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In the Spotlight . . .

In the Spotlight . . .

In depth thought pieces about issues in the Manufacturing, Chemical & Pharmaceutical sectors

  • Making the link between process safety and sustainability

    By Malcolm Hutton Over the last two decades the Oil &Gas industry has made huge efforts to improve process safety performance. A key driver for this focus has been the large number of major accidents around the world, both onshore and offshore. ...

    Risk Management
    Other important industries
    Manufacturing & Pharmaceutical
    Power
    Mining & Metals
    Oil & Gas
  • Improving business performance and minimizing risk by embedding sustainability considerations into the transaction lifecycle

    During the course of 2012, companies across the globe invested in excess of US$2.2 trillion in mergers and acquisitions (M&A) activity 1 . As well as putting vast amounts of money and a company’s reputation at stake, considerable management time i...

    Transaction Services
    Corporate Sustainability Strategy
    Other important industries
    Manufacturing & Pharmaceutical
    Power
    Mining & Metals
    Oil & Gas
  • The Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) issues new guidelines – what will these mean for business?

    by James Margolis GRI - the story so far Since the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI), a non-profit organization that provides a comprehensive sustainability reporting framework, introduced its ‘G3’ guidelines for sustainability reporting in 2006...

    Performance and Assurance
    Corporate Sustainability Strategy
    Other important industries
    Manufacturing & Pharmaceutical
    Power
    Mining & Metals
    Oil & Gas
  • GHG Inventories: from compliance to performance - the roadmap for corporate responses to climate change

    by Braulio Pikman It is now 15 years since climate change was included on the agendas of the largest corporations on the planet. In the beginning, it was a race to identify mitigation projects that could result in enhanced profits (carbon credits)...

    Other important industries
    Manufacturing & Pharmaceutical
    Power
    Mining & Metals
    Oil & Gas
    Air Quality and Climate Change
  • Competing in the New Economy

    Sustainability is reshaping the competitive landscape in every industry and companies able to anticipate changes and innovate early are reaping the benefits of improved operating efficiency, new growth and a stronger license to operate. Based on...

    Corporate Sustainability Strategy
    Other important industries
    Manufacturing & Pharmaceutical
    Power
    Mining & Metals
    Oil & Gas
  • Untapped savings: Engaging staff to achieve resource efficiencies

    by Matt Haddon Re-examining cost cutting and efficiency assumptions Many businesses have driven operational improvement programs for years, often using Six Sigma and lean approaches to achieve efficiencies. Yet, substantial savings often remain...

    Corporate Sustainability Strategy
    Other important industries
    Manufacturing & Pharmaceutical
    Power
    Mining & Metals
    Oil & Gas
  • Doing More with Less; Decommissioning in a Downturn

    by John Waters Rushing to Closure Comes at a Cost Many companies are under considerable pressure to quickly reduce their manufacturing capacity. This is due to falling consumer demand, cost reduction drives and the need to maintain cash flows. In...

    Contaminated Site Management
    Manufacturing & Pharmaceutical

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