Top 10 Environmental Issues

How does any company navigate its way from regulatory compliance tasks – which cost time, effort, and money – to the bottom-line returns of sustainability and environmental stewardship? Let’s look at the issues first, and then list a myriad of strategies that bring the fruits of smart thinking to every good corporate citizen.   

The top ten environmental issues are these:

  •  Climate Change.
  •  Energy.
  •  Water.
  •  Biodiversity and Land Use.
  •  Chemicals, Toxics and Heavy Metals.
  •  Air Pollution.
  •  Waste Management.
  •  Ozone Layer Depletion.
  •  Oceans and Fisheries.
  •  Deforestation.


Discussing each of these issues in depth goes beyond the scope of this segment of Vanguard’s website.  However, if there are still disbelievers around the country about our own human fingerprint as a cause of climate change and global warming, the reader is urged to visit this link: