With its Mission:Zero environmental program launched in 2018, Audi aims to achieve carbon neutrality in its operations worldwide by 2025. Audi’s Neckarsulm site, one of the company’s largest production sites for over 100 years, exemplifies some of the key Mission:Zero initiatives underway. The program has four main action areas and ... Read more »
When automobiles are at the end of their life, as much as 20% of their materials — referred to as automotive shredder residue (ASR) — currently end up in landfills, according to Eastman. Now, the specialty materials company is partnering on a feasibility study in hopes of demonstrating that ASR ... Read more »
Founded by Marc Laurent, France-based Carbonfact has launched to establish a carbon listing for every product in the world. The company joins a rapidly growing number of startups and entrepreneurial ventures innovating to tackle climate change and other sustainability issues. Carbonfact’s idea is not unlike existing Energystar ratings on appliances ... Read more »
Rolls-Royce Power Systems says it will cut GHG emissions by 35% compared to 2019 through use of new net zero and zero carbon technologies. These strategies will help the company achieve net zero by 2050 at the latest, the company says. The efforts are not just an effort to take action for the environment, but as a realignment of strategy
Speaking at Environment + Energy Leader’s annual Solutions Summit, General Motors’ global energy manager, Al Hildreth, shared expertise and best practices related to addressing risk as we shift to a net-zero economy. Here are snippets of advice his keynote.
Jason Blake, chief sustainability officer for PepsiCo Beverages North America, helped kick off the Environment + Energy Leader Solutions Summit with his keynote on embedding sustainability across the value chain. PepsiCo believes that the journey to achieving collective goals begins with a deep commitment to sustainability at the forefront of all business practices.
“There’s renewed commitment from companies and organizations to run their business and operations in more sustainable ways,” says Deisy Verdinez, Communications Director with the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC). “As communities and consumers demand more from organizations to do more to support their communities, many are not only including sustainability ... Read more »
Pressure for organizations to green their supply chains is coming from both internal and external forces, but has recently increased most significantly among investors and industry associations, according to a new report. Still, while external pressure is increasing, companies themselves are seeing supply chain sustainability (SCS) as an opportunity for differentiation from their competitors.
Nucor has announced strategies that the steel manufacturer says will reduce the GHG emissions intensity of steel mills to 77% less than today’s global average. The company says that it will reduce the scope 1 and scope 2 emissions of its steel mills by…
(Credit: Regenagri) Regenagri, an international regenerative agriculture initiative, is collaborating with Cool Farm Alliance, an environmental calculator for farmers, to create a new digital hub that will monetize carbon reduction for textile growers undertaking regenerative farming. Regenagri has 30,000 hectares of land across 14,000 farms worldwide, which have signed up ... Read more »
Japanese company Mizuiro Inc. worked with designer Naoko Kimura to create a sustainable alternative to the traditional crayon. The Oyasai Crayons are made with all-natural ingredients produced from food waste, making them safer and more sustainable than traditional crayons. About 150 million crayons are discarded annually throughout the U.S. by ... Read more »
Signaled at the beginning of this year, the new vegan KitKat V (Vegan) will be on shelves from mid-June initially in parts of Europe, South America and Australia. The new entrant comes in response to common requests on social media and the growing consumer interest in plant-based foods. As I ... Read more »