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Barry Callebaut’s Forever Chocolate Progress Report 2020/21: carbon intensity reduction per tonne of product by 17% since 2016

(PRESS RELEASE) ZÜRICH, 3-Dec-2021 — /EuropaWire/ — Barry Callebaut Group (SWX: BARN), Switzerland-based cocoa processor and chocolate manufacturer, has announced the release of its Forever Chocolate Progress Report for 2020/21 measuring the company’s efforts towards making sustainable chocolate the norm … Read the full press release

Zurich Insurance Group joins The Valuable 500, a global movement of CEOs and their companies working together for disability inclusion

(PRESS RELEASE) ZÜRICH, 3-Dec-2021 — /EuropaWire/ — Zurich Insurance Group (SWX: ZURN), Swiss’s largest insurer, has announced that it will join The Valuable 500, a global movement made up of 500 CEOs and their companies, innovating and working together for … Read the full press release

Allianz Life announces a $35-billion fixed index annuity portfolio reinsurance agreement, one of the largest transactions of this type

Allianz Life reinsures $35 billion of liabilities of fixed index annuity book in one of the largest transactions of its kind Agreement underscores shared values of flexibility, ability to scale, risk management, and commitment to policyholders Transaction expected to improve … Read the full press release

Armand Ajdari joins Arkema’s management committee as CTO

(PRESS RELEASE) COLOMBES, 2-Dec-2021 — /EuropaWire/ — Arkema (EPA: AKE), a French specialty chemicals and advanced materials company, announces the appointment of the Group’s new CTO (Chief Technology Officer): Armand Ajdari, in effect as of 1 January 2022. Armand will … Read the full press release

Swissport expands its network across Latin America

(PRESS RELEASE) ZÜRICH, 1-Dec-2021 — /EuropaWire/ — Swissport, a Swiss aviation services company offering airport ground and cargo handling services, has announced that it will add six additional airports in Chile to its global network. The expansion of the network … Read the full press release

Mika Wiljanen will be the new CEO of Nordic energy company Gasum

(PRESS RELEASE) ESPOO, 1-Dec-2021 — /EuropaWire/ — Gasum, a Finnish government-owned energy company, has announced the appointment of Mika Wiljanen as its new CEO in effect from March 1, 2022. Mika Wiljanen has served as CEO of St1 Oy since … Read the full press release

58 Swedish Savings Banks renew their cooperation agreement with Swedbank banking group

(PRESS RELEASE) STOCKHOLM, 29-Nov-2021 — /EuropaWire/ — Swedbank (STO: SWED-A), a Nordic-Baltic banking group, has announced the extension of its cooperation agreement with Savings Banks. The 58 collaborating Savings Banks, operating some 190 branches and serving roughly 2 million retail … Read the full press release

Canada’s second largest wastewater treatment plant will use decanters from Alfa Laval

(PRESS RELEASE) LUND, 26-Nov-2021 — /EuropaWire/ — Alfa Laval, a world leader in heat transfer, centrifugal separation and fluid handling, has announced it will supply decanters to a wastewater treatment plant in a major city in Canada to be used … Read the full press release

SGS buys majority stake in a Canadian company active in the amine treating and sulfur recovery industries

(PRESS RELEASE) GENEVA, 26-Nov-2021 — /EuropaWire/ — SGS, the world’s leading testing, inspection and certification company, has announced the acquisition of a majority stake in Sulphur Experts Inc. to add up to its Sustainability Solutions. Headquartered in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, … Read the full press release

Volkswagen Group, Attestor Limited and Pon Holdings B.V. published an update on the Europcar acquisition

(PRESS RELEASE) WOLFSBURG/ LONDON/ AMSTERDAM, 25-Nov-2021 — /EuropaWire/ — Bidder consortium that includes Volkswagen Group, Attestor Limited and Pon Holdings B.V. has published further information on the takeover offer for Europcar (Europcar Mobility Group), a French car rental company. Following … Read the full press release

Leaders from the arts and science sectors in CERN’s newly appointed Cultural Advisory Board

(PRESS RELEASE) GENEVA, 25-Nov-2021 — /EuropaWire/ — CERN, the European Organization for Nuclear Research and one of the world’s largest and most respected centres for scientific research, has announced that its newly appointed Cultural Advisory Board will hold its first … Read the full press release

DNV and Applied Risk to establish the world’s largest industrial cyber security practice

The two companies aim to build the world’s largest industrial cyber security practice to safeguard critical infrastructure in energy, maritime, manufacturing, chemicals, healthcare and other sectors. (PRESS RELEASE) OSLO, 24-Nov-2021 — /EuropaWire/ — DNV, the independent energy expert and assurance … Read the full press release

Allianz Real Estate to acquire manage-to-core office complex in Milan’s Central Business District

(PRESS RELEASE) MUNICH/ PARIS/ MILAN, 24-Nov-2021 — /EuropaWire/ — Allianz Group, one of the leading integrated financial services providers worldwide, announces that Allianz Real Estate has completed the off-market acquisition of a manage-to-core office complex situated in the heart of … Read the full press release

ING share buyback update: 7,497,567 shares repurchased, 15 – 19 November 2021

(PRESS RELEASE) AMSTERDAM, 23-Nov-2021 — /EuropaWire/ — ING (AMS: INGA), a global financial institution of Dutch origin, has announced it repurchased 7,497,567 shares during the week of 15 November 2021 up to and including 19 November 2021 as part of … Read the full press release

Orange Belgium to acquire majority stake in VOO SA, Walloon region’s cable network operator

(PRESS RELEASE) BRUSSELS, 23-Nov-2021 — /EuropaWire/ — Orange S.A. (EPA: ORA), a French multinational telecommunications group, has announced that its subsidiary Orange Belgium has won a competitive selection process for the right to enter into exclusive negotiations with Nethys, an … Read the full press release

Olivier Vigneron to succeed Stuart Lewis as Deutsche Bank’s Group Chief Risk Officer effective June 1, 2022

(PRESS RELEASE) FRANKFURT, 22-Nov-2021 — /EuropaWire/ — Deutsche Bank (ETR: DBK), Germany’s leading multinational investment bank and financial services company, has announced the appointment of Olivier Vigneron as the bank’s Group Chief Risk Officer in effect as of June 1, … Read the full press release

Shell subsidiary in Australia acquires online energy retailer serving more than 185,000 customers

(PRESS RELEASE) THE HAGUE, 22-Nov-2021 — /EuropaWire/ — Royal Dutch Shell plc (AMS: RDSA), a Dutch-British multinational oil and gas company, has announced that its subsidiary in Australia Shell Energy Operations Pty Ltd will acquire Powershop Australia, an online energy … Read the full press release

Saloodo! awarded four ISO certificates by Dekra

Freshly awarded four ISO certificates, Saloodo! will thus continue on its expansion course in the future. Dekra awards the start-up after intensive audit Saloodo! meets ISO standard in sustainability, safety and quality management Saloodo! active in more than 50 countries … Read the full press release

TotalEnergies and the Government of Suriname sign carbon credit exchange agreement

(PRESS RELEASE) PARIS, 19-Nov-2021 — /EuropaWire/ — TotalEnergies (EPA: TTE), one of the seven “supermajor” oil companies, announces the signing of agreement with the Government of Suriname, to support its national strategy to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by preserving forests … Read the full press release

EQT further invests in the healthcare sector with the acquisition of Integrated Clinical Oncology Network

EQT Infrastructure has agreed to acquire Icon Group from a consortium including Goldman Sachs Asset Management, QIC and Pagoda. Goldman Sachs Asset Management will remain a minority shareholder as part of the transaction Icon Group is Australia’s largest vertically integrated cancer … Read the full press release

Holcim aims at becoming global leader in innovative and sustainable building solutions with the launch of its Accelerating Green Growth 2025 strategy

Becoming global leader in innovative and sustainable building solutions Expanding Solutions & Products to 30% of Group net sales Leading the circular economy by recycling 10 million tons of construction & demolition waste in its products Delivering continuous profitable growth … Read the full press release

Tobias Schmidt succeeds Thomas George as CEO DHL Global Forwarding Europe

Former CEO Thomas George will focus on global role as CCO DHL Global Forwarding Tobias Schmidt continues to lead the German and Swiss organization in a dual function (PRESS RELEASE) BONN, 18-Nov-2021 — /EuropaWire/ — DHL Global Forwarding, a division … Read the full press release

Heathrow extends partnership with Capgemini to deliver enhanced traveller and employee experiences

New scope builds on existing 12-year relationship to support the recovery of air travel in the near future (PRESS RELEASE) PARIS, 17-Nov-2021 — /EuropaWire/ — Capgemini (EPA: CAP), a French multinational leader in consulting, technology services and digital transformation, has … Read the full press release

DJSI World Index: Ricoh achieved highest score for sustainability in the Computers & Peripherals and Office Electronics industry

(PRESS RELEASE) TOKYO, 17-Nov-2021 — /EuropaWire/ — Ricoh (TYO: 7752), Japanese multinational imaging and electronics company, has announced its inclusion in the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index (DJSI World) for the second consecutive year. DJSI, compiled by the U.S. firm … Read the full press release

Danone divests its water and beverage business in Denmark

(PRESS RELEASE) PARIS, 16-Nov-2021 — /EuropaWire/ — Danone (EPA: BN), a world leading food company and a component of the CAC 40 stock market index, has announced the divestment of its water and beverage business in Denmark, Aqua d’Or. The … Read the full press release

Austrian bricks and clay roof tiles producer Wienerberger wins Austrian Sustainability Reporting Award for the fifth time for its sustainability reporting

Wienerberger Sustainability Program 2023 contains ambitious goals focusing on decarbonization, circular economy and biodiversity Award in the category “Large companies and organizations”  Fifth ASRA Award in a row confirms rigorous sustainability strategy (PRESS RELEASE) VIENNA, 16-Nov-2021 — /EuropaWire/ — Wienerberger … Read the full press release

The first Electronic Flight Assistant Mission+ described as like moving from an old mobile phone and paper diary to the latest generation smartphone

(PRESS RELEASE) DUBAI, 16-Nov-2021 — /EuropaWire/ — Airbus (EPA: AIR), a European multinational aerospace company pioneering sustainable aerospace for a safe and united world, has announced that its Flight Operations subsidiary NAVBLUE has unveiled the first Electronic Flight Assistant (EFA) … Read the full press release

Allianz Group the leading insurance company in the Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI)

(PRESS RELEASE) MUNICH, 15-Nov-2021 — /EuropaWire/ — Allianz Group, one of the leading integrated financial services providers worldwide, has announced that it leads the insurance sector in the Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI). The insurer has been ranked on the … Read the full press release

Siemens Mobility and RazorSecure partner over rail cybersecurity monitoring solutions

Siemens Mobility extends its Railigent partner ecosystem Enhanced cybersecurity for guaranteed availability (PRESS RELEASE) MUNICH, 12-Nov-2021 — /EuropaWire/ — Siemens Mobility, redefining mobility with intelligent infrastructure, sustainability, passenger experience and availability and a separately managed company of Siemens AG, and … Read the full press release

Swedbank Robur: fee reduction on 10 funds will positively impact over half a million of our savers

(PRESS RELEASE) STOCKHOLM, 12-Nov-2021 — /EuropaWire/ — Swedbank Robur, an equity-based mutual fund and one of Scandinavia’s largest asset managers, has announced fee reduction on 10 of its funds that will have a positive impact on over half a million … Read the full press release