Webinar: Streamlining Environmental Management in the Public Sector

Increasingly, ISO 14001 has become the go-to environmental management standard for cities, state governments, and public sector organizations of every size and shape. With today’s emphasis on sustainability and environmental responsibility, it’s incumbent on all levels of government to ensure their environmental programs are running at top performance and generating ROI through efficiency and time savings.

Streamlining Environmental Management in the Public Sector is a free 30-minute webinar led by Senior Government Solutions Specialist Jason Fitzpatrick that outlines how public sector organizations have led the curve on environmental stewardship by leveraging the power of technology to significantly improve their environmental programs.

Key topics covered include:

  • Why adopting ISO 14001-based Environmental Management Systems has become increasingly popular for public sector organizations around the globe.
  • How ISO 14001-supported Environmental Management Systems enable government and business to speak the same language of sustainability and environmental responsibility.
  • How to best implement an environmental management
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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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City of St.Albert gains ISO certification, reduces audit costs and streamlines processes with Intelex Environmental Management System

We’re pleased to share our newest case study featuring the City of St. Albert.

Over the past year the City of St. Albert has had great success standardizing processes and reducing time and money spent on audits and internal resources.

They are currently using the Environmental Management System, utilizing aspects of the solution to track and reduce nonconformances, with an 80% reduction in nonconformances since implementation two years ago. This has had a significant impact across their Public Works and Transit departments, ultimately leading to achieving ISO 14001 certification in both areas.

To find out more about the City of St. Albert’s implementation of the system and the tremendous results they’re seeing, read the full case study here.… Read more...

Yes, even tourism and hospitality businesses benefit from streamlined environmental management

Monitoring environmental impacts by tracking sustainability KPIs is essential for any business in the hospitality industry. But, from a financial perspective, how these environmental metrics are tracked is as important as the fact they are tracked. Results increasingly show a software-based EMS is the most effective way of improving environmental performance and boosting revenue.

Environmental management has been overcomplicated in recent years, and business leaders often feel overwhelmed by the perceived array of complex requirements associated with environmental performance. But it is actually quite simple. On a rudimentary level, it involves tracking and reporting on four critical metrics: waste and wastewater output, water usage, and air emissions. After analyzing these factors, a resort can develop and implement new policies to mitigate its environmental impacts and save money. 

But the most substantial savings of environment management arises from the implementation of a software-based EMS. The return on investment (ROI) from a … Read more...

Can you spot greenwashing? Technology gives environmental claims a power wash.

Ok, I know that I’m biased when it comes to how organizations can leverage technology to provide visibility into their CSR initiatives; after all, I work for a software company that actually provides this type of technology. But my bias is for good reason. It works.

The practice of claiming environmental responsibility without having metrics or processes to back it up certainly leaves a sour taste in the mouth of the eco-conscious consumer. Even if an organization is truly engaged and mindful of their environmental stewardship, the public is now wary and weary of corporate claims that don’t hold…um, water.

And the general appetite for responsible companies and governments when it comes to environmental protection is growing. Look at the recent survey of American attitudes created for Yale and George Mason University. It indicated that 3 out of 4 voters favor regulating carbon dioxide as a pollutant and a majority … Read more...

Playing it safe with the Partners and Prevention Conference Series

Intelex will be joining the Health and Safety Conference and Trade Show (part of the Partners in Prevention Conference Series) in Mississauga, Ontario, early this week.  This fantastic show currently holds the title as Canada’s largest health and safety event and will take place on May 1st and May 2ndat the International Centre.

Excited to connect with key health and safety professionals in the industry and compare best-practices in the field, Intelex’ own solutions experts  Steve Buffett and Ethan Cushing will be exhibiting first-hand how Intelex’s environmental, health and safety software  can help companies overcome critical workplace obstacles.

Be sure to join Steve and Ethan at booth #455!… Read more...

Is a software-based EMS the only way to effectively improve sustainability performance?

Monitoring environmental impacts by tracking sustainability KPIs is essential for any business that wants to improve or report on environmental performance. But, from a financial perspective, how these environmental metrics are tracked is as important as the fact they are tracked. Results increasingly show a software-based EMS is the most effective way of improving environmental performance and boosting revenue.

Environmental management has been overcomplicated in recent years, and business leaders often feel overwhelmed by the perceived array of complex requirements associated with environmental performance. But it is actually quite simple. On a rudimentary level, it involves tracking and reporting on four critical metrics: waste and wastewater output, water usage, and air emissions. After analyzing these factors, a business can develop and implement new policies to mitigate its environmental impacts and save money. 

But the most substantial savings of environment management arises from the implementation of a software-based EMS. The return … Read more...

To integrate, or not to integrate… Part 4

We’ll conclude our discussion on Integrated Management Systems by looking at the supposed ‘Holy Grail’ of business management: a management system that goes many steps further than simply EHS and quality concerns, and is applied across all business lines, even those outside EHS and Quality realms. This would be a truly integrated management system that could cover areas such as corporate governance, sustainability…basically any business processes and activities.

For example, document control, Corporate Social Responsibility, auditing, and training could be governed along the same integrated management standards. According to Robert Pojasek’s 2006 article in Environment Quality Management, one synergistic or ‘umbrella’ system could enable an organization to ensure the quality of its products…and demonstrate that those products are consistent with the organization’s vision, mission, core values and objectives.”

This idea is based on the premise that, by some means or other, all business activities overlap with some other (if not all other) … Read more...