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Philips one of top risers in Interbrand’s Best Global Green Brands ranking


“We are proud to see this leap in green brand score, demonstrating Philips’ continued focus on driving sustainability throughout the organization”, said Henk de Bruin, Head of Group Sustainability at Philips. “Philips has a long tradition in sustainability reporting and in making the world healthier and more sustainable through innovation. With the renewal of our company vision, our goal is to improve the lives of 3 billion people a year by 2025.” Interbrand’s report noted that technology brands are leveraging their core competency of engineer... Read More »

KLM adds Passbook functionality to its mobile app


After checking in for a flight via KLM’s mobile app, the traveler is offered to store his or her e-boarding pass in Passbook. On the flight date the boarding pass automatically pops-up on the home screen of the iPhone when the passenger is close to the airport. In addition, KLM will make use of Passbook in its upcoming mobile booking campaign. Mobile bookers will receive a gift voucher for free access of the KLM lounge at Amsterdam Airport Schiphol. Upon arrival at the airport Passbook will notifty the customer to make use of the voucher. ... Read More »

GE Power Conversion Partner of Choice for China’s Guodian Longyuan Electrical Co. Ltd., Helping China Build Sustainable Renewable Energy


PARIS—June 18, 2013—In a move towards growing an already strong partnership, GE’s Power Conversion (NYSE: GE) business signed a framework agreement with Guodian Longyuan Electrical Co., Ltd. placing the two industrial companies, known for their innovative and efficient solutions in renewable energy, in a position to offer the domestic Chinese market the fundamental technological building blocks to assist China as the country moves to cleaner and more sustainable energy sources. Under the agreement, GE will provide the core package for 1.-5 and... Read More »

Very successful Keukenhof season


Keukenhof welcomed over 10,000 coaches. The number of Dutch families with children who visited the park increased. The Keukenhof theme for 2014 is “Holland”, in which both traditional and modern symbols will be highlighted. In 2014 Keukenhof will focus more on the domestic market, families and the younger target group. Keukenhof 2014 will be open from March 20 until May 18. ... Read More »

At 2013 Songwon the Salient in Additives partner demonstrates its value


Ulsan, Korea – June 5, 2013 – At K 2013 in Düsseldorf, Germany, Songwon (, the world’s second largest supplier of additives to the global polymer industry, will demonstrate that being Salient in Additives has led them to be a prominent and powerful partner that has invested in the ambitions of its stakeholders. Maurizio Butti, Songwon’s Chief Operating Officer and Member of the Songwon Industrial Group’s Executive Committee, said: “At K 2013 we will highlight how Songwon’s performance and investment capability has ensured that ... Read More »

Closure of some Nuffic Nesos inevitable


All Nuffic Nesos (Netherlands Education Support Offices) are situated in locations that are of strategic importance to Dutch higher education. They also play a key role in attracting world-class talent for the Dutch knowledge economy. Nuffic Director-General Freddy Weima: “I accept that we are going through a period of austerity, but these cutbacks will have a detrimental effect on the infrastructure of the Dutch higher education sector, and thus on our knowledge economy”. Nesos have proven their effectiveness In 2001, Nuffic started establ... Read More »

Royal FrieslandCampina working towards efficient and sustainable production chains


FrieslandCampina supports the Dutch government’s 16% renewable energy target for 2020 by setting its own ambitious energy and climate targets based on the national goal. The company’s agenda is: 20 percent energy efficiency improvement; to achieve 100% green electricity consumption by 2020; to achieve climate-neutral growth; to reduce greenhouse gas emissions (based on a covenant with the government). On the right track FrieslandCampina’s CSR Director Frank van Ooijen commented: ‘We are delighted with the support we were given o... Read More »

Opening and Open Days at FrieslandCampina Workum


The expansion and efficiency improvements are part of FrieslandCampina’s corporate route2020 strategy. The company has worked hard over the past 18 months to expand its cheese production facilities and the FrieslandCampina Domo plant, which produces ingredients for infant & toddler nutrition. The cheese business has acquired a new cheese-making plant, extra production lines and a new brining tank. The project has resulted in the doubling of cheese production capacity. As a result, the company can now process 1 billion kilos of milk to give... Read More »

Plastics food packaging converters gain assurance on new regulatory compliance with updated polyolefins test information from SABIC


The new regulations involve more stringent testing on the ways migration from packaging into food is tested. As these new regulations come into force over the next three years, plastics processors and packaging companies will need to seek further assurances on compliance from their materials suppliers. EU Plastics Regulation (EU) 10/2011 (PIM) came into force on May 1, 2011, and introduces several changes to regulations embodied in Council Directive 82/711/EC, particularly with reference to testing conditions for migration of individual chemic... Read More »

Dutch insurer Achmea seizes Slovak assets


In recent weeks Achmea managed to seize substantial amounts of Slovak financial assets, lodged in various bank accounts in Luxembourg. Today’s court order takes into account the magnitude of the sums Achmea is entitled to receive from Slovakia.  Achmea was authorized to seize Slovak assets after obtaining prior court approval to enforce in Luxembourg an arbitral award rendered in Achmea's favour on December 7, 2012. The Luxembourg court based its approval to enforce the award on the 1958 Convention on the Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign ... Read More »

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