2014 was a year in which mammoth climate science assessments seemed to appear once a week, and policymakers made an unprecedented (albeit still sluggish) push toward establishing an effective global climate policy framework.
VF Corporation, the firm behind the North Face and Timberland clothing brands, has released its first Sustainability Report, setting new company-wide targets and detailing the green initiatives it plans to scale-up. - edie news centre
Alberta has seen a 49 percent jump in generating capacity of solar power over the last year. Last Thursday it hit a record of 5,001 kilowatts of generating capacity. Alberta Energy data states that there are now 1,106 solar systems installed in Alberta and connected to the electricity grid.
Based on the astute observations in the OXFAM study, it seems we have a lot of room to grow when it comes to how companies invest in building sustainable supply chains, specifically those affecting small-scale producers.
Hyatt Hotels has launched a global initiative to increase procurement of responsibly sourced seafood at its hotels, starting with an initial goal of responsibly sourcing more than 50 percent of their inventory by 2018.
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Ford tops Interbrand’s 2014 Best Global Green Brands report list – knocking reigning champ Toyota, which held the top spot since the report was launched in 2011, down to #2. Fellow automakers Honda and Nissan claim the #3 and #4 spots, respectively, with Panasonic in fifth place. The report examines the gap between brands’ environmental performance and consumers' perceptions of that performance.
Fairmont Hotels & Resorts has achieved World Wildlife Fund Climate Savers targets, reducing its operational CO2 emissions by 20 percent below 2006 levels, becoming the first hotel brand to meet this environmental goal.
The 20th Commonwealth Games has just begun with thousands of athletes competing in more than 250 events. The games have also tried to develop a successful legacy for the city of Glasgow and the organising committee have announced a commitment to sustainability.
Coca-Cola Enterprises, Tesco and Nestlé UK & Ireland are among the companies that have received funding from the UK Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) to develop viable approaches for collecting flexible packaging materials containing aluminum, such as toothpaste tubes and pet food sachets (pictured), to improve recycling and the remanufacture of aluminum.
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