Bloomberg’s New European Headquarters Rated World’s Most Sustainable Office Building

Opening later this month in the City of London, Bloomberg’s new European headquarters is the world’s most sustainable office building, as designed. The building achieved an ‘Outstanding’ rating against the BREEAM sustainability assessment method, with a 98.5% score. This is the highest design-stage score ever achieved by any major office development. Michael R. Bloomberg, founder of Bloomberg L.P. said: “We believe that environmentally-friendly practices are as good for business as they are for the planet. From day one, we set out to push the boundaries of sustainable office design –…

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Walmart Strengthens Sustainable Chemistry Commitment

Walmart is strengthening its sustainable chemistry policy for consumable products, reaffirming the company’s work to increase transparency, advance improved product formulations, and offer a larger sustainable product selection for customers. As part of the policy expansion, Walmart aims to reduce its consumables chemical footprint for Walmart and Sam’s Clubs U.S. stores by 10 percent by 2022, becoming the first U.S. retailer to set a time bound reduction goal. Consumables products include items like household cleaners, cosmetics and skincare items, and infant products, among others. The goal applies to chemicals defined…

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M&S Launch Sustainable Selvedge Denim Jeans

Launching this Summer 2017, M&S introduces the sustainable selvedge denim men’s jeans. The jeans have been manufactured using processes that use less water, energy and chemicals than conventional methods resulting in an incredibly low Environmental Impact Measurement Score of only 21 (where under 33 is low-impact) using JeanologiaTM technology. JeanologiaTM specialises in sustainable and efficient technologies for the garment finishing industry. Technologies including laser, and its EIM software have revolutionised the textile industry, offering design and finishing possibilities on garments, whilst saving water, energy and chemicals and eliminating waste and…

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Unilever’s Sustainable Living brands continue to drive higher rates of growth

Six years into its ambitious Unilever Sustainable Living Plan, the company today announced its progress in building its ‘Sustainable Living brands’ as they drive value and growth for the business. Sustainable Living brands grew over 50% faster than the rest of the business Delivered more than 60% of Unilever’s growth in 2016 18 Sustainable Living brands in the top 40 Unilever brands, up from 12 in 2015 Continued consumer demand driving brands with purpose While many continue to join Unilever in efforts to build brands with purpose and sustainability at…

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