ESG News Review 30 August – 5 September 2014

8 09 2014

Tesla Motors was among the most praised companies last week as it chose Nevada for its planned “gigafactory,” which should produce batteries to power 500,000 of the company’s electric cars annually and lower the costs of these cars; 6,500 on-site jobs and 16,000 indirect jobs sould be created in the community. Unilever and the World […]

ESG News Review 22 — 28 February 2014

3 03 2014

General Electric belongs to the group of most praised companies last week as it announced a $10 billion investment in clean technology as part of its “ecomagination” initiative, according to Reuters. Ericsson has been recognized for “Connecting the Unconnected” by in their 2014 Industry Awards for the company’s involvement in the Millennium Villages Project […]

Philips and the World Association of Sleep Medicine join together to raise global awareness of the importance of sleep

16 03 2012

Royal Philips Electronics (NYSE: PHG, AEX: PHI) will join with the World Association of Sleep Medicine (WASM) as an official sponsor of World Sleep Day 2012, held on Friday, March 16. This year’s theme — ‘Breathe Easily, Sleep Well’ — centers on raising awareness of sleep disorders that affect a person’s breathing, such as obstructive […]

Companies call for ‘credible’ climate action

23 09 2009

A group of 500 global businesses, including dozens of Australian corporations, have called for “credible” action on climate change. The publication of the so-called Copenhagen Communique comes two months before the UN climate change conference in Copenhagen in December, amid fears the meeting will fail to put in place an agreement to effectively cut the […]

“Sense and Simplicity” – or simply nonsense?

10 06 2008

Greenpeace activists delivered 500 Philips television sets and 100 pieces of Philips electronic equipment to the company’s headquarters in Amsterdam. The e-waste was obtained from an e-waste trader; this very same e-waste would most probably have ended up on a scrapyard in countries like China, India or in Africa. Without responsible recycling and voluntary take-back […]

Philips increases sales of Green Products by one third to EUR 5.3 billion in 2007

18 02 2008

Royal Philips Electronics (AEX:PHI, NYSE:PHG) announced that it achieved a 33% increase in sales of Green Products in 2007, as published in the company’s 10th annual Sustainability Report today. All three Philips sectors — Healthcare, Lighting and Consumer Lifestyle – showed a significant increase in sales of Green Products in 2007, resulting in total Green […]

The Blue Gold

31 05 2007

Nowadays the problem of the water is becoming more important than ever before. After the World Water Day on 22th March 2007 many international organisations such as United Nations, WWF and others launched an alarm for the scarcity of water in the world and they made catastrophic predictions for the near future. In fact, many […]