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Progressing Gender Equality in the Asia Pacific Region

ISS Pacific has committed to the United Nations Women’s Empowerment Principles at a signing ceremony attended by regional CEO, Stuart Rose. The Women’s Empowerment Principles offer guidance to businesses on how to promote gender equality and empower women in the workplace, marketplace and community by embracing seven core enterprise-wide policies: Establish high-level corporate leadership for…

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COP26: Why Technology is Essential

21.10.2021, 19:31 COP26: Why Technology is Essential Following the leak of documents suggesting Saudi Arabia, Japan, Australia and several other countries have been lobbying the United Nations to alter its recommendations for tackling climate change, Jamie Cameron, Director of Digital Solutions at Johnson Controls UK&I, comments on how technology can aide the race to net-zero…

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Venue Operator Launches New CSR Platforms

14.10.2021, 15:44 Venue Operator Launches New CSR Platforms Stadium and convention center operator ASM Global has launched ASM Global Acts, the ASM Global Acts Foundation, and a scholarship program to support its commitment to corporate social responsibility, and community and environmental initiatives around the world. The group is also supporting philanthropic and community-based endeavors guided by…

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UN Global Compact LEAD Status for Ecolab

28.09.2021, 16:35 UN Global Compact LEAD Status for Ecolab Ecolab has become the latest of only 37 companies to achieve LEAD status for engaging with the United Nations Global Compact, a voluntary initiative based on CEO commitments to implement universal sustainability principles. To be eligible for LEAD status, the more than 12,000 companies in 160…

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International Day of Awareness of Food Loss and Waste 2021

28.09.2021, 14:37 International Day of Awareness of Food Loss and Waste 2021 On the eve of the second annual United Nations awareness day for preventing food loss and waste, Sodexo has provided an update on its ‘Wastewatch powered by LeanPath’ food waste reduction programme in the United Kingdom. The French multinational foodservice and facility services…

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The World’s Most Impactful Innovations

21.04.2021, 15:38 The World’s Most Impactful Innovations As the United Nations marks World Creativity and Innovation Day 2021, cross-border payments challenger, WorldRemit, shares its selection of the most “impactful” inventions.   Two-way video phones – invented in the Philippines Image credit: plethorist.com Throughout the Coronavirus pandemic, many businesses would simply not have survived without access…

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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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Helping Businesses Manage Their Water

23.03.2021, 15:44 Helping Businesses Manage Their Water Ecolab has upgraded its Smart Water Navigator tool which offers businesses a cost-free insight into the value of the water used by their operations and supports them in establishing corporate water goals. The enhanced tool comes at a time when rising industrial water use continues to contribute to…

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GMIS2021 to Co-locate with EXPO Dubai

04.03.2021, 12:53 GMIS2021 to Co-locate with EXPO Dubai This year’s edition of the Global Manufacturing and Industrialisation Summit (#GMIS2021) will be held alongside EXPO Dubai from 22 to 27 November. Organised under the theme, ‘Rewiring Societies: Repurposing Digitalisation for Prosperity’, the event will connect leaders from the global manufacturing community to consider the transformational impact…

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Poor Digital Infrastructure Hindering SIDS

12.01.2021, 14:06 Poor Digital Infrastructure Hindering SIDS Poor internet access is hindering the development of Small Island Developing States according to the panelists in a virtual discussion organised by the Global Manufacturing and Industrialisation Summit (GMIS). The key finding of the discussion, that only 52 per cent of SIDS offer internet access to their their…

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Improving Access to Water and Sanitation

22.10.2020, 15:01 Improving Access to Water and Sanitation Ecolab has partnered with Water.org to provide access to clean, safe and sustainable water and sanitary conditions for 100,000 people in at-risk watersheds in India. An estimated one-in-nine people around the world currently lack access to clean water. As communities grapple with the impacts of climate change,…

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Digital Transformation is Key to Recovery

30.09.2020, 02:15 Digital Transformation is Key to Recovery Transforming SMEs into digital enterprises is essential for providing resilience against pandemics according to several of the panelists participating in Global Manufacturing and Industrialisation Summit #GMIS2020. The latest virtual panel session concluded government support alone is not enough to facilitate change, however, and entire ecosystems that include…

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Poor Technology Skills Hampering Covid-19 Recovery

12.08.2020, 04:54 Poor Technology Skills Hampering Covid-19 Recovery A technology skills deficit is impeding the global recovery from COVID-19 according to participants from PwC, IBM and the European Parliament in this year’s virtual Global Manufacturing and Industrialisation Summit (#GMIS2020).   Speaking in the event’s most recent panel discussion was Harald Kayser, Chairman and Senior Partner…

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US $1 Million Global Start-up Prize Selects Finalists

27.07.2020, 19:44 US $1 Million Global Start-up Prize Selects Finalists The Mohammed bin Rashid Initiative for Global Prosperity has named 20 finalists from over 3,400 start-up company ideas s received for this year’s “Global Maker Challenge” which is dedicated to addressing the world’s most pressing challenges.   Applicants were received from over 148 countries with…

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Losing Out to Industrial Automation

30.06.2020, 13:29 Losing Out to Industrial Automation COVID-19 will accelerate industrial automation and allow manufacturers in developed countries to compete effectively with lower labour cost markets, according to panel discussion participants from the WTO, United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) and Africa-based technology company mPedigree. The discussion during the Virtual Edition of the Global Manufacturing…

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#GMIS2020 Digital Series (June 30)

11.06.2020, 12:11 #GMIS2020 Digital Series (June 30) A programme of online events will precede the virtual Global Manufacturing and Industrialisation Summit (#GMIS2020) organised by the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) and UAE Ministry of Energy and Industry. Focusing on digital restoration, the #GMIS2020 Virtual Summit on 4th and 5th September 2020, will consider how 4IR technologies are helping…

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Supporting Food Conservation

08.01.2020, 08:00 Supporting Food Conservation Veolia is the first recycling company to sign up as an ‘enabling partner’ to the UK Food Waste Reduction Roadmap which is committed to halving food loss in large businesses by 2030.   Launched by research and training organisation IGD and the Waste and Resources Action Programme (WRAP) charity, the…

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Supporting the UN’s Sustainable Development Agenda

24.09.2019, 13:45 Supporting the UN’s Sustainable Development Agenda Independent UK caterer Bartlett Mitchell has committed to aligning its activities with seven United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDG).   The commitment published in its 2019 CSER Report includes pledges to reduce deliveries to its sites by 5 per cent this year by promoting a ‘maximum drop’…

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Combating Pollution with Smarter Cities

05.06.2019, 13:46 Combating Pollution with Smarter Cities George Adams, Director of Energy & Engineering at SPIE UK and former CIBSE President, says air pollution which came under the spotlight on World Environment Day 2019, requires a rethink of the health, social and economic impact of urbanisation. Today marks World Environment Day, the United Nations day…

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Combating Pollution with Smarter Cities

05.06.2019, 13:46 Combating Pollution with Smarter Cities George Adams, Director of Energy & Engineering at SPIE UK and former CIBSE President, says air pollution which came under the spotlight on World Environment Day 2019, requires a rethink of the health, social and economic impact of urbanisation. Today marks World Environment Day, the United Nations day…

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Ecolab Launches Water Conservation Tool

15.03.2019, 11:20 Ecolab Launches Water Conservation Tool Ecolab has launched Smart Water Navigator, a free online tool that helps companies establish realistic targets for reducing water consumption. [embedded content] Based on a thirteen-question assessment compiled by the company in partnership with Trucost, part of S&P Global, and an advisory panel of major private sector companies, the…

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Is Anyone Listening?

13.03.2019, 11:38 Is Anyone Listening? Steve Loughney, Head of building management systems (BMS) for Siemens’ Building Technologies division, considers allowances emergency planners must make for bystander apathy – the condition where people ignore alarm sounders in the belief someone else will take responsibility. Fire experts have long questioned why people do not respond to siren-based…

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Empowering Women in ICT

08.03.2019, 12:16 Empowering Women in ICT Deborah Exell, Global Head of Human Capital at Getronics, asks whether our need to mark International Women’s Day is a sign of success or an acknowledgement too many employers are still failing their female employees.   International Women’s Day is to be welcomed for highlighting gender imbalance and workplace…

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UNDESA Recognises Canon Medical Systems

06.03.2019, 10:42 UNDESA Recognises Canon Medical Systems The Division for Sustainable Development Goals (DSDG) in the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UNDESA) has awarded official partner status to Canon Medical Systems for its promotion of sustainability, gender equality and welfare in developing countries. Canon Medical Systems UK has been supporting local communities…

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RobecoSAM Sustainability Yearbook 2019

26.02.2019, 12:48 RobecoSAM Sustainability Yearbook 2019 Sodexo has received a SAM Gold Class award in recognition of its sustainability practices for the 12th consecutive year. The award recognises the top 1 per cent of companies in their industry peer group. Under its Better Tomorrow 2025 plan, Sodexo has committed to aligning its corporate development and…

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ISS 2018 Corporate Responsibility Report

26.02.2019, 12:17 ISS 2018 Corporate Responsibility Report ISS has published its 2018 Corporate Responsibility Report which outlines measures the group is taking to refocus on key global accounts and provides policy updates on sustainability, compliance and talent management. The wide-ranging document also explains how ISS is aligning itself with seven of 17 United Nations Sustainable…

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