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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Best Buy launches recyclable gift cards

Best Buy launches recyclable gift cards   Minneapolis, MN, 2016-Sep-14 — /EPR Retail News/ — Best Buy recently released a gift card that can be recycled at home – with your paper, cans and bottles. Because the “Go Green” gift card is made out of paper, it can go right into your recycling bin at home. […]

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RILA / The Solar Foundation: Whole Foods Market’s rooftop solar installations could be a valuable model for other retailers to consider

Arlington , VA , 2016-Sep-13 — /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 […]

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Timberland kicks off its Serv-a-palooza season of community service

STRATHAM, N.H., 2016-Sep-10 — /EPR Retail News/ — Outdoor lifestyle brand Timberland kicks off its Serv-a-palooza season of community service with 50 planned service events around the globe, reinforcing the brand’s longstanding commitment to protect and restore the outdoors and support the communities where it does business. Highlighting the season will be the completion and reveal […]

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Sainsbury’s report identifies four ‘bin-fluences’ contributing to Britain’s food waste cycle

Sainsbury’s report identifies four ‘bin-fluences’ contributing to Britain’s food waste cycle   London, 2016-Sep-07 — /EPR Retail News/ — A new report by Sainsbury’s, studying the food waste patterns of 5,000 people, has identified the four ‘bin-fluences’ contributing to Britain’s food waste cycle. This report identifies the behaviours that lead to UK households wasting seven million […]

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Carrefour launches sustainable farming platform in partnership with Agrotools to monitor fresh beef purchases

Carrefour launches sustainable farming platform in partnership with Agrotools to monitor fresh beef purchases   Boulogne-Billancourt, FRANCE, 2016-Aug-28 — /EPR Retail News/ — The system will monitor all purchases of fresh beef destined for national consumption. It will limit the social and environmental risks in the supply chain. The announcement was made at an event named […]

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Carrefour calls for applications for the Food Waste Challenge

Carrefour calls for applications for the Food Waste Challenge   Boulogne-Billancourt, FRANCE, 2016-Aug-27 — /EPR Retail News/ — Carrefour, a partner in the Hello Tomorrow Global Summit in Paris, is launching a call for applications from innovative businesses and startups that have developed solutions to help combat food waste: the Food Waste Challenge. The initiatives proposed […]

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IKEA plans for its first biogas-powered fuel cell system at its store in New Haven, CT

CONSHOHOCKEN, PA, 2016-Aug-25 — /EPR Retail News/ — IKEA, the world’s leading home furnishings retailer, today (08/23/2016 ) announced plans to further the Swedish retailer’s renewable commitment with plans for its first biogas-powered fuel cell system on the east coast, at its store in New Haven, CT. More than a year ago, IKEA completed installation of […]

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Lindex expands Reuse and recycle initiative at all its stores in Sweden and Norway

Lindex expands Reuse and recycle initiative at all its stores in Sweden and Norway   Gothenburg, Sweden, 2016-Aug-22 — /EPR Retail News/ — Lindex launches the possibility for their customers to hand in used textile for recycling and reuse in all stores in Sweden and Norway. Reuse and recycle is a part of the company’s long […]

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ICA Gruppen releases its 1Q2016 sustainability report

Solna, Sweden, 2016-Aug-22 — /EPR Retail News/ — ICA Gruppen today ( 2016,18 August) presented its sustainability report for the first quarter of 2016. The report addresses important issues and initiatives regarding the environment, quality, ethical trade, health and community engagement. ICA Gruppen’s greenhouse gas emissions decreased by 27% during the period July 2015 to June 2016 compared […]

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Lens Technology commits to run its Apple operations on entirely renewable energy; advancing China’s transition to new green economy

Beijing, 2016-Aug-18 — /EPR Retail News/ — Apple today (August 17, 2016) announced a significant commitment by major supplier Lens Technology to run its Apple operations on entirely renewable energy. This unprecedented commitment, combined with zero waste compliance from all final assembly sites, furthers Apple’s efforts to help manufacturers lower their carbon footprint and reduce waste in […]

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Colruyt Group updates on its recycling initiatives

Halle, Belgium, 2016-Aug-13 — /EPR Retail News/ — Colruyt Group has managed to recycle an increasing share of its industrial waste, leaving less and less residual waste. In the first six months of 2016, the recycling rate has risen to a record 82.1%, which is an increase of more than two percent over six months ago. […]

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K-food stores report on its food wastage reduction programme

HELSINKI, 2016-Aug-09 — /EPR Retail News/ — K-food stores take food wastage and its reduction seriously. Around 90% of K-food stores cooperate with a local charity operator. In addition, Kesko takes part in a cooperation where biogas produced from biowaste collected from retail stores is utilised as energy. The objective of Kesko’s responsibility programme is to […]

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