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Ecovadis Conference 2016: Calling All Brands

Carol Baroudi

Two weeks ago in Paris, EcoVadis held its annual conference, providing content to both its customers and its global staff of analysts, those ultimately responsible for scoring companies across a spectrum of corporate social responsibility and sustainability criteria.

Arrow Electronics’ Value Recovery Business Named “Gold Leader” in Colorado Environmental Leadership Program

Press Release

DENVER, October 19, 2015 /3BL Media/ - The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment today recognized Arrow Electronics, Inc.’s (NYSE: ARW) Value Recovery business for its environmental commitment by naming it a new “Gold Leader” in the state’s Environmental Leadership Program.



In my recent blog “Stop. Don’t Recycle That,” I put heavy emphasis on the first R of the sustainability mantra – namely, REDUCE. In our digital world, it’s easy to forget about paper and its environmental costs. I continuously get reminders from companies that insist that I should get all my information from them electronically because it’s “more green.” The truth of the matter is that it costs them a boatload less money, and the environmental savings are a bonus.

Electronics and Embedded Energy


Much of the discussion around energy focuses on how to reduce its use. For example:

  1. Turn things off when you’re not using them
  2. Keep the thermostat low in winter, high in summer
  3. Opt for energy-efficient appliances (look for the ENERGY STAR and EPEAT logos)

Yet, in the lifecycle of any product, energy is consumed at every phase, including:

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