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ELC Relief Efforts for Hurricanes Harvey and Irma
ELC Relief Efforts for Hurricanes Harvey and Irma

Press Release / Hurricane Harvey has devastated parts of Southeast Texas and Louisiana, and the unprecedented flooding continues to affect the area. On the heels of Harvey, we have begun to witness the impacts of Hurricane Irma on the Caribbean and the potential effects it may have on Florida. At The Estée Lauder Companies, our deepest thoughts and concerns are with our employees and the communities affected by these disasters. The safety and well-being of our employees, their families and our local partners is a top priority. While some of our employees have been displaced by the effects of the hurricanes, we are relieved to share that all of our employees remain safe, and we continue to monitor the situation closely. - 4 years ago

Braskem, Buhbli Organics and Peel Plastics Bring Sustainable Packaging Innovation To The Natural Retail Market
Braskem, Buhbli Organics and Peel Plastics Bring Sustainable Packaging Innovation To The Natural Retail Market

Press Release / Braskem, the largest producer of biopolymers in the world, today announces that Buhbli Organics, together with Peel Plastics, will be utilizing Braskem's I'm greenTM bio-based Polyethylene in their Himalayan Bath Salts pouch. Buhbli Organics bath salts are now available in over 1,000 Walmart stores in the U.S. in the Naturals section of the Cosmetics department. - 4 years ago

BillerudKorsnäs Among The Most Sustainable Companies In The World
BillerudKorsnäs Among The Most Sustainable Companies In The World

Press Release / Dow Jones Sustainability Europe Index covers the leading 20 percent of the largest European companies in terms of sustainability. Dow Jones World Index includes equivalent leading 10 percent of the companies worldwide. The fact that BillerudKorsnäs now is included in the World Index and once again named sustainability leader in it’s category is particular due to its performance within risk and crisis management, climate strategy and labor practice indicators. - 4 years ago

AT&T Named to Dow Jones Sustainability North America Index
AT&T Named to Dow Jones Sustainability North America Index

Press Release / AT&T was named to the 2017 Dow Jones Sustainability North America Index (DJSI). The S&P Dow Jones Index recognizes companies for their economic, environmental and social disclosures and performance. We are 1 of only 2 companies - and the only U.S.-based company - in telecommunications to make the list. "At AT&T, we're building our company for long-term success," said Charlene Lake, chief sustainability officer and senior vice president-Corporate Social Responsinility at AT&T. "That means incorporating social, environmental and economic considerations into every aspect of our business, and creating value for our customers, employees and shareholders." - 4 years ago

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Unilever Tops High-Profile Sustainability Ranking
Unilever Tops High-Profile Sustainability Ranking

Press Release / Unilever has once again ranked first in the Personal Products sector of the 2017 Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI) – one of the most credible and high-profile markers of corporate sustainability leadership.DJSI assesses and ranks the economic, environmental and social performance of over 3,000 publicly traded companies. Unilever has participated in the benchmark since it was launched in 1999 and, over that period, has been named sector leader 18 times. This is a significant achievement for Unilever because it demonstrates to our stakeholders that we attain the very highest standards. - 4 years ago

Johnson & Johnson Makes Fortune's 2017 Change the World List
Johnson & Johnson Makes Fortune's 2017 Change the World List

Press Release / For the second year in a row, Johnson & Johnson has been nominated to the annual Fortune Change the World list, which spotlights 50 top companies globally that have had a “positive social impact through activities that are part of their core business strategy.” Johnson & Johnson was recognized for its work with mMitra, an innovative mobile-messaging program that sends vital health information to expectant and new mothers living in low-income urban communities in India. - 4 years ago

Biomar Top Rated Salmon Sustainability Fish Feed Company
Biomar Top Rated Salmon Sustainability Fish Feed Company

Press Release / Aquaculture and the ‘Blue Revolution’ holds tremendous potential for helping our planet meet the UN Sustainable Development Goals. The importance for being sustainably responsible continues to increase in importance for both customers and consumers. However the topic of sustainability is broad and hard to quantify which is why there is a need for the seafood industry to follow a benchmarking methodology to define and compare “sustainable” and “responsible” practices. - 4 years ago

Trade, Don’t Toss! Target’s Popular Car Seat Trade-in Program is Back
Trade, Don’t Toss! Target’s Popular Car Seat Trade-in Program is Back

Press Release / Have an old car seat lying around? Whether it’s too small for your growing tot, too old or simply time for a new model, Target will gladly take it off your hands…again! After the popularity of our first car seat trade-in program this past April, we’re teaming up with our friends at TerraCycle to recycle your used car seats, just in time for National Baby Safety Month. We’re committed to ensuring that kids and babies have the right car seats that meet current safety standards and we’re always looking for ways to make recycling easy. So what better way to accomplish both, than with one stellar program? - 4 years ago

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CVS Thinks "Outside the Box" with Health and Wellness Vending Machines
CVS Thinks "Outside the Box" with Health and Wellness Vending Machines

Press Release / CVS Pharmacy, the retail division of CVS Health (NYSE: CVS), today announced that the company is introducing automated retail vending machines stocked with convenient, on-the-go necessities including over-the-counter health products, "better-for-you" snacks and popular personal care products typically sold at CVS Pharmacy locations nationwide. The new vending machines are designed to help maximize convenience and meet customers where they are with on-the-go wellness solutions outside the traditional retail space. - 4 years ago

The UPS Foundation, American Red Cross And CyPhy Works Launch Disaster Relief Drone Pilot Program
The UPS Foundation, American Red Cross And CyPhy Works Launch Disaster Relief Drone Pilot Program

Press Release / The UPS Foundation, the American Red Cross and drone manufacturer CyPhy Works, Inc., today announced a partnership to launch a drone pilot program, marking the first time the American Red Cross will test using a tethered drone to assess damage after a major natural disaster in the United States. - 4 years ago

Appeal of Conscience Foundation to Honor Paul Polman, CEO of Unilever and Brian Moynihan, Chairman and CEO of Bank of America
Appeal of Conscience Foundation to Honor Paul Polman, CEO of Unilever and Brian Moynihan, Chairman and CEO of Bank of America

Press Release / The Appeal of Conscience Foundation, an interfaith organization, will present the 2017 Appeal of Conscience Awards to three prominent global corporate leaders from the United States, Europe and Asia at the 52nd Annual Appeal of Conscience Awards Dinner to be held at the New York Hilton on Monday evening, September 18th. The honorees are: Paul Polman, Chief Executive Officer of Unilever, Brian Moynihan, Chairman and CEO of Bank of America and Masayoshi Son, Chairman and CEO of SoftBank Group. - 4 years ago

Midwestern Pet Foods launches new Earthborn Holistic® VentureTM brand pet food line offering sustainable packaging utilizing Braskem's I'm Green Polyethylene
Midwestern Pet Foods launches new Earthborn Holistic® VentureTM brand pet food line offering sustainable packaging utilizing Braskem's I'm Green Polyethylene

Press Release / Braskem, the largest producer of biopolymers in the world, today announces that Midwestern Pet Foods, Inc. has launched its new Earthborn Holistic® VentureTM brand pet food line offering sustainable packaging produced by Peel Plastics Products Ltd., utilizing Braskem's I'm Green bio based Polyethylene (PE). Peel Plastics manufactures the new Earthborn Holistic® VentureTM pet food bags, utilizing Braskem's bio-based polyethylene, helping mitigate the carbon footprint associated with its packaging. - 4 years ago

Cisco Announces New Greenhouse Gas Reduction Goals
Cisco Announces New Greenhouse Gas Reduction Goals

Press Release / In FY17, which ended in July, Cisco completed and met our latest greenhouse gas (GHG) Scope 1 and 2 reduction goal. To recap, Cisco’s past Scope 1 and 2 reduction goals include: - 4 years ago

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Connecting Cotton and Trees Signals Hope for Farmers in Haiti
Connecting Cotton and Trees Signals Hope for Farmers in Haiti

Press Release / Once the country's fourth largest agricultural export, cotton is making its comeback to Haiti after a 30-year absence. Today, global outdoor lifestyle brand Timberland, the Smallholder Farmers Alliance (SFA) and Haiti’s Minister of Commerce and Industry, Pierre Marie Du Mény, announce the reintroduction of cotton as an anchor crop in Haiti which will help revitalize farming, boost the economy and contribute to environmental restoration through a link to tree planting. - 4 years ago

Nestlé Opens Bidding For Sustainability Prize
Nestlé Opens Bidding For Sustainability Prize

Press Release / Nestlé and Ashoka have today invited submissions for its 2018 Creating Shared Value (CSV) Prize, worth up to CHF 500'000. The CSV Prize is open to social enterprises, commercial enterprises and nonprofit entities. Applicants have a chance of winning a cash prize of CHF 400'000 to help grow their business further, a pitch opportunity at the World Water Forum in Brasil in 2018 and a prestigious Ashoka Fellowship. The Prize, launched in 2010, is a business-oriented initiative to help address challenges in nutrition, water and rural development supporting Nestlé's purpose of enhancing quality of life and contributing to a healthier future. - 4 years ago

The UPS Foundation Mobilizes Relief Network, Pledges More Than $1 Million
The UPS Foundation Mobilizes Relief Network, Pledges More Than $1 Million

Press Release / UPS (NYSE:UPS) today announced more than a $1 million pledge, through The UPS Foundation in support of recovery efforts in Texas and Louisiana following the devastation caused by Hurricane Harvey. The pledge is a combination of cash grants, in-kind transportation movements and technical expertise to provide urgent relief, as well as support for long-term needs ranging from rebuilding to personal and financial recovery assistance. - 4 years ago

PepsiCo And The PepsiCo Foundation Commit More Than $1 Million To Support Disaster Relief Following Hurricane Harvey
PepsiCo And The PepsiCo Foundation Commit More Than $1 Million To Support Disaster Relief Following Hurricane Harvey

Press Release / PepsiCo and the PepsiCo Foundation have announced a significant cash and product donation to support relief and recovery efforts in the wake of Hurricane Harvey. The company's commitment includes a $1 million grant from the PepsiCo Foundation to the American Red Cross to provide vital resources to hurricane victims across Texas and other impacted communities. Texas is home to more than 10,000 PepsiCo employees, who with the entire PepsiCo family, are prepared to help local authorities and disaster relief agencies marshal necessary resources to affected areas and address immediate needs. PepsiCo's business units are positioned to provide critical supplies, such as Aquafina purified drinking water, to impacted communities. - 4 years ago

Disney Campaigns Recognized at Halo Awards
Disney Campaigns Recognized at Halo Awards

Press Release / Disney's Hour of Code tutorials, created in close collaboration with code.org, aim to inspire children of all ages to learn the basics of coding in a fun and engaging way. Since 2014, more than 42 million students in over 180 countries have tried a Disney Hour of Code tutorial. In 2016, Disney and code.org's Moana Hour of Code tutorial was recognized with a Gold Halo Award for Best Education Campaign and a Silver Award in the category of Best Digital Campaign. - 4 years ago

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Local New Jersey Peaches Support Hunger Relief
Local New Jersey Peaches Support Hunger Relief

Press Release / Peach season is upon us – an abundance of fresh, plump and perfectly juicy peaches available at every turn, from local farmers’ markets to grocery stores. But each time consumers shop for this delicious fruit, they search for the perfect peach. What does this mean for New Jersey peach farmers? Six years ago, Campbell and the Food Bank of South Jersey decided to do something about it. - 4 years ago

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