sustainability assessment News

  • Sustainability Assessment

    Current members of ASTM International Committees C01 on Cement and C09 on Concrete and Concrete Aggregates, and other interested parties, are invited to join a new C01 subcommittee, C01.98 on Sustainability Assessment. The scope of C01.98 is to support the ...


    By ASTM International

  • Assessing the many dimensions of sustainability

    A recent study of Austria is the first to use a multidimensional framework to assess the sustainability of a country year-by-year. The EU sustainable development strategy integrates economic, environmental and social issues. Assessing sustainability should take into account its multi-dimensional and dynamic nature. For example, analysing trade-offs between reduced resource consumption and ...

  • Corporate sustainability assessments under review

    SAM, the investment boutique focused exclusively on Sustainability Investing, announces that a reassessment of SAM's proprietary sustainability scores with respect to the companies reviewed in SAM's 2010 Corporate Sustainability Assessment is under way. SAM identified an issue in the software used to evaluate the results of the Corporate Sustainability Assessments and is, therefore, checking ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Models help assess biofuels` sustainability

    Many agricultural products can be converted into feedstocks for alternative fuel. Now analysis from the Agricultural Research Service (ARS) suggests that they can be used this way without reducing the nation's food supply, soil production capacity or environmental quality. ARS scientists are collaborating with the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Economic Research Service (ERS), the U.S. ...

  • Survey to assess sustainability of the fire suppression industry

    Leonardo Academy is conducting a survey to begin a sustainability assessment of the fire suppression industry. Building owners, managers and occupants can fill out a 5-minute survey to contribute to understanding the environmental and sustainability impacts of this industry. To assess the sustainability of the fire suppression industry, information on fire suppression systems currently in place ...


    By 3BL Media

  • Environmental assessments for Sierra Leone help sustainable development

    The vital role of environmental assessments in supporting the sustainable use of Sierra Leone's rich natural heritage has won high level support at a seminar entitled 'Environmental Assessment: A Tool for Sustainable Development', which took place last week in the country's capital of Freetown. Speaking at the seminar, organized by the Sierra Leone Environmental Protection Agency (SLEPA) with ...

  • Study Assesses Threats to Groundwater Availability and Sustainability in Northern Atlantic Coastal Plain

    Scientists Look at Issue from Long Island to North Carolina Threats to groundwater availability and sustainability in the Northern Atlantic Coastal Plain are dependent to a large degree by the type of aquifers used for water supply, according to a new regional assessment by the U.S. Geological Survey. The water challenges ...

  • New tool to assess sustainability of transport noise reduction devices

    A new method of assessing the sustainability of noise reduction devices (NRDs) used in transport infrastructure, such as noise barriers or absorptive claddings, is presented in a recent study. The new set of specially designed sustainability criteria allows NRDs to be easily and accurately evaluated, its developers suggest. Noise reduction is a key part of the European Commission’s ...

  • John Marshall Roberts launches roberts worldview assessment at sustainable brands `10

    John Marshall Roberts, author of "Igniting Inspiration," and founder of Worldview Learning launched his new consumer insights product, the Roberts Worldview Assessment [RWA], at the Sustainable Brands "10 conference today. RWA is a scientifically designed business tool to help change attitudes and inspire positive behavior change in mainstream audiences. This innovative psychometric tool takes a ...

  • L’Oréal USA implements new environmental assessment tools to enhance sustainable packaging

    In an effort to reduce the environmental impacts of its beauty product packaging, L’Oréal USA, the subsidiary of the world’s largest beauty company, has introduced two important new assessment tools into the package design process. Recognizing that packaging contributes significant environmental impacts within the overall lifecycle of a personal care product, the company is ...


    By 3BL Media

  • MPs call for IPC to assess the sustainability of energy from waste fuel sources

    The Infrastructure Planning Commission (IPC) should have a greater role in assessing the sustainability of energy from waste (EfW) fuel sources, according to a new report by the House of Commons Energy and Climate Change Committee. The report entitled The proposals for national policy statements on energy focuses on the Government’s proposals on national policy statements (NPSs), which will form ...

  • The Security and Sustainability Forum’s Begins a Webinar Series Addressing the National Climate Assessment

    The Security and Sustainability Forum announces the next session, “National Climate Assessment Findings,” co-produced with Second Nature, in partnership with the National Council for Science and the Environment, the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education, ICLEI- Local Governments for Sustainability USA, the American ...


  • BASF Hosts its first Symposium on Sustainability Assessment in Agriculture

    Together with leading experts from the food industry, agriculture, academia and NGOs, BASF laid the foundation to bring forward solutions for sustainability assessment, an essential part of the agricultural business. Under the theme " Perspectives for Agriculture - Progress through Sustainability Assessment", BASF hosted this international symposium on March 21 and 22 in Berlin. "This symposium ...

  • Mouchel strengthens environmental planning and sustainability team with Environmental Assessment Associate Director

    Denise Wright has joined Mouchel’s Environmental Planning and Sustainability division as Associate Director as part of the consulting and business services group’s plan to strengthen its environmental offering. Denise has worked on numerous projects, from feasibility studies to the process design of full-scale energy generation facilities treating a range of waste streams since the mid 1980s. ...


    By Mouchel Limited

  • Sustainable Manufacturing

    Sustainable manufacturing has become an ongoing topic of discussion across a wide range of industries. Consisting of processes that minimize negative environmental impacts while conserving energy and other natural resources, sustainable manufacturing also incorporates economically sound processes that are safe for employees, communities and consumers. To facilitate the development and use of ...


    By ASTM International

  • Sustainability at a Profit

    How profitable are the world's major industrial and agricultural sectors? According to a new report by the London-based consultancy Trucost, when one accounts for these sectors' costs to third parties in the form of environmental and other damages, the answer is "not very." Many sectors seem lucrative when ...

  • Sustainability purchasing

    Offshoring - The Wal-Mart effect - Corporate Responsibility - These are some of the drivers behind the trend line towards more green and sustainable purchasing. More and more organizations are adopting sustainability or Corporate Responsibility (CR) commitments - public declarations that the firm is integrating environmental, ethical, and social factors throughout their business strategies, ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Noise Impact Assessment Africa

    WKC is proud to announce that it has been awarded a contract to deliver a noise impact assessment for a new 200MW wind farm in East Africa. Wind power capacity in the region is expected to increase by around 12 gigawatts by 2040. The project will convert wind into useful energy utilising an array of highly efficient land based wind turbines. The first phase of the ...


    By WKC Group

  • Environmental assessment of industrial clusters

    Critically polluted industrial areas are not just an environmental challenge, but they are a public health challenges. 85% of big industrial clusters in India are health hazards as air, water and land pollution levels are not fit for human habitants.  The Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) released a study Criteria for Comprehensive Environmental Assessment of Industrial Clusters ranking the ...

  • Sustainable Development Commission Fails to Sustain Enthusiasm

    NEW YORK, New York, April 26, 2005 (ENS) - Four days after the Commission on Sustainable Development closed its 13th meeting at UN ...

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