Entries by Patrick Wortner

Patrick Wortner – First registered ASI Specialist in Germany

The Aluminum Stewardship Initiative (ASI) is a global, non-profit organization that sets and certifies standards for the aluminum value chain. It has emerged as an association of producers, users and stakeholders in the aluminum value chain, with the goal of maximizing the contribution of aluminum to a sustainable society. Patrick Wortner has been a registered […]

Is working hard bad for the environment?

In a welcome sacrifice for the good of the planet, a United Nations’ International Resource Panel study found that saving the environment may require people work fewer hours in the future. A growing middle class has led to a rapid pace of raw material extraction around the globe, which has tripled over the past 40 […]

CSR Programs Increase Revenue up to 20%, Says Verizon, Campbell Soup Study

Well-designed corporate social responsibility programs increase revenue by as much as 20 percent, command price premiums up to 20 percent and increase customer commitment by as much as 60 percent, according to a study commissioned by Verizon and Campbell Soup. Read more: http://www.environmentalleader.com/2015/07/10/csr-programs-increase-revenue-up-to-20-says-verizon-campbell-soup-study/#ixzz3m486Oo3O


The requirements set by the Directive are meant mainly for large European companies, although some foreign companies will also be covered. Is it accurate to say that any large company (regardless of its main headquarters) will have to comply with the requirements provided it is listed in the EU market? The scope of application of […]