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How Hewlett-Packard, General Motors, Other Major Purchasers Helped Suppliers Save $12.4 Billion by Reducing Emissions

How Hewlett-Packard, General Motors, Other Major Purchasers Helped Suppliers Save $12.4 Billion by Reducing Emissions

Twenty-nine companies have snagged a spot on CDP’s first-ever supplier engagement leader board, which recognizes corporations working with their suppliers to improve environmental management.

Christopher Crockett

Environmental Executive Moves: Amici Enterprises, Schneider Electric, Aqua America, Evoqua, Trina Solar, Carbon Trust

Here’s the latest news on hirings, promotions and departures among environmental leaders. Amici Enterprises: The energy conservation technology company said Derek Chan, former chief operating officer of DreamWorks Nova and chief technology officer of Oriental DreamWorks, resigned from DreamWorks to accept the chief executive officer post at Amici Enterprises. Schneider … Read more »


BioHiTech Food Waste Digester Cuts Hard Rock Café’s Food Waste Disposal Costs 56%

The Hard Rock Café in London cut its food waste disposal costs by 56 percent and reduced carbon emissions by 9.7 metric tons since installing BioHiTech’s commercial food waste disposal system.

Boost Revenue, Brand Value by Looking Down the Supply Chain

Consumers are willing to pay more and wait longer for sustainably delivered products, but supply chain executives aren’t making sustainability a high enough priority, according to a study by business and technology consulting firm West Monroe Partners. The study finds that 49 percent of North American supply chain executives don’t … Read more »

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Product Water Footprinting Pilot Seeks Business Participants

A product water footprinting program by the Carbon Trust is seeking businesses to pilot the new certification and labeling scheme. The scheme will help businesses to demonstrate their water management leadership by certifying the life cycle water use of their products to an international standard, the Carbon Trust says. The … Read more »

Carbon Trust: Businesses Don’t Have a Clear Vision on How to Adapt to Climate Change

Carbon Trust: Businesses Don’t Have a Clear Vision on How to Adapt to Climate Change

More than 75 percent of global business leaders see bottom line risks from the direct impact of climate change and yet most businesses don’t appear to have a clear vision on how to effectively manage the transition to an environmentally sustainable future, according to a report released by The Carbon Trust. … Read more »


Firm Cuts CO2 33% Per Person

Investec Wealth and Investment Management (IWIN) reduced carbon emissions 33 percent per person, compared to the previous year, earning the UK company the Carbon Trust’s first Low Carbon Workplace Standard. The UK’s first low-carbon commercial building, a 160-year-old former printing press, also cut its annual carbon footprint by 1.4 percent … Read more »

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Tesco Slashes Transport Emissions

Tesco has cut transport emissions per case delivered by as much as 14 percent in the UK in the last two years, on top of a 50 percent reduction achieved between 2006 and 2012. The UK retailer, which has set a goal to be a zero-carbon business by 2050, has … Read more »

Firms Must ‘Prioritize Resource Efficiency Or Die’

Firms Must ‘Prioritize Resource Efficiency Or Die’

Companies could face a 40 percent gap between available water supplies and water needs by 2030, and some critical materials could be in short supply as soon as 2016. The Carbon Trust says these challenges remain largely unaddressed, leading to disruptions to supply, growing regulatory requirements, volatile fluctuation of prices, … Read more »

Carbon Trust Certifies Seed Hawk Agricultural Equipment

Seed Hawk is the first agricultural equipment company in the world to receive Carbon Trust’s carbon footprint certification. Seed Hawk manufactures zero-tillage seeding systems that are sold in Canada, the US, Australia, and Eastern and Western Europe. The Saskatchewan Research Council (SRC) conducted life cycle carbon footprints of three Seed … Read more »

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