An Interview with Nick Martin, Sustainability Practice Leader
Across every sector, businesses are coming under increased pressure from regulators, investors and customers to think more seriously about their exposure to climate risk—both the physical risks of climate change, but also the transition risks associated with the shift to a low carbon economy.
ST. PAUL, Minn., October 21, 2020 /3BL Media/ - Antea Group USA introduced a new service to their Environmental Mergers and Acquisitions offerings called Sustainability Transaction Assessment Report (STAR). STAR is a research-driven report that delivers clear data to help you understand environment, social, and corporate governance (ESG) risk. It cuts through the confusion and zeros in on the issues that are most likely to have a material impact on an investment.
Two decades ago, a tiny snowball started rolling. The sprawl of the American manufacturing industry was beginning to be lured to foreign shores in what would become one of the greatest waves of offshoring in modern history.
Now, supply chain dynamics are transforming again as global disruption sets in. What does this mean for EHS managers and their strategic planning as we move forward?
Fleet vehicles are powerful tools used to transport goods, skilled workers, and other assets to and from final destinations. Owning and operating a fleet likely means that third-party vendors are involved to ensure the fleet is refueled, washed, maintained, and serviced to operate safely and efficiently.
A Snapshot of On-Site Solar System Considerations and Cost
Over the past few months, we’ve provided guidance and resources on how to identify, properly scope out, and implement facility optimization projects. Once your facility has been optimized from an operations perspective, you now have the opportunity to raise the sustainability bar and realize further cost reduction by considering renewable energy sources – more specifically, solar energy.
eLearning. Online training. Webinars. Distance learning. Web-based training. Microlearning. With new advances in technology, trainers today have a myriad of choices on how to deliver training. Those of us in the EHS profession know that many regulations applicable to our industries require some level of compliance training, but with all of these new delivery methods, how do we ensure that our employees not only meet the minimum regulatory requirements but also learn something applicable to their role?
Despite this being a year that will go down as memorable for all of the wrong reasons, 2020 will also be remembered as a time where we stepped up to take care of one another.
In the face of the pandemic and national unrest, organizations have begun to place a greater emphasis on the mental health of their employees. After all, no matter the size, industry or scale, a company’s people are its most vital assets.
As businesses around the world continually grow more accountable for their environmental impacts -- both out of their own pragmatic motivations, and increasing pressure from customers, investors, and governments -- science-based targets are becoming a key focus.
These days, there’s a lot of incentive for businesses to operate in an eco-friendly and sustainable way. It really is a win-win: your business stays aligned with changing regulations, your reputation is strengthened, and your bottom line is improved.
For any company interested in long-term success, the motivation is there in spades. That said, setting unrealistic sustainability goals can lead to missed targets, decreased morale and diminishing efforts.
While companies thought they had a grasp of water protection and sustainability regulations, now these regulations are being rolled back rather than continuing the 50-year trend of strengthening them. What does it mean for the business sector?