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Marina Bay Sands Receives Distinction Award for Innovative Approaches towards Waste Reduction

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Marina Bay Sands has been honored with a Distinction Award at the biennial 3R Awards for Hotels for its innovative methods to minimize waste. In conjunction with the National Environment Agency (NEA) and Singapore Hotel Association (SHA), the award aims to recognize hotels that go the extra mile to practice the 3Rs (reduce, reuse and recycle) on their premises and within their operations.  

Package Station on Four Wheels

When the courier no longer needs to ring the bell: start of the beta test in Stuttgart, to be followed by other large cities  – smart is ready for car boot deliveries.
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A click suffices, and the object of our desire lands in the virtual shopping basket: a pair of new shoes, the new printer, the new wide-angle lens for the camera. Online shopping is very fast nowadays, and in many cases the entire ordering and payment process is completed in a few seconds. But directly after the immediately appearing, onscreen order confirmation, the waiting starts for the customer – waiting for the parcel delivery.

Industrial Robots Are Learning to Save Energy

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In the EU project AREUS, researchers and engineers have developed the components of an energy-efficient automobile production system of the future. Basically, the idea is to have a direct-current network supply robots with “green” electricity, some of which is subsequently recovered and temporarily stored. Digital measurement technology and intelligent networking will ensure that the industrial smart grid operates flexibly and reliably.

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In the EU project AREUS, researchers and engineers have developed the components of an energy-efficient automobile production system of the future. Basically, the idea is to have a direct-current network supply robots with “green” electricity, some of which is subsequently recovered and temporarily stored. Digital measurement technology and intelligent networking will ensure that the industrial smart grid operates flexibly and reliably.

Windsor Assembly Plant Launches Production of Industry’s First-ever Hybrid Minivan

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  • All-new 2017 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid, industry’s first electrified minivan, rolled off the line on Dec. 1, 2016
  • Windsor plant brings 33 years of minivan production expertise to this class-exclusive vehicle
  • Pacifica Hybrid launch expands segment leadership for FCA US
  • Vehicle earns EPA rating of 84 miles-per-gallon-equivalent (MPGe), 33 miles of all-electric range and 566 miles of total range
  • Company invested $744 million USD (over $1 billion CAD*) to upgrade Windsor plant
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  • All-new 2017 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid, industry’s first electrified minivan, rolled off the line on Dec. 1, 2016
  • Windsor plant brings 33 years of minivan production expertise to this class-exclusive vehicle
  • Pacifica Hybrid launch expands segment leadership for FCA US
  • Vehicle earns EPA rating of 84 miles-per-gallon-equivalent (MPGe), 33 miles of all-electric range and 566 miles of total range
  • Company invested $744 million USD (over $1 billion CAD*) to upgrade Windsor plant

The Hands That Grow Your Food

For Small Organic Farmers, CSAs Provide the Nutrients for Survival
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Though most of us eat food at least three times per day, very few consumers understand what it takes to bring food from seed to market.

Walmart’s Women Economic Empowerment Program Receives the 2016 Corporate Citizenship Award from the US Chamber of Commerce

For 17 years, the U.S. Chamber Foundation awards has illustrated how every day businesses serve as a powerful force for good around the world.
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“Walmart’s empowerment of women-owned businesses helps build prosperity while creating a more resilient business.Their investments show the powerful and positive impact a company can have when they invest in women.”

- Marc DeCourcey, U.S. Chamber Foundation Senior Vice President

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“Walmart’s empowerment of women-owned businesses helps build prosperity while creating a more resilient business.Their investments show the powerful and positive impact a company can have when they invest in women.”

- Marc DeCourcey, U.S. Chamber Foundation Senior Vice President

Britain Throws Away 20 Olympic Swimming Pools of Paint a Year – Let’s Recycle It

Despite a positive shift in attitudes about waste and recycling in recent years, there is one household product which is still being wasted in scandalous quantities: paint.
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Written by David Cornish, Global Sustainability Manager Resource Efficiency, Decorative Paints, AkzoNobel

Over 400 million litres of paint are sold in the UK each year, but 13 percent of it will eventually be thrown away. That’s 55 million litres of paint – enough to fill 20 Olympic-sized swimming pools – ending up in the bin every year.

On America Recycles Day, Las Vegas Sands Continues to do its Part to Minimize Waste

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At Las Vegas Sands (LVS), we care deeply about the environment and have worked tirelessly over the years to incorporate sustainable practices into our regional operations. One such practice we are very proud of is waste management – the collection, transportation, and disposal of garbage and other waste products. Regular audits are conducted by the Sands ECO360 sustainability team, as well as outside industry experts to identify potential opportunities at all of our properties around the world to improve and enhance our global waste management processes.

New EIU and Sealed Air Joint Study Highlights Gaps Between Companies’ Resource Management and Long-term Realities of Resource Availability

Companies face natural or physical resource challenges slightly less often —but a majority of companies are facing shortages of at least two of the three types of resources studied
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  • 70% of companies face labor-resource challenges—and that shortages of skilled labor are the most cited resource challenge of any kind across consumer goods, food & beverage, and healthcare and hospitality services companies
  • Companies face natural or physical resource challenges slightly less often —but a majority of companies are facing shortages of at least two of the three types of resources studied
  • 75% of survey respondents said resource challenges had caused a revenue decline in the last fiscal year
  • A third of respondents say that climate change has made their resource challenges more difficult or expensive to manage but only 11% say it has increased the priority of managing those challenges
  • A complementary index ranking industry monitoring of and planning for resource challenges highlights gaps in planning—for example, executives’ current focus on improving overall working conditions to address the skilled labor challenge may not be the most effective long-term approach given the shifting shares of skilled workers in various regions 
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  • 70% of companies face labor-resource challenges—and that shortages of skilled labor are the most cited resource challenge of any kind across consumer goods, food & beverage, and healthcare and hospitality services companies
  • Companies face natural or physical resource challenges slightly less often —but a majority of companies are facing shortages of at least two of the three types of resources studied
  • 75% of survey respondents said resource challenges had caused a revenue decline in the last fiscal year
  • A third of respondents say that climate change has made their resource challenges more difficult or expensive to manage but only 11% say it has increased the priority of managing those challenges
  • A complementary index ranking industry monitoring of and planning for resource challenges highlights gaps in planning—for example, executives’ current focus on improving overall working conditions to address the skilled labor challenge may not be the most effective long-term approach given the shifting shares of skilled workers in various regions 

Carnival Corporation Recognised for Environmental Excellence

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Three of Carnival’s brands, Carnival Cruise Line, Holland America Line and Princess Cruises, which regularly visit the Port of Seattle, were all praised for their environmental stewardship and programs that go above and beyond regulations and industry standards.

To read more about the awards on Ship Efficiency Review, click here. 

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