CEP: January 2015 Sustainability is a path of continuous improvement, wherein the products and services required by society are delivered with progressively less negative impact upon the Earth. A special section on measuring sustainability discusses sustainability trends in the chemical industry, using the P-graph framework to design supply chains for sustainability and recovering metals from electronic wastes. Other topics in this issue include construction management, chemical reactivity in Process Hazard Analysis and heat transfer fluids. Editorial Diversity as a Catalyst for Success “Diversity programs are not only the right thing to do, but they are also the smart and necessary thing to do. We view diversity and inclusion, and promotion of different cultural perspectives, as catalysts, because we know these efforts unleash innovation and create new solutions to society’s major challenges. It’s exciting to imagine a future in which we fully utilize the diversity of our profession and our workplaces to better serve our world.” With those remarks, Otis Shelton, AIChE’s 2014 president, opened the AIChE Gala last month. Read more Share Complete Your Capital Project Efficiently January2015Career CatalystGlen RosentraterCapital projects are complicated and can be fraught with all sorts of issues. Follow these guidelines for safe and efficient work — to avoid problems, maintain relationships, and ensure your success as a construction manager. Consider Chemical Reactivity in Process Hazard Analysis January2015SafetyPaul BaybuttManaging chemical reactivity hazards is more complex than other major hazards. Learn how to use process hazard analysis (PHA) to identify such hazard scenarios and determine whether additional risk-reduction measures are needed for your process. Minimize Degradation of Heat-Transfer Fluids January2015Back To BasicsChristopher Armstrong, Gaston ArseneaultThe key to maximizing the useful life of heat-transfer fluids in liquid-phase systems is proper fluid selection. This article discusses the most common methods of deterioration and suggests potential solutions. Special Section: Measuring Sustainability - Sustainability: What We Measure We Can Improve January2015Special SectionDarlene SchusterSustainability is a path of continuous improvement, wherein the products and services required by society are delivered with progressively less negative impact upon the Earth. Special Section: Measuring Sustainability - Meet the Authors January2015Special Section Special Section: Measuring Sustainability - Sustainability Trends in the Chemical Industry January2015Special SectionBeth Beloff, Kevin Chin, Calvin B. Cobb, Darlene Schuster, Dicksen TanzilThe AIChE Sustainability Index® provides benchmarks of a company’s performance on a variety of metrics related to corporate social responsibility. Special Section: Measuring Sustainability - Use the P-graph Framework to Design Supply Chains for Sustainability January2015Special SectionBotond Bertok, Heriberto Cabezas, Ferenc Friedler, István HecklThis approach allows you to evaluate alternative supply chains based on criteria such as cost and environmental footprint to identify the most sustainable option. Special Section: Measuring Sustainability - Recovering Metals from Electronic Wastes January2015Special SectionReed M. IzattWith recycling rates near zero and demand for precious and specialty metals increasing as the number and variety of high-tech products increases, the need for creative, practical ideas to improve metal sustainability is of utmost importance. Special Section: Measuring Sustainability - Full 24-Page Supplement January2015Special SectionBeth Beloff, Botond Bertok, Heriberto Cabezas, Kevin Chin, Calvin B. Cobb, Ferenc Friedler, István Heckl, Reed M. Izatt , Darlene Schuster, Dicksen TanzilSustainability: What We Measure We Can Improve; Sustainability Trends in the Chemical Industry; Use the P-graph Framework to Design Supply Chains for Sustainability; Recovering Metals from Electronic Wastes Copyright Permissions: Would you like to reuse content from CEP Magazine? It’s easy to request permission to reuse content. Simply click here to connect instantly to licensing services, where you can choose from a list of options regarding how you would like to reuse the desired content and complete the transaction.