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Cisco Announces Jaipur as the First Lighthouse City in South Asia
Cisco Announces Jaipur as the First Lighthouse City in South Asia

Press Release / Today Cisco announced the city of Jaipur, Rajasthan to be the first Smart+Connectedtrade Community Lighthouse City in South Asia. Cisco Lighthouse City status credential is assigned to a select list of cities all over the world. With this development, Jaipur will gain access to Cisco's huge global network and channel program capabilities, and the city will also benefit from the economic and social transformation set to occur as the country embarks on the next phase of the Digital India program. - 5 years ago

Nestlé Supports Legislation to Standardize Date Labels to Reduce Food Waste
Nestlé Supports Legislation to Standardize Date Labels to Reduce Food Waste

Press Release / Nestlé joined lawmakers, food company representatives, food bank officials, environmental advocates and academics today in support of a joint effort in the Senate and House of Representatives to standardize date labels on foods stocked on grocery store shelves. The goal of the proposed legislation is to reduce food waste through streamlining product date labels, which are confusing and lead to 160 billion pounds of food prematurely deposited into landfills across the country. The result has an economic and environmental impact that could be avoided by clearer date labeling practices that consumers can easily interpret. - 5 years ago

3M Health Care Again Wins Practice Greenhealth "Champion for Change" Award for Sustainability
3M Health Care Again Wins Practice Greenhealth "Champion for Change" Award for Sustainability

Press Release / Practice Greenhealth, a leader in promoting environmental stewardship, has again presented a “Champion for Change” Award to 3M Health Care for the company’s success in greening its operations and for helping customers improve their environmental footprint. “We are thrilled to be recognized a second time with this prestigious award for sustainability,” said Ann Meitz, Sustainability Director, 3M Health Care Business Group. “At 3M we work hard to apply science to solve customer needs every day, whether it is to help improve patient outcomes, reduce waste or use less energy.” - 5 years ago

eBay Australia Helps Launch the World's First Virtual Reality Department Store
eBay Australia Helps Launch the World's First Virtual Reality Department Store

Press Release / eBay and leading Australian retailer Myer have launched the first-ever virtual reality department store, giving Australian consumers a glimpse into the future of shopping. The innovation allows customers to immerse themselves in a new experience of shopping inside a Myer store, with product information updated in real time. More than 12,500 Myer products can be browsed, selected and added to a shopper’s cart using eBay’s Sight Search function. How does it work in practice? Using a ‘shoptical,’ a specially designed virtual reality viewer, shoppers view a product, and by holding their gaze on it select an item which then ‘floats’ towards them. - 5 years ago

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JetBlue Releases Annual Responsibility Report
JetBlue Releases Annual Responsibility Report

Press Release / JetBlue (Nasdaq: JBLU) recently released its annual responsibility report outlining progress the airline made in environmental, social and business responsibility in 2015. This report highlights major developments including a 3.7 percent reduction in standardized emissions since 2009 and carbon offsets totaling more than 1.1 billion pounds of CO2e emissions. - 5 years ago

Vancity’s 2015 Annual Report Outlines How Strong Foundations Can Lead to a Sustainable Future
Vancity’s 2015 Annual Report Outlines How Strong Foundations Can Lead to a Sustainable Future

Press Release / Vancity’s 2015 Annual Report, Strong foundations for a sustainable future, documents the credit union’s sound financial position and unique relationships with local communities. The integrated annual report can be viewed at annualreport.vancity.com. Drawing on the priorities outlined in Vancity’s 2020 Plan, the report includes stories that illustrate how Canada’s largest community credit union is building healthy communities and making a positive impact on people’s lives. It transparently reports progress against key organizational targets and commitments. - 5 years ago

Toyota Financial Services Supports Environmental Sustainability by Expanding Green Bond Program
Toyota Financial Services Supports Environmental Sustainability by Expanding Green Bond Program

Press Release / Demonstrating an ongoing commitment to supporting the sale of green vehicles, Toyota Financial Services (TFS) issued its third Asset-Backed Green Bond in the amount of $1.6 billion. TFS revolutionized the Green Bond market by introducing the auto industry's first-ever Asset-Backed Green Bond in 2014. Green Bonds are an important component of TFS' broad-ranging funding program and serve to enhance Toyota's already extensive green commitment. Proceeds of the TFS Green Bond will be used to fund new retail finance contracts and lease contracts for Toyota and Lexus vehicles that meet specific criteria, including powertrain, fuel efficiency and emissions. There are currently eight vehicle models in the Toyota and Lexus portfolio that qualify. - 5 years ago

Thousands of Youth Across Canada Benefitted From HSBC's 150th Anniversary Community Fund Last Year
Thousands of Youth Across Canada Benefitted From HSBC's 150th Anniversary Community Fund Last Year

Press Release / In 2015, HSBC Bank Canada made $7,105,337 in charitable investments to 81 registered charities, and our employees volunteered nearly 5,000 hours with charities at over 200 bank-supported events or on their own. These charities will in turn help more than 180,000 young people across Canada access high-quality education and environmental programs. HSBC Bank Canada in the Community, available as of May 10, chronicles how we contributed to the communities where we operate, as well as how we continued to grow our business and serve our valued customers in Canada last year. It also details HSBC's operational footprint, community investment programs, our approach to sustainability and our inclusive employee culture. - 5 years ago

Hershey Expands ‘Learn to Grow’ Program to Belize Sugar Industry and Launches New Sustainable Sugar Sourcing Policy
Hershey Expands ‘Learn to Grow’ Program to Belize Sugar Industry and Launches New Sustainable Sugar Sourcing Policy

Press Release / The Hershey Company (NYSE: HSY) announced today a new partnership with the Sugar Industry Research and Development Institute (SIRDI) to expand its Hershey Learn to Grow sustainable farming program to sugar suppliers in northern Belize. The program will train farmers in sustainable agriculture practices to responsibly grow and harvest sugar cane. The new program builds on The Hershey Company’s leadership in ensuring the raw materials used for its iconic brands are procured from sustainable sources where the entire community benefits from the business. - 5 years ago

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Sealed Air Announces Strategic Partnership with Box On Demand and Panotec
Sealed Air Announces Strategic Partnership with Box On Demand and Panotec

Press Release / Sealed Air Corporation (NYSE:SEE) has entered a strategic partnership with Box on Demand and Panotec, providers of 3-dimensional equipment platforms and fanfold corrugated for on-demand, right-sized box creation. Box On Demand is the exclusive North American partner of Panotec, the manufacturer of the equipment platforms, established in 1986 and headquartered in Treviso, Italy. - 5 years ago

Ford Highlights Sustainability Benefits of Recycling Enough Aluminium to Build 30,000 F-150 Bodies Every Month with Presence at AluSolutions Exhibition
Ford Highlights Sustainability Benefits of Recycling Enough Aluminium to Build 30,000 F-150 Bodies Every Month with Presence at AluSolutions Exhibition

Press Release / Ford’s F-150 is headed for the AluSolutions international conference and exhibition in Abu Dhabi tomorrow, showcasing Ford’s commitment to sustainability in end-use applications of recycled aluminium..The toughest, smartest, most capable and safest F-150 ever is also the greenest F-150 – thanks to advanced materials like high-strength, military-grade aluminium alloy. Ford recycles as much as nine million kilogrammes of aluminium stamping scrap per month using the closed-loop system at Dearborn Stamping Plant, which provides parts to build F-150 at Ford’s Dearborn Truck and Kansas City Assembly Plants. - 5 years ago

UPS Foundation, Zipline, Gavi Partner to Drone-Drop Medical Supplies in Rwanda
UPS Foundation, Zipline, Gavi Partner to Drone-Drop Medical Supplies in Rwanda

Product, Service & Design Innovation / The UPS Foundation has partnered with drone manufacturer Zipline and leading vaccine alliance Gavi., to deliver blood, medicines, and vaccines to clinics across Rwanda via a fleet of Zipline drones. Drones can provide a faster, more reliable method of medicine delivery in areas where roads are often impassable, or where products cannot be kept for long without spoiling. The venture is planned as a one-year initiative, with hopes to expand in the future. - 5 years ago

BASF’s Creator Space Program to be Continued to Support Innovation
BASF’s Creator Space Program to be Continued to Support Innovation

Press Release / BASF will continue the Creator SpaceTM program as part of its innovation process to foster co-creation and open innovation within the company. The program was launched during BASF’s 150th anniversary year. In around 50 initiatives around the globe, BASF employees discussed solutions to challenges with a focus on the three anniversary themes of food, smart energy and urban living with more than 6,000 partners from industry, academia, government and society. These initiatives have led to more than 100 projects currently being pursued with partners. In addition, two projects are being carried out within corporate citizenship initiatives. - 5 years ago

Ford's Tips for Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions
Ford's Tips for Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Press Release / According to the EPA, greenhouse gas emissions from transportation accounted for 26% of total U.S. GHG emissions in 2014, making it the second largest contributor behind the electricity sector. Emissions from vehicles are dependent on three factors: the vehicle, the fuel and the driver. The driver portion holds potential for substantial emissions reduction at minimal cost, but is often overlooked. As part of Ford's commitment to reducing its vehicles' environmental impact, the company has released a series of tips for drivers to save fuel and help reduce their environmental footprint. By following these simple steps, drivers can save fuel, prolong the life of their vehicle and its parts: - 5 years ago

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GM and NWF Partner to Enhance Sustainability Education
GM and NWF Partner to Enhance Sustainability Education

Press Release / General Motors and the National Wildlife Federation are partnering to increase environmental education in schools. The new GM Eco-Green program will connect NWF's network of over 3,700 participating Eco-Schools with local GM non-manufacturing facilities, dealers and suppliers. GM Eco-Green is NWF's first large corporate-sponsored environmental outreach program, reaching thousands of students through community-based sustainability activities. - 5 years ago

Timberland Reveals 2015 CSR Results
Timberland Reveals 2015 CSR Results

Press Release / Global lifestyle brand Timberland recently unveiled its 2015 CSR performance results, highlighting a year of progress and addressing a few challenges. The data is a powerful demonstration of the brand’s continued commitment to sustainability and transparency against its three key CSR pillars: product, outdoors and community. Product: - 5 years ago

UPS Expands Recycling Partnership with Nespresso from 20 States to the Entire Continental US
UPS Expands Recycling Partnership with Nespresso from 20 States to the Entire Continental US

Press Release / Nespresso, the worldwide pioneer and reference in premium, single-serve coffee, has expanded its partnership with UPS from 20 to 48 states to significantly extend the reach of its U.S. recycling program. By adding additional collection points in more locations across the country, it is now easier than ever for consumers to recycle Nespresso used capsules. - 5 years ago

Kimberly-Clark Awards $1.18 Million in College Scholarships to High School Students in North America
Kimberly-Clark Awards $1.18 Million in College Scholarships to High School Students in North America

Press Release / This year, Kimberly-Clark celebrates the 24th year of the Bright Futures program and is awarding college scholarships totaling $1.18 million to 59 children of Kimberly-Clark employees across 13 states and Canada. Bright Futures scholarship grants are worth up to $20,000, or $5,000 per school year, for full-time students attending accredited colleges and universities. Since its inception, the program has awarded over $38 million in scholarships to more than 1,900 students. Recipients were chosen based on academic achievement, leadership, work experience and involvement in extracurricular activities. - 5 years ago

Interface Americas Now Operating On 96% Renewable Energy
Interface Americas Now Operating On 96% Renewable Energy

Press Release / Interface, the world’s largest commercial modular carpet company and a sustainable business pioneer, today announced a significant milestone in the company’s Mission Zero® journey: the Interface Americas manufacturing sites now operate using 96 percent renewable energy, bringing the company’s global renewable energy usage to 84 percent. This milestone is being achieved with the addition of directed biogas to meet the thermal energy needs of the company’s flagship operations in Troup County, Ga. - 5 years ago

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Cisco Systems Buying Solar Power In N.C. Through Duke Energy Program
Cisco Systems Buying Solar Power In N.C. Through Duke Energy Program

Press Release / A second major technology company has confirmed that it is using Duke Energy’s Green Source Rider to provide clean energy for its North Carolina operations. - 5 years ago

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