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Tackling Climate Change: Why Electric Boilers are in Vogue Again

02.12.2021, 19:18 Tackling Climate Change: Why Electric Boilers are in Vogue Again Robert Presser, vice-president of Montreal-based Acme Engineering Products, explains why electric stream and hot water boilers are the logical choice in the race to achieve net zero The threat of global warming and government-level commitments to the Paris Accord on Climate Change are…

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On the Road to Net Zero

11.11.2021, 23:10 On the Road to Net Zero Compass Group UK & Ireland has adopted a 100 per cent electric car policy for new fleet vehicles ordered by over 500 employees by the end of the year. The move follows the publication of the company’s Our Climate Promise and Roadmap to Net Zero policies which support its wider commitment to…

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Sodexo Live! Awarded Paris 2024 Catering Contract

18.10.2021, 14:51 Sodexo Live! Awarded Paris 2024 Catering Contract Sodexo Live! has been announced as an official catering partner to the athletes’ village at the Paris 2024 Summer Olympics. For a five-week period, the Sodexo Group subsidiary will deploy 1,000 people at the Village to serve 40,000 daily meals for 14,850 athletes from 206 Olympic…

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WeMaintain Secures Series B Funding

29.06.2021, 10:01 WeMaintain Secures Series B Funding Paris and London based PropTech company WeMaintain has raised €30 million in Series B funding. The funding round follows the company’s acquisition of fire alarm solutions company Shokly, and allows WeMaintain to accelerate its international expansion and extend its state-of-the-art proprietary technology across the built environment.  WeMaintain’s latest…

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Johnson Controls Joins Urgent Net-Zero G7 Appeal

10.06.2021, 16:10 Johnson Controls Joins Urgent Net-Zero G7 Appeal On the eve of the G7 Summit, Johnson Controls has become a signatory to an open letter from the Alliance of CEO Climate Leaders urging global leaders to accelerate a just transition in the race to net-zero and climate resilience. The Alliance, an informal group facilitated…

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100 Best Corporate Citizens List

19.05.2021, 15:27 100 Best Corporate Citizens List For an eighth consecutive year, Ecolab has received a top-ten ranking in Corporate Responsibility Magazine’s annual listing of the “100 Best Corporate Citizens”. CR Magazine ranks companies on the Russell 1000 Index based on an assessment of 146 ESG factors in eight pillars: climate change, employee relations, environment,…

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Supporting France’s Urban Renewal Programme

11.05.2021, 14:28 Supporting France’s Urban Renewal Programme Sodexo has launched La Passerelle which it describes as a “new economic model” for the promotion of employability, health through food, and social cohesion in priority neighbourhoods identified by France’s National Urban Renewal Agency. Developed in response to calls from the agency for creative proposals for regenerating “Quartiers…

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Compass Commits to Net Zero by 2030

11.05.2021, 12:49 Compass Commits to Net Zero by 2030 Compass Group UK&I has announced its commitment to reach Net Zero greenhouse gas emissions across its own operations and value chain by 2030. The move aligns the group’s climate ambitions with a prior commitment to develop science-based targets to limit global temperature rises to 1.5°C above…

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Johnson Controls CEO to Address Environmental Summit

22.04.2021, 10:41 Johnson Controls CEO to Address Environmental Summit Johnson Controls chairman and CEO George Oliver has been invited by U.S. President Joe Biden to participate in the virtual Leaders Summit on Climate Change. The summit will bring together leaders of the world’s major economies and other vital partners for an urgent and open dialogue…

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Johnson Controls GHG Targets Independently Approved

31.03.2021, 15:49 Johnson Controls GHG Targets Independently Approved The Science Based Targets Initiative (SBTi) has approved Johnson Controls emissions reductions targets. The targets which cover greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from Johnson Controls’ operations (scopes 1 and 2), are consistent with reductions required to keep warming to 1.5°C, the most ambitious goal of the Paris Agreement. Johnson…

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Lift and Escalator Maintenance at London DLR Stations

23.03.2021, 21:51 Lift and Escalator Maintenance at London DLR Stations PropTech provider WeMaintain has signed a four-year contract with KeolisAmey Docklands (KAD) for the provision of lift and escalator maintenance solutions to all London Docklands Light Railway (DLR) stations.      The agreement will see the Paris and London based company provide maintenance services covering…

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Johnson Controls Affirms Zero Carbon Commitment

17.02.2021, 15:00 Johnson Controls Affirms Zero Carbon Commitment Johnson Controls has joined The Climate Pledge commitment co-founded by Amazon and Global Optimism.   Signatories commit to reaching net-zero carbon emissions by 2040, ten years ahead of the goal set out in the United Nations’ Paris Climate Agreement. Johnson Controls is one of 53 organisations that…

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Climate Acton Recognition for Johnson Controls and CAREL

17.12.2020, 18:47 Climate Acton Recognition for Johnson Controls and CAREL Johnson Controls and CAREL have been recognised for their leadership in developing effective strategic responses to climate change by CDP, an independent not-for-profit organisation that builds a truly sustainable economy and holds the largest database of primary corporate climate change information in the world. Johnson…

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Approaching Decarbonisation

18.11.2020, 13:02 Approaching Decarbonisation Faye Bowser, Head of Siemens Energy Solutions, provides guidance on the measures businesses can take to decarbonise. Decarbonisation is a clear global target and there is a growing urgency for businesses to act. If they don’t, they risk exposing themselves to potential risks from policy-driven increased operating costs, increased energy costs…

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Championing Sustainable Food Supply

24.07.2020, 12:44 Championing Sustainable Food Supply Sodexo and WWF have extended a decade-long partnership focused on reducing the French multinational foodservice and facility services provider’s carbon footprint. Under the partnership which is a commitment made by Sodexo in support of its corporate responsibility roadmap, “Better Tomorrow 2025”, WWF has helped the group improving its sustainable…

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Supporting a Greener Economic Recovery

05.06.2020, 15:55 Supporting a Greener Economic Recovery Sodexo has committed to working for a green and more resilient economic recovery from Covid-19, and reaffirmed existing commitments to sustainability on World Environment Day 2020. The company was the first global foodservice provider to commit to carbon reduction targets in line with the Paris Agreement which demands that global temperatures rise…

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Using Copper in the Fight Against COVID-19

26.03.2020, 14:56 Using Copper in the Fight Against COVID-19 Copper Alliance member SANHA GmbH presents the case for using copper to help contain the spread of coronavirus disease ( COVID-19). The spread of microbial agents like viruses, bacteria, fungi and moulds affects hundreds of millions every year. Especially in hygienically critical areas like hospitals and…

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Miele Hosts Sustainability Immersion Day

06.03.2020, 09:58 Miele Hosts Sustainability Immersion Day Miele encouraged staff to become more environmentally friendly by inviting them to make pledges at a recent ‘sustainability immersion day’ in Oxford.   Staff pledges ranged from sharing lifts to work; eating less meat; and buying non disposable nappies. Miele has promised to plant trees in support of…

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Claire Waysand to Succeed Pierre Mongin at Engie

27.09.2019, 14:38 Claire Waysand to Succeed Pierre Mongin at Engie ENGIE has announced Claire Waysand will replace Pierre Mongin as Group Executive Vice-President and General Secretary from the beginning of October. Waysand began her career at INSEE, before going on to hold various positions within the French Treasury Department. She served as a member of…

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Bike Ride Raises £33,750 for Alzheimer’s Society

Jon Leigh, Compass Group UK & Ireland’s Head of Operations for the North of England, has cycled from London to Paris to raise funds for The Alzheimer’s Society. The gruelling, 300-mile ride covered a distance of 300 miles in sweltering heat to raise £20,700. Fundraising activities involving colleagues from Compass’ Healthcare Retail team raised an…

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Banking on Corps Security

15.07.2019, 08:06 Banking on Corps Security Corps Security has won a three-plus-two-year integrated security contract to provide manned and event guarding, close protection and remote systems monitoring services for multinational French bank, BNP Paribas’ London locations. A team of more than forty will work across four sites in the capital, including three in the City…

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Equinix and Singapore in European Data Centre JV

01.07.2019, 20:24 Equinix and Singapore in European Data Centre JV A US $1 billion joint-venture between U.S. data centre operator Equinix and GIC, the government of Singapore’s sovereign wealth fund, will meet the requirements of hyperscale data centre operators in Europe by developing new data centres utilising the xScale platform. The initial facilities in the…

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IAQ More Important than Airborne Outdoor Pollution

05.06.2019, 13:25 IAQ More Important than Airborne Outdoor Pollution Seventy-two per cent of Brits know little or nothing about indoor air quality (IAQ) which is estimated to be a factor in some 20,000 premature deaths every year, according to YouGov research commissioned by Veolia for World Environment Day, today.   Calling for the government of…

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IAQ More Important than Airborne Outdoor Pollution

05.06.2019, 13:25 IAQ More Important than Airborne Outdoor Pollution Seventy-two per cent of Brits know little or nothing about indoor air quality (IAQ) which is estimated to be a factor in some 20,000 premature deaths every year, according to YouGov research commissioned by Veolia for World Environment Day, today.   Calling for the government of…

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Essity Investit Dans Une Technologie de Fibre Durable

23.05.2019, 17:00 Essity Investit Dans Une Technologie de Fibre Durable Essity, connu notamment pour ses marques Tork, TENA, Libresse, Edet, Demak’UP, Tempo et Plenty, va investir environ 37 millions d’euros dans une fabrique de fibres alternatives durables pour son usine de production de papiers hygiéniques à Mannheim, en Allemagne. Cette technologie permettra à l’entreprise de…

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Essity Investit Dans Une Technologie de Fibre Durable

23.05.2019, 17:00 Essity Investit Dans Une Technologie de Fibre Durable Essity, connu notamment pour ses marques Tork, TENA, Libresse, Edet, Demak’UP, Tempo et Plenty, va investir environ 37 millions d’euros dans une fabrique de fibres alternatives durables pour son usine de production de papiers hygiéniques à Mannheim, en Allemagne. Cette technologie permettra à l’entreprise de…

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Dubai Rollout for Hubgrade 4.0

07.05.2019, 01:52 Dubai Rollout for Hubgrade 4.0 Enova, the Middle East facilities management joint-venture company of the Majid Al Futtaim (MAF) Group and Veolia, has opened a control room dedicated to the new Hubgrade 4.0 smart FM platform in its Dubai headquarters building. Originally developed for the European market by Veolia, the Hubgrade smart monitoring…

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Million Meals for Notre Dame

23.04.2019, 10:40 Million Meals for Notre Dame Sodexo will be offering a million free meals to artisans, tradespeople and companies working on the reconstruction of the Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris which was ravaged by fire on Monday April 15th. Announcing the initiative, Sodexo’s CEO, Denis Machuel, said: “With our employees, we are dedicated to…

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Vinci Proposes Notre Dame Skills Sponsorship

17.04.2019, 15:55 Vinci Proposes Notre Dame Skills Sponsorship VINCI has proposed leading construction firms sponsor a collective of artisans to work on the restoration of the Notre Dame cathedral in Paris which suffered extensive fire damage on Monday.   The proposed scheme which would be overseen by Fondation du Patrimoine (the French Heritage Foundation) would…

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