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    IMS – Entreprendre pour la Cité (Bouygues) - Fair Trade Uniforms for Workers Private

    A decision was taken in September 2007 to change all the working clothes at Bouygues Entreprises France Europe (including all subsidiaries of Bouygues Construction based in France, Switzerland and the United Kingdom) to fair trade cotton uniforms. This represents 15,000 uniforms.

    This project is...

    BITC Ireland (Permanent TSB) - The Launch of Ireland's First Green Loan Private

    In February 2007, Permanent TSB launched Ireland's first green loan.  A €10m fund was made available to facilitate customers borrowing money to improve the energy efficiency of their home.  This was the first scheme of its kind to be launched by any bank in Ireland.

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    BITC Ireland (Diageo) - Embedding our Commitment to Environmental Sustainability Private

    A series of initiatives are in place to reduce environmental impact and use resources efficiently:

    1. Offsetting Carbon Emissions: In February 2007, Diageo Ireland introduced a new initiative focused on offsetting carbon emissions from business air travel. Every time a brewery team member takes...

    IMS (Philips) - Ciudades Sostenibles (Livable cities) Private

    The company responded to the challenge through the initiative ‘Livable cities’ , to create sustainable and eco-efficient cities through lighting renewal. This initiative aims to make cities aware of the importance of sustainable lighting and to inform them of the benefits of the sustainable...

    MVO Nederland (Office Depot) - Responsible Procurement what does it take Private

    Our initiative called ‘Responsible Procurement what does it take!' is in development and scheduled to go live in 2011. We have noticed that many customers, both corporate and SME perceive responsible procurement being difficult and it is just buying ‘green' products. However we do believe...

    BITC UK (BT) - Carbon Clubs Private

    "Carbon Clubs" were created for the employees of BT in June 2007, in response to their request to do something for the environment. Clubs are a framework for people to share knowledge and ideas with colleagues and take action together. No rules were given: each group is free to explore issues...

    BITC Ireland (CRH) - Using Solid Recovered Fuel (SRF) as a substitute for coal Private

    Approximately 40% of the CO2 generated in the production of cement clinker arises from the carbon content of the fuels used, due to the traditional reliance on fossil fuels within the industry. In order to reduce the carbon footprint of its process, Irish Cement has embarked on a programme of...

    MVO Nederland (Durabilit) - Greener Network Calculator Private

    The aim of the Greener Network Calculator is to enable companies to determine how much CO2 emission they reduce when they reuse network equipment, or use refurbished equipment rather than purchasing new. This shows that the immediate CO2 emissions related to the purchase and use of a specific...

    MVO Nederland (Van Houtum) - Satino Black Cradle to cradle washroom solutions Private

    We provide Cradle to Cradle washroom solutions (brand name Satino Black) to help customers to easily transform their washroom to the most eco-friendly in the world:   innovative technologies ensure a unique combination of quality, image and user-friendliness with the most environmentally...