Natural environment

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.

Noah's Park, An Animal Sanctuary in Orange County, NY, Offered For Sale

Tuesday, July 27, 2021 - 12:07pm

Established in 1985 by the current owners, it began as a veterinary hospital and grooming/boarding facility and evolved into an animal sanctuary .

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  • Established in 1985 by the current owners, it began as a veterinary hospital and grooming/boarding facility and evolved into an animal sanctuary .
  • The owners have decided to retire and seek someone to take up the torch of Noah's Park.
  • Right now, Noah's Park serves solely as a sanctuary for animals, but it is full of potential.
  • The main residence is a 3,458-square-foot, 4-bedroom, 2.5-bath, Cape Cod style home, decorated in a style befitting an animal sanctuary.

Thermo Fisher Scientific Commits to Achieve Net-Zero Carbon Emissions by 2050

Tuesday, July 27, 2021 - 11:00am

WALTHAM, Mass., July 27, 2021 /PRNewswire/ --Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. (NYSE: TMO), the world leader in serving science, today announced its commitment to achieve net-zero carbon emissions by 2050.

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  • WALTHAM, Mass., July 27, 2021 /PRNewswire/ --Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. (NYSE: TMO), the world leader in serving science, today announced its commitment to achieve net-zero carbon emissions by 2050.
  • Thermo Fisher's carbon reduction efforts build on its 2030 targets to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions across its operations (Scopes 1 and 2).
  • Thermo Fisher's new pledge to reach carbon neutrality by 2050 incorporates additional targets to reduce its value chain emissions (Scope 3), including a commitment to SBTi's most ambitious guidelines.
  • The effort to achieve net-zero emissions by 2050 will further engage all 80,000 of our colleagues to address climate change."

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.

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.

AppHarvest Taps Amazon Veteran Mark Keller to Operationalize AI-Informed Farm Operating System

Monday, July 26, 2021 - 1:30pm

Keller joins the AppHarvest technology group as it works to operationalize its Project TalOS platform to make fresh fruit and vegetable production as reliable as consumer goods manufacturing.

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  • Keller joins the AppHarvest technology group as it works to operationalize its Project TalOS platform to make fresh fruit and vegetable production as reliable as consumer goods manufacturing.
  • To create the Farm of the Future, AppHarvest is investing in robotics, artificial intelligence, tele-operation, and proprietary seed genetics.
  • The Holy Grail in agriculture is predicting and managing yield and quality, said AppHarvest founder and CEO Jonathan Webb.
  • Two of the most pressing global concerns are water scarcity and creating resilient food supply, and AppHarvest is solving for both, said Keller.

Oceana Welcomes New Legislation to Improve U.S. Fisheries Management

Monday, July 26, 2021 - 8:28pm

The legislation, titled the Sustaining Americas Fisheries for the Future Act, would improve habitat conservation, bycatch management, and requirements to rebuild stocks.

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  • The legislation, titled the Sustaining Americas Fisheries for the Future Act, would improve habitat conservation, bycatch management, and requirements to rebuild stocks.
  • Oceana applauded the bills introduction and released the following statement from campaign director Whitney Webber:
    Its time to bring our fisheries law into the 21st century and harness the power of information and technology to better manage Americas fisheries.
  • We know that healthy fisheries are critical to sustaining our coastal communities and economy and look forward to working with Congress to strengthen our nations hallmark fisheries law.
  • The most recent reauthorization took place in 2006 and significantly strengthened the MSAs focus on conservation, science-based management, and long-term sustainability.

Climate Experts Share Insights in New Report From Argonne’s America Resilient Conference

Monday, July 26, 2021 - 6:24pm

To discuss this challenge, the U.S. Department of Energys (DOE) Argonne National Laboratory convened the America Resilient virtual climate conference on April 14, 2021.

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  • To discuss this challenge, the U.S. Department of Energys (DOE) Argonne National Laboratory convened the America Resilient virtual climate conference on April 14, 2021.
  • The conference report is now available for free download on the America Resilient website .
  • At the conference, experts sought to increase climate-change-related education and training and to democratize access to climate data to support informed decision-making.
  • The America Resilient Climate Conference report summarizes key discussions from the panels and keynote speakers.

First-of-Its-Kind “Pathways to Dairy Net Zero” Initiative to Raise Climate Ambition for the Global Dairy Sector

Monday, July 26, 2021 - 10:00am

A first-of-its-kind Pathways to Dairy Net Zero initiative is being developed to accelerate climate change action throughout the global dairy sector.

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  • A first-of-its-kind Pathways to Dairy Net Zero initiative is being developed to accelerate climate change action throughout the global dairy sector.
  • Pathways to Dairy Net Zero will officially launch during the UN Food Systems Summit in September and aims to generate commitments at the UN Climate Change Conference, COP26, in November.
  • Climate change and the global dairy cattle sector: The role of the dairy sector in a lowcarbon future.
  • Collaborators include Global Dairy Platform, International Dairy Federation, Sustainable Agriculture Initiative Platform, International Livestock Research Institute, Dairy Sustainability Framework and IFCN Dairy Research Network.