LEXINGTON, Ky., May 9, 2019 — Valvoline Inc. (NYSE: VVV), a leading worldwide supplier of premium branded lubricants and automotive services, today released its 2018 Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Report. The foundational pillars of corporate social responsibility at Valvoline™ continue to center on its “People, Product and Planet” approach with a strategic focus on achieving continual improvement in citizenship, sustainability, and diversity and inclusion.
Second squid species in the world to be certified sustainable
The U.S. Northeast Northern Shortfin Squid (Illex illecebrosus) fishery in the Northwest Atlantic has been certified sustainable against the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) fisheries standard. The assessment, executed by independent conformity assessment body SCS Global Services and requested by Lund’s Fisheries, Inc. and The Town Dock, was part of a scope expansion following the successful certification of the U.S.
Inside the real derby—Kentucky distillers’ race to produce sustainable bourbon
By Matt Heard
After picking out the brimmiest hats and placing their bets, most Derby-goers aren’t exactly asking the hard questions about the bourbon that goes into their mint juleps. But in the face of climate change, some of Kentucky’s biggest distilleries are making environmentally friendlier shifts in the name of keeping their signature export’s $8.5 billion industry going strong in today’s rapidly globalizing economy. In recent years, in fact, it’s these unassuming Appalachian distillers that have taken the lead in the sustainable spirits industry.
LG has joined the US EPA as a national launch partner for the ENERGY STAR Flip Your Fridge promotion, encouraging American consumers to responsibly recycle their old refrigerator and upgrade to an ENERGY STAR certified fridge to reduce energy consumption.
Kentucky Bourbon industry releases results of first environmental benchmarking study with BIER.
Sustainability is nothing new to Kentucky’s signature Bourbon and distilled spirits industry. In fact, it’s a way of life for businesses that are often family-operated and dependent upon natural resources, like wood, water, and grains.
I have an unusual box of cereal in my pantry—the first of a kind, you might say. The manufacturer, organic foods brand Cascadian Farm, claims that kernza, the grain that is the key ingredient in its Honey Toasted Kernza Cereal, helps store carbon, protect water resources and prevent soil erosion. With talk like that, kernza has a lot to answer for.
Pentair is proud to help fans stay hydrated with great tasting water while reducing plastic bottle use at Target Field. It’s a home run!
by John Jacko, Executive Vice President and Chief Growth Officer
Picture this: It’s a 90-degree day and you’ve got amazing seats for a Minnesota Twins game. If you’re going to have any hopes of maintaining your Twins-fan spirit in the noon sun, staying hydrated is a must.