Category Archives: Environment

Environment Press Releases & News distributed via EuropaWire

Eni to present its decarbonisation strategy at the Expo 2020 in Dubai

Eni becomes the official “Platinum Sponsor” of the Italian Pavilion at Expo 2020 Dubai (PRESS RELEASE) SAN DONATO MILANESE, 19-Apr-2021 — /EuropaWire/ — Italian multinational oil and gas company Eni announces that it has signed partnership with the Italian Commissioner’s … Read the full press release

CMHI’s offshore rig SHEN LAN TAN SUO receives world’s first Smart notation compliance certificate from DNV

(PRESS RELEASE) BÆRUM, 15-Apr-2021 — /EuropaWire/ — DNV announces that it has awarded SHEN LAN TAN SUO, a semi-submersible drilling platform from China Merchant Heavy Industry (CMHI), its Smart notation compliance certificate, becoming the world’s first offshore unit to receive … Read the full press release

Veolia and SUEZ announce key terms and conditions of merger between the two groups

(PRESS RELEASE) PARIS, 12-Apr-2021 — /EuropaWire/ — Veolia and SUEZ respective boards of directors announce that they have reached an agreement on the merger between the two groups. The two groups have agreed on a price of €20.50 per SUEZ … Read the full press release

M&S launches new programme to support Select Farmers to become more resilient to environmental challenges

M&S launches industry-leading bee programme – introducing over 30 million bees to its Select Farms – to boost pollination, improve product quality and produce delicious British honey for its customers M&S raises the bar even further to offer more RSPCA Assured … Read the full press release

Europe’s 7 Most Endangered heritage sites 2021: Europa Nostra and EIB Institute put spotlight on European heritage in peril

(PRESS RELEASE) THE HAGUE, 8-Apr-2021 — /EuropaWire/ — Europa Nostra – the European voice of civil society committed to cultural and natural heritage – together with its partner, the European Investment Bank Institute, announce the List of 7 Most Endangered … Read the full press release

Gasum trials deliveries of liquefied biogas for the Finnish Border Guard

(PRESS RELEASE) ESPOO, 7-Apr-2021 — /EuropaWire/ — Gasum announces that it has started biogas deliveries for the Finnish Border Guard. One delivery was made from Risavika in Norway and another from the Turku biogas plant, in Finland. These test deliveries … Read the full press release

BAE Systems to continue its vital role in supporting the Royal Navy at Portsmouth Naval Base

(PRESS RELEASE) FARNBOROUGH, 2-Apr-2021 — /EuropaWire/ — BAE Systems announces that it has secured two contracts worth up to £1.3 billion for the extension of its key role in supporting the Royal Navy at Portsmouth Naval Base. The contracts, which … Read the full press release

Henkel and Plastic Bank expand recycling ecosystems with the opening of three collection centers in Egypt

(PRESS RELEASE) DÜSSELDORF, Germany, CAIRO, Egypt, 31-Mar-2021 — /EuropaWire/ — Henkel together with its partner Plastic Bank announce the opening of their first three plastic waste collection centers in Cairo. The project is part of Henkel’s successful and long-term partnership … Read the full press release

BBVA signs landmark transaction of €1.35 billion sustainable linked guarantee facility with Enel

(PRESS RELEASE) BILBAO, 30-Mar-2021 — /EuropaWire/ — Spanish multinational financial services company BBVA announces the signing of a €1.35 billion sustainable linked guarantee facility with the Italian multinational manufacturer and distributor of electricity and gas, Enel. The transaction is in … Read the full press release

Terna’s rating upgraded to “EE-” from “E+” by Standard Ethics

(PRESS RELEASE) ROME, 29-Mar-2021 — /EuropaWire/ — Italy’s national electricity transmission grid operator Terna announces that Standard Ethics has upgraded its corporate rating to “EE-” from the previous “E+”, with a long-term “positive” outlook. Standard Ethics views that Terna is … Read the full press release

Vattenfall joins the Science Based Targets Network’s Corporate Engagement Program initiative

(PRESS RELEASE) STOCKHOLM, 26-Mar-2021 — /EuropaWire/ — Vattenfall aims to actively participate in the development of new methods and guidance to protect and restore nature based on science by joining the initiative Science Based Targets Network Corporate Engagement Program. Since … Read the full press release

Siemens Gamesa to install four wind farms in Italy for Alerion Clean Power

Contracts cover three wind farms in the Puglia region with a total capacity of 62 MW and one in Campania for 35 MW The four wind farms will supply enough clean energy to power 80,000 households and prevent the annual … Read the full press release

Ferrero goes beyond its cocoa sustainability efforts; strengthens human rights and environmental due diligence across its global cocoa supply chains

• Achieves 2020 target of 100% sustainable cocoa sourced through independently managed standards • Makes strong progress on reaching 100% traceability across its cocoa supply chain • Renews strategic partnership with Save the Children through a €8 million project to … Read the full press release

SSAB, LKAB and Vattenfall lead the transformation of iron and steel industry with the establishment of HYBRIT pilot plant for fossil-free sponge iron

(PRESS RELEASE) STOCKHOLM, 24-Mar-2021 — /EuropaWire/ — SSAB, LKAB and Vattenfall announce that they are now advancing on their plan to make fossil-free steel for the global market. The partners establish the world’s first production plant for fossil-free sponge iron … Read the full press release

DSM aims to close loop on world’s strongest fiber Dyneema® through cross-industry coalition

(PRESS RELEASE) GELEEN, the Netherlands, 23-Mar-2021 — /EuropaWire/ — Royal DSM, a global science-based company in Nutrition, Health and Sustainable Living, announces partnership with leading industries to launch a new coalition, known as CirculariTeam®. The coalition aims to drive the … Read the full press release

Standard Chartered launches new Sustainable Trade Finance Proposition to help clients achieve more sustainable and resilient supply chains

(PRESS RELEASE) SINGAPORE, 23-Mar-2021 — /EuropaWire/ — Standard Chartered announces the launch of its new sustainable trade finance solutions across Asia, Africa and the Middle East, Europe and the Americas. Standard Chartered’s Sustainable Trade Finance Proposition aims to help clients … Read the full press release

Ramboll strengthens its global water team with the appointment of three skilled colleagues

(PRESS RELEASE) COPENHAGEN, 22-Mar-2021 — /EuropaWire/ — Ramboll marks the United Nations World Water Day by announcing the appointment of three highly experienced water professionals to its global water team: Michael van de Watering in Singapore, Dorthe Pinholt Hansen in … Read the full press release

Kuehne+Nagel the official logistics partner of SailGP

(PRESS RELEASE) SCHINDELLEGI, 22-Mar-2021 — /EuropaWire/ — Kuehne+Nagel announces partnership with SailGP for the sponsorship of the global championship for the world’s fastest sail racing in class. Kuehne+Nagel, as the official logistics partner for the next three seasons, and SailGP … Read the full press release

Telefónica commits to contribute to the success of the EU’s green and digital transformation

An initiative of the European Commission and leading European ICT companies to drive green digital solutions to create an innovative, sustainable and resilient economy. Its commitment to have zero net emissions by 2025 in its main markets has enabled the … Read the full press release

BASF and VAUDE develop sustainable outdoor pants made from recycled tires

Joint News Release BASF and VAUDE take a step towards an effective circular economy together Polyamides based on chemically recycled tires form the basis for robust outdoor pants Available in stores from March 2022 (PRESS RELEASE) LUDWIGSHAFEN, 19-Mar-2021 — /EuropaWire/ … Read the full press release

Vattenfall announces Air Liquide as its first client for Hollandse Kust Zuid wind farm

(PRESS RELEASE) STOCKHOLM, 18-Mar-2021 — /EuropaWire/ — Vattenfall announces that it has signed a 15-year contract with Air Liquide, a world leader in gases, technologies and services for the industry and health sectors, for the purchase of 100GWh of fossil-free … Read the full press release

LafargeHolcim aligns Sustainability and Innovation under Magali Anderson’s leadership

LafargeHolcim combines sustainability and innovation leadership for more impact Commitment to publish first Climate Transition report in 2022 Recent Innovation partnerships for sustainable building include XTreeE and CPC (PRESS RELEASE) ST. GALLEN, 18-Mar-2021 — /EuropaWire/ — LafargeHolcim announces that it … Read the full press release

SGS highlights its commitment to sustainability through new Sustainability Solutions framework

(PRESS RELEASE) GENEVA, 18-Mar-2021 — /EuropaWire/ — At SGS, sustainability is both integral to our strategy and has become critical to all our stakeholders. We are committed to adding Value to Society through our own operations to enable a better, … Read the full press release

Terna awards tender to 22 specialised firms for turnkey design and execution of electrical substations across Italy

Sustainability, environmental certification and employee safety amongst the winning requirements of the tender New substations to connect wind farms and photovoltaic plants will benefit electricity grid efficiency: the works will involve 22 specialised firms, all Italian, for the next 5 … Read the full press release

Hydro trials introduction of post-consumer scrap in the production process of its primary aluminium

(PRESS RELEASE) OSLO, 17-Mar-2021 — /EuropaWire/ — Hydro announces that it is exploring ways to recycle aluminium directly within the primary aluminium production at its Norwegian smelters, with the aim to further reduce its industry-leading climate footprint from primary aluminium … Read the full press release

GreenMantra Technologies Announces Exclusive Distribution Relationship with HARKE GROUP

GreenMantra Technologies Announces Exclusive Distribution Relationship with HARKE GROUP

(PRESS RELEASE) TORONTO, 16-Mar-2021 — /EuropaWire/ — GreenMantra Technologies is pleased to announce our partnership with HARKE GROUP to distribute our products in Europe. GreenMantra is an innovation leader that utilizes its advanced recycling technology to create unique specialty polymers … Read the full press release

Total commits to development of natural carbon sinks in Africa through partnership with Forêt Ressources Management and Republic of the Congo

(PRESS RELEASE) PARIS, 16-Mar-2021 — /EuropaWire/ — Total announces partnership with Forêt Ressources Management and Republic of the Congo for a new project which involves planting a 40,000-hectare forest on the Batéké Plateaux. The new forest will create a carbon … Read the full press release

Deutsche Bank and Continuum’s world’s first Green Hedge Framework provides additional transparency for investors

(PRESS RELEASE) FRANKFURT AM MAIN, 16-Mar-2021 — /EuropaWire/ — Deutsche Bank (XETRA: DBKGn.DB / NYSE: DB) announces that its has executed the world’s first green hedging transaction with Continuum Energy Levanter Pte Ltd, a subsidiary of Continuum Green Energy (Continuum). … Read the full press release

Centrica launches new Fleet Charging Management System that breaks down barriers in accessing public charging networks

(PRESS RELEASE) WINDSOR, 11-Mar-2021 — /EuropaWire/ — British multinational energy and services company Centrica announces the launch of its new Fleet Charging Management System that answers the question of what happens when drivers need to charge their commercial vehicles while … Read the full press release

Siemens Gamesa expands its footprint in New Zealand with 176 MW order for Harapaki wind farm

Long-term service agreement up to 30 years signed to optimize wind farm performance The contract adds to the 267 MW Siemens Gamesa has already installed for customer Meridian Energy (PRESS RELEASE) ZAMUDIO, 10-Mar-2021 — /EuropaWire/ — Siemens Gamesa announces that … Read the full press release