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  • How to handle key sustainability issues of products and ingredients in the cosmetics industry

    How can brands determine and respond to the key issues regarding sustainability of their products and ingredients? The issue was discussed at the recent Sustainable Cosmetics Summit European Edition in Paris. Speaking at the event Margarida Gama, Thinkstep, business sustainability software and services provider, explained one route to determining and responding to sustainability concerns at ...


    By thinkstep

  • Beyond Reporting – Systematic Approaches to Sustained Corporate Responsibility

    Corporate Responsibility (CR) is undisputed as an essential component of any successful business strategy. In addition, the transparent disclosure and reporting of CR information to a wide range of interested stakeholders is a requirement in the current market place - a part of the Licence to Operate. However, CR as an all-encompassing business management approach is still widely misunderstood ...


    By BSI

  • December BioCycle World

    Economic Impact Of Recycling In Texas The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) released its recent study on the economic impact of recycling activities in the state. Approximately 9.2 million tons of MSW designated materials were recycled in Texas in 2015. Typical recyclables (paper, plastics, metal, and glass), organics (yard trimmings, brush, green waste, and food and ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • Workiva 2015 Sustainability Report

    Letter from the CEO Sustainability involves nearly every department in companies today: research and development, manufacturing, human resources, accounting and finance, operations, customer service, government and community relations, legal and facilities. That’s why managing sustainability data across an enterprise and from a diverse supply chain can be tedious and time ...


    By Workiva

  • 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 ...


  • Modelling report. Coastal lagoon modelling: An integrated approach

    The objectives of the DITTY project are to develop scientific bases for sustainable development of Southern European lagoons taking into account all the activities that affect the aquatic environment. Five sites have been identified ranging from the Ria Formosa (Portugal) at the entry to the Mediterranean Sea in the west, to the Gulf of Gera (Greece) in the Aegean archipelago in the east and ...


  • Approaches to Managing EHS and Sustainability Data by NAEM

    Environment, Health and Safety (EHS) and sustainability leaders use a variety of primary tools to ensure regulatory compliance, increase efficiency and support public disclosure of sustainability achievements. But with an array of data management tools on the market, it’s worth evaluating how companies are managing EHS and sustainability data, and what trends are emerging. NAEM's latest ...


    By Intelex Technologies Inc.

  • An approach to develop Sustainability Management Systems in the steel industry

    Steel is a material which is in line with sustainable development as it can be recycled over and over again. Steel Industries believe that the sustainability through balanced development of society, environment and economy contributes to the heightened corporate value and ultimately enhances the benefits for stakeholders. There has been a growing interest in the industry to embrace the system ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • OECD Report – Meeting the Challenge of Financing Water and Sanitation: Tools and Approaches

    The investments needed to deliver sustainable water and sanitation services, including the funds that are needed to operate and maintain the infrastructure, expand their coverage and upgrade service delivery to meet current social and environmental expectations, are huge. Yet, most systems are underfunded with dire consequences for water and sanitation users, especially the poorest. Providing ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Cleaner Production and Eco-efficiency - Complementary Approaches to Sustainable Development

    This report was produced jointly by the WBCSD and UNEP (United Nations Environment Programme). It demonstrates that these concepts are finding practical applications by being translated into operating policies and business strategies worldwide. Cleaner production and eco-efficiency go beyond pollution prevention and are moving towards resource productivity, life-cycle thinking, performance ...

  • The effectiveness and sustainability of two demand-driven sanitation and hygiene approaches in Zimbabwe

    Since 2000 a number of community-driven sanitation approaches have emerged that counter a historical trend to subsidise the provision of latrines to the poor. This study reports on a set of findings and conclusions concerning the effectiveness and sustainability of two such approaches operating in Zimbabwe, the community health club (CHC) approach and community-led total sanitation (CLTS). ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Towards sustainable success through corporate social responsibility disclosure: an Islamic approach

    The concept of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) in the West teaches that companies are not only responsible to their shareholders, through profit making, but that they also have a corporate social responsibility to the other stakeholders as well as society overall. In some ways, this concept is likely to be consistent with the concept of tawhid (oneness of God) and maqasid al shariah ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Post–normal science and ecological economics: strategies for precautionary approaches and sustainable development

    Ecological economics provides a research field for critical reflection on relationships between the economy and the life–sustaining ecosystems. With focus on strong uncertainty, irreversibility, strong sustainability, precautionary approaches and ethical complexity, ecological economics differs from the approach of environmental economics and shares several of the characteristics of ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Conducting a sustainability assessment: practical six-step approach for addressing stakeholder interests

    Why Conduct a Sustainability Assessment? Within many sectors of the economy, there has been an increasing need for companies to address sustainability principles throughout their value chain. The impetus for addressing sustainability has generally been a heightened awareness of the issue on the part of key stakeholders – such as investors, large scale customers, employers, and ...


    By Trinity Consultants

  • 2011 Greenhouse Gas Inventory and Sustainability Report

    In order to mitigate the worst impacts of climate change, the world must reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions enough to keep global average temperature rise to 2°C above pre-industrial levels. WRI aims to do its part by curbing its own emissions. As WRI’s global staff and presence has expanded in recent years, we have seen a rise in our emissions. Our Fiscal Year 2011 (Oct. 2010 ...

  • EC Issues Final Report on the Sustainable Use of Biocides

    On March 16, 2016, the European Commission (EC) issued its final report on the sustainable use of biocides. Article 18 of the European Union’s (EU) biocidal products regulation (BPR) directs the EC to issue a report on how the BPR ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • New approaches in MSDS management

    From its inception to present day, the Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS) has evolved, mostly for convenience, into a document that provides data in greater detail than the standard requires. The creation and maintenance of Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS) was mandated by OSHA via the Hazard Communication Standard (HCS) on Nov. 23, 1983, and amended on Sept. 23, 1987, to include all employers ...


    By Verisk 3E

  • JSE Head explains the evolution of sustainability reporting

    The Johannesburg Stock Exchange announced on 3 June of this year that a new collaboration with global index provider FTSE Russell will see its environmental, social and governance (ESG) disclosure indicators align with FTSE Russell’s evolved ESG approach. “The new approach will replace our Socially Responsible Investment (SRI) Index. It will ...

  • Five Ways to Become the MacGyver of Sustainability Reporting!

    First things first, why should you track and report on sustainability? There are many ways in which organizations who report on corporate sustainability benefit both internally and externally. From an internal standpoint, Sustainability Reporting provides a deeper understanding of a business’s risks, opportunities, strategic direction, operating efficiency, and how they rank in the market ...


    By Intelex Technologies Inc.

  • What Will be Driving Your Next Sustainability Report?

    Sustainability in many automotive supplier companies has grown from a footnote or an appendix in an annual report to a fully developed, comprehensive strategy that drives meaningful business optimization and competitive advantage. The next generation of sustainability initiatives will likely contain increased focus on a vital area – the demands of The Customer. The ...


    By Antea Group - USA

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