With a combined workforce of almost 300,000 employees, plastics is one of Germany’s major industrial sectors. The industry also enjoys a strong position on the international stage, due in no small part to its productive research …
Chemours developed Opteon to help its customers meet increasing market demands for high-performance, more environmentally sustainable refrigerants and blends, fueled by increasingly stringent global-warming regulations around the world, as well as changing consumer preferences.
John R. Tyson has been appointed chief sustainability officer for Tyson Foods Inc. He succeeds Justin Whitmore, who has held the role since 2017 and will now turn his full attention to leading Tyson Foods’ alternative protein business as its executive vice president of…
Europe’s largest fund conference, FundForum International, takes place this week in Copenhagen. The agenda features panel discussions on some of the industry’s hot topics, such as ESG, digital and asset allocation.
Tony Radoszewski says he’s beginning his tenure as the new president and CEO of the Plastics Industry Association in Washington on something of a war footing. The battleground: the waste and environmental issues surrounding plastics.
Vetiver Grass project spreads its roots into sustainability and conservation The vetiver grass mat and basket construction project has expanded from just rehabilitating prisoners to assisting with land stabilization and the provision of raw material for the project. The project is now in its second and third phases which include the planting of the grass in a nursery type setting and creating employment for the farmers involved.
DMT GmbH & Co has announced the launch of CERA, the first global certification scheme to guarantee a consistent standard of environmental, social and economic impact throughout the entire raw materials value chain, it says.
Mark Vergnano is president and CEO of the Chemours Co., headquartered in Wilmington. This much is clear: the demands of our world and its burgeoning population are not going away. And with each passing year, they become more pressing, more urgent, and it’s up to all of us to face those expectations head-on. No other response will do. When Chemours chose to keep its headquarters in Wilmington, we made the decision for the area’s highly educated workforce, close proximity to customers, and favorable changes to the state’s corporate tax structure. Most importantly, however, we made the decision for the state’s leadership in sustainability.
Most major chocolate makers have committed to sourcing more sustainable cocoa, but labor and environmental issues still persist, according to the national environmental nonprofit Green America. Their latest Chocolate Scorecard ranked Mondelez, Ferrero, and Godiva at the bottom.
GSNPlanet (GSN) has announced its Self-Care and Personal Sustainability Summit, a three-day workshop taking place December 1-3, 2019, at the Kripalu Center for Yoga & Health in Stockbridge, Massachusetts.
This is a profound time in our shared history. It is a moment full of rage as well as promise. Fear as well as potential. With each passing day, more battle lines are being drawn to confront every individual, government and corporation that threatens our quality of life.
We know conscious companies are those that aim to serve a deeper purpose beyond profit. They take all stakeholders into account in decisions, strategies, and operations. They aim to make a positive impact in their communities and among their people.
The organization Sonoma County Winegrowers is within striking distance of their goal to become a 100% sustainable wine region and augmented reality is becoming an important tool to spread their message for sustainability.
Elopak has achieved a lot in the past decade in terms of sustainability, including a significant reduction in greenhouse gas emissions and environmental improvements to its packaging products and processes. …
Facebook’s former sustainability director and Google’s former clean energy czar Bill Weihl has called on businesses to “go beyond their own four walls” and lobby for policies that create net-zero national economies in a “just” manner. Speaking at The Business Booster in Paris last month alongside Mary Robinson, former Irish President and incumbent chair of the UN Elders, Weihl was asked to give a brief summary of where he believed corporate leadership on climate justice currently sits, and what more must now be done to deliver a just transition to net-zero.
A London-based coffee chain, which grew from a stall in Camden, became a £110 million success in just six years without using any single-use plastics for their products. Black Sheep Coffee owes its success to its unique business model with co-founders Gabriel Shohet and Eirik Holth constantly…
A London theatre is banning single-use plastic bottles as part of a mission to become a net-zero carbon venue by 2020. The Royal Court theatre in Chelsea announced it was scrapping its plan to put on a month of of shows focussing on the climate emergency, according to the Guardian.
Schools in Tel Aviv took a significant step toward environmental protection the last week of October.The municipality adopted a policy to remove single-use plastics in the school system, according to Hamodia. …
“The circular economy is not only respectful of the environment, but it can mean saving billions of euros,” said Jules Coignard, the director and co-founder of the circular economy platform Circul’r at a conference on the circular economy yesterday at the Barcelona campus of TBS Business School. Founded in 2014, Circul’r is a Paris-based network of over 500 companies around the world in the circular economy. Its platform connects startups and companies to co-create circular economy solutions.
HP says it is serious about fueling its reinvention through a strong recycling policy it calls Sustainable Impact that aims to meet some lofty goals. The company invited members of the press across the Americas to witness the process in which old HP printers, cartridges, laptops, desktops and other products bearing its logo undergo a recycling regimen.
Biomanufacturers should do the math: calculate whether small, parallelized product streams can exceed the sum of their parts, thanks to lower cleaning costs and other advantages of single-use technology.
Big environmental crises – global warming, biodiversity loss and unsustainable resource use – are strongly interconnected. Environmental sustainability is the fundamentalcondition for sustainable human societies and economies.
“Looking back, few categories benefited more from the vision of our politicians and entrepreneurs than the batteries industry. The cell-powered revolution created 10 million jobs, added $150 billion to the global economy and provided electricity to 600 million people.
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Uniqlo sought to distance itself from the fast fashion industry during a visit to London by its founder who announced the launch of a range of clothing made from recycled materials through a partnership with textile manufacturer Toray. Tadashi Yanai, president & CEO of Uniqlo parent company Fast Retailing, says: “We are mistaken as fast fashion but we were never ever disposable clothing.
Promoting sustainability seemed to be the guiding mantra for many Boulder County businesses attending the Outodoor Retailer Summer Market, which opened Tuesday in Denver, as well as for the event itself.