Sustainable concrete mixtures for the 3D printing of breakwater units

In the swiftly evolving area of 3D concrete printing, a new research project is set up by Ghent University, construction company BESIX, start-up ResourceFull and engineering company Witteveen+Bos. The research will focus on developing sustainable concrete mixtures suitable for the printing of breakwater units. The combined expertise of the project partners will result in new, […] ... lees meer

Science Based Targets initiative announces major updates following IPCC Special Report on 1.5°C

The Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi) will introduce major new updates to enable companies to set greenhouse gas emissions reduction targets consistent with the most ambitious aim of the Paris Agreement, to limit average global warming to 1.5°C by the end of the century compared to pre-industrial temperatures. New technical resources and an updated set […] ... lees meer

Poor working conditions are main global employment challenge

Poor quality employment is the main issue for global labour markets, with millions of people forced to accept inadequate working conditions, according to a new report from the International Labour Organization (ILO).  New data gathered for the World Employment and Social Outlook: Trends 2019 (WESO) show that a majority of the 3.3 billion people employed globally in […] ... lees meer

Hendrix Genetics and Nutreco partner to deliver sustainable shrimp solutions in Ecuador

Hendrix Genetics, in partnership with Nutreco and Ecuacultivos, will invest in Ecuador to establish a state-of-the-art shrimp hatchery. The hatchery will deliver high quality, high health Pacific whiteleg shrimp (Litopenaeus vannamei) post larvae to Ecuadorian farmers. The new joint venture will take over the existing Macrobio hatchery and will focus on providing local shrimp production […] ... lees meer

Organizations call for Brazilian mining company Vale to be delisted from the UN Global Compact

An international group of civil society organizations, including Dutch based SOMO, submitted a request for the exclusion of the Brazilian mining company Vale from the United Nations Global Compact, the largest network for corporate social responsibility in the world. In light of the collapse of another iron ore waste tailings dam, this time in Brumadinho […] ... lees meer

Dutch based Nutreco and company brand Skretting wins edie Sustainability Leaders Award

Nutreco and Skretting have been presented with the edie award in the category of Sustainability Product Innovation of the Year for an innovative concept developed by Skretting, Nutreco’s aqua division. The award was presented at an event in London this earlier this week. This year’s shortlist included 131 people, projects, products and organisations that are […] ... lees meer

New report highlights business opportunities presented by climate action

The United Nations Global Compact today joined 500 business leaders and students at the Go Explorer Day 2019 in Norway to kick off a year of climate solutions and to launch a new report on the business opportunities presented by climate action. Published by DNV GL and Sustainia with support from the UN Global Compact, Global Opportunity Explorer 2019 […] ... lees meer

Newsweek Vantage research: How global business is embracing the circular economy

Research by Newsweek Vantage confirms that the concept of a circular economy has gone from relative obscurity to the corporate boardroom in just a few years. In an October 2018 survey of 317 senior executives from large corporations around the world, fully 98% were familiar with the concept. Thirty percent said their company had a circular strategy, […] ... lees meer

ING research: How circular thinking could change US business models

In 2018, ING surveyed 200 US executives and found that sustainability is now a well-established feature on the US corporate agenda, with companies with more mature initiatives seeing it as a revenue driver. This year, ING  took our survey further and focused on sustainability in action by looking at the approaches US firms are undertaking […] ... lees meer

The State of Green Business 2019 is out!

The 12th annual edition of State of Green Business by GreenBiz looks at key trends and dozens of metrics assessing how, and how much, companies are moving the needle on the world’s most pressing environmental challenges. The report is produced in partnership with Trucost, part of S&P Global.  In addition to the 10 trends sustainability professionals […] ... lees meer

European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) proposes to restrict intentionally added microplastics

The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA, a European Union Agency) has assessed the health and environmental risks posed by intentionally added microplastics and has concluded that an EU-wide restriction would be justified. If adopted, the restriction could result in a reduction in emissions of microplastics of about 400 thousand tonnes over 20 years. ECHA’s assessment found […] ... lees meer