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Improving Forest Sustainability, Mohawk Industries Joins the NWFA Responsible Procurement Program (RPP)

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CALHOUN, Ga., August 28, 2019 /3BL Media/ —Mohawk Industries, a major full-line supplier of floor coverings and a leading supplier of wood flooring in the United States, has joined the National Wood Flooring Association (NWFA) Responsible Procurement Program (RPP).

What a Waste: Mark Murray Reveals Flaws in Recycling Systems

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Many of us concerned with the environment are conscientious about sorting our garbage. Those of us lucky enough to live in cities with curbside recycling feel pretty good that the majority of our garbage is diverted from landfill. Well, before we get too smug about it, perhaps we should take a closer look at where that waste goes after it leaves our hands. For example, did you know that pretty much all paper milk cartons in this country are plastic-lined and therefore end up in landfills? Or that 15% of the paper we ship to China for recycling doesn’t actually get recycled?

Impact and Growth of Fair Trade Certification Highlighted at 2nd World Coconut Congress

Fair Trade USA’s Molly Renaldo to speak about advancing coconut workers’ livelihoods on August 28, 2019 in Manila
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Gap Inc. Signs Renewable Energy Agreement to Achieve 2020 Goal

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Global apparel retailer Gap Inc. (NYSE: GPS) announced that it has signed a 90 Megawatt (MW) virtual power purchase agreement (VPPA) for the Aurora Wind Project with Enel Green Power North America, marking one of the largest offsite renewable energy contracts by an apparel retailer. The 12-year agreement is Gap Inc.’s latest renewable energy deal and will enable the company to reach its 2020 goal to reduce absolute Scope 1 and 2 greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions for its owned and operated facilities by 50 percent compared to 2015.

How Brands From Bacardi to Salesforce Are Tackling Event Food Waste

Reducing food and beverage waste is the new way to “go green”
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By Kait Shea

If you’ve been handed a metal straw at an event over the last few years, chances are, the practice was inspired by Bacardi, which in 2016 became the first global spirits company to pledge to eliminate single-use plastic straws at all of its events.

Strengthening Services for Effective ESG Reporting

Chief Business Development Officer is GRI’s latest senior addition
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August 26, 2019 /3BL Media/ Mirjam Groten joins GRI as Chief Business Development Officer on 1 September. Mirjam will be responsible for services supporting organizations to disclose their environmental, social and governance (ESG) performance and prepare sustainability reports. This includes the membership program – the GRI Community – and a suite of programs including reporter training and leadership groups.

Mars, Incorporated will host session at this year's SIWI World Water Week Conference

This World Water Week, Mars, Incorporated are proud to be hosting a session at this year’s SIWI Conference alongside partners Helvetas and the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC).
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This World Water Week, Mars, Incorporated are proud to be hosting a session at this year’s SIWI Conference alongside partners Helvetas and the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC). The interactive panel session will focus on the WAPRO (Water Productivity) project – a multi-stakeholder initiative which is now operational in six Asian and African countries and aims to improve food security, water use efficiency and income for over 60,000 cotton and rice farmers.

Complimentary Human Rights Briefing

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Modern Slavery & Human Rights risks have become the most prominent social issues that businesses have to deal with in recent years. 

Ethical Corporation released a 50-page Human Rights Briefing presents how different organisations are setting strategies and creating partnerships to tackle human rights issues.   

Download the complementary briefing here: https://eloqua.ethicalcorp.com/LP=25219?extsource=ganda 

Key learnings include:

Changing How We Grow Rice Today, Can Save Us Water Tomorrow

By Ian Knight, Global Sustainability Senior Manager at Mars, Incorporated
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Water. It’s one of the most precious global resources.

This World Water Week, I’ve been hosting a panel on behalf of Mars at Stockholm International Water Institute’s (SIWI) Conference. The panel, which included Global Sustainable Sourcing Manager for Mars Food Louke Koopmans, has been talking about why it’s important that businesses like ours take responsibility to use water wisely in our operations and in our supply chains.

Mid-Course Correction: Lessons for a Circular Economy

Reprinted in full, with permission from Jim Hartzfeld and Pyxera Global
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"On Day Zero of Interface’s sustainability journey, founder and CEO Ray Anderson described the outline of a radical vision of a cyclical enterprise that would become ecologically restorative through its influence on others."

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"On Day Zero of Interface’s sustainability journey, founder and CEO Ray Anderson described the outline of a radical vision of a cyclical enterprise that would become ecologically restorative through its influence on others."

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