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).

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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The world’s greenest cities. What can we learn from them?

par André Gonçalves André Gonçalves

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What were the world’s greenest cities? What are their environmental strengths and what can we learn from them? Why are cities so important to fight climate change? Let’s figure it out. A ranking of the most sustainable cities in the world With the goal of understanding the stakes that each city is taking and sharing their best practices, Arcadis, a consulting…

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Christmas gifts – 10 ecological and ethical ideas to offer to family & friends

par André Gonçalves André Gonçalves

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Are you looking for eco-friendly, responsible or ethical gift ideas to offer to your friends and family for Christmas? Then we have some ideas to help you out buying or creating original and responsible gifts! Christmas is usually a period of gifts. Yet, this is not a reason to fall into the excesses of consumption: we can keep up to our…

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Are Avocados Sustainable? What Are The Consequences Of Avocado Production?

par André Gonçalves André Gonçalves

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Avocados became the latest trend in the Western World’s diet. Apart from their tasty flavor, they have many benefits for our health and well-being. But producing them in industrial numbers is harming the environment and local populations. We have set a high demand for avocados. Let’s go deeper into what’s happening around the supply. Why Are Avocados So Popular? What Are…

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Is Palm Oil Bad For The Planet? Can Palm Oil Be Sustainable?

par André Gonçalves André Gonçalves

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Palm oil is present in around 50% of the products you see when you go to the supermarket. Due to its massive use and efficiency, it is being overexploited – destroying ecosystems, biodiversity and supporting unfair human rights practices. Because of this, some companies have already started to demand that the palm oil they buy as an ingredient for their products…

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Life Cycle Analysis & Product Life Cycle: Definition and Meaning

par André Gonçalves André Gonçalves

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What is a life cycle analysis (LCA)? What definition does it have? Is it mandatory or expensive? What is a product life cycle? What examples of product life cycles are there? e-CSR decrypts it for you. Life cycle analysis? – Definition & Meaning The life cycle assessment is a method of appraising the environmental impact of a service or product over…

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World Cities Day 2018 – Why do we need resilient cities?

par André Gonçalves André Gonçalves

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In 2018 the World Cities Day is centered on resilient cities and communities. But what does it mean to be resilient? And what key learnings can we take from this day? Celebrating the World Cities Day and Resilient Cities in 2018 The ‘World Cities Day’ is celebrated every year on 31st of October since its first anniversary in 2014 and this…

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What’s The Ecological Impact Of Coffee And How Can We Help Protect The Planet?

par André Gonçalves André Gonçalves

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Good morning sunshine! Or maybe not, if you haven’t had that critical cup of coffee in the morning. Coffee leaves us feeling energetic, happy, satisfied and ready to go. But how is one of the world’s most sought commodities produced and discarded? Let’s find out more about the ecological impacts of the supermarket-cheap, planet-expensive coffee industry and what we can do…

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China has a new policy that will ban plastic waste: can it turn out to be something good?

par André Gonçalves André Gonçalves

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China was, for the last three decades, responsible for managing nearly half of the world’s plastic waste. In April 2018, the Chinese government announced a new policy to ban the import of 32 kinds of solid wastes including plastic waste, starting in December 2018. At the same time, our planet has been facing a huge plastic crisis that is affecting our…

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Are electric cars really eco-friendly?

par André Gonçalves André Gonçalves

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Are electric cars (EC) really eco-friendly? They seem to be a great solution to fight climate change and they are even said to have zero emissions. But are they worth it? Is it true that they are harmless to the planet?  Climate change is, quite simply, an existential threat for most life on the planet – including, and specially, the life…

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