The 2021 Global ‘A-List’ of Climate Lobbying includes AkzoNobel and Unilever

European companies dominate InfluenceMap’s 2021 ‘A-List’ of climate lobbying, recognizing the increasing level of ambition of a core group of leaders pushing for Paris-aligned action. The list features 15 companies which demonstrate support for ambitious climate policy, strategic levels of support, and sector leadership. It includes companies such as Unilever, AkzoNobel, Iberdrola, Nestlé, Tesla and […] ... lees meer

Protect, Promote, Preserve: Trivium Packaging’s Whitepaper Presents Metal Cans as the Optimal Packaging Choice

In a whitepaper released last week, Trivium Packaging, a $2.7B global leader in sustainable metal packaging, sheds new light on the modern advancements in the canning of food products. The report findings show that metal cans help to lock in food’s nutritional value while simultaneously reducing food waste. They are also circular by nature, being […] ... lees meer

Dow announces plan to build world’s first net-zero carbon emissions ethylene and derivatives complex

Dow announced today its plan to build the world’s first net-zero carbon emissions integrated ethylene cracker and derivatives site with respect to scope 1 and 2 carbon dioxide emissions. The project would more than triple Dow’s ethylene and polyethylene capacity from its Fort Saskatchewan, Alberta site, while retrofitting the site’s existing assets to net-zero carbon emissions. The […] ... lees meer

O My Bag is now a certified B Corp

O My Bag is now a certified B Corp. Being a certified B Corp means that as a company, we are legally required to consider the impact of our business decisions on our employees, customers, suppliers, community and the environment. It’s a business-wide certification – it’s not only about parts of our supply chain (like […] ... lees meer

DSM Engineering Materials accelerates its carbon footprint and greenhouse gas emission reduction program

DSM Engineering Materials today announces that it is further enabling its customers to achieve their sustainability targets by accelerating its carbon footprint and greenhouse gas emission reduction journey. Specifically, DSM Engineering Materials is committing to: Reduce its total greenhouse gas emissions (including Scope 1, 2, 3 upstream) and the carbon footprint of its products by […] ... lees meer

Randstad publishes sustainability@work: toward 2030 together.

We are now at a pivotal moment to ensure that the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals are realized. The need for a labor market that is fit-for-purpose and future-proof is stronger than ever as the pandemic accelerated labor market challenges such as increased digitalization, new forms of work, demographic change, talent shortages, and job polarization. The […] ... lees meer

The Greta Effect: Children are turning their parents into green shoppers

Kantar, the world’s leading data-driven analytics and brand consulting company today identified children as the most important influencers in making our daily household shopping habits more environmentally responsible. Who Cares, Who Does, a new sustainability study from Kantar, finds that almost half of households (49%) say the COVID-19 pandemic has made sustainability even more important to them. The percentage of ‘Eco-active’ households has grown from 16% in 2019 to 22% in 2021. Family, mostly children, were identified as […] ... lees meer

Project Drawdown launches Climate Solutions at Work

In the wake of the most recent headline-making IPCC report, the need for sweeping climate transformation has never been more apparent. The private sector, with its vast resources, must play a crucial role in this transformation—and employees can help lead the charge. Drawdown Labs, a program of the nonprofit organization Project Drawdown, aims to help global […] ... lees meer

New cosmetics consortium to co-design environmental impact assessment and scoring system

Henkel, L’Oréal, LVMH, Natura &Co, and Unilever announce a new global collaboration to co-develop an industry-wide environmental impact assessment and scoring system for cosmetics products. The aim is to co-design an approach that is brand-agnostic, and which provides consumers with clear, transparent and comparable environmental impact information, based on a common science-based methodology. They are […] ... lees meer

Two Thirds of the World’s Heaviest Emitters Have Set a Net-Zero Target

Through August, 111 of the Climate Action100+ 167 “focus companies”  have set a net-zero or equivalent target, pledging to fully reduce and/or offset their emissions at a level equivalent to what they emit annually, according to new analysis from research company BloombergNEF (BNEF). These focus companies have been deemed the world’s heaviest emitting, accounting for […] ... lees meer

G20 companies neglecting science when setting climate targets

Growing numbers of companies in the G20 are setting climate targets but most fail to align with climate science, according to new research by the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi). It found: Only 20% of G20 companies’ climate targets are science-based Only 6% of “G13” (non-G7 members of the G20) companies’ climate targets are science-based, compared […] ... lees meer