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World Water Day: Impressive conservation of natural resources and water recycling at ŠKODA AUTO


To mark the United Nations’ World Water Day today, ŠKODA AUTO is offering a closer look at its new paint shop, which is currently under construction at the company’s headquarters in Mladá Boleslav. As one of the most state-of-the-art paint shops in Europe, it sets benchmarks in terms of environmental compatibility as well as conservation of resources, and enables a particularly sustainable use of resources. This measure is one of numerous environmental activities, which ŠKODA AUTO groups under the umbrella of its ‘GreenFuture’ Strategy. “Wit... Read More »

Visiting the museum with Volkswagen: free access to Hamburger Bahnhof in Berlin


The Volkswagen Group deepens its cultural engagement and its collaboration with Nationalgalerie – Staatliche Museen zu Berlin with the introduction of “VOLKSWAGEN ART 4 ALL”, a new opportunity for people to explore the Hamburger Bahnhof – Museum für Gegenwart – Berlin free of charge. Further to the premiere on 5th April, the collection and exhibitions at Hamburger Bahnhof can be enjoyed during a free visit between 4 and 8 pm on the first Thursday of every month. The “VOLKSWAGEN ART 4 ALL” programme also includes guided tours in different langua... Read More »

Sustainable drive on the dream road: the MINI Countryman Panamericana Plug-In Hybrid

Additional headlights, tires with emergency running characteristics and a roof rack for transporting a spare wheel will make the compact five-door fit for a road trip in a class of its own. Based on the MINI Cooper SE Countryman ALL4 (fuel consumption combined: 2.3 - 2.1 l / 100 km, combined power consumption: 14.0 - 13.2 kWh / 100 km, combined CO2 emissions from fuel: 52 - 49 g / km), the combined power and versatility of its two engines make it the perfect endurance athlete for the Panamericana adventure. Three MINI Countryman Panamericana... Read More »

Steel cutting: Construction of LNG ships for Volkswagen Group Logistics started

Volkswagen Group Logistics, the operator Siem Car Carriers and the shipyard Xiamen Shipbuilding cele-brated the “steel cutting” (equivalent to foundation laying in the shipbuilding industry) with an official ceremony in the Chinese city of Xiamen. From 2019, the two ships powered by liquefied natural gas will carry Volkswagen Group vehicles from Europe to North America. LNG drive systems will significantly reduce the atmospheric pollutants emitted by the ships. Markus Lange, Head of Vehicle Logistics of Volkswagen Group Logistics, attended t... Read More »

The Google News Initiative: Building a stronger future for news


That matters deeply to Google. After all, our mission to build a more informed world is inherently tied to the reporting of journalists and news organizations. Our shared mission also reflects shared business interests. Platforms like Search and YouTube depend on a healthy ecosystem of publishers producing great digital content. That’s why it’s so important to us that we help you drive sustainable revenue and businesses. Last year, we paid $12.6 billion to partners and we drove 10 billion clicks a month to publishers’ websites for free. It’s... Read More »

Samsung Electronics Offices Turn Off Lights to ‘Share the Light’

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This year marks the second global lights-out campaign by Samsung. Last year, Samsung delivered LED lamps to Tiom, a rural village in Indonesia’s Papua province. Tiom residents are now able to continue their livelihood even at night time. This year, solar-powered LED lamps, assembled by employee volunteers in Suwon, will be delivered to rural villages in Mactan, Philippines, and Phitsanulok, Thailand where residents suffer from power shortages. ”Building an LED lantern is not, in itself, a difficult task,” said Kyosung Koo, a Samsung employee... Read More »

Nokia completes the acquisition of Unium


Unium's software will be embedded into Nokia's Wi-Fi portfolio to provide operators with a plug-and-play intelligent mesh Wi-Fi solution that is easy to install and constantly optimizes in-home Wi-Fi connections through self-learning and self-healing capabilities. Unium will operate as part of Nokia's Fixed Networks business group. ... Read More »

Starbucks ceo Kevin Johnson Unveils Innovative Growth Strategy at 2018 Annual Meeting

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Johnson began the meeting highlighting the trajectory of the business over the past five years and the foundation that has been laid to accelerate the company’s next wave of growth. In his remarks, he offered tribute to the heritage of the founder-inspired company and highlighted both the power of the iconic brand and the strategic vision set to fuel the company’s future. “No retailer is better positioned to meet the changing needs of today’s consumer, as expectations of convenience and community redefine what it takes to be a successful and... Read More »

RENAULT UK teams up with CarKraft road safety initiative for ninth consecutive year

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The CarKraft driver improvement scheme is now in its 17th successful year and is aimed at young drivers aged 15 to 30 years old. Renault joins Northamptonshire Highways, Northamptonshire Police and Adrian Flux Insurance, in lending support to this popular free programme at Rockingham Motor Speedway and the Porsche Experience Centre at Silverstone. The scheme runs three courses each year, which are free of charge and offers drivers a dynamic mix of workshops allowing young people to experience driving on simulated, challenging conditions, in ... Read More »

AkzoNobel Specialty Chemicals, DSM, Google and Philips receive first power from new Dutch wind farm Bouwdokken

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In October 2016 and January 2017, the companies signed two long-term power purchase agreements (PPAs) that enabled construction of two Dutch wind farm projects – Krammer and Bouwdokken. These wind farms, both of which are located in the southwest of the Netherlands, have a total capacity of over 140 MW, enough to power approximately 140,000 households. It is the first time that a group of multinationals in the Netherlands have teamed up to negotiate long-term PPAs directly with project developers, bypassing the involvement of an energy utili... Read More »

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