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Data Centers: Planning for the Edge

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Massive projected surges in data transmission are expected to challenge current network capabilities in the U.S., making where analytics and compute take place increasingly important. With network data expected to grow from 1 trillion gigabytes (1 zettabyte) in 2016 to 180 zettabytes in 2025, what are the implications for data centers and their future infrastructure requirements?

Implementing Carbon Pricing at AkzoNobel

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At the Paris Climate Conference in 2015 (COP 21), most countries agreed to reach net zero greenhouse emissions by the second half of this century. It is an ambitious, but achievable target. It also represents an opportunity for businesses to prepare for a low carbon future with simple determination, and by leveraging their innovation and expertise. Here at AkzoNobel, we have been at the forefront of sustainability and emission reduction for years and have been able to reduce our carbon emissions by 19% since 2012.

Ecolab Helped Businesses Conserve 161 Billion Gallons of Water in 2016

2016 Corporate Sustainability Report highlights commitment to transforming business
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ST. PAUL, Minn., June 21, 2017 /3BL Media/ – In 2016, Ecolab Inc., the global leader in water, hygiene and energy technologies and services, helped customers save 161 billion gallons of water at more than one million locations around the world.  These savings, equivalent to the annual drinking water needs of more than 558 million people, are highlighted in the company’s 2016 Corporate Sustainability Report, issued today. The report profiles Ecolab's commitment to helping customers preserve fresh water and reduce energy use and waste, as well as improving the company’s own operations.

Boeing Fabrication Site Leader Eyes Net-Zero Energy Consumption

A conversation with Boeing's Adi Singh
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**This is the eighth article in a series focusing on The Boeing Company's environmental performance and progress in 2016. Visit www.boeing.com/environment for more information.**

Adi Singh leads Boeing’s Frederickson, Washington, site, one of the company’s 12 major facilities that fabricate parts and structural components for Boeing commercial and military aircraft.

Welcome to Essity!

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Essity, formerly SCA, is a leading global hygiene and health company that develops, produces and sells Personal Care, Consumer Tissue and Professional Hygiene products and solutions. Sales are conducted in approximately 150 countries under many strong brands, including the leading global brands TENA and Tork, and other brands, such as Leukoplast, Libero, Libresse, Lotus, Nosotras, Saba, Tempo, Vinda and Zewa.

Go to Essity.com to learn more 

Caterpillar 2016 Sustainability Report | Letter from Caterpillar CEO Jim Umpleby

Caterpillar CEO Jim Umpleby highlights examples of how we’re building better through natural infrastructure, circular economy practices and energy access, as well as our sustainability practices within the company.
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Caterpillar CEO Jim Umpleby highlights examples of how we’re building better through natural infrastructure, circular economy practices and energy access, as well as our sustainability practices within the company. 

For more than 90 years, caterpillar has been building better: better lives, better communities and, ultimately, a better world. Our customers use our equipment to develop infrastructure, energy and natural resource assets that improve living standards and make sustainable progress possible around the world.

Climate Change Having a Domino Effect on Food & Beverage Industry

Unpredictable weather and impacts to natural resources are proving to be disruptive for global food supply chains
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Last year, Sue Walker moved her Queensland, Australia cattle herd 1,200 miles south in search of greener grass.

Australia has seen less rainfall and warmer temperatures each year since 1994, a combination that has led to severe droughts, which continue to affect regions of the country to this day. And Queensland has now become too hot and dry to maintain herds, forcing ranchers like Sue Walker and processing companies to move their operations to survive. 

Preventing Returned Goods Was Worth $12m Annually to This Retailer

Getting products in one piece to customers could be a financial windfall
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After days of tracking your shipment, it’s finally arrived. Excited to show off your new television, you quickly unbox your online purchase and begin the setup process. But then you see it, a screen filled with snow and static. Unfortunately, shipping damage is a big problem.

And for the e-commerce retailers selling fragile items like TVs, it means significant losses to company bottom lines and reputations, either needing to reship a new TV to their customer, or worse, lose the sale.

Daimler Stakeholder Dialogs

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As originally featured on Daimler.com 

The dialog with stakeholders is very important for Daimler. We seek to conduct a dialog with all stakeholder groups in order to share views and experiences — and also to discuss controversial topics in a constructive manner.

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