In October 2001, a shipment owned by Sony was stopped from being sent to retailers by the Dutch government because of unacceptable levels cadmium. The problem The wires in the game consoles in over 1.3 million boxes worth $160 million had low but unacceptable levels of this toxic metal. They rushed to replace the wires … Continue reading The Cadmium Crisis: Lessons from Sony’s environmental disaster.
No business wants its hard-earned resources mismanaged - none at all. But oftentimes, financial resources get all the ‘pampering’. Smart businesses are now looking beyond the financial aspect of their operations to remain relevant. Real benefits can come from seeing things in a new light. One of such benefits is resource efficiency through enhanced waste … Continue reading Eco-advantage in 2019: Ways to reduce waste in your business
Large corporations have received a lot of attention in recent times regarding environmental responsibility. Environmental management has now become a board room issue in most large organizations as erring has become detrimental to their reputation with a high risk of environmental liabilities. In contrast, micro, small and medium enterprises have received little or no attention … Continue reading Small Business, Big Impact: MSMEs and Environmental Management
Business sustainability and CSR have been used interchangeably for a while. The experts say there are differences between the two. A company that has its hands on numerous CSR initiatives would not necessarily pass for a sustainable business. Lets start by understanding what a sustainable business is. A sustainable business is one that would remain … Continue reading Sustainable businesses look beyond corporate social responsibility