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Estee Lauder's Future Beautiful Report Captures Company's Progress on Sustainability and Citizenship in 2016
Estee Lauder's Future Beautiful Report Captures Company's Progress on Sustainability and Citizenship in 2016

Press Release / The Estée Lauder Companies has published Future Beautiful: Our Progress on Sustainability and Citizenship in 2016. The report highlights the company’s progress across five key areas of Sustainability and Citizenship including: Products and Packaging, Employee Well-Being, Sustainable Sourcing, Efficient Operations and Citizenship. “Sustainability and citizenship is about how we do business. How we create long-term value and continually deliver a sustainable business model,” said William P. Lauder, Executive Chairman. - 6 years ago

Eastman Tops Inaugural Just 100 List in the Chemical Industry
Eastman Tops Inaugural Just 100 List in the Chemical Industry

Press Release / Eastman Chemical Company has been named America’s Most JUST Company in the chemical industry, according to JUST Capital and Forbes magazine’s inaugural “JUST 100 List,” which for the first time ranks the publicly traded companies in the U.S. that perform best on the things Americans care most about. The rankings are based on one of the largest surveys ever conducted on attitudes towards corporate behavior, involving 50,000 Americans over the last 18 months. This year’s list ranks U.S companies against their peers within 32 major industries. In future years, Forbes and JUST Capital will rank companies across industries. - 6 years ago

Kimberly-Clark’s HAKLE Brand Changes Lives in Angola and South Africa
Kimberly-Clark’s HAKLE Brand Changes Lives in Angola and South Africa

Press Release / HAKLE, the leading tissue brand in Switzerland, has joined forces with the world’s leading children’s organization, UNICEF, to transform the lives of children and their families in Angola and South Africa. Part of the Kimberly-Clark’s global Toilets Change Lives (TCL) Program, the partnership will provide better water and sanitation at schools in South Africa and empower communities to build toilets in Angola. Securing the support of Switzerland’s largest retailer and supermarket chain Migros as an exclusive partner, the HAKLE brand will donate a portion of its proceeds from every product sold until the end of the year to help people in Angola and South Africa. - 6 years ago

PepsiCo and the Nature Conservancy Announce "Water for the Planet:" A Water Replenishing Strategy For Latin America
PepsiCo and the Nature Conservancy Announce "Water for the Planet:" A Water Replenishing Strategy For Latin America

Press Release / PepsiCo Latin America and The Nature Conservancy (TNC) in Latin America announced "Water for the Planet," a new collaboration that will work to replenish five different watersheds for the urban areas of Mexico City, Monterrey, São Paulo, Guatemala City and Bogotain the next seven years. - 6 years ago

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generationOn and Hasbro Launch the Joy Maker Challenge to Inspire Youth to Spread Kindness This Holiday Season
generationOn and Hasbro Launch the Joy Maker Challenge to Inspire Youth to Spread Kindness This Holiday Season

Press Release / generationOn, the youth service division of Points of Light, and Hasbro, Inc. have partnered for the seventh annual Joy Maker Challenge, which encourages youth to engage in meaningful, hands-on service projects and spread joy and kindness through volunteerism during the holiday season. For every kid and teen who participates in the Joy Maker Challenge, Hasbro will donate a toy or game to Toys for Tots, up to $1 million worth. - 6 years ago

Avery Dennison Helps Coca-Cola European Partners to Drive Recycling Efforts in the UK
Avery Dennison Helps Coca-Cola European Partners to Drive Recycling Efforts in the UK

Press Release / Avery Dennison has collaborated with partners throughout the supply chain namely Viridor and PET UK, to help Coca-Cola European Partners (CCEP) reduce waste, costs, and the carbon footprint of Smartwater production in the United Kingdom. According to Joe Franses, Director of Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability at Coca-Cola European Partners, “This example shows how we can turn the crisis of resources into a business opportunity through close collaboration across the value chain. Businesses which can be truly innovative with the products and services they provide, optimising the resources they use and encouraging consumers to do the same, have the potential to transform our economy.” - 6 years ago

UPS And Sealed Air Partner To Provide Powerful E-Commerce Packaging And Shipping Solutions
UPS And Sealed Air Partner To Provide Powerful E-Commerce Packaging And Shipping Solutions

Press Release / UPS and Sealed Air Corporation today announced a strategic partnership to help retailers, e-tailers, and businesses around the world maximize the efficiency of their packaging operations, minimize packaging waste, and reduce annual shipping costs. - 6 years ago

Innovative Kimberly-Clark Recycling Program Helps Two Midwestern Universities Turn Used Gloves into Eco-Responsible Durable Goods
Innovative Kimberly-Clark Recycling Program Helps Two Midwestern Universities Turn Used Gloves into Eco-Responsible Durable Goods

Press Release / The Illinois Sustainable Technology Center (ISTC) at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign and Purdue University have diverted almost six tons of waste from landfills through an innovative recycling program that turns used lab gloves and garments into shelving, flowerpots and lawn and garden furniture. - 6 years ago

Target Launches 'Big and Tough' Sustainable Sourcing, Worker Wellbeing Goals
Target Launches 'Big and Tough' Sustainable Sourcing, Worker Wellbeing Goals

Supply Chain / Today, Target announced the launch of its 2020 sustainability goals, focused on reaching new levels of transparency and sustainable sourcing. The goals center around three key commitments: - 6 years ago

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Timberland Cuts Over Half of Emissions Since 2006
Timberland Cuts Over Half of Emissions Since 2006

Press Release / Following the release of data compiled for its Q2 CSR report, outdoor lifestyle brand Timberland shared that the company has met and exceeded its 2015 goal to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. This achievement is a part of the company's commitment to innovate and operate in an accountable and responsible manner in terms of its products, the outdoors and communities around the world. Timberland reports the company has reduced GHG emissions by 53 percent, exceeding its target of 50 percent for 2015. - 6 years ago

Two Caesars Entertainment Properties and Clean the World Donate 1,500 Hygiene Kits to Homeless
Two Caesars Entertainment Properties and Clean the World Donate 1,500 Hygiene Kits to Homeless

Press Release / Horseshoe Hammond and Harrah's Joliet, both part of the Caesars Entertainment (NASDAQ: CZR) group of companies, today announced the assembly and delivery of 1,500 life-changing hygiene kits to local homeless families. According to the Chicago Coalition for the Homeless, more than 125,000 people are homeless in Chicago, including more than 18,000 students enrolled in Chicago's public schools. "Our relationship with Clean the World was initiated by an employee," said Dan Nita, Regional President, General Manager, Horseshoe Hammond and Caesars Foundation Trustee. "Housekeepers wanted to make a difference with the soaps and shampoo bottles they were throwing away on a daily basis. Their initiative has evolved into a program that helps millions of people around the world." - 6 years ago

Sealed Air Debuts New StealthWrap™ Packaging Technology, Eliminating Outer Boxes for Select Consumer Orders
Sealed Air Debuts New StealthWrap™ Packaging Technology, Eliminating Outer Boxes for Select Consumer Orders

Press Release / Sealed Air Corporation (NYSE: SEE) today announced the launch of its StealthWrap™ ultra durable cartoning solution, a patented micro-layer, opaque cartoning alternative which allows primary package cartons to be protected for transit without the need for outer boxes or additional packaging materials. The company also announced that XPO Logistics (NYSE: XPO), a leading global provider of transportation and supply chain solutions, will be the first to bring this innovative packaging solution to market in the logistics industry. XPO is deploying StealthWrap™ in several distribution centers where it fulfills and ships e-commerce orders for customers. - 6 years ago

Target Uses Big Dreams and Even Bigger Play Spaces to Inspire Wellness
Target Uses Big Dreams and Even Bigger Play Spaces to Inspire Wellness

Press Release / Whether they’re swinging across a playground or tearing around a track—for kids, daily exercise is best when it comes with a dose of fun. But today, studies show that American kids are playing less than ever—only one in four children gets 60 minutes of physical activity each day. As more of their time is spent in front of screens, obesity rates have tripled and behavioral and cognitive disorders are on the rise. So how to encourage kids to get out and play every day? - 6 years ago

United Airlines Receives Highest Rating of Any Airline for Climate Action, 3 Other Sustainability Awards
United Airlines Receives Highest Rating of Any Airline for Climate Action, 3 Other Sustainability Awards

Press Release / United Airlines is proud to announce that we have been honored with four awards in just the past week, recognizing our work to make environmental sustainability part of the DNA of our operations. - 6 years ago

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The Historical Ford Rouge Center Goes Landfill-Free
The Historical Ford Rouge Center Goes Landfill-Free

Press Release / DEARBORN, Mich., Nov. 1, 2016 – After two years of hard work and planning, the historical Ford Rouge Center has achieved true landfill-free status. It is the company’s largest complex to send zero waste to landfill. “It’s an incredible achievement,” said Gary Johnson, Ford North America manufacturing vice president. “With 16 million square feet of factory floor space and approximately 7,000 employees it was a challenge, but we’ve succeeded in finding solutions for our manufacturing waste streams.” - 6 years ago

How a Beer Maker And a Bottled Water Company Want to Save Sierra Forests
How a Beer Maker And a Bottled Water Company Want to Save Sierra Forests

Press Release / California’s forests are in crisis. A lethal combination of drought, wildfires, warmer temperatures and pests has destroyed 66 million trees in the past six years. Restoring our forests won’t be easy. Gov. Jerry Brown and the Legislature recognized the importance and magnitude of the task by allocating $40 million in cap-and-trade funds. At the same time, President Barack Obama visited Lake Tahoe to announce $29.5 million to improve forest health and decrease the threat of catastrophic wildfires. - 6 years ago

Sustainability Goals Drive Switch to ‘Green’ Plastic Packaging
Sustainability Goals Drive Switch to ‘Green’ Plastic Packaging

Press Release / Brazilian resin producer Braskem has announced that Polarbröd, Sweden’s third largest bakery, will be converting all of its flexible film requirements from fossil-based polyethylene to Braskem’s biobased I’m green drop-in bio-polyethylene. Polarbröd, a fifth-generation family-owned company with strong sustainability principles, said the decision to switch to a biobased packaging alternative was motivated by the company’s aim for more sustainability, despite the premium on the new material. - 6 years ago

Toyota to Start Sales of Fuel Cell Buses under the Toyota Brand from Early 2017
Toyota to Start Sales of Fuel Cell Buses under the Toyota Brand from Early 2017

Press Release / Toyota Motor Corporation will begin to sell fuel cell buses (FC buses) under the Toyota brand from early 2017. Having already undergone repeated field tests for practical use, the Bureau of Transportation of the Tokyo Metropolitan Government plans to utilize two of these FC buses (model name: Toyota FC Bus) as fixed-route buses. Toyota plans to introduce over 100 FC buses mainly in the Tokyo area, ahead of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games. In view of this, the FC buses will be sold for the first time in Japan in early 2017, so as to help increase the level of understanding by the general public of the utilization of FC buses as a form of public transportation. - 6 years ago

Hubbub & Unilever Partner To Tackle “Frightful” Pumpkin Waste
Hubbub & Unilever Partner To Tackle “Frightful” Pumpkin Waste

Press Release / New research released 26 Oct by environmental charity Hubbub and Unilever reveals the “shocking” number of edible pumpkins set to go to waste this Halloween. This is Hubbub and Unilever’s third in a series of seasonal campaigns to tackle the 7m tonnes of food and drink wasted in UK homes each year, as part of their Joint Ambition for a Zero Food Waste Britain. Halloween is now Britain’s third biggest commercial holiday, after Christmas and Easter, and the country’s second biggest party night after New Year’s Eve. The survey of 2,000 UK adults found that two in five British households carve pumpkins for Halloween and most of those go for at least two pumpkins. - 6 years ago

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Target Dethrones Wal-Mart as US Business Using the Most Solar Energy
Target Dethrones Wal-Mart as US Business Using the Most Solar Energy

Press Release / Retailers and shopping centers are prevalent in the top businesses installing solar energy because their big-box retail and warehouse infrastructure is ideal, according to the SEIA. But the organization also said retailers could do much more: While each week 2% of the U.S. population visits a solar-powered Wal-Mart store, for example, just 7% of the retailer's 5,000+ facilities have gone solar. IKEA and smaller retailers, by contrast, have done just about what they can when it comes to installing solar panels, SEIA said. IKEA, for example, has solar panels at 90% of its facilities. - 6 years ago

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