SB Brand-Led Culture Change 2024 - Prices go up March 17th! Register now!

Jennifer Elks

Managing Editor

Jennifer Elks is tagged in 448 stories. Page 12 of 23.
Amazon Now Offering 200,000 Products with 'Frustration-Free' Packaging
Amazon Now Offering 200,000 Products with 'Frustration-Free' Packaging

Chemistry, Materials & Packaging / On Thursday, Amazon announced that its Frustration-Free Packaging initiative, the retailer’s effort to liberate products from hermetically sealed clamshell cases and plastic-coated steel-wire ties, now offers over 200,000 items, up from 19 when the initiative first launched five years ago.To try and alleviate the frustration many people experience when opening toys and electronics, Amazon is working with leading manufacturers to deliver products inside smaller, easy-to-open, recyclable cardboard boxes that reduce the overall amount of packaging used while still protecting what’s inside. - 10 years ago

After Years of Pressure, Wilmar International Commits to Ending Deforestation Practices
After Years of Pressure, Wilmar International Commits to Ending Deforestation Practices

Supply Chain / Wilmar International, the world's largest palm oil trader, today announced a No Deforestation Policy in response to pressure from Greenpeace, NGOs and consumers around the world. - 10 years ago

New TV Ad in Iowa Enlists Public's Help to Save Renewable Fuel Standard
New TV Ad in Iowa Enlists Public's Help to Save Renewable Fuel Standard

Marketing and Comms / On the same day the EPA is holding its public hearing on the proposed rule 2014 Standards for the Renewable Fuel Standard Program and the same week that Delta Air Lines takes its stand against it, Americans United for Change today announced it has created a TV spot that will soon hit the airwaves in Iowa in defense of the RFS. - 10 years ago

Uber Spreading Holiday Cheer with Christmas Tree Delivery
Uber Spreading Holiday Cheer with Christmas Tree Delivery

Product, Service & Design Innovation / International on-demand car-service app Uber has announced a partnership with Home Depot to deliver Christmas trees to residents in 10 US cities. With a bit of luck, good timing and holiday magic, Uber will deliver a live tree to your doorstep today for $135, according to its blog.What to do: - 10 years ago

Advertisement
Fenugreen, Toyota Offering 'Fresh Prize' to Simple Ideas Improving the World
Fenugreen, Toyota Offering 'Fresh Prize' to Simple Ideas Improving the World

Fenugreen, the company behind the revolutionary FreshPaper — an inexpensive, compostable, recyclable, organic paper insert that reduces food spoilage — this week announced The Fresh Prize, a $15,000 award to support similarly brilliantly simple solutions.Sponsored by Fenugreen, along with Toyota and the Women in the World Foundation, the Fresh Prize is now accepting nominations for “fresh ideas that are changing your life, your community, your world.” The site insists there are no requirements or limits and lists no other criteria for qualification. - 10 years ago

Nestlé, Coke, Pepsi & Unilever Join Forces to Combat Waste in Chile
Nestlé, Coke, Pepsi & Unilever Join Forces to Combat Waste in Chile

Collaboration / Nestlé has announced a commitment to helping reduce waste and boost responsible disposal in Chile by supporting a new recycling network.The company has backed the “Collective Recycling Project,” which aims to recycle about 1,200 tons of waste per year through the installation of five recycling centers in the capital city of Santiago.The project is a joint collaboration with Walmart Chile, Coca-Cola Chile, PepsiCo and Unilever, with the goal of improving waste management in the country. - 10 years ago

Browns' Food Waste Program Helping Turn Cleveland Into 'a Green City on a Blue Lake'
Browns' Food Waste Program Helping Turn Cleveland Into 'a Green City on a Blue Lake'

Waste Not / Waste-to-energy is a trend we’re happy to see growing like wildfire, with new initiatives seeming to pop up weekly that turn waste generated by everything from food and alcohol to heat, humans and - 10 years ago

Nike, Inc. Unveils ColorDry Technology and Facility That Eliminate Water, Chemicals In Dyeing
Nike, Inc. Unveils ColorDry Technology and Facility That Eliminate Water, Chemicals In Dyeing

Supply Chain / Nike, Inc. today celebrated the opening of a water-free dyeing facility featuring high-tech equipment that will eliminate the use of water and process chemicals from fabric dyeing at its Taiwanese contract manufacturer, Far Eastern New Century Corp (FENC). Nike has named the innovative process “ColorDry” to highlight the environmental benefits and unprecedented coloring achieved with the technology. - 10 years ago

M&S Funding Clean Cook Stoves in Bangladesh as Part of UNICEF's New Carbon Offset Project
M&S Funding Clean Cook Stoves in Bangladesh as Part of UNICEF's New Carbon Offset Project

As part of its Plan A commitment to become carbon-neutral, Marks & Spencer (M&S) has become the first major company to sign on to UNICEF’s new carbon offset project, which aims to improve the health and lives of children, while drastically cutting carbon emissions, in developing areas. - 10 years ago

Advertisement
CDP: Many Businesses Still Unaware of Supply Chain Risks Due to Deforestation
CDP: Many Businesses Still Unaware of Supply Chain Risks Due to Deforestation

Supply Chain / In a year of extreme weather events, commodity price spikes and supply chain disasters, the latest data from CDP’s forests program reveals that the business community remains largely unaware of the deforestation risks in their own supply chains, threatening shareholder value. - 10 years ago

LEGO Group Partners with WWF, Commits to 100% Renewables by 2016
LEGO Group Partners with WWF, Commits to 100% Renewables by 2016

Collaboration / LEGO Group recently announced a partnership with WWF centered around improving performance on a range of environmental priorities — including greater focus on collaboration with suppliers to reduce total carbon emissions — and committed to becoming net positive through the use of renewables by 2016.The toy maker joins the likes of Natura, HP, Volvo, Johnson & Johnson and Sprint as the newest member of the WWF’s Climate Savers program. - 10 years ago

Soon 30-Minute Delivery Option Won’t Just Be for Pizza Anymore, Says Amazon
Soon 30-Minute Delivery Option Won’t Just Be for Pizza Anymore, Says Amazon

Last night on “60 Minutes,” Amazon founder and CEO Jeff Bezos unveiled to Charlie Rose the company’s latest advancement in customer convenience — Amazon Prime Air, which will promise package delivery by tiny, unmanned drones that Bezos called "octocopters" within 30 minutes of order placement. - 10 years ago

For Those Who’d Rather Give Than Receive, #GivingTuesday Marks True Start to Holiday Season
For Those Who’d Rather Give Than Receive, #GivingTuesday Marks True Start to Holiday Season

Behavior Change / While thousands of retailers across the U.S. and cyberspace are dusting their shelves and crossing their fingers for lucrative Black Friday and Cyber Monday takes, respectively, thousands of organizations around the world are gearing up for an event that represents the true spirit of the holiday season, #GivingTuesday. - 10 years ago

This Black Friday, Patagonia Invites You to Celebrate the Stuff You Already Own
This Black Friday, Patagonia Invites You to Celebrate the Stuff You Already Own

Marketing and Comms / Socially conscious outdoor apparel company Patagonia has made its feelings about mass consumption clear in a number of ways — last month, it launched its Responsible Economy campaign, which calls on consumers and businesses alike to rethink disposability for more effective resource allocation; its Common Threads Partnership urges customers to only buy what they need and to recycle their worn-out Patagonia gear through the company’s take-back program; and, perhaps most famously, with its full-page New York Times ad on B - 10 years ago

Advertisement
Detroit Renewable Energy Steaming Up GM Assembly Plant
Detroit Renewable Energy Steaming Up GM Assembly Plant

Waste Not / General Motors and Detroit Renewable Energy have announced a renewable energy project to turn solid municipal waste from the city of Detroit into process steam that will be used to heat and cool portions of GM’s Detroit-Hamtramck assembly plant.When the project is operational, 58 percent of the plant’s energy needs will come from renewable energy, making Detroit-Hamtramck the top GM facility in the world by percentage of renewable energy used. - 10 years ago

Sainsbury's Ups the Zero-Waste Ante with First 'Triple Zero' Stores
Sainsbury's Ups the Zero-Waste Ante with First 'Triple Zero' Stores

Waste Not / Sainsbury’s new supermarket in Leicester, opening Wednesday, November 27, is one of the British retailer’s two new “triple zero” stores. The 81,700 sq ft store will produce zero carbon emissions from all on-site energy used, send zero waste to landfill and have zero impact on the water usage of the local catchment area because of its water-neutral status.Neil Sachdev, Sainsbury’s Property Director, said: "We aim to be the UK’s greenest grocer and achieve our 20x20 target to reduce our operational carbon emissions by 30 percent absolute. To do this we’re now building and running highly sustainable, low-carbon stores. - 10 years ago

Beef Sector Collaborates on New Principles for Sustainable Beef Farming
Beef Sector Collaborates on New Principles for Sustainable Beef Farming

Collaboration / The Sustainable Agriculture Initiative (SAI) Platform, a group helping food and drink companies to achieve sustainable production and sourcing of agricultural raw materials whose members include McDonald's Europe and Unilever, has announced the development of its Principles for Sustainable Beef Farming, what it is calling the most complete guidelines developed for beef production to date. - 10 years ago

Nestlé Hoping to Alleviate Europe's Economic Crisis Through Youth Employment Initiative
Nestlé Hoping to Alleviate Europe's Economic Crisis Through Youth Employment Initiative

Organizational Change / Nestlé has announced a commitment to create 20,000 positions for young people across Europe over the next three years.The Nestlé needs YOUth Initiative will offer jobs to 10,000 people under the age of 30 and create 10,000 apprentice positions and traineeships by 2016."Today, one in four young people in Europe does not have a job," said Laurent Freixe, Nestlé Executive Vice-President and Zone Director for Europe, speaking at the Nestlé needs YOUth launch event in Athens, Greece, where more than half of those under the age of 25 are unemployed. - 10 years ago

C2C Product Innovation Challenge Winners Bring Breakthroughs in Sustainable Building Materials
C2C Product Innovation Challenge Winners Bring Breakthroughs in Sustainable Building Materials

The Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute and Make It Right have announced four winners of its second annual Innovation Challenge, that have designed building products that have the potential to revolutionize the affordable housing industry, redefine product beauty, and embrace the highest standards of environmental and human safety. - 10 years ago

Advertisement
7 Game-Changing, Design-Centric Social Innovations Shortlisted for World Design Impact Prize
7 Game-Changing, Design-Centric Social Innovations Shortlisted for World Design Impact Prize

Products and Design / At its 28th General Assembly held November 18-19 in Montreal, the International Council of Societies of Industrial Design (ICSID) announced the seven projects shortlisted for its World Design Impact Prize 2013-2014 cycle.Established by ICSID, the World Design Impact Prize honors and rewards industrial design-driven projects that are making a positive impact on our social, economic, cultural and/or environmental quality of life. It leverages ICSID’s vast global membership network to champion possible solutions to global issues such as poverty and the effects of industrialization and consumerism on sustainability and society. - 10 years ago