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Global Sustainable Packaging Market Forecast To Grow 7.5% By 2024

Global Sustainable Packaging Market Forecast To Grow 7.5% By 2024

The strategic market research consulting service Research Nestor forecasts that the global sustainable packaging market will grow 7.5% CAGR by the end of 2024 in a report published recently. Called “Sustainable Packaging Market: Global Demand Analysis & Opportunity Outlook 2024,” the 2017 report looks at the market size, market share … Read more »

Adidas Sustainability Report: Misses Goal to Verify Supplier Data

Adidas missed its goal to verify supplier data last year, according to the company’s 2012 Sustainability Progress Report. The verification is a necessary step towards Adidas’s targeted 10-15 percent cut in relative energy consumption at core suppliers by 2015. The sportswear maker says it could not fully verify the data in … Read more »

PwC Report: How Companies Can Put a Dollar Value on Sustainability

PwC Report: How Companies Can Put a Dollar Value on Sustainability

Companies can measure the value of sustainability and how their environmental efforts directly contribute to profits, using two evaluation methods described in a report by PricewaterhouseCoopers. The cost of sustainability programs are readily apparent, PwC said. And companies are typically able to determine the short-term value from cost savings, risk … Read more »

Nike Sustainability Report: Aims for 20% CO2, 15% Water, 10% Waste Cuts by 2015

Nike Sustainability Report: Aims for 20% CO2, 15% Water, 10% Waste Cuts by 2015

Nike has committed itself to a 20 percent reduction in CO2 emissions per unit, a 15 percent improvement in water use per unit of production and a 10 percent reduction in waste from manufacturing by financial year 2015, measured against a financial year 2011 baseline, according to the company’s 2010-2011 … Read more »

Ikea Sustainability Report: Over Half of Energy Now From Renewables

Ikea Sustainability Report: Over Half of Energy Now From Renewables

Renewable energy now provides 51 percent of Ikea’s energy, up from 47 percent in FY10, according to the company’s 2011 sustainability report. In FY11 (September 1, 2010 to August 31, 2011), the company’s 60 wind turbines and 40 solar arrays generated about 152 GWH of electricity. Ikea’s renewable installations now … Read more »

Colgate Sustainability Report: Goals Met for GHGs, Water Use, Energy, COD

Colgate Sustainability Report: Goals Met for GHGs, Water Use, Energy, COD

Colgate-Palmolive beat goals of cutting greenhouse gas emissions and water use by five and 25 percent from 2002 to 2010, achieving reductions of 7.8 percent and 34.6 percent respectively, according to its 2011 sustainability report. In that time the company also beat a five percent energy reduction goal, cutting energy … Read more »

GM Sets Energy, Carbon, Water Goals in First Report as New Firm

GM Sets Energy, Carbon, Water Goals in First Report as New Firm

The General Motors Company has committed to reduce its facilities’ energy intensity and carbon intensity by 20 percent, and water intensity by 15 percent, all by 2020, according to its first sustainability report since re-organizing in 2009. The company also committed to 2020 goals of: Reducing facilities’ waste by 10 … Read more »

Hasbro to Cut PVC from Packaging; Beats 10% GHG Goal

Hasbro to Cut PVC from Packaging; Beats 10% GHG Goal

Hasbro will eliminate polyvinyl chloride (PVC) from all new core toy and game packaging beginning in 2013, the company has announced, as it launches its 2010 corporate social responsibility report. The company says it has already started to phase out PVC from some packaging. It says its 2013 commitment will … Read more »

Cisco Behind on GHG Goal for 2012

Cisco Behind on GHG Goal for 2012

Cisco is slipping in its quest to reduce scope 1, scope 2 and business air travel GHG emissions by 25 percent by 2012, with a 15 percent reduction from its 2007 baseline this financial year – down from 23 percent in 2010 and 37 percent in 2009, according to its … Read more »

North Face Cuts GHGs 7.5%

North Face Cuts GHGs 7.5%

The North Face reduced its GHG emissions by 7.5 percent in 2010, from 0.303 MT to 0.281 MT CO2e per thousand units sold, according to the company’s first public sustainability report. The company has also reduced GHG emissions by 9.3 percent per unit sold from a 2008 baseline, and says … Read more »

Enterprise Cuts Energy Use 6.7%, on Average

Enterprise Cuts Energy Use 6.7%, on Average

Enterprise Holdings achieved an average 6.7 percent same-store energy reduction in 2011, putting it ahead of a target of a 20 percent reduction by 2015, from 2010 levels, according to the car rental company’s first Sustainability Report. In FY2011 (August 2010 – July 2011) the company’s direct and indirect energy … Read more »

Tiffany Details Diamond, Metals Purchasing

Tiffany Details Diamond, Metals Purchasing

Tiffany & Co. last year bought over 80 percent of its serialized diamonds either directly from a mine, or from a supplier that only sources from known mines, the company said in its first annual corporate responsibility report. In the report, Tiffany said it buys diamonds only from countries that … Read more »