Volkswagen restructures Sustainability unit | Brand & SustainabilityThe Volkswagen Group is restructuring its Sustainability unit; Dirk Voeste will be appointed as the new Chief Sustainability Officer with effect from April 1, 2023 and will report to Gernot Döllner, Head of Group Strategy and General Secretariat.
IKEA to use bio-based glue for reduced climate footprint | Brand & SustainabilityFinding new glue solutions is one of the main approaches to reducing the IKEA climate footprint, and most glue consumption is used in board production.
GreenIT and Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners to develop floating offshore wind farms in Italy | Brand & SustainabilityThe plants will be located on average roughly 30 km off from the coast and have an overall capacity of approximately 2 GW.
Danish Carlsberg brewery saves 1 billion litres of water with new technology | Brand & SustainabilityAlmost two years ago, Carlsberg Denmark broke grounds on its new water recycling plant. Since then, by recycling 90% of all process water from production, the brewery has saved almost 1 billion litres of water.
IKEA and partners to lower carbon emissions on one of the longest non-stop rail distances in Europe | Brand & SustainabilityIKEA does 2 million shipments a year and 4.3% of the total IKEA value chain climate footprint comes from product transport.
IKEA commits to remove non-rechargeable alkaline batteries by 2021
Following IKEA’s commitment to inspire and enable people to live a healthier and more sustainable life at home, all non-rechargeable alkaline batteries will be removed from the global home furnishing range by October 2021.
Best Buy, McKinstry, Real Betis, Schneider Electric and Siemens sign the Climate Pledge
Amazon and Global Optimism have announced that Best Buy, McKinstry, Real Betis, Schneider Electric, and Siemens have joined The Climate Pledge, a commitment to be net-zero carbon by 2040.
Nokia signs UN pledge calling for renewed global co-operation
Nokia President and CEO, Pekka Lundmark has signed a joint UN Statement, UNITED IN THE BUSINESS OF A BETTER WORLD which was presented to the UN Secretary General
Amazon launches Climate Pledge Friendly programme on sustainable products shopping
Amazon has announced Climate Pledge Friendly, a new program to help make it easy for customers to discover and shop for more sustainable products.
Unilever and Google partner to champion sustainable commodity sourcing
Google Cloud and Unilever have announced that they will advance sustainable business practices together using technology to expand the use of data for eco-friendly decision making.
Cargill builds $21m House of Chocolate complex in Belgium to facilitate customer innovation in dynamic chocolate market
In a move to facilitate better product development and enhance the customer collaboration experience, Cargill unveiled its plans for a “House of Chocolate” complex at its Mouscron, Belgium site.
Over 150 business leaders urge EU heads of state to set higher 2030 emissions reduction targets
As the European Commission sits down to discuss proposals for a new 2030 emissions target, more than 150 European businesses, investors and business networks are calling on EU leaders to back the ambition set out in the European Green Deal.
Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts to manage San Domenico Palace in Taormina, Italy
Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts, the luxury hospitality company, together with Gruppo Statuto, hotel development company, announced that San Domenico Palace in Taormina is under an extensive renovation.
Valoya launches two new greenhouse LED grow lights in Finland
Valoya, the research driven manufacturer of horticultural LED grow lights has expanded its RX-Series line of greenhouse LEDs with two new models - RX500 and RX600.
Jeff Winton Associates partners with UK-based Onyx Health to expand global healthcare communications services
Jeff Winton Associates announced expansion into additional global markets through a new partnership with UK-based marketing communications firm Onyx Health.
Brand reputation remains key priority for marketers amid COVID-19, survey
A survey of current UK marketing priorities from the Chartered Institute of Marketing reveals that brand reputation remains key in coping with COVID-19.
Amazon announces first recipients of investments from $2 billion Climate Pledge Fund
Amazon has announced the first recipients of investments from The Climate Pledge Fund: CarbonCure Technologies, Pachama, Redwood Materials, Rivian, and Turntide Technologies.
Heineken pilots automated dispensers in retail stores across 4 markets
Heineken has announced that it is piloting fully automated dispensers in major retail outlets for customers to purchase high quality & fresh draught beers to enjoy at-home using 100 per cent reusable bottles.
Nestlé intensifies its sustainable packaging with new investment
Food and beverage multinational Nestlé is intensifying its actions to make 100 per cent of its packaging recyclable or reusable by 2025.
Brand value included in UN’s Global Innovation Index for the first time
For the first time in its 13-year history, the renowned Global Innovation Index includes brand value as one of its core indicators.
HP advances sustainable printing with Managed Print Service
HP has rolled out the planet’s most comprehensive carbon neutral Managed Print Service offering for HP-branded devices
Dentsu Aegis Network hits target of 100 per cent renewable electricity
Global advertising and marketing company, Dentsu Aegis Network, has announced that it has achieved 100 per cent renewable electricity across its worldwide operations where markets allow.
Arcesium extends financial technology footprint into Europe
Arcesium LLC, a global financial technology and professional services firm has expanded its footprint into Europe, opening a new office in London.
H&M, Italian Brand Giuliva Heritage collaborate on timeless pieces with a focus on sustainability
H&M announced a collaboration with the luxury Italian brand, Giuliva Heritage. Family-owned and known for its flawless tailoring, Giuliva Heritage takes classic menswear silhouettes into the world of womenswear.
Sony establishes Green Management 2025 targets to achieve zero environmental footprint
Sony Corporation has set a long-term environmental plan “Road to Zero” to achieve a “zero environmental footprint” by 2050 throughout all stages of its product lifecycles and business activities.