EAST GREENBUSH, N.Y. -- IHS may
have a global presence with 6,000 workers in 31 countries, but the company was
concentrating on its local impact when IHS Globalspec colleagues organized an
electronics recycling event scheduled for April 26 at the East Greenbush
Friday at 10 a.m., JGS Recycling trucks circuited the tech park to collect
electronic refuse that is not accepted in household waste collections. This
included small and large appliances, cell phones, computers, office equipment,
and other miscellaneous metal items. All of the companies within the tech park
were invited to participate.
is excited to be a part of this," said project leader Tomer Danon. "It's not
just our environment that benefits from sustainability."
Since 2011, IHS has challenged its employees to excel in
corporation-based sustainability, and it has empowered its workers with the
tools to raise environmental awareness, give back to communities and lead
healthy lifestyles. Friday's e-waste recycling drive is the product of IHS
GlobalSpec's sustainability team - a group of colleagues who outline the
sustainability agenda for each of IHS's regional locations. Notable efforts
include raising donations for the Holiday Hope Fund, sponsoring American Cancer
Society events, and in May the team plans to build a bird-friendly garden at a
public school in Troy, N.Y. All colleagues are offered volunteer time-off, gym
discounts and fitness challenges amongst a number of resources.
initiatives have enjoyed the support of upper management. CEO Jerre Stead has
stated he wants IHS to be recognized as a leader in corporate sustainability by
2015, as measured by the Sustainable Asset Management survey. Each year 2,000
companies are rated on their efficiency in areas such as community and
environmental influence, profitability, customer satisfaction and employee
investment. Companies that score well on the survey are typically industry trailblazers,
and include brands such as Adidas, BMW and PepsiCo.
you have leadership buy-in only encourages your colleagues to do more," stated
sustainability team leader Karen Kenyon. "We all gain from the experience and
carry it forward into our personal lives."
sentiment shared by all of the 68 IHS sustainability teams worldwide. From
Moscow to Munich, and Oslo to East Greenbush, IHS colleagues are making local
efforts that have a global impact.
important to all of us," added Danon. "It helps us maintain our well-being on a
Hello! This post is a
quick update explaining a few small changes that went live on CR4 today:
By now I think everyone has noticed CR4's new look. The team has been hard at work squashing the bugs
that popped up after the blue carpet was rolled out on February 20. They've done a great job of getting
everything back to normal. Some things
are still a little weird in Internet Explorer, but that browser seems to have
its own set of quirks.
Your mailbox should load faster and there are
some new options related to displaying messages in your inbox. The default is "Showing recent
messages." Other options include "Show
unread messages" and "Show all." If you're in a mode other than the default, click "See inbox & sent mail" to show your sent messages. (If you
belong on Mailbox Hoarders and would like to de-clutter, please PM me about
temporarily removing site limits for doing so.)
Some users have been poking around in a new group that has a
place for off-topic chat. (Note: While off-topic discussion is allowed
in this forum only, all other site rules still apply, so please be respectful
of others. Moderators will pop in from
time to time but we hope participants will self-moderate.)
Some back-end changes have been made to user
groups. This mostly included making the
invitation system work properly. New
user groups may be popping up in the future - and we hope that some of them
will have their own forums!
That's it for now.
Enjoy trying out the new features.
During your next log-in to CR4 you may notice that things look a little different. CR4 has a new color scheme! Not to worry, though, the changes are only cosmetic. CR4's functionality remains the same.
GlobalSpec and CR4 became a part of IHS
in July 2012. One part of integrating
CR4 into IHS involved creating a consistent look and feel between the
sites. CR4's logo and color schemes were
red from day one. IHS uses the color
blue and so CR4 is hopping on board with a new blue color scheme and logo.
The merchandise in the CR4 Store is still available with
the old logo. If you're partial to the
red bubble letters I'd recommend picking up your favorite items while they are
still available. New merchandise will
debut soon - watch for another announcement!
Other recent things that might interest you:
Electronics360 is a new IHS GlobalSpec site that provides electronics industry news and editorial.
A new blog, the IHS ESDU Blog,
launched last week. The goal of this
blog is to discuss topics of interest to engineers and technical personnel
involved in developing new products and solving design/engineering problems.
Notes & Lines is another fairly
recent blog that you may want to check out if you're interested in the
intersection between science and the arts.
Note - the new color scheme should be live sometime on the evening of February 20. If it doesn't load correctly, try refreshing your browser and maybe clearing your cache/cookies.
You asked, we (finally) answered. There is now an Aerospace section on
CR4! It's the place for stories about aircraft,
spacecraft, and all of the "space" surrounding them.
Check out the new Aerospace section which
has been populated with some old threads.
Feel free to add new discussions about this topic to the new
While you're there, check out the Aerospace Blog. A new blog devoted to aerospace is in the
works. An announcement about that will posted at a later date.
You may notice that the Automotive section seems
to have disappeared. You're still
welcome to discuss cars in a newly expanded section called Transportation. It's the place for stories about non-flight
methods of transportation including cars, trucks, trains, and ships.