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Going Beyond the Mills: Energy-Efficient Infrastructure at Sappi

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Our focus on energy and emissions extends beyond our mill gates. Since 2009, Sappi has participated in the US Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) SmartWay® Transport Partnership, an innovative collaboration between the EPA and companies that provide freight delivery services. In support of the partnership, we include the SmartWay specifi cation in our carrier bid contracts, and since 2013, approximately 95 percent of our cumulative domestic ton-miles have been shipped by SmartWay carriers.

Kohler Co. Honored With 2018 ACLCA Corporate LCA Leadership Award

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On September 26th, The American Center for Life Cycle Assessment (ACLCA) honored individuals and companies advancing the application of life cycle assessment and innovation in environmental sustainability at LCA XVIII during the Annual Awards Dinner in Fort Collins, Colorado. Kohler Co. received the 2018 Corporate LCA Leadership Award.

Sappi Supports Forestry Conservation in Lake States

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Every year, the SFI Implementation Committees pool and distribute resources, contributing hundreds of thousands of dollars to various organizations in support of conservation, research and education. Since 1995, SFI participants have collectively contributed over $1.6 billion to conservation efforts.

Our wood procurement group for the Cloquet Mill supports numerous conservation projects through direct funding and in-kind resources, as well as through the collaborative efforts of the SFI Implementation Committees in Michigan, Wisconsin and Minnesota.

INFOGRAPHIC | ScottsMiracle-Gro Recycles 5 Billion Pounds of Green Waste Annually

Green waste, cranberries and coffee grounds find new life in lawn and garden products
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Finding a product solution that is a win for the environment, consumers and business is challenging. Green waste recycling is an example of one solution, offering the opportunity to divert waste from landfills by incorporating it into beneficial new products. Our Company continues leading in utilizing green waste, incorporating 5 billion pounds annually of woody and green biomass into our products. Procurement, R&D, sales and operations teams also work together to find food waste--such as coffee, fruit and potatoes--that meets stringent criteria for inclusion in our products.

How Sappi Ensures Responsible Wood and Fiber Sourcing

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Responsible manufacturing begins with responsible sourcing. For the wood products industry, it is paramount that our natural resources are used wisely. In the US, a strong legal framework has shaped and upheld responsible forestry practices for generations. The Clean Water Act first established the requirement for best management practices (BMPs) in the 1970s. Forestry BMPs have been evaluated, tested, revised, and adapted over time by each state. Third-party certification standards have led to additional improvements and provide a scalable assurance mechanism for stakeholders.

The Future Is Sweet — and Sustainable — for Allbirds

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If you take a quick look around your office, it probably won’t be hard to spot a pair of shoes made by Allbirds, the San Francisco-based footwear company that makes its products using materials like wool and eucalyptus fiber. The two year-year old company aims to make comfortable, sustainably-made shoes – and they seem to be everywhere.

Listen in as EDF+Business vice president Tom Murray chats with Allbirds co-founder Tim Brown to learn more about his approach to design and innovation and to look behind the sustainability curtain at Allbirds.

Save Our Oceans From Drowning in Plastic

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According to a recent United Nations report, 80 percent of all pollution in the oceans comes from people on land, and over eight million tons of plastic ends up in the ocean each year. This waste annually costs the lives of one million seabirds and 100,000 marine mammals and causes $8 billion in damage to marine ecosystems.

Walmart Reports Progress on Renewable Energy Goal, Reducing Waste and Enhancing the Environmental Sustainability of Key Commodities

2018 Global Responsibility Report outlines Walmart’s milestones toward increasing economic opportunity, enhancing sustainability and strengthening local communities
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2018 Global Responsibility Report outlines Walmart’s milestones toward increasing economic opportunity, enhancing sustainability and strengthening local communities

Walmart recently released its eleventh annual Global Responsibility Report (GRR), highlighting the company’s progress and accomplishments in fiscal year 2018 to increase economic opportunity, enhance sustainability of supply chains and strengthen local communities.

Aramark to Reduce Single-Use Disposable Plastics Across Global Operations by 2022

Action extends long-standing commitment to improve environmental impact
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Aramark (NYSE: ARMK), a global leader in food, facilities management and uniforms, has announced a commitment to significantly reduce single-use disposable plastics, across its global food service operations, by 2022. Single-use plastic items include straws, stirrers, bags, cutlery and various packaging materials. Aramark will implement actions across the 19 countries where it serves 2 billion meals annually in schools and workplaces, sports and leisure venues, hospitals and other locations.   

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