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Innocent Drinks’ App Helps Farmers Cut Water Use by Up to 40%
Innocent Drinks’ App Helps Farmers Cut Water Use by Up to 40%

SUPPLY CHAIN - In the south of Spain, unsustainable water use is threatening Doñana National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage site and one of Europe’s most important wetlands. Located southwest of Seville, the Park supports millions of migratory birds and is a stronghold of the endangered Iberian lynx.

Millercoors Showcases Commitment to Alcohol Responsibility, Environmental Stewardship and Community Investment in 2016 Sustainability Report
Millercoors Showcases Commitment to Alcohol Responsibility, Environmental Stewardship and Community Investment in 2016 Sustainability Report

PRESS RELEASE - CHICAGO (July 18, 2016) – MillerCoors released its 2016 Sustainability Report, which provides a comprehensive review of the company’s 2015 efforts in the areas of alcohol responsibility, environmental stewardship and community investment. The nation’s second largest brewer continues to help prevent drunk driving and underage consumption, reduce water use and brewery waste, and create equal opportunities for women in beer.

Target Highlights Successes, Shortcomings in Ongoing Sustainability Journey
Target Highlights Successes, Shortcomings in Ongoing Sustainability Journey

ORGANIZATIONAL CHANGE - In 2015, Target wrapped up its five-year goals and built the foundation for the future of its Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) practice, which is to make wellness a way of life; pursue sustainability for products and business operations; champion a more inclusive society; and invest and engage in their communities. Summarizing their progress and capturing important projects and milestones, Target’s 2015 Corporate Social Responsibility Report was released this week.

Mattel Plans to Cut Utility Bills 40% Using Recycled Water
Mattel Plans to Cut Utility Bills 40% Using Recycled Water

PRESS RELEASE - Mattel recently became a California water agency’s newest recycled water customer, which will save about 2 million gallons of drinking water per year in the drought-stricken state. The global toy maker, whose brands include Barbie, Fisher-Price and Hot Wheels, among others, said that using recycled water for irrigation at its El Segundo corporate campus will also save money. “It does cost less for Mattel to purchase recycled water rather than potable water for irrigation,” said Sarah Levine, Mattel global sustainability manager. “The city of El Segundo and [water district] West Basin both sell recycled water for reduced rates.”

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Trending: Enter Plastic Waste; Exit Stronger, Safer Materials
Trending: Enter Plastic Waste; Exit Stronger, Safer Materials

CHEMISTRY, MATERIALS & PACKAGING - This week, we examine two innovations that not only divert plastic waste but turn it into stronger, more beneficial materials: IBM has discovered a way to convert polycarbonates into plastics safe for water purification, fiber optics and medical equipment; while shredded plastic waste is helping to create more durable, weather-resistant roads in Chennai, India.

Dow Celebrates Achieving 2015 Goals, Looks Ahead to 2025 in New Sustainability Report
Dow Celebrates Achieving 2015 Goals, Looks Ahead to 2025 in New Sustainability Report

CHEMISTRY, MATERIALS & PACKAGING - On Monday, The Dow Chemical Company released its 2015 Sustainability Report, culminating Dow’s decade-long 2015 Sustainability Goals, which centered on producing solutions to global challenges including the areas of food, water and energy and continuing its commitment to operational excellence.

The True Cost of Water: New Partnerships, Business Models and More Tackling the Global Crisis
The True Cost of Water: New Partnerships, Business Models and More Tackling the Global Crisis

WASTE NOT - On the final afternoon of an action-packed week at SB'16 San Diego, this panel brought together stakeholders working to address different facets of the global water crisis, both locally in California, and internationally. The panel provided an opportunity for each to describe the work of their respective organisations and the challenges they see for sustainable water resource management.

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PRESS RELEASE - POWER PLAY Toyota’s New Plano Campus Drafts Impressive Energy & Environmental Line Up  

Kohler Launches Six-Minute Shower Challenge to Bonnaroo Attendees
Kohler Launches Six-Minute Shower Challenge to Bonnaroo Attendees

PRESS RELEASE - According to research from the EPA WaterSense® program, the average American adult spends 8 minutes in the shower, using about 18 gallons of water each time they lather up.* Kohler, a global leader in the manufacture of kitchen and bath products, encourages consumers to reduce their water usage by 25 percent by cutting their shower time by two minutes.

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#BusinessCase: Top 9 Reasons for Businesses to Proactively Manage Water
#BusinessCase: Top 9 Reasons for Businesses to Proactively Manage Water

NEW METRICS - A sustainability manager at a large auto parts manufacturer recently explained the company’s lack of interest in water management this way: “It's not worth our time. Water is too cheap and no one cares." Moreover, the executive acknowledged that even if they did care, they had no idea how to tackle an operational issue that is largely unseen and highly distributed. Doing nothing is a common response, and indicative of the second-class status water still has in much of the business world, including the boardroom.

Sustainable Water Management and Facilitating Global Access to Clean Water: Addressing SDG 6
Sustainable Water Management and Facilitating Global Access to Clean Water: Addressing SDG 6

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - Although roughly 70 percent of our planet is covered with water, drinkable water is increasingly becoming a scarce resource. The United Nations has defined access to clean water as one of 17 Sustainable Development Goals; BASF supports the SDGs and is committed to a responsible use of water along the entire value chain.

Stakeholder Relations - Invest in It Before You Need to Rely on It
Stakeholder Relations - Invest in It Before You Need to Rely on It

COLLABORATION - As the world’s leading chemical company, BASF has products in all kinds of industries; it employs 112,000 employees globally, services a variety of customers, and has relationships with shareholders and a large numbers of societal stakeholders. Any company’s set of relevant stakeholders in business, government and civil society will change with time; a clear picture is essential for effective engagement. Rather than relying on inflexible stakeholder mapping tools, it might be more appropriate to have skilled people and organizational structures in place for ongoing stakeholder analysis and engagement.

With 'Electronic Nose' Nanotechnology, We Can Analyze Safety, Chemical Composition of What We Consume
With 'Electronic Nose' Nanotechnology, We Can Analyze Safety, Chemical Composition of What We Consume

CHEMISTRY, MATERIALS & PACKAGING - In light of this year’s Flint, Michigan water crisis and massive methane leak in Porter Ranch, California, along with increasing awareness of manmade toxicities in our environment, consumers are looking for better tools to control their health and be better armed for knowing and controlling what goes into their bodies. Enter MyDx — aka “My Diagnostic” — a portable analyzer that acts like an electronic nose to measure and detect chemical molecules in vapor.

Can Diamond-based Semiconductors Solve the Electronic Industry’s CSR Problems?
Can Diamond-based Semiconductors Solve the Electronic Industry’s CSR Problems?

CHEMISTRY, MATERIALS & PACKAGING - Diamonds may be forever, but they soon could change the way we power electronics by cutting e-waste, conserving water and fighting climate change. Today, semiconductors usually are made of silicon, which, when disposed of as e-waste, poisons children, pollutes water and releases substances like lead and methane into the jetstream.

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Trending: P&G, Levi Strauss, Kohler Broadening Reach of Life- and Water-Saving Innovations
Trending: P&G, Levi Strauss, Kohler Broadening Reach of Life- and Water-Saving Innovations

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - In honor of World Water Day, major brands are making their pioneering water-saving and -purifying innovations available for more widespread use. Kohler Co., a global leader in the plumbing industry, has shipped the first order of its ceramic filtration system, KOHLER Clarity, to Water Mission, a nonprofit, Christian engineering organization that provides sustainable safe water solutions to people in developing countries and disaster situations. Water Mission plans to distribute the filters in small communities in Haiti, Honduras and Peru.

The Power of Clean Water in a Four-Gram Sachet
The Power of Clean Water in a Four-Gram Sachet

CHEMISTRY, MATERIALS & PACKAGING - It takes just 30 minutes – using only a bucket, a spoon, a cloth and a four-gram Procter & Gamble sachet – to purify 10 litres of dirty, contaminated water. Rose M lives in a semi-urban area in Kisumu County in Western Kenya with her husband and two teenage children. She and her husband, Sam, are HIV-positive, so they are particularly susceptible to waterborne diseases. Her entire family would often get sick from drinking the polluted water from a nearby river, which is contaminated by the local wildlife.

Ford Expanding Environmental Stewardship Efforts by Sharing Best Practices with Suppliers
Ford Expanding Environmental Stewardship Efforts by Sharing Best Practices with Suppliers

COLLABORATION - Tomorrow, at a forum of the G7 Alliance on Resource Efficiency in Washington, D.C., Ford Motor Company will highlight its new Partnership for A Cleaner Environment (PACE), a program that aims to help the automaker’s suppliers minimize their impact on the environment by sharing details of Ford’s best practices for water, energy and carbon dioxide reduction.

Report: Water Management Action Plan for Food, Beverage Supply Chains
Report: Water Management Action Plan for Food, Beverage Supply Chains

SUPPLY CHAIN - Water quality is an urgent national concern in the UK, where only 17 percent of water bodies currently meet ‘good’ standards. Several businesses are already working with farmers and others in their supply chains to improve the situation, but UK charity Business in the Community (BITC) is calling for more to be done.

Winning Water Tech Removes Contaminants Using Bubbles, Wastewater Minerals, Biomaterials
Winning Water Tech Removes Contaminants Using Bubbles, Wastewater Minerals, Biomaterials

CLEANTECH - Last week, Veolia, The Water Council and the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC) announced the first-ever “Pow!

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Trending: Biomimetic Design Solutions Collecting Clean Water from the Air
Trending: Biomimetic Design Solutions Collecting Clean Water from the Air

CHEMISTRY, MATERIALS & PACKAGING - According to the United Nations, 1.2 billion people live in areas of physical water scarcity and another 1.6 billion people face economic water shortage or lack the infrastructure to take water from rivers and aquifers, making water scarcity one of the most significant global problems to be faced this century.

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