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Tesla Powerwall at Radisson RED Brussels
Tesla Powerwall at Radisson RED Brussels

PRESS RELEASE - On 20 May 2016, Radisson RED Brussels welcomed 75 international bloggers and journalists to stay at our world’s first Radisson RED - a new global hotel concept inspired by art, fashion and music.

Timberland Tires honored for sustainability
Timberland Tires honored for sustainability

PRESS RELEASE - TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (May 31, 2016) — Importer/wholesale distributor Omni United Pte. Ltd.’s Timberland brand — the first tire line created in partnership with a leading global lifestyle brand — has been recognized for its collaborative sustainability efforts. Timberland L.L.C. and the tire brand beat out Reformation, Levi’s and People Tree to win the WGSN Futures Award in sustainability design. Sagra Maceira de Rosen, a member of the advisory board of Omni United, and Nick Barber, director of apparel design of Timberland, accepted the award in London on May 26.

#BusinessCase: Top 9 Reasons for Businesses to Proactively Manage Water
#BusinessCase: Top 9 Reasons for Businesses to Proactively Manage Water

NEW METRICS - A sustainability manager at a large auto parts manufacturer recently explained the company’s lack of interest in water management this way: “It's not worth our time. Water is too cheap and no one cares." Moreover, the executive acknowledged that even if they did care, they had no idea how to tackle an operational issue that is largely unseen and highly distributed. Doing nothing is a common response, and indicative of the second-class status water still has in much of the business world, including the boardroom.

Powered by Purpose: What Tesla’s Model 3 says about the future of sustainability
Powered by Purpose: What Tesla’s Model 3 says about the future of sustainability

PRESS RELEASE - Elon Musk finally rolled out his highly-anticipated electric vehicle for the masses – the Tesla Model 3.

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Maven Reaches One Million Miles Driven; Boston, Chicago, and D.C. Join Lineup
Maven Reaches One Million Miles Driven; Boston, Chicago, and D.C. Join Lineup

PRESS RELEASE - In less than four months, Maven, General Motors’ personal mobility brand, has grown to five markets: New York City, Ann Arbor, Mich., and today announced Boston, Chicago and Washington, D.C. Maven members have driven more than one million miles, bringing them closer to the things – and people – they love.

Toyota Rewards Academic Excellence in STEM-Related Fields
Toyota Rewards Academic Excellence in STEM-Related Fields

PRESS RELEASE - In celebration of Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month, Toyota is pleased to announce that it awarded scholarships to 22 Asian Pacific Islander American (APIA) students for post-secondary education in the disciplines of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). The annual scholarship is offered through a collaborative partnership between Toyota and the Asian & Pacific Islander American Scholarship Fund (APIASF), a non-profit organization dedicated to providing college scholarships to APIAs. The 2016 student recipients were each awarded $5,000 in funding towards a degree in a STEM field for their first two years of college.

Ford Turning Captured CO2 Into Car Parts, Expanding Healthcare Outreach in Africa
Ford Turning Captured CO2 Into Car Parts, Expanding Healthcare Outreach in Africa

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - Ford Motor Company claims to be the first automaker to formulate and test new foam and plastic components using captured carbon dioxide (CO2) as feedstock. Within five years, the company expects to be using the new biomaterials in its vehicles. Foams formulated with up to 50 percent CO2-based polyols have shown promise in ‘rigorous’ automotive tests, and could be used in seating and under-hood applications. The company claims that the CO2-derived foam will reduce the use of fossil fuels in Ford vehicles – potentially reducing petroleum use by more than 600 million pounds annually. Other plastic materials are currently under development.

Ford Recycles Enough Aluminum to Build 30,000 F-150 Bodies Every Month
Ford Recycles Enough Aluminum to Build 30,000 F-150 Bodies Every Month

PRESS RELEASE - Ford recycles as much as 20 million pounds of aluminum stamping scrap per month using the closed-loop system at Dearborn Truck Plant, which builds F-150. That is the equivalent of more than 30,000 F-150 bodies in the largest configuration – a SuperCrew body including doors, plus hood, tailgate and 6.5-foot cargo box.

GM Recycles Water Bottles to Make Chevy Equinox Part
GM Recycles Water Bottles to Make Chevy Equinox Part

PRESS RELEASE - General Motors is turning its employees’ recycled water bottles into a new life: noise-reducing fabric insulation that covers the Chevrolet Equinox engine. The bottles – collected from five of its Michigan facilities – are also being turned into air filtration components and insulation in coats for the homeless community. Given its drive to zero waste, all of GM’s global facilities recycle their water bottles. However, the bottles collected at the five locations are now funneled into its “Do Your Part” project, where 11 businesses collaborate to give them a second life.

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Ford transforming Dearborn campus to further drive innovation, collaboration and invest in employees
Ford transforming Dearborn campus to further drive innovation, collaboration and invest in employees

PRESS RELEASE - Ford Motor Company today announces plans to transform its Dearborn facilities into a modern, green and high-tech campus to foster innovation and help drive the company’s transition to an auto and a mobility company. The 10-year transformation of the company’s more than 60-year-old Dearborn facilities will colocate 30,000 employees from 70 buildings today into primarily two locations – a product campus and a world headquarters campus. More than 7.5 million square feet of work space will be rebuilt and upgraded into even more technology-enabled and connected facilities.

BMW, Daimler Expand Car-Sharing Services in the U.S.
BMW, Daimler Expand Car-Sharing Services in the U.S.

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - German multinational automakers BMW and Mercedes-Benz parent company Daimler are seeking larger shares of the U.S. urban mobility market. BMW has entered the car-sharing market with the launch of its ReachNow service in Seattle, Wash., while Daimler is merging its route-planning service with a mobile ticketing company to form a North American unit of its mobility services unit, moovel Group.

Ford Designing New Campus to Drive Innovation and Collaboration, Invest in Employees
Ford Designing New Campus to Drive Innovation and Collaboration, Invest in Employees

ORGANIZATIONAL CHANGE - Ford Motor Company today announced plans to transform its Dearborn facilities into a modern, sustainable, high-tech campus to foster innovation and help drive the company’s transition beyond mere automaker to a mobility company. The 10-year transformation of the company’s more than 60-year-old Dearborn facilities will co-locate 30,000 employees from 70 buildings today into primarily two locations — a product campus and a world headquarters campus. More than 7.5 million square feet of workspace will be rebuilt and upgraded into even more technology-enabled and connected facilities.

Ford Expanding Environmental Stewardship Efforts by Sharing Best Practices with Suppliers
Ford Expanding Environmental Stewardship Efforts by Sharing Best Practices with Suppliers

COLLABORATION - Tomorrow, at a forum of the G7 Alliance on Resource Efficiency in Washington, D.C., Ford Motor Company will highlight its new Partnership for A Cleaner Environment (PACE), a program that aims to help the automaker’s suppliers minimize their impact on the environment by sharing details of Ford’s best practices for water, energy and carbon dioxide reduction.

Lyft and GM Launch Express Drive Program
Lyft and GM Launch Express Drive Program

PRESS RELEASE - SAN FRANCISCO – Lyft and General Motors today announced the launch of their Express Drive short-term rental program exclusive to the Lyft platform. The program will make cars available to Lyft drivers at affordable rates with insurance and maintenance included. The launch of Express Drive comes two months after GM entered into a strategic alliance with Lyft to develop an integrated on-demand network of autonomous vehicles.

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GM to Acquire Cruise Automation to Accelerate Autonomous Vehicle Development
GM to Acquire Cruise Automation to Accelerate Autonomous Vehicle Development

PRESS RELEASE - SAN FRANCISCO – General Motors Co. (NYSE:GM) announced today it is acquiring Cruise Automation to add Cruise’s deep software talent and rapid development capability to further accelerate GM’s development of autonomous vehicle technology.

GM’s Distribution and IT Centers Star in Energy Efficiency
GM’s Distribution and IT Centers Star in Energy Efficiency

PRESS RELEASE - DETROIT – Eleven General Motors facilities have earned ENERGY STAR® certification for superior energy efficiency from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. These buildings, which include seven parts distribution centers, a global headquarters office and three IT innovation office centers, have optimized their buildings to leave a smaller carbon footprint.To earn ENERGY STAR certification, buildings must perform better in energy efficiency than 75 percent of similar buildings nationwide and meet strict energy efficiency performance levels set by the EPA.

Novelis' Recycled Aluminum Builds Jaguar's Lightest, Most Aerodynamic Sedan
Novelis' Recycled Aluminum Builds Jaguar's Lightest, Most Aerodynamic Sedan

CHEMISTRY, MATERIALS & PACKAGING - Novelis, world leader in aluminum rolling and recycling, has partnered with Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) to supply aluminum sheet for the recently launched Jaguar XE — “Jaguar’s most advanced sports saloon.”The REALCAR (REcycled ALuminium CAR) project, aimed at creating a closed-loop value chain to recycle vehicles at the end of their useful lives, was launched by JLR in 2008 and funded by Innovate UK.

Trending: Paint Innovations Helping to Improve Vehicle Efficiency
Trending: Paint Innovations Helping to Improve Vehicle Efficiency

CHEMISTRY, MATERIALS & PACKAGING - When it comes to fuel economy, lightweight design and temperature control are important considerations for cars and airplanes alike – and the impact of a coat of paint might surprise you. Vehicles with more reflective coatings or with less paint can be more efficient.According to the U.S. Department of Energy, hot weather can increase vehicle fuel economy because engines warm up to an efficient temperature faster, summer grades of gasoline can have slightly more energy, and warm air causes less aerodynamic drag than cold air. However, the use of air conditioning can reduce a vehicle’s fuel economy by more than 25 percent in very hot conditions.

VW to 'Generously Compensate' 600,000 U.S. Diesel Vehicle Owners
VW to 'Generously Compensate' 600,000 U.S. Diesel Vehicle Owners

MARKETING AND COMMS - On Friday, Volkswagen (VW) postponed the publication of its 2015 results and delayed its annual shareholders' meeting “due to remaining open questions and the resulting valuation calculations relating to the diesel emissions issue.” Despite the uncertainty about the financial fallout of the scandal, the head of its claims fund said that the company will offer “generous compensation packages” to the roughly 600,000 U.S.

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Trending: GM, Ford Launch New Partnerships to Drive the Future of Mobility
Trending: GM, Ford Launch New Partnerships to Drive the Future of Mobility

CLEANTECH - With CES 2016 underway in Las Vegas this week, we are expecting to have announcements about exciting tech advancements coming out of our ears. Case in point: At The Ford Motor Company's press conference this morning, it announced a partnership with Amazon to integrate vehicles with Echo, the e-commerce company’s smarthome device.

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