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New Report Urges America's 'Dirty Dozen' Supermarkets to Replace HFCs
New Report Urges America's 'Dirty Dozen' Supermarkets to Replace HFCs

10 years ago - America’s largest supermarkets and retailers, including Walmart and Whole Foods, are failing to take meaningful steps to replace climate-damaging hydroflourcarbons (HFCs), according to a new report released today by the Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA), a U.S.- and London-based nonprofit committed to exposing environmental crime.

Disney, Yahoo!, Google Top List of 100 Companies 'Most Loved' by Consumers
Disney, Yahoo!, Google Top List of 100 Companies 'Most Loved' by Consumers

10 years ago - Global opinion research consultancy APCO Insight last week revealed its list of the 100 Most Loved Companies, based on findings generated by its Emotional LinkingSM model, which measures consumers’ emotional attachment to brands. The Walt Disney Company was ranked #1, but the list was largely dominated by tech companies — Yahoo!, Google and Sony rounded out the top four.

IKEA, M&S, lululemon Join Brands Protesting Forced Child Labor in Uzbek Cotton Fields
IKEA, M&S, lululemon Join Brands Protesting Forced Child Labor in Uzbek Cotton Fields

10 years ago - In the lead up to Uzbekistan’s annual cotton fair, a mounting number of international brands and retailers have declared their refusal to source from the country until it ceases the forced labor of children and adults in the cotton fields. Representing an estimated $1.024 trillion USD in revenue, 136 brands and companies have now signed the "Company Pledge Against Forced Child and Adult Labor in Uzbek Cotton," according to the Responsible Sourcing Network.

Target Takes Important Step Toward Sustainable Product Standard
Target Takes Important Step Toward Sustainable Product Standard

10 years ago - Target today announced an important step toward increasing product transparency, which the company says it hopes will lead to more sustainable and innovative products.

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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

10 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.

Investors Achieve Strong Results on Climate, Supply Chains, Water Issues During 2013 Proxy Season
Investors Achieve Strong Results on Climate, Supply Chains, Water Issues During 2013 Proxy Season

10 years ago - Investors achieved notable victories during this year’s shareholder proxy season, with a near-record 110 shareholder resolutions filed with 94 U.S. companies on corporate sustainability challenges such as climate change, supply chain issues and water-related risks, according to Ceres.

Walmart-Backed Alliance Vows to Fix Bangladesh, But Critics Fear Lack of Liability
Walmart-Backed Alliance Vows to Fix Bangladesh, But Critics Fear Lack of Liability

10 years ago - An alliance of 17 North American brands led by Walmart, Gap and Target has unveiled the details of its independent Bangladesh Worker Safety Initiative — a five-year pact that aims to improve conditions at Bangladesh garment factories and establish more viable worker communications.

Celebrating the Emergence of a New Generation of Business Innovators
Celebrating the Emergence of a New Generation of Business Innovators

10 years ago - When you look at the environmental and social challenges we face, it's often tough to stay optimistic. The worst predictions of climate science are coming true. Resource scarcity — especially water — is a major threat to business and the economy. Worker conditions around the world, like those that led to the unfathomable recent tragedies in Bangladesh, can seem like intractable problems. And the political system that we need to tackle big issues is mostly broken.

US Suspends Trade Privileges with Bangladesh, Pressuring Factories, Brands to Comply with Safety Standards
US Suspends Trade Privileges with Bangladesh, Pressuring Factories, Brands to Comply with Safety Standards

10 years ago - On Thursday, the Obama Administration announced that it would be suspending trade privileges extended to Bangladesh as a result of the country's neglect of workers' rights. "I have determined that it is appropriate to suspend Bangladesh's designation … because it is not taking steps to afford internationally recognized worker rights to workers in the country," President Obama wrote in a message to Congress. The decision, regarded widely as a stern warning to the nation, will effectively end special tax breaks on exports to the US that are meant to help developing economies.

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Target Releases Line Featuring 250 Organic Foods, Commits to 25% More Organics by 2017
Target Releases Line Featuring 250 Organic Foods, Commits to 25% More Organics by 2017

10 years ago - Target has introduced a new healthy food collection designed to take make it easier for customers to identify and purchase products free of artificial flavors, colors and preservatives as part of its efforts to increase organic food offerings by 25 percent by end of 2017.The “Simply Balanced” line has committed to refrain from using 105 common food additive ingredients, Target says. Most of the products within the collection are made without genetically modified organisms (GMOs) and Target says it plans to remove all GMOs from the Simply Balanced collection by the end of 2014.Several items from the line launched on June 9, with the full collection to arrive in stores by October. The line features nearly 250 organic food products, Target says.

Brands Explore Ways to Drive Change, Engage Stakeholders in Round One of SB '13 Breakouts
Brands Explore Ways to Drive Change, Engage Stakeholders in Round One of SB '13 Breakouts

10 years ago - Following a morning of engaging plenaries, Tuesday afternoon began the breakout portion of the SB ’13 conference, with twelve sessions exploring topics across six tracks: Communications; Strategy & Metrics; Employee Engagement & Organizational Change; Manufacturing & Supply Chain; Product & Service Innovation; and Consumer Insights & Behavior Change.

SB ’13 Heralds 21st-Century Renaissance in San Diego
SB ’13 Heralds 21st-Century Renaissance in San Diego

10 years ago - Roughly 2,000 brand leaders and entrepreneurs engaged in sustainability, corporate social responsibility, green technology and more have gathered at Paradise Point Resort in San Diego, CA, to share ideas, collaborate and drive the movement "From Revolution to Renaissance."

Ecopia Working to Reduce Plastic Waste, Increase Quality of Life for Small Farms in Developing Countries
Ecopia Working to Reduce Plastic Waste, Increase Quality of Life for Small Farms in Developing Countries

10 years ago - In the final week leading up to the Sustainable Brands Innovation Open (SBIO) finals on June 5th, where the runner-up will be decided via live online public vote, we will feature daily articles introducing our semi-finalists. Today, meet Ecopia.Minnesota-based start-up Ecopia offers environmentally friendly alternatives to traditional plastic and paper products, while also driving social value within the communities that create its goods.

Isidore Electronics Recycling Helps Give Electronics - and Inmates - a Fresh Start
Isidore Electronics Recycling Helps Give Electronics - and Inmates - a Fresh Start

10 years ago - In the final week leading up to the Sustainable Brands Innovation Open (SBIO) finals on June 5th, where the runner-up will be decided via live online public vote, we will feature daily articles introducing our semi-finalists. Today, meet Isidore Electronics Recycling.Los Angeles-based start-up Isidore Electronics Recycling has three distinct missions:

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FreshPaper: Saving the World from Spoiled Food
FreshPaper: Saving the World from Spoiled Food

10 years ago - In the final week leading up to the Sustainable Brands Innovation Open (SBIO) finals presented by Target on June 5th, where the runner-up will be decided via live online public vote, we will feature daily articles introducing our semi-finalists. Today, meet Fenugreen.Some of the best ideas are the simplest ones.Boston-based social enterprise Fenugreen is using its simple product, FreshPaper, to tackle a complex problem — global food waste.

LaborVoices Using Worker Feedback To Paint More Accurate Pictures of Supplier Practices
LaborVoices Using Worker Feedback To Paint More Accurate Pictures of Supplier Practices

10 years ago - In the final week leading up to the Sustainable Brands Innovation Open (SBIO) finals on June 5th, where the runner-up will be decided via live online public vote, we will feature daily articles introducing our semi-finalists. Today, meet LaborVoices.As an AAAS Science Policy Fellow for the U.S State Department’s Office of International Labor and Corporate Social Responsibility office, Dr. Kohl Gill was inspired to found LaborVoices while on a trade and labor delegation to Sri Lanka and Bangladesh.

Whole Foods, Safeway, Trader Joe's Top Greenpeace's Newest Seafood Sustainability Scorecard
Whole Foods, Safeway, Trader Joe's Top Greenpeace's Newest Seafood Sustainability Scorecard

10 years ago - Greenpeace today released its 2013 Carting Away the Oceans (CATO) report, which evaluates and ranks supermarkets on their sustainable seafood policies.

Blue Box Cleaning Up Equipment, Bottom Lines for the Industrial Sector
Blue Box Cleaning Up Equipment, Bottom Lines for the Industrial Sector

11 years ago - In the final week leading up to the Sustainable Brands Innovation Open (SBIO) finals presented by Target on June 5th, where the runner-up will be decided via live online public vote, we will feature daily articles introducing our semi-finalists. Today, meet Blue Box.Blue Box is positioning itself as an innovative method of cleaning industrial equipment with very little chemicals, at very low cost.

Efficiency Exchange Leading 'Charge' To Improve Supply Chain Sustainability from the Ground Up
Efficiency Exchange Leading 'Charge' To Improve Supply Chain Sustainability from the Ground Up

11 years ago - In the final week leading up to the Sustainable Brands Innovation Open (SBIO) finals on June 5th, where the runner-up will be decided via live online public vote, we will feature daily articles introducing our semi-finalists. Today, meet Efficiency Exchange.

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How Might We Re:Imagine Consumption? Conditions for Success and a Call for Collaboration
How Might We Re:Imagine Consumption? Conditions for Success and a Call for Collaboration

11 years ago - Consumption (noun); the action of using a resource. We know consumption is a primary driver of the inherent unsustainability of modern living. For those yet to be convinced that our way of life is not sustainable (adjective — able to be maintained at a certain level), reflect on the fact that last Friday, May 10th, levels of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere peaked at 400 ppm. Also reflect on the fact that the desire for a $1 T-shirt has driven the most appalling standards in many apparel supply chains and the recent deaths of over 1000 garment workers in Bangladesh.