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Ricoh Publishes Ricoh Group Sustainability Report 2014
An Integrated Financial, Social and Environmental Report
Ricoh Publishes Ricoh Group Sustainability Report 2014 An Integrated Financial, Social and Environmental Report
9/30/2014 8:28:44 AM
Ricoh Company, Ltd. (President and CEO: Zenji Miura) today issued its Ricoh Group Sustainability Report 2014. Since fiscal 2012, Ricoh has released a sustainability report that integrates financial information with non-financial information on society and the environment. This year’s report introduces the Ricoh Group’s activities aimed at enhancing corporate value with a focus …
BASF and Smart Planet Technologies target strategic partnership
9/30/2014 8:23:28 AM
BASF and Smart Planet Technologies are currently discussing a possible strategic partnership concerning the mineralized coating technology, EarthCoatingTM, for paper packaging applications. EarthCoating is a sustainable and cost efficient alternative to traditional extrusion applied coatings providing excellent barrier and heat seal performance and focusing on improving the …
SAMSUNG Introduces Industry’s First Self-Contained Step Dimming LED Tube at NECA 2014
9/29/2014 6:44:04 PM
Samsung Electronics America, Inc. today introduced the industry’s first AC Direct step-dimming LED linear replacement for T8 and T12 fluorescent tubes at the National Electrical Contractors Association (NECA) Convention 2014. Designed for use in commercial environments, the new LED Tube (L-Tube) offers an alternative to traditional fluorescent lamps to maximize energy …
TestAmerica Names Kamrul Alam as Technical Director
9/29/2014 11:09:59 AM
TestAmerica, the leader in environmental testing, announced today that Kamrul Alam, has rejoined TestAmerica as Technical Director. In this new role, Mr. Alam will provide technical oversight and direction locally to the Houston and Corpus Christi laboratories, while also deploying his exceptional knowledge and skillset across the TestAmerica network in support of best …
Fall Exam Time Begins this Week for Industrial Hygienists Working Towards CIH Certification
Fall Exam Time Begins this Week for Industrial Hygienists Working Towards CIH Certification
9/29/2014 11:03:47 AM
The Fall Exam window for successful Applicants looking to take their industrial hygiene careers to the next level begins on the first day of October.   The CIH exam is administered by the American Board of Industrial Hygiene® (ABIH®) and approved candidates have until the last day of November to take the exam.   ABIH offers two exam windows each year: April-May and …
Commercial Solar Power Offers More Savings for Australian Businesses
9/29/2014 10:13:35 AM
GEELONG, Australia September 2014 – Australian businesses are opting to use commercial solar power as their main source of power for more reasons than just the savings from a reduction in power consumption. As most businesses operate during the day when the sun’s power is at its strongest, solar power has become a popular option for savvy commercial industries. The …
EMLab P&K Enhances iPhone and Android Apps, Adding Environmental Lab Locations, Accreditations, and Chain of Custody
EMLab P&K Enhances iPhone and Android Apps, Adding Environmental Lab Locations, Accreditations, and Chain of Custody
9/29/2014 7:00:00 AM
EMLab P&K, a TestAmerica company and the leading commercial indoor air quality (IAQ) laboratory in North America, upgraded its iPhone and Android apps by adding the company’s laboratory locations along with directions and accreditation certificates for each of its environmental labs. Clients can also view their specific project chain of custody (COC) in addition to …
EPA Honors LG Electronics Usa With Gold Award In 2014 Responsible Electronics Recycling Challenge
9/26/2014 4:51:10 PM
Sustaining its leadership in responsible electronics recycling, LG Electronics USA was recognized today by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency with the 2014 Gold Tier Award in the EPA’s Sustainable Materials Management (SMM) Program.  The Gold Tier Award recognizes LG’s significant contributions to the EPA’s SMM Electronics Challenge goals by increasing the amount of used …
Motorola Solutions included, Carbon Disclosure Project’s List of Top Companies
9/26/2014 4:45:41 PM
Motorola Solutions (NYSE: MSI) was recognized in the Carbon Disclosure Project’s (CDP) 2014 climate change report as a leader among Standard & Poor’s (S&P) 500 companies for the depth and quality of climate change data disclosed to its investors and the global marketplace. Companies with disclosure scores in the top 10 percent are included on the CDP’s S&P 500 …
Formaldehyde Confirmed by the National Academies as a Known Human Carcinogen
Formaldehyde Confirmed by the National Academies as a Known Human Carcinogen
9/26/2014 4:10:53 PM
Formaldehyde is used in many industrial applications and to make a number of building materials and furnishings. Just last month, the National Research Council, a part of the National Academy of Sciences and the National Academy of Engineering, issued its assessment of formaldehyde’s ability to cause cancer.  In the report, the council upheld the listing of formaldehyde as …
Identifying Environmental Causes of Occupational Asthma
Identifying Environmental Causes of Occupational Asthma
9/26/2014 1:42:05 PM
Occupational asthma, also known as work-related asthma, results from exposure to allergens or irritants on the job. Exposure to these substances can lead to new cases of asthma or worsen existing asthma in some people. Occupational asthma is the most common occupational lung disease in the United States.  According to OSHA, “An estimated 11 million workers in a wide range …
"Green Bus Award 2014" for the best-selling Citaro urban bus
9/26/2014 11:21:34 AM
The Mercedes-Benz Citaro Euro VI received the "Green Bus Award 2014" at the IAA - the world’s leading exhibition for commercial vehicles. The prize has been awarded annually since 2011 to a touring coach and an urban bus in alternation by the specialist publications "Omnibusrevue" and "Busfahrer". This year the trophy has been awarded for the third time in four years to a …
Air Products Again Recognized on CDP™ S&P 500 Climate Disclosure Leadership Index
9/26/2014 10:49:41 AM
For the sixth consecutive year, Air Products (NYSE: APD ) has achieved industry leadership status on the CDP™ S&P 500 Climate Disclosure Leadership Index (CDLI), ranking among the top 10 percent of companies scored for their high level of transparency and data quality in their disclosure of climate-related information. CDP works with 767 institutional investors, …
CDP Ranks UPS in Top Ten Percent of Companies Measured for Sustainability Efforts
9/26/2014 10:41:58 AM
UPS® (NYSE: UPS) announced it secured a top ranking on the CDP’s Climate Disclosure Leadership Index (CDLI) of Standard & Poor’s (S&P) 500 companies for the fourth consecutive year. With a score of 100 out of 100, UPS ranked among the top ten percent of companies measured and one of only 14 to receive a score of 100. The annual index showcases companies listed on the …
Dirty Coal shown red card by India’s Supreme Court
9/25/2014 12:17:31 PM
Greenpeace International and Greenpeace India today welcomed the Indian Supreme Court’s landmark decision on the country’s coal scam following the Court’s cancellation of the licenses of 214 coal blocks. Significantly, this included Essar and Hindalco’s Mahan coal block, where the Mahan Sangharsh Samiti and Greenpeace India have been engaged in a long campaign with the company …
EMC Recognized by Dow Jones and CDP for Commitment to Sustainability
9/25/2014 11:47:13 AM
EMC Corporation (NYSE: EMC) announced that it has been recognized as a leader among S&P 500 companies by the environmental non-profit group, CDP, for the depth and quality of the climate change data disclosed to investors and the global marketplace.  For the sixth time, EMC has been included in the Climate Disclosure Leadership Index (CDLI) for its leadership in the …
Bechtel Completes State-of-the-Art Combined-Cycle Plant in Texas
9/25/2014 11:10:49 AM
Bechtel announced today that it has completed the Panda Temple I Generating Station in Temple, Texas, two weeks ahead of schedule. The 758-megawatt natural gas-fueled, combined-cycle power facility is owned by Panda Power Funds and boasts advanced emissions control technology that makes it one of the cleanest plants in the nation. “The early completion of this plant is …
Eni has been awarded 3 new exploration licenses in Egypt
9/25/2014 9:24:33 AM
Eni was the successful bidder of 3 new exploration licenses in Egypt as a result of the competitive 2013 EGPC and EGAS bid rounds. The new licenses will be formally awarded soon, after the ratification and finalization of the Concession Agreements. As a result of the EGPC bid round, Eni has been awarded a 100% participating interest and operatorship of the onshore block …
E. coli in the Home – It’s Not Just Found in Contaminated Foods
E. coli in the Home – It’s Not Just Found in Contaminated Foods
9/24/2014 3:19:48 PM
This summer, The Boston Globe published a report about the tragic death of a child in Norfolk County who had become infected with a dangerous strain of Escherichia coli ( E. coli) .  It was the first child death in Massachusetts due to E. coli since 2012. E. coli are a large group of bacteria found in the environment and the intestines of people and animals.  …
Siemens opens new remote diagnostics center for wind turbines in Denmark
Siemens opens new remote diagnostics center for wind turbines in Denmark
9/24/2014 9:52:37 AM
Siemens today officially opened the company’s new remote diagnostics center for wind turbines, located at the company’s global headquarters for wind service in Brande, Denmark. The facility offers some of the most advanced wind turbine remote diagnostic and monitoring capabilities in the world and has been designed to accommodate the continued and rapid growth of Siemens wind …