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Ford Leads the Way In Reducing Water Use

Reducing water use has become popular among companies. Most sustainability reports include at least a small section about water reduction. One company made reducing its water use important when it was not on the radar of other companies.

Caterpillar Reduces Energy, Water and Waste

(3BL/JustMeans) - Caterpillar manufactures heavy equipment, so some of its operations are extremely energy-intensive. Yet, its employees have found ways to reduce energy use through innovative energy systems. The company now gets 21.1 percent of its electricity use from renewable and alternative energy.

Building Environmental Restaurants the Yum Brands Way

(3BL/JustMeans) The company that owns the fast food chains Taco Bell, KFC and Pizza Hut takes green building seriously. Yum Brands is a member of the United States Green Building Council (USGBC) and has built over 30 LEED certified buildings in nine countries. The company’s LEED certification total was the second highest among restaurateurs in 2015.

Sappi Wants Its Environmental Impact To Be Positive

(3BL/JustMeans) Sappi Limited is a South African pulp and paper company with global operations, including Sappi North America. A company that operates globally can have a big environmental impact. And now, Sappi has decided to make its large impact a more positive one.

New Jersey's Clean Water Could be Threatened by Natural Gas Pipeline Project

(3BL/JustMeans) Most people don’t think about the water that comes from their taps unless theirs is not clean. There is a region in New Jersey that provides drinking water for 5.4 million people, or half of the state’s residents. Called the Highlands Region, it consists of over 800,000 acres of pristine wilderness, and provides about 379 million gallons of water daily.

How Hortau Helps Farmers Produce More Crops With Less Water

At a time when water conservation is high profile because of California’s nearly five-year drought, a company that provides more efficient irrigation systems for farmers is important. Hortau provides such systems and has been doing so for over a decade.

United Technologies Proves Sustainability Works

(3BL Media/JustMeans) Water and food are two essential things that humans need to survive. The world’s population is currently seven bilion and is projected to be nine billion. Having enough food and water for that many people is a daunting task and will require business solutions. One business is up to the task.

Yum! Brands Means Business About Saving Water

Despite more rain thanks to the El Nino weather phenomenon, nearly all of California remains under drought conditions, after four years of scarce rainfall. And a big swath of the state is still experiencing exceptional drought, the worst category. While reservoirs in the northern part of the state are filling up, the Central Valley and Southern California haven’t had as much rain, so reservoir levels are still low. 

How Companies Manage Water Risk

Water is necessary for life and it is necessary for business. The World Economic Forum Global Risks 2015 list ranked water crises, including drought, as the number one risk facing humanity. 

Big Food And Beverage Brands to Openly Disclose Global Water Risks

(3BL Media/Justmeans) – It is clear that water currently poses a large global risk to business, particularly to the food and beverage industry that strongly relies on this natural resource.

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