Continue Reading... Cargill engages US customers with Roundtable for Sustainable Palm Oil certified supplies

Cargill engages US customers with Roundtable for Sustainable Palm Oil certified supplies

Cargill has moved to enhance its environmental policies in becoming one of a small number of large-scale US suppliers of segregated palm oil certified by the Roundtable for Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO), writes Neill Barston…

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Continue Reading... Sustainability | Lexmark United Kingdom

Sustainability | Lexmark United Kingdom

Lexmark provides sustainable solutions throughout the print lifecycle. Find out how we can help you reduce your environmental impact and save on cost.

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Continue Reading... Epson publishes 2019/2020 European Sustainability Report | Images magazine

Epson publishes 2019/2020 European Sustainability Report | Images magazine

Epson has announced the publication of its 2019/2020 European Sustainability Report. The 48-page, ‘Green Choice’ report provides details of the sustainability and corporate social responsibility (CSR) measures actioned by Epson across its entire EMEA operations. The company recently achieved an EcoVadis Platinum rating for sustainability, which means it “meets the highest standards for human rights, labour conditions, environment, ethics and sustainable procurement”. The Green Choice report details how Epson has reduced its green house gas emissions per employee by 8.56%, with scope 1 and 2 emissions reduced by 18%. The company said it is also now using 100% renewable energy in all its owned buildings, and recycled 23,700 tonnes of material in 2019, including batteries, paper, wood, plastic and waste electrical equipment. Epson also explains how, as a technology partner to the United Nation’s Smart Sustainable Cities implementation programme, it has made significant progress in 2020 in aligning its business activities to the sustainable development goals (SDGs). Kazuyoshi Yamamoto, president of Epson Europe, commented: “Epson’s Green Choice report provides our customers with the assurance that we are taking all available measures to achieve sustainability across our entire European operations. “Sustainability is in our DNA; it runs through everything we do. It is about constantly addressing and improving every aspect of our global footprint, from our manufacturing and distribution to use of resources and behaviours of our people. “Working with our customers is my passion, understanding their needs and listening to what they say is essential as we continually work to improve what we offer. The Green Choice report is about providing our customers with the guarantee that Epson is completely serious about sustainability and the future of our planet. “Each and every one of us can make a green choice. Together, as we face the challenges in this ‘new normal’,…

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Continue Reading... sustainable initiatives Angel Investing, Susan McPherson

sustainable initiatives Angel Investing, Susan McPherson

sustainable initiatives, Angel Investing, Susan McPherson

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Continue Reading... Path to Sustainable Farming

Path to Sustainable Farming

Environment Secretary, George Eustice unveils plans for the agricultural transition period at an Oxford Farming Conference bitesize session today…

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Continue Reading... The ULTIMATE in recycling – This Tower Sucks Up Smog and Turns It Into Diamonds

The ULTIMATE in recycling – This Tower Sucks Up Smog and Turns It Into Diamonds

n one of the world’s most polluted cities, there’s a futuristic tower that sucks up smog, turns it into clean air, and filters out the smog particles so they can be turned into diamonds.  Sound like sci-fi? It’s real — and there are smog diamonds out there to prove it.  The tower is the brainchild of Dutch artist Daan Roosegaarde who looked out his hotel window in Beijing and realized that the smog was so thick, he couldn’t see the city.

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Continue Reading... After A Run Of Tainted Food Scandals, Women In Japan Took Control Of The System

After A Run Of Tainted Food Scandals, Women In Japan Took Control Of The System

Eight years after a massive earthquake triggered a devastating tsunami and the meltdown of the Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear power plant, Japan is still grappling with the fallout. A big concern for citizens is their food. As one of the country’s major food-producing areas, the coastal region of Fukushima supplies products like rice, mushrooms and fish throughout Japan, as well as overseas. But in the wake of one of the world’s worst nuclear disasters, people still worry that what they’re eating may be contaminated with toxic levels of radiation ― even if it meets government standards. Not Yuka Uchiumi. The food she buys meets radiation standards twice as strict as the government’s.

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Continue Reading... University of Leeds | News > Environment > University commits to bold climate crisis action

University of Leeds | News > Environment > University commits to bold climate crisis action

The University of Leeds has fully divested from significant fossil fuel extractors and has set out seven bold principles it will adopt to help tackle the climate crisis. The principles have been approved by the University’s governing body, its Council, and outline the ambitious steps the University is taking to support the global transition to a low carbon future. They commit to a 2030 net-zero carbon footprint target and a drive to achieve no direct carbon emissions by 2050.

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Continue Reading... Shop local: Zero-waste converted milk float delivers sustainable food to Hackney residents

Shop local: Zero-waste converted milk float delivers sustainable food to Hackney residents

A mobile, zero-waste shop has eliminated the need for approximately 5,500 typical supermarket plastic packs since it launched in Hackney in August….

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Continue Reading... How smart sustainable labelling can reduce the carbon footprint of food packaging

How smart sustainable labelling can reduce the carbon footprint of food packaging

In recent years we’ve seen people of all ages taking to the streets to demand action on climate change from governments and corporations around the world. Global warming is now as likely to be discussed by your kids in the playground or by your colleagues on a coffee break as it is by politicians…

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Continue Reading... Sustainability in action at Oracle

Sustainability in action at Oracle

At Oracle, we’re committed to developing practices and products that help protect the environment. That’s why we’re always looking at how we can address sustainability challenges with solutions you can easily adopt into your core business activities.

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Continue Reading... Biochar’s added value in sustainable land use with targeted applications – in processes, growing media & (future proof) open-field cultivation

Biochar’s added value in sustainable land use with targeted applications – in processes, growing media & (future proof) open-field cultivation

BASTA is a project concerning the production and use of biochar in different applications. The project is carried out by UHasselt and ILVO with financial support of the FWO (Research Foundation of Flanders). Contact persons: Promoter UHasselt: Prof Dr Ann Cuypers [email protected] 011 26 83 26 Co-promoter ILVO: Dr Ir Bart Vandecasteele [email protected] 09 272 26 99 Project manager: Dr Marijke Jozefczak [email protected] 011 26 83 77

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Continue Reading... Parliament backs consumer’s right to repair in push towards circular economy

Parliament backs consumer’s right to repair in push towards circular economy

The EU should promote durable and repairable products, as well as boost a second-hand market and tackle greenwashing, under a proposal backed by the European Parliament on Tuesday (24 November).

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Continue Reading... Is COVID-19 Shifting Attitudes Towards Sustainability? A Case Study from Amsterdam – Our World

Is COVID-19 Shifting Attitudes Towards Sustainability? A Case Study from Amsterdam – Our World

With a global population co-experiencing social, economic, and health impacts from the COVID-19 crisis, research in Amsterdam provides a window of insight into how the pandemic might be shaping new perceptions of sustainability.

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Continue Reading... RadiciGroup releases Sustainability Report 2019

RadiciGroup releases Sustainability Report 2019

In 2019, RadiciGroup continued to pursue the creation of value for its stakeholders: production chain, environment, employees, and local communities and territories.

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Continue Reading... The rise of the circular economy – Planning for tomorrow’s energy transitions today

The rise of the circular economy – Planning for tomorrow’s energy transitions today

Climate concerns have already been placing pressure on traditional ‘take, make, dispose’ economic and business models. In contrast to these linear approaches, circularity decouples economic activity from the consumption of materials and energy by creating closed-loop cycles in which waste is…

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Continue Reading... Warwick Sustainability Summit 2020 – Thu 3 Dec 2020 at 17:00

Warwick Sustainability Summit 2020 – Thu 3 Dec 2020 at 17:00

Eventbrite – Environmental Sustainability Team presents Warwick Sustainability Summit 2020 – Thursday, 3 December 2020 – Find event and ticket information.

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Continue Reading... 5 Ways Sustainability Is Driving Innovation and Transforming Industries

5 Ways Sustainability Is Driving Innovation and Transforming Industries

Sustainability is increasingly becoming a key area for businesses to address and with climate change getting too obvious to ignore, regulators are becoming stricter as well as customers, employees, and investors.

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Continue Reading... EIT to host WCEF virtual event on circular economy research and innovation for a green recovery

EIT to host WCEF virtual event on circular economy research and innovation for a green recovery

The World Circular Economy Forum brings together business leaders, policymakers, and experts to present the world’s best circular economy solutions. In light of the COVID-19 pandemic the landmark circular economy event, due to take place in Toronto in September, has been postponed until 2021. In its place, WCEFonline is diving into why and how a circular economy can help reboot and build resilience in the economy.

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Continue Reading... Colt DCS hires Scott Balloch as new director of energy and sustainability

Colt DCS hires Scott Balloch as new director of energy and sustainability

Colt Data Centre Services (DCS) has hired Scott Balloch as its new director of energy and sustainability, demonstrating its aim to become more energy efficient Colt DCS hires Scott Balloch as new director of energy and sustainability.  Bulloch previously served as a sustainability executive at BT.

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