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Black & Veatch: Our Commitment to a Sustainable Future

A Letter From Our CEO: Accelerating Sustainability
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The beginning of a new year is always a great time for reflection, even more so when it’s the beginning of a new decade. At Black & Veatch, we design and build projects to operate for decades, so the long view comes naturally. It was with this spirit that in 2019 we undertook a series of initiatives to embrace the world we see today and prepare for the world we want in the years ahead.

Communication Networks Are Key to Delivering the Grid of the Future

New Black & Veatch Smart Utilities Report analyzes major trends reshaping the grid
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Distribution modernization is inevitable as advances in energy production, storage and control give rise to a new energy marketplace happening at the local distribution level. This evolving landscape leaves utilities questioning how they can maintain the reliability, efficiency and security of their operations, while managing two-way power flows and the influx of digital devices and distributed energy resources (DER).

Carnival Corporation's Costa Cruises Welcomes LNG-Powered Costa Smeralda to Fleet

Italian brand of world's largest leisure travel company takes delivery of its first vessel powered by marine industry's most advanced fuel technology
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MIAMI, December 12, 2019 /3BL/ – Costa Cruises, the Italian brand of Carnival Corporation & plc (NYSE/LSE: CCL; NYSE: CUK), the world's largest leisure travel company, officially took delivery  recently of Costa Smeralda, the brand's first ship powered by liquefied natural gas (LNG), the marine industry's most advanced fuel technology.

The handover ceremony was held at the Meyer shipyard in Turku, Finland, where the brand's new flagship was built. Costa Smeralda becomes Carnival Corporation's fourth new ship of 2019 and its second LNG-powered ship.

Chevron and the UN SDGs: The Business of Progress

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In September 2015, all 193 United Nations (U.N.) member states adopted the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The SDGs set a global agenda for overcoming poverty, protecting the planet, and promoting peace and prosperity.

Chevron safely develops and delivers the affordable, reliable and cleaner energy that is necessary for social and economic progress. Guided by this purpose, our work makes progress a reality for millions of people in the communities we serve.

Ecolab Joins the U.N. Global Compact's Business Ambition for 1.5⁰C

Company’s goal is to reduce emissions by 50% by 2030 and to net-zero by 2050
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ST. PAUL, Minn., December 5, 2019 /3BL Media/– Ecolab Inc., the global leader in water, hygiene and energy technologies and services, today announced that it will align its operations and supply chain to the U.N. Global Compact’s Business Ambition for 1.5⁰C, and will work to reduce its carbon emissions by half by 2030 and to net-zero by 2050. The company is committed to doing its part in limiting the rise of global temperatures to 1.5 degrees Celsius (2.7 F) or less above pre-industrial levels, the limit deemed necessary by the U.N.

Maine University Team Awarded $250,000 Grant to Create Sustainable Food Solution

Sodexo, University of Maine Farmington and University of Maine Presque Isle Named Among 2019 Food Vision Prize Winners by the Henry P. Kendall Foundation
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FARMINGTON AND PRESQUE ISLE, Maine, December 2, 2019 /3BL Media/ – The University of Maine Farmington (UMF), The University of Maine Presque Isle (UMPI), and Food Services Provider Sodexo was one of only six teams to win the 2019 New England Food Vision Prize Award.  The $250,000 prize will go toward increasing the amount of locally sourced food on campus menus.

Vermont University Team Awarded $250,000 Grant to Create Sustainable Food Solution

Sodexo, University of Vermont and Norwich University Named Among 2019 Food Vision Prize Winners by the Henry P. Kendall Foundation
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FARMINGTON AND PRESQUE ISLE, Maine, December 2, 2019 /3BL Media/ – The Henry P. Kendall Foundation announced the University of Vermont and Norwich University, and Food Services Provider Sodexo as a 2019 New England Food Vision Prize Award winner -- an effort to encourage college and university campuses in the region to improve the health, sustainability, and vitality of the region’s food system.

Domtar Embraces New Forest Management Standard in Canada

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Domtar is strengthening our commitment to sustainability with a pledge to pursue new Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC) certification standards for the Canadian government lands that we manage in the Wabigoon and Trout Lake forests.

Freeport-McMoRan Awards Grant for Tech Park in Sahuarita, Arizona

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The Town of Sahuarita, Arizona, broke ground on construction of the Sahuarita Advanced Manufacturing and Technology Center (SAMTEC).

Freeport-McMoRan’s Sierrita copper mine is located near Sahuarita, AZ, and recently awarded a grant of $335,000 toward construction of the 32,000-square-foot building that will host the Small Business Innovation Research and Technology Incubator. SAMTEC has also received a federal grant through the U.S. Commerce Department’s Economic Development Administration. The tech park is expected to create and retain jobs for the community.

Sustainability at Web Summit with Schneider Electric

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Web Summit has committed to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, including Goal 13: Climate Action. Learn more about what we are doing in 2019 to achieve our aspirations.

What is Web Summit doing to address its carbon footprint?

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