Google Cloud to collaborate with Stella McCartney in sustainable fashion industry pilot
Google announced today that it is collaborating with Stella McCartney in a pilot to drive the fashion industry toward sustainability. Nick Martin, Head of Retail at Google Cloud, emphasises the importance of retail companies taking responsibility for its waste, as the industry is responsible for a large amount of emissions. According to the UN environment, the fashion industry is responsible for 20% of wastewater and 10% of carbon emissions globally.
This is a mammoth task as there is a distinct lack of transparency across the earlier stages of production, according to Martin. Google has worked closely with Current Global to develop cloud-based technology to collect data for analysis.
The Stella McCartney brand is at the forefront of sustainability in the fashion industry. The fashion brand has assisted in the launch of the UN Fashion Industry Charter for climate change and more recently Stella McCartney Cares Green.
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Stella McCartney shared its enthusiasm: “At Stella McCartney we have been continuously focusing on looking at responsible and sustainable ways to conduct ourselves in fashion, it is at the heart of what we do. We are trying our best –we aren’t perfect, but we are opening a conversation that hasn’t really been had in the history of fashion.”
To pilot this, Google Cloud will focus on collecting and analysing data of cotton and viscose, the former of which accounts for 25% of materials used by the fashion industry. Both materials also have a large carbon footprint. The data will not only be used to measure the impact of producing these materials, but also on how they vary depending on region.
If this pilot is successful, then Google Cloud and Stella McCartney will pioneer the future of sustainability in the fashion industry by making their product into an open, industry-wide tool. This will help ensure The UN’s Fashion Industry Charter’s commitment to greenhouse gas emissions in the fashion industry by 30% by 2030.
Honeywell Commits To Carbon Neutrality by 2035 (NYSE: HON)
Honeywell Commits To Carbon Neutrality In Its Operations And Facilities By 2035
The company has already reduced the greenhouse gas intensity of its operations and facilities by more than 90% since 2004.
Builds on the company's '10-10-10' commitment to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 10% from 2018 levels, deploy at least 10 renewable energy opportunities and achieve ISO's 50001 Energy Management Standard at 10 facilities by 2024.
Honeywell will continue to support its customers' sustainability goals with innovative new products that reduce greenhouse gas emissions, save energy and support the adoption of renewable energy sources.
Honeywell (NYSE: HON) committed today to become carbon neutral in its operations and facilities by 2035 through a combination of further investment in energy savings projects, conversion to renewable energy sources, completion of capital improvement projects at its sites and in its fleet of company vehicles, and utilization of credible carbon credits. These initiatives represent a continuation of the company's sustainability efforts since 2004, which have already driven a more than 90% reduction in the greenhouse gas intensity of its operations and facilities.
"Companies like Honeywell have a unique role to play in shaping a future that is safer and more sustainable for our children and our grandchildren, and that's why I am pleased to commit to achieving carbon-neutral facilities and operations by 2035," said Darius Adamczyk, chairman and chief executive officer of Honeywell. "Honeywell has a long history of improving our own environmental and sustainability profile while providing innovative products and services that improve our customers' profiles as well. We will continue to invest in our plants and in new technologies that will reduce our carbon footprint and contribute significantly to global efforts to mitigate climate change."
Honeywell's carbon-footprint reduction will continue to be driven through the company's rigorous, end-to-end business operating system. Honeywell's reductions will be reported publicly and third-party verified pursuant to The Greenhouse Gas Protocol. The company's efforts will result in carbon-neutral operations and facilities as it relates to direct emissions ("Scope 1") and indirect emissions from electricity and steam ("Scope 2"). In addition, Honeywell has committed to addressing "Scope 3" indirect emissions, which include emissions in the value chain, by enhancing its existing tracking system and partnering with industry leaders to identify and implement best practices while encouraging customers to adopt Honeywell's climate solutions and products.
Honeywell has a long and successful track record of setting aggressive sustainability targets and exceeding them. In addition to significantly reducing its greenhouse gas intensity, Honeywell has implemented more than 5,700 sustainability projects since 2010, saving an annualized $100 million in costs.
In 2019, Honeywell set a new "10-10-10" target to reduce global Scope 1 and Scope 2 greenhouse gas emissions intensity by an additional 10% from 2018 levels, deploy at least 10 renewable energy opportunities, and achieve certification to ISO's 50001 Energy Management Standard at 10 facilities by 2024. The company is on track to meeting these commitments.
Honeywell's commitment to carbon neutrality builds on the company's decades-long history of innovation to help its customers meet their environmental and social goals. In fact, about half of Honeywell's new product introduction research and development investment is directed toward products that improve environmental and social outcomes for customers.
Honeywell (www.honeywell.com) is a Fortune 100 technology company that delivers industry-specific solutions that include aerospace products and services; control technologies for buildings and industry; and performance materials globally. Our technologies help aircraft, buildings, manufacturing plants, supply chains, and workers become more connected to make our world smarter, safer, and more sustainable. For more news and information on Honeywell, please visit www.honeywell.com/newsroom.
Source: PR Newswire