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Polluting Paradise: Gap, Inc Among Companies Exposed in Indonesian Toxic Water Scandal
Polluting Paradise: Gap, Inc Among Companies Exposed in Indonesian Toxic Water Scandal

Supply Chain / In its latest investigation into the polluting effects of the textile industry, Greenpeace International has uncovered the dumping of industrial wastewater containing a cocktail of toxic and hazardous chemicals, and caustic water, directly into the Citarum River in West Java, Indonesia. - 11 years ago

Proposed Laws Would Require 'Not Recyclable' Label on Biodegradable Plastic Containers
Proposed Laws Would Require 'Not Recyclable' Label on Biodegradable Plastic Containers

Marketing and Comms / In an effort to mitigate consumer confusion and help maintain the integrity of recyclable materials streams, three laws proposed in North Carolina and Alabama would require containers made from biodegradable or compostable plastic to be labeled “non-recyclable,” according to Plastics News. - 11 years ago

Sainsbury's Begins Selling Sustainably Farmed Fish
Sainsbury's Begins Selling Sustainably Farmed Fish

Supply Chain / UK grocery chain Sainsbury’s is now selling farmed fish certified by the Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC) in what is apparently an industry first, according to The Grocer. - 11 years ago

Is Your Company Truly Thinking Outside of the Box?
Is Your Company Truly Thinking Outside of the Box?

Products and Design / Calling all designers and innovators! Beginning in May 2013, Sustainable Brands will publish a new “Issues in Focus” editorial package highlighting breakthroughs in sustainable packaging design. - 11 years ago

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Volcom Launches EP&L, Commits To Reducing Emissions, Waste and Water Usage
Volcom Launches EP&L, Commits To Reducing Emissions, Waste and Water Usage

Finance & Investment / Action sports lifestyle brand Volcom announced Wednesday a new set of sustainability goals and the incorporation of Environmental Profit & Loss (EP&L) to measure its impacts throughout its supply chain. - 11 years ago

Nike, North Face, eBay, IKEA, Levi's Among Companies Urging Congress for Climate Regulation
Nike, North Face, eBay, IKEA, Levi's Among Companies Urging Congress for Climate Regulation

Marketing and Comms / As President Obama prepares to unveil his budget for the coming year, 33 multinational companies, including eBay, IKEA, L’Oréal, Nike and Limited Brands, have signed a “Climate Declaration” urging federal policymakers to take action on climate change. - 11 years ago

Greenpeace Weighs In on Yum!'s Commitment to Rainforest-Free Paper Packaging
Greenpeace Weighs In on Yum!'s Commitment to Rainforest-Free Paper Packaging

Behavior Change / Last week, Yum! Brands – parent company of KFC, Pizza Hut and Taco Bell – announced the release of its online Corporate Social Responsibility Report, “Serving the World.” - 11 years ago

"Do What You Love": Inspiration and Insights from Conscious Capitalism 2013
"Do What You Love": Inspiration and Insights from Conscious Capitalism 2013

Walking the Talk / The Conscious Capitalism 2013 conference, which took place over the weekend in San Francisco, saw a host of inspirational and motivational talks about the potential of business, large and small, to change the course of the world for the better. - 11 years ago

Bacardi Cuts Water Use in Half, Energy Consumption and GHGs by a Third
Bacardi Cuts Water Use in Half, Energy Consumption and GHGs by a Third

Marketing and Comms / Bacardi Limited has achieved a nearly 50 percent drop in water usage and roughly 33 percent reductions in both energy use and greenhouse gas emissions in the last six years, according to its latest corporate responsibility report, released online Wednesday. Reductions were achieved through a combination of conservation measures that included more efficient equipment and greater use of renewable energy sources.The digital report, “Our Spirit is Clear,” embodies Bacardi’s commitment to reduce both its carbon footprint and impact on the earth’s natural resources. The company says the water saved is equivalent to providing a glass of water to every person on the planet. - 11 years ago

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SAP Highlights Financial, Sustainability Performance in 2012 Integrated Report
SAP Highlights Financial, Sustainability Performance in 2012 Integrated Report

Marketing and Comms / SAP AG today announced the SAP Integrated Report 2012, its first report that brings together the information usually shared in an annual report with the information normally contained in a sustainability report. - 11 years ago

Kellogg Is Latest Company To Adopt GreenBlue's How2Recycle Label
Kellogg Is Latest Company To Adopt GreenBlue's How2Recycle Label

Marketing and Comms / This week, GreenBlue announced the successful completion of the soft launch phase of its How2Recycle labeling system, and the addition of The Kellogg Company to the 11 other brands already using the label. - 11 years ago

2013 Retail Sustainability Report Showcases Industry Trends, Progress
2013 Retail Sustainability Report Showcases Industry Trends, Progress

Organizational Change / The Retail Industry Leaders Association (RILA) has released its 2013 Retail Sustainability Report, which highlights progress towards the industry’s evolving sustainability objectives and identifies a class of top-performing characteristics. - 11 years ago

Whole Foods, Trader Joe's Among Retailers Saying No to Genetically Engineered Seafood
Whole Foods, Trader Joe's Among Retailers Saying No to Genetically Engineered Seafood

Leadership / A coalition of 30 consumer, health, food safety and fishing groups today launched the Campaign for Genetically Engineered (GE)-Free Seafood by announcing that several major grocery retailers representing more than 2,000 stores across the US have already committed to not sell GE seafood if it is allowed onto the market. - 11 years ago

Apple Says Worldwide Facilities Now 75% Powered by Renewables
Apple Says Worldwide Facilities Now 75% Powered by Renewables

Cleantech / Apple now uses 100% renewable energy sources to power its data centers, taking it to 75% renewables across its worldwide corporate facilities, according to its latest Environmental Progress report. The company says its data centers are powered by a combination of solar, wind, hydro and geothermal. - 11 years ago

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Starbucks Expands Ethical Sourcing Efforts With New Global Agronomy Center
Starbucks Expands Ethical Sourcing Efforts With New Global Agronomy Center

Supply Chain / In an effort to support long-term crop stability and help coffee-farming communities mitigate the effects of climate change, Starbucks this week announced the expansion of its $70 million comprehensive ethical sourcing program with a new farming research and development center in Costa Rica. - 11 years ago

"The Interests of the Commons": Eric Lowitt on the Collaboration Economy
"The Interests of the Commons": Eric Lowitt on the Collaboration Economy

Product, Service & Design Innovation / In this recent interview, guest editor Adam Werbach talks with Eric Lowitt, author of the forthcoming book, The Collaboration Economy (Wiley, April 2013). As Lowitt explains, the collaboration economy describes a situation in which “the interest of the commons now affects the common interest.”To illustrate the concepts explored in the book, an excerpt from a chapter of The Collaboration Economy appears below the video. - 11 years ago

Nike Partners With Bluesign Technologies To Scale Access to Sustainable Textiles
Nike Partners With Bluesign Technologies To Scale Access to Sustainable Textiles

Supply Chain / Nike today announced a partnership with Swiss company bluesign technologies to broaden the supply of sustainable materials and chemistries for use in Nike products. - 11 years ago

Tom’s of Maine Shares Sustainability Goals, Progress in New ‘Goodness Report’
Tom’s of Maine Shares Sustainability Goals, Progress in New ‘Goodness Report’

Marketing and Comms / Tom’s of Maine has launched a new website that makes it easier for people to learn about the way it does business, its goals and its progress against those goals.The Tom’s of Maine Goodness Report breaks the company’s efforts into six categories — energy, ingredients, waste, water, packaging and community. The Report features 2011 benchmarks, updates on recent projects and a goals tracker for 2015 and beyond. Highlighted goals include: - 11 years ago

Intel Awards High School Senior Grand Prize for Work with Algae Fuel Viability
Intel Awards High School Senior Grand Prize for Work with Algae Fuel Viability

Chemistry, Materials & Packaging / This week, the Intel Corporation and Society for Science & the Public (SSP) honored high school seniors with exceptional promise in math and science in the Intel Science Talent Search. - 11 years ago

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NGOs Collaborate on Practitioner's Guide for Sustainable Sourcing of Agricultural Raw Materials
NGOs Collaborate on Practitioner's Guide for Sustainable Sourcing of Agricultural Raw Materials

Collaboration / Seven global organizations are jointly launching today the world’s first practitioner’s guide to sustainable sourcing of agricultural raw materials. The guide is an open-source innovation tool that captures best practices and experiences from global corporations within a strategic, business logic-focused framework; the goal is to empower managers by providing a user-friendly, step-by-step roadmap to building and rolling out sustainable agriculture sourcing strategies effectively. - 11 years ago