The Top EHS Stories From July 2021


Did you miss July’s top EHS stories?

We've assembled a list of 10 articles for you from EHS and global news outlets, industry leaders, and technology experts.

The 10 stories that made our list include new companies that have signed the Climate Pledge, lessons from inside the heat dome, how to conduct a vulnerability analysis, practical advice for reaching your net zero goals, and more.

More Than 100 Companies Have Signed The Climate Pledge [Perillon]

Alaska Airlines, Colgate-Palmolive, Heineken, PepsiCo, and Visa are among the latest to add their names to the list of companies committed to achieving net zero emissions by 2040.

Lessons From Inside the Heat Dome About the Future of the Electric Grid [GreenBiz]

Living inside an unprecedented heat dome is a reminder that our infrastructure is not prepared for the effects of climate change.

Back to Basics: Conducting a Vulnerability Analysis [EHS Daily Advisor]

If the events of 2021 are any indication, disasters can strike anytime, anywhere. Conducting a vulnerability analysis of your business is a critical step in your emergency preparedness program.

Start with Energy Management, Suggests GM's Al Hildreth: Summit Summary [Environment + Energy Leader]

General Motors’ global energy manager, Al Hildreth, shared his thoughts on what companies can do to have the biggest impact on their journey to net zero.

Greener Anti-Flood Investments Will Be Win-Win [Reuters]

Traditional infrastructure like dams may not be enough to cope with the effects of climate change.

Energy, Environment Amendments Pile Up for Spending Package [Energywire]

More than 700 amendments are pending to a massive spending package headed to the house floor this week.

The Top 5 EHS Trends of 2020 [EHS Today]

Explore five powerful trends that shaped the field of EHS in 2020 and what’s next for workplace environmental, health and safety concerns.

Water Scarcity: A Growing Risk for Companies and Investors [GreenBiz]

Increasing demand in the face of plummeting supply spells trouble for businesses.

House Budget Bill Would Boost OSHA and MSHA Enforcement Efforts: Appropriations Committee Report [Safety + Health]

The House Appropriations Committee is proposing a nearly $45M increase to OSHA’s enforcement budget for FY 2022.

SEC Adopts ESG Disclosure Guidelines for Businesses, Investments [National Law Review]

On July 7, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) Asset Management Advisory Committee adopted recommendations to enhance meaningful, consistent, and comparable ESG disclosure from companies.  

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