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Sample Forms, Policies, and Contracts
Author
Jackson Lewis
Publication Date
06/22/2015

This is a Notice of Contest template regarding OSHA.

Resource Details
Source: Resource Library
Region: United States
Sample Forms, Policies, and Contracts
Publication Date
12/22/2015

This commitment drives the company to explore energy efficient alternatives to vehicles, planes and workplaces.

Resource Details
Source: Resource Library
Region: United States
Sample Forms, Policies, and Contracts
Author
Jackson Lewis
Publication Date
06/22/2015

This is a sample OSHA violation complaint.

Resource Details
Source: Resource Library
Region: United States
Sample Forms, Policies, and Contracts
Author
Jacob Dweck, Partner, Stephany Olsen LeGrand, Associate, Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP
Publication Date
06/03/2016

This checklist includes ten considerations derived from the U.S. Keystone XL case, regarding seeking U.S. government approval of a cross-border pipeline.

Resource Details
Source: Resource Library
Region: United States
Articles
Author
Neil Walker
Publication Date
10/17/2016
10 pages

The purpose of this policy is to establish uniform procedures to coordinate management involvement at every location in the event of an OSHA inspection in the United States.

Resource Details
Source: Resource Library
Region: United States
Articles
Author
David Tournier, General Manager & Corporate Secretary, IFFCO Canada Enterprise
Publication Date
06/16/2017

This Quick Overview addresses how Bankability, or the ability to obtain banks' funding, can be a life or death sentence for any transaction requiring borrowed funds in Canada and the United States.

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Source: Resource Library
Region: Canada, United States
Audience: Small Law Departments, Large Law Departments
Articles
Author
David Tournier, General Manager & Corporate Secretary, IFFCO Canada Enterprise
Publication Date
06/01/2017

In the first part of this QuickCounsel, we examined how the feedstock of industrial projects should be procured so as to enhance bankability. In this second part, we now look for bankability in the negotiation of the contract for the project's Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC).

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Source: Resource Library
Region: Canada
Articles
Author
Pedro Agão Seabra Filter, Pontifical Catholic University of Rio Grande do Sul (PUCRS)
Publication Date
10/13/2017

This short article explains what types of licensing and procedures are required under Brazilian law in order to exploit natural resources, and the competence of each of Brazil's federative entities to issue licenses.

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Interest Area: Environmental
Source: Resource Library
Region: Brazil
Articles
Author
David Tournier, General Manager & Corporate Secretary, IFFCO Canada Enterprise
Publication Date
06/25/2017

In the first part of this Quick Overview, we examined how the feedstock of industrial projects in the United States should be procured so as to enhance bankability. In this third and final part, we address the purchase of the project's future production and other considerations that may affect bankability.

Resource Details
Source: Resource Library
Region: Canada
Audience: Small Law Departments, Large Law Departments
Articles
Author
Mark S. Dreux
Publication Date
08/24/2017

In the United States Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) citations can be deceptive. Even when the proposed penalty in the citation appears to be insignificant, the citation can still be end up being extremely costly. Employers should evaluate the potential financial impact the OSHA citation could have on their company, and from that evaluation, decide whether to challenge the citation or settle it on a reasonable basis. This article will outline the major issues that each employer should consider in evaluating the full financial impact of a citation upon the company.

Resource Details
Source: Resource Library
Audience: Small Law Departments, Large Law Departments
Articles
Publication Date
07/30/2015

This page provides a summary of EPA’s Interim Approach to Applying the Audit Policy to New Owners which became effective August 1, 2008.

Resource Details
Source: Resource Library
Region: United States
Articles
Author
Russell Fraker
Publication Date
03/11/2015

This article discusses product stewardship trends in Latin America.

Resource Details
Source: Resource Library
Region: Argentina, Belize, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, El Salvador, Falkland Islands, Guatemala, Guyana, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Suriname, Uruguay, Venezuela
Articles
Author
Serap Zuvin, Melis Oget Koc and Mehmet Ali Ali Akgun, Serap Zuvin Law Offices
Publication Date
06/16/2015

This article is intended to provide a general guide to the matter of green bonds.

Resource Details
Source: Resource Library
Region: Turkey
Articles
Publication Date
07/28/2015

This article discusses EPA webinars call eDisclosure, The Agency's plan to modernize the implementation of the Audit Policy and the Small Business Compliance Policy.

Resource Details
Source: Resource Library
Region: United States
Articles
Author
Russell Fraker
Publication Date
03/11/2015

This presenter speaks about trends in Brazilian contaminated site liability.

Resource Details
Source: Resource Library
Region: Brazil
Articles
Author
Renata Campetti Amaral and Patricia Vidal Frederighi
Publication Date
05/17/2016
5 pages

The purpose of this article is to provide an overview of the regulatory structure of the PCCA as well as a summary of the policy settings that have and may continue to occur as a result of the PCCA in the forestry and energy sectors in Brazil.

Resource Details
Source: Resource Library
Region: Brazil
Articles
Publication Date
03/10/2015

This article reflects and incorporates by reference all of the guidance and implementation decisions made about Supplemental Environmental Projects (SEPs) since the issuance of EPA's SEP Policy in 1998.

Resource Details
Source: Resource Library
Region: United States
Articles
Author
United Nations Global Compact, and Linklaters LLP
Publication Date
10/09/2015
45 pages

In this guide, explore what corporate sustainability means, and practical guidance on how General Counsel and support and lead corporate sustainability efforts.

Resource Details
Source: Resource Library
Collection: Sustainability
Audience: CLO / GC
Articles
Author
Lauren Hopkins
Publication Date
04/09/2015

This presenter speaks about developments and considerations for 2015 disclosures regarding conflict minerals.

Resource Details
Source: Resource Library
Articles
Author
Raymond L. Coss, Leah A. Dundon, and Peter C. Anderson
Publication Date
11/01/2016
10 pages

Armed with new tools to police environmental regulation, officials from around the world are beginning to exercise new strategies to ensure company compliance with climate risk disclosure. How can in-house counsel combat this trend and avoid the possibility of becoming a target?

Resource Details
Source: ACC Docket
Collection: Sustainability
Region: United States, Europe
Articles
Author
Antonio Carlos de Toledo Negrão
and Fabio de Almeida Braga
Publication Date
01/01/2015
18 pages

Policies that promote social and environmental justice should be integrated with the traditional production and consumption economy. Financial institutions play an important role in that economic model. Learn how credit-granting policies can work alongside the Brazilian government to achieve social and environmental sustainability.

Resource Details
Source: ACC Docket
Collection: Sustainability
Region: Brazil
Articles
Author
Patricia Bood
Publication Date
11/01/2015
10 pages

Companies are investing in renewable energy because it enables them to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and demonstrate leadership on broader corporate sustainability and climate commitments.

Resource Details
Source: ACC Docket
Collection: Sustainability
Region: Global
Articles
Author
Raymond L. Coss, Leah A. Dundon, and Julia Morton
Publication Date
11/01/2017
9 pages

Climate change is upon us, and in-house counsel are struggling to mitigate risk in a warmer world. As the society-at-large moves toward a low carbon economy, companies are increasingly looking to the legal department to assess and disclose its environmental impact. The future of sustainability is here, are you ready for what’s next?

Resource Details
Interest Area: Environmental
Source: ACC Docket
Region: United States, Global
Articles
Author
Jackson Lewis P.C.
Publication Date
08/25/2016

This updated InfoPAK will provide in-house counsel with information on basic US Occupational Safety and Health Administration (“OSHA”) compliance and how to handle an OSHA inspection. OSHA is particularly aggressive from an enforcement standpoint and employers must be prepared to respond effectively to an OSHA inspection or investigation.

Resource Details
Source: Resource Library
Region: United States
Peer Practice Examples
Author
Association of Corporate Counsel
Publication Date
10/30/2015
35 pages

In this ACC Leading Practices Profile, learn from the corporate social responsibility programs of five organizations. Understand how their approaches integrate social and environmental imperatives into business operations and interactions with stakeholders.

Resource Details
Source: Resource Library
Collection: Sustainability
Region: Global, Australia
Articles
Author
Julie Clement and Stacey Supina, LegalResearch.com
Publication Date
05/19/2016
41 pages

This article provides an explanation of the Clean Power Plan (CPP). The article also describes the CPP's development, previous legislation that led to its execution as well as the controversies surrounding its release within the United States.

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Interest Area: Environmental, Government
Source: Resource Library
Region: United States
Articles
Author
the Lex Mundi Agribusiness group
Publication Date
01/30/2017
37 pages

This guide addresses the global issues of commercialization, government regulation, importing, exporting and human consumption of genetically modified organisms (GMOs), which include transgenic crops and other products.

Resource Details
Source: Resource Library
Region: Colombia, Cyprus, Ireland, Jamaica, Mexico, Netherlands, Pakistan, Philippines, Spain, United States
Program Materials
Author
Nancy Kaplan
Publication Date
10/19/2015

This presentation provides an insight into the role of the Government General Counsel when the Agency becomes aware of an emergency.

Resource Details
Source: Meetings
Region: United States
Program Materials
Author
Cynthia Boeh, Carol Deck, Lynne Durbin, Nancy Kaplan
Publication Date
10/19/2015

This panel will walk through various real-world emergency scenarios and hypotheticals with help from audience members. Organized around three main phases – preparation, immediate response and aftermath – the program will teach you how to anticipate, recognize and respond in accelerated and stressful circumstances to the multifaceted environmental, health and safety legal risks of various emergency situations – particularly when time may not permit a call to outside counsel or other company lawyers.

Resource Details
Source: Meetings
Region: United States
Program Materials
Author
Lynne M. Durbin
Publication Date
10/19/2015

This presentation discusses steps to take when preparing for a facility emergency.

Resource Details
Source: Meetings
Region: United States
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