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Alexandra Smith

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UPS Completes One Billion Miles in its 'Rolling Laboratory' Green Fleet
UPS Completes One Billion Miles in its 'Rolling Laboratory' Green Fleet

Press Release / UPS (NYSE: UPS) announced on August 2nd that the company has achieved its goal of driving 1 billion miles in its alternative fuel and advanced technology fleet one year earlier than planned, and marked more than 10 years of learning from its “Rolling Laboratory.” UPS’s long-term commitment to sustainability is transforming commercial transportation and logistics, spurring growth in the clean fuels market and powering critical engineering advances. The company’s wider sustainability progress is detailed in the 14th annual Sustainability Report. - 7 years ago

Dow and Rio 2016 Delivering an Unprecedented Carbon Legacy in Brazil
Dow and Rio 2016 Delivering an Unprecedented Carbon Legacy in Brazil

Press Release / The Rio 2016 Olympic Games are making history by leaving a significant legacy of low-carbon technologies in Latin America while set to balance 2 million tonnes of CO2 equivalents (CO2e). The Rio 2016 Organizing Committee and The Dow Chemical Company (NYSE:DOW), the Official Chemistry Company of the Olympic Games and Official Carbon Partner of Rio 2016, announced today that more than 2 million tonnes of third-party-verified greenhouse gas (GHG) reductions are projected to be delivered by all projects and actions implemented to fulfill the commitment of hosting a global event with minimal carbon impact. Through unique cross-sector collaboration, the Olympic Games act as a catalyst for the adoption of more sustainable solutions that are relevant to the economy and society. - 7 years ago

New 3M Petrifilm Plate Launched to Help Food Companies Reduce Spoilage and Minimize Waste
New 3M Petrifilm Plate Launched to Help Food Companies Reduce Spoilage and Minimize Waste

Press Release / In food processing, lactic acid bacteria can be friend or foe. Kept in check, these organisms help produce fermented foods ranging from smooth yogurts to crunchy pickles – and can even be leveraged for probiotic purposes. But under low oxygen, low temperature and acidic conditions, the bacteria can cause spoilage, discoloration, bloated packages and textures, odors and flavors that displease customers, trigger recalls and cause food waste. - 7 years ago

Unilever's U CAN Initiative Helps Make Ice Cream and Sustainability a Delicious Combination
Unilever's U CAN Initiative Helps Make Ice Cream and Sustainability a Delicious Combination

Press Release / The next time you reach for your favorite ice cream bar, you could be making a choice to support sustainability efforts globally. Helping Canadians make a positive impact on the planet by actively choosing more sustainable brands and products is the idea behind U CAN, Unilever's Sustainable Living Plan in Canada. U CAN is a Canadian program, but it is part of a global sustainability initiative that touches brands and communities around the world. For example, enjoying a Magnum ice cream bar might not seem like a way of helping the environment, but when you do, you support a larger sustainability effort here in Canada and around the world: - 7 years ago

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Goodwill of Central Arizona Partners with Career Connectors to Serve Valley Residents in Career Transition
Goodwill of Central Arizona Partners with Career Connectors to Serve Valley Residents in Career Transition

Press Release / Finding meaningful work just got a little easier for thousands of Arizona residents when Goodwill of Central Arizona and Valley-based non-profit Career Connectors announced today they would enter into partnership to help better serve those in career transition in the greater Phoenix area. Goodwill, with 19 no-cost career centers across the Valley, has been extremely successful at helping local jobseekers find employment. Their career centers are funded through donations and Goodwill retail stores. - 7 years ago

Disney Buys Up Carbon Credits in Mondulkiri, Cambodia
Disney Buys Up Carbon Credits in Mondulkiri, Cambodia

Press Release / The Walt Disney Company has purchased $2.6 million in carbon credits in the forests of Mondulkuri province – marking the largest carbon credit sale to date in Cambodia and breathing life into a carbon-trading program many had written off as all but dead. In collaboration with the Cambodian government and brokered by the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS), the US-based media giant will purchase 360,000 tonnes worth of carbon emissions in Keo Seima Wildlife Sanctuary in a bid to offset its global carbon footprint. - 7 years ago

“Sport Infinity” Project Promises Zero Waste and Recyclability
“Sport Infinity” Project Promises Zero Waste and Recyclability

Press Release / BASF is contributing its polymer expertise to the three-year WRAP Consortium project kicked off by the European Commission last year and aimed at developing high-performance sporting goods that can also be recycled. The “Sport Infinity” concept being pursued by cross-industry teams of companies is spearheaded by German sporting goods manufacturer Adidas and is focused in particular on applications in European football, or soccer, as the sport is known in the US. - 7 years ago

WWF and Toyota Form Global Partnership, Join Forces on Living Asian Forest Project and Climate Change
WWF and Toyota Form Global Partnership, Join Forces on Living Asian Forest Project and Climate Change

Press Release / WWF and Toyota Motor Corporation have entered into a five-year agreement aimed at accelerating the globe's transition to sustainability. Through this partnership, the organizations will work together to promote biodiversity conservation, raise environmental awareness and accelerate the move toward a "zero carbon" society. Toyota is the first car company and the first Japanese company to sign a Global Corporate Partnership agreement with WWF. The agreement went into effect on July 1, 2016. - 7 years ago

Doing Well by Doing Good is A Lot More Than the Bottom Line
Doing Well by Doing Good is A Lot More Than the Bottom Line

Press Release / We make choices every day. Hit the snooze again, what do I wear today, where do I eat lunch, latte or cappuccino, paper or plastic? And so on and so on. We probably make thousands of choices every day. The same thing happens when we think about choosing where we work, what kind of work will I do, where do I want to live and is the company located there? Pay and benefits are important, of course, but another choice is “do I identify with the values of the company?” Company values were a big determinant for why I came to Hershey and I know for many people I work with, it was important to them as well. - 7 years ago

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Unilever and IFF Team Up with NGOs on Haiti Vetiver Project
Unilever and IFF Team Up with NGOs on Haiti Vetiver Project

Press Release / International Flavors and Fragrances (IFF) and Unilever have announced a new partnership with leading non-governmental associations (NGOs) to enhance the livelihoods of smallholder vetiver farmers in Haiti. Goals set for Vetiver Together, as the project is known, include sustainably improving food security, increasing yields and diversifying income, as well as working to support women’s empowerment and environmental conservation. The project is supported by the Enhancing Livelihoods Fund – a partnership between Unilever, Oxfam Great Britain and the Ford Foundation, and will be implemented by Heifer International. - 7 years ago

Kimberly-Clark’s U By Kotex Brand And Dosomething.Org Introduce Power To The Period To Benefit People Experiencing Homelessness
Kimberly-Clark’s U By Kotex Brand And Dosomething.Org Introduce Power To The Period To Benefit People Experiencing Homelessness

Press Release / The U by Kotex brand and DoSomething.org kick off Power to the Period, the first-ever, national period products donation drive and second installment of the U by Kotex Period Projects – a groundbreaking series of projects, each inspired by a woman who shares the brand’s passion for creating real change. - 7 years ago

Toyota Trialling Hydrogen-Fuelled Vehicles in Australia
Toyota Trialling Hydrogen-Fuelled Vehicles in Australia

Press Release / Toyota believes hydrogen-fuelled vehicles are more viable than electric ones — and it has brought three of its Mirai models to Australia to prove it. The Mirai is already on sale in Europe, Japan and California and uses an on-board fuel cell to convert hydrogen into electricity. The small demonstration fleet will be accompanied by a portable refuelling station, which will allow the company to tour the vehicle around the country for maximum exposure. When the Mirai’s hydrogen supply is running low, it can be fully refuelled in a matter of minutes — a stark contrast to the longer charging times of most electric vehicles. The Mirai can also travel roughly 500km before needing a refill. - 7 years ago

Heading Earthwards: Johnson & Johnson Dives Deep to Green Up Healthcare
Heading Earthwards: Johnson & Johnson Dives Deep to Green Up Healthcare

Press Release / It's widely recognized that the healthcare sector has a large and costly environmental footprint. Hospitals in particular account for some of the most energy-intensive facilities, yet many traditionally have been slow to embrace resource efficiency. A study by the University of Chicago found that the industry stands to save up to $15 billion over 10 years by adopting more sustainable practices - it's an opportunity that hasn't gone unnoticed by Johnson & Johnson (J&J), the world's sixth-largest consumer health company. - 7 years ago

Timberland Welcomes African Entrepreneurs as a part of Mandela Washington Fellowship
Timberland Welcomes African Entrepreneurs as a part of Mandela Washington Fellowship

Press Release / Last week, outdoor lifestyle brand Timberland hosted 25 of Africa’s most talented, emerging leaders at its Stratham, NH headquarters to share the company’s values-driven approach to business. Each of the entrepreneurs is a recipient of the prestigious Mandela Washington Fellowship, the flagship program of President Obama’s Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI) that empowers young people through academic coursework, leadership training and networking. Through this program, some of the brightest entrepreneurs from various countries across sub-Saharan Africa were invited to explore innovative ideas from various business leaders at Timberland. - 7 years ago

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Mattel Plans to Cut Utility Bills 40% Using Recycled Water
Mattel Plans to Cut Utility Bills 40% Using Recycled Water

Press Release / Mattel recently became a California water agency’s newest recycled water customer, which will save about 2 million gallons of drinking water per year in the drought-stricken state. The global toy maker, whose brands include Barbie, Fisher-Price and Hot Wheels, among others, said that using recycled water for irrigation at its El Segundo corporate campus will also save money. “It does cost less for Mattel to purchase recycled water rather than potable water for irrigation,” said Sarah Levine, Mattel global sustainability manager. “The city of El Segundo and [water district] West Basin both sell recycled water for reduced rates.” - 7 years ago

IFF and Unilever Launch Partnership to Improve the Lives of Vetiver Farming Communities in Haiti
IFF and Unilever Launch Partnership to Improve the Lives of Vetiver Farming Communities in Haiti

Press Release / View full infographic here. International Flavors & Fragrances Inc. and Unilever announced today a new partnership with leading non-governmental organizations to enhance the livelihoods of smallholder vetiver farmers in Haiti. The partnership, Vetiver Together, aims to sustainably improve food security, increase yields, and diversify income, while working to support women’s empowerment and environmental conservation. - 7 years ago

BofA Invests $40M to Support Youth Employment
BofA Invests $40M to Support Youth Employment

Press Release / Bank of America today announced a $40 million commitment to connect 100,000 teens and young adults to the skills and employment experiences needed for 21st-century jobs. Over the next three years, in partnership with nonprofit organizations across the country, the bank will fund summer internships, education and job training, and support diverse talent to help build a pipeline that will strengthen and enhance tomorrow’s workforce. "Investing in young adults to help provide them the opportunities they need to build their career skills makes a meaningful impact in their lives and the lives of our communities," said Brian Moynihan, chairman and CEO, Bank of America. - 7 years ago

West Basin and Mattel Collaborate to Save Up To Two Million Gallons of Drinking Water Per Year
West Basin and Mattel Collaborate to Save Up To Two Million Gallons of Drinking Water Per Year

Press Release / Mattel, Inc. and West Basin Municipal Water District (West Basin) today announced the completion of a joint project to enable the exclusive use of recycled water for irrigation purposes at Mattel’s El Segundo corporate campus. By using West Basin’s locally- produced recycled water for irrigation, Mattel and West Basin are helping to save nearly two million gallons of drinking water per year. - 7 years ago

Avery Dennison Enhances CleanFlake Portfolio
Avery Dennison Enhances CleanFlake Portfolio

Press Release / The expansion has added a selection of paper facestocks, in addition to an expanded film facestock offering. It also improves the adhesive’s convertibility, wash-off performance and waterwhitening resistance. Further, the adhesive is now compliant with the EU’s REACH regulation and is APEO-free. Avery Dennison said the portfolio now offers a complete option for converters to meet the growing need for pressure-sensitive (PS) labels that are compatible with the PET recycling process. - 7 years ago

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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. - 7 years ago