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Smithfield Foods Executive Earns National Supply Chain Award

Chris Lahti Recognized for Supply Chain Optimization Efforts
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SMITHFIELD, Va., March 22, 2019 /3BL Media/ — Smithfield Foods, Inc. is pleased to announced that Chris Lahti, vice president of distribution, has been named a “Rock Star of the Supply Chain” by Food Logistics magazine. The award recognizes champions in the global food and beverage supply chain industry whose achievements, hard work, and vision have shaped and attained milestones in safety, efficiency, productivity, and innovation.

United Wind and Smithfield Foods Announce 3MW WindLease™ Agreement

United Wind installing more than 50 distributed wind turbines to power Smithfield farms in Colorado
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BROOKLYN, N.Y., March 21, 2019 /3BL Media/-- United Wind, the nation's leading distributed wind energy developer, announced today it has signed an agreement with Smithfield Foods, Inc., a global food company and the world's largest hog producer and pork processor, to power dozens of Smithfield hog farms in Colorado with on-site wind energy.

Hear Her Story: Q&A With Melissa Charlery, Technician IT Support at Gildan

From intern to employee
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Melissa Charlery shares her journey from her beginnings at Gildan three years ago as an intern, to securing a full-time position in the company’s IT department. Here is the story of this young’s woman’s personal and professional growth after university:

Q: How did you start here at Gildan?

Crosstown Traffic: The Preven Report

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They say the squeaky wheel gets the grease. This week on Sea Change Radio, we speak to two brothers who are trying to make a little noise for the issues they care about through citizen journalism. Eric and Joshua Preven put out a weekly publication, The Preven Report, from their hometown of Los Angeles. We discuss the issue of congestion pricing, a proposal to reduce traffic currently being considered by local government there.

Ecolab-GreenBiz Survey Finds Corporations Still Struggle to Translate Water Goals Into Action on the Ground

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ST. PAUL, Minn., March 21, 2019 /3BL Media/ – There is a growing sense of urgency about water scarcity as a business risk, but almost half of all companies don’t have a plan to achieve their water reduction targets. That is the key finding of a new survey conducted by Ecolab Inc., the global leader in water, hygiene and energy technologies and services, and the sustainability news and research organization GreenBiz.

Kimberly-Clark and Deltares Use Science-Based Tools and a Local Approach to Bring Collective Action at the Basin Level

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In 2018, after a three-year drought, Cape Town, South Africa, became the first major city to come within days of running out of water. As “Day Zero” approached, residents were limited to 50 liters of water a day. Businesses had to evolve processes to reduce water usage.

The Kimberly-Clark Epping mill is located just outside of Cape Town. The company knew that if Cape Town ran out of water it would be a threat to the business. Even more, it would be a threat to the surrounding community and Kimberly-Clark’s employees’ way of life.

DSM Unveils Ambitious Sustainability Targets in Coating Resins

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AMSTERDAM, March 20, 2019 /3BL Media/ -- Royal DSM, a global science-based company in Nutrition, Health and Sustainable Living, announced at the European Coatings Show (ECS), in Nuremberg, Germany, a series of ambitious sustainability targets for its Coating Resins business that will help it to become even more environmentally friendly in the coming years.

Ensuring Business Growth and Positively Contributing to Society

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March 21, 2019 - Nestlé is the world’s largest food and beverage company.  With over 2000 brands, Nestlé products are sold across 190 countries and range from global icons to local favorites.

Creating Shared Value is fundamental to how Nestlé does business.  The company believes that in order to be successful in the long term, it must create value for both shareholders and for society.  This means creating superior, long-term value for shareholders by offering products and services that help people improve their nutrition, health and wellness.

Leading Brands and Retailers Partner to Increase Fair Trade Offerings as Part of Sustainable Coffee Challenge

Major Commitments to Fair Trade Certified™ Coffee Support Farming Communities Facing Industry-Wide Pricing Challenges
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OAKLAND, Calif., March 20, 2019 /3BL Media/ - Fair Trade USA, the leading certifier of Fair Trade products in North America, in collaboration with the Sustainable Coffee Challenge, announces a group of joint commitments with major partners deeply committed to sustainable coffee sourcing and improved farmer livelihoods. This announcement comes at a pivotal moment for c

WAYB Car Seats Designed by Former Patagonia CEO Put Safety – and Sustainability – First

By: Yesh Pavlik Slenk
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In July, I’ll become a first-time mom, which means the next four months of my life are going to be spent preparing for what’s to come. In my attempt to navigate the baby-care industry, I’ve started researching the options for toxic-free, eco-friendly, safe and affordable products. To say the process is ‘overwhelming’ is an understatement.

Lucky for me, I’m not alone in asking for products that are good for the health of my kids and the planet, and companies are starting to meet this demand.

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