The construction industry is one of the most wasteful industries in the world. Estimates reveal that construction and demolition activities account for approximately 40% of the solid waste generated yearly. This statistic amounts to nearly 100 million tons of waste in the United States alone.
Whether you agree or not with the increasing ESG scrutiny on companies, your business and bottom line are in jeopardy if you are not as attentive to ESG as you are ensuring your workers and contractors are safe.
Verdantix is returning to live events with their annual North America innovation summit, ‘Innovating for Safe and Sustainable Operations’ focusing on key EHS and ESG strategic priorities. The event is October 25-26, 2022, in Austin, Texas.
EarthSafe® is known for providing safer alternatives to hazardous chemicals that are as eco-friendly as they are powerful. EarthSafe originated in the marine sector, working with the United States Navy to neutralize norovirus on ships and submarines without harsh disinfectants.
In many ways, sustainability is a safety professional's best friend. Sustainable practices are almost always inherently safer than unsustainable ones, and approaching your day-to-day operations from the perspective of sustainability will likely help you create a safer workplace.
Commercial buildings, including office spaces are responsible for over 40% operating expenses borne by the business. It is estimated that office and residential buildings will contribute to 8% of the total global energy by the year 2050. It is also estimated that commercial buildings all over the world alone will release 3,800 megatons of carbon by 2050.
Many organizations are now actively working to improve community relations and prove to their neighbors, vendors, and customers that they are striving to be environmentally sensitive and promote sustainability. Reducing water consumption is one way they are accomplishing this.
Going green is one of the most desirable trends of modern industry. This is for good reason. The benefits both to the environment and to business make renewable energy and materials a positive for just about everyone.