Category: Sustainability

EPA Releases 29th Annual Greenhouse Gas Emissions Report

On April 14, 2022, the EPA released its 29th annual report, “Inventory of U.S. Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Sinks.” The report presents an overview of national greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from 1990 to 2020. The GHG inventory covers seven key GHGs: Carbon dioxide (CO2) Methane Nitrous oxide Hydrofluorocarbons Perfluorocarbons Sulfur hexafluoride Nitrogen trifluoride It also […]

EPA Denies Petitions Challenging 2009 GHG Endangerment Findings

On April 21, 2022, EPA Administrator Michael Regan signed a final action denying four petitions filed between 2017 and 2019, which challenged the Agency’s 2009 finding that “elevated concentrations of greenhouse gases (GHGs) in the atmosphere may reasonably be anticipated to endanger the public health and welfare of current and future U.S. generations.” The petitions […]

Can Sustainable Agriculture and the Endangered Species Act Work Together?

The EPA has struggled, and mostly failed, for many years to meet its obligations under the Endangered Species Act (ESA) to protect endangered species from pesticides. “EPA has an opportunity and an obligation to improve how it meets its duties under the [ESA] when it registers pesticides under the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act […]

Why Healthcare Companies Must Navigate Muddy Waters of ESG Requirements

The need for more corporate responsibility has evolved for today’s corporations and the next generation of business leaders in the form of environmental, social, and governance (ESG) initiatives. Investors, activists, and regulators are now requiring proactive, community-structured commitment and accountability that is designed to step above shareholder returns.   Today’s global capital markets aren’t interested in […]

Earth Day: Achieving Sustainability Through Environmental Management Systems

Today, April 22, is Earth Day, a day where environmental issues such as climate change and sustainability are highlighted nationally and people all around the United States discuss solutions, for the public and for businesses, that will help keep this planet healthy. The first Earth Day was in April 1970, and it was followed by […]

EPA Plan to Reduce Interstate NOx Transport

On April 6, 2022, the EPA’s proposed rule to tackle the obligations of upwind states to ensure they do not interfere with ozone attainment for downwind states was published in the Federal Register. This Federal Implementation Plan (FIP) is proposed under the “interstate transport” (good neighbor) provision of the Clean Air Act (CAA) to further […]

Enviro, Social, & Governance Week: A Review

As EHS Daily Advisor’s Enviro, Social, & Governance Week wraps up, let’s take a look back at the various content offerings that became available. Be sure to check out these virtual events and resources designed to help EHS professionals learn about ESG values and principles and how to implement them within their organizations. Day One Back to Basics | […]

Enviro, Social, and Governance: What You Need to Know About ESG

Environmental, Social, and Corporate Governance (ESG) is an evaluation of a firm’s collective conscientiousness for social and environmental factors. ESG reporting and sustainability have moved from catchy buzzwords and “nice to have” elements of an organization’s portfolio to become business requirements. Multiple internal and external stakeholders are interested in greater corporate transparency when it comes […]

Looking Ahead at Enviro, Social, & Governance Week

Join us next week (Apr. 11-15) for a full week of free online events and digital resources designed around ESG that can help organizations meet new ESG demands. Register for event sessions today. Enviro, Social, & Governance Week is sponsored by Avetta, Alcumus, Cority, and Intelex. Monday, Apr. 11 Panel Discussion | Prioritizing and Maximizing ESG in Your […]