Tomorrow Water’s groundwater treatment facility in Barstow, CA was attacked Sunday night by what we believe to be an arsonist. As our security footage shows, a man set a series of large fires just outside the perimeter fence using brush and plastic found at the scene. He fled, then returned to add fuel to the blaze. The motive is unknown. Law enforcement has informed us that the same individual is suspected of setting three other fires that same night, including one directly adjacent to a diesel tank. These fires were clearly set with malicious intent.
Dr. Sandeep Sathyamoorthy, PhD, PE, Black and Veatch presenting at 2018 CWEA Side- Stream & Mainstream Nutrient Workshop. He presented his findings on BKT's Anammox Bacteria. Click on the button below to access the presentation material.
Our Business Leader Dukyoung Kim presented Tomorrow Water Project: Water Industry 4.0 & Smart City at the 2018 Global Engagement & Empowerment Forum ahead of Pyeongchang Winter Olympics. In attendance were global leaders such as the 8th Secretary- General of the United Nations Ban Ki- Moon and the founder and executive chairman of Alibaba Group Jack Ma. As the only company to receive the UN SDGs partnership smart certification on sanitation, we had the distinct pleasure to present in front of the UN, UNESCO, Ban Ki-Moon Center, GGGI, and various other international organizations during the "Water 4.0 for Sustainable Development" session. Watch his presentation here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L5Uxxt4Yp-A&feature=youtu.be
Nov. 20th, 2017, BKT ranked number one group in UN’s SDGBI (Sustainable Development Growth Business Index announced by the UN-sponsored SDGs Korea Association, a special advisory body to the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC). The '2017 SDGBI' was an evaluation of 320 domestic major corporations and public institutions. This time, 56 companies were included in the top group and 142 companies were newly incorporated in the index.
The '2017 SDGBI' is an evaluation of 320 domestic major corporations and public institutions . This time, 56 companies were included in the top group and 142 companies were newly incorporated in the index.
BKT (sewage treatment and environment sector), CJ CheilJedang (manufacturing, food and beverage division), KT (broadcasting, communication and information service sector), and POSCO (manufacturing and steel sector) constituted the most prestigious number one group.
Among the outstanding groups were Hyundai Engineering (construction and engineering), SK Hynix (manufacturing, electronics equipment semiconductor), Lotte Chemical (manufacturing, petrochemical) and Korea Water Resources Corporation (public sector).
Focusing on the global sustainable development goal (SDGs) set by 193 UN member countries in 2015, SDGBI is an evaluation of the activity of major corporations and public institutions. SDGBI extends the sustainability evaluation index of existing companies to the entire economy, society, and environment.
This index was based on the Confirmation of Written Statement formally submitted by the association to the High-Level Segment of the United Nations Economic and Social Council in 2015 and 2016. It was formally established in consultation with Special Advisor to the 2015 Post Secretary General (Ms. Amina J. Mohammed) during the 70th UN General Assembly in 2015.
Since the social and economic environment of each country in which the company is founded is different, the United Nations agencies and advisory bodies in these countries are to select model companies and institutions based on 17 SDG goals. At the "UN launch ceremony for SDGs in Seoul," held on August 26, 2015 in Seoul, Korea, CEOs and executives of major global companies declared their participation in the SDGBI and signed an agreement.
Companies included in the index can participate in UN SDGs activities, as well as submit official statements to high-level meetings of the Economic and Social Council. In addition, companies include in the index can participate in the United Nations partnership platform activities and global initiatives, consult with governments on sustainable development policies, and use the official logo of the SDG Business Index.