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Understanding EDISON: The Strategic Energy and Water Efficiency Program of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany

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Operations on a global scale pose a particular challenge to any company aiming to address the diverse needs of its sites. As part of its sustainability strategy, Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany, has committed to reducing greenhouse gas emissions from its operations, aiming for a 50% reduction in Scope 1 and Scope 2 emissions by 2030 compared to 2020. To achieve this goal, the company focuses on four areas:

1. New construction sustainability

Ecocentricity Blog: In Thanksgiving for the People of Interface

By: John A. Lanier
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I am thankful for the outstanding work of the people of Interface. They have continued that which began in 1994 with a metaphorical spear in Ray Anderson’s chest. As their latest report shows, Interface continues to lead the way in showing how an environmentally responsible enterprise should operate.

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I am thankful for the outstanding work of the people of Interface. They have continued that which began in 1994 with a metaphorical spear in Ray Anderson’s chest. As their latest report shows, Interface continues to lead the way in showing how an environmentally responsible enterprise should operate.

Purpose 360 Podcast: The Love That Bombas Socks Made

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Has a statistic ever shocked you so much you can’t forget it?

In 2011, David Heath learned the most requested item in homeless shelters was socks. For such a small and ordinary item, David couldn’t stop thinking about the impact they had on people experiencing homelessness. He began carrying extra pairs of socks with him while walking around New York City and handing them out to people he met. While it was a small expense for him, it mattered immensely to these people, some of whom had resorted to wrapping their feet with plastic bags and banana peels. 

Code Consultation Offers Opportunity To Shape the Future of Sustainability Solutions

ISEAL is updating its Code of Good Practice to drive more effective solutions to sustainability challenges.
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November 21, 2022 /3BL Media/ - From fighting poverty to tackling climate change and nature loss, sustainability standards and similar systems are playing an increasingly important role in addressing the world’s most pressing sustainability challenges – so it’s essential that they deliver effective solutions. To support these efforts, ISEAL is running a consultation on its revised Code of Good Practice, offering the chance to help set the global benchmark for credible sustainability systems and shape the solutions they offer.

Del Monte Foods and Alliance for a Healthier Generation Nourish the Well-Being of Youth and Communities This Holiday Season

Through Signature Partnership, Del Monte Foods and Healthier Generation Launch Holiday Recipe Site to Promote Nutrition and Connections
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WALNUT CREEK, Calif., November 21, 2022/3BL Media/ - This holiday season, Del Monte Foods, Inc. and Alliance for a Healthier Generation (Healthier Generation) are advancing their joint initiative “Nourishing Families by Nourishing Schools” to support the well-being of youth and communities across the U.S by launching virtual resources and content that foster wellness and connections through mealtimes.

COP27: Sustainable Business Can Drive Economic Prosperity In Southern Africa

By Susan Galer
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The 27th UN Climate Change Conference of Parties (COP27) was held in Egypt this year, raising some interesting questions about the relevancy of sustainable business to African organizations and communities. Many people in this region view sustainability as an exported Western and European problem, created elsewhere but unfairly burdening Africa, which has contributed far less to climate change.

Coalition of Consumer Goods Companies Pushes for Corporate Investment in Production Landscapes in Latest Report

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PARIS, November 17, 2022 /3BL Media/ - The Consumer Goods Forum (CGF) Forest Positive Coalition of Action has today published a new report advocating for corporate investment in production landscapes worldwide to combat commodity-driven deforestation, forest conversion, and degradation whilst promoting inclusion and improving the livelihoods of local communities.

Toyota Joins The Water Council's WAVE Program

WAVE will help Toyota boost its water stewardship performance & reporting
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MILWAUKEE, November 18, 2022 /3BL Media/ - The Water Council is pleased to announce Toyota Motor North America has signed onto The Water Council’s WAVE program, enhancing its commitment to water stewardship by developing meaningful strategies, goals and actions around water use.

3 Guiding Pillars for Companies Looking to Create an Effective Climate Transition Plan

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With continued calls from numerous stakeholders and the evolving regulatory environment, companies have a sizeable opportunity to create and implement effective climate transition plans. From our position at the intersection of markets, technology and finance—and a company navigating our own climate journey—Nasdaq is uniquely placed to play a critical role in facilitating this transition. As climate expectations continue to evolve, we believe it is part of our shared responsibility to provide guidance for companies looking to create and own their climate plan.

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