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U.S. Green Building Council’s LEED Green Building Program Now Recognizes the Living Product Challenge

Inclusion of Living Products in LEED credits stands to grow adoption of healthy materials
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SEATTLE, April 19, 2019 /3BL Media/ The Living Product Challenge (LPC) is now an approved certification path in the U.S. Green Building Council® (USGBC) LEED® v4/4.1 BD+C program. Living Product Challenge certified products join Declare as a compliant pathway in the LEED version 4 and 4.1 Building Product Disclosure and Optimization - Material Ingredients credit.

Accenture Publishes 2018 Corporate Citizenship Report

Company strengthens commitment to reduce environmental impact and progresses toward its Skills to Succeed and gender-balanced workforce goals
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NEW YORK, April 19, 2019 /3BL Media/ – Accenture (NYSE: ACN) has published its 2018 Corporate Citizenship Report, which details how the company innovates to improve the way the world works and lives.
 
“As the pace of innovation disrupts what it means to be a responsible business, organizations must take a leadership role in positively contributing to society at a scale that makes a difference,” said Laurence Morvan, Accenture’s corpora

Recycle IT Day: How Cisco Tackles E-Waste

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Global e-scrap dumping—it’s a serious environmental and public health issue. To help address this critical concern, Cisco hosts Recycle IT Day every year, and has done so since 2002. Around the world, Cisco locations act as collection points for employees to drop off e-scrap like end-of-life electronics from their home or work to be recycled by Cisco, free of charge.

Whirlpool Announces Emissions Reduction of 7% and Water Consumption Reduction of 10% From 2017-2018

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Whirlpool Corporation recently released its 2018 Corporate Sustainability Report, highlighting the company’s progress in the 2018 operational year. Among the milestones mentioned, the company announced it has reduced greenhouse gas emissions by 7% from 2017 to 2018 in Whirlpool plants. The company also announced a reduction in water consumption of nearly 10% from 2017 to 2018 in the company’s manufacturing facilities.

Sustainability at Work: SCS Global Services Releases 2018 Annual Report

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EMERYVILLE, Calif., April 18, 2019 /3BL Media/ – Following a banner year, international third-party certifier and standards developer SCS Global Services (SCS) is pleased to release its 2018 Annual Report in time for Earth Day. According to SCS Founder and CEO, Stanley P. Rhodes, the company’s growth and success is a direct reflection of the degree to which business, government, and NGO measures to promote sustainability have taken hold around the world in every economic sector.

Women in Leadership: Frances Edmonds on the End of the ‘Take, Make and Dispose’ Economy

How one 'eco babe' helped HP close the waste loop years before other companies were thinking about it by Sheima Benembarek
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You can’t really miss Frances Edmonds in Canadian corporate sustainability settings. The head of sustainable impact at HP Canada is rather tall and dons a stern confident look, a signature angular platinum bob, and a lilting British accent. She also happens to be one of the industry’s pioneering environment champions.

“Hard to believe that it’s been 20 years. If you had told me that when I’d joined HP I wouldn’t have believed it,” Edmonds muses.

AmpleHarvest.org Announces New Board President

AmpleHarvest.org announces the appointment of John Powers, Deloitte Chief Corporate Development Officer, as President of AmpleHarvest.org Board of Directors.
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NEWFOUNDLAND, N.J., April 17, 2019 /3BL Media/ — Today, AmpleHarvest.org, the nation’s only virtual solution to food waste and hunger, has announced the appointment of John Powers, Chief Corporate Development Officer at Deloitte, as their new Board President.

General Mills Global Responsibility Report Highlights Employee Engagement, Progress Against Planet Commitments, and Food Security

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April 18, 2019 – General Mills released its 2019 Global Responsibility Report, outlining the company’s approach to creating environmental, social and economic value in the countries where it operates. The progress made by General Mills in 2018 demonstrates the company’s long-term commitment to protect and restore the resources upon which its business and communities depend, with an increased focus on advancing regenerative practices across its supply chain.

IVECO Valladolid Plant Achieves Gold Level Designation in World Class Manufacturing

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LONDON, April 17, 2019 /3BL Media/ - The IVECO commercial vehicles manufacturing facility in Valladolid, Spain has achieved Gold status in the World Class Manufacturing (WCM) program becoming the second CNH Industrial N.V. (NYSE: CNHI/MI: CNHI) site, after the Madrid plant, to do so.

Ecocentricity Blog: Math Without the Numbers

By: John A. Lanier
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Ray Anderson's sustainability vision for Interface was for it to rewrite the IPAT equation. He believed that the harmful technologies of the first industrial revolution, extractive and polluting by nature, could be replaced by the technologies of a new, sustainability-focused industrial revolution.

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Ray Anderson's sustainability vision for Interface was for it to rewrite the IPAT equation. He believed that the harmful technologies of the first industrial revolution, extractive and polluting by nature, could be replaced by the technologies of a new, sustainability-focused industrial revolution.

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