Pollution CSR News

Climate Action 100+ Progress Report Records Accelerated Company Commitments To Net-Zero Emissions but Gaps Remain

Press Release

Dec. 18, 2020 /3BL Media/ Almost half the focus companies of Climate Action 100+ – the world’s largest ever investor engagement initiative on climate change – have now established commitments to reach net-zero emissions by 2050 or sooner, its latest progress report reveals. 

Jason Rowell Joins Board of the California Hydrogen Business Council

Black & Veatch technology lead selected for expertise in hydrogen solutions and technologies, decarbonization
Press Release

OVERLAND PARK, Kan., December 16, 2020 /3BL Media/ – Black & Veatch announces today that Jason Rowell, associate vice president and global technology portfolio manager with the company’s global power business, has been named to the California Hydrogen Business Council (CHBC) Board of Directors. CHBC is a membership-based trade association that advocates for the hydrogen and fuel cell industry in California.

What the Biden Administration Could Mean for the Chemical Industry

A 2020 TSCA Update
Blog

In November, former vice president Joe Biden emerged as the winner of the presidential election. Similar to previous administration transitions, the Chemical Industry will stand ready to engage with bipartisan leaders in Congress to help drive constructive solutions for a more sustainable future that will better serve all Americans.  

Going Beyond: Lessons Learned in Dow's Game-changing Carbon Partnerships

By Mary Draves
Summary: 

We hope our Carbon Partnership Report will inspire new ideas for advancing efforts that lead us to a lower-carbon future...

Blog

We hope our Carbon Partnership Report will inspire new ideas for advancing efforts that lead us to a lower-carbon future...

New Treatment Systems Help Cummins Plants Significantly Cut Water Use

No, the greenhouse at Cummins’ Rocky Mount Engine Plant (RMEP) doesn’t mean the company is diversifying into fruits and vegetables.
Blog

Two Cummins plants are putting new treatment systems to work to reduce their use of municipal water by about a third.

The company’s plant in Rocky Mount, North Carolina, is using a multi-faceted system, including hydroponics in a greenhouse, to return more wastewater to the plant for non-potable use, enabling the plant to reduce its purchases of municipal water.

Another new system at Cummins’ plant in Jamestown, New York, doesn’t employ hydroponics, but is also sending more wastewater back to the plant and reducing its municipal water use.

World's Leading Brands and Retailers Join Forces to Tackle Plastic Waste Challenge Through Packaging and Policy Commitments

Press Release
  • Thirty-six members of The Consumer Goods Forum commit to curb plastic pollution problem in new CEO-led Plastic Waste Coalition of Action
  • With development of first two “Golden Design Rules,” companies with a collective annual revenue of more than 1 trillion euros aim to reduce plastic use and improve recyclability by phasing out problematic materials, colours and labels from their packaging

From the Ground Up: How Soil Health Practices Can Help Farmers and the Planet

Blog

This year, we celebrate World Soil Day amidst a global pandemic that’s testing the resilience of communities around the world. On top of that, we have all witnessed firsthand the impacts of climate change and biodiversity loss, underscoring the importance of healthy ecosystems in transforming food systems.

Sappi North America Receives Platinum Rating From Ecovadis

Company recognized again for top-standard sustainability efforts, scoring in the top 1% of companies evaluated
Press Release

BOSTON,  December 4, 2020 /3BL Media/ – Sappi North America, Inc., a leading producer and supplier of diversified paper, packaging products and pulp, has been awarded a platinum score in the latest EcoVadis rating, alongside the company’s regional counterparts Sappi Europe and

Volunteers Remove 35,500 lbs. of Trash at 8 River Cleanups During ‘Keep the Tennessee River Watershed Beautiful Month’

Press Release

November 24, 2020 /3BL Media/ - October, which was declared by four governors and four mayors to be ‘Keep the Tennessee River Watershed Beautiful Month,’ proved to be a very busy month. 

Keep the Tennessee River Beautiful (KTNRB) collaborated with volunteers, community stakeholders, businesses, and elected officials to host river cleanups, an online pledge campaign for those wanting to make a difference from home during the pandemic, and issue the 2nd annual Ripple Effect Awards presented by Yamaha Rightwaters™.

Why Is Indoor Air Quality Important?

Blog

While most office-workers have been working from home for much of this year, there is a slow but growing trend towards opening office spaces for limited numbers of employees to gather and collaborate. Employers recognize the value of in-person meetings for building stronger teams and sparking innovation. Of course, going into the office during a pandemic is quite different. We now know that COVID-19 spreads through respiratory droplets and aerosols that are produced through talking and breathing.

Pages

Subscribe to Pollution