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Low-Carbon Fuels Initiative Aims to Scale Up Sustainable Corporate Fleets

A global initiative called below50 that aims to scale up the development and use of low-carbon fuels launched today with 20-plus organizations and global brands including Audi, DuPont, DSM, Joule, LanzaTech, Novozymes and Yale University.

What Companies Need to Know About Reporting Scope 2 Emissions

What Companies Need to Know About Reporting Scope 2 Emissions

When companies disclose their emissions to environmental disclosure reporting organization CDP (formerly Carbon Disclosure Project) this year, they will need to calculate their scope 2 emissions from purchased electricity differently, using the new GHG Protocol Scope 2 Guidance. Getting a handle on how to report scope 2 emissions now will … Read more »

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DuPont’s 6 Corporate Water Stewardship Lessons

Corporate water stewardship efforts must look beyond a company’s fenceline and consider its operations in water-stressed areas, says DuPont’s Bob Reich, global environmental stewardship manager, in a blog. Reich says DuPont has learned six key lessons over the past 15 years, including: 1. Water Risk is Business Risk. In addition … Read more »

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What Will ‘Revolutionize’ Sustainability Reporting in 2016 and Beyond?

Major players in the corporate reporting field joined forces this week to help businesses navigate the complex sustainability reporting landscape. In a move that they say will “revolutionize” reporting, the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD), the Climate Disclosure Standards Board (CDSB) and Ecodesk created the Reporting Exchange, a … Read more »

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AMD Processor Cuts Personal Computing GHG Emissions 50%

AMD’s latest computer processor reduces greenhouse gas emissions by 50 percent compared to the previous generation processor, according to an AMD carbon footprint analysis. AMD says this shows its business clients can reduce the environmental footprint of their technology and lower operating costs, while improving performance and efficiency. Some 60 … Read more »

Diageo joins WBCSD

Diageo yesterday became the newest member of the World Business Council for Sustainable Development, joining the ranks of WBCSD’s almost 200 member companies. The alcoholic beverage company, which makes Guinness, Smirnoff and Johnnie Walker, among other major brands, has committed to reducing its water use and carbon emissions by 2020, … Read more »

3M GHG Emissions Drop 64%

3M achieved a 64 percent absolute reduction in greenhouse gas emissions between 2002 and 2014, according to its 2015 Sustainability Report. The report highlights 3M’s progress toward achieving its 2015 sustainability goals and introduces the company’s 2025 goals. 3M’s GHG reductions from 2002 base through 2013 resulted in a cumulative … Read more »

Sustainability Reporting ‘Now the Norm’

The quality of corporate nonfinancial reporting among leading companies is improving and sustainability reporting is now the norm for the world’s leading companies, according to research from the World Business Council for Sustainable Development. The research sample, composed of WBCSD’s membership and reviewed using criteria developed by London agency Radley … Read more »

Report: Businesses Should Adopt Integrated Reporting Framework

Businesses should adopt and implement the International Integrated Reporting Framework, and investors and stock exchanges should require companies to disclose this information, according to a report by the Global Commission on the Economy and Climate. Integrated reporting combines sustainability and financial data to provide a holistic view of the company … Read more »

Food Loss, Waste Protocol Under Development

Food Loss, Waste Protocol Under Development

A steering committee of global organizations is developing a protocol aimed at helping countries reduce food loss and waste, according to the World Resources Institute. Globally, about 24 percent of all the calories produced for human consumption don’t end up reaching human mouths, according to WRI analysis. As a result, … Read more »

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Chemical Giants Publish Environmental Footprint Guide

Major chemical companies including AkzoNobel, BASF and Eastman Chemical, working with the World Business Council for Sustainable Development, have published a guide to help chemical industry customers and stakeholders use more sustainable products. The guide, Life Cycle Metrics for Chemical Products, is the result of a collaboration between leading chemical … Read more »

Report: EPA Should Use Sustainability Tools, Embrace Collaboration

The EPA should incorporate sustainability tools in its decision making and collaborate with private-sector companies and non-government organizations, according to a report by the National Research Council. The report was created at the EPA’s request, and builds on a 2011 report by the National Research Council, Sustainability and the EPA, … Read more »

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