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Cradle to Cradle Design – So Much More Than Recycling
Cradle to Cradle Design – So Much More Than Recycling

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - It’s easy for the concepts of Cradle to Cradle design and a circular economy to become shorthand for recycling, but both are much more complex than that.

Wrangler, Toyota Celebrate Major Achievements in Water Savings
Wrangler, Toyota Celebrate Major Achievements in Water Savings

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - Ambitions to reduce environmental impact by slashing water use are driving brands in industries of all kinds to rethink their manufacturing processes. This week, both Wrangler and Toyota announced they have risen to the challenge and have plenty to show for their efforts. Having recently reached a milestone of three billion liters of water saved since 2007, denim and casual apparel brand Wrangler announced on Wednesday that it plans to reduce water usage at its facilities by 20 percent by 2020.

Fast Retailing Applies Unique SPA Business Model to Help Forge Brighter Future in Bangladesh
Fast Retailing Applies Unique SPA Business Model to Help Forge Brighter Future in Bangladesh

LEADERSHIP - Bangladesh is no longer one of the world’s poorest nations. Today, this emerging nation is steadily growing as one of the world’s leading apparel manufacturers. However, the country’s economic structure remains fragile due to its heavy dependence on textile exports and overseas remittances from emigrant workers, and the country’s manufacturing base and infrastructure require urgent improvement.

5 Steps to Building Better Working Conditions in Global Supply Chains
5 Steps to Building Better Working Conditions in Global Supply Chains

SUPPLY CHAIN - According to a recent survey of 287 sustainability professionals, working conditions are the most important sustainability issue in supply chains. That’s not too surprising; in the short time it’s taken to read this far, 153 people around the world have had a work-related accident.

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#BusinessCase: How Companies Are Redefining the Source of Business Value
#BusinessCase: How Companies Are Redefining the Source of Business Value

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - According to a new Pure Strategies study, several billion was earned in 2015 from the sustainability efforts of 153 survey respondents, signaling a new way of defining sources of business value. Taking inspiration from sustainability’s positive performance, companies should position their programs to generate the greatest business benefits and to measure and celebrate the gains.

IKEA to Invest Over €3B to Ensure Stable Supply of Sustainable Materials
IKEA to Invest Over €3B to Ensure Stable Supply of Sustainable Materials

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - As companies and governments around the world are working to meet climate goals set out by the Paris Agreement, the IKEA Group’s 2016 Sustainability Report shows considerable progress towards its People & Planet Positive strategy and continued long-term investments in sustainability.

WWF, Sodexo Team Up to Launch New Sustainable Meals Initiative
WWF, Sodexo Team Up to Launch New Sustainable Meals Initiative

COLLABORATION - Sustainable food initiatives aimed at tackling food waste and climate change are sweeping through Europe and the UK, and the latest example comes in the form of a partnership between the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) UK and global catering and facilities firm Sodexo.

How a Community-Based Strategy Helped Kirin Create Shared Value
How a Community-Based Strategy Helped Kirin Create Shared Value

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - When Japanese brewer Kirin launched its Creating Shared Value (CSV) Division in 2013, the link between competitive advantage and Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) was a relatively new concept, and Kirin was the first corporation in Japan to institute CSV management. Masaya Hayashida, who spearheads Kirin’s CSV division as executive officer and general manager, states plainly that he is not interested in hypothetical arguments over CSR or CSV. He’s practical, and Kirin’s CSV pursuit of social & economic value has come to fruition in the form of a community-based approach.

Innovative Kimberly-Clark Recycling Program Helps Two Midwestern Universities Turn Used Gloves into Eco-Responsible Durable Goods
Innovative Kimberly-Clark Recycling Program Helps Two Midwestern Universities Turn Used Gloves into Eco-Responsible Durable Goods

PRESS RELEASE - The Illinois Sustainable Technology Center (ISTC) at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign and Purdue University have diverted almost six tons of waste from landfills through an innovative recycling program that turns used lab gloves and garments into shelving, flowerpots and lawn and garden furniture.

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Avery Dennison Raises the Sustainability Bar
Avery Dennison Raises the Sustainability Bar

PRESS RELEASE - A long-time advocate of sustainability, Avery Dennison Label and Packaging Materials is stepping up its efforts to raise the sustainability bar. The company is inspiring converters, brands and thought leaders to work together to increase sustainability awareness, choices and collaboration to solve some of the industry's most difficult problems. Launching this month is a multifaceted initiative to engage, educate and motivate businesses and people alike, while building its sustainability leadership brand. The initiative embraces:

All MillerCoors Major Breweries Become Landfill-Free Verified
All MillerCoors Major Breweries Become Landfill-Free Verified

PRESS RELEASE - All MillerCoors Major Breweries Become Landfill-Free Verified Verification Confirms that Less Than 1 Percent of Waste Generated at Any Major Brewery Goes to the Landfill  

PepsiCo Exceeds Global Water Stewardship Goals
PepsiCo Exceeds Global Water Stewardship Goals

PRESS RELEASE - PepsiCo, Inc. today announced continued progress against the company's strategy to help protect and conserve global water supplies and provide people access to clean, safe water to communities around the world. In 2015, PepsiCo reduced its operational water use per unit of production by 26 percent versus a 2006 baseline. This exceeded the company's previously stated goal to reduce operational water use by 20 percent by the end of 2015.

Unilever's U CAN Initiative Helps Make Ice Cream and Sustainability a Delicious Combination
Unilever's U CAN Initiative Helps Make Ice Cream and Sustainability a Delicious Combination

PRESS RELEASE - The next time you reach for your favorite ice cream bar, you could be making a choice to support sustainability efforts globally. Helping Canadians make a positive impact on the planet by actively choosing more sustainable brands and products is the idea behind U CAN, Unilever's Sustainable Living Plan in Canada. U CAN is a Canadian program, but it is part of a global sustainability initiative that touches brands and communities around the world. For example, enjoying a Magnum ice cream bar might not seem like a way of helping the environment, but when you do, you support a larger sustainability effort here in Canada and around the world:

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DuPont Industrial Biosciences Collaborates with Anta on Chinese Delegation’s Olympic Champion Uniforms
DuPont Industrial Biosciences Collaborates with Anta on Chinese Delegation’s Olympic Champion Uniforms

PRESS RELEASE - DuPont Industrial Biosciences announced a collaboration with Chinese sports brand Anta in the design of champion uniforms for Chinese Olympic team members using DuPont™ Sorona® – a sustainable, patented fiber made with renewable, plant-based ingredients. Sorona® – which leverages innovation and sustainability to produce fibers that are uniquely soft, extremely durable and have excellent stretch and recovery – will be a key ingredient in the Chinese team’s “Dragon Uniform” at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

WWF and Toyota Form Global Partnership, Join Forces on Living Asian Forest Project and Climate Change
WWF and Toyota Form Global Partnership, Join Forces on Living Asian Forest Project and Climate Change

PRESS RELEASE - WWF and Toyota Motor Corporation have entered into a five-year agreement aimed at accelerating the globe's transition to sustainability. Through this partnership, the organizations will work together to promote biodiversity conservation, raise environmental awareness and accelerate the move toward a "zero carbon" society. Toyota is the first car company and the first Japanese company to sign a Global Corporate Partnership agreement with WWF. The agreement went into effect on July 1, 2016.

Unilever and IFF Team Up with NGOs on Haiti Vetiver Project
Unilever and IFF Team Up with NGOs on Haiti Vetiver Project

PRESS RELEASE - International Flavors and Fragrances (IFF) and Unilever have announced a new partnership with leading non-governmental associations (NGOs) to enhance the livelihoods of smallholder vetiver farmers in Haiti. Goals set for Vetiver Together, as the project is known, include sustainably improving food security, increasing yields and diversifying income, as well as working to support women’s empowerment and environmental conservation. The project is supported by the Enhancing Livelihoods Fund – a partnership between Unilever, Oxfam Great Britain and the Ford Foundation, and will be implemented by Heifer International.

Braskem and Evergreen Packaging Partner to Introduce New Fully Renewable Cup Stock with Bio-based Polyethylene
Braskem and Evergreen Packaging Partner to Introduce New Fully Renewable Cup Stock with Bio-based Polyethylene

PRESS RELEASE -   Evergreen Packaging® has recently announced the introduction of a fully renewable polyethylene cup stock. This product, which was developed for both hot and cold applications, reflects Evergreen Packaging's continued commitment to the use of renewable resources and reinforces the company's expertise in custom co-extrusion barrier technology.   "Sustainable packaging is at the heart of what we do at Evergreen Packaging and developing this product with renewable polyethylene offers customers a unique, innovative cup stock," said Evergreen Packaging Director of Sustainability Derric Brown.   

Millercoors Showcases Commitment to Alcohol Responsibility, Environmental Stewardship and Community Investment in 2016 Sustainability Report
Millercoors Showcases Commitment to Alcohol Responsibility, Environmental Stewardship and Community Investment in 2016 Sustainability Report

PRESS RELEASE - CHICAGO (July 18, 2016) – MillerCoors released its 2016 Sustainability Report, which provides a comprehensive review of the company’s 2015 efforts in the areas of alcohol responsibility, environmental stewardship and community investment. The nation’s second largest brewer continues to help prevent drunk driving and underage consumption, reduce water use and brewery waste, and create equal opportunities for women in beer.

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Heading Earthwards: Johnson & Johnson Dives Deep to Green Up Healthcare
Heading Earthwards: Johnson & Johnson Dives Deep to Green Up Healthcare

PRESS RELEASE - It's widely recognized that the healthcare sector has a large and costly environmental footprint. Hospitals in particular account for some of the most energy-intensive facilities, yet many traditionally have been slow to embrace resource efficiency. A study by the University of Chicago found that the industry stands to save up to $15 billion over 10 years by adopting more sustainable practices - it's an opportunity that hasn't gone unnoticed by Johnson & Johnson (J&J), the world's sixth-largest consumer health company.

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