The AEG-owned Los Angeles Kings will no longer need to use municipal water systems while preparing for hockey games, thanks to BluEco Liquid Crystalline Turbex technology. The system produces pure water for ice creation and maintenance and helps reduce energy costs for the Staples Center by cleaning the indoor air, according to AEG.
Columbia, Mo., sourced nearly 16% of its total electricity needs from renewables in 2017, surpassing the city's goal of 5%, according to a report by Columbia Water and Light. Wind energy accounted for 12% of energy produced in the city last year.
Snowboard maker Burton has started using ReRez, a recyclable epoxy resin, that makes it easier to reuse metal, wood, plastic and other components of their products. "Doing life cycle assessment and using software to really hone in there allows us to understand where our highest impact is as a manufacturing company across all of our product lines," Burton executive Ali Kenney says.
Mars Inc. is working to achieve the goals set out in its Sustainable in a Generation plan, including an intention to cut indirect emissions by 66% by 2050. "We're going to need some breakthroughs in technology and new partnerships, as well as new ways of thinking to get to our 2050 target," said Chief Procurement and Sustainability Officer Barry Parkin.
STMicroelectronics has issued its latest sustainability report, which indicates that the company reduced its energy consumption by 12% year-over-year in 2017 while deriving 26% of its purchased energy from renewable sources. ST was recognized by the Carbon Disclosure Project as an A-list sustainable water management leader and reused, recovered or recycled over 91% of its waste during the year.
General Mills is paying more attention to the health of the soils that grow its ingredients, said chief sustainability officer Jerry Lynch. "If the front end of that engine -- Mother Nature and farming communities -- starts to break down, our business becomes either really expensive to operate, or sometimes impossible to operate because we can't get what we need in order to make those products," he said.
Real-time monitoring can enable supply chain specialists to identify and remove slack from supply chains, resulting in reduced food waste, writes Vicki Warker. Organizations should also note that what they consider real-time visibility may be in fact delayed.
Deepak Chopra believes leaders improve their path with good self-care and clarity of purpose. "I think success is opportunity and preparedness coming together, which happens only when you're aware," he says.