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).

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

par André Gonçalves 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 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 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 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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Climate change causes the increase of wave energy

par André Gonçalves André Gonçalves

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Many climate change effects happen at the sea. They’re particularly visible because of the destruction of coastal areas all over the planet due to sea level rises. Nonetheless, a new study published by Nature on January 14th says that the changes in wave power are also an important indicator of the consequences of climate change. And ignoring it may lead to…

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What are the world’s top 10 risks for 2019?

par André Gonçalves André Gonçalves

What are the world’s top 10 risks for 2019?  One of the first lines of the World Economic Forum’s 2019 Global Risks Report sets the mood straight away. They ask the question “is the world sleepwalking into a crisis?” The following ideas aren’t very enthusiastic either. The authors say global risks are intensifying but the collective will to fight them is…

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What’s more sustainable: an SMS, an email or an instant message?

par André Gonçalves André Gonçalves

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What’s more sustainable: an SMS, an instant message or an email? Have you ever wondered about the sustainability of your communications?  An overview of SMS, instant messages and emails worldwide Worldwide, the use of mobile messaging and social apps (instant messages) is growing at a higher rate than any other mobile apps. In fact, Whatsapp is the most popular messaging app…

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Deforestation – what is it? What are its causes, effects and solutions?

par André Gonçalves André Gonçalves

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What is the definition of deforestation? It adds more CO2 to the atmosphere than all cars and trucks on the world’s roads. But what are its causes and effects? How to stop deforestation? What animals are affected by deforestation? Let’s find out. What is deforestation? A brief definition Deforestation is the decrease in forest areas. It happens when forest regions are…

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Renewable energy: definition, examples, benefits and limitations

par André Gonçalves André Gonçalves

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What is renewable energy? Which are the best examples of renewable energies in the world? What are their advantages and disadvantages? How is renewable energy having an impact on the world in terms of employment and new jobs? Definition of renewable energies Renewable energies (or renewables) are ways to generate energy from (theoretically) unlimited natural resources. These resources are either available…

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Digital transformation and ecological transition are not incompatible

par Philippe Tuzzolino Philippe Tuzzolino

In these times of acute awareness of environmental issues, our lifestyles face some healthy and very necessary questioning, namely in terms of the digital technology that has been revolutionizing the world for the past ten years or so. Philippe Tuzzolino, Orange Group Environmental Director, sheds his expert light on the subject to put into perspective various aspects of the digital phenomenon.…

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