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Kohler Wins US Water Prize
Kohler Wins US Water Prize

PRESS RELEASE - Kohler Co. was awarded the US Water Prize for its water conservation efforts by the US Water Alliance yesterday during its One Water Summit in New Orleans. The Water Prize is presented annually in five categories, including a private sector organization for outstanding achievement in advancing sustainable solutions to water challenges. Water Alliance leaders recognized Kohler as this year’s private sector honoree for its development and promotion of water-efficient products that meet the EPA’s WaterSense efficiency requirements.

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.

Good News, Bad News for Viscose: USFIA Joins CanopyStyle; H&M Lands in Hot Water
Good News, Bad News for Viscose: USFIA Joins CanopyStyle; H&M Lands in Hot Water

CHEMISTRY, MATERIALS & PACKAGING - Viscose continues to dominate the news as brands ramp up efforts to eliminate the destruction of ancient and endangered forests and human rights violations from the viscose supply chain, while others fall behind.

adidas, Arizona State University Unite to Shape the Future of Sport
adidas, Arizona State University Unite to Shape the Future of Sport

COLLABORATION - Over the years, adidas and Arizona State University (ASU) have emerged as leaders in the sustainability movement as a result of groundbreaking innovations, education and outreach programs and thought-provoking campaigns designed to solve global sustainability problems. Now, the two forward-thinking entities are teaming up to launch the Global Sport Alliance, a strategic partnership that aims to shape the future of sport and highlight its positive impact on society.

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Rainforest Alliance, UTZ Merge to Create Single Agriculture Sustainability Standard
Rainforest Alliance, UTZ Merge to Create Single Agriculture Sustainability Standard

COLLABORATION - Two of the world’s leaders in sustainable agriculture and certification, Rainforest Alliance and UTZ have announced plans to merge later this year in an effort to simplify the certification process for sustainable agriculture.

Why a ‘Utopian pipe dream’ is actually the future of business
Why a ‘Utopian pipe dream’ is actually the future of business

PRESS RELEASE - Here’s my prediction: in the not-too-distant future, circular economies – where the resources you use to create a product eventually return to the business to be reused or recycled – will be the norm. Businesses of tomorrow will look back at our sluggishness in making the switch and they will shake their heads in wonder. But why has business been sluggish? After all, doing more with less, creating more value with fewer resources, has long been standard in business: you pursue profitable growth while also staying efficient with resources. That’s just good business.

Unilever: Reconnecting with Nature to Build Better Food Systems
Unilever: Reconnecting with Nature to Build Better Food Systems

WALKING THE TALK - The Farm to Fork Disconnect Nowhere is the disconnect between people and planet more evident than in our broken food system. For the vast majority of human history, people lived in rural communities shaped by the natural environment. The ebb and flow of seasons, the right amount of rainfall and its impact on the all-important harvest, dominated lives and livelihoods. But today, over half the world’s population lives in an urban dwelling and by 2050 this is predicted to increase to 70 percent. With the rise of sprawling mega cities comes obesity and its related health problems; with a shrinking and aging rural population comes poverty and malnutrition; in the meantime, the gap between the farm and our forks grows ever wider.

L'Oréal, McDonald's Commit to Nix Deforestation from Commodity Supply Chains
L'Oréal, McDonald's Commit to Nix Deforestation from Commodity Supply Chains

SUPPLY CHAIN - Forests play a critical role in mitigating global climate change and deforestation is responsible for 10-15 percent of global greenhouse gas emissions, as well as habitat loss and social conflict. With the development of the Paris Agreement on climate change and the UN Sustainable Development Goals, the protection of forests has become a top priority for policymakers, investors and consumers.

Harnessing Nature’s Technology: The Biomimicry Toolkit
Harnessing Nature’s Technology: The Biomimicry Toolkit

CHEMISTRY, MATERIALS & PACKAGING - This was no introductory workshop. Everyone in attendance on Monday afternoon, day one of SB'17 Detroit, raised their hand when asked if they knew what biomimicry is, and everyone was interested in diving in and learning how to use biomimicry in their own work. Thus, organizers Nicole Hagerman Miller and Dr.

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Canopy, Rainforest Alliance Launch First-Ever Audit for Rayon-Viscose Supply Chain
Canopy, Rainforest Alliance Launch First-Ever Audit for Rayon-Viscose Supply Chain

SUPPLY CHAIN - Cotton is often king in discussions surrounding the creation of a more sustainable apparel industry, yet over 120 million trees are felled every year — 30 percent of which originate from ancient and endangered forests — to produce textiles such as viscose and rayon.

3M, International Paper, P&G Team Up in the Name of Sustainable Forestry
3M, International Paper, P&G Team Up in the Name of Sustainable Forestry

COLLABORATION - American Forest Foundation (AFF), International Paper, The Procter & Gamble Company (P&G) and 3M Company have banded together to form the Carolinas Working Forest Conservation Collaborative.

Redefining the Good Life: The Investing Power of Millennials
Redefining the Good Life: The Investing Power of Millennials

FINANCE & INVESTMENT - Over the next few years, the private sector will inherit the enormous responsibility of sustaining the health of our planet. Although this daunting challenge may force companies to operate outside of their comfort zones, businesses should recognize that with great responsibility comes great opportunity. In a market where consumer attitudes and brand loyalties are shifting to prefer socially and environmentally conscious products, companies hoping to remain competitive must integrate sustainability into the core of their business models.

Trending: Cutting-Edge Textile Policies Set New Bar for Apparel Industry
Trending: Cutting-Edge Textile Policies Set New Bar for Apparel Industry

WALKING THE TALK - A more sustainable apparel industry is on the horizon thanks to continued efforts by industry leaders to develop innovative textile policies that value natural resources.

Canopy Releases Updated Version of Ecopaper Database
Canopy Releases Updated Version of Ecopaper Database

CHEMISTRY, MATERIALS & PACKAGING - Being dubbed the “Holy Grail” of directories for sustainable paper and packaging, Canopy’s updated Ecopaper Database now features more than 450 printing and writing grade papers, office stationery products and packaging with high recycled, agricultural residue, alternative or Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) fiber content.

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Timberland Pulls on its Boots for Urban Greening
Timberland Pulls on its Boots for Urban Greening

PRESS RELEASE - Last year, as a global outdoor lifestyle brand, Timberland launched a five year commitment to double its footprint in five cities – just not in the way you might expect. In each city, we will create or restore urban green spaces that match or exceed the combined retail footprint of our local stores in that city. 

In Finland, the Circular Economy Goes Mainstream
In Finland, the Circular Economy Goes Mainstream

THE NEXT ECONOMY - Poised as a leader in the transition to a circular economy, Finland is living up to expectations with businesses finding new uses for wood pulp and doughnut fryer fat.

EPA Recognizes Eastman with 2017 ENERGY STAR® Partner of the Year – Sustained Excellence Award
EPA Recognizes Eastman with 2017 ENERGY STAR® Partner of the Year – Sustained Excellence Award

PRESS RELEASE - For the sixth consecutive year, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recognizes Eastman (NYSE: EMN) with an ENERGY STAR® Partner of the Year Award for continued leadership and superior energy efficiency achievements. This year marks Eastman’s fourth consecutive ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year – Sustained Excellence Award, EPA’s highest ENERGY STAR honor. The award reaffirms Eastman’s commitment to managing natural resources, which continues to drive sustainable and impactful improvements in energy performance, resulting in energy intensity reductions, avoided costs and lowered emissions.

Starbucks Helps Safeguard the Future of Coffee with Pledge to Replant 1B Coffee Trees
Starbucks Helps Safeguard the Future of Coffee with Pledge to Replant 1B Coffee Trees

SUPPLY CHAIN - Building on its commitment to provide support to coffee growers around the world, Starbucks Coffee Company has announced that it will deliver 100 million healthy coffee trees to farmers who need them by 2025.

New Report Finds People Still Throwing Away a Sh!rt Ton of Clothing
New Report Finds People Still Throwing Away a Sh!rt Ton of Clothing

BEHAVIOR CHANGE - Walk to work. Recycle your aluminum cans. Remember your reusable shopping bags. These modern-day sustainability mantras help consumers take small steps every day to lower their environmental footprint, keeping plastics out of the oceans and carbon emissions down. But have we considered the footprint of our clothing — one of the biggest polluters in the world?

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Target Puts Responsible Sourcing Aspirations Into Action with New Forest Products Policy
Target Puts Responsible Sourcing Aspirations Into Action with New Forest Products Policy

SUPPLY CHAIN - Putting its responsible sourcing aspirations into action, Target has developed a new forest products policy. The policy will see the retailer source all of the wood, paper, paper-based packaging and wood-based fiber used in its brand-owned products from well managed, credibly certified forests and post-consumer recycled materials.

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