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UK water sector targets renewables and efficiency improvements for net-zero 2030 goal

March 2020
23
Author: Brose
Company: Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau e.V.
UK water sector targets renewables and efficiency improvements for net-zero 2030 goal UK water companies will focus on self-generated renewables, energy efficiency improvements and the roll-out of low-emission vehicles as part of a new roadmap to help the water sector reach net-zero emissions by 2030. More details here ... more

Meat sector 'facing ruin' as climate change set to cripple earnings

March 2020
23
Author: Brose
Company: Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau e.V.
Meat sector 'facing ruin' as climate change set to cripple earnings The increased impacts of climate change coupled with rapid growth of alternative proteins will put "billions of
dollars at risk" in the meat sector, as a new study warns that companies are failing to disclose climate-related data or ... more

UK: New digital tool launched by Government to simplify SECR reporting

March 2020
19
Author: Brose
Company: Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau e.V.
UK: New digital tool launched by Government to simplify SECR reporting The Government agency and reporting council overseeing compliance for the upcoming Streamlined Energy and Carbon Reporting (SECR) standards have launched a new taxonomy to submit relevant data in better aligned digital formats. Learn ... more

UN tightens carbon offsetting rules for aviation sector

March 2020
18
Author: Brose
Company: Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau e.V.
UN tightens carbon offsetting rules for aviation sector The UN's International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) will introduce stricter rules on carbon offsetting for airlines next year, in a bid to reduce greenwashing and ensure robust carbon accounting. Find more details here ... more

edie's webinar: Taking place on 16 April to focus on climate-resilient supply chains

March 2020
17
Author: Brose
Company: Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau e.V.
edie's webinar: Taking place on 16 April to focus on climate-resilient supply chains edie's latest webinar, taking place on Thursday 16 April, will focus on how businesses can build sustainable, climate-resilient supply chains through engagement methods, carbon reporting and regenerative practices. Sign in here ... more

IEA Report: Coronavirus likely to see oil demands decline throughout 2020

March 2020
13
Author: Brose
Company: Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau e.V.
IEA Report: Coronavirus likely to see oil demands decline throughout 2020 The IEA has altered its oil market forecast in light of the impact of coronavirus and, where it was predicting an 825,000-barrel increase in daily demand, it is now anticipating that demand will be one million barrels less per ... more

VDMA Brussels:Circular Economy needs innovation and clear concepts

March 2020
12
Author: Brose
Company: Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau e.V.
VDMA Brussels:Circular Economy needs innovation and clear concepts Durability, reuse, repair and recycling of products: The EU Commission's Action Plan on Circular Economy advocates the circular reuse and further processing of raw materials and products. See the VDMA´s view on the EU ... more

WaterAid: Global climate finance insufficient to 'save lives and livelihoods'

March 2020
12
Author: Brose
Company: Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau e.V.
WaterAid: Global climate finance insufficient to 'save lives and livelihoods' Half of all countries receive less than £4 per person, per year, to spend on climate mitigation and adaptation, with developing nations facing the earliest and worst climate impacts among the most underfunded. more

Shell proposes 'Europe's largest' green hydrogen project

March 2020
11
Author: Brose
Company: Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau e.V.
Energy major Shell has unveiled plans to develop what it claims will be Europe's largest 'green' hydrogen generation project, powered by wind energy, in The Netherlands. more

edie webinar: Pathways to net-zero: decarbonising your business in the 2020s

March 2020
11
Author: Brose
Company: Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau e.V.
edie webinar:  Pathways to net-zero: decarbonising your business in the 2020s On 18 March this 90- minute special webinar equips energy and sustainability professionals with practical insights and fresh guidance to deliver deep decarbonisation and accelerate climate action. Sign in here .. more

In numbers: The public's attitudes to plastics recycling and plastic-free packaging

March 2020
10
Author: Brose
Company: Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau e.V.
In numbers: The public's attitudes to plastics recycling and plastic-free packaging As WRAP launches a new public awareness campaign on the recyclability and reusability of plastic packaging,
edie explores the key behavioural barriers hampering a potentially circular economy for the material. Find the details of the ... more

Future and innovation: TOP 10 WOMEN IN ROBOTICS INDUSTRY

March 2020
09
Author: Brose
Company: Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau e.V.
Future and innovation: TOP 10 WOMEN IN ROBOTICS INDUSTRY Robotics is the method for the future, and women are driving the way for the absolute most accommodating innovations! For little girls, strong role models are vital! From Ada Lovelace, the world’s first computer programmer, to ... more

EU debuts climate law 'compass', Greta dismisses it as 'surrender'

March 2020
09
Author: Brose
Company: Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau e.V.
 EU debuts climate law 'compass', Greta dismisses it as 'surrender' The European Commission officially unveiled its Climate Law on Wednesday (4 March), a aimed at making the EU carbon neutral by 2050. But Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg criticised the plan as a "surrender". Read more in ... more

Report: Existing climate solutions, not innovations, crucial to meeting net-zero

March 2020
06
Author: Brose
Company: Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau e.V.
Report: Existing climate solutions, not innovations, crucial to meeting net-zero Humanity will be able to reach a net-zero world by 2050 - as recommended by the IPCC in its landmark report
on climate change - using existing, established technologies and practices, a major new scientific study has concluded. Find all ... more

Five key considerations for businesses investing in electric vehicles

March 2020
05
Author: Brose
Company: Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau e.V.
Five key considerations for businesses investing in electric vehicles On Thursday (27 February), edie undertook a masterclass with EDF on electric vehicles (EVs) and accelerating the electrification of business fleets. Here, edie rounds up five key ways businesses can kickstart their EV ... more

United Nations Global Compact launches new tool to improve working conditions in global supply chain

March 2020
04
Author: Brose
Company: Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau e.V.
United Nations Global Compact launches new tool to improve working conditions in global supply chain The United Nations Global Compact has launched a new toolkit to help procurement teams improve working
conditions for millions of people working in global supply chains. The "Decent Work Toolkit for Sustainable Procurement" is an ... more

Climate: G20 sounds alarm over climate emergency despite US objections

March 2020
03
Author: Brose
Company: Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau e.V.
Climate: G20 sounds alarm over climate emergency despite US objections The G20 group of the world's wealthiest nations have agreed for the first time to collectively sound the alarm over the threat to the financial system posed by the climate emergency. Learn more in article .... more

The best green innovations of February 2020:

March 2020
02
Author: Brose
Company: Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau e.V.
The best green innovations of February 2020:  Every month, numerous eye-catching and potentially transformational innovations are being developed to
help businesses and nations turn their green ambitions into actions. Here, we round up six of the best from February 2020 more

CDP: Europe's biggest corporates must double green investments to reach net-zero

February 2020
28
Author: Brose
Company: Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau e.V.
CDP: Europe's biggest corporates must double green investments to reach net-zero Some 880 of Europe's largest businesses collectively invested €124bn (£103.8bn) in low-carbon initiatives in 2019 - but this equates to just 12% of their capital expenditure, when 25% will be needed to meet the EU's 2050 ... more

Sustainability: Heathrow commits to becoming zero-carbon airport by mid-2030s

February 2020
27
Author: Brose
Company: Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau e.V.
Sustainability: Heathrow commits to becoming zero-carbon airport by mid-2030s Heathrow Airport has announced its intention to become a zero-carbon airport for its buildings and infrastructure by the mid-2030s, having reduction emissions from its buildings and infrastructure by 93% compared to 1990. Find more ... more

EU starts to chart shipping's new green course

February 2020
21
Author: Brose
Company: Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau e.V.
EU starts to chart shipping's new green course The shipping industry will soon have to pay for its environmental impact in the EU, as both the European Commission and Parliament are moving forward with plans to include vessels in the bloc's flagship carbon market. But there are ... more

Partnerships: Re-dressing the sustainability power balance

February 2020
20
Author: Brose
Company: Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau e.V.
Partnerships: Re-dressing the sustainability power balance Moving to environmental sustainability depends on innovation and concerted action through partnerships. And that always means listening to people - in the supply chain, with charities and NGOs - with very different outlooks, ... more

Climate risk is financial risk: TCFD surpasses 1,000 global supporters

February 2020
18
Author: Brose
Company: Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau e.V.
Climate risk is financial risk: TCFD surpasses 1,000 global supporters The Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD) has revealed that more than 1,000 organisations are supporting its recommendations, including corporates with a combined market cap of $12trn and investors with ... more

IEA data: Global carbon emissions from energy flatlined in 2019

February 2020
17
Author: Brose
Company: Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau e.V.
IEA data: Global carbon emissions from energy flatlined in 2019 Following two consecutive years of increases and despite forecasts of a further rise, global carbon dioxide emissions from energy stopped growing in 2019, the International Energy Agency (IEA) has said. IEA data released on ... more

The sustainability success stories of the week: RBS's climate goals and Aldi's plastic bag crackdown

February 2020
17
Author: Brose
Company: Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau e.V.
The sustainability success stories of the week: RBS's climate goals and Aldi's plastic bag crackdown As part of our Mission Possible campaign, edie brings you this weekly round-up of five of the best sustainability success stories of the week from across the globe. See all stories here ... more

Recycling and ressources: Lego to ditch virgin fossil plastics by 2030

February 2020
14
Author: Brose
Company: Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau e.V.
Lego has vowed to eliminate virgin fossil-based plastics from its products within a decade,  by investing heavily in recycled and bio-based materials. Read whole article here ... more

Report Sector coupling: Electrification of transport and buildings could slash emissions by 60%

February 2020
13
Author: Brose
Company: Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau e.V.
Report Sector coupling: Electrification of transport and buildings could slash emissions by 60% Mass-Scale electrification of the transport, buildings and industrial sectors could enable Europe to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 60% over the next 30 years, according to a new report published today by research company ... more

In numbers: Are businesses and consumers ready for the circular economy shift?

February 2020
12
Author: Brose
Company: Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau e.V.
In numbers: Are businesses and consumers ready for the circular economy shift? A shift away from linear 'take, make and dispose' models is widely touted as a key requirement in the transition
to a net-zero, more resource-efficient world. But how prepared are businesses and individuals to make that shift,
and what ... more

Report: 49% of world's GDP covered by net-zero targets

February 2020
12
Author: Brose
Company: Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau e.V.
Report: 49% of world's GDP covered by net-zero targets Just under half of the world's annual GDP (Gross domestic product) is now covered by nations, regions and cities that are legislating for a net-zero emissions target, a new study has revealed. A total of 121 nations have put ... more

Sustanaible production: Carlsberg slashes emissions by 30% as its closes in on zero-emission breweri

February 2020
11
Author: Brose
Company: Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau e.V.
Sustanaible production: Carlsberg slashes emissions by 30% as its closes in on zero-emission breweri Global brewer Carlsberg has slashed carbon emissions across its group by 13% over a 12-month period,
and 30% since 2015, as it pushes towards its corporate strategy to achieve zero emissions at breweries. Learn more here ... more

UTH - TRP Reworker for the economical processing of recyclable materials

February 2020
10
Author: Brose
Company: Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau e.V.
UTH - TRP Reworker for the economical processing of recyclable materials VDMA-member company and partner of the Blue Competence Sustainability initiative, company UTH GmbH as developped the TRP Reworker is an innovative, resource-saving, recycling technology for the economical processing of recyclable ... more

Sustainability Leaders Awards 2020: Winners revealed at glittering ceremony in London

February 2020
07
Author: Brose
Company: Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau e.V.
Sustainability Leaders Awards 2020: Winners revealed at glittering ceremony in London Barry Callebaut, Ikea, P&G and Toast Ale were among the big winners of edie's 2020 Sustainability Leaders Awards, announced at an awards ceremony in London on Wednesday evening. See all winners here ...
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Sustainability: 7 top tips for kick-starting your organisation's net-zero transition

February 2020
07
Author: Brose
Company: Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau e.V.
Sustainability: 7 top tips for kick-starting your organisation's net-zero transition Last year, dozens of 'climate emergency' declarations were made by governments, local authorities, political parties and businesses. But how can sustainability, CSR and energy professionals help their organisations respond to these ... more

Report on emissions:Heavy industry making "slow progress" on Paris Agreement

February 2020
05
Author: Brose
Company: Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau e.V.
Report on emissions:Heavy industry making A new study has shown there has been slow progress on climate action in high-emitting industries,
with just one in five corporates operating in line with a 2C trajectory. Its assessment of the paper, cement, steel, aluminium and ... more

VDMA: Netzsch - Less noise with multi-channel compressed air nozzles

February 2020
04
Author: Brose
Company: Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau e.V.
VDMA: Netzsch - Less noise with multi-channel compressed air nozzles By changing to multi-channel compressed air nozzles, @NETZSCH Pumpen & Systeme achieves a clear noise reduction by 6 dB. In addition, the reduced line pressure lowers energy costs considerably. The nozzles can be machined on ... more

Sustainability: Carmakers make joint pledge to make battery supply chains sustainable

January 2020
30
Author: Brose
Company: Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau e.V.
Sustainability: Carmakers make joint pledge to make battery supply chains sustainable Volvo, Audi and BMW are among the cohort of carmakers to have joined a joint initiative aimed at creating battery value chains that are environmentally and socially sustainable. Find more details in article .. more

Green Economy Tracker: New digital tool aims to help nations transition to greener economic systems

January 2020
29
Author: Brose
Company: Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau e.V.
Green Economy Tracker: New digital tool aims to help nations transition to greener economic systems The Green Economy Coalition - an alliance of big-name businesses, NGOs and researchers - has unveiled a new tool which will help nations measure and accelerate their transitions to economic systems which are more environmentally ... more

New corporate EV alliances including Amazon and Ikea spearhead

January 2020
28
Author: Brose
Company: Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau e.V.
New corporate EV alliances including Amazon and Ikea spearhead A new alliance aimed at helping businesses to accelerate the transition to electric vehicles (EVs) is being spearheaded by some of the world's most recognisable corporates, including Amazon, Ikea and Siemens. Learn more about this ... more

edie's next webinar on net-zero energy strategies: THREE DAYS LEFT to register for 

January 2020
28
Author: Brose
Company: Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau e.V.
edie's next webinar on net-zero energy strategies: THREE DAYS LEFT to register for  edie readers have only a few days left to register for the next free webinar masterclass on decarbonising energy and evolving energy strategies to meet net-zero goals. You can sign up here... more

Davos 2020: Calls to climate action and everything else you may have missed

January 2020
27
Author: Brose
Company: Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau e.V.
Davos 2020: Calls to climate action and everything else you may have missed Over the past few days, reports and announcements around sustainability have been launched at a pace, as more than 3,000 business leaders, policymakers and thought leaders and Bill Nye gathered in Davos for the World Economic Forum ... more

SDG500: Investors commit $500m to help developing nations achieve SDGs

January 2020
24
Author: Brose
Company: Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau e.V.
SDG500: Investors commit $500m to help developing nations achieve SDGs A new coalition has been launched to mobilise a $500m (£380m) investment platform to help achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by targeting businesses operating in developing countries. More information here ... more

Report: Corporates failing to make circular economy transition

January 2020
23
Author: Brose
Company: Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau e.V.
Report: Corporates failing to make circular economy transition More than 100 billion tonnes of virgin materials are being consumed annually by business, with progress to boost reuse and recycling rates stagnating, a damning new report has concluded. Learn more here... more

Humans risk living in an empty world, warns UN biodiversity chief

January 2020
22
Author: Brose
Company: Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau e.V.
Humans risk living in an empty world, warns UN biodiversity chief Humanity will have given up on planet Earth if world leaders cannot reach an agreement this year to stop the mass extinction of wildlife and destruction of life-supporting ecosystems, the United Nation's new biodiversity chief has ... more

World Economic Forum calls on business chiefs to set net-zero targets

January 2020
21
Author: Brose
Company: Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau e.V.
World Economic Forum calls on business chiefs to set net-zero targets All business leaders and companies attending the World Economic Forum in Davos this week have been asked to make public commitments to achieving net-zero emissions by 2050 or earlier. Read article now ...
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EU unveils €100bn fund for 'just' low-carbon transition - which excludes nuclear

January 2020
17
Author: Brose
Company: Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau e.V.
EU unveils €100bn fund for 'just' low-carbon transition - which excludes nuclear The EU's regional policy Commissioner Elisa Ferreira revealed on Tuesday (14 January) details of the €100 billion
Just Transition Mechanism, a key financial component of theEuropean Green Deal that should make the bloc climate ... more

World Economic Forum: Humanity's biggest risks are 'climate-related, not economic'

January 2020
16
Author: Brose
Company: Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau e.V.
World Economic Forum: Humanity's biggest risks are 'climate-related, not economic' The five biggest risks to humanity and the planet in terms of likelihood and severity are climate-related, the World Economic Forum's (WEF) latest analysis has concluded. Find all details here...

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UN draft plan sets 2030 target to avert Earth's sixth mass extinction

January 2020
15
Author: Brose
Company: Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau e.V.
UN draft plan sets 2030 target to avert Earth's sixth mass extinction Almost a third of the world's oceans and land should be protected by the end of the decade to stop and reverse biodiversity decline that risks the survival of humanity, according to a draft Paris-style UN agreement on nature. Find ... more

The sustainability success stories of the week: Toyota's solar Prius and bee-friendly bus stops

July 2019
15
Author: Brose
Company: Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau e.V.
The sustainability success stories of the week: Toyota's solar Prius and bee-friendly bus stops As part of our Mission Possible campaign, edie brings you this weekly round-up of five of the best sustainability success stories of the week from across the globe.

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edie launches guide on updates to ISO 50001

June 2019
17
Author: Brose
Company: Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau e.V.
edie launches guide on updates to ISO 50001 Organisations looking to understand the new 2018 updates to ISO 50001 now have access to a crucial new edie Explains guide, which breaks down everything you need to know about compliance with the international ... more

Energy industry's carbon emissions rise at fastest rate in nearly a decade

June 2019
14
Author: Brose
Company: Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau e.V.
Energy industry's carbon emissions rise at fastest rate in nearly a decade Carbon emissions from the global energy industry rose at the fastest rate in almost a decade in 2018 after surprise swings in global temperatures stoked extra demand for fossil fuels. More details here...

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SDG Spotlight: How businesses can achieve Goal 7 - Clean and affordable energy

June 2019
13
Author: Brose
Company: Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau e.V.
 SDG Spotlight: How businesses can achieve Goal 7 - Clean and affordable energy This edie report, sponsored by Centrica Business Solutions, sets out exactly how the business community can
collectively achieve Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 7: Affordable and Clean Energy, within the next decade. he report ... more

European Commission: Climate becomes top priority in EU's 2020 budget

June 2019
12
Author: Brose
Company: Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau e.V.
European Commission: Climate becomes top priority in EU's 2020 budget The European Commission proposed on 5 June a budget worth €168.3bn  for the bloc in 2020, aimed at promoting a more competitive European economy and solidarity and security in the EU. This is the last budget under the 2014 ... more

Sustainability: Success stories of the week - Ikea's recycled rugs and AB InBev's

June 2019
11
Author: Brose
Company: Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau e.V.
Sustainability: Success stories of the week - Ikea's recycled rugs and AB InBev's As part of our Mission Possible campaign, edie brings you this weekly round-up of five of the best sustainability success stories of the week from across the globe. Find the details here...
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SSI Schäfer: Sustainability as factor of success

June 2019
07
Author: Brose
Company: Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau e.V.
SSI Schäfer: Sustainability as factor of success The idea of sustainability is an essential driver for product innovations and resource-efficient solutions in intralogistics. SSI SCHAEFER accounts for this aspect with regard to new technological developments and changing market ... more

Science: Latest greenhouse gas emissions data shows steep rises in CO2 for seventh year

June 2019
06
Author: Brose
Company: Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau e.V.
Science: Latest greenhouse gas emissions data shows steep rises in CO2 for seventh year The concentration of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere has increased by the second highest annual rise in the past six decades, according to new data. Learn more here... more

CDP: Climate risks could cost corporates $1trn, with biggest losses before 2025

June 2019
05
Author: Brose
Company: Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau e.V.
CDP: Climate risks could cost corporates $1trn, with biggest losses before 2025 A group of 215 of the largest companies in the world risk collectively losing up to $1trn to climate impacts, with most of this risk set to hit within the next five years, new research from CDP has found. Alarming insigths... more

VDMA: Environmental services 4.0 - a megatrend for machine and plant construction

June 2019
04
Author: Brose
Company: Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau e.V.
VDMA:  Environmental services 4.0 - a megatrend for machine and plant construction The global waste volume is increasing, resources are dwindling and the climate balance is an alarm signal. For this reason, the concept of recycling management is becoming increasingly important - for society and politics as well as for ... more

Achieving a circular economy: New business guide launched by edie

June 2019
03
Author: Brose
Company: Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau e.V.
Achieving a circular economy: New business guide launched by edie Organisations looking to accelerate the transition to a circular economy now have access to a comprehensive 'edie explains' guide which breaks down everything there is to know about achieving a zero-waste world. Learn more here
This new ... more

The best green innovations of the week: H&M's orange peel dresses and Waitrose's 'invisible' door

May 2019
31
Author: Brose
Company: Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau e.V.
The best green innovations of the week: H&M's orange peel dresses and Waitrose's 'invisible' door Every week, numerous eye-catching and potentially transformational innovations are being developed to help businesses and nations turn their green ambitions into actions. Here, we round up six of the best....

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Alarming report: Mismanaged waste 'kills up to a million people a year globally'

May 2019
20
Author: Brose
Company: Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau e.V.
Alarming report: Mismanaged waste 'kills up to a million people a year globally' Mismanaged waste is causing hundreds of thousands of people to die each year in the developing world from easily preventable causes, and plastic waste is adding a new and dangerous dimension to the problem, a report has found. All ... more

Numatic: Global Compliance – more energy efficiency with less environmental impact!

May 2019
17
Author: Brose
Company: Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau e.V.
Numatic: Global Compliance – more energy efficiency with less environmental impact! Numatic lives and breathes environmental protection in every respect. We aim to conduct our business with consideration and vision, not only for future generations, but first and foremost, for the here and now. Our guiding principle is ... more

Mercedes-Benz targets 'carbon-neutral' car portfolio by 2039

May 2019
16
Author: Brose
Company: Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau e.V.
Mercedes-Benz targets 'carbon-neutral' car portfolio by 2039 Mercedes-Benz's parent company Daimler has committed to making all cars across the brand's portfolio carbon-neutral within the next two decades, in a move it has described as a "fundamental transformation" for the company. Read ... more

KHS provides systems for more sustainability in the beverage industry

May 2019
16
Author: Brose
Company: Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau e.V.
KHS provides systems for more sustainability in the beverage industry The demand in the beverage industry for resource- and energy-saving systems continues to grow. Reducing the consumption of energy and resources during production plays an important role here, with the recycling of packaging a further ... more

Weidmüller: Lived sustainability in the new Customer and Technology Center

May 2019
15
Author: Brose
Company: Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau e.V.
Weidmüller: Lived sustainability in the new Customer and Technology Center As a family owned company Weidmüller is aware of its responsibility towards the environment and future generations. The electrical engineering specialist from Detmold consistently focuses on sustainability and ... more

Nearly all countries agree to stem flow of plastic waste into poor nations

May 2019
14
Author: Brose
Company: Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau e.V.
 Nearly all countries agree to stem flow of plastic waste into poor nations Almost all the world's countries have agreed on a deal aimed at restricting shipments of hard-to-recycle plastic waste to poorer countries, the United Nations (UN) announced on Friday. Find all details here... more

Bosch targets carbon neutrality by 2020

May 2019
13
Author: Brose
Company: Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau e.V.
Bosch targets carbon neutrality by 2020 Engineering and electronics giant Bosch has committed to achieve carbon neutrality across its direct global operations by 2020 - a move it claims will mitigate the emission of 3.3 million tonnes of CO2 within the next 12 months. Find all ... more

Report: Government must act now' - Green economy reacts to the CCC's net-zero report

May 2019
13
Author: Brose
Company: Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau e.V.
Green leaders have come out in force to praise the Committee on Climate Change's report - and requested immediate action from the government on the issues raised from its findings. See details about the issue here.. more

UK urged to take lead on biodiversity as UN issues urgent warning

May 2019
10
Author: Brose
Company: Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau e.V.
UK urged to take lead on biodiversity as UN issues urgent warning The British government has commissioned Sir Partha Dasgupta, a professor at Cambridge University, to write a report on the economic case for biodiversity as policymakers across the planet are urged to step up efforts to reverse ... more

Profiroll: The new Rolling Die Shop – sustainable and efficient

May 2019
09
Author: Brose
Company: Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau e.V.
Profiroll: The new Rolling Die Shop – sustainable and efficient Right now the new Profiroll Rolling Die manufacturing plant is under construction. This shop will operate as efficient as possible with usage of natural, renewable resources. On 2500 m² the most modern grinding center will be built ... more

SDG Spotlight reports to highlight how businesses can achieve the Global Goals

May 2019
08
Author: Brose
Company: Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau e.V.
 SDG Spotlight reports to highlight how businesses can achieve the Global Goals edie has launched its first SDG Spotlight report, the first of many downloadable reports looking at how businesses
can transform operations, services, supply chains and strategies to help achieve the Sustainability Development ... more

The best green innovations of the week: Algae carbon capture and lobster protein plastic

May 2019
06
Author: Brose
Company: Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau e.V.
The best green innovations of the week: Algae carbon capture and lobster protein plastic Every week, numerous eye-catching and potentially transformational innovations are being developed
to help businesses and nations turn their green ambitions into actions. Here, we round up six of the best.

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In numbers: How businesses and consumers are adapting to the war on plastic

May 2019
03
Author: Brose
Company: Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau e.V.
In numbers: How businesses and consumers are adapting to the war on plastic Plastics is a sustainability topic that rarely dies down and the past few weeks were no different. Here, edie rounds up the key findings of several new surveys on attitudes to plastics, capturing the changing opinions of businesses ... more

Ceres: Want to fight climate change? Start by checking what's on your plate

May 2019
02
Author: Brose
Company: Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau e.V.
Ceres: Want to fight climate change? Start by checking what's on your plate Most food companies are tackling only a tiny fraction of their greenhouse gas emissions, despite the fact the sector produces more climate-causing gases than transport and buildings sectors combined. Learn more about this issue ... more

The best green innovations of the week: Salt-based energy storage and Adidas' recyclable sneakers

April 2019
30
Author: Brose
Company: Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau e.V.
The best green innovations of the week: Salt-based energy storage and Adidas' recyclable sneakers Every week, numerous eye-catching and potentially transformational innovations are being developed
to help businesses and nations turn their green ambitions into actions. Here, Edie rounds up six of the best..... more

Saurer: Permanent monitoring of energy consumption by performance indicator

April 2019
29
Author: Brose
Company: Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau e.V.
In dynamic production processes, a permanent monitoring of the energy efficiency with immediate notification of a possible deviation is required. Setting, measuring and monitoring energy consumption is also gaining importance in the yarn ... more

New approach: Finnish businesses set up 'world's first' marketplace for carbon removal certificates

April 2019
26
Author: Brose
Company: Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau e.V.
New approach: Finnish businesses set up 'world's first' marketplace for carbon removal certificates A group of Finnish businesses have partnered with global financial solutions firm South Pole and Swedish bank SEB to launch a new marketplace for science-based CO2 removal certificates, in a bid to scale methods that can capture and ... more

Three-course meal: How addressing food waste can deliver a triple win for sustainable business

April 2019
25
Author: Brose
Company: Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau e.V.
Three-course meal: How addressing food waste can deliver a triple win for sustainable business Following the revelation that food banks around the world helped mitigate more than 10.5 million tonnes of carbon emissions while reducing food costs, edie explores whether the conversation on food waste needs to change to capture ... more

Kärcher: Employee survey with 9,836 votes for the future

April 2019
24
Author: Brose
Company: Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau e.V.
Kärcher: Employee survey with 9,836 votes for the future A complete success that is paving the way for the future: the Kärcher Employee Survey 2017 met with an excellent response and provided important insights: What do the people at Kärcher think of their employer? What is going ... more

Sustainability is possible: Algae-boosted solar panels and floating cities

April 2019
23
Author: Brose
Company: Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau e.V.
Sustainability is possible: Algae-boosted solar panels and floating cities Every week, numerous eye-catching and potentially transformational innovations are being developed to help businesses and nations turn their green ambitions into actions. Here, we round up six of the best.... more

TEKA: Safety at work 4.0: A sensor monitors and regulates air in Caritas workshop

April 2019
18
Author: Brose
Company: Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau e.V.
TEKA: Safety at work 4.0: A sensor monitors and regulates air in Caritas workshop For companies, Industry 4.0 is still a dream of the future. The use of the room monitoring system Airtracker Basic by TEKA in a Caritas workshop shows how digitised solutions put prevention at industrial workplaces of metalworking on a ... more

Netzsch: LED technology in the production building – savings potential and investment

April 2019
17
Author: Brose
Company: Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau e.V.
Netzsch: LED technology in the production building – savings potential and investment Changing the lighting in the production building at NETZSCH Pumpen & Systeme GmbH from neon to LED lamps was initially intended to lower energy costs, but – almost as a side effect – also increased the efficiecy of the ... more

The sustainability success stories of the week: Sydney's renewables aim and more...

April 2019
16
Author: Brose
Company: Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau e.V.
The sustainability success stories of the week: Sydney's renewables aim and more... As part of our Mission Possible campaign, edie brings you this weekly round-up of five of the best sustainability success stories of the week from across the globe. All details here.... more

Renewable energy could meet 86% of global power demand by 2050, IRENA concludes 

April 2019
15
Author: Brose
Company: Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau e.V.
Renewable energy could meet 86% of global power demand by 2050, IRENA concludes  If policymakers, businesses and investors across the world collaborate to scale-up renewable energy and to electrify sectors such as transport and heavy industry, 86% of the global power demand could be met with clean energy by ... more

The Cool Coalition: Business giants unite in drive for low-emission cooling

April 2019
12
Author: Brose
Company: Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau e.V.
 The Cool Coalition: Business giants unite in drive for low-emission cooling A coalition of more than 20 businesses, NGOs, local authorities, policymakers and higher education establishments have forged a new joint initiative aimed at spurring the global transition to low-emission cooling. Read article... more

Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) calls for business and governments to partner on SDGs

April 2019
11
Author: Brose
Company: Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau e.V.
Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) calls for business and governments to partner on SDGs The chairman of the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) had called for greater collaboration and cooperation between businesses and national governments in order to achieve the aims of the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). ... more

Kurtz Ersa: Sustainability is an integral part of the corporate culture

April 2019
10
Author: Brose
Company: Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau e.V.
Kurtz Ersa: Sustainability is an integral part of the corporate culture At Kurtz Ersa, sustainability is an integral part of corporate culture, product development and our own manufacturing processes. Our first production plant dates back to 1779: a water-powered forging hammer - which is still ... more

EU on track for 50% emission cuts by 2030, study says

April 2019
09
Author: Brose
Company: Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau e.V.
EU on track for 50% emission cuts by 2030, study says While Germany and Eastern European countries continue to oppose raising the EU's 40% emission reduction target for 2030, a new analysis insists the bloc will actually manage at least 50% cuts under a business-as-usual
scenario taking ... more

Is it time for the hospitality sector to align to the SDGs?

April 2019
08
Author: Brose
Company: Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau e.V.
Is it time for the hospitality sector to align to the SDGs? The Sustainable Restaurant Association (SRA) has called on the food industry to follow the UN's Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in order to achieve the innovation required to accelerate climate action. How can the SDGs be met? more

Switch off for Earth Hour: One hour, no power - Millions of kWh of energy to be saved as landmarks 

April 2019
05
Author: Brose
Company: Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau e.V.
Switch off for Earth Hour: One hour, no power - Millions of kWh of energy to be saved as landmarks  The UK alone could avoid the use of more than nine million kWh of energy during this year's Earth Hour, as landmarks across the globe turn off their lights in a bid to highlight the scale of global environmental challenges. All ... more

Rolls-Royce and ABB partner to develop microgrid solution for business

April 2019
04
Author: Brose
Company: Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau e.V.
Rolls-Royce and ABB partner to develop microgrid solution for business Rolls-Royce's Power Systems arm has secured a partnership with robotics and technology firm ABB, which will see the companies collaboratively developing a new microgrid solution for commercial and industrial applications. More ... more

H2O GmbH: Feel great and stay healthy in new building extension

April 2019
03
Author: Brose
Company: Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau e.V.
H2O GmbH: Feel great and stay healthy in new building extension H2O GmbH doesn’t just insist on pioneering technology in the production of its water treatment systems but also in its new buildings. Under the motto “light, air, sound insulation”, the health and well-being ... more

The best green innovations of the week: Cheese waste vodka and EV battery recycling

April 2019
02
Author: Brose
Company: Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau e.V.
The best green innovations of the week: Cheese waste vodka and EV battery recycling Every week, numerous eye-catching and potentially transformational innovations are being developed to help businesses and nations turn energy and sustainability ambitions into actions. Here, we round up six of the best.  more

ASOS urges fashion sector to take tougher action on modern slavery

April 2019
01
Author: Brose
Company: Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau e.V.
ASOS urges fashion sector to take tougher action on modern slavery Online fashion retailer ASOS is calling on other firms in the sector to take stronger action to eliminate modern
slavery from their supply chains, after teaming up with several of its third-party brands to develop a five-point ... more

The best green innovations of the week: NASA-certified showers and AI-enabled bins

March 2019
29
Author: Brose
Company: Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau e.V.
The best green innovations of the week: NASA-certified showers and AI-enabled bins Each week, many eye-catching and potentially transformational innovations emerge that could help businesses and nations accelerate the transition to a low-carbon, resource-efficient economy. And each week, edie rounds-up six of the ... more

Food banks help reduce emissions by 10 million tonnes, report finds

March 2019
28
Author: Brose
Company: Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau e.V.
Food banks help reduce emissions by 10 million tonnes, report finds Food banks around the world have helped mitigate more than 10.5 million tonnes of carbon emissions by preventing almost 2.7 million metric tonnes of edible food being wasted, a new report has found. Learn more about the details.... more

Brückner Maschinenbau: Film production technologies for a functional circular economy

March 2019
27
Author: Brose
Company: Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau e.V.
Brückner Maschinenbau: Film production technologies for a functional circular economy Plastic packaging can, and must, be optimised in respect to its recyclability. The stretched film, processed into the most varied packaging must meet the requirements for a sustainable circular economy. Brückner Maschinenbau ... more

The sustainability success stories of the week: Panasonic's zero-carbon factories and more...

March 2019
26
Author: Brose
Company: Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau e.V.
The sustainability success stories of the week: Panasonic's zero-carbon factories and more... As part of our Mission Possible campaign, edie brings you this weekly round-up of five of the best
sustainability success stories of the week from across the globe. Read the details here....

more

Ressource water: England could run short of water within 25 years

March 2019
25
Author: Brose
Company: Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau e.V.
Ressource water: England could run short of water within 25 years England is set to run short of water within 25 years, the chief executive of the Environment Agency (EA) has warned. More details in the article here... more

motan: SilentLine ensures a calm and safe working environment

March 2019
22
Author: Brose
Company: Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau e.V.
motan: SilentLine ensures a calm and safe working environment Conveying of plastics granules can get very loud. Often one can hear the noise even from outside the production building. In addition, the abrasive materials generate wear and tear on the material lines. Conventional methods to determine ... more

Fashion industry sourced record amount of sustainable cotton in 2018

March 2019
21
Author: Brose
Company: Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau e.V.
Fashion industry sourced record amount of sustainable cotton in 2018 Fashion brands and retailers collectively sourced more than one million
metric tonnes of sustainably certified cotton through the Better Cotton
Initiative (BCI) last year, breaking the industry standard operator's ... more

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