Ikea unveils ambitious sustainability plans

Good news everyone : here is another company raising up the ante on sustainability. To TreeHugger : ” IKEA has unveiled a new sustainability strategy, outlining the mega-retailers’ green plans through 2020. “ ” In terms of energy usage, IKEA plans on investing $1.95 billion in renewable energy by 2015—a figure including investments dating back… Continue reading Ikea unveils ambitious sustainability plans

3M announces new efficiency targets for 2015

As Sustainable Business notes : ” As part of its new sustainability goals, 3M aims to improve its energy efficiency 25% by 2015. 3M’s 2015 Sustainability Goals build upon its record of environmental achievements, which go back to 1990. “ ” Since 1990, the company has cut greenhouse gases 72% and reduced solid waste indexed to sales by 66%.… Continue reading 3M announces new efficiency targets for 2015

Sony slashed its emissions by 31% since 2000

To TreeHugger : ” Electronics giant Sony announced today that since 2000, it has achieved a 31 percent reduction in global CO2 emissions. The company boasts that means it surpassed its 2006 “Green Management” goal by 24 percent ” ” It did also achieve, though, a 54 percent reduction in waste generation (the goal was… Continue reading Sony slashed its emissions by 31% since 2000

$2.2 trillion : the huge costs of environmental damages

The Guardian published last week a most interesting series of articles on a report to be published this year by the United Nations and Trucost which estimates the damages on the environment to $2.2 trillion per year. To the newspaper ” the activities of the world’s 3,000 biggest companies estimates one-third of profits would be lost… Continue reading $2.2 trillion : the huge costs of environmental damages

Big Business steps into climate change mitigation

In the last few days I came across three different news on how large companies are beginning to act on global warming and  demand climate change mitigation action from global governments. The most important is the Copenhagen communiqué a message from 600 large companies – including Nike, General Electric, Hewlett-Packard, Tesco and SC Johnson –… Continue reading Big Business steps into climate change mitigation