Public water utilities in the U.S. face a crisis that could mean the end of clean, cheap water. As climate variability and extreme weather events affect the quantity and quality of fresh water, the industry is being challenged to deliver services and protect vulnerable infrastructure without driving up prices. New technologies and practices could save costs, preserve infrastructure, and conserve water over the long term.
2016 Corporate Sustainability Report highlights commitment to transforming business
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.
Abbott’s 2020 Environmental Goals are ambitious – and they’re helping the planet while reducing costs around the globe
At Abbott, sustainability isn’t a destination, but an ongoing journey. Abbott’s ambitious 2020 Environmental Goals drive its efforts around the globe. These goals – highlighted in the newly released 2016 Global Sustainability Report – help Abbott protect the planet while boosting efficiency and reducing costs.
Water is absolutely vital to the beverage industry
Water is absolutely vital to the beverage industry. Beverage companies not only rely on water as an essential ingredient, but also as a primary resource for growing agricultural ingredients. As a result, protecting this critical resource is a business imperative—not to mention the right thing to do.
RYE BROOK, N.Y., June 14, 2017 /3BL Media/ –Solving the planet’s water challenges has never been more urgent. A growing population, overtaxed water infrastructure and increasing weather events all highlight the need for sustainable solutions. And solving water – one of the U.N. Sustainable Development Goals – is foundational to economic growth, a more equitable distribution of resources and global health.
Unpredictable weather and impacts to natural resources are proving to be disruptive for global food supply chains
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.
COPENHAGEN, Denmark, June 13, 2017 /3BL Media/ - The Carlsberg Group has committed to eliminating carbon emissions and halving water usage at its breweries by 2030 as part of its new sustainability programme – Together Towards ZERO. An intermediate step includes the exclusive use of renewable electricity at its breweries by 2022.