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Heidelberg Digital Unit once again singled out by Capital as one of Germany’s top digital labs

Print Media Industry Climate Report detailing developments in sector during COVID-19 pandemic based on IIoT data generates great interest
Digitization solutions help customers handle crisis
For the second time in succession, the Heidelberg Digital Unit (HDU) at Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG (Heidelberg) is being honored with the Capital Award in the “core-business-related innovation” category as one of Germany’s top digital labs.


Smurfit Kappa Nettingsdorf puts new energy plants into operation

Energy project "Future Energy Plant" in the home stretch
The commissioning of the ultra-modern boiler is a milestone in the course of the largest project in the history of the Nettingsdorf paper mill with an investment sum of around 134 million euros. With the innovative new boiler, the paper mill can further advance energy optimization at the site - a major contribution to increasing the sustainability and efficiency of the leading producer of corrugated base paper.

Study by Smurfit Kappa: Conscious consumption forces companies to even more sustainability

Smurfit Kappa Bewusster KonsumA new study shows that sustainability is a key driver for companies. The "Balancing Sustainability and Profitability Study" was conducted among 200 executives and 1500 consumers in the UK before the outbreak of the Covid 19 pandemic. The study shows that increased conscious consumer behaviour is driving companies to integrate sustainability transparently into their business operations. However, with a new generation of consumers increasingly demanding greater transparency in the area of sustainable business, the study also shows that two-thirds of companies are finding it difficult to measure the impact of their sustainability strategies.

Henkel first company to conclude a plastic waste reduction bond

Henkel takes another step in combining attractive corporate financing instruments with progress in sustainability: As the first company globally, Henkel concluded a plastic waste reduction bond. The proceeds from this bond, a private placement with Japanese insurance companies Dai-ichi Life and Dai-ichi Frontier Life, will be specifically allocated to projects and expenditures related to Henkel’s activities to reduce plastic waste. The bond has a total volume of 70 million US dollars and a maturity of five years.

Clariant’s HYDEX E catalyst helps Duslo turn plastic waste into high-quality winter diesel

Next-generation dewaxing catalyst is used in pioneering plastic-to-diesel technology of Duslo’s research institute VUCHT

Proven economical conversion of plastic waste into fuel distillate encourages VUCHT to construct 40 MTA demonstration plant
HYDEX E catalyst achieves excellent cold flow properties of distillate product, compliant with Euro 6 emission limits

INEOS Styrolution reports final results of research project: Post consumer polystyrene waste becomes valuable feedstock

Depolymerisation proved to be an appropriate recycling solution for polystyrene

Depolymerisation helps to eliminate post-consumer waste and recover valuable resources
Depolymerisation produces less CO2 than conventional styrene production

HP Releases Annual Sustainable Impact Report

HP Releases Annual Sustainable Impact Report
Expands Efforts to Promote Environmental Justice, Human Rights and Equality
HP Sustainable Impact Strength Helped Drive More Than $1.6 Billion in New Sales1 in FY19 — A 69 Percent Increase Year-Over-Year
Advances diversity and inclusion agenda: 63 percent of U.S. hires were from underrepresented groups; 40 percent of global new hires were women; exceeded veteran hiring goal by 43 percent.
Contributes $698 million in overall economic impact through its Supplier Diversity Program.2
Announces commitment to double number of Black and African American executives by 2025; HP Foundation pledges $500,000 to social justice organizations as part of broader efforts to combat systemic racism, as well as 200 percent matching of employee donations.
Publishes inaugural Human Rights Progress Report to drive transparency and long-term community impact.
Commits to eliminate 75 percent of single-use plastic packaging by 2025 compared to 2018.3
Expands HP Sustainable Forests Collaborative with addition of the Arbor Day Foundation, Chenming Paper, Domtar and New Leaf Paper.

Ricoh signs UN statement to raise awareness of how Corona aid packages are aligned with climate change goals

Ricoh has joined forces with over 170 companies worldwide to sign a new declaration of the United Nations Global Compact and the Science Based Targets Initiative (SBTi)[1] <#_ftn1>. The statement "Uniting Business and Governments to Recover Better" is part of SBTi's "Business Ambition for 1.5 °C" campaign and urges governments around the world to align their aid packages and recovery plans to support the economy in the Corona crisis with the latest scientific findings on climate change.

IDC Europe Launches Smart City Award Focused on Technology-Enabled, Groundbreaking Projects That Deliver Citizen-Centric Outcomes

IDC Government Insights has announced the launch of the second Smart Cities and Communities Europe and Central Asia Awards. The awards are designed to recognize the progress cities and communities are making in executing smart city projects and provide a forum to share best practices to help accelerate the development of smart cities at all levels across the region. Any organization can nominate a city or community project or initiative that has been implemented, including the city itself, state or provincial agencies, solution providers, and other partners. The deadline for submission is September 30, 2020. To nominate a project or initiative, please visit the awards homepage.

Flint Group Packaging Inks announces a new Whitepaper on the sustainability topic

With sustainability firmly at the forefront of today’s packaging supply chain, Flint Group Packaging Inks, one of the largest consumables suppliers to the global print and packaging industry, has detailed its vision for supporting circular economies in a new white paper that reveals the formation of a dedicated Sustainability Task Force.

SGP Certified Printers Continue to Show Compelling Results

The Sustainable Green Printing Partnership (SGP), North America's leading authority in sustainable printing certifications, is pleased to announce the data collected through its SGP Impact Tracker demonstrate continuous improvements to sustainability indicators generated by SGP certified printers. Data shows the print community significantly reduced water and energy consumption, carbon footprint and waste produced.


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