CAPACCIO’s Wayne Bates, PhD, PE, to moderate AIM Sustainability Roundtable Reply

Capaccio Environmental Engineering, Inc., in conjunction with Associated Industries of Massachusetts (AIM), is hosting a Sustainability Roundtable at Waters Corporation in Milford on Thursday, September 12 from 7:45 am to 11:00 am. Moderated by Wayne Bates, PhD, PE, Vice President at Capaccio and adjunct professor at Worcester Polytechnic Institute, the roundtable will provide expert analysis and valuable information to help companies create, manage, or fine-tune their sustainability programs.

In addition to the facilitated discussion, there will also be three great speakers on the following topics:

Sustainable Waste Streams – Central Disposal Method
Jeff Hyman
Sr. Manager, Environmental Health & Safety US
EMD Serono, Inc.

Manufacturing Skills – Workforce Training
Jim McCabe
Sustainability Manager
Global Operations/Services
Waters Corporation

Energy and Water Conservation Initiatives at Coca Cola
Ron VanderDolder
Safety, Environmental, & Security Manager
Coca-Cola

Cost for AIM members is $50.00; and non-members are $100.00. To register for this event, please visit:

http://www.aimnet.org/education-training/index.cfm?calendarDate=01%2F03%2F13&typeFilter=HR+Roundtable&topicFilter=ENERGY&locationFilter=Central+Massachusetts&submit=GO

For more information, please contact Wayne Bates at 508.970.0033 ext. 121 or wbates@capaccio.com.

Deadlines approaching for Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) reports Reply

The following deadlines are approaching for reporting to the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP):

Carbon Reports
Companies that participate in the climate change section of the CDP must submit a Carbon Report to the CDP by May 30, 2013.

Water Reports
Companies that participate in the CDP must submit a Water Report by June 27, 2013.

Supply Chain Reports
Companies that participate in the CDP must submit a Supply Chain Report by July 31, 2013.

Additional reporting information on each program, as well as past reports, are available on the CDP website: https://www.cdproject.net/.

For more information on the CDP or CAPACCIO’s sustainability services, please contact Julie Muszalski at 508-970-0033 ext. 124 or jmuszalski@capaccio.com.

Upcoming CAPACCIO webinar: SEC’s Conflict Minerals Ruling: Ensuring Compliance and Meeting Customer Demands Reply

Join CAPACCIO for a complimentary webinar on April 3

SEC’s Conflict Minerals Ruling: Ensuring Compliance and Meeting Customer Demands

Space is limited.
Reserve your Webinar seat now at:
https://www4.gotomeeting.com/register/498882871

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) adopted a ruling mandated by the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act requiring publically-traded companies to disclose their use of conflict minerals originating from the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) or an adjoining country. Conflict minerals include tantalum, tin, tungsten, and gold, and are largely found in electronic components. Regardless of whether the regulation directly applies to you, thousands of companies will be affected including those that are privately owned and those that are suppliers to publically-traded companies.

Tracing the use of conflict minerals and conducting due diligence to comply with the ruling is a substantial undertaking requiring time, resources, and expertise. Having a plan and systems in place to track and report 2013 activity to the SEC on May 31, 2014 regarding the source and chain of custody of conflict minerals will be crucial.

This webinar will provide an overview of the requirements and identify systems and solutions for streamlining the reporting process. Additionally, the discussion will offer effective approaches to incorporating conflict minerals reporting into sustainability management systems to help your organization achieve a competitive advantage and improve transparency.

Title: SEC’s Conflict Minerals Ruling: Ensuring Compliance and Meeting Customer Demands
Date: Wednesday, April 3, 2013
Time: 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM EDT
Presented by: Julie Muszalski, Sustainability Professional, CAPACCIO
Moderated by: Dan Forsythe, Senior Associate and Practice Area Leader for the Electronics and Semiconductor Industry, CAPACCIO

For more information on conflict minerals reporting, please contact Julie Muszalski at 508-970-0033 x124 or jmuszalski@capaccio.com.

CAPACCIO to present “SEC Conflict Minerals Ruling: Ensuring Compliance and Meeting Customer Demands” at SESHA National ESH Symposium In March Reply

Capaccio Environmental Engineering Inc. (CAPACCIO) will present “SEC Conflict Minerals Ruling: Ensuring Compliance and Meeting Customer Demands” at this year’s Semiconductor Environmental Safety and Health Association (SESHA) ESH Symposium and Exhibition March 18-22 in Long Beach, California. SESHA is the premier international organization which promotes the effective communication of safety, health and environmental information on cutting edge high technology ESH topics to the electronics and related high technology industries.

In August 2012, the SEC adopted a ruling mandated by the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act that requires publically-traded companies to disclose their use of conflict minerals originating from the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) or an adjoining country. Conflict minerals, including tantalum, tin, tungsten, and gold, are largely found in electronic and semiconductor components. Conducting due diligence and tracing the use of conflict minerals to comply with the ruling will be a substantial undertaking requiring dedicated time, resources, and expertise.

CAPACCIO’s presentation will delve into an overview of the requirements for conflict minerals, how to be prepared to respond to customer surveys inquiring about your supply chain, and ways to identify systems and solutions for streamlining the reporting process. Additionally, effective approaches to incorporating conflict minerals reporting into a sustainability management system or corporate social responsibility program will also be discussed. Although the report to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) is not due until May 31, 2014, having a plan in place regarding the source and chain of custody of conflict minerals will be of the upmost importance as data will need to be collected for the 2013 reporting year, beginning on January 1.

CAPACCIO has tracked this regulation from the very beginning and has developed a program to assist companies with the conflict minerals process and reporting. For those not attending the SESHA conference, CAPACCIO will be offering a free webinar covering this material in February of 2013. Stay tuned to your email or our website, http://www.capaccio.com, for more information. Subscribe to our EH&S Regulatory and Industrial News blog to receive immediate notification of this webinar and other important news items: http://news.capaccio.com.

For more information on conflict minerals, please contact Julie Muszalski at jmuszalski@capaccio.com or 508.970.0033 ext. 124.