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Nature Your Inspiration for a New Product? Wait a Minute …
Nature Your Inspiration for a New Product? Wait a Minute …

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - The rise of natural health products and cosmetics has set off a flurry of research and development to discover the next great breakthrough for skin care or for specialized foods that provide an energy boost when you need it most. From shampoos and natural medicines to herbal teas and healthy spreadable fats, Earth’s biodiversity is providing the inspiration for a growing number of consumer goods. What began as luxury products for high-end shoppers have now gone more mainstream, as ingredient-savvy consumers look to natural alternatives in our chemically saturated stores.

Q&A: How NewGen Surgical Is Redesigning Sustainable Healthcare
Q&A: How NewGen Surgical Is Redesigning Sustainable Healthcare

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - The U.S. healthcare sector is the second most intensive commercial user of energy. Hospitals are one of the largest energy users, contributing 8 percent of the U.S. greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions through the purchase of healthcare goods and services, and produce more than 4.67 million tons of waste each year. Realizing the significance of these impacts, NewGen Surgical was started in 2012 with a vision to make single-use medical devices more sustainable through their redesign and material inputs.

BASF invests in carbon recycling company LanzaTech
BASF invests in carbon recycling company LanzaTech

PRESS RELEASE - Unique biotechnological procedure for using gaseous waste as a source for raw materials Technology with potential for applications in the chemical industry BASF Venture Capital GmbH is to invest in LanzaTech, a biotech company headquartered in Chicago, Illinois, USA. Using special microbes, LanzaTech has developed a technology for gas fermentation that first enables ethanol to be produced from residual gases containing carbon monoxide and hydrogen. By re-using waste streams instead of incinerating them, industrial companies can reduce carbon dioxide emissions.

Johnson & Johnson Announces Progress Toward Health for Humanity Goals
Johnson & Johnson Announces Progress Toward Health for Humanity Goals

PRESS RELEASE - Johnson & Johnson today released its 2017 Health for Humanity Report, demonstrating its approach and the considerable progress it has made toward an ambitious social, environmental and governance commitment to advance the Company’s mission to drive better health for all. Looking across all Johnson & Johnson’s business practices, the Company shares important disclosure about how it supports good health for patients, consumers, employees and local communities on a global scale. The report tracks how Johnson & Johnson is striving to eradicate and prevent disease, reimagine how care is delivered, and put a healthy mind, body and environment within reach of all people around the world.

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Steelcase Draws Sustainability Inspiration from an Unlikely Source: The Healthcare Industry
Steelcase Draws Sustainability Inspiration from an Unlikely Source: The Healthcare Industry

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - Questions — and asking the right ones — are at the heart of Patricia Wang’s role as design researcher in WorkSpace Futures for Steelcase Inc. These days, the biggest question Wang faces is just as complicated and ambiguous as it is important: How can Steelcase encourage employees to get to a future state that is better both for them and for the planet?

Toxnot: Distilling the Complexity of Chemical Supply Chains
Toxnot: Distilling the Complexity of Chemical Supply Chains

CHEMISTRY, MATERIALS & PACKAGING - As we get ready to judge our semi-finalists next week in the 2018 Sustainable Brands Innovation Open, we wanted to check in with last year’s competitors to learn about the impacts they continue to have on the business world. Here, we catch up with Toxnot.

Detroit Ento: Building a People-Powered, Purpose-Forward Food Future
Detroit Ento: Building a People-Powered, Purpose-Forward Food Future

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - As we get ready to judge our semi-finalists for the 2018 Sustainable Brands Innovation Open, we wanted to check in with last year’s competitors to learn about the impacts they continue to have on the business world. Here, we catch up with our 2017 winner, Detroit Ento.

Why Sustainable Chemistry Is Key to the Success of a Circular Fashion Industry
Why Sustainable Chemistry Is Key to the Success of a Circular Fashion Industry

CHEMISTRY, MATERIALS & PACKAGING - Earlier this year, the Global Fashion Agenda released the CEO Agenda for the fashion industry, which highlights the “efficient use of chemicals, water and energy” as a core priority for immediate implementation. However, while chemical management is listed high on this agenda, time and again, the importance of this topic is not reflected in key conferences and events.

AkzoNobel Puts ‘True Price’ on Natural, Social Capital; Increases Business Value
AkzoNobel Puts ‘True Price’ on Natural, Social Capital; Increases Business Value

NEW METRICS - “Organizations rely on a diverse set of ‘capitals’ to function effectively,” says Emma Ringström, Sustainability Manager, Pulp and Performance Chemicals at AkzoNobel. By measuring these, she says, “We can find ways to make the most impactful improvements and ultimately increase business value.”

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U.S. Plastics Producers Aim to Recycle or Recover 100% of Plastic Packaging by 2040
U.S. Plastics Producers Aim to Recycle or Recover 100% of Plastic Packaging by 2040

CHEMISTRY, MATERIALS & PACKAGING - Three new goals to enhance the circular economy for plastics and reduce packaging waste have been announced by leading U.S. plastic producers including BASF, Dow, DuPont and Braskem.

Trending: Pizza, Water, Frozen Foods Find Plastic-Free Packaging
Trending: Pizza, Water, Frozen Foods Find Plastic-Free Packaging

CHEMISTRY, MATERIALS & PACKAGING - People of all ages are more aware of their impact on the planet’s limited resources and ecosystem health than ever before. Packaging is of particular concern, prompting this year’s Earth Day theme: end plastic pollution. “I’d like more people to take care of the Earth,” said Yasmine, a 7th grader in the Garden Club at Montgomery Middle School in San Diego, CA. Fellow club member Daisy, also in 7th grade, agrees. “People can use more reusable bags instead of plastic,” Daisy added. “We have lots of reusable bags at home. When we do get plastic bags, we reuse them.”

DuPont & Archer Daniels Midland Company Open Groundbreaking Biobased Pilot Facility in Illinois
DuPont & Archer Daniels Midland Company Open Groundbreaking Biobased Pilot Facility in Illinois

PRESS RELEASE - DuPont Industrial Biosciences (DuPont) and Archer Daniels Midland Company (ADM) announced the opening of the world’s first biobased furan dicarboxylic methyl ester (FDME) pilot production facility in Decatur, Illinois. The plant is the centerpiece of a long-standing collaboration that will help bring a greater variety of sustainably sourced biomaterials into the lives of consumers. Nearly one-tenth of the world’s oil is used to make the plastic products we use every day. From shampoo bottles to frozen food containers, fossil-fuel-based plastics are virtually impossible to avoid because of a lack of commercially available alternatives — a significant gap in the marketplace that DuPont and ADM’s new biobased FDME will help address.

SC Johnson’s Dedication to Protecting Families Recognized by EcoHealth Alliance
SC Johnson’s Dedication to Protecting Families Recognized by EcoHealth Alliance

PRESS RELEASE - Donations, Educational Materials from SC Johnson Help Protect the Most Vulnerable Against Mosquito-Borne Diseases

CVS Health Releases 11th Annual Corporate Social Responsibility Report
CVS Health Releases 11th Annual Corporate Social Responsibility Report

PRESS RELEASE - CVS Health (NYSE: CVS) today released its 11th annual Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Report, detailing its latest efforts to shape the future of health care, reduce environmental impacts and exemplify corporate leadership in fulfilling the company's purpose of helping people on their path to better health. Among the company's key CSR initiatives in 2017 were an enterprise response to combatting the opioid crisis, the development of a carbon emissions reduction target in line with climate science, and a rapid and robust response to a series of natural disasters that impacted CVS Health operations, colleagues and communities.

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BASF joins "ZERO by 40" initiative to end malaria
BASF joins "ZERO by 40" initiative to end malaria

PRESS RELEASE - London: 18 April 2018 -Today, at the London Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting, the world’s leading Crop Protection companies announce their commitment to support the research, development and supply of innovative products to save lives and help eradicate malaria by 2040.

‘Beauty in Real Life’ Campaign Makes Good on CVS Promise to Stop Altering Imagery
‘Beauty in Real Life’ Campaign Makes Good on CVS Promise to Stop Altering Imagery

MARKETING AND COMMS - CVS Health continues to put its money where its purpose is. Following up on the promise it made in January to stop altering imagery for beauty products, the company’s retail division, CVS Pharmacy, has launched an advertising campaign, “Beauty in Real Life.”

Gildan Supports the Leonardo Martínez Hospital in Honduras With Donation of Medical Equipment
Gildan Supports the Leonardo Martínez Hospital in Honduras With Donation of Medical Equipment

PRESS RELEASE - The Leonardo Martínez Valenzuela Hospital received a donation of medical equipment for its surgery ward from Gildan, which was commemorated on April 6 by the First Lady of Honduras, Ana García de Hernández. The equipment, valued at more than US $520,000, for the new operating rooms at the healthcare center will provide free services to patients in the Northern Region of the country. This new surgical module is expected to perform more than 8,000 surgeries annually. This donation provides the hospital, which has been operating in the city for more than 110 years, exclusive equipment to assist patients in need of pediatric and gynecological surgery. It will also allow them to improve medical attention of the brigades in these two areas of intervention.

FORD OPENS SECOND COMMUNITY RESOURCE CENTER IN PUERTO RICO; UNITES LOCAL NONPROFITS TO SUPPORT ONGOING DISASTER RECOVERY EFFORTS
FORD OPENS SECOND COMMUNITY RESOURCE CENTER IN PUERTO RICO; UNITES LOCAL NONPROFITS TO SUPPORT ONGOING DISASTER RECOVERY EFFORTS

PRESS RELEASE - Ford Motor Company is reinforcing its commitment to the people of Puerto Rico as it launches the next phase of Centro de Movilidad Social – a program designed to provide much-needed supplies and services to hurricane-devastated communities across the island. Launched in December 2017, Ford’s Centro de Movilidad Social brings together local nonprofit organizations to connect children and families with a range of services – from basic needs such as food, water, clothing and transportation, to longer-term recovery assistance through medical services, educational grants and skills development. This week, Ford Fund is expanding the program and announcing its second social mobility center in Puerto Rico as part of a $1.2 million investment to support recovery efforts on the island

Fast Co's World-Changing Ideas Winners Build Empathy, EVs; Repurpose Guns, Flowers
Fast Co's World-Changing Ideas Winners Build Empathy, EVs; Repurpose Guns, Flowers

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - For the second year, Fast Company is celebrating businesses, policies, and nonprofits that are poised help shift society to a more sustainable and more equitable future with its World Changing Ideas Awards. From melted down guns to nitrogen-producing microbes, there’s quite a bit of variety among 2018’s twelve winners.

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The UPS Foundation Awards $16 Million to Increase Humanitarian Relief, Community Resilience, and Safety Efforts
The UPS Foundation Awards $16 Million to Increase Humanitarian Relief, Community Resilience, and Safety Efforts

PRESS RELEASE - The UPS Foundation, which leads the global citizenship efforts of UPS (NYSE: UPS), today announced it is awarding 2018 grants and in-kind support totaling more than $16 million to non-profit, non-governmental organizations and United Nations agencies for humanitarian relief, community resilience and safety programs worldwide. Grants provide support for disaster response, preparedness and recovery, enhancing public health care supply chains and improving global road safety.

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