Five Ways to Become the MacGyver of Sustainability Reporting!

First things first, why should you track and report on sustainability? There are many ways in which organizations who report on corporate sustainability benefit both internally and externally.  From an internal standpoint, Sustainability Reporting provides a deeper understanding of a business’s risks, opportunities, strategic direction, operating efficiency, and how they rank in the market and stack up against the competition.  Externally it can greatly impact your brand awareness and loyalty, empower stakeholders, demonstrate your organization’s sustainable development over time, and mitigate/reverse negative environmental, social and governance impacts.  But for those who are new to Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) programs, it can seem a daunting task.  Where do you start, who do you involve and what’s the best way to disseminate the information?

In this first post of our Sustainability Reporting Series, we share 5 Best Practices to keep in mind when embarking on your organization’s CSR journey:

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Intelex Heading to the Twins Cities for the 2015 NAEM Corporate Sustainability Conference!

It’s that time of the year once again; the NAEM Corporate Sustainability Management Conference is right around the corner!

This conference has become a staple on the Intelex calendar, and we are thrilled to once again be attending this year. This year’s event will take place on August 4-5 at the Courtyard in downtown Minneapolis, MN, where more than 100 companies will gather to discuss the creative and innovative ways in which they are tackling the challenges and opportunities when it comes to sustainability and improving business performance.

Attendees will be treated to a program featuring best practices for facing the challenges in sustainability and expert lessons from a host of companies presenting on their experiences in the field. Attendees will also gain insight on how to further integrate sustainability into business operations from fellow EHS and sustainability leaders. As usual, Intelex will make its presence felt at the conference. … Read more...

Intelex Top 5 Environmental Statistics – Sustainability Budgets and Priorities

Intelex Top 5 Environmental Statistics – Sustainability Budgets and PrioritiesThanks goes to Verdantix for this research, originally published in Verdantix’s 2014 Global Survey: Sustainability Budgets and Priorities. Verdantix is an independent analyst firm with a focus on energy, environment, EH&S and sustainability research.… Read more...

Webinar: Powering Sustainability in Your Business

Every day, greater emphasis is being placed on sustainable business practices and organizations bear the burden of implementing and reporting on various sustainability initiatives across their companies. The challenge with sustainability reporting is that it requires comprehensive data collection from all aspects of an organization in order to provide the most complete picture of the company as a sustainable entity.

Learn how to record and track sustainability indicators such as workplace incidents and injuries, economic performance, and workforce diversity, while aggregating operational data such as energy and water consumption in this 30 min webinar. Showcasing Intelex’s Sustainability Performance Indicators (SPI) software application, you will see how to facilitate this type of data collection across your organization, easing the process of data analysis and reporting for Sustainability Professionals.

Key topics covered include:

  • The growth of sustainability reporting
  • Sustainability standards and the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI)
  • The process for sustainability reporting
  • An
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Hazards female construction workers face, Mobile health apps regulation bill, How to overcome sustainability challenges, and more on EHS This Week.

On this week’s edition of EHS This Week we’ve got the week’s top stories in environment, health and safety news:

  • Hazards female construction workers face
  • Mobile health apps regulation bill
  • How to overcome sustainability challenges, and more.

Remember to write us with your suggestions, questions and comments. Also, if you are an industry expert and ever want to take part in the program, we’d love to have you.

Until next week, enjoy the program!

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OSHA proposed record keeping rule, MSHA winter alert campaign, Environmental management certifications, and more on EHS This Week.

On this week’s edition of EHS This Week we’ve got the week’s top stories in environment, health and safety news:

  • OSHA proposed record keeping rule
  • MSHA winter alert campaign
  • Environmental management certifications, and more.

Remember to write us with your suggestions, questions and comments. Also, if you are an industry expert and ever want to take part in the program, we’d love to have you.

Until next week, enjoy the program!

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