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Amway recycling: A global initiative that starts at headquarters
Amway recycling: A global initiative that starts at headquarters

Press Release / It’s a scene that plays out thousands of times a day at Amway’s Paper Products plant on the company’s world headquarters campus. Simple in its function, there’s almost an artistic quality to it. Flipping arcs of paper drop onto a conveyor belt as the rhythmic sound of a die-cutter creates more for the taking. The trim scrap from Glister packaging is headed to its next destination – a recycling plant. Such is the short lifecycle for the leftovers created by machines that precisely cut out containers for Amway products inside the Ada, Michigan facility. All of this effort is part of a clear initiative at Amway, Rick Van Dellen, global sustainability program manager, said. Amway strives for excellence – even in recycling its waste. - 3 years ago

VF Corporation Joins the International Fur Free Retailer Program
VF Corporation Joins the International Fur Free Retailer Program

Press Release / VF Corporation, a global leader in branded lifestyle apparel, footwear and accessories, has joined the Fur Free Retailer program by partnering with the Fur Free Alliance, an international coalition of 43 animal protection organizations. As a Fur Free Retailer, VF is reinforcing its commitment to fur free products and communicating its no fur policy, which covers its more than 20 brands, including Vans®, The North Face®, Timberland®, Wrangler®, Lee® and Napapijri®. VF released its first-ever Animal Derived Materials Policy earlier this year and announced that its brands would no longer use fur, angora or exotic leather. - 3 years ago

Novozymes and Grundfos kick off collaboration for clean water
Novozymes and Grundfos kick off collaboration for clean water

Press Release / When you combine biotech with cutting-edge water technology, you might find new solutions to some of the most pressing global issues concerning water scarcity. Thereby, you can make a direct impact on the UN’s Sustainable Development Goal 6, aiming at securing universal access to water and sanitation by 2030. This is the scope, when the world’s leading expert in enzymes and microorganisms, Novozymes, and Grundfos, the global leader in advanced pump technologies, enter an open innovation collaboration. The partnership takes place on HelloScience.io, an online universe launched by Novozymes in September 2017 where entrepreneurs, startups and others can connect with industry. - 3 years ago

LG Launches ‘Experience Happiness’ Initiative
LG Launches ‘Experience Happiness’ Initiative

Press Release / Aiming to enrich the lives of 5.5 million youth in the United States by 2021, LG Electronics USA is launching a unique new corporate social responsibility initiative called “Life’s Good: Experience Happiness.” The science-based platform is designed to engage non-profit partners who help equip American youth with the skills for sustainable happiness. Experts define happiness in a number of ways, including the ability to consistently recognize that life’s good – even if it’s hard sometimes.[1] Seventy years of research shows happy people are healthier, live longer, and do better in school and life. Yet, in the United States today, two out of three youth are stressed. [2] - 3 years ago

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Cisco Innovation Challenge helps students launch their ventures
Cisco Innovation Challenge helps students launch their ventures

Press Release / Everyone needs to do their part to conserve water. But what if entire communities could work together to eliminate the unnecessary waste of this valuable resource? That’s the idea behind Green Plant Framework/Aquifer Systems, founded by Joshua Parde. The system allows users to compare the total volume of water delivered from a municipal source to the amount actually used in a home or other building. With this data, homeowners and property managers can identify water leaks and make critical repairs. - 3 years ago

University of Phoenix and PepsiCo Join Forces for Million Women Mentors Program to Help Reduce Gender Gap by Encouraging Women to Enter STEM-Related Fields
University of Phoenix and PepsiCo Join Forces for Million Women Mentors Program to Help Reduce Gender Gap by Encouraging Women to Enter STEM-Related Fields

Press Release / University of Phoenix® and PepsiCo today announced cooperation on a mentorship program designed to encourage more women to enter the science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) and finance workforces to help women bridge the gender gap and fill the growing number of open positions in STEM fields. - 3 years ago

Braskem featured on the BM&FBovespa sustainability index for the 13th year
Braskem featured on the BM&FBovespa sustainability index for the 13th year

Press Release / Braskem is again included in BM&FBovespa Corporate Sustainability Index (ISE), a portfolio of listed companies that adopt the best social and environmental practices. Since the creation of the list, in 2005, the petrochemical company has been in its composition. - 3 years ago

Green Building Industry Recognizes Kohler for Vision, Leadership
Green Building Industry Recognizes Kohler for Vision, Leadership

Press Release / The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) has named Kohler, a global manufacturer of kitchen and bath products, the winner of its 2017 Ray Anderson Radical Industrialism Award at its leadership awards luncheon held in conjunction with the Greenbuild International Conference and Expo in Boston. The award is presented annually in memory of sustainability leader and Interface modular carpet founder Ray Anderson to an organization that embodies vision, leadership and commitment to the evolution of green buildings and communities as vehicles to enhance quality of life. - 3 years ago

Puffs Now Makes it Easier For Consumers to Choose Responsibly Sourced Facial Tissues
Puffs Now Makes it Easier For Consumers to Choose Responsibly Sourced Facial Tissues

Press Release / Puffs strengthens its commitment to responsible forestry management by earning and labeling Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC®) certification on all of its facial tissue paper products. Consumers can now find the FSC and Rainforest Alliance CertifiedTM seals on-pack ensuring that one hundred percent of the virgin fiber sourced for Puffs comes from responsibly managed sources. The dual Rainforest Alliance and FSC seals communicate to consumers that the sustainable sourcing was certified to FSC standards by the Rainforest Alliance. - 3 years ago

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IBM Recognized by CECP: The CEO Force for Good
IBM Recognized by CECP: The CEO Force for Good

Press Release / In the largest, most robust, industry-leading and internationally-recognized research of corporate social engagement, CECP: The CEO Force for Good, in association with The Conference Board, found in their annual Giving in Numbers report that IBM is a leader in corporate social responsibility programs. CECP’s annual report gathers data from 258 of the world’s largest companies, in aggregate representing $7.6 trillion in revenue and 16.8 million employees, and found that among corporate peers, IBM was among the top 25% of companies—or top quartile--when measuring total giving. - 3 years ago

LG V30 and V30+ Achieve EPEAT Mobile Phone Registry Listing for Sustainability Excellence
LG V30 and V30+ Achieve EPEAT Mobile Phone Registry Listing for Sustainability Excellence

Press Release / LG Electronics’ latest flagship smartphones, the highly acclaimed LG V30 and V30+, have met the requirements for EPEAT, the leading global ecolabel for the IT sector. The EPEAT mobile phone category is based on the ANSI-accredited UL 110 Standard for Sustainability for Mobile Phones. The Green Electronics Council’s EPEAT mobile phone category launched in July 2017 to meet government and business institutional purchasers’ growing desire to easily identify sustainable, high-performance mobile phones. The UL 110 Standard for Sustainability for Mobile Phones is a multi-attribute standard that evaluates a mobile phone’s compliance with stringent sustainability performance criteria throughout its lifecycle. - 3 years ago

11 GM Sites Achieve Conservation Certification
11 GM Sites Achieve Conservation Certification

Press Release / As General Motors continues scaling its efforts to restore, protect and promote biodiversity, 11 more sites have earned Conservation Certification from the Wildlife Habitat Council. The company is using its land, resources and partnerships to help address pressing global biodiversity issues. - 3 years ago

EcoVadis awards BillerudKorsnäs highest rating for sustainability
EcoVadis awards BillerudKorsnäs highest rating for sustainability

Press Release / EcoVadis is the leading system for evaluating suppliers' environmental aspects, working conditions, corporate social responsibility and subcontractors. Multinational brands with high ethical ambitions use the system to evaluate their supply chains in turn. This year’s evaluation shows that BillerudKorsnäs is among the very best of all companies in the same industry and is also in the top percentage rank among all companies assessed, regardless of industry. It also shows that BillerudKorsnäs improved even more this year. - 3 years ago

CVS Health Earns Perfect Score in 2018 Corporate Equality Index
CVS Health Earns Perfect Score in 2018 Corporate Equality Index

Press Release / CVS Health (NYSE: CVS), the nation's largest pharmacy innovation company, announced that it received a perfect score of 100 percent on the 2018 Corporate Equality Index (CEI), a national benchmarking survey and report on corporate policies and practices related to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) workplace equality, administered by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation. CVS Health, which received a perfect score for the fourth consecutive year, joins the ranks of 609 major U.S. businesses which also earned top marks this year. - 3 years ago

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The Practice of Purpose Project
The Practice of Purpose Project

Press Release / Despite the growing attention that brands with purpose have received, industry adoption of social benefits is lagging behind other critical transformations such as digital or analytics. The integration of social benefits in the marketing of brands remains on the periphery of many leaders. What’s more, among many brand and business managers the pursuit of a social purpose is sometimes perceived as a distraction or an unwanted constraint to their ability to achieve their business goals. As a result, the potential of social benefits is often trapped by the perception of uncertain outcomes, unclear methods, and unwanted risks. - 3 years ago

Braskem signs partnership with Haldor Topsoe to develop biobased MEG
Braskem signs partnership with Haldor Topsoe to develop biobased MEG

Press Release / Braskem, the Americas’ leading producer of thermoplastic resins, and Danish-based Haldor Topsoe, a world leader in catalysts and surface science, have signed a technological cooperation agreement to develop a pioneering route to produce monoethylene glycol (MEG) from sugar. The agreement calls for the construction of a demonstration plant in Denmark, with operation slated to begin in 2019. - 3 years ago

Interface Launches Design Competition with Net Impact Inspired by Project Drawdown
Interface Launches Design Competition with Net Impact Inspired by Project Drawdown

Press Release / Interface, Inc. (Nasdaq: TILE), the world’s largest manufacturer of modular carpet, joins Net Impact to launch Drawdown: INNOVATE, a solution-oriented, student-led competition created to address climate change. - 3 years ago

The UPS Foundation To Award $2.6 Million In Environmental Grants
The UPS Foundation To Award $2.6 Million In Environmental Grants

Press Release / The UPS Foundation, which leads the global citizenship programs for UPS (NYSE: UPS), announced it will award more than $2.6 million in grants to nonprofit organizations focused on environmental initiatives that align with UPS’s new sustainability goals to increase its reliance on renewable energy sources and reduce its absolute greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from global ground operations. - 3 years ago

CVS Health Foundation Awards $1 Million Dollars in Grants to Eight Cancer Centers
CVS Health Foundation Awards $1 Million Dollars in Grants to Eight Cancer Centers

Press Release / The CVS Health Foundation today announced it has awarded $1 million dollars in grants to eight Association of American Cancer Institutes (AACI) member cancer centers to build new smoking cessation programs or expand existing ones across the country, enabling each cancer institute to reach more at-risk patient populations. Research from a 2014 American Cancer Society report demonstrates the seriousness of tobacco cravings among cancer patients and the need for better long-term cessation support. The study finds even nine years after being diagnosed with cancer, nearly 10 percent of survivors still smoke cigarettes and more than 80 percent smoke daily. - 3 years ago

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BASF supports sustainable success of young spray painters
BASF supports sustainable success of young spray painters

Press Release / Identifying the exact color code, mixing paint to match the original color and shade, preparing the car body, and finally applying the coating – at the 44th edition of WorldSkills, the world championship of apprenticeships, 26 spray painters proved that automotive refinishing is a highly complex trade. During the finals in Abu Dhabi, the participants in the Car Painting category presented their skills to a professional jury which was impressed by the accuracy and technical know-how of the finalists. After an exciting competition, the gold medal went to Yingcheng Jiang from China. Silver went to Daryl Head from the UK while Maurus von Holzen from Switzerland, Jonas Heinze from Germany and Enzo Barragato from France won bronze medals. - 3 years ago

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