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Heineken Couples Sustainability and Financial Reporting as Emissions Tumble
Heineken Couples Sustainability and Financial Reporting as Emissions Tumble

Press Release / A "firm belief" that business growth and sustainability go hand-in-hand has seen Heineken publish its latest sustainability report alongside a financial report for the first time, with the report highlighting rapid business expansion alongside a decrease in emissions. Heineken’s latest sustainability report, released on Wednesday (22 February), reveals a 37% reduction in carbon emissions in production against 2008 levels, just short of the 40% target for 2020. When looking at absolute carbon reductions, a 5% reduction has been recorded in the same timeframe, despite Heineken growing its business volumes by 52%. - 4 years ago

Disney Brings Conservation Efforts in Peru to U.S. Parks and Resorts
Disney Brings Conservation Efforts in Peru to U.S. Parks and Resorts

Press Release / Since its earliest days, The Walt Disney Company has been committed to protecting the environment and conserving the planet for generations to come. As part of that legacy, Disney has set environmental stewardship targets and is striving toward the goal of attaining a “zero” state of net greenhouse gas emissions. - 4 years ago

Sealed Air Named Fortune's Most Admired For Fourth Consecutive Year
Sealed Air Named Fortune's Most Admired For Fourth Consecutive Year

Press Release / Sealed Air Corporation (NYSE: SEE) announced February 17 that it has been recognized as the most admired company in its industry for the fourth consecutive year, according to Fortune Magazine’s annual survey published today. The annual “Fortune Most Admired Companies” survey ranked Sealed Air first in the packaging and containers industry, including the top ranking in several of the evaluation categories, notably Innovation and Global Competitiveness. - 4 years ago

Ford Provides $50k In Grants To High School Community Projects
Ford Provides $50k In Grants To High School Community Projects

Press Release / The Ford Motor Company Fund’s NGL (Next-Generation Learning) program has teamed with the company’s STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math) program to provide $50,000 in grants to high school student-led community programs designed to promote sustainability and innovation. One first-place project will receive $20k in funding from Ford NGL, while a second-place project will get $10k, and four third-place initiatives will be given $5k apiece. - 4 years ago

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Coca-Cola Partners With DCM Shriram to Improve Sugarcane Yield in Utter Pradesh
Coca-Cola Partners With DCM Shriram to Improve Sugarcane Yield in Utter Pradesh

Press Release / Beverages major Coca-Cola India has partnered with DCM Shriram (DSCL) along with Solidaridad and International Finance Corporation, for a project to enhance sugarcane yield and improve farmers' income in Uttar Pradesh. "It is a sustainable supply project, in addition to improving farmers' income. We have come together to increase sugarcane farmers' yield and to bring in sustainable agricultural practices," said Coca-Cola India and South West Asia President Venkatesh Kini. - 4 years ago

IBM, Fybr Partner for IoT
IBM, Fybr Partner for IoT

Press Release / In a joint effort to improve the quality of life in urban areas, IoT and Smart City platform provider Fybr has teamed with IBM’s Watson Internet of Things group. This new partnership will bring sensor data from Fybr’s Smart City Platform to IBM’s Bluemix Cloud to take advantage of Watson’s advanced analytics capabilities to add continuous learning and contextual data to Fybr’s sensor data. - 4 years ago

BASF and the European Space Agency to Develop Digital Services for Farmers
BASF and the European Space Agency to Develop Digital Services for Farmers

Press Release / BASF and the European Space Agency (ESA) signed a collaboration agreement to evaluate how satellite-derived data and images can best be used for agricultural purposes. In close partnership with farmers, the partners’ long-term goal is to translate this information into digital tools and services. - 4 years ago

CVS Health Announces Support of Women’s Heart Health with $10 Million Commitment to Go Red For Women
CVS Health Announces Support of Women’s Heart Health with $10 Million Commitment to Go Red For Women

Press Release / CVS Health (NYSE: CVS), the nation's largest pharmacy innovation company, announced a major commitment in support of women’s heart health. As a new national sponsor of the American Heart Association’s Go Red For Women® movement, CVS Health has pledged to raise a minimum of $10 million over the next three years to support life-saving cardiovascular research and education. Helena Foulkes, President of CVS Pharmacy, has also been named as the inaugural National Chair for Go Red For Women, an annual campaign designed to raise awareness of heart disease and stroke as the number one killer of women and to empower women to take charge of their heart health. - 4 years ago

The UPS Foundation Awards More Than $2.3 Million To Expand Global Volunteerism
The UPS Foundation Awards More Than $2.3 Million To Expand Global Volunteerism

Press Release / The UPS Foundation, which leads the global citizenship programs for UPS (NYSE: UPS), announced it is awarding grants totaling more than $2.3 million to non-profit organizations to increase global volunteerism. Grants will support initiatives to bolster global communities, including disaster preparedness and recovery, youth literacy and skills development and veterans training. The UPS Foundation also announced UPS employees completed a record 2.7 million hours of volunteer service in 2016 providing more than $62 million in economic impact to nonprofits and NGOs around the world. UPS is on track to meet its goal to contribute 20 million global volunteer hours by the end of 2020. - 4 years ago

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GM and Honda to Establish Industry-First Joint Fuel Cell System Manufacturing Operation in Michigan
GM and Honda to Establish Industry-First Joint Fuel Cell System Manufacturing Operation in Michigan

Press Release / General Motors Co. (NYSE: GM) and Honda (NYSE: HMC) today announced establishment of the auto industry’s first manufacturing joint venture to mass produce an advanced hydrogen fuel cell system that will be used in future products from each company. Fuel Cell System Manufacturing, LLC will operate within GM’s existing battery pack manufacturing facility site in Brownstown, Michigan, south of Detroit. Mass production of fuel cell systems is expected to begin around 2020 and create nearly 100 new jobs. The companies are making equal investments totaling $85 million in the joint venture. - 4 years ago

Renewable Power Direct Sources Wind Energy for Iron Mountain
Renewable Power Direct Sources Wind Energy for Iron Mountain

Press Release / Renewable Power Direct (RPD), the national green power marketer, today announced it has signed Iron Mountain Incorporated (IRM), the global leader in storage and information management services, to a new power supply agreement to fulfill a portion of the electrical load for Iron Mountain’s Texas operations. The power will be sourced from NextEra Energy and its Blue Summit wind farm outside of Vernon, Texas. - 4 years ago

PepsiCo Signs On To Renewable Energy Buyers' Principles
PepsiCo Signs On To Renewable Energy Buyers' Principles

Press Release / PepsiCo has signed on to the Renewable Energy Buyers’ Principles, which tell utilities and other suppliers what industry-leading, multinational companies are looking for when buying renewable energy from the grid. Sixty-five corporate signatories developed these principles, to spur progress on resolving the challenges they face when buying renewable energy, and to add their perspective to the future of the U.S. energy and electricity system. WRI and WWF facilitated their efforts. - 4 years ago

Danone Joins Ellen MacArthur Foundation as Ninth Global Partner
Danone Joins Ellen MacArthur Foundation as Ninth Global Partner

Press Release / We are delighted to announce that global food company, Danone, has become the Ellen MacArthur Foundation's ninth Global Partner, embarking on a three-year partnership to further embed circular economy principles both inside and outside the organisation. The move marks an important step in Danone’s ambition to produce quality products that preserve natural resource cycles, while also enabling future growth for the business. Through this partnership, Danone’s teams will work with the Foundation to generate widespread understanding of the circular economy and to drive behavioral change in an effort to transition its brands toward a circular economy. - 4 years ago

BillerudKorsnas Recognised as Gold Class
BillerudKorsnas Recognised as Gold Class

Press Release / BillerudKorsnas has announced that it has received Gold Class and Industry Mover Sustainability Awards 2017, according to RobeccoSAM’s annual Corporate Sustainability Assessment. The winner of the Gold Class award ranks in the highest 1% in the actual industry, in this case the Containers and Packaging industry. The Industry Mover award recognises that BillerudKorsnas has achieved the largest proportional improvement compared to the previous year. - 4 years ago

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Hewlett Packard Enterprise Links Commitment and Actions to Global Goals
Hewlett Packard Enterprise Links Commitment and Actions to Global Goals

Press Release / A turbulent economy and global forces, such as climate change and poverty, have created pressing social challenges that demand urgent action. In response, 193 world leaders signed-on to the United Nations’ 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)—also called the Global Goals—to implement a 2030 vision for improving the health of our planet, and the livelihood of its inhabitants. - 4 years ago

Hellmann's® Mayonnaise And Mayonnaise Dressings Now Use 100% Cage-Free Eggs In The U.S., Three Years Ahead Of Schedule
Hellmann's® Mayonnaise And Mayonnaise Dressings Now Use 100% Cage-Free Eggs In The U.S., Three Years Ahead Of Schedule

Press Release / As part of its ongoing commitment to use real, simple sustainably-sourced ingredients, Hellmann's, a Unilever company, today announced that all Hellmann's Mayonnaise and Mayonnaise Dressings are now made exclusively from Cage-Free Eggs across the U.S. consumer portfolio. In 2010, America's favorite mayonnaise brand set the goal to use 100% Cage-Free Eggs by 2020, becoming one of the first brands to do so at a time when only 2% of egg-laying hens in the U.S. were Cage-Free. Through a deep commitment to sustainable sourcing, and strong partnerships with suppliers and animal-welfare organizations, Hellmann's was able to achieve the goal three years early in the U.S. - 5 years ago

Eastman Supplies for Soldiers Ships Record Number of Packages
Eastman Supplies for Soldiers Ships Record Number of Packages

Press Release / Thanks to our Eastman team members - and several community partners and neighbors, we collected a record-setting 25,000 items for the 2016 Supplies for Soldiers campaign! In December, more than 1,000 care packages made their way around the world to 73 U.S. soldiers deployed overseas. Each soldier received multiple boxes of toiletries, entertainment items such as books and playing cards, non-perishable food/drink mixes, and practical items, including batteries, note pads and much more. Each soldier also received notes and letters from area students sharing their gratitude and sweet wishes. - 5 years ago

Nestlé in the U.S. Announces Veteran Career Support Partnerships with Hiring Our Heroes and The Mission Continues
Nestlé in the U.S. Announces Veteran Career Support Partnerships with Hiring Our Heroes and The Mission Continues

Press Release / Nestlé is expanding its commitment to U.S. veterans under its Project Opportunity initiative, with two new partnerships aimed at offering career support and workforce transition services to current and former members of the U.S. military. Nestlé’s partnership with Hiring Our Heroes, an initiative of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation aimed at helping veterans and their families find employment, kicked off today at a veterans-only job fair at the Quicken Loans arena in Cleveland, Ohio. - 5 years ago

New Avery Dennison ClearIntent Portfolio Enables Sustainability Improvements
New Avery Dennison ClearIntent Portfolio Enables Sustainability Improvements

Press Release / As part of its ambitious 2025 sustainability goals, Avery Dennison Label and Packaging Materials has created a new portfolio designed to enable customers choose products that can help to make a positive environmental impact. - 5 years ago

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Cisco Helps Accelerate Digitization in the Netherlands
Cisco Helps Accelerate Digitization in the Netherlands

Press Release / Cisco has launched a targeted investment program called Digital Acceleration Netherlands (DAN), aimed at helping to boost the digitization of the Dutch economy and society. Over the next three years, Cisco will be working closely with the Dutch government, industry and education, through the DAN program and its strategic activities. This program is designed to run in parallel to, and help accelerate the “Digital Agenda for the Netherlands” (which was published by the Dutch Ministry of Economic Affairs in July, 2016). By accelerating the national digitization agenda the Netherlands can grow its GDP, create new jobs and provide innovation and education across public and private sectors. - 5 years ago

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