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Kimberly-Clark Ties Up With Charities Aid Foundation On Sanitation Drive
Kimberly-Clark Ties Up With Charities Aid Foundation On Sanitation Drive

Press Release / Multi-billion dollar personal care products firm Kimberly-Clark is hoping to change the approach and impact of private sector initiatives in the sanitation space. Instead of building toilets, it has taken up refurbishing and rebuilding work on existing not-in-use toilets. The initiative, in partnership with not-for-profit Charities Aid Foundation (CAF) India, was launched on 28 April at a primary school in the Chandanhola area of Delhi. Called ‘Toilets Change Lives’, the initiative is part of the company’s global sanitation drive. In India, it covers 100 schools across five states—Delhi, Uttar Pradesh, Telangana, West Bengal and Maharashtra. - 5 years ago

Jackson Family Wines Wins Leader Award In California Green Medal Sustainable Winegrowing Leadership Awards
Jackson Family Wines Wins Leader Award In California Green Medal Sustainable Winegrowing Leadership Awards

Press Release / As we celebrate Earth Day, we need to remember that sustainable winegrowing is important to winemakers and vineyards throughout California. The Wine Institute has developed their sustainable winegrowing program and region after region have incorporated this program into their practices. - 5 years ago

Making the Most of Life's Moments - Campbells Announces New Paid Parental Leave Policy
Making the Most of Life's Moments - Campbells Announces New Paid Parental Leave Policy

Press Release / Today, Campbell is announcing a new Paid Parental Leave policy and our CEO Denise Morrison sent the following letter to employees this morning. - 5 years ago

Dannon Announces Breakthrough Sweeping Commitment for Sustainable Agriculture, More Natural Ingredients and Greater Transparency
Dannon Announces Breakthrough Sweeping Commitment for Sustainable Agriculture, More Natural Ingredients and Greater Transparency

Press Release / The nation’s leading yogurt maker, Dannon, today announced a pledge to its farmers, retail customers and consumers to further improve sustainable agriculture practices for its milk supply, to increase transparency for its portfolio of products and evolve to more natural and fewer ingredients for flagship brands. Dannon’s Pledge key components: - 5 years ago

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Corporate Responsibility Magazine Reveals The 100 Best Corporate Citizens
Corporate Responsibility Magazine Reveals The 100 Best Corporate Citizens

Press Release / Corporate Responsibility Magazine is pleased to present our 17th annual list of the 100 Best Corporate Citizens. This year’s 100 Best List began with our research team documenting 260 data points of disclosure and performance measurements for the entire Russell 1000. The data was gleaned from publicly available information and each company was ranked in seven categories: Environment Climate change Employee relations Human rights Corporate governance Financial performance Philanthropy & community support More details on our methodology can be found here. - 5 years ago

Leave No Bottle Behind: Unilever campaign promotes equal treatment of all household recyclables
Leave No Bottle Behind: Unilever campaign promotes equal treatment of all household recyclables

Press Release / When it comes to recycling, soda bottles and shampoo bottles are not treated equally: only 14% of Americans are recycling their bathroom bottles, while more than half of American households are recycling their kitchen items. That is why Unilever is reprising Rinse.Recycle.Reimagine., a campaign designed to rally Americans to reassess their recycling habits and treat their Unilever bathroom empties – like Simple®, Dove®, Suave® and more – with the same respect as their kitchen counterparts. - 5 years ago

Recyclebank Collaborates with Disney to Share the Magic of Conservation
Recyclebank Collaborates with Disney to Share the Magic of Conservation

Press Release / Recyclebank, the Marketing-as-a-Service (MaaS) company that helps cities and brands encourage residents and consumers to make more sustainable purchasing and disposal habits, announced today its collaboration with Disney on “The Magic of Conservation.” This campaign hopes to inspire teachable moments with kids and families across the country to encourage recycling behavior through the magic of Disney storytelling and characters. The campaign will feature interactive content to drive engagement, including learning about recycling with Mickey and friends. - 5 years ago

GM Recycles Water Bottles to Make Chevy Equinox Part
GM Recycles Water Bottles to Make Chevy Equinox Part

Press Release / General Motors is turning its employees’ recycled water bottles into a new life: noise-reducing fabric insulation that covers the Chevrolet Equinox engine. The bottles – collected from five of its Michigan facilities – are also being turned into air filtration components and insulation in coats for the homeless community. Given its drive to zero waste, all of GM’s global facilities recycle their water bottles. However, the bottles collected at the five locations are now funneled into its “Do Your Part” project, where 11 businesses collaborate to give them a second life. - 5 years ago

Ford transforming Dearborn campus to further drive innovation, collaboration and invest in employees
Ford transforming Dearborn campus to further drive innovation, collaboration and invest in employees

Press Release / Ford Motor Company today announces plans to transform its Dearborn facilities into a modern, green and high-tech campus to foster innovation and help drive the company’s transition to an auto and a mobility company. The 10-year transformation of the company’s more than 60-year-old Dearborn facilities will colocate 30,000 employees from 70 buildings today into primarily two locations – a product campus and a world headquarters campus. More than 7.5 million square feet of work space will be rebuilt and upgraded into even more technology-enabled and connected facilities. - 5 years ago

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UPS names Tamara Barker new Chief Sustainability Officer
UPS names Tamara Barker new Chief Sustainability Officer

Press Release / UPS (NYSE: UPS) announced today that Tamara Barker has been named the company’s new Chief Sustainability Officer (CSO) and Vice President of Environmental Affairs, effective immediately. Barker will succeed Rhonda Clark, a 26-year UPS veteran, who has been named Vice President of Corporate Plant Engineering for UPS. Barker, a nearly 30-year UPS veteran, has held a wide array of roles at the company, most recently as the west region director of plant engineering. - 5 years ago

Publication of the 2015 "Nestlé in Society Creating Shared Value and Meeting Our Commitments" Report
Publication of the 2015 "Nestlé in Society Creating Shared Value and Meeting Our Commitments" Report

Press Release / The 2015 report by Nestlé continues the practice of transparent reporting on a set of forward-looking commitments that articulate the company’s firm belief that to prosper over the long term and create value for shareholders, it must also create value for society. - 5 years ago

General Motors Company and Pacific Gas and Electric Win EnergySMART Energy Innovator Award
General Motors Company and Pacific Gas and Electric Win EnergySMART Energy Innovator Award

Press Release / EnerNOC, Inc. (Nasdaq:ENOC), a leading provider of energy intelligence software (EIS) and demand response solutions, announced today that global automotive giant General Motors Company (GM) and Pacific Gas and Electric (PG&E), one of the largest utilities in the United States, were honored with the 2016 EnergySMART Energy Innovator Award. The award is given annually at EnerNOC's EnergySMART Conference, which brings together experts and innovators from across the energy sector to discuss the latest best practices in energy management. - 5 years ago

Natura and Symrise Amazon gain ingredients certification
Natura and Symrise Amazon gain ingredients certification

Press Release / Natura Cosmeticos and Symrise Amazon have both received Union for Ethical BioTrade (UEBT) certification for ingredients from the Amazon. The UEBT has awarded certification for 40 natural ingredients from the companies confirming the ingredients are ethically sourced from 14 supplier communities in the Brazilian Amazon. Ingredients include: andiroba, maracujá oil, cupuaçu butter and acai pulp. Marcelo Alonso, Director of Sustainability at Natura, said: "We are proud to have gained the UEBT certification for 14 Amazon supplier communities, which further reinforces our commitment to ethical sourcing from this important ecosystem." - 5 years ago

Cisco’s Inaugural Be the Bridge Campaign Raises Millions to Change the World
Cisco’s Inaugural Be the Bridge Campaign Raises Millions to Change the World

Press Release / Every day, there are millions in need in our communities and around the world – a mother who is not able to feed her children before putting them to bed; a child who is not able to attend school because of open wounds on his or her body; a family without housing because of war and conflict in their country – and many other similar stories we’ve heard where dependable access to basic human necessities is a struggle. And every day, we have the opportunity to bridge this gap by connecting to these communities and using those connections to change our world for the better. - 5 years ago

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Unilever signs $200 million deal for renewable algae oils
Unilever signs $200 million deal for renewable algae oils

Press Release / TerraVia, formerly known as Solazyme, has pioneered the use of algae technology to produce specialist ingredients for the food and consumer goods sector on a commercial scale. The oil will be produced at its Solazyme Bunge Renewable Oils facility in Brazil, which produces more oil per hectare with a lower greenhouse gas footprint than nearly all major commercially available plant oils. The latest agreement builds on an initial supply relationship between the two companies for renewable algae oils that Unilever began incorporating into its products in 2014. Jonathan Wolfson, TerraVia’s CEO, said: “Our mission is to deliver products from algae that are better for people and better for our planet.” - 5 years ago

U.S. EPA Honors Cisco Systems for Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions
U.S. EPA Honors Cisco Systems for Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Press Release / U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is honoring Cisco Systems, headquartered in San Jose, Calif., with a 2016 Climate Leadership Award for its innovation in helping fight climate change. Cisco—one of just three awardees in California—received a Supply Chain Leadership Award for encouraging all of its suppliers to have strong sustainability programs. “This year’s Climate Leadership Award winners are setting a high bar for organizations across the country,” said EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy. “They are proving that climate action isn’t just the right thing to do; it’s also the profitable thing to do.” - 5 years ago

World Water Day: Ford to share water conservation practices at G7 Alliance meet
World Water Day: Ford to share water conservation practices at G7 Alliance meet

Press Release / PACE is a program that aims to help the carmaker’s suppliers minimize their impact on the environment by sharing details for water, energy and carbon dioxide reduction. Hau Thai-Tang, Ford group vice president, global purchasing said, “We are committed to expanding our stewardship with our global suppliers to help minimize our environmental impact more broadly. By sharing our practices and our processes at the G7 Alliance on Resource Efficiency workshop, we hope to foster innovation and collaboration to address sustainability-related issues and advance environmental responsibility.” - 5 years ago

Twenty-six Carlson Rezidor Asia Pacific properties achieve EarthCheck
Twenty-six Carlson Rezidor Asia Pacific properties achieve EarthCheck

Press Release / A successful seven-year collaboration between EarthCheck, the world’s leading scientific benchmarking, certification and advisory group, and properties in the Carlson Rezidor Asia Pacific portfolio has achieved US$6.9 million in savings and an overall environmental footprint reduction of 23 per cent. Today, eight of the group’s properties including its Singapore-based Asia Pacific headquarters have been awarded EarthCheck Gold Certification, and a further eighteen properties have been awarded Silver Certification. - 5 years ago

BASF reimagines urban coastal resilience in Red Hook, Brooklyn
BASF reimagines urban coastal resilience in Red Hook, Brooklyn

Press Release / BASF, a leading global chemical company at the forefront of sustainable construction solutions, released a white paper titled "Co-Creating Solutions for Urban Neighborhoods in Coastal Cities: A Look at Red Hook, Brooklyn." It explores five solutions that would help Red Hook to resiliently and sustainably rebuild from the $32 billion in property damage Hurricane Sandy left behind in 2012, better prepare to withstand extreme weather and ultimately revitalize the neighborhood's fledgling economy. - 5 years ago

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In-Cosmetics 2016: BASF Sets The Course For A Sustainable Future With “All About Tomorrow”
In-Cosmetics 2016: BASF Sets The Course For A Sustainable Future With “All About Tomorrow”

Press Release / The sustainability of a product is a decisive factor for making a purchase decision for a growing number of consumers. “Many of our customers wish to further promote their sustainable development. We can help them”, said Jan-Peter Sander, Head of the Personal Care business of BASF in Europe. Framed by the motto “All about tomorrow”, BASF will present concepts and methods to its customers at this year’s in-cosmetics (April 12-14) in Paris, in addition to new ingredients and formulations, which will help them to achieve their own sustainability objectives. - 5 years ago

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