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United Marks New Service to Auckland with Green Flight Operated Under ASPIRE Unitiative
United Marks New Service to Auckland with Green Flight Operated Under ASPIRE Unitiative

Press Release / United Airlines marked the opening of its new route from San Francisco to Auckland last weekend with a ‘green’ flight conducted under the Asia and Pacific Initiative to Reduce Emissions (ASPIRE). During the inaugural flight, operated with a Boeing 787-800, the carrier used ASPIRE best practices that included user preferred route and dynamic airborne re-route procedures to follow a flexible fuel efficient flight path that could be changed at various stages to take advantage of favorable winds. Air traffic controllers on the ground at both ends of the journey managed the flight’s arrival and departure to ensure optimal efficiency. Data and metrics from the flight will now be assessed. - 5 years ago

Toyota Biodiversity and Sustainability Center Opens in Thailand
Toyota Biodiversity and Sustainability Center Opens in Thailand

Press Release / Toyota Motor Thailand continues its firm commitment to the environment by launching a new center that is devoted to biodiversity and sustainability called ‘Cheewa Panavet’ at the Toyota Ban Pho Plant. The center’s name is a combination of three Thai words, Cheewa (life), Pana (forest) and Vet (habitat). It spans over 96,000 square meters of habitat for living organisms and various fauna. Her Royal Highness Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn attended the event, along with Kyoichi Tanada, Managing Officer, Toyota Motor Corporation and President, Toyota Motor Thailand and senior government representatives from Thailand, Toyota's top executives, dealers, suppliers, the private sector and the media. - 5 years ago

Ford achieves Zero Waste-to-Landfill Milestone in Europe; 2016 Sustainability Report Highlights Global Achievements
Ford achieves Zero Waste-to-Landfill Milestone in Europe; 2016 Sustainability Report Highlights Global Achievements

Press Release / Ford of Europe has achieved zero waste-to-landfill at all of its European manufacturing plants. Eliminating 6,000 tonnes of waste per year, that was previously sent to landfill, compared with 2011 – equivalent to the annual waste discarded by a town of 12,500 people, for the 1.2 million vehicles that Ford produces in Europe each year. Innovative measures employed to achieve zero waste-to-landfill include the briquetting of grinding sludge from the Dagenham engine plant, in the U.K., so that the oil can be re-used in the production process. At the Valencia plant, in Spain, Ford pioneered generating alternative fuel from waste that could not be recycled. - 5 years ago

Timberland Recognized for Global Tree-Planting Milestones
Timberland Recognized for Global Tree-Planting Milestones

Press Release / As an outdoor lifestyle brand, Timberland has a legacy of protecting and restoring the outdoors and supporting the communities in which it operates. Tree planting plays an important role in this commitment. Since 2001, Timberland has planted 8.7 million trees around the world, empowering thousands of smallholder farmers in the process. - 5 years ago

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Strong Water Risk Management Urged by Nestle Waters Sustainability Chief
Strong Water Risk Management Urged by Nestle Waters Sustainability Chief

Press Release / There is a pressing need for companies to address water risks in their supply chain, according to well-known sustainability innovator Nelson Switzer, chief sustainability officer for Nestlé Waters North America, speaking at a national environmental conference today. “As the effects of climate change increase and extreme weather patterns persist, the water supply in the U.S. is threatened, creating serious environmental and economic risks for companies across the country. These threats are not exclusive to any one industry. Water scarcity is a problem that poses significant risk to every person and every business,” said Switzer in his keynote address at the Environmental Leader Conference in Denver, CO. - 5 years ago

BASF Launches New Global Pigments Brand
BASF Launches New Global Pigments Brand

Press Release / BASF announced today the launch of its Colors & Effects brand, bundling BASF’s global pigments business. The new brand encompasses BASF’s distinct colorants and effect pigments portfolio, and serves customers across five key industries, including coatings, plastics, printing, cosmetics, and agriculture. “To continue to grow and develop their business, our customers need a diverse selection of pigments and global expertise,” said Alexander Haunschild, Senior Vice President, Global Pigments Business. “In this competitive marketplace, we created a brand focused entirely on pigments to provide our customers with products and solutions from one single source.” - 5 years ago

BASF extends its portfolio of innovative foam solutions with ecovio® EA
BASF extends its portfolio of innovative foam solutions with ecovio® EA

Press Release / BASF is expanding its range of high performance foam products with the innovative, certified compostable particle foam ecovio® EA. The product is predominantly biobased and, like all of the grades under the ecovio® brand, it supports the biological cycle through its certified compostability. The excellent properties of the patented particle foam make it particularly suitable for transport packaging for high-value or delicate goods where a high level of impact resistance and robustness is vital. The product properties are similar to those of EPS and boast outstanding energy absorption and very good resilience even when subjected to multiple impact loads. - 5 years ago

Caesars Entertainment Honored as One of the Most Community-Minded Companies in the Nation
Caesars Entertainment Honored as One of the Most Community-Minded Companies in the Nation

Press Release / Caesars Entertainment Corporation (NASDAQ: CZR), the world's most diversified casino-entertainment provider, was recognized today by Civic 50, a Points of Light initiative that sets the standard for corporate civic engagement by honoring the companies that leverage their time, talent, and resources to improve the quality of life in the communities where they do business. Caesars was also included on the most recent Civic 50 list in 2014. - 5 years ago

Raising the Bar: Interface Unveils Radical 'Climate Take Back' Program
Raising the Bar: Interface Unveils Radical 'Climate Take Back' Program

Press Release / Twenty two years ago, Ray Anderson - founder of Interface, one of the world's largest manufacturers of carpet tiles - had something of an epiphany. A customer had for the first time asked the firm what it was doing for the environment - and he realised he didn't have an answer. "No one had ever asked us that before, and we were not doing anything, in fact we were doing everything the wrong way," Erin Meezan, Interface's global vice-president of sustainability, tells BusinessGreen. - 5 years ago

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Blue Oak Energy Installs Net-Zero Solar Project at REI's Center in Goodyear
Blue Oak Energy Installs Net-Zero Solar Project at REI's Center in Goodyear

Press Release / Specialty outdoor retailer REI has completed a 2.2 megawatt rooftop solar installation at its new distribution center in Goodyear which is expected to offset 100 percent of the facility’s annual electricity consumption. The project was completed in conjunction with Blue Oak Energy, which has worked on numerous other solar installations for REI facilities. “REI’s ambitious net-zero energy distribution center is a landmark project and houses one of the largest rooftop solar arrays in Arizona,” Kirk Meyers, sustainability manager at REI said. “We are thrilled to continue our relationship with the Blue Oak Energy team. Their ongoing partnership is representative of what it takes to complete complex energy projects like this.” - 5 years ago

Pushing the Sustainability Envelope: Cisco Supply Chain to Cut 1 Million Metric Tonnes of Greenhouse Gas Emissions by 2020
Pushing the Sustainability Envelope: Cisco Supply Chain to Cut 1 Million Metric Tonnes of Greenhouse Gas Emissions by 2020

Press Release / Cisco's sustainability journey took a big step forward last month with the announcement of a new goal to avoid one million metric tonnes of greenhouse gas (GhG) emissions from our supply chain operations by the year 2020, which will drive emissions reductions related to our outsourced manufacturing and logistics. In March of 2016, we rolled out our Integrated Greenhouse Gas Reduction (IGR) roadmap to bring together a diverse set of initiatives aimed at further reducing our carbon footprint. We previously set targets encouraging suppliers and partners to report emissions. - 5 years ago

3M Releases 2016 Sustainability Report
3M Releases 2016 Sustainability Report

Press Release / As the global population marches toward 9 billion people, it is creating an even more urgent need to address sustainability challenges –from air pollution and water shortages to food safety and clean energy. 3M sees an opportunity to collectively overcome these challenges through innovation and collaboration. As a company rooted in scientific exploration 3M partners with customers and communities to make the world cleaner, safer and stronger. 3M’s investments in sustainable technologies result in solutions such as glass bubbles that make cars lighter and more fuel efficient, films that make smartphones and buildings more energy efficient, and low global warming potential immersion fluid that cools data centers. - 5 years ago

How AT&T is on a Journey with a Purpose
How AT&T is on a Journey with a Purpose

Press Release / Roman Smith, Director of Sustainability Operations at AT&T, reflects on his experience at Sustainable Brands 2016: I recently had the privilege and opportunity to represent AT&T at the Sustainable Brands 2016 conference in gorgeous San Diego. The conference brings together top brands that fill 4 days with extraordinary conversation and insight to inspire and activate business success toward a sustainable future. - 5 years ago

Social Enterprise from Cameroon wins Creating Shared Value Prize 2016
Social Enterprise from Cameroon wins Creating Shared Value Prize 2016

Press Release / At the Creating Shared Value Global Forum in Abidjan, Nestlé announced the winner of the Creating Shared Value [CSV] Prize 2016: Agro-Hub from Cameroon is the new prize laureate, and Natural Extracts Industries from Tanzania the runner-up. Nestlé CEO Paul Bulcke highlighted in the context of the conference theme “Investing in sustainable development in Africa” that Agro-Hub has successfully linked smallholder cassava farmers to buyers. It has provided them with opportunities to generate significant and sustainable income. Agro-Hub receives 300’000 Swiss Francs to upgrade its cassava processing facilities. - 5 years ago

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Simple Approach Key to Aligning Brand Strategy, Innovation, Goals with the SDGs
Simple Approach Key to Aligning Brand Strategy, Innovation, Goals with the SDGs

Product, Service & Design Innovation / It was a packed house on Wednesday afternoon at SB’16 San Diego, where attendees sat on the floor and crowded around the door to hear panelists from companies leading the way in sustainability discuss their strategies, and their personal experiences, in aligning with and addressing the UN SDGs. - 5 years ago

Ford Sustainability Report Unveils Pilot Program in South Africa to Deliver Health Care, Education, Improve Lives
Ford Sustainability Report Unveils Pilot Program in South Africa to Deliver Health Care, Education, Improve Lives

Press Release / Harnessing the power of its advanced vehicles, innovative technologies and commitment to a better world, a new Ford Motor Company pilot program aims to enhance mobility health services in rural areas of South Africa and Nigeria. Ford Project Better World brings together multiple organizations such as World Vision South Africa, and social entrepreneurs to deliver health education, medication, nutrition and basic services to thousands of underserved people in remote areas. The services will be accessed using enhanced mobility and connectivity technologies from Ford vehicles. Ford Project Better World is detailed in the automaker’s 17th annual Sustainability Report, released today. - 5 years ago

DuPont Plant in Grindsted Switches to Green Energy
DuPont Plant in Grindsted Switches to Green Energy

Press Release / From next year, the DuPont Nutrition & Health plant in Grindsted, Denmark, will become virtually carbon dioxide neutral when the plant’s large coal boiler is retrofitted to burn wood chips. p>“To fire with wood chips instead of coal is a huge win for the environment,” says Plant Manager Martin K. Madsen, DuPont in Grindsted. “Not only will we remove 45,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide currently produced using non-renewable energy, but we will also increase the amount of ‘waste’ energy that we sell to the local district heating network.” - 5 years ago

Nestle Ghana Reduces Water Consumption Through Recyling
Nestle Ghana Reduces Water Consumption Through Recyling

Press Release / A water recycling and treatment plant built by Nestle Ghana Limited at the cost of GH¢14.1 million has been inaugurated at Tema. The facility allows the company to re-use 30 per cent of the waste water which has been treated for non-core activities, thereby reducing the total factory water consumption by 10 per cent. A Minister of State at the Presidency, Mr Akwasi Oppong-Fosu, inaugurated the plant on behalf of the President, John Dramani Mahama, as part of activities to mark this year’s World Environment Day (WED). - 5 years ago

Pact Organic launches organic cotton clothing at Target
Pact Organic launches organic cotton clothing at Target

Press Release / PACT ORGANIC, an organic cotton basics brand, is launching the first-of-its-kind products under Fair Trade Certified label. It will sell men’s undershirt and boxer briefs at 460 participating Target locations across USA and on Target.com. One of the fastest-growing organic cotton basics brands in the USA is all about super soft clothes and putting people first while representing the growing voice of the conscious consumer and the success of a larger movement transforming the way apparel is made. - 5 years ago

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Disney, Darden, Orlando Magic Among Donors to New City Fund for Shooting Victims, Others
Disney, Darden, Orlando Magic Among Donors to New City Fund for Shooting Victims, Others

Press Release / A new fundraising effort by the city of Orlando for victims of the terror attack on Pulse nightclub near downtown has already attracted big-name donors like Walt Disney Co. and JetBlue Airways. The city created the new OneOrlando Fund, which will support not only the victims of the mass shooting on June 12 and their families, but also the LGBT community, the Hispanic community and other affected communities, Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer announced on June 14. The fund also will support “underlying causes of this tragic event and other needs we cannot anticipate until we face them,” the release said. - 5 years ago

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