Philips jumps, Dell sinks in green electronics ranking

31 03 2009

Hewlett-Packard, Lenovo and Dell have all lost points and Philips and Apple are among the companies jumping up the latest Greenpeace green electronics ranking that was published on Tuesday. The ranking, which is published every quarter, scores the world’s largest consumer electronics and IT companies based on their recycling policies, environmental efforts and the chemical […]

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Ikea, Carrefour et Wal-Mart épinglés pour leurs relations avec un fournisseur turc

30 03 2009

Une ONG norvégienne accuse Ikea, Carrefour et Wal-Mart d’utiliser les services d’un fournisseur turc, Menderes Tekstil, o๠les conditions de travail sont, selon elle, “inacceptables”. Selon l’ONG Framtiden I Vaare Hender (FIVH, “L’avenir dans nos mains”), spécialisée dans les questions d’éthique et de climat, Menderes Tekstil, spécialiste du linge de maison, licencie ou menace de […]

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Latest Cola Wars Skirmish: Battle for the Greenest Vending Machines

30 03 2009

Vending machine purchases often elicit feelings of guilt about the sugar and fat contents of soda and candy, but rarely about the greenhouse gas emissions of the machine itself. Soda vendors know, though, that their machines use hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs)–potent greenhouse gases with atmospheric lifetimes as long as 260 years–to keep drinks cool. PepsiCo has finally […]

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P&G Ups 2012 Green Product Sales Target To $50 Billion

26 03 2009

The Procter & Gamble Company (P&G) has significantly increased its 2012 sustainability goals. New targets include the development of at least $50 billion in cumulative sales of “sustainable innovation products” (SIP), up from the original target of $20 billion in SIP sales, which are products with a significantly reduced (>10 percent) environmental footprint versus previous […]

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Campagne de vaccination contre la pneumonie au Rwanda

17 03 2009

Kigali, Rwanda – Les officiels sanitaires rwandais et le Fonds des Nations unies pour l’enfance (UNICEF) ont procédé, mardi à  Kigali, au lancement d’une campagne nationale de vaccination contre la pneumonie chez les enfants de moins de 5 ans, marquée par l’introduction d’un nouveau vaccin offert à  Kigali par le “Wyeth-Lederle Vaccine”, l’un des plus […]

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Coca-Cola commits US$30 million for clean water in Africa

16 03 2009

The Coca-Cola company announced today a US $30 million commitment over the next six years to provide access to safe drinking water to communities throughout Africa.The funding which will be dished through the company’s Replenish Africa Initiative (RAIN) and implemented by the Coca-Cola Africa Foundation, will provide at least 2 million Africans with clean water […]

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IBM Upping the Ante in Water Management

16 03 2009

Computing giant IBM is looking into business possibilities for selling equipment and technology to manage fresh water supplies. IBM announced its plans March 16 at the World Water Forum in Istanbul, Turkey. Among other things, the company will help conserve water by using its high-end computers to analyze data gathered by sensors in the water. […]

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The Eco Friendly Porsche

16 03 2009

Sports car manufacturer’s ‘Porsche‘ make their first gas-electric hybrid. Known for its fast, motor reving car range, ‘Porsche’ has decided to go environmental friendly. The ‘Porsche Cayenne S Hybrid‘ will be their first car to run purely on gas and electricity. Costs of the project have been split with Audi Q7 and Touareg. The Porsche […]

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The Walt Disney Company – An example in environmental stewardship or not?

11 03 2009

The Walt Disney Company – An example in environmental stewardship or not? Earlier this week, the Walt Disney Company announced a landmark set of strategic environmental goals and challenging 3 to 5 year targets to reduce emissions, waste, electricity and fuel use, and its impact on water and ecosystems. The goals are part of Disney’s […]

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Undue Diligence: How banks do business with corrupt regimes

11 03 2009

Global Witness’ new report Undue Diligence names some of the major banks who have done business with corrupt regimes. By accepting these customers, banks are assisting those who are using state assets to enrich themselves or brutalise their own people. This corruption denies the world’s poorest people the chance to lift themselves out of poverty […]

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