CAPACCIO’s Wayne Bates, PhD, PE, ENV SP, to moderate AIM sustainability roundtable on November 12 Reply

Please join us Tuesday, November 12 at the Western Massachusetts Food Bank in Hatfield, MA for the next sustainability roundtable event. Sustainability is a journey, not a destination, and the overall objectives for this roundtable event include:

1. Providing an introduction to sustainability and current trends in sustainability
2. Sharing best practices and experiences in the area of sustainability
3. Participating in structured workshops using tools that participants can take back to their organizations

Facilitated by Wayne Bates, PhD, PE, ENV SP, Vice President and sustainability services leader at Capaccio Environmental Engineering, the roundtable will focus on determining what sustainability may mean to your organization and determine where you are along your journey. We will also discuss how to plan for implementation and benchmark progress. We will begin by asking questions like; What is your organization doing well? What could you improve upon? What current strengths could be converted into opportunities? What weaknesses could become threats? Answering these questions provides a perspective that often sheds light on what internal practices may be achieving sustainable results but may not be communicated within or outside the organization. In addition, you will learn how to use structured conversations and SWOT analyses to discover commonality among functional areas within your organization as you move toward identifying and implementing your goals.

In effort to demonstrate our commitment to the true meaning of sustainability, at the November 12 roundtable session we will be collecting donations for the Food Bank. We encourage you to bring your non-perishable items in a shopping bag to the roundtable event.

To register visit:

AIM Members $50/session, $150/season pass
Non-Members $100/session, $300/season pass

Date | Location | Registration
November 12 – 7:45 am to 11:00 am
Food Bank of Western MA
97 North Hatfield Road, Hatfield
Participation is limited to people who maintain direct responsibility for sustainability at their companies. We welcome your interest, expertise and passion, as AIM introduces a new resource to help Massachusetts businesses.

For questions regarding registration, please contact Gloria Fischer at or 617.262.1180. For questions about the roundtable, please contact Wayne Bates at or 508.970.0033 ext. 121.

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

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

For more information, please contact Wayne Bates at 508.970.0033 ext. 121 or

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:

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

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:

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