Sustainability

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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Measuring Circularity within the Supply Chain

Measuring Circularity within the Supply Chain

Summary: As converging trends underscore the business case for circular supply chains, organisations require specific information to manage their adoption. This need can be met by adding selected input and impact indicators to existing sustainability performance management systems. The business case… The convergence of three mega trends creates a strong business case for adopting circular supply […]

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Circular Optimisation – Measuring Circularity

Circular Optimisation – Measuring Circularity

Summary: As circular economy principles become increasingly applicable and measurable at the business level. Pioneers require new data management capabilities to assess and accelerate their progress towards circularity. This need can be met by adapting sustainability performance management systems to align with business approaches to circularity. A defining year… 2015 was a defining year for […]

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