Healthcare company Baxter reports that it exceeded the percentage of its commitment to renewable energy in 2012. A goal had been set to reach 20 percent by 2015; last year, the company recorded a rate of 22 percent of renewable energy use for operations. This was partially thanks to several on-site renewable energy projects, including a photovoltaic solar system at its Toongabbie facility in Australia, and installation of a comprehensive geothermal cooling system at its Orth, Austria, facility.
With a Book and Consumer Empowerment App, Darrell Park Tackles Some of Societies Smallest Large Issues
Pasadena, CA, July 17, 2013 /3BL Media/ – Tackling some of societies largest issues has proven a day-to-day mission for entrepreneur and Stanford Business School graduate, Darrell Park. As Founder/CEO of Better Than We Found It, Inc, he has aligned himself and his company with the thought leaders of today and is attending the World Economic Forum Discussion in New York City that is focusing on “A New Model of Capitalism: The Significance of B Corp Legislation in Delaware”.
This year, the help is extended to Myanmar through a $7-million commitment to support significant training and capacity-building efforts throughout the country. Specifically, the commitment will focus on strengthening the healthcare system, improving the energy architecture and promoting the development of Myanmar's human capacity.
It took just three days after the Canadian oil train explosion for Keystone XL pipeline supporters to shift the news from rail safety to use this tragedy to further their goal. Apparently, the practice of using disasters as promotion is still strong. PR writes itself: “Save lives, build the pipeline!”
SOMO, CCFD-Terre Solidare, Christian Aid, EURAC, Global Witness, IKV Pax Christi, JESC and Justice et Paix have come together to create a 'core-group' of NGO's pushing the European Union to develop strong conflict minerals legislation measures. This legislation would have a broad geographical scope and be in line with internationals due diligence standards. Thought leaders like these are gathering for the first ever Global Conflict Minerals Symposium taking place in Los Angeles, CA on August 21 and 22 of this year.
The financial crisis and the retreat of the banks means the shipping industry must look to a new set of investors that are demanding greater transparency and environmental performance before they will invest, according to the global head of transport at Dutch bank ABN-Amro.
A recent survey by PWC found that nearly two-thirds of companies have not yet started due diligence requirements outlined in Section 1502 of the Dodd-Frank Act. Of the 900 executives surveyed, one third said they are still trying to determine if the ruling applies to them. With the first reporting deadline fast approaching, businesses are running out of time to complete the complicated steps of product filtering, RCOI, due diligence, data assessment and assurance, and reporting.
There are two things that jump out at you while reading through AT&T’s 2012 Sustainability Report: the company has ambitious goals to reduce energy and water use, and the company collaborates with various groups, including nonprofits, to meet those goals. The collaborations are paying off as AT&T is close to meeting its 2014 goal to reduce energy intensity 60 percent from a 2008 baseline. Last year, the company achieved a 57 percent reduction.