Overcoming Barriers to Corporate Water Stewardship
For companies pursuing corporate water stewardship strategies, a common barrier to action is the perceived low cost of water “at the tap.” Water reduction, reuse, and recycling projects often do not meet investment hurdle rates or compare positively to other investments. This also acts to limit community and watershed engagement actions outside of the fence line as well.
Efforts Focus on Improving Sustainability Investment Decision-Making
MONTERREY, Mexico and ST. PAUL, Minn., August 31, 2015 /3BL Media/ – Over the past 18 months, Antea Group in partnership with Fundación FEMSA has coalesced a number of thought-leading organizations to form the Monetization Working Group (MWG). This group aims to accelerate progress via removing obstacles to better, more sustainable business decisions by making key elements of sustainability more tangible and helping to build a better case for investment.
Antea Group and the Original Equipment Suppliers Association (OESA) invite you to the Global Environment, Health and Safety (EHS) regulatory workshop on April 29th, 2015 in Michigan. EHS professionals, corporate risk managers and operations managers with international responsibility are encouraged to attend!
November 10, 2014 /3BL Media/ - Antea®Group, a global engineering and environmental consulting firm, is pleased to announce recognition today as an accredited CDP USA Water Consultancy Partner and founding member of CDP’s new Corporate Water Pilot Program. Through this partnership, CDP has accredited Antea Group to offer water consultancy expertise to companies who respond to CDP’s annual water questionnaire, including Water Reporter Services members and Water Supply Chain program members as well as their suppliers.
By Donna Lynch, CSP, AOEE; Kylle Barrieau, AOEE and Megan Taylor, AOEE
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), there were almost 400,000 musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) reported in 2011. This accounted for 33% of all worker injury and illness cases that year. MSDs are ergonomic-related injuries and disorders that affect muscles, nerves, tendons, ligaments, joints, cartilage, and spinal discs. Most common are tendonitis, carpal tunnel syndrome, and back strains.
“When the economics work, the social and environmental benefits last”
Today’s sustainability investment options are extensive and broad ranging, including relatively straightforward efforts (e.g., energy conservation projects) to multi-year/multi-stakeholder initiatives (like those that target social and environmental improvements deep within an organization’s supply-chain). While doing any or all of these could yield significant benefits, it is often unclear which will generate the greatest, most enduring value. Faced with this dilemma, leaders often struggle to understand which choices are best and how they should evaluate the many altern
As environmental professionals, we all know the importance of accuracy and completeness when it comes to finalizing documents for external release. Investor/stakeholder disclosures, such as CDP and the Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI) questionnaires, offer opportunities for companies to tell their story regarding sustainability performance, strategy, and goals. But companies want to tell the right story. It is important to remember that once the information is out there, it may not be retracted without potential risk to reputation or integrity.
The demand and competition for diminishing water resources has resulted in unprecedented attention on water. Communities across the globe are increasingly challenged with providing sustainable and reliable water supplies to households, agriculture, and industry.