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EcoVadis Supports Due Diligence Efforts Conducted by the Foundation for the Global Compact and Seven United Nations Agencies

PRESS RELEASE - PARIS, Oct. 30, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- EcoVadis, the leader in business sustainability ratings for global supply chains, has announced today a three-year partnership with the Foundation for the Global Compact. The Foundation will leverage EcoVadis' platform to evaluate the risk and performance of business participants of the UN Global Compact.

Some Stories Are Worth Telling: The Legacy of the Michigan Source Reduction Initiative

PRESS RELEASE - Sometimes a great notion matters. Sometimes a great notion matters a huge amount. In this case, the great notion was the Michigan Source Reduction Initiative (MSRI). Few people remember MSRI, but its legacy lives on. MSRI was the catalyst that launched The Dow Chemical Company into a collaborative approach in helping the world achieve sustainable development. It also ushered in a wave of new and unique company-NGO collaborations that helped accelerate progress and set new standards for these relationships. It is hard to imagine the great collaborations of more recent years (e.g., US Climate Action Partnership formed in 2006) happening without that catalyst of MSRI.  

Experts Gather to Discuss ROI of Sustainable Business at New Metrics '18

PRESS RELEASE - SAN FRANCISCO, October 29, 2018 — The Sustainable Brands® community gathers today in Philadelphia, PA to kick off the 8th annual New Metrics conference.

Quantis Endorses EMF New Plastics Economy Global Commitment

PRESS RELEASE - Plastic waste and pollution have captured the attention of the public, governments, and businesses around the world. The search for solutions has started, and there is growing recognition that quick-fixes that address the symptoms is not enough. To effectively switch off the tap on the plastic problem, a systemic shift to tackle the root causes is needed. To further accelerate the sense of urgency and momentum gaining around marine plastic litter, the Ellen MacArthur Foundation has launched the New Plastics Economy Global Commitment.

Johnson & Johnson Consumer Aligns To Big Goals In Environmental Sustainability, Signs New Plastics Economy Global Commitment

PRESS RELEASE - Johnson & Johnson Consumer, Inc. today announced the company is joining an ambitious effort to move the world closer to a circular economy in which plastic never becomes waste. Together with the Ellen MacArthur Foundation, the UN Environment Programme, and many industry-leading companies, governments, and NGOs this commitment will strive to meet goals to tackle one of the most urgent environmental issues of our time: plastic waste and the necessity of consumer packaging reform.

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Danone accelerates the transition towards a circular economy of packaging

PRESS RELEASE - Danone announces a series of new commitments and actions to ensure its packaging will become 100% circular, and to accelerate the global transition towards a circular economy of packaging. This includes (1) initiatives to improve product design and develop alternative delivery and reuse models, (2) investments to develop effective, efficient and inclusive systems for increased collection and recycling, to boost recycling and (3) actions to preserve natural resources by reintegrating recycled materials into our packaging and developing use of renewable materials.

Member Spotlight: Want to increase happiness among teens? Mike Pepperman from LGE is ready to collaborate.

MEMBER SPOTLIGHT - We recently spoke with Mike Pepperman, corporate social responsibility and community relations manager at LG Electronics, about why he’s so inspired by LGE’s work supporting sustainable happiness for youth. Keep reading to understand the impact of this work and how it also supports LGE’s business value. Does your work relate to the science of happiness? If so, get in touch with Mike to drive even greater impact.

Breakthrough Impact Measurement Tools Revealing at New Metrics ‘18

PRESS RELEASE - EcoAct, Novo Nordisk, B Lab and others sharing new research and performance metrics, Oct 29-31 in Philadelphia SAN FRANCISCO, October 24, 2018 – Members of the Sustainable Brands® community will gather next week for the 8th annual New Metrics conference, taking place October 29-31 at the Loews Philadelphia Hotel in Philadelphia, PA. More than 300 executives and global thought-leaders will reveal new methodologies, toolkits and case studies for demonstrating the ROI of Sustainable Business. Compelling new initiatives presented at New Metrics ‘18 will include:

Iron Mountain Drives Renewable Energy Goals for Global Electricity Use in 2018 through Partnerships with NextEra Energy Resources

PRESS RELEASE - Iron Mountain Incorporated™ (NYSE: IRM), the global leader in storage and information management services, today announced the signing of a 15-year power purchase agreement (PPA) with an affiliate of NextEra Energy Resources, LLC, for 145 megawatts (MW) of new wind energy from the Pretty Prairie Wind Farm, located in Reno County, KS. With this agreement, coupled with other recent green power purchases, Iron Mountain expects to exceed 75 percent global renewable electricity usage in 2018, and move the company closer to its goal of 100 percent renewable power by 2050. Iron Mountain worked with Schneider Electric Energy & Sustainability Services to identify and evaluate projects and arrange the deal.

Dow, Keep America Beautiful to Award Up to Another $100,000 in Hefty® EnergyBag® Grants in 2019

PRESS RELEASE - The Dow Chemical Company is again teaming up with na

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ExxonMobil and BASF Corporation demonstrate new solvent to decrease sulfur emissions

PRESS RELEASE - HOUSTON, TX –  ExxonMobil Catalysts and Licensing LLC and  BASF Corporation are conducting a full scale commercial demonstration of a new gas treating solvent at Imperial Oil’s Sarnia Refinery.

Nestlé Waters North America Signs Renewable Energy Agreement with ENGIE Resources

PRESS RELEASE - Nestlé Waters North America (NWNA), together with ENGIE Resources, today announced that they have signed a renewable energy agreement through which ENGIE will supply over 50 percent of the energy needed for NWNA’s manufacturing and distribution facilities in Texas. With this agreement, NWNA operations in Travis, McLennan, Dallas, and Harris counties will be supplied by renewable wind energy from the Midway Wind Farm in San Patricio County, Texas, supporting Nestlé’s global goal to transition to 100 percent renewable energy use in its operations.

Introducing the Recyclable Tube Tradeshow Booth Building System

PRESS RELEASE -   Introducing the Durable and Recyclable Tube Building System

New Partnership Aims to Make Payments More Sustainable

PRESS RELEASE - For many years, the idea of going green in payments has been limited to linking purchases and accounts with donations to environmental causes and carbon offsets. These programs have had an impact in terms of awareness and raising much-needed funds. Now, there’s an opportunity to put these efforts into action across a broader part of the payments industry. Today, Mastercard and card manufacturers Gemalto, Giesecke+Devrient and IDEMIA launched the Greener Payments Partnership to establish environmental best practices and reduce first-use PVC plastic in card manufacturing.

REI Co-op continues commitment to sustainability by hosting 11 used gear swaps across the country on Oct. 27

PRESS RELEASE - "Our commitment to used gear is part of our broader effort to offer affordable, sustainable gear to our customers," said Peter Whitcomb, REI director of new business development. "Swapping gear is a fun way for our members to connect, get the gear they need, and sell or trade what they no longer use – all while helping to keep products out of the landfill." The events are free and open to REI members and one guest. Individuals looking to sell gear do not need to be an REI member, but are asked to pay a $20 fee for table space. Event proceeds will be donated to a local outdoor nonprofit in each city. Learn more here.

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Stanley Black & Decker Contributes Up To $150,000 for Hurricane Relief and Rebuilding Efforts

PRESS RELEASE - NEW BRITAIN, Conn., Oct. 18, 2018 – In the wake of one of the largest and most destructive hurricanes to ever hit the continental United States, Stanley Black & Decker (NYSE: SWK) today announced a commitment of up to $150,000 for immediate disaster relief and rebuilding.

NRG Launches Renewable Select, Simplified Renewables without the PPA

PRESS RELEASE - NRG Energy, Inc. (NYSE: NRG) announces the availability of Renewable Select, simplifying the renewables procurement process and making it easier for businesses to choose renewable energy. The plan transforms the lengthy and complex traditional energy procurement process into a cost competitive, easy to execute transaction. Today’s customers demand renewable energy at grid parity to meet their fiscal requirements while achieving their sustainability goals. Renewable Select uniquely delivers to customers:

Kohler Co.’s Innovation For Good Program Recognized as Changemaker with 2018 Mahatma Award

PRESS RELEASE - Kohler Co. has been presented with a 2018 Mahatma Award for Social Good for its “Innovation for Good” (IfG) efforts. Laura Kohler, Senior Vice President-Human Resources, Stewardship & Sustainability for Kohler Co., accepted the award on behalf of IfG and Kohler Co. in New York City during the recently held UN General Assembly. The Mahatma Awards for Social Good spotlight changemakers and are awarded annually to individuals or organizations committed to addressing complex social issues like safe water, sanitation, disease, poverty and hunger.

Four new members join the Foundation’s Circular Economy 100 Network

PRESS RELEASE - Procter & Gamble, a multi-national consumer goods corporation which specialises in cleaning agents, personal care and hygiene products, and has operations in approximately 70 countries worldwide. The company has been working to incorporate circularity into their supply chain for many years, and indeed, P&G's focus on waste has allowed their global facilities to successfully divert over 5 million tonnes of would be waste from landfills since 2008. They have recently announced their Ambition 2030 for the decade ahead which includes commitments to reduce their supply chain footprint and striving to drive circular solutions.

Waste not, want not: P&G venture aims to squeeze new life out of Italy's dirty diapers

PRESS RELEASE - A joint venture between Procter & Gamble and Italian healthcare group Angelini is working to create a sustainable recycling loop that would allow dirty diapers to be turned into plastic bottle caps and viscose clothing. More than 20 million tonnes of disposable diapers are burned or dumped in landfills globally every year - a major environmental problem since their use became widespread in the 1960s and 1970s. Part of the problem is that collecting, cleaning and breaking diapers into their component parts - plastic, cellulose and super absorbent polymer - is tricky and expensive. The other issue is that no-one has been able to establish a market for the recycled output, dooming previous commercial efforts to failure.

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