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  1. Marc

    Renewables, led by wind, provided more power than coal in Germany in 2018

    Renewables, led by wind, provided more power than coal in Germany in 2018 According to the Fraunhofer Institute, Germany's renewable power sector produced more electricity than coal in 2018 for the first time ever, with renewables providing 40 percent of the year's produced electricity and coal...
  2. Sidney Vianna

    Interesting Read World wide energy demand will peak in the early 2030's

    With so much talk about climate change and the need to limit carbon emissions related to our energy production, a lot of interest exists on the modelling of future energy demand and supply. For a fascinating review of the expected demand, check the attached file.
  3. Q

    TL9000 - 9.1.3.C.3 - Sustainability Assessment

    Could you please suggest some ideas to meet this requirement for TL9000 rev.6.0? It is not so clear why they use "should" in the standard. The organization should assess the status of its sustainability efforts as appropriate to its organization, products, and services. 9.1.3.C.3–NOTE A sample...
  4. Sidney Vianna

    The Future of Spaceship Earth - The UN Sustainable Development Goals

    In September 2015, the United Nations adopted the new Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) for the year 2030, setting an ambition for a safe and sustainable future for everyone, and especially for the less privileged passengers aboard ‘Spaceship Earth’. The 17 goals provide a global framework...
  5. somashekar

    How to put in place a Risk Assessment of Vulnerabilities & Corruption...

    Hi.. As a part of Sustainability drive, our customer is looking at us to have in place a Risk assessment of vulnerabilities & corruption. Can anyone guide me through how this can be put in place. Are there any standards or other documents that you can lead me to. I will be happy if someone can...
  6. Marc

    What companies think climate change will have a material impact on their business?

    What companies think climate change will have a material impact on their business?
  7. insect warfare

    New home for the R2 (Responsible Recycling) standard Source: R2 Solutions Press Release R2 Solutions today welcomed the formation of SERI (Sustainable Electronics Recycling International), which will succeed R2 Solutions in developing and promoting the R2 Standard. Beginning today, the R2 Standard will...
  8. L

    The proposed changes to ISO 14001: Better or just bigger?

    In a recent Globescan survey, ISO 14001 came up last on a list of the top 7 drivers of industry progress towards sustainability over the next 5 years. Will the proposed changes propel ISO 14001 higher or take it off the list? This is just one of the points we’ll cover on June 24th in a webinar...
  9. D

    What is an AIAG Sustainability Report?

    Anyone ever been asked by the autonotive OEM's to complete an AIAG sustainability report? What is this about?
  10. P

    Anyone have experience with GLOBAL GAP (Global Good Agricultural Practices)??

    Anyone have experience with GLOBAL GAP? We have to Implement Global GAP for our Farms Located in Saudi Arabia. Can anyone guide for the implementation? Regards, Ghulam Mustafa
  11. Sidney Vianna

    Cleaning up the Global Compact: Dealing with Corporate Free Riders

    If you want to know whether greenwash is alive and well, look no further than the thousands of companies being thrown out of the world's largest voluntary corporate sustainability initiative, the UN Global Compact. More than 750 businesses, including major corporations in Europe and America are...
  12. M

    Improving Employee Involvement in Company Sustainability

    I attended a webinar yesterday on improving employee invovlement in sustainability by Brown & Flynn. One of the items I saw was "My Sustainability Plan" developed for Wal-Mart. This is more for your employees or anyone else to use on a personal level but can lead to employees bringing it back...
  13. M

    Reporting: Sustainability, Environmental, Social and Global Reporting Initiative

    Good Afternoon, We are looking for some clarification on some KPI's for GRI. We will be reporting to Level C. We are a privately held worlwide company with a very few competitors. We do not think our owner would like for the details of the financails to be disclosed. KPI 2.8...
  14. Marc

    Earthscraper Takes Sustainable Design Underground

    From Slash dot (aka /.) The 'Earthscraper,' a 65-story, 82,000-square-foot inverted pyramid beneath Mexico City takes a new approach to escalating megacity problems like population growth, urban sprawl, preserving open space, and conserving energy and water, promising to turn the modern...
  15. P

    New Renault CSR just published on the IATF Global Oversight webpage

    Renault Specific Requirements (1st revision) have just been published on the IATF global oversight webpage. then OEM Customer-Specific Requirements. They have added a chapter 5 about some key points in ISO TS 16949 and they also mention sustainable...
  16. P

    Sustainability Reports - Is there any rule to publish company Sustainability Report

    Hi, Can anyone tell, is there any rule to publish sustainability report of company. Regards:thanx:
  17. M

    Useful Air Quality Tool for Livestock - US Air Quality Site Assesment Tool

    The link below will take you to the National (US) Air Quality Site Assesment Tool. Below is an except taken from the site brochure on what this tool can help with. "Benefits for Producers • Voluntarily and securely assess current management practices using a tool tailored to your...
  18. somashekar

    Driving CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility) Performance down the Supply Chain

    We are a leading OEM supplier, and on the behest of our customer we have done our bit to align with the Electronic Industry code of conduct (EICC) as a part of supplier sustainability drive. see here about EICC One of the requirement in the code is to get the next tier suppliers to acknowledge...
  19. Randy

    ISO 50001 Energy Management Systems - Requirements

    This is part of an email that I received concerning ISO 50001 which will replace BS 16001:2009 Energy management systems. BS EN 16001:2009 (E) is currently the European standard for Energy management and 3rd party systems certification and is seeing some use in the USA and elsewhere. Hi...
  20. A

    Sustainability 101 Training Ideas and Presentation Materials wanted

    Hi I will be kicking off a suatainability Committee in my company very soon. I have compiled a few slides but am still looking for some material. we are a manufacturing (printing) company. I would appreciate any links to good sites on the subject. Thanks a lot..
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