Williams-Sonoma Names New Sustainability Goals

San Francisco — Williams-Sonoma, Inc. has released its Annual Impact Report and announced several new ambitious goals to further differentiate WSI as the industry leader of sustainable home furnishings. The Annual Impact Report shares the company’s progress and achievements across

ENTOUCH Introduces New EMS Platform for Convenience Stores

Richardson, Texas — ENTOUCH, an IoT-based Energy Management Solutions (EMS) leader, has released its most comprehensive suite of convenience store solutions to date. The Octane series offers convenience stores a preconfigured yet fully customizable suite of EMS tools designed to

Target Outlines Bold New Sustainability Strategy

Minneapolis — Target Corporation has unveiled Target Forward, the company’s new sustainability strategy that builds on the retailer’s legacy of corporate responsibility and sustainable practices. “As a company and a member of the global community, it’s imperative for both the

Leading the Charge

— By Conner McGill — Why retailers and restaurants are investing in EV charging stations.   If electric vehicle (EV) charging has sparked your interest recently, you’re not alone. Retailers and restaurants across the country are giving more consideration to

Diverting PPE From the Waste Stream

— By Jennifer Wolanik — How COVID-19 PPE compliance and sustainability can work together.   Use of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) in restaurants and retailers is surging in order to comply with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

RWS Facility Services Names New Business Development Manager

Chadds Ford, Pa. — RWS Facility Services (RWS), a provider of recycling, waste and managed facilities solutions for commercial and residential businesses, has appointed Danica Sierra to the role of business development manager. Sierra brings to RWS more than 20

Weberstown Mall in California Completes Solar Panel Installation

Columbus, Ohio — As part of its sustainability efforts, Washington Prime Group Inc. has completed the solar panel system at Weberstown Mall in Stockton, Calif. The system is comprised of 3,456 photovoltaic (PV) modules, spanning more than 76,645 square feet,

One Word For You: Plastics

— By Ray Hatch — How restaurants can help curb the plastics epidemic.   With 2020 having been set as a benchmark for business’ sustainability programs, many restaurant operations are working hard to achieve their waste-reduction goals. One area that

URW to Launch 3 New Solar Projects in the U.S.

Los Angeles — Unibail-Rodamco-Westfield (URW), a premier global developer and operator of flagship shopping destinations, has revealed details of its global Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) program — the most ambitious of its kind for a listed retail real estate company.

Office Depot Releases New Sustainability Goals

Boca Raton, Fla. — Office Depot, Inc. has released its 2019 Corporate Sustainability Report, incorporating sustainability information for Office Depot, CompuCom and Grand & Toy. Additionally, the report contains the company’s public-facing sustainability goals around energy consumption, transportation emissions and

LevelTen Energy to Provide Clean Power to 3,000 U.S. Starbucks Stores

Seattle — LevelTen Energy has closed a three-project renewable energy portfolio purchased by Starbucks, comprising wind and solar farms in North Carolina, Oklahoma and Texas. The power purchase agreement portfolio will provide clean power to the electricity grids that serve

CBRE/Iron Mountain Recognized for Professional Excellence by CoreNet Global

Los Angeles — CBRE, Iron Mountain and Redaptive have won the 2019 Professional Excellence Award conferred by CoreNet Global. The combined team was recognized for accelerating environmental improvements and cost reduction via an innovative Efficiency-as-a Service (EaaS) delivery model. CBRE’s

ALDI U.S. to Add 100 More HFC-Free Stores in 2019

Washington, D.C. — On April 22, 2019 (Earth Day), the Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA) unveiled a new initiative identifying U.S. retailers committed to taking leadership action to reduce potent greenhouse gases used in cooling, hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs). As part of this

City Furniture Pledges to Become Carbon Neutral by 2040

Fort Lauderdale, Fla. — Furniture retailer City Furniture has set the complex operational goal of becoming carbon neutral by 2040. Its 2040 Green Promise goal encompasses the company’s showrooms, warehouses and offices, its statewide delivery fleet and recycling initiatives, according

Don’t Waste This Chance

— By Ray Hatch — Turn changing regulations into new opportunities. As cities and states begin pushing harder toward their zero-waste goals, new regulations are being put into effect that will change the way businesses operate. For restaurants and food

The Vineyards to Open in Spring 2019 With Sustainable Features & Fixtures

Porter Ranch, Calif. — With opening a couple months away, The Vineyards already is generating anticipation as Southern California’s newest upscale and pedestrian-friendly shopping and entertainment center. What’s more, The Vineyards will also feature some of the region’s latest and