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Walmart unveils eco-friendly products, mobilizes workforce in partnerships with NGOs

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Walmart celebrated global Earth Month by demonstrating its commitment to a greener environment around the world. Walmart will unveil a number of earth friendly products, partner with local governments and NGOs, sponsor community activities and engage its 2.2 million associates worldwide to promote...

Virgin Atlantic and Swiss-based charity Myclimate launch carbon offset scheme to benefit local communities

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Virgin Atlantic launched the first ever onboard carbon offset scheme, endorsed by 49 NGOs worldwide, including many environmental groups. The airline has partnered with Swiss-based charity Myclimate to offer a Gold Standard Carbon Offset Scheme which is now available to passengers inflight as well...

IKEA Sponsors Forestry Scholarships

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Every year, the IKEA Group supports one-year scholarships for 22 students from Poland, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Ukraine and Russia to study forestry at the Swedish University of Agricultural Science in Alnarp, Sweden. These scholarships have been arranged annually since 2001.

IKEA is cooperating with WWF to reduce impact on the climate.

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IKEA is cooperating with WWF and implementing several projects globally in an effort to reduce the impact on the climate, the forests, and cotton. IKEA and WWF hope to encourage considerate, efficient, long-term economically sound usage of natural resources with the ultimate goal of ensuring that...

British American Tobacco establishes a biodiversity partnership with NGOs

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British American Tobacco has established a biodiversity partnership, now in its third five-year term (2011-2015). The partners (Fauna & Flora International, Earthwatch, Tropical Biology Association, Royal Botanic Gardens Kew and British American Tobacco) have appointed an independent programme...

Partnership aims to stop rare plant smuggling

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TRAFFIC-Hong Kong, one of the 22 branches of a NGO network that monitors wildlife trade globally, partnered with Cathay Pacific Airways Ltd to improve the airline's ability to stop the smuggling of rare plants on its planes.

WWF and IKEA Conservation Partnership

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IKEA and WWF began a co-operation in 2002 to jointly promote responsible forestry in priority regions around the world. Together the two organizations have planned and implemented a series of projects in China, Russia, Bulgaria, Romania, Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania. The projects are important...

Developing hybrid diesel-electric delivery trucks

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In 2000, FedEx Express and Environmental Defense Fund struck an alliance to develop a delivery truck that dramatically decreases emissions while increasing fuel economy. The result was a diesel-electric hybrid, an ideal application for hybrid technology, given the frequent stopping and starting of...

Greenpeace and Marks & Spencer: Sustainable seafood procurement

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Marks & Spencer (M&S) has adopted a Policy on Sustainable Sourcing of Fisheries Products, which applies to all seafood sold, including fish used as an ingredient. M&S came top of Greenpeace UK's Recipe for Disaster, a study of UK supermarkets, ranking them by their seafood policies.

Unilever and WWF establish certification for sustainable fisheries

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The MSC Standard by the Marine Stewardship Council is the only internationally recognised set of environmental principles for assessing fisheries to establish whether they are well managed and sustainable. The MSC is an independent, global, non-profit organisation which was set up to find a...