Corporate Social Responsibility News

  • UL EHS Sustainability Receives a 2017 Supply & Demand Chain Executive Green Supply Chain Award

    Supply & Demand Chain Executive, the executive’s user manual for successful supply and demand chain transformation, has selected UL EHS Sustainability as a recipient of an SDCE Green Supply Chain Award for 2017. The Green Supply Chain Award recognizes companies who are making green practices or sustainability a core part of their supply chain strategy, and who are working to achieve ...


    By UL EHS Sustainability

  • Fortum’s Energy Review on the Circular Economy: Let’s not waste our waste

    Fortum has published its updated version of Energy Review, which focuses on the Circular Economy. The original version was published in June 2017.  EU waste legislation, the so-called Circular Economy Package, is under final reading. Fortum strongly supports the improvements connected to traceability and separation of hazardous waste as well as decontamination of the waste ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • Circular Economy specialist Axion marks its 15th anniversary

    Axion, one of the UK’s leading circular economy specialists, marked its 15th anniversary in October 2017 with a series of celebratory events for its 92-strong workforce across its three Manchester sites. Since its formation in 2002, Axion has grown into a highly-respected resource recovery consulting and plastics recycling business, delivering major projects in high-interest areas of the ...

  • UL Environment Selected to Study Feasibility of Plastics Supply and Value Chain in a Circular Economy to Support EU Horizon 2020 Project

    UL Environment, a division of UL (Underwriters Laboratories), a global safety science leader, announced today that it is joining a team led by the Fraunhofer Institute for Reliability and Microintegration (IZM), to support a Horizon 2020 circular economy project in the European Union. The EU Post-Consumer High-Tech Recycled Polymers for a Circular Economy (“PolyCE”) project is a ...


    By UL - The WERCS

  • ECOMONDO AND KEY ENERGY LEADING PLAYERS IN THE CIRCULAR ECONOMY

    The course is set and it’s full steam ahead towards the circular economy at the next appointment with the great green technology platform ECOMONDO and KEY ENERGY, from 7th to 10th November 2017 at Rimini Expo Centre. ...

  • Smarter products and services key to resource-efficient, circular economy

    Making products like mobile phones and other consumer goods last longer and easier to repair and reuse will be key to the shift towards a more resource-efficient circular economy. A European Environment Agency (EEA) report published today stresses that ‘circular’ business models cannot rely on smarter product design alone, but will also require the development of related support ...

  • AEP Releases 2017 Corporate Accountability Report

    American Electric Power (NYSE: AEP) issued its 2017 Corporate Accountability Report today, the 11th annual assessment of AEP’s stewardship as a public company and a community partner. It is accessible online at www.aepsustainability.com. The report explores AEP’s business strategy, governance, financial performance, corporate culture and ...

  • MERIT model maps feasibility of circular economy innovations

    People looking to invest in the circular economy have to take specific risks into account and this can make it hard to build a strong business case. Using the MERIT model, Wageningen Economic Research is able to analyse the economic feasibility of circular and biobased innovations in advance. “Parties wishing to invest in the closing of cycles are often entering virgin territory,” ...

  • Healthy soil is essential for a biobased & circular economy

    The soil is the ground beneath our feet and the growth place for biomass. For a biobased & circular economy it is crucial to preserve this ‘pantry’ storage function of the soil. This is why Wageningen University & Research is performing dedicated research into various aspects of the soil, such as nutrients and organic material, smarter cultivation systems of a larger diversity ...

  • Carpet Recycling UK Conference: developing towards a circular economy

    Carpet Recycling UK’s 2017 Annual Conference and Awards Event kicks off at Aston Villa Football Club in Birmingham on June 21st taking the theme of ‘developing towards a circular economy’ for carpet. CRUK will be celebrating the achievements and important contributions by members – both individuals and organisations – who are helping to create a circular ...

  • BS 8001 - Climacteric in the development of circular economy standards

    The release of BS 8001 Framework for, implementing the principles of the circular economy in organisations for public consultation signifies a turning point in national standards development. It represents the world’s first circular economy business-oriented standard, providing guidance to organisations on the steps they can take to transition from a linear, to a more sustainable and ...


    By GPT Waste Management Ltd

  • Haarslev receive proze for Corporate Social Responsability

    We are proud to announce that Haarslev has received a prize for corporate social responsibility. The prize was handed to us by the Municipality of Northern Funen on the 3. of March in the light of our engagement in activating unemployed workers through a practical work program that we offer in corporation with two job centres on Funen in Denmark. In fact, 90 percent of the workers completing the ...


    By Haarslev A/S

  • Policy Exchange backs UK split from Circular Economy package

    According to the Policy Exchange which compiled the report, titled ‘Going Round in Circles’, the UK should seek to define its own approach to waste policy, instead of adopting the EU’s proposed Circular Economy Package. Policy Exchange claims that the UK’s adoption of the Circular Economy package would be costly to businesses Policy Exchange claims that adoption of the ...


    By GPT Waste Management Ltd

  • Seminar: Circular Economy, a new path for innovation

    The Seminar: Circular Economy, a new path for innovation will take place on 21 March 2017, at Technopolis Mechelen, Belgium. In this workshop, it will be present the framework that Europe and national authorities are creating to promote the circular economy, and to make the transition from a linear economy to a circular economy happen. The event will focus on concrete examples ...


    By SusChem

  • How TOMRA is helping to develop the Circular Economy

    TOMRA is very much looking forward to attending the PRS Plastics Recycling Show Europe, a Pan-European exhibition and conference for plastics recycling professionals. This key industry event, which has received strong support from the plastics recycling sector, will take place at RAI Amsterdam in The Netherlands on 29-30 March, 2017. ...


    By TOMRA Sorting GmbH.

  • Circular Economy: EU Commission Delivers on Its Promises

    One year after adopting its Circular Economy Package, the European Commission has reported on the delivery and progress of key initiatives of its 2015 Action Plan. Together with the report, the Commission also: took further measures recently (1/26) by establishing a Circular Economy Finance Support Platform with the European Investment Bank (EIB) bringing together investors and ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • Circular Economy plan high on EU’s 2017 priorities

    The Commission’s Work Programme for 2017 outlines 21 ‘key initiatives to implement 10 political priorities in 2017’. The Circular Economy package includes proposals for a 65% recycling target for municipal waste. Second to top among the proposals, and under the heading ‘A New Boost for Jobs, Growth and Investment’ is implementation of the action plan on the Circular ...


    By GPT Waste Management Ltd

  • Defra minister hints at UK’s Circular Economy approach

    Defra under-secretary Lord Gardiner of Kimble has offered an insight into the government’s position on the EU’s Circular Economy Package, indicating that the government may be open to adopting some measures set out by Brussels. Lord Gardiner’s comments came in response to a written question in the House of Lords at the end of November, in which the Labour Peer Baroness Jones of ...


    By GPT Waste Management Ltd

  • London SMEs offered ‘circular economy’ support

    The London Waste and Recycling Board (LWARB) has announced a three-year support programme to help small and medium-sized businesses (SMEs) in the capital adopt circular economy business models. Known as ‘Advance London’ the programme will be open from January 2017 and will provide free help and advice to businesses. LWARB is a partnership between the Mayor of London and London’s ...


    By GPT Waste Management Ltd

  • INVENT takes responsibility and supports educational project in Syria

    The VDMA Awareness Week „Wir unternehmen was“ from September 19 through 23, 2016 shows how German mechanical engineering companies and equipment manufacturers get involved. (link) „By cooperating with missio, we are happy to have found a great way to expand our commitment for clean water to international educational projects. Enabling ...

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