O2 is a leading provider of mobile and broadband services to 22m UK consumers and businesses. They are part of the Telephonica Europe group which comprises integrated fixed/mobile businesses in Spain, UK, Ireland, Germany, Czech Republic and Slovakia. O2 is committed to be an “agent of positive and sustainable change”. Their Think Big initiative advocates greener products for customers, services that do less harm to the environment and a £5 million social action program for youth.
Sustainable use of nature is good for the economy
Nature provides all kinds of goods and services that offer economic opportunities, such as a water, food, building materials and recreation areas. However, this `natural capital` is under pressure due to the growing world population and increased economic prosperity. Businesses, civic organisations and governments are therefore looking for sustainable ways to profit from natural capital, now and in the future. While this is leading to various innovations, many opportunities are still being overlooked. It is time...
Looking beyond headline indicators: water and sanitation services in small towns in Ethiopia
This paper presents findings on water and sanitation service levels from 16 small and medium towns in four regions of Ethiopia. In these settlements, the proportion of people with access to improved water and sanitation services is found to be high and consistent with other major datasets and reports for urban Ethiopia. However, when service characteristics such as reliability, quality, quantity and accessibility (including travel and queuing time) of water are considered, and for sanitation, quality and use, a...
How 7 Different Industries Benefit from EHS & Sustainability Consulting
When it comes to designing, implementing and managing EHS and sustainability programs, each industry faces unique requirements, challenges and opportunities. There’s no one-size-fits-all approach, and many companies find they lack the resources or expertise to create programs that meet compliance and add business value. If this is what you’re experiencing as you work to implement or refine your company’s programs, enlisting the help of an EHS and sustainability consultant may provide the...
Sustainability Trends from NAEM: Zero Waste, Water Efficiency, and More
Sustainabilityconferences give attendees a valuableopportunity to learn about industry trends directlyfrom the companies that are leading the way! It’s safe to say that attendeeslearned a lot last week in Milwaukee, Wisconsin at the 2016 NAEM Sustainability Management Conference. From benchmarking best practices, to real-world case studies, to suggestions on how to engage with suppliers on common goals, this year’s line-up of speakers didn’t disappoint! For those of you who missed out, or those...
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 automotive segment has long been a leader in driving environmental management and standardization, beginning with widespread adoption of ISO...