Some US Firms Already Meeting Euro-Standards

eu_flag.jpgDespite a comparatively lax governmental stance here in the US, may firms are already gearing up to comply with tougher environmental standards – those of Europe. (reported in today’s LA Times) The principal reason, obviously, is that if a US company wants to sell products in the EU, they’ll have to prove compliance. But it’s also sign that US companies are becomming increasingly proactive about governmental regulation, as it’s likely that regulations will eventually be tougher at home. Companies that make changes early are likely to have a competitive advantage over those that don’t.
(Via Gristmill)

Nick Aster is a new media architect and the founder of TriplePundit.com

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Prior to TriplePundit Nick worked for Mother Jones magazine, successfully re-launching the magazine's online presence. He worked for TreeHugger.com, managing the technical side of the publication for 3 years and has also been an active consultant for individuals and companies entering the world of micro-publishing. He earned his stripes working for Gawker Media and Moreover Technologies in the early days of blogging.

Nick holds an MBA in sustainable management from the Presidio School of Management and graduated with a BA in History from Washington University in St. Louis.