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Straws are out, lids are in: Starbucks announces environmental milestone

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Alexander, an engineer in Global Research & Development at Starbucks, and her team set to work drawing up plans for a strawless lid that would showcase Starbucks’ Draft Nitro and its trademark cold foam that was being served at a Reserve store in Seattle. For several weeks in 2016, Alexander would grab any available pen and a sheet of used printer paper when inspiration struck. She sketched and she sketched, working with a supplier in Wisconsin to conjure up complex designs including a two-piece twist-lock lid and a pull-tab lid that wen... Read More »

The new BMW i Collection – stylish, innovative, sustainable. Sophisticated fashion and innovative home accessories for a modern lifestyle

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The items of clothing, for example, stand out not just for their pureness of form and subtle colours, but also their eye-catching styling and use of resource-friendly materials. Fashion and accessories with more to offer besides great looks. Take, for example, the ladies’ and men's BMW i T-Shirt (RRP €59.00) or theBMW i Long-sleeve Shirt for men (RRP €79.00), which are made from organic cotton and TENCEL®. The latter is an eco-friendly Lyocell fabric obtained from natural and sustainably forested eucalyptus wood that gives the T-shirt a par... Read More »

How to be sustainable in the far north

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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 »

Statoil presents its sustainability priorities and performance

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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 »

Engineered for renewal: Google Cloud, Etsy and sustainability

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To deliver a buying and selling experience that currently supports approximately 1.9 million entrepreneurs, Mike and his team recently committed to Google Cloud Platform to help them scale and connect Etsy buyers and sellers globally. But their decision was based on more than just technology. We sat down with Mike to hear about Etsy’s unique approach to evaluating their cloud partner. QH: Why is sustainability a value at Etsy? MF: Sustainability supports our mission to Keep Commerce Human, within the company, and outside, to our 1.9 mi... 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 »

LEADING IN SMART, SUSTAINABLE BUSINESS

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For companies, sustainability is all about minimizing the risks and maximizing the opportunities for business to have a long-term positive economic, environmental and social impact. This delivers results for investors, consumers, communities and the many people we serve, while strengthening our business as well. At Abbott, our approach to sustainability is driven by our mission: helping people around the world lead the best lives they can through good health. This starts with our products and innovations, and extends to everything we do acro... Read More »

LINDT & SPRÜNGLI JOINS TOGETHER WITH LEADING COCOA AND OTHER CHOCOLATE COMPANIES TO HELP COCOA FARMERS ADAPT TO WEATHER AND CLIMATE IMPACTS

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The World Cocoa Foundation (WCF) announced the launch of its new program designed to strengthen collaboration between the public and private sector to address the threat climate change poses to cocoa sustainability and the many livelihoods the sector supports. The announcement was made by WCF’s Acting President Tim McCoy during a presentation at Penn State’s Frontiers in Science and Technology for Cacao Quality, Productivity and Sustainability meeting. About WCF: The World Cocoa Foundation (WCF) promotes sustainability in the cocoa sector... Read More »

2015 progress report: L’Oréal’s sustainability program is accelerating

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In 2015, the Group made important progress: • 74% of L’Oréal products launched in 2015 have an improved environmental or social profile (vs 67% in 2014). • In 2015, several brands launched products with formulas offering a level of biodegradability between 97 and 99%, including Garnier Ultra Doux Mythical Olive body lotion, Kérastase Fusio-Dose Booster Discipline, Ushuaïa Hibiscus Bio deodorant, Armani Men Master Cleanser and Vichy After-Sun Shower Oil. • CO2 emissions of production decreased by 56% in absolute terms (vs -50.2% in 2014... Read More »

BlauStein Awarded with the Holland Quaestor Quality Mark

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The Quality Mark of Certified Trustworthy Company is awarded to BlauStein in recognition of meeting the certification criteria, which pertain to five core values: integrity, independence, reliability, sustainability, and professionalism; as well as to five conditions: internal organisation, systems, procedures, expertise and training, and management’s leadership and commitment towards integrity and ethical behaviour. The Quality Mark of Certified Trustworthy Company is awarded by the Stichting AQTO (Assured Quality & Trustworthy Organisa... Read More »

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