water stewardship

Northampton, MA, is struggling with wastewater.

Massachusetts Town Struggles With Coca-Cola’s Waste

A Cola-Cola plant in Northampton, MA, churns out wastewater at a rate that is becoming to expensive for the city's wastewater treatment facility…
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Arabian Architecture: Green Building’s Foundation in Doha and the Middle East

Msheireb Properties is building a 35-hectare project in Doha, Qatar, that will infuse traditional Arabian architecture with modern green building techniques.
Dubai Fountain & Burj Khalifa, courtesy Leon Kaye

Desalination a Barrier to Improved Sustainability in the Gulf Region

Desalination has been the answer to the rapid development of the Arabian Gulf region. But as Leon Kaye explains, the wasteful consumption of…

The New GM: New Fuels, Less Waste, More Involvement with Detroit

From the development of new urban mobility technologies, waste diversion to a commitment to greener cars, the new GM going forward is a…
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Pepsico Achieves Positive Water Balance in India

Pepsico and its rival Coco-Cola have often been accused of over-exploitation of water in India. Both companies have been engaging in water footprint analysis to…
Accor's Novotel and Pullman hotels in Sydney, Australia (courtesy Wiki Commons)

Motel 6: Sustainability Means We’ll No Longer Leave the Light on For You

Accor, a leading hotel chain that owns a bevy of chains including Motel 6, is ramping up their corporate social responsibility efforts. Employee…

Cassava Beer Rolls Out in Mozambique

Last month in Mozambique, a local SABMiller subsidiary, Cervejas de Moçambique, launched the first ever commercial scale beer based on cassava.
Drought in rural Australia courtesy WikiCommons

Water Shortages Now Affect Companies’ Bottom Lines

Water crises from Texas to Australia have hit commodity supplies. Changes in the world’s weather patterns now affect corporate profits across various industries.
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Levi’s Ditches Experience on Path Towards Water Savings

Erik Joule, Levi’s senior vice president of design and licensing, explained the path towards ramping up water efficiency throughout the company's operations.
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Frito-Lay Opens “Near Net Zero” Plant in Arizona

Frito-Lay reopens what will be a “near net zero” plant. The factory will run of mostly renewable energy, operate significantly with recycled water,…
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Medtronic’s Corporate Citizenship Update Touts Engagement, Environment

Medtronic issued its 2011 Corporate Citizenship update, which focuses on supply chain management, communicating with its global workforce, and balancing environmental responsibility with…
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Molson Coors Launches Water Stewardship Campaign

Water stewardship has become an important CSR focus for many companies. Good water stewardship is especially important to beverage companies like Pepsico,and Coca-Cola…
Coors Brewery in Colorado, courtesy Molson Coors media site.

Molson Coors Slashes Water Use 5% in One Year

Beer giant Miller Coors' water consumption dropped 5 percent between 2009 and 2010. The company's water to beer ratio now stands at 4.4:1.
an old Coca-Cola ad in France, where CCE operates

Coca Cola Enterprises’ Facilities Reach 99.5% Recycling Rate

Coca-Cola Enterprises has seven areas of focus that determine materiality for its sustainability agenda, and has achieved progress towards its “Commitment 2020” goals…
Parched landscape in the Sonoran Desert, Mexico

Water Scarcity, the Next Business Challenge and Differentiator

Water stewardship is the next large hurdle now that many companies have tackled the low hanging fruit of increasing energy efficiency.