TECHNOLOGY

EN.3.a. Environmentally friendly technologies

Does the company encourage the development and use of environmentally friendly technologies?

ABOUT THIS QUESTION

Agenda 21 of the Rio Declaration defines environmentally friendly technologies as technologies that “protect the environment, are less polluting, use all resources in a more sustainable manner, recycle more of their wastes and products, and handle residual wastes in a more acceptable manner than the technologies for which they were substitutes.” They are “not just individual technologies but can also be total systems including know-how, procedures, goods and services and equipment as well as organizational and managerial procedures.”

 

Environmentally friendly technologies include cleaner production processes and pollution prevention technologies. They can increase operating efficiencies, and reduce emissions, worker exposure and risks of environmental damage.

 

The company should apply environmentally friendly technologies and continuously evaluate their processes and technologies to see if it is possible to change to more environmentally friendly alternatives.

ANSWER THIS QUESTION

First answer the following indicators (step 1) and then the main question (step 2).

Step 1. Answer the following indicators:

The company uses environmentally friendly technology.

The company regularly evaluates its processes and technologies to see if there are more environmentally friendly alternatives.

When developing new technologies and products, the company focuses on developing environmentally friendly technology e.g. by using life cycle assessments (LCA), design for sustainability or a cradle-to-cradle approach.

When planning new investments in technology, the company considers the best available technology and stipulates minimum environmental criteria.

When investing in new buildings, the company implements environmentally responsible and resource-efficient materials and/or technologies.

The company makes information describing the environmental performance and benefits of using environmentally friendly technologies available to stakeholders.

Step 2. Answer the main question:

Does the company encourage the development and use of environmentally friendly technologies?

 
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