5 Critical Factors to Reduce the Energy Intensity of Operations

Posted by Matthew Littlefield on Tue, Mar 10, 2015 @ 01:10 PM

With increasing energy prices, increasing pressure for operational cost reduction, and major demographic shifts impacting the political and policy sphere, the focus on effective energy management is only increasing. Industrial companies today are being forced to address this trend and focus on cutting energy consumption wherever possible.

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Tags: Sustainability, IEM, Energy Management

Is Mobility the New Norm in EHS Management?

Posted by Paul Leavoy on Mon, Feb 23, 2015 @ 12:19 PM

A scant decade ago, when dedicated, cloud-based environment, health and safety (EHS) offerings were starting to become mainstream, ‘mobility,’ as it were, was in its comparative infancy. Tablets were still a number of years off, smartphones as we know them today were only beginning to take shape, and Blackberry was the talk of the town.

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Tags: Sustainability, Environment Health and Safety, Mobility

What Motivates Companies to Produce Sustainability Reports?

Posted by Paul Leavoy on Wed, Feb 11, 2015 @ 11:11 AM

The term ‘sustainability reporting’ can either excite business leaders or incite them to roll their eyes. Some view it as an opportunity to benchmark and improve sustainability performance, while others see it as a waste of time, effort, money, and resources, with no positive bottom-line impacts.

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Tags: Sustainability, Environment Health and Safety

Why IEM Is Not Just For High-Cost Energy Times

Posted by Dan Miklovic on Mon, Jan 26, 2015 @ 10:01 AM

With the price of crude oil hovering at roughly $50/bbl, many companies might be reevaluating their industrial energy management (IEM) strategies. Certainly consumer behavior is changing in the face of low energy costs. Sales of less fuel-efficient larger vehicles and pickup trucks are increasing, people are traveling more as fuel costs drop, and consumer goods spending is up as people have more discretionary funds.

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Tags: Sustainability, Industrial Energy Management

What You Need to Know About the Evolving EHS Landscape [INFOGRAPHIC]

Posted by Greg Goodwin on Fri, Nov 21, 2014 @ 10:27 AM

As the years have passed, manufacturers across many industries--but especially the energy-intensive and hazardous ones--have realized the importance of Environment, Health & Safety initiatives, not just in meeting growing regulatory burdens, but in actually driving business value as well.

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Tags: Sustainability, Environment Health and Safety

The Risks of Neglecting Supply Chain EHS Performance, and 5 Solutions

Posted by Paul Leavoy on Fri, Oct 10, 2014 @ 02:06 PM

The need to manage environment, health and safety (EHS) performance across our organizations and throughout our global plants has never been more apparent. While considerations of EHS performance were once limited to one organization’s performance within its four walls, things have changed. The increased reliance on supply chains extending across the globe, the visibility and traction afforded by online communications and social media, and the growing need to improve and report on end-to-end sustainability performance are compelling businesses to account for EHS performance across their supply chain.

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Tags: Sustainability, Environment Health and Safety, Supply Chain Management

5 Keys to Winning Sustainability Reports

Posted by Paul Leavoy on Wed, Sep 24, 2014 @ 09:29 AM

Recently we discussed the ‘why’ behind producing sustainability reports. This debate tends to rage on as some feel we ought to produce sustainability reports, others find value in the process, and others think they are worthless documents, designed only to cultivate prestige and foster a sense of progression in a field where so many lag.

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Tags: Sustainability, Environment Health and Safety

Why Do We Produce Sustainability Reports?

Posted by Paul Leavoy on Fri, Sep 05, 2014 @ 11:10 AM

For more than a decade now, many leading global organizations have produced some form of sustainability report. Sometimes these documents manifest in reports sent directly to stakeholders, and in other cases they adhere to specific guidelines defined by external reporting or sometimes regulatory bodies.

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Tags: Sustainability, Environment Health and Safety

What Is Environment, Health and Safety (EHS) Management?

Posted by Greg Goodwin on Thu, Aug 21, 2014 @ 11:20 AM

Today, Environment, Health & Safety (EHS) programs are so prevalent across global manufacturing organizations, at first thought, providing a definition can feel redundant and unnecessary. However, in the midst of emerging best practices, shiny new tools and technologies, and a plethora of metrics to capture and analyze events and actions, it can be easy to forget what EHS actually is as well as how and why it emerged.

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Tags: Sustainability, Environment Health and Safety, Internet of Things

LNS Research Launches Environment, Health and Safety Practice

Posted by Paul Leavoy on Mon, Aug 18, 2014 @ 01:01 PM

Here at LNS, we’ve delved deeply into some key areas of business performance and Operational Excellence in recent years, including Enterprise Quality Management, Manufacturing Operations Management (MOM), and Industrial Energy Management (IEM).

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Tags: Sustainability, Environment Health and Safety