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Sustainability at Work: SCS Global Services Releases 2018 Annual Report

Press Release

EMERYVILLE, Calif., April 18, 2019 /3BL Media/ – Following a banner year, international third-party certifier and standards developer SCS Global Services (SCS) is pleased to release its 2018 Annual Report in time for Earth Day. According to SCS Founder and CEO, Stanley P. Rhodes, the company’s growth and success is a direct reflection of the degree to which business, government, and NGO measures to promote sustainability have taken hold around the world in every economic sector.

How Ingersoll Rand Tests Best Practices in Sustainability, From Manufacturing to Marketplace

By Heather Bowden and Katie Ellman, GreenBiz
Article

Scott Tew’s sustainability journey began on his family’s produce farm in Alabama. There, he learned that "natural resources are precious gifts that need to be nurtured, protected and never squandered."

VIDEO | Can Sustainability ROI Boost the Bottom Line?

Article

By giving economic value to forests, we can enhance our sustainability efforts as well as our business. That was Domtar CEO John D. Williams’ message at a New York University Stern School of Business event in March.

WEBINAR – Introduction to SCS’ Sustainably Grown Certification

Recognizing high environmental, social and economic standards in agricultural production
Press Release

April 4, 2019 /3BL Media/ SCS’ Sustainably Grown certification program recognizes agricultural products that meet rigorous standards for environmental protection, ethical production, social compliance, product quality and food safety. The program is unique in that agricultural crops of all types and production systems are eligible to be certified.

Smithfield Foods’ Facilities Earn National Sustainability Recognition

Innovative Projects Showcase Company’s Leadership in Responsible Operations
Press Release

SMITHFIELD, Va., April  1, 2019 /3BL Media/ — Smithfield Foods, Inc. is pleased to announce that ProFood World selected the company’s Kinston, North Carolina and Sioux City, Iowa facilities as winners of the 2018 Sustainability Excellence in Manufacturing Awards (SEMA). The annual awards program honors companies for exceptional sustainability achievements in food, beverage, and consumer products manufacturing.

Nespresso Invites Companies to Join Its Aluminium Recycling Scheme

Press Release

Nespresso today issued an invitation to other portioned coffee manufacturers to join its recycling program, paving the way for a global recycling scheme for aluminium coffee capsules. The move was endorsed by the Nespresso Sustainability Advisory Board (NSAB) during its annual meeting in Geneva.

Women Smallholder Farmers Rising to the Challenge: Firsthand Perspectives from Kenya and Thailand

Diana Gitonga and Chuenjit Meeposom
Blog
According to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, there would be a 20-30 percent estimated yield increase if women farmers had the same access to resources as men. It's a powerful statistic that underscores the global issue of gender inequality, highlighting the integral role – and extraordinary potential – of women in agriculture.

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

Press Release

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.

DSM Unveils Ambitious Sustainability Targets in Coating Resins

Press Release

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.

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
Press Release

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

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