Xylem Advances Commitment to Sustainability, Announcing Ambitious Slate of 2025 Signature Goals

Xylem, a global water technology provider, announced an ambitious set of goals that advances the Company’s sustainability commitment across three fronts: serving its customers, building a sustainable company, and empowering communities through social impact initiatives. The new goals were published in Xylem’s 2018 Sustainability Report: “Creating a Water-Secure World,” also released today. “Sustainability is core to everything we do at Xylem,” said Patrick Decker, President and CEO of Xylem. “We have a unique opportunity and responsibility to advance sustainability through our commercial and humanitarian efforts to solve water for communities around…

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Co-op and locality commit to protect and preserve community spaces across the UK

Co-op and Locality launch their Endangered Spaces campaign to protect, support and improve 2,000 at-risk community spaces by 2022 and are calling on the British public to help identify spaces that are in need of support by using #SaveOurSpaces. Research from Co-op and Locality identified a link between improved wellbeing and areas where community spaces such as cafes, community centres and playgrounds are easy to access, whilst the data also indicated that in areas where community spaces decrease, this contributes to the pride of a community going down. Despite these…

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Co-op curbs green house gas emissions in face of climate emergency

Co-op has committed to accelerating steps to curb its Green House Gas (GHG) emissions and backs global goals to limit warming to the most stringent of targets. Having halved its GHG emissions in the ten years from 2006, the Co-op has committed to further reductions in its direct GHG emissions of 50% by 2025. In the last year alone Co-op reduced GHG emissions by 20%, seeing stretching short-term targets as imperative in the delivery of longer-term strategies to safeguard the environment and tackle climate change. Its action is in-line with…

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Burberry announces science based targets, expanding our ambition to build a more sustainable future for fashion

Building on the environmental targets already included in their Responsibility strategy to 2022, Burberry have set two new, ambitious climate goals approved by the Science Based Target initiative (SBTi): Reduce absolute scope 1 and 2 greenhouse gas emissions 95% by 2022 from a 2016 base year Reduce absolute scope 3 greenhouse gas emissions 30% by 2030 from a 2016 base year The scope 1 and 2 target focus on emissions from their direct operations (including electricity and gas consumption at their stores, offices, internal manufacturing and distribution sites), while the…

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Best Buy sets first goal to help consumers reduce carbon emissions and save billions on utilities as it commits to further reduce its own carbon use

After reducing its carbon emissions more than 50 percent, Best Buy is committing to achieve an even greater impact. For the first time, the company has set a goal to help consumers reduce their carbon emissions by 20 percent and save $5 billion on utility costs by 2030, while it works to decrease its own emissions 75 percent over the same period. The new goals were announced today by Best Buy at the Circularity19 conference in Minneapolis and are included in its latest Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability Report. “Best Buy…

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