sustainable supply chain software Articles

  • Rethinking the Global Supply Chain

    Shifting global dynamics and internal business process changes are compelling manufacturers and retailers to challenge the status quo and reinvent their supply chains Demand is a fickle thing. In today’s global, e-commerce-oriented economy, that one simple truth resonates. Against a backdrop of geopolitical provocations, social conflict, and oil price ...


    By LLamasoft, Inc.

  • 3 Characteristics of The Modern Supply Chain

    Today having a modern and agile supply chain can mean the difference between staying afloat and sinking.  Over 80% of businesses report experiencing at least one supply chain disruption in 2014.  With constant and rapidly changing market conditions, organizations need to be lean and flexible in order to respond to disruptions quickly and effectively. ...


    By Intelex Technologies Inc.

  • The Role of EHS Software

    Environmental, health and safety (EHS) software plays a key role in most industries today. In short, it is the goal of putting a strong safety program in place within the company. This offers a number of benefits for the organization including minimizing risks associated with environmental regulations, reducing the company's environmental impact, and improving workplace safety for employees. ...


    By EHS Insight

  • Why sustainability practitioners need to embrace big data (rather than be scared of it)

    The outcome of the 2012 presidential election in the US, which saw President Barack Obama fight to win a second term against the Republican Mitt Romney, was uncertain. Obama’s record-breaking fundraising was no guarantee of success in the face of challenging domestic issues such as how the US would respond to the economic downturn or the future of the Affordable Care Act. But one man did ...

  • Sustainability Trends from NAEM: Zero Waste, Water Efficiency, and More

    Sustainability conferences give attendees a valuable opportunity to learn about industry trends directly from the companies that are leading the way! It’s safe to say that attendees learned a lot last week in Milwaukee, Wisconsin at the 2016 NAEM Sustainability Management ...


    By Intelex Technologies Inc.

  • 4 Must-Know FAQs for Sustainability Consulting in the Tech World

    The best sustainability programs have one thing in common: They integrate sustainability into core business practices. For technology companies, sustainability is much more than compliance. Sustainability programs help avoid costs and risks, save money (via energy, water, and waste), build a positive brand image, attract and retain employees, and reduce a company’s environmental ...


    By Antea Group - USA

  • Lake victoria basin where water integrity and sustainable development are close siblings

    Corruption continues to undermine investments in various sectors. The water sector in East Africa is no exception. The Global Corruption Report 2008 points to the fact that when it comes to drinking water and sanitation services, corruption can be found at every point along the delivery chain: at the policy design stage; during budget allocations to operations; and in billing systems, to ...

  • A Green Assessment Tool for Formulated Products

    Led by sustainability efforts by Walmart, a new tool emerges for quickly evaluating the environmental and human-health profile of formulated products. Companies efforts and interest in improving their environmental profiles are giving rise to a new set of related products and services that can be used by various players in a given supply chain. Such is the case of Walmart, which is using ...


    By UL - The WERCS

  • Tata Steel - Case Study

    The Business Case for Product Sustainability. Through LCA Tata Steel is able to understand the impacts and benefits across the life cycle. Using GaBi Software, Tata Steel’s sustainability team can build product models covering environmental impacts such as energy use, carbon emissions, water consumption and material usage. Life Cycle Assessment studies help Tata Steel understand how steel ...


    By thinkstep

  • The Essential Ingredient of a Bullet-proof Business Case for an EHS Software Investment

    On a recent webinar, the EHS manager of a mid-size oil and gas company described their environment, health and safety (EHS) software project. During the Q&A session, he was asked “How did you justify the project in terms of return on investment (ROI)?” His response was a little surprising: the project was approved based largely on qualitative factors. It was a strategic ...


    By Rivo, a Sphera Company

  • The role of the social dimension in life cycle engineering

    Sustainability recognises the interdependence of ecological, social and economic systems and nowhere is the concept of sustainability more critical than in developing nations, whose economies rely heavily on natural resources. Software for life cycle assessment (LCA) is becoming increasingly effective in evaluating the potential environmental and resource impacts of design and supply chain ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • 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 Energi

  • The evolution of EHS software systems: why integrated platforms are replacing point solutions

    “No man is an island, entire of itself.” These famous words written by John Donne in 1624 ring completely true in the Environment, Health and Safety (EHS) software arena today.   The EHS business function is finally catching up with the rest of the enterprise in terms of adopting integrated software solutions that effectively support today’s business ...


    By Rivo, a Sphera Company

  • Are We There Yet? The Home Stretch of Conflict Minerals Reporting

    What have you learned from Conflict Minerals reporting this year? Aside from the painstakingly long, arduous journey that it may have been, is there anything that you may want to know for next year? As many compliance professionals close their books after this year’s first obligatory year of reporting, many of you are probably beginning to gear up for next year’s batch as well. How ...


    By CSRware, Inc.

  • Should your company be conducting life cycle analyses?

    Many companies have already answered yes to that question – for a combination of reasons typically related to stakeholder interest, key customer demands, public perception, and competitive positioning.  In fact, life cycle analysis (LCA) has increasingly become an important tool in mature corporate sustainability programs, providing organizations with a consistent methodology for ...


    By Trinity Consultants

  • Westpac

    Westpac has 290,000 individual and institutional shareholders to whom the bank’s reputation is integral. Westpac integrated the credit360 corporate responsibility (CR) data management and reporting software into the business CR systems. This enabled them to meet the ever increasing demands for transparent, accurate and timely reporting on environmental, supply chain, social, financial, customer ...

  • Halliburton increases focus on finding greener materials - Case study

    The Situation As formulators of specialized products for the energy industry, Halliburton wanted to develop a scoring approach for evaluating the impact of formulated products on human health and the environment. They also wanted to compare products to each other in a relative fashion. The ideal method would allow for the quick scoring and reviewing of raw materials purchased by Halliburton ...


    By UL - The WERCS

  • The automotive sector`s information challenge

    Few industries face the mounting challenges and scrutiny of expanding environmental compliance requirements, ecological mandates, consumer expectations, and NGO watch groups as much as the automotive industry. The entire supply chain for the automotive industry is being affected by legislation from the EU end-of-life vehicles (ELVs) Directive that addresses the recycling, reuse and recovery of ...


    By Verisk 3E

  • Corporate social responsibility reporting

    The discourse of corporate social responsibility (CSR) has gained considerable momentum in recent years with all signs indicating that this movement will continue with even greater force throughout the remainder of 2009 and into 2010. Business leaders that have had CSR programs up and running for several years will tell you that when their programs started there was very little measuring and ...


    By Intelex Technologies Inc.

  • 8 steps to managing your organisation`s Scope 3 carbon emissions

    Scope 3 emissions, or 'value chain emissions', represent all the indirect impacts upstream and downstream of an organisation, not already captured by the GHG Protocol's Scope 1 and 2 reporting. These often represent the largest source of greenhouse gas emissions and in some cases can account for up to 90% of the ...


    By Carbon Trust

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