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Cities from New York to London end growth in climate-changing emissions

Cities from New York to London end growth in climate-changing emissions | Sustainable Procurement News | Scoop.it

More than two dozen of the world's largest cities are no longer increasing their planet-warming greenhouse gas emissions, they announced at a global climate summit in San Francisco. The 27 cities, from New York to London, said they had reached the milestone even as their populations and economies grew. They did so by cutting their usage of fossil-fuel-generated energy, growing their public transportation systems and reducing waste, according to C40 Cities, a network of large cities acting as leaders in combatting climate change

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“Significant items of GHG emissions caused by the company’s activity, particularly through the use of goods and services it produces” need to be addressed.

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IKEA ‘LEEDs’ the way on sustainability

IKEA ‘LEEDs’ the way on sustainability | Sustainable Procurement News | Scoop.it

IKEA is making a big statement about its commitment to sustainability with its new distribution center in Illinois. The Netherland-based retailer announced that its Midwest distribution center, which is under construction about 30 miles outside of Chicago, Ill., has been awarded the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Gold Certification from the United States Green Building Council, a first for IKEA properties in the U.S.  Having our distribution center in Joliet certified LEED Gold is a prime example of how IKEA believes it can do good business while minimizing impacts on the environment. It is consistent with our goal of being energy independent by 2020.”

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Big achievement by IKEA in relation to its sustainability. Leaders across the globe have made LEED the most widely used green building rating system in the world with 1.85 million square feet of construction space certifying every day. LEED is the triple bottom line in action, benefiting people, planet and profit.

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Kingfisher opens first net zero energy store

Kingfisher opens first net zero energy store | Sustainable Procurement News | Scoop.it
According to Kingfisher, the Screwfix store that recently opened in Peterborough is the first in the company's portfolio with net zero energy consumption. The store is powered by a combination of solar modules, solar battery storage and air heat pump.
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Kingfisher is reaching its sustainability targets, for instance, generating a third of group sales with products that make customers' homes more sustainable, as well as a reduction in absolute CO2 consumption of 16 per cent since November 2010.

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Kellogg requires its supply chain to cut their carbon emissions

Kellogg requires its supply chain to cut their carbon emissions | Sustainable Procurement News | Scoop.it

Kellogg has pledged to reduce its carbon footprint, move to sustainable sourcing, and push its supply chain to reduce carbon emissions.


Via Cambium LLP
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Is the tide turning in the US?

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MANAGED GREEN's curator insight, August 17, 2014 12:56 PM

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Starbucks commits to 10,000 ‘Greener Stores’ by 2025

Starbucks commits to 10,000 ‘Greener Stores’ by 2025 | Sustainable Procurement News | Scoop.it

Starbucks has announced an initiative to design, build and operate 10,000 ‘Greener Stores’ globally by 2025, with wider aims to help the wider retail industry operate more sustainably. The ‘Starbucks Greener Stores’ framework is being set up to outline comprehensive performance criteria so that the design, building and operation of Starbucks’ locations will set new standards for ‘green retail’ – this will then be open sourced so that the wider retail community can benefit from the framework and work toward the standards. Developed with the help of experts such as the World Wildlife Fund (WWF), some key elements of the framework are set to include energy efficiency and water stewardship; renewable energy; healthy environment; responsible materials; waste diversion; and engagement (promoting a culture of sustainability).

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Great job Starbucks! Multinational organizations play a crucial role in the success of sustainability. These supply chains employ more than one in five workers and touch more than 80 percent of global trade, making collaboration across suppliers and industries critical to long-term success.

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Meijer lights the way on sustainability

Meijer lights the way on sustainability | Sustainable Procurement News | Scoop.it

Meijer has increased its commitment to sustainability with a major initiative that will dramatically curtail energy usage at its more than 230 superstores. Meijer plans to transition the interior lighting of its retail locations to all LED by 2021. This transition will affect all Meijer stores across the retailer’s six-state footprint. Meijer expects the change will reduce its lighting electrical use by as much a 50 percent annually.

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Meijer has taken a major step with regard to its commitment to sustainability. The LED transition is the latest initiative in the retailer’s long-standing commitment to sound environmental practices.

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Mars Calls on Global Leaders to Take Bold Action on Climate Change, Accelerates Its Own Renewable Energy Efforts

Mars Calls on Global Leaders to Take Bold Action on Climate Change, Accelerates Its Own Renewable Energy Efforts | Sustainable Procurement News | Scoop.it

Mars, Incorporated is urging the business community and global leaders at COP22 to take bold action to implement the targets agreed last year in Paris for tackling climate change. Mars combined this call to action with an announcement of plans for a wind farm in Mexico—its third major wind energy commitment in as many years.
Mars has an ambition to eliminate all fossil fuel use from its operations by 2040. Today the company is urging business and global leaders to do the same by setting ambitious goals that go beyond the national targets agreed at COP21.

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Great to see multi-nationals such as Mars calling on Global Leaders to take actions on climate change. How engaged are you towards the issue?

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- Campbell soups up green manufacturing with solar project

- Campbell soups up green manufacturing with solar project | Sustainable Procurement News | Scoop.it
Campbell Soup Company reported that it intends to improve its manufacturing carbon footprint after sealing a deal with a solar energy specialist to construct a PV solar array at one of its facilities in California.
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