Releasing data

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What does your company release into the environment and what does it publish in its annual report? According to a Globe and Mail article (found here), only 10 of the 60 largest Canadian companies release data for all four major environmental items (carbon emissions, water usage, energy usage and waste production). They say, you change what you measure. With so little public disclosure of environmental indicators going on, it is no wonder that we remain a polluting country.

Beyond legal compliance, the rigorous and methodical collection and analysis of environmental data helps increase awareness at all levels of a company and incite more efficient (and profitable) operations.