This blog combines articles from ADEC ESG Solutions, as well as FirstCarbon Solutions (FCS), an ADEC Innovation.


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What are Science Based Targets?

Posted by Alicia Godlove on Dec 6, 2016 10:00:00 AM


One of the key goals of the Paris Agreement is to limit global warming to less than 2°C compared to pre-industrial temperatures. Companies are therefore working hard to reduce their greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. According to CDP, the number of its respondent companies that have set reduction targets rose from 44 percent in 2015 to 85 percent in 2016.

ADEC Innovations is Your Partner for Better CDP Performance

Posted by Alicia Godlove on Nov 29, 2016 10:00:00 AM


CDP performance is one of the key indicators of a sustainable business, helping calculate the impact companies have on climate change. Investors and customers consider a business’ CDP performance to be one piece of concrete proof of its sustainability.

Why Should Companies Voluntarily Participate in Carbon Cap and Trade?

Posted by Sharolyn Vettese on Nov 22, 2016 10:00:00 AM


Voluntary participation in carbon cap and trade is one of those things that is worthwhile to do even though not everyone is doing it, and it does require some effort. There are direct and indirect financial rewards for companies that do so. Ontario’s cap and trade program was implemented July 1, 2016. 

Transforming Our World Through Impact Assessments

Posted by Ben Wilde on Nov 15, 2016 10:00:00 AM


Reflected in our contemporary way of life are the dire consequences of unabated progress and consumerism. These impacts include climate change, biodiversity loss, corruption, inequalities in opportunities, and mass hunger, to name a few. Understanding our world requires an assessment of the cause and gravity of these impacts.

The Importance of Supplier Risk Management

Posted by Ben Wilde on Nov 8, 2016 10:00:00 AM


Maintaining a good relationship with suppliers is important for organizations. How good is your relationship with your suppliers? Suppliers play a significant role in an organization’s supply chain.

The road to 100% renewable energy

Posted by Greg Scandrett on Nov 1, 2016 10:00:00 AM


Is your country running on 100% renewable energy? Do you think it’s impossible? For Iceland, it’s not.

Groundwater Pollution: Causes and Prevention

Posted by Alicia Godlove on Oct 25, 2016 10:00:00 AM


Groundwater is a fundamental segment of the Earth’s water resources, about 25% of the planet’s overall fresh water supply, while surface water stored in rivers, lakes and soil moisture accounts for less than 1%. Groundwater and surface water are often closely interconnected, so when surface water becomes polluted, groundwater can become contaminated as well.

What Does 10,000 tons per year of GHG Emissions Look Like?

Posted by Sharolyn Vettese on Oct 18, 2016 10:00:00 AM


On May 18, 2016 the Ontario government gave royal assent to legislate the Climate Change Mitigation and Low-carbon Economy Act, which implements the Cap and Trade Regulation effective July 1, 2016. Reporting and verification of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions is required.

The Holy Grail of Supply Chain Traceability

Posted by Ben Wilde on Oct 11, 2016 10:00:00 AM


From governments and regulatory bodies to companies and consumers, the value of supply chain traceability has become more easily understood. Supply chain traceability is defined as the ability to identify and trace the history, distribution, location and application of products, parts and materials, to ensure the reliability of sustainability claims in the areas of human rights, labor (including health and safety), the environment and anti-corruption. It allows us to verify where resources or materials come from, as well as product quality and authenticity.

There's More to Offer: FirstCarbon Solutions is Now ADEC Innovations

Posted by Michele Carchman on Oct 4, 2016 10:00:00 AM


We are excited to announce that FirstCarbon Solutions’ (FCS) ESG business line is now ADEC Innovations!

When you hear the name ‘FirstCarbon’, to some it conveys a sole emphasis on carbon management. While carbon management is one service we provide, our capabilities exceed and build upon this, combining our Industry Expertise, Data Management and Software Solutions into innovations that help save time, reduce costs, optimize resources and drive operational efficiencies.