Environmental Footprint News

  • thinkstep AG wins bid to support companies during PEF transition phase

    thinkstep has won the bid to guide companies through the Product Environmental Footprint (PEF) Transition Phase. Echterdingen, Germany, May 16, 2018: Companies seeking guidance and support during the upcoming PEF Transition Phase can now look to thinkstep for assistance. In the bidding process, the European Commission’s DG Environment awarded the ...


    By thinkstep

  • Elevance Presents New Renewicals™ Product Line At Biobased Chemicals Conference

    On November 17, 2015, Steven Cohen, the Director of Catalyst and Chemicals Technology at Elevance Renewable Sciences, presented a new line of high performance, biobased specialty chemicals and intermediates at the 6th Biobased Chemicals: Commercialization & Partnering Conference. The new ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • DSM continues to invest in optimizing environmental footprint

    DSM, the global Life Sciences & Materials Sciences company, recently completed a five-year upgrade of its Engineering Plastics facility in Emmen, The Netherlands. The investment, which represents several million euro, includes a capture system that uses waste water from the production plant to reduce emissions to the air of Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) to almost zero. The DSM ...


    By DSM

  • EPA honors Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park as Federal Green Challenge winner

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency recognized Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park with the EPA’s Federal Green Challenge Regional Overall Achievement award as part of its efforts to encourage federal departments to reduce their environmental footprints through sustainable practices. Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park, located on Hawai‘i Island is one of the most ...

  • Environmental Technology and Canada’s Oil Sands – New Call for Action

    Released today by the Council of Canadian Academies, a new expert panel report, Technological Prospects for Reducing the Environmental Footprint of Canadian Oil Sands, examines the potential for technology to mitigate the environmental footprint of oil sands development. Addressing the environmental impacts of the oil ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • RBC Manager, Environmental Initiatives – Career Opportunity

    The RBC Corporate Sustainability Group is recruiting for a one-year contract position (cover for a maternity leave). This enterprise-wide position is responsible for managing environmental footprint reduction initiatives, employee engagement, corporate reporting and supporting the development of solutions that contribute to meeting the objectives of the ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • EPA Honors GSA – Justice Park Building, for Saving Money by Reducing Waste

    Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is honoring the General Services Administration (GSA) Justice Park Drive Federal Building in Houston for saving money, improving lives and protecting the planet by participating in the Federal Green Challenge (FGC). GSA and its tenants recycled 56 tons of municipal solid waste, an 816 percent improvement from 2012. Nationally, six awards were ...

  • GSA Reduces Environmental Footprint by Reducing Water Usage

    Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is honoring the General Services Administration (GSA) U.S. Custom House Building in New Orleans, for saving money, improving lives and protecting the planet by participating in the Federal Green Challenge (FGC). GSA and its tenants reduced their usage of potable water from 2,699,100 gallons in 2012 to 1,376,000 gallons in 2013, resulting in a ...

  • AHA, AHE, ASHE and ASHRMM Re-launch Sustainability Roadmap Website

    CHICAGO – The American Hospital Association (AHA) has launched a revamped website that provides free, practical tools to help health care facilities reduce their environmental footprints. The Sustainability Roadmap—www.sustainabilityroadmap.org—shows hospitals how to implement real-world sustainability projects, enhance existing efforts, and share their environmental successes ...

  • Federal Agencies Awarded for Reducing Environmental Footprint in New England

    Six federal agencies received recognition from EPA for their leadership in reducing their environmental footprints at their operations in five New England states The Vermont Air National Guard in Burlington won a national 2013 Federal Green Challenge Award in the energy category, while five other New England organizations were recognized with regional awards. Federal Green Challenge Awards are ...

  • HealthTrust Receives its Fourth “Champion for Change” Award From Practice Greenhealth

    HealthTrust was selected for the fourth time as a recipient of a “Champion for Change” award from Practice Greenhealth, a national membership organization for health-care facilities committed to environmentally responsible operations. The award is one of the organization’s Environmental Excellence Awards given each year to honor outstanding environmental achievements in the ...


    By Practice Greenhealth

  • Helping companies and consumers navigate the green maze

    The European Commission is proposing EU-wide methods to measure the environmental performance of products and organisations, and encouraging Member States and the private sector to take them up. Today, companies wanting to highlight the environmental performance of their products face numerous obstacles. They have to choose between several methods promoted by governments and private initiatives, ...

  • MPPE unit for first Floating LNG plant in the world, Shell Prelude - Australia

    Shell Prelude Project First Floating LNG plant in the world FLNG technology reduces project costs and the environmental footprint of an LNG development Delivery April 2013 Direct discharge after MPPE treatment Shell Prelude Project First Floating LNG plant in the world FLNG technology reduces ...

  • Melitta USA Converts to Sonoco`s Paperboard Composite Container

    As the world's largest producer of composite cans, Sonoco (NYSE: SON), is helping Melitta USA move from traditional metal cans to high-performance composite cans that deliver better shelf appeal and a reduced environmental footprint. Melitta, which has been roasting premium European-style coffee at its location in ...


    By Sonoco Recycling

  • Darden Improves 50 Spots in 2012 Newsweek Green Rankings

    SOURCE: Darden Restaurants DESCRIPTION:Darden Restaurants improved 50 spots in this year's Newsweek Green Rankings, placing 198 overall on the list that ranks the best environmental ...


    By 3BL Media

  • Boeing Reduces Environmental Footprint at Time of Rapid Business Growth

     Since establishing aggressive environmental goals for internal operations four years ago, The Boeing Company (NYSE: BA) has steadily reduced its environmental footprint while rapidly expanding its business and significantly increasing monthly airplane production rates, the company reported in its fifth annual Environment Report. In 2007, Boeing established aggressive internal five-year ...


    By The Boeing Company

  • Finding savings where the rubber meets the road

    A new study by civil engineers at MIT shows that using stiffer pavements on the nation's roads could reduce vehicle fuel consumption by as much as 3 percent - a savings that could add up to 273 million barrels of crude oil per year, or $15.6 billion at today's oil prices. This would result in an accompanying annual decrease in CO2 emissions of 46.5 million metric tons. Study shows that pavement ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • Kraft foods maps its total environmental footprint

    Kraft Foods today shared results of a pioneering survey that measured its impact on climate change, land and water use.  The multi-year footprinting project - in partnership with Quantis Inc. (www.quantis-intl.com) and reviewed and analyzed by World Wildlife Fund and notable academics at the University of Minnesota's Institute on the Environment - goes far beyond ...

  • IBM tops US green company list

    World governments may have dropped the ball on climate change, but several international companies are taking the lead in carrying the eco-mantle. Newsweek's 2011 Green Rankings analyze the biggest companies in America -- and the world -- to determine which are doing the most to save the planet. ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • The future is now. An epic adventure opens this week

    EPIC - The Vancouver Sun Sustainable Living Expo opens this week and the world as you know it may never be the same. Western Canada's largest lifestyle show for the eco-conscious consumer, EPIC will feature over 300 exhibitors with inspiring ideas and products, exciting entertainment, and smart shopping all crammed into one jam-packed weekend. Hundreds of earth-friendly businesses will be on ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

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