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Target Just Announced a New Climate Policy and Goals—Take a Closer Look
Target Just Announced a New Climate Policy and Goals—Take a Closer Look

Press Release / As organizations around the world team up to combat the effects of climate change, companies like Target have a big role to play. Since we opened our first store back in 1962, we’ve aimed to make our products and operations more sustainable for our guests—we’re a two-time ENERGY STAR partner of the year, and the Solar Energy Industries Association’s 2016 top corporate solar installer in the U.S. We’ve also come to the table in support of the Paris Agreement and other global and local environmental efforts. - 6 years ago

L'Oreal USA Recognized By EPA With Green Power Partner Of The Year Award
L'Oreal USA Recognized By EPA With Green Power Partner Of The Year Award

Press Release / L’Oréal USA announced today that it has received a 2017 Green Power Partner of the Year Award from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The company was one of only two organizations nationwide to be chosen as a 2017 Green Power Partner of the Year, which recognizes Green Power Partners who distinguish themselves through their leadership, overall strategy and impact on the green power market. The award was presented at EPA’s annual Green Power Leadership Awards Luncheon to Jay Harf, Vice President, Environment, Health, Safety and Sustainability for L’Oréal Operations Americas. - 6 years ago

Braskem and Made In Space expand their partnership to include plastic recycling on the International Space Station
Braskem and Made In Space expand their partnership to include plastic recycling on the International Space Station

Press Release / After the arrival in space of I’m greenTM plastic for the 3D printing of tools, astronauts on the International Space Station (ISS) now may start using, by 2018, a recycler of plastic objects and packaging that would improve the autonomy and sustainability of future missions beyond our planet. The initiative represents an expansion of the “Printing the Future” project, a partnership between Braskem and Made In Space, the U.S. based leading developer of 3D printers for operation in zero gravity and a supplier to NASA. This will be the first commercial plastic recycling operation in the history of space missions. - 6 years ago

Timberland Takes Five-Year Urban Greening Commitment to Philadelphia
Timberland Takes Five-Year Urban Greening Commitment to Philadelphia

Press Release / Outdoor lifestyle brand Timberland today announces the completion of its second annual urban greening commitment to create and restore outdoor spaces in the U.S. with a transformative community service event in Philadelphia last week. In partnership with the Center City District and the Center City District Foundation, Timberland and its partners helped restore a portion of abandoned tracks from the Reading Railroad, which will ultimately become a new public green space for the city known as the Rail Park. - 6 years ago

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Keurig Green Mountain Volunteers Clean up 16,000 Pounds of Trash
Keurig Green Mountain Volunteers Clean up 16,000 Pounds of Trash

Press Release / Rivers around the United States are several thousand pounds lighter of trash after more than 450 employees from Keurig Green Mountain, Inc. (Keurig), a leader in specialty coffee and innovative single serve brewing systems, took to the water this summer for the company's 13th annual river cleanup events. Keurig’s Brewing A Better World® efforts around restoring waterways is done in partnership with National River Cleanup®, an initiative of American Rivers, the national river conservation organization. - 6 years ago

Johnson & Johnson Takes a Top Spot on the 2017 Thomson Reuters Diversity & Inclusion Index
Johnson & Johnson Takes a Top Spot on the 2017 Thomson Reuters Diversity & Inclusion Index

Press Release / Johnson & Johnson has secured the #2 ranking on the 2017 Thomson Reuters Diversity & Inclusion Index. The index selects the top 100 publicly traded companies out of a pool of more than 6,000, based on performance across such categories as diversity, inclusion and people development. Johnson & Johnson's positioning—up two spots from last year—reinforces its long commitment to creating a "culture of belonging" among its more than 130,000 employees worldwide, according to Chief Diversity & Inclusion Officer Wanda Bryant Hope - 6 years ago

AT&T wins 2017 Sustainability Award
AT&T wins 2017 Sustainability Award

Press Release / The Business Intelligence Group honored AT&T with a 2017 Sustainability Initiative of the Year award. The award recognizes our efforts to help customers reduce their carbon emissions through the use of AT&T technology, while we also work to reduce the emissions of our own operations. Read more below:   - 6 years ago

Dow and WE Launch Partnership to Inspire Innovation from a New Generation of Student Leaders to Solve Global Challenges
Dow and WE Launch Partnership to Inspire Innovation from a New Generation of Student Leaders to Solve Global Challenges

Press Release / Today, DowDuPont Materials Science, the business division of DowDuPont (NYSE: DWDP) to be named Dow, and WE, launched We Are Innovators, a new campaign designed to challenge educators and students to apply chemistry and science to solve global challenges. Approximately 400 high school students from H.H. Dow High School and Midland High School in Midland, Michigan, joined Andrew Liveris, executive chairman of DowDuPont, and chairman and CEO of Dow, and Craig Kielburger, co-founder of WE, at an event to kick-off the collaboration. - 6 years ago

Dow Provides Solutions and Education to Promote Healthy Living through Handwashing
Dow Provides Solutions and Education to Promote Healthy Living through Handwashing

Press Release / More than one million people are killed by water, sanitation and hygiene-related disease each year.1 One of the most effective and affordable ways to prevent the transmission of disease is through handwashing with soap. This is why Dow Home & Personal Care – a business unit of DowDuPont Materials Science Division – has made it a priority to promote healthy handwashing with its innovations and support of Global Handwashing Day, Oct. 15. - 6 years ago

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Nestlé USA commits to higher standards of welfare for broiler chickens by 2024
Nestlé USA commits to higher standards of welfare for broiler chickens by 2024

Press Release / Nestlé’s purpose is to enhance quality of life and contribute to a healthier future and this extends to the treatment of animals in our supply chain. We are today pledging that by 2024, we will strive to source all of the broiler chickens we use as ingredients for our U.S. food portfolio from sources meeting a higher standard of animal welfare, building on our global Commitment on Farm Animal Welfare. We’re committed to working with our U.S. suppliers to: - 6 years ago

Soap, suds and saving lives
Soap, suds and saving lives

Press Release / Mission: making cleanliness commonplace In 1894, Unilever’s co-founder William Lever started selling soap. His purpose was a simple one. It wasn’t to get rich. It was this: to help make cleanliness commonplace and bring hygiene, and thereby health, to the masses. That central goal remains the same today, says Kartik Chandrasekhar, Lifebuoy’s Global Brand Vice President. “We genuinely come to work wanting to help people. For us, it’s this guiding purpose that motivates us." The importance of soap as a tool for public health cannot be underestimated. Around the world diarrhoea and pneumonia – the two most common diseases transmitted by unclean hands – still kill an estimated 1.4 million children every year. - 6 years ago

Biomar Launches a New, Highly Environmentally Friendly Vessel
Biomar Launches a New, Highly Environmentally Friendly Vessel

Press Release / In two weeks’ time, the MS Nyksund, a new high-tech vessel for shipping fish feed will be put into service for BioMar. As part of the process of modernising BioMar’s shipments of fish feed, an agreement was signed in 2015 with NSK Shipping AS for the construction of a new feed carrier. The ship was formally handed over earlier this week at the Tersan shipyard the site responsible for construction. The ship is owned and operated by NSK Shipping. “The MS Nyksund left port last Friday headed for Norway. Estimated sailing time to BioMar’s facility at Karmøy is approximately two weeks,” says Mats Nygaard Johnsen, CEO of NSK Shipping AS. - 6 years ago

3M Canada Hosts Summit on Innovating for Sustainability
3M Canada Hosts Summit on Innovating for Sustainability

Press Release / As the global population continues to grow and put unprecedented strains on resources, infrastructure and the environment, it has never been more important for businesses to collaborate on finding solutions to the sustainability challenges facing the world. On October 11, 3M Canada is bringing together some of the leading thinkers on sustainability issues from business, government and academia for a day-long Sustainability Summit that will examine the business imperative for acting sustainably. - 6 years ago

Head & Shoulders Receives United Nations ‘Momentum for Change’ Award
Head & Shoulders Receives United Nations ‘Momentum for Change’ Award

Press Release / The world’s #1 shampoo brand Head & Shoulders was the recipient of a UN Momentum for Change award in the Planetary Health category. The award recognises novel solutions that balance the need for both human health and a healthy planet. The Momentum for Change initiative, spearheaded by the UN Climate Change secretariat, shines light on some of the most innovative, scalable and practical examples of what people across the globe are doing to combat climate change. - 6 years ago

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The BSA Expands Programs to Welcome Girls
The BSA Expands Programs to Welcome Girls

Press Release / Today, the Boy Scouts of America Board of Directors unanimously approved to welcome girls into its iconic Cub Scout program and to deliver a Scouting program for older girls that will enable them to advance and earn the highest rank of Eagle Scout. The historic decision comes after years of receiving requests from families and girls, the organization evaluated the results of numerous research efforts, gaining input from current members and leaders, as well as parents and girls who’ve never been involved in Scouting – to understand how to offer families an important additional choice in meeting the character development needs of all their children. - 6 years ago

Kohler’s Support of WaterSense® Program Once Again Earns EPA Recognition
Kohler’s Support of WaterSense® Program Once Again Earns EPA Recognition

Press Release / Kohler Co. has earned its fifth consecutive Sustained Excellence Award from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Kohler, the leading manufacturer of kitchen and bath plumbing products in the U.S., has partnered with the EPA’s WaterSense® program since 2007 and was recognized again in 2017 for its leadership in water-saving product innovation and consumer advocacy. In 2008, the EPA named Kohler the first recipient of its WaterSense Manufacturer Partner of the Year Award. In each year since, Kohler has earned additional recognition from the EPA, including the agency’s first Sustained Excellence award in 2013. - 6 years ago

Disney Recognized for Supplier Diversity Efforts
Disney Recognized for Supplier Diversity Efforts

Press Release / Disney’s commitment to supplier diversity helps teams find innovative, cost-effective and high-quality solutions that help its businesses achieve business goals. As part of the Sourcing and Procurement organization, the Supplier Diversity team promotes equitable inclusion for minority, women, veteran and LGBT suppliers in the Company’s supply chain. The Asian Business Association creates opportunities and provides education and training for its members, who are business owners from across the Asian American community. - 6 years ago

BillerudKorsnäs now reporting on ethics to its customers
BillerudKorsnäs now reporting on ethics to its customers

Press Release / More and more customers are asking BillerudKorsnäs to report on ethics with regard to Employment Conditions, Occupational Health and Safety, Business Ethics and the Environment. By accessing information from us, they can ensure and demonstrate that they are working to high ethical standards in all areas of their respective supply chains. - 6 years ago

Kimberly-Clark Named to Working Mother’s “100 Best Companies”
Kimberly-Clark Named to Working Mother’s “100 Best Companies”

Press Release / Kimberly-Clark is proud to join Working Mother magazine’s “100 Best Companies” for 2017, which recognizes companies for leadership in creating progressive programs to help employees balance work and family. The magazine cited Kimberly-Clark’s support for flexible work arrangements, paid leave and child care programs, and advancement opportunities for women. “As a working mom, I am proud to work for a company that enables people to build strong careers while caring for their families,” said Rose Van Himbergen, Commodity Manager at Kimberly-Clark. “Kimberly-Clark’s unique culture helps employees be their best and achieve their goals in their personal and professional lives.” - 6 years ago

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This Team Traveled the Globe to Kick off Target’s New Sustainable Cotton Sourcing Goal
This Team Traveled the Globe to Kick off Target’s New Sustainable Cotton Sourcing Goal

Press Release / It’s been nearly a year since Target announced its commitments around responsible sourcing and sustainable products, and since then, we’ve shared a closer look at our goals and progress in several areas, including forest products, chemicals, packaging, and eliminating forced labor. - 6 years ago