For most of us, dirt is little more than an inconvenience. It ruins our shoes, musses our cars and seems omnipresent on our hardwood floors. Rarely do we appreciate dirt for what it really is—the foundation of all life on Earth.
More than 95 percent of the food we eat depends on a mere 6 inches of topsoil. Soil not only provides us food, but it also purifies our water and acts as a natural carbon sink.
Company met its goal of 20 percent reduction in energy consumption at U.S. production facilities
MINNEAPOLIS, May 17, 2019 /3BL Media/ – In 2012, General Mills set a 10-year goal to improve energy efficiency in the company’s 26 largest U.S.-based plants by 20 percent (from FY12-FY22). Today, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced that General Mills achieved its goal four years ahead of plan, with a total efficiency improvement of 20.4 percent since fiscal year 2012.
Scientific labs produce a ton of waste: plastic pipette tips and the plastic racks that hold them, plastic foam coolers that house chemicals and cells, surplus solvents that expire in storage. They also rack up big energy bills: special freezers keep experiments cold, high-tech vents keep air clean, and dedicated machines keep equipment sterile.
HP moves into textiles with Stitch, a portfolio of wide-format printers that open new creative possibilities for fashion, signage and interior design, while reducing the industry’s environmental footprint.
By Sarah Murry
First plastic, then glass and wood, and now — fabric.
May 15, 2019 /3BL Media/ For the sixth consecutive year, Ecolab Inc. is ranked within the top 10 on Corporate Responsibility (CR) Magazine’s 100 Best Corporate Citizens list, which recognizes leading U.S. public companies for their environmental, social and governance (ESG) performance. Ecolab ranks eighth on the 2019 Best Corporate Citizens list.
Chairman and CEO announces bold next generation 2030 sustainability targets for Ingersoll Rand and strategic brands Trane® and Thermo King®
SWORDS, Ireland, May 16, 2019 /3BL Media/– Ingersoll Rand (NYSE:IR), a world leader in creating comfortable, sustainable and efficient environments, today was awarded the World Environment Center’s 35th Annual Gold Medal for International Corporate Achievement in Sustainable Development.
Former United States Secretary of Energy Ernest J. Moniz presented the award to Michael W. Lamach, chairman and chief executive officer of Ingersoll Rand, tonight during the Gold Medal Presentation Ceremony in Washington, D.C.