Facebook Pledge to Lower Emissions and Utilise 100% Renewable Energy

Facebook have stated their plans for their new sustainability plans in a post on their website: Today, we are committing to reducing our greenhouse gas emissions by 75% and powering our global operations with 100% renewable energy by the end of 2020. In a record-breaking year of corporate renewable energy purchases, Facebook is on track to be one of the largest corporate purchasers of renewable energy. Since our first purchase of wind power in 2013, Facebook has signed contracts for over 3 gigawatts of new solar and wind energy, that…

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New Ceres analysis reveals gap between what investors want and what companies disclose on sustainability

A new analysis of nearly 500 of the largest companies on the Forbes Global 2000 list finds that most companies are using comparable and industry-wide disclosure frameworks for reporting sustainability risks and opportunities.  However, the analysis finds that only a small percentage of companies  disclose the business relevance of these risks and opportunities, and only a handful provide third party assurance on these disclosures. The analysis, Disclose What Matters, released today by the sustainability nonprofit organization Ceres highlights the gap that must be bridged by companies in order for investors…

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Ball Corporation Publishes 2018 Sustainability Report, Sets Bold New Science-based Greenhouse Gas Emission Reduction Target

Ball Corporation has published its sixth biennial sustainability report, covering calendar years 2016 and 2017, which details how it addresses systemic challenges in the areas of circular economy, climate change, water stewardship and responsible sourcing, as well as its bold new science-based greenhouse gas emission reduction target. “We remain committed to improving our operational sustainability performance and in making the can the most sustainable package in the supply chain,” said John A. Hayes, chairman, president and chief executive officer. “To further our progress, we are setting a science-based greenhouse gas…

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EY reduces its plastic waste by 7.7 million items

Financial Services Company EY have announced that it will stop providing single-use cups (both plastic and paper) in all its UK offices, switching to reusable alternatives instead. This is its biggest step yet in tackling plastic waste and marks a significant step forward in reducing the environmental impact of EY’s buildings. Caroline Artis, London Senior Partner and Environmental Lead says: “Our commitment as an organisation to minimise our environmental impact has resulted in the decision to switch all our offices away from single use plastic by the end of 2018.…

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Merlin Entertainments teams up with Coca-Cola Great Britain to exchange plastic bottles for family fun this summer

Merlin Entertainments, the UK’s largest visitor attraction  operator,  has  today  announced  a  partnership  with  Coca-Cola  Great  Britain, which  will  offer  consumers  50%  off  entry  to  some  of  the  UK’s  best-known  family attractions, in exchange for their used plastic bottles. The trial scheme, which will run from 25th  July, invites people to bring and recycle any 500ml plastic bottle via an on-site ‘reverse vending’ machine. Unlike traditional vending machines which dispense drinks,  these  machines will  reward those  who  deposit their empty  bottles  with  a  voucher  to  receive  50%  off  entry  at…

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