Continental Airlines • more energy-efficient planes. • saved fuel and reduced emissions by nearly 5 percent. • reduced emissions from the ground equipment at its hub by more than 75 percent since 2000. • received an award from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in April 2008 for being the first carrier to use an environmentally friendly pre-treatment on its aircraft.
State Bank of India (SBI) • Adapting in India 51 branches to “green” banking with paperless card-based transaction lines to process deposits, check-cashing and other normal banking activities. • Supporting the construction of wind farms in India. • Making a commitment that new building will adopt green building standard including utilizing natural lighting and recycled water. • Implementing policies aimed at achieving carbon neutrality.
Arizona State University • largest assortment of energy- producing solar panels of all college campuses. • helps students and faculty with payment for bus and light rail passes and offers a car-sharing program with the special incentive of prime parking. • requires that all vendors selling products on their campus must provide only green products. • 70,000 standard lamps with florescent lamps which will cut carbon emissions down by 686 tons every year.
Hyundai • Hyundai has launched a system to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and energy use in the operation, maintenance, dismantling, and disposal of buildings. In addition, the company makes every effort to minimize negative impacts on the environment by applying eco-friendly remodelling processes that take a building’s entire life cycle into account.
Hyundai Waste Management System • Dispose of waste in an appropriate manner after separating • Minimize amount of waste through recycling • Obey all laws and regulations regarding waste disposal & treatment
Long Term Product End-Points• Using 100% renewable or recycled materials for all products and packaging• Having zero consumer waste go to landfills• Designing products to delight consumers while maximizing the conservation of resources• use of Life Cycle Assessment and Municipal Waste evaluations of ingredients as well as Municipal Waste evaluations of packaging.
Long Term Operation End-Points• Powering plants with 100% renewable energy• Emitting no fossil-based CO2 or toxic emissions• Delivering effluent water quality that is as good as or better than influent water quality with no contribution to water scarcity• Having zero manufacturing waste go to landfills
Operations Approach• reduce waste in customization by applying more sustainable designs.• focused on eliminating inefficiencies such as loading and unloading delays, rush transport up-charges, dead legs (empty trucks) and P&G production line stops.• implemented supplier sustainability scorecard, which assesses the environmental footprint of suppliers