Lately, it seems as though PFAS is everywhere. It is found in countless products across nearly every industry. In addition to the increasing regulations regarding PFAS, chemicals are also becoming a hot topic in the media and among the public. PFAS can impact products, operations, brand, and legacy liability, not to mention PFAS litigation is heating up.
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?
How to Address Environment, Health, and Safety Regulations When Opening A New Facility
Opening a facility in the U.S. can be fraught with compliance risk—companies need to have all bases covered, including environment, health, and safety (EHS) concerns. The list of regulations is quite long and they can be complex.
Antea Group's blog has a compilation of the top regulatory concerns that may be key to obtain a license to operate and start doing business in the United States. Save time and money and read before you proceed.
Capitalizing on sustained low natural gas prices, the United States has seen a fair amount of build-out of new pipeline infrastructure to reach new markets since last year’s Strategic Directions: Natural Gas Industry Report. Additionally, the changeover in administrations at the federal level is widely seen as favorable for continued industry growth. However, despite announced intentions to immediately accelerate energy infrastructure development, several bumps have been encountered right out of the gate.
Today, product companies are facing increasing pressure from both business and consumer stakeholders to create more responsible products, while also contending with tightening environmental regulations. Antea Group highlights 9 brands that are completely rewriting their approach - by throwing out the traditional “make, consume, waste” model and embracing the circular economy.
Green infrastructure is an approach to stormwater management that protects, restores or mimics the natural water cycle. Natural processes can be used to provide important services by protecting against flooding or excessive heat, or helping to improve air, soil and water quality. When nature is utilized in an infrastructure system, it is called “green infrastructure”, whereas “gray infrastructure” is the term often used for engineered structures. Green infrastructure is most often associated with stormwater management systems.
Norfolk Southern has internal controls and procedures in place to ensure that we meet or exceed environmental regulations that apply to the company and its operating facilities. The company complies with an array of federal environmental statutes and programs delegated to state and local governments. Among relevant laws and regulations are the Clean Water Act, the Clean Air Act, the Oil Pollution Control Act, and the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act.
At the 2013 EHS Compliance Excellence Conference on July 17 in Minneapolis, NAEM spoke with Rachel Degenhardt, EHS Regulatory Expert for Enhesa, about the growth in environmental regulations in jurisdictions around the globe. She provides her analysis of what we can expect in the year to come and what companies should do to prepare.
For more information about best practices in corporate environmental compliance, please visit NAEM online at www.naem.org.
Cloud Collaboration Network and Content Service Help Manufacturers Accelerate Compliance With Environmental Regulations and Bring Products to Market More Quickly
WALLDORF, Germany, November 5, 2012 /3BL Media/ - To build a foundation for sustainable growth, manufacturers must simultaneously ensure products are safe and compliant with complex, varied environmental regulations. Bringing together its cloud leadership and footprint with manufacturers worldwide, todaySAP AG (NYSE: SAP) announced two new cloud-based sustainability solutions to help customers more easily handle these challenges.