Environmental Sustainability FAQ

/Environmental Sustainability FAQ

Environmental Sustainability FAQ

Energy & Sustainability Data Management, CSR Reporting, Sustainability, GHG emission, climate change, CDP, GRI, DJSI, UNGC

CSR / Sustainability reporting requires input from various aspects of your organization.  To fully complete a Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP), Global Reporting Initiative (GRI), UN Global Compact (UNGC), Sustainability Accounting Standards Board (SASB) or any other CSR / Sustainability frameworks, you need data from various groups to pull together energy, water, freight,  air quality, GHG emissions, natural resource consumption and costs.  Reporting protects your brand, creates insight into environmental sustainability activities and allows you to drive transparency.

The Economic, Environmental and Social performance brings value to your entire organization, investors and consumers.

Value and Business Case:

  • Increased operational efficiency and waste reduction
  • Enhance your corporate reputation and brand equity
  • Implementing a sustainable resilience prepares for climate change
  • Improve transparency about corporate performance
  • Continually reduce use of natural resources improve operational performance

Your stakeholders want information to learn more about your business operations.  By releasing a sustainability report or simply running a sustainability program, can provide insight into how your business depends on the environment, natural resources and the long-term impact your will have on your community.

Are you recognizing?

  • Investors are now asking for sustainability disclosures
  • Customers are interested in your social responsibility
  • Employees look to be employed by environmental conscious companies
With data in various silos, are you grappling with how to engage others within your organization to provide you with the data you need to obtain the information you need to generate your final report?

Ways to handle this:

  • Replace the frustration of circulating Excel to multiple groups and people
  • SharePoint only goes so far to automate your qualitative and quantitative results
  • Find technology, like CSRware, to reach those individuals add data to one location

Air quality at the factory and plant level requires strict adherence to very specific requirements.

What does air quality require?

  • A GHG emissions inventory
  • Measuring air pollution impacts consumers health and safety
  • Maintaining clean air quality to meet compliance

Hazardous air pollutants (HAPs) are those pollutants that are known or suspected to cause cancer or other serious health effects, such as reproductive effects or birth defects, or adverse environmental effects.

Problem

Leaks, flares, and excess emissions from refineries, chemical plants and other industries emit hazardous air pollutants (HAPs), or air toxics, that are known or suspected to cause cancer, birth defects, and seriously impact the environment.

Goal

EPA has worked to identify and address illegal and excess emissions of toxic air pollutants from leaks and flares at facilities that have a significant impact on air quality and health in communities since this initiative began in 2004.

EPA will continue to implement this initiative in fiscal years 2017-19, and expand it to include addressing air emissions from large product storage tanks and hazardous waste generator and treatment, storage and disposal facilities. In doing so, EPA will focus on identifying and addressing violations of leak detection and repair requirements for product storage tanks, and hazardous waste tanks, surface impoundments, or containers, as well as  from related hazardous waste treatment equipment.

Source of information:  EPA.gov

Today and future generations depend on our common sense to curb carbon emissions around the globe.

What does climate change mean to you?

  • Sea level rising adds risk your supply chain resources
  • Air pollution impacts consumers health and safety
  • Your consumers ask questions about environmental footprint
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