This edition of the World Economic and Social Survey focuses on sustainable development issues, especially in three important cross-sectoral issues: sustainable cities, food security and energy transformation.
Arla Foods - Case Study
Corporate Carbon FootprintThis Case Study helped Arla Foods to present itself as a sustainable and environmentally aware company.Recognising the potentially important impact of climate change on its business, as well as its wider social responsibility to effectively manage its GHG emissions, Arla Foods has commissioned thinkstep to carry out a corporate carbon footprint analysis of its operations.This involves accounting for, and reporting on, the GHG emissions from all those activities for which the company is...
The Multiple Application of CRISPR-Cas9
CRISPR-Cas9 gene editing technology can target virtually any genomic location of choice by utilizing a short RNA guide, then cut the sequence with the Cas9 protein. Compared with traditional gene editing technologies, the CRISPR-Cas9 system is both faster and more efficient. The CRISPR-Cas9 system currently has a wide variety of applications in gene engineering and bio-medicine, such as gene editing in model organisms and cell cultures to further investigate the relationship between genetic variation and biological...
Sustainability in the grocery marketplace
Examples – Trends – Best PracticesHow can METTLER TOLEDO weighing technology contribute to greater sustainability? Where does food retail currently stand in relation to sustainability?This white paper sets out to provide you with a general overview. Chapter 2 contains numerous examples of food retailers’ sustainability initiatives, illustrates trends and summarizes where the sector is today – and which role it can play in encouraging efforts to further improve sustainability. thinkstep...
It is time to end food waste
Food waste is a global, billion-dollar problem. The White Paper ‘It’s time to end food waste’ explores the origins, the reasons and some exciting solutions for the global food waste problem. Supercharged composters, mini-ventilators, smart lipid films are just some of the solutions to reduce the 1.3 billion tons of food that is currently wasted. Scientists and entrepreneurs present their vision about tackling the global food waste problem. The White Paper ‘It’s time to end food...
Echo food shelf - Case Study
With a customer base of 350 families and up to 1000 individual people per week, the Echo Food Shelf is able to sustain their efforts by employing 3.75 people, 200 regular volunteers, and various people who need to fulfill their service learning or community service hours. Recycling Equipment – M60MD Vertical Baler Challenge: The Echo Food Shelf realized that it needed more sophisticated recycling equipment to manage its overflow of cardboard boxes. The food shelf accumulated large quantities of boxes...