Sustainability

Making Sense of GRI’s New Standards

Making Sense of GRI’s New Standards

Sustainability reporting has come a long way in the last few decades and continues to evolve as the imperative for companies grows. Many frameworks, like the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) standards, are comprehensive but they are not static. GRI has just released a new set of sustainability reporting guidelines, aimed at standardizing the language companies […]

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CR360/UL European User Forum

CR360/UL European User Forum

4 key takeaways from 2016 CR360/UL European User Forum 1)  Sustaining: a problem that won’t just go away UL EHS Sustainability general manager, Mark Ward kicked off this year’s European User Forum 2016 by stating the case for enhanced data management in the face of today’s most pressing environmental and social challenges. Whether driven by […]

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Circular Optimisation – collaborating for continued progress

Circular Optimisation – collaborating for continued progress

Summary: The Circular Economy Blog Series has enabled UL EHS Sustainability to establish a strong baseline understanding of the Circular Economy and add a unique measurement focused perspective to its development. However, it has also triggered a set of broader conversations to be explored through ongoing engagement. Beginning with an expert roundtable in mid October, […]

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Natural Capital Protocol Launches Today

Natural Capital Protocol Launches Today

Following an extensive pilot programme, the Natural Capital Coalition have released the Natural Capital Protocol today. This will provide a framework for businesses to perform Natural Capital Valuation, an exercise that minimizes environmental impact and reduces cost. Committed to aligning our reporting tools with the forefront of sustainability thinking, UL EHS Sustainability have monitored developments […]

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Measuring Business Participation in Recovery and Recycling Systems

Measuring Business Participation in Recovery and Recycling Systems

Summary: As waste recovery and recycling processes improve, businesses require additional indicators to gauge and enhance their performance as part of a broader system. This need can be met by adding selected destination and recyclability indicators to existing sustainability performance management systems. The business case Waste equals food. A concept that is by no means […]

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Measuring Business Uptake of Sharing Platforms

Measuring Business Uptake of Sharing Platforms

Summary: As sharing platforms become increasingly available within upstream operations, businesses looking to access the financial and environmental advantages on offer require clear information to guide their participation. This need can be met by adding selected utility and risk indicators to existing sustainability performance management systems. The business case Whilst most prevalent in a consumer […]

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Measuring the Adoption of Product as a Service

Measuring the Adoption of Product as a Service

Summary: As Product as a Service business models gain traction across various sectors, organisations looking to capitalize on its growth require new ways of measuring and managing the performance of their efforts. This need can be met by adding selected utility indicators to existing sustainability performance management systems. The business case Three trends highlight the business […]

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Natural Capital Valuation: A Mainstream Business Issue

Natural Capital Valuation: A Mainstream Business Issue

Applying natural capital valuation in mainstream business practices The global economy depends on the preservation of natural resources. Yet the majority of businesses have not traditionally placed a high enough financial value on natural capital – the products and services they derive from nature. Here, we consider how to apply natural capital valuation in practical […]

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Natural Capital Valuation: Why it Matters

Natural Capital Valuation: Why it Matters

Applying natural capital valuation in mainstream business practices The global economy depends on the preservation of natural resources. Yet the majority of businesses have not traditionally placed a high enough financial value on natural capital – the products and services they derive from nature. Here, we consider how to apply natural capital valuation in practical […]

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Measuring Progress Towards Product Life Extension

Measuring Progress Towards Product Life Extension

Summary: With its prolonged value creation potential, business interest in product life extension is increasing. However to maximize access to the advantages on offer additional business data is required. This need can be met by adding selected input, utility and destination indicators to existing sustainability performance management systems. The business case… Change is underway in […]

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