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Klarna partners with Good On You to launch Sustainable Collections

Klarna’s Sustainable Collections are curated in collaboration with Good On You, the world's leading sustainability rating platform for fashion brands.  Featuring 23 different clothing brands in the Klarna App, the collections will bring greater awareness to environmentally and ethically friendly apparel to all customers.  Partnership builds on the commitments Klarna made in 2021, to continue […]
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Top corporations use misleading climate pledges to greenwash image, new report

Major global companies are avoiding meaningful climate action and are instead using false, misleading or ambiguous green claims, a new report shows. The first Climate Corporate Responsibility Monitor assesses the pledges made by 25 of the world’s largest corporations, many of them household names, against a set of transparent quantitative and qualitative indicators. Issued on […]
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BMW Group significantly increases use of low-carbon steel in series production at European plants

Munich. The BMW Group continues to reduce CO2 emissions in its supplier network as part of its ambitious ongoing sustainability activities. Steel produced using natural gas or hydrogen and green power, instead of fossil resources like coal, makes a vital contribution to this. The BMW Group has now signed a corresponding agreement with Salzgitter AG for delivery […]
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HP Inc. acquires Choose Packaging

HP Inc. today announced the acquisition of Choose Packaging, a packaging development company and inventor of the only commercially available zero-plastic paper bottle in the world. Choose’s patented technology provides an alternative to plastic bottles and can hold a wide variety of liquid products. Its novel, paper-based bottles are made with naturally occurring and non-toxic […]
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Bacardi® Rum cuts Greenhouse Gas Emissions by 50%

Bacardi, the largest privately held spirits company in the world, has announced that its iconic premium rum brand will cut its greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in half from 2023. BACARDÍ rum’s GHG emissions will be reduced by 50% when a Combined Heat & Power (CHP) system goes live next year at the brand’s distillery in […]
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Samsung repurposes discarded fishing nets for new Galaxy devices

Made of repurposed ocean-bound discarded fishing nets, this cutting-edge material marks an incredible achievement in our Galaxy for the Planet journey that aims to minimize our environmental footprint and help foster more sustainable lifestyles for the Galaxy community. Now and into the future, Samsung will incorporate repurposed ocean-bound plastics throughout our entire product lineup, starting […]
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Green shipping boost as UK Maritime Minister announces plans to explore shore power

Call for evidence launches as government aims to accelerate maritime decarbonisation by switching to emissions-cutting shore power at UK ports.
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Amazon to create ESG-focused apprenticeships in UK in 2022

LONDON, Feb 2 (Reuters) - Amazon will create 1,500 new apprenticeships in the United Kingdom in 2022, it said on Wednesday. The internet giant said it was offering 40 entry to degree-level apprenticeship schemes, including new schemes in the areas of publishing, retailing, marketing, and a programme focused on environmental, social and corporate governance (ESG). […]
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UK supports international efforts to protect over 500,000 km of ocean with £2M investment

Lord Goldsmith has announced that the UK will help to protect some of the world’s most important and biodiverse marine environments.
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Aldar enters agreement with EWEC to adopt clean energy across all assets

Aldar Properties (Aldar) has entered a clean energy agreement with Emirates Water and Electricity Company (EWEC), a leading company in the integrated coordination of planning, purchasing and supply of water and electricity across the UAE. Through the agreement, 100 percent of Aldar’s owned and managed operating assets will be powered by EWEC’s clean energy sources […]
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Alba signs accord with Mitsubishi

Alba gas signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with a regional unit of Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI EMEA) to help reduce Alba’s carbon footprint. The two companies plan to conduct a feasibility study on utilising the technology to capture carbon to reduce Alba’s plant emissions, the state agency said. The MoU – first-of-its-kind with an aluminium […]
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TotalEnergies joins Masdar and Siemens Energy in initiative to drive green hydrogen development and produce sustainable aviation fuel

Masdar, one of the world’s leading renewable energy companies, announced today that TotalEnergies is adding its expertise in the energy sector to a Masdar-led initiative focused on green hydrogen to produce sustainable aviation fuel (SAF).  Senior executives from Masdar, Siemens Energy and TotalEnergies today signed a collaboration agreement on the sidelines of Abu Dhabi Sustainability […]
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There's nothing cosmetic about Lush's sustainable travel policies

The UK-based cosmetics company embraces sustainability by limiting air travel through strict policies and 'regular' intervention by the travel team.
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Ambercycle raises $21.6 million to build circularity ecosystem in the fashion industry.

Materials science company Ambercycle Inc. announced today the closing of Series A financing from H&M CO:LAB, KIRKBI, Temasek, BESTSELLER’s Invest FWD, and Zalando. With this new funding, Ambercycle has raised a total of $27 million in order to develop infrastructure and materials for circularity within the fashion industry. Environmental and governmental agencies estimate that over 120 billion […]
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NESR and HSBC announce first sustainability-linked loan for MENA's oilfield services industry

National Energy Services Reunited Corp. (“NESR” or “the Company”) (NASDAQ: NESR) (NASDAQ: NESRW), an international, industry-leading provider of integrated energy services in the Middle East and North Africa (“MENA”) region, has announced that the company has secured a sustainability-linked loan (SLL) with HSBC Bank Middle East – the first SLL of its kind within the […]
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IKEA to phase out plastic from consumer packaging by 2028

IKEA will phase out plastic from consumer packaging solutions. The phase-out will happen in steps, starting with all new range by 2025, and existing range by 2028. With this phase-out, IKEA aims to reduce plastic waste and pollution, and drive the industry agenda to develop packaging solutions centred around renewable and recycled materials. Packaging is […]
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Etihad Airways chief says carbon offsets avoid the real challenge of cutting CO2

Carbon offsets, used by airlines to show they’re neutralizing greenhouse gas emissions, avoid the real challenge of cutting back on carbon dioxide, Bloomberg reported, citing Tony Douglas,  CEO of Etihad Airways in an interview at the Dubai Airshow on Wednesday.   “It’s a short-term stopgap if you haven’t got a more sustainable alternative, but it’s […]
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DHL and TotalEnergies to develop solar project in Dubai

DHL Global Forwarding, a leading provider of air, ocean and road freight services, and French energy major TotalEnergies have signed a contract for a solar energy project to produce over 14,000MWh of electricity per year in Dubai. The whole solar system will produce enough energy to power over 16,000 homes yearly in the UAE. In addition […]
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Bain & Company to reduce business travel emissions by 35 per cent per employee

Bain & Company announced a set of bold new sustainability commitments. The firm pledged to further reduce its scope 1 and 2 emissions—from activities such as heating and powering its offices—by 30 per cent over the next five years, and it plans to reduce its scope 3 emissions from business travel by 35 per cent […]
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Talabat to pilot sustainable packaging in UAE and Qatar as part of wider global pilot

Regional online food delivery and q-commerce platform Talabat has launched a sustainable packaging program to reduce plastic waste and carbon emissions across the region, starting with pilot operations in the UAE and Qatar. The launch is part of Delivery Hero’s (Talabat’s parent company) global rollout of the program, across eight markets. Talabat’s new packaging, which […]
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US Government confirms: electric vehicles cost 40% less to maintain

It’s Official: US Government Says Electric Vehicles Cost 40% Less To Maintain The latest information from the US government shows battery-electric cars cost less to maintain than conventional cars, hybrids, and plug-in hybrids. We have heard it over and over again — electric vehicles cost less to own. The reasons are fairly obvious. A vehicle […]
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Schneider Electric implements predictive maintenance for Nestlé’s Dubai South factory

Schneider’s Internet-of-Things and Cloud-Based technologies will help ensure that Nestlé Al Maha factory in the UAE avoids unplanned downtime, improves asset performance and optimizes electricity usage The Nestlé Al Maha factory in Dubai is benefiting from an innovative approach to the maintenance of its Low Voltage electrical machinery, thanks to technology from Schneider Electric. The solution is helping […]
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Majid Al Futtaim and Yellow Door Energy to develop the largest private solar plant at Bahrain Mall

Under the patronage of Dr. Abdul Hussain Bin Ali Mirza, President of the Sustainable Energy Authority (SEA), Majid Al Futtaim, the leading shopping mall, communities, retail, and leisure pioneer across the Middle East, Africa and Asia, has signed a 6.2 megawatt-peak solar power purchase agreement (PPA) with Yellow Door Energy, the leading solar developer for commercial and […]
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Farnek to compost 73 tonnes of staff food waste per annum

Leading UAE-based smart and green facilities management (FM) company Farnek, is composting 125kg of food waste per day, at its state-of-the-art staff accommodation centre, Farnek Village. The resulting compost is then used to grow salad plants in the building’s vertical rooftop garden, helping the company to close the loop and create a circular economy. The […]
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Dettol, Dubai-based startup Zeloop partner for recycling

Dettol has partnered with Dubai-based startup ZeLoop to offer consumers a simple and convenient way to recycle their hygiene goods packaging.  ZeLoop is a mobile platform that aims to shift consumer behavior by rewarding users for collecting & recycling plastic waste, ultimately minimising waste from cluttering landfills. The app leverages blockchain technology to allow users […]
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PepsiCo Global launches new initiative to support agriculture globally, including Egypt

PepsiCo Global has announced the launch of a new impact-driven initiative that aims to spread regenerative farming practices across 7 million acres, approximately equal to its entire agricultural footprint, amid the global increasing attention towards achieving the sustainable development goals (SDGs), including in Egypt. The company estimates the initiative to eliminate at least 3 million […]
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Over 1,100 electric buses set to transport fans at ‘green’ Qatar 2022

More than 1,100 electric buses are set to transport spectators during the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022, authorities announced, as part of Qatar’s continued efforts to organise a carbon-neutral mega sporting event. “The Public Works Authority (Ashghal) in coordination with Qatar General Electricity and Water Corporation (Kahramaa) and the Ministry of Transport and Communications is […]
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New age of sail looks to slash massive maritime carbon emissions

Despite the present dominance of fossil-fueled cargo ships, it’s well understood by industry insiders that the current maritime logistics system is both aging and fragile. Fossil fuel transport today is up against a grim carbon reality: if ocean shipping were a country, it would be the sixth-largest carbon emitter, releasing more CO2 annually than Germany. […]
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Panasonic realizes its first zero CO2 factory in China

Osaka, Japan - Panasonic Corporation today announced that it has realized its first Zero CO2 factory in China at Panasonic Energy (Wuxi) Co. Ltd. (PECW) adding to its list of facilities that emit virtually no carbon dioxide. Panasonic has been carrying forward environmental activities in accordance with the Panasonic Environment Vision 2050, a long-term vision of environmental […]
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SirajPower seals solar partnership deal with Al Shirawi

SirajPower said it has been engaged as a long-term partner starting with a significant 7 MWp solar rooftop installation for Emirates Printing Press in three of their plants, one of the region’s leading, high-quality press facilities in Dubai Industrial City (DIC) and Al Quoz.  The solar rooftop project covers an area of 56,000 sq m, […]
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