For several years, Sappi North America has had a major focus on the reduction of fossil fuels and the emissions associated with combustion.
Intensity is a term that describes the usage of resources for, or output from, the manufacture of a set unit of product. We exceeded an aggressive five-year goal of a 40 percent reduction in greenhouse gas (GHG) intensity in just three years and are now working to reduce energy intensity. Overall, our performance in 2014 against these key emissions metrics was in line with 2013. A markedly colder winter impacted fuel consumption, slightly increasing our sulfur dioxide (SO2) emissions, but we remain significantly below the industry average as reported by AF&PA.
Climate change and greenhouse gas emissions remain top of mind for many stakeholder groups.
In fact, the Sustainability Accounting Standards Board (SASB) identified climate change as the most common issue of materiality across all industries. Their research found that climate change is material in 50 of the 57 industries for which they have issued standards to date. The wood products industry is no exception.
Beyond environmental concerns, energy is a major cost driver in our industry, and excessive energy costs have been cited as a major factor in the recent closure of several US pulp and paper mills.
"Creating Transformational Change: Translating Sustainability Inside the C-Suite"
Davidson, N.C., July 22, 2015 /3BL Media/ – W. Scott Tew, executive director, Center for Energy Efficiency & Sustainability (CEES) at Ingersoll Rand (NYSE:IR), a world leader in creating comfortable, sustainable and efficient environments, will join other sustainability experts at a panel discussion hosted by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation. Tew will speak on July 23, the opening day of the forum.
TULSA, Okla., July 13, 2015 /3BL Media/ - Caelus Sustainability Consulting (Caelus) announced today they are now offering the professional 'GHG Inventory Quantifier Certification Preparation Course' online. Since its launch, the course and certification has provided a globally recognized credential validating the ability of a sustainability professional’s ability to measure and report GHG Emissions based on ISO standards. The course is delivered by their Toronto-based training partner, HRCarbon.
Skeptics of manmade climate change offer various natural causes to explain why the Earth has warmed 1.4 degrees Fahrenheit since 1880. But can these account for the planet's rising temperature? Scroll through to see how much different factors, both natural and industrial, contribute to global warming, based on findings from NASA's Goddard Institute for Space Studies.
PARIS, May 21, 2015 /3BL Media/ - The following is a press release published jointly by all partners of the Business and Climate Summit, which took place 20-21 May 2015 in Paris, France. See the UN Global Compact Statementhere.
Company Sets Operational Greenhouse Gas Emissions Intensity Goal and Reports Status of Other Sustainability Commitments
ST. LOUIS,May 11, 2015 /3BL Media/ – Monsanto Company today released its 2014 Sustainability Report. Since announcing its first sustainability commitment framework in 2008, the company has advanced its three sustainability principles: (1) improving the lives of farmers, workers and communities, (2) producing enough food to make a balanced meal accessible to all, and (3) conserving Earth’s resources and preserving the natural environment.
RICHMOND, VA, April 30, 2015 /3BL Media/ - UPS Freight® (NYSE: UPS), one of the nation's largest heavy freight carriers, announced today the addition of 64 liquefied natural gas (LNG) tractors to its fleet. The tractors, which are based in Harrisburg, Pa., join UPS's worldwide fleet of more than 2,500 natural gas vehicles.
Caterpillar's SoLoNOx System uses lean-burn technologies to reduce NOx emissions
The SoLoNOx system uses lean-burn technologies to reduce NOx emissions. SoLoNOx turbine systems convert fossil fuels into useful work or electricity. By improving combustion technology, Solar is able to do this with a much smaller impact on the environment in the form of NOx emissions and without the need for additional exhaust gas control measures. The SoLoNOx system has been installed on more than 3,000 turbines, and most of Solar’s current engine models can be equipped with the improved system.