Sustainable Customer Offerings – Integrate sustainability into the full life-cycle if product and service design, use and disposal, and advance sustainability through continuous improvement of core products and services
Philips (Royal Philips Electronics) is a diversified health and well-being company, focused on improving lives through innovations. As a leader in healthcare, lifestyle and lighting, Philips integrates technologies and design into people-centric solutions. Through their EcoVision program Philips has set a target to increase their sustainable customer offerings to 50% of total sales by 2015. In 2012 Green Product sales increased to 45% of total sales ($15 billion USD) putting them on track to reach their target. By design, green product sales contribute significantly to Philips total revenue stream.
DURHAM, N.C.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–As part of its ongoing mission to drive 100 percent adoption of LED lighting, Cree, Inc. (Nasdaq: CREE) has earned ENERGY STAR® qualification for the game-changing soft white Cree® LED Bulbs. ENERGY STAR qualification signifies these Cree LED Bulbs now qualify for incentive rebates through certain local utilities. Not only do the ENERGY STAR qualified Cree LED Bulbs look and light like traditional incandescent bulbs, use 84 percent less energy and last 25 times longer than typical incandescents, but now they will be even more affordable in select markets with utility rebates.
“ENERGY STAR qualification can enable the Cree LED Bulbs to be purchased with an instant utility rebate delivering consumers a quality LED bulb for under $5”
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Summer is my favorite time of year at Darden because I have the opportunity to work on a rewarding project that engages our restaurants and celebrates our leaders. As a media and communications manager for Darden, part of my role involves telling stories about our restaurant brands. The best stories are often the ones told through our people – the men and women who operate one of our 2,100 restaurants or lead teams comprised of our more than 200,000 employees. They are also the ones I treasure the most because they bring to life why our company is a great place to work and why Darden is the only restaurant company to be named one of Fortune’s “100 Best Companies to Work For” in 2011, 2012 and 2013. Continue reading
Tulsa, Oklahoma – April 8, 2013 - Smiles for the People is a small company with a BIG vision. Smiles for the People is a for-purpose business. The purpose of the profit they earn is to sustain their development activities and expand their movement of doing what they can to promote better oral healthcare for those who may not be able to afford it. Continue reading
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DAVIS, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Blue Oak Energy, a commercial and utility photovoltaic system engineering and construction company, has completed the delivery of a 4.2 MWp utility scale solar power generation facility in Gridley, California. The electricity generated by the Gridley solar facility will be directed to two members of the Northern California Power Agency (NCPA) through separate energy meters: the City of Gridley and the Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART). The project was developed by LightBeam Energy, Inc.
The Gridley solar facility is a ground-mounted solar electric system comprised of 17,584 solar panels manufactured by Trina Solar (NYSE: TSL). The solar modules are mounted on a single-axis tracker system which follows the daily movement of the sun to increase energy harvest. The solar energy facility is monitored and scheduled by the California Independent System Operator (CAISO) through a secure remote information gateway. Continue reading
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A dentist providing care to a child in Buenos Aires supported by our Giving Parter, Todos Juntos.
Did you know that Americans toss about 50 million pounds of plastic toothbrushes into landfills every year?
Concerned with the way our everyday purchases are affecting people and the planet, Smiles for the People recently launched an adult toothbrush made entirely of bamboo. The brush is biodegradable and uses limited paper packaging from sustainable forests.
Here’s the best part, though: for every toothbrush you buy, Smiles for the People will donate the equivalent of ONE toothbrush to a child in need of dental care. Continue reading
Posted in Bed & Bath, Business, CSR, Goods, Services & Product Design, Green Business, Green Marketing, Health
Tagged bamboo, eco home, education, sustainability, sustainable, toothbrush
Amsterdam, 14th January, 2013 – As of 2013, hotel booking site BookDifferent.com shows which of the more than 245.00 accommodations on their site are sustainable. BookDifferent is the first hotel booking site that indicates hotels with an eco-label, among accommodations without such a label. Someone looking for a green hotel is no longer dependent on specialized sites.
BookDifferent works together with two international eco-labels focusing on the leisure and tourism industry: Green Key and Green Globe. On the BookDifferent site a total of 1015 hotels in 62 countries have been awarded one or both eco-labels. Continue reading
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