Category: EHS Management

The Business Perspective of Biodiversity

Regulators from both the financial and environmental areas will need to play a stronger role if valuation of BES is to become more of a component of business activity. In the meantime, momentum toward a stronger role for BES valuation in business is being addressed by a variety of organizations. For example, determining BES values […]

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What to Do About Rare Earths

Develop a rare-earth inventory. One bill would direct the U.S. Geological Survey to develop a rigorous methodology for determining which minerals are critical and then use that methodology to designate critical minerals. The bill would establish a collaborative effort between USGS and the U.S. Energy Information Administration to generate annual reviews of domestic mineral trends […]

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What You Should Know About Rare Earths

While US numbers are fewer than China’s, there are substantial rare earth deposits in the lower U.S. and Alaska. But rare earth mining may have environmental implications not to mention the long process of obtaining mining permits cast doubts on the near-term ability of the U.S. to develop the volume of rare earths needed for […]

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What You Get Out of an EMS

Not Required But Still a Good Idea It is important to keep in mind that ISO 14001 is not a legal requirement. It is a voluntary set of management standards that may improve your environmental performance. EPA encourages industries to adopt these standards but offers no specific incentives (such as reduced frequency of inspections) in […]

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