GEA Group raises the bar in mechanical engineering industry: Net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2040

GEA Group AG today announced a comprehensive climate strategy. With the corresponding climate targets, GEA is making a clear commitment to achieve net-zero greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions along its entire value chain by 2040. The company has submitted its net-zero commitment and 2030 interim targets to the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi), the globally recognized, […] ... lees meer

Sustainable Shipping Initiative report explores opportunity for circularity as shipping works to decarbonise

The Sustainable Shipping Initiative (SSI) has today published the report Exploring shipping’s transition to a circular industry, discussing the potential of circular economy principles for shipping and identifying four main building blocks: knowledge and awareness, business model innovation, technological advancement, and a global regulatory framework. As shipping undergoes rapid shifts in the coming decades to […] ... lees meer

Trivium Packaging’s inaugural sustainability report outlines holistic roadmap to a sustainable future; unveil’s “circularity champion” strategy

Trivium Packaging, a leading provider of infinitely recyclable metal packaging solutions with its head office in The Netherlands, today releases its inaugural sustainability report that highlights the extensive sustainability activities implemented across its global operations, reinforces its unwavering commitment to tackling climate change by putting sustainability as a core element of all products and operations, […] ... lees meer

New Carbon Transparency Partnership provides forum for stakeholders to address lack of Scope 3 emissions transparency

Today the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) launched the Carbon Transparency Partnership, bringing together stakeholders from across value chains and industries and rallying and coordinating leading industry-focused initiatives such as RMI with the common mission of creating Scope 3 emissions transparency. The Partnership strengthens and expands the work of the Value Chain Carbon Transparency Pathfinder – […] ... lees meer

Fraunhofer, SABIC, and Procter & Gamble join forces in closed-loop recycling pilot project for single-use facemasks

Fraunhofer Institute UMSICHT, SABIC and Procter & Gamble (P&G) today announced their collaboration in an innovative circular economy pilot project which aimed to demonstrate the feasibility of closed-loop recycling of single-use facemasks. Due to COVID-19, use of billions of disposable facemasks is raising environmental concerns especially when they are thoughtlessly discarded in public spaces, including […] ... lees meer

Banning the sale of fossil-fuel cars would benefit the climate when they are replaced by electric cars

If a ban were introduced on the sale of new petrol and diesel cars, and they were replaced by electric cars, the result would be a great reduction in carbon dioxide emissions. That is the finding of new research from Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden, looking at emissions from the entire life cycle – from […] ... lees meer

FairTEC collective launches to encourage responsible and sustainable technology

Fairphone, the Dutch social enterprise building a market for ethical smartphones; /e/, the company that makes user privacy accessible to everyone; the first French cooperative telecoms operator, TeleCoop; French cooperative Commown, provider of hardware-as-a-service; German sustainable mobile communications provider WEtell and British ethical phone, broadband and mobile provider the Phone Co-op, are pleased to announce […] ... lees meer

Hiring of Chief Sustainability Officers Surged in 2020; Rise in Women, Little Diversity

The Weinreb Group, a boutique executive-search firm specializing in the recruitment of Chief Sustainability Officers (CSOs), as well as Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) leaders, today published a report on the US leading chief sustainability officers, or CSOs. These are the 95 people who have the most influence over how […] ... lees meer

Accelerating the transition to sustainable and organic agriculture via Blue Farming

Today the Dutch company The Seaweed Company launches Blue Farming, a concept that uses the “blue” power of the sea to make agricultural lands and farms more sustainable. The Seaweed Company facilitates this concept with its range of TopHealth products, that result in better health for animals, soils and plants, less use of harmful inputs, and […] ... lees meer

Search for Sustainable Goods Grows by 71% As ‘Eco-Wakening’ Grips the Globe

New global research conducted by the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU), commissioned by WWF, shows a staggering 71% rise in popularity of searches for sustainable goods over the past five years, with continuing growth during the COVID-19 pandemic. The report titled “An Eco-wakening: Measuring global awareness, engagement and action for nature” shows a surge in consumer clicks for […] ... lees meer

Worldwide transport activity to double, emissions to rise further

Global transport activity will more than double by 2050, and traffic emissions will rise by 16% compared to 2015 – even if existing commitments to decarbonise transport are fully implemented. Any currently expected emissions reductions will be more than offset by the increased demand for transport. However, transport CO2 emissions can be cut by almost […] ... lees meer