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How To Embed Circular Economy Thinking into a Multinational’s Culture

How To Embed Circular Economy Thinking into a Multinational’s Culture

Sponsored by: Markus Laubscher, Philips director sustainability and circular economy, discusses different levels of intervention that can move a multinational towards embracing circular economy thinking at Sustainable Brands 2016 in Barcelona.

The Profitable Shift to a Circular Economy

The Profitable Shift to a Circular Economy

A linear economy, where natural resources are extracted from the ground, made into products and then thrown away at the end of their useful life, is becoming increasingly unsustainable — and expensive for businesses. Commodity prices rose more than 150 percent, between 2002 and 2010, according to the World Economic … Read more »

Screening Tool Reduces Chemical Compliance Burden by 66%

BOMcheck’s substance declarations and conflict minerals web database has published a new screening tool for the electrotechnical industry that reduces the time and cost of Registration, Evaluation, Authorization and Restriction of Chemicals (REACH) compliance by 66 percent. BOMcheck is a centralized database that helps companies manage supply chain compliance with … Read more »

Companies Urge EU to Adopt Binding 40% Energy Efficiency Target

Companies Urge EU to Adopt Binding 40% Energy Efficiency Target

Unilever, Philips, Schneider Electric and Siemens are among the 49 companies (see image) that have signed a letter to European Council president Herman Van Rompuy, urging the council to set a binding energy efficiency target of at least 40 percent. European Union member states will meet tomorrow and Friday to … Read more »

Major Firms to EU: Adopt ‘Robust’ 2030 Climate Policies

Major Firms to EU: Adopt ‘Robust’ 2030 Climate Policies

Unilever, Ikea, Royal Dutch Shell, Coca-Cola Enterprises and General Electric are among the 57 global companies, funds and associations that have signed a letter to support a “robust 2030 energy and climate policy framework and energy security strategy that is fully in line with Europe’s long-term climate objectives and that … Read more »

Best Global Green Brands Revealed

Best Global Green Brands Revealed

Ford is the no. 1 green brand, stealing the top spot from Toyota, which has been at the top of Interbrand’s Best Global Green Brands report since the list debuted in 2011. In the 2014 list, Toyota falls to no. 2, with Honda, Nissan and Panasonic rounding out the top … Read more »

Standards & Compliance Briefing: McDonald’s, KFC Prop. 65 Suits; LEED for DuPont, Canon

The Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine asked California’s Second District Court of Appeal to revive lawsuits alleging that McDonald’s, KFC, Applebee’s and other restaurant chains did not give sufficient warning, under Proposition 65, that their chicken grilling creates a carcinogen, Law360 reports. Consumer Advocacy Group has threatened to sue Unified … Read more »

Beijing Parkview Green building

World’s First LEED v4 Certified Project: Haworth Showroom in Beijing

Haworth’s showroom in Beijing’s Parkview Green building has been recognized as the world’s first certified LEED project under the United States Green Building Council’s (USGBC) new LEED version 4 beta program, the furniture and office space manufacturer says. The USGBC awarded LEED Gold status after the project earned 71 out … Read more »

BNY Mellon, Cisco, Entergy Top CDP’s S&P 500 Rankings

BNY Mellon, Cisco, Entergy Top CDP’s S&P 500 Rankings

BNY Mellon, Cisco Systems and Entergy top the CDP’s annual carbon performance and disclosure ratings for the S&P 500, released today. All three companies received a disclosure score of 100 — calculated to reflect each company’s transparency on climate change — and A performance ratings, which rank companies according to … Read more »

CDP Global 500: 10% of Largest Companies Produce 73% of GHGs

CDP Global 500: 10% of Largest Companies Produce 73% of GHGs

BMW, Daimler, Philips Electronics, Nestlé, financial firm BNY Mellon, Cisco Systems and utility Gas Natural SDG — all with perfect 100 disclosure scores and A performance ratings — top the CDP’s list of the world’s best companies in terms of climate change disclosure and performance. Honda, Nissan, Volkswagen, Hewlett-Packard and … Read more »

Philips, BofA Urge Climate Change Risk Commission

Philips, BofA Urge Climate Change Risk Commission

Philips, Bank of America Merrill Lynch and Marks & Spencer are among 46 organizations to sign a statement asking the UK government to evaluate the risks of resource insecurity and climate change on economic growth. The statement, organized by the Aldersgate Group, was sent with a letter to Dr. Steven … Read more »

Windmade logo

Standards & Compliance Briefing: WindMade Debut, GHS, Prop.65, EPD

WindMade has launched the first global consumer label for products made with wind energy. The WindMade Product Label can be applied to all products using a minimum 75 percent renewable energy, with wind power representing the largest share. The organization already offers a company-level label. The US Occupational Safety and Health … Read more »