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BASF hosts its first Symposium on Sustainability Assessment in Agriculture
BASF hosts its first Symposium on Sustainability Assessment in Agriculture

PRESS RELEASE - BASF hosts its first Symposium on Sustainability Assessment in Agriculture  International experts call for common approach to sustainability assessment in food supply chain  BASF invites opinion leaders to a joint discussion platform to develop general principles

Bacardi Cuts Water Use in Half, Energy Consumption and GHGs by a Third
Bacardi Cuts Water Use in Half, Energy Consumption and GHGs by a Third

MARKETING AND COMMS - Bacardi Limited has achieved a nearly 50 percent drop in water usage and roughly 33 percent reductions in both energy use and greenhouse gas emissions in the last six years, according to its latest corporate responsibility report, released online Wednesday. Reductions were achieved through a combination of conservation measures that included more efficient equipment and greater use of renewable energy sources.The digital report, “Our Spirit is Clear,” embodies Bacardi’s commitment to reduce both its carbon footprint and impact on the earth’s natural resources. The company says the water saved is equivalent to providing a glass of water to every person on the planet.

Bombay Sapphire Turns Derelict Mill into Sustainable Distillery
Bombay Sapphire Turns Derelict Mill into Sustainable Distillery

CLEANTECH - The Bombay Sapphire gin distillery in Hampshire, England has become the first to achieve an “Outstanding” design-stage Building Research Establishment’s Environmental Assessment Method (BREEAM) accreditation, according to a recent announcement.

Co-op, Nestlé, Sainsbury’s Using New Research to Inform Reduction in Supply Chain Footprints
Co-op, Nestlé, Sainsbury’s Using New Research to Inform Reduction in Supply Chain Footprints

SUPPLY CHAIN - The Co-operative Group, Nestlé and Sainsbury’s say they will improve the sustainability performance of some of their products in response to research from the Product Sustainability Forum.The study, published by the Waste and Resources Action Program (WRAP), analyzed 50 grocery products with the biggest environmental impact and found that together they contribute between 21 and 33 percent of household greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. Some of the products include such staples as bread, potatoes, bananas and milk.

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Philips' Sustainovation Process Reveals Insights on Closing Loops
Philips' Sustainovation Process Reveals Insights on Closing Loops

WASTE NOT - In 2008 Philips Consumer Lifestyle started a program for sustainable innovation with a series of workshops to investigate possibilities around closing the loop of its products. People from different functions and departments brainstormed around business model possibilities, alternative materials and value chain management.

Dr Pepper Snapple Installs Bio-Wastewater Treatment System at Houston Bottling Plant
Dr Pepper Snapple Installs Bio-Wastewater Treatment System at Houston Bottling Plant

WASTE NOT - A BioViper™ biological pretreatment system by wastewater treatment systems provider Baswood Corporation is now operating at the Dr Pepper Snapple (DPS) Group’s Houston bottling plant, Baswood announced on Tuesday.

AB InBev’s Environmental Efforts Generate $420 Million in Revenue
AB InBev’s Environmental Efforts Generate $420 Million in Revenue

WASTE NOT - Anheuser-Busch InBev (AB InBev) announced it has met its three-year global environmental goals on water, energy, carbon emissions and recycling operations.The company reached its goal of reducing its water usage by nearly 20 percent, the equivalent of 25 billion cans of AB InBev products. Energy consumption decreased by 12 percent and carbon emissions were reduced by almost 16 percent in breweries and soft drink facilities worldwide. The company also increased its recycling rate to just over 99 percent for solid waste and by-products.

FlashFood Mobile App Diverts Restaurant Food Waste To Feed the Hungry
FlashFood Mobile App Diverts Restaurant Food Waste To Feed the Hungry

WASTE NOT - The statistics are staggering: One in five children goes to bed hungry every night in America, while 40 percent of food in this country is sent to the landfill, according to a recent report from the Natural Resources Defense Council. There is an immediate solution to redirecting this excess wasted food to families in need, but fear is choking the supply chain.

Extended Producer Responsibility: A Win-Win for Business and Governments
Extended Producer Responsibility: A Win-Win for Business and Governments

WASTE NOT - As both a natural resources and packaged goods company, Nestlé Waters North America (NWNA) is always looking for ways to reduce our footprint while producing superior products that meet consumer demand. When it comes to our packaging, we are constantly seeking methods to increase our use of recycled PET (rPET) in our bottles.

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Sustainable Brands Expands Corporate Community with eBay, Sprint and Caesars Entertainment as Newest Members
Sustainable Brands Expands Corporate Community with eBay, Sprint and Caesars Entertainment as Newest Members

PRESS RELEASE - SAN FRANCISCO, September 20, 2012 – Sustainable Brands this month announced three new members to its Corporate Community. Sprint, eBay and Caesars Entertainment join over two dozen companies committed to leveraging their unique role in focusing stakeholder energy toward a healthy and sustainable future.

Molson Coors Recognized on Dow Jones Sustainability World and North America Indexes
Molson Coors Recognized on Dow Jones Sustainability World and North America Indexes

PRESS RELEASE - Global Brewer Receives Improved Marks for Brand Management, Climate Strategy and Supply Chain Management

New Benefit to "World's Best Cheddar": Cabot Creamery Cooperative Achieves B Corp Certification
New Benefit to "World's Best Cheddar": Cabot Creamery Cooperative Achieves B Corp Certification

PRESS RELEASE - Cabot, Vt. (August 27, 2012) – Cabot Creamery is the first dairy cooperative to achieve B Corporation Certification, a validation of its attention to environmental and social impacts on stakeholders.

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