Going Greener: Akzonobel receives EcoVadis’ platinum sustainability ranking

Amsterdam, Netherlands — On Mar. 15, Akzonobel received the platinum ranking in EcoVadis’ Sustain 2022 web conference. This is the second year in a row where Akzonobel received the platinum award, placing it at the top of over 65,000 companies in 2021. According to Ecovadis, platinum ratings are reserved for the top one percent of […]

ICE-d Out: Nissan to end ICE development in all markets but U.S.

Toronto, Ontario — Nissan and the internal combustion engine have officially parted ways, making the brand the first Japanese automaker to announce a full stop to the development of ICE technology in every market but the U.S. Though the company has already ended gas engine sales in Europe, it will carry on the limited development […]

Cœurs et esprits: France passes law mandating eco-positive messaging in car ads

Paris, France — A new French law is taking a similar tack to modern tobacco and alcohol messaging, mandating that automakers include disclaimers that mention the environmental benefits of cycling, carpooling and public transit. As of March 1, all ads from car companies will be required to include one of the following phrases: “For short […]

Super Sustainability: BASF Canada recognized for its sustainability leadership under CN EcoConnexions Partnership Program

Mississauga, Ontario – BASF has been recognized by CN, a transportation industry leader and trade-enabler, for its sustainability practices in Canada.  The CN EcoConnexions Partnership Program celebrates CN’s customers and supply chain partners who are committed to reducing their environmental footprint and being part of the climate solution, building a more sustainable future. “We are […]

BMW Boosts E-Mobility: OEM moves into second phase of electrification plans

Toronto, Ontario — BMW is shifting it into high gear and moving into the second phase of its e-mobility plans.  The luxury car company has now released three electric vehicles, which is only the beginning of the second phase. They are planning to deliver two million fully electric vehicles globally by the end of 2025. […]

Sustainable Success: BASF Canada recognizes CSN OpenRoad Richmond Auto Body in Customer Sustainability Awards Programme

Richmond, British Columbia — Last month, BASF Canada announced the winners of its first Customer Sustainability Awards Programme, where the coatings company recognized B.C. collision centre CSN OpenRoad Richmond Auto Body as a Small Business Sustainability Leader. CSN OpenRoad Richmond Auto Body is a third-generation family business in operation since 1960. Helmed by President Randy […]