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Kimberly-Clark Tackles Deforestation, Lab Waste with New Partnerships
Kimberly-Clark Tackles Deforestation, Lab Waste with New Partnerships

MARKETING AND COMMS - Putting its Sustainability 2022 strategy into action, Kimberly-Clark has ramped up its relationship with environmental NGO World Wildlife Fund (WWF) with the launch of its new "♥ YOUR PLANET" ("HEART YOUR PLANET") campaign. Designed to encourage consumers to choose products made with fiber from responsibly managed forests, the campaign will display WWF’s logo on Kimberly-Clark paper towel, facial tissue and toilet paper products sold in North America.

Dozens of Corporates, 200+ Large Investors Urge White House to Keep Paris Promises
Dozens of Corporates, 200+ Large Investors Urge White House to Keep Paris Promises

MARKETING AND COMMS - President Trump has threatened to pull the plug on U.S. involvement of the Paris Agreement ahead of the G7 Summit in Italy later this month, spurring major companies to speak out in support of continued climate change efforts.

CVS Health Nixes Harmful Chemicals from Beauty, Personal Care Products
CVS Health Nixes Harmful Chemicals from Beauty, Personal Care Products

WALKING THE TALK - Following the announcement of its new store renovation initiative, CVS Pharmacy has revealed that it will be eliminating parabens, phthalates and the most prevalent formaldehyde donors in nearly 600 beauty and personal care products in its CVS Health, Beauty 360, Essence of Beauty and Blade lines. CVS Pharmacy will stop shipping store brand products that don’t meet these standards to distribution centers by the end of 2019.

Reebok 'Growing' Compostable Footwear from Cotton + Corn
Reebok 'Growing' Compostable Footwear from Cotton + Corn

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - Global fitness brand Reebok has launched its “Cotton + Corn” sustainable products initiative, which will bring plant-based footwear to the market later this year.

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AkzoNobel, AB InBev Latest in Spate of Companies Switching to 100% Renewables
AkzoNobel, AB InBev Latest in Spate of Companies Switching to 100% Renewables

CLEANTECH - This week, two more multinationals joined the ranks of companies energizing their sustainability agendas with bold commitments to power their entire operations with renewables.

Tarkett, Sustainable Minds Partner to Boost Transparency for the Built Environment
Tarkett, Sustainable Minds Partner to Boost Transparency for the Built Environment

COLLABORATION - Sustainable flooring and sports surface solutions leader Tarkett is the latest brand to embrace transparency with the launch of a new product catalog that could help drive the use of sustainable building materials towards the mainstream for the construction industry.

Sustainable Brands Seeks Entrepreneurs for Startup Business Competition
Sustainable Brands Seeks Entrepreneurs for Startup Business Competition

PRESS RELEASE - SAN FRANCISCO, March 9, 2017 – Sustainable Brands® recently opened submissions for its internationally recognized startup business competition Sustainable Brands Innovation Open (SBIO). Co-sponsored by Whirlpool, and judging platform YouNoodle, the competition will culminate at SB’17 Detroit, May 22-25, with venture finalists presenting their early operational plans to business leaders and investors in the Sustainable Brands community.

Companies, Cities, Including SB Corporate Members, Receive Climate Leadership Awards for Reducing their Carbon Impact
Companies, Cities, Including SB Corporate Members, Receive Climate Leadership Awards for Reducing their Carbon Impact

PRESS RELEASE - Ten companies and organizations, two partnerships, and three individuals today will receive 2017 Climate Leadership Awards for their accomplishments in reducing greenhouses gas emissions and addressing climate change. The awards, now in their sixth year, are a partnership program of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the Center for Climate and Energy Solutions, and The Climate Registry. The awards are being presented this evening at the 2017 Climate Leadership Conference in Chicago. This year’s awardees represent a wide array of industries including finance, consumer products, retail, aviation, and technology, plus federal and local government.

Outdoor Brands Divided on Attending Retailer Show in Utah
Outdoor Brands Divided on Attending Retailer Show in Utah

LEADERSHIP - In response to Utah Governor Gary Herbert’s resolution urging the Trump administration to rescind the Bears Ears National Monument, Patagonia announced that it would be opting out of this year’s Outdoor Retailer trade show. Outdoor Retailer (OR) is held every year in Salt Lake City, Utah, and brings in an estimated $50 million to the state according to the Outdoor Industry Association.

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Unilever Unveils Game-Changing Fragrance Transparency Initiative
Unilever Unveils Game-Changing Fragrance Transparency Initiative

ORGANIZATIONAL CHANGE - Multinational consumer goods company Unilever announced a new transparency measure today that will provide consumers with access to additional fragrance ingredient information for its personal care products.

Trending: AkzoNobel, Startups Sustainably Solving Chemical, Packaging Challenges
Trending: AkzoNobel, Startups Sustainably Solving Chemical, Packaging Challenges

CHEMISTRY, MATERIALS & PACKAGING - Finding new post-consumer uses and solutions for products is critical for making the shift towards a more circular economy, but more and more companies are turning their focus to the early stages of product production and development, effectively addressing the sustainability question before it becomes a problem.

Kering to Transform Luxury Industry with Next-Gen Sustainability Strategy
Kering to Transform Luxury Industry with Next-Gen Sustainability Strategy

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - French luxury goods holding company Kering announced on Wednesday the next phase of its sustainability strategy across its 16 luxury brands, including Stella McCartney. Kering says it will support the drive towards a low-carbon economy and help shape the future of luxury as sustainable and to operate within the planetary boundaries. Kering’s sustainable strategy is aligned with the UN Sustainable Development Goals.

Consumer Goods Firms Prioritizing 'Common Principles' to Eradicate Forced Labour
Consumer Goods Firms Prioritizing 'Common Principles' to Eradicate Forced Labour

COLLABORATION - There are an estimated 21 million victims of forced labour in the world today, with labour exploitation fast becoming the dominant form – in 2015, it overtook sexual exploitation for the first time in the UK. The insidious nature of forced labour, coupled with the growing complexity of global supply chains, makes it a tough problem for corporations to identify, let alone stamp out.

Communication Chasm: Brand Wins, Missed Opportunities in Engaging Consumers on Purpose
Communication Chasm: Brand Wins, Missed Opportunities in Engaging Consumers on Purpose

MARKETING AND COMMS - If ever there was a time for the world’s leading brands to show leadership in sustainability, that time is now. Globally, the political resolve to combat climate change is being challenged by the arrival of a new US president who considers global warming a “hoax.” Resource scarcity and shrinking biodiversity are a growing concern for more and more areas of the planet. Immigration fears are being stoked by nationalist politicians throughout the world; and attaining racial and gender diversity continues to be an unattained goal in many parts of global society.

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WRAP Advises Electronics Shoppers to Keep Calm and Be 'SMART' This Black Friday
WRAP Advises Electronics Shoppers to Keep Calm and Be 'SMART' This Black Friday

BEHAVIOR CHANGE - As retailers and shoppers gear up for another “highly charged” Black Friday, UK anti-waste advocacy organization WRAP has provided a ‘SMART’ guide for buying electronic products. Each year the UK buys 1.4 million tonnes (or £21 billion worth) of electrical and electronic products; WRAP estimates that consumers discard a similar amount. The SMART guidelines are designed to help consumers keep calm, buy smarter, and avoid unnecessary waste of devices and their components.

One Simple Action: How FSC, Kimberly-Clark Are Engaging Consumers in Sustainable Forestry
One Simple Action: How FSC, Kimberly-Clark Are Engaging Consumers in Sustainable Forestry

MARKETING AND COMMS - Moving the needle on consumer behavior remains a monumental task - but a necessary one if we are to achieve the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). With household consumption accounting for nearly 70 percent of economic activity in the United States, consumers’ choices can make a real difference. At the same time, consumers are faced with so many decisions in their day-to-day lives that “decision fatigue” is commonplace. We cannot expect consumers to weigh the environmental and social implications of each of their actions and purchases.

New ZDHC Platform to Provide 'Gateway' to Safer Chemicals in Textiles
New ZDHC Platform to Provide 'Gateway' to Safer Chemicals in Textiles

CHEMISTRY, MATERIALS & PACKAGING - The issue of hazardous chemicals isn’t new in consumer products; the Romans knew lead was harmful over 2000 years ago. Scheele’s Green, a copper-arsenic-based pigment, was one of the first colourfast greens used for textiles in the early 1860s. However, as the picture below demonstrates, it didn't take long for the toxic effects of this pigment to become known. Something has to be going wrong if hundreds of years ago we knew arsenic and lead were hazardous, and today, we still have to communicate this to the value chain.

Walmart Unveils New Sustainable Packaging Priorities to Complement Zero-Waste Goal
Walmart Unveils New Sustainable Packaging Priorities to Complement Zero-Waste Goal

CHEMISTRY, MATERIALS & PACKAGING - Walmart hopes to reignite the passion around sustainable packaging with vendors, store buyers, packaging suppliers and consumers with three new, clear goals: Optimize Design; Source Sustainably; and Support Recycling. The priorities were unveiled along with the company’s new “Sustainable Packaging Playbook” at the Walmart Sustainable Packaging Summit this week.

Disney, Dole Launch Character-Clad Produce to Promote Healthy Eating
Disney, Dole Launch Character-Clad Produce to Promote Healthy Eating

BEHAVIOR CHANGE - Disney Consumer Products and Interactive Media (DCPI) and Dole Food Company have announced a co-branded assortment of fresh fruits and vegetables featuring iconic Disney, Pixar, Star Wars, and Marvel characters.

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Procter & Gamble to Partner with Indian Government in Clean India Mission
Procter & Gamble to Partner with Indian Government in Clean India Mission

PRESS RELEASE - Procter & Gamble global chief executive David Taylor met Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday to discuss the company's manufacturing initiatives in the country and partnership opportunities in education and the government's cleanliness drive. In line with P&G's global sustainability goals, the company said it has offered to help the country's Clean India Initiative (Swachh Bharat Abhiyan) by using technology to reduce waste to landfill that will up-cycle sanitary waste. The maker of Ariel and Pampers appointed Taylor as its chief a year ago amid falling global sales and restructuring of its products portfolio. Internationally, Taylor has been reorganising P&G's brand portfolio, focusing on the core ones and selling dozens of unprofitable brands.

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