Royal Caribbean Cruises and Carnival are among the companies investing in LNG-powered ships and fuel cell technology to reduce emissions. Other cruise liners are testing battery power, in the form of hybrid ships, and wind power.
As the ocean shipping industry faces increasing pressure to set carbon emissions targets, five global companies have launched a rating system to help shippers choose more sustainable ocean freight carriers.
AB InBev, AkzoNobel, DSM, FrieslandCampina and Huntsman say they plan to develop a common approach to sustainability in their procurement of ocean freight and selection of carriers. As well as sharing best practices, all the partners will take an active role in the sustainability dialogue between shippers and carriers. They ... Read more »
DuPont Industrial Biosciences, in collaboration with Huntsman Corporation, says a six-year study of its enzymatic bleaching technology shows reductions in water use, energy consumption and chemical use coupled with increases in product quality and yield. Portugal’s Acabamentos Têxteis de Barcelos (ATB), the nation’s leading knitwear dyeing and finishing specialist and ... Read more »
Dow Chemical, Ecolab, SC Johnson, Seventh Generation and other American Cleaning Institute member companies reduced their greenhouse gas emissions 12 percent from 2010 to 2011, according to the ACI’s 2013 Sustainability Report. The cleaning product industry’s second sustainability report shows overall decreases by member companies in four environmental metric data ... Read more »