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Following the Paper Trail: APP’s Ongoing Quest to Restore Indonesia’s Rainforests
Following the Paper Trail: APP’s Ongoing Quest to Restore Indonesia’s Rainforests

ORGANIZATIONAL CHANGE - Since 1990, Indonesia has lost half of its rainforests. What’s worse, the rate of deforestation, currently at roughly two million hectares per year, is still accelerating. Heart of the issue being that ecological values remain difficult to measure in monetary terms. Such is the tragedy of the commons for a country with the world’s fourth-largest population: Its eagerness for economic development driven by the global market has made one of the planet’s most diverse natural habitats subject to exploitation for fast cash, rather than being protected as a crucial part of the global ecosystem.

Survey: Majority of Americans Concerned About Contaminants in Tap Water
Survey: Majority of Americans Concerned About Contaminants in Tap Water

MARKETING AND COMMS - It’s National Drinking Water Week, but new survey results suggest Americans may have more concerns on their minds than reasons to celebrate. Most Americans feel unknowledgeable about what is in their drinking water and are concerned about contaminants.

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.”

IBM TrustChain Tracks Diamonds from Mine to Finger
IBM TrustChain Tracks Diamonds from Mine to Finger

SUPPLY CHAIN - Though diamonds in today’s jewelry market are much more likely to be conflict free thanks to the Kimberley Process Certification Scheme, it can still be difficult to trace individual components back to their exact origins. IBM and a newly-formed consortium of gold and diamond businesses aim to make the jewelry supply chain more transparent through the use of

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Danone sets 2030 Goals for long-term sustainable value creation, supported by an innovative governance and employee engagement model
Danone sets 2030 Goals for long-term sustainable value creation, supported by an innovative governance and employee engagement model

PRESS RELEASE - At its Annual General Meeting of Shareholders, Danone today introduced a set of nine long-term goals for the company and its brands. Aligned with the United Nations 2030 Sustainable Development agenda, the Danone 2030 Goals embed the business, brand and trust models of the company to drive long-term sustainable value creation and deliver the company's 'One Planet. One Heath' vision. As a founding act for its goals, Danone is launching 'One Person, One Voice, One Share', an innovative employee engagement program and governance model for all of its 100,000 employees to co-own the company agenda, actively participate in defining roadmaps to bring the goals to life, and deepen their ownership mindset. 'Danone 2030 Goals' for the food revolution

SC Johnson Reveals How It Selects Ingredients to Protect Human Health, Environment
SC Johnson Reveals How It Selects Ingredients to Protect Human Health, Environment

MARKETING AND COMMS - People can now see, in detail, what goes into choosing each of the ingredients that are used in SC Johnson products.

More Companies Are Saying Don’t Go Paperless — Choose the Right Paper, Instead
More Companies Are Saying Don’t Go Paperless — Choose the Right Paper, Instead

CHEMISTRY, MATERIALS & PACKAGING - Although we see every day as Earth Day, the annual celebration always inspires great conversation about sustainability and how we can do better as a society. We believe education is the cornerstone of this observance, and though we always hear about important best practices for recycling and minimizing water usage, paper is something we all use every day and an important factor that many people still don’t have right. It’s unrealistic to believe our business world will ever be truly paperless. With that in mind, it’s more productive to focus on how to make more sustainable paper choices — focusing instead on how your paper is made.

Stronger Together: How Collaboration Is Propelling Keurig’s Sustainability Agenda
Stronger Together: How Collaboration Is Propelling Keurig’s Sustainability Agenda

COLLABORATION - One of the greatest aspects of the corporate sustainability movement has to be the paradigm shift that has encouraged companies to collaborate to solve common issues – joining forces across industries and sectors, and even with direct competitors has allowed companies to pool resources and expertise to tackle everything from sourcing, labor, materials, communications, conservation issues and more in holistic and more effective ways. We spoke with Chief Sustainability Officer Monique Oxender to learn more about how strategic partnerships are helping propel Keurig’s sustainability agenda forward.

GRI, RMI Partner to Simplify, Enhance Reporting on Responsible Minerals Sourcing
GRI, RMI Partner to Simplify, Enhance Reporting on Responsible Minerals Sourcing

SUPPLY CHAIN - Despite stakeholders’ increasing recognition to prevent human rights abuses in the extraction and trade of minerals, public reporting on conflict minerals by companies remains limited, and the quality and comparability of existing reports presents opportunities for improvement.

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‘Urban Mining’ of E-Waste 13x Cheaper Than Mining Virgin Metals
‘Urban Mining’ of E-Waste 13x Cheaper Than Mining Virgin Metals

BUSINESS CASE - Recovering gold, copper and other metals from electronic waste – a practice called “urban mining” – is not only more environmentally friendly than extracting virgin materials, but can also be more cost effective. Newly published research shows that the revenue from selling metals recovered through recycling television sets far outweighs the recyclers’ expenses. With these offsets, it costs 13 times more to obtain these metals from ore than from urban mining.

Tom’s of Maine Invites Public to Help ‘Turn the Tide,’ Allocate $1M to Water Projects
Tom’s of Maine Invites Public to Help ‘Turn the Tide,’ Allocate $1M to Water Projects

COLLABORATION - The fate of a $1 million donation from Tom's of Maine to The Nature Conservancy is in the hands of the public. Four projects that will help 'Turn the Tide' toward better protecting, preserving and restoring freshwater in the U.S. are being considered - and the public can vote for their favorite to help direct project funding.

The Cost of Bad Data for Sustainability Reporting
The Cost of Bad Data for Sustainability Reporting

MARKETING AND COMMS - Sustainability reporting focuses on the challenges that most affect business performance and matter most to key stakeholders. From understanding consumption and cost of inefficiencies and anomalies, clear reporting is mission critical to any organization’s ability to meet sustainability goals. But sustainability reports are only as impactful as the quality of the data that is being used. If the data driving your reports is incomplete or inaccurate, you could be compromising the nature of your assessments. Just like the quality of soil is important for the growth of a tree, the quality of your data is just as important for growing your sustainability programs.

Radisson celebrates Earth Hour
Radisson celebrates Earth Hour

PRESS RELEASE - Just like in previous years, our hotel teams came together on 24 March at 8:30pm to participate in the annual worldwide Earth Hour campaign. An initiative of the World Wildlife Fund (WWF), Earth Hour gathers people from different cultures and religions around the world to highlight the same worthy cause: taking a stand against climate change. The majority of the Radisson Hotel Group’s hotels participated by turning off their non-essential lights for an hour - contributing to the global efforts to raise awareness of the impact energy savings can have on the world around us.

Will Clean Meat Change the GMO Debate?
Will Clean Meat Change the GMO Debate?

CHEMISTRY, MATERIALS & PACKAGING - The environmentally devastating statistics on the meat industry are staggering. It seems predicated on the idea that the population needs to eat now, so the future can take care of itself. If humanity follows through on that idea, efforts at sustainability will go to waste. Before you slap another steak on the barbecue this summer, contemplate the following arguments against red meat as we know it:

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BillerudKorsnäs adopts science based climate impact targets
BillerudKorsnäs adopts science based climate impact targets

PRESS RELEASE - Already today BillerudKorsnäs is largely fossil-free with 97.5 percent biofuels used in the own operation. In order to further contribute to reducing climate change, BillerudKorsnäs has adopted new climate targets for 2030 and 2050, which now has been approved by the Science Based Targets initiative. The approved targets, which are in line with what is required for global warming not to exceed two degrees, are to: 1. by 2030 reduce direct greenhouse gas emissions from own operations and indirect emissions from purchased energy by at least 59 percent compared to 2016 levels. By 2050, the corresponding emissions should be at least 74 percent lower.

New Principles Aim to Drive Investment in Sustainable Fisheries
New Principles Aim to Drive Investment in Sustainable Fisheries

FINANCE & INVESTMENT - At the World Ocean Summit held last month in Mexico, the Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) and three impact funds – Meloy Fund, Encourage Capital and Althelia Ecosphere – announced the first-ever set of Principles for Investment in Sustainable Fisheries, aimed at bringing more money into an increasingly critical sector and growing global challenge.

Novacolor launches new decorative effect paints produced with biomass balanced BASF binders
Novacolor launches new decorative effect paints produced with biomass balanced BASF binders

PRESS RELEASE - As of now Novacolor offers new decorative effect paints under the “Africa”, “Puro” and “Patina Minerale” brand names. The textured plasters meet the challenge of combining design and sustainability: Puro is an opaque mineral water-based innovation based on potassium polysilicate, which is odorless and neither contains volatile organic compounds (VOC) nor Formaldehyde. For indoor and outdoor glazing, Novacolor offers the new “Patina Minerale” product, a mineral color wash based on silicates, that recalls the ancient patinas with its chromatic effect. And “Africa”, the finish for interior decoration, which creates a changeable and pleasant play of light and reflected colors based on gentle metallic effects, complements the product range.

New BillerudKorsnas environmental product declarations show greenhouse gas emissions cut by 5–19 percent
New BillerudKorsnas environmental product declarations show greenhouse gas emissions cut by 5–19 percent

PRESS RELEASE - IVL Swedish Environment Research has analysed the environmental impact of ten products from BillerudKorsnäs. The findings reveal that emissions of greenhouse gases have fallen by between 5 and 19 percent since the previous analysis in 2012. The products that have been examined are BillerudKorsnäs Artisan, Carry, Decor, Design, Flute®, Light, Liquid FC, Liquid LC, Supreme and White, and the results demonstrate that the company has succeeded in cutting the associated greenhouse gas emissions by 5–19 percent* since 2012. The majority of the reduction is attributable to cuts in the consumption of fossil fuels.

Conserving Water, Preserving Life
Conserving Water, Preserving Life

PRESS RELEASE - Knowing water is a critical resource that sustains life, Shaw takes significant measures to use it wisely. Troy Virgo, director of sustainability and product stewardship, details Shaw's commitment to conserving water and creating a better future.

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A Win for Cocoa Farmers and Forests: Ghana Grants First-Time Ownership of Timber Trees
A Win for Cocoa Farmers and Forests: Ghana Grants First-Time Ownership of Timber Trees

SUPPLY CHAIN - For the first time ever in Ghana, cocoa farmers have obtained official ownership of non-cocoa trees on their farms. Some 150 farmers in the country’s western region will now be able to include shade trees as part of their business plans, providing additional sources of income in the form of timber while reducing deforestation and the effects of climate change.

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