Tag: sustainability (209 articles)

Finance   |   25 July, 2023 at 8:05 AM

ING Bank Romania aims for net-zero in its own operations

ING Bank Romania has invested €11 million in the past 11 years in environmental actions in Romania and €1.2 million were donated in 2022 alone for vulnerable groups' support, says Alexandra Maier, Sustainability Manager at ING Bank Romania.

Environment   |   19 July, 2023 at 2:20 PM

DS Smith reduces CO2 emissions by 10%

In line with its decarbonization objectives, DS Smith has this year reduced CO2 emissions by 10% (15% compared to 2019) and achieved a 4% reduction in water consumption in paper mills in areas exposed to the risk of stress hydric.

Real estate   |   19 July, 2023 at 8:00 AM

Architect Matius Ichim: "Lack of education in terms of ESG is the challenge"

Lack of education in terms of ESG (environmental, social, and governance) and a poor number of good practice solutions are two of the challenges in the field, says Matius Ichim, Architect at Matius Studio and owner of the retail platform www.prioretail.ro. He talked to Green Forum about the advantages of a sustainably built commercial space. He says that 15-20% of the operating networks in Romania have started implementing ESG key principles in their fit-out design and close to 5% in full sustainable standards.

Industry   |   13 July, 2023 at 1:00 PM

Ariston Group presents ESG strategic plan for 2030

The Ariston Group, which operates in the field of sustainable thermal comfort, has presented its vision and ESG objectives for 2030 within the "Road to 100", a strategic plan that attests to the group's commitment to sustainability.

Industry   |   3 July, 2023 at 5:00 PM

ROCA Industry to reduce carbon emissions by 20% by 2030

ROCA Industry, the first Romanian holding company of construction materials companies, part of the ROCA Investments portfolio, announces the launch of the first Sustainability Report, anticipating the European Directive applicable starting from the financial year 2024, regarding corporate sustainability reporting (CSRD).

Industry   |   29 June, 2023 at 12:33 AM

Coca-Cola HBC Romania: "We are taking firm steps to reach net-zero emissions"

Coca-Cola HBC Romania is the first local company, in the FMCG industry to produce a sustainability report to international standards and among the first local companies to publicly present such a report, says Alice Nichita, Corporate Affairs & Sustainability Director at Coca-Cola HBC Romania. She talked to Green Forum about the company's ESG strategy and the company's current sustainability targets and the social initiatives that the company and its employees are involved in.

Mobility   |   27 June, 2023 at 5:30 PM

Wizz Air named most sustainable low-cost airline

Wizz Air was named the most sustainable low-cost airline for the third consecutive year at the World Finance Sustainability Awards 2023. The company states that World Finance magazine appreciated Wizz Air's sustainability credentials and its commitment to reducing emissions by another 25% by the end of the decade.

Business   |   20 June, 2023 at 1:21 AM

Mapping innovation: 10+ CEE companies accelerating sustainability in FMCG

In the face of mounting environmental challenges, the FMCG sector is using innovation to reduce ecological impact and cultivate consumer trust. In this article, we explore key innovations for FMCG led by entrepreneurs in Central and Eastern Europe, such as alternative packaging materials and low-carbon protein alternatives.

Business   |   15 June, 2023 at 5:30 PM

BRD grants sustainable financing of €220 million in 2022

BRD – Groupe Société Générale granted sustainable financing of RON1.1 billion (€220 million) last year. BRD launched 2022 its first green lending products for individuals. Also, the BRD Group reduced its energy consumption by 12.5% compared to the previous year and the greenhouse gas emissions resulting from operations.

Industry   |   8 June, 2023 at 3:00 PM

Bosch invests €83 million in sustainability in Romania

The Bosch Group focuses on sustainability in all areas of activity. The group has invested €83 million in Romania in 2022, mainly in the development of production units in the Electro-mobility Solutions business sector in Cluj and Blaj, as well as in the field of research and development, within the Bosch Engineering Center in Cluj, says Mihai Boldijar, general manager of Robert Bosch and representative of the Bosch Group in Romania.

Business   |   16 May, 2023 at 4:21 AM

Bosch Power Tools is taking sustainability goals one step further

The Bosch Power Tools division is taking a big step forward with regard to its sustainability goals. Thus, starting in the autumn of 2023, 23 new and improved measuring instruments will be available, together with the related accessories and packaging, all presenting a new concept of sustainability and being produced with as much recycled material as possible.