Canon Medical Systems Corporation receives Green Apple Environmental best practice award

Canon Medical Systems Corporation (former Toshiba Medical) has been awarded the Green Apple Environmental best practice award. The Green Apple awards, a Green Organisation initiative, are part of an annual international campaign to recognise, reward and promote environmental best practice around the world. Canon Medical Systems Corporation was proclaimed Gold Winner in the category Innovation, for its […] ... lees meer

EU Commission presents EU plastics strategy

The first-ever Europe-wide strategy on plastics, adopted yesterday (16 January), is a part of the transition towards a more circular economy. It will protect the environment from plastic pollution whilst fostering growth and innovation, turning a challenge into a positive agenda for the Future of Europe. There is a strong business case for transforming the way products […] ... lees meer

The State of Green Business, 2018

“Two degrees and the SDGs.” That’s the new sustainable business mantra. It rhymes. You can almost dance to it. The following is adapted from State of Green Business 2018, published today by GreenBiz in partnership with Trucost. The double-barrel impact of the Paris climate agreement and the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, both enacted in 2015, […] ... lees meer

Sustainable Fleet Benchmark LeasePlan: ‘Davos attendees can cut over 3 million tonnes of CO2’

The organisations attending the World Economic Forum (WEF) Annual Meeting in Davos have a global platform, but how can they help tackle climate change? LeasePlan’s new Sustainable Fleet Benchmark underlines the significant contribution these organizations can make in the fight against climate change by switching to low-emission fleets; specifically, over 3 million tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2) […] ... lees meer

ISO 20400 – Bureau Veritas and CDP Explore The New Standard for Sustainable Procurement

With sustainability playing an increasingly important role on the corporate agenda, forward-thinking organisations are looking for new and alternative ways of ensuring more sustainable operations and promoting sustainability credentials to their customers. Add to this the growing complexity of global supply chains as organisations seek to drive competitiveness through outsourcing, and it becomes clear how […] ... lees meer

Sustainable Development Goals: first meeting of the EU Commission’s high level multi-stakeholder platform

The Commission’s high level multi-stakeholder platform on the follow up to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals in the EU met for the first time on Wednesday 10 January. The launch of this platform reflects a new approach which brings together stakeholders to support the Commission’s work. Representatives from academia, non-governmental organisations (NGOs), businesses, civil […] ... lees meer

European food industry presents Sustainable Development Goals after first stakeholders meeting

The European Commission’s high-level multi-stakeholder platform on the follow up to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in the EU met for the first time on Wednesday 10 January. The multi-stakeholder platform on SDGs was set up last May to support and advise the European Commission and all stakeholders involved on the implementation of […] ... lees meer

ReCirc Singapore aims at joint development of resource recovery technology for circular economy

Thirteen Dutch organisations initiated the ReCirc Singapore consortium to explore circular solutions in the fields of sludge and waste processing and resource recovery, both in Singapore and the Netherlands. The consortium is an initiative of consultancy firm Witteveen+Bos, water utility Waternet, Delft University of Technology, and the Amsterdam Institute for Advanced Metropolitan Solutions (AMS). The […] ... lees meer

C&A Foundation calls for proposals for bridging the gap in the implementation of circular business models in companies

C&A Foundation is looking for innovative ways to bridge the gap in the implementation of circular business models in companies at all levels of the apparel value chain.  C&A Foundation has a budget of EUR 1.5m for this call for proposals (maximum budget for one grant proposal is EUR 300k). The proposal may be part […] ... lees meer

DHL and the GoodShipping Program reduce ocean freight’s carbon footprint

DHL Global Forwarding, the air and ocean freight specialist of Deutsche Post DHL Group, and the GoodShipping Program, the world’s first initiative to decarbonize the container shipping industry by changing the marine fuel mix, exclusively collaborate in making ocean freight transports more environmentally friendly. With the signed memorandum of understanding DHL Global Forwarding is the […] ... lees meer