By Steve Carter, CPA, Principal
ASL Construction Group
When you see a cement mixer going down the street, or at a site getting ready to pour, do you think immediately of the effects upon our environment? I must confess, I have not. Until recently.
Cement is a major component of concrete. Cement is often referred to as the glue that holds concrete together. But cement is very harmful to our environment. One ton of cement production releases one ton of carbon dioxide (CO2) into the atmosphere. With cement production currently at 2.8 billion tons per year, and expected to only increase, that is a lot of CO2 released into our already fragile atmosphere. (more…)
“Meeting the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.” – United Nations. According to a recent study done by the AICPA, there are many reasons to care: to demonstrate commitment to the environment and social justice to your customers and employees, current and future efficiencies, cost savings, compliance with legal and regulatory requirements, keep your competitive advantage and long-term profitability, managing risk to reputation of company/brands, customer demand for green sustainable products/services, employee attraction and retention, government grants and other incentives, public scrutiny over labor, sourcing, and supply chain vendor requirements…