Resource & Environmental Management
2015: Global Leadership Award in Sustainable Apparel (GLASA) State of the Apparel Sector Water Special Report
This milestone report assesses the human, environmental and business case for accelerating water management improvements in the apparel sector in light of an increasingly water constrained world. It describes what these challenges mean for the industry, and what practices – technological, financial, policy, advocacy and collaborative – are currently underway to reduce the water footprint of apparel and textiles. Following the GLASA symposium on August 27 2015 in Stockholm, Sweden in conjunction with World Water Week and an open consultation process, the final report is now available to download
2011: European Commission Addressing the Rebound Effect
GVSS led this milestone project for DG Environment to establish the facts and solutions for addressing rebound effects in energy and wider resource efficiency policies. We analysed the evidence base and worked with international experts bringing them together in a stakeholder workshop.
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- See Dorothy Maxwell’s presentation of the project at EU Green Week 2011 of the project findings at the largest EU annual environmental conference – EU Green Week 2011.
- The rebound effect is a controversial subject – See some of our press coverage.
2012: European Commission: Implementing EU Waste Legislation for Green Growth
GVSS worked with partners Bio Intelligence Services, Umweltbundesamt and EcoLogic Institute on this project which supports DG Environment EU waste policy. The project presents the economic, financial and social benefits for Member States for best practice implementation and enforcement of EU waste policy.
For DG Enterprise and Industry, Dorothy Maxwell was a member of the EU expert group of this BEST (benchmarking) project for sustainable responsible business on Environmental Management Systems (EMS) in SMEs.
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