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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....

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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

Emissions: Study charts six scenarios for fossil-free energy by 2050

March 2019
20
Author: Brose
Company: Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau e.V.
Emissions: Study charts six scenarios for fossil-free energy by 2050 Cutting energy use in buildings, ramping up renewable electricity and developing large-scale storage with hydrogen are clear options in bringing energy emissions down to zero by 2050, according to a new study. 

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Family company WEILER: Sustainability means thinking down the generations

March 2019
19
Author: Brose
Company: Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau e.V.
Family company WEILER: Sustainability means thinking down the generations WEILER’s focus is on sustainability, growth and regional development as well as environmental protection and resource-efficient production. “As a family company, it is second-nature for us to work transparently and ... more

The best green innovations of the week: Ikea's solar blockchain and autonomous electric trucks

March 2019
19
Author: Brose
Company: Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau e.V.
The best green innovations of the week: Ikea's solar blockchain and autonomous electric trucks 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

The SDGs In Action: How Diageo is achieving SDG 6 - Clean Water and Sanitation

March 2019
18
Author: Brose
Company: Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau e.V.
The SDGs In Action: How Diageo is achieving SDG 6 - Clean Water and Sanitation Welcome back to edie's new editorial series which breaks down exactly how businesses are turning the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) into action. Up next: global drinks firm Diageo outlines how it is improving its water ... more

Resource extraction: Responsible for half world's carbon emissions

March 2019
15
Author: Brose
Company: Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau e.V.
Resource extraction: Responsible for half world's carbon emissions Extraction industries are responsible for half of the world's carbon emissions and more than 80% of biodiversity loss, according to the most comprehensive environmental tally undertaken of mining and farming. More details form ... more

Europe: Five EU countries call for 100% renewable energy by 2050

March 2019
14
Author: Brose
Company: Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau e.V.
Europe: Five EU countries call for 100% renewable energy by 2050 The European Union's 28 energy ministers had their first public debate on the European Commission's 2050 climate plan on Monday (4 March) but five member states derided the lack of a 100% renewable energy scenario
among the EU ... more

Future for oceans: The best green innovations to mark the World Ocean Summit

March 2019
13
Author: Brose
Company: Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau e.V.
Future for oceans: The best green innovations to mark the World Ocean Summit As delegates head back from a three-day World Ocean Summit in Abu Dhabi, edie has pulled together six of the best innovations that can improve the health of the world's oceans.... Manmade coral reefs and Seabins.... 

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Forum for the Future spotlights sustainability's biggest challenges: Plastics and biodiversity

March 2019
11
Author: Brose
Company: Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau e.V.
Forum for the Future spotlights sustainability's biggest challenges: Plastics and biodiversity Global non-profit Forum for the Future has named plastic pollution and biodiversity loss as two of the "fundamental" sustainability challenges of the 2020s, arguing that governments and corporates have not yet adopted holistic, long-term ... more

Mobility: Swiss Post and Austrian Post pledge to fully electrify fleets by 2030

March 2019
08
Author: Brose
Company: Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau e.V.
Mobility: Swiss Post and Austrian Post pledge to fully electrify fleets by 2030 National post firms Swiss Post and Austrian Post have committed to switching 100% of their respective fleets with fully electric vehicles (EVs) by 2030, after joining the EV100 initiative. Read article... more

Corporate reporting bodies launch framework championing SDG alignment

March 2019
07
Author: Brose
Company: Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau e.V.
Corporate reporting bodies launch framework championing SDG alignment A coalition of corporate reporting framework providers and CDP have published new advice aimed at unifying the business community's approach to reporting in line with the UN's Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Learn more from ... more

Research: Consumer goods giants prioritising plastic alternatives over low-carbon innovation

March 2019
04
Author: Brose
Company: Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau e.V.
Research: Consumer goods giants prioritising plastic alternatives over low-carbon innovation
As consumer demand for plastic-free and plant-based products soars,
large consumer goods firms are prioritising vegan products and recyclable
packaging over low-carbon innovation, new research by CDP has ... more

More sustainability success stories: Evian's reusable water bottles and VW's 'carbon-neutral' EVs

March 2019
01
Author: Brose
Company: Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau e.V.
More sustainability success stories: Evian's reusable water bottles and VW's 'carbon-neutral' EVs 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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Volvo Trucks' first all-electric vehicles land in Europe

February 2019
28
Author: Brose
Company: Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau e.V.
Volvo Trucks' first all-electric vehicles land in Europe Volvo Trucks has delivered its first set of all-electric heavy goods vehicles (HGV) in Europe this week, in the form of a refuse truck for a recycling firm and a distribution truck for a logistics firm both located in Sweden. See all ... more

The week's best green innovations: Ikea's air-purifying curtains and solar space stations

February 2019
27
Author: Brose
Company: Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau e.V.
The week's best green innovations: Ikea's air-purifying curtains and solar space stations Each week, numerous eye-catching and potentially transformational innovations that could help businesses and nations deliver on resource efficiency, low-carbon transitions and combat climate change emerge. And each week
edie rounds-up ... more

CO2 reduction: Majority of European firms have no targets

February 2019
20
Author: Brose
Company: Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau e.V.
CO2 reduction: Majority of European firms have no targets Most European companies have no target for reducing their greenhouse gas emissions even though 80% see climate change as a business risk, a survey has found.  Among those that have set climate goals, only one in three stretch ... more

Tax fashion brands to fund circular economy for garments, MPs urge

February 2019
19
Author: Brose
Company: Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau e.V.
Tax fashion brands to fund circular economy for garments, MPs urge A group of MPs is calling on the UK Government to introduce policies which would see fashion brands pay a producer responsibility charge of 1p for every garment they produce, in addition to lower rates of tax for companies ... more

Global sustainability success stories: Hydrogen delivery scooters and Olympic medals made from e-was

February 2019
18
Author: Brose
Company: Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau e.V.
Global sustainability success stories: Hydrogen delivery scooters and Olympic medals made from e-was 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 more about the details.. more

Report: Global energy demand to decouple from economic growth by 2035, but not quick enough....

February 2019
15
Author: Brose
Company: Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau e.V.
 Report: Global energy demand to decouple from economic growth by 2035, but not quick enough.... Global energy demand will decouple from economic growth for the first time by 2035, due to zero-carbon energy sources accounting for more than half of the global power supply - a feat that still puts a 2C-pathway "out of reach". ... more

EU-Memberstates: Europe agrees sales targets for 'clean' buses in cities

February 2019
13
Author: Brose
Company: Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau e.V.
EU-Memberstates: Europe agrees sales targets for 'clean' buses in cities European Union lawmakers struck an agreement on Monday (11 February) on green public procurement rules for new buses, requiring local authorities purchase a minimum share of clean vehicles running on gas or electricity
by 2025 and ... more

Sustainable solution: Drax begins capturing biomass carbon emissions in 'world first'

February 2019
12
Author: Brose
Company: Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau e.V.
Sustainable solution: Drax begins capturing biomass carbon emissions in 'world first' The company claims the trial of bioenergy with carbon capture and storage (BECCS) is the first of its kind anywhere around the globe and could eventually enable Drax to become the world’s first “negative emissions” ... more

The best green innovations of the week: Printed solar panels and carbon capture breakthroughs

February 2019
11
Author: Brose
Company: Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau e.V.
The best green innovations of the week: Printed solar panels and carbon capture breakthroughs Each week, numerous eye-catching and potentially transformational innovations that could help businesses and nations deliver on resource efficiency,low-carbon transitions and combat climate change emerge. And each week edie rounds-up six ... more

EU: European platform launched to drive research and innovation on batteries

February 2019
08
Author: Brose
Company: Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau e.V.
EU: European platform launched to drive research and innovation on batteries The European Commission has launched a new cross-sector technology platform to drive research and innovation, knowledge transfer competitiveness across the European battery value chain. Learn more... more

The best green innovations of the week: Eggshell energy storage and lab-grown leather

February 2019
07
Author: Brose
Company: Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau e.V.
The best green innovations of the week: Eggshell energy storage and lab-grown leather Eggshell energy storage and lab-grown leather: The best green innovations of the week Each week, numerous eye-catching and potentially transformational innovations that could help businesses and nations deliver on resource ... more

Circular economy: Ikea to launch furniture rental offering as part of circular economy shift

February 2019
06
Author: Brose
Company: Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau e.V.
Circular economy: Ikea to launch furniture rental offering as part of circular economy shift The world's largest furniture retailer has unveiled plans to rent its products to consumers for the first time, as it strives to become a 'net-positive' business by 2030. Ikea will trial a furniture leasing system across its ... more

Recyling: Adidas to double production of ocean plastic trainers in 2019

February 2019
05
Author: Brose
Company: Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau e.V.
Recyling: Adidas to double production of ocean plastic trainers in 2019 Sportswear giant Adidas has confirmed that it will produce more than twice as many pairs of trainers made using ocean plastic this year than it did in 2018, as consumer demand for products and packaging free from virgin plastic ... more

Sustainable snow days: How remote working can reduce environmental impacts for business

February 2019
04
Author: Brose
Company: Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau e.V.
Sustainable snow days: How remote working can reduce environmental impacts for business As the first snow of 2019 starts to fall across large parts of the UK, many of us will be working from home more than usual. With this in mind, edie outlines how remote working is can help businesses reduce their carbon, energy and ... more

Corporate clean energy purchases smash record in 2018

February 2019
01
Author: Brose
Company: Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau e.V.
Corporate clean energy purchases smash record in 2018 Businesses obtained 13.4GW of clean energy through power purchase agreements (PPAs) in 2018, more than doubling the record set in the previous year. Bloomberg New Energy Finance (BNEF) research shows more than 2.6GW of renewables ... more

Germany agrees to end reliance on coal stations by 2038

January 2019
31
Author: Brose
Company: Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau e.V.
Germany agrees to end reliance on coal stations by 2038 Germany has agreed to end its reliance on polluting coal power stations by 2038, in a long-awaited decision that will have major ramifications for Europe's attempts to meet its Paris climate change targets. More details here... more

The best green innovations of the week: Insect-based pet food and blockchain app

January 2019
30
Author: Brose
Company: Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau e.V.
The best green innovations of the week: Insect-based pet food and blockchain app Each week, numerous eye-catching and potentially transformational innovations that could help businesses and nations deliver on resource efficiency, low-carbon transitions and combat climate change emerge. Here, edie rounds-up six ... more

Analysis warns of lack of progress on 2020 global emissions target

January 2019
29
Author: Brose
Company: Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau e.V.
Analysis warns of lack of progress on 2020 global emissions target Removing coal from the global energy mix is taking too long, too many forests are still being destroyed,
and fossil fuel subsidies are ongoing despite their distorting effect on the market, a new study has found.

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VDMA: Withdrawal from coal energy must be accompanied by further measures

January 2019
28
Author: Brose
Company: Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau e.V.
VDMA: Withdrawal from coal energy must be accompanied by further measures The results of the Coal Commission provide important impulses for the restructuring of the energy system. Now economic and ecological expertise must be brought together. Naemi Denz, member of the VDMA executive board, comments on the ... more

Report: AI could offer £167bn circular opportunity for food and electronics sectors each year

January 2019
28
Author: Brose
Company: Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau e.V.
Report: AI could offer £167bn circular opportunity for food and electronics sectors each year Artificial Intelligence (AI) could unlock almost £170bn in value a year for the food and consumer electronics
industries alone by designing out waste by 2030, according to a new report from the Ellen MacArthur Foundation and ... more

Sustainable fincances: Refinitiv pledges to become a net-zero-carbon business in 2020

January 2019
25
Author: Brose
Company: Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau e.V.
Sustainable fincances: Refinitiv pledges to become a net-zero-carbon business in 2020 Finance giant Refinitiv has committed to becoming carbon-neutral by the end of 2020, as part of a new range of sweeping #environmental and social #sustainability pledges. Read more.... more

UN chief outlines climate change and SDGs as key 2019 priorities

January 2019
24
Author: Brose
Company: Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau e.V.
UN chief outlines climate change and SDGs as key 2019 priorities UN Secretary-General António Guterres has said that countries must "dramatically accelerate" efforts to tackle climate change and achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in the year ahead. Read article...

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Bubble barriers and 'naked' shampoo: Six of the best innovations for tackling plastics pollution

January 2019
23
Author: Brose
Company: Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau e.V.
Bubble barriers and 'naked' shampoo: Six of the best innovations for tackling plastics pollution Following the launch of our Mission Possible Plastics Hub this week, edie has rounded up some of the
ground-breaking innovations which could help businesses and nations ramp up their efforts to tackle
the perils of plastic pollution, ... more

A 1.5C world is circular: Nations urged to drive resource productivity to reach climate goals 

January 2019
22
Author: Brose
Company: Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau e.V.
A 1.5C world is circular: Nations urged to drive resource productivity to reach climate goals  A new report released today (22 January) at the World Economic Forum meeting in Davos has outlined the urgent need for nations to "wake up to the potential" of the circular economy in order to push the world towards the Paris ... more

More marine sustainability: Stena Line installs onshore power supply connection to support electric

January 2019
18
Author: Brose
Company: Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau e.V.
More marine sustainability: Stena Line installs onshore power supply connection to support electric Ferry giant Stena Line has installed what it claims is Oslo's first onshore power supply connection for ferries,
in a move that will enable it to recharge its hybrid-electric boats in port for the first time. More insights here.. more

Emissions: New air pollution plans improve on EU rules, Government claims

January 2019
16
Author: Brose
Company: Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau e.V.
Emissions: New air pollution plans improve on EU rules, Government claims The Government has set out new plans on air pollution that ministers say go beyond existing EU rules, with a pledge to improve air quality nationwide to the standards the World Health Organization (WH0) recommends. Learn more ... more

Sustainable ideas at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas 2019

January 2019
15
Author: Brose
Company: Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau e.V.
Sustainable ideas at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas 2019 From big-name corporates to tiny startups, this week saw more than 4,500 firms showcase their newest tech-based innovations to a crowd of thousands at the annual Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas. Here, edie rounds some ... more

The sustainability success stories of the week: Ikea's solar homes

January 2019
14
Author: Brose
Company: Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau e.V.
The sustainability success stories of the week: Ikea's solar homes 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

Marine Sustainability: World's biggest container shipper commits to carbon neutrality by 2050

January 2019
11
Author: Brose
Company: Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau e.V.
Marine Sustainability: World's biggest container shipper commits to carbon neutrality by 2050 Danish container shipping giant Maersk has pledged to become a carbon-neutral business by 2050 - the first commitment of its kind from the global maritime shipping sector. All details here more

Research: Global warming of oceans equivalent to an atomic bomb per second

January 2019
10
Author: Brose
Company: Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau e.V.
Research: Global warming of oceans equivalent to an atomic bomb per second More than 90% of the heat trapped by humanity’s greenhouse gas emissions has been absorbed by the seas,
with just a few per cent heating the air, land and ice caps respectively. The vast amount of energy being added to the oceans ... more

WWF: Finance firms must do more to safeguard food sector from sustainability risks

January 2019
09
Author: Brose
Company: Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau e.V.
WWF: Finance firms must do more to safeguard food sector from sustainability risks Global finance firms seeking to future-proof their investments should take more ambitious action to help to food and agriculture firms they invest in become more sustainable, new WWF-led research has concluded. More details here.. more

MEPs locked in dispute over EU's climate plan

January 2019
02
Author: Brose
Company: Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau e.V.
MEPs locked in dispute over EU's climate plan European lawmakers are locked in a dispute over a landmark climate plan that is meant to drag the EU into compliance with the Paris Agreement, as parliamentary committees tussle over who should take the lead. Learn more....
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EU forges deal on coal phase-out, with special Polish clause

December 2018
27
Author: Brose
Company: Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau e.V.
EU forges deal on coal phase-out, with special Polish clause European Union legislators reached agreement in the early hours of Wednesday (19 December) over a proposed reform of electricity market rules that includes a 2025 cut-off date for coal subsidies, and a special clause for Poland. more

The best green innovations of the week: Sugarcane shoes and silicon energy storage

December 2018
21
Author: Brose
Company: Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau e.V.
The best green innovations of the week: Sugarcane shoes and silicon energy storage A number of eye-catching and potentially transformational innovations have emerged that could help businesses and nations deliver on resource efficiency, low-carbon transitions and combat climate change. Here, edie rounds-up six of ... more

WRAP: UK fashion industry moving quickly to improve environmental footprint of clothing

December 2018
20
Author: Brose
Company: Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau e.V.
WRAP: UK fashion industry moving quickly to improve environmental footprint of clothing The UK's fashion industry is moving at a pace to reduce carbon emissions and water waste within its supply chains, although far slower progress is being made on research efficiency, new research from WRAP has concluded. more

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