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CDP: Competitive Advantages for Chemical Companies Leading in Preparing for a Low-Carbon Economy
CDP: Competitive Advantages for Chemical Companies Leading in Preparing for a Low-Carbon Economy

3 years ago - The latest quarterly sector research report from CDP ranks companies in one of the highest-emitting sectors — diversified chemicals — based on a number of emissions-related metrics which, in aggregate, could have a material impact on company performance. It reveals which companies in the sector are best prepared for the future in developing sustainable products, enhancing efficiency or addressing regulatory change across sector-specific environmental metrics.

5 Evolving Reasons Every Business Should Care About #NewMetrics
5 Evolving Reasons Every Business Should Care About #NewMetrics

3 years ago - If you are a regular or even semi-regular reader of Sustainable Brands, you are likely familiar with our New Metrics (#NewMetrics) events and publications.

BASF, thinkstep Scaling Collaborative Approach to Sustainable Product Portfolios: Part 2
BASF, thinkstep Scaling Collaborative Approach to Sustainable Product Portfolios: Part 2

3 years ago - At SB ’15 San Diego last month, chemical giant BASF and sustainability software and consulting company thinkstep announced their collaboration in making BASF’s Sustainable Solution SteeringTM method — for management of, and transition to, a sustainable product portfolio — available for wider use.

Report: Sustainability Innovation Powering Business Growth
Report: Sustainability Innovation Powering Business Growth

3 years ago - Revenues from company-defined portfolios of sustainable products and services grew by 91 percent between 2010 and 2013, according to a new report by The Conference Board, a public interest research association.For S&P Global 100 companies that break out revenue for sustainable products or services separately, that revenue stream grew at six times the rate of overall company results.

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From Theory to Practice: Phase 3 of the Roundtable for Product Social Metrics
From Theory to Practice: Phase 3 of the Roundtable for Product Social Metrics

3 years ago - Back in 2013, PRé and seven frontrunner companies developed a vision to create a standardised and trusted methodology to assess the social impacts of products. Creating such a methodology together would avoid the drawbacks of each company developing its own methodology. Two years later, the Roundtable for Product Social Metrics has reached its third phase.The aim of the product social footprinting methodology was not only to measure and reduce social risks in the supply chain but also to identify improvement opportunities, reduce the social footprint of products and drive innovation.

BASF Convenes Scientists, Leaders at Symposium to Discuss Sustainable Food Solutions
BASF Convenes Scientists, Leaders at Symposium to Discuss Sustainable Food Solutions

3 years ago - On Tuesday and Wednesday in Chicago, BASF is hosting a Science Symposium, gathering academics and thought leaders from a variety of disciplines to discuss the challenge of sustaining global food production.The event, “Sustainable Food Chain – From Field to Table,” is part of BASF’s yearlong program to celebrate its 150th anniversary, during which it will collaborate with multiple stakeholders to “co-create” solutions to global issues including smart energy, food and urban living.

BASF, Cargill Partnership Helping Filipino Farmers Achieve Sustainable Coconut Oil
BASF, Cargill Partnership Helping Filipino Farmers Achieve Sustainable Coconut Oil

3 years ago - For more than three years, BASF, Cargill and Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH have worked together to promote sustainable coconut oil and improve the living conditions of coconut farmers in the Philippines. This week they’ve announced the establishment of the world’s first certified production of copra, the dried coconut flesh needed to process coconut oil. The project on the southern Philippine island of Mindanao is partly financed by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) under the develoPPP.de programme.

Building 'a Single Version of the Truth': How BASF, thinkstep Are Scaling Sustainable Portfolio Management, Part 1
Building 'a Single Version of the Truth': How BASF, thinkstep Are Scaling Sustainable Portfolio Management, Part 1

3 years ago - On Wednesday at SB ’15 San Diego, BASF and thinkstep announced their collaboration in marketing the Sustainable Solution Steering method developed by BASF for sustainable portfolio management. The two organizations have signed a licensing agreement that extends their existing partnership to support BASF customers and other organizations in assessing and steering their product portfolio in line with sustainability criteria.

How to Shift Product Portfolios and Influence Entire Industries: The Evolution of a Few Remarkable Pivots
How to Shift Product Portfolios and Influence Entire Industries: The Evolution of a Few Remarkable Pivots

3 years ago - Talk about big players making big changes; CVS Health’s SVP of CSR and Philanthropy, Eileen Howard Boone; BASF’s Sustainability Manager, Denise Peterson; and Panera Bread’s Director of Public Relations, Jonathan Yohannan had a lot to share on their remarkable pivots this past year.

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BASF recycling efforts support local non profits
BASF recycling efforts support local non profits

3 years ago - BASF recycling efforts support local non profitsEmployees recycle five bins full of electronic items, thousands of soft drink cans, hundreds of newspapers and tons of white paper

BASF Tool Helping Designers Lightweight Products, Minimize Development Costs
BASF Tool Helping Designers Lightweight Products, Minimize Development Costs

4 years ago - A common misconception regarding fiber-reinforced plastics is that the material’s performance cannot be predicted, as with steel or aluminum. But BASF says its ULTRASIM® performance-prediction technology routinely delivers 90-95 percent accuracy when predicting the performance of parts molded using BASF materials, creating new opportunities for lightweighting products while minimizing design and development costs.Using sophisticated material characterization methods and analysis techniques, the company says the tool now enables designers and engineers to account for the influence of the injection molding process of a thermoplastic and study:

BASF Assembles Consortium to Tighten Up Renewable Biotech Production Processes
BASF Assembles Consortium to Tighten Up Renewable Biotech Production Processes

4 years ago - A consortium of companies in the European process industry including biotechnology, renewable resources, chemistry, process engineering, equipment and research organizations launched project PRODIAS (PROcessing Diluted Aqueous Systems) this week. The project aims to decrease production costs for renewable-based products via increasing the efficiency of raw material use and production processes.

Sustainable Brands Expands Networking Hub Designed to Accelerate Exchange of Tools and Ideas
Sustainable Brands Expands Networking Hub Designed to Accelerate Exchange of Tools and Ideas

4 years ago - SAN FRANCISCO, March 19, 2015 – Sustainable Brands® recently announced the expansion of the Activation Hub at SB’15 San Diego, June 1-4, 2015 at Paradise Point Resort & Spa. As a central networking hub, this action-centered environment will serve as an ideation marketplace for global brands looking for specific solutions to scale sustainability initiatives.

BASF and eight partners cooperate to optimize production processes for renewable-based products
BASF and eight partners cooperate to optimize production processes for renewable-based products

4 years ago - PRODIAS (PROcessing Diluted Aqueous Systems) fosters competitiveness of the European process industryAim is to decrease production costs for renewable-based products via increasing the efficiency of raw material use and     production processesProject funding by European Union with €10 million – total budget is about €14 millionLudwigshafen, Germany – March 18, 2015 – A consortium of companies in the European process industry from the areas of biotechnology, renewable resources, chemistry, process engineering, equipment supply as well as research organizations recently launched project PRODIAS (PROcessing Diluted Aque

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thinkstep (fka PE International) Launching Comprehensive Platform for Enabling Business Sustainability
thinkstep (fka PE International) Launching Comprehensive Platform for Enabling Business Sustainability

4 years ago - Sustainability software and consulting company PE International, creators of the industry-leading GaBi life cycle assessment software and providers of a vast array of tools for sustainability performance management, unveiled its new name – thinkstep - today at its annual customer and partner symposium. The company says the new name reflects its long history of connecting data and knowledge to make sustainability advances, or ‘thinksteps,’ for the world’s leading brands and organizations.

BASF’s Creator Space Hosting Symposium on Smart Energy for a Sustainable Future
BASF’s Creator Space Hosting Symposium on Smart Energy for a Sustainable Future

4 years ago - At the first of three science symposia hosted by BASF in honor of its 150th anniversary, to be held this week in Ludwigshafen, Germany, more than 600 top ranking scientists from academia and business will discuss “Smart Energy for a Sustainable Future.” Speakers will discuss the latest innovations in the storage and sustainable use of energy and explain approaches to energy-efficient chemical production. Other topics include viable future mobility, new materials for energy technologies and future energy supply. The symposium is part of BASF's worldwide Creator Space™ program.

BASF brings polyamide solutions based on renewable feedstock to the world of fashion
BASF brings polyamide solutions based on renewable feedstock to the world of fashion

4 years ago - - Ultramid® polyamide derived from renewable feedstock helps save fossil resources and reduce greenhouse gas emissions- Maintains trusted Ultramid® quality and technical properties- Italon is first textile company to use new solution from BASF 

BASF and industry commodity associations come together to provide agricultural scholarships
BASF and industry commodity associations come together to provide agricultural scholarships

4 years ago - Ten scholarships awarded to individuals representing the future of agriculturePHOENIX, February 26, 2015 – BASF Crop Protection has teamed up with industry-leading commodity organizations to award scholarships to 10 students pursuing degrees in agriculture. Working with the American Soybean Association (ASA), the National Corn Growers Association (NCGA) and the National Wheat Foundation (NWF), BASF presented students with scholar-ships today during the 2015 Commodity Classic in Phoenix, Arizona.

Lemons to Lemonade? Turning the Climate Crisis Into a Market Opportunity
Lemons to Lemonade? Turning the Climate Crisis Into a Market Opportunity

4 years ago - As much as climate change is now in regular rotation in the daily news, we’re still a long way from knowing exactly how it will change life as we know it. But as changes become evident, new business opportunities have already presented themselves – take, for example, extinction tourism: The concept surfaced in marketing campaigns in 2008 as companies began offering packages tied to global warming, “using climate change as a marketing pitch, a ‘see it now before it’s gone’ kind of thing,” said Ayako Ezaki, communications director for the International Ecotourism Society at the time.

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BASF doubles production capacity at its Cinderford, UK, precious metals recycling plant
BASF doubles production capacity at its Cinderford, UK, precious metals recycling plant

4 years ago - Investment in high-performance milling and decanning equipment drives increased production throughputAllows for higher volumes of scrapped catalytic converter processing and increased efficiency of PGM recoveryCinderford, UK and Ludwigshafen, Germany – February 17, 2015 – BASF has completed the installation and start-up of new high-performance milling and decanning equipment at its Cinderford, Gloucestershire, UK, precious metal recycling operation, more than doubling the plant’s production capacity.

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