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Vattenfall signs agreement to bring low carbon heating to London homes and businesses

Vattenfall and Argent Related have agreed that Vattenfall will design, build and operate a new district heating network for Argent Related’s Brent Cross South redevelopment scheme in London. The network will be operational from 2023 and provide low carbon heating and hot water to 6,700 new homes and three million square metres of office, retail and commercial space.

Henkel’s emission reduction targets approved by “Science Based Targets initiative”

As part of Henkel’s commitment to accelerate its contribution to climate protection, the company has defined science-based emission reduction targets. These were recently approved by the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi) as consistent with levels required to meet the goals of the Paris Agreement.

Mondi's 10 action areas for a sustainable future

Sustainability is intrinsic to the way we do business at Mondi and central to our strategy for driving success now and in the long-term. Every year we publish a Sustainable Development report, our 2019 report was released a few weeks ago. In it we lay out Mondi’s 10 Growing Responsibly Action Areas where we believe our business can contribute to a better world.

Metsä Board renaturalises migration routes for fish

Metsä Board, a leading European producer of premium fresh fibre board and a member of the Metsä Group, has launched a project to restore fish habitats in flowing waters in cooperation with WWF Finland and the Regional Centre for Development, Transport and Environment. Construction work on the Mämmenkoski rapids in Äänekoski, central Finland, began in early May and is expected to last one month.

Metsä Board achieves the highest sustainability rating from EcoVadis

Metsä Board, the leading European producer of premium fresh fibre paperboards and part of Metsä Group, is proud to have been awarded a Platinum level rating by EcoVadis for the company’s sustainability and corporate social responsibility. With a top score of 82/100 Metsä Board is among the highest 1% of companies assessed in the in the manufacture of corrugated paper and paperboard and containers of paper and paperboard industries.

Successful CO2 compensation - Kyocera is climate-neutral and draws a positive balance

For years, Kyocera Document Solutions has stood for climate-friendly document processes. In addition to climate-neutral toner, which the company has been offering since 2013, the CO2 emissions of the hardware have also been successfully offset for six months. At the turn of the fiscal year, Kyocera draws a positive balance and, thanks to the revised Print Green programme, can report over 250,000 tonnes of CO2, which will be offset by investments in international climate protection projects in Kenya, Madagascar and Nepal.


Despite 3.9 billion people sheltering in place and the tragedy of the pandemic, over 100 million people took action in 192 countries in honor of Earth Day’s 50th Anniversary. Mayors, national governments, and multilaterals made commitments on a wide range of environmental issues, including climate literacy, plastics, renewable energy, and other issues, while faith groups around the world held virtual prayer services in support of ending climate change. People pledged to vote, parents and teachers educated millions of their students and children about climate change and environmental issues, and hundreds of millions of trees were planted.

KHS promotes closed plastics loop with sustainable systems and solutions

Systems supplier engaged in recycled PET research since 2012
The debate on plastic is presenting the beverage and food industries with a number of big challenges. The KHS Group is clear that the increased use of recycled PET provides a significant partial solution to this problem. The Dortmund systems supplier is thus focusing on sustainable products and services which help to close the recycling loop.

Market demands increasingly drive sustainability work

Over the past 60 years, regulatory requirements have been the biggest driver of environmental efforts by the process industry. But now brand owners with high sustainability expertise have become an important force – by making more and more demands on their suppliers right across the sustainability spectrum.

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