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Danone, Nestlé, Mondelez, PepsiCo, Walgreens Unite to Help Consumers Lead Their Healthiest Lives
Danone, Nestlé, Mondelez, PepsiCo, Walgreens Unite to Help Consumers Lead Their Healthiest Lives

COLLABORATION - The Consumer Goods Forum (CGF) is on a mission to help consumers make healthier choices with the launch of a new pilot campaign in Hagerstown, Maryland.

Member Spotlight: Not just talk – Michele Bartolini shares how Rolland practices what it preaches
Member Spotlight: Not just talk – Michele Bartolini shares how Rolland practices what it preaches

MEMBER SPOTLIGHT - Michele Bartolini, Marketing Director at Rolland, sat down with us recently to share how efficiencies and a new method of operating significantly reduced their product footprint and the need she sees for more tools that can help employees translate sustainability theory into their day-to-day functions. Read on to learn how Michele capitalized on her creative acting skills to tell Rolland’s story and what she’s learned from other SB Corporate Members.

Powered by Partnership: Procter & Gamble and Constellation Complete 50-Megawatt Renewable Energy Plant
Powered by Partnership: Procter & Gamble and Constellation Complete 50-Megawatt Renewable Energy Plant

PRESS RELEASE - The Procter & Gamble Company (NYSE:PG) and Constellation, a subsidiary of Exelon Corporation (NYSE: EXC), today announced the completion of a 50-megawatt biomass-fueled combined heat and power plant located at one of P&G’s largest U.S. facilities. Constellation owns and operates the plant, which supplies steam to P&G’s Albany, GA paper manufacturing facility and generates electricity for the local utility, Georgia Power.

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How Domtar Improved Water Quality, Fish Health in Canada’s Thompson River
How Domtar Improved Water Quality, Fish Health in Canada’s Thompson River

BEHAVIOR CHANGE - Flowing through south-central British Columbia is a crisp river, idyllically flanked by black cliffs. But in the 1970s, the clear water of the Thompson River took on a brown hue and bubbled with foam. Rocks were covered with a thick slime. Area leaders grew concerned that a harmful algal bloom might be to blame, which had potential to harm ecology, area residents and the river’s 24 species of fish, including salmon and rainbow trout. An investigation began into the effects of industrial and municipal discharge – particularly from the Domtar’s Kamloops pulp mill and the City of Kamloops.

ELC Joins the Renewable Energy 100 Campaign
ELC Joins the Renewable Energy 100 Campaign

PRESS RELEASE - As an employer, a corporate citizen and a global company founded on family values, The Estée Lauder Companies considers it one of our responsibilities to address climate change. We believe that working toward a low-carbon future will help ensure a beautiful and sustainable planet for generations to come. On the first day of Climate Week 2017, we are proud to reinforce our commitment to a low-carbon future by joining Renewable Energy 100 (RE100) and co-sponsoring this year’s Climate Week. By supporting Climate Week and signing on to RE100, we are underscoring our commitment to climate action and sourcing 100 percent of our global electricity consumption from renewable energy technologies.

Kohler Releases 2016 Sustainability and Stewardship Report
Kohler Releases 2016 Sustainability and Stewardship Report

PRESS RELEASE - Kohler Co., the leading manufacturer of kitchen and bath plumbing products in the U.S., has released its first public sustainability and stewardship report. The report reflects Kohler Co.'s sustainability strategy, introduced in 2008:

GM’s Ohio and Indiana Plants to Meet Electricity Needs with Wind
GM’s Ohio and Indiana Plants to Meet Electricity Needs with Wind

PRESS RELEASE - DETROIT — All of GM’s Ohio and Indiana manufacturing facilities – including those that build the Chevrolet Cruze and Silverado and GMC Sierra light-duty pickup trucks – will meet their electricity needs through 100 percent renewable energy. GM is buying a total of 200 megawatts of wind energy from Ohio and Illinois wind farms. Once the turbines come online by the end of 2018, renewable energy will power 20 percent of GM’s global electricity use.

The Same, But Different: Some Thoughts on Japanese Business
The Same, But Different: Some Thoughts on Japanese Business

LEADERSHIP - I recently visited Tokyo on a business trip and had the chance to meet with a number of Japanese companies. At the end of a three-hour meeting with sustainability professionals from a dozen or so multinationals, the host asked me for my impressions of Japanese organizations and their sustainability efforts. My honest answer: “I’m confused.”

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Shaw to Generate Electricity, Use Waste Heat to Increase Efficiency at South Carolina Carpet Fiber Facility
Shaw to Generate Electricity, Use Waste Heat to Increase Efficiency at South Carolina Carpet Fiber Facility

PRESS RELEASE - Shaw Industries Group, Inc. (Shaw) has committed to building a cogeneration, Combined Heat & Power (CHP) plant, at its Columbia, S.C. fiber production facility. The electric power plant will provide electricity for the plant and utilize the waste (exhaust) heat from a turbine to produce steam. This production will be enough to meet the entire steam demand of the plant and will replace the majority of electricity supplied by a utility company. With construction well underway, the power plant is expected to be operational by Q1 2018.

SC Johnson Expands Sustainable Product Portfolio, Acquires Method, Ecover
SC Johnson Expands Sustainable Product Portfolio, Acquires Method, Ecover

ORGANIZATIONAL CHANGE - SC Johnson, a manufacturer of products such as Windex, Glade, Shout, Raid and Pledge, has signed an agreement to acquire Method and Ecover, two consumer brands from People Against Dirty, a B-Corp and pioneer in ‘planet-friendly’ home, fabric and personal care products. Method and Ecover are well known for their use of naturally derived, biodegradable ingredients and responsible packaging.

Trending: VW, JLR Make Big Commitments to EVs, Circular Tech
Trending: VW, JLR Make Big Commitments to EVs, Circular Tech

CHEMISTRY, MATERIALS & PACKAGING - Car manufacturers have dominated the news in recent weeks with details emerging about everything from scrappage schemes to big-time commitments to EVs, indicating that a significant industry-wide shift is underway. Now, Volkswagen joins the growing group of mobility giants making the switch to low-carbon vehicles, while Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) has launched a new program that will place end-of-life materials into new products.

Trending: Dow, CLF Uncover New Opportunities in Previously Unrecyclable Plastics
Trending: Dow, CLF Uncover New Opportunities in Previously Unrecyclable Plastics

CHEMISTRY, MATERIALS & PACKAGING - While eliminating impacts at the design stage is a crucial strategy for putting a stop to plastic pollution, it’s just one small piece of the puzzle. According to new initiatives and research from The Dow Chemical Company and the Closed Loop Foundation, investing in intelligent end-of-life solutions for previously non-recyclable packaging is just as important.

BillerudKorsnäs: Megacity Dwellers See Packaging as Crucial Solution for Sustainable Future
BillerudKorsnäs: Megacity Dwellers See Packaging as Crucial Solution for Sustainable Future

CHEMISTRY, MATERIALS & PACKAGING - Packaging has widely been recognized as a pathway to a sustainable future, but opinions around the critical actions needed to deliver circular outcomes in urban areas, particularly megacities (a metropolitan area with a total population over 10 million people), such as management of recycling, littering, waste and support for sustainable behavior and education, largely differ.

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Control Union, H&M Launch Open Platform to Improve Sourcing, Transparency for Apparel Industry
Control Union, H&M Launch Open Platform to Improve Sourcing, Transparency for Apparel Industry

SUPPLY CHAIN - Control Union, a global network of inspection operations and dedicated laboratories, in partnership with H&M has created a new tool to help the apparel industry meet its commitments to supply chain transparency and responsible sourcing. A unique supply chain traceability and data service, CONNECTED is designed specifically for apparel industry supply chains that are complex, distributed over several tiers and countries.

Trending: Fashion Positive, H&M Launch New Tools, Tech to Accelerate Circular Fashion Movement
Trending: Fashion Positive, H&M Launch New Tools, Tech to Accelerate Circular Fashion Movement

CHEMISTRY, MATERIALS & PACKAGING - The fashion and textile industries continue to make strides towards a more circular future with the emergence of new resources and technologies that make a sustainable shift easier than ever before.

Trending: Brands Look to Bio-Based, Upcycled Plastics to Reduce Apparel Industry Impacts
Trending: Brands Look to Bio-Based, Upcycled Plastics to Reduce Apparel Industry Impacts

CHEMISTRY, MATERIALS & PACKAGING - Startups and retail giants alike are looking to bio-based materials and recycled plastics to drive innovation and reduce environmental impacts along the value chain within the fashion and textile industry.

Fourstar Connections: ​A ​Solutions-Based EMS Provider Taking on Sustainability, Increasing Market Share
Fourstar Connections: ​A ​Solutions-Based EMS Provider Taking on Sustainability, Increasing Market Share

NEW METRICS - Massachusetts-based Fourstar Connections, founded in 1986 as a cable assembly shop, has evolved into a comprehensive solution provider with an extensive portfolio of services and solutions to tackle a wide range of manufacturing needs. It also differentiates itself with a focus on sustainability — as a value creator and risk mitigator for the company, as well as for its publicly traded customers. We caught up with Fourstar’s owner and president, Phillip Holman, to learn more about the company’s commitment to sustainability, and why he thinks it’s time for CPAs to lean into discussions and strategy-setting around the issue.

Circular Homeware Startup to Disrupt Global Furniture Industry with Landfill-to-Lifestyle Model
Circular Homeware Startup to Disrupt Global Furniture Industry with Landfill-to-Lifestyle Model

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - A pioneering new sustainable homeware and accessories brand has emerged on the market and is ready to radically transform the way furniture is made forever. Materials sourcing is where digital furniture startup Pentatonic sets itself apart from its industry counterparts, with its line of contemporary designer homeware fabricated entirely from post-consumer waste.

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How Buckhorn's Reusable Packaging Is Cleaning Up Supply Chains
How Buckhorn's Reusable Packaging Is Cleaning Up Supply Chains

CHEMISTRY, MATERIALS & PACKAGING - Ohio-based Buckhorn manufactures different types of heavy-duty, reusable plastic packaging for the food processing, automotive, manufacturing, distribution, bakery and agriculture industries, with a focus on improving companies’ supply chain performance by reducing product waste and material handling costs. The company is also dedicated to keeping its own impacts in check by buying back end-of-life containers for recycling; the company then incorporates ground-up recycled materials, called ‘regrind,’ into the next generation of containers. We spoke with president Ken Kozicki to learn more about Buckhorn’s commitment to eliminating waste throughout its value chain.

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