In April 2019, the Life Science business of Merck* launched a four-year initiative that was aimed at improving its sustainability efforts when it came to packaging. For a global business shipping around 30,000 packages every day, the task was enormous. From reducing the overall amount of packaging it was using, maximising recycling, improving plastics sustainability and even targeting zero deforestation, the initiative was a statement of intent by the business to begin to understand its environmental impact – and do something about it.
New vice president will lead company’s interaction with trade unions, key industry groups
OVERLAND PARK, Kan., December 14, 2020 /3BL Media/ – Looking to bolster its steady collaboration with union contract workers, BVCI has turned to employee relations veteran Scean Cherry as its new Vice President of Labor Relations. In his new role for BVCI, Cherry will be the primary interface with local, regional and international representatives of building and construction trade unions while engaging key industry groups. BVCI is a wholly owned subsidiary of global infrastructure solutions provider Black & Veatch.
The intersection of a global pandemic and reinvigorated demands for racial equity and social justice has created a gut-check moment for communities across the country, one that calls for a “new model” of place-based philanthropy. Now is the time to re-imagine a community and economy that work for all and re-invest to make them happen.
By: Keith Hennessey, President, Bechtel Enterprises
How to safely reopen businesses, schools, and other services is the most immediate question facing local, state, and federal leaders. But restarting the economy is going to take more than unleashing pent-up demand for things we missed during the crisis – from haircuts to hot dogs at the ballpark. Economists warn that many businesses large and small will continue to struggle, and a historic number of Americans will remain out of work.
Sustainability is at the heart of Yorkshire Water’s £72 million Knostrop Energy & Recycling Facility, which turns sewage into energy, generating enough electricity to power 7,600 homes. The project to create the facility was delivered on time and to budget.
This successful outcome demonstrates the benefits of using a delivery partner with the ability to add value at multiple points during the infrastructure lifecycle.
American Water Works Association honors distinguished service, innovation
OVERLAND PARK, Kansas, February 11, 2020 /3BL Media/ – For much of his four decades at Black & Veatch, Brent Reuss has delivered on water solutions for the global infrastructure company. Less than two years into his Black & Veatch job as a process engineer, Gil Hurwitz has burnished his reputation for membrane technology. Now, both are being honored by a leading water industry trade group.
The rural town of Tandil, located some 350 kilometers south of Buenos Aires in the east of Argentina, relies on its road network to not only enable people to keep in touch with one another, but also to ensure rural, and sometimes remote businesses, are able to bring their products to market.
This small town has some 1,500 km of rural roads which are maintained by the Municipal Road Cooperative. It is working to help improve communication between smaller and less developed populations and local urbanized areas.