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Amway Earns Safer Choice Award for the Manufacturing of Environmentally Safe Products
Amway Earns Safer Choice Award for the Manufacturing of Environmentally Safe Products

Press Release / Amway has been named a 2017 Safer Choice Partner of the Year Award winner by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The award recognizes Amway for its outstanding achievement in the formulation and manufacturing of products with ingredients that are safer for families, workplaces, communities, and the environment. “Amway is committed to creating high-performing home cleaning products that are safe and environmentally friendly,” said George Calvert, vice president of supply chain and R&D. “This award is testament to the commitment and dedication of our Amway scientists and staff. We are indeed honored by this award from the U.S. EPA and look forward to a long-term partnership with them.” - 4 years ago

UPS Named A Top NBIC Best-Of-The-Best Corporation For Second Consecutive Year
UPS Named A Top NBIC Best-Of-The-Best Corporation For Second Consecutive Year

Press Release / UPS® (NYSE: UPS), is proud to have been named among the 2017 Best-of-the-Best Corporations for Inclusion by the National Business Inclusion Consortium (NBIC). The recognition acknowledges UPS’s outstanding commitment to diversity for suppliers as well as employees and customers. Estrella Cramer, Supplier Diversity Director and Chief Procurement Officer Gary Kallenbach, who leads the company’s supplier diversity initiatives, accepted the award on behalf of UPS. NBIC’s Best-of-the-Best Awards ceremony was held on April 26 in Washington, D.C. - 4 years ago

BASF Contributes to Sustainable Construction For The World's Largest Concentrated Solar Plant in Morocco
BASF Contributes to Sustainable Construction For The World's Largest Concentrated Solar Plant in Morocco

Press Release / Stage one of the three-phase construction project of the Noor solar complex was set in motion in February 2016. Innovative solutions based on the BASF Construction Chemicals division's global knowledge and experience are used in the construction of the concentrated solar power system – a more complicated process to install than the widely used photovoltaic panels. Several BASF products were used in the construction of this project such as concrete admixtures, grout, mortars, sealants, and joint water-resistant sealants. “We are proud that we are able to contribute our innovative solutions and know-how to help our customers master the challenges of this complex construction project,” says Andres Monroy, Managing Director, BASF Northwest Africa. - 4 years ago

Kimberly-Clark Invests in Energy Efficiency at its Mobile, Alabama Mill
Kimberly-Clark Invests in Energy Efficiency at its Mobile, Alabama Mill

Press Release / Kimberly-Clark Corporation has approved an investment of $75 million for construction of a new on-site combined heat-power plant at its tissue mill in Mobile, Alabama. This plant, to be constructed over a two-year period, is expected to improve the facility's long-term energy efficiency and costs, as well as boost its overall competitiveness within Kimberly-Clark. - 4 years ago

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Avery Dennison Promotes Sustainability Across Label And Packaging Industry With Educational Video Series
Avery Dennison Promotes Sustainability Across Label And Packaging Industry With Educational Video Series

Press Release / Avery Dennison has reiterated its commitment to sustainability with a video series that makes it easy for label converters and brand owners to understand the importance of sustainable paper sourcing to achieve their sustainability goals. “In this Ask the Experts video series, we share insights into global trends and drivers, discuss about effective collaboration across the supply chain and examine next steps for the pressure sensitive adhesive (PSA) industry to help the environment,” says Marcel Cote, director of strategic marketing, Avery Dennison, South Asia Pacific and Sub-Saharan Africa. - 4 years ago

BASF To Strengthen Digital Farming Offer With Acquisition Of ZedX Inc.
BASF To Strengthen Digital Farming Offer With Acquisition Of ZedX Inc.

Press Release / BASF has signed an agreement to acquire US-based company ZedX, a leader in the development of digital agricultural intelligence. The acquisition is expected to be completed within four weeks. ZedX’s expertise lies in the development of agronomic weather, crop, and pest models that can rapidly translate data into insights for more efficient agricultural production. With the planned acquisition, BASF strengthens its digital farming footprint and further invests in helping growers take advantage of the increasing amount of big data generated in farming and beyond. - 4 years ago

EPA Recognizes Eastman with 2017 ENERGY STAR® Partner of the Year – Sustained Excellence Award
EPA Recognizes Eastman with 2017 ENERGY STAR® Partner of the Year – Sustained Excellence Award

Press Release / For the sixth consecutive year, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recognizes Eastman (NYSE: EMN) with an ENERGY STAR® Partner of the Year Award for continued leadership and superior energy efficiency achievements. This year marks Eastman’s fourth consecutive ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year – Sustained Excellence Award, EPA’s highest ENERGY STAR honor. The award reaffirms Eastman’s commitment to managing natural resources, which continues to drive sustainable and impactful improvements in energy performance, resulting in energy intensity reductions, avoided costs and lowered emissions. - 4 years ago

Celebrating Sustainability at Kimberly-Clark
Celebrating Sustainability at Kimberly-Clark

Press Release / On Saturday, April 22, millions of people across the globe celebrated Earth Day to demonstrate their commitment to sustainability. At Kimberly-Clark, it’s also a day to reflect on Kimberly-Clark’s sustainability achievements and where we’re going in the future. Of course, sustainability has come a long way since Kimberly-Clark was formed in 1872! Throughout our history, we’ve continuously improved how we operate and embed sustainable practices into our business. - 4 years ago

SB Corporate Members Named As CR's 100 Best Corporate Citizens
SB Corporate Members Named As CR's 100 Best Corporate Citizens

Press Release / Sustainable Brands Corporate Members Hasbro, Campbell Soup Co, and Cisco Systems have been ranked in the top ten of CR's Best Corporate CItizens List. Other corporate members on the list include Kimberly-Clark, AT&T, PepsiCo, CVS, Disney, 3M, Procter & Gamble, General Motors, Hershey, Target, and Bank of America. - 4 years ago

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IBM And US Chamber Foundation Issue New Report on Impact of Corporate Social Responsibility on Public Sentiment, Brand Reputation
IBM And US Chamber Foundation Issue New Report on Impact of Corporate Social Responsibility on Public Sentiment, Brand Reputation

Press Release / The U.S. Chamber Foundation’s Corporate Citizenship Center and IBM have issued a new report that explores how efforts by businesses to be a positive force in communities – commonly referred to as corporate social responsibility (CSR) – influences public perception of those companies. The report, titled, “The CSR Effect: Social Media Sentiment and the Impact on Brands,” examines the connection between companies that promote their corporate citizenship work and the resulting impact on public sentiment. - 4 years ago

Target’s Thinking Outside the Box with Five New Sustainable Packaging Goals
Target’s Thinking Outside the Box with Five New Sustainable Packaging Goals

Press Release / At Target, our commitment to sustainability is how we help protect the planet, support our communities and invest in the future of our business. That means looking not only at the products we sell, but also the packages they come in. “We know our guests pay attention to packaging and its impact on the environment,” says Jennifer Silberman, Target’s chief sustainability officer. “When we provide them with thoughtfully designed, environmentally friendly packaging, we’re able to help them take another step toward sustainable living.” - 4 years ago

Hasbro Earns Top Spot on Prestigious CSR Ranking
Hasbro Earns Top Spot on Prestigious CSR Ranking

Press Release / Hasbro, Inc. (NASDAQ: HAS), announced today that it ranked No. 1 on the 2017 100 Best Corporate Citizens list by CR Magazine, which ranks the most transparent and responsible companies in the U.S. This is the first time that Hasbro has been ranked first overall, and the third consecutive year it has ranked in the top five. - 4 years ago

10 Million Bottles of Life-Saving Water Delivered to Communities in Need by Nestlé Waters North America and Americares
10 Million Bottles of Life-Saving Water Delivered to Communities in Need by Nestlé Waters North America and Americares

Press Release / The cost of natural disasters worldwide could reach $314 billion annually by 2030, up from around $250 billion now, according to a 2016 report by the World Bank, which cites rising climate change as a key threat to cities around the globe. Natural disasters, such as floods, tornadoes, and wildfires can quickly cut off access to basic, everyday needs. The biggest of these, and the most urgent, is access to clean, safe drinking water. Damage to infrastructure, as well as flooding, can contaminate drinking water supplies, not only inhibiting people’s ability to hydrate, but can also lead to sanitation issues and the spread of waterborne diseases. - 4 years ago

Kohler Signature Store Receives LEED Gold Certification
Kohler Signature Store Receives LEED Gold Certification

Press Release / The Kohler Signature Store by First Supply has become the first retail space in the U.S. to receive Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Gold certification under the new LEED v4 guidelines. The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) awarded the 5,800 square-foot showroom located in Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, LEED Gold v4 for Interior Design & Construction Retail. - 4 years ago

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How a Small Sticker Made a Big Impact on Reducing Carton Waste at Cisco
How a Small Sticker Made a Big Impact on Reducing Carton Waste at Cisco

Press Release / This post was written by Yuji Suzuki, Manager of Japan Manufacturing Operations at Cisco. The original post can be found here. - 4 years ago

Buckle Up, Baby! Target’s Car Seat Trade-in Event Starts April 17
Buckle Up, Baby! Target’s Car Seat Trade-in Event Starts April 17

Press Release / It’s spring cleaning time—is your old car seat on the toss list? Maybe your little one’s outgrown it, or perhaps you want an upgrade. Whatever the case, we’ll trade ya! April 17–30, bring your used car seat to Target stores nationwide and trade it in for a coupon for 20% off any car seat in our stores or at Target.com, good through May 31. What happens to all those car seats we collect? We’re teaming up with our friends at TerraCycle to make sure they get recycled, or upcycled into new products. Through the partnership, we expect to keep more than 700,000 pounds of car seat materials out of landfills. - 4 years ago

Star Power: How Target’s ENERGY STAR Efficiency Savings Stack Up
Star Power: How Target’s ENERGY STAR Efficiency Savings Stack Up

Press Release / In honor of Earth Month, we’re shining an LED light on some of the sustainable practices we use throughout our business every day. One we’re especially proud to share? Target was just named an ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year for the second year in a row. More than 1,400 of our buildings have earned ENERGY STAR status—the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)’s certification of energy efficiency. That’s more than any other retailer, and the number’s still growing as we work toward a goal to certify at least 80 percent of our buildings by 2020. - 4 years ago

Timberland Celebrates Earth Week with Daily Challenges for Employees
Timberland Celebrates Earth Week with Daily Challenges for Employees

Press Release / While global outdoor lifestyle brand Timberland has an ongoing commitment to protect the outdoors, Earth Day season brings with it a range of initiatives to engage employees in the company’s environmental agenda. This year, beyond hosting Earth Day service events worldwide for employee volunteers, Timberland’s global headquarters in Stratham, New Hampshire will launch its second annual Earth Week, April 17-21. This five day effort encourages employees to reduce their individual and collective environmental footprints. - 4 years ago

DuPont People Spotlight: Dawn Rittenhouse Recognized with Sustainability Leading Women Award
DuPont People Spotlight: Dawn Rittenhouse Recognized with Sustainability Leading Women Award

Press Release / On March 8th, the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) announced the first 10 recipients of the inaugural Leading Women Awards, developed to recognize outstanding female leaders within the WBCSD membership. The awards, which were announced on International Women’s Day, showcase the business leadership of women in WBCSD member companies who are working to contribute to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). - 4 years ago

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Why is Global Health Day Important to Amway Corporation?
Why is Global Health Day Important to Amway Corporation?

Press Release / On April 6, Amway joined the world in recognizing Global Health Day. Established in 1950 to mark the anniversary of the founding of the United Nations World Health Organization, Global Health Day raises awareness and mobilizes partners to address key global health issues. The intent of this important day closely aligns with Amway’s Corporate Social Responsibility belief – by using the best of our business and the passion of our people we can solve global challenges and improve individual communities all over the world. - 4 years ago

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