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Campbell Releases 2018 Corporate Responsibility Report
Campbell Releases 2018 Corporate Responsibility Report

PRESS RELEASE - Campbell Soup Company (NYSE:CPB) today released its 10th Corporate Responsibility report, detailing the company’s fiscal year 2017 achievements and outlining new sustainability goals and strategies that further integrate accountability and transparency across the Campbell business. “As a purpose-driven company committed to making real food accessible to more people, our sustainability strategy is focused on four areas – how Campbell’s food is grown, sourced, produced and shared,” said Dave Stangis, Vice President, Corporate Responsibility and Chief Sustainability Officer. “Our new areas of focus allow Campbell to leverage existing capabilities while exploring additional opportunities to accelerate our impact and drive value for Campbell’s stakeholders.”

Visa Commits to 100% Renewable Electricity by End of 2019
Visa Commits to 100% Renewable Electricity by End of 2019

PRESS RELEASE - Visa today announced its commitment to use 100 percent renewable electricity across its global operations by the end of 2019. As part of this commitment, announced in conjunction with this week’s Climate Leadership Conference in Denver, Colorado, Visa is joining the RE100 initiative, a collaborative, global platform developed by The Climate Group in partnership with CDP to increase demand for and delivery of renewable energy.

L'Oréal USA Announces Innovative Approach to Achieve Carbon Neutrality for its Operations Facilities by 2019
L'Oréal USA Announces Innovative Approach to Achieve Carbon Neutrality for its Operations Facilities by 2019

PRESS RELEASE - Today, L’Oréal USA announced its plans to achieve carbon neutrality in 2019 for all 21 of its U.S. manufacturing and distribution facilities with a financially sustainable approach that could potentially serve as a model to support new renewable natural gas (RNG) projects in the future. In order to reach this milestone, L’Oréal USA is adding to its diversified energy portfolio with RNG purchased from a new processing facility in Kentucky. The company currently has 17 renewable energy installations across the country, including large on-site solar arrays in Arkansas, New Jersey and Kentucky as well as wind turbines in Texas. The RNG purchased from the new project alone is expected to eliminate the carbon equivalent of 1.8 million gallons of gasoline consumed per year.

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HEINEKEN USA Hosts Panel on the Influence of African-American Consumers
HEINEKEN USA Hosts Panel on the Influence of African-American Consumers

PRESS RELEASE - Black History Month serves as a good reminder for us to celebrate achievements in the African-American community, but we should also engage in open conversation on where shortcomings exist and progress remains to be made.

Member Spotlight: Eileen Boone from CVS shares how her family inspires her dedication to sustainability and what she’s learned from SB Members
Member Spotlight: Eileen Boone from CVS shares how her family inspires her dedication to sustainability and what she’s learned from SB Members

MEMBER SPOTLIGHT - Eileen Boone (@EileenBooneCSR), senior vice president of corporate social responsibility and philanthropy for CVS Health, and president of the CVS Health Foundation, spoke with us recently about how her personal life drives her dedication to creating a thriving, sustainable business. Read on to find out how Eileen takes advantage of her participation in the SB Corporate Member Network, what she likes to do in her free time and the work she’s most excited about.

Kashi Certified Transitional Program Increases 400% in Just 2 Years
Kashi Certified Transitional Program Increases 400% in Just 2 Years

ORGANIZATIONAL CHANGE - Kashi continues to expand its Certified Transitional portfolio, announcing that with the support of consumers, it will now source Certified Transitional ingredients from more than 4,200 acres of farmland across the US — a 400 percent increase since the start of the program in 2016. Participating farmers have received more than $1 million to support their transition from conventional to organic.

The Role of Business in Driving Sustainable Consumption, Production
The Role of Business in Driving Sustainable Consumption, Production

ORGANIZATIONAL CHANGE - Business is increasingly aligning its activities with the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). A recent report shows that 43 percent of the world’s largest 250 companies are now linking their sustainability reporting to the SDGs.

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BASF joins the World Plastics Council
BASF joins the World Plastics Council

PRESS RELEASE - BASF joined the World Plastics Council (WPC), a global organization of key leaders in the plastics industry. The WPC promotes industry topics of global relevance like the responsible use of plastics, efficient waste management and solutions to marine littering.

Tesco, Nestlé Poised to Benefit Most from Impending Plant-Based Protein Surge
Tesco, Nestlé Poised to Benefit Most from Impending Plant-Based Protein Surge

THE NEXT ECONOMY - A shift in consumer awareness around sustainability is causing a surge in demand for plant-based proteins — an emerging market opportunity that global food companies won’t want to miss.

Unilever discloses fragrance ingredients online for its home care and personal care brands
Unilever discloses fragrance ingredients online for its home care and personal care brands

PRESS RELEASE - Unilever is going beyond labelling requirements by disclosing fragrance ingredients online in Europe, starting with France and the UK. The move builds on the commitment Unilever made last year, to build trust in its brands by providing in-depth product and ingredient information for its home care and personal care products.

HEINEKEN announces 'Drop the C' programme
HEINEKEN announces 'Drop the C' programme

PRESS RELEASE - HEINEKEN today announced its 'Drop the C' programme for renewable energy. With 'Drop the C' the company aims to grow its share of renewable thermal energy and electricity in production from the current level of 14% to 70% by 2030. HEINEKEN wants to drive a real change towards renewable energy and will therefore not purchase unbundled certificates to meet its reduction targets. In addition, new emission goals will be set for distribution and cooling and, for the first time, also for packaging. The brewer commits to set science based targets for these areas in the next two years.

Trending: Startups, Government Put Planned Obsolescence in Its Place
Trending: Startups, Government Put Planned Obsolescence in Its Place

WASTE NOT - As increasing emphasis is being placed on circularity, the concept of planned obsolescence is being called into question. While it has long been criticized by consumers, brands and governments are finally beginning to recognize that the short-term strategy has no place in the low-carbon economy — and are taking action to promote transparency and resource efficiency.

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Sustainable Funding for Private Green Businesses
Sustainable Funding for Private Green Businesses

FINANCE & INVESTMENT - Financing tends to be on the top of the list of hurdles for sustainable companies looking to scale. A business does not survive on a mission alone, and in order to generate profits and revenue, it needs capital to operate. But for sustainable enterprises setting out to meet the triple bottle line (“Planet, People, Profit”) while minimizing impacts, attracting and raising funding can be a particularly challenging task.

Gold Standard, WWF Publish Best-Practice Guide to Accelerate Corporate Action on SDGs
Gold Standard, WWF Publish Best-Practice Guide to Accelerate Corporate Action on SDGs

ORGANIZATIONAL CHANGE - Climate and development standard and certification body Gold Standard and WWF Switzerland have published a new report that seeks to help the private sector define and deliver ambitious strategies to achieve the goals outlined in the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Primark Sheds Light on Supply Chain with Global Sourcing Map Tool
Primark Sheds Light on Supply Chain with Global Sourcing Map Tool

SUPPLY CHAIN - Primark, a member of the Sustainable Apparel Coalition, has developed a new online tool that is helping usher in a new era of transparency for the retailer. The Global Sourcing Map allows consumers to access information about the 1071 factories and suppliers that make up the company’s supply chain.

Why Most Companies Are Failing at Purpose (And How You Can Succeed!)
Why Most Companies Are Failing at Purpose (And How You Can Succeed!)

WALKING THE TALK - This is the third in a series of articles examining how business leaders and companies can transform their corporate culture in order to succeed in the midst of the impending Purpose Revolution. Find links to the full series below.

Nestlé Pure Life® Launches New Bottle Made From 100% Recycled Plastic
Nestlé Pure Life® Launches New Bottle Made From 100% Recycled Plastic

PRESS RELEASE - Today, Nestlé® Pure Life® Purified Water, the world's leading bottled water brand, is announcing the introduction of a 700-mL bottle made from 100 percent food grade recycled plastic*, known as rPET. The new package is available starting this month on retail store shelves in North America. “Nestlé Waters North America is the original bottled water company in the U.S., and environmental sustainability is an integral part of our company’s purpose and heritage,” said Antonio Sciuto, Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer for Nestlé Waters North America. “This new bottle made from 100 percent recycled plastic for our namesake brand is the latest way we’re satisfying consumer demand for healthy hydration on-the-go and inspiring consumers to recycle.”

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New communication concept highlights BillerudKorsnäs as change ambassador
New communication concept highlights BillerudKorsnäs as change ambassador

PRESS RELEASE - BillerudKorsnäs’ mission, to challenge conventional packaging for a sustainable future, is based on the fact that innovative and sustainable packaging solutions have an important role to play in delivering solutions to some of the global challenges that we all face today. Through the communication concept “What If?”, classic product positioning is replaced with open questions that invite reflection and dialogue.

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