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Green Fleet Roundup: Volvo, Alcoa, HyperSolar, California Energy Commission

Volvo will officially launch its 7900 electric hybrid bus (pictured) at the International IAA Commercial Vehicles show at the end of the month. The bus offers fuel savings of 75 percent, energy reduction of 60 percent, and CO2 reduction of 75 percent. Alcoa will roll out its lightest heavy-duty truck … Read more »

Boeing to Recycle Dreamliner Carbon Fiber

Boeing and Russell Brands are teaming up to recycle excess carbon fiber from 787 Dreamliner production into protective athletic gear. The companies are expanding on a previous collaboration where 787 carbon fiber is placed into Russell Athletic’s CarbonTek football shoulder pad system. Boeing currently markets surplus factory materials to meet the … Read more »

LUV Seat

Southwest Airlines Launches Upcycling Project

Southwest Airlines has launched an upcycling initiative to transform 43 acres of used leather seat coverings into new products. The LUV Seat: Repurpose with Purpose sustainability program will also benefit communities by providing employment, skills training and donated products, the airline says. Southwest developed the recycling initiative following its Evolve program, … Read more »

Stash

Stash Ditches SFI Eco-Label

Stash Tea has removed the Sustainable Forestry Initiative (SFI) logo from its products following allegations the certification program is controlled by the logging industry, Sustainable Business Oregon reports. Stash joins 24 other companies that have shunned the ecolabel including AT&T, Comcast, Office Depot and Southwest Airlines, according to Forest Ethics. … Read more »

Southwest Airlines Introduces Heart of the Community

Southwest Airlines has made a multi-year commitment to in a movement known as Placemaking – a movement that promotes sustainable public spaces as the heart of every community. Through the Southwest Airlines Heart of the Community program, the airline will revitalize and activate public spaces in the hearts of American … Read more »

Alaska Airlines Tops Fuel-Efficiency Carrier Ranking

Alaska Airlines Tops Fuel-Efficiency Carrier Ranking

Alaska Airlines ranks No. 1 in fuel efficiency in a report by the International Council on Clean Transportation, while Allegiant Air is the least fuel-efficient and generates the most greenhouse gas emissions to provide a comparable level of service. The study by the nonprofit research organization based in Washington, DC, … Read more »

Integrated Reporting

Integrated Reporting Making Progress, Needs to Catch Up

Companies have a long way to go before the reality of integrated reporting catches up with the ambition, according to a PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) survey of the current reporting by large companies involved in the International Integrated Reporting Council (IIRC) pilot program. One hundred companies across the globe are part of … Read more »

Only 1.4% of S&P Companies Have Fully Integrated Reporting

Only 1.4% of S&P Companies Have Fully Integrated Reporting

American Electric Power, Clorox, Dow Chemical, Eaton, Ingersoll Rand, Pfizer and Southwest Airlines are the only companies in the S&P 500 — just 1.4 percent of the total — with fully integrated annual financial and sustainability reports, according to a study from the IRRC Institute and the Sustainable Investments Institute … Read more »

Santander Brasil, Wipro, Bradesco, IBM Lead Global Green Rankings

Santander Brasil, Wipro, Bradesco, IBM Lead Global Green Rankings

Santander Brasil, Indian IT firm Wipro, Brazilian financial company Bradesco and US-based IBM topped this year’s Newsweek Green Rankings for global companies, while Singapore food company Wilmar, Coal India and agribusiness giant Monsanto took the bottom spots in the annual environmental ranking of the 500 largest publicly traded companies in … Read more »