Environmental Footprint News

  • Leading Haymarket titles become the first magazines in the UK to carry the Carbon Reduction Label

    Respected environmental title ENDS and leading marketing business magazine Marketing will display the Carbon Trust’s Carbon Reduction Label from the end of September, after having undergone a rigorous and detailed carbon footprinting process. The Carbon Reduction Label will display each magazine’s commitment to reduce their overall carbon footprint, and in the case of ENDS also show the total ...


    By Carbon Trust

  • EC greener than ever

    The European Commission has long been at the political forefront of fighting global climate change. As an organisation with a large workforce, it also leads by example and makes a real difference. Building on the success of its pilot project launched in 2001, the European Commission has now decided to extend its environmental management system to all its activities and buildings in Brussels and ...

  • Company Car and Limousine`s reduction targets accepted by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency`s climate leaders program

    Company Car and Limousine has successfully completed one of the chauffeured ground transportation industry's most comprehensive greenhouse gas (GHG) inventories and management plans, and as a result, has had its reduction targets accepted by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Climate Leaders Program. The Climate Leaders Program is an EPA industry-government partnership that provides ...

  • Europeans overwhelmingly consider the environmental impact of products they buy

    Four out of five Europeans say that they consider the environmental impact of the products they buy reveals a Eurobarometer survey published this week. Environmental consideration was highest in Greece where more than 9 in 10 of those surveyed said the impact of a product on the environment plays an important aspect in their purchasing decisions. In the same survey Europeans were evenly divided ...

  • DSM introduces new eco-friendly plastic product

    DSM is commercialising a new biologically-sourced high-performance engineering plastic which it claims to be produced with zero carbon footprint. The EcoPaXX long-chain polyamide-based plastic is designed to offer a high melting point and crystallisation rate, as well as low moisture absorption, for a number of applications in the automotive and electrical market. In addition, DSM has produced ...


    By Energy Saving Trust

  • Sainsbury’s launches carbon reduction programme

    In an industry first, Sainsbury's has announced a major extension to its carbon reduction scheme for farmers who supply the supermarket with beef, lamb, pork, poultry and eggs. The move follows the success of the scheme with Sainsbury's 325 dairy farmers, who are part of Sainsbury's Dairy Development Group (SDDG) - they recorded a reduction in excess of 5,000 tonnes of CO2 during their carbon ...


    By J Sainsbury

  • Tesco cuts packaging weight reduction target

    Retail giant Tesco has cut its packaging weight reduction target from 25 per cent by 2010 to 15 per cent by 2010. The supermarket chain has recently released its corporate responsibility report 2009. The report states: “Since we started working with our suppliers and the wider industry to reduce packaging it has become clear that this is a complex issue and that weight alone may not be the most ...

  • “High Street failing on footprinting”, say consumers

    Research out from the Carbon Trust reveals almost two thirds of consumers (63%) are more likely to buy a product if they know action is being taken to reduce its carbon footprint. At the same time, 70% of consumers want businesses to do more to help them make more informed environmental choices about the products they buy. The research questioned more than 1,000 consumers across the UK to better ...


    By Carbon Trust

  • Carbon labelling expands internationally

    The world’s first carbon label for consumer products is set to go global with the announcement this week that Australia is to join the UK in using the Carbon Trust’s system. The Carbon Trust, an organisation backed by the UK Government, has signed an agreement with Planet Ark, a leading Australian environmental organisation, to establish its Carbon Reduction Label in Australia. The first ...


    By Carbon Trust

  • Suncor outlines environmental goals

    CNW - Suncor Energy Inc. today announced the release of its web-based 2009 Report on Sustainability - a comprehensive review of the company’s environmental, social and economic performance for the past twoyears. The seventh biennial report, entitled ’Seeing the Possibilities in a Changing World,’ profiles Suncor’s progress on a wide range of sustainability objectives. For the first time, the ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • Study reveals sustainability is a “must have” for long-term business viability

    The ROI of Sustainability: Making the Business Case, announced by Aberdeen Group, a Harte-Hanks Company (NYSE:HHS), serves as a roadmap for those attempting to match environmental and social stewardship to clear and measurable improvements to their operations and financial results – thus ensuring the continued viability of their business. Far from being a philanthropic 'nice to have,' top ...


    By Intelex Technologies Inc.

  • GE extends environmental leadership by achieving first ecomagination commitment

    GE has announced that it has surpassed its first ecomagination goal to reduce its own greenhouse gas intensity, and is making progress against its other goals for revenue growth, water and technology innovation. In 2005 GE made a series of ecomagination commitments to be achieved sequentially in the years 2008, 2010 and 2012. The first commitment was to reduce its operational greenhouse gas ...


    By General Electric

  • A genome may reduce your carbon footprint

    With the costs of genome sequencing rapidly decreasing, and with the infrastructure now developed for almost anyone with access to a computer to cheaply store, access, and analyze sequence information, emphasis is increasingly being placed on ways to apply genome data to real world problems, including reducing dependency on fossil fuel. For the efficient production of bioenergy, this may be ...

  • Carbon Reduction Scheme can boost bottom-line

    The government’s Carbon Reduction Commitment (CRC) should not be seen as an overhead, but an opportunity to sharpen competitive edge in the face of the current recession. Consultants at sustainable power company ENER-G believe the CRC can be used as a springboard to boost bottom-line performance by reducing energy costs, while enhancing corporate social responsibility programmes.This view is ...


    By ENER-G

  • Aquatic Informatics offsets carbon footprint with help from offsetters and go neutral

    To measure its corporate footprint, Aquatic Informatics has engaged Go Neutral Now, a Vancouver based greenhouse gas accounting firm. Go Neutral Now measures the greenhouse gas footprint using the CSA 14064-1 Specification. Aquatic Informatics reports its performance in annual GHG Reports, as required under ISO 14064-1 and in the GHG Protocol. Greenhouse gases that Aquatic Informatics cannot ...


    By Aquatic Informatics Inc

  • Biofuel carbon footprint not as big as feared, Michigan State University research says

    Publications ranging from the journal Science to Time magazine have blasted biofuels for significantly contributing to greenhouse gas emissions, calling into question the environmental benefits of making fuel from plant material. But a new analysis by Michigan State University scientists says these dire predictions are based on a set of assumptions that may not be correct. 'Greenhouse gas release ...


    By Michigan State University

  • IBERDROLA’s Green Footprint initiative prevented the emission of 5,300 tonnes of CO2 in 2008

    Thanks to participation by 13,600 Spanish households. This initiative, under the framework of the Company’s commitment to sustainable development, has enabled a reduction in carbon emissions equivalent to the domestic activities of some 4,500 families over one year. The greatest CO2 emission savings were achieved during the summer season while the most widely adopted measures ...


    By Iberdrola

  • Cautious welcome for new Carbon footprint specification

    The eagerly awaited PAS 2050, a specification for carbon footprint analysis, was published in London on 29th October 2008. Dave Covell, a Principal at environmental consultancy firm ENVIRON has used the new standard for the last few weeks and says, 'This is an excellent document which will provide a benchmark that will be used world-wide. We know that many businesses have been treading water, ...


    By ENVIRON

  • Practising what we preach: environmental management in the European Commission

    Following the positive results of its third EMAS (eco-management and audit scheme) registration, the European Commission is now preparing to extend EMAS to the entire organisation from 2009. With this scheme, the Commission has in place a structured system for managing the environmental aspects of its activities, thus leading to improvements in several areas including increasing energy ...

  • EP to reduce its carbon foot print by 30%

    The European Parliament Bureau has decided to put forward a strategic plan to reduce the institution's carbon 'footprint' by 30%, thus going beyond the EU undertaking to cut greenhouse gas emissions by 20%. The Bureau welcomed an in-house study showing how the 30% reduction can be achieved, noting that Parliament's recent shift to the use of only 'green electricity' in its three places of work ...


    By European Parliament

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