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How ADM Conducted Its 2016 Sustainability Report: 5 Practical Steps You Can Steal

How ADM Conducted Its 2016 Sustainability Report: 5 Practical Steps You Can Steal

Archer Daniels Midland Company (ADM) announced in its sustainability report last week that it has reached its goal in palm oil traceability, achieving 98% traceability for palm oil and more than 95% for palm kernel oil, reduced water usage by 24% since 2008, and reduced energy intensity and emissions by … Read more »

GM Sustainability Report: Renewable Capacity Down, But So is Carbon

GM Sustainability Report: Renewable Capacity Down, But So is Carbon

GM drew on 62.3 MW of renewable power last year, down from 73 MW in 2011 – but at the same time, the company’s scope 1 and 2 carbon emissions intensity fell 2 percent, from 0.9 to 0.88 metric tons of CO2e per vehicle, according to its 2012 sustainability report. GM’s … Read more »

Reckitt Benckiser Sustainability Report: Water Use Down 6%

Reckitt Benckiser Sustainability Report: Water Use Down 6%

Reckitt Benckiser cut its relative water use by 6 percent in 2012, to 0.95 cubic meters per 1,000 consumer units of production, from 1.012 cubic meters in 2011, according to the company’s 2012 sustainability report. The household goods manufacturer has restated its 2011 relative water use, due to improvements in … Read more »

Ford Sustainability Report: Energy Down 12%

Ford Sustainability Report: Energy Down 12%

Ford’s relative energy consumption fell 11.8 percent from 2,778 kWh per vehicle in 2011 to 2,449 kWh per vehicle last year, according to the company’s 2012 sustainability report. Its absolute energy consumption fell 9.7 percent, from 15.5 billion to 14 billion kWh. The automaker’s efficiency initiatives last year included continued … Read more »

Intel Sustainability Report: GHGs Per Chip Up 48%

Intel Sustainability Report: GHGs Per Chip Up 48%

Intel’s per-chip GHG emissions rose 48 percent from 2011 to 2012, according to its latest corporate responsibility report. The measure, which Intel terms its Normalized Production Index, is indexed to a year 2000 baseline. The company assumes a typical chip size of 1 sq m. The CO2 NPI rose from … Read more »

REI Sustainability Report: Sales Up 8%, CO2 Down 7%

REI Sustainability Report: Sales Up 8%, CO2 Down 7%

REI cut its absolute carbon emissions by 7.6 percent last year – to 111,982 tons, from 121,201 in 2011– even as it grew sales by 7.4 percent, according to the company’s 2012 stewardship report. Operational CO2 was down 7 percent, from 78,397 tons to 72,917. The $1.9 billion outdoor goods … Read more »

Enterprise Sustainability Update: Shuttle Buses Over 70% Biodiesel

Enterprise Sustainability Update: Shuttle Buses Over 70% Biodiesel

More than 70 percent of Enterprise Holdings’ shuttle buses now run on biodiesel, with about 50 percent using 5 percent biodiesel (B5), and more than 20 percent using B20, according to a mid-cycle update to the car rental company’s 2011 sustainability report. Enterprise has also converted all shuttle buses to … Read more »

Mattel Sustainability Report: Targets 50% Carbon Cut by 2020

Mattel is aiming to cut its normalized carbon emissions by 40 percent by 2015 and 50 percent by 2020, from a 2008 baseline, as part of the company’s first set of measurable sustainability goals. The company also aims to improve packaging material efficiency by five percent by 2015; increase the … Read more »

Sempra Energy Sustainabililty Report: Normalized CO2 Levels Drop 11%

Utility company Sempra Energy cut its carbon intensity by almost 11 percent from 2010 to 2011, according to the firm’s fourth annual sustainability report. In 2010, the company produced 731 lbs of CO2 per MWh of energy it produced. In 2011, this figure dropped to 651 lbs of CO2 per … Read more »

PG&E Sustainability Report: Plant CO2 Emissions Up 31%

PG&E Sustainability Report: Plant CO2 Emissions Up 31%

Power plants operated by Pacific Gas & Electric increased their absolute carbon emissions almost 31 percent year-on-year in 2011, according to the company’s latest sustainability report. In 2010, the company produced 1,545,892 metric tons of CO2 equivalent. In 2011 this figure jumped to 2,024,206. The increase of roughly 500,000 metric … Read more »

Kroger Sustainability Report: Fleet Efficiency Up 9.75%

Grocery chain Kroger increased its fleet efficiency by 9.75 percent in the past year, and by 25.5 percent since 2008, according to the company’s latest corporate sustainability report. The company uses transportation management systems to improve the use of its store delivery and inbound fleets, the report says. In 2011, … Read more »