MIGROS HAT DIE LEISTUNGSSTÄRKSTE SOLARANLAGE AUSGEBAUT

MIGROS HAT DIE LEISTUNGSSTÄRKSTE SOLARANLAGE AUSGEBAUT   Gossau, Switzerland, 2016-Oct-18 — /EPR Retail News/ — Die Migros betreibt das grösste Solarkraftwerk der Schweiz und hat jetzt die Anlage nochmals ausgebaut. Die Solaranlage auf den Dächern der Migros-Verteilbetrieb Neuendorf AG (MVN AG) produziert neu Strom für 1’900 Haushalte.Mit dem Bau des vierten neuen Tiefkühllagers hat die […]

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Weis Markets honored with three Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) GreenChill Awards

Sunbury, PA, 2016-Oct-14 — /EPR Retail News/ — Weis Markets (NYSE:WMK) today (October 12, 2016) announced it is the recipient of three Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) GreenChill Awards. The company was recognized in the categories of Most Improved Emissions Rate, Superior Goal Achievement and Store Re-Certification Excellence, as a result of its refrigerant management programs, reduced emissions […]

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National Recycling Coalition recognized Weis Markets for its food waste composting initiative

SUNBURY, Pa., 2016-Oct-14 — /EPR Retail News/ — Weis Markets, Inc. (NYSE:WMK) announced today (October 12, 2016) that the National Recycling Coalition (NRC) recently recognized the food retailer for its food waste composting initiative, and its reusable and plastic bag recycling programs with the 2016 annual “Business Leadership in Recycling Award.” “We are honored and proud […]

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Grand & Toy releases its seventh annual Corporate Sustainability Report

TORONTO, 2016-Oct-10 — /EPR Retail News/ — Grand & Toy, an affiliate of global office products provider Office Depot, Inc., today (September 26, 2016) released its seventh annual Corporate Sustainability Report, (CSR) available now at grandandtoy.com/2015csr. The report highlights progress across several key areas including recycling and green product initiatives, including the reduction of waste and […]

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PARKnSHOP Food Safety Laboratory received Organochlorine Pesticides Residue Testing Accreditation from HOKLAS

PARKnSHOP Food Safety Laboratory received Organochlorine Pesticides Residue Testing Accreditation from HOKLAS   HongKong, 2016-Oct-10 — /EPR Retail News/ — PARKnSHOP Food Safety Laboratory received the Accreditation for Organochlorine Pesticides Residue Testing under the Hong Kong Laboratory Accreditation Scheme (HOKLAS), granted by the Hong Kong Accreditation Service under the Innovation and Technology Commission, recognizing PARKnSHOP’s […]

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Whole Foods Market honored with 2015-2016 “Best of the Best” award from EPA’s GreenChill Partnership

AUSTIN, Texas, 2016-Oct-08 — /EPR Retail News/ — Whole Foods Market has received the 2015-2016 “Best of the Best” award from the Environmental Protection Agency’s GreenChill Partnership for using an advanced, more environmentally sustainable refrigeration system at its Dublin, California, store. The award is presented annually to one or more GreenChill-certified stores demonstrating innovation in advanced refrigeration […]

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EPA recognized The Home Depot® with 2016 WaterSense® Sustained Excellence Award

ATLANTA, 2016-Oct-07 — /EPR Retail News/ — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has recognized The Home Depot®, the world’s largest home improvement retailer, with a 2016 WaterSense® Sustained Excellence Award for its commitment to promoting the value of water efficiency to its customers, encouraging innovation within its vendors and supplier base, and for decreasing water […]

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Starbucks announces the opening of its 1,000th LEED-certified store

Starbucks announces the opening of its 1,000th LEED-certified store   Seattle, 2016-Oct-06 — /EPR Retail News/ — Starbucks reached a milestone with the opening of the company’s 1,000th LEED-certified store today (October 4). In 2008, Starbucks made a commitment to build company-owned stores to meet Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) standards – a rating system that […]

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Coop hat den Anteil an LED-Lampen auf über 50% rhöht

BASEL, SWITZERLAND, 2016-Oct-04 — /EPR Retail News/ — Rund 15 % des Schweizer Stromverbrauchs wird durch Beleuchtung verursacht. Coop fördert deshalb seit jeher energieeffiziente Beleuchtungsmittel. Damit kann nicht nur der Stromverbrauch gesenkt werden, sondern die Kunden sparen auch Geld. Lange waren Energiesparlampen die effizientesten Leuchtmittel, inzwischen wurden sie von der LED abgelöst. Deshalb verzichtet Coop […]

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REI brings sustainability and efficiency at its new distribution center

REI brings sustainability and efficiency at its new distribution center   SEATTLE, 2016-Sep-30 — /EPR Retail News/ —  REI, the specialty outdoor co-op, has designed its new distribution center to be Net Zero Energy and is pursuing LEED Platinum—the highest level in the U.S. Green Building Council’s (USGBC) rating system. Situated in the Arizona desert, […]

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Staples once again recognized for its leading environmental and social business practices

FRAMINGHAM, Mass., 2016-Sep-30 — /EPR Retail News/ — Staples, Inc. (Nasdaq: SPLS) announced today (Sep. 28, 2016) that for the thirteenth year in a row it has been named to the Dow Jones Sustainability Index, a leading global benchmark for corporate responsibility. “To be selected, for the thirteenth year in a row, as a component of the […]

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UN recognises ICA for its Climate right project

Solna, Sweden, 2016-Sep-30 — /EPR Retail News/ — The UN today (2016, 29 September) announced that ICA has received an award for its Climate right project. The award will be presented in the middle of November at the UN Climate Change Conference in Marrakech, Morocco. Klimaträtt has helped and inspired the residents of an apartment building in […]

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The Home Depot® honored by EPA with 2016 SmartWay® Excellence Award for the fourth consecutive year

ATLANTA, 2016-Sep-30 — /EPR Retail News/ — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has recognized The Home Depot®, the world’s largest home improvement retailer, with a 2016 SmartWay® Excellence Award for the fourth consecutive year. The Home Depot has consistently led the industry with contributions to cleaner, healthier air and reducing carbon emissions by hauling all […]

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ALDI earns LEED Gold certification for its distribution center and regional headquarters in Moreno Valley, California

Batavia, Ill., 2016-Sep-29 — /EPR Retail News/ — ALDI, one of America’s favorite grocery stores *, has earned LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Gold certification from the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) for its environmentally sustainable distribution center and regional headquarters in Moreno Valley, California. According to USGBC, LEED projects are responsible for diverting […]

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Levi Strauss & Co. teams up with Scholastic and Project WET Foundation to teach students become water ambassadors

SAN FRANCISCO, 2016-Sep-28 — /EPR Retail News/ — Today (September 27, 2016)  Levi Strauss & Co. (LS&Co.) announced it is partnering with Scholastic, the global children’s publishing, education and media company, and the Project WET Foundation to provide water impact education to an estimated 1.5 million elementary school children across the U.S. Scholastic adapted an educational […]

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New reports reveal ecological sustainability and socioeconomic benefits of wild harvesting and farming of pythons

London, 2016-Sep-27 — /EPR Retail News/ — Three new reports published today (26 September 2016) by the Python Conservation Partnership (PCP), a partnership between Kering, the International Trade Centre (ITC) and the Boa and Python Specialist Group of the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), reveal that the wild harvesting and farming of pythons is […]

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Carrefour Belgium introduces more environmentally-friendly fridges that incorporates propylene gas

Belgium, 2016-Sep-27 — /EPR Retail News/ — Carrefour Belgium is using the extension of its convenience store network to introduce a brand-new type of high-performance environmentally-friendly technology. This is a first for retail in Belgium, and a world first for the Carrefour Group. With the opening of the Laeken Express in Brussels, Carrefour Belgium is […]

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Topaz Quality Fuels Index 2016 reveals 96% of Irish motorists want to reduce their impact on the environment

DUBLIN, IRELAND, 2016-Sep-24 — /EPR Retail News/ — Topaz Quality Fuels Index 2016 reveals Ireland’s preferences when it comes to filling up the fuel tank. Topaz, Ireland’s largest fuel and convenience retailer, has today announced the results of its 2016 Quality Fuels Index, which exposes what Irish motorists really think when it comes to fuelling […]

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New Champions 12.3 report calls on all nations to halve food waste and reduce food loss by 2030

New Champions 12.3 report calls on all nations to halve food waste and reduce food loss by 2030   Washington, D.C, 2016-Sep-24 — /EPR Retail News/ — A new report released assesses the world’s progress toward Target 12.3 of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), which calls on all nations to halve food waste and reduce […]

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H&M and WWF inspire people to care for our planet with new children’s collection this Autumn 2016

hm-and-wwf-inspire-people-to-care-for-our-planet-with-new-childrens-collection-this-autumn-2016   STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN, 2016-Sep-24 — /EPR Retail News/ — The kids’ collection features animal prints of species such as the tiger, panda, snow leopard, polar bear and the finless porpoise, that are facing many threats including habitat loss, water pollution and the impact of climate change. The collection mainly consists of comfortable and easy […]

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Unibail-Rodamco aims to reduce by -50% its carbon emissions by 2030

Paris, Amsterdam, 2016-Sep-24 — /EPR Retail News/ — As early as 2007, Unibail-Rodamco, the leading listed real estate company in Europe, devised an ambitious CSR strategy based on environmental best practices, social fairness and transparent governance. In 2016, Unibail-Rodamco was selected as “Green Star” for the fifth year in a row by the GRESB Survey (Global […]

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Coop will Raschelsäckli um 80% reduzieren

BASEL, SWITZERLAND, 2016-Sep-23 — /EPR Retail News/ — Das Parlament hat heute die Motion zum Verbot von Wegwerf-Plastiksäcken abgeschrieben. Als nachhaltige Detailhändlerin setzt Coop die alternative Branchenvereinbarung rasch um. Damit deutlich weniger dieser Einwegsäcke verbraucht werden, gibt Coop sie künftig an ihren Supermarkt-Kassen gegen 5 Rappen ab. Die sogenannten Raschelsäckli werden zudem aus 100% Recyclingmaterial […]

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Whole Foods Market signed resolution with EPA to resolve issues related to common consumer products

Austin, Texas, 2016-Sep-22 — /EPR Retail News/ — Whole Foods Market signed an administrative resolution with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 6 to resolve record keeping and cataloging issues related to common consumer products that may become waste at stores located in Texas, Arkansas, Louisiana, Oklahoma and New Mexico.  No specific environmental impact has been alleged. […]

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Ahold USA divisions achieved the one billion bag reduction goal this summer

Ahold USA divisions achieved the one billion bag reduction goal this summer   Zaandam, the Netherlands, 2016-Sep-22 — /EPR Retail News/ — In 2011, the Ahold USA divisions set a very ambitious goal – to eliminate a total of one billion paper and plastic grocery bags from landfills. And now we’re proud to report that they achieved the […]

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Apple joins global renewable energy initiative RE100

Cupertino, California, 2016-Sep-20 — /EPR Retail News/ — Apple today (SEPTEMBER 19, 2016) joined global renewable energy initiative RE100, reaffirming its commitment to reaching 100 percent renewable energy worldwide and pledging to work with the initiative to drive clean energy into the manufacturing supply chain. Lisa Jackson, Apple’s vice president for Environment, Policy and Social Initiatives, […]

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Amazon Wind Farm Texas: Amazon announces its largest renewable energy project to date

SEATTLE, 2016-Sep-18 — /EPR Retail News/ — Amazon today (Sep. 15, 2016) announced “Amazon Wind Farm Texas,” a new 253-megawatt (MW) wind farm in Scurry County, Texas, that will generate 1,000,000 megawatt hours (MWh) of wind energy annually – enough energy to power almost 90,000 U.S. homes1. Amazon Wind Farm Texas will include more than 100 […]

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Colruyt Group installs rubbish bins, PMD and smokers’ poles in Halle as part of ‘Joining hands for less street litter’ campaign

Halle, Belgium, 2016-Sep-16 — /EPR Retail News/ — As part of the ‘Joining hands for less street litter’ campaign, Colruyt Group is starting a two-year test project to reduce litter in the vicinity of some of its headquarters buildings in Halle. Extra rubbish bins for general litter and PMD (plastics, metals, drinks’ containers) have been placed […]

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IKEA completes solar panel installation atop its future Memphis store, opening late Fall 2016

MEMPHIS, TN, 2016-Sep-15 — /EPR Retail News/ — IKEA, the world’s leading home furnishings retailer, today (09/14/2016) announced that solar panel installation is complete atop its Memphis store opening late Fall 2016. Once commissioned, the project will be the largest solar rooftop array in Tennessee. The store’s 250,675-square-foot solar array consists of a 1.46 MW system, […]

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RILA and The Solar Foundation analysis: Whole Foods Market’s approach to rooftop solar installations outlines measures for other retailers to consider

Arlington , VA, 2016-Sep-14 — /EPR Retail News/ — A new analysis by the Retail Industry Leaders Association (RILA) and The Solar Foundation found that Whole Foods Market’s approach to rooftop solar installations in multiple facilities could be a valuable model for other retailers to consider. The analysis, “Whole Foods Market — Making the Case for […]

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