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2018 Partners

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  • Sustainability Consult
    Sustainability Consult
  • Signify
    Signify
  • Natural Capital Partner
    Natural Capital Partner
  • Bpost
    Bpost
  • The Culture, Innovation & Sustainability Project
    The Culture, Innovation & Sustainability Project
  • Eco-business
    Eco-business
  • Business Europe
    Business Europe
  • G&A
    G&A
  • Carbon Trust
    Carbon Trust
  • Gold Standard
    Gold Standard
  • Mars
    Mars
  • Lego
    Lego
  • ASICS
    ASICS
  • Danone
    Danone
  • Scania
    Scania
  • 3M
    3M
  • Kellogg’s
    Kellogg’s
  • Vodafone
    Vodafone
  • CO2logic
    CO2logic
  • International Society of Sustainability Professionals
    International Society of Sustainability Professionals
  • Salterbaxter
    Salterbaxter
  • CDP
    CDP
  • McClelland
    McClelland
  • Wharton
    Wharton
  • Circle Economy
    Circle Economy
  • Ethical Markets
    Ethical Markets
See 2017 Partners
  • EDF Energy
    EDF Energy
  • CO2logic
    CO2logic
  • International Society of Sustainability Professionals
    International Society of Sustainability Professionals
  • Carlsberg Group
    Carlsberg Group
  • Tennaxia
    Tennaxia
  • Henkel
    Henkel
  • Salterbaxter
    Salterbaxter
  • CSRwire
    CSRwire
  • Lidl
    Lidl
  • SAP
    SAP
  • ReScore Group
    ReScore Group
  • TerraCycle
    TerraCycle
  • CDP
    CDP
  • ArcelorMittal
    ArcelorMittal
  • Maximpact
    Maximpact
  • Board Agenda
    Board Agenda
  • 3BL Media
    3BL Media
  • Solvay
    Solvay
  • Presidio Graduate School
    Presidio Graduate School
  • Helly Hansen
    Helly Hansen
  • Carbon Free Group
    Carbon Free Group
  • Splendid Engineering
    Splendid Engineering
  • Green Pulse
    Green Pulse
  • ECOHZ
    ECOHZ
  • McClelland
    McClelland
  • Trucost
    Trucost
  • AIESEC
    AIESEC
  • Wharton
    Wharton
  • Early Strategies
    Early Strategies
  • Global Good Awards
    Global Good Awards
  • Natural Capital Partners
    Natural Capital Partners
  • Circle Economy
    Circle Economy
  • The Shift
    The Shift
  • SSR International
    SSR International
  • Proximus
    Proximus
  • Revolve
    Revolve
  • Ericsson
    Ericsson
  • One Policy Place
    One Policy Place
  • Ethical Markets
    Ethical Markets
  • MARCO
    MARCO
  • Toyota
    Toyota
Sustainability Consult

Sustainability Consult is the leading bioeconomy communications agency, working with organizations to build their visibility and credibility.  We offer sustainability communications and policy communications across sectors. Based in Brussels and operating internationally, we also offer professional communications support to EU projects, including Horizon 2020.

We were founded in 2008 by our CEO Kathryn Sheridan, a former environment journalist with a vision for a values-based consultancy.

We build lasting client relationships and consistently deliver on our promises. We promote credible communications and are outspoken advocates for the responsible development of emerging technologies and start-ups.

Signify

Signify (Euronext Amsterdam ticker: LIGHT) is a global leader in lighting products, systems and services. Our understanding of how lighting positively affects people coupled with our deep technological know-how enable us to deliver digital lighting innovations that unlock new business value, deliver rich user experiences and help to improve lives. Serving professional and consumer markets, we sell more energy efficient LED lighting than any other company. We lead the industry in connected lighting systems and services, leveraging the Internet of Things to take light beyond illumination and transform homes, buildings and urban spaces. In 2015, we had sales of EUR 7.4 billion and currently we have approximately 36,000 employees in over 70 countries.

Natural Capital Partner

Natural Capital Partners works with clients to combine business success with positive impact on the environment and society. Through collaboration with global project partners the company develops and delivers solutions for renewable energy sourcing, forest protection and restoration, water stewardship, and biodiversity conservation in clients’ operational, supply chain and consumer markets, in addition to its award-winning carbon offset solutions, and CarbonNeutral® certification programmes. The company was founded in 1997 and has more than 300 clients in 34 countries.

Bpost

Our ambition is to embed sustainability in our corporate processes and culture to achieve our mission statement of ‘sustainable growth’ and become recognized by our stakeholders (customers, shareholders, government, employees, suppliers, trade unions, NGO’s) as being a strong ‘corporate responsible’ company.

As a major company in society, we also must set the example and we want our customers to know that their letters and parcels are sent in a responsible way.

Based on our stakeholder consultation and materiality assessment, we have defined our CSR strategy around three main pillars:

People: we care about our employees and we engage them with sustainability.

Planet: we strive to reduce our impact on the environment.

Proximity: we are close to the society.

These pillars are closely linked to the new United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), which bpost aims to implement. Through our CSR strategy and underlying programs we pledge to make sustainable development – within the SDG framework – an integral and essential part of our own core business, operations, budgets and projects.

The Culture, Innovation & Sustainability Project

The Culture, Innovation & Sustainability Project is a social enterprise set up to inspire sustainable workplaces and help create a more sustainable future for society, the economy and the environment.

We are dedicated to creating a global movement where organizations view culture, innovation & sustainability as part of one ecosystem. 

How do we do this?
Growing a community of individuals and organizations that share our vision. Sharing best practices, recommending great tools, enhancing corporate volunteering and pro bono work. 

Eco-business

Eco-Business is an independent media company serving Asia Pacific’s responsible business and sustainable development community. Eco-Business owns and operates the award-winning platform http://www.eco-business.com/ which attracts more than 100,000 high-level visitors every month. Our online marketing tools deliver local and international brand building, lead generation, and thought leader positioning. We offer research and consulting services that help businesses gain a deeper understanding of their markets and the issues most relevant to them. We also provide content consultancy for sustainability-related events and organize bespoke high-level roundtables for our clients.

Business Europe

BusinessEurope is the leading advocate for growth and competitiveness at European level, standing up for companies across the continent and campaigning on the issues that most influence their performance. A recognized social partner, we speak for all-sized enterprises in 34 European countries whose national business federations are our direct members.

The organization is headquartered in Brussels at the heart of the EU institutions. We work on behalf of our member federations to ensure that the voice of business is heard in European policy-making. We interact regularly with the European Parliament, Commission and Council as well as other stakeholders in the policy community. We also represent European business in the international arena, ensuring that Europe remains globally competitive.

G&A

Why Understanding & Knowing More About This Is Important

Corporate ESG performance is rapidly growing in importance to institutional investors as a proxy for the quality of management. The financials are key, of course, but as much as 80% of the valuation of a public company may be found in the many non-financial / intangible metrics.

These are now bundled as “ESG” evaluation and analysis approaches and utilized in assessing the performance of management and boards and to assess the ongoing and long-term viability of the corporation.

Our Bench Strength

G&A Institute’s strengths are based on deep experience in corporate disclosure and reporting on risk management, issues management, sustainability, responsibility, and ESG performance.

Navigating the Sustainability Journey

No matter where your enterprise may be in its sustainability journey, G&A Institute services and resources are designed to help clients skillfully navigate their sustainability journey.

We help to position the business enterprise for greater success in the disruptive, ever-changing 21st Century business environment, where companies are expected to be more transparent, more accountable, more engaged with stakeholders, more innovative, and more broadly disclosing and reporting a wider range of ESG performance factors. Telling the story of the company’s sustainability journey is becoming a top priority for corporate boards and C-suite.

Our Big Data / Value-Add for Client Work

The work in our client engagements is anchored in the significant research and analysis capabilities of our team. We are the exclusive data partners for the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) in the U.S.A., United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland. Each year we analyze hundreds of corporate sustainability, responsibility and citizenship reports. Our “Big Data” is a one-of-of-kind resource that benefits our corporate and institutional client base.
We monitor the major global ESG third party service providers and track the increasing influence they have in the capital markets and corporate sector in all major geographic markets. Our services help executives, managers and boards understand the motivations, expectations and unique approaches of the third party players and assist in engagement with ESG capital market players.
The Institute resources support such organizational functions as: Sustainability; Corporate Responsibility; Marketing; Corporate Communications; EHS; Legal; Investor Relations; Stakeholder Engagement; and Public Affairs. Our resources are designed to assist internal staff in their respective functional areas, as key members of the corporate sustainability & responsibility team. Wherever your organization is in its quest for greater sustainability, G&A Institute resources are designed to help make your sustainability journey more effective, with greater ROI, and to attain and project global sustainability leadership.

Most likely, your industry and investment peers are embarked on their sustainability journey. Odds are that some have achieved global leadership and enjoy clear competitive advantage. For example, our research shows that 75% of the S&P 500 companies now report on their sustainability journey. What about the other 25%…the laggards? What is happening among your peers? Do their activities create obstacles or opportunities for your company? What are you and your company doing?

Call or email us today to discuss how the G&A Institute approach can help your organization.

Carbon Trust

We help organizations contribute to and benefit from a more sustainable future through carbon reduction, resource efficiency strategies and commercializing low carbon technologies.

Gold Standard

Catalysing more ambitious action to achieve the Global Goals

To meet the ambition of the Paris Agreement to keep global warming well below 2°C and achieve the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), climate action cannot be one-dimensional. Efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions must also help the world develop on a sustainable pathway – providing access to clean energy and water, good health and nutrition, secure livelihoods, and thriving ecosystems. This means that climate and development interventions must be holistic and high-impact, allowing every dollar invested to deliver as much as possible.

Gold Standard for the Global Goals is a next-generation standard designed to accelerate progress toward the Paris Climate Agreement and the Sustainable Development Goals, allowing a broad range of projects and programmes to quantify, certify, and maximize their impacts.

Mars

We’re a family-owned business made up of over 100,000 Associates worldwide with more than a century of history of making diverse products and offering services for people and the pets people love. Mars is a family-owned business with more than a century of history-making diverse products and offering services for people and the pets people love. With almost $35 billion in sales, the company is a global business that produces some of the world’s best-loved brands: M&M’s®, SNICKERS®, TWIX®, MILKY WAY®, DOVE®, PEDIGREE®, ROYAL CANIN®, WHISKAS®, IAMS®, EXTRA®, ORBIT®, 5™, SKITTLES®, UNCLE BEN’S®, MARS DRINKS and COCOAVIA®. Mars also provides quality, accessible veterinary health services through its BANFIELD® Pet Hospitals, Blue Pearl®, VCA® and Pet Partners™. Headquartered in McLean, VA, Mars operates in more than 80 countries. The Mars Five Principles – Quality, Responsibility, Mutuality, Efficiency and Freedom – inspire its more than 100,000 Associates to create value for all its partners and deliver growth they are proud of every day. For more information, please visit www.mars.com. Follow us: facebook.com/mars, twitter.com/marsglobal, youtube.com/mars, linkedin.com/company/mars

Lego

We want children, the builders of tomorrow, to inherit a healthy planet, and we have an ambition to contribute by creating positive impact through our environmental actions. That is why we evaluate our business through an environmental impact assessment. To see where we can achieve the largest reduction in our CO2 emissions, we look at every aspect along our value chain, from sourcing of materials through to disposal of waste. We have two strategic priorities:

Reducing CO2 emissions: It is our aim to reduce our own and our suppliers’ CO2 emissions and to build 100% renewable energy capacity. We work closely with the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) in setting ambitious targets to reduce CO2 emissions through improving our energy efficiency, and we have invested in an offshore wind farm to produce renewable energy to balance our global energy use.
Responsible resources: We want to innovate our sourcing and use of materials. We have therefore made a commitment to find and implement sustainable alternatives to our current oil-based raw materials by 2030 and to use sustainable packaging for all LEGO®products, while also aiming to improve our waste management.

ASICS

MAKING OUR RETAIL OPERATIONS MORE SUSTAINABLE

ASICS’ own retail operations are growing globally at a rapid rate.Over the last few years, our Direct To Consumer (DTC) divisionhas grown into one of the biggest divisions in the business. DTC currently operates our ASICS E-Commerce business (online sales), factory outlets, ASICS Flagship Stores, Onitsuka Tiger Stores and other so-called controlled spaces such as Shop In Shop. We are very aware that this growth also generates an increase in energy use, water use, waste and the use of resources. The growth of our retail operations makes our drive to improve retail sustainability even more important.

Our continuous improvement approach to retail sustainability can be divided into two key activities: store design and store operation. As well as integrating sustainability issues in store operation guidelines, we also include green energy for retail as an important factor in our central energy procurement process in the EMEA region.

MANAGING OUR ENVIRONMENTAL PERFORMANCE
Within the ASICS Group, we monitor and manage our environmental sustainability performance under the umbrella of our Global Environmental Policy. All of our locations strive to continuously improve their environmental performance in compliance with the policy, using the plan-do-check-act (PDCA) cycle. Locations must also comply with other management requirements, including regular reporting of environmental performance to ASICS Headquarters. In addition, selected key business locations also have environmental management systems (EMS) certified in accordance with ISO 14001.
These include our corporate headquarters in Kobe, our ASICS Institute of Sport Science and our EMEA regional headquarters in Hoofddorp, the Netherlands. From these locations, key decisions are made on business-wide issues such as central energy procurement, operation of lease cars and travel policies. We have been implementing environmental management systems since 2000. Currently, 20% of ASICS’ employees are working at
locations certified under the ISO 14001 system.

CUTTING GREENHOUSE GAS EMISSIONS

IN OUR OWN FACTORY In 2016, we embarked on a major refit of our ASICS-owned footwear factory in Japan. Energy-reducing measures included installing solar panels, LED lighting and a real-time electricity monitoring system.

These measures have helped reduce the factory’s overall CO2 emissions by around 12%. We plan to use the factory as a test lab for green innovation, trialing energy-efficient manufacturing processes and technologies.

SCOPE 3 TARGETS
We know from our life cycle assessments that much of the CO2 impact related to our products occurs during manufacture and material procurement. Transporting products from the factories to market is also a significant contributor to the overall CO2 impact. Because logistics, product manufacture and end-of-life management play a major role in our products’ CO2 impact, we have set a CO2 reduction targets for our key indirect (Scope 3) emissions. Because the biggest hotspot within Scope 3 is footwear manufacturing and material procurement, our future targets focus in
particular on these aspects.

In 2016, we continued to work with our footwear product suppliers to improve energy efficiency and support the transition to more renewable energy sources. We also continue to measure our Scope 3 CO2 emissions across global operations in order to assess the impact of changes in business operations.

Danone

FOOD CAN CHANGE THE WORLDEach time we eat and drink, we can vote for the world we want to live in. This powerful idea is at the heart of the Alimentation Revolution. A revolution led by Danoners, together with consumers, retailers, farmers, suppliers, and NGOs all designing, producing, marketing and consuming food in a new way – a way to protect and nourish health of the people and health of the planet.

We’ve chosen this path because, at Danone, we want to be a change agent – a catalyst of this revolution. We want to make the Alimentation Revolution a reality for as many people as possible, all across the world. Why? Because we believe in a food and water ecosystem that works in harmony with people, communities and the environment.Where our relationship with the 900 million people who buy our brands is a force for good. We believe a healthy body needs healthy food. And healthy food needs a healthy planet. All with healthy ecosystems and strong, resilient social structures. We simply can’t have one without the others.

That’s what our new signature, “One Planet One Health”, encapsulates. It’s a rallying call to everyone to join the Alimentation Revolution. To join us in unleashing the power of food and drink to change our lives and the world.

This “One Planet. One Health” signature marks a new endeavor for Danone. But it comes from the same pioneering spirit we’ve always had. In 1972, Antoine Riboud said: “There is only one Earth. We only live once”. Those words kick-started a vision that lives on today: to bring health to our company and its ecosystem, to our planet, and to generations of people, now and in the future.
And we work to make these words a reality every day.

Scania

Sustainability at Scania
Driving customer profitability through sustainable solutions and pursuing responsible business are complementary long-term perspectives for continuing being a profitable company. While the core of our contribution to society is delivering sustainable transport solutions by improving customer profitability, it does not mean that our responsibility ends there.

Sustainable transport
Sustainable transport is all about moving people and goods while contributing to economic and social development without jeopardising human health and safety or endangering the environment. It is about “Doing the right things”.

There is no single solution for transforming the transport system into a sustainable one. Rather, a holistic approach is called for, considering the specific transport assignment and the maturity of the transport and logistics infrastructure in different parts of the world. Our approach is based on three pillars: Energy efficiency, Alternative fuels and electrification and Smart and safe transport.

3M

3M Sustainability: Goals & Progress
Setting goals to drive progress towards sustainability is nothing new at 3M. We have been setting environmental goals since 1990. These goals have helped us dramatically reduce our environmental footprint. Moving forward, our sustainability goals will further align and strengthen our focus on the social aspects of sustainability.

Recent Accomplishments
With industries ranging from healthcare to office supplies and electronics to automotive, we invent technologies that make daily life easier, safer and more fulfilling. Some of the ways we’ve applied our ideas and innovation for a more sustainable future include the following:

In 2014 we earned the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s ENERGY STAR® award for our worldwide energy-conservation efforts. This was the 10th consecutive year 3M received the honour, an industry first. We were also once again listed on the Dow Jones Sustainability Index, a credit we’ve had since its inception in 1999.

We have developed and launched an increasing number of sustainability-focused products, including energy-efficient films for tablets, Post-it® Greener Notes, air-barrier building solutions, Envision® PVC-free graphics films and an energy-saving, award-winning LED technology.

The continued success of our Pollution Prevention Pays programme, which has prevented nearly two million tonnes of air, water and waste pollution and the reduction of our global greenhouse gas emissions by 57 per cent from 2002 to 2013 on an absolute basis (with company sales growing 30 per cent over the same period of time).

On-going support to protect and restore vital ecosystems around the world. By working with partners such as The Nature Conservancy, the 3M Foundation has provided more than $21 million to preserve more than one million acres.

More than $61.6 million in global cash and in-kind product donations in 2013. View More 3M Community Involvement.

In early 2014, we joined the United Nations Global Compact. While 3M has always acted in accordance with the core values represented by the Compact, we are proud to formalise our commitment to its 10 principles in the areas of human rights, labour, environment and anti-corruption and to grow our partnership with the organisation.

Kellogg’s

At Kellogg Company, our sustainability team works to ensure that our cereals, snacks, frozen and veggie foods are grown and made in the most ethical, environmental and socially responsible way. In a world where there are more people and increasingly limited natural resources, we are working hard to ensure that there is enough food for everyone. To do this, we have adopted a sustainability strategy that includes transparent milestones, and a commitment to conserving natural resources and sourcing responsibly. These efforts help us fulfill our company’s purpose and help families around the world flourish and thrive.

Kellogg Company and Sustainability

As a global food company, our work starts on the farm. We are dedicated to producing simple food made by real people. This commitment earns us a seat at millions of tables around the world. Together with our partners we will create 3 billion better days for people through our Breakfasts for Better Days™ initiative. We know that this isn’t something we can do alone, so we’re actively engaging with our employees, members of the communities where we live and work, suppliers and partners, and many others who want to join us on this journey. We’ve developed partnerships to build on-the-ground projects to support farmers with climate-smart agriculture practices and improve the livelihoods of farmers and farm workers. We also work to reduce our use of water and energy in our manufacturing plants, while also reducing waste. And we’re working closely with our suppliers and industry partners to ensure that we provide a working environment where people’s rights are protected.

Vodafone

Our purpose is to connect everybody to live a better today and build a better tomorrow.

Communications technologies are a powerful social good, enhancing lives and livelihoods and bringing about a revolution in access to education, healthcare and financial services.

As one of the world’s largest communications companies, with mobile operations across 26 countries, our networks, products and services play a central role in the daily lives of more than half a billion people globally.

Our commitment is to minimise the energy required to run our networks and seek to increase the proportion of
our energy that comes from renewable sources. To continue to ensure our IoT products and
services play a significant role in helping customers to reduce their greenhouse gas (GHG)
emissions. Our goal is to help our customers reduce their GHG emissions by two tonnes for
every tonne of GHG we generate by March 2018.

CO2logic

CO2logic has extensive experience in calculating, reducing, and offsetting the carbon footprints of large organizations. Not only does CO2logic help organizations reduce their carbon footprint, they help them do it in a way that benefits the international community by developing and sustaining social programs in areas that are in the greatest need. CO2logic has won public tenders to become the carbon consultant to the European Investment Bank, the European Parliament, the City of Brussels, etc. Large corporations like Levi’s, Dow Corning, Baltimore Aircoil, Le Pain Quotidien and Mars have also trusted CO2logic’s expertise. CO2logic works with the highest quality standards and has the best consultants in the field.

International Society of Sustainability Professionals

The International Society of Sustainability Professionals (ISSP) is the world’s leading professional association for sustainability professionals. ISSP is a member-driven association committed to moving the profession of sustainability forward by leading the design and delivery of ISSP Sustainability Professional Certification, and by building strong networks and communities of practice. Webinars, online courses, a sustainability educational certificate, sustainability professional’s body of knowledge, special reports, resource directories and salary surveys are just a sampling of the rich content offered to members. Formed in 2007, ISSP boasts almost 1000 members from every region of the world. For more information, please visit www.sustainabilityprofessionals.org

Salterbaxter

We are the leading international sustainability strategy and communications consultancy. We help companies and brands Step Up to the changing relationship between business and society. We combine smart strategy, sharp insights and creativity to help businesses succeed.

CDP

Climate change, water scarcity and deforestation are unparalleled global challenges that require a systemic change in market behavior. To achieve this, CDP, formerly the Carbon Disclosure Project, runs the global disclosure system that enables companies, cities, states and regions to measure and manage their environmental impacts.

We have built the most comprehensive collection of self-reported environmental data in the world. Our network of investors and purchasers, representing over $100 trillion, along with policy makers around the globe, use our data and insights to make better-informed decisions. Through our offices and partners in 50 countries we have driven unprecedented levels of environmental disclosure.

McClelland

McClelland Media Ltd is a UK-based publishing house and home to the SustMeme brand of editorial titles and data resources, including the digital daily SustMeme Magzine. Content creation and curation is headed by Editor and Journalist Jim McClelland, acknowledged as one of the leading bloggers and writers on sustainability and business worldwide. Highly active on social media, SustMeme also publishes a weekly portfolio of global Top 500 rankings, listing the leading influencers in key sustainability sectors, including ‘CSR & Business’ and ‘Climate & Energy’.

Wharton

The Wharton-led, Penn-wide Initiative for Global Environmental Leadership (IGEL) promotes knowledge for business sustainability through world-class research, transformative teaching and constructive dialogue between top alumni, academic, corporate, government, and non-government organizations. IGEL is a hub for business and sustainability, connecting and leveraging academic capital at Penn to help business leaders of today and tomorrow to create more sustainable industries.

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Circle Economy

Our mission is to accelerate the practical and scalable implementation of the circular economy

Circularity has a key part to play not only in dramatically reducing our footprint but also in shaping a visionary and practical future for our planet. It is about becoming inspired by the biological processes of nature while retaining value at the heart of every design, manufacturing, and consumer decision – from renewable energy and remanufacturing of used parts, to the ability for reuse designed into everything we consume.

We have witnessed an increased interest in the circular economy, at the political, social and commercial levels, as a possible solution for the world’s biggest problems. The challenge of course is implementation at a practical and scalable level.

Our tools and programs are designed to facilitate decision making and action plans for businesses and governments in a wide range of sectors. Alongside our powerful network of members, strategic partners, sponsors and donors we seek to inspire the hearts and minds of the main stream, from cities and corporations, to entrepreneurs and innovators.

We strive to create the conditions for disruption, innovation, and opportunity based on a logical and practical foundation.

Ethical Markets

Ethical Markets Media (USA and Brazil) is a micro-multinational social enterprise with the mission of reforming markets and metrics while helping accelerate and track the transition to the green economy worldwide with the Green Transition Scoreboard®, Ethical Biomimicry Finance®, Transforming Finance TV Series and research and daily news at www.ethicalmarkets.com.

EDF Energy

EDF Energy Renewables is EDF Group’s UK renewables development company. We have on and offshore wind farm projects in service and in advanced development across the country.

CO2logic

CO2logic has extensive experience in calculating, reducing, and offsetting the carbon footprints of large organizations. Not only does CO2logic help organizations reduce their carbon footprint, they help them do it in a way that benefits the international community by developing and sustaining social programs in areas that are in the greatest need. CO2logic has won public tenders to become the carbon consultant to the European Investment Bank, the European Parliament, the City of Brussels, etc. Large corporations like Levi’s, Dow Corning, Baltimore Aircoil, Le Pain Quotidien and Mars have also trusted CO2logic’s expertise. CO2logic works with the highest quality standards and has the best consultants in the field.

International Society of Sustainability Professionals

The International Society of Sustainability Professionals (ISSP) is the world’s leading professional association for sustainability professionals. ISSP is a member-driven association committed to moving the profession of sustainability forward by leading the design and delivery of ISSP Sustainability Professional Certification, and by building strong networks and communities of practice. Webinars, online courses, a sustainability educational certificate, sustainability professional’s body of knowledge, special reports, resource directories and salary surveys are just a sampling of the rich content offered to members. Formed in 2007, ISSP boasts almost 1000 members from every region of the world. For more information, please visit www.sustainabilityprofessionals.org

Carlsberg Group

Bringing Sustainability to Life

Ever since J.C. Jacobsen established the Carlsberg Foundation 140 years ago, a commitment to society has been at the heart of our business. This is nowhere more evident than in our sustainability efforts. Our business is dependent on the availability of land, water, crops, healthy ecosystems and thriving communities. Without these, we would not be able to make and sell our products. This means that global sustainability trends and drivers, such as climate change, water scarcity, population growth, urbanisation, income inequality and resource constraints, all have a major actual and potential impact on our business.

We research and analyse our environmental and social impacts as well as our economic impacts, and use our findings to spot trends, reduce risks and maximise opportunities for the benefit of the Group and our stakeholders.

Tennaxia

Tennaxia, solutions for your sustainable performance

To keep expanding your business, you need to manage ongoing risks and opportunities, and engage meaningfully with prospects while maintaining quality relationships with all your stakeholders: customers, suppliers, employees, shareholders, and more.

There’s also the need to manage resources, energy consumption, waste, and regulatory compliance, which in effect, means better Corporate Responsibility. Managing all this sustainability performance is a challenge for many companies around the globe.

That’s why Tennaxia has developed leading cloud-based solutions to help businesses increase their sustainability performance. Specifically, Tennaxia provides:

Internal and Supplier Sustainability Reporting,
Performance Reporting,
Greenhouse Gas Reporting,
Regulatory Compliance Management,
And, Environment, Health & Safety Risks Management.

Tennaxia has been chosen by numerous corporations because its cloud-based solutions are easy to use and to implement thanks to proactive innovation principles.

Henkel

Henkel’s commitment to leadership in sustainability is deeply embedded in our values. Maintaining a balance between economic success, protection of the environment, and social responsibility has been fundamental to our corporate culture for decades. This approach applies to every business unit and function, and our about 50,000 employees all over the world have firmly embraced the principles of sustainable development in their daily work and think and act accordingly.

Our sustainability strategy: achieving more with less

To maintain this lead in the future, we have developed a long-term sustainability strategy and set a straightforward yet ambitious goal for the year 2030: By this year, all Henkel products and processes should be three times as efficient as they are today (“Factor 3”).

This aim addresses one of the central challenges we will face in the future: decoupling growth from resource consumption. Instead, we want to create more value – for our customers and consumers, for the communities we operate in, and for our company – while reducing our environmental footprint at the same time. Achieving more with less – this is the idea at the heart of our sustainability strategy which guides all of our business processes and activities.

Salterbaxter

We are the leading international sustainability strategy and communications consultancy. We help companies and brands Step Up to the changing relationship between business and society. We combine smart strategy, sharp insights and creativity to help businesses succeed.

CSRwire

A trusted voice since 1999, CSRwire is a digital media platform for the latest news, views and reports in corporate social responsibility (CSR) and sustainability. CSRwire has helped to pave the way for new standards of corporate citizenship, earning the international respect of thought leaders, business leaders, academics, researchers, activists and the media. The CSRwire team works on a wide range of traditional and social media services and solutions to support its members’ marketing and communications strategies. Through our expansive traditional and social media network, our members reach a diverse audience – media, bloggers, CSR and sustainability professionals, marketing and PR professionals, investors, IR professionals, thought leaders and consumers. Members also have the opportunity to engage in real time dialogue, seek instant feedback and launch long term partnerships. News is streamed across leading websites including Google, Reuters and Yahoo! News, reference portals such as LexisNexis and Bloomberg, distributed through the CSRwire Daily News Alert directly to our readers’ inbox, fed through customized feeds by category to the media, promoted through targeted media distribution as well as contextualized through our social media channels.

Lidl

Everyone knows Lidl as a discount store, but what is not so well known is the supermarket’s strong commitment to sustainability. Lidl is the first discount store in Belgium and Luxembourg to report on sustainability in accordance with the international GRI G4 guidelines. It even does so in an innovative way in collaboration with Cypres.

Lidl has 301 stores, 4 distribution centres and 6 000 employees in Belgium and Luxembourg. The supermarket’s range includes fresh vegetables, fruit, brand products and private-label products. Quality at every stage of the production and sales process is a common thread in the Lidl organisation.

Structural approach
Lidl’s interest in sustainability goes back a long way. The supermarket chain has been working on sustainability for several years. It wants to do business and respect the environment, people and society. Since recently Lidl no longer approaches sustainability on a project-by-project basis. Lidl now considers sustainability in a structural way by following the internationally recognised G4 guidelines of the Global Reporting Initiative. Its sustainability report shows what that means. The report describes the supermarket’s vision and uses figures and a report of all KPIs to explain how Lidl implements sustainability.

We take our responsibilities very seriously. Put simply, the well-being of others is good for business.

There is a perception that a retail business such as ours has a negative impact on society and the environment. We don’t see it that way. Quite the opposite; we feel that the rigors of delivering quality products at value prices mean that we perpetually hone and streamline our business; eliminating waste, optimizing energy.

And we fully intend to offer great value long term, so it’s also vital for our business to resource sustainably, investing in both people and produce.

Operating in a close international network enables us to do just that. It also means we can expect a huge range of British products. We are now one of the largest exporting grocers of British produce, creating hundreds of jobs to support the wider economy.

And this is just the start…

SAP

SAP is the world leader in enterprise applications in terms of software and software-related service revenue. Based on market capitalization, we are the world’s third largest independent software manufacturer.

Sustainability and Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) SAP’s sustainability and corporate social responsibility (CSR) focus is an outgrowth of our vision to help the world run better and improve people’s lives. We believe social, environmental, and economic activities and performance are interrelated – each creating tangible impacts on the others. Our efforts focus on creating a sustainable future for SAP, our customers, and society.

ReScore Group

The ReScore research team was founded by recent graduates from Columbia University’s Sustainability Management program. Now the team is composed of two active members Juliette Barre and Deborah Stern. They are sustainability experts with diverse backgrounds and a solid interest in sustainability metrics. They share a common goal: improve sustainability data management.

TerraCycle

TerraCycle is Eliminating the Idea of Waste® by recycling the “non-recyclable.” Whether it’s coffee capsules from your home, pens from a school, or plastic gloves from a manufacturing facility, TerraCycle can collect and recycle almost any form of waste. We partner with individual collectors such as yourself, as well as major consumer product companies, retailers, manufacturers, municipalities, and small businesses across 20 different countries. With your help, we are able to divert millions of pounds of waste from landfills and incinerators each month.

CDP

Climate change, water scarcity and deforestation are unparalleled global challenges that require a systemic change in market behavior. To achieve this, CDP, formerly the Carbon Disclosure Project, runs the global disclosure system that enables companies, cities, states and regions to measure and manage their environmental impacts.

We have built the most comprehensive collection of self-reported environmental data in the world. Our network of investors and purchasers, representing over $100 trillion, along with policy makers around the globe, use our data and insights to make better-informed decisions. Through our offices and partners in 50 countries we have driven unprecedented levels of environmental disclosure.

ArcelorMittal

ArcelorMittal is a Luxembourg-based multinational steel manufacturing corporation headquartered in Boulevard d’Avranches, Luxembourg.

It was formed in 2006 from the takeover and merger of Arcelor by Mittal Steel. ArcelorMittal is the world’s largest steel producer, with an annual crude steel production of 98.1 million tons as of 2014. It is ranked 108th in the 2016 Fortune Global 500 ranking of the world’s biggest corporations. Guided by a philosophy to produce safe, sustainable steel, it is the leading supplier of quality steel products in all major markets including automotive, construction, household appliances and packaging. ArcelorMittal is present in 60 countries and has an industrial footprint in 19 countries.

We are committed to leading the way in which the world views steel, and championing steel’s role in creating high quality, sustainable lifestyles for people all over the world.

Maximpact

Maximpact Ecosystems is a unique platform offering comprehensive development and support services to the circular, impact and sustainability sectors.

We cater to communities which include:

We provide a marketplace in which a unique network of like-minded people focus on creating good impact and a more sustainable future. This offers unlimited opportunities to work with one another. By Sharing Our Global Resources we will accelerate the rate at which we can do good for our planet and it’s inhabitants.

Board Agenda

Board Agenda is a progressive and independent media brand dedicated to inform board directors, investors and professional advisers on emerging issues that shape corporate leadership, fuel effective boards and drive business success.

An award winning editorial team and renowned contributors provide incisive news analysis, engaging commentary and topical investigative reports on an extensive range of subjects, such as shareholder activism, corporate culture, risk management, corporate reputation, selection & diversity, strategic planning, legal & regulatory issues, outsourcing, finance, M&A, technology, investor relations, ethics, sustainability and executive remuneration.

Our editorial programme is enhanced by experienced and practising non-executive and executive board directors, as well as investors, governance professionals, economists, academics, politicians and regulators from Europe and across the world, with thousands of articles, reports and case studies available on every conceivable issue that board members encounter.

The independent ethos of Board Agenda means that editorial leader articles criticise, challenge or applaud corporate behaviour; there is informed opinion from diverse standpoints on topical business issues, probing interviews with corporate leaders, investigative business reporting, and analysis of corporate failures as well as successes.

Board Agenda’s purpose is to support board executives so they gain insight about issues that impact on governance, acquire specific knowledge about board practices, navigate the increasing complexities of their role, embed best practice in their board activities, help them achieve effective board oversight and ensure their performance as board members is exemplary.

Subscribe to Board Agenda, and receive free weekly briefings on emerging boardroom issues, legal & regulatory updates on board director responsibilities, full access to all online articles, a premier business magazine, perspectives from board directors of the worlds leading companies, plus an extensive library of practical guides, reports, whitepapers and tools. You will also be invited to attend invitation-only events, seminars and conferences, where you will hear from leading governance advisers and practitioners, meet our award-winning journalists and exchange ideas and opinion with other board directors.

3BL Media

Founded in 2009, 3BL Media is a leading news distribution and content marketing company focused on niche topics including sustainability, health, energy, education, philanthropy, community and other social and environmental topics. The company works with organizations including multinational corporations, SME’s, and non-profits to distribute multi-format media assets through social, traditional and new media channels. 3BL Media leverages its expertise in communications, technology and social media to enable organizations to more effectively communicate about their initiatives to the press, investors, consumers and other critical stakeholder groups.

Solvay

Solvay Way is our Corporate Social Responsibility approach. Aligned with the ISO 26000 standard, Solvay Way translates our ambitions for more sustainable development into concrete actions and clear responsibilities.

Performance and responsibility are inseparable. We are convinced that sustainable development is a source of opportunities and value creation. Solvay Way traces our path to sustainable progress.

A key reference framework

Solvay Way is based on an ambitious framework. It lists 49 practices that reflects the Solvay’s 22 commitments towards its stakeholders. This practical grid enables our managers to assess each year their progress in sustainability. They identify directions and action plans for improvement by stakeholder.

A dedicated worldwide Solvay Way Network

More than 200 “Champions” and “Correspondents” aim to make sustainability priority in their entities. The “Champions” operate at Businesses and Functions level. They are supported locally – at industrial sites, R&I laboratories and business units – by a team of “Correspondents”. The Sustainable Development Function consolidates the annual Solvay Way self-assessment and presents the results to the Executive Committee.

The success of Solvay Way is due to collective input from of all employees. Each one is invited to take on board the Group’s sustainable development objectives. Solvay Way is anchored in the day-to-day reality of our various professions. It is a key component of our corporate identity.

Presidio Graduate School

Presidio Graduate School educates and inspires a new generation of skilled, visionary and enterprising leaders to transform business and public policy and create a more just, prosperous and sustainable world. Through innovative MBA and MPA and research programs, PGS activates students and professionals across a range of disciplines, industries and sectors to bridge the gap between commerce and the common good.

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Helly Hansen

Helly Hansen announces that it has joined the Sustainable Apparel Coalition (SAC) and will use the group’s sustainability measurement tool, the Higg Index, to drive environmental responsibility across its supply chain.

With its membership in the SAC, Helly Hansen joins over 180 global brands, retailers and manufacturers, as well as government, non-profit environmental organizations, and academic institutions, which are collectively committed to improving supply chain sustainability in the apparel and footwear industries.

In its relationship with the SAC, Helly Hansen will contribute both data and resources to support the Higg Index, which gauges environmental sustainability and drives supply chain decision-making to better efficiency and sustainability impact. The Higg Index is an open source, indicator-based tool that allows suppliers, manufacturers, brands and retailers to evaluate materials, products, facilities and processes based on environmental and product esign choices.

“We are pleased to be joining the SAC confident it will have a positive impact on product sustainability over time, and become a model for how industries can collaborate in making a positive impact on value chain performance”, said Richard Collier, Chief Product Officer at Helly Hansen.

“We welcome the addition of Helly Hansen to the Coalition, and look forward to their participation in this industry-wide effort in sustainability, “ said Coalition CEO Jason Kibbey. “Having Helly Hansen as part of the Coalition widens the scope of our impact within the apparel industry and accelerates the change we’re making towards responsible industry actions.”

Carbon Free Group

Carbon Free Group is an innovative model for developing new solutions in the Architecture, Engineering and Construction Sector. We bring together corporations, SMEs, industry experts, communities and local people to:

We reduce risks by analysing each step of the Technology Readiness Level (TRL) process to identify the major hurdles and mitigating where possible the risks associated with each phase. We manage projects, products, process and policy to drive impact. The Carbon Free Group is built on the spirit of interdependence. We believe that collaboration is better than competition. Becoming a member of the Carbon Free Group can be done by making a donation to the group’s nominated charity. Your donation will be ring-fenced and used by the Carbon Free Group in accordance with the charity’s objectives. Your donation will be subject to corporation tax relief. Hence your membership fee can be claimed back against your organisation’s taxable profits.

Our History

With 10 years experience the Carbon Free Group has come far and learnt much. Who we were and how we did things before went only so far in delivering solutions and was frustrated by barriers and risk. Our learning and your feedback is exactly why we have re-thought who we are, re-branded our look and feel and re-designed our whole approach. If you appreciate the innovative approach we now offer, then engage with us to speed through Carbon Free Solutions.

Splendid Engineering

Towards Better

What is Transition Engineering and Innovation and how will Splendid Engineering take me “Towards Better”?

Transition Engineering is the professional engineering discipline that deals with the application of science to the design, innovation and adaptation of engineered systems that meet the needs of today without compromising the ecological, societal and economic systems on which future generations depend to meet their own needs.

Transition Innovation is the process of change based on Transition Engineering. It’s a robust and effective process that enables organsiations to see more clearly how their organisation has changed, how it continues to change, and how it can adapt to a changing external future operating environment.

Towards better; Splendid Engineering is the first consultancy helping clients achieve long term sustainability with the Transition Engineering and Transition Innovation approach. We help people to think differently, and to adapt products, systems and organsiations to remain viable in a changing future.

Green Pulse

We clean Chinese smog with the help from Western multinationals.

Reducing your carbon footprint in Emerging Markets helps the world more.
We can help any corporation with a large rooftop achieve this goal together.

We do so by utilizing idle rooftops, installing our solar power plants and selling green electricity via corporate PPA’s to multinationals in Emerging Markets.

We just happen to install and operate high-quality onsite solar projects and provide one single point of contact for our clients.

Our team consists of EU and Asian solar experts.

In total, we realized 85MW of distributed solar projects for Heineken, BMW, Betafence, Eternit, TVH to name a few. Vistit us at www.greenpulse.eu

ECOHZ

Vision and values

Vision

Our vision is “Changing energy behaviour”. Renewable energy is our ticket to a more sustainable and energy-secure future. ECOHZ wants to be a game changer – driving the renewable energy industry forward.

We believe that change needs to come at many levels. On a global and national level, we need to stimulate major changes in energy systems and infrastructure, enabling a rapid transition to a low-carbon energy and renewable intensive economy.

Equally important is challenging established truths at local levels. This spans developing municipal electric mobility in Europe, installing solar powered lightning in remote villages in the developing world, and educating school children in the importance of using less energy.

As a company and as individuals, we strive to show that we are serious about taking the lead by – changing our own behaviour. Success is largely based on our people, who represent an impressive pool of expertise.

Mission

Our mission is “to create value with solutions for renewable energy”. This focus has enabled us to become one of the leaders in the European market and we offer one of the richest global portfolios of renewable energy solutions.

Values

ECOHZ employees share both a keen understanding of the market as well as being guided by a common set of values – trust, boldness and openness.

Trust: We depend on building confidence amongst our stakeholders.

Openness: We are committed to transparency in our work with customers and partners.

Boldness: We believe knowledge and leadership makes a huge difference.

McClelland

McClelland Media Ltd is a UK-based publishing house and home to the SustMeme brand of editorial titles and data resources, including the digital daily SustMeme Magzine. Content creation and curation is headed by Editor and Journalist Jim McClelland, acknowledged as one of the leading bloggers and writers on sustainability and business worldwide. Highly active on social media, SustMeme also publishes a weekly portfolio of global Top 500 rankings, listing the leading influencers in key sustainability sectors, including ‘CSR & Business’ and ‘Climate & Energy’.

Trucost

Trucost assesses and prices risks relating to climate change, natural resource constraints and broader ESG factors, enabling companies and financial institutions to understand exposure to ESG factors, inform resilience and identify the transformative solutions of tomorrow.

AIESEC

EC was established in 1948 after World War II, where seven youth across seven countries had a dream of building cross-cultural understanding across nations. They hoped to change the world, one person and one internship at a time.

Wharton

The Wharton-led, Penn-wide Initiative for Global Environmental Leadership (IGEL) promotes knowledge for business sustainability through world-class research, transformative teaching and constructive dialogue between top alumni, academic, corporate, government, and non-government organizations. IGEL is a hub for business and sustainability, connecting and leveraging academic capital at Penn to help business leaders of today and tomorrow to create more sustainable industries.

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Early Strategies

Early Strategies is a strategic change consultancy working with international companies to fulfil their challenging objectives. We bring them up to speed in the always changing market by embracing emerging strategies and facilitating successful corporate transformation.

Global Good Awards

About the Global Good Awards

Our story

Four years ago Karen Sutton, founder and CEO of the awards, was happily buying bottled water and not giving a second thought to where she bought things and how they were made. Today, she’ll happily cause a scene should anyone attempt to put a straw in her drink! That personal reinvention was the result of her involvement in setting up the very first National CSR Awards in 2015 and being inspired by what organisations of all sizes were doing in their communities, for their people, for the planet and for their bottom line. Karen doesn’t just run an awards programme; she is committed to promoting change.

So why change the name?

After three highly successful years, Karen wanted the Awards’ name to reflect the ideal of ‘change’ more dynamically. The term corporate social responsibility was becoming narrow and restrictive. Karen wanted the awards to embrace more businesses, more people and more projects. The name change to Global Good Awards does just that. It makes the awards more inclusive, and will celebrate organisations of all shapes and sizes that are making strides towards a better world for people, the planet and the global economy.

What’s so different about the Global Good Awards?

It’s not just the ethos of the Global Good Awards that makes us stand out from the crowd:
· Boasting a wide range of categories, open to organisations of all sizes, the entry process is simple and straightforward (powered by the online platform Awardstage) and also enables all entries to receive a feedback report on their entry, available the day after the winners’ ceremony, totally free of charge.
· When it comes to judging, we don’t purely rely on the maths of online scoring. To us, you’re not just a number! Our panel of judges has a significant amount of experience in all areas of sustainable development and we match that experience to the best category, to ensure your entry gets the most thorough evaluation possible. When they’ve done their scoring online, they all come together for a day to hammer out the stats and decide who is best, who is close and who are the ‘ones to watch’.
· We walk the talk. All our marketing materials for our event in 2017 were environmentally-friendly, using Revive100, a 100% recycled and carbon balanced paper and using Seacourt’s eco-friendly printing technology. In 2018, our event will be carbon balanced and our beautiful glass awards will all be made from 100% recycled glass.

Works of art

Unlike many business awards, the Global Good Awards trophies are true works of art. Made by one of Britain’s leading contemporary fused glass artists, Siobhan Jones, the beautiful awards are all unique and in 2018, Siobhan will be using all recycled materials for the first time.

The way we work

We have a strong, sustainable and consistent team, from our photographers to our judges, and we only work with partner companies that share our values. This approach has undoubtedly made the awards stronger year on year. We also draw upon the knowledge of a steering group of individuals with many years’ experience in sustainability, to ensure that the Global Good Awards remains effective, credible and keeps up with the latest trends the sector.

Our venues

We always ensure that the venues we use share our values and ethics. In 2016, we were hosted at The Crystal, the most sustainable events space in the UK and in 2017 Lord’s Cricket Ground hosted our event, the first cricket ground in the country to run on 100% renewable energy.
If you have a suggestion of a venue or would like to host our 2018 event please contact Karen: apply@GlobalGoodAwards.co.uk but please ensure your sustainability credentials are something to be proud of!

Natural Capital Partners

Natural Capital Partners is a world-leading provider of innovative solutions for positive impact on the world’s Natural Capital – carbon, energy, water, biodiversity and communities.

Drawing upon 19 years’ experience and expertise working with some of the world’s most forward-thinking companies, we create solutions that deliver immediate, measurable and positive impacts for the environment, for society and for business.

Circle Economy

Our mission is to accelerate the practical and scalable implementation of the circular economy

Circularity has a key part to play not only in dramatically reducing our footprint but also in shaping a visionary and practical future for our planet. It is about becoming inspired by the biological processes of nature while retaining value at the heart of every design, manufacturing, and consumer decision – from renewable energy and remanufacturing of used parts, to the ability for reuse designed into everything we consume.

We have witnessed an increased interest in the circular economy, at the political, social and commercial levels, as a possible solution for the world’s biggest problems. The challenge of course is implementation at a practical and scalable level.

Our tools and programs are designed to facilitate decision making and action plans for businesses and governments in a wide range of sectors. Alongside our powerful network of members, strategic partners, sponsors and donors we seek to inspire the hearts and minds of the main stream, from cities and corporations, to entrepreneurs and innovators.

We strive to create the conditions for disruption, innovation, and opportunity based on a logical and practical foundation.

The Shift

The Shift is the Belgian meeting point for sustainability. Our goal? To realise the transition towards a more sustainable society and economy, together with our members and partners. Our method? Connect. commit. Change.

The Shift is the Belgian contact for the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) and UN Global Compact (UNGC). We bring together over 350 organisations from a variety of different sectors: private companies, NGOs, academic institutions, government bodies and other important players in Belgium. Together with our members and partner organisations, we aim to develop innovative solutions to deal with the biggest challenges faced by our planet, our population and our prosperity.

The Shift was founded in June 2015 by the former sustainability networks KAURI and Business & Society Belgium. The same year, ARGUS (KBC and Cera’s former consultation platform for environmental matters) and the Global Compact Network Belgium (GCNB – the national contact for UN Global Compact) also joined forces with this brand new but experienced sustainability platform.

The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of the United Nations are the common framework that binds, engages and motivates our members to action. We join forces with both national and international partners to facilitate the implementation of the SDGs.

SSR International

SSR International was established in 2009 by Prof. Wayne Visser as CSR International.

History
The original mission of CSR International was to be an incubator for CSR 2.0, which means Transformative Corporate Sustainability & Responsibility. Since then, we have delivered SSR training around the world, welcomed many people through our internship program, shared hundreds of SSR Research Digests and licensed CSR 2.0 Assessors & Advisors.

Vision
2017 marks a strategic shift from being primarily a research sharing portal to being a professional membership oriented organisation. SSR International’s new mission is to support SSR professionals around the world to make a positive difference by enabling them to establish their credibility, collaborate with each other, access relevant content, upgrade their skills, share upcoming events and find work opportunities. We invite all existing and aspiring SSR professionals to join us.

Proximus

As a socially responsible company, Proximus plays an active role in the fight against climate change and wants to set an example in this area by aligning its objectives with the objectives fixed by scientists at the Paris COP21 in 2015 to keep global temperature rise below 2°C. Thanks to our efforts over the past decade to reduce our environmental impact, we have become one of the first BEL 20 companies to be recognized as climate neutral.

Towards climate neutrality

Having reduced its carbon footprint by more than 70% between 2007 and 2015, Proximus has reached its objective to become a climate neutral company in 2016.

How? Notably, by using 100% green electricity; by improving the energy efficiency of its fixed and mobile networks; by reducing electricity consumption in its data centers; by renewing heating installations in its buildings; by switching to a greener vehicle fleet; and by encouraging the use of public transport and bikes for the employee commute.

We will continue our efforts: Proximus aims to reduce its CO2 emissions by an additional 30% by 2025, and to reduce its indirect emissions by 50% by 2040, in particular by raising awareness among customers and suppliers.

Mobile phone recycling

In 2016, around 1.5 billion smartphones were sold worldwide. However, under 2% of all devices are recycled. This prompted a partnership between Proximus, GoodPlanet Belgium and Recupel to set up a vast collection campaign in all Flemish schools, alongside an awareness-raising campaign on the life cycle of a mobile phone. Like other electronic devices, mobiles can be reused. Thanks to this recycling program, more than 120,000 mobile phones have been collected!

Eco-efficient Proximus TV-decoders

Thanks to the new V5 and V5 Compact decoders, which consume more than 50% less energy than their predecessors, the average consumption of all TV decoders used by our customers has fallen by 33% in the past three years.

Proximus works with some 5,000 suppliers of products and services every year, and together we endeavor to adhere to the CSR standards on labor, ethics, safety and environment throughout our whole supply chain. This can be accomplished by raising their CSR performance and improving their own supply chain management while increasing our own efficiency.

Key priorities

Increase the CSR standards of our suppliers Integrate CSR as sourcing and selection criteria Where our suppliers are concerned, we incorporate the CSR standards on labor, ethics, safety and environment into our purchasing processes. In doing so, we not only improve our brand image, but above all bring about positive change in the communities in which our suppliers operate.

Suppliers with a specific risk profile or with a high contract value are evaluated on their CSR performance via the Ecovadis platform.

Proximus, together with 12 other telecom operators, is member of the Joint Audit Cooperation (JAC). Since 2010, hundreds of on-site company audits have been conducted worldwide, and the results of these audits are shared by JAC members. The audits aim to monitor, evaluate, and develop the CSR standards of the production sites of large ICT multinationals.

Revolve

One spring day in 2004, I was drinking freshly-squeezed orange juice on a bridge over the Barada in Damascus when a trash bag flew through the air and landed on the cement river bed. I was a little surprised but probably flicked the butt of the cancer stick into the water and watched as the weak current tried to carry the trash downstream.

This mighty river once flowed from the mountains to give life to the oases along the edge of the desert. All that remains of this diverted and much diminished branch of the Barada is a sickly stream. Another plastic bag flew through the air and crumpled on the river bed. A woman peeked out of her window to check the trash had reached its destination and then turned away, as she probably does every day. The image of that floating bag stuck with me as a symbol of the great divide between what we do and could do in this ecological age.

A year later, I covered the Israeli disengagement from the Gaza Strip in the summer of 2005 and then worked for a Spanish action-think tank in Madrid on Mediterranean politics and development issues. REVOLVE emanates from this time with the ambition to challenge the status quo, to advance more constructive ways of seeing the world, and to identify and present the people and projects driving positive change.

The financial crisis hit in 2008. Advertising plummeted in 2009. Over 400 magazines closed in the United States. In spite of this REVOLVE turned the ‘best of’ from our online articles into a magazine in Winter 2010/11. We went on to make a quarterly international magazine and won ‘Best Publication of the Year’ in 2012 for our special issue on “Water Around the Mediterranean”.

The linkages between water and energy became increasingly apparent. Connecting the shores of the Mediterranean became a metaphor for bridging historical, social and economical gaps between different peoples. We began identifying projects and providing more insightful and meaningful coverage of the great geopolitical and environmental challenges that define our world today.

We looked closer at what was driving the move towards a cleaner world and decided to highlight the potential of the green economy and to encourage the energy transition by showing renewable energies, energy efficiency, and sustainable mobility ‘in action’. This evolved into an international exhibition called VISUALIZING ENERGY:

At Revolve Media we believe in seeing the world from various angles to enlist and empower everyone to become more conscientious of their activities on Earth. We aim to spearhead the energy transition with quality publications and influential communication campaigns.

We also encourage companies and cities to lower their carbon and water footprints by increasing energy efficiency and decreasing water consumption. With proper communication tools, these efforts can foster cultures of sustainability that raise awareness and embed habits that are beneficial for the environment and society. In so many ways, the transition is already underway – everyday there are new sustainable initiatives around the world.

Join us to start revolving!

Stuart Reigeluth
Founder of Revolve Media

Ericsson

Our sustainability and corporate responsibility strategy is a core part of our business strategy and embedded across the company – focused on Responsible Business, Environment and Technology for Good. We report progress annually through our Sustainability and Corporate Responsibility report and highlight key performance metrics. The UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are the framework we increasingly use to define and measure our impact, through Sustainability Research as well as through our Technology for Good programs and initiatives.

One Policy Place

All your EU information in One Place, instantly accessible and adaptable, wherever you go. Our mission statement that runs through the core of One Policy Place is to simplify every process. We help you simplify your EU information. Currently in EU climate change, energy, and environment policy. We all live in an age of information overload. If you’re an EU public affairs professional, then you probably work in one too. At One Policy Place we believe complex EU information can be simplified. We do this by bringing together all the latest EU policy developments in climate change, energy, and environment into one place and enabling you to create your own personalised Policy Newsfeed.

Ethical Markets

Ethical Markets Media (USA and Brazil) is a micro-multinational social enterprise with the mission of reforming markets and metrics while helping accelerate and track the transition to the green economy worldwide with the Green Transition Scoreboard®, Ethical Biomimicry Finance®, Transforming Finance TV Series and research and daily news at www.ethicalmarkets.com.

MARCO

OBJECTIVES

MARCO will run for two years and involves 11 partners from six countries across Europe. Coordinated by the European Climate-KIC, it gathers market research firms, climate scientists, climate services practitioners and innovation actors to provide detailed insight into the climate services market in Europe.

In addition to assessing this market, the project will carry out case studies, forecast future user needs, assess market growth until 2030, unveil opportunities, raise awareness and connect service providers and users.

Finally, the recommendations made by MARCO to policy-makers may enable the creation of an EU climate services market observatory that will help monitor and evaluate the growth of the market.

WHY MARCO?

A number of barriers prevent the widespread uptake of the climate services market; however the lack of appropriate services or technologies is not one of them. Some of the most common acknowledged barriers are:

As a result, the current untapped market for climate services is very large and is characterised by both gaps between the supply and demand in the existing market and by a large latent market of demand and supply that is not realised.

The MARCO proposal will characterise the current and untapped market for climate services in Europe and derive opportunities for market growth.

Toyota

Making eco-cars that lead the way to tomorrow

Climate change and extreme weather events caused by greenhouse gases, and atmospheric pollution caused by exhaust gases have become a threat to everyday life. At the same time, reserves of petroleum, which is the main energy source for vehicles, are not inexhaustible. To resolve these issues, Toyota is engaged in research and development for a wide range of eco-cars. By making ever better eco-cars, Toyota aims to promote their widespread use and thereby enhance our contribution to the environment.