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Owens Corning Sinks Water Use, Emissions in 2016

Owens Corning Sinks Water Use, Emissions in 2016

Owens Corning has reduced water use by 37% in 2016 from 2010 levels, exceeding its 2020 goals; the company also decreased particulate matter emissions by 23% from 2010, according to its just-released 2016 sustainability report. For a company of Owens Corning’s size – Owens Corning does about $6 billion in … Read more »

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How Companies Can Create ‘Net Positive’ Products, Services and Environmental Impacts

The Net Positive Project, a coalition of companies that aim to go beyond reducing their negative sustainability impacts to contribute in a “net positive” way to society, the environment and the global economy, launched yesterday. “With the recent adoption of the UN Sustainable Development Goals and the ratification of the … Read more »

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Can IT Help Companies Achieve ‘Net Positive’ Environmental Impact?

Kaiser Permanente switched to electronic medical records — and reduced transportation greenhouse gas emissions. This, according to the Center for Technology and Sustainability, is just one example of how technology can address environmental challenges. The center, a partnership between Business for Social Responsibility (BSR) and Dell, has published its first … Read more »

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Veolia, Partners Create ‘First’ Recycling Loop for Small Appliances

Veolia and its partners have created a recycling loop for small appliances — France’s first complete circular economy for small appliances, the companies say. The e-waste collected by Eco-systèmes is recovered by Veolia as recycled raw material, which is then used by Groupe SEB to manufacture new appliances sold in … Read more »

RobecoSAM’s Sustainability Yearbook 2016: Who Made the List?

RobecoSAM’s Sustainability Yearbook 2016: Who Made the List?

The world’s most sustainable companies are located in Europe, according to RobecoSAM’s Sustainability Yearbook 2016. The investment specialist today announced which companies made the annual list from each of the 59 industries analyzed. The Yearbook looks back at companies’ sustainability performance in 2015 and includes the best 15 percent per … Read more »

US Firms Lead 2015 Sustainability Yearbook

US Firms Lead 2015 Sustainability Yearbook

Nine US-based companies including Alcoa, Ball Corp and Wyndham Worldwide won gold medals for sustainability in the 2015 RobecoSAM Sustainability Yearbook. The annual yearbook looks at companies’ sustainability performance in 2014, includes the best 15 percent per industry and ranks them gold, silver or bronze. The top performing company from each … Read more »

Major Companies Join Advanced Composites Manufacturing Partnership

Volkswagen, Ford, BASF, Dow Chemical and General Electric are among the 57 companies participating in the Institute for Advanced Composites Manufacturing Innovation (IACMI), a public-private partnership aimed at creating jobs and boosting manufacturing within the automotive, wind turbine and compressed gas storage industries. The new Institute, announced by President Obama … Read more »

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Tool Helps Manufacturers Use Safer Chemicals

The Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute will offer a material health certificate, a tool for manufacturers across industries to avoid chemicals of high concern, shift to safer ones in their products and encourage product and supply chain transparency. The Material Health Certificate marks the first time the Institute has … Read more »

Environmental Leader

Environmental Leader Introduces Editorial Advisory Board

Environmental Leader LLC has assembled a group of experts from across the environmental, energy and sustainability industries, including end-users, vendors, consultants and academics, that will advise on the editorial direction of its leading group of environment and energy publications: EnvironmentalLeader.com, EnergyManagerToday.com and EnvironmentEnergyPro.com. “The Environmental Leader LLC editors and I … Read more »

US Firms Dominate Sustainability Yearbook

US Firms Dominate Sustainability Yearbook

Ten US-based companies including Abbott, Alcoa, Baker Hughes and Molson Coors have been awarded gold medals for sustainability practices in the RobecoSAM Sustainability Yearbook 2014. This places the US higher than any other country in the rankings. The gold medal-winning US companies also include Ball Corp, Citigroup, Humana, Life Technologies, Owens Corning and … Read more »