Potatoes could boost water supplies

31 10 2010

New technology for extracting water from potatoes is being trialled by food giants PepsiCo, which owns the crisp manufacturer Walkers. They are perfecting a process to capture water released from the potatoes as they are cooked into crisps before using it in the manufacturing process. Engineers behind the project say they hope to be able […]

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L’Accord Gouvernement-Freeport et Lundin Holding est défavorable aux intéràªts de la RDC

29 10 2010

L’Association Africaine de défense des Droits de l’Homme, ASADHO en sigle, dénonce le l’accord conclu par le Gouvernement congolais avec les multinationales Freeport et Lundin Holding dans le cadre de la Joint -Venture Tenke Fungurume Mining (TFM). En effet, depuis plus de trois années, un différend résultant du processus de révisitation des contrats et conventions […]

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Dutch pension fund PNO excludes Wal-Mart over labour standards

29 10 2010

Pensioenfonds PNO Media, the €3bn industry-wide pension fund for the Dutch media sector, has excluded US supermarket giant Wal-Mart from its investment universe because of labour law violations. “After careful consideration we have decided to add Wal-Mart to the PNO Media exclusion list,” the fund has said on its web site. Hilversum-based PNO says its […]

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Study: The Toyota Prius has a dirty side after all – manufacturing

19 10 2010

There are plenty of revelations in the annual sustainability report recently released by Toyota. By and large, the company is as ecologically-minded as a multi-national corporation can be, but as we’ve touched on before, not everything is as squeaky clean as it could be. The Toyota Prius has earned itself as one of the greenest […]

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Pledge of $150m to fight neglected diseases

14 10 2010

Six pharmaceutical companies and several governments have pledged more than $150m in medicines and funding over five years to tackle some of the most neglected diseases. The debilitating illnesses — including leprosy, lymphatic filariasis and sleeping sickness — affect 1bn of the world’s poorest people, place a burden on health services, stunt children’s education and […]

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Telcos Need More Sustainable Innovation – Covalence Telecommunication Sector Report 2010

11 10 2010

Press Release | Geneva (Switzerland), 11 October 2010 The telecommunication sector is less controversial than others but has to increase its offering of sustainable products and services for being a leader, according to a report released today by Geneva-based ethical research firm Covalence EthicalQuote. Historically, the telecommunication sector has registered a clear majority of positive […]

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Une convention collective chez Walmart

7 10 2010

Plus de cinq ans après avoir entamé le processus d’accréditation syndicale, les employés du magasin Walmart du Plateau, dans le secteur de Hull de la Ville de Gatineau, ont obtenu une convention collective. Comme dans le cas de la succursale de Saint-Hyacinthe en avril 2009, un arbitre nommé par le ministère du Travail a imposé […]

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Plus de dames dans le monde auto ? Renault s’engage

7 10 2010

Signer la charte « Les Elles de l’Auto » pour attirer et retenir davantage de femmes Féminiser les équipes en se fixant des objectifs chiffrés, mobiliser le management autour de cet objectif, piloter le taux de féminisation, tels sont les principaux engagements de la charte « Les Elles de l’Auto », présentée au Mondial de […]

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Ford examine algae benefits as a sustainable biofuel

7 10 2010

Car manufacturer Ford are currently working on a new biofuel that will examine algae’s suitability as a greener fuel source. Ford scientists are currently testing the suitability of renewable energy sources, such as algae, as potential automotive biofuels in an effort to better understand the use of biomass to produce future biofuels. “Ford has a […]

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Inauguration d’une station solaire pour véhicules hybrides rechargeables

6 10 2010

L’Institut national de l’énergie solaire (Ines) et Toyota (Toyota est un constructeur automobile, originaire du Japon. Le siège du groupe est situé dans la ville de Toyota (qui a…)  ont inauguré lundi 4 octobre une station solaire pour véhicules hybrides rechargeables (VHR) près de Chambéry. Fruit de la collaboration entre le CEA, l’Ines et Toyota, […]

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