Sustainability and environmental services, as part of a corporate management program, help business leaders manage risk, reduce costs, drive innovation, increase efficiency, satisfy market demands and grow customer loyalty. Zero waste and Green strategies, help build brand equity, and differentiate your products and services in a marketplace crowded with sustainable or environmental product claims. Our experts can tailor solutions to match competitive opportunities for your industry or organization from our extensive and growing body of standard.
Responsible Recycling: Responsible recycling of waste electrical and electronic equipment or WEEE, for short has become a major environmental goal. So much so, that in 2003, the EU put laws in place to make sure WEEE was being recycled and not sent straight to landfill sites. The Philippines introduced Regulations in 2013 and began operating under this law DAO 2013-22.
Under these laws, producers of electricals are required to collect and recycle their share of products when the consumer discards them. The facility must demonstrate to the government that a certain amount of product gets recycled responsibly and to specified levels.
e-Stewards:e-Stewards is a global team of individuals, institutions, businesses, non-profit organizations, and governmental agencies upholding a safe, ethical, and globally responsible standard for e-waste recycling and refurbishment. They stop the export of illegal hazardous e-waste to developing nations and create a safe, green, and just world through sharing and using the principled and practical standard for electronics recycling and reuse.
The Recycling Industry Operating Standard? (RIOS?)is the recycling industrys management system standard for quality, environment and health & safety (QEH&S). Specifically designed for the recycling industry, RIOS?; integrates the key operational elements found in other standards, such as ISO 9001 (Q), ISO 14001 (E), and OHSAS 18001 (H&S), bringing them together into one streamlined management system.
Is a tool for examining the total environmental impact of a product through every step of its life from obtaining raw materials all the way through making it in a factory, selling it in a store, using it in the workplace or at home, and disposing it.
ISO 14064-1:2006 specifies principles and requirements at the organization level for quantification and reporting of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and removals. It includes requirements for the design, development, management, reporting and verification of an organizations GHG inventory.
The program covers:
- Quantification, monitoring and reporting requirements for greenhouse gas emissions and removals
- Measuring your organizations greenhouse gas inventory
- Creating a project to reduce your environmental impact through emission reductions and removals
- The requirements for quantifying, monitoring and reporting project under ISO 14064-2
Many companies and municipalities are working to reduce waste, with the ultimate goal of achieving zero waste. AIB can help the company to train and provide credibility to those efforts with the industrys first and only standard for zero waste and waste diversion claims.
AIB offers three landfill waste diversion claim review to recognize companies that handle waste in environmentally responsible and innovative ways from energy production via incineration to reuse, recycling and composting:
- Zero Waste to Landfill for facilities that consistently achieve a landfill waste diversion rate of 100%
- Virtually Zero Waste to Landfill for facilities that have achieved a landfill diversion rate of 99% or greater
- Landfill Waste Diversion for facilities that have achieved a landfill diversion rate of greater than or equal to 50%
Each claim validation is clearly defined, carefully reviewed and thoroughly vetted so that businesses and their customers can understand the environmental significance of such a major achievement.
e-Stewards: is a global team of individuals, institutions, businesses, non-profit organizations, and governmental agencies upholding a safe, ethical, and globally responsible standard for e-waste recycling and refurbishment. They stop the export of illegal hazardous e-waste to developing nations and create a safe, green, and just world through sharing and using the principled and practical standard for electronics recycling and reuse.
ISO 26000 is the international standard developed to help organizations effectively assess and address those that are relevant and significant to their mission and vision; operations and processes; customers, employees, communities, and other stakeholders; and environmental impact.
The ISO 26000 standard provides guidance on:
- The seven key underlying principles of social responsibility: accountability, transparency, ethical behavior, respect for stakeholder interests, respect for the rule of law, respect for international norms of behavior, and respect for human rights
- Recognizing social responsibility and engaging stakeholders
- The seven core subjects and issues pertaining to social responsibility: organizational governance, human rights, labor practices, the environment, fair operating practices, consumer issues, and community involvement and development
- Ways to integrate socially responsible behavior into the organization
In addition to providing definitions and information to help organizations understand and address social responsibility, the standard emphasizes the importance of results and improvements in performance on social responsibility.