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GAP INC. unveils new sustainable manufacturing goal to conserve 10 billion liters of water by the end of 2020

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Progress towards the goal is already underway: since 2014, Gap Inc.-led projects have saved more than 2.4 billion liters of water. “Water is critical to nearly all aspects of our business, and we recognize the responsibility and the opportunity we have to reduce the amount of water used to create our products. Leveraging the power of product innovation and improved manufacturing practices, we can help ensure that our customers not only look great in their favorite jeans and t-shirts, but also feel good about how their purchases are helping to ... Read More »

Samsung Recognized for Sustained Leadership in Environmental Protection Efforts

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Samsung Electronics America today announced that it received the 2018 ENERGY STAR® Partner of the Year – Sustained Excellence Award for continued leadership and superior contributions to ENERGY STAR. This is the 7th Partner of the Year award presented to Samsung and the 5th time within Sustained Excellence. The award is presented by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Department of Energy (DOE) to honor organizations that have made outstanding contributions to protect the environment through energy efficiency, including de... Read More »

Volkswagen offers diesel customers security

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The Volkswagen Group’s successful environmental incentive has already taken some 170,000 old diesel vehicles from the road since August 2017 and replaced them with efficient and clean current models. Approximately 120,000 of these customers have chosen a Volkswagen brand model. The Volkswagen brand continues its effort to rejuvenate the vehicle population by offering the diesel environmental incentive with the purchase of a new diesel vehicle beginning in April. Thomas Zahn, Head of Sales and Marketing Germany of the Volkswagen brand says, “... Read More »

McDonald’s Becomes the First Restaurant Company to Set Approved Science Based Target to Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions

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Through these actions, McDonald’s expects to prevent 150 million metric tons of greenhouse gas emissions from being released into the atmosphere by 2030. This is the equivalent of taking 32 million passenger cars off the road for an entire year or planting 3.8 billion trees and growing them for 10 years. The target will enable McDonald’s to grow as a business without growing its emissions. “To create a better future for our planet, we must all get involved. McDonald’s is doing its part by setting this ambitious goal to reduce greenhouse gas ... Read More »

Scania commits to halve its CO2 emissions by 2025

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To deliver on the goals of the Paris Climate Agreement as well as on Scania’s commitment to a sustainable transport system, Scania’s continuously works to minimise greenhouse gas emissions from its products. This ambition also applies to reducing emission levels generated from its own operations and transport footprint. “We have the long-term vision of carbon neutral operations. To reach our vision, we are challenging ourselves to cut CO2 emissions by 50% in all of our operations globally by 2025,“ says Ruthger de Vries, Executive Vice Presi... Read More »

FedEx Reserves 20 Tesla Semi Electric Trucks

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“FedEx has a long history of innovation and incorporating sustainability efforts throughout its global network,” said FedEx Freight president and CEO Mike Ducker. “Our investment in these trucks is part of our commitment to improving road safety while also reducing our environmental impact.” Tesla says its new big rig will deliver a far better experience for truck drivers, while increasing safety and significantly reducing the cost of cargo transport.  Its advanced technologies, such as surround cameras and onboard sensors, help to aid objec... Read More »

Starbucks and Closed Loop Partners to develop recyclable, compostable cup solution

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“Our store partners proudly pour sustainably sourced coffee in our 28,000 locations around the world, but everyone wants to take our ability to serve it sustainably to the next level,” said Colleen Chapman, vice president of Starbucks global social impact overseeing sustainability. “No one is satisfied with the incremental industry progress made to date, it’s just not moving fast enough. So today, we are declaring a moon shot for sustainability to work together as an industry to bring a fully recyclable and compostable cup to the market, with a... Read More »

Gazprom improving efficiency through innovations

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It was noted that Gazprom made consistent and targeted efforts to improve the efficiency of its innovations. The Innovative Development Program until 2025 serves as an effective instrument for setting the priority objectives and lines of work in this area. The Program makes a substantial contribution to the sustainable and efficient development of Gazprom. The Company pays great attention to R&D (research and development) and pre-investment studies, allocating significant resources for that purpose every year. In 2017 alone, that amount ... Read More »

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

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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 »

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

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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 »

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