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Hormel Foods Announces Construction of Solar Energy Project at its Swiss American Sausage Company Facility in California

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AUSTIN, Minn., April 26, 2019 /3BL Media/ – Hormel Foods Corporation (NYSE: HRL) and IGS Solar have started construction on a solar energy project at the Hormel Foods Swiss American Sausage Company facility in Lathrop, Calif. The project is slated for completion in July.

Where Are We Now? This Earth Week, How Mars Is Working to Better Serve the Planet

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Mars looks back at some of the Healthy Planet projects we’ve embarked on since launching our Sustainable in a Generation Plan in 2017, and how, together with partners and our Associates, we’re working to make a difference.

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Smithfield Foods and RAE Partner to Produce Renewable Energy while Restoring Missouri’s Natural Environment

Joint Venture Transforms Manure, Prairie Plants, and Cover Crops into Renewable Natural Gas
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ST. LOUIS, April 26, 2019 /3BL Media/ – Smithfield Foods, Inc. and Roeslein Alternative Energy (RAE) have formed a joint venture called Monarch Bioenergy to produce renewable natural gas (RNG) across Smithfield’s hog farms in Missouri. This partnership converts manure collected from Smithfield farms into RNG, while simultaneously delivering ecological services and developing wildlife habitat.

Nestlé Waters, PepsiCo and Suntory Beverage & Food Europe join Consortium founded by Carbios and L’Oréal to support the world’s first enzymatic technology for the recycling of plastics.

Summary: 
  • Key global players team up to boost recyclability of PET plastic products
  • Biological technology fundamentally changes the way PET plastic is recycled
  • Consortium aims to help make a circular plastic economy an industrial reality
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  • Key global players team up to boost recyclability of PET plastic products
  • Biological technology fundamentally changes the way PET plastic is recycled
  • Consortium aims to help make a circular plastic economy an industrial reality

Empresas líderes en México proponen soluciones a los desafíos del uso del agua.

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25 de abril de 2019 /3BL Media/ — El día de ayer, a través de una convocatoria realizada por CESPEDES y The World Environment Center (WEC), apoyados por Dow Chemical, ECOLAB y Coca-Cola FEMSA, se reunieron diferentes empresas del sector privado para compartir iniciativas y mejores prácticas para enfrentar los desafíos en la gestión sostenible del agua, y hacer un llamado para acelerar las alianzas entre el sector privado, la sociedad civil y los gobiernos para garantizar el acceso al agua, en condiciones seguras para todos. 

Leading Companies in Mexico Proposing Solutions to Water Use Challenges

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April 25, 2019 /3BL Media/ - Yesterday, a group of leading companies convened by CESPEDES and The World Environment Center with sponsorship of Dow Chemical, ECOLAB and Coca-Cola FEMSA, gathered to share best practices and initiatives to address challenges for sustainable water management, calling to action to accelerate partnerships between private sector, civil society and governments to guarantee water access in safe conditions for everyone. 

Empowering Women in Conflict-Affected Communities in India

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A social enterprise aims to create sustainable employment and high wages for conflict-affected areas in Northeast India 

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A social enterprise aims to create sustainable employment and high wages for conflict-affected areas in Northeast India 

Integrated Eco Strategy and Toxnot Announce Partnership to Streamline Product Ingredient Disclosure

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NORTH ADAMS, Mass., April 24, 2019 /3BL Media/ — Integrated Eco Strategy (IES) and Toxnot announce a new partnership designed to integrate their respective materials transparency platforms. This partnership enables manufactures to quickly and efficiently share building product ingredient data and meet the requirements of certifications such as the Living Building Challenge (LBC) and Declare in new, powerful ways.

What 50 Years of Responsibility Looks Like: Q&A With Whirlpool’s Sustainability Head

by Jennifer Hermes
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Whirlpool Corporation announced earlier this month that 2019 is the 50th anniversary of its sustainability commitment. As far back as 1969, the company’s CEO talked about how programs to reduce Whirlpool’s impact on the environment had already proven to be a smart investment in the company’s future.

We caught up with Whirlpool’s global sustainability director, Ron Voglewede, to get his take on how sustainability has evolved over the last five decades.

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Bayer & PepsiCo | The Best Snack Starts in the Field

By Marcelo Zanetti, Director of Agribusiness at PepsiCo Brasil
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There is not a more South American tuber than potato. It was cultivated more than 7 thousand years ago by the Incas and originated in the current territory of Bolivia and Peru. Actually, what we know today as "potato" (Solanum tuberosum) contains only a fragment of the genetic diversity of its ancestral varieties – the fact is that it conquered the world and became a star on many menus in most every country.

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