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Dow Expects $1bn Cost Savings by Valuing Nature in Business Decisions

The Dow Chemical Company today announced new sustainability goals, to be accomplished by 2025, which include creating products that offset three times more carbon dioxide than they emit throughout their life cycle and delivering $1 billion in cost savings or new cash flow by valuing nature in business decisions. Dow’s … Read more »

Executive Survey: Sustainability Important, But More Needs to Be Done

Executive Survey: Sustainability Important, But More Needs to Be Done

Executives increasingly see sustainability as an important aspect of their business, but implementing it as a priority throughout their organizations represents a challenge for many, according to a survey by McKinsey & Company. When asked about their companies’ reasons for pursuing sustainability in previous surveys, executives cited cost cutting or reputation … Read more »

How to Create Successful Sustainability Partnerships

As businesses are increasingly expected to work with other organizations to resolve environmental and social problems, there are proven ways to make those alliances successful, according to research conducted by McKinsey & Company. Given the jurisdictional boundaries that many ecosystem challenges cross, businesses should partner up with governments, local communities, … Read more »

Setting Sustainability Goals ‘Improves Bottom Line’

Firms that set tangible, public sustainability goals improve their financial and environmental performance, according to a white paper released today by CH2M Hill. Sustainability Goals that Make an Impact says as companies work to meet their goals, they cut energy use, greenhouse gas emissions, water consumption and waste — all … Read more »

Pratt & Whitney Commits to Zero Waste by 2025

Pratt & Whitney says it will have zero waste — 100 percent recycled — in its factories and reduce its greenhouse gases and water consumption 80 percent, compared to 2000 levels, by 2025. The aircraft engines manufacturer, a United Technologies company, yesterday launched its global sustainability goals for 2025 — Pratt … Read more »

Gucci Parent PPR Pledges 25% Cut in CO2, Water, Waste

Luxury and sporting goods group PPR – the company behind Gucci, Yves Saint Laurent, Alexander McQueen and Puma – has unveiled a raft of sustainability goals. The group has pledged to reduce its carbon emissions, waste and water usage resulting from the production of products and services by 25 percent … Read more »

Xpedx Surpasses Sustainability Goals, Sets More

Distribution company Xpedx exceeded its sustainability goals on recycling and the Energy Star certification of its facilities in 2011, and has pledged new goals for 2012. In 2011, the subsidiary of International Paper set a goal at the beginning of the year to recycle 2,400 tons of material. It achieved … Read more »

International Paper Announces Green Goals

International Paper has committed to use 15 percent less energy and reduce its absolute greenhouse gas emissions by 20 percent by 2020, against a 2010 baseline. The company plans to achieve these reductions by increasing manufacturing efficiency, exploring new technologies and encouraging employee engagement. The goals are the first in … Read more »

Setting Sustainability Goals: 10 Golden Rules

Sustainability reporting has mushroomed within the past several years, gaining acceptance throughout the world and serving as a means for companies to build public trust. While only issued just a few years ago, the publication of a regular account of a company’s sustainability performance has become common practice. News from … Read more »

M&S Makes Progress on 2015 Eco Goals

UK retailer Marks and Spencer says it’s on track to become the world’s most sustainable major retailer by 2015, reports Energy Efficiency News. The retailer expects to meet half of its 180 sustainability targets by April, well ahead of schedule, according to the company’s latest progress report. As part of the … Read more »

General Mills Sets New Sustainability Goals for 2015

General Mills has set four new global environmental sustainability goals for 2015. These goals include reducing water use, energy use and greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions all by 20 percent, as well as cutting solid waste generation by 50 percent. The four global environmental sustainability goals measure the company’s global manufacturing … Read more »

ICLEI Sets 81 Sustainability Goals for Local Governments

The ICLEI-Local Governments for Sustainability has released 81 sustainability goals and 10 guiding principles to help local governments create more sustainable communities. These sustainability goals are grouped into three categories — environment, economy and society. The STAR Community Index Sustainability Goals and Guiding Principles define community-scale sustainability and set a … Read more »