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).

Earth Overshoot Day: It’s More About Carbon Emissions Than Consuming Resources

par André Gonçalves André Gonçalves

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Would humanity have exhausted nature’s annual budget if everybody in the world lived like European residents? Not really. Let us explain. The Earth Overshoot Day Has Come For Europeans In 2019, the Earth Overshoot Day falls on the 10th of May for the average European citizen, according to a report from WWF and the Global Footprint Network. Globally, this day, happening…

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CO2 Emissions And GHG: Understanding The Basics About Who’s Polluting and How

par André Gonçalves André Gonçalves

How much GHG are actually released worldwide? And which are its main sources? Has humankind been successful at reducing the emissions of greenhouse gases? How much harmful is the meat industry and how much do our cars and plane journeys pollute? Are electric cars really a more eco-friendly option than fossil-fuel powered cars? Let’s find all this out. A Changing Planet…

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Hydrogen Cars Vs Electric Cars: Which Is More Sustainable?

par André Gonçalves André Gonçalves

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Are hydrogen cars greener than electric cars? Are hydrogen cars the best mobility alternative for the future? They don’t emit CO2 during the driving journey – does this mean they’re not polluting? Find out the basics about hydrogen-powered cars and what’s the best option to protect the environment today. How Hydrogen And Electric Cars Work A hydrogen fuel cell car has…

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Why Are Forests So Important And What Can You Do To Protect Them?

par André Gonçalves André Gonçalves

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People living in the countryside and others from yogic or tribal traditions people look at forests with respect, seeing them as ancient, sacred and mysterious.  Others support themselves on the laws of science, recognizing forests as incredible biodiversity hotspots and the best “technology” we have to fight climate change. Yet, in the stressed and sometimes far way urban life it’s easy…

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

par André Gonçalves 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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The Food System Is Broken. Here’s How To Fix It

par André Gonçalves 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 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 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 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 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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