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How Much Motor City Water Does Coke Use, and What Does It Cost ‘Em?

How Much Motor City Water Does Coke Use, and What Does It Cost ‘Em?

The Coca-Cola bottling plant in Detroit returned 48% of the water it purchased back to the city as wastewater in 2016, according to a spokesperson, while PepsiCo said it returned 60% of the water it purchased as wastewater. Coke and Pepsi purchased a total of 113 million gallons of water and … Read more »

Ford Slashes Water Use 8.5%

Ford Slashes Water Use 8.5%

Ford reduced the average amount of water used to make each vehicle by 8.5 percent between 2011 and 2012, putting the company more than halfway toward its goal of using an average of 4 cubic meters per vehicle globally by 2015. The automaker says it has achieved these water savings … Read more »

Reckitt Benckiser to Cut Water, Carbon by One-Third

Reckitt Benckiser, whose brands include Clearasil, Mucinex, Lysol and Woolite, has set targets to cut its water use and carbon footprint by a third, and have a third of its net revenue come from more sustainable products, all by 2020 based on 2012 levels. The goals are part of the … Read more »

Dairies Pledge to Cut Water Use

Dairy UK has signed an agreement with the Waste and Resources Action Programme to cut the dairy industry’s water use and improve its water management. The agreement between the trade association and WRAP makes Dairy UK an official partner to the Federation House Commitment, a voluntary commitment for food and … Read more »

Most Large Companies ‘Lack Long-Term Water Strategies’

Most Large Companies ‘Lack Long-Term Water Strategies’

The majority – 60 percent – of the world’s 250 largest companies lack a long-term water strategy, according to a KPMG analysis of corporate responsibility reports. This may mean companies do not see the need to detail water strategies in their CR reports, according to Sustainable Insight – Business Responses … Read more »

DuPont Bio-Based Enzymes Cut Water Use in Cotton Production by 70%

Using DuPont’s bio-based enzymes as a replacement for traditional chemicals in cotton textile preparation can reduce water use by 70 percent and energy use by 27 percent, the company says. A collaborative trial between DuPont Industrial Biosciences and Pacific Textiles Limited, a Hong Kong-based fabric manufacturer, used DuPont’s PrimaGreen biodegradable … Read more »

Macerich Malls Save 8.5m Gallons of Water with Irrigation Systems

Shopping mall operator Macerich saved 8.5 million gallons of water within 12 months after installing HydroPoint Data Systems’ WeatherTRAK smart irrigation controllers (pictured) at eight of its shopping centers in 2011, according to the companies. WeatherTRAK reduced the malls’ outdoor water use between 13 percent and 27 percent per site, … Read more »

Dean Foods Increases Recycling 50%, But Revises Missed GHG and Water Goals

Dean Foods Increases Recycling 50%, But Revises Missed GHG and Water Goals

Dean Foods has reduced its solid waste output by 21 percent and increased recycling by more than 50 percent, compared to 2009 levels, and exceeded – two years early – its goal of reducing its distribution fleet’s CO2-equivalent emissions by 50,000 metric tons by 2013 compared with 2009 levels, the … Read more »

Excessive Water Use ‘Threatening Business in Major Economies’

Excessive Water Use ‘Threatening Business in Major Economies’

Unsustainable water use is threatening agriculture, other business and populations in China, India and the US, according to a study by risk analysis company Maplecroft. The Water Stress Index calculates the water stress of over 168 countries by evaluating renewable supplies of water from precipitation, streams and rivers against domestic, … Read more »

Accor Hotels Target 10% Cuts in CO2, Energy Use

Hotel operator Accor has launched a set of sustainability targets for 2015 across the group’s 4,400 hotels owned and leased hotels worldwide. The announcement follows a review finding that 70 percent of Accor’s major account customers have integrated sustainable development criteria in their supplier policies. The 21 quantified goals, announced … Read more »

Nestle Sustainability Report: Direct GHGs Fell 7.7 Percent, Per Production, in 2011

Nestle Sustainability Report: Direct GHGs Fell 7.7 Percent, Per Production, in 2011

Nestle’s greenhouse gas emissions fell by 3.8 million metric tons of CO2 equivalent in 2011, while its production volume increased by 3.4 percent, according to the company’s 2011 corporate sustainability report. Per metric ton of product, Nestlé reduced its direct greenhouse emissions from 91 kg of CO2e in 2010 to 84 … Read more »

Sustainability Results: AB InBev Beats CO2 Goal Early, Cuts Water 8% in One Year

Sustainability Results: AB InBev Beats CO2 Goal Early, Cuts Water 8% in One Year

Anheuser-Busch InBev cut its greenhouse gas emissions per hectoliter of beer produced by 11.5 percent from 2009 to 2011, beating a goal of a 10 percent cut by 2012, according to a progress update published yesterday. The reduction represents a 5 percent decrease in 2011 alone. The company’s initiatives to … Read more »