2011: A Year Of Sustainability Regulatory Actions?
January 10, 2011, 2:20 PM EST
Law360, New York (January 10, 2011, 2:20 PM EST) -- A recent benchmark survey of corporate sustainability programs, the first of its kind, identified nine major components: energy conservation, renewable energy purchases, LEED building construction, greenhouse gas emissions, production and transportation, supply-chain accountability, product stewardship, solid-waste conservation and water conservation.
However, there is no uniform set of binding federal rules, regulations or generally accepted guidelines in the United States that specifies what practices or related requirements are "sustainable," a term that has been loosely applied to an array of practices and activities. Even the benchmark survey...