Greenhouse gas emissions

Maserati Choses Alcantara for the Interior of the New Maserati MC20

Tuesday, September 22, 2020 - 5:00pm

MILAN, Italy, Sept. 22, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Maserati has chosen Alcantara for the interior of its recently unveiled MC20 supercar.

Key Points: 
  • MILAN, Italy, Sept. 22, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Maserati has chosen Alcantara for the interior of its recently unveiled MC20 supercar.
  • Alcantara offers a significant weight savings compared to other materials.
  • Having analysed, reduced and offset all CO2 emissions linked to the company, in 2009 Alcantara was certified "Carbon Neutral" (from "cradle to grave").
  • Headquartered in Milan, Alcantara also has production facilities and a research department in Nera Montoro in the heart of Italy's Umbria region (Terni).

General Mills to Reduce Absolute Greenhouse Gas Emissions by 30% Across its Full Value Chain Over Next Decade

Monday, September 21, 2020 - 8:12pm

General Mills announced a pledge to reduce absolute greenhouse gas emissions by 30 percent across its full value chain from farm to fork to landfill over the next 10 years1.

Key Points: 
  • General Mills announced a pledge to reduce absolute greenhouse gas emissions by 30 percent across its full value chain from farm to fork to landfill over the next 10 years1.
  • General Mills was the first company to publish a goal approved by the SBTi in 2015.
  • In 2019, General Mills made a commitment to advance regenerative agriculture on 1 million acres of farmland by 2030.
  • Between 2005 and 2015, General Mills reduced its manufacturing GHG emission rate by 23% and its absolute emissions by 11% while net sales rose 57%.

Atlanticus Joins GreenPrint’s IMPACT COLLECTIVE to offset their Carbon Footprint and Increase Sustainability Efforts

Monday, September 21, 2020 - 5:57pm

By joining the Impact Collective, we hope to expand efforts to reduce our carbon footprint, said Akbar Rizvi, SVP of Marketing.

Key Points: 
  • By joining the Impact Collective, we hope to expand efforts to reduce our carbon footprint, said Akbar Rizvi, SVP of Marketing.
  • IMPACT COLLECTIVE offers its members several turnkey sustainability solutions designed to immediately improve the environmental impact of their products.
  • Leveraging patented technology, IMPACT members carbon, plastic, energy, and/or water consumption is calculated and offset through investments in certified projects.
  • IMPACT COLLECTIVE members can be identified through four IMPACT seals, so consumers know their purchases support brands that prioritize sustainability.

L3Harris Technologies Signs Renewable Energy Agreement as Part of Effort to Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Monday, September 21, 2020 - 2:00pm

L3Harris Technologies (NYSE:LHX) has entered into a long-term virtual power purchase agreement for renewable energy to help reach its emissions reduction goal.

Key Points: 
  • L3Harris Technologies (NYSE:LHX) has entered into a long-term virtual power purchase agreement for renewable energy to help reach its emissions reduction goal.
  • The company plans to reduce its greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions companywide by nearly 30% by 2026.
  • The company will receive renewable energy certificates from the solar project to reduce GHG emissions from its overall operations.
  • The renewable energy agreement is part of our broader sustainability strategy to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and our overall environmental impact.

Arçelik becomes carbon-neutral in global production operations

Monday, September 21, 2020 - 10:44am

Having committed to the SBTi in 2017, Arelik continues its efforts on finalizing its global Scope 1-2-3 emission reduction targets.

Key Points: 
  • Having committed to the SBTi in 2017, Arelik continues its efforts on finalizing its global Scope 1-2-3 emission reduction targets.
  • - 2030 target: Purchasing 100% of electricity from documented renewable sources in global production plants, where market allows.
  • 84% of total GHG emissions generated by Arelik global plants have been verified by BSI, an independent third party in 2019.
  • GHG emissions from South Africa-Wilsonia, Thailand, Pakistan and Romania washing machine production plants are not verified by an independent third party and the data is based on Arelik declarations.

Arçelik becomes carbon-neutral in global production operations

Monday, September 21, 2020 - 10:38am

Having committed to the SBTi in 2017, Arelik continues its efforts on finalizing its global Scope 1-2-3 emission reduction targets.

Key Points: 
  • Having committed to the SBTi in 2017, Arelik continues its efforts on finalizing its global Scope 1-2-3 emission reduction targets.
  • - 2030 target: Purchasing 100% of electricity from documented renewable sources in global production plants, where market allows.
  • 84% of total GHG emissions generated by Arelik global plants have been verified by BSI, an independent third party in 2019.
  • GHG emissions from South Africa-Wilsonia, Thailand, Pakistan and Romania washing machine production plants are not verified by an independent third party and the data is based on Arelik declarations.

Amazon and Breakthrough Energy Ventures Co-Lead Investment in Cleantech Company, CarbonCure

Thursday, September 17, 2020 - 4:10pm
Key Points: 
  • View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20200917005545/en/
    Amazons Climate Pledge Fund and Breakthrough Energy Ventures (BEV) co-led the investment syndicate comprising Microsoft, BDC Capital, 2150, Thistledown Capital, Taronga Ventures, and GreenSoil Investments.
  • The investment represents a commitment to tackling the carbon footprint of concrete, the most abundant human-made material in the world.
  • We witnessed the tech industry setting climate change trends with their adoption of renewable energy sources like wind and solar.
  • BEV is delighted to co-lead this investment with Amazon so CarbonCure can accelerate its global expansion, enabling more producers around the world to deliver low embodied carbon concrete.

Every cup of Nespresso coffee will be carbon neutral by 2022

Thursday, September 17, 2020 - 2:33pm

Nespresso will achieve carbon neutrality throughthe following initiatives: the reduction of carbon emission; the planting of trees in and around coffee farms where Nespressosources its coffee (insetting); and through support and investment in high quality offsetting projects.

Key Points: 
  • Nespresso will achieve carbon neutrality throughthe following initiatives: the reduction of carbon emission; the planting of trees in and around coffee farms where Nespressosources its coffee (insetting); and through support and investment in high quality offsetting projects.
  • Expanded circularity of Nespresso products and packaging:Increasing the use of recycled plastic within Nespresso machines, as well as of recycled and low carbon virgin aluminum within coffee capsules.
  • The 2022 carbon neutrality roadmap has been endorsed by the Nespresso Sustainability Advisory Board (NSAB) members.
  • "The pressure is on for all businesses to reduce their carbon footprint and Nespresso is clearly showing a strong will to tackle its own carbon emissions via this ambitious and qualitative carbon neutral program.

New Ohio-based Renewable Fuel Project Aims to Capture the Equivalent of Nearly 50K Tons of Carbon to Displace Diesel and Fuel 725 Biofuel Trucks

Thursday, September 17, 2020 - 1:01pm

The project will extract and capture waste methane from the Noble Road landfill in Ohio and transform it into Renewable Natural Gas (RNG).

Key Points: 
  • The project will extract and capture waste methane from the Noble Road landfill in Ohio and transform it into Renewable Natural Gas (RNG).
  • The fuel will be dispensed in fueling stations for natural gas vehicles via Trustar Energy, a Fortistar portfolio company.
  • Like carbon dioxide, methane is a greenhouse gas (GHG) that contributes to climate change, but is 30 times more potent as a heat-trapping gas .
  • The Noble Road Project will capture 20,323 tons of methane emissions, the equivalent of 49,940 tons of carbon dioxide, per year and produce RNG.

Every cup of Nespresso coffee will be carbon neutral by 2022

Thursday, September 17, 2020 - 8:00am

Nespresso will achieve carbon neutrality throughthe following initiatives: the reduction of carbon emission; the planting of trees in and around coffee farms where Nespressosources its coffee (insetting); and through support and investment in high quality offsetting projects.

Key Points: 
  • Nespresso will achieve carbon neutrality throughthe following initiatives: the reduction of carbon emission; the planting of trees in and around coffee farms where Nespressosources its coffee (insetting); and through support and investment in high quality offsetting projects.
  • Expanded circularity of Nespresso products and packaging:Increasing the use of recycled plastic within Nespresso machines, as well as of recycled and low carbon virgin aluminium within coffee capsules.
  • The 2022 carbon neutrality roadmap has been endorsed by the Nespresso Sustainability Advisory Board (NSAB) members.
  • "The pressure is on for all businesses to reduce their carbon footprint and Nespresso is clearly showing a strong will to tackle its own carbon emissions via this ambitious and qualitative carbon neutral program.