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Sustainability at The Hershey Company

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At The Hershey Company, Sustainability is an idea as simple as it is big: our business, our planet, our communities, our children — they’ve always mattered.  It’s a promise delivered by all of us at Hershey—to see every day as a chance to be successful in a way that makes a difference.

Bringing goodness to the world is in our character.  We have a long legacy of sharing our goodness. As one of America’s first companies built with purpose, Hershey has always focused on doing well by doing good.

How Mohawk is Doing More With Floors

By Eric Canan
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Discovering new Living Products with Mohawk, who continues to pioneer in the world of sustainable flooring.

Bridgestone Aims to Recycle Two Million Used Tires to Make New Ones

Re-using carbon black from old tires will help alleviate supply constraints for virgin carbon black.
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by: Dan Carney

Carbon black, the sooty by-product of incompletely oxidized petroleum that is used to reinforce the rubber in tires, is such a sought-after commodity that Bridgestone Americas, Inc. expects demand to outstrip supply.

Cocoa For Good

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Why it matters

Every day millions of farmers in West Africa support their families and communities by growing the cocoa that goes into delicious Hershey products. They are the people behind some of our most iconic treats, so we want to help them overcome the biggest issues they face. And the pressure isn’t just on people—farming is placing strain on local environments where cocoa is grown.

Living Standard Research Shows Storytelling Advances the Sustainability Conversation

A Job Called “Common Sense”
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Written by Calvin Hennick

When George Bandy Jr., chief sustainability officer for Mohawk Flooring North America and winner of the 2018 GreenBuild Leadership Award, began working in the field, he tried to explain his new job to his grandmother. “She said, ‘We paid for all the schooling for this boy, and he got a job doing something called ‘common sense,’” Bandy recalls.

Tetra Pak Becomes the First Company in the Food and Beverage Industry to Offer Packaging Made With Fully Traceable Plant-based Polymers

Tetra Pak, together with its supplier Braskem, has become the first company in the food and beverage industry to responsibly source plant-based polymers using the Bonsucro standards for sustainable sugar cane
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LAUSANNE, Switzerland, November 19, 2019 /3BL Media/ - Tetra Pak, together with its supplier Braskem, has become the first company in the food and beverage industry to responsibly source plant-based polymers using the Bonsucro standards for sustainable sugar cane. This move is yet another reinforcement of the company’s commitment to drive ethical and responsible business practices across global supply chains, while lowering the carbon footprint of its packaging.

Pediatric Therapy Network ‘Goes Green’ With ENERGY STAR Appliances From LG

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TORRANCE, Calif., Oct. 31, 2019 /3BL Media/ – The Pediatric Therapy Network (PTN) in Southern California is going green with a new suite of energy efficient appliances from ENERGY STAR® Partner of the Year LG Electronics.

Book Excerpt: Innovation on Tap

Stories of Entrepreneurship from the Cotton Gin to Broadway’s Hamilton
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What do Eli Whitney, Willis Carrier, Elizabeth Arden, Emily Rochon, and Brenna Berman have in common?

Printing Can be More Sustainable Than You Think

HP's bold vision to protect the world’s forests through responsible consumption and forest management.
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Everyone has seen the messages on the wall near the office printer or at the end of an email: "Think before you print," "Please consider the environment before printing," or "Save paper, save a tree." These messages spring from the conventional wisdom that using paper requires trees, so avoiding printing must be the more environmentally friendly choice.

But what if printing could actually help protect and grow forests?

Partnering Across Sectors to Shape the Future of Cotton

Celebrating World Cotton Day
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In honor of the first World Cotton Day organized by the World Trade Organization, Marc Doyon, Vice President Commodities at Gildan talks about the important industry partnerships that have helped shape the reputation of US cotton as an increasingly sustainable fiber.

Q.  What are the advantages of cotton for making garments?

For the consumer, cotton is a natural fiber that offers a soft, comfortable feel which is breathable. On hot days, it pulls moisture away from the skin and allows the body to better regulate its temperature.

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