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PepsiCo Accelerates Plastic Waste Reduction Efforts

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Sets Target to Reduce 35% of Virgin Plastic Across Beverage Brands by 2025 Driven by Increased Use of Recycled Content and Alternative Packaging

SodaStream Business to Drive the Avoidance of 67 Billion Single-Use Plastic Bottles Over Next Five Years Furthering Company’s  Progress in Reusable Packaging

Press Release

Sets Target to Reduce 35% of Virgin Plastic Across Beverage Brands by 2025 Driven by Increased Use of Recycled Content and Alternative Packaging

SodaStream Business to Drive the Avoidance of 67 Billion Single-Use Plastic Bottles Over Next Five Years Furthering Company’s  Progress in Reusable Packaging

Nestlé Joins the ‘One Planet Business for Biodiversity’ Coalition to Promote Biodiversity

Press Release

September 23, 2019 /3BL Media/ – Nestlé today joined the ‘One Planet Business for Biodiversity’ (OP2B) coalition to take bold actions in protecting and restoring biodiversity. The new OP2B initiative was launched at the UN Climate Action Summit.

HP Partners with World Wildlife Fund on Forest Protection, Restoration and Management

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  • HP announces next step towards creating a forest positive[1] future for printing
  • Partners with World Wildlife Fund to take actions that are positive for forests 
  • Contributes to forest protection, restoration and improved forest management 
  • Commits to the restoration, protection and conservation of 200,000 acres of forest
  • Responds to consumer demand for forest conservation beyond sustainable sourcing
  • Invites suppliers to lead with Forest Stewardship Council’s (FSC) certification  
  • International Paper and FSC endorse HP Sustainable Forests Cooperative[2]
Press Release
  • HP announces next step towards creating a forest positive[1] future for printing
  • Partners with World Wildlife Fund to take actions that are positive for forests 
  • Contributes to forest protection, restoration and improved forest management 
  • Commits to the restoration, protection and conservation of 200,000 acres of forest
  • Responds to consumer demand for forest conservation beyond sustainable sourcing
  • Invites suppliers to lead with Forest Stewardship Council’s (FSC) certification  
  • International Paper and FSC endorse HP Sustainable Forests Cooperative[2]

Banorte Signs Up to Principles for Responsible Banking at UN Headquarters

Banorte the only Mexican bank in the core group that led the development of the Principles for Responsible Banking
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-- Banorte the only Mexican bank in the core group that led the development of the Principles

-- Carlos Hank González, Chairman of Banorte, signed the Principles himself, in the presence of UN Secretary General António Guterres, and represented Latin American banks on the panel "Driving change and having an impact in the world"

-- These Principles are designed for banks to align all their decisions with social, environmental, and ethical goals

-- "At Banorte we're very proud to be the only Mexican bank to have led the development of the Principles for Responsible Banking, laying the foundations for a new kind of banking, more in line with the needs of our clients, employees, and the communities we work with": Carlos Hank González

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-- Banorte the only Mexican bank in the core group that led the development of the Principles

-- Carlos Hank González, Chairman of Banorte, signed the Principles himself, in the presence of UN Secretary General António Guterres, and represented Latin American banks on the panel "Driving change and having an impact in the world"

-- These Principles are designed for banks to align all their decisions with social, environmental, and ethical goals

-- "At Banorte we're very proud to be the only Mexican bank to have led the development of the Principles for Responsible Banking, laying the foundations for a new kind of banking, more in line with the needs of our clients, employees, and the communities we work with": Carlos Hank González

Bhutan’s Mountain Hazelnuts: A Transformative Model in a Remarkable Part of the World

By Teresa Law, Mountain Hazelnuts Blog by Co-founder and CFO
Blog

Peter Henry, Dean Emeritus of NYU’S Stern School of Business once said, “You can actually make a lot of money and do a lot of good in the world.”  

That’s the motivation behind the business model of Mountain Hazelnuts. To make things even more interesting, we want to create a transformative model in a remarkable part of the world – the Himalayan Kingdom of Bhutan.  

Bacardi Just Found the Best Use for Plastic Straws Ever—Turn Them Into Vinyl Records

By Melissa Locker
Article

Normally, if your record sucks, that’s a bad thing. (Just ask Jet!) But now, thanks to a collaboration between Bacardi and Lonely Whale, if your record sucks, it’s a good thing—at least for the planet.

Is The New HP Elite Dragonfly The World’s Most Sustainable Laptop?

by Jeroen Kraaijenbrink
Article

This week, HP launched its new Elite Dragonfly laptop. Even though its low weight and specs are a significant move forward compared to earlier models, it deserves attention for another reason. As HP claims, it is the world’s first PC made with “ocean-bound” plastics—plastics collected from river-sides, beaches and shores that would otherwise end up in our oceans.

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Appalachian Wood Alliance Pilots a Smallholder Access Program

Blog

The AWA is piloting a Smallholder Access Program designed to develop new and more efficient tools that provide the benefits of FSC certification to small landowners through existing procurement efforts.

Clean Seas Seafood Achieves ASC Certification

SCS Global Services confirms the certification after an assessment of its aquaculture farm site
Press Release
SPENCER GULF, South Australia, September 18, 2019 /3BL Media/ – Clean Seas, the global leader in full-cycle breeding and production of Yellowtail Kingfish, has been internationally recognised for its responsible and ethical practices by the Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC). Independent certification body SCS Global Services (SCS) confirmed that Clean Seas’ Boston Bay and Louth Farms met the ASC Standard after an assessment of its aquaculture farm site.

Ecolab Named to Dow Jones Sustainability North America Index for Fifth Consecutive Year

Press Release

ST. PAUL, Minn., September 18, 2019 /3BL Media/ – Ecolab Inc., the global leader in water, hygiene and energy technologies and services that protect people and vital resources, has been named to the 2019 Dow Jones Sustainability Indices (DJSI) North America Index, a comprehensive assessment of leading sustainability-driven companies. This is Ecolab’s fifth consecutive year on the North America index, and the company’s sixth listing since 2012.

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