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DLF gets Leed platinum green certification from USGBC for 'Mall of India'

By : Sustainability ..., Oct 24, 2019

Realty major DLF on Wednesday said its shopping mall in Noida, Uttar Pradesh has received Leed Platinum certification from United States Green Building Council (USGBC). DLF's shopping mall at Noida named 'Mall of India' is already operational. This 2 million sq ft retail...

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Pepsi to take green mainstream with sustainable bond sale: Details here

By : Sustainability ..., Oct 9, 2019

PepsiCo Inc. has joined the charge to make green bonds more mainstream as the soda giant has wrapped its debut sale of the debt. The company offered $1 billion of senior unsecured green securities, according to a person with knowledge of the matter. The 30-year bonds will...

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Dabur Joins EDMC’s ‘Swachhta Hi Sewa Plogging Drive’

By : Sustainability ..., Oct 3, 2019

Moving forward on its commitment towards a Greener and Cleaner Planet for future generations and to support the Hon’ble Prime Minister Mr. Narendra Modi’s call for “Swachhta Hi Sewa” on the occasion of 150th Birthday of Mahatma Gandhi, India’s largest Science-based Ayurveda...

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Tupperware India to end single-use plastic from packaging

By : Sustainability ..., Oct 1, 2019

Kitchenware and culinary brand Tupperware India has announced to stop the usage of single-use plastic for product packaging from October 1, and instead use recyclable paper based compostable packaging material. In a statement, the company has said that the transition would...

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Amazon vows to be carbon neutral by 2040

By : Sustainability ..., Sep 20, 2019

Amazon.com Inc Chief Executive Officer Jeff Bezos on Thursday committed the company to being carbon neutral by 2040 and said part of that pledge is an order for 1,00,000 electric delivery vans from a start-up the online retailer has invested in. Cutting emissions is a...

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Apple first to use recycled rare earths in smartphones

By : Sustainability ..., Sep 19, 2019

In a first, Apple has now started using recycled rare earth metals for making its latest iPhones. It is using 100 per cent recycled rare earths in a key component (Taptic Engine) in the new iPhones, a first for a smartphone. The Taptic Engine represents about 25 per cent of...

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BRICS bank greenlights new projects in India, Russia & South Africa worth $1.4bn

By : Sustainability ..., Sep 17, 2019

The New Development Bank (NDB) has approved four new infrastructure and development projects with loans totaling $1.4 billion. New investments bring the BRICS bank’s portfolio to 42 projects worth $11.6 billion. The decision to finance the projects in India, Russia, and South...

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Dabur launches Plastic Waste Collection drive with East Delhi Municipal Corporation

By : Sustainability ..., Sep 13, 2019

Moving forward on its commitment towards becoming a Plastic Waste Neutral Company by 2021, India’s largest Science-based Ayurveda major Dabur India Limited today Joined hands with East Delhi Municipal Corporation (EDMC) to launch a unique Plastic Waste Collection drive in the...

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Amazon India unveils sustainable packaging initiatives

By : Sustainability ..., Sep 11, 2019

Amazon India, Bangalore, India, has announced its commitment to eliminate single-use plastic from its packaging by June 2020. The company plans to use “paper cushions,” which will replace plastic dunnage like air pillows and bubble wraps across its fulfillment centers in...

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Flipkart starts cutting back on single-use plastics in packaging

By : Sustainability ..., Aug 30, 2019

Flipkart on Thursday announced that as of August 1, it has cut usage of single-use plastics by 25 per cent across its packaging value chain. India’s largest e-commerce marketplace also made a commitment to eliminate single-use plastics in packaging and move towards a 100 per...

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