Three megatrends are escalating energy demand, while approximately 2.3 billion people either don’t have access to electricity at all or don’t have reliable access to electricity. We are committed to solving this energy paradox.
According to International Energy Agency, by 2050 the energy consumption will increase by 50%, whilst 2,3 billion people with poor or no access to energy must be attended by 2030 to accomplish one of 17 Sustainable Developments Goals settled by United Nations, that aims to universalize the access to affordable and sustainable energy worldwide.
Energy and sustainability initiatives are often managed independently due to departmental divisions. These barriers are often fueled by inconsistent data and a lack of visibility and yield missed opportunities. In leading companies, these departments are becoming tightly integrated, working together in support of the company’s core goals and initiatives. We call this Active Energy Management.
In physics, electricity is power. Electricity can also be power, though, in the sense that it creates opportunity for the pursuit of social capital and positive outcomes. This week on Sea Change Radio, we highlight the efforts of two nonprofits that are working to bring clean, affordable energy to some of the most under-resourced people on the planet. First, we hear from Anya Cherneff of Empower Generation who gives us a snapshot of her organization’s efforts to bring electricity to people in Nepal, and how it connects to fighting human trafficking in Southeast Asia.
According to its last Strategy & Sustainability Highlights , titled “Envisioning a Sustainable Future by solving energy paradox”, @Schneider_Elec tells how the company is delivering access to clean, modern and affordable energy to more than 20 million households around the world, at the same time as its main solution, called EcoStruxure™ is able to drive energy efficiency in markets that combined, consume 70% of the
Companies that follow GRI’s sustainability reporting framework provide higher quality disclosures than those that don’t, according to a recent study by US-based consulting firm, the Governance and Accountability Institute Inc. High quality data leads to better decision making by the company, investors and other stakeholders, which can help drive both the bottom line and sustainable development.
Domtar’s 2017 Sustainability Report details the company’s endeavors to take a longer term view of creating and preserving value for our shareholders, customers, employees and communities. Focused on the areas of Caring for People and Communities, Efficient Manufacturing, and Responsible Sourcing & Logistics, it details the company’s priorities, challenges and progress via engaging stories and stunning visuals.
What does Sustainability mean to Caterpillar? Learn more about our strategy, focus areas and how we’re performing here.
A world in which all people’s basic needs – such as shelter, clean water, sanitation, food and reliable power – are fulfilled in a sustainable way and a company that improves the quality of the environment and the communities where we live and work.
Europe’s third largest home appliances company Arçelik A.Ş. published its Sustainability Report where it reveals "2020 sustainability goals" for the first time.
Leading global home appliances company Arçelik A.Ş. has published its 9th sustainability report disclosing 2020 sustainability goals.
Hakan Bulgurlu, CEO of Arçelik A.Ş. stated: “For the future of our world, we build our business plans on sustainable models. For the first time with this report, we share our goals for 2020, which are aligned with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. We aim to reduce our energy use in production by 45% per product and to obtain the energy we use in our factories in Turkey solely from renewables by 2020.”
Helping Business Accelerate Growth, Enhance Competitiveness and Mitigate Risk
GENEVA, July 20, 2017: Today, the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) published 8 Business Cases for the Circular Economy illustrating how companies can accelerate growth, enhance competitiveness and mitigate risk through circular solutions.
The macro-opportunities associated with implementing the circular economy are clear. Now, companies need to know how circularity will impact their business as well as specific industry or sector opportunities.