Environmental Responsibility

The environmental responsibility of companies is one of the three pillars of CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility) as well as an integral part of sustainable development within companies, nonprofits, communities, and institutions. Corporate environmental responsibility is especially significant in the current environmental context, what with global warming, the alarming destruction of biodiversity, and other pressing environmental issues, and is becoming a pillar of responsible development for organizations, corporations, and NGOs. Today, considering and/or avoiding environmental risks is essential for the successful and sustainable development of organizations and pushes them to operate in an environmentally sustainable manner. Today, our modes of production and consumption are harmful to the environment, but we don’t have to continue down this path... Global warming, ecodesign, biodiversity, stakeholder awareness ... Find in this category news of companies’ environmental responsibility initiatives. Discover also examples of environmental responsibility commitment and approaches of organizations in the field of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR).

Supply Chains Cause 90% Of Companies’ Environmental Impacts. How Can They Be Improved?

par André Gonçalves

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Sustainability is a growing concern in companies and it’s changing the way business is done. For many different reasons, from consumer demand to cost savings or risk avoidance, the number of companies developing CSR and sustainability strategies is growing. However, in many industries, the challenges to sustainability are external and dependant on suppliers across the supply chain. In fact, McKinsey says…

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New Report Says The Food System Is Broken. Here’s How To Fix It

par André Gonçalves

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The Ellen MacArthur Foundation report says unhealthy food production makes healthy eating impossible. Let’s go over our current food system and find out why it is broken. Afterward, we’ll take a look at the benefits of adopting the principles of a circular economy and what it would take to make it global. A Broken Food System That’s Not Circular Our food…

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Is EU’s New Electronic Waste Repair Policy A True Game Changer?

par André Gonçalves

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Good news for the right to repair movement. Because of a recently approved law, household consumer items like washing machines, dishwashers, light sources, displays, and fridges may soon have a longer life expectancy. In early January, the European Union signed new legislation requiring manufacturers to produce longer-lasting products that are easier to repair. But how relevant is this new regulation? And…

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New Study Says The Price Of Beer Will Increase Due To Global Warming

par André Gonçalves

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The price of beer is likely to increase due to climate change. A study from Nature International Journal warns about the effects that the decline of agricultural yields can have on the price of the most consumed alcoholic beverage in the world. As temperatures rise and extreme weather events are likely to happen more often and with higher intensity. Let’s dig…

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Diesel or Petrol Engines: Which Pollutes More? A Complex Question

par André Gonçalves

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Which Is More Polluting: Petrol Engines Or Diesel Engines? Which Emits The Most CO2? And What About Fine Particles And NOx? Let’s Find Out. The issue surrounding diesel and petrol engine pollution is very common. For many years we were told diesel engines pollute less; but today, we blame diesel engines for polluting more. So who is right and who is…

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Is a Circular Economy the Key to Fighting Climate Change? A Circle Economy report

par André Gonçalves

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Is a circular economy the key to fighting climate change? How circular are human’s activities nowadays? In what ways can a circular economy help reduce greenhouse gas emissions? How can governments help in the transition to a more circular world? Let’s find out. A Natural World That is Circular and a Linear Society On January 22, at the annual World Economic…

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Does Organic Farming Use Pesticides? Are Pesticides Allowed In Organic Products?

par André Gonçalves

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Can pesticides be used in organic farming? The products used in organic farming – are they good for human health? Do they protect the environment better? These issues are quite controversial. While some people argue pesticides are totally banned in organic, others believe some are allowed. Pesticides are authorized in organic farming but they are different pesticides than ones used in…

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Is Solar Energy Really Green And Sustainable?

par André Gonçalves

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Is solar energy really zero emissions, clean and sustainable? How much has it grown over the last years? What’s wrong about it? Let’s find out. Solar Energy And Photovoltaic Panels Today As you probably know already, solar energy is one type of renewable energy, i.e., an energy that is produced using resources that replenish quicker than the rate at which humankind…

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Plane or cars – which means of transport pollutes the most?

par André Gonçalves

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For a long time, planes have been much blamed for greenhouse emissions and global warming. For many years, they were considered the most polluting way of transportation. Trains, buses, and even cars – all vehicles were said to perform better than planes. But is this “common sense” still true nowadays? According to the latest data, not really. Let’s find out. Is…

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5 Steps for you to help stop deforestation

par André Gonçalves

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How can we help stop deforestation? And why is it important that we do it? Let’s find out what’s causing deforestation and what can we can do about it! Get to know our 5 steps to help stop deforestation. The importance of deforestation We know deforestation is a real problem in the world today. Apart from damaging the environment, deforestation also…

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