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TSC, Cool Farm Alliance Helping Food Companies Better Manage Farm-Level Sustainability Data
TSC, Cool Farm Alliance Helping Food Companies Better Manage Farm-Level Sustainability Data

NEW METRICS - The Sustainability Consortium (TSC) and the Cool Farm Alliance (CFA) — a nonprofit industry platform and creator of the Cool Farm Tool sustainable agriculture calculator — have signed a memorandum of understanding to improve alignment and reporting of farm-level metrics data. Through the partnership, TSC aims to make the process of reporting on farm-level metrics easier for farmers and food manufacturers.

Trending: Stella McCartney, Patagonia, Target Deliver Big Wins for Ethical, Sustainable Fashion
Trending: Stella McCartney, Patagonia, Target Deliver Big Wins for Ethical, Sustainable Fashion

WALKING THE TALK - While faced by a myriad of social and environmental challenges, the fashion and textile industries continue to edge ever-closer to a more sustainable, equitable and circular future thanks to the innovative thinking of industry leaders.

Extraordinary Water Conservation is an Everyday Result for Rolland
Extraordinary Water Conservation is an Everyday Result for Rolland

PRESS RELEASE - The Rolland mill manufactures premium post-consumer recycled papers while recirculating each drop of water 30 times.

Can Performance Reporting for Different Companies Be Both Context-Based and Comparable?
Can Performance Reporting for Different Companies Be Both Context-Based and Comparable?

NEW METRICS - One of the hallmarks of context-based sustainability (CBS) as an approach to performance accounting in business is that it features the use of organization- or company-specific metrics. Indeed, a basic tenet of CBS is that no two organizations are exactly alike and it makes sense, therefore, for them to use different metrics to assess their performance, all in accordance with their own materiality determinations.

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Asda, Co-op Collaborate to Streamline Supply Chain Sustainability Data
Asda, Co-op Collaborate to Streamline Supply Chain Sustainability Data

SUPPLY CHAIN - British supermarket giants Asda and The Co-operative, together with leading sustainable business and supply chain platform 2degrees, are paving the way for the future of supply chain collaboration by enabling mutual suppliers to submit aggregated data on waste, water and ener

Novozymes Invites Collaboration on Global Challenges
Novozymes Invites Collaboration on Global Challenges

PRESS RELEASE - Complex problems require advanced solutions and new ways of finding them. This is the thinking behind Novozymes’ new open innovation initiative, HelloScience, which aims to foster collaboration across borders, expertise and technologies on serious global challenges such as those addressed in the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals.

Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group Supports First Ever Industry-Wide Global Commitment to Sustainability
Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group Supports First Ever Industry-Wide Global Commitment to Sustainability

PRESS RELEASE - Ahead of World Tourism Day, Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group, along with other leading global hotel groups in the International Tourism Partnership (ITP), reached a consensus on the goals for a sustainable hotel industry. The ITP today announced these four goals, which are in support of the UN Sustainable Development Goals, and focused on carbon, water, youth employment, and human rights.

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.

New Study Reveals Global Water Supply Contaminated by Microplastic Fibers
New Study Reveals Global Water Supply Contaminated by Microplastic Fibers

CHEMISTRY, MATERIALS & PACKAGING - Microplastics — extremely small pieces (less than 5 mm) of plastic debris resulting from the disposal and breakdown of consumer products and industrial waste — have been found in tap water around the globe, according to a new report by Orb Media, a D.C.-based nonprofit digital newsroom. The discovery has led to a call from the scientific community for urgent research on microplastics’ implications for human health.

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Trending: New Water-Saving Tools, Products Drive Textile Industry Paradigm Shift
Trending: New Water-Saving Tools, Products Drive Textile Industry Paradigm Shift

SUPPLY CHAIN - Water scarcity affects more than 40 percent of the global population, a number which is projected to rise. While about 2.5 percent of the world’s water is freshwater, only 0.5 percent of that is made available to satisfy society’s needs.

New Ford Sustainability Report Reveals Progress on Water Stewardship Goals
New Ford Sustainability Report Reveals Progress on Water Stewardship Goals

WALKING THE TALK - The Ford Motor Company has released its 18th annual Sustainability report detailing its environmental progress across the world and commitment to continued sustainability actions in the future. Coinciding with the release is a short film highlighting key milestones the company has achieved on its journey towards sustainability.

The Burden of Clean Water Worldwide Still Borne by Women
The Burden of Clean Water Worldwide Still Borne by Women

COLLABORATION - Clean, drinkable water is crucial for human existence, but according to the Women Thrive Alliance, roughly 663 million people worldwide still lack easy access to safe water.

New CDP Research Finds Cities Catching Up to Companies on Water Security Development
New CDP Research Finds Cities Catching Up to Companies on Water Security Development

NEW METRICS - International environmental reporting and data non-profit CDP has released new research in partnership with global infrastructure firm AECOM revealing that $9.5 billion worth of city water projects are now open for investment.

Why Water Scarcity-Adjusted Targets Are Not Context-Based Water Targets
Why Water Scarcity-Adjusted Targets Are Not Context-Based Water Targets

NEW METRICS - Around this time last year, during World Water Week in Stockholm, a session was hosted which sought to explore the concept of Context-Based Water Targets (CBWTs).

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Nestlé Waters Factory Becomes First Facility in North America to Achieve Prestigious Water Certification
Nestlé Waters Factory Becomes First Facility in North America  to Achieve Prestigious Water Certification

PRESS RELEASE - Nestlé Waters North America announced today that its Ontario, California, factory received certification for meeting the Alliance for Water Stewardship (AWS) Standard. Created and supported by prominent environmental conservation groups, development organizations, and industry leaders, the AWS Standard is the first comprehensive global benchmark for responsible water stewardship across social, environmental, and economic criteria. Conformance with the AWS Standard was audited by SCS Global Services, an international third-party certification body.

Trending: Target, Stella McCartney Strike Up New Partnerships to Drive Sustainable Textile Solutions
Trending: Target, Stella McCartney Strike Up New Partnerships to Drive Sustainable Textile Solutions

CHEMISTRY, MATERIALS & PACKAGING - With greater focus being placed on the fashion industry’s environmental impacts, efforts are emerging almost daily in an effort to help the sector shed its unsustainable rep.

Regionalizing agricultural lifecycle assessments boosts decision-making
Regionalizing agricultural lifecycle assessments boosts decision-making

PRESS RELEASE - Regionalized lifecycle inventory (LCI) modeling generates and links process datasets to the location in which they occur[i]. Given agricultural lifecycle assessments (LCA) are particularly spatially-sensitive, Quantis’s Rainer Zah was involved in developing a framework streamlining the generation of high-resolution crop production datasets in any region of the world. Our experience with applying the framework to the footprint assessment of food, feed, fiber or biofuel and material production shows that it allows decision-makers to consider micro-spatial variations otherwise overlooked in LCA.

Trending: JPMorgan, GSK Strike Up New Partnerships to Save Energy, Tackle CO2
Trending: JPMorgan, GSK Strike Up New Partnerships to Save Energy, Tackle CO2

COLLABORATION - When it comes to achieving bold sustainability goals, every action counts — a concept that is catching on fast with industry heavy hitters such as JPMorgan and GSK. The two companies have struck up new partnerships with GE and Schneider Electric, respectively, to tackle emissions and resource inefficiencies that threaten to impede their climate progress.

Something Big Is Brewing: New Tech Helps Brewers Capture Carbon, Create Beer Out of Thin Air
Something Big Is Brewing: New Tech Helps Brewers Capture Carbon, Create Beer Out of Thin Air

CLEANTECH - Brewers across the country are embracing new technology to tackle some of the industry’s most pressing sustainability challenges: emissions and water. References to carbon capture are often reserved for discussions of power plants and coal, but the process could hold promise for the recovery of CO2 at craft breweries. Engineers at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory in Livermore, California have developed a technique to filter CO2 from power plants that could help breweries cut costs and reduce their CO2 emissions.

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New Penn State Research Finds 40% of our Energy Needs in Coastal River Outlets
New Penn State Research Finds 40% of our Energy Needs in Coastal River Outlets

CLEANTECH - In a world full of people who depend on water, the most urgent subject is scarcity. More than a billion people live in areas where water is scarce, and that number is likely to reach 3.5 billion by 2025. About 97 percent of the Earth’s water is saltwater, but only around 1 percent of it is potable. Water conservation is a big issue in first-world nations; we enjoy the luxury of plumbing, but a single leak can waste 3,000 gallons a year. Meanwhile, the sea level is rising at a rate of 3.4 millimeters per year.

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