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Pan-European analysis shows biggest companies leading on environmental action, while rest must close gap

11 / 2017

The largest pan-European review of the region’s major companies’ action on climate change, water security and deforestation is published today by CDP, the non-profit holding the world’s biggest corporate environmental dataset. 

Europe's major companies are leaders in global action against climate change, water risks, and deforestation.

11 / 2017

With European companies well-represented in the CDP A List 2017 for climate, water and forests, the corporate world on the continent is already in a leadership position.

 

That includes the 24% companies using internal carbon pricing, or the 81% factoring water management into their business strategy.

But only leading 5% of the 540-strong sample are future-proofing their growth by committing to set science-based targets and 57% are yet to respond to CDP’s climate change questionnaire.

National Australian Bank makes $55bn financing commitment as part of climate change strategy

11 / 2017

NAB has released its 2017 Sustainability Report, which details how the bank is creating value for customers, employees, environment, shareholders and the community.

Turn sustainability into a game!

11 / 2017

Gamification is hot, no doubt about it. Companies such as Nike, Siemens, Dell, eBay and Cisco are investing heavily in it. Games are powerful tools that can engage users on a higher level. That is why we joined forces with For Good.       

Greentripper.org, the online tool that helps you limit the climate impact of your travels 1 year later!

10 / 2017

A year ago, CO2logic decided to launch Greentripper, the platform that helps travellers limit their impact on the climate. For a small amount, travellers can neutralize the CO2 impact of their flight or the mileage they drive and support a (certified) project for the climate through concrete action. 

Reporting climate risk is a major business opportunity

10 / 2017

All companies soon will have to account for climate risk — that was the clear message of the recommendations released in June by the G20 Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD), led by financial heavyweights Mark Carney and Michael Bloomberg. It is increasingly the message of shareholders, too.

Three-quarters of companies don't acknowledge climate risks

10 / 2017

Business as usual won't protect assets from climate risk.

Investors and regulators around the world may be increasingly vocal in their demands for listed firms to report on climate-related risks, but a clear majority of companies remain deaf to their calls.

That is the stark conclusion of a new report from consultancy giant KPMG, which reveals that 72 percent of large and mid-cap companies worldwide do not acknowledge the financial risks of climate change in their annual financial reports. 

Support The Skateroom (a CO2-Neutral company) in the build of a new skateistan skate school in Phnom Penh, Cambodia

10 / 2017

A new Skate School is under construction in Phnom Penh, Cambodia for Skateistan, the non-profit organization empowering children through skateboarding and education. Skateistan has been active in Cambodia since 2012, when it opened the original Skate School in Phnom Penh, and expanded to run programs in Sihanoukville in late 2015.

Door and windows manufacturer Engls NV renews CO2 Neutral label once again this year

10 / 2017

Engels NV has renewed its CO2 Neutral label for the 5th year in a row. The CO2 Neutral label guarantees that Engels NV has its CO2 emissions calculated and makes efforts to reduce their impact on the climate. The remaining CO2 emissions, estimated at 281 tonnes CO2e, is offset by Engels NV by supporting the Saving Trees climate project. 

First CO2 neutral ACP site

10 / 2017

The originally Belgian ACP was established in 1987. ACP recovers, purifies and compresses CO2 from all sorts of CO2 emissions. The purified CO2 is used in numerous processes, particularly in the food industry. ACP is present in Belgium (registered office), France, Poland, Germany and Ukraine. 

Green Sahel, the first Plan Vivo certified climate project in Burkina Faso

10 / 2017

CO2logic is proud to announce it managed to have the “Green Sahel” climate project certified by Plan Vivo. It is the first certified project of its kind in Burkina Faso. 

SPADEL is "l'entreprise de l'année®" 2017

10 / 2017

Brussels, 16 October 2017. Spadel has been voted ‘L’Entreprise de l’Année®’ 2017. The beverage company succeeds the human resources company Daoust, last year’s winner. The other nominated companies are: Circus-Ardent Group, Colona and FACT Security. This is the 22nd consecutive time that EY has organised this event in conjunction with L’Echo and BNP Paribas Fortis.

WDP wins entrepreneur of the year® 2017 award

10 / 2017

WDP, logistics market leader in the Benelux region, brings home the Entrepreneur of the Year® 2017 award, succeeding Vyncke in this distinction. WDP beat out tanker shipping company Euronav and Armonea, specialising in residential care and services, in the final round.

CO2 neutral events and team building

10 / 2017

People First specializes in organizing team building events and activities. As a responsible and environmentally conscious company, it spares no effort to limit the carbon impact of its activities. In most cases, however, the largest part of the CO2 emissions are generated by the vehicles used by the participants to get the venue of the activity and by catering.  

WDP invests 25 million euros in second phase of solar panel project in the Netherlands

10 / 2017

As part of its strategy to boost portfolio sustainability, WDP plans to invest some 25 million euros in the second phase of its solar panel project in the Netherlands, launched back in 2015. The granting of SDE+ subsidies for this is complete. Following rollout with clients, between now and the end of 2018, this project will add a total of 25 MWp in additional capacity to the PV portfolio.

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