In November, our Chief Scientist, Dr. Sangown Suh will be speaking at two international conferences focused on the topics of circular economy and resource efficiency!Read More
Our Spend Analysis Tool is now available for use! This web-based tool aims to efficiently and rapidly help you conduct your own spend analysis in-house. With this tool, you can quantify the environmental impacts associated with your organization’s entire upstream supply chain.Read More
Interested in learning about input-output and hybrid LCAs? Dr. Sangwon Suh, Summer Broeckx-Smith, and Kathy T. Rhoads from the VitalMetrics team will be leading a workshop on these two types of LCAs at the American Center for Life Cycle Assessment Conference. We would love for you to join our workshop!Read More
Join us in this co-hosted webinar with CDP as we discuss a streamlined approach for estimating procurement scope 3 emissions, strategies for effective supplier engagement using scope 3 estimates, and integrating supplier primary data to reach your reporting goals and reduction targets.Read More
High-quality window systems help insulate a building, reduce overall energy use, and improve its environmental footprint. But how do different window frame materials compare in thermal insulation performance, and how often do they need replacement? Which window frame materials exhibit superior environmental performance over their entire life cycle?Read More
Dr. Sangwon Suh of VitalMetrics Group will be holding a workshop next week at LCA XVII! This three-hour workshop will provide an overview and training for CLiCC (Chemical Life Cycle Collaborative), an open access web-based, interactive tool that helps users understand the environmental and human health impacts of chemicals throughout their life cycles (University of California, Santa Barbara; U.S. EPA).Read More
The VitalMetrics team will be taking a trip out to the Great Lake state of Michigan for the Sustainable Brands 2017 conference! From May 22nd to 25th, our analysts will be showcasing the VitalMetrics approach to supply chain impact analysis as a proud sponsor of SB'17 Detroit.Read More
VitalMetrics will be hosting a free webinar on Monday, March 13th at 10:00AM PST to discuss important strategies your organization can use to optimize your CDP score potential in 2017, a few updates to this year's CDP questionnaire, and major changes to prepare for in 2018.Read More
IERS (dba VitalMetrics) Presents Results of Sustainable Spend Analysis to the State of California
SACRAMENTO, CA - FEBRUARY 28, 2017 - Industrial Ecology Research Services, LLC (IERS) presents the results of a sustainability spend analysis for the State of California’s Department of General Services (DGS) at a stakeholder outreach event on Tuesday.
Over 65 stakeholders from various state departments gathered together in the state capital for the grand reveal of this project. In an engaging multimedia presentation, Drs. Sangwon Suh and Joe Bergesen from IERS shared the results of the spend analysis that included over $97 billion in state spend for the fiscal years 2012-2015, covering over 12,000 different types of goods and services purchased across 100 departments.Read More
VitalMetrics to present on sustainable spend analysis at the GoGreen Conference.
On March 16th, the VitalMetrics Group will be presenting a mini session on sustainable spend analysis at the GoGreen Conference, hosted at the Washington State Convention Center. Participants will learn how to conduct a spend analysis within budgetary constraints and how to best communicate the results to buyers, suppliers and other stakeholders. VitalMetrics will also be exhibiting at the conference throughout the day.Read More
State of California, Department of General Services (DGS) Awards Sustainable Spend Analysis Contract to IERS LLC.
Following IERS’s successful multiple sustainability impacts Spend Analysis for the U.S. Federal Government (GSA), and its recent receipt of the SPLC’s Sustainable Purchasing Leadership Award, IERS has been contracted by the State of California, Department of General Services (DGS) to conduct a multiple sustainability impacts Spend Analysis of circa $30bn of the state’s procurement.Read More
For release 08:00 BST, 13 October 2015
Leading businesses commence testing of a new Natural Capital Protocol
Cambridge/London, 13 October 2015 – Today, over 40 leading businesses will be the first to see the new draft of the Natural Capital Protocol, being developed by the Natural Capital Coalition. The testing programme will be led by the Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership (CISL), a member of the Coalition.
The companies will join an already extensive group of organisations in this unique collaborative process, which involves the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD), leading a consortium on the writing of the Protocol, and the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN), leading a consortium on the engagement process. The final Protocol will enable companies to improve their decision making by standardising how their relationship with nature is measured and valued.Read More
WASHINGTON DC – The Sustainable Purchasing Leadership Council (SPLC) announced the 2015 Awards for Leadership in Sustainable Purchasing. Recipients included a Federal agency, a county government, an office products supplier, and a consulting firm.Read More
Location: Bell Harbor Conference Center | 2211 Alaskan Way, Pier 66 Seattle, WA 98121
Time: Wednesday, May 27th 3:30 – 4:45 p.m.
Learn how organizations are pairing their spend data with category-based sustainability data in order to identify the areas of purchasing that present the greatest sustainability risks and opportunities. Hear from organizations that have taken different analytical approaches, and join in peer-to-peer dialogue and problem solving.Read More