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February EHS & Sustainability News: Climate Risk Disclosure, Food Donation, & Big Data

February 1st, 2018

Environment, health and safety (EHS), and sustainability are hot topics in the business world, with companies large and small working hard to develop and manage initiatives that provide business value and lead to positive, long-lasting environmental impact.

Here we offer you a look at the latest EHS&S trends, regulatory news, and innovations, as well as companies making headlines for making their workplaces and the world a better place:

Why Voluntary Climate Risk Disclosure is Going Mainstream

Companies around the globe are implementing new recommendations suggested by the Climate Disclosure Standards Board – this piece by GreenBiz discusses the case for speaking up on climate change and the benefits corporations are seeing by investing in lower-carbon infrastructure and developing resilient business strategies

The Dynamics of Food Donation

FoodDive explains how the hurdles of food donation – broken seals, poor quality, and time costs – are being overcome by Inmar, one of the United States’ leading returns logistics providers. Ensuring that food items that end up in food banks are safe and secure is the first step to a more widespread culture of minimizing food waste.

Managing Risk with Personal Protective Equipment [Infographic]

If you have ever wanted a visual checklist for PPE, EHS Today just published a thorough infographic with accompanying details on all types of protective gear, how to wear them, and what workers need them for.

Hazard Identification Checklist: OSH Risks Associated with Small-Scale Solar Energy Applications

As solar installations grow in popularity, it is important to remember that there are safety concerns related to solar panel manufacturing, installation, disposal, and recycling. The European Agency for Safety and Health at Work brings us a practical hazard identification checklist to ensure workers are safe during small-scale solar installations.

Securing Environmental Insurance Risk Using Data Automation Technologies

Can we use cloud-based technology to model environmental risks? Digitalist Mag says yes – and describes how through the different processes for assessing environmental risks, mining Big Data to understand the “what ifs” can benefit businesses that are taking a proactive stance on this new technology.

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