sustainability performance benchmarking Articles

  • Benchmarking inter-organisational technology cooperation: the link between infrastructure and sustained performance

    Cooperative efforts among government, industry, and universities have gown in importance as strong contributors to the nation's technological and economic competitiveness in the global environment. Such efforts include cooperation among networks of government R&D/technology laboratories, industrial R&D laboratories, and universities. The resulting novel organisational formats created to ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Model Benchmarks For Coastal Lagoons

    To promote reliable, real-time management of coastal lagoons, increasingly sophisticated numerical models have been developed within the DITTY project (WP4). While models are diverse in design and scope, i.e. watershed, fluid-dynamics, biogeochemical, all have the same fundamental goal, i.e. to account realistically for the processes that drive the dynamic behaviour in coastal lagoons so that ...


  • Transforming Health & Safety

    What got us to where we are today will not get us to where we want to be tomorrow. Decades of awareness building, training, and record keeping on Occupational Health and Safety – spearheaded by private and public enterprises and prodded along by governments – have got us to where we are today. These efforts have moved us incrementally along a path over the past four decades from ...


    By Intelex Technologies Inc.

  • Corporate Social Responsability Benchmark Study: Report Summary

    In the context of an ever-changing, globally connected society, businesses face new and different risks in providing goods and services. A new trend for multi-national corporations is to establish corporate social responsibility (CSR) programs to address these risks and move towards opportunity with greater transparency than ever before. For nearly a decade, Environmental Resource Services (ERS) ...


    By ERS Global

  • Benchmarking process carried out under Performance Assessment System (PAS) in urban India

    Access to water and sanitation services in urban India is widespread, but little is known about the quality and level of service, and coverage of the poor households. A key challenge in the sector in India is the lack of adequate and reliable information. Very little is known about the quantity of water made available to people, non-revenue water, quality of water and coverage of poor households. ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Benchmarking process carried out under Performance Assessment System (PAS) in urban India

    Access to water and sanitation services in urban India is widespread, but little is known about the quality and level of service, and coverage of the poor households. A key challenge in the sector in India is the lack of adequate and reliable information. Very little is known about the quantity of water made available to people, non-revenue water, quality of water and coverage of poor households. ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Benchmarking: How does your building stack up?

    Energy benchmarking can help you better understand your commercial property’s energy use and monitor performance over time. It allows for comparisons among similar building types and helps identify which ones could operate more efficiently. The Environmental Protection Agency and its ENERGY STAR® Program offers a free online tool called Portfolio Manager that allows users to track and ...


    By Energy Efficiency Markets

  • Paving the Way for Corporate Benchmarking in the Waste Sector

    Most of the major players in the waste industry have begun publishing environmental performance data using a set of indicators developed in a ground-breaking initiative with the Green Alliance. Companies are clear that there are internal and external benefits to be gained from the exercise, but opinion is divided over whether the indicators can be used to compare companies' performance. ...

  • Corporate Governance and Environmental Performance

    Untitled Document What does corporate governance have to do with environmental performance? The answer is: everything. And this relationship is becoming increasingly important as more and more ...

  • Case study - EHS and sustainability

    Client Confidential; Performance-based EHS Organizational Structure This global crude oil and natural gas company with extensive retail and refining operations asked MetaVu to help define and develop organizational design strategies and capabilities consistent with best-in-class EHS (environmental, health and safety) performance. Faced with inconsistent EHS performance in different operating ...


    By MetaVu, Inc.

  • Achieving sustainability goals

    Achieving Sustainability Goals with the Help of Verisae Fresh & Easy is a $302 million US retail firm that committed itself to an ambitious climate change plan, outlined by its parent firm, Tesco. Founded in 2007, Fresh & Easy implemented a number of initiatives to make its stores and distribution centers the most energy and carbon efficient in the United States. ...


    By Verisae

  • Real estate sustainability

    Under the Carbon Reduction Commitment (CRC), all organisations using more than 6,000MWh of half-hourly metered electricity will be participants in CRC unless those supplies are already covered by Climate Change Agreements. Are you affected? What is the CRC?The CRC is a new mandatory form of carbon trading which aims to improve energy efficiency and reduce the amount of carbon dioxide emitted ...

  • The sustainable cities agenda

    Cities are often called economic powerhouses.  Even countries with large agricultural sectors need the activities that are generated in cities to maintain flourishing economies.  As the world’s population grows, so does the number of urban dwellers.  This in turn has significant sustainable development implications for our resource-limited planet.  Given that cities are ...


    By Article 13

  • A decade of sustainability reporting: developments and significance

    Since the publication of the first separate environmental reports in 1989, the number of companies that has started to publish information on its environmental, social or sustainability policies and/or impacts has increased substantially. This article gives an overview of worldwide trends in the frequencies of reporting in the past decade, based on surveys carried out since the early 1990s. ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Huhtamäki - improving business performance through non-financial key performance indicators - case study

    Huhtamäki Oyj is a global consumer and specialty packaging company aiming to realize business benefits from sustainability performance. In Huhtamäki, internal performance benchmarking and bringing non-financial indicators as an integrated part of everyday management is a continuous development process. Also, the ever increasing need for more transparent and faster reporting to investors ...


    By Tofuture Oy

  • Managing and reporting sustainability

    Untitled Document As companies around the world continue to adapt their organizations to be more responsive to all stakeholders, management accountants could prove to play a very valuable ...


  • Corporate Sustainability Programs

    In today’s business world, sustainability is becoming an integral part of company operations. Here’s how a few manufacturers are making sustainability part of their business model, and how standards play a role. Understanding sustainability and what it means to be a sustainable business continues to evolve as more companies issue sustainability reports, sign on for carbon ...


    By ASTM International

  • Superior Environmental, Health, and Safety Performance: What Is It?

    Untitled Document   Ask any business executive or stock analyst “What are the best performing corporations, and why?” and they will immediately respond with the names of ...

  • Sustainability data makes business stronger

    Humanity is living beyond the planet’s ability to support us. We have to decouple economic growth from our use of resources and the first step to doing that is to know and monitor the impact of our activities. Thanks to the efforts of CDP, the amount and quality of data available to businesses has exploded. We now live in the age of “big data” and businesses have the ability to ...


    By thinkstep

  • 10 Questions for a sustainability manager to answer

    There are some questions every sustainability manager or CSO is going to encounter along the carbon journey. One measure of success is how quickly you can put together an intelligent response. These questions reflect the several elements that are essential to a sustainability program: Data gathering, planning and analysis, tactics, target setting, strategy, continuous improvement, design for ...


    By Vital Efficienci Ltd.

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