Sustainability Articles

  • Pulp & Paper Water Treatment - A look at optimizing water resource management

    Application Case Study (Pulp/Paper Operations) The pulp and paper industry has traditionally been a consumer of large amounts of fresh water and power. Recently, increased focus has been given to the optimized efficiency of paper mills and to the environmental sustainability footprint of the industry. Therefore, water resource management has become a more critical factor ...

  • What the Build America Bureau Means for Geosynthetics

    The Geosynthetic Materials Association anticipates higher demand for geosynthetics on the heels of the Fixing America’s Surface Transportation Act, or FAST act, and the recent addition of the Build America Bureau. The new group was created to support the $305 billion FAST Act, which provides long-term funding for U.S. infrastructure planning and ...


    By Agru America, Inc.

  • Greener Horizons: What is the social responsibility of business? How leading businesses in Canada are acting on an evolving social mandate.

    There has been a profound shift in the social role of business. Savvy consumers are researching the companies they purchase from, leading to demands for greater transparency. Some businesses have in turn adopted an approach to corporate social responsibility (CSR) that focuses on mitigating brand risks by avoiding socially questionable business practices—but are they missing a ...


    By Bullfrog Power Inc.

  • Antea Group Committed to a Circular Future - Several Recent Events Focus on the Circular Economy

    Antea Group recently had the opportunity to participate in a number of forums and conferences related to a relatively new sustainability topic, the Circular Economy (CE), where the focus is on de-coupling business growth from resource consumption and environmental degradation. United Nations Environment Programme ...


    By Antea Group - USA

  • The Safety Benefits of Competent Line Management

    Last week I delivered an IOSH Managing Safely course to a local food manufacturer just outside of Hull in the UK. It is a four-day course, aimed at line managers and team leaders, to give them the skills they need to ensure the areas and activities they manage are safe. Delivering corporate training can sometimes be a little daunting. You never know what the audience will be like, whether ...


    By SHEilds Ltd

  • Four Reasons We Can`t Wait for the NAEM EHS & Sustainability Management Forum 2016

    For 24 years, the National Association of Environmental Management’s (NAEM) annual EHS & Sustainability Management Forum has brought environment, health and safety (EHS) and sustainability decision-makers together for a few days of inspiring speakers, learning sessions and ...


    By Antea Group - USA

  • Healthy soil is essential to a circular economy

    To achieve the Dutch government's objective of realising a circular economy in the Netherlands, it is essential to maintain the productivity of the country's farmland. Healthy soil produces renewable raw materials for biobased products. However, declining carbon levels in arable Dutch soil is inhibiting our ability to meet this objective, and continued global warming is standing in the way of a ...

  • Run the supply chain of tomorrow

    Internet of Things for your inventory control If you want to make effective decisions, the availability of high-quality online and real-time data is essential. From simple monitoring and visualization of tanks and silos through to monitoring on a global scale: Our modular solutions for inventory control guarantee complete inventory visibility 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, anywhere ...


    By Endress Hauser

  • Sustainability is good business — and here’s proof

    For many businesses, sustainability is a nice idea that looks better on paper than in practice. Yet, research shows that sustainability doesn’t just sound good — it’s smart, and it works. Sustainable Brands has compiled a list of 22 research studies that ...


    By Ensia

  • DC Water Taps Into Biodiesel’s Sustainability Benefits

    Sustainability is more than a buzzword at DC Water. Ingrained throughout the agency, sustainability is in high gear at DC Water’s fleet division where biodiesel fuel powers all 230-diesel vehicles, and emissions are closely monitored. “Biodiesel just makes sense,” said Timothy Fitzgerald, Director Fleet Management for DC Water. “We switched to biodiesel in 2007 ...


    By National Biodiesel Board

  • Water reuse through managed aquifer recharge (MAR): assessment of regulations/guidelines and case studies

    Managed aquifer recharge (MAR) with reclaimed water is an important water reuse application. As an intentional way of recharging water into aquifers, MAR can be used to address water shortages and contribute to sustainable water resources management practices. The establishment of a MAR system depends on the source of recharge water, the selection of a recharge method and site, the type of ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • 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 ...

  • Sustainability and productivity – how can businesses successfully achieve both?

    Every business is aware of the challenges associated with helping to increase productivity without the move having a detrimental impact on other areas of the business. If processes can be streamlined and output increased, most businesses would grab the opportunity to do so, but this may also come at the expense of other things outside of the organization’s specific business model and areas ...


    By TOMRA Sorting (TITECH)

  • Five solutions to avoid a water sector human resources crisis

    A year ago, world leaders handed down an ambitious agenda: 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to be successfully completed by 2030. This new global framework puts water at the centre of sustainable development, and presents an unprecedented opportunity for a revolution in water management around the world. Never in human history have governments committed themselves to make such progress on ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Green Buildings: Economics and Policies

    Introduction Green building has received increased attention over the past decade from both environmental economists and policymakers. While there is no single definition of “green buildings” or its related policy, researchers and organizations tend to emphasize resource efficiency in building and reducing the impacts of buildings on human health and the environment. ...


    By Oxford Journals

  • Corporate Injury Reporting

    Are more people-centric metrics needed? A new study by Corporate Knights has looked at 4,469 large companies on 45 different stock exchanges to determine their level of voluntary reporting in 2014 in relation to seven sustainability-based performance indicators Their study reveals that only 19% of these companies were disclosing their injury rates compared to 62% who published ...


    By SHEilds Ltd

  • 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 ...


    By Antea Group - USA

  • Four Challenges Facing Product Managers Tackling CE100 Initiatives

    Increasing after-life use of products is increasingly a priority for product and packaging managers seeking to apply the principals of the Circular Economy and concepts embodied in the New Plastics Economy in ...


    By Antea Group - USA

  • Sustainable Performance Isn’t About Preventing All Accidents; It’s About Managing the Ability to Adapt and Learn

    With an increasing awareness of the importance of safety, we are seeing a growing trend of zero accident goals. Inherently, this is a laudable moral goal and if we truly value people in organizations, then our intentions should indeed point to a goal of not harming people during operational work. Protecting people is a good thing, but one of the problems with “zero goals” is the lack ...


    By Intelex Technologies Inc.

  • Removing Obstacles to Better, More Sustainable Business Decisions

    The Monetization Working Group in Action June was a very active month for the Monetization Working Group (MWG), which included participation in the 3rd Biennial Water Funds conference in Bogota, Colombia along with working sessions and a full MWG meeting ...


    By Antea Group - USA

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