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Certification Helps Printing Facilities Cut Operational Expenses

Certification Helps Printing Facilities Cut Operational Expenses

Some 52 percent of Sustainable Green Printing Partnership certified facilities report reduced energy consumption, lowering operating costs and waste.

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.

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COP21 Roundup: Schneider Electric, Acciona, BMW, Coca-Cola, Unilever, Elon Musk

As the COP21 climate change conference in Paris enters its second and final week, businesses and government leaders are increasing their calls for a climate deal and initiating new programs to limit global warming. Here are some of the recent announcements: The Compact of States and Regions, a reporting mechanism … Read more »

SmartWay Award Winners

EPA Freight Industry Award Winners Revealed

The EPA has announced the 2015 winners of the SmartWay Excellence Awards for retailers, manufacturers and logistics companies. The awards honors the top performing SmartWay partner companies that demonstrate how businesses can shrink their carbon footprints and contribute to healthier air all while saving on fuel costs as they move … Read more »

2014 SmartWay Excellence Awards

EPA Awards SmartWay Shipping, Logistic Partners

Hewlett-Packard, Lowe’s and Home Depot are among the 2014 winners of the EPA’s SmartWay awards, which honors freight industry companies’ environmental leadership. Winners are in the top 5 percent of SmartWay performers in improving fuel efficiency, reducing greenhouse gas emissions and reducing air pollution. The annual SmartWay Excellence Award honors … Read more »

CDP Ranks Top S&P 500 Climate Performers

CDP Ranks Top S&P 500 Climate Performers

Bank of America, Cisco, General Motors and HP are among the eight leading S&P 500 companies in carbon-reduction efforts and disclosure, according to the CDP’s annual list. The four, along with Autodesk, BNY Mellon, Pepco Holdings and Spectra Energy, all earned an A grade for their actions to reduce climate … Read more »

HP

HP Targets Carbon Cuts Across Product Portfolio

HP has set a goal to reduce the emissions intensity of its product portfolio by 40 percent by 2020 compared to 2010 levels. HP says this makes it the only global IT company to have set carbon reduction goals for all three parts of its value chain: operations, supply chain … Read more »

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GE, HP, Walmart Play Regulator in Their Own Supply Chains

Where regulation of environmental impacts is weak, what do big companies do? They take on the regulatory role themselves, according to Bloomberg. The news outlet says government enforcement of environmental rules in some developing countries is struggling to keep up with a surge in manufacturing – so General Electric, Wal-Mart … Read more »

Microsoft, BMW Among Top Supply Chain Climate Performers

Microsoft, BMW Among Top Supply Chain Climate Performers

Air France, BMW, Hewlett-Packard and Microsoft are among 79 companies leading in climate change performance, according to a new evaluation and benchmarking tool created for CDP supply chain members and suppliers. The Supplier Climate Performance Leadership Index, which was compiled by environmental consulting and software firm FirstCarbon Solutions on behalf of … Read more »

Only 10% of Firms Link CR Performance to Compensation

Only 10% of Firms Link CR Performance to Compensation

Even though 75 percent of the world’s 250 largest companies acknowledge that environmental and social “megaforces” such as resource scarcity and climate put their businesses at risk, only 10 percent link corporate responsibility performance to remuneration, according to a report by KPMG. The findings from the KPMG Survey of Corporate … Read more »

Staples, HP, Marriott Staff Back Chemical Assessment Principles

Staples, Hewlett-Packard, Marriott, Timberland, Method and Seventh Generation are among the companies whose senior environmental staff have signed onto the Commons Principles for Alternatives Assessment, a framework developed by the Environmental Defense Fund, BizNGO, Lowell Center for Sustainable Production and Massachusetts Toxics Use Reduction Institute. Staples senior scientist and vice president Roger … Read more »