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Trending: Scorecards Find Unilever, Nestlé Walking Their Talk on Efforts to End Poverty, Deforestation
Trending: Scorecards Find Unilever, Nestlé Walking Their Talk on Efforts to End Poverty, Deforestation

7 years ago - This week, two scorecards revealed how major brands are stacking up when it comes to living up to their commitments to improve their social and environmental stewardship, with Nestlé and Unilever apparently neck and neck for the lead in several areas.

Hitting the Bull’s-Eye With Your Product Sustainability Program
Hitting the Bull’s-Eye With Your Product Sustainability Program

7 years ago - It can be daunting to ramp up a sustainability program. This is especially the case when moving from an operations focus, where most programs start, to successfully leveraging the many opportunities associated with product materials and sourcing, design, and production. Yet companies that take aim at their products and measure, improve, and communicate the environmental and social attributes across the life cycle are able to achieve significant improvements that dwarf those they could realize otherwise.

Danone, Unilever Among 6 Major Companies With Comprehensive Deforestation Policies
Danone, Unilever Among 6 Major Companies With Comprehensive Deforestation Policies

7 years ago - Only six major companies and one investor — Danone, Unilever, Nestlé, Procter & Gamble, Kao Corp., Reckitt Benckiser Group, and financial services giant HSBC — have comprehensive policies in place to protect tropical forests, according to a new ranking by Global Canopy Programme (GCP).

Closed Loop Fund Offering Zero-Interest Loans to Help Cities Develop Recycling Infrastructures
Closed Loop Fund Offering Zero-Interest Loans to Help Cities Develop Recycling Infrastructures

7 years ago - The Closed Loop Fund plans to invest $100 million over the next five years to support the development of recycling infrastructure and services in cities across the country.Municipalities across the country can now apply for zero-interest loans to build recycling infrastructure for their communities. The zero-interest loans are repaid from either landfill-diversion savings or revenue generated from the sale of recyclable material. Companies that service municipalities may also apply, and interest rates will be below market rates.

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Investors Press Mondelez International to Switch to Recyclable Packaging
Investors Press Mondelez International to Switch to Recyclable Packaging

8 years ago - Last week, shareholder advocacy organization As You Sow (AYS), along with shareholders representing $11.8 billion worth of shares, presented a proposal to Mondelez International asking that the company make the switch to recyclable packaging.The resolution, which received 28.4 percent shareholder support, was presented at the giant food manufacturer’s annual meeting.The world’s largest snack food company, Mondelez International produces brands such as Oreo, Chips Ahoy!, Trident gum, and Philadelphia cream cheese. It comprises the global snack and food brands of the former Kraft Foods, from which it split in 2012.

NGOs: PepsiCo's New Palm Oil Commitment Is Major Improvement, But Other Companies Are Doing More
NGOs: PepsiCo's New Palm Oil Commitment Is Major Improvement, But Other Companies Are Doing More

8 years ago - Last week, PepsiCo became the latest in a recent string of consumer packaged goods (CPG) giants — including Colgate-Palmolive, General Mills, Kellogg and Procter & Gamble — to announce a new “zero deforestation” palm oil sourcing commitment.

'Make It, Take It' Campaign Pressuring Companies to Take Responsibility for Packaging Waste
'Make It, Take It' Campaign Pressuring Companies to Take Responsibility for Packaging Waste

8 years ago - A coalition of organizations devoted to waste and recycling, plastic pollution and resource conservation today launched the Make It, Take It Campaign, a collaborative effort to pressure consumer goods companies to take responsibility for packaging waste. Coordinated by UPSTREAM and backed by organizations including 5 Gyres, Clean Water Action, Green America and the National Resources Defense Council, the campaign aims to elevate the issue of packaging waste, put public pressure on consumer goods companies and educate and mobilize citizens to push for sustainable packaging policies.

Unilever's New Plastic-Molding Process Could Save 27,000 Tons Per Year
Unilever's New Plastic-Molding Process Could Save 27,000 Tons Per Year

8 years ago - Unilever announced on Tuesday that its Dove Body Wash will now come in bottles that contain at least 15 percent less plastic, thanks to a new packaging technology. Unilever says it will make the breakthrough process — which represents another step towards its goal to halve its waste footprint by 2020 — available for use throughout the industry.

ASU Awards $40K to Student-Led Innovations in Waste, Agriculture, Community Development
ASU Awards $40K to Student-Led Innovations in Waste, Agriculture, Community Development

8 years ago - Now in its fourth year, the ASU Innovation Challenge, which provides ASU students “an opportunity to create products and services that address some of the greatest challenges facing the world today,” has awarded a total of $40,000 to 11 student-innovator teams, according to a recent announcement.

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Colgate Commits to 100% Recyclable Packaging for Three of Four Product Categories by 2020
Colgate Commits to 100% Recyclable Packaging for Three of Four Product Categories by 2020

8 years ago - Shareholder advocacy group As You Sow (AYS) announced today that, after dialogue with AYS, personal care products giant Colgate-Palmolive has committed to making 100 percent of its packaging for three of four product categories completely recyclable by 2020. Colgate has also committed to developing a recyclable toothpaste tube or package, which would bring its fourth product category close to the same sustainability standard (perhaps the company can take a cue from this recent student redesign of its toothpaste tube!). Most toothpaste tubes are made from unrecyclable plastic laminates.

P&G Upgrades Palm Oil Policy After Extensive Greenpeace Campaign
P&G Upgrades Palm Oil Policy After Extensive Greenpeace Campaign

8 years ago - After a recent rash of new commitments from a number of its fellow consumer goods giants and a number of not-so-subtle hints from Greenpeace (including a high-profile protest at the company’s Cincinnati headquarters last month), Procter and Gamble (P&G) has announced a new “no deforestation” policy that pledges to eliminate palm oil-related forest destruction from its products and provide full traceability for all the palm oil and derivatives it uses.Greenpeace has welcomed the move as a huge step forward in protecting Indonesia’s rainforests and the communities that depend on them, but the NGO warned that much work still remains.

ASU Partners With Dutch City to Develop First ‘Circular Economy’ Regional Plan
ASU Partners With Dutch City to Develop First ‘Circular Economy’ Regional Plan

8 years ago - Arizona State University (ASU) and the Dutch Municipality of Haarlemmermeer, along with private partners in the Haarlemmermeer region, have come together to create the world’s first regional plan based on the principles of a circular economy.The project, “Haarlemmermeer Beyond Sustainability,” will be coordinated by the Global Sustainability Solutions Center (GSSC) at Haarlemmermeer, a program within the Walton Sustainability Solutions Initiatives at ASU’s Global Institute of Sustainability. The center will partner with the municipality, Park 20I20 and SADC (Schiphol Area Development Company) to create a regional visioning and planning strategy that will close resource loops in the most efficient, economical and sustainable manner possible.

General Mills, Colgate-Palmolive Announce No-Deforestation Commitments; NGOs Weigh In
General Mills, Colgate-Palmolive Announce No-Deforestation Commitments; NGOs Weigh In

8 years ago - Not long after Mars jumped on board earlier this month, this week the deforestation-free consumer products bandwagon got even fuller with new commitments from General Mills and Colgate-Palmolive.

Greenpeace to P&G: Enough with the 'Dirty' Palm Oil
Greenpeace to P&G: Enough with the 'Dirty' Palm Oil

8 years ago - Greenpeace launched another massive campaign this week, this time demanding Procter & Gamble end its role in rainforest destruction through its careless sourcing of palm oil.

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American Cleaning Institute Rolls Out Sustainable Products Initiative
American Cleaning Institute Rolls Out Sustainable Products Initiative

8 years ago - The American Cleaning Institute (ACI), the nonprofit trade association representing over 120 companies in the US cleaning products industry — including BASF, Clorox, Dow, Novozymes, Method, Seventh Generation, Colgate-Palmolive and Unilever, to name a few — has launched a new voluntary initiative to promote and demonstrate continual improvement in the cleaning products industry’s sustainability profile.

After Years of Pressure, Wilmar International Commits to Ending Deforestation Practices
After Years of Pressure, Wilmar International Commits to Ending Deforestation Practices

8 years ago - Wilmar International, the world's largest palm oil trader, today announced a No Deforestation Policy in response to pressure from Greenpeace, NGOs and consumers around the world.

Unilever Pledges 100% Traceable Palm Oil by End of 2014
Unilever Pledges 100% Traceable Palm Oil by End of 2014

8 years ago - In a major move towards sustainability for one of the world’s largest purchasers of palm oil, Unilever on Tuesday announced that all of the palm oil it buys globally will be traceable to known sources by the end of 2014.The company says it purchases roughly 1.5 million tons of palm oil and its derivatives annually, which represents about 3 percent of the world’s total production, for use in products such as margarine, ice cream, soap and shampoo.

Greenpeace Linking Host of Household Brands to Destruction of Sumatran Tiger Habitat
Greenpeace Linking Host of Household Brands to Destruction of Sumatran Tiger Habitat

8 years ago - Greenpeace International tonight launched a report calling out a host of consumer products companies — including Colgate Palmolive, Mondelez International (formerly Kraft), Nestlé Oil, Procter & Gamble, Reckitt Benckiser and a host of other companies — as guilty by association for rainforest destruction in Indonesia, a crucial habitat region for the endangered Sumatran tiger.A License to Kill: How Deforestation for Palm Oil Is Driving Sumatran Tigers Toward Extinction links the companies to Singapore-based Wilmar International, the world’s largest palm oil processor, which accounts for over one-third of the global palm oil processing market and has a distribution network covering over 50 countries.

Investors Ask General Mills to Step Up Packaging Responsibility
Investors Ask General Mills to Step Up Packaging Responsibility

8 years ago - This week, investors are asking General Mills to take responsibility for recycling its post-consumer packaging waste.

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CEH Files Suit Citing Cancer-Causing Chemical in Nearly 100 Hair Care, Personal Care Products
CEH Files Suit Citing Cancer-Causing Chemical in Nearly 100 Hair Care, Personal Care Products

8 years ago - On Tuesday, the Center for Environmental Health (CEH) revealed independent testing finding a cancer-causing chemical in 98 shampoos, soaps and other personal care products sold by major national retailers. The chemical, cocamide diethanolamine (cocamide DEA), a chemically modified form of coconut oil used as a thickener or foaming agent in many products, was listed by California as a known carcinogen last year. Products tested with high levels of cocamide DEA include shampoos made by Colgate Palmolive, Colomer, Paul Mitchell and many others. In addition, products marketed for children and a product falsely labeled as organic were found with the chemical, in violation of California law.

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