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Puma Parent PPR To Expand Groundbreaking Environmental Accounting to All Brands

1 05 2012

French apparel company PPR announced it will expand the trailblazing environmental accounting process it performed for its Puma brand across its entire group of brands, which includes Gucci, Stella McCartney and Yves Saint Laurent. Puma’s Environmental Profit & Loss Account (E P&L), completed last year, was a first-of-its-kind attempt to monetize the value of ecosystem […]


L’eau, un risque émergent pour les entreprises

12 03 2012

Plusieurs grandes entreprises, dont Shell, seront présentes au Forum mondial de l’eau, qui se déroule à  Marseille du 12 au 17 mars. Une présence qui pourrait déclencher quelques controverses concernant les impacts des entreprises sur la ressource en eau. Certaines d’entre elles tentent cependant d’appréhender ce nouveau risque. « Le management du risque-eau par les […]


Shipping giant sees biofuels in its future

5 03 2012

A.P. Moeller Maersk, the world’s biggest container ship owner, is leading its industry in developing biofuels made from organic waste that could cut its carbon emissions and reduce a $6 billion annual fuel bill. Maersk is conducting tests with two Danish universities to develop clean fuels tailored for ships and has worked with the U.S. […]


Nike, Adidas, Puma and rest in pursuit of ultimate sustainable shoe

25 02 2012

It wasn’t for aesthetics alone that Nike this week introduced a running shoe here with a lacework upper that looks more sandal than trainer.  The dirty secret of shoe manufacturing is that it creates waste. A lot of waste. Some of it harmful to the environment.  Nike, Adidas and others are increasingly developing products and […]


Puma Puts Financial Value on Environmental Impact

19 05 2011

Puma is the first company in the world to put a value on the ecosystem services it uses to produce its sports shoes and clothes. In a huge leap for CSR, the company has published an economic valuation of the environmental impacts caused by greenhouse gas emissions (GHGs) and water consumption along its entire supply […]


Gucci Aims to Reduce Packaging, CO2 Emissions

14 06 2010

At the center of Gucci’s new eco program is the company’s ‘green’ packaging initiative that aims to reduce materials consumption, exclusively use paper certified by the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) and be 100 percent recyclable. The initiative will be launched at all of Gucci’s 284 directly operated global stores starting in June 2010. Through Gucci’s […]


‘Home’ documentary a risk for Gucci parent PPR

2 06 2009

A new film about human excess and its impact on Earth’s fragile ecosystem debuts Friday, marking an unusual risk for its financial backer, one of the planet’s biggest retailing conglomerates, France’s PPR SA. PPR, the maker of Gucci leather handbags and Puma shoes, paid 10 million euros of the 12-million-euro production budget to create “Home,” […]


Former Laggard Wal-Mart Turns into Ethical Leader – Covalence Retail Industry Report 2008

11 12 2008

Laggards of the past often turn into leaders of the present. The case of Wal-Mart perfectly illustrates this paradoxical tendency, states a report published today by Geneva-based ethical reputation research firm Covalence — Covalence Retail Industry Report 2008. A year ago Wal-Mart was still last in Covalence EthicalQuote ranking calculated for 27 companies in the […]


CRJP Asks WWF-UK to Withdraw ‘Deeper Luxury’ Report

7 12 2007

The Council for Responsible Jewellery Practices (CRJP) took issue with a recent report published by WWF-UK (read) titled Deeper Luxury. CRJP’s CEO Michael Rae distributed a letter to the group and other NGOs, CRJP members, and the media stating the WWF-UK and its publisher “deserve the strongest condemnation for the completely undeserved and unwarranted criticism” […]


Deeper Luxury by WWF…What are you made of?

5 12 2007

Les marques de luxes peuvent-elles àªtre «éthiques» ? Le respect de l’environnement (production, protection de la faune et de la flore), le comportement social de certaines maisons de luxe ont été passés aux cribles. Le rapport de la WWF (UK), écrit par Bendell and Kleanthous, est édifiant. Les meilleures notes atteignent péniblement le « C+ […]