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The Top EHS Stories From October 2021

Did you miss October’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.

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The 10 stories that made our list include an uptick in SASB reporting, the COP26 climate summit, updates on the OSHA vaccine mandate, and more.

More Than Half of S&P Global 1200 Now Disclose Using SASB Standards [Value Reporting Foundation]

According to the Value Reporting Foundation, the number of SASB Standards reporters increased 215% between 2020 and 2021 and 375% between 2019 and 2020.

Big Business Should Be At The COP26 Table [Forbes]

The largest companies emit more carbon than some countries — but they have also moved faster than governments in committing to ambitious carbon targets. 

How to Prepare for OSHA's COVID-19 Vaccination Emergency Temporary Standard [SHRM]

OSHA sent a draft of the ETS to the White House’s regulatory office for approval on October 12. It is expected to be approved very quickly, so businesses will need to take steps to prepare. 

Federal Contractor Vaccine Guidance Issued [EHS Today]

On September 24, the Safer Federal Workforce Task Force issued guidance for federal contractors and subcontractors on vaccine requirements. 

Paul Hawken: Sustainability Isn't Enough. Here's What Is [Greenbiz] 

With a new book picking up where Drawdown left off, Paul Hawken offers a universal framework for solving the climate crisis.

Only One in 20 European Companies on Track to Meet Net Zero Climate Goals [Business Green]

A new study published by Accenture finds that while a third of Europe’s largest companies have set net zero targets, only 5% of them are on track to achieve their emissions targets.

Back to Basics: ESG Reporting 101 [EHS Daily Advisor]

EHS Daily Advisor’s Back to Basics series highlights important but potentially overlooked information EHS professionals need to know. This edition takes a look at ESG reporting.

America's Safest Companies 2021: Ampirical [EHS Today]

The America's Safest Companies Awards recognize companies who have achieved innovative and strategic safety goals. Check out Ampirical and the rest of this year’s winners. 

What Big Oil Knew About Climate Change, In the Industry’s Own Words [Fast Company]

Decades-old documents reveal when the major coal, oil, and gas companies became aware of the problem, and what they knew about it.

ESG Is Not New — But It's The New Normal [Perillon]

ESG isn’t just another corporate fad, and it won’t be going away any time soon. 

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