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Novozymes Integrated Annual Report - 2013

PRESS RELEASE - The year aheadOver the past few years, we have seen increased interest in the biotechnology industry from large chemical companies, a reflection of its immense promise. We do not see this interest waning in 2014. Although it may increase competition, it also helps draw more resources and attention to the biotechnology sector, helping the sector gain momentum.

Unilever and Internet.org partner to understand better how internet access can be increased to help communities across India

PRESS RELEASE - Press OfficeUnilever  PLC, 100VictoriaEmbankment,London,EC4Y 0DYEmail: [email protected]    Web: www.unilever.com24 February 2014UNILEVER AND INTERNET.ORG PARTNER TO UNDERSTAND BETTER HOW INTERNET ACCESS CAN BE INCREASED TO HELP COMMUNITIES ACROSS INDIA Today, Unilever announced a partnership with Internet.org, a Facebook-led alliance of partners, to understand better how internet access can be increased to reach millions more people across rural India. 

Sustainable Brands® Opens Entry for Startup Business Competition at SB’14 San Diego

PRESS RELEASE - SAN FRANCISCO, February 20, 2014 – Sustainable Brands® recently opened entry for the internationally known startup business competition Sustainable Brands Innovation Open (SBIO), which will take place at the SB’14 San Diego conference, June 2-5 2014. This competition, presented and sponsored by Target, brings together a diverse group of new startups with innovative and disruptive plans to embed sustainability into their businesses, and whose leaders are looking to gain exposure and build their networks.

Sustainable Brands Community Continues to Lead with Brand Innovation Conference

PRESS RELEASE - SAN FRANCISCO, February 5, 2014 – Sustainable Brands® is gearing up for Sustainable Brands ‘14 San Diego, the community’s largest international gathering, which will take place June 2-5, 2014, at Paradise Point Resort & Spa in San Diego, CA. The event will convene top brand, sustainability, and design executives along with thought leaders from global corporations, NGOs, and academia.

BASF again named to Global 100 list of most sustainable corporations by Corporate Knights

PRESS RELEASE - MISSISSAUGA, ON, January 22, 2014 -- For the second year in a row, BASF has been named to the Global 100 index of the world’s most sustainable corporations by Corporate Knights, the Toronto-based media and investment advisory company. The Global 100 consists of the 100 top-performing stocks worldwide on a range of sector-specific sustainability metrics. Companies named to the Global 100 are considered the top overall sustainability performers in their industry. BASF placed 12th overall. “For BASF, inclusion in this index is recognition of how we create chemistry for a sustainable future by combining long-term oriented economic success with social and environmental sustainability,” said Charlene Wall-Warren, Director of Sustainability for BASF in North America.

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Starting at the Source: REI Partners with bluesign technologies ag to Minimize Environmental Impact and Increase Customer Care; REI Private Brands commits to only using 100 Percent bluesign®-certified fabrics by 2018

PRESS RELEASE - SEATTLE and ST. GALLEN, SWITZERLAND – REI’s Private Brands division, which is the largest source of apparel and equipment sold by the U.S outdoor retailer, has committed to using only 100 percent bluesign-certified fabrics by the time the company launches its 2018 product lines. This target reflects REI’s efforts to continuously address the environmental impact of its apparel and business while meeting customer expectations for quality outdoor products.

REI Named to FORTUNE’s “100 Best Companies to Work For” List; Leading outdoor retailer recognized as a top employer for 17th consecutive year

PRESS RELEASE - SEATTLE – Known for helping people enjoy nature, REI has again been named to FORTUNE’s “100 Best Companies to Work For” list. The recognition marks the 17th consecutive year the leading outdoor retailer has been honored. Ranked number 69, REI is one of only five companies named each year since the list was created in 1998, and one of four companies headquartered in Washington state. A Great Place to Work When asked why they enjoy REI, employees said: “I love coming to work because our mission is noble, my teammates are friends and family, and our eyes are set on carrying our success far into the future to affect generations beyond us. I love that the collateral effects of REI’s success are positive to people and the environment.”

From CEOs to purchasing managers, business decision makers are people, too

PRESS RELEASE - January 21, 2014 – A recent study found personal belief drives business decision makers as much, if not more than stated corporate sustainability goals and objectives. And, while some are driven by their own personal commitment, owners and CEOs, overall, are not sold on sustainability as a competitive advantage.

UK Bosses Miss Out on £300 Million Energy and Waste Reduction Opportunity

PRESS RELEASE - Less than a quarter of UK employees have been asked to help save energy at work, and fewer than half are concerned about the cost of energy for their employer, according to new research by the Carbon Trust.The research highlights how UK workplaces are missing out on more than £300 million a year in savings that could be achieved through encouraging employees to adopt behaviours that reduce energy use and waste.

City of Phoenix partners with ASU for new regional resource innovation center

PRESS RELEASE - PHOENIX – The city of Phoenix took another substantial leap forward as a global sustainability leader Tuesday afternoon as its city council gave policy approval of a four-year agreement to work with Arizona State University to establish a ground-breaking public/private sustainability incubator focused on converting waste and other resources into economic value.

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GirlTrek Receives $50,000 Mary Anderson Legacy Grant from The REI Foundation

PRESS RELEASE - The REI Foundation awarded its annual $50,000 Mary Anderson Legacy Grant to GirlTrek, a national nonprofit and health organization inspiring and supporting African-American women and girls to live their healthiest, most fulfilled lives – through walking. The Mary Anderson Legacy Grant was introduced in 2009 in celebration of the 100th birthday of REI’s co-founder. Mary Anderson, now 104, helped establish REI as a co-op in 1938 in Seattle with her husband, Lloyd, and 21 fellow mountaineering colleagues. The annual grant supports organizations that reflect her passion as an educator and as a trailblazer in participating in outdoor activities and sharing those experiences with others.

Arizona State University convenes sustainability leaders for inaugural Sustainability Solutions Festival

PRESS RELEASE - TEMPE, Ariz -- Arizona State University, the nation’s leader in sustainability education, is partnering with global leaders in sustainable business, consumer innovation, renewable energy, science and the arts for a weeklong celebration of sustainability solutions. The variety of activities, events and audiences reflects the encompassing nature of opportunities in the sustainability arena.

ASU report: City of Phoenix reduces greenhouse gas emissions by 7.2 percent

PRESS RELEASE - The City of Phoenix is proving that it’s serious about going green, according to a recent greenhouse gas emissions report compiled by Arizona State University. In 2008 the city council adopted a goal to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from city operations to five percent below the 2005 levels by 2015. The city met and exceeded that objective within four years.

National Geographic, REVERB and Musicians help deliver clean water to 10,000

PRESS RELEASE - Early buyers keep innovative Help Build® carbon offset projects on track to reach goal of 20,000 lives changed by the end of 2014 BURLINGTON, VT – November 25, 2013 – Through NativeEnergy’s Clean Water Campaign, National Geographic Expeditions, REVERB, and artists that work with REVERB have provided essential upfront funding for the installation of Hydraid® biosand filters in households lacking access to clean water. The Clean Water Campaign, using NativeEnergy’s Help Build™ project model, installs water filters in Kenya, Ghana, and Honduras with communities in Ethiopia and India under review for subsequent projects.

Sustainable Brands® to Convene Global Brand Innovation Leaders at London Conference

PRESS RELEASE - Contact:Marie [email protected] Sustainable Brands® to Convene Global Brand Innovation Leaders at London ConferenceLivestream registration now open

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Shelton Group Survey: Homeowners Are Missing the Link Between Energy Efficiency & Home Value

PRESS RELEASE - KNOXVILLE, Tenn. – A recent study reveals that when it comes to making energy- efficient upgrades to their homes, Americans just don’t think it’s worth it. The study, conducted by Shelton Group, shows that 26 percent of Americans say they prioritize energy-efficient home improvements over aesthetic ones, yet projects planned for the near future indicate higher propensity for remodeling kitchens and baths than for energy efficiency improvements like adding insulation or replacing HVAC units.

Sprint Offers Minimum Buyback Credit to Encourage Phone Trade-In on America Recycles Day

PRESS RELEASE - OVERLAND PARK, Kan. – Nov. 14, 2013 – Despite being the No. 3 wireless carrier in the United States, Sprint [NYSE:S] leads the industry in phone recycling. Last year, Sprint reclaimed 4.4 million phones through voluntary collection programs compared to AT&T’s 3.1 million and Verizon’s 3 million.

Interface Inc. Selects Waterbank Schools for Additional Award in 2013 Buckminster Fuller Challenge

PRESS RELEASE - October 30th, 2013, New York City - The Buckminster Fuller Institute (BFI) is pleased to announce that Buckminster Fuller Challenge sponsor, Interface, Inc., has chosen to recognize Waterbank Schools, headed by New York-based designers and social entrepreneurs David Turnbull and Jane Harrison, with a special award of support in this year's Challenge cycle.

REI Data Center Retrofit Reduces Cooling Energy Use by 93 Percent

PRESS RELEASE - SEATTLE – Energy use is the largest contributor to REI's climate impact. In recent years, the leading outdoor retailer has taken actions to reduce its greenhouse gas impact. A retrofit of its data center is its latest effort, resulting in a 93 percent reduction in the cooling energy used to operate the facility. REI’s data center houses servers and backup systems for computers, software systems, REI.com and point of sale for its 132 stores in 33 states. The retrofit uses “free cooling” via a rooftop evaporative cooling tower to keep servers at optimal temperatures. The system reduces the need for mechanical cooling nearly year-round, or about 8,672 hours annually.

REI Adventures Presents Namibia’s Conservation Guards with Sustainable Tourism Award

PRESS RELEASE - SEATTLE – The global leader in guided active adventure travel, REI Adventures presented the Namibian Conservation Guards with its 2013 Sustainable Tourism Award. Through the award, 500 guards will receive a backpack full of gear, apparel and supplies to support their efforts in protecting the country’s natural resources and wildlife.

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