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Archive for November 2015

AT&T to Enable Carbon Savings 10 Times the Footprint of the company’s operations by 2025

Telecommunications company AT&T announced goals for 2025. The goals represent the company’s first long-term roadmap for its citizenship and sustainability work, and focus on three areas: networks and customers, supply chain, and communities. The three corresponding goals for 2025 are: Enable carbon savings 10 times the footprint of the company’s operations; Collaborate to transform the environmental and social impact…

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LVMH sets up an internal carbon fund to offset its emissions

Fashion is one of the most polluting industries in the world. Some companies have launched initiatives to reduce their environmental impact: Stella McCartney operates an animal product-free supply chain; Inditex has pledged to eliminate toxic chemicals from its supply chain by 2020; and H&M has launched a global clothing recycling programme. LVMH put forward an unusual approach to the…

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Consumers across six international markets are seeking to reconcile their desire for shopping with responsibility to the environment

A new study by BBMG, GlobeScan and SustainAbility finds that a majority of consumers across six international markets are seeking to reconcile their desire for shopping and style with responsibility to the environment and society through their purchases. According to the report, Rethinking Consumption: Consumers and the Future of Sustainability, nearly two-thirds of consumers globally equate…

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Microsoft achieves carbon neutrality across its manufacturing operations

Microsoft has, as of July 1, 2015, achieved carbon neutrality across its manufacturing operations. The software company’s data centers, software development labs, offices and business air travel have been carbon neutral since July 2012. Microsoft was able to achieve carbon neutrality across its global operations due to its internal carbon fee. The program puts a price…

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