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These Were Environmental Management's Top Five Trends in 2017

Although any number of trends surface in every industry every year, we’ve seen some winners in 2017 that are driving environmental improvements across all industries.

1. Using scale to affect change

As various industries face increasing environmental challenges such as sustainable sourcing and transparency, organizations have made headlines in 2017 for joining together in initiatives, using their scale to increase their reach beyond what a single company could accomplish. Food and bev giants formed coalitions to tackle supply chain issues, particularly regarding palm oil and deforestation, for example, and automotive companies and suppliers are working together to ensure sustainability of the rubber supply chain.

2. Water, water everywhere

As water challenges — availability, increasing cost, risk of water scarcity — bubble to the forefront of the global environmental consciousness, companies are implementing (and touting) water management initiatives.

3. Environmental management technology booms

Technology in environmental management is thriving, and expected to continue to thrive, according to a variety of reports this year. To name a few areas of strong growth: Smart water management, industrial water treatment, industrial IoT, EHS tech, and 3-D printing.

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1. Using scale to affect change

As various industries face increasing environmental challenges such as sustainable sourcing and transparency, organizations have made headlines in 2017 for joining together in initiatives, using their scale to increase their reach beyond what a single company could accomplish. Food and bev giants formed coalitions to tackle supply chain issues, particularly regarding palm oil and deforestation, for example, and automotive companies and suppliers are working together to ensure sustainability of the rubber supply chain.

2. Water, water everywhere

As water challenges — availability, increasing cost, risk of water scarcity — bubble to the forefront of the global environmental consciousness, companies are implementing (and touting) water management initiatives.

3. Environmental management technology booms

Technology in environmental management is thriving, and expected to continue to thrive, according to a variety of reports this year. To name a few areas of strong growth: Smart water management, industrial water treatment, industrial IoT, EHS tech, and 3-D printing.

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