Corporate Social Responsibility
The Isosceles Group (Isosceles) tracks the environmental and work place regulations of 50 countries on a quarterly basis to identify new or emerging CSR issues that could affect the operation and expansion of client facilities worldwide. These issues include workplace safety, employee compensation, labor demographics, resource conservation, product safety issues (cleanliness of work spaces and process lines, raw product management and storage in the facility, etc.), packaging, product transportation, energy management, and carbon emissions reduction strategies.
Isosceles develops and implements cost-effective auditing programs and reporting systems, based on the evaluation of corporate risk and priorities, and the use of web-based tools to obtain and report information for each facility. Isosceles can assist its clients remotely, or on-site, in the deployment of auditing and compliance systems.
- Carbon Footprint Analysis and Energy Minimization Programs, Various Clients. The Isosceles Group (Isosceles) (as SHD) is currently providing assessments to clients of their energy consumption and carbon footprint, and assisting them with development of alternative equipment and operating strategies to reduce energy usage and carbon emissions. In addition, Isosceles has developed, in conjunction with a partner firm, a "Green IT" methodology for assessing and reducing a business operations energy usage and carbon footprint associated with information technology equipment and operations.
- Environmental Stewardship Program Development, Nortel, North America. The Isosceles Group (Isosceles) (as SHD) staff members were retained as the Program Manager and the Technical Director for the identification, development, and implementation of a "World Class" EH&S Program model for the telecommunications industry, to be implemented at Nortel's US facilities in California, Texas and the Carolinas. This work included benchmarking the 10 largest telecommunications companies in the world to identify management drivers, focus the program to meet corporate objectives, and support the design and implementation of EH&S programs for both manufacturing and non-manufacturing operations. Nortel subsequently outsourced their EHS management program and staffing to the Isosceles staff and implementation of the program reduced operating costs by over 25% at subject facilities.
- Development of Lead Dust Abatement Standards, New Boston Fund, Inc. On behalf of the property owner, The Isosceles Group (as SHD) developed lead dust abatement standards for a manufacturing facility formerly occupied by an energy technologies company that produces programmable power electronic converters and high temperature superconductor wires. Isosceles developed cleanup standards based on both Federal and Industry standards that were suitable for unrestricted use, and worked with consultants retained by the former tenant to develop acceptable confirmatory testing protocols.