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Can ‘The Paris Effect’ Take Companies, Governments Beyond Flagship Initiatives?
Can ‘The Paris Effect’ Take Companies, Governments Beyond Flagship Initiatives?

2 years ago - This Friday, world leaders will convene to sign the Paris Climate Agreement. The international regulatory environment and national policies to curb emissions are reshaping global markets. Decarbonization could define the 21st century economy. But what do these changes mean for businesses?

Trending: Levi Strauss, MIT Partnerships Advancing Textile Innovations
Trending: Levi Strauss, MIT Partnerships Advancing Textile Innovations

2 years ago - As Levi’s VP of Social and Environmental Sustainability, Michael Kobori, said last year in a blog post, along with a long-standing partnership with Goodwill to divert clothing from landfill and take-back programs for apparel for recycling into everything from building insulation to cushioning material, Levi Strauss’ circular economy ambitions include establishing an infrastructure that support

European Plastics Innovation Awards Showcase Sustainability Performance
European Plastics Innovation Awards Showcase Sustainability Performance

2 years ago - The winners of the 2016 European Plastics Innovation Awards were announced on Wednesday, and included several products that boast superior environmental performance. The expert jury, made up of both academics and industry professionals, evaluated 37 submissions and selected 7 winners and 5 runners-up. Biobased and lightweight materials were in the spotlight.

DuPont Industrial Biosciences and ADM Announce Breakthrough Platform Technology
DuPont Industrial Biosciences and ADM Announce Breakthrough Platform Technology

3 years ago - Science and agricultural leaders DuPont Industrial Biosciences (DuPont) and Archer Daniels Midland Company (ADM) yesterday announced a new breakthrough process with the potential to expand the materials landscape in the 21st century with exciting and truly novel, high-performance renewable materials. The technology has applications in packaging, textiles, engineering plastics and many other industries.

Embedding Purpose: How DuPont Is Linking Sustainability to Innovation
Embedding Purpose: How DuPont Is Linking Sustainability to Innovation

3 years ago - Sustainability – the responsible use of resources to ensure a clean, healthy and vibrant world for future generations – is evolving quickly as a global priority for companies and consumers alike. We used to define it largely in terms of environmental footprint reduction - for example, installing systems to limit pollution, or optimize their manufacturing processes to reduce energy and water consumption.

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.

OK ... Now What? The Future of Natural Capital Accounting Metrics
OK ... Now What? The Future of Natural Capital Accounting Metrics

3 years ago - Natural Capital Accounting (NCA) is an emerging methodology in the private sector, aimed at measuring the dependency and impact of companies on natural systems. NCA helps in quantifying the value of usually intangible assets from nature (such as water, pollination, etc). NCA allows mitigating risks but also identifies opportunities to reduce costs, innovate and become more resilient.

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.

2015 Dupont Packaging Innovation Winners Feature Less Material, Increased Recyclability
2015 Dupont Packaging Innovation Winners Feature Less Material, Increased Recyclability

3 years ago - The DuPont Awards for Packaging Innovation are the industry's longest-running, global, independently judged recognition of innovation and collaboration throughout the packaging value chain. This year, a panel of experts evaluated almost 140 entries from over 25 countries and on Friday awarded one diamond winner, five gold winners and seven silver winners based on "excellence" in one, two or all three categories: technological advancement, responsible packaging and enhanced user experience."This year's winners … exemplify how collaboration, innovation and packaging excellence converge to generate game-changing solutions that positively impact our lives," said William J. Harvey, president of DuPont Packaging & Industrial Polymers.

DuPont, P&G Now Powering Tide Cold Water Laundry Detergent with Agricultural Waste
DuPont, P&G Now Powering Tide Cold Water Laundry Detergent with Agricultural Waste

4 years ago - DuPont and Procter & Gamble (P&G) have announced a collaboration to use cellulosic ethanol in North American Tide® laundry detergent, an industry first. Tide Cold Water will be the first brand in the world to blend cellulosic ethanol in a scalable and commercial way. Ethanol has long been a key ingredient in the Tide® formulation, allowing for stability of the detergent formula and better washing performance. The substitution of the current corn-based ethanol with cellulosic is the latest innovation in the companies’ 30-year partnership, making it easier for consumers to make sustainable choices in their everyday lives.

Survey: 81% of Chemical Producers Now Aim to Be Frontrunner in Sustainability
Survey: 81% of Chemical Producers Now Aim to Be Frontrunner in Sustainability

4 years ago - Sustainable chemical technology company Genomatica has published the results of a major survey of sustainability issues in the mainstream chemical industry that shows the topic is now considered a high priority in the field, with Genomatica itself ranking alongside industry giants such as BASF and Dow that come to mind when respondents think of those leading the charge.

EOS Climate Helping DuPont Reduce Refrigerant GHG Emissions
EOS Climate Helping DuPont Reduce Refrigerant GHG Emissions

5 years ago - EOS Climate on Tuesday announced it will provide the DuPont refrigerant distributor network access to its Refrigerant Asset System (RAS) to help curb greenhouse gas emissions generated by refrigerants.Launched last November, the RAS software and systems make the existing refrigerant supply chain more efficient, enabling users to track every pound of refrigerant from purchase through to recovery, reclamation and its eventual end-of-life.

Food Brands, Farming Groups, NGOs Urge Obama to Enact Federal GMO Labeling Law
Food Brands, Farming Groups, NGOs Urge Obama to Enact Federal GMO Labeling Law

5 years ago - A group made up of over 200 organizations including food companies, organic farming and environmental groups have signed a letter urging President Obama to enact labelling laws highlighting products that contain genetically modified ingredients.

Awards Honoring Innovations in Bio-Based Fuels, Products Now Accepting Nominations
Awards Honoring Innovations in Bio-Based Fuels, Products Now Accepting Nominations

5 years ago - Now in their fifth year, the Sustainable Bio Awards recognize the range of innovations taking place in the development of truly sustainable bio-based fuels and products. From biofuels and feedstocks to face cream and finance, this year’s awards will celebrate the advancements made throughout 2013. World Bio Markets, the company behind the awards, is accepting nominations through midnight on January 31 (GMT). Winners will be announced at an awards ceremony in Amsterdam on March 5, 2014.

DuPont, Huntsman Partnership Dramatically Increases Yield, Reduces Impacts of Cotton Bleaching
DuPont, Huntsman Partnership Dramatically Increases Yield, Reduces Impacts of Cotton Bleaching

5 years ago - DuPont Industrial Biosciences, in collaboration with Huntsman Corporation — a global provider of textile dyes and chemicals — recently announced the results of a case study that demonstrates the benefits of its Gentle Power Bleach™, powered by DuPont’s PrimaGreen® EcoWhite enzymatic bleaching technology. The study, conducted between 2006 and 2012, measured significant reductions in water use, energy consumption and chemical use coupled with notable increases in product quality and yield.

Investors Call For Food Companies That Oppose Labeling to Stay Out of Washington State GMO Battle
Investors Call For Food Companies That Oppose Labeling to Stay Out of Washington State GMO Battle

5 years ago - Companies that donated funds to oppose ballot initiatives to require the labeling of products containing genetically modified organisms (GMOs) are facing new pressure from shareholders to stay out of future elections.

Report Highlights Cleaning Industry’s Progress in Curbing Energy, Emissions, Water and Waste
Report Highlights Cleaning Industry’s Progress in Curbing Energy, Emissions, Water and Waste

5 years ago - The American Cleaning Institute’s (ACI) just-released 2013 Sustainability Report shows overall decreases by member companies in four environmental data categories: energy use, greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, water use and solid waste generation.

Biotech Companies Launch Campaign to Combat Anti-GMO Movement
Biotech Companies Launch Campaign to Combat Anti-GMO Movement

5 years ago - This week, a group of biotech seed companies including Monsanto, Dow and DuPont launched a website to combat mounting opposition to genetically modified foods among consumer groups and activists, according to Reuters.

DuPont and EOS Climate Commence CFC Buyback Program
DuPont and EOS Climate Commence CFC Buyback Program

5 years ago - DuPont Refrigerants and EOS Climate have announced a new buyback program to incentivize the return of recovered chlorofluorocarbon (CFC) refrigerants by paying contractors and business owners for the safe disposal of polluting substances.

BASF, DuPont Commit to Increased Product Safety Standards
BASF, DuPont Commit to Increased Product Safety Standards

5 years ago - BASF, DuPont, Honeywell, Dow and other members of the American Chemistry Council (ACC) this week launched a new Responsible Care Product Safety Code to increase chemical safety standards beyond regulatory requirements.

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