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Luxury companies join forces to create sustainability map

Luxury companies join forces to create sustainability map | Sustainable Procurement News | Scoop.it
Major luxury firms such as Ralph Lauren, Louis Vuitton and Chanel have developed a sustainable roadmap to help the sector address the challenges posed by climate change, biodiversity loss and rising economic inequality. Fashion and textiles are considered the second largest contributors to pollution in the world accounting for 10% of global carbon emissions
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Great initiative by the luxury companies since the Fashion and textiles are considered the second largest contributors to pollution in the world, accounting for 10% of global carbon emissions. 

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Molson Coors steps up climate fight, even as heat drives thirst

Molson Coors steps up climate fight, even as heat drives thirst | Sustainable Procurement News | Scoop.it

The firm cut carbon emissions from its direct operations by 15 percent in 2017, he told Reuters, the first year of a programme aimed at halving emissions by 2025 as part of a goal of limiting droughts, floods and more powerful storms. Molson Coors is also working to cut use of water and energy and aims for zero waste to landfills by 2025, he said of the firm's "raising the bar on beer" project to protect the environment with sustainable growth.

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Great job Molson Coors! As it is stepping up efforts to fight global warming and is offering incentives to farmers to improve the use of water.

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Asics plans to cut 55% of its supply chain carbon emissions

Asics plans to cut 55% of its supply chain carbon emissions | Sustainable Procurement News | Scoop.it

In a new sustainability framework set through FY 2030, sportswear brand Asics has promised to cut carbon emissions of its supply chain by 55% and of its own operations by 33%. The company reduced carbon emissions by 17.5% in 2017 from the 2015 baseline year, in part because of the installation of solar panel array at a Mississippi distribution center, according to a press release.

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Asics' focus on sustainability is nothing new for a retail company, but its commitment to cleaning up its supply chain takes the effort to another level of difficulty.

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How Hewlett-Packard, General Motors, Other Major Purchasers Helped Suppliers Save $12.4 Billion by Reducing Emissions 

How Hewlett-Packard, General Motors, Other Major Purchasers Helped Suppliers Save $12.4 Billion by Reducing Emissions  | Sustainable Procurement News | Scoop.it

Hewlett-Packard, General Motors and Bank of America are among the major purchasers that are saving billions and reducing emissions by working with their suppliers to improve environmental management, according to a Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) report.
Hewlett-Packard, for example, helped its suppliers avoid 800,000 metric tons of CO2e emissions and save more than $65 million through developing energy-saving action plans targeting local efficiency improvements.

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New report lists companies awarded a position on CDP’s first-ever supplier engagement leader board.

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ICT for sustainability: from the supply chain to the chip

The impact of ICT on carbon emissions including their manufacture, transport and disposal, is expected to grow from 2% of total emissions today to at least the 3% in 2020. The biggest contributor to the increase of ICT emissions is the proliferation of data centres. However, with proper focus and investments, ICT technologies will be able to eliminate more emissions than they will possibly create.
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Enterprises and society are seeking new ways to tackle the problem of carbon emissions; how are you dealing with that?

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English islands fight fuel poverty with clean energy

English islands fight fuel poverty with clean energy | Sustainable Procurement News | Scoop.it

The project, costing 10.8 million pounds ($14.2 million) and partly financed by the European Regional Development Fund, will install solar panels on more than 70 council houses, as well as smart water heaters and smart batteries in homes and businesses. The islands will cut planet-warming carbon emissions by nearly 900 tonnes per year once the solar panels are operating, according to Moixa. The Isles of Scilly aim to generate 40 percent of their energy from renewable sources, and make 40 percent of vehicles driven there electric or low-carbon by 2025.

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Great move by the English islands as this will help to cut planet-warming carbon emissions by nearly 900 tonnes per year once the solar panels are operating.

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Target, CVS join Walmart in collecting emissions data from suppliers

Target, CVS join Walmart in collecting emissions data from suppliers | Sustainable Procurement News | Scoop.it

Three of the top 20 retail companies — Target, Tesco and CVS Health — are joining Walmart in collecting data from suppliers, seeking ways to cut carbon emissions throughout the supply chain, according to a press release from environmental non-profit group CDP .

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Walmart was one of the major retailers at the forefront of working with suppliers to cut carbon emissions in its supply chain. Reducing emissions upstream in the supply chain begins with transparency into a supplier's operations.

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Walmart suppliers reduce emissions by 20m tonnes

Walmart suppliers reduce emissions by 20m tonnes | Sustainable Procurement News | Scoop.it
In its latest global responsibility report, the retailer said more than 400 suppliers had signed up to its programme to reduce supply chain emissions in its first year, and already more than 200 had reported reductions.
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Impressive results! Walmart was the first retailer to set a science-based target for emissions reduction and is now aiming to reduce its supply chain emissions by one gigaton by 2030 through Project Gigaton

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ICT Can Have a Huge Impact in Reducing Carbon Emissions 

ICT Can Have a Huge Impact in Reducing Carbon Emissions  | Sustainable Procurement News | Scoop.it

Information and communications technology, or ICT, can potentially save 1.5 GT of CO2e in the year 2030. That’s fully 2.7 times greater than the full carbon emissions of the UK in 2012, and 37% of the EU’s 2012 emissions. Of course, we know that all those server farms and cell towers use a lot of energy themselves, but according to the report, the ICT emissions overhead is only about 5.3%.

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Can ICT help in reducing carbon emissions, share your thoughts.

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