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China, developing countries, lead in renewable and solar energy investment

China, developing countries, lead in renewable and solar energy investment | Sustainable Procurement News | Scoop.it
Developing countries, with China at the forefront of the group, are leading in global investment in renewable power generation, according to a new report on global trends in renewable energy investment released Thursday.
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Energy remains a major contributor to global warming, accounting for 60 percent of GHG emissionsSustainable Development Goal 7 proposes to resolve this issue by promoting the use of renewable energy while decreasing the use of conventional energy. Before effectively engaging suppliers, companies should internally integrate the criteria of energy consumption and GHG emissions into their procurement decisions. 

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Henkel to lead the sustainable fashion

Henkel to lead the sustainable fashion | Sustainable Procurement News | Scoop.it

Global chemical leader Henkel AG is putting sustainability as one of its top priorities, as China pursues more high-quality growth that balances economy, environment and society. Jeremy Hunter, President of Henkel China, who is proud of the company’s long-standing commitment to sustainability and pioneer work in many areas in China, discusses Henkel’s sustainability strategy, experience and accomplishments. Henkel has been a crusader for sustainability over the past 90 years, continuously devoted to creating an eco-friendly business market.

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The main responsibility of fashion companies is obviously to change their production, distribution and marketing practices and strategies towards greater sustainability. But companies also have the possibility to contribute to more sustainable consumption patterns.

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China issues rules to promote sustainable packaging in logistics amid Double 11 and Christmas shopping boom

China issues rules to promote sustainable packaging in logistics amid Double 11 and Christmas shopping boom | Sustainable Procurement News | Scoop.it

The Chinese government has issued standards to promote sustainable packaging materials in its billion-dollar logistics industry, as it looks to reduce waste in a country where millions of packages are delivered to consumers every day. In a meeting attended by senior post officials, State Post Bureau Director-General Ma Junsheng said the industry should adopt Chinese president Xi Jinping’s mindset of “ecological civilisation” to “revolutionise” production and promote the development of sustainable packaging and lower the carbon footprint of the industry.

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Sustainable packaging has started to receive increased attention, and rightly so. This has encouraged leading brands across all sectors to review their use of plastics and consider alternative, recyclable materials. But even more than fear of penalties, consumer demand is leading the way.

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Google uses VR to show supplier transparency

Google uses VR to show supplier transparency | Sustainable Procurement News | Scoop.it

Google has produced a series of virtual reality (VR) videos which purportedly show what life is like working for two of its suppliers in Africa and China. The 360 degree videos, which were published alongside its 2018 Responsible Supply Chain report, claim to put viewers in the shoes of workers at an electronics factory in China and a gold mine in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

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