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Nestlé Inaugurates Packaging Research Institute, First-of-Its-Kind in the Food Industry

Press Release

Vevey, Switzerland, September 12, 2019 /3BL Media/ – Nestlé today officially inaugurated the Institute of Packaging Sciences, the first-of-its-kind in the food industry. The new Institute enables Nestlé to accelerate its efforts to bring functional, safe and environmentally friendly packaging solutions to the market and to address the global challenge of plastic packaging waste.

Protecting Soil: Reasons for Hope

The Future of Agriculture Depends on It
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Last week, I shared the news that, due to drenching rains this spring, over 19 million acres in the US went unplanted this year, especially in 12 midwestern states –the highest acreage on record (see my post here).  Making matters worse, the crops that did get put into the ground were not planted on time, and much of our remaining topsoil has become less produc

It’s Time for Business Leaders to Take Off the Blinders

By Tim Mohin, Chief Executive, Global Reporting Initiative
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The pledge by 181 CEO members of the Business Roundtable that their companies will now serve all stakeholders, not just shareholders, has ignited fierce debate. But, in my humble opinion, it is largely a false debate.

SCS Global Services Announces New Leadership Team for Sustainable Seafood Certifications

Press Release

EMERYVILLE, Calif., September 11, 2019 /3BL Media/ – SCS Global Services is pleased to announce the new management team heading up its sustainable seafood certification programs.

Rolling Out the Green Carpet

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George Bandy, Jr. Chief Sustainability Officer, Mohawk Flooring North America, has a passion for the environment that dates back to his early youth. He was inspired by his grandmother, who “taught the discipline of being in touch with nature.”

Bandy’s inquisitiveness prompted him to study and minor in environmental business as an undergrad.

Meet the 100: Kraig Westerbeek, Sr. Director/Smithfield Renewables – Smithfield Foods

By Alyssa Danigelis
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The E+E 100 are the VPs, directors, managers and engineers who are making significant strides in driving our industry. See the complete list here or download the report for more detailed information about these leaders. And stay tuned for the Call for Submissions coming in the fall, when you can nominate your favorite sustainability or energy management professional!

Creating Our Tomorrow, Sustainably Highlights UPS’s Sustainability Progress in Interactive Report

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September 10, 2019 — UPS has published its latest Sustainability Report, Creating Our Tomorrow, Sustainably, highlighting the company’s sustainability initiatives during 2018 and progress toward 2020 and 2025 goals. The digital-first interactive Report showcases the enablers of progress that are advancing sustainability for the environment, employees, and UPS communities around the world:

Fifth Third Makes History by Powering Up 100% Renewable Solar Facility

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Today officially marked the opening of Fifth Third Bank's Aulander Holloman Solar Facility in Hertford County, North Carolina. Built by solar developer SunEnergy1, the facility is expected to generate clean power that is more than or equal to the amount Fifth Third uses in a year, enough to eliminate 143,000 metric tons of greenhouse gases and power 25,000 homes.   

ON Semiconductor Strives to Make Positive Impact by Growing CSR Team

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At ON Semiconductor we believe that as we grow we must also further invest in our communities to make a positive and measurable impact. Our Global Corporate Giving Program, which was launched in 2016, strategically leverages our resources, talent and efforts to support non-profits and educational institutions. Each year, we fund projects and programs in order to create social value and maximize our effect on the communities through workplace giving and community grants.

Protecting Soil: The Lifeblood of Agriculture

Confronting the Hard Reality of a Changing Climate
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It’s been a heck of a year for Midwestern farmers. The worst flooding since the 1993 “Great Flood” completely disrupted the growing season across the region.

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