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Global 500 Decoupling Emissions, Revenue Growth; Data Offers Hope for COP21 Targets
Global 500 Decoupling Emissions, Revenue Growth; Data Offers Hope for COP21 Targets

7 years ago - For the first time, data has shown a decoupling between revenue growth and greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions output among the world’s 500 largest businesses (Global 500), according to a Thompson Reuters report released today. While as a group the companies are not yet reducing their emissions at a rate that follows the global scientific consensus on the risks of climate change, the slight improvement over the past five years offers a glimmer of hope.

New Science Advisory Council Looks to Shape Ag Sustainability Measurement
New Science Advisory Council Looks to Shape Ag Sustainability Measurement

7 years ago - Yesterday, Field to Market: The Alliance for Sustainable Agriculture announced the launch of a new Science Advisory Council focused on informing the membership-based organization’s “science-based approach to delivering sustainable outcomes at the field and landscape levels.” Comprised of 12 experts, the Council is being asked to develop a sustainability standard for commodity crop production in the United States that “helps catalyze continuous improvement in environmental outcomes.”

Simple Approach Key to Aligning Brand Strategy, Innovation, Goals with the SDGs
Simple Approach Key to Aligning Brand Strategy, Innovation, Goals with the SDGs

7 years ago - It was a packed house on Wednesday afternoon at SB’16 San Diego, where attendees sat on the floor and crowded around the door to hear panelists from companies leading the way in sustainability discuss their strategies, and their personal experiences, in aligning with and addressing the UN SDGs.

BASF Breaks Ground on New Automotive Coatings Plant in Shanghai
BASF Breaks Ground on New Automotive Coatings Plant in Shanghai

7 years ago - BASF Shanghai Coatings Co., Ltd. broke ground today on a new, world-scale automotive coatings plant at the company’s existing site at the Shanghai Chemical Industry Park in Caojing, Shanghai, China. The new plant represents an investment of around €140 million and is expected to start operation in the fourth quarter of 2017. As the latest investment of the joint venture between BASF and Shanghai Huayi Fine Chemical Co., Ltd, the new plant is an expansion of the automotive coatings plant, which began production in 2014 at the same site.

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Sustainable Brands Community and Flagship Conference Heading to Detroit in 2017
Sustainable Brands Community and Flagship Conference Heading to Detroit in 2017

7 years ago - SAN FRANCISCO, June 9, 2016 - The largest global peer community of brand leaders and sustainability practitioners focused on advancing brand value creation through sustainability-led innovation is heading to Detroit, Michigan in 2017.  Sustainable Brands® announces the next gathering point for its flagship event in the U.S. will be at the Cobo Center, May 22-25, 2017.  

Unilever Ranks Highest in Gartner's 2016 Supply Chain Top 25
Unilever Ranks Highest in Gartner's 2016 Supply Chain Top 25

7 years ago - The research firm Gartner Inc. has released the findings from its annual Supply Chain Top 25, identifying supply chain leaders and highlighting their best practices. Analysts announced the results May 18 at the Gartner Supply Chain Executive Conference in Phoenix, Arizona, USA. For the first time, Unilever topped the ranking, followed by McDonald's, Amazon, Intel, and a newcomer to the top five, the Swedish fashion retailer H&M. Five new companies made the Supply Chain Top 25 this year, with Schneider Electric, BASF, and BMW joining the list for the first time, and HP and GlaxoSmithKline rejoining after several years. (See below for the full list.)

Sustainable Water Management and Facilitating Global Access to Clean Water: Addressing SDG 6
Sustainable Water Management and Facilitating Global Access to Clean Water: Addressing SDG 6

8 years ago - Although roughly 70 percent of our planet is covered with water, drinkable water is increasingly becoming a scarce resource. The United Nations has defined access to clean water as one of 17 Sustainable Development Goals; BASF supports the SDGs and is committed to a responsible use of water along the entire value chain.

BASF’s Creator Space Program to be Continued to Support Innovation
BASF’s Creator Space Program to be Continued to Support Innovation

8 years ago - BASF will continue the Creator SpaceTM program as part of its innovation process to foster co-creation and open innovation within the company. The program was launched during BASF’s 150th anniversary year. In around 50 initiatives around the globe, BASF employees discussed solutions to challenges with a focus on the three anniversary themes of food, smart energy and urban living with more than 6,000 partners from industry, academia, government and society. These initiatives have led to more than 100 projects currently being pursued with partners. In addition, two projects are being carried out within corporate citizenship initiatives.

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Europeans Want Cheap, Pesticide-Free Food; Industry Campaign Says It Can’t Be Done
Europeans Want Cheap, Pesticide-Free Food; Industry Campaign Says It Can’t Be Done

8 years ago - Do Europeans have unreasonable expectations for the agriculture industry? New poll results suggest that 91 percent of consumers think food should remain affordable, but just 54 percent think that farmers should be able to use pesticides to keep prices down.

Stakeholder Relations - Invest in It Before You Need to Rely on It
Stakeholder Relations - Invest in It Before You Need to Rely on It

8 years ago - As the world’s leading chemical company, BASF has products in all kinds of industries; it employs 112,000 employees globally, services a variety of customers, and has relationships with shareholders and a large numbers of societal stakeholders. Any company’s set of relevant stakeholders in business, government and civil society will change with time; a clear picture is essential for effective engagement. Rather than relying on inflexible stakeholder mapping tools, it might be more appropriate to have skilled people and organizational structures in place for ongoing stakeholder analysis and engagement.

SB'16 Barcelona Will Demonstrate 'Sustainability and Business Are Not Only Compatible, They Are Inseparable'
SB'16 Barcelona Will Demonstrate 'Sustainability and Business Are Not Only Compatible, They Are Inseparable'

8 years ago - The second edition of Sustainable Brands Barcelona is taking place the 22nd-24th of May. Sandra Pina, director of the event and partner of the consultancy firm Quiero salvar el mundo haciendo marketing gave us a sneak peak of what is to come.

Sustainable Brands Elevates Networking Platform for Business Solutions
Sustainable Brands Elevates Networking Platform for Business Solutions

8 years ago - SAN FRANCISCO, April 21, 2016 – Sustainable Brands® recently announced activities in the Activation Hub at SB’16 San Diego, June 6-9, 2016 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.

7 Trends at the Intersection of Sustainability and Purpose to Watch This Year
7 Trends at the Intersection of Sustainability and Purpose to Watch This Year

8 years ago - There is widespread consensus in the global Sustainable Brands community that purpose is trending in the business world, especially among brands that are looking beyond the next quarter and trying to figure out how to thrive in the middle and long run. Such brands are not only wisely taking actions to future-proof themselves, but are also smartly leveraging a strong zeitgeist of purpose-driven behavior in society in general – that verifiable wave of health-conscious consumers, meaning- and balance-seeking employees, future-focused students and increasingly influential faith-based and spiritual communities.

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BASF reimagines urban coastal resilience in Red Hook, Brooklyn
BASF reimagines urban coastal resilience in Red Hook, Brooklyn

8 years ago - BASF, a leading global chemical company at the forefront of sustainable construction solutions, released a white paper titled "Co-Creating Solutions for Urban Neighborhoods in Coastal Cities: A Look at Red Hook, Brooklyn." It explores five solutions that would help Red Hook to resiliently and sustainably rebuild from the $32 billion in property damage Hurricane Sandy left behind in 2012, better prepare to withstand extreme weather and ultimately revitalize the neighborhood's fledgling economy.

In-Cosmetics 2016: BASF Sets The Course For A Sustainable Future With “All About Tomorrow”
In-Cosmetics 2016: BASF Sets The Course For A Sustainable Future With “All About Tomorrow”

8 years ago - The sustainability of a product is a decisive factor for making a purchase decision for a growing number of consumers. “Many of our customers wish to further promote their sustainable development. We can help them”, said Jan-Peter Sander, Head of the Personal Care business of BASF in Europe. Framed by the motto “All about tomorrow”, BASF will present concepts and methods to its customers at this year’s in-cosmetics (April 12-14) in Paris, in addition to new ingredients and formulations, which will help them to achieve their own sustainability objectives.

BASF launches Maglis, a new online platform to help farmers improve crop management
BASF launches Maglis, a new online platform to help farmers improve crop management

8 years ago - Limburgerhof, Germany – March 3, 2016 – Today, BASF has launched MaglisTM, an online agricultural platform set to become a key partner in helping farmers manage their crops. With the platform, farmers will be able to gather, interpret, and monitor a range of crop-related data that will support them in making better decisions on how to grow and market their crops. The launch took place at the Commodity Classic agricultural convention and trade show, in New Orleans, Louisiana, USA.

Trending: New Materials, Traceability Could Help Mould Circular Economy for Plastics
Trending: New Materials, Traceability Could Help Mould Circular Economy for Plastics

8 years ago - With the opportunity to curb over $80 billion in annual industry losses, a circular economy for plastics seems pretty appealing. Several projects in Europe are working to make this happen: Earlier this month, Sustainable Brands covered a collaborative effort between the cities of London, Amsterdam and Copenhagen to improve plastics capture, but companies, non-profits and research centres are also working together to improve traceability and create new materials to help facilitate the transition to a circular economy for plastics.

BASF: 'The Chemistry Between People' Key for Co-Creating a Sustainable Future
BASF: 'The Chemistry Between People' Key for Co-Creating a Sustainable Future

8 years ago - As the old African proverb famously asserts: “If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together.” Chemical giant BASF has taken this to heart, as evidenced by its collaborative approach to sustainability innovation. We spoke with Peter Gräve, director of Communications and Advocacy at BASF Española, to learn more about the many ways the global company is engaging and collaborating to fulfill its commitment to “create chemistry for a sustainable future.”

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BASF Crop Protection improves product traceability and transparency throughout the value chain
BASF Crop Protection improves product traceability and transparency throughout the value chain

8 years ago - BASF has announced the introduction of a new traceability technology for its crop protection products filling lines: Supply Chain Track and Trace (SCTT). The innovation will enable BASF to show and document the route its products take from the filling stage until they reach farmers. With SCTT, BASF aims to create further transparency in the supply chain and to fight product counterfeiting. The first production lines to implement the new technology are at the BASF’s sites in Tarragona, Spain, and in Genay and Gravelines, both located in France.