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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 »

A Green State of Mind

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When Toyota launched Prius more than 20 years ago, no one even knew what a hybrid was. Today, Toyota and Lexus have nearly twice the number of hybrids currently on the road as all other manufacturers combined. We continue to be ranked by Newsweek as one of the world’s greenest companies – and No. 1 in the automobile category – for our track record of sustainability achievements and eco-sensitive hybrid and fuel cell vehicles. The 2017 North American Environmental Report showcases how Toyota’s environmental strategy and performance across ... Read More »

Nestlé aiming at 100% recyclable or reusable packaging by 2025

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Nestlé CEO Mark Schneider said, “Plastic waste is one of the biggest sustainability issues the world is facing today. Tackling it requires a collective approach. We are committed to finding improved solutions to reduce, re-use and recycle. Our ambition is to achieve 100% recyclable or reusable packaging by 2025.” The company focuses on three core areas: eliminate non-recyclable plastics; encourage the use of plastics that allow better recycling rates; and eliminate or change complex combinations of packaging materials. Recognizing the need ... Read More »

Meeting our match: Buying 100 percent renewable energy

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Google’s total purchase of energy from sources like wind and solar exceeded the amount of electricity used by our operations around the world, including offices and data centers. What do we mean by “matching” renewable energy? Over the course of 2017, across the globe, for every kilowatt hour of electricity we consumed, we purchased a kilowatt hour of renewable energy from a wind or solar farm that was built specifically for Google. This makes us the first public Cloud, and company of our size, to have achieved this feat. Today, we have c... Read More »

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 »

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 »

Audi Brussels receives certificate for CO2-neutral automobile production

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Audi Brussels will start production of the first all-electric series-produced model from the Four Rings before the end of this year. It makes a statement with a range suitable for everyday use and with innovative, digital technology on board. Audi pursues a holistic approach with regard to sustainable premium mobility. For this reason, the company attaches great importance to the resource-conserving production of its electric SUV. Right from the start of production, Audi Brussels will produce the series version of the Audi e-tron prototype with... Read More »

BMW Group reduces CO2 emissions in Europe again

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“This development clearly shows that our e-mobility strategy is successful. We are adding more electric drives to our vehicle fleet, while also working on fuel-saving technologies for our conventional drives,” said Harald Krüger, Chairman of the Board of Management of BMW AG. In 2017, the BMW Group sold more than 100,000 electrified vehicles. Last year, the BMW Group accounted for more newly registered electrified vehicles (all-electric + plug-in hybrid) than any other manufacturer in Europe, with a share of 21 percent. In the electrified ve... Read More »

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