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DyeCoo waterless fabric dyeing machines
December 03, 2013
Far Eastern New Century Corp, a Taiwanese contract manufacturer for global sportswear giant Nike, has installed high-tech equipment which, it is claimed, eliminates the use of water and process chemicals from fabric dyeing. Although not the first plant to deploy equipment from Dutch start-up DyeCoo Textile Systems (that distinction goes to a factory in Thailand), the move is nonetheless a significant development in what Nike describes as a “manufacturing revolution”.
Companies from Indonesia, India, and the Philippines that have successfully integrated sustainability in their business operations were recognized at the 2013 Asian CSR Awards held at the Grand Hyatt Hotel, Nusa Dua, Bali, Indonesia.
California’s Solaria Corporation, which specializes in solar photovoltaic modules for tracking applications, has announced new operations in China to meet what it calls “demand for high-efficiency, large-scale solar projects.”
SolAbility Korea Review 2012 out-perform
Sustainability consultancy SolAbility has released the results of its 6th annual Korean ESG review showing that while sustainably managed companies continue to outperform, problem areas remain.
Read Full Story Small and medium companies in India are becoming more energized to take part in new opportunities in renewable energy and biotech, and the introduction of new technologies like wireless in industrial solutions to major infrastructure companies, according to an interview carried in the Economic Times.
As of next year it will become mandatory for big building owners in Jakarta to comply with environmental guidelines as laid out in the governor’s 2012 regulation on green buildings, according to the Jakarta Post.
A study on India's iron and steel industry published by Green Rating Project (GRP) run by Centre for Science and Environment(CSE) has found that while some plants and companies are endeavoring to clean up their acts, the sector's overall environmental performance is poor. The GRP analyzed the country's top steelmaking plants to find out how 'green and clean' the sector is, looking at how resource-efficient each plant it, how much pollution it it emits, how it disposes its wastes, and how it deals with issues
Indian companies are increasingly becoming aware of sustainable practices and adoption of these, as they realize that it will help mitigate their sustainability issues and bring business benefits in the future, business consultancy firm Frost & Sullivan has said.
Mitsubishi Electric Corporation has introduced a three-year action plan aimed at making further reductions in carbon dioxide emissions on both the production and end-use sides, and to put greater focus on the three Rs (reduce, reuse and recycle) within its operations.
The consulting arm of technology giant Hitachi has announced plans to beef up its sustainability-related services through the acquisition of US-based consultancy PRIZIM Inc. Hitachi Consulting, which specializes in IT services and management consulting, said that it had completed the acquisition of the 45-strong Maryland-based PRIZIM for an undisclosed sum, providing the company with an enhanced portfolio of environmental assessment and auditing, sustainability training, and consulting services.