To many business customers looking to reduce their carbon footprint, purchasing a new print solution might not be an obvious choice. Toshiba TEC have confronted this issue head on with an innovative, marketing led offset initiative that sets them apart from their competitors and shows real leadership in a challenging market. As a corporate giant Toshiba are well aware of their environmental and Corporate Social Responsibilities. They have made significant breakthroughs in production techniques and innovation and have committed to long term dramatic reductions to their environmental impacts across the globe. This Is an extension of an already active program of Impact reduction and CSR activity.
Water Use in Concrete Production Higher Than Expected - Case Study
Researchers uncover areas where better management may mitigate high water useAlthough many environmental impacts of concrete production have been well studied, little research has been dedicated to just how much water it uses. But, a study published in the journal Nature seeks to quantify the impact of concrete production on global water withdrawals, and it makes some dramatic conclusions and predictions.The authors, Sabbie A. Miller, Arpad Horvath, and Paulo J.M. Monteiro, established a 50-year historical trend...
Environmental regulation found to boost business performance
Well-designed environmental regulation can enhance business competitiveness and job creation, according to a report by the Aldersgate Group. It also shows that businesses can also benefit from increased investment in innovation and skills, along with better quality products and infrastructure, as a result of smart regulation.This has been demonstrated in the UK’s landfill tax triggering significant investment by the waste industry in new infrastructure and services, while cutting the amount of rubbish...
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 the ingredient level, using technology to avoid `greenwashing1 claims.A materiality assessment can be conducted to determined...
California Demands Disclosure of Chemicals in Cleaning Products
California Becomes First US State to Require Manufacturers of Designated Cleaning Products to Disclose Hazardous Chemicals on Labels and Online On 15 October 2017, Governor Jerry Brown signed the Cleaning Product Right to Know Act of 2017 (SB-258 or Act). This Act makes California the first state to require manufacturers of designated cleaning products used by millions of consumers and workers to list known hazardous chemical ingredients both on labels and online. The Act prohibits the sale in California of a...
Reducing the Environmental Impact of Cows` Waste
No disrespect to cows, but they produce a lot of gas. And while farmers may be unfazed by the smell, the gas is methane, one of the most potent greenhouse gases. Across the globe, livestock spew 14.5 percent of all greenhouse gases (methane, carbon dioxide, nitrous oxide and fluorinated gases) released in the environment, and over half that comes specifically from cows, according to a United Nations report. With every episode of gas and especially burping, cattle release methane, which is 23 times more harmful...