Refrigerants, Naturally! in The Guardian’s Sustainable Business section
Business competitors have realised that greater impact can be achieved by working together on big sustainability issues. Refrigerants, Naturally! was portrayed in The Guardian’s Sustainable Business section.
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Business leader calls on governments to phase-out HFC refrigerants
In his keynote speech at the 2014 Abu Dhabi Ascent, Unilever CEO Paul Polman called on governments to phase-out HFC refrigerants.
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OzonAction Webinar on "Refrigerants, Naturally! - Cool partnership"
In a webinar on 14 April, Refrigerants, Naturally! members shared insights on the partnership’s experience to date in applying natural refrigeration technologies. The webinar was hosted by UNEP's OzonAction programme.
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Facts and figures
We are a global initiative of companies committed to combat climate change and depletion of the ozone layer by replacing environmentally harmful fluorinated gases (‛F-gases’ such as CFCs, HCFCs and HFCs) with natural refrigerants.
Membership in the initiative includes PepsiCo, Red Bull, The Coca-Cola Company and Unilever. The initiative is supported by Greenpeace and by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP).
The key goal of the initiative is to promote a shift in point-of-sale cooling technologies (beverage coolers/vendors and ice-cream freezers) towards natural refrigerants. This sector represents a significant portion of F-gas refrigerant use.
Globally, The Coca-Cola Company has placed 1 million units using natural refrigerants and is committed to buy only HFC-free equipment from 2015. Unilever has placed over 1.28 million units – reaching into every country that they operate in. With 457.000 units of its efficient ECO cooler, more than half of Red Bull units worldwide use natural refrigerants. PepsiCo has now reached over 240.000 HFC-free units.
Please browse the following pages to learn more about the initiative.