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).

Energy Transition: Can Nuclear Energy Be The Clean, Zero Emissions And Ecological Solution?

par André Gonçalves André Gonçalves

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Is nuclear energy ecological? Is nuclear energy clean? Does it really have zero carbon emissions? What pollution does it generate? How dangerous is a nuclear waste? Let’s find out. The Ongoing Debate On Nuclear Energy 4,4% of primary energy consumed worldwide is nuclear energy, with countries such as the US, France, Russia, China or South Korea having energy grids that highly…

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Are Microalgae The Missing Solution To Fight Climate Change?

par André Gonçalves André Gonçalves

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Microalgae grow fast using little space and water. They can be used as a carbon dioxide transformer, biofuel or food. They’re highly nutritious and can be produced in different ways. Some say they can even be a way of fighting climate change. Let’s find out more about the potential of algae. The Unbelievable Powers Of Algae That Brought Us There Algae…

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Ocean Protection: 8 Things You Can Do To Help Protect The Oceans

par André Gonçalves André Gonçalves

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The oceans need our protection. From finding the causes that worry us the most to moving away from plastic or choosing sustainable food: there are 8 tips we’d like to share with you on how we can protect our oceans.  The Basic Kit For Ocean Protection Advocates Are you’re thinking about doing something regarding the ocean problems and committed to helping…

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Carbon Offsets And The CSR Strategy That’ll Increase Business Reputation

par André Gonçalves André Gonçalves

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How can companies develop their corporate reputation (CSR) strategy? Yes, they can pay fair wages, bet on gender diversity, work with responsible suppliers, offer a flexible working environment, organize volunteering activities, become paperless or develop conscious leadership practices. But there’s something else they can proactively do, at least until regulations come – offsetting their carbon footprint and start moving in the…

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It Was Bad And It’s Getting Worse: Melting Permafrost Is Contributing To Climate Change Too

par André Gonçalves André Gonçalves

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Permafrost is not so perma(nent) anymore. It is melting in an irreversible process at a human time-scale. And it’s increasing global warming and causing economic, human and environmental damage. Permafrost – From Creation To Destruction If you’re not familiar with extreme latitudes, chances are you’re not used to seeing or thinking about permafrost. But rest assured, it is still there, though…

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

par André Gonçalves André Gonçalves

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Has humanity exhausted the stock of natural resources available for a year? Not exactly. Let us explain. The Earth Overshoot Day – What Does It Mean? In 2019, the Earth Overshoot Day fell on the 10th of May for the average European citizen, according to a report from WWF and the Global Footprint Network. Globally, this day takes place on the…

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

par André Gonçalves André Gonçalves

How much greenhouse gas (GHG) is actually released worldwide? And what are its main sources? Has humankind been successful at reducing the emissions of greenhouse gases? How 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 out. A Changing Planet With Too…

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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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