Who Should Lead the Charge to a Sustainable Future?

Sustainable development is that in which the resources we use to meet today’s business goals do not come at the expense of the ability of future generations to meet their own environmental, social and cultural needs. In other words, the slash-and-burn approach to fuelling business progress and profit will give way to replacing what we use and looking out for the environmental realities that will support our future development as a species.

The evidence for the requirement for sustainable practices is, by now, beyond reproach. Yet many questions remain about how to create sustainable practices that ensure our future environmental stability without damaging our immediate economic growth. Such questions include: should governments legislate these requirements? Should business govern its own sustainable efforts according to its own perspective? Or should the market dictate its allegiance to the idea of sustainability by supporting or opposing businesses that embrace sustainable principles?

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Meet an Intelex Client: Maria Frain, Campbell Soup Company

Maria is employed as an Environmental Analyst at Campbell Soup Company’s corporate headquarters in Camden, New Jersey. In addition to their iconic $2.1 billion Campbell’s brand, the company’s portfolio includes Goldfish crackers, Swanson broths and Prego pasta sauces. Campbell’s came to Intelex because they were looking for a system that could manage their environmental data and also report on environmental metrics.

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“We had a difficult time finding a system that handled both the environmental management side as well as the metrics side,” Maria says. “We found Intelex to be the one that was the most configurable and that met all our needs.”

For Campbell Soup Company, it was also very important that their new system work with their existing business processes. “We had a lot of pre-existing data that we needed to bring into Intelex … Read more...

FBEC: A Memorable Food and Beverage Conference

Last week Intelexians Steve Buffett and Bevin Lyon were in Cambridge, Maryland to celebrate the 43rd Annual Food and Beverage Environmental Conference (FBEC).

Food and beverage companies gathered to share industry knowledge on topics from wastewater treatment, presented by Intelex client Bimbo Bakeries, to air compliance strategies from Frito-Lay Inc.

The conference is a long standing tradition for many of the participating companies, even described by some attendees as a getaway or a retreat. Conference dress code is business casual, and it’s strictly enforced: as a first-time attendee Steve was warned not to wear a tie unless he wanted it snipped off his neck with a pair of scissors!

“This was my first conference like this!” was all Steve could say when asked about the experience. With events like clay shooting and an oyster hatchery tour, it’s no wonder that this conference stands out from many others Intelex attends. … Read more...

Intelex named 6th in list of top 50 EHS blogs

Intelex is pleased to be included on a recent list of the best environmental, health and safety (EHS) blogs by Environmental Health Masters, an online resource for EHS news and information.

The Intelex Blog was pegged as 6th on the list of the Top 50 Environmental Health blogs by Environmental Health Masters for including “news from the world of environmental health and safety compliance.”

Powered by Intelex Technologies Inc., a global leader in environment, health, safety and quality web-based software solutions, the Intelex blog in an information-rich resource on the latest developments in EHS legislation, regulation, news and technology, as well as quality management news and strategies. It collects the views and perspectives of professionals in the EHS field and seeks to provide organizations around the world best practices and up-to-date tactics and strategies on EHS management.

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Take a trip to Planet ISO

As a youth I remember passing large industrial buildings in my hometown featuring large signs emblazoned with one straightforward message: “ISO 9001 Certified.”

Though my father was a quality assurance manager at a large mining company, at the time I really had no idea what the statement meant. I figured ISO certification was a good thing, but couldn’t explain what it was. Now that I live in the world of environment, health, safety and quality, I have a pretty good grasp on what ISO standards are all about, but at the time, I really could have used a visit to Planet ISO.

Whether you’re new to the world of ISO standards or not, chances are you’ll find some value in the Planet ISO YouTube channel. The page contains a ton of useful videos on everything ISO, including:

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