for certain chemical substances when they are manufactured or processed at the nanoscale.  According to a ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • Adoption hurdles and challenges with small wind turbines

    Adoption Hurdles and Challenges with Small Wind Turbines Wind energy is very promising. It can be harvested without any costs, and like solar panels, wind turbines are environmentally-friendly. However, such machines are not living up to their potential. Some users have reported low efficiency rates, unpredictable performance and costly adoption barriers. ...


    By Larson Electronics LLC

  • Top 10 Compliance Storylines from 2016

    For the compliance sector, 2016 was a critical year. It was a year in which regional government bodies around the globe took on greater responsibility as gatekeepers of environmental and human rights standards in the corporate sector. It was also the year of the investor, where corporate decision makers became more concerned with transparency and accountability in supply chains. ...


    By Assent Compliance Inc.

  • Compliance Trends in 2017: what to expect, how to prepare

    Looking back on 2016, it was without doubt a year of political upheaval and increased scrutiny on the environmental, social and human rights implications of government regulations, corporate practices and consumer habits. In 2017, these changes will fuel additional compliance considerations for corporate supply chains around the world. While the future is anything but certain, our regulatory ...


    By Assent Compliance Inc.

  • Biosolids ban struck down

    In 1994, Los Angeles County Sanitation Districts (LACSD) bought a 4,700-acre farm (called Green Acres Farm) in southwest Kern County for the purpose of land applying biosolids from its 11 wastewater treatment plants. LACSD land applied 800 wet tons/day at this site for several years. In 2006, Kern County voters passed Measure E on the ballot with 83 percent approval. This measure banned ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • Occupational Airborne Hazards and the Importance of Proper Respiratory Protection

    Each year, the United States Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) publishes a preliminary list of the 10 most frequently cited safety and health violations for the fiscal year.  It is comprised and compiled from thousands of workplace inspections conducted by federal OSHA staff from across the country.  Most years, one of the top 10 cited violations involves respiratory ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • 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 ...

  • 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 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. ...


  • 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 ...


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