From new forms of rigorous and honest environmental
auditing, to ownership structures designed to support social mission, socially responsible business has evolved into a hopeful array of dynamic and diverse forms, each with a different way of addressing social needs. That's the lesson of this year's Business Ethics Awards, given by the Minneapolis-based publication Business Ethics for the 15th year in a row. Award winners for 2003 are a balance of large and small, public and private firms.
While last week warning women and children to limit eating canned tuna because of mercury, a Bush EPA proposal to allow power plants to emit higher mercury levels for far longer than previous plans looks like payback for campaign contributions, say advocates.
Adam Sumel, President and CEO of Sonic Environmental
Solutions Inc. (SNV.TSX Venture) announced that it has entered into a Cost-Sharing and Collaboration Agreement with CANMET Energy Technology Centre, a division of Natural Resources Canada. Natural Resources Canada (NRCan) plays a pivotal role in helping shape the important contributions of the natural resources sector to the Canadian economy, society and environment.
ESP (Environmental Software Providers) has announced that Carmeuse North America will implement its opsEnvironmental software throughout all 17 of its facilities in the United States and Canada. opsEnvironmental is a multi-media environmental data management solution that helps companies manage regulatory compliance and streamline environmental programs. Carmeuse, the largest producer of lime and limestone products in North America, will use opsEnvironmental not only to address MACT and Title V requirements, but also for streamlining multi-media environmental compliance.
Mr. Weymann Cheng, President, reports that Mach
One Corporation ("Mach One") has entered into a Letter of Intent with SHEC Labs - Solar Hydrogen Energy Corporation ("SHEC") pursuant to which Mach One will commit to assist SHEC in securing up to $10 million in development capital. SHEC's primary focus is to develop cost effective, clean and renewable processes to produce hydrogen from water using sunlight. As stated on SHEC's web-site, it is SHEC's belief that clean renewable Hydrogen is the worlds best choice for a sustainable energy future and to improve the quality of the air we breath.