Bijdrage chemische industrie aan 17 internationale duurzaamheidsdoelen in kaart gebracht

De vernieuwde website responsiblecare.nl, een initiatief van de Koninklijke Vereniging van de Nederlandse Chemische Industrie (VNCI), toont de bijdrage van de sector aan de 17 duurzaamheidsdoelen die zijn opgesteld door de Verenigde Naties. Daarnaast biedt de site best practices en data over milieu- en veiligheidsprestaties van de sector. Zichtbaar maken waar we als sector naartoe willen […] ... lees meer

Shippers’ and forwarders’ associations commit to accelerating logistics emissions foot printing and reduction

Given the increasing urgency to step up decarbonisation efforts in the logistics sector, European shippers and freight forwarders are committed to logistics emissions footprinting and reduction. ESC and CLECAT stand for a universal methodology to calculate emissions from logistics operations, provided by the GLEC Framework, and support upgrading it into an ISO standard. However, this […] ... lees meer

Innovators launch Circular Business Administration Platform

Circle Economy, the Amsterdam-based circular economy group, and Sustainable Finance Lab, the network of sustainable finance experts, launch an open infrastructure pilot project to reduce the administrative burden on product-as-a-service businesses. The decentralised digital Circular Service (CISE) platform has been developed by a specially convened Community of Practice (CoP) in collaboration with Bundles, Rabobank, Allen & […] ... lees meer

THE BLIND SPOT in Corporate Sustainability Rankings: Climate Policy Leadership

A new report The Blind Spot in Corporate Sustainability Rankings: Climate Policy Leadership by US Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) examines eight widely cited sustainability rankings and finds that only one (InfluenceMap’s Climate Policy Engagement A-List) recognizes companies for lobbying or other activities in favor of public policies that protect the climate. Only two (InfuenceMap’s Climate Policy Engagement […] ... lees meer

EcoVadis to Ignite Change with Expanded Sustainability Intelligence Suite

EcoVadis, the world’s most trusted provider of business sustainability ratings, announced its new Sustainability Intelligence Suite, an expanded toolkit that builds on EcoVadis’ expertise in business sustainability ratings to include predictive risk mapping, performance signals and audit management. “Sustainability is increasingly a critical lever for driving business value and a lens through which a company looks […] ... lees meer

“Challenging Plastic Waste” is the theme of the 7th edition of the European Social Innovation Competition

The European Commission has launched the 7th edition of the European Social Innovation Competition. The Competition promotes start-ups and early stage ideas that tackle some of society’s most pressing concerns. This year, the Competition theme is: “Challenging Plastic Waste” In October, the European Commission will be awarding 150,000€ in prize money to three projects that will reduce the amount […] ... lees meer

METRO AG, Mars, Incorporated, Mondelēz International and Target Executives to Lead Sustainability Committee at The Consumer Goods Forum

The Consumer Goods Forum announced  that the Sustainability Steering Committee has elected a new leadership team, for a two-year renewable term. Christine Montenegro McGrath, Vice President and Chief of Global Impact Officer, Mondelēz International will join Barry Parkin, Chief Procurement and Sustainability Officer, Mars, Incorporated, to represent the Manufacturer College. While Veronika Pountcheva, Global Director […] ... lees meer

Dutch Sustainable Growth Coalition partners with Maersk in world’s largest maritime biofuel pilot

Convinced of the urgency to act on climate, a group of Dutch multinationals – FrieslandCampina, Heineken, Philips, DSM, Shell and Unilever – all members of the Dutch Sustainable Growth Coalition (DSGC), will join forces with A.P. Moller – Maersk to take a tangible step towards the decarbonization of ocean shipping. A pilot, using up to […] ... lees meer

World’s largest companies using more water despite rising risks

Companies are reporting greater exposure to water risks yet withdrawing more water, according to new research by the non-profit global environmental disclosure platform CDP. The report, Treading Water, published on World Water Day, analyzes water data from nearly 800 publicly listed companies, responsible for employing over 36 million people worldwide and representing US$18 trillion in market capitalization. […] ... lees meer

Alpro and WWF pilot new science-based targets for sustainability

An innovative pilot project, commissioned by WWF and plant-based food and drink producer Alpro, gives insight on how companies can reduce their specific environmental footprints based on the earth’s actual capacity rather than general sustainability principles. “This approach goes beyond simply aiming to minimize impact,” said WWF project leader Jorien van Hoogen. “While 169 corporations […] ... lees meer