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Brazilian Red Cross received two buses transformed into mobile vaccination units from Mercedes-Benz do Brasil as a donation

(PRESS RELEASE) STUTTGART, 18-Jun-2021 — /EuropaWire/ — Mercedes-Benz do Brasil, part of Daimler AG, has announced it transformed two buses into mobile vaccination units. The two vehicles, an OF 1519 urban bus and an 0 500 R touring coach, have … Read the full press release

Indonesian SKK Migas to use Eni’s HPC4 and HPC5 supercomputers to process seismic data

(PRESS RELEASE) MILAN, 18-Jun-2021 — /EuropaWire/ — Eni SpA (BIT: ENI), an Italian multinational oil and gas company, has announced that its subsidiary Eni Indonesia signed a Memorandum of Understanding with SKK Migas (Special Task Force for Upstream Oil and … Read the full press release

Aviva’s property and facilities director Stuart Wright awarded the Living Wage Lifetime Achievement Award

Stuart guided Aviva to its accreditation in 2012, and then oversaw the insurer becoming a Principal Partner organisation and joining the Foundation’s Advisory Council in 2014 In 2016, Stuart demonstrated his commitment to the movement by becoming the second Chair … Read the full press release

Instant Network Schools (INS) programme to launch in Mozambique ahead of World Refugee Day

Instant Network Schools launches in Mozambique to provide nearly 9,000 asylum seekers, refugees and local students with access to quality, connected education. One school will serve the Maratane Refugee Settlement, a camp hosting a third of the country’s refugees, and … Read the full press release

DNV and Keppel Offshore & Marine to promote the introduction of hydrogen as an energy source in Singapore

(PRESS RELEASE) BÆRUM, 17-Jun-2021 — /EuropaWire/ — DNV, the independent expert in assurance and risk management, has announced it signed an agreement with Keppel Offshore & Marine (Keppel O&M), a world leader in providing total solutions to the offshore, marine … Read the full press release

LyondellBasell to source feedstock from Neste made from 100% renewable feedstock from bio-based sources

(PRESS RELEASE) ESPOO, 17-Jun-2021 — /EuropaWire/ — Neste (HEL: NESTE), a leading renewable fuels and sustainable feedstock company with operations in 14 countries, and LyondellBasell, one of world’s largest plastics, chemicals and refining companies, have announced a long-term commercial agreement … Read the full press release

Citycon: The new urban centre Lippulaiva will be carbon neutral in terms of energy consumption from the opening day

(PRESS RELEASE) ESPOO, 17-Jun-2021 — /EuropaWire/ — Citycon, a leading owner, developer and manager of multipurpose urban centres, has announced that the new urban centre Lippulaiva, that is currently under construction in Espoonlahti, is a pioneer in sustainable energy solutions, … Read the full press release

5G mobile subscriptions will exceed 580 million by the end of 2021 – Ericsson Mobility Report 2021

5G remains on track to become the fastest adopted mobile generation in history with subscriptions increasing at a rate of about a million per day China, North America and the Gulf Cooperation Council markets are leading the way on subscriber … Read the full press release

AFRY helped Arauco expand water reuse in their pulp production in Chile

(PRESS RELEASE) SOLNA, Sweden, 16-Jun-2021 — /EuropaWire/ — AFRY (STO: AF-B), Swedish-Finnish engineering, consulting and design company active in energy, industry, infrastructure and IT, has announced it provided expertise in Arauco’s Licancel pulp mill project, which targeted to enable the … Read the full press release

Volvo Cars to source steel made from hydrogen-reduced iron from SSAB’s HYBRIT pilot plant in Luleå, Sweden

(PRESS RELEASE) STOCKHOLM, 16-Jun-2021 — /EuropaWire/ — SSAB (STO: SSAB-A), a Nordic and US-based steel company, has announced it is partnering with Volvo Cars, a Swedish luxury automobile brand, to jointly explore the development of fossil-free, high-quality steel for use … Read the full press release

Equinor aims at reducing net carbon intensity with 20% by 2030 and 40% by 2035

(PRESS RELEASE) STAVANGER, 15-Jun-2021 — /EuropaWire/ — Equinor ASA (OSE:EQNR, NYSE:EQNR), an oil, gas, wind and solar energy active in more than 30 markets globally, has announced its strategy to accelerate the company’s transition while growing cash flow and returns. … Read the full press release

EBRD appoints Elisabetta Falcetti as the new Head for Poland

(PRESS RELEASE) LONDON, 15-Jun-2021 — /EuropaWire/ — European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) announces the appointment of Elisabetta Falcetti as the new Head in in central Europe and the Baltic states (CEB). EBRD President Odile Renaud-Basso has formally introduced … Read the full press release

Aegon names Allegra van Hövell-Patrizi as CEO of Aegon the Netherlands

(PRESS RELEASE) THE HAGUE, 15-Jun-2021 — /EuropaWire/ — Dutch multinational life insurance, pensions and asset management company, Aegon announces the appointment of Allegra van Hövell-Patrizi (1974) as the new CEO of Aegon the Netherlands. Allegra succeeds Maarten Edixhoven and is … Read the full press release

DHL Express and Universal Music Group launch DHL FAST-TRACK music initiative connecting artists and fans

Zoe Wees kicks off the program with her first ever headline concert Iconic recording studios Abbey Road London and Capitol Studios Los Angeles to support a multitude of innovative activations (PRESS RELEASE) BONN/ LONDON, 14-Jun-2021— /EuropaWire/ — DHL Express announces … Read the full press release

BASF obtains crucial standards for food and feed industry for its crude glycerin production at the Dusseldorf-Holthausen site

Important standards for the food and feed industry Quality, traceability and safety along the complete production chain (PRESS RELEASE) LUDWIGSHAFEN, 14-Jun-2021 — /EuropaWire/ — German multinational chemical company BASF announces that it has obtained GMP+ and ISO 22000 certifications for … Read the full press release

Dave Gledhill named new Group Chief Operating Officer (COO) at Lloyds Banking Group

(PRESS RELEASE) LONDON, 14-Jun-2021 — /EuropaWire/ — British financial institution Lloyds Banking Group plc announces the appointment of David Gledhill as Group Chief Operating Officer. Mr Gledhill will join the Group, subject to regulatory approval, as Group Chief Operating Officer … Read the full press release

German Brand Awards honored Deutsche Telekom’s exemplary brand management, sustainable campaigns, and outstanding marketing projects

Liquid Brand Design and Magenta Moon receive top award Consistent brand management and campaign communications seal win Further prizes for flagship store in Stuttgart, “Mehr Magenta” customer magazine, and Deutsche Telekom Stiftung’s annual report (PRESS RELEASE) BONN, 11-Jun-2021 — /EuropaWire/ … Read the full press release

Maximilian Ahrens, CTO of T-Systems, to become Chairman of Board of Directors of Gaia-X initiative

(PRESS RELEASE) BONN, 11-Jun-2021 — /EuropaWire/ — Deutsche Telekom (ETR: DTE), one of the world’s leading integrated telecommunications companies, has announced that the CTO of its IT services unit T-Systems Maximilian Ahrens has been elected Chairman of the Board of … Read the full press release

Vattenfall Radio Fossil Freedom starts broadcasting from InCharge public charging stations in Stockholm

(PRESS RELEASE) STOCKHOLM, 11-Jun-2021 — /EuropaWire/ — Vattenfall, a European energy company with a mission to enable fossil free living within one generation, has announced the sequel of its “Museum of Fossil Fuels” the “Radio Fossil Freedom”, listen to future … Read the full press release

Yara EVP Communications & Procurement Pablo Barrera takes the role of Executive Director of social venture IMAGINE

(PRESS RELEASE) OSLO, 10-Jun-2021 — /EuropaWire/ — Yara (OTCMKTS: YARIY), global crop nutrition leader, has announced that its EVP Communications & Procurement Pablo Barrera will assume the role of Executive Director of social venture IMAGINE. At IMAGINE Food Collective he … Read the full press release

Henkel brands Right Guard and Dry Idea sold to Thriving Brands LLC

(PRESS RELEASE) DÜSSELDORF, 10-Jun-2021 — /EuropaWire/ — Henkel (ETR: HEN3), global Laundry & Home Care, Beauty Care and Adhesive Technologies leader, has announced the closing of the sale of Right Guard and Dry Idea brands to Thriving Brands LLC, effective … Read the full press release

Telefónica part of the seed round in Israeli startup specialist in secure private LTE/5G networks

The Israeli startup provides secure cloud-based private LTE/5G networks as a service including local PoPs for maximum performance and data privacy. Through the investment, Telefónica Tech will have a seat on the company’s Advisory Board and preferential access to its … Read the full press release

BMW Group announces the appointment of Michael Alexander Schneider as CEO of idealworks

(PRESS RELEASE) MUNICH, 9-Jun-2021 — /EuropaWire/ — BMW Group’s Logistics Innovations spinoff, idealworks welcomes its new CEO Michael Alexander Schneider. Michael completes the management team of the rapidly growing technology start-up, consisting of Karin Korber (CFO), Markus Bauer (COO), and … Read the full press release

EBRD highlights its strong commitment to promoting gender equality by joining initiative to step up women empowerment

2X Challenge plans to raise US$ 15 billion by end-2022 Enhancing women’s access to entrepreneurship and leadership opportunities (PRESS RELEASE) LONDON, 9-Jun-2021 — /EuropaWire/ — The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) announces that it has joined the 2X … Read the full press release

Polish Green Building Council and EBRD publish new report on ambitious roadmap to decarbonise Poland’s construction sector by 2050

(PRESS RELEASE) LONDON, 9-Jun-2021 — /EuropaWire/ — New study published today by the Polish Green Building Council (PLGBC) in cooperation with the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) outlines how buildings play a crucial role in Poland’s effort to … Read the full press release

BAE Systems sets up two new Community Clean Up Hubs in support of Keep Scotland Beautiful’s Upstream Battle campaign

(PRESS RELEASE) FARNBOROUGH, 8-Jun-2021 — /EuropaWire/ — Shipbuilder, BAE Systems marks World Oceans Day by partnering with Environmental charity, Keep Scotland Beautiful. As part of the partnership, BAE Systems signs up to support Upstream Battle®, the charity’s award-winning campaign to … Read the full press release

Siemens launches the first industrial 5G router

Scalance MUM856-1 connects local industrial applications to public 5G, 4G, and 3G mobile wireless networks Router supports future-oriented applications such as remote access via public 5G networks or the connection of mobile devices such as automated guided vehicles in industry … Read the full press release

“Responsible Lithium Partnership” established to improve natural resource management in Chile

Volkswagen Group, BASF, Daimler AG, and Fairphone fund the initiative at its inception GIZ to initiate a participatory process, inviting all relevant actors in the Salar de Atacama to work on a joint action plan Focus on protection of the … Read the full press release

SUEZ Group and Airex Energy to industrialize conversion of biomass residues into biochar

The partnership aims to provide high-quality carbon credits to clients and help agricultural industry strengthen soil resilience (PRESS RELEASE) PARIS, 7-Jun-2021 — /EuropaWire/ — SUEZ Group teams up with Airex Energy to industrialize the recovery of biomass residues into biochar … Read the full press release

AqualisBraemar LOC appointed in designing Europe’s first emission free hydrogen fuel cell sea-going passenger and car ferry

(PRESS RELEASE) OSLO, 7-Jun-2021 — /EuropaWire/ — Leading independent global energy and marine consultancy, AqualisBraemar LOC announces that it has been appointed by Caledonian Maritime Assets Ltd. (CMAL) to partner in designing Europe’s first emission free hydrogen fuel cell sea-going … Read the full press release