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Corporate Social Responsibility at Target: Behind the Red Bullseye

PRESS RELEASE - "At Target, our team is our competitive advantage, and preparing future team members with a quality education today makes good business sense"

Becker Underwood Releases Inaugural Sustainability Report

PRESS RELEASE - Ames, Iowa – Aug., 28, 2012 – Becker Underwood has released the company’s first ever sustainability report, Be Legendary. Be Positive., highlighting the company’s economic, environmental, social and governance performance, compiled in accordance with the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI). Becker Underwood’s approach to sustainability revolves around the company’s NET positive™ strategy, which is built on the philosophy that all businesses have positive and negative impacts on the environment and society through their policies, processes and products.

Sustainable Brands Announces Expansion of Signature Conference to UK/Europe

PRESS RELEASE - SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., June 7, 2012 – Sustainable Brands today announced the expansion of its signature Sustainable Brands Conference to London, U

New Metrics of Sustainable Business Conference Offers Leading Edge Corporate Practices, Expected to Sell Out

PRESS RELEASE - SAN FRANCISCO, August 23, 2012 – Sustainable Brands expects full capacity attendance at the 2-day conference focused on the New Metrics of Sustainable Business, scheduled for September 27-28 in Philadelphia, PA, at The Wharton School.  Sustainability executives, business strategists and financial leaders from across the globe will convene to disc

UPS - “Getting” Carbon Offsetting: Infographic

PRESS RELEASE - by Russ Ensley, UPS

BASF, Cargill and Novozymes Target Commercial Bio-Based Acrylic Acid Process

PRESS RELEASE - LUDWIGSHAFEN, GERMANY- MINNEAPOLIS, MINNESOTA - COPENHAGEN, DENMARK, August 17, 2012 - BASF, Cargill and Novozymes have signed an agreement to develop technologies to produce acrylic acid from renewable raw materials.

New Leading Indicators of Performance To Be Featured at New Metrics of Sustainable Business Conference

PRESS RELEASE - SAN FRANCISCO, August 15, 2012 – Sustainable Brands is set once again to convene business strategists and financial leaders at the Wharton School of Business, to examine leading-edge examples of new business metrics that measure environmental, social and financial impact.

UL Environment Acquires GoodGuide, One of the Largest Sources of Information on Product-Related Health, Social, and Environmental Impacts

PRESS RELEASE - GoodGuide’s interactive database technology empowers the marketplace with product knowledge via cutting-edge mobile software and transparency tools

Five Questions Businesses Must Answer to Advance Toward Sustainability According to Interface, Inc.

PRESS RELEASE - Aug. 2, 2012 – ATLANTA–Interface, Inc. (NASDAQ: IFSIA), the worldwide leader in design, production and sales of environmentally responsible modular carpet, has linked sustainability progress to inquiry since 1994, when a customer asked a question about the company’s position on the environment and Interface was not satisfied with its own answer.

Earth911 Recycling Locator Speeds Results for Consumers

PRESS RELEASE - Barcode scanning highlights the latest feature upgrades Scottsdale, Ariz., August 2, 2012--Finding recycling, reuse and proper disposal options for any number of consumer products just got faster and easier, thanks to recent developments at Earth911, creator of the nation’s largest recycling and proper disposal directory.

An End is a Cool, New Start: and The Coca-Cola Company Recharge Recycling with Launch of Lifestyle Brand EKOCYCLE™

PRESS RELEASE - The EKOCYCLE Brand Takes Sustainable Living and Recycling to the Next Level; Anchor Partners Include Beats by Dr. Dre® and New Era®

Offsetting The Carbon Footprint of Sustainable Brands 2012

PRESS RELEASE - On June 4, 2012, leaders in corporate responsibility convened in San Diego for the sixth annual Sustainable Brands conference. Companies like Steelcase, Ford, Interface, and Green Mountain Coffee Roasters discussed strategies and practices that achieve success on the triple bottom line: financial, social, and environmental.

UPS Sustainability Report Hits "A Plus" Mark for Transparency

PRESS RELEASE - UPS (NYSE: UPS) today published its latest annual Sustainability Report, becoming one of only 10 U.S. corporations registered to date this year with the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) to have achieved A+ status for superior transparency.

BASF invited to White House to discuss ‘Greening the Games’

PRESS RELEASE - BASF invited to White House to discuss ‘Greening the Games’ WYANDOTTE, MI July 19, 2012 -- BASF Corporation has been invited to participate in the White House’s discussion on ”Greening the Games” on July 19 at the Eisenhower Executive Office Building in Washington, DC. This discussion will celebrate the sports industry’s success in adopting innovative sustainable practices.

Unilever partners with PSI And Facebook to launch Waterworks™

PRESS RELEASE - Unilever, through the Unilever Foundation, in partnership with PSI (Population Services International) announces the launch of Waterworks™, a not-for-profit programme that will provide safe clean drinking water to communities in need around the world.

UPS Lightens Up – 150 New “Plastic Trucks” to Save 40% Fuel (Infographic)

PRESS RELEASE - The trendy sports car Tesla has it. The Boeing DreamLiner has it. And now the UPS package car has it too. Composite materials are now being introduced to replace certain metal components in the ubiquitous brown trucks as a way to lighten the load by 900 pounds and improve fuel efficiency by 40%.

SB ‘12 Closes with Collaboration Project Commitments from Sustainability, Brand & Design Leaders

PRESS RELEASE - SAN FRANCISCO, June 19, 2012 – On June 7, the sixth annual Sustainable Brands conference concluded after four days of insightful plenary sessions, workshops and discussions.  More than 1,300 sustainability, brand and design leaders gathered in Paradise Point Resort & Spa in San Diego, CA to hear from 180 of the world’s leading thinkers and practitioners of sustainability and

Becker Underwood partners with Trucost to quantify the environmental impacts of its supply chain

PRESS RELEASE - AMES, Iowa – March 2012 – Becker Underwood, Inc., technology-intensive developer of biologicals and specialty products for the ag sector, together with Trucost, today released the first stage results of a comprehensive supply chain sustainability assessment study. Ultimately the company plans to publish a complete Environmental Profit and Loss Account covering its global operations and supply chain.

TOSHIBA Announces National No-Print Day Initiative at SB'12

PRESS RELEASE - National No-Print Day Recognizes Contributions of Trees in the Modern Workplace by Giving Them a Well-Deserved Day OffGood-natured ‘Tree’ Spokescharacter Debuts at Sustainable Brands ’12 to Educate the Public on the Environmental Impact of Printing

Green Chemistry Drives Innovation

PRESS RELEASE - With thousands of new drugs and medicines entering the market every year and chemistry touching nearly every part of our lives, there is an urgent need to develop chemical compounds in a responsible and sustainable manner.