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‘Tis the Season for Giving, Receiving, and Recycling

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According to estimates, Americans produce about 25 percent more waste between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day compared with the rest of the year. With the most wonderful time of the year upon us, it is all the more important to continue our efforts to reduce, reuse, and recycle.  

Here are some tips to cut down waste and stay sustainable during your holiday festivities – and throughout the year.

What can be recycled?

Joining Forces to Protect Human Rights

by Allison Arbib
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In a range of human rights and labor rights due diligence frameworks -- the UN Guiding Principles, the United States Department of Labor Comply Chain, the OECD Due Diligence Guidance for Responsible Business Conduct -- as well as resources like the Responsible Sourcing Tool, companies are urge

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.

Tax Transparency: The Time for Change is Now

By Judy Kuszewski, Chair of the Global Reporting Initiative’s Global Sustainability Standards Board
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On 3 April 2016, the world woke up to revelations in the Süddeutsche Zeitung newspaper laying bare the murky use of offshore financial services and shell companies, which some individuals and companies were using to minimize their tax liabilities.

The Panama Papers, as the multi-country investigation became known, provided sensational stories involving politicians, rock stars and royalty. But what it also laid bare was the scale of global business’s tax avoidance – often entirely legal.

Advancing Corporate Sustainability in the Philippines

Recognition from UN for new reporting guidance
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December 13, 2019 /3BL Media/ - The Philippines Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has been acknowledged for their efforts to raise the sustainability reporting capacity of businesses, for which GRI has provided wide-ranging support.

Improving Reporting on Modern Slavery

GRI and Responsible Labor Initiative launch new toolkit
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December 11, 2019 /3BL Media/ - A toolkit to advance reporting on modern slavery has been published by GRI and the Responsible Labor Initiative, an Initiative of the Responsible Business Alliance. The resource provides guidance on increasing the effectiveness of corporate reporting, underpinning the transparency and accountability needed to support global efforts towards eradicating modern slavery.

Tackling Child Labor

Nestlé’s system to tackle child labor works, now we’re scaling it
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I’ve headed up the Nestlé Cocoa Plan for almost 12 years, so I’ve seen firsthand how our Child Labor Monitoring and Remediation System, (CLMRS), works and how it has benefited kids and families in Côte d’Ivoire and Ghana. As demonstrated in our 2019 report ‘Tackling Child Labor’, it is making a real difference to the lives of thousands of kids and families.

Our system was successful in tackling child labor in just over half of cases in the 2019 reporting period. Strong progress, but now we’re going further.

WBA Sponsors 2019 Global Retail Challenge to Inspire Next Generation of Retail Leaders

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WBA Sponsors 2019 Global Retail Challenge to Inspire Next Generation of Retail Leaders

Over six weeks, Walgreens Boots Alliance and other leading companies such as Nordstrom and Columbia Sportswear Company participated in this year’s Global Retail Challenge in partnership with the Retail Industry Leaders Association (RILA).

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.

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