Sustainability

Parker Commits to Achieving Carbon Neutral Operations by 2040, Advances Technologies that Enable a Sustainable Future

Tuesday, July 27, 2021 - 1:00pm

Reduce absolute emissions directly from the companys operations and indirect emissions from purchased energy (scopes I and II) by 50% by 2030.

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  • Reduce absolute emissions directly from the companys operations and indirect emissions from purchased energy (scopes I and II) by 50% by 2030.
  • Achieve carbon neutral operations (scopes I and II) by 2040.
  • Parker has made great progress on our sustainability journey and we recognize the need to do even more, said Tom Williams, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Parker.
  • Our technologies enable customers around the world to be cleaner and more efficient, and this commitment to reducing our own carbon emissions is another important step we are taking to create a more sustainable future for generations to come.

Yum! Brands Annual Global Citizenship & Sustainability Report Showcases Company’s Commitment to Socially Responsible Growth; Highlights Progress Around Priority Areas of People, Food, Planet

Tuesday, July 27, 2021 - 1:00pm

Brands, Inc. (NYSE: YUM) today released its annual Global Citizenship & Sustainability Report, highlighting the Companys strategic investments in socially responsible growth, risk management and sustainable stewardship of its people, food and impact on the planet.

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  • Brands, Inc. (NYSE: YUM) today released its annual Global Citizenship & Sustainability Report, highlighting the Companys strategic investments in socially responsible growth, risk management and sustainable stewardship of its people, food and impact on the planet.
  • Brands, Inc. (NYSE: YUM) today released its annual Global Citizenship & Sustainability Report, highlighting the Companys strategic investments in socially responsible growth and sustainable stewardship of its people, food and impact on the planet.
  • Brands continued to advance its global citizenship and sustainability agenda, called its Recipe for Good, which focuses on the priority areas of people, food and planet.
  • Brands published its last report in 2020, showcases progress against its existing public commitments and covers the Companys ESG strategy.

Global Biofertilizers Market to 2027 - Focus on Phosphate Solubilizing, Nitrogen Fixing, Seed Treatment, Soil Treatment, Oilseed & Pulses, Cereals & Grains, Fruits & Vegetables - ResearchAndMarkets.com

Tuesday, July 27, 2021 - 12:38pm

Biofertilizers are used in natural cultivation which is expected to drive the global Biofertilizers market growth in near future.

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  • Biofertilizers are used in natural cultivation which is expected to drive the global Biofertilizers market growth in near future.
  • Rise in usage of microbes in Biofertilizers for sustainable farming method & food safety is the key driving factor which is expected to boost the global Biofertilizers market growth.
  • Moreover, increase in soil and water pollution due to excessive usage of chemical fertilizers will fuel the market growth.
  • However, environmental and technological constraints are the major restraining factors which are expected to hamper the global Biofertilizers market growth.

Additive Manufacturer Green Trade Association Announces New Members

Tuesday, July 27, 2021 - 12:59pm

The Additive Manufacturer Green Trade Association (AMGTA), a global trade organization created to promote the environmental benefits of additive manufacturing (AM), announced today that eight additional leading AM companies have joined the trade group to advance sustainability in AM, bringing its membership ranks to 28 members.

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  • The Additive Manufacturer Green Trade Association (AMGTA), a global trade organization created to promote the environmental benefits of additive manufacturing (AM), announced today that eight additional leading AM companies have joined the trade group to advance sustainability in AM, bringing its membership ranks to 28 members.
  • These five Founding Members will determine the strategic direction of the AMGTA, provide governance oversight, and consider future research projects that members may vote to commission.
  • Their collective pledge to support the AMGTAs mission well-positions our trade group for accelerated growth and investment in new sustainability research projects in additive manufacturing.
  • The AMGTA is a non-commercial, unaffiliated organization open to any additive manufacturer or industry stakeholder that meets certain criteria relating to sustainability of production or process.

The Home Depot Reduced Carbon Emissions by More Than 127,000 Metric Tons in 2020; Commits to 100 Percent Renewable Electricity for Facilities by 2030

Tuesday, July 27, 2021 - 12:00pm

The company announced a goal to reach 100 percent renewable electricity for its facilities by 2030, further extending its efforts to improve the environment through cleaner energy.

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  • The company announced a goal to reach 100 percent renewable electricity for its facilities by 2030, further extending its efforts to improve the environment through cleaner energy.
  • "More than 40 years ago, our founders gave us eight core values that continue to guide our business today.
  • The Home Depot's corporate responsibility strategy is organized around three pillars: focusing on its people, operating sustainably and strengthening communities.
  • The Home Depot is committed to taking care of its people and furthering efforts to promote diversity, equity and inclusion.

Evoqua Water Technologies to Establish State-of-the-Art Sustainability and Innovation Facility in Pittsburgh

Tuesday, July 27, 2021 - 12:00pm

Evoqua Water Technologies (NYSE: AQUA), a leader in mission-critical water treatment solutions, today announced its investment in a new Sustainability and Innovation Hub in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, to further advance the development of cutting-edge and sustainable water treatment technologies .

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  • Evoqua Water Technologies (NYSE: AQUA), a leader in mission-critical water treatment solutions, today announced its investment in a new Sustainability and Innovation Hub in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, to further advance the development of cutting-edge and sustainable water treatment technologies .
  • The facility will serve as Evoqua's center of excellence for research and innovation, addressing emerging water trends, including climate change, connectivity, and health and safety.
  • The Sustainability and Innovation Hub will be located in the Lawrenceville Tech Forge facility, part of Pittsburgh's urban technology park, and a hotbed for innovation in the region.
  • Evoqua Water Technologies is a leading provider of mission-critical water and wastewater treatment solutions, offering a broad portfolio of products, services, and expertise to support industrial, municipal, and recreational customers who value water.

EQS-News: Holcim launches ECOPlanet global range of green cement

Tuesday, July 27, 2021 - 9:01am

Sustainability profile driven by innovative low-emission raw materials, with world's first cement with 20% recycled construction and demolition waste

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  • Sustainability profile driven by innovative low-emission raw materials, with world's first cement with 20% recycled construction and demolition waste
    Holcim launches ECOPlanet, its global range of green cement delivering at least 30% lower carbon footprint with equal to superior performance1.
  • Jan Jenisch, Chief Executive Officer: 'I am excited to introduce ECOPlanet, the latest in our range of green building solutions.
  • Driving the circular economy, our ECOPlanet range includes the world's first cement with 20% recycled construction & demolition waste inside, advancing our net-zero vision in a nature-positive way.
  • ECOPlanet adds to Holcim's leading range of green building solutions, aligned with the world's highest standards of sustainable building certifications from BREEAM to LEED.

DGAP-News: Delivery Hero launches global Sustainable Packaging Program to reduce plastic waste

Tuesday, July 27, 2021 - 8:01am

Piloting the concept in Austria, Chile, Germany, Hong Kong, Hungary, Qatar, Singapore, and the United Arab Emirates, the company plans to expand the program to more markets in the near future

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  • Piloting the concept in Austria, Chile, Germany, Hong Kong, Hungary, Qatar, Singapore, and the United Arab Emirates, the company plans to expand the program to more markets in the near future
    After pledging to become carbon neutral globally by the end of 2021, the Sustainable Packaging Program further reinforces Delivery Hero's broader sustainability commitment
    Berlin, 27 July 2021 - Delivery Hero SE ("Delivery Hero"), the world's leading local delivery platform, today announces the launch of its global Sustainable Packaging Program.
  • Delivery Hero sets the goal to deploy 10 million units of sustainable packaging by the end of 2022, and expand the program to more regions in the near future.
  • Jeffrey Oatham, Director of CSR & Sustainability at Delivery Hero, said: "At Delivery Hero, we are always aiming higher and want to actively reduce our impact on the environment.
  • The Sustainable Packaging Program is the company's first global initiative to actively reduce carbon emissions produced by plastic packaging.

Jewelry Brand HoFookKei Launches Program to Help in Battle Against COVID-19 in the US

Tuesday, July 27, 2021 - 3:52am

As a result, shoppers can contribute to the fight against the pandemic by purchasing HoFookKei jewelry.

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  • As a result, shoppers can contribute to the fight against the pandemic by purchasing HoFookKei jewelry.
  • The HoFookKei program is designed to aid the economically disadvantaged communities worldwide that are threatened by Covid-19.
  • "We believe that with the launch of the program, the brand will support the creation of a better future for all by donating a percentage of sales from the HoFookKeiseries of jewelry," said Yuki Kawakubo from HoFookKei.
  • As a sustainable enterprise, HoFookKei has been committed to helping create a world where everyone can thrive through social, environmental and economic progress.

UNIFI's REPREVE® Receives First Higg MSI Scores

Monday, July 26, 2021 - 6:23pm

The companys flagship recycled brand has received its Higg Materials Sustainability Index (Higg MSI) scores.

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  • The companys flagship recycled brand has received its Higg Materials Sustainability Index (Higg MSI) scores.
  • The Higg MSI study confirms that U.S.-manufactured REPREVE reduces the global warming potential by 21% compared to generic, mechanically-recycled polyester and 42% compared to conventional virgin polyester.
  • We continue to build on our commitment to transparency by having the results of our REPREVE Life Cycle Assessment verified and accepted into the Higg MSI, said James Cooper, Unifi Sustainability Manager.
  • The Higg MSI scores are used to communicate credible data about a products performance and validate sustainability progress.