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For 25 years, EDF+Business has combined cutting-edge science, economic expertise and unexpected partnerships to help high-impact companies transform “business as usual” in their products, operations, supply chains and advocacy.
Northern Trust’s Corporate Services Group, charged with management of our real estate portfolio, procurement and facilities services, executes Northern Trust’s objective of reducing or eliminating negative environmental impacts from our supply chain. We detail our environmental expectations of vendors by providing them our Supplier Code of Conduct. Vendors’ sustainable practices are factored into our selection process, and we regularly review suppliers’ adherence to the Supplier Code of Conduct and pursue corrective measures when necessary, as noted in our Global Procurement Policy.
Return on net operating assets (RONOA) is a core measure of financial sustainability that measures how effectively we use our asset base to generate profit.
In 2017 Sappi North America achieved a 4.7 percent RONOA, down only slightly from the prior year due to very challenging conditions in graphics and release markets. Disciplined cost management and strong performance in our dissolving wood pulp helped to offset the impact of these headwinds.
Bloomberg is always looking for opportunities to reduce water-consumption in our facilities. We used an estimated 122 million gallons of water in 2017, largely driven by our employees and building operations. Accurately quantifying the scale of our global water consumption has proven challenging, but that has not deterred our global water-reduction strategy.
A father of five who lives on a cattle farm, Clint Collins has a safety-first mentality. In his job as a Boiler/By-Products Supervisor at the Jack Daniel Distillery in Lynchburg, Tennessee, Clint has improved safety procedures and culture for the close-knit team he considers his second family. Read more about Clint in our latest Corporate Responsibility Report or on our website.
Our commitment to improve lives and make a positive impact while we work to reduce our environmental footprint are important to us. We will continue to increase our use of renewable energy and lower-impact materials. This will directly impact the communities in which we operate and benefit our consumers, no matter where they are around the globe.
Antea Group consultant Steven Meun recently presented on sustainability for facility operations. The session walks you through the fundamentals of sustainability in the facility context, looks at the rationale for incorporating sustainability into your business, and examines some of the basics and first steps for tackling sustainability in water, waste, and energy.
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In Steven Covey's book "The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People", Habit #7 is "Sharpen the Saw". My interpretation of this habit is that everyone should take some time to step back from the day-to-day battles and do things that refresh and improve oneself. For example, taking time to learn, teach, exercise, socialize, relax, etc.