A crucial aspect of delivering sustainable products and services is sustainable packaging. In designing sustainable packaging for a product, companies need to answer a few questions, including: will it attract consumers to the product; how much will it cost; and will it provide needed protection for my product?
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This blog combines articles from ADEC ESG Solutions, as well as FirstCarbon Solutions (FCS), an ADEC Innovation.
Many companies incorporate sustainability practices in all areas of their operations. From policies, production processes, products and services, every member of their corporate community takes part in promoting sustainability. As a result, their sustainability programs are effective, self-preserving and resilient, assuring they will be carried on by future leaders of the company.
Down to Size: How to Manage the Big Data Behind Your Environmental Sustainability Reporting
Posted by Greg Scandrett on Mar 15, 2016 10:30:00 AMMORE
For organizations in industries from healthcare to marketing, big data has become both a powerful tool and a management challenge. This trend is no different in the infrastructure sector, where developers and utilities must get their arms around scattered environmental sustainability data to support reporting and compliance efforts.
Setting Emissions Reduction Targets within the Corporate Sector – Part 3
Posted by Megan Crawford on Mar 4, 2016 10:30:00 AMMORE
Setting Emissions Reduction Targets within the Corporate Sector – Part 2
Posted by Megan Crawford on Mar 2, 2016 10:30:00 AMMORE
What is a science-based target?
Emissions reduction targets adopted by companies to reduce GHG emissions are considered “science-based” if they are in line with the level of decarbonization required to keep global temperature increase from pre-industrial times to below 2°C, as described in the Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC AR5). Our planets current trajectory is leaning toward a 4°C temperature increase above pre-industrial levels.
Setting Emissions Reduction Targets within the Corporate Sector – Part 1
Posted by Megan Crawford on Feb 29, 2016 10:30:00 AMMORE
According to CDP, more than 80% of the world’s 500 largest companies established emissions reduction or energy-specific targets in the 2014-2015 fiscal year. Since you cannot manage what you do not measure, setting emissions reduction targets allow companies to measure and track the progress of their annual GHG emissions associated with direct operations and their supply chains.
Basic Waste Management: Stop and Think Before You Toss Your Trash
Posted by Megan Crawford on Feb 2, 2016 12:28:53 PMMORE
How Sweden Became the World’s Most Sustainable Country: Top 5 Reasons
Posted by Ben Wilde on Jan 12, 2016 2:47:41 PMMORE
Sweden is ranked as the Most Sustainable Country in the World for 2015 according to the Country Sustainability Ranking study. The Scandinavian nation emerged ahead of 59 other countries evaluated on a broad range of Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) components, retaining the lead position it secured last year. The Country Sustainability Ranking is based on crucial risk and return drivers important for investors, and consists of 17 indicators that provide insights into the investment risks and opportunities associated with each country.
H.B. Fuller’s Lüneburg Adhesive Academy is LEED® Certified to the Gold Level
Posted by Ben Wilde on Jan 5, 2016 12:02:49 PMMORE
Business sustainability, the way companies control their environmental, social and financial risk, obligations and opportunities, is essential for long-term profitability and viability. It is a framework that is increasingly embraced by companies across industries worldwide. In construction, “green building” has captured the imagination of engineers and architects.
The Manufacturing Industry’s Role in the Circular Economy
Posted by Michele Carchman on Dec 29, 2015 11:05:39 AMMORE
For two centuries, the linear model of production was the dominant, uncontested model in manufacturing. Manufacturers turned raw materials into finished products and then sold these to consumers. Consumers, in turn, bought these finished products and then discarded them afterwards. The model presented a process that had a starting point and an endpoint, and was self-contained in that it paid little attention to the status of or cost to the environment as resources were extracted and products were discarded. In a world of seemingly unlimited resources, it made sense for the maximization of profit to be the main, if not only driver, of businesses, with limited regard for social and environmental costs.