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How Companies Can Ensure Responsible Sourcing

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‘Responsible sourcing’ refers to companies’ commitment to promote ethical standards and social responsibility when dealing with suppliers. When a product or service is considered responsibly sourced, it means that it was manufactured with attention to health and safety, human rights, and ethical and environmental principles. For instance, it is expected that the workers who manufacture a responsibly sourced product have been working under fair labor practices, and that the product was not made from conflict resources (natural resources that fund violence and armed conflict). 

Environmentally Friendly Practices for the Workplace

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Today, there are many ways to live a more sustainable, eco-conscious life. But what about your time spent at work? Regardless if you work from a home office, satellite office, or a traditional office setting you will find that you spend the majority of your day there. Within the workplace, there are numerous ways you can implement sustainable practices into your organization’s business and work life all while saving money and having a positive economic impact. It turns out, most sustainable business practices will save your company money AND they can be easy and fun to do.

WHITE PAPERS

ADEC Innovations produces white papers about various industry issues and regulatory updates.
Below are our latest papers, which you can download in a PDF format.

Utility Energy Data Management

Learn how to reduce your energy consumption, gain control of your energy spending and increase productivity and profitability.

4 Steps to Improving Your CDP Performance

Learn the top reasons organizations lose points, and how you can improve your own CDP performance. Gain insight into developing long-term strategies towards sustainability and profitability.

Mastering 'Big Data' In Environmental Sustainability

Get insights and guidance to wade through the big data challenge. The white paper explores the key components for successfully managing environmental sustainability data, from defining and narrowing the universe of data for your company to the tools to help manage and apply those data.

Alphabet Soup: Selecting and Using Sustainability Reporting Frameworks

Companies must now wade through acronyms and initials of sustainable organizations and their respective disclosure shcemes in order to obtain a stronger grasp of their sustainability performance.

Carbon Accounting Methods for Estimating Scope 3 Emissions

Understanding a company's GHG emissions is the first step for an effective corporate climate change strategy.

Your Road to Leadership

Disclosing that your sustainability efforts are an integral part of your core business strategy will improve your performance.

Why disclose to CDP?

By encouraging a system of sustainability disclosure and transparency among companies and cities, CDP enables organizations to benchmark, measure and manage their environmental risks, while at the same time improving their brand reputation, increasing operational efficiency and lowering their costs.

Water and Corporate Responsibility: What Can Companies Do?

As the world embraces the importance of environmental sustainability, organizations must place a greater emphasis on addressing the global water crisis, and minimizing impact to themselves and the planet.

Effectiveness of Local Agency Sustainability Plans

A successful sustainability plan allows you to identify and implement goals, milestones and metrics to measure success and address environmental concerns, economic conditions and social equity within your community.

ADEC Innovations hosts webinars on various topics, and participates as industry experts in online sessions and podcasts hosted by other organizations.

See below for links to our previous sessions.

  • SCIENCE BASED TARGETS WEBINAR

    The Science Based Target (SBT) initiative is a partnership between CDP, the UN Global Compact (UNGC), World Wildlife Fund (WWF) and World Resources Institute (WRI) which helps organizations determine how much they must cut emissions to prevent the worst impacts of climate change.

  • Climate Change Scoring Webinar

    As CDP’s Global Scoring and Sustainability Outsourcing Partner since 2011, ADEC co-hosted this webinar, where Supply Chain members will learn: handy hints for suppliers, key areas of focus to maximize your score, and where to get help with your CDP Climate Change disclosure.

  • Water Scoring Webinar

    As CDP’s Global Scoring and Sustainability Outsourcing Partner since 2011, ADEC co-hosted this webinar, where Supply Chain members will learn: handy hints for suppliers, key areas of focus to maximize your score, and where to get help with your CDP Water disclosure.

  • Understanding CDP's 2016 Methodology

    Hosted by FirstCarbon Solutions, an ADEC Innovation, this 45-minute webinar will help you learn the changes in CDP’s 2016 scoring methodology and be better prepared in developing your CDP response.

  • Your Road to 100A (Part 1: Calculating Scope 3 Emissions)

    This 45-minute webinar provides an overview of how your organization can get on your Road to 100A. You’ll learn best practices from 100A organizations; how to plan ahead, and set and achieve emissions reductions targets; and how to measure Scope 3 emissions.

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    SCIENCE BASED TARGETS WEBINAR

    The Science Based Target (SBT) initiative is a partnership between CDP, the UN Global Compact (UNGC), World Wildlife Fund (WWF) and World Resources Institute (WRI) which helps organizations determine how much they must cut emissions to prevent the worst impacts of climate change.

    Watch our pre-recorded webinar for an introduction to SBTs and to learn about:

    • What SBTs are
    • Getting started
    • Setting SBTs
    • Implementing SBTs