In my paper I will discuss each of these laws and the impact that they have had on the environment and industry. The Clean Air Act (CAA) The purpose of the CAA is to enact legislation whose purpose is to protect our Nation’s clean air by regulating air emissions from stationary and mobile sources. This law has recently been the forefront because of the growing concerns relating to global warming and greenhouse gas emissions. We have seen a major push towards developing cleaner and safer fuel alternatives to reduce our dependence on fossil fuels; we are beginning to see a greater use of recycled materials in manufacturing; and reducing the use of fluorocarbons. All of these measures are intended to reduce of carbon footprint and promote clean air.
Week 01 Written Assignment - Coca-Cola's Water Neutrality Initiative March 11, 2012 Liza Lawrence 1. In Coca-Cola’s Water Neutrality Initiative, the public was facing overall was a water shortage. Water is a critical natural resource that challenges us at local, national and global level. The world is facing water shortage and drought to floods and declining of water quality. More than 1 billion people worldwide lack access to safe drinking water (Lawrence & Weber, 2011, p. 43).
As environmental groups, women’s groups and indigenous groups respond to the devastating fallout of freshwater in particular places around the world, water privatization continues to be an issue that affects a great number of the population. As a country, Canada, and as an outstanding power in terms of global effect, should aspire to be a nation that accepts and has a positive perspective into which other nations should have access to a sanitary water source. This includes ending the water crisis regarding the Indigenous communities in Canada first. As water is the most common substance on Earth, only 1% is suitable for human consumption. The water in communities should not only satisfy domestically, but for agriculture and industrial use as well.
Week 1 DQ Question 1 When considering sustainable business practices, many people first think of energy usage and pollution. What are other elements of sustainable business practices and products? In what way do these elements affect the overall sustainability of a business? Provide specific examples to support your answers. Recycling is the most common thing to think of.
3) It strives to be “greener“ than its competitors. 4) It has made an enduring commitment to environmental principles in its business operations and has a sustainability policy. It has been shown that sustainable businesses are more profitable than companies that don’t take sustainability into their business decisions. Modern investors are also more likely to invest in companies that show a commitment to the environment and have lower carbon footprints. My employer, Coffs Harbour
How does Ronald Inglehart explain the rise of environmental concern in the late twentieth century? What criticisms have been and could be made of his arguments? Do you think his ideas are valid? According to Inglehart there is a growing mass of evidence which indicates that deep-rooted changes in world views are taking place. These are changes which seem to be reshaping economic, political, and social life in societies around the world.
KEY SUCCESS FACTORS A key success factor is a performance area of critical importance in achieving consistent success for a company. There are three broad categories: environmental, political, and social. ENVIRONMENTAL Key success factors for the Northern Gateway pipeline success are based on integrity, compliance with rules and regulations, and minimum environmental effects. These factors will influence Enbridge’s success in the future. Maintaining integrity and public awareness is a very difficult task in the environmental realm because global warming and climate change in the ‘green’ movement is so prevalent.
New Belgium Brewing saw social responsibility as part of a continuing process of building value. Social responsibility helps improve the company’s reputation, and establish long-term relationships with customers and other stakeholders. New Belgium Brewing has well at achieving the company’s core values and mission statement that was developed over 20 years ago. I think by keeping that same commitment to the quality of its products and dedication to the company’s employees along with the commitment to the environment, it has set the tone for other brewers as well as other companies to follow. The company’s most important asset is its image, which stands for quality, responsibility and concern for society (O.C.
In conjunction with their strategic initiatives, Nike has a strong foundation and investment in human resources (HR), which is used to enhance the capabilities of its leaders so that they can effect change and motivate those that follow them. In combination with both their HR approaches and their strategic initiatives, Nike has created the company’s strategy and mission that is based solely on the idea of sustainability. Nike creates a 360 degree picture of great business by putting their strategic initiatives and HR practices in sync with one another through this strategy. Sustainability is a challenge for any business or corporation, but Nike has chosen to use sustainability for many of its strategic initiatives. A few of these to name are creating a portfolio of sustainable materials, sourcing and Manufacturing, and market transformation.
Starbuck’s Sustainability Report – Evaluation by Smith The first thing I noticed about the company, via the report, is the availability of information. While the report is very smooth, even eloquent, in describing the environmental goals and achievements of the company, it is immediately apparent that Starbucks strives to implement practices and processes that are environmentally responsible. Their commitment to minimize environmental impacts extends into the demands they make on their suppliers. Year by year, Starbucks reviews and modifies processes to ensure their major goals are met – cost effective, environmentally sensitive, efficiency and commitment to the community. I did not find a specific EMS report but reviewed an additional report Global Reporting Initiative Performance Indicators 2011, which had many of the features of the ISO 14001(their Japan office/partner was 14001 certified in 2002).