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

Improve Your CDP Response

Posted by Philip Vuong on May 8, 2019 10:00:00 AM


You have started responding to CDP’s disclosure questionnaire but have consistently received a Disclosure (D-/D) or Awareness (C-/C). You have aspirations to improve your reporting practices and to become more transparent in your disclosure environmental impact. You are working to take firmer action towards reducing emissions, and to achieve Management (B-/B) level or above from CDP in recognition of these improvements.

CDP China Launch: Green Development Through Environmental Disclosure

Posted by Ella Li on Apr 30, 2019 10:00:00 AM


In March, representatives from ADEC ESG Solutions attended CDP’s 2018 China Report Launch, “Facilitating Green Development Through Environmental Disclosure.” The meeting brought together voices from CDP, Chinese government agencies, climate NGOs such as IPE and the Carbon Trust, and other participating companies. Keep reading to find out what we learned from the event.

Reporting to CDP This Year? You Need These Tips

Posted by Philip Vuong on Apr 9, 2019 10:00:00 AM


CDP’s 2019 Questionnaire has now been released, along with a host of guides and tools. To help you get the best results you can, we’ve prepared a rundown of those tools, a list of best practices and a forensic look at the questions you found most challenging in 2018.

ADEC Innovations Attends the 4th UN Environment Assembly

Posted by Alex Donovan on Mar 28, 2019 10:33:20 AM


ADEC Innovations and members of the CleanChain team recently traveled to Nairobi to attend the 4th session of the United Nations Environment Assembly (UNEA). The week-long meeting included member states, coalitions, NGO’s, and the private sector, and had an overriding theme of addressing sustainable consumption and production as well as finding innovative solutions for environmental challenges.

5 Top Tips for Completing Your CDP Response

Posted by Philip Vuong on Mar 19, 2019 10:00:00 AM


If your company is responding to CDP this year, then now is the time to start thinking about your strategy for submitting your company’s disclosure and maximizing your score. As a CDP accredited solutions service provider, ADEC Innovations has spent years helping companies produce high-scoring CDP responses.

Drawing on our experience, we have identified five actions that every company should take to ensure CDP success this year.

Converging Tools For Chemical Management: ZDHC Gateway and CleanChain

Posted by Alicia Godlove on Mar 12, 2019 10:00:00 AM


Responsible chemical management has become a crucial part of doing business in the modern textile industry. Customers expect environmentally responsible brands, investors are paying increasing attention to sustainable investing, and regulators expect safety and compliance in manufacturing and production.

Absolute vs Intensity: How Are You Setting Science-Based Targets?

Posted by Hunter Donovan on Mar 5, 2019 10:00:00 AM


At the Paris Climate Conference in 2015, nearly 200 nations came together to sign a legally binding global climate deal to keep global temperature rise this century below 2°C. The agreement aims to keep global warming at well below 2°C above pre-industrial levels, but that will not be possible without the dedicated, active participation of companies around the world.

Lowering the Costs of Auditing through Automation

Posted by Chris Haddock on Feb 20, 2019 10:00:00 AM


Audits are costly. Managing supply chain connections, conducting assessments, tracking corrective actions, and aggregating all this information into useful reports are necessary tasks that are both time-consuming and labor-intensive. However, an effective automated solution can greatly reduce these costs, taking on much of the labor of auditing.

Science on the Hill: Scientists in Congress

Posted by Joaquin Pacheco on Feb 12, 2019 10:00:00 AM


The 2018 United States midterm elections occurred on November 6th, offering an exciting day of notable outcomes. The midterms saw a record voter turnout, with 50.3 percent of eligible voters casting a ballot, making it the highest turnout in a midterm election since 1914.

Electric Vehicles: A Solution to Air Pollution?

Posted by Megan Crawford on Feb 5, 2019 10:21:13 PM


Air pollution is a major environmental issue in cities around the world. In October 2016, the firecrackers and fireworks lit for the Hindu festival of Diwali triggered toxic smog in Delhi, which left the city’s air pollution levels 42 times higher than the safe limit. In December 2016, Beijing was enveloped in smog for six days, forcing authorities to declare the highest level smog alert of 2016. In June 2017, Parisian Clotilde Nonnez filed a lawsuit against the French state—she alleged that the French government’s inaction on Paris’ severe air pollution led to her serious health problems.