Cosmetics giant Kao joins The Climate Pledge

Tokyo-based cosmetics and consumer goods giant Kao has become the latest multinational to sign up to The Climate Pledge, the commitment co-founded by Amazon and environmental advocacy group Global Optimism that requires corporates to achieve net zero emissions by 2040. As a signatory of The Climate Pledge, Kao has also agreed to measure and report … Read more

Amazon officially starts deliveries in custom Rivian electric vans

Amazon is officially starting deliveries in its new custom all-electric Rivian Electric Delivery Vehicle (EDV). The tech giant’s new EDVs hit the road as of 12 July in cities all over the US, including Baltimore, Chicago, Nashville, Phoenix, San Diego and St. Louis. Both companies plan to bring thousands of custom EDVs to more than … Read more

Amazon announces $20,000 green grant for sustainable retailers

E-commerce giant Amazon has this week launched a new grant program for ecologically-minded small businesses and retailers in the US. Dubbed Products for Tomorrow, the new initiative is offering grants worth up to $20,000 for brands and businesses with “innovative products that were created with sustainability in mind”. Amazon will offer successful applicants both cash … Read more

Ecolibrium brings Machine-learning Decarbonisation Platform to the UK

A machine learning-led decarbonisation platform that has found success in Asia-Pacific is to formally launch in the UK this week, with developer Ecolibrium announcing it is to relocate its global headquarters from India to London. The company’s SmartSense system brings together data from thousands of internet of things (IoT) devices from across a facility’s entire … Read more

Green Search: Ecosia sees active user rates soar to 20 million

Green search engine Ecosia has seen an increase in active users to 20 million, the not-for-profit venture announced this week. With highest usage in Germany, France, UK, and the US, the growing user base is also reflected in the carbon negative search engine’s recent milestone of reaching 150 million trees planted, with 100 million planted … Read more