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EMF: Unhealthy Food Production Making Healthy Eating Impossible
EMF: Unhealthy Food Production Making Healthy Eating Impossible

SUPPLY CHAIN - Hidden killers caused by food production are making healthy eating impossible for people around the world, according to a new report by the Ellen MacArthur Foundation.

How Businesses Are Stepping Up to Reforest California
How Businesses Are Stepping Up to Reforest California

COLLABORATION - The bureaucracy and logistics involved for helping the state recover might be complicated, but the facts for business owners and sustainability directors are simple: If you want to help California, you can!

World's Largest Palm Oil Trader Gives Forest Destroyers Nowhere to Hide
World's Largest Palm Oil Trader Gives Forest Destroyers Nowhere to Hide

SUPPLY CHAIN - After an intensive global campaign by Greenpeace, Wilmar International has published a detailed action plan to map and monitor its palm oil suppliers. This week, the world’s largest palm oil trader, Wilmar International, published a detailed action plan to map and monitor all of its suppliers. If implemented, this would put the palm oil giant — which supplies 40 percent of the world’s palm oil — one step closer to finally eliminating deforestation from its supply chain, and would have major implications for the rest of the industry.

Trending: Regenerative Sourcing, Circular Models Revamping Fashion
Trending: Regenerative Sourcing, Circular Models Revamping Fashion

COLLABORATION - This week, two fashion giants with extensive brand portfolios announced partnerships that show promise for cleaning up “dirty fashion.”

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China Lags on Sustainable Viscose, Australia Unveils Tree-Free Alternative
China Lags on Sustainable Viscose, Australia Unveils Tree-Free Alternative

CHEMISTRY, MATERIALS & PACKAGING - Report: Chinese viscose sector’s sustainability roadmap fails to deliver

When it Comes to Climate Change, Holiday Feasts Are Mostly a Mystery
When it Comes to Climate Change, Holiday Feasts Are Mostly a Mystery

SUPPLY CHAIN - This year’s holiday feasts will feature a bounty of meats, vegetables and other foods, many that people don’t know are big contributors to global warming.

Tesco, WWF Partner to Improve Sustainability of UK Food, Diets
Tesco, WWF Partner to Improve Sustainability of UK Food, Diets

COLLABORATION - UK grocery giant Tesco and WWF have announced a groundbreaking, four-year partnership aimed at reducing the environmental impact of the average UK shopping cart by 50 percent, improving the sustainability of food while ensuring it remains affordable for all.

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.

Iceland's Banned Ad Had the Potential to Democratise Sustainability
Iceland's Banned Ad Had the Potential to Democratise Sustainability

MARKETING AND COMMS - The news last week that the Christmas advert from Iceland — a UK supermarket chain specializing in frozen food — has been banned is a bad decision. Iceland’s advert — a repackaging of a short, animated film by Greenpeace released earlier this year with a powerful, consumer-friendly sustainability message — shows a brand that is trying to do good work by improving its impact on the world.

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New Global Map of Ancient, Endangered Forests Brings Conservation Science to Boardrooms
New Global Map of Ancient, Endangered Forests Brings Conservation Science to Boardrooms

SUPPLY CHAIN - Today marks the public launch of a new online tool that will enable global companies to identify the world’s ancient and endangered forests.

Timberland Makes New Commitment to Green 500,000 Square Feet of Urban Space in Us Cities Over Next Five Years
Timberland Makes New Commitment to Green 500,000 Square Feet of Urban Space in Us Cities Over Next Five Years

PRESS RELEASE - Known worldwide for its outdoor heritage and environmental responsibility, Timberland has a longstanding commitment to protect and restore the outdoors. Not only the great outdoors, but the city parks, community gardens and green spaces people explore every day. In 2016, Timberland made a public commitment to create or restore green spaces in five U.S. cities over five years, equivalent to or greater than the brand’s retail footprint in those cities. With the completion of three urban greening events this fall, Timberland has met its commitment two years ahead of schedule – greening a total of 130,000 square feet of space, far beyond its retail footprint in those cities.

Target, ADM Join Food Giants Rising to Ceres' AgWater Challenge
Target, ADM Join Food Giants Rising to Ceres' AgWater Challenge

SUPPLY CHAIN - Today, Ceres and World Wildlife Fund (WWF) announce the addition of Target and Archer Daniels Midland Company (ADM), one of the world’s largest agricultural processors and food ingredient providers, to the AgWater Challenge. The two companies’ new water stewardship commitments were shared today at the Financial Times Water Summit in London.

Carbon Trust Endorses Braskem’s Carbon-Negative Claims for Bio-based Plastic
Carbon Trust Endorses Braskem’s Carbon-Negative Claims for Bio-based Plastic

PRESS RELEASE - Brazilian chemicals company Braskem, producers of I’m green™ – a bio-based polyethylene made from sugarcane – has had its negative carbon footprint credentials strengthened thanks to an independent review by the Carbon Trust. In a new report comparing I’m green™ with fossil-based equivalents, the Carbon Trust has endorsed the methodology used by Braskem to support claims that for every tonne of I’m green™ produced, the equivalent of around 3 tonnes of CO2 are locked away by the sugarcane, which provides the main raw material for its manufacture. This means Braskem’s bio-based plastic is effectively carbon-negative.

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Making National Parks 'Smart' Could Be Key to Their Sustainability
Making National Parks 'Smart' Could Be Key to Their Sustainability

COLLABORATION - More and more studies suggest that time spent outdoors can help foster our mental and physical development and wellbeing. Unfortunately, maintaining green spaces such as urban and national parks is not always an easy task. Maintenance can be particularly challenging for national park authorities, who often need to keep watch over hundreds of miles of wild terrain.

The Disney Conservation Fund Awards $5 Million to Conservation Organizations and Names Its 2018 Disney Conservation Heroes
The Disney Conservation Fund Awards $5 Million to Conservation Organizations and Names Its 2018 Disney Conservation Heroes

PRESS RELEASE - The Disney Conservation Fund (DCF), continued its more than 20-year commitment to conservation this month by awarding more than $5 million in grants to support 76 organizations working to protect the magic of nature around the world. The fund also recognized 13 people across the globe with the Disney Conservation Hero award, for their tireless efforts to save wildlife, protect habitats and inspire communities to take part in conservation efforts.

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®):

APP, MTG Partner to Turn 1K Women from Forest Communities into Herbal Entrepreneurs
APP, MTG Partner to Turn 1K Women from Forest Communities into Herbal Entrepreneurs

COLLABORATION - The Indonesian Network of the United Nations Global Compact today announced a partnership between Asia Pulp & Paper (APP) and Martha Tilaar Group (MTG) — a leading Indonesian manufacturer of cosmetics and herbal medicine — to train 1,000 women from forest communities to help preserve herbal plants and become self-sufficient entrepreneurs.

The UPS Foundation to Award $2.6 Million In Environmental Grants
The UPS Foundation to Award $2.6 Million In Environmental Grants

PRESS RELEASE - ATLANTA – The UPS Foundation, which leads global citizenship and philanthropy programs for

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Unilever and Walmart Announce Forest Sustainability Initiatives at the Global Climate Action Summit
Unilever and Walmart Announce Forest Sustainability Initiatives at the Global Climate Action Summit

PRESS RELEASE - Note: This article originally appeared in the 3BL Media Walmart newsroom on September 13, 2018.

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