Environmental risk management, monitoring and reporting is not new. We have seen this topic evolve from purely a compliance matter in the 1980s to environmental management systems in the 1990s, and it shifted again from integrated environmental, health and safety (EHS) in the 2000s to environmental risk management in the 2010s.
Now we are entering a new, broader phase of corporate environmental stewardship, in which standards and expectations are rapidly developing. Getting practical and timely guidance is more important than ever.
PracticalESG.com will provide information on corporate activities and outcomes that impact the health of the planet, including:
- Waste management
- Air emissions (including greenhouse gas emissions)
- Climate change impacts
- Water and wastewater management
- Product design and use concerns (i.e., product life cycle impacts and energy needs)
- Chemical use in manufacturing
- Chemical content of products
- Recyclability/circular economy
- “Responsible manufacturing”
- Supply chain environmental impacts back to the point of raw material extraction/mining