The bank has set a target to source 100% renewable electricity to cover its own operations by 2025. Currently, 91% of Deutsche Bank’s electricity worldwide is from renewable sources.
As the world’s first truck manufacturer to do so, Volvo is now introducing fossil-free steel in its trucks. The steel is produced by the Swedish steel company SSAB and the heavy-duty electric Volvo trucks will be the first to include it.
WPP and its agencies have partnered with The Black Equity Organisation (BEO) – an organisation founded to advance justice and equity for Black people in Britain – as it launches.
Volkswagen is pressing ahead with gearing its plants to electric mobility. Volkswagen is expanding its global production network for electric vehicles by starting to make the all-electric ID.4 in Emden.
Deutsche Bank is the first bank in Europe to convert an existing supply chain finance program for its client. Through this program, Henkel creates incentives for its suppliers to be more sustainable.
Developed through collaboration with the multi-stakeholder Danish partnership for Resource and water efficient Industrial food Production (DRIP), our Fredericia brewery in Denmark began operating its new state-of-the-art water-recycling plant in 2021.
Deutsche Bank is taking a further step toward placing sustainability at the heart of all its business activities.
Both parties announced that they have signed a Partnering Agreement to evaluate the scope of collaboration. Mahindra intends to equip its “Born Electric Platform” with MEB electric components such as electric motors, battery system components and battery cells.
Henkel and Schneider Electric, both global leaders in sustainability, have worked together for many years to drive progress toward the shared goal of decarbonization.
The Conscious Advertising Network (CAN) is launching a new manifesto on ‘Climate and Sustainability’, adding to the already 6 existing manifestos aimed to inspire conscious advertising choices.
Volvo Trucks is opening its very first battery assembly plant. Located in Ghent, Belgium, the plant will supply ready-to-install batteries for Volvo Trucks’ full electric heavy-duty trucks.
DHL intends to intensify its transition to heavy electric trucks by deploying a total of 44 new electric Volvo trucks on routes in Europe.
These new changes join the company’s existing efforts to reduce its environmental footprint across its product portfolio.
The BMW Group is the first carmaker to place its trust in more sustainable automotive OEM coatings certified according to BASF’s biomass balance approach.
The aim of the fund, which will be managed by Tikehau Capital, will be to promote regenerative agriculture practices.
The partnership with the German Ocean Decade Committee aims to promote ocean literacy in Germany, raise awareness of the ten challenges outlined by the UN Ocean Decade and to act as a link between German and international Ocean Decade activities.
Global TV manufacturer Samsung Electronics, has announced that its 2022 Neo QLEDs earned the ‘Reducing CO2’ certification from the Carbon Trust in recognition of its efforts to reduce its carbon footprint.
As companies target ways to minimize their carbon footprints and achieve climate goals and commitments, global programmatic brands and agencies are working on carbon neutral advertising campaigns.
Unilever is launching two pilots to trial warmer ice cream freezer cabinets with an aim of reducing energy use and greenhouse gas emissions by approx. 20 – 30% per freezer*, whilst ensuring the same ice cream quality and consumer experience.
This new offering, powered by Scope3 – the source of truth for supply chain emissions data – delivers the ability to measure, report, reduce, and offset carbon emissions across the supply chain, helping customers make carbon-aware decisions regarding their digital advertising spend.
OneScreen.ai, the marketplace provider for buying and selling out-of-home (OOH) advertising, is partnering with Evertreen, the only platform that allows users worldwide to plant real trees online and track them via satellite.
The Stop Slavery Award is an initiative from the Thomson Reuters Foundation that honours corporations that go above and beyond their peers in the effort to eradicate forced labour, the worst forms of child labour, and other forms of slavery.
With the urgent need for highly skilled and diverse talent in the advertising industry and the growing role of technology in redefining modern day advertising, companies and brands are looking at innovative ways of bridging the skills gap.
Sasol ecoFT has signed a letter of intent with Sollefteå municipality in collaboration with Sweden's energy company Uniper, to establish an industry-scale production facility for sustainable aviation fuel.
Demonstrating the potential of electric power on a global stage, Volvo Construction Equipment (Volvo CE) will become the Official Construction Equipment Supplier to the new fully electric FIA World Rallycross Championship (World RX).
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Nearly three quarters of British and German consumers strongly agree that protecting the environment is one of the most important issues of our times and, as a result, want to shop more sustainably.
Emerald has longstanding experience in industrial technology and advanced materials, well-established role linking conglomerates with startups, and track record of strong returns for Limited Partners.
Electrifying Spain by creating a European Electric Vehicle Hub, building up a battery cell production and full, sustainable E-ecosystem.
The Global Guidance on Environmental Claims identifies six key principles that marketers need to follow to make sure they are seen as trustworthy and to avoid their brands being accused of greenwashing.
Dentsu International continues its accelerated path to Net Zero with Salesforce Net Zero Cloud implementation
This follows dentsu’s lead in becoming one of the first companies in the world to have its net zero target approved under the new Science Based Target initiative’s Net Zero Standard.
GreenIT, a joint venture between Plenitude and CDP Equity for the production of energy from renewable sources, and CI IV, signed an agreement to develop two floating offshore wind farms in Sicily and Sardinia
IFC, Santander Bank Polska launch initiative to boost climate finance, support green transition in Poland
A path-breaking transaction launched by IFC and Santander Bank Polska (SPL), will help increase access to climate finance in Poland, while boosting market resilience and stimulating the country's recovery.
Jackery, the global leader in providing portable power station and solar panels, announced its European market expansion into three brand new countries; Spain, France and Italy.
Repsol and Ørsted have an ambition of jointly becoming a leading developer in Spanish offshore wind by combining their complementary strengths.
In addition to statutory Gender Pay Gap reporting, WPP publishes the consolidated data for all eligible WPP companies in the UK.
IRMA is an alliance of non-governmental organisations, labor unions, affected communities, investors, mining companies and purchasers of raw materials.
SAP and Unilever have announced a pilot of the GreenToken by SAP solution to further increase traceability and transparency in Unilever’s global palm oil supply chain.
The companies are announcing a Memorandum of Understanding under which Volkswagen will become one of the first customers for the low-CO2 steel that Salzgitter AG plans to produce on a new production route at its headquarters in Lower Saxony from the end of 2025.
ITV has also created a new £500k development fund to develop ideas that will qualify for the Diversity Commissioning Fund.
Eni and Air Liquide have entered into a collaboration agreement aimed at assessing decarbonization solutions in the Mediterranean region of Europe, focused on hard-to-abate industrial sectors.
Channel 4 and Motion Content Group have launched a multi-million pound fund to boost commissions from small and medium sized ethnically diverse-led production companies.
The company has already been exclusively using green electricity and biogas for the Düsseldorf production of liquid products and dishwasher tabs since July 2021.
Seven of the UK’s main broadcasters have come together to create access and inclusion ‘passports’ that will remove barriers and support better inclusion of disabled people and other colleagues at work.
Accordingly, the firm is ramping up investments in its EV production unit.
Deutsche Bank has disclosed for the first time data on its financed greenhouse gas emissions.
Unilever to publicly report the performance of its product portfolio in new benchmark for healthy nutrition
Unilever will publish the assessment on an annual basis both globally and for 16 key strategic markets and will report its performance both by volume of product and by sales revenue. Its first report will be published by October 2022.
Carlsberg Group, the Carlsberg Foundation and the Tuborg Foundation donate DKK 75 million to relief efforts in Ukraine
The DKK 75 million will be donated, amongst others, through the Danish branches of recognised international aid organisations.
That growth has been attributed to the growing preference among individuals for mobile devices to obtain information on the go and subsequently the continued transition from desktop PCs to smartphones.
The scheme now covers 25 multinationals, including Bayer, Danone, Diageo, Ikea, L’Oréal, Mastercard, Mondelez, PepsiCo, Pernod Ricard, Sanofi and Unilever representing an estimated $43bn in global ad spend.
Henkel has published its 31st Sustainability Report, detailing its achievements and progress in 2021 while also outlining its new 2030+ Sustainability Ambition Framework.
Dept, a certified B Corporation, is supporting the organisation on a pro-bono basis, creating and developing its visual identity and website.
Brands are waking up to opportunities to cater to communities of different races, backgrounds, and identities in their products and ad spending, with more work to be done.
Logitech’s Creativity and Productivity portfolio, the company’s largest product portfolio, uses PCR at scale with 65% of all mice and keyboard units now including PCR plastic, surpassing its 50% commitment made in 2020.
The European Commission announced an investment of over €110 million into LIFE programme integrated projects for environmental and climate protection, selected after a call for proposals covering the year 2020.
New statistics show that Volvo Trucks was the market leader for heavy all-electric trucks in Europe 2021 with a market share of 42%. In 2021 the company took orders, including letters of intent to buy, for more than 1,100 electric trucks worldwide.
The agreement is the largest announced SAF procurement by an airframer and further demonstrates Boeing’s commitment to decarbonizing aviation.
Volta continues its European expansion with new signings and installations in Switzerland, Germany, and France
Volta has signed partnership deals with the global sporting goods chain Decathlon, starting in St. Gallen, Switzerland, and the movie theatre company Cineplex Group in Germany.
Carlsberg Group has released the Environment, Social and Governance (ESG) Report 2021 that reveals steady progress by one of the world’s leading brewing groups.
First, she will work across Essence’s operations and practices, including programmatic, strategy, planning and data, to help teams embed sustainable practices and create new products and services that enable Essence to reach its net-zero targets.
The long-established site in western Saxony is the first large-scale facility of any volume manufacturer worldwide to switch over all production from internal combustion engine vehicles to electric vehicles.
The challenges for the year ahead were explored at the close of 2021 by Henkel alongside manufacturers and other experts from across the entire packaging and consumer goods supply chain at the second Henkel Sustainability Days.
Webfleet Solutions strengthens position in the telematics market with product innovations and sustainable solutions
With a focus on innovative partnerships and sustainability, it introduced a range of new products that power the digital transformation of the transport and fleet sector.
Deutsche Bank and The Development Guarantee Group sign MOU to tackle climate financing gap for developing countries
Under the agreement, Deutsche Bank will act as an Origination Partner for the Green Guarantee Company, GGC, which will be managed by DGG.
Nestlé announces plan to tackle child labour risks, increase farmer income and achieve full traceability in cocoa industry
Nestlé has announced a new plan to tackle child labor risks in cocoa production. At the center is an innovative income accelerator program, which aims to improve the livelihoods of cocoa-farming families, while also advancing regenerative agriculture practices and gender equality.
Deutsche Bank’s International Private Bank (IPB) has announced the appointment of Muriel Danis as Global Head of Product Platforms & Sustainable Solutions, effective March 14, 2022.
Volkswagen has made significant progress in decarbonizing its vehicle fleet on its path to becoming a sustainable, software-centric mobility group.
As environmental consciousness and sustainability continue to influence buying behavior, EV unit sales are projected to continue on this trajectory and expand as much as 30% through 2030, by some estimates.
New age technologies like artificial intelligence and cloud computing are inspiring new trends that are supporting the content marketing market.
The IKEA Sustainability Report FY21 is issued by Inter IKEA Group and covers the collective efforts from the contributors in the IKEA franchise system and value chain.
The new Volvo VNR Electric also reduces the required charging time, as the 250kW charging capability provides an 80% charge in 90 minutes for the six-battery package, and 60 minutes for the four-battery version.
. Through this signature platform, Coca-Cola hopes to attract like-minded partners to help accelerate on-the-ground impact of its initiatives.
With these measures, Samsung is acting against environmental issues through innovative products and services that can be used in everyday life.
Nokia has announced that it has joined RE100, a global initiative led by the Climate Group in partnership with CDP, which brings together the world’s most influential businesses committed to 100% renewable electricity.
In line with its strategy to become the global leader in carbon emission reduction technologies by 2024, Danish technology provider Haldor Topsøe has signed a €45 million loan agreement with the European Investment Bank (EIB).
Plastic Energy and TotalEnergies announced a new agreement to promote the development of advanced plastic recycling. Under this agreement, Plastic Energy plans to build a second advanced recycling plant in Sevilla, Spain.
INEOS signs renewable power deal with Eneco, increases Belgian offshore wind generation to over 200MW
INEOS has agreed a long-term Power Purchase Agreement for renewable offshore wind power in Belgium with sustainable energy producer Eneco.
MediaCom will be donating £50,000 to five charities through GlobalGiving, a non-profit that connects hundreds of smaller, community-led organisations to access the support that they need to make our world a better place.
Fidelis New Energy, a developer, investor, and operator of climate impact infrastructure, announced its expansion into Europe with its European headquarters in Copenhagen, Denmark.
Samsung Electronics unveils ‘Together for Tomorrow’ vision to build a more sustainable and connected future
The company’s “Together for tomorrow” vision is one that empowers everyone to create positive change and drives collaborations that address some of the planet’s most pressing challenges.
Volvo Trucks has received an order for an additional 25 heavy electric trucks from DFDS, Northern Europe's largest shipping and logistics company.
Logitech’s performance resulted in a 36% overall improvement on the Corporate Sustainability Assessment (CSA), with the company scoring 60 out of 100 this year (Score date: Nov. 12, 2021), compared to 44 out of 100 last year.
Alibaba Group Holding Limited has announced a pledge to achieve carbon neutrality in its own operations by 2030 and introduced a Scope 3+ target, a pioneering initiative aiming to facilitate 1.5 gigatons of decarbonization across its business ecosystem by 2035.
Volvo Trucks has received an order for an additional 25 heavy electric trucks from DFDS, Northern Europe's largest shipping and logistics company.
The holidays, in particular, drive a spike in spend and engagement. This spending however has seen a significant rise in fraudulent traffic on online video and CTV since mid-October.
Fisker to partner with Bridgestone for electric vehicle services and solutions in France and Germany
After recently selecting Bridgestone as the exclusive tyre partner for its upcoming Ocean all-electric SUV, Fisker is extending its collaboration with the global company.
TotalEnergies has launched the largest battery-based energy storage facility in France. Located at the Flandres center in Dunkirk, this site, which responds to the need for grid stabilization, has a power capacity of 61 MW.
Consumer concerns about climate change reached a tipping point in 2021, and emarketer says it expect calls for action to grow louder in 2022.
Comet Bio, a manufacturer of healthy and sustainable ingredients, announced an investment with RE Energy to build a dedicated manufacturing facility in Denmark.
Volvo Group, Daimler Truck and the Traton Group sign joint venture agreement for European charging network
The parties are committed to initiating and accelerating the necessary build-up of charging infrastructure for the increasing number of customers of electric vehicles in Europe and contribute to climate-neutral transportation in Europe by 2050.
Advertising has a potential to play a significant role in combating climate change and can be used to educate customers about products and services with a low carbon footprint.
This is according to a new nationally representative survey commissioned by the IPA and carried out by Opinium among a sample of 2,000 UK adults aged 18 years and above.
The interest rate on the three-year €1.8 billion agreement depends on the Volkswagen Group achieving its CO2 fleet emission targets in Europe.
Allianz Capital Partners, on behalf of Allianz Insurance Companies, and BASF have agreed on the purchase of 25.2% of the windfarm Hollandse Kust Zuid (HKZ) by Allianz.
These new charging stations, to be installed by TotalEnergies and operated for the next ten years, will be supplied with 100% renewable electricity generated by offshore wind power in the North Sea off the coast of Belgium.
Volkswagen’s share of the wind farm generates some 100 GWh of electricity, or enough for 27,000 households. As a result, Volkswagen is also living up to its responsibility as the market leader for electric vehicles in Sweden.
With raising energy prices across Europe, Poles will have the chance to improve the energy efficiency of their homes and cut their energy bills, thanks to a landmark scheme agreed between the EBRD and Poland’s BNP Paribas.
Carlsberg Group has been recognized for leadership in corporate sustainability by global environmental non-profit CDP, securing a place on its prestigious ‘A List’ for tackling climate change, as well as acting to protect water security.
Companies worldwide could face customer backlash if they fail to take action on climate change, study
New global research shows, in the next 12 months; 59% of consumers worldwide intend to start boycotting brands who don’t take action on climate change.
Under the PPA, effective as of January 1, 2022, ENGIE will provide BASF with up to 20.7 terawatt hours of renewable electricity in total throughout the term of the agreement.
Ørsted’s Board of Directors has taken final investment decision (FID) on the two German offshore wind farms Gode Wind 3 (242 MW) and Borkum Riffgrund 3 (900 MW) which are expected to be commissioned in 2024 and 2025, respectively.
The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) is supporting the transition of Photon Energy NV (Photon Energy), a renewable energy developer and independent power producer with Czech origins.
The projects will supply renewable energy for Amazon’s corporate offices, fulfillment centers, and Amazon Web Services (AWS) data centers that support millions of customers globally.
The technology group Wärtsilä will supply a 25-megawatt (MW) / 100-megawatt hour (MWh) energy storage system under an extended equipment delivery and a long-term service agreement in Belgium.
Plug Power, ACCIONA Energía launch AccionaPlug to address green hydrogen market in Spain and Portugal
Plug Power, the provider of turnkey hydrogen solutions for the global green hydrogen economy, and ACCIONA Energía announced they have finalized the formation of their 50-50 joint-venture.
Plug Power, the provider of turnkey hydrogen solutions for the global green hydrogen market, announced its European headquarters will be located in the Port of Duisburg, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany.
Under the terms of the MoU, BP and Schneider Electric intend to combine skills and capabilities to define and scale integrated energy solutions for cities and commercial and industrial customers in hard to abate sectors, such as high emission transportation and heavy industry.
With a growing number of clients keen on tracking ROI on their communication campaigns, communication and PR companies are embracing emerging technologies including artificial Intelligence and cloud computing to deliver that value.
TotalEnergies launched its largest photovoltaic solar power plant in France, with a capacity of 55 megawatts (MW). The solar farm, located northeast of Gien (Loiret), comprises 126,000 photovoltaic panels spread over 75 hectares.
This public-private partnership illustrates the alignment between the ambition of TotalEnergies and the Government of Suriname to protect forest ecosystems and biodiversity while benefiting local communities.
The prototype bottle comes more than a decade after the company’s PlantBottle™ debuted as the world’s first recyclable PET plastic bottle made with up to 30% plant-based material.
In line with the commitment to have a positive impact on both people and planet, IKEA will phase out plastic from consumer packaging solutions.
New research released by Edelman Smithfield in Canada highlights a sharp rise in skepticism and increased scrutiny by Canadian institutional investors of environmental, social and governance (ESG) initiatives and related disclosure by Canadian issuers.
Samsung’s automotive LED packages also had their carbon footprint verification, a first in the industry for automotive LED packages, further expanding Samsung’s portfolio of eco-conscious ‘green chips’.
Nokia has called for accelerated digitalization and green energy uptake, as well as setting its sights on 100% renewable electricity in its own operations by 2025.
TotalEnergies has established two operational partnerships with Australian carbon developers AgriProve and Corporate Carbon to develop natural below-ground carbon sinks in Australia and help prevent savanna fires, notably in Africa.
Schneider Electric and GreenYellow partner to accelerate low-carbon trajectory of large companies globally
For Schneider Electric, this partnership supports the development of additional solutions focused on improving energy efficiency for the digital transformation of industrial and building applications.
Maersk Drilling has been awarded a contract with ONE-Dyas B.V. which will employ the harsh environment jack-up rig Maersk Resolute to drill the IJssel and Clover exploration wells in the Dutch sector of the North Sea.
ReneSola Power, a fully integrated solar project developer, and Emeren, a London, United Kingdom-based project developer specialized in the development of renewable energy power announced the launch of a 7 MW ground-mounted solar project in southern Italy.
BASF and Ørsted concluded a 25-year fixed-price corporate power purchase agreement (CPPA), under which BASF will offtake the output of 186 megawatts from Ørsted’s planned Borkum Riffgrund 3 Offshore Wind Farm in Germany.
ENGIE and Crédit Agricole Assurances announced they have reached an agreement to acquire a 97.33% stake of Eolia Renovables, one of the largest renewable power producers in Spain.
The ambition statement makes it clear that global transport buyers want zero-carbon shipping, and rapidly accelerating decarbonizing efforts.
By deciding to invest in the Les Nouvions onshore wind farm, RWE is further expanding its renewables portfolio in France. The 44-megawatt wind farm is located in northern France in the Hauts-de-France region.
TotalEnergies partners with Daimler Truck AG to develop hydrogen ecosystem for transportation in Europe
TotalEnergies and Daimler Truck AG signed an agreement on their joint commitment to the decarbonization of the road freight in the European Union.
The inaugural 2021 Terra Carta Seal recognizes global companies that are driving innovation and action toward the creation of genuinely sustainable markets.
Accelerating innovation in this decade is critical to bring these technologies to market and make them cost-competitive.
As part of its net zero strategy, Mastercard had already committed to meet its existing science-based targets (SBTi) for greenhouse gas reduction, which are aligned to the United Nations Business Ambition for a 1.5°C future.
The consortium will leverage in its offer the proven technical expertise of its members in both bottom fixed and floating offshore wind, as well as its in-depth knowledge of the challenges, territories and stakeholders in Norway.
Eni and Air Liquide have entered into a partnership to invest in the development of the infrastructure necessary to allow the expansion of hydrogen mobility in Italy, to decarbonize the transport segment.
The agreement brings together two major agriculture industry leaders to help more farmers participate in and benefit from carbon-smart practices.
Moderna, Inc., a biotechnology company pioneering messenger RNA (mRNA) therapeutics and vaccines, has announced that as part of its commitment to sustainability, the Company will work to achieve net-zero carbon emissions globally by 2030.
Google Cloud and Groupe Rocher has announced a five-year collaboration agreement to accelerate the group’s digitization and foster its ambitious sustainability strategy through IT.
Dentsu International has announced it is one of the first companies in the world to have its net-zero target validated by the globally recognised Science Based Targets initiative.
As signatories to the Taskforce on Climate related Financial Disclosures (TCFD) ITV already embeds climate risk and opportunities into its global governance, risk management and strategy.
Solar energy developer Dhamma Energy, fully owned by Eni, inaugurated the 87.5 MWp Athies-Samoussy solar farm in France.
INEOS, through its subsidiary INOVYN, announced plans to build a large-scale, 100MW electrolyser to produce green hydrogen at the Koln site in Germany.
As the media, advertising and marketing landscape shifts, driven by evolving market needs, competition and technological advancements, companies are launching at innovative offerings in markets in a bid to upset the status quo.
Jennifer will be responsible for all aspects of WPP’s people strategy and its critical role in the company’s continued transformation. She will oversee global rewards, talent management and acquisition, diversity, equity and inclusion, leadership development and learning on behalf of the company’s more than 100,000 people around the world.
The ESG strategy is designed to support KPMG firms’ clients in making a positive difference. Importantly, this strategy is underpinned by KPMG’s recognition of its responsibility to improve its impact on the world and the ESG commitments outlined in KPMG: Our Impact Plan.
TotalEnergies and Safran have signed a strategic partnership agreement to jointly develop technical and commercial solutions for the decarbonization of the aviation industry.
Redwood Climate Communications has launched to bring a uniquely impact-focused approach to public relations for climate tech startups, companies, and corporate initiatives.
Through Inclusion Analytics data and insights, Mediabrands will gain new visibility into the gender, race, ethnicity and sexual orientation of talent appearing in popular linear and streaming TV programming.
IKEA launches Nutrition Profiling System to accelerate transition to a healthier, more sustainable food offer
This will enable a big movement in product development to accelerate the transition to a healthier and more sustainable food offer.
The EIB signed a €500 million loan with Ørsted A/S to support its increased capex programme on renewable energy projects, and the conclusion of the Borssele 1 & 2 wind farms off the Dutch coast.
WPP has announced the nine bold, audacious and creative new projects that have been chosen to help advance racial justice across the world as part of its Racial Equity Programme.
Carlsberg Group has signed the World Federation of Advertiser’s (WFA) Planet Pledge – a global commitment to making marketing teams a force for positive change both internally and by inspiring consumers to act.
The Code - which is particularly relevant to communications professionals - requires all environmental claims to be truthful, unambiguous, and transparent. It also compels organisations to include all relevant information relating to a claim.
Cosmetics companies partner to develop environmental impact assessment and scoring system for cosmetics products
The aim is to co-design an approach that is brand-agnostic, and which provides consumers with clear, transparent and comparable environmental impact information, based on a common science-based methodology.
WPP has marked the opening of its new Milan Campus, a modern and innovative hub bringing together 35 WPP agencies and 2,000 people into a single location.
Amazon and Global Optimism have announced that more than 200 companies have now signed The Climate Pledge. The 86 new signatories joining The Climate Pledge include Procter & Gamble, HP, Salesforce, ASOS, and Nespresso.
By 2030, the brewer is targeting to reduce its scope 1 and 2 emissions by 90% and scope 3 by 21% (vs the 2018 baseline). Heineken strives to reach net zero from barley to bar by 2040.
P&G has also set a new ambition to achieve net zero greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions across its operations and supply chain, from raw material to retailer, by 2040 as well as interim 2030 goals to make meaningful progress this decade.
Companies and institutions are increasingly leaning towards sustainable practices to respond to growing global problems.
TotalEnergies, Shell Netherlands, Energie Beheer Nederland (EBN) and Gasunie formed a partnership to enable large-scale CO2-reduction for industrial clusters in the Netherlands.
Logitech has announced that it is adopting a climate positive approach, addressing its carbon footprint across the entire value chain.
Four more major multinational companies have signed up to the World Federation of Advertisers’ Planet Pledge, a global commitment to making their marketing teams a force for positive change both internally and with the consumers who buy their products and services.
The business will be run out of Havas Media Group UK’s luxury international unit, which also handles other prestigious luxury clients including Hermès, Credit Suisse and Fabergé.
Unilever’s PETA-Approved brands, including TRESemmé, Simple and St.Ives, have committed to joining the fight to save cruelty free cosmetics in Europe.
The Feldschlösschen brewery, Switzerland, is now delivering to customers in the country through a fleet of 20 new 26-tonne electric trucks – the world’s first mass-produced electric trucks from Renault Trucks.
The coalition brings together companies, policymakers, innovators, researchers, and communities to develop and scale innovations for efficient water use at home. Currently, the average daily water use per person in Europe is 150 litres, and elsewhere much more.
Fresh Del Monte Produce Inc has released its 2020 Sustainability Report which further solidifies the company’s leadership position in defining what sustainable production means at scale for large producers.
Iberostar Group collaborates with Expedia Group in the UNESCO Sustainable Travel Pledge, launch the media campaign
Expedia Group’s recent Traveler Value Index research1 shows that travelers want to support sustainable practices, with nearly three in five (59%) willing to pay higher fees to make their trip more sustainable.
Samsung Electronics has unveiled Galaxy for the Planet, the sustainability platform for its Mobile Communications Business powered by its scale, innovation and spirit of open collaboration, to take tangible climate actions across its business.
The pilot could pave the way towards Carlsberg Group’s target for ZERO carbon emissions from its breweries by 2030, as part of its Together Towards ZERO programme.
The global billboard and outdoor advertising market is poised to grow from $60.23 billion in 2020 to $66.63 billion in 2021 at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 10.6%.
The roll-out across the airline is estimated to prevent around half a million plastic bottles from ending up as plastic waste each year.
Eni, through Eni gas e luce, signed an agreement to acquire 100% of Be Power S.p.A., which through its subsidiary Be Charge is the second largest Italian operator with over 5 thousand electric vehicle charging points on public land.
Shifting from electric-first to electric-only, the world’s pre-eminent luxury car company is accelerating toward an emissions-free and software-driven future.
A new research by Stifel and Morning Consult survey indicates that lifestyle brand consumers in all markets are more likely than other consumers to try to be more sustainable in their day-to-day lives.
This industry-defining initiative offers consumers an innovative option to reuse their plastic bottles by refilling products from HUL’s flagship brands, including Surf Excel, Comfort and Vim.
Fifty small- and medium-sized enterprises around the world have been announced as the Best Small Businesses of the “Good Food for All” competition, held in conjunction with the UN Food Systems Summit.
TotalEnergies, through Lampiris, its energy supply affiliate in Belgium, signed a Corporate Power Purchase Agreement with Air Liquide.
Eni, through Eni gas e luce, has signed an agreement with Azora Capital for the acquisition of a portfolio of nine renewable energy projects in Spain.
bp has formed an exclusive consultancy agreement with Quaybridge, a UK-based renewables consultancy with global expertise in offshore wind.
Recognizing the importance of giving credit where it is due, Logitech is partnering with award-winning choreographer and visionary JaQuel Knight, to help ten creators secure copyright of their choreography.
Through a cross-industry consortium called the Once & For All Coalition, purpose-driven brands; collaborative, diverse and general market suppliers; and multi-practice agency executives will join forces to focus on creating solutions in three core areas
Shell and Rolls-Royce have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) which aims to support the decarbonisation of the aviation industry and their progress towards net zero emissions.
Global pharmaceutical and life sciences company Bayer has announced the European launch of its global Carbon Initiative. The main goal is the decarbonization of the food value chain focusing on farmers’ activities for a more resilient and sustainable food system.
P&G has worked for decades to advance women’s economic empowerment throughout its global value chain, and the latest announcement is the next step in that journey.
TotalEnergies and Uber are partnering to accelerate the transition of Uber’s drivers towards electric mobility, by providing support for vehicle conversion and easier access to charge points.
The Coca-Cola Company and The Ocean Cleanup are teaming up behind a clear objective: to stem the tide of marine waste by intercepting plastic debris from rivers around the world.
Institute of Practitioners in Advertising, IPA, has launched its Media Climate Charter that provides media agencies with the tools and resources, including a new carbon calculator, to support their transition to a zero-carbon future.
Vodafone confirmed that its entire European operations – including mobile and fixed networks, data centres, retail and offices – will be 100% powered by electricity from renewable sources from 1 July 2021.
ITV2 are to partner with charity CALM (Campaign Against Living Miserably) on a new six part series in which Kem Cetinay and Amber Rose Gill open up the conversation around mental health and wellbeing.
The first-ever global census of the marketing and advertising industry has now gone live, designed to assess the scale of the diversity challenge facing the profession.
Sony Group Corporation and Sony Corporation have developed "Original Blended Material," an environmentally conscious and sustainable paper material made from bamboo, sugar cane fiber and post-consumer recycled paper, whose origins are specified.
Amazon Studios releases Inclusion Policy to strengthen commitment to diverse and equitable representation
Amazon Studios has released a comprehensive Inclusion Policy that extends its commitment to diversity, inclusion, and equity for its content and productions, as well as a Playbook with guidelines for its collaborators in the creative community.
As the global economy recovers from the devastating impacts of COVID-19, key sectors are bouncing back with numerous reports highlighting that while this will be a recovery year, there are signs that some sectors could record post pandemic growth rates.
It forms part of the channel’s wider Creative Diversity plan and will drive forward commitments to deliver Commissioning Diversity Guidelines, the Valuable 500 Commitment, the CDN’s industry-wide commitment to Doubling Disability behind the camera, and the channel’s own commitment to increasing representation on-screen.
The bottles are sprayed inside with a proprietary coating that repels water, enabling the paper-based packaging material to hold liquid products like laundry detergent, shampoo and conditioners, which contain surfactants, fragrances and other active ingredients.
Havas Group is releasing its 2020 CSR Report, presenting the results and progress of its CSR program Havas Impact+.
IKEA is striving towards 100% renewable energy throughout the entire value chain. The new program supports nearly 1,600 direct suppliers to switch to 100% renewable electricity.
All Logitech products are verified as being made only with minerals and resulting metals that comply with conflict-free standards.
The oldest brewery in the Nordic countries and the oldest foodstuff company in Finland has produced its beverages with 100 % renewable energy since the beginning of 2021.
The project is designed to protect and restore forests, protect the habitats of endangered species, and improve the livelihoods of 16,000 people who call North Sumatra, Indonesia home.
ENOUGH’s technology uses a unique zero-waste fermentation process to grow a high-quality protein. Natural fungi are fed with renewable feedstock, such as wheat and corn.
Dentsu Group Inc. has announced the company and its group companies has joined nearly 200 forward-thinking companies as the newest member of the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD).
Across all its lines of business, including VICE News, VICE TV, VICE.com, VICE Studios, Refinery29 and i-D, VMG will feature special programming to celebrate and shine a light on equality and civil rights.
The program will help promote awareness of the urgent need to preserve the habitats of these and more than 2,000 other Critically Endangered Wildlife species.
Unilever’s oral care brands including Signal, Pepsodent and Closeup have announced plans to convert their entire global toothpaste portfolio to recyclable tubes by 2025.
The partnership reaffirms the commitment to protect, manage and restore key landscapes, and enable a nature and climate positive value chain to also uphold the rights and needs of people.
Global brands, media, marketing and advertising agencies, alive to the growing call to champion inclusion, equity and diversity are investing in new strategies, partnerships and businesses in in unprecedented ways.
With The Visibility Project, P&G and GLAAD will bring together the world’s top brands and ad agencies working to advance LGBTQ inclusion in ads, creating and providing tools, techniques and resources for industry executives.
La ONU se lanza a la búsqueda de start-ups y empresas que cambien la cara de los sistemas alimentarios
La Cumbre sobre los Sistemas Alimentarios de la ONU ha anunciado un concurso para identificar las mejores pequeñas y medianas empresas (PYME) de todo el mundo que están transformando los sistemas alimentarios para lograr un futuro mejor.
Carlsberg has inaugurating a new, revolutionary water recycling plant that recycles 90% of the process water at the Carlsberg brewery in Fredericia, Denmark.
IPG Mediabrands has announced that it will work to invest a minimum of 5% in Black-owned media channels in aggregate across all clients by 2023.
L’ONU lance une chasse aux start-ups et aux entreprises qui changent l'image des systèmes alimentaires
Le Sommet des Nations Unies sur les systèmes alimentaires a annoncé un concours pour identifier les meilleures petites et moyennes entreprises (PME) du monde entier qui transforment les systèmes alimentaires pour un avenir meilleur.
GroupM, WPP’s media investment group, has announced that it has formed the Media Inclusion Initiative, an integrated investment strategy to support and grow diverse and Black-owned media companies and creators.
This landmarks a remarkable achievement in the beer manufacturer’s path to net zero impact, reaching carbon neutrality in our own production by 2030.
The UN Food Systems Summit has announced a competition to identify the best small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) from across the world who are transforming food systems for a better tomorrow.
Coca Cola partners with AB InBev, Unilever and Colgate to spur next generation of sustainability innovations
The Coca-Cola Company is partnering with Anheuser-Busch InBev (AB InBev), Unilever and Colgate-Palmolive to mobilize some of the world’s sharpest thinkers to solve some of the world’s most pressing sustainability challenges.
To keep the resources, tools and training free at point of use, a voluntary levy is being introduced for advertisers to contribute a small percentage of production cost estimates towards AdGreen’s operational costs.
Havas Media Group has launched Meaningful Marketplaces, a new, more impactful way of investing in trusted news sources and minority-owned and operated media.
New International Energy Agency (IEA), report sees major expansion in electric vehicle adoption this decade, which could accelerate further if governments implement policies aimed at reaching net zero goals.
The innovative shift in production utilises biotechnologies and a newly configured supply chain between the three partners, who are working together for the first time.
The initiative is designed to put marketers in a position where they can help lead brands’ responses to climate change, encourage efforts across the wider marketing industry and help consumers act more sustainably.
The new KLIPPAN sofa cover is a limited collection which will be sold in 9 European markets.
Heineken has announced its 2030 Brew a Better World programme, a new set of ambitious commitments aimed at driving a positive impact on the environment, social sustainability and the responsible consumption of alcohol.
On Earth Day, WPP has announced a new commitment to reach net zero carbon emissions in its operations by 2025 and across its entire supply chain by 2030.
P&G is launching a new campaign, including a short film It’s Our Home to share how small actions at home can make a world of difference for the planet.
With a collective global buying power of $8 trillion, this community represents a significant audience for marketers to exclude by default or design.
The company now has 206 renewable energy projects globally, including 71 utility-scale wind and solar projects and 135 solar rooftops on facilities and stores worldwide.
Brands are increasingly investing in green projects and sustainability as they seek to cut down on emmissions and reduce their carbon footprint.
Launched with Conservation International and Goldman Sachs, Apple’s $200 million fund aims to remove at least 1 million metric tons of carbon dioxide annually from the atmosphere.
Netherlands-based digital agency Dept has become climate neutral certified after working with the Climate Neutral organisation to measure and offset our 2020 carbon footprint.
TBD Media Group is delighted to be releasing the newest entry in its trailblazing 50 Sustainability and Climate Leaders campaign; drawing attention to the companies and leaders working to ensure a sustainable future.
From barley to bar, Heineken has focused on concrete actions to reduce its carbon footprint, working closely with customers, consumers and suppliers.
Total has begun producing sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) at its La Mède biorefinery in southern France and its Oudalle facility near Le Havre. The biojet fuel, made from used cooking oil, will be delivered to French airports starting in April 2021.
The framework’s five focus areas—Brand Safety, Data Ethics, DE&I, Responsible Journalism and Sustainability—signals a new media era where scale serves clients through a commitment to make advertising work better for people.
World Federation of Advertisers, WFA, has launched the world’s first-ever open-source guide to tackling diversity and representation issues throughout the entire creative process, from defining the business and brand challenges to evaluation and analysis.
Procter & Gamble launches content creation platform targeting black creators across advertising, film and TV
Titled “Widen The Screen,” it will include new films and initiatives that feature more diverse storytellers, combat bias against all people fueled by misrepresentation, increase investment in Black-owned and operated media and employ more diverse creators.
Carlsberg has joined the PEFerence consortium as a partner in the development of the biobased PEF material.
TikTok Community Guidelines spells out that any content that depicts or promotes the poaching or illegal trade of wildlife is not allowed on its platform and will be removed when identified.
She will take over from CEO David Kenny, who has held the CDO title in addition to CEO, since February 2019.
The Group has announced it is investing a total of 7 billion euros (Opex and Capex) over the next ten years in measures to reduce its CO2 emissions.
Ballard Power Systems announced a purchase order from Arcola Energy, for Ballard FCmoveTM-HD fuel cell modules to power a passenger train planned for demonstration during COP26.
The Coca-Cola Company has announced a holistic strategy to achieve water security for its business, communities and nature everywhere the company operates, sources agricultural ingredients for its beverages and touches people’s lives by 2030.
World Woman Foundation has released the Digital Gender Diversity Impact Report in partnership with Hootsuite, Georgetown University’s Business for Impact, and VMLY&R Commerce.
Havas Group has obtained ISO 14001 certification for 32 of its entities based in France.
Heineken has partnered with a not-for-profit research technology organization, Glass Futures and its supplier Encirc to create sustainable low carbon glass bottles by developing technology and improving processes across manufacturing and the supply chain.
Coca-Cola has delivered on its decade-long drive to enable the economic empowerment of 5 million women entrepreneurs, the company has announced.
Unilever has announced it will eliminate the word ‘normal’ from all of its beauty and personal care brands’ packaging and advertising, as part of the launch of our new Positive Beauty vision and strategy.
Volvo Cars is committed to becoming a leader in the fast-growing premium electric car market and plans to become a fully electric car company by 2030.
Samsung Electronics has announced that four additional Young Leaders will join Generation17, a joint initiative with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) to accelerate progress towards achieving the 17 Global Goals, or the Sustainable Development Goals.
The star-studded creative campaign invites youth from across Africa and the globe to join the movement to end the world’s oldest deadliest disease.
Kantar, the world’s data, insights and consulting company, has announced the addition of Jeremy Schwartz, former CEO of The Body Shop and Pandora, to the leadership team of Kantar’s Sustainable Transformation Practice.
Orange is joining forces with ENGIE, the developer of solar and wind power in France, to deliver a global renewable energy supply solution in the country.
IKEA has shared the first details of a new partnership with an entire city where ambition is to create community solutions for a better life at home.
Amazon and Global Optimism have announced that 20 new signatories around the world have joined The Climate Pledge:
The trial with glass bottle supplier, Encirc, uses 100% biofuel and increases recycled content of the bottles to 100% while maintaining quality.
DIMPACT, the pioneering initiative to help the digital media industry map and manage its carbon impacts, is moving beyond proof of concept.
For several years, IKEA has been working with social entrepreneurs to create a better everyday life through long-term job opportunities and livelihood for people who need it the most.
The Coca-Cola Company’s first-ever paper bottle prototype is transitioning from the lab to the marketplace this summer through a limited online trial in Hungary.
UK independent factual production company Icon Films has announced a joint commission from VICE TV and VICE World News to produce ‘Unknown Amazon with Pedro Andrade’, a new documentary series that explores the unique diversity of Amazonia and the people who live there.
Total has joined the Mærsk Mc-Kinney Møller Center for Zero Carbon Shipping as a strategic partner and accelerates its R&D program for carbon neutral shipping solutions
The Carlsberg Group’s Sustainability Report 2020 shows solid progress towards the targets set out in its Together Towards ZERO plan, stating its continued commitment to tackling the global challenges the company faces.
Planet KIND packaging is recyclable and made with 85% recycled paper, 85% recycled plastic or infinitely recyclable aluminum.
Heineken has announced that it has become part of the world’s first coalition to develop and enhance safeguards to prevent the online sale and delivery of drinks containing alcohol to minors and to reduce harmful drinking among adults.
Replacing all virgin polyester with recycled is an important step on the way to transforming into a circular business and fulfilling the goal to use only recycled or renewable materials by 2030.
KLM’s Corporate BioFuel Programme has been renamed the KLM Corporate SAF Programme, Sustainable Aviation Fuel.
The new business area Volvo Energy is set to strengthen the Volvo Group's business flow of batteries over the life cycle as well as the customer offer for charging infrastructure.
European consumers are becoming increasingly conscious of brands offerings beyond marketing and advertising and are keen to invest in companies that contribute to social good.
The IKEA business has for many years been committed to using its size and reach to eliminate forest degradation and deforestation around the world.
Apple has announced a set of major new projects as part of its $100 million Racial Equity and Justice Initiative (REJI) to help dismantle systemic barriers to opportunity and combat injustices faced by communities of colour.
Unilever has announced a wide-ranging set of commitments and actions to help build a more equitable and inclusive society by raising living standards across its value chain, creating opportunities through inclusivity, and preparing people for the future of work.
Poland is accelerating its transition from fossil fuels with the construction of two new wind farms financed by the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD).
Total and global electric utility company Engie have signed a cooperation agreement to design, develop, build and operate the Masshylia project, France's largest renewable hydrogen production.
The Carlsberg Foundation has granted DKK 19.5 million, approximately €2.7 million to a new Semper Ardens research project anchored by Carlsberg Research Laboratory.
Procter & Gamble (P&G) Oral Care seeks to advance healthy oral care habits to transform people’s health while reducing impact on the planet through its new sustainability commitments.
Unilever and Innova Partnerships have launched a joint venture biotechnology company, Penrhos Bio, to commercialise a technology that means self-cleaning surfaces could become a reality.
Channel 4 has announced that it has appointed Ally Castle as its new Creative Diversity and Disability Lead.
The Unilever Board has announced the intention to put its climate transition action plan before shareholders and seek a non-binding advisory vote on the company’s ambitious emissions reduction targets and the plans to achieve them.
Logitech International has been named for the first time to the Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI) Europe, in recognition of its commitment to sustainable business practices.
Consumer goods multinational Procter & Gamble has announced its commitment to 2,021 acts of good for 2021, starting with its next major wave of contributions of health, hygiene and cleaning products.
Jungle Cup is the world’s first plastic-free disposable coffee cup that biodegrades in 12 weeks without industrial processing, introduced by BrandBase
Amazon has announced 26 new utility-scale wind and solar energy projects totaling 3.4 gigawatts (GW) of electricity production capacity, bringing its total investment in renewable energy in 2020 to 35 projects.
Logitech has teamed up with Girls Who Code, joining the international non-profit in its essential mission to close the gender gap in technology worldwide.
Heineken, Nouryon, Philips and Signify have formed the first consortium to sign a Pan-European green energy deal securing additional renewable electricity for Europe.
Amazon and Global Optimism have announced that 13 new signatories have joined The Climate Pledge, a commitment to be net-zero carbon by 2040.
The Coca-Cola Company is partnering with Global Citizen in 2021 to drive sustainable change.
Amazon and Global Optimism have announced that Boom Supersonic, Cabify, JetBlue, Rivian, and Uber have joined The Climate Pledge, a commitment to be net-zero carbon by 2040.
As a signatory of the UN 'Business Ambition for 1.5°C' pledge, Nestlé is one of the first companies to share its detailed, time-bound plan and to do so ahead of schedule.
Procter & Gamble Oral Care has unveiled its newest packaging innovation across its leading toothpaste brands, Crest, Oral-B and Blend-a-med.
As one of the world’s largest food providers, IKEA is taking the next step towards making healthy and sustainable food more affordable and desirable to the many people.
The UK Advertising Association (AA), in partnership with the IPA and ISBA, has launched Ad Net Zero, an industry-wide initiative to help UK advertising respond to climate crisis.
Lifestyle product retailer MINISO opened its 100th post-IPO physical store this November, signaling a market expansion streak amidst industry-wide scale back and closings.
Recently, Bruno Blin, President of Renault Trucks, handed over the keys of a D Wide Z.E. truck to Thomas Amstutz, CEO of Feldschlösschen, a subsidiary of the Carlsberg Group.
The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) is supporting the expansion of green energy and Poland’s green recovery with a loan of €39 million to finance two new wind farms.
ReneSola and Innova entered into a strategic partnership agreement to co-develop utility-scale projects in the UK.
Unilever has announced a new annual global sales target of €1 billion from plant-based meat and dairy alternatives, within the next five to seven years.
Honeywell announced Total will use Honeywell UOP Ecofining process technology to produce renewable fuels, primarily for the aviation industry, at its Grandpuits platform at Seine-et-Marne in north central France.
Logitech International, a design company and maker of cloud peripheral products, has announced its commitment to incorporating post-consumer recycled plastic (PCR) into its products at scale
Beiersdorf has now achieved a real breakthrough: the bottle and cap of the new NIVEA Naturally Good Body Lotion has been designed to use 50% less plastic.
Sterling and Wilson Solar announced the opening of its new office in Spain, following its international expansion strategy.
Siemens Mobility, Siemens Energy join forces to drive development of hydrogen mobility in Germany and Europe
Siemens Energy and Siemens Mobility have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to jointly develop and offer hydrogen systems for trains.
Coca-Cola is the first company in the Netherlands and Norway to bottle its entire portfolio of locally produced beverage brands in 100 per cent recycled polyethylene terephthalate (rPET) packaging.
MINISO, Japanese-inspired lifestyle product retailer, opened its inaugural outlet in Paris, first store to open in Europe since the company's successful listing on the New York Stock Exchange.
W. P. Carey, a net lease REIT specializing in corporate sale-leasebacks, build-to-suits and the acquisition of single-tenant net lease properties, announced a €87 million sale-leaseback of a 27-property supermarket portfolio.
AGCO, a global company involved in the design, manufacture and distribution of agricultural machinery and solutions, has announced Louisa Parker-Smith Director of Global Sustainability.
Worldwide media, CXM and creative communications company, dentsu international, has committed to become a Net Zero emissions business by 2030.
Unilever, owner of brands including Dove, Seventh Generation and Magnum, continues to make progress towards its ambitious commitments for a waste-free world.