global environmental management initiative Articles

  • How data and analytics are keeping Philly’s water safe

    CH2M assisted Philadelphia to implement a Surveillance and Response System (SRS) demonstration project under the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) Water Security Initiative. CH2M Global Director Smart Cities and Senior Technology Fellow Dr. Avinash S. Patwardhan and Ken Thompson, CH2M Deputy Director Intelligent Water Solutions and Senior ...


    By CH2M Hill Companies, Ltd.

  • Computer waste management: a review on Indian initiatives

    Increased consumption of electronic products has led to rise in volume of e-waste generated. Computer hardware waste is an important component in terms of its volume and hazardous materials contained, causing environmental risk and health hazards. This is posing a serious challenge in India as the country lacks environmentally safe disposal and recycling processes. This paper critically presents ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • The economics of global environmental sustainability

    We will soon be at a global crossroads when it comes to sustainability, and Dr. Wiebe believes that creating more resilient cities and sustainably responsible countries will reshape the world as we know it. Mediaplanet: People are often overwhelmed by the environmental challenges facing the world. How do you maintain optimism in the face of so much adversity? Dr. ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Stakeholder pressures and the global diffusion of the ISO 14001 initiative: a resource dependence perspective

    This study examines how the dependence of organisations on external stakeholders leads to the global diffusion of Corporate Environmental Responsibility initiatives. Drawing on resource dependence theory, we propose that the global diffusion of the ISO 14001 initiative is associated with three types of stakeholder pressure: environmental protection, media freedom and trade dependence. Empirical ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • The US Initiative on Joint Implementation

    More than 150 countries are now party to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (FCCC), which seeks, as its ultimate objective, to stabilise atmospheric concentrations of greenhouse gases (GHG) at a level that would prevent dangerous human interference with the climate system. As a step toward this goal, all Parties are to take measures to mitigate climate change and to promote ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • New Advances in Global SDS Management

    Before rolling out any management system, communicate your plans with all stakeholders, detailing the benefits and how it will affect their work tasks. Managing global environmental, health, and safety (EH&S) management can be an intricate tightrope walk with many challenges lurking to disrupt its delicate balance. Potential obstacles include evaluating differing global strategies, ...


    By 3E Company

  • Environmental Sensors in Waste Management

    Issue: As part of an increasing sentiment among European consumers that environmental protection is important, concern about the impact of landfill is growing. Sensor technology makes it possible to measure and control inputs to landfill sites and pollutants arising from them. However, the exploitation - or uptake - of such technology has been lower than expected in the waste management sector. ...


  • Riding the Tide of Global and European Environmental Regulations - Best Practices of Global Companies Responding to Global and European Environmental Regulations

    Abstract This paper presents best practices of global companies on how they monitor, measure, respond and manage risks arising from global and European environmental regulations. This paper will begin with a review of the development and trends of international and European environmental regulations that have had an impact on production and international trade between 2000 and 2005. It will ...

  • Arcelormittal drives global Environmental performance with opsEnvironmental™

    Enterprise metrics management system facilitates EU ETS compliance and corporate-wide environmental performance management. The Company ArcelorMittal, the world’s second largest steel manufacturer, was formed in 2002 following the merger of three national steel companies, Usinor of France, Arbed of Luxembourg and Arceralia of Spain. The resulting company has more than 140 production ...


    By IHS

  • Integrated Environmental Management in a German Brewery

    Case Study Name of company: Neumarkter LammsbräuSector: BreweryNumber of employees: 80Country: Germany AbstractNeumarkter Lammsbräu is an 80-employee brewery located in Bavaria, a German region which has a strong tradition for beer. At the beginning of the 1970s, agriculture in the region became increasingly intensive. The quality of beer was being sacrificed for quick and high returns on ...

  • A Global Corporation`s Findings: The Link Between Environmental & Financial Performance

    Sara Lee Corporation (SLC) believes social responsibility is an important part of its business philosophy that has value in the global community. A significant opportunity receiving increased attention from multinational companies is added corporate value from strategic investment in environmental management programs. Institutional investors, led by the large pension funds, have begun to evaluate ...


    By ERS Global

  • Increasing Environmental Commitment in Supply Chain Performance Management

    In 2015, China reinforced its environmental policies and laws, strengthening air and water pollution controls. Trend toward Environmental Commitment Almost immediately, polluters found themselves subject to litigation, for example, a group of chemical companies subjected to compensation demands for about US$26 million (1). China is supporting victims of ...


    By SGS

  • A Global Corporation's Findings: The Link Between Environmental & Financial Performance

    Untitled Document Sara Lee Corporation (SLC) believes social responsibility is an important part of its business philosophy that has value in the global ...


    By ERS Global

  • Environmental risk management: Leaving little to chance

    Life is risky at the best of times. And identifying and managing risks – in the environment, industry and financial markets – has become a priority for business and governments everywhere. Everyone knows what can go wrong. Environmental accidents, corporate scandals and financial imprudence have rung up damage bills in the billions of dollars. So the heat is on to find ways to better manage and ...

  • Three global water scenarios

    A set of three global scenarios used to initiate consultation on a World Water Vision is presented, derived from alternative evolutions of the major forces driving the global water situation economic, demographic, technological, social, environmental and governance. The alternative scenarios are the Business-as-Usual scenario (BAU), representing the future trajectory if those who don't believe in ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Top ten United States retail chains with cleantech initiatives

    Many retailers are not looking at "going green" as just a fad, but rather a new route for businesses to focus on. As consumers become much more aware and start taking on a "green attitude" in relation to the environment, numerous retailers are looking to meet those needs. Today, numerous retailers are implementing a number of sustainable practices that enable them to become much more energy ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Wastewater Management in the Community of El Valle de la Union - A Pilot Project Initiative to Improve Water Quality in the Gatuncillo Sub-Watershed

    ABSTRACTInadequate wastewater management practices from small communities are becoming a serious contamination threat to the public health and water quality of the Gatuncillo Sub-watershed which belongs to the Panama Canal watershed. Gatuncillo is considered a high priority subwatershed due to its various water uses, such as public water supply, recreational activities, fishing, and operations of ...

  • Reaching for success: exploring the impact of the EU`s REACH initiative

    The European Union’s REACH (Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation, and Restriction of Chemicals) regulation requires all companies manufacturing, importing, distributing, or using chemical substances in Europe to examine their chemical inventory for substances within the scope of the regulation and to ensure compliance. The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) manages the system. Key ...


    By 3E Company

  • GHG Protocol Initiative - A step forward in GHG emissions calculations

    With the GHG Protocol 60 companies will look comprehensively at the impact of their corporate value chains, reports Envido. On January 20th, the GHG Protocol Initiative announced that 60 companies had started measuring the greenhouse gas emissions of their products and supply chains by testing a new global framework, part of the Greenhouse Gas Protocol Initiative. Developed by the World Resources ...


    By Vital Efficienci Ltd.

  • Assessment of global megatrends — an update Global megatrend 5: Continued economic growth?

    Assessment of global megatrends — an update Europe is bound to the rest of the world through an enormous number of systems — environmental, economic, social, political and others. Such networks enable complex flows of materials and ideas across the globe, producing uncertain feedbacks and knock-on effects over time. Greenhouse gas emissions in Europe today can affect the ...

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