product environmental footprint News

  • Carbon Trust calls for pathfinders to pilot new product water footprinting scheme

    The scheme will help businesses to demonstrate their leadership in sustainability by certifying the life cycle water use of their products to an international standard. They will also be able to communicate certification this with confidence through use of the Carbon Trust’s Water Footprint label. Water footprinting can help businesses to better understand the life cycle sustainability ...


    By Carbon Trust

  • Australians can now start to track carbon footprints of products

    Two timeless products are leading the way into the future as the first to display the Carbon Reduction Label in Australia. ALDI’s everyday olive oil range and Mobius Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc – a product of The New Zealand Wine Company – now carry the Carbon Reduction Label on their packaging Australians will also see the Carbon Reduction Label on 21st century technology, with ...


    By Carbon Trust

  • CNPV One of the Lowest Product Carbon Footprints Within Solar PV Suppliers

    CNPV Solar Power SA, a public limited liability company organized under the laws of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg and a leading integrated manufacturer of solar photovoltaic products, today confirmed TUV Rheinland verified their Mono and Polycrystalline modules meet ISO CD14067. The specific data accrued ...


    By CNPV

  • Water footprint: have your say

    The Water Footprint Network has launched its Water Footprint Manual, covering a comprehensive set of methods for water footprint accounting. It shows how water footprints can be calculated for individual processes and products, as well as for consumers, nations and businesses, and includes methods for water footprint sustainability assessment and a library of water footprint response options. ...


  • EU Commission announces Environmental Footprint (PEF/OEF) Pilots

    The European Commission has announced the selected pilots for the Environmental Footprint (EF) Initiative. The objectives of the EF pilot phase are: to set up and validate the process for developing product group-specific rules, including the development of performance benchmarks; to test different compliance and verification systems, for their effectiveness and efficiency; ...


    By thinkstep

  • 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

  • Investeco, Renewal2 and Miovision Technologies partner to minimize the environmental footprint of traffic

    Renewal2 Fund and Investeco Capital are announcing an investment in Ontario-based Miovision Technologies, which develops intelligent technology solutions to address the environmental and infrastructure challenges facing today’s global transportation networks. Investeco Capital, a Toronto-based environmental venture capital fund manager and Renewal2, a Vancouver-based early-stage impact ...

  • Paragon Communications Escalates Environmental Leadership by Disclosing Plastic Footprint

    Paragon Communications, Inc., one of the nation’s largest remanufacturers of enterprise and consumer electronics, has partnered with the Plastic Disclosure Project (PDP) to track and improve its plastic waste stream. Building on a foundation of environmental stewardship as a telecommunications and electronics recycler, PARAGON ...


  • Beverage Industry Environmental Roundtable Presents Carbon Footprint Research

    In an effort to accelerate understanding of beverage sector impacts on climate change and identify reduction priorities for greenhouse gas emissions, the Beverage Industry Environmental Roundtable (BIER) has published its research on carbon footprints for five beverage categories – beer, bottled water, carbonated soft drink, spirits and wine. The research is presented in a series of reports ...

  • 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 ...

  • Smithers Viscient Expands Environmental and Consumer Safety Testing Footprint in United Kingdom

    Smithers Viscient , a global leader in environmental sciences, announced today the purchase and renovation plans for their new UK laboratory, to be based in Harrogate, North Yorkshire. The ...


    By The Smithers Group

  • Leader in sustainable solutions reduces internal environmental footprint for fifth consecutive year

    For the fifth consecutive year CH2M HILL, a global full service consulting, design, construction, and operations firm and recognized leader in providing sustainable solutions to clients across a broad spectrum of industries, has exceeded its internal Environmental Management System (EMS) goals. CH2M HILL’s 2009 EMS program focused on three areas of environmental stewardship: materials use ...


    By CH2M Hill Companies, Ltd.

  • The environmental impact of gold production

    New research has assessed the environmental impact of gold production using life cycle assessment and estimated embodied energy and greenhouse gases, embodied water and solid waste burden that each tonne of gold produces. Gold is a highly valued metal, used not only in jewellery, but also electronics and other industrial applications, dentistry and for investment. Like other metal industries, ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • Environmental Product Declarations

    ASTM International is now a program operator, providing a venue for the development of product category rules and verifying environmental product declarations. Concern for the environment and for our effect on the planet grows day by day, as evidenced by the increasing use of the terms “green” and “sustainability” in everyday language. This concern is not just ...


    By ASTM International

  • “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

  • Conference on carbon footprint - at the Hannover Messe 2011

    Hannover Messe remains the world's leading showcase for industrial technology, materials and product ideas. In line with the Hannover Messe 2011, visitors can benefit on April 06, 2011 from an interesting Conference Program on Carbon Footprint. Event: Carbon Footprint for products and companies - methods and tools in practice Date: April 06, 2011 ...


    By ifu Hamburg GmbH

  • PE expands footprint in France by partnering with Gingko21

    PE INTERNATIONAL is pleased to announce its recent partnership with Gingko 21, a French consulting company headed by Dr Ing Hélène Teulon, an experienced LCA and Eco-design expert. After many successful projects completed together, such as the Car LCA project (comparison of ICE trains vs electrical vehicle) for ADEME, PE INTERNATIONAL partnered with Gingko 21 to respond to ...


    By thinkstep

  • Supermarket Tesco Drops Carbon Footprint Label Plan

    Global grocery store Tesco had pledged to label all 70,000 of its products with their carbon footprints. However the retailer's now debating whether or not to continue upholding this commitment, with the firm blaming the amount of work involved and the fact that other shop's failed to follow its lead. The news comes as Tesco ranked 93rd out of over 2,000 participants in the ...


  • Axion Consulting offers carbon footprint services

    Having become the first UK polymer producer to offer a carbon reduction labelled product, Axion Consulting is sharing its expertise with others wanting to follow a similar route and carbon footprint their own products or processes. The plastic recycling specialist, part of the Manchester-based Axion Group, became the UK’s first polymer producer to gain a certified Carbon Footprint label in ...


    By Axion Group

  • Sizing up our foods nitrogen footprint

    When measuring our food's environmental impact, carbon isn't the only important element to consider. Calculating a food's 'carbon footprint' can tell us how much climate-altering greenhouse gas we emit when growing and transporting it, but estimating the meal's associated nitrogen pollution accounts for the excess nutrients that create oxygen-depleted dead zones in our oceans. Now two ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

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