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How to be sustainable in the far north


Akureyri is the largest city outside the Reykjavík Capital area. To ensure that its stunning scenery is protected, the municipality has introduced a range of sustainable initiatives. “We had an expensive transport solution that hardly anyone used. Once it became free of charge, things really changed,” says Guðmundur Haukur Sigurðarson at Vistorka. He has worked with sustainability in Akureyri from the early stages. Now, some 500,000 people travel on the buses each year. Iceland itself is a global leader in renewable energy with geother... Read More »

Audi fleshes out its corporate strategy and plans to sell 800,000 electrified cars in 2025

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In order to release resources for the package of investments amounting to billions of euros, Audi adopted its Action and Transformation Plan towards the end of last year. It has the objectives of tapping into new revenue sources, improving cost structures and accelerating the corporate transformation with regard to new business models. That will considerably increase the scope for investment. By 2025, approximately €40 billion is to flow into strategic areas such as e-mobility, autonomous driving and digitization. This also applies to the digit... Read More »

Deutsche Post DHL Group wins four German Stevie® Awards for its environmental engagement


As part of its Group-wide environmental protection program GoGreen, Deutsche Post DHL Group pioneers innovative measures to improve the sustainability of its own business and that of its customers. The DPDHL Group was honored four times by the German Stevie® Awards for its global environmental protection strategy “Mission 2050: Zero Emissions” and for the company’s integrated communications campaign, which supports the implementation of the Mission 2050 strategy. Deutsche Post DHL Group received two Gold awards in the categories “Corporate Soc... Read More »

Scania welcomes new EU rules to curb heavy vehicles’ CO2 emissions

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It is by combining the three pillars that we can move towards a sustainable transport system. Energy-efficient combustion engines will continue to play a role in the transport system of the future, running on fossil-free fuels or combined with an electric powertrain. From January, 2019, new rules will require heavy duty vehicle manufacturers in the EU to register a Vehicle Energy Consumption Calculation Tool (VECTO) value. This value is generated through the VECTO simulation tool that calculates the fuel consumption and CO2 emissions from a ... Read More »

Statoil presents its sustainability priorities and performance


At the SRI day, Statoil outlines its sustainability priorities and performance related to safety, environment, climate, integrity and transparency, value for society and human rights. Statoil also presents its financial resilience for different scenarios. “To perform well in today’s global context, sustainability is essential for business. In Statoil, this is embedded into our corporate strategy, governance and decision-making as we work to turn natural resources into energy for people and progress for society. Statoil has a competitive adva... Read More »

Nestlé partners with major food companies to support Clean Power Plan

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To: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency The global food system is under pressure like never before. As major food manufacturers we recognize that climate change is bad for farmers, agriculture, business and consumers. Drought, flooding and hotter growing conditions threaten the world’s food supply and contribute to food insecurity. The food industry has made a number of commitments to support the global effort to address climate change, but it is clear we need global and national policies that drive the systemic change necessary to reduce g... Read More »

Pipelaying operations for Norway’s largest oil pipeline are underway

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Soon the tip of the first pipe of what will become Norway’s longest and largest oil pipeline will be pulled into the Mongstad terminal, north of Bergen. The 36” pipeline which will extend more than 280 km out to the Johan Sverdrup field once installed, is being pulled through a pre-drilled hole at the bottom of the Fensfjord into the oil terminal. When the Johan Sverdrup field produces at peak up to 660,000 barrels of oil will flow daily into Mongstad. “The Castorone is now inititating pipelaying operations in the Fensfjord. Th... Read More »

FedEx Office Survey Reveals Enduring Preference for Printed Materials in Today’s Increasingly Digital Environment


More than nine in 10 consumers agreed there will always be a need for printed materials, with almost half (49 percent) of those surveyed saying a world without paper would make them feel stressed or annoyed. In the survey, FedEx Office explored the opinions of consumers and small business owners to learn more about their preferences and purchasing habits regarding professional printing services. Among the key findings: 70 percent of respondents reported having items professionally printed the same amount or more than in the previous year... Read More »

Volkswagen to offer electrified versions of its models

“Electrifying conventional drives will enable us to further reduce consumption and emissions while also increasing dynamics and convenience”, says Dr Frank Welsch, Member of the Board of Management for Volkswagen Passenger Cars with responsibility for Technical Development. Welsch continues: “We are starting this extensive electrification campaign with Volkswagen’s best-selling vehicle to date – the Golf. Our newly developed, cost-effective 48-V mild hybrid will pave the way for introducing this type of technology to the mainstream”. Volkswa... Read More »

BP sets out its commitment to a low carbon future


  “The world is growing like never before, creating opportunity for billions of people. And all this growth requires energy. But as the world demands more energy it also demands that it be produced and delivered in new ways, with fewer emissions. At BP, we embrace this dual challenge. We have always looked to the future, adapted to change and met challenges like this head on. In this report, we examine how the energy world is changing, set out our low carbon ambitions and show how we are helping to advance the energy transition.” B... Read More »

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