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Chemical Management Tool Launched

Target, Staples, Kaiser Permanente and the US Green Building Council are among the organizations that joined together today to launch the Chemical Footprint Project, a metric for publicly benchmarking corporate chemicals management and profiling leadership companies. The CFP will enable purchasers to preferentially select suppliers and investors to integrate chemical risk … Read more »

Environmental Executive Moves: GM, Environmental Waste International, CDP

Here’s the latest news on hirings, promotions and departures among environmental leaders. Environmental Waste International: The eco-friendly design and development company has named Bob MacBean (pictured) chief executive officer. MacBean has been a senior officer or director of a number of public and private environmental and alternative energy companies. General … Read more »

SustainAbility Launches Transparency Reporting Tool

SustainAbility Launches Transparency Reporting Tool

SustainAbility today launched a tool to help companies improve transparency in their sustainability reporting. The Transparency Advancement Tool coincides with a report, also published today, which finds that companies are spending too much time and resources creating lengthy reports that few read, noting that it is time to start a … Read more »

Ark Data Centres to Reduce UK Carbon by 14,000 MT

The UK ministry of defense has selected Ark Data Centres to implement a data center at Corsham in Wiltshire that will reduce UK carbon by 14,000 metric tons over 10 years. The carbon reduction will come from Ark’s G-Cloud formula that includes a fixed power efficiency rating. The MOD is … Read more »

NTSB: Battery Defect Cause of Boeing 787 Fire

Defects in design and certification were responsible for a lithium-ion battery fire on a parked Boeing 787 Dreamliner in Boston last January, according to the National Transportation Safety Board’s final report on the incident. The fire prompted an immediate grounding of Dreamliners by the Federal Aviation Administration, as well as … Read more »

GRI Launches New, Updated Services

The Global Reporting Initiative has launched the Content Index Service, a new service to help improve the usability and transparency of reported data in G4 reports, and updated the names of its Application Level Check and Materiality Matters Check services. The Content Index Service is GRI’s most detailed service for … Read more »

Cargill to Develop Beef Sustainability Assessment

Cargill Cattle Feeders, the cattle supply arm of the company’s US beef business, has entered into an agreement with Wichita-based consultancy Kennedy and Coe to create a verified beef supply chain sustainability assessment program for Cargill feed yards. Based on the successful development of benchmarking and measurement criteria, this type … Read more »

Coca-Cola, NRG eVgo Partner to Cut Emissions

The Coca-Cola Company has partnered with NRG eVgo, a subsidiary of NRG Energy, to assist in the effort to have 1.5 million zero-emission vehicles on California’s roads by 2025, an initiative championed by Gov. Jerry Brown. Coca-Cola will provide electric vehicle charging at seven of its facilities across California, and … Read more »

Environmental Executive Moves: Global e-Sustainability Initiative, ET Environmental

Here’s the latest news on hirings, promotions and departures among environmental leaders. Global e-Sustainability Initiative: The global sustainability partnership has announced its 2015 board of directors. Luis Neves (pictured), Deutsche Telecom, was elected chairman, Chris Lloyd, Verizon, was elected vice-chair, and Danilo Riva, ETNO, was elected treasurer. ET Environmental: The … Read more »

Environmental Industries Grew in 2013

The global environmental industry grew 3.6 percent in 2013, generating revenues of $1.047 trillion, while the US environmental industry grew just 0.7 percent in 2013 compared to 4.5 percent in 2012, according to research from Environmental Business International. The US environmental industry’s total of $344.84 billion in annual revenues represented … Read more »

China Ban Slows, Stops GMO Seed Roll-Out

Syngenta and Dow AgroScience are tightly controlling US launches of new GMO seeds, and Bayer CropScience has decided to keep a new soybean variety on hold as the result of China’s import barriers of some US genetically modified crops, Reuters reports. In November 2013, Chinese ports began rejecting US imports saying they … Read more »

Oil, Gas Exploration Technology Investment Tops $7bn

Oil, Gas Exploration Technology Investment Tops $7bn

New technologies to enhance exploration and production of oil and gas have attracted $7 billion in funding since 2003, specifically in the areas of shale gas, tight oil, and heavy oil, according to a report by Lux Research. Investment peaked in 2011 at $1.6 billion, while deals hit a high … Read more »

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