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Weatherford's Sustainable Performance

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Weatherford is focused on implementing world-class, reliable, durable, efficient, safe, and environmentally responsible practices, products, and services. This is led through our Operational Excellence and Performance System (OEPS) which integrates our management of quality, health, safety, security, and the environment (QHSSE) through global standards, procedures, and protocols. All business risk assessments are inclusive of QHSSE, and protection of the environment is given a high priority in all product creation and service activities.

Weatherford Holds Suppliers to High Standards

Weatherford Supply Chain Management
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Weatherford has built its reputation as an organization that requires ethical business practices and high levels of integrity in all of our business transactions.

Central to our corporate sustainability journey, Weatherford has created efficient, healthy, resilient, and transparent supply chains where we aim to work only with suppliers that share our values and commitment to ethical business practices.

The International WELL Building Institute™ Announces WELL Portfolio™

Streamlined certification pathway for Multiple Existing Buildings will leverage efficiencies, drive performance improvements across portfolios
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NEW YORK, May 31, 2017  /3BL Media/ – The International WELL Building Institute™ (IWBI™) announced today that CBRE Group, Inc., Hines, and Lendlease are among leading global developers collaborating with IWBI to deliver WELL Portfolio™, a new cost-effective, existing building portfolio certification pathway within the WELL Building Standard™ (WELL).  This new pathway will reward a commitment to ongoing enhancements to existing buildings, with specific focus on policies, programs, procurement guidelines, and plans that can be applied across a portfolio of buildings.

Infrastructure Week 2017: Keys to Digital Grid Strategy

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At the dawn of the Fourth Industrial Revolution, we are relying heavily on the impacts of a more digital grid. The previous revolutions had significant impacts on society – introducing steam, electricity and computing, but none that were so closely intertwined with technology.

Caterpillar Highlights Commitment to “Building Better” and Making Sustainable Progress Possible Around the World

2016 Sustainability Report Available Online
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PEORIA, Ill., May 15, 2017 /3BL Media/ – Caterpillar Inc. (NYSE: CAT) published its Sustainability Report today, highlighting the company’s focus for more than 90 years on building better – better lives, better communities and, ultimately, a better world. Titled “Building Better,” the report showcases how Caterpillar customers use the company’s equipment to develop infrastructure, energy and natural resource assets that improve living standards and make sustainable progress around the world.

The Circular Economy Advantage on Bechtel Projects

by James Feiler, Environmental Services Manager and Michael Davies, Project Environmental Manger, SCPx Project
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A defining characteristic of the remarkable industrial development experienced over the last 100 years has been a ‘make-use-dispose’ approach to resource utilization in industrial processes. While this ‘linear economy’ approach has resulted in enormous advances for societies, it also has created an unsustainable demand for and use of resources and materials. With global population expected to swell to an estimated 9 billion by 2050, the intelligent use of limited resources in production and consumption has become a subject of socio-political, environmental, and economic discussion.

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A defining characteristic of the remarkable industrial development experienced over the last 100 years has been a ‘make-use-dispose’ approach to resource utilization in industrial processes. While this ‘linear economy’ approach has resulted in enormous advances for societies, it also has created an unsustainable demand for and use of resources and materials. With global population expected to swell to an estimated 9 billion by 2050, the intelligent use of limited resources in production and consumption has become a subject of socio-political, environmental, and economic discussion.

Collaboration, Creativity and Planning Will Define Smart Cities

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The rise of the smart city will rely on the ability of stakeholders to collaborate, engage citizens and act on data. Partnerships are hard at work and planning is under way to overcome the legacy of siloed services, focus on integrated systems that will ultimately be more adept at delivering critical services, empower communities and elevate our quality of life.

Ingersoll Rand in the News: Energy Digital

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W. Scott Tew, executive director of the Center for Energy Efficiency and Sustainability at Ingersoll Rand, recently discussed with Energy Digital the ever-increasing need to embed sustainable practices in business to drive profitability.

Epic Investment Trends in Smart Distribution Systems

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For more than 100 years, electric utilities worldwide made relatively few investments to electric distribution networks; focusing primarily on generation and transmission infrastructure. As such, the traditional electric distribution system—comprised of a passive network of poles, wires, transformers and capacitors— delivered power to commercial, industrial and residential customers in largely the same manner for decades.

When Energy Storage Joins the Blockchain the Entire Energy Community Benefits

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Answering the call for increasing energy self-reliance, a grassroots electricity-sharing model is emerging. “Community microgrids,” comprising community-owned or subscribed solar PV and other renewable energy sources, offer participants and surrounding consumers the security of energy resilience in times of grid failure and protection from energy price increases driven by volatile energy markets. They also give energy producers/consumers (aka “prosumers”) more control over the renewable energy they generate.

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