sustainability performance Articles

  • Improving Winery Lagoon Performance & Efficiency - Case Study

    Overview A winery in California faced the challenge of optimizing and treating their wastewater pond in a sustainable manner. The winery had brush rotors frequently breaking down, which were very difficult and time consuming to repair. They were seeking a more reliable option. Aeration Industries International provided that solution in more ways than one. ...

  • 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.

  • Sustainability isn’t for later. 10 ways any business can build a more credible sustainability story

    Sustainability isn’t a priority right now. We need a full sustainability strategy before we can start. I need to calculate what the ROI would be first. All of these are common objections to taking the first steps on any organization’s sustainability journey. In fact, credible sustainable action can be accomplished by organizations of any size and it doesn’t have to be costly or ...


    By Bullfrog Power Inc.

  • Examining the benefits of HDPE geomembrane

    Comparing various geomembranes for your next geosynthetic application? Don’t overlook high-density polyethylene (HDPE) geomembrane. HDPE has been in use for decades and during that time a number of studies have been conducted to test its longevity and ability to meet environmental sustainability project requirements. Here, we explore some of those studies to examine the benefits of HDPE ...


    By Agru America, Inc.

  • 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

  • Qila Energy: Ensuring quality and consistency in biogas across multiple AD plants - Case Study

    Overview Qila Energy is a British engineering company who build Anaerobic Digestion (AD) plants throughout the British Isles.  Their revolutionary two-stage process drastically reduces the time required to produce high quality biogas from varied feedstocks.  Qila Energy is an industry leader of the UK’s farm-based AD industry producing high quality biogas that can be ...


    By Geotech

  • Closer Look at the Capacity of SLA Batteries and Solar Energy Systems

    Sealed lead acid (SLA) batteries have a reputation for being durable when used to support portable electronic devices. They require minimal maintenance and offer leak-proof capabilities. But when used with solar energy systems, the units present issues that can hinder the potential and performance of the machines. For example, general purpose SLA batteries should not be deep cycled, as ...


    By Larson Electronics LLC

  • Treatment and Disposal of Air Pollution Control Residue

    What is APCr? Thermal waste management using Energy Recovery Facilities (ERFs) is now a well-managed and mature technology that is subject to environmental monitoring by a range of competent international bodies. These ERFs have been established as a means of diverting waste away from landfill disposal and for valorising the material and energy content of the waste. Counter to historic ...

  • Software monitoring on sustainability performance on the rise

    New survey reveals companies using software to monitor sustainability performance rose by 50% in the last four years. New survey reveals companies using software to monitor sustainability performance rose by 50% in the last four years.The proportion of companies that use software to monitor their sustainability performance increased by 50% between 2006 and 2010, according to a new ...


    By Vital Efficienci Ltd.

  • Airports and Sustainability: Achieving High Performance Sustainable Airports

    Airports are the nodes and pulses of the modern day world or let’s say the highly connected ‘Global Village’. They have enabled the governments and corporate in galvanizing the whole logistic and supply chain networks, thereby building both local as well as national economy. However the flip side is that airports are guzzling resources worth billions of dollars each year, and ...

  • Company culture and EHS / sustainability performance

    Recognizing and managing your company’s culture is critical to understanding and managing EHS and sustainability performance. Performance is driven by employee behaviors, and employee behaviors are driven by the intangible aspects of your company’s culture that are not written down in policies, programs and procedures. All behavior is rewarded, whether it is desired or unwanted ...


    By Antea Group - USA

  • Sustainability Related Indices - Measuring the Supplier’s Performance

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    By SGS

  • Symantec - How an IT Company improves its Sustainability Performance

    Sector: Information Technology (IT) Region: US Organisation: Symantec was founded in 1982 and the company has become one of the world’s largest software companies with more than 20,000 employees in more than 50 countries. Symantec provides security, storage and systems management solutions to individual consumers, small businesses  and the largest global organisations, ...


    By Article 13

  • Culture – the key to sustainable process safety performance

    What is culture? Some companies wonder why they keep experiencing the same process safety problems. Others wonder why they have plateaued in process safety performance. Culture is KEY. It is the individual and organizational 'DNA' that represents our tendency to want to do (1) the right thing (2) in the right way (3) at the right time, (4) ALL the time – even when no one is looking.The safety ...


    By ABS Consulting

  • The future of corporate reporting is sustainable business performance management

    The future of corporate reporting is Sustainable Business Performance Management. Today, this seems to be true more than ever. Non-financial disclosure is a marketplace expectation for any company reporting information to stakeholders. It is more crucial than ever to give stakeholder a throughout picture of your organisations performance. Integrating non-financials to Corporate Performance ...


    By Tofuture Oy

  • Integrating sustainability performance into investment strategies and decision-making

    The number of investors who are integrating sustainability performance into their investment strategies and decision-making is on the rise. The number of signatories to the United Nations-supported Principles for Responsible Investment, an international network of investors working together to put the six Principles for Responsible Investment into practice, rose from 100 in April 2006 to 1,380 in ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Sustainable manufacturing practices, sustaining lean improvements and sustainable performance in Malaysian automotive industry

    This exploratory study seeks to determine the interrelationship between sustainable manufacturing practices (SMP), sustaining lean improvements (SLI) and sustainable performance (SP) in Malaysian automotive industry. The specific goals are: 1) to identify the SMP, SLI and SP measures for Malaysian automotive industry; 2) to investigate the impact of SMP and SLI on SP for Malaysian automotive ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Do certified sustainable buildings perform better than similar conventional buildings?

    The aim of this study is to assess the performance of sustainable buildings. Its objective is to compare certified green buildings with similar in location, size, age and function conventional buildings by testing hypotheses that green buildings perform better than conventional ones. Objective data including building costs, energy and water consumption, material recycling, indoor pollution ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Models for evaluating energy, environmental and sustainability performance of biofuels value chain

    Sustainable production of biofuels requires lots of feedstocks, developing robust technologies and industrial ecology-oriented biorefineries under the overarching principles of sustainability. Majority of existing methods for impacts analysis of biofuels have not considered the triple dimensions of sustainability. A critical challenge for any chain of biofuel traders is to develop and implement ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Translating sustainability concerns at plant level asset operations: industrial performance assessment

    The global society is threatened by the amount of plant level asset exploitation needed to satisfy the growing energy demand. The availability of a plentiful and affordable supply of energy is a requirement for the economic and societal pillars of sustainable development. In this context, the oil and gas industry will play a major role in the global energy mix for many years until alternate ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

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