Evian aims to water down its carbon emissions

Evian aims to become the first major spring water brand to go carbon neutral amid criticism that packaging water from the French Alps and transporting it around the world in plastic bottles causes unnecessary environmental damage.

Danone, the brand’s owner, is spending €280m on the project, said CEO Emmanuel Faber, who reinaugurated the Evian factory on Tuesday. The site itself is now carbon neutral and is fully powered by renewable sources. Danone aims to offset the pollution caused by transporting Evian water by 2020 as it expands rail transport and promotes biogas.

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Source: Business Day

WWF awards ‘three trees’ timber sustainability rating to Travis Perkins

Travis Perkins has been awarded the highest timber scorecard rating by WWF UK for responsibly and sustainably sourcing timber products.

The ‘three trees’ performance rating recognises that over 70% of the company’s timber and timber products have been sourced responsibly. The company sources 97% of all their timber and timber fibre from certified well-managed forests, it claims.

The WWF UK report highlights companies’ understanding and engagement of the forest trade, and aims to promote and improve sustainability.

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Source: Builders´ Merchant News