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PRé Announces Expansion of its Global Partner Network in North America | PRé and Quantis Encouraging Sustainability Adoption

PRESS RELEASE - PRé announced today a significant expansion of its Global Partner Network in North America and the distribution of SimaPro software. PRé is now offering its SimaPro software through its American office. The company is also entering into a strategic partnership with Quantis, designed to expand the companies’ reach, as they strive to further encourage sustainability adoption. See full Press Release attached

Sprint Breaks GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS® Record for the Most Cell Phones Recycled in One Week

PRESS RELEASE - OVERLAND PARK, Kan. – Sept. 4, 2013 – Sprint (NYSE: S) has long been the industry leader in cell phone recycling. Now the wireless carrier has a GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS® achievement to prove it. This week GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS recognized Sprint for shattering the record for the number of cellular phones recycled in one week: 103,582 cellular phones, more than double the previous record. “We are committed to keeping old cell phones out of landfills and are so pleased that our customers supported us during this record-setting week, as they regularly do throughout the year,” said Jaime Jones, senior vice president of consumer sales at Sprint.

NativeEnergy School Wind Projects Chip Away Corporate Carbon Footprints

PRESS RELEASE - 80,000 tonnes of carbon credits add clean energy to the grid August 29, 2013 – Burlington, VT – NativeEnergy, a Vermont-based carbon offset project developer and supplier, announced a seventh community wind energy project in the country’s heartland. Corporate Sustainability leaders are seizing the opportunity to meet environmental goals by purchasing Help Build™ carbon offsets from the Middletown, Indiana school wind project.

Sustainable Brands® to Showcase Innovative Performance Metrics that Quantify New Environmental and Social Value Driven by Business

PRESS RELEASE - SAN FRANCISCO, August 22, 2013 – Sustainable Brands® announces the program and speaker line up for its annual New Metrics of Sustainable Business conference, scheduled for September 24-25 at the University of Pennsylvania. A gathering point for sustainability executives, business strategists and financial leaders from across the globe, this event focuses on the leading edge of corporate practices and performance indicators that quantify environmental and social impacts and tie them to financial value.

Arizona State University Announces New Executive Master's for Sustainability Leadership

PRESS RELEASE - Nation’s leader in sustainability education to provide program on organizational leadership skills through the lens of sustainabilityTEMPE, Ariz., August 15, 2013 – Recognizing a gap in sustainability leadership education and development, Arizona State University, the nation’s leader in sustainability education, is launching a new executive master’s program focusing on organizational leadership. This new program will equip professionals with the skills to effectively integrate sustainability throughout all facets of their organizations.

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Webinar: Making the Business Case for Sustainability

PRESS RELEASE - KNOXVILLE, Tenn., August 13, 2013 – Shelton Group, the nation’s leading marketing communications firm entirely focused in the sustainability and energy efficiency sectors, announced today that its next webinar will focus on sustainability as both an offensive and defensive business strategy. “Our Eco Pulse™ 2013 survey found that 48 percent of Americans say a company’s environmental reputation is important to their purchase decisions,” said Suzanne Shelton, CEO and founder of Shelton Group. “To that end, telling your company’s corporate sustainability story has both risks and benefits, and without understanding those fully, you might not be able to make the right decisions about allocating your resources.”

Sustainable Brands Releases White Paper on Redefining and Measuring New Forms of Business Value

PRESS RELEASE - SAN FRANCISCO– Sustainable Brands® recently released a white paper framing the forthcoming opportunities in the field of emerging sustainability metrics called Redefining Value: The New Metrics of Sustainable Business. The 28-page report introduces the rationale behind the need for metrics that better reflect new forms of business impact and value for the 21st century. It brings together a series of exclusive conversations on the topic that began in 2011 with the Sustainable Brands community held both online at www.SustainableBrands.com as well as via a focused annual conference on the topic hosted at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia.

Del Monte Foods Plants the SEED for Sustainability Excellence

PRESS RELEASE - Del Monte Foods recently announced the winners of its inaugural Sustainability Excellence and Education (SEED) Awards, a program that recognizes its manufacturing and distribution facilities for displaying excellence in environmental sustainability and employee education. Del Monte is proud to recognize its distribution center in Lathrop, California, pet food plant in Buffalo, New York and vegetable manufacturing plant in Sleepy Eye, Minnesota as the program’s first winners.

Wilsonart’s Fletcher Distribution Center Moves Closer Toward Zero Waste to Landfill Goal

PRESS RELEASE - TEMPLE, TX (July 30, 2013) – Zero landfill contribution is a daunting sustainability goal, but with its Fletcher Distribution Center also leading the way, Wilsonart is making strides in its waste reduction movement. In just three months, the distribution center went from producing 2,000 pounds of landfill waste per week to less than 150 pounds through greater efforts to recycle, compost and repurpose materials. Wilsonart’s Fletcher Distribution Center is on track to produce less than 500 pounds of landfill waste per month, a reduction of more than 90 percent.

European Sustainable Brands Community Leaders to Gather for World-Renowned Brand Innovation Conference

PRESS RELEASE - SAN FRANCISCO, July 31, 2013 – Sustainable Brands® announced today that the Sustainable Brands London conference is set to convene November 18-19, 2013 at the Lancaster London.  The conference theme, From Revolution to Renaissance, will focus on positive shifts currently taking place in product and service innovation and marketing, as well as provide examples of purpose-driven brand innovation that is reinvigorating global and local economies.  

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CSRWire Talkback: When the Search for Sustainability Becomes a Radical Overhaul

PRESS RELEASE - CSRwire's Aman Singh catches up with Cristina Amorim, Chief Sustainability Officer at Life Technologies, to discuss the life sciences company's evolutionary sustainability strategy. View the full interview here.

Life Technologies Announces 2012 Sustainability Progress

PRESS RELEASE - “Sustainability has become a powerful productivity tool—it’s evolved beyond Life Technologies’ operations to impact the way we drive continuous improvement company-wide.” - Mark O’Donnell Senior Vice President, Global Operations Global biotechnology company Life Technologies has released its 2012 sustainability achievements via the company’s second web-based report, its fifth sustainability report overall. Full reporting is available at lifetechnologies.com/sustainability.

The Case for Supply Chain Sustainability Investments

PRESS RELEASE - NativeEnergy Blog A letter from Jeff Bernicke, President at NativeEnergy

UPS Reports Reduction of Total Greenhouse Gas Emissions

PRESS RELEASE - ATLANTA, July 25, 2013 – UPS (NYSE:UPS) today released its annual Sustainability Report announcing that while the total number of packages shipped in 2012 increased, the company reduced its total Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions.  Environmental achievements included ground and air fuel savings, increased investments in alternative fuel vehicles, and retooled routes that shaved 12.1 million miles from ground deliveries.“UPS also set a new alternative fuel goal,” said David Abney, UPS Chief Operating Officer.  “By 2017, the company will reach one billion miles driven by alternative fuel/advanced technology vehicles – more than double the previous 400 million mile goal.”

Dell Highlights Environmental, Giving and Community Achievements in FY13 Corporate Responsibility Summary Report

PRESS RELEASE - • Reaches ambitious recycling goal one year ahead of schedule • Donates funds, solutions, and expertise to further children’s cancer care and disaster relief efforts • Expands Connected Workplace program now being offered in 37 locations across 26 countries Tweet This: @Dell launches FY13 Corporate Responsibility Summary Report #DellCSR http://dell.to/11CcL5N.

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Are Your Products “Eco-Unique?” The Search for Sustainable and Recycled Content Products

PRESS RELEASE - From cars to floors, or even handbags, the rubber in tires can have a second life in a variety of ways. It’s true. The tires you have on your vehicle right now could possibly be used in the future for things like mulch, backpacks, belts, wallets and all kinds of other consumer goods. Products made from sustainable and recycled content are becoming increasingly more important to eco-conscious consumers and businesses alike. Did you ever think the denim you are wearing this instant could possibly be reused as insulation in the walls of your home or office? It’s true. Want another example? Okay, sure. Think about the farm down the street.

I Can’t Give The Best Unless I Got Room To Move

PRESS RELEASE - Recently someone in our office purchased a home cordless phone system which came in the box shown here. It appears simple enough as it has pictures showing the product, the features and all the information a consumer would want to know prior to purchasing. It contains 5 handsets and a base station – the normal complete setup you would expect in today’s marketplace. Now if you look at the second image you will see something interesting. We placed the inner package that contained everything you would get in this purchase in front of the overall package. There is a noticeable difference in size.

Brands and Retailers Holding Back on Green Message

PRESS RELEASE - Wilton, CT (June 5, 2013] New research indicates manufacturers and retailers may be a lot greener than they’re letting on. Worried that sustainability messages will come across as a mere marketing ploy, companies aren’t sharing all the good news about their eco business practices. The Ryan Partnership Sustainability Study, fielded in collaboration with Sustainable Brands and Market LOHAS (Lifestyle of Health and Sustainability Research), focused on how leading organizations are communicating sustainability. The research, highlighted in a white paper available at www.onegreenscore.com, included 27 in-depth interviews with manufacturing and retail executives.

Recyclebank Reduces Carbon Footprint 27 Percent from 2011 to 2012, Funds NativeEnergy Clean Water Initiative

PRESS RELEASE - NEW YORK CITY—June 27, 2013—Today Recyclebank®, the company that rewards people for taking everyday green actions with discounts and deals , announced a 27 percent reduction in its corporate carbon emissions, down from 830 metric tonnes in 2011 to 602 metric tonnes in 2012. Since 2009, Recyclebank has partnered with NativeEnergy to calculate the company’s greenhouse gas emissions, paving the way for Recyclebank to reduce its operational footprint. Each year, Recyclebank offsets its remaining emissions partnering with NativeEnergy, providing critical funding for greenhouse gas reduction projects.

Goodbye Tree Huggers, Hello Brand Huggers

PRESS RELEASE - KNOXVILLE, Tenn., June 26, 2013 – Shelton Group, the nation’s leading marketing communications firm entirely focused in the sustainability and energy efficiency sectors, announced today the release of its sixth annual Eco Pulse™ study. The findings about America’s “greenest” consumer segment might surprise you.

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