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Cable TV Box Standards to Cut 5M Tons CO2 Annually

Comcast, DirecTV, Cisco, AT&T and other consumer electronics and pay-TV companies, along with the Energy Department and other organizations, have developed standards for cable TV boxes expected to avoid more than 5 million metric tons of carbon dioxide emissions each year. The voluntary agreement between the DOE, Natural Resources Defense … Read more »

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GE, AT&T, Siemens Support Keystone XL

A diverse group of over 150 companies, including AT&T, Motorola, Siemens, Volvo and Wyndham Worldwide, have urged President Obama to approve construction of the Keystone XL pipeline. Companies signing the letter include many one would expect – fossil fuel companies such as Chevron, ConocoPhillips, Exxon Mobil and Shell; utilities such … Read more »

Top Carbon Reducer Calls Results ‘Misleading’

Bam Group, a property, design, construction and facilities management firm, has ranked no. 1 in the UK’s Carbon Reduction Commitment Performance League Table (PTL), with data appearing to show that it cut emissions 65 percent in one year. Motorola, Skanska, Manchester City Council and bank Bradford & Bingley round out … Read more »

Motorola Mobility Earns WindMade Label

Motorola Mobility has received the WindMade label, certifying that 66 percent of the electricity used in the smartphone and tablet manufacturer’s US operations comes from wind power. Google-owned Motorola Mobility was among 15 companies that pledged last November to join WindMade. Others included Deutsche Bank, Bloomberg, Lego Group, medical technology firm BD, … Read more »

Umicore Tops Corporate Knights’ 2013 Global 100

Umicore Tops Corporate Knights’ 2013 Global 100

Belgium-based materials technology and recycling company Umicore tops the Global 100 list of the world’s most sustainable companies, according to Corporate Knights, the Toronto-based media and investment research firm that compiles the annual list. Brazil’s Natura Cosmeticos, Norway’s Statoil, Finland’s Neste Oil and Denmark’s Novo Nordisk rounded out the top … Read more »

O2, HTC Find 82% of Customers Refuse Chargers

Mobile network O2 and phone maker HTC found that 82 percent of consumers during a three-month trial opted for the greener option and bought a mobile phone without a charger. The “Charger out of the Box” pilot launched in October to test whether customers wanted a charger included with their … Read more »

Efficient Set-Top Boxes ‘to Save $1.5 Bn’ – But NRDC Cries Foul

A consortium of 15 TV providers and set-top-box manufacturers including Comcast, DirecTV, Cisco and Motorola have announced a Set-Top Box Energy Conservation Agreement that they say will result in annual residential electricity savings of $1.5 billion – but the National Resources Defense Council has dismissed the announcement as little more … Read more »

Compliance & Standards Briefing: REACH Additions, GRI’s G4, e-Waste Pledge Sunsets

The European Chemicals Agency has proposed to add 20 chemicals to its list of “substances of very high concern” (SVHC) list, as defined by Article 57 of the REACH Regulation, Platts reported. Most of the chemicals, which include dichromium trischromate, pentazinc chromate octahydroxide and calcium arsenate, were selected due to their … Read more »

Five Winds, PE Int’l Merge; Offer Combined Consulting and IT

Sustainability consulting firms PE International and Five Winds International, which share clients including Kraft and Carnival Cruise Lines, have announced a merger aimed at enabling market penetration in North America. The new combined company will provide the North American market with strategic management advisory services as well as software from … Read more »

Motorola Misses GHG Goal, Despite 10% Cut

Motorola Misses GHG Goal, Despite 10% Cut

Motorola’s consumer product arm cuts its absolute greenhouse gas emissions by ten percent last year, but missed its goal for carbon relative to sales, according to the company’s 2010 corporate responsibility report. Last year Motorola Mobility’s total (scope 1, 2 and 3) emissions fell by ten percent, from 548,501 to … Read more »

Motorola, British Land Take Carbon Trust to 500

Motorola, British Land and Mothercare are the latest companies to achieve the U.K.’s Carbon Trust Standard, taking the program’s number of certifications to 500. The mobile phone, real estate and maternity and children’s wear companies have all demonstrated genuine reductions in their carbon emissions over a three-year period, the Carbon … Read more »

Kohl’s, Motorola, TD Bank, Whole Foods Named as EPA Green Power Partners of the Year

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has announced the winners of the agency’s 10th annual Green Power Leadership awards that honor 18 Green Power Partners in four categories: Green Power Partners, Green Power Purchasing, On-Site Generation, and new this year, Green Power Community of the Year. Together, these award winners … Read more »