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DJSI: Which Firms Made the Cut?

Bank of America, Telefonica and BHP Billiton are the three largest additions to the 2015 Dow Jones Sustainability Indices while Cisco Systems, PepsiCo and Royal Bank of Canada are the three largest deletions (by free-float market capitalization) to the DJSI World this year. S&P Dow Jones Indices and investment specialist … Read more »

Tech Firms Help Farmers Combat Climate Change

Panasonic, Fujitsu and other Japanese technology firms, looking for ways to offset decreased demand for their consumer electronics, are producing automated greenhouses and sensor-controlled fields to help farmers in Japan maintain constant conditions for their crops, according to Reuters. Heat and erratic weather in recent years has made it difficult … Read more »

Pureti Offers Pollution-Lowering Spray for Facilities

Pureti, A US company with facilities in Michigan and Connecticut, is offering a group of spray-on products that it says can make any surface self-cleaning while also lowering air pollution in the vicinity, according to Newsweek. At the heart of the products is titanium oxide, also known as titania. When … Read more »

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VW Heads Microcontroller Energy Efficiency Standards Group

Volkswagen will chair an expanded working group to establish an energy-efficiency benchmark for microcontrollers aimed at making automotive end products more energy aware. Semiconductor vendors including Freescale, Fujitsu, Infineon, Microchip, NXP, Renesas, STMicroelectronics and TI have also joined the Embedded Microprocessor Benchmark Consortium (EEMBC). Microcontroller efficiency (optimizing both performance and … Read more »

Cisco, Google Top Greenpeace IT Ranking

Cisco, Google Top Greenpeace IT Ranking

Cisco and Google have tied for first place in Greenpeace’s latest ranking of IT sector climate leadership. Google and Cisco both scored 58 out of a possible 100 on Greenpeace’s sixth Cool IT leaderboard after logging gains of five and nine points, respectively, over their 2012 rankings. The top five … Read more »

Truvia Achieves Carbon Trust Certification

Truvia calorie-free sweetener has achieved product carbon footprint certification by the Carbon Trust, according to the brand, which has set a goal to become carbon-neutral by 2020. Parent company Cargill worked with the Carbon Trust to certify Truvia’s carbon footprint and verify its waste and water footprints throughout its supply chain, … Read more »

Global ICT Sustainability Index Falls, Fujitsu Finds

Global ICT Sustainability Index Falls, Fujitsu Finds

Efforts to improve the sustainability of information and communication technology (ICT) have stalled in organizations, and opportunities to cut costs and make more efficient use of resources are not being maximized, according to a study by Fujitsu. “ICT Sustainability: The Global Benchmark 2012 Report,” which summarizes responses from 1,200 CIOs … Read more »

Fujitsu Sustainability Report: CO2 Emissions Drop 7.3%

Fujitsu Sustainability Report: CO2 Emissions Drop 7.3%

In 2011, Fujitsu Group’s global CO2 emissions totaled around 1.098 million tons, representing a year-on-year reduction of 7.3 percent, or about 87,000 tons, and an 18.2 percent reduction on levels from the company’s 1990 baseline year. The Japanese corporation had a target of reducing its carbon emissions by 6 percent, from … Read more »

Fujitsu System Recycles CDs into PCs, Cuts Carbon Emissions 15%

Fujitsu says it has developed the PC industry’s first recycling system that collects the plastic from used CDs and DVDs for repurposing in the bodies of notebook PCs. Compared to conventional notebook PC manufacturing processes, this system is expected to reduce the amount of newly produced plastic used by 10 … Read more »

The IT Energy Bill: Do We Need a New Metric for CIOs?

I often hear that IT sustainability — aka green IT initiatives — don’t make it into the top three priorities for a Chief Information Officer (CIO). When I ask why and if they know how much energy IT consumes and how much it costs, I am more often than not … Read more »

Toshiba Wastewater System to Recover Copper at Fujitsu Plant

Toshiba Wastewater System to Recover Copper at Fujitsu Plant

Fujitsu has installed a Toshiba wastewater treatment system at its plant in Nagano, Japan that recovers copper particles using 75 percent fewer chemicals, to produce a high-concentration sludge that can be recycled at a profit. Traditionally, a coagulant has been used to treat industrial wastewater that contains fine copper particles, … Read more »

Fujitsu Joins Casella’s Closed Loop Recycling Program

Technology firm Fujitsu Frontech North America has joined Casella Waste Systems’ Power of Three closed loop recycling service. Power of Three is Casella’s newest service for customers aiming to create zero waste. The initiative picks up a customer’s recycling, processes that recycling into new products, and then provides those products … Read more »