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5 Things Sustainable Companies Do: The Power of Principles

SOURCE: United Nations Global Compact


According to the UN Global Compact’s Guide to Corporate Sustainabiliy, to be sustainable, companies must do five things, which starts with a company’s value system and a principled approach to doing business. This means operating in ways that, at a minimum, meet fundamental responsibilities in the areas of human rights, labour, environment and anti-corruption.

Responsible businesses enact the same values and principles wherever they have a presence, and know that good practices in one area do not offset harm in another. By incorporating the Global Compact principles into strategies, policies and procedures, and establishing a culture of integrity, companies are not only upholding their basic responsibilities to people and planet, but also setting the stage for long-term success.

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GlobalView: Climate Change in Perspective

By The Editors || Bloomberg View

SOURCE: Bloomberg


The debate over climate change, unlike climate change itself, seems to be stuck.  Let’s see if we can get it moving.

The arguments are mainly over three issues:
whether climate change exists,
what casuses it,
and what to do about it.

The first two questions are controversial but shouldn’t be. And the third would generate honest debate even if there were agreement about the first two. But viable solutions to the crisis aren’t hard to find.

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SAP to Host 4th Annual EHS and Sustainability Conference in 2015

SAP Customers, Experts Will Focus Keeping Operations and Products Safe Across the Extended Supply Chain



December 12, 2014 /3BL Media/ – SAP has announced it will host the 4th annual SAP Conference for Environment, Health and Safety (EHS) Management on February 24-25, 2015 in New Orleans, LA.   This event is the largest annual gathering of SAP customers, experts, and partners focused on best practices for deployment of SAP EHS solutions that enable companies to drive sustainable business performance. 

The two-day agenda features customer case study presentations, keynotes, interactive roundtables, and in-depth workshops that are designed to facilitate learning and best practice sharing.   The sessions will re-enforce the conference theme of “Breakthrough EHS Management: Driving Operational Excellence and Sustainable Business Performance.”

A major highlight of the conference will be 10 customer case study presentations on how SAP solutions for EHS are helping companies simplify their processes and run sustainably.  The line-up of customer speakers spans all major aspects of EHS including product safety, workplace health and safety, operational risk management, and environmental compliance across all industry sectors.  Participants will hear presentations by and interact with:  Al Hosn Gas, Colgate-Palmolive, CommScope, Cristal Chemicals,  Dow Corning, Micron Technology, Milliken, Peabody Energy, Southern California Edison, and Varian Medical. 

The conference is designed for SAP customers currentlly running SAP solutions for EHS management, or considering doing so.  It is the prime opportunity in 2015 to learn from and network with key SAP EHS experts, including implementation partners ERM, Arcadis, CSC, GroupeX, Wipro, LeverX and Linx/AS.  The content is geared towards EHS professionals and managers business, and their IT counterparts responsible for EHS systems.

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