Environmental Management Articles

  • EUON Study Finds Knowledge Gaps Exist in Risk Assessment of Nano-Sized Pigments

    The European Union (EU) Observatory for Nanomaterials (EUON) announced on September 7, 2018, that a new study ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Substance compliance for sustainability

    Turning requirements into opportunities. Answers for industry. Substance compliance helps manufacturers develop products that comply with government mandated environmental regulations. Companies that leverage compliance as an integral element in their lifecycle processes (as opposed to treating compliance only as an event) gain competitive advantage by getting their products ...


    By thinkstep

  • Life cycle assessment - An executive overview

    An Executive Overview of Applications, Market Drivers and Business Benefits Rising demands from customers and regulators for improved environmental performance and increased transparency are driving a surge in interest Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) as a tool for improvement and innovation while avoiding burden shifting and unintended consequences. Read this executive overview ...


    By thinkstep

  • LCA’s theory and practice

    Like ebony and ivory living in perfect harmony? Life cycle assessment (LCA) is recognized as a trustworthy, scientific while understandable approach to address the environmental sustainability of human activities. It is applied for multiple uses in internal and external information supply and for decision support. The Whitepaper provides the context for framing the ...


    By thinkstep

  • Climate change reporting

    Managing information for climate change reporting: a CDP roadmap guide Using advanced software tools to enhance data quality and tackle climate change challenges The guide is aimed at all levels of responders -- from organizations making an initial submission to those with comprehensive responses or aiming to perform at the highest level. It includes a software roadmap to ...


    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

  • Sustainability in the grocery marketplace

    Examples – Trends – Best Practices How can METTLER TOLEDO weighing technology contribute to greater sustainability? Where does food retail currently stand in relation to sustainability? This white paper sets out to provide you with a general overview. Chapter 2 contains numerous examples of food retailers’ sustainability initiatives, illustrates trends and ...


    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

  • Design for sustainability

    Five steps to help small and large companies embark on a journey towards sustainable design and green profitability. Sustainable design links social and environmental issues to the core business functions of companies (e.g. procurement, design, brand management, sales etc.) and provides a wide perspective that enables senior management to understand the broader impacts of their ...


    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

  • Life cycle assessment

    The white paper describes the concept of Life Cycle Assessment and what LCA can do for you. Life cycle assessment (LCA) is the systematic analysis of the environmental impact of products during their entire life cycle. The life cycle of a product comprises of production, use and disposal phases. Environmental impacts are evaluated throughout, also including the upstream and ...


    By thinkstep

  • LCA in construction: status, impact, and limitations

    The white paper provides concise information about LCA in the manufacturing sector and in design practice. The white paper provides concise information about Life Cycle Assessment, the role of LCA in codes, standards and rating programs, and the recommended application of LCA in the manufacturing sector and in design practice. Lead authors Steve Baer and Christoph Koffler ...


    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

  • The Hidden Cost of Tourism on Your Local Infrastructure

    How Spikes in Tourism Impact Utilities Like WasteWater Managment In recent years there has been a significant increase in protests against tourists in Europe. A wave of angry anti-British tourist sentiment has peaked across Europe with Spaniards taking to the streets in violent protests as many resorted to anti-tourism slogans and graffiti throughout its tourist ...


    By OxyMem Ltd

  • The Ultimate Way To Stop Global Warming

    The Earth's surface temperature has risen by about 1 degree Fahrenheit in the past century, with accelerated warming during the past two decades. There is new and stronger evidence that most of the warmth over the last 50 years is attributable to human activities. Human activities have altered the chemical composition of the atmosphere through the buildup of greenhouse gases – primarily ...


    By Bulkmatech (Pty) Ltd

  • Bloomberg Environment Quotes Lynn L. Bergeson In “Erik Baptist to Help Run EPA’s Chemicals, Pesticides Offices”

    On May 23, 2018, Bloomberg Environment quoted Lynn L. Bergeson, Managing Partner, Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. (B&C®) regarding Erik Baptist, senior deputy general counsel, joining EPA’s Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention (OCSPP) as a deputy assistant administrator and senior counsel. Other regulatory offices within the EPA have attorneys to help them, Lynn ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

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