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Jeffrey Hohn

Environmental Executive Moves: Ten K Solar, Novelis, thinkstep, Axion Polymers, NREL

Here’s the latest news on hirings, promotions and departures among environmental leaders. Ten K Solar: The commercial rooftop solar technology has appointed Jeffrey J. Hohn (pictured) as chief executive officer. Hohn, who formerly served as VP and general manager of 3M’s Renewable Energy Division, will succeed Joel Cannon, a co-founder … Read more »

US CE100

Ellen MacArthur Foundation Launches US Circular Economy Program

In an effort to promote the circular economy in the US and eliminate waste, the Ellen MacArthur Foundation has launched a US chapter of its Circular Economy 100 (CE100) program. The international CE100, established in 2013, includes corporations, universities, city and government authorities, and include brands such as Google, Cisco, … Read more »

Novelis Doubles Recycling Capacity

Novelis Doubles Recycling Capacity

Novelis has doubled its recycling capacity over the past five years, helping to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions by 13 percent, from baseline years 2007-2009, according to the aluminum rolling and recycling company’s 2015 sustainability report. Recycling aluminum produces 95 percent fewer GHG emissions and requires 95 percent less energy … Read more »

Steve Fisher Novelis

Environmental Executive Moves: Novelis, CLEAResult, Eco Building Products, Bigbelly

Here’s the latest news on hirings, promotions and departures among environmental leaders. Novelis: The aluminum recycling and rolled products manufacturer has named Steve Fisher (pictured) as its president and chief executive officer. Fisher previously held the position of chief financial officer and has been serving as interim president and chief … Read more »

Novelis

Novelis Develops High-Strength Alloys for Automotive Industry

Aluminum rolling and recycling company Novelis has developed high-strength alloys designed for safety-critical components of vehicle structures. The company says the Novelis Advanz 7000-series is two to three times stronger than any automotive aluminum used in high volumes today. The products can be used to manufacture components such as bumper … Read more »

Steve Fisher

Environmental Executive Moves: UPS, Novelis, Cabrios, Harris Waste Management

Here’s the latest news on hirings, promotions and departures among environmental leaders. UPS: The logistics and transportation company has appointed Edward Rogers global director of sustainability. Rogers joined UPS in 1994. Novelis: The world’s largest aluminum recycler has appointed Steve Fisher (pictured) interim president, following the departure of Philip Martens, … Read more »

Red Brick Brewing

Red Brick Brewing Adopts Novelis’ Recycled-Content Evercan

Novelis has signed another brewery to use its high-recycled content aluminum can sheet, evercan. Red Brick Brewing Company, Georgia’s oldest operating craft brewery, will now offer its beer in aluminum cans made from Novelis’ evercan. Red Brick will expand its beverage packaging options to include evercan aluminum cans for all … Read more »

Novelis Invests $48M in Automotive Aluminum Scrap Recycling Facility

Novelis Invests $48M in Automotive Aluminum Scrap Recycling Facility

Novelis, the company that makes the aluminum for the Ford F-150’s body and engine, has announced a $48 million investment in its automotive aluminum scrap recycling facility. The “closed loop” investment includes a new 81,000 square-foot building capable of processing, sorting and storing automotive scrap aluminum. Designed specifically to meet the needs of … Read more »

Standard Aims to Improve Aluminum ESG Performance

The Aluminium Stewardship Initiative, in collaboration with Ball Corporation and other aluminum industry leaders, has introduced a global standard for sustainable aluminum production that aims to improve environmental, social and governance performance throughout the entire aluminum value chain. In Ball’s 2014 sustainability report, the company announced its goal to work … Read more »

Apple

Apple, Microsoft, Disney Show Low-Carbon Leadership, Commercial Success

Apple, Diageo, Microsoft and Unilever are among the “low-carbon leaders” highlighted in Corporate Citizenship’s report the Low-Carbon Company, which makes the business case for decarbonization. Other companies can follow these low-carbon leaders’ examples, the report says. Among the examples: Apple has set a goal to power all of it corporate … Read more »

Sustainable Brands

Leading Companies Join Sustainable Brands Corporate Member Network

Estee Lauder, Procter & Gamble, Hershey’s, Hasbro, Iron Mountain, Miller Coors and Domtar are the latest companies to join Sustainable Brands’ Corporate Member Network. They join more than 55 companies that have committed to leveraging their role in business to advance sustainability. A member benchmark study indicated that 83 percent … Read more »