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Goodwill® Ranks #1 On enso's World Value Index For The Second Year
Goodwill® Ranks #1 On enso's World Value Index For The Second Year

Press Release / Goodwill, the leading nonprofit provider of employment placement, job training and education services, has been ranked #1 on the annual World Value Index, an anticipated annual report that ranks world-class organizations by measuring and ranking each brand's overall World Value, according to people's perceptions. In the rankings, Goodwill leads Amazon, Google, Kellogg's, Microsoft and other Fortune 100 and 500 brands. - 4 years ago

Deutsche Post and Ford to manufacture E-Van
Deutsche Post and Ford to manufacture E-Van

Press Release / Deutsche Post subsidiary StreetScooter GmbH and Ford-Werke GmbH are entering a partnership for the manufacturing of battery-electric delivery vehicles. After Deutsche Post has already left its mark in the smaller van segment with designing and producing the emission-free StreetScooter, both partners are now working on a larger vehicle type. The chassis of the Ford Transit provides the technical basis. It will be equipped with a battery-electric drive train and fitted with a special body construction according to Post respectively DHL Paket specifications. - 4 years ago

SABIC and Dupont advance safety progress together
SABIC and Dupont advance safety progress together

Press Release / SABIC has joined DuPont Sustainable Solutions to accelerate progress to improve environmental and health and safety performance. Ahmed Al-Shaikh, Executive Vice President, Corporate Manufacturing, SABIC, said: “SABIC’s [environmental and health safety] achievements in recent years have been impressive. And yet, there is a strong desire within the leadership team to reach the next level in Health and Safety culture maturity, as outlined in the SABIC 2025 strategy.” - 4 years ago

Chick-Fil-A opens first Grovetown area location and reaches out to community
Chick-Fil-A opens first Grovetown area location and reaches out to community

Press Release / More than 10,000 meals were donated to the local Grovetown nonprofit Concerned Women Inc. from the newly opened Chick-fil-A, as part of the restaurant's three initiatives to give back to the community, coinciding with its grand opening. The boxes containing the sustainable meals were packed by more than 60 people Wednesday who attended "The First 100" campout in the parking lot ahead of the site's grand opening Thursday, in an effort to receive free Chick-fil-A food for a year. Concerned Women Inc. chief Bea Sanders said the food donation will help the organization get a jump-start on its summer feeding initiatives. - 4 years ago

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BASF Spurs Production of Sustainable Palm Oil Products
BASF Spurs Production of Sustainable Palm Oil Products

Press Release / BASF further strengthens its operations network for certified palm products: Meanwhile the company manufactures certified ingredients at 20 locations around the world for the cosmetic, detergent and cleaning agent industries. This production network also includes the BASF factories at Gebze (Turkey) and Dahej (India): they have now received the Supply Chain Certificate of the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) as BASF announced on the occasion of the RSPO’s fifth annual European Roundtable in London. Present in all key regions - 4 years ago

PepsiCo joins New Plastics Economy Initiative as Core Partner
PepsiCo joins New Plastics Economy Initiative as Core Partner

Press Release / PepsiCo has joined the New Plastics Economy initiative as a Core Partner, signaling the global food and beverage company's continued commitment to reduce packaging waste. Led by the Ellen MacArthur Foundation, the New Plastics Economy is bringing together industry, government, NGOs, scientists, students and citizens to build a more sustainable global plastics value chain. - 4 years ago

Eastman Introduces Engineering Bioplastic Breakthrough
Eastman Introduces Engineering Bioplastic Breakthrough

Press Release / Eastman Chemical Company, the world’s leading producer of cellulosic materials, introduces Eastman TRĒVATM, a breakthrough in engineering bioplastics that help global brands concurrently meet their sustainability and performance needs in today’s rapidly evolving marketplace. “Eastman leveraged nearly 100 years of cellulosic expertise in the design and testing of TRĒVATM to meet the improved sustainability profile and performance needs of brands, fabricators, molders, and other companies across the value chain,” said Burt Capel, vice president and general manager of Eastman’s Specialty Plastics business unit. Capel formally introduced the innovation to media at the Chinaplas Plastics & Rubber Trade Fair taking place in Guangzhou, China. - 4 years ago

REI Distribution Center named NAIOP Project of the Year
REI Distribution Center named NAIOP Project of the Year

Press Release / Merit Partners Inc. and Sunbelt Holdings have been named recipients of the Industrial Project of the Year award by NAIOP for REI Goodyear DC, a distribution center for Recreational Equipment Inc. (REI), located at PV|303, a master planned business park in Goodyear, Arizona. The facility is the only net zero energy, U.S. Green Building LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Platinum certified distribution center in the world. Its roof features a 2.2 megawatt solar system that produces enough energy to power the entire facility, or the equivalent of 390 homes for one year. - 4 years ago

BASF Becomes The Latest Member to Join The Circular Economy 100
BASF Becomes The Latest Member to Join The Circular Economy 100

Press Release / World-leading chemical company, BASF today announced its membership of the Circular Economy 100 (CE100). As the latest corporate member of the programme, BASF embarks on a three-year partnership to bring about opportunities for a circular economy within new business models and new solutions. BASF 'creates chemistry for a viable future'. In combining economic success with environmental protection and social responsibility, it enables its customers and its entire value chain to meet the current and future needs of society. Through science and innovation, BASF investigates techniques for decreasing material use while keeping function and durability at its highest utility. - 4 years ago

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Unilever Unveils New Plastic Sachet Recycling Technology
Unilever Unveils New Plastic Sachet Recycling Technology

Press Release / Consumer goods giant Unilever has unveiled new technology that enables plastic sachets to be recycled. The technology has been developed in partnership with the Fraunhofer Institute for Process Engineering and Packaging IVV in Germany. The process, known as CreaSolv, was inspired by a method used to recycle old television sets, whereby brominated flame-retardants were separated from WEEE polymers. Through this method, plastic is recovered from the sachet and reused in the manufacture of new sachets. Unilever says that it will make the technology open source so that other members of the industry can help to scale up its use. - 4 years ago

Kimberly-Clark Plans $75 Million Efficiency Upgrade at Mobile Mill
Kimberly-Clark Plans $75 Million Efficiency Upgrade at Mobile Mill

Press Release / Paper products giant Kimberly-Clark has announced plans to build a $75 million combined heat-power plant at its Mobile mill, which they say will increase the plant's efficiency while decreasing long-term costs and emissions. The plant will generate electricity with a natural gas turbine and the exhaust gas will be rerouted to make steam for the plant's operations. It's a technique, sometimes called cogeneration, that's been used by many paper mills throughout the country in recent years to run more efficiently. Todd Visscher, manager for Kimberly-Clark's Mobile mill, said the improvements will strengthen the Mobile Mill's position with Kimberly-Clark as a strategic manufacturing location. - 4 years ago

PepsiCo Advances 2025 Sustainability Agenda through Agreement with Partnership for a Healthier America
PepsiCo Advances 2025 Sustainability Agenda through Agreement with Partnership for a Healthier America

Press Release / PepsiCo, Inc. (NYSE: PEP) today announced that it has signed an agreement with Partnership for a Healthier America ("PHA") to independently report and verify the company's progress against previously outlined goals designed to transform its product portfolio and offer healthier options. PepsiCo's goals, which were announced last October and informed by World Health Organization and other authorities' guidelines, include a focus on reducing added sugars, saturated fat and sodium levels. In addition, the company is focused on offering more positive nutrition such as whole grains, fruit and vegetables, dairy, protein and hydration, as well as greater access to nutritious foods and beverages in underserved communities. - 4 years ago

Every Day is Earth Day for the CVS “GreenTeam”
Every Day is Earth Day for the CVS “GreenTeam”

Press Release / CVS Health colleagues are committed to giving back to their local communities, whether volunteering at a community health center to offer medical screenings, serving on a nonprofit board, or talking to local students about the dangers of prescription drug abuse. To extend this spirit of volunteerism and as part of our commitment to increase our engagement around environmental sustainability among our colleagues, we developed the new GreenTeam Colleague Resource Group (CRG). The goal of the GreenTeam is to harness this enthusiasm and engage colleagues across the organization in supporting the health of the environment. - 4 years ago

3M Taiwan Acts As a Role Model to Raise Environmental Awareness
3M Taiwan Acts As a Role Model to Raise Environmental Awareness

Press Release / 3M Taiwan, one of the over 70 subsidiaries of the multinational corporation 3M Company, outperforms its Asian peers in energy saving, waste reduction, and water conservation, according to 3M's annual internal report on each subsidiary's environmental protection achievements. In 2016, 3M Taiwan cut its electricity usage by 45 million kWh, reducing 32 thousand tons of CO2 emissions, which amounts to 82 times the amount of CO2 that Daan Park can absorb in a year. 3M Taiwan also decreased the amount of energy used per unit of production by 26 percent, which stands out in contrast to the Asian average of a mere 8.42 percent. - 4 years ago

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BASF named Sustainability Supplier of the Year by FCA US
BASF named Sustainability Supplier of the Year by FCA US

Press Release / BASF was named the 2017 FCA US LLC Sustainability Supplier of the Year for the second time. Winners were selected based on a rating system that evaluates supplier performance in quality, delivery, cost, warranty, and partnership, as well as input from FCA senior leadership. BASF was also honored for its robust sustainability strategy, goals, and programs, which served as a key differentiator. - 4 years ago

SAP Vows To Go 'Carbon Neutral' By 2025
SAP Vows To Go 'Carbon Neutral' By 2025

Press Release / Business software giant SAP has this week provided an update on its wide-ranging sustainability plans, revealing a new goal to make its operations 'carbon neutral' by 2025. The company said it is currently "well on track" to meet its target to return its carbon emissions to 2000 levels by 2020 and is now ready to set a more ambitious longer term target. "We are well on track to achieve our current carbon target," said chief sustainability officer Daniel Schmid in a statement. "But we have the ambition to remain a frontrunner and look beyond 2020. By 2025, we will become carbon neutral in SAP's operations. This is the logical next step in SAP's long-term greenhouse gas (GHG) avoidance strategy." - 4 years ago

Renewable Power Direct Assists Iron Mountain in Securing Wind Energy in Mid-Atlantic States
Renewable Power Direct Assists Iron Mountain in Securing Wind Energy in Mid-Atlantic States

Press Release / Renewable Power Direct, the national green energy marketer, has structured a third renewable electricity agreement for Iron Mountain Incorporated (NYSE: IRM), a leading provider of storage and information management services. The new transaction, which will supply a portion of Iron Mountain’s current electric needs in Pennsylvania and New Jersey, builds on two earlier supply deals that RPD has handled for Iron Mountain in Texas and the Mid-Atlantic states during the past 12 months. - 4 years ago

Calling All College Students and Recent Grads: Enter Cisco's Global Problem Solver Challenge with $300,000 USD in Prizes
Calling All College Students and Recent Grads: Enter Cisco's Global Problem Solver Challenge with $300,000 USD in Prizes

Press Release / Five hundred billion devices and objects will be connected to the Internet by 2030! Things like wells, cars, watches, refrigerators, and more will be connected to the Internet for the first time so that they can transmit and receive information. Digitization is about connecting people and things to the Internet so that the information those connections provide can be used to improve processes and decision making. With digitization and the Internet of Things (IoT), good ideas can make a difference more quickly than ever before by driving economic development and helping people solve some of our most pressing social and environmental challenges. Our 1B People Pledge - 4 years ago

Timberland Pulls on its Boots for Urban Greening
Timberland Pulls on its Boots for Urban Greening

Press Release / Last year, as a global outdoor lifestyle brand, Timberland launched a five year commitment to double its footprint in five cities – just not in the way you might expect. In each city, we will create or restore urban green spaces that match or exceed the combined retail footprint of our local stores in that city.  - 4 years ago

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BASF Announces Cooperation With HP Indigo
BASF Announces Cooperation With HP Indigo

Press Release / BASF has recently entered a strategic collaboration with HP Indigo, the world’s leading manufacturer of digital printing presses. Both companies will collaborate to develop water-based adhesive solutions for flexible packaging that are specially tailored for the requirements of the HP Indigo ElectroInk process, a highly flexible and fast digital printing process. - 4 years ago

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