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Pac-12 and Unifi announce founding partnership of Pac-12 Team Green
Pac-12 and Unifi announce founding partnership of Pac-12 Team Green

Press Release / The Pac-12 and Unifi, Inc. and today announced a long-term partnership, with Unifi serving as the Founding Sustainability Partner of Pac-12 Team Green and as a sponsor of the Pac-12 Sustainability Conference. As part of the partnership, Unifi will provide grant funding to all 12 of the Conference’s member institutions to support sustainability initiatives and increase recycling efforts; work with the Pac-12 and Pac-12 Networks on creating custom content and media assets to feature sustainability programs and support efforts to recycle billions of plastic bottles into fiber; and will serve as an official sponsor for all Pac-12 championship events. The announcement today occurred during the 2018 Pac-12 Sustainability Conference at the University of Colorado Boulder. - 1 year ago

SB Corporate Members Receive Top Scores in Disability Equality Index®
SB Corporate Members Receive Top Scores in Disability Equality Index®

Press Release / The Disability Equality Index® (DEI) is a benchmarking tool that measures a company’s performances in disability inclusion and practices in the workplace. A joint initiative between the American Association of People with Disabilities (AADP) and Disability:IN, the DEI serves as a valuable resource for companies across various industries to improve their workplace disability inclusion policies. After self-report survey, companies are given a score between zero to 100. This year, many of our Sustainable Brands corporate members received a score of 80 or higher: - 1 year ago

PepsiCo Reports Significant Strides in Pursuit of Performance With Purpose 2025 Agenda
PepsiCo Reports Significant Strides in Pursuit of Performance With Purpose 2025 Agenda

Press Release / In its latest Sustainability Report, released today, PepsiCo reported important progress in 2017 against each of the company's three focus areas – Products, Planet, and People – while also returning $6.5 billion in cash to shareholders during the same period. This progress advances PepsiCo's ongoing sustainability efforts across its operations, value chain, and the food and beverage industry at-large, as part of the company's Performance with Purpose 2025 Agenda. - 1 year ago

BASF Calls for Proposals: Inaugural Newtrition Health Innovation Challenge
BASF Calls for Proposals: Inaugural Newtrition Health Innovation Challenge

Press Release / Newtrition®, BASF’s human nutrition brand invites innovators and entrepreneurs worldwide to participate in the first-ever Newtrition Health Innovation Challenge. - 1 year ago

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BioMar Supports Industry Moves for Changes in Antarctic Krill Harvesting Suggested by Greenpeace
BioMar Supports Industry Moves for Changes in Antarctic Krill Harvesting Suggested by Greenpeace

Press Release / Representatives from the seafood industry, including BioMar, and conservation groups have agreed to support the creation of marine protected areas, including large no-fishing zones in the Antarctic. The Greenpeace led retailer roundtable event was held in conjunction with their Antarctic 360 event in Cambridge, UK, attended by scientists and Oscar-winning actor Javier Bardem, who joined Greenpeace’s expedition to the Antarctic in January 2018. - 1 year ago

3M™ Smog-reducing Granules Harness the Power of the Sun to Improve Air Quality
3M™ Smog-reducing Granules Harness the Power of the Sun to Improve Air Quality

Press Release / At 3M, we use science every day to improve lives and help solve society’s toughest challenges. We like to imagine a world where all communities are safe, healthy and thriving—where increased energy efficiency, reduced greenhouse gas emissions and access to clean air and water enhance human health at home and at work. Still, nearly four in ten Americans currently live in counties with unhealthy levels of ground level ozone or particle pollution.¹ Since reducing air pollution remains critical to public health,² 3M is addressing this environmental challenge by creatively applying science to help remove smog³ and improve the air we breathe. - 1 year ago

Best Buy Reports On Sustainability Progress, Goals For 2020
Best Buy Reports On Sustainability Progress, Goals For 2020

Press Release / Best Buy today released our latest Corporate Responsibility & Sustainability Report, including two new sustainability goals as part of our Best Buy 2020 growth strategy. This report is where we annually share our commitments and progress in the areas of community, people and the environment. We have seen increased interest from consumers and investors for companies to make a positive impact on the world. For Best Buy, sustainability has been a been a priority for more than a decade, and we are proud of our successes, which not only benefit our stakeholders but make good business sense too. That said, we are going to do more. - 1 year ago

Kimberly-Clark Reports Progress to Sustainability 2022 Goals
Kimberly-Clark Reports Progress to Sustainability 2022 Goals

Press Release / Kimberly-Clark Corporation today reported its progress toward achieving its Sustainability 2022 strategy to create social, environmental and business value. "We continue to make strides in our efforts to create positive social and environmental change," said Thomas J. Falk, Kimberly-Clark's Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. "That's why we are committed to an ambitious set of sustainability goals that will have a lasting impact on the people we serve around the world and the communities we touch." - 1 year ago

Optoro: Reverse Logistics a Key Component of a Retail Sustainability Strategy
Optoro: Reverse Logistics a Key Component of a Retail Sustainability Strategy

Press Release / According to a report by Sustainable Brands, 86% of US consumers expect companies to act on social and environmental issues.¹ As consumers increasingly prioritize Corporate Social Responsibility, retailers must work to ensure they’re meeting the demand. However, there is an impactful pillar commonly overlooked in many retailer’s sustainability strategy: Reverse Logistics. We partnered with Sustainable Brands to survey senior-level sustainability experts from large brands and retailers on how they merge the two functions. - 1 year ago

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Top 5 Things You Shouldn’t Miss from HPE's New Living Progress Report
Top 5 Things You Shouldn’t Miss from HPE's New Living Progress Report

Press Release / From world-leading rankings to sustainable product innovations, here are some of HPE’s biggest accomplishments in sustainability over the last year. Today, we released our annual Living Progress Report, showcasing how HPE is driving sustainable innovation and embedding corporate citizenship within our culture. From garnering investor confidence with leading environmental and social governance (ESG) performance, to developing the world’s most efficient and secure products, here are a few of the highlights from the FY 2017 report. - 1 year ago

Keurig Green Mountain Releases 2017 Sustainability Report
Keurig Green Mountain Releases 2017 Sustainability Report

Press Release / Keurig Green Mountain, Inc. (Keurig), a leader in specialty coffee and innovative single serve brewing, today announced meaningful progress against its priority 2020 sustainability commitments. In the Company’s newly released 2017 Sustainability Report, Keurig details the continued evolution of its sustainability programs to reduce its environmental footprint, improve the lives of coffee farmers, and positively impact local communities. - 1 year ago

UPS Adds More Than 700 Vehicles To Its Natural Gas Fleet
UPS Adds More Than 700 Vehicles To Its Natural Gas Fleet

Press Release / UPS today announced plans to build an additional five compressed natural gas (CNG) fueling stations and add more than 700 new CNG vehicles including 400 semi-tractors and 330 terminal trucks. This $130 million dollar investment in CNG capacity for 2018 builds on previous UPS investments of $100 million dollars in 2016 and $90 million dollars in 2017. UPS will have invested more than $1 billion in alternative fuel and advanced technology vehicles and fueling stations from 2008 through 2018. - 1 year ago

AT&T Expands its Renewable Energy Program with NextEra Energy Resources
AT&T Expands its Renewable Energy Program with NextEra Energy Resources

Press Release / To celebrate today’s Global Wind Day, AT&T* is expanding its renewable energy program with NextEra Energy Resources. Together, AT&T and subsidiaries of NextEra Energy Resources will help to deliver clean energy, create jobs, boost the local economy and support a low-carbon economy. During a groundbreaking ceremony in Webb County, Texas for the first AT&T-backed wind farm project, AT&T announced a new agreement to purchase 300 megawatts (MW) of wind energy. It also announced a scholarship program for students interested in pursuing careers as wind turbine technicians, one of the fastest-growing jobs in the U.S.¹ Delivering renewable energy - 1 year ago

PepsiCo Digs Deep in Agriculture and Water
PepsiCo Digs Deep in Agriculture and Water

Press Release / Note: This blog post was originally published on LinkedIn by PepsiCo, Margaret Henry, @PepsiCo's Director of Sustainable Agriculture. Last Tuesday, I had the pleasure of participating on a panel, ‘Building Brand Value While Mitigating Your Water Risk,’ at the Sustainable Brands 18 Conference in Vancouver. - 1 year ago

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New Workers in Town: Ford Launches Beekeeping Program, Adding Six Honeybee Hives at World Headquarters
New Workers in Town: Ford Launches Beekeeping Program, Adding Six Honeybee Hives at World Headquarters

Press Release / Unique Ford sustainability initiative supports honeybee populations, local ecosystem, gardening and farming communities Ford design competition yields innovative hive shells to showcase bees in their new homes near Ford’s new walking pathway – part of its ongoing Dearborn campus transformation Program launches in tandem with Pollinator Week and will contribute data to track honeybee health and diseases This month Ford launches a global beekeeping program with six new honeybee hives at its Dearborn World Headquarters in support of honeybee populations, the local ecosystem, and gardening and farming communities. - 1 year ago

BASF invests in carbon recycling company LanzaTech
BASF invests in carbon recycling company LanzaTech

Press Release / Unique biotechnological procedure for using gaseous waste as a source for raw materials Technology with potential for applications in the chemical industry BASF Venture Capital GmbH is to invest in LanzaTech, a biotech company headquartered in Chicago, Illinois, USA. Using special microbes, LanzaTech has developed a technology for gas fermentation that first enables ethanol to be produced from residual gases containing carbon monoxide and hydrogen. By re-using waste streams instead of incinerating them, industrial companies can reduce carbon dioxide emissions. - 1 year ago

The Future Looks Brighter Thanks to Prospective Sustainability Innovations for Procter & Gamble’s Tide®
The Future Looks Brighter Thanks to Prospective Sustainability Innovations for Procter & Gamble’s Tide®

Press Release / Today Procter & Gamble (P&G) announced presentations given on new research into sustainability innovations for its Tide® laundry detergent. The presentations discussed the potential for improved cleaning performance in cold water conditions with detergents containing a patented branched surfactant. While machine washing in cold water can reduce a household’s energy footprint, detergents may not perform as well on this setting, which can compel consumers to use more energy and water to compensate. Tide Research Fellow Phillip Vinson, PhD, and Tide Senior Scientist Patrick Stenger, PhD, gave presentations at the 2018 American Oil Chemists Society Annual Meeting and the 22nd International Symposium on Surfactants in Solution, respectively. - 1 year ago

BillerudKorsnäs joins fight against ocean litter, announces U.S. events
BillerudKorsnäs joins fight against ocean litter, announces U.S. events

Press Release / BillerudKorsnäs, a sustainability leader in the global packaging industry and provider of packaging solutions, is encouraging action against ocean litter in a series of just-announced U.S. events, in theme with this year's World Oceans Day. The Swedish company has outlined an ambitious mission to challenge conventional packaging and bring more sustainable practices to the industry. "Between the growing chorus from consumers to address single-use packaging waste to reports from ocean researchers on declining ocean health, the problem of ocean litter has reached critical awareness," said Peter Malmqvist, BillerudKorsnäs Marketing Director, Americas. "What we need now is collaboration for sustainable development." - 1 year ago

Nestlé Waters to certify all its sites to Alliance for Water Stewardship Standard by 2025
Nestlé Waters to certify all its sites to Alliance for Water Stewardship Standard by 2025

Press Release / Nestlé Waters has today announced that it will extend its commitment to water stewardship by certifying all of its sites to the Alliance for Water Stewardship (AWS) Standard by 2025. - 1 year ago

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How Brands Can Leverage Sustainability, Social Inclusion to Create ‘Good’ Cities
How Brands Can Leverage Sustainability, Social Inclusion to Create ‘Good’ Cities

The Next Economy / This week at Sustainable Brands’ flagship event, SB’18 Vancouver, over 2,000 attendees are sharing and exploring the many ways organizations are helping to “redesign the good life.” One aspect of the good life is cross-sector collaboration, such as brand-city-organization partnerships to build resilient communities, technologies and systems that focus on social inclusion. - 1 year ago

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