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PepsiCo Reports Continued Progress Towards Goal of 100 Percent Sustainable Palm Oil
PepsiCo Reports Continued Progress Towards Goal of 100 Percent Sustainable Palm Oil

Press Release / PepsiCo today reported continued progress in the company's efforts to strengthen its palm oil supply chain, including new steps taken to promote human rights, responsible land use and supplier transparency. These moves support PepsiCo's previously announced goal for 100 percent of the palm oil it uses to be sustainably sourced by 2020. In its annual Palm Oil Action Plan Progress Report, the global food and beverage company disclosed that 89 percent of the palm oil it expects to use during 2017 has been traced to the mill level, up from 65 percent in 2015. PepsiCo has also taken steps to extend traceability beyond the mill to plantation level across its entire palm oil supply chain, which it aims to achieve by 2020. - 6 years ago

Target’s $14-Million Move Will Help More Kids Play Youth Soccer
Target’s $14-Million Move Will Help More Kids Play Youth Soccer

Press Release / Soccer is one of the fastest-growing sports in the U.S., with more than 9 million kids playing in youth soccer leagues last year alone. But getting in the game isn’t always easy—costs for equipment and registration fees can add up fast, and in some neighborhoods, there are no playing fields for miles around. - 6 years ago

Eastman Issues 2017 Sustainability Report
Eastman Issues 2017 Sustainability Report

Press Release / Eastman (NYSE:EMN) today announced the release of its 2017 sustainability report, Innovating with Purpose. Building on the company’s progress, the report provides a review of Eastman’s sustainability strategy and goals as well as highlights from the past year. - 6 years ago

Carlson Rezidor's Inge Huijbrechts Shares her thoughts on Earth Overshoot Day
Carlson Rezidor's Inge Huijbrechts Shares her thoughts on Earth Overshoot Day

Press Release / Today, the 2nd of August, is Earth Overshoot Day – the day on which we have used up all natural resources on the planet for this year. The remainder of the year is overconsumption. If we would all consume just the resources the planet has available, the day would fall on Dec 31st. Every year the date falls earlier. Surprisingly, in 1987, the day still fell in December – on Dec 19th to be precise. Since then, our consumption of natural resources has dramatically increased – bringing Earth Overshoot Day forward into August since 2010. With EOD, delays and pushbacks are a good thing. So, what can we all do to push back this date and ‘Think Planet’? Here’s some of the best possible actions: Diet: love your greenies - 6 years ago

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Caesars Highlights $50B in Value Generated for Communities, Top Scores from CDP in 8th Annual Citizenship Report
Caesars Highlights $50B in Value Generated for Communities, Top Scores from CDP in 8th Annual Citizenship Report

Press Release / Caesars Entertainment Corporation (“Caesars”), the world’s most diversified gaming and entertainment company, today announced the company’s eighth annual Corporate Citizenship Report, entitled “People Planet Play” which covers 2016 and select content from the first half of 2017, detailing Caesars’ sustained progress and leadership across its many corporate social responsibility initiatives. - 6 years ago

CVS Health Joins the Sustainable Packaging Coalition
CVS Health Joins the Sustainable Packaging Coalition

Press Release / CVS Health, a leading drugstore and pharmacy company, has announced its membership in the Sustainable Packaging Coalition (SPC). CVS Health joins over 190 coalition members including Target, Unilever, Procter & Gamble, USPS, Verizon, Disney Consumer Products, and many others collectively working to advance sustainable packaging. CVS Health's membership in the SPC builds on their efforts to reduce product packaging waste in collaboration with its suppliers. "Retailers play a pivotal role in packaging decisions and CVS Health's tremendous reach offers a tremendous opportunity," said Adam Gendell, Associate Director, Sustainable Packaging Coalition. "We are excited to welcome CVS to the Coalition and we look forward to working together." - 6 years ago

HPE Living Progress Launches New Sustainability Plan
HPE Living Progress Launches New Sustainability Plan

Press Release / We’re beginning to see a world where everything is connected, and everything computes. A world where everything works smarter, everything thinks faster, and everything is possible. As a technology company, Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) recognizes the challenge of meeting the high—and growing—demand for computing power and capacity in a resource constrained world. With 4.5 billion people and more than 50 billion devices expected to be connected by 2030, it is crucial to optimize the energy required to manage this data deluge. This is why HPE is channeling innovation to build the sustainable IT infrastructure of the future, empowering our customers to do exponentially more with less impact on the planet. - 6 years ago

PepsiCo Joins The Recycling Partnership
PepsiCo Joins The Recycling Partnership

Press Release / National nonprofit The Recycling Partnership is pleased to announce its newest funding partner, the global food and beverage leader, PepsiCo. The organizations have agreed to collaborate on an ambitious cross-sector approach to increasing recycling rates across America. - 6 years ago

IBM Releases 2016 Corporate Responsibility Report
IBM Releases 2016 Corporate Responsibility Report

Press Release / At IBM, responsibility is integral to our business and draws us to social challenges where we can matter, where innovation and expertise can improve communities and lives. Our approach involves forging sustained partnerships with nonprofit organizations, government agencies, academia and other companies — allied in purpose, focused on results. Our ongoing work across a range of activities is detailed in our 2016 Corporate Responsibility Report. - 6 years ago

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Join Heineken’s “Cities” Campaign to Help Make Innovative Local Projects a Reality
Join Heineken’s “Cities” Campaign to Help Make Innovative Local Projects a Reality

Press Release / We all say we want to do more “good” these days. And our consumers have a proven desire to support campaigns that do so. Heineken®, the beer that’s enjoyed in the most cities globally, is again supporting innovative local projects around the nation through our “Cities” program – which aims to make a positive and lasting impact on some of the best cities in America. (Last year’s campaign to save Miami Marine Stadium successfully led to the City of Miami approving a $45 million restoration budget!) This year we’ve found the perfect partnership with the Bruno Mars 24K Magic World Tour – which will offer fans sold-out concert tickets for supporting resourceful local projects. - 6 years ago

GM Pilots STEM Camp for Elementary Students in Detroit’s Cody Rouge Community
GM Pilots STEM Camp for Elementary Students in Detroit’s Cody Rouge Community

Press Release / More than 2,500 General Motors team members are putting on their gloves, work boots and safety glasses and returning to Detroit’s Cody Rouge community July 24-28 for the company’s annual week-long volunteer event. TeamGM Cares volunteers are donating time and talent at a new STEM Camp for 2nd-5th graders, helping spark curiosity in science, technology and math education. GM is partnering with the Detroit Public Schools Community District (DPSCD), the Detroit Area Pre-College Engineering Program (DAPCEP) and Michigan Science Center in the effort. - 6 years ago

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. - 6 years ago

Lower Emissions In Car Interiors With Improved BASF Polyether Polyols
Lower Emissions In Car Interiors With Improved BASF Polyether Polyols

Press Release / BASF has now improved the process for manufacturing Lupranol® (polyether polyol) so that car components which are made of BASF polyurethane systems emit an average of 20 percent less aldehyde. This allows automotive suppliers, that manufacture e.g. acoustic parts, seats and steering wheels or back-foam instrument panels and doors, to meet the increasing requirements of car manufacturers and the law for lower emissions (VOCs: Volatile Organic Compounds) in vehicle interiors. Following the process change at BASF’s Asian production sites at the beginning of 2017, the modification is now being made in Europe and will take place in the US plants during the course of this year. Alongside isocyanate, polyol is the starting product for polyurethane foam systems. - 6 years ago

Using Our Scale to Make a Difference: Target Unveils 2016 Corporate Social Responsibility Report
Using Our Scale to Make a Difference: Target Unveils 2016 Corporate Social Responsibility Report

Press Release / At Target, our guests shop with us knowing they can expect more—not just in the products and experiences we offer, but that we hold ourselves to the highest standards as a company. And we’re continuing to transform our business to create a positive impact for people and the planet. “We’re committed to making our business economically, environmentally and socially sustainable,” says Jennifer Silberman, vice president, Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR). “And beyond that, we have an opportunity to transform the guest experience beyond the register in a way that unlocks long-term business value. With the power of our team, and our scale as one of the country’s largest retailers, we hope to be a catalyst for change across the industry.” - 6 years ago

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Heineken USA Assists The Recycling Partnership with a Win for Recycling
Heineken USA Assists The Recycling Partnership with a Win for Recycling

Press Release / In an effort to engage soccer fans in the mission of recycling, HEINEKEN USA is teaming up with The Recycling Partnership for the second year in a row at two matches of the International Champions Cup. Fans aged 21+ are encouraged to visit the Heineken® beer gardens before the match for a chance to win prizes and pitch in to help green the future. - 6 years ago

Driscoll's Fair Trade Program helps schools in San Quintín, Mexico
Driscoll's Fair Trade Program helps schools in San Quintín, Mexico

Press Release / More than 1,600 members of the San Quintín community received free access to health care offerings, including pediatric, women’s health, dental and optometry services, in May. This was part of the first Health Fair organized by farmworkers employed by BerryMex—one of Driscoll’s largest independent growers in Mexico—and elected to the Fair Trade Committee. Fair Trade Committee members were elected by farmworkers to represent them in the implementation of projects with funds generated through a growing Driscoll’s Fair Trade Certified organic program, which totaled $200,000 in the first year of the program. In June, the same community benefited from a delivery of over 1,700 school supply packages ahead of the next school season. - 6 years ago

BillerudKorsnäs Collaboration on Sealed Paper Packaging wins Sustainability Awards 2017
BillerudKorsnäs Collaboration on Sealed Paper Packaging wins Sustainability Awards 2017

Press Release / Bosch Packaging Technology and BillerudKorsnäs’ collaboration on Sealed Paper Packaging has won the 2017 Sustainability Awards in the Bio-Based Packaging category. The international jury recognized Sealed Paper Packaging specifically for its unique combination of mono-material Axello® paper from BillerudKorsnäs and the ZAP-Module from Bosch Packaging Technology, which together enable the production of 100 percent dust-tight yet fully recyclable packaging for dry products such as sugar, grains and flour. Launched in June 2016, the solution is currently available on vertical form-fill-seal as well as mandrel wheel machines, providing an attractive alternative to the traditional paper bags in this segment. - 6 years ago

Timberland Celebrates 10th Anniversary of Original Earthkeepers® Boot
Timberland Celebrates 10th Anniversary of Original Earthkeepers® Boot

Press Release / Global outdoor lifestyle brand Timberland announces an important milestone in its longstanding commitment to environmental responsibility – ten years since the launch of the Original Earthkeepers® 6-Inch Boot. To mark the anniversary and pay tribute to the product that fundamentally changed the company’s approach to product sustainability, Timberland today released a seasonal exclusive boot called the Eagle Bay. - 6 years ago

Kohler Ethics Communications Earns Lotus Award
Kohler Ethics Communications Earns Lotus Award

Press Release / Congrats to the Kohler Ethics Communications team in Europe, the Middle East and Africa! Their 2016 campaign—including associate survey, essay competition and video—was honored with a Lotus Award from MARGINALIA magazine, which recognizes teams that invest in their workplace culture. "A few years ago, talking about ethics in EMEA was tough," said Scott Feltner, VP of Internal Audit. "It's such a diverse region that getting traction on the topic was difficult. Under Emma Smales and Victoria Champion’s leadership, they have assembled a cross-functional team and created a lot of energy on ethics communication and awareness in the region. Their unique approach resulted in winning this award." - 6 years ago

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Cisco Leading Cyber Training Effort to Help Employ Virginia Veterans
Cisco Leading Cyber Training Effort to Help Employ Virginia Veterans

Press Release / Cybersecurity skills are in high demand, and employers are challenged with finding the right talent to build their expanding workforce needs. At the same time, thousands of veterans are looking to apply their unique skills as they transition to civilian jobs. At Cisco, we see this as an opportunity to build a bridge between a targeted talent pipeline and our ecosystem of employers and partners. - 6 years ago