Environmental Compliance Articles

  • Interface - Case Study

    Using Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) to guide their sustainability journey. Interface obtains Environmental Product Declarations (EPDs) for all its carpet product. Interface, the worldwide leader in design, production and sales of environmentally responsible modular carpet, uses GaBi life cycle assessment software to understand its products’ environmental footprints, improve their ...


    By thinkstep

  • ThyssenKrupp Elevator - Case Study

    ThyssenKrupp Elevator Americas rises to the top in transparency and disclosure with thinkstep In 2008 ThyssenKrupp Elevator Americas, embarked on a sustainability journey and tapped thinkstep and its 20-plus years of experience to perform audits to gain insight into areas where it could improve its business practices while reducing its Carbon footprint. The company uses thinkstep’s GaBi ...


    By thinkstep

  • WE-EF - Case Study

    Lighting the way to EPD success WE-EF used Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) and Environmental Product Declarations (EPD) to quantify, document and communicate the environmental impacts of their products. In modern industry and business, transparency and disclosure are mandatory. All major green building schemes – LEED, GreenStar, DGNB, BREEAM – have implemented systems for disclosing ...


    By thinkstep

  • DekaBank - Case Study

    The business case for environmental management and sustainability DekaBank’s environmental performance management realises substantial savings. The success of the environmental programme and the integrated continuous improvement process paves the way for the group-wide integration of sustainability principles into the business operations. Please, click ...


    By thinkstep

  • Union Investment - Case Study

    Improving Sustainability Performance and Reporting of Real Estate Portfolios. Union Investment, one of Europe’s leading asset managers, strives for continuous enhancement of the environmental impact of its highly diversified Real Estate Portfolio (including offices, hotels, shopping centres, and logistics buildings) spread over 24 countries. Their property divisions alone manage a ...


    By thinkstep

  • Environmental Product Declaration - Case Study

    Industry-wide EPDs boost brand value while driving innovation. This case study looks at three trade associations that have worked with thinkstep to chart the path for industry-wide EPDs. Life cycle-based EPDs have been adopted as a recognized tool for disclosing the environmental impact of products in all major green building schemes around the world. Just as nutrition labels are required on ...


    By thinkstep

  • Mobilising the Co-Benefits of climate change mitigation through capacity building among public policy institutions - Case Study

    Co-Benefits 2017 - 2020 India, South Africa, Vietnam, Turkey What is Co-Benefits About? ...

  • Sustainable Caribbean Wastewater Strategy – St. Lucia Case Study

    Island Water Technologies Inc. (IWT) was contracted by the Canaries Community Improvement Foundation (Canaries, St. Lucia) to undertake a wastewater feasibility report which was financed through the Global Environment Facility (GEF) Small Grants Program (SGP) under the United Nations Development Program (UNDP). The scope of the project involved working with community representatives, to determine ...

  • The Need for an Expanded Role of Risk Management in Healthcare

    The role of risk management in healthcare has come a long way over the years. But as risks to the healthcare industry multiply—both in number and costs—risk management and risk managers need to be at the forefront of the business. If not, healthcare organizations can’t thrive, or potentially even survive. ...


    By Riskonnect Inc

  • 7 Signs You Should Seriously Take an ‘EQMS Way’ of Managing Your Training Requirements

    Employee training has always been a vital component of a company’s quality culture and actually solidifies it but in certain scenarios EQMS is the best choice to effectively manage the trainings in an organization. With the added benefits of interoperability with standard documents (such as SOPs/WIs/Guidelines, etc.), CAPA, Risk Assessment etc. an EQMS way of managing trainings is becoming ...


    By Qualityze Inc

  • The ROI of Vendor Risk Management

    Michelle Middendorf, workers’ compensation manager at Stanley Steemer, shares how reining in their vendor management process led to dramatic improvements and ultimately allowed the company to expand their commercial revenue with more value-added services. When Stanley Steemer set out to automate the more basic process of managing certificates of insurance for ...


    By Riskonnect Inc

  • Conflict minerals

    New rules show the value of knowing your supply chain Read how thinkstep can help you comply with Dodd Frank and other issues. With Dodd Frank and other conflict mineral rules being just one part of a complex network of regulations, mandates and demands from customers for action on a wide range of issues, taking action to comply with it can be part of a pro-active approach ...


    By thinkstep

  • The Environmental Product Declaration 2.0 concept

    A new way of integrating life cycle management. Building products manufacturers increasingly use LCA based information for their environmental communication. ISO 14025 consistent Environmental Product Declarations (EPD) provide an ideal format and verification structure, to deliver unbiased information transparently. The EPDs themselves are on the one hand side used in ...


    By thinkstep

  • Commercial real estate sustainability

    How a Sustainability Platform Can Help This white paper explores why real estate companies are focusing more and more on sustainability, and how different companies engage with sustainability. It goes on to provide examples of how some of thinkstep’s real estate clients are using our platform to make sense of the “big data” involved in assessing and ...


    By thinkstep

  • Executive guide to energy, carbon and sustainability software

    Highlights from the Enterprise Carbon Accounting & Sustainability software report plus an exclusive vendor profile of thinkstep The ECA report is based on an analysis of 75 vendors, 30 vendor briefings and demos, and interviews with 26 companies that recently purchased software. Currently in its fifth version, the ECA report names each year the Market Leaders in ...


    By thinkstep

  • Carbon Footprint of electronic products

    Calculating the carbon footprint of electronic products with life cycle assessment. This whitepaper introduces a methodological approach for calculating the product carbon footprint considering industry-specific challenges and characteristics. The methodology is based on the extensive knowledge and experience of LCA practitioners. It enables and simplifies the calculation of ...


    By thinkstep

  • How product LCA empowers CSO

    New Verdantix report highlights GaBi’s critical role across multiple business functions to maximise sustainability performance The recently published report by analyst firm Verdantix explains how thinkstep’s product Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) software, GaBi, can support different business functions to incorporate sustainability considerations into relevant processes; ...


    By thinkstep

  • Knowledge is power

    A guide to improve Enterprise Sustainability Performance. The white paper is a guide for people in sustainable business that want to learn about  sustainability content such as best practice libraries, performance benchmarks and impact profiles to achieve improved Enterprise Sustainability Performance. Please, click ...


    By thinkstep

  • Carbon Footprint of electronic products

    Calculating the carbon footprint of electronic products with life cycle assessment. This whitepaper introduces a methodological approach for calculating the product carbon footprint considering industry-specific challenges and characteristics. The methodology is based on the extensive knowledge and experience of LCA practitioners. It enables and ...


    By thinkstep

  • WQA Sustainable management standard

    Sustainability Program and Green Product Certification Scheme for the Water Treatment Industry The Water Quality Association (WQA) partnered with thinkstep to develop a sustainability program for the water treatment industry. The overall goal of the program is to provide meaningful sustainability performance information about products and the companies that make them to ...


    By thinkstep

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