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West Elm & Williams-Sonoma, Inc., First International Home Retailer to Partner with Fair Trade USA, Expand Commitment to $3 Million in Premiums by 2020

Partners with first-ever Fair Trade Certified furniture factory in Vietnam, for total of 11 Fair Trade factories across Nepal, India, Pakistan

As the first international home furnishings retailer to partner with Fair Trade USA in 2014, West Elm and parent company Williams-Sonoma, Inc. (NYSE: WSM) today announced plans to expand upon their responsible retail commitments to include a goal to pay premiums of $3 million towards Fair Trade Community Development by 2020. The company also announced that it has partnered with Vietnam’s first-ever Fair Trade furniture factory, bringing its total operating Fair Trade factory count to 11 in countries including Nepal, India and Pakistan.

Pentair Celebrates Energy Efficiency Day

Energy-efficient pool pumps have surpassed energy savings of 12 billion kilowatt hours
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In honor of Energy Efficiency Day, October 5, 2017, global water company Pentair is celebrating energy savings of 12.7 billion kilowatt hours (kWh) since 2005 with its energy efficient pool pumps—helping prevent the release of 8.9 million tons of carbon dioxide (CO2), the equivalent of 21.3 billon car-driven miles.* With its continued commitment and leadership in manufacturing energy efficient pool pumps, Pentair has been recognized by the U.S.

Unsealing Value in a Sustainable E-commerce Supply Chain

Big picture thinking is essential for success.

It started and ended with a sock puppet. In 1999, the mascot let pet owners know that they no longer needed to trek to their local store to buy pet supplies. Instead, they could order online and have them delivered to their doorstep for free. 

Creating New Green Growth By Dodging The Landfill

by Selina Juul

This joint article is written for Huff Post by Selina Juul, Champion 12.3 and Founder of Stop Wasting Food movement and Flemming Besenbacher, Chairman of Carlsberg A /S, The Carlsberg Foundation and The Tuborg Foundation


This joint article is written for Huff Post by Selina Juul, Champion 12.3 and Founder of Stop Wasting Food movement and Flemming Besenbacher, Chairman of Carlsberg A /S, The Carlsberg Foundation and The Tuborg Foundation

Charmin and Bounty Manufacturing Now Powered by Biomass

By Laura K. Wise

Founded in 1837, Procter & Gamble holds some of the most well-recognized brands in the world. The company has remained a family favorite for everyday necessities like Charmin, Pampers, Tide, and Pantene, among many others products, since that time. Now, nearly 180 years later, P&G is moving full speed ahead into their current reality of business where sustainability is a major focus.

Sustainable Brands Reveals SB’17 Copenhagen Program

IDEO, Unilever, Plastic Bank, H&M among companies confirmed to speak
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SAN FRANCISCO, August 17, 2017 /3BL Media/ –  Sustainable Brands® recently announced program details for the upcoming conference, SB’17 Copenhagen, running October 30th - November 1st at the Radisson Blu Scandinavia Hotel in Copenhagen, Denmark.

PANDORA is Creating Shared Value & Strategic Partners

By engaging in external partnerships PANDORA gains valuable insights into critical factors shaping our business environment


How We Solve the World's Greatest Resource Challenges

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We are at a critical moment in human history; one that asks whether we have enough resources to support the 7 billion people living on the planet. Sealed Air is re-imagining how to improve our resource efficacy to meet the world's growing needs.

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Take Giant Steps Toward Smaller Footprints with DOZN(TM)

MilliporeSigma's Industry First Quantitative Green Chemistry Analysis Tool
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Our approach to evaluating greener chemicals is based on the 12 Principles of Green Chemistry. We recognize that these principles distill into three major categories: improving resource use, more efficient use of energy, and minimizing human and environmental hazards. At present, we are not incorporating lifecycle impacts of raw materials (ie raw material extraction, pre-processing and manufacture), but we are considering hazards of and the efficient use of such materials.

UPS Logistics and Technology Solutions Help TerraCycle Divert 40 Million Pounds of Waste from Landfills

Recycling Innovator and UPS Turn Trash to Treasure
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ATLANTA, August 2, 2017 /3BL Media/ – Global customs and logistics solutions by UPS (NYSE: UPS) are powering TerraCycle’s mission to transform hard-to-recycle items like toothpaste tubes and snack bags into new products, diverting 40 million pounds of waste from landfills since 2012.


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