REWE und PENNY testen neuartiges Graspapier für alternative Verpackungen

REWE und PENNY testen neuartiges Graspapier für alternative Verpackungen   Getrocknetes Gras ersetzt Holz bei der Produktion von Verpackungsmaterial Koln, Deutschland, 2017-Jun-09 — /EPR Retail News/ — Fast vier Jahre tüftelten die Entwickler einer Hennefer Papierfabrik an der Herstellung eines völlig neuartigen Verpackungsmaterials. Das Besondere daran: Das Papier besteht zu 40  Prozent aus sonnengetrocknetem Gras […]

Majid Al Futtaim Properties announces first solar power deal with Enova

Majid Al Futtaim Properties announces first solar power deal with with Enova   Dubai, UAE, 2017-Jun-09 — /EPR Retail News/ — Enova – the regional leader in integrated energy and multi-technical services – will supply solar power to four Majid Al Futtaim malls, delivering expected savings of AED 80 million. Enova’s first solar power deal with […]

Stella McCartney extends collaboration with Parley for the Oceans to fight marine plastic pollution

New York, 2017-Jun-08 — /EPR Retail News/ — Continuing its ongoing commitment to sustainability, Stella McCartney today (June 6, 2017) announces an extended collaboration with Parley for the Oceans, supporting the movement to raise awareness for the beauty and fragility of the oceans and commits to Parley AIR Strategy to fight marine plastic pollution. Parley’s […]

Marks & Spencer launches new eco and ethical programme – Plan A 2025

New eco and ethical ambition set 10 years after original 100-point five-year plan London, 2017-Jun-02 — /EPR Retail News/ — Marks & Spencer today (01 Jun 2017) launches a new sustainability plan – Plan A 2025. The eco and ethical programme is an ambitious, customer focused plan that builds on the success of the first […]

VITORIA-GASTEIZ WINE CITY y EROSKI presentan una bota reciclable como alternativa al vidrio para las fiestas de La Blanca

VITORIA-GASTEIZ WINE CITY y EROSKI presentan una bota reciclable como alternativa al vidrio para las fiestas de La Blanca   Bajo el lema “Ez bota la bota” presentan un envase medioambientalmente sostenible Tendrá un precio de venta simbólico de 0,50 euros, cuya recaudación irá destinada íntegramente a una organización sin ánimo de lucro Con esta […]

M&S Energy launches £300,000 Community Energy Fund to support energy projects and technologies across the UK

LONDON, 2017-May-26 — /EPR Retail News/ — For the third year, M&S Energy is today (22 May 2017) launching the M&S Energy Community Energy Fund, with up to £300,000 available to support community energy projects and technologies across the UK. Any not for profit organisation that wants to use renewable energy to provide community benefits […]

Glenmorangie launches two ambitious projects to purify and clean all the waste water from its whisky distillery

Glenmorangie launches two ambitious projects to purify and clean all the waste water from its whisky distillery   Paris, 2017-May-24 — /EPR Retail News/ — Glenmorangie initiated two ambitious projects at the end of May to purify and clean all the waste water from its whisky distillation process. The first is the creation of an anaerobic […]

H&M Foundation makes new commitment to improving education, clean water and women’s economic empowerment

Stockholm, SWEDEN, 2017-May-24 — /EPR Retail News/ — With a donation of $20.5 million and three new Global Programs the non-profit H&M Foundation makes a new strong commitment to long-lasting improvements in education, clean water and women’s economic empowerment. The goal is not only to transform lives for some of the world’s poorest, but also […]

UNHCR turns on new solar plant in Jordan’s Azraq refugee camp funded by IKEA Foundation

Azraq, 2017-May-18 — /EPR Retail News/ — The UN Refugee Agency, UNHCR, switched on today (17 May 2017) the newly constructed solar plant in Jordan’s Azraq refugee camp. Funded by the IKEA Foundation’s Brighter Lives for Refugees campaign, the solar farm has brought power to a population that lived for two years without electricity and […]

Entrust Energy joins Retail Energy Supply Association as its newest member

Entrust Energy Joins RESA’s Efforts to Promote Retail Markets That Benefit Consumers Harrisburg, PA, 2017-May-18 — /EPR Retail News/ — The Retail Energy Supply Association (RESA), the nation’s leading organization representing competitive retail energy suppliers dedicated to creating and sustaining vibrantly competitive electricity and natural gas markets for the benefit of consumers, welcomes Entrust Energy […]

Citycon builds new Lippulaiva shopping centre in Espoo that will house the largest geothermal power plant in the world

Citycon builds new Lippulaiva shopping centre in Espoo that will house the largest geothermal power plant in the world   Helsinki, Finland, 2017-May-17 — /EPR Retail News/ — Citycon is building the new state-of-the-art Lippulaiva shopping centre in Espoo, Helsinki Area. The heating and cooling of the shopping centre will be produced by renewable, carbon-neutral geothermal […]

Wegmans Food Markets recognized as an outstanding Safer Choice Retailer by EPA for the third year in a row

Rochester, NEW YORK, 2017-May-17 — /EPR Retail News/ — On May 15, 2017, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recognized Wegmans Food Markets as an outstanding Safer Choice Retailer. For the third year in a row, this award was given to Wegmans for fostering awareness of the Safer Choice program and committing to offer cleaning […]

H&M supports The Circular Fibers Initiative

At the Copenhagen Fashion Summit the Ellen MacArthur Foundation launched a new initiative, bringing the industry together with the aim of a new system for textiles which is based on the principles of a circular economy instead of the traditional linear one. H&M is one of the supporters in the initiative. STOCKHOLM, Sweden, 2017-May-16 — […]

Co-op introduces new pizza packaging that will prevent 200 tonnes of polystyrene boards going to landfill

MANCHESTER, England, 2017-May-12 — /EPR Retail News/ — The Co-op is set to take a huge slice out of the amount of waste sent to landfill with the introduction of new, ground-breaking pizza packaging. Corrugated cardboard pizza discs have replaced polystyrene across the convenience store operator’s 17 own-brand pizzas, which will prevent 200 tonnes of […]

CVS Health releases its tenth annual Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Report

WOONSOCKET, R.I., 2017-May-11 — /EPR Retail News/ — CVS Health (NYSE: CVS) today (05.10.17) released its tenth annual Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Report, entitled Prescription for a Better World, providing updates on progress against the company’s 2016 CSR goals, and establishing several new performance targets. Accomplishments in 2016 spanned the company’s strategic CSR pillars of Health […]

H&M commits to doubling its energy productivity by 2030; joins EP100

STOCKHOLM, Sweden, 2017-May-10 — /EPR Retail News/ — H&M is the first international fashion retailer to join EP100 since its launch in May 2016. The company is now part of a global, collaborative initiative that consists of nine other major leading businesses such as Woolworths, Land Securities, Dalmia Cement, Swiss Re, and Johnson Controls. Led […]

SIRCA Funding To Develop New Way To Clean Up Soil at Former Gas Stations

Saskatoon, SK, 2017-May-08 — /EPR Retail News/ — Funding announced this week will help SIRCA partners develop and test a new way to clean up the soil at former gas stations. Biowaste from a cattle processing plant is being converted into a water-based, nutrient-rich material to be injected into the ground to aid in the […]

H&M, KappAhl and Lindex launch initiative to help reduce consumption of plastic bags

Gothenburg, Sweden, 2017-May-05 — /EPR Retail News/ — On June 1 One Bag Habit is launched jointly by H&M, KappAhl and Lindex. The initiative wants to contribute to reduced consumption of bags and an increased awareness about plastic bags’ negative environmental impact. The three fashion chains will therefore start to charge for their plastic bags and […]

CBRE supports promising new technologies for built environment

Venture Capital Fund to Back New Technologies for the Built Environment Los Angeles, 2017-May-04 — /EPR Retail News/ — CBRE Group, Inc. (NYSE: CBG) today (May 2, 2017) announced that the company is a founding anchor investor in Fifth Wall Ventures Management, LLC (Fifth Wall Ventures), the first significant venture capital fund entirely focused on […]

Co-op Refinery Complex’s Wastewater Improvement Project named Industrial Water Project of the Year at the Global Water Awards

Saskatoon, SK, 2017-May-02 — /EPR Retail News/ — The Wastewater Improvement Project at the Co-op Refinery Complex was named Industrial Water Project of the Year at the annual Global Water Awards held in Madrid, Spain, on April 24. The award recognizes the project, commissioned in 2016, that represents the most impressive technical or environmental achievement […]

Casey’s General Stores to offer higher ethanol blends of E15 and E85 in Illinois, Iowa and Kansas

ANKENY , IA, 2017-Apr-28 — /EPR Retail News/ — Casey’s General Stores, Inc., a Midwest convenience store chain, announced it will expand consumer choice by offering higher ethanol blends of E15 and E85 at 17 sites in Illinois, Iowa, and Kansas. E15 is a fuel that contains 15 percent ethanol and works well for any car […]

Giant Tiger Stores Limited honoured with Advanced RTU Campaign Award

Giant Tiger Stores Limited honoured with Advanced RTU Campaign Award   OTTAWA, 2017-Apr-26 — /EPR Retail News/ — Giant Tiger Stores Limited was recognized for their management and excellence in commercial building rooftop unit efficiency at the Professional Retail Store Maintenance Association (PRSM) National Conference in Dallas, Texas. Giant Tiger’s Mark Pasini, Senior Manager, Energy and […]

Center for Retail Compliance, National Association for Environmental Management partner over NAEM’s 2017 Environmental, Health, Safety (EHS) Management Forum

Arlington , VA, 2017-Apr-25 — /EPR Retail News/ — The Center for Retail Compliance (CRC) announced today ( 4/24/2017) a new partnership with the National Association for Environmental Management (NAEM) to ensure that a strong thread of retail-specific content will be on the agenda for NAEM’s 2017 Environmental, Health, Safety (EHS) Management Forum. The Forum […]

Walmart asks suppliers to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by one gigaton

Through release of a sustainability toolkit, Walmart asks suppliers to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by one gigaton – the equivalent to taking more than 211 million passenger vehicles off of U.S. roads for an entire year BENTONVILLE, Ark., 2017-Apr-21 — /EPR Retail News/ — Today (April 19, 2017), during Walmart’s annual Milestone Summit, the company […]

Patrick Leonard: Green Direct is a way Starbucks can select what type of energy we buy, rather than that being predetermined by the utility

SEATTLE, 2017-Apr-21 — /EPR Retail News/ — Every Friday, members of Starbucks Treasury and Facilities teams set aside time to watch video footage taken by a drone flying over a shimmering 260-acre construction site on what was formerly a degraded landscape in Robeson County, N.C. Week after week since last fall, they’ve been monitoring the progress […]

H&M joins Textile Exchange’s global initiative to develop joint solutions and global standard and certification for responsible leather

All our leather products should be produced in a socially and environmentally sustainable way, and with consideration to animal welfare. STOCKHOLM, Sweden, 2017-Apr-21 — /EPR Retail News/ — In a recent report, PETA raises important issues about leather. We agree with PETA that there are several challenges within the leather industry, which is why we […]

IKEA US stores, Goodwill Industries International to host their first national furniture take back activity on Earth Day

IKEA US leads the way in helping customers understand how to live a sustainable life at home Conshohocken, PA, 2017-Apr-21 — /EPR Retail News/ — IKEA US announced today that on Earth Day, Saturday, April 22nd from 9:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m., as part of the ‘IKEA Sustainable Living Your Way Event’, IKEA US stores* (41 […]

Whole Foods Market’s 365 Everyday Value® canned tuna earned green ranking in 2017 Greenpeace Canned Tuna Shopping Guide

Retailer recognized for strict purchasing policies, transparency and commitment to one-by-one catch methods AUSTIN, Texas, 2017-Apr-21 — /EPR Retail News/ — In the 2017 Greenpeace Canned Tuna Shopping Guide, Whole Foods Market’s 365 Everyday Value® canned tuna earned a green ranking, identified as a best choice for consumers. Whole Foods Market is the only retailer whose […]

The Home Depot® announces new consumer energy and GHG reduction goals for 2020

ATLANTA, 2017-Apr-20 — /EPR Retail News/ — In its effort to help reduce energy use and greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions across the more than 2,000 communities where it operates, The Home Depot® has announced new consumer energy and GHG reduction goals for 2020. Anchored by the use of ENERGY STAR certified products, the consumer-driven goals […]

Lindex sustainability report for 2016 released

Göteborg, Sweden, 2017-Apr-20 — /EPR Retail News/ — Today (April 19, 2017) Lindex sustainability report for 2016 is released. The fashion company shows progress within several areas as a result of a dedicated sustainability work with partnership, innovation and transparency in the centre. Sustainability is essential in our business at Lindex. I am very proud of […]