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Archives for January 30, 2021

Euro NCAP’s 2020: Challenges and Progress

27 January 2021 – A look back at how Euro NCAP covered a year that began with the outbreak of a pandemic, followed by lockdowns and social distancing rules. Euro NCAP testing was put on hold for a few months but was able to resume in the middle of the year thanks to Euro NCAP’s labs […]

Kia announces 2020 fourth quarter business results

4Q revenue at KRW 16.91 trillion, up 5% Y/y 4Q global wholesales volume at 742,695 units, slight decrease from 742,733 units in the previous year 4Q operating profit soared 117% Y/y to KRW 1.28 trillion; Quarterly operating profit margin of 7.6% 4Q net profit jumped 182% Y/y to KRW 976.8 billion Kia targets total global […]

SAGE recommendations on the Moderna mRNA−1273 vaccine against COVID−19

WHO’s Strategic Advisory Group of Experts on Immunization (SAGE) issued interim recommendations for use of the Moderna mRNA-1273 vaccine against COVID-19. The recommendations have been agreed at the SAGE extraordinary meeting held on 21 January and are based on the evidence summarized in the Background document on mRNA-1273 vaccine (Moderna) against COVID-19 and the Background paper on Covid-19 disease and vaccines. […]

IMF / World Economic Outlook January 2021 Forecast

The World Economic Outlook’s latest forecast projects global growth for 2021 at 5.5 percent, 0.3 percentage point higher than the report’s October forecast, moderating to 4.2 percent in 2022. The upgrade for 2021 reflects the positive effects of the onset of vaccinations in some countries, additional policy support at the end of 2020 in some […]

Reebok to provide $100,000 to 10 Lucky BOKS Programs ($10,000 each!)

Reebok & BOKS are Getting Kids Active throughout the Nation by Increasing Movement Opportunities (BOSTON, MA) January 25, 2021 — Today Reebok and BOKS (Build Our Kids’ Success), an initiative of the Reebok Foundation, announced that they will provide 10 underserved schools and nonprofit youth organizations across the nation who are utilizing BOKS resources to help get […]

WHO Director-General’s opening remarks at the media briefing on COVID-19 – 25 January 2021

A year ago, fewer than 1 thousand 500 cases of COVID-19 had been reported to WHO, including just 23 cases outside China. This week, we expect to reach 100 million reported cases.  Last week, I said that the world stood on the brink of a catastrophic moral failure if it doesn’t deliver equitable access to […]

IKEA Sustainability Report FY20: Forestry goal and circular assessment of the product range achieved

The financial year 2020* was challenging in many ways. The pandemic called for extraordinary measures to mitigate the effects for co-workers, business partners and communities across the value chain. At the same time, the IKEA business continued to deliver on the long-term sustainability strategy. Important achievements include reaching the 2020 forestry goal, assessing 9 500+ […]

IKEA launches new 2030 forest agenda to push for improved forest management and biodiversity globally

The IKEA business has for many years been committed to using its size and reach to eliminate forest degradation and deforestation around the world. Today, a new  forest agenda for 2030 is announced as a way to ramp up the work to further enhance biodiversity, mitigate climate change and drive innovation to use wood in […]

Daimler Trucks unveils BharatBenz Reefer Truck for vaccine transportation in India

Chennai / Stuttgart – Daimler India Commercial Vehicles (DICV), now unveiled the BharatBenz ‘BSafe Express’, a specialized reefer truck designed for the safe transportation of COVID-19 vaccines. Equipped with state-of-the-art connectivity, the BSafe Express uses newly developed refrigeration units that ensure the temperature and stability of the vaccines is accurately monitored and maintained at all […]

Automobili Lamborghini earns “Top Employer Italy 2021” certification

Lamborghini has received the award for the eighth year running A people-focused strategy in the year of the pandemic Innovative digital programs, tools for more flexibility and for income support, projects for social responsibility Sant’Agata Bolognese, January 25, 2021 – For the eighth year running, Automobili Lamborghini has received the “Top Employer Italy 2021” award from […]