Tag Archives: Environment

Rolls-Royce Power Systems establishes new unit for innovative and net zero carbon drive and energy solutions

Emphasis on the decarbonisation of drive, propulsion and energy systems (PRESS RELEASE) FRIEDRICHSHAFEN, 24-Aug-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Rolls-Royce announces that its Power Systems business has set up a new organisational unit ‘Power Lab’ to focus on innovative and net zero … Read the full press release

Bryan Adams hand signed DHL 1 Sneaker No. 69 goes on auction on June 19th in support of plastic waste reduction cause

(PRESS RELEASE) BONN, 18-Jun-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — The world’s largest logistics company Deutsche Post DHL has announced that its division DHL Express will auction off, via United Charity, a unique piece of fashion and collector’s item on June 19th 2020. … Read the full press release

SKAGEN commits to adhere to the UN’s global framework for sustainable enterprise

(PRESS RELEASE) STAVANGER, 23-Apr-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — SKAGEN Funds signs up to the UN Global Compact, becoming a member of the world’s largest corporate sustainability initiative. As a member, SKAGEN undertakes to adapt its operations and strategy to the UN’s … Read the full press release

Launching the SEAM Program, a New Framework Dedicated to the Sustainability of the Abrasive Industry

After years of unwavering commitment to quality and safety in the use of abrasives and production processes, European abrasive companies are again joining forces to implement sustainability measures industry-wide, thanks to SEAM. (PRESS RELEASE) PARIS, 21-Jan-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Today, … Read the full press release

Tetra Pak marks significant milestone in promoting responsible sourcing and contributing to a low-carbon circular economy

(PRESS RELEASE) LAUSANNE, 30-Aug-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — Tetra Pak announces significant milestone in its journey to promote responsible sourcing and contributing to a low-carbon circular economy. Tetra Pak has delivered more than 500 billion packages labelled with the Forest Stewardship … Read the full press release

Biodiversity Report Is Urgent Call to Action Beyond Fixes; Geneva Global Initiative Calls on World Community to Focus on Concrete Actions

(PRESS RELEASE) GENEVA, 6-May-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — The UN IPBES’ 2019 Global Assessment Report on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services is another one in a long line of warnings about the state of our planet. It should be clear that we … Read the full press release

Audi Environmental Foundation presents the 8th Sustainable Resource Management (SRM) Award

(PRESS RELEASE) INGOLSTADT, 6-Feb-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — The Audi Environmental Foundation recognised two master’s theses in the Sustainable Resource Management course of study. The 8th SRM Award went to Julia Möbius and Sebastian Heinz of Technical University of Munich. Each of the winners received 1,500 euros prize … Read the full press release

Borealis and SYSTEMIQ welcome Nestlé as new strategic partner of Project STOP, a new initiative to stop plastic waste leaking into the environment

(PRESS RELEASE) VIENNA, 16-Jan-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — Borealis and SYSTEMIQ, together with their partners from the Government of Norway, NOVA Chemicals, Borouge and Veolia, are pleased to welcome Nestlé as new strategic partner of Project STOP (Stop Ocean Plastics), a frontline initiative to … Read the full press release

Federal University of Campina Grande study concludes that Hydro Alunorte can safely produce at 100% of its capacity

(PRESS RELEASE) OSLO, 16-Jan-2019— /EuropaWire/ — A study carried out by professors from the Federal University of Campina Grande, recognized as a specialist in the field of chemical engineering in Brazil, also concludes that Alunorte, from the point of view of … Read the full press release

WEF / Oxford Martin School: balancing meat consumption with alternative sources of protein can lead to significant health and environmental benefits

New research by the Oxford Martin School for the World Economic Forum finds that balancing meat consumption with alternative sources of protein can lead to significant health and environmental benefits A sustainable food industry and healthier human life can be … Read the full press release

The FP WHEB Sustainability Fund won the ‘Best Sustainable Investment Fund’ award at Investment Week’s Sustainable & ESG Investment Awards 2018

LONDON, 28-Nov-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — The FP WHEB Sustainability Fund has won the award for ‘Best Sustainable Investment Fund’ at Investment Week’s Sustainable & ESG Investment Awards 2018. The awards are aimed at fund managers and organisations who are at the … Read the full press release

Swedbank acted as lead manager for Stockholm County Council’s SEK 2.5bn green benchmark bond

STOCKHOLM, 26-Nov-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — On November 19th 2018 Stockholm County Council (“SCC”) issued SEK 2.5bn Green Bond, due 2021. Swedbank acted as lead manager for this public green benchmark bond. This deal is in fact, the largest green municipal transaction … Read the full press release

Earlham Institute joins the DNA sequencing project, Darwin Tree of Life Project (DTOL)

SWINDON, 07-Nov-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — The Earlham Institute (EI) will be part of the epic DNA sequencing project which aims to decipher the genetic code of 66,000 species in the UK, led by the Wellcome Sanger Institute, as part of a … Read the full press release

Model tests of the Project Forward’s concept vessel indicate that the Energy Efficiency Design Index (EEDI) is well below the currently most stringent Phase III level

HELSINKI, 22-Oct-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — The Project Forward initiative led by Athens-Based Arista Shipping, with Wärtsilä as one of the participants, demonstrates that with LNG as fuel, an advanced hull design, and highly efficient propulsion machinery, it will be possible to … Read the full press release

UK Government intends to introduce a ban on the distribution and sale of plastic straws, drinks stirrers and cotton buds

The Government has set out its plan to ban the distribution and sale of plastic straws, drinks stirrers and cotton buds. LONDON, 22-Oct-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — The Government has today (22 October) set out its plan to ban the distribution and … Read the full press release

Cefic, CHEM Trust, EEB, UK CIA: We urge UK to remain within REACH and participate in the ECHA post-Brexit

BRUSSELS, 17-Oct-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Ahead of the Brexit summit on 17 October, Cefic, CHEM Trust, the European Environment Bureau (EEB) and the UK Chemical Industries Association (CIA) have today published an Open Letter to all EU Heads of State in the Financial … Read the full press release

Centrica report shows how new energy technology could meet more than half of the 20% carbon reduction target by 2030 for the healthcare and hospitality industries

The ‘Powering Sustainability’ report highlights the opportunities for distributed energy technologies. WINDSOR, 16-Oct-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Centrica plc has today released a new report which shows that new energy technology could meet more than half of the 20% carbon reduction target … Read the full press release

Research at the UK’s neutron and muon beam research facility could help to make the process of making plastic more environmentally friendly

SWINDON, 15-Oct-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Research carried out at the UK’s neutron and muon beam research facility could help to make the process of making plastic more environmentally friendly. The environmental issues surrounding plastic are well-documented, with recent headlines highlighting the … Read the full press release

Valio takes the next step towards environmentally friendly transportation solutions with its first bio-gas distribution truck

Over the years, Valio has tested equipment that runs on various environmentally-friendly fuels. Now, Valio is taking the next step towards environmentally friendly transportation solutions. Valio’s first bio-gas distribution truck took to the Helsinki region’s roads in September. HELSINKI, 05-Oct-2018 … Read the full press release

thyssenkrupp won the Innovative Star of Energy Efficiency Award in the Built Environment category at the Alliance to Save Energy’s Evening with the Stars of Energy Efficiency Awards in Washington

The Alliance to Save Energy recognized thyssenkrupp’s MULTI elevator with its Innovative Star of Energy Efficiency Award in the Built Environment category MULTI, thyssenkrupp’s groundbreaking rope-less and sideways-moving elevator, will enable architects reinvent building design and improve the business case … Read the full press release

Capgemini received the Railsponsible Climate Change Supplier Award in the category “General Services Related to Rail”

Capgemini recognized for its commitment to creating sustainable solutions for its clients and its ability to execute its climate strategy PARIS, 28-Sep-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Capgemini announced today that it has received the Railsponsible Climate Change Supplier Award in the category “General Services Related … Read the full press release

NORMA Group awarded Prime Status by ISS-oekom for above-average sustainability performance in the areas of environment, social affairs and governance

Above-average ecological and social performance NORMA Group among top ten percent worldwide Share qualifies as a sustainable investment MAINTAL, 04-Sep-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — NORMA Group, a global market leader in engineered joining technology, has been awarded Prime Status by the rating … Read the full press release

University of Cambridge: Even low doses of toxic chemicals in the environment pose a significant risk to cardiovascular health

Even low doses of toxic chemicals in the environment pose a significant risk to cardiovascular health, according to a report in today’s edition of The BMJ, led by researchers at the University of Cambridge. The researchers have also challenged the omission … Read the full press release

New five-year marine research programme aims to provide data, models and technology to help understand the impacts on the Atlantic Ocean environment

A new £22 million research programme will investigate the impacts of climate change and human activities on the Atlantic Ocean, from the surface to the deep seabed. SWINDON, 09-Aug-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Commissioned by NERC, the new five-year marine research programme, … Read the full press release

Pöyry Environment President Mari Puoskari to leave the company; Kaisa Vähänen appointed acting director of the Environment Business Unit

VANTAA, 13-Jun-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Mari Puoskari, President of Pöyry Environment, has left Pöyry and is moving to new challenges outside the company. She joined Pöyry in February 2017. “I want to thank Mari for her active and energetic take on … Read the full press release

Belarus’ capital Minsk joins EBRD’s Green Cities Framework

Official launch of the city’s Green City Action Plan Belarus is beginning its work under the EBRD’s Green Cities Framework Kick-off meeting for Minsk’s Green City Action Plan to identify, prioritise and address its most pressing environmental challenges This is … Read the full press release

EBRD and EU to strengthen the safety of oil protection and increase the protection of humans and the environment in Greece

EBRD and EU develop implementation plan to strengthen protection LONDON, 01-May-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — The world runs on hydrocarbons. But the impacts of oil production are significant and accidents like the explosion of the Deepwater Horizon drilling rig in the Gulf … Read the full press release

Study: 2-billion-year-old chunk of sea salt sheds light on the transformation of Earth’s atmosphere into an oxygenated environment

Fife, Scotland, 26-Mar-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — A 2-billion-year-old chunk of sea salt provides new evidence for the transformation of Earth’s atmosphere into an oxygenated environment capable of supporting life as we know it. The new study by an international team of … Read the full press release

Hydro to expand the scope of SGW’s mandate and to launch an internal audit of Alunorte refinery

Hydro expands the scope of the ongoing independent review of Alunorte by Brazilian environmental consultancy SGW Services to include all interfaces with areas adjacent to the refinery operation. Hydro’s Internal Audit will conduct a full review of all licenses, complementing … Read the full press release

Inmarsat research: Internet of Things (IoT) to enable the transport and logistics sector reduce its carbon footprint and minimise any negative impact on the environment

Research suggests companies within transport and logistics are prioritising IoT to improve environmental sustainability and enhance their operational success  LONDON, 15-Mar-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — The Internet of Things (IoT) will play a pivotal role in enabling the transport and logistics sector … Read the full press release