Our residential and small business brands — NRG, Reliant, and Green Mountain Energy — provide electricity packaged in ways that meet the needs and lifestyles of our customers. Increasingly, these solutions are becoming sustainable solutions. Renewable energy plans are the most direct example, but we are also thinking more critically about more in-depth sustainability opportunities.
Sappi understands the importance of creating innovative solutions that meet evolving customer needs. Our future success depends on listening to, communicating with and responding to our customers. From award-winning product development to stunning promotional campaign materials and a groundbreaking retrospective collection, Sappi stands apart.
Did you know that the consumer use of products is the largest contributor to the environmental footprint of almost all the products you buy? A recent study by researchers from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology's Industrial Ecology Program1 found that consumer’s impact on the environment after the purchase of products such as clothing was responsible for more than 60 percent of that product’s greenhouse gas emissions and up to 80 percent of water use.
Young students all over the world are building sustainable solutions to the world's biggest challenges, and the technology they're using to express their ideas is quite outside the box.
At Escola Ramon Fuster School in Bellaterra, Spain, students created a model for sustainable cities of the future featuring clean transportation, a sustainable architecture, and eco-friendly materials and systems.
Whether through environmental, social or economic initiatives, Ingersoll Rand is committed to making the world a better place to live, through sustainability and energy efficiency. A new video series, “Sustainability in Action,” shines a light on the many ways in which the company uses creativity, engagement and works with customers to deliver on its global climate commitment.
Traditionally, mining companies have built their own infrastructure at greenfield sites, and due to necessity, constructed their own supporting “pit to port” infrastructure, including power and water supply schemes, roads and railways. However, as a result of growing cost pressures and increasing capital to build new greenfield operations, a trend is developing, whereby mining companies are seeking opportunities to share resources to save on expenses.
A few years ago, when the Rio Tinto decided to expand its iron ore production in Pilbara region of Western Australia, they faced a problem. While the remote region accounts for more than 40 percent of the world's iron ore production, it is also one of the driest parts of the world. Ironically, however, the problem for Rio Tinto's expansion was too much water: the new ore the company wanted to reach lay underneath huge underground aquifers, which meant that the company had to do something with the excess water that came up.
Today, 30 percent of global online sales are made through mobile devices and by 2017, 60 percent of U.S. retail sales will involve the Internet. Everything is “on demand” and people are using mobile devices to get what they want, when they want it, where they want it. But there are unintended consequences of everything being on demand.
These residential deliveries typically have more stops, with fewer packages at each stop. More stops, more miles, more fuel, more emissions.
Nearly Tripled Number of Miles Driven by Alternative Fuels and Advanced Technology Fleet in 2014
ATLANTA, Ga., July 29, 2015 /3BL Media/ - UPS (NYSE: UPS) today released its 13th annual Sustainability Report, highlighting its growing investment in alternative fuel and advanced technology vehicles and commitment to log 20 million hours of volunteer time by the end of 2020.