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Rethinking Vinyl Today to Optimize for Tomorrow
Rethinking Vinyl Today to Optimize for Tomorrow

CHEMISTRY, MATERIALS & PACKAGING - We hear a lot about the use and alternatives of single-use plastic these days. But another type of plastic is embracing a new ambitious business model: Vinyl.

Trending: World Water Day Illustrates Flow, Ebb of Corporate Progress
Trending: World Water Day Illustrates Flow, Ebb of Corporate Progress

WALKING THE TALK - This year, WWD is typically awash in announcements of commitments and advancements in preserving our most precious resource, but new CDP data on the subject feels like a wet blanket.

New World Scout Ambassador Bear Grylls Launches the Largest Global Youth Mobilisation for the SDGs
New World Scout Ambassador Bear Grylls Launches the Largest Global Youth Mobilisation for the SDGs

PRESS RELEASE - Millions of young people around the world know Bear Grylls as a Global adventurer, TV host and best-selling author with a passion for Scouting. Now, as the new Chief Ambassador for the entire global Scout Movement, Bear is getting behind an unprecedented mobilisation of 50 million Scouts to improve the sustainability of our planet.

Wildlife Habitat Council Recognizes General Motors’ Ongoing Commitment to Biodiversity and Conservation
Wildlife Habitat Council Recognizes General Motors’ Ongoing Commitment  to Biodiversity and Conservation

PRESS RELEASE - General Motors’ CAMI Assembly Plant in Canada has received the Wildlife Habitat Council’s highest recognition for overall excellence in corporate conservation, the Gold Program Award. General Motors continues to lead the industry with the most WHC Conservation Certification sites — 75 — and is at nearly 85 percent of its goal to achieve certification at all its manufacturing sites by 2020.

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P&G Tackles Clean Water, Gender Equality and Plastic Waste in 2018 CSR Report
P&G Tackles Clean Water, Gender Equality and Plastic Waste in 2018 CSR Report

PRESS RELEASE - The Procter & Gamble Company extends its long history of doing good in the world by bringing the comforts of home to those impacted by disasters, continuing to spark conversations about diversity, inclusion and gender equality with its advertising and making meaningful impact on the environment with new 2030 goals including a vision to ensure that none of the Company’s packaging ends up in the world’s oceans.

Nestlé Waters Expands Use of Wind Power in California
Nestlé Waters Expands Use of Wind Power in California

PRESS RELEASE - Today, Nestlé Waters North America announced the installation and operation commencement of a third wind turbine at its water bottling facility in Cabazon, California.

World's First Search Engine for Clean Drinking Water Also Fights Plastic Bottle Pollution
World's First Search Engine for Clean Drinking Water Also Fights Plastic Bottle Pollution

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - Consumers report that the prevailing reason why they buy bottled water is "convenience." Anyone can search online for the nearest gas station, coffee shop or nail salon, but when it comes to thirst, what options does one have? Open Google Maps and search “water fountain” — or ask Siri or Alexa, “Where can I fill up my water bottle?” No one has ever indexed the locations and prices of clean water around the world ... until now.

Kohler Co.’s Innovation For Good Program Recognized as Changemaker with 2018 Mahatma Award
Kohler Co.’s Innovation For Good Program Recognized as Changemaker with 2018 Mahatma Award

PRESS RELEASE - Kohler Co. has been presented with a 2018 Mahatma Award for Social Good for its “Innovation for Good” (IfG) efforts. Laura Kohler, Senior Vice President-Human Resources, Stewardship & Sustainability for Kohler Co., accepted the award on behalf of IfG and Kohler Co. in New York City during the recently held UN General Assembly. The Mahatma Awards for Social Good spotlight changemakers and are awarded annually to individuals or organizations committed to addressing complex social issues like safe water, sanitation, disease, poverty and hunger.

Nestlé Waters Allentown Factories Achieve Globally Recognized Water Stewardship Certification
Nestlé Waters Allentown Factories Achieve Globally Recognized Water Stewardship Certification

PRESS RELEASE - Nestlé Waters North America announced today that its Allentown, Pennsylvania factories received certification under the Alliance for Water Stewardship (AWS) Standard. Created and supported by prominent environmental conservation groups, development organizations, and industry leaders, the AWS Standard is the first comprehensive global benchmark for responsible water stewardship across social, environmental, and economic criteria. This achievement was confirmed through audits conducted by SCS Global Services (SCS), a leading international third-party certification body, and sole certifier to the AWS standard in North America.

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Two Types of Recycled Fiber, and Two Approaches to Making Recycled Paper
Two Types of Recycled Fiber, and Two Approaches to Making Recycled Paper

PRESS RELEASE - There are two types of recycled fiber – composed of either post-consumer reclaimed material or pre-consumer reclaimed material – that can be used to make recycled paper. The two are fundamentally different, as specified in these definitions from the Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC®):

Q&A: Schneider Electric Banking on Science, Smarter Cities to Power a Sustainable Future
Q&A: Schneider Electric Banking on Science, Smarter Cities to Power a Sustainable Future

CLEANTECH - In the past few years, Schneider Electric — a global specialist in energy management and automation — has partnered with its customers around the world in various capacities to co-create smart solutions for a more sustainable future. It focuses its energy on prioritizing resource productivity and management, promoting energy efficiency and rethinking energy consumption. It has also adopted science-based emissions targets and helped its clients set their own. We spoke with Erik Mohn, Director of Americas Sustainability Services at Schneider Electric, to learn more about the company’s multi-pronged strategy to spread sustainability.

BASF recognized as a UN Global Compact LEAD company and SDG Pioneer
BASF recognized as a UN Global Compact LEAD company and SDG Pioneer

PRESS RELEASE - FLORHAM PARK, NJ, September 25, 2018 – BASF was recognized for its continuing involvement and commitment to the United Nations (UN) Global Compact and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) as a UN Global Compact LEAD company and as an SDG Pioneer during the UN Global Compact Leaders Summit.

Bold Climate Action Could Deliver US$26T by 2030, But Only If We Hurry
Bold Climate Action Could Deliver US$26T by 2030, But Only If We Hurry

THE NEXT ECONOMY - A major report released by the Global Commission on the Economy and Climate finds that we are significantly underestimating the benefits of cleaner, climate-smart growth. Bold climate action could deliver at least US$26 trillion in economic benefits through to 2030, compared with business as usual.

Efficient Water Usage in Recycled Fiber Production
Efficient Water Usage in Recycled Fiber Production

PRESS RELEASE - A Q&A with Phil Nysse, Production Superintendent at Sustana’s Fox River Fiber Mill

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Unilever's ‘Impact entrepreneurs’: making everyone’s right to safe water a reality
Unilever's ‘Impact entrepreneurs’: making everyone’s right to safe water a reality

PRESS RELEASE - Access to safe drinking water and sanitation is everyone’s right. Just like the right to liberty or the right to a fair public hearing. There’s not a drop of difference. But in the real world, it doesn’t always work that way. This isn’t down to a lack of effort. Every year, billions of dollars are ploughed into projects to improve water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) services – many of which are exemplary. Yet, progress remains stubbornly slow. Clearly, some fresh thinking and new ways of working are needed. But where to look? Enter the impact entrepreneurs

UNICEF, LIXIL Partner to Provide 250M People Access to Basic Sanitation by 2021
UNICEF, LIXIL Partner to Provide 250M People Access to Basic Sanitation by 2021

COLLABORATION - Sanitation is one of the most pressing social and public health challenges today. 1 in 3 people worldwide do not have access to a safe toilet — and 892 million people have no choice but to defecate in the open. Every two minutes, a child dies from a preventable diarrhea-related disease — approximately 288,000 children each year. The issue also contributes to the number of girls who drop out of school, since they are especially affected by a lack of hygiene and sanitation during their period.

Swarovski, UCLA Shine Light on Water Protection, Education in New Documentary
Swarovski, UCLA Shine Light on Water Protection, Education in New Documentary

MARKETING AND COMMS - A new film, WATERSCHOOL, takes viewers on a journey with several young female students who live along six of the world’s major rivers — the Amazon, Mississippi, Danube, Nile, Ganges and Yangtze — to shine a light on the importance of safeguarding the continued supply of fresh water and the work of the Swarovski Waterschool education and community investment progra

Keurig Moves Toward a Sustainable Future
Keurig Moves Toward a Sustainable Future

WALKING THE TALK - In the business world, we frequently hear executives asking what value a program brings to an organization, placing emphasis on immediate profit rather than long-term impact. At Keurig Green Mountain, we have designed our business on a model that creates value for all that are touched by our work, including employees, manufacturers, coffee farmers and our local communities. Our business model reflects our roots as a socially minded coffee roaster, and it’s our belief that we can best grow our business and make progress toward our commitment to Brew A Better World™ by authentically aligning our company goals with our values.

Over 90 Startups to Compete in Urban Drinking Water Scarcity Challenge
Over 90 Startups to Compete in Urban Drinking Water Scarcity Challenge

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 6 calls for universal access to safe and affordable drinking water for all by 2030, but the planet’s growing population is a major challenge in the way of achieving it. The UN predicts a 40 percent shortfall in global water supply by 2030. Meanwhile, about 54 percent of the world population currently lives in urban areas and the UN forecasts that percentage will grow to 66 percent by 2050.

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Nestlé Waters to certify all its sites to Alliance for Water Stewardship Standard by 2025
Nestlé Waters to certify all its sites to Alliance for Water Stewardship Standard by 2025

PRESS RELEASE - Nestlé Waters has today announced that it will extend its commitment to water stewardship by certifying all of its sites to the Alliance for Water Stewardship (AWS) Standard by 2025.

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