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Nestlé, General Mills Join Global Alliance for Water Stewardship
Nestlé, General Mills Join Global Alliance for Water Stewardship

Collaboration / This week, Nestlé, General Mills, M&S and other global brands committed to the Alliance for Water Stewardship (AWS), along with 27 other organizations including FEMSA Foundation, Water Footprint Network, Water Aid, World Wildlife Fund (WWF) and The Nature Conservancy, to promote a global framework for sustainable use of the world's limited freshwater resources.The announcement came with AWS' release of the first International Water Stewardship Standard, which defines criteria for good water stewardship, aligns with other sustainability initiatives and supports independent certification. - 10 years ago

Study Reveals Few Fashion Brands Are Walking Their Sustainability Talk
Study Reveals Few Fashion Brands Are Walking Their Sustainability Talk

Marketing and Comms / A recent study by brand comparison website Rank a Brand shows discrepancies in sustainability talk and action in the fashion industry. The report finds that while fashion brands are tackling sustainability challenges through communication (63 percent speak of sustainability on their websites, 10 percent more than in 2011; 20 percent publish a sustainability report), many are not backing it with details and data. - 10 years ago

Automakers, Fuel Companies Teaming Up for HyFive Hydrogen Viability Project
Automakers, Fuel Companies Teaming Up for HyFive Hydrogen Viability Project

Collaboration / A £31 million, pan-European deal has been struck to make hydrogen vehicles a viable and environmentally friendly choice for motorists across Europe. Coordinated by the Mayor of London's Office, the project — the largest of its kind in Europe — features the support of BMW, Daimler, Honda, Hyundai and Toyota, along with hydrogen fuel companies Air Products, Copenhagen Hydrogen Network, ITM Power, Linde and OMV.Other partners include Element Energy, PE International, Institute for Innovative Technology and the European Fuel Cell and Hydrogen Joint Undertaking. - 10 years ago

University of Nebraska Engineers Creating Textiles from Corn Husks
University of Nebraska Engineers Creating Textiles from Corn Husks

Chemistry, Materials & Packaging / Corn may soon join the ranks of cotton and wool in the natural fiber world: A team at the University of Nebraska's Department of Textiles, Merchandising and Fashion Design is busy at work developing textiles from corn husks. On a recent segment of QUEST, a multimedia series with a new focus on exploring the science of sustainability, the team explains the process as separating lignocellulose fibers (complex and woody biopolymers) from the husk and spinning it into yarn.“If you look at history, textiles are agriculture. And Nebraska is the place we have lots of corn,” says Yiqi Yang, a biochemical engineer at the University. - 10 years ago

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McIlhenny Family Using Tradition, Conservation to Safeguard Its Famous Sauce
McIlhenny Family Using Tradition, Conservation to Safeguard Its Famous Sauce

Product, Service & Design Innovation / Tabasco, a brand synonymous with chili sauce, knows what it takes to sustain flavor and success. A family-owned business since 1868, the sauce — known by locals as “Cajun ketchup” — is made on Avery Island, Louisiana and exported to 166 countries worldwide. Today, the McIlhenny family still personally chooses every pepper, tastes every batch and takes proactive measures to boost the Island's natural capital, to ensure the Tabasco tradition can continue for generations to come. - 10 years ago

Honda Unveils Net Zero Energy 'Smart Home' on UC Davis Campus
Honda Unveils Net Zero Energy 'Smart Home' on UC Davis Campus

Cleantech / Last week, Honda unveiled its net zero energy "Smart Home" on the University of California Davis campus. The company says the building, which includes a charging facility for a Honda Fit EV and is intended to demonstrate Honda's vision for zero-carbon living and personal mobility, will on average generate more electricity from on-site renewable energy than it receives from the local utility. - 10 years ago

New Study Illustrates Higher Natural Capital Value of Agrofrestry vs. Monoculture
New Study Illustrates Higher Natural Capital Value of Agrofrestry vs. Monoculture

New Metrics / Global natural capital consulting firm Trucost has released the results of a study comparing the environmental value of monoculture and agroforestry for producing palm oil and soybeans. - 10 years ago

GRSB's Principles, Criteria for Sustainable Beef Production Open for Public Comment
GRSB's Principles, Criteria for Sustainable Beef Production Open for Public Comment

Stakeholder Trends and Insights / The Global Roundtable for Sustainable Beef (GRSB), members of which include Walmart, McDonalds, WWF and the Rainforest Alliance, recently announced that its Draft principles and criteria for global sustainable beef (production, processing and retail) are open for public comment and review through May 16, 2014. - 10 years ago

The Amazing Spider-Man 2: With Great Power Comes Great (Environmental) Responsibility
The Amazing Spider-Man 2: With Great Power Comes Great (Environmental) Responsibility

Organizational Change / Sony Pictures’ upcoming blockbuster The Amazing Spider-Man 2 weaves an exciting web of action onscreen, combined with environmental consciousness and responsibility behind the screen. According to the studio, the physical production of the film, hailed as “the most eco-friendly blockbuster in the history of the studio” by Hannah Minghella, president of Production at Sony Pictures, was entirely carbon-neutral, thanks to attention to a variety of pertinent and easily modifiable details. - 10 years ago

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Ford to Gather Data on Energy Use, Driving Patterns at New Employee EV Charging Stations
Ford to Gather Data on Energy Use, Driving Patterns at New Employee EV Charging Stations

ICT and Big Data / Today, Ford Motor Company announced a partnership with GE through which it will install electric vehicle charging stations at more than 60 of its offices, product development campuses and manufacturing facilities across the US and Canada. In a Google hangout hosted today by Triple Pundit, Ford's Director of Vehicle Electrification and Infrastructure, Mike Tinskey, said the initiative will begin this month with the installation of the GE WattStation at Ford's headquarters in Michigan.“We know that a growing electrified vehicle infrastructure is key to making plug-in vehicles a viable option for more consumers. Ford is committed to doing its part to help develop that infrastructure,” Tinskey said. - 10 years ago

TripAdvisor Extends GreenLeaders Certification to European, Canadian Hotels
TripAdvisor Extends GreenLeaders Certification to European, Canadian Hotels

Marketing and Comms / TripAdvisor, the go-to global site for travel advice, is extending its GreenLeaders program to 19 new markets including Canada, the UK, Ireland, Germany, France, Italy and Spain. Explaining the benefits, Jenny Rushmore, Director of Responsible Travel at TripAdvisor, said, "With so many travelers placing an importance on the eco-friendly practices of the places they visit, hotel and B&B owners stand to gain a real competitive edge by promoting their environmentally friendly practices." - 10 years ago

MARS Joins Growing List of Brands Committing to Deforestation-Free Palm Oil
MARS Joins Growing List of Brands Committing to Deforestation-Free Palm Oil

Supply Chain / Mars Incorporated has announced a new sustainable palm oil policy, which commits Mars to both industry-leading standards and to developing a fully traceable pipeline back to known palm oil processing mills by the end of the year. The initiative is supported by the company's new zero-deforestation policy, which focuses on its sources of palm oil, beef, soy, pulp and paper. - 10 years ago

Unilever Using New App to Assess Suppliers' Sustainability Progress
Unilever Using New App to Assess Suppliers' Sustainability Progress

ICT and Big Data / Unilever is using the new Greenlight Assessments iPad app from Muddy Boots Software to gain immediate access to sustainability progress from its agricultural suppliers, according to Muddy Boots. Greenlight offers a portable data-collection solution and enables companies to collaborate with its suppliers on any type of audit or assessment, allowing information to be shared both up and down the supply chain. - 10 years ago

Food Lion Propels Sea Change in Responsible Fish Sourcing with New Policy
Food Lion Propels Sea Change in Responsible Fish Sourcing with New Policy

Collaboration / Food Lion, one of America’s largest supermarket chains with more than 1,100 stores across the eastern and southeastern US, has announced the adoption of a sustainable seafood policy that will cover approximately 1,000 fresh, frozen, canned or packaged seafood products sold at its stores. The Gulf of Maine Research Institute will help Food Lion assess its suppliers.Highlights of the policy include: - 10 years ago

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Keurig Green Mountain's 2020 Targets Address Company's Biggest Sustainability Challenges
Keurig Green Mountain's 2020 Targets Address Company's Biggest Sustainability Challenges

Marketing and Comms / Keurig Green Mountain's ninth annual Sustainability Report, released today, reveals progress on the company’s 2013 initiatives, and also announces the company's ambitious new 2020 targets with a focus on three main practice areas: Resilient Supply Chain, Sustainable Products, and Thriving People and Communities. - 10 years ago

Millennials Most Sustainability-Conscious Generation Yet, But Don’t Call Them 'Environmentalists'
Millennials Most Sustainability-Conscious Generation Yet, But Don’t Call Them 'Environmentalists'

Stakeholder Trends and Insights / A recent survey conducted by the Pew Research Center shows that only 32 percent of American millennials (also known as "Generation Y," those born after 1980) see themselves as environmentalists. This is in stark contrast to 42 percent of Americans born between 1965 and 1980 and 44 percent of those born after 1945. - 10 years ago

HP's New Packaging Partnership Aims to Turn Straw Into Savings
HP's New Packaging Partnership Aims to Turn Straw Into Savings

Chemistry, Materials & Packaging / Hewlett-Packard has teamed up with global packaging company YFY Jupiter for a new initiative that will use straw waste to create packaging material for its products. The program will create multifold benefits for HP — reduced costs, better protection for its products and reduced long-term environmental impacts to cite a few. - 10 years ago

H&M Launching Skills Training Initiative for Garment Workers in Bangladesh
H&M Launching Skills Training Initiative for Garment Workers in Bangladesh

Supply Chain / H&M has announced its commitment to the Business Call to Action (BCtA), a global initiative that aims to accelerate progress towards the UN's Millennium Development Goals. The global clothing company will invest in skills training for an estimated 5,000 people in Bangladesh’s garment industry by 2016. - 10 years ago