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).

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

permafrost climate change
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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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

sustainability supply chain
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

food system broken circular
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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