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Seventh Gen, Annie’s, Eileen Fisher Among Companies Pushing Congress for Better Chemicals Policy
Seventh Gen, Annie’s, Eileen Fisher Among Companies Pushing Congress for Better Chemicals Policy

10 years ago - A group of the country's leading consumer brands have formed a new coalition to persuade Congress to update the nation's out-of-date and ineffective chemical safety laws. Strong lobbying by other industry groups has given policymakers the impression that business is monolithic in its support for weak legislation. The new coalition, Companies for Safer Chemicals, will make a business argument for strong reforms that support the industry innovating to create safer and cleaner products.

Companies Need a New Game Plan for Chemical Management
Companies Need a New Game Plan for Chemical Management

10 years ago - Consumer products companies are faced with a new chemical agenda. The market expectation has shifted from outdated regulatory compliance to greater ingredient transparency and more stringent health and environmental protection. Companies have traditionally siloed their chemical policies and programs in legal or regulatory departments, but these teams can’t manage the new rules of the game on their own. They need a new framework with an overarching direction and purpose that engages the business to understand, assess, improve and disclose chemical information and hazards. In short, they need a new game plan for chemical management.

Levi's, Unilever, Patagonia Among Companies Calling for Carbon Pollution Standards for New Power Plants
Levi's, Unilever, Patagonia Among Companies Calling for Carbon Pollution Standards for New Power Plants

10 years ago - Nearly two-dozen major U.S. companies and nearly 50 investors with more than $900 billion in collective assets announced their support last week for new carbon pollution standards proposed by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for new power plants. The group, which includes Unilever, Levi Strauss & Co., Symantec, Patagonia, The North Face and the country’s largest public pension fund, CalPERS, urged President Obama to finalize the rule soon and proceed with plans to reduce carbon pollution from existing power plants. The standards are open to public comment.

Report Highlights Cleaning Industry’s Progress in Curbing Energy, Emissions, Water and Waste
Report Highlights Cleaning Industry’s Progress in Curbing Energy, Emissions, Water and Waste

10 years ago - The American Cleaning Institute’s (ACI) just-released 2013 Sustainability Report shows overall decreases by member companies in four environmental data categories: energy use, greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, water use and solid waste generation.

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Seventh Generation Reduces Virgin Plastic Use By 16% While Increasing Sales
Seventh Generation Reduces Virgin Plastic Use By 16% While Increasing Sales

10 years ago - Seventh Generation, a leading brand of non-toxic bio-based and renewable consumer products, has achieved a 16 percent reduction in virgin plastic use and a 13 percent decrease in normalized greenhouse gas emissions — all despite a 9 percent increase in sales, according to its 2012 Corporate Consciousness Report.This year's report is organized around an employee-led realignment of the company's mission into four corporate aspirations: Nurturing Nature, Enhancing Health, Transforming Commerce and Building Communities.

Sustain Condoms: How a Father-Daughter Duo Plan to Transform a Toxic Industry
Sustain Condoms: How a Father-Daughter Duo Plan to Transform a Toxic Industry

10 years ago - Jeffrey Hollender, co-founder of Seventh Generation, and his daughter Meika are extending the ethos and ethics of the pioneering sustainable care products brand to the world’s first sustainable condom, carrying the slogan, "Do what's natural." Toxin-free, fair trade Sustain condoms are made in India and are set to be in stores by January 2014 — the first product from the father-daughter team behind Hollender Sustainable Brands.

Fields Not Factories: Sustainability-Driven Innovation at Seventh Generation
Fields Not Factories: Sustainability-Driven Innovation at Seventh Generation

11 years ago - What does it take to grow and profit in the immensely competitive household and personal products industry dominated by giants Unilever and Procter & Gamble? And how can sustainability be the lever that provides revenue growth and product differentiation?

Nike, North Face, eBay, IKEA, Levi's Among Companies Urging Congress for Climate Regulation
Nike, North Face, eBay, IKEA, Levi's Among Companies Urging Congress for Climate Regulation

11 years ago - As President Obama prepares to unveil his budget for the coming year, 33 multinational companies, including eBay, IKEA, L’Oréal, Nike and Limited Brands, have signed a “Climate Declaration” urging federal policymakers to take action on climate change.

Kellogg Is Latest Company To Adopt GreenBlue's How2Recycle Label
Kellogg Is Latest Company To Adopt GreenBlue's How2Recycle Label

11 years ago - This week, GreenBlue announced the successful completion of the soft launch phase of its How2Recycle labeling system, and the addition of The Kellogg Company to the 11 other brands already using the label.

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Identity-Centered Leadership: Enabling Individuals and Brands to Thrive through Sustainability
Identity-Centered Leadership: Enabling Individuals and Brands to Thrive through Sustainability

12 years ago - Brand leadership is about creating a connection between the brand and its customers. We can identify three waves through which brand leadership has evolved in relation to sustainability:

The Rise of the Biobased Economy — and Why Brand Owners Need to Develop a Strategy in 2012
The Rise of the Biobased Economy — and Why Brand Owners Need to Develop a Strategy in 2012

12 years ago - Our economy is slowly but surely heeding the signal that carbon is the new watchword.

Book Review - Greener Products: The Making and Marketing of Sustainable Brands
Book Review - Greener Products: The Making and Marketing of Sustainable Brands

12 years ago - Creating a sustainable society will depend in large part on reducing the environmental impacts of making, distributing and using products and of disposing of them at the end of their useful life. Every product company that hopes to have a role in our future is going to have figure out how to do this.

Supply Chain Sustainability 2.0 – Who Will Be the First?
Supply Chain Sustainability 2.0 – Who Will Be the First?

12 years ago - Most of us who visit these pages are quite familiar with how Walmart used its influence to drive sustainability improvements in its supply chain. But were the gains really about sustainability at all? Strictly speaking, no.Indeed, the most anyone can say about the effects of Walmart’s strategy on its supply chain is that improvements in eco-efficiency, ethical sourcing or what have you may have been made (all good things), but not necessarily in sustainability performance, per se. Costs, too, may have declined and that's always a good thing as well. But to equate decreases in, say, the carbon or water intensity of products with improvements in sustainability performance is to make a serious category error.

Do Winning Sustainability Reports Measure Up?
Do Winning Sustainability Reports Measure Up?

15 years ago - Ahead of his breakout session on Strengthening Your Brand with Context Based Sustainability at Sustainable Brands '09, Mark McElroy writes on The Global Reporting Initiative's (GRI) call for context in all sustainability reporting. While even award-winning sustainability reports have a hard time putting their achievements into context, their relevance relies upon it.

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