This commitment drives the company to explore energy efficient alternatives to vehicles, planes and workplaces.
This checklist includes ten considerations derived from the U.S. Keystone XL case, regarding seeking U.S. government approval of a cross-border pipeline.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
This page provides a summary of EPA’s Interim Approach to Applying the Audit Policy to New Owners which became effective August 1, 2008.
This article discusses product stewardship trends in Latin America.
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.
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.
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.
In this guide, explore what corporate sustainability means, and practical guidance on how General Counsel and support and lead corporate sustainability efforts.
This presenter speaks about developments and considerations for 2015 disclosures regarding conflict minerals.
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?
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
This presentation provides an insight into the role of the Government General Counsel when the Agency becomes aware of an emergency.
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.