Science Based Targets initiative

QIAGEN earns ACT Label for new eco-friendlier QIAwave products and achieves first My Green Lab Platinum certification

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Thursday, February 15, 2024

These new kits are the QIAwave RNA Plus Mini Kit and QIAwave DNA/RNA Mini Kit that are used in labs around the world.

Key Points: 
  • These new kits are the QIAwave RNA Plus Mini Kit and QIAwave DNA/RNA Mini Kit that are used in labs around the world.
  • In awarding the ACT (Accountability, Consistency, and Transparency) labels, My Green Lab found that the two new QIAwave products had an up to 27% improvement in the Environmental Impact Factor when compared to the respective QIAGEN standard kits.
  • QIAGEN’s R&D lab for Sample technologies at its European operational headquarters in Hilden, Germany, has achieved the Platinum certification level in a review by My Green Lab.
  • QIAGEN has set a roadmap to have all of its Life Sciences labs at the Hilden site certified by My Green Lab.

EQS-News: Lenzing raises the bar significantly in the fight against the climate crisis and aligns its targets with the 1.5-degree limit

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Thursday, February 15, 2024

The Science Based Targets Initiative (SBTi), the most respected organization in the field of climate-related target setting, has reviewed and confirmed this target improvement.

Key Points: 
  • The Science Based Targets Initiative (SBTi), the most respected organization in the field of climate-related target setting, has reviewed and confirmed this target improvement.
  • This makes Lenzing the only producer of regenerated cellulosic fibers with a scientifically confirmed net-zero target.
  • Lenzing AG also commits to reduce absolute scope 3 greenhouse gas emissions by 90 percent within in the same timeframe.
  • In order to supply the lyocell plant in Burgenland, Austria with renewable energy, Lenzing acquired a biomass power plant in 2023.

Sinch AB : Year-end report January - December 2023

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Thursday, February 15, 2024

Research firm Omdia named Sinch a Leader in the Omdia Universe: CPaaS Platform Providers.

Key Points: 
  • Research firm Omdia named Sinch a Leader in the Omdia Universe: CPaaS Platform Providers.
  • Sinch has committed to short-term and long-term emission reductions in line with science-based net zero and the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi).
  • Sinch was positioned as a leading CPaaS provider during the year in the IDC MarketScape report and in Gartner's first Magic Quadrant report for CPaaS.
  • The cost reduction program announced in mid-2022 achieved the stated savings targets in Q2 2023 and was completed in Q3.

Sinch AB : Year-end report January - December 2023

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Thursday, February 15, 2024

Research firm Omdia named Sinch a Leader in the Omdia Universe: CPaaS Platform Providers.

Key Points: 
  • Research firm Omdia named Sinch a Leader in the Omdia Universe: CPaaS Platform Providers.
  • Sinch has committed to short-term and long-term emission reductions in line with science-based net zero and the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi).
  • Sinch was positioned as a leading CPaaS provider during the year in the IDC MarketScape report and in Gartner's first Magic Quadrant report for CPaaS.
  • The cost reduction program announced in mid-2022 achieved the stated savings targets in Q2 2023 and was completed in Q3.

NEXANS DELIVERS ROBUST PERFORMANCE IN 2023

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Thursday, February 15, 2024

These two acquisitions add €500 million current sales in Electrification and enhance Nexans' global portfolio in key segments.

Key Points: 
  • These two acquisitions add €500 million current sales in Electrification and enhance Nexans' global portfolio in key segments.
  • Adjusted EBITDA reached €665 million in 2023, up by a strong +8.2% versus €616 million in 2022.
  • Adjusted EBITDA margin was strong at 10.2% versus 9.1% in 2022, supported by cable businesses and illustrating Nexans’ value-driven model and embedded focus on performance.
  • Notable developments in 2023 included:
    The accelerated deployment of the E3 performance model to ensure the convergence of Economic, Engagement and Environment pillars.

Trane Technologies, EU Parliament and Commission Officials & Cold Chain Partners Call for Accelerated Food Loss Solutions

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Wednesday, February 14, 2024

Trane Technologies (NYSE:TT), a global climate innovator, co-developed a round table event at the European Parliament on Advancing Food Loss Technologies and Policies.

Key Points: 
  • Trane Technologies (NYSE:TT), a global climate innovator, co-developed a round table event at the European Parliament on Advancing Food Loss Technologies and Policies.
  • View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20240214416167/en/
    Trane Technologies co-developed a round table event at the European Parliament on Advancing Food Loss Technologies and Policies.
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    “We are very proud to have partnered on this event with Competere, as well as working with members of the European Commission, European Parliament and major cold chain partners,” said Claudio Zanframundo, president, Thermo King EMEA, Trane Technologies.
  • Having an efficient and sustainable cold chain makes a big difference in reducing food waste and putting food on tables across the world.

O-I ADVANCES LIGHTER WEIGHT, LOWER CARBON WINE BOTTLE IN FRANCE

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Tuesday, February 13, 2024

Perrysburg, Ohio, Feb. 13, 2024 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- — O-I Glass, Inc. (“O-I Glass” or “O-I”) has announced the launch of a lightweight glass wine bottle with reduced carbon impact in the French market, the latest proof point in O-I's pursuit of its approved SBTi (Science Based Targets Initiative) target to reduce GHG (greenhouse gas) emissions 25% by 2030. Validated by the Carbon Trust, the innovative lightweight glass wine bottle, named Estampe, is a result of O-I’s vision to be the most sustainable producer of sustainable glass packaging.

Key Points: 
  • Validated by the Carbon Trust, the innovative lightweight glass wine bottle, named Estampe, is a result of O-I’s vision to be the most sustainable producer of sustainable glass packaging.
  • The innovative Estampe bottle strengthens the overall sustainability with a reduced carbon footprint – about 25% less carbon emissions compared to conventional 500g wine bottles.
  • The Estampe bottle weighs about 390g, which is below the average of wine bottles in the French market.
  • The launch of a lightweight lower carbon impact glass wine bottle for French wine makers, validated by the Carbon Trust, demonstrates how O-I is innovating packaging to create sustainable solutions.

CGI's 2023 ESG Report highlights progress through responsible innovation

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Tuesday, February 13, 2024

CGI also announced its global commitment to formulating targets that align with the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi).

Key Points: 
  • CGI also announced its global commitment to formulating targets that align with the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi).
  • For the second consecutive year, CGI achieved a Platinum rating from EcoVadis for its Sustainability Performance, placing the company in the top 1% of the EcoVadis network.
  • Highlights of CGI's ESG progress include:
    43.7% of total energy from renewable sources compared to 35.6% in 2022; this includes reaching CGI's target to power 100% of its data centers by renewable electricity.
  • To read CGI's full 2023 ESG Report and to learn more about the company's initiatives, visit cgi.com/esg .

GKN Powder Metallurgy Awarded Platinum Medal for Sustainability Excellence

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Tuesday, February 13, 2024

GKN Powder Metallurgy, a global leader in powder metallurgy and innovative, sustainable solutions for a wide range of automotive and industrial applications, has been awarded the EcoVadis Platinum Rating for outstanding performance in sustainability.

Key Points: 
  • GKN Powder Metallurgy, a global leader in powder metallurgy and innovative, sustainable solutions for a wide range of automotive and industrial applications, has been awarded the EcoVadis Platinum Rating for outstanding performance in sustainability.
  • View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20240213254913/en/
    GKN Powder Metallurgy awarded the EcoVadis Platinum Medal (Graphic: Business Wire)
    Across all business units and with a total of 27 manufacturing sites worldwide, GKN Powder Metallurgy has been recognised with the Platinum Medal that puts the company in the top 1% of more than 125,000 companies assessed in the areas of Labour & Human Rights, Environment, Ethics, and Sustainable Procurement.
  • This award represents a benchmark for the companies demonstrating the highest standards of sustainability management.
  • Overall, the company's Powder Metallurgy process is largely based on recycled materials, contributing to a circular economy by reusing resources and conserving raw materials.

TELUS ANNOUNCES THREE-TRANCHE NOTE OFFERING

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Tuesday, February 13, 2024

Closing of the offering is expected to occur on or about February 15, 2024.

Key Points: 
  • Closing of the offering is expected to occur on or about February 15, 2024.
  • The Series CAN notes are "Sustainability-Linked Bonds" issued pursuant to TELUS' Sustainability-Linked Bond Framework announced on June 14, 2021, as it may be amended, restated and/or replaced from time to time (the "Framework") and will be TELUS' sixth bond offering under the Framework.
  • The Series CAN Note offering supports TELUS' commitment to environmental sustainability by linking financing to the achievement of ambitious ESG targets.
  • TELUS' performance as well as the limited assurance report will be included in its annual Sustainability and ESG Report, or other similar report(s) as the case may be, and will be available on TELUS' website.