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U.S. Green Building Council’s LEED Green Building Program Now Recognizes the Living Product Challenge

Inclusion of Living Products in LEED credits stands to grow adoption of healthy materials
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SEATTLE, April 19, 2019 /3BL Media/ The Living Product Challenge (LPC) is now an approved certification path in the U.S. Green Building Council® (USGBC) LEED® v4/4.1 BD+C program. Living Product Challenge certified products join Declare as a compliant pathway in the LEED version 4 and 4.1 Building Product Disclosure and Optimization - Material Ingredients credit.

Video | Retail Revival Spotlight: A Pet Store with a Purpose

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For Preuss Pets, pets are not “just” animals: they’re family. Their colorful and cacophonous store is truly a unique experience – chirping birds, tropical fish in electric hues, and the legendary bug bar, which offers a full menu of delicious options for your insect-eating lizards.  The store proudly focuses on pet care, offering healthy food, stimulating toys, educational workshops and so much more to help your pet live its best life.  

Campuses of the Future? PepsiCo Recycling Funds Green Initiatives at 27 U.S. Schools - Imagined, Designed and Executed by Students

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PURCHASE, N.Y., April 18, 2019  /3BL Media/-- PepsiCo Recycling is excited to announce the 27 colleges and universities set to earn funding for campus sustainability initiatives in the 2018-19 school year through the 

HP Expands Efforts to Reduce Ocean‐Bound Plastics

$2M investment in plastic washing line in Haiti will create more than 1,000 new income opportunities locally
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Highlights:

  • HP partners with NGO Work to help build two new learning centers that empower local children to receive a quality education at the collection sites while their parents work nearby
  • HP equips schools with latest technology, including laptops and printers using cartridges made from locally-collected plastics
  • Releases new survey results that underscore the importance workers place on sustainable business practices; Study reveals 61 percent of survey participants believe business sustainability is mandatory
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Highlights:

  • HP partners with NGO Work to help build two new learning centers that empower local children to receive a quality education at the collection sites while their parents work nearby
  • HP equips schools with latest technology, including laptops and printers using cartridges made from locally-collected plastics
  • Releases new survey results that underscore the importance workers place on sustainable business practices; Study reveals 61 percent of survey participants believe business sustainability is mandatory

Sustainability at Work: SCS Global Services Releases 2018 Annual Report

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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.

MilliporeSigma Employee Spotlight: Fabien Thibault

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As part of our brand-new employee spotlight series, we’re sitting down with Fabien Thibault, global manager of product and packaging sustainability at MilliporeSigma — the Life Science business of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany — to learn more about the work he’s doing to move the needle.

1. How did you get your start with MilliporeSigma?

I started with MilliporeSigma in 2005 as a packaging engineer in the business field, which later became BioMonitoring. In this role, I oversaw the development of packaging for new products.

General Mills Global Responsibility Report Highlights Employee Engagement, Progress Against Planet Commitments, and Food Security

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April 18, 2019 – General Mills released its 2019 Global Responsibility Report, outlining the company’s approach to creating environmental, social and economic value in the countries where it operates. The progress made by General Mills in 2018 demonstrates the company’s long-term commitment to protect and restore the resources upon which its business and communities depend, with an increased focus on advancing regenerative practices across its supply chain.

AccountAbility Releases Arabic Translation of the AA1000 AccountAbility Principles (AA1000AP, 2018)

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RIYADH, Saudi Arabia and DUBAI, United Arab Emirates, April 16, 2019 /3BL Media/ – AccountAbility has released the Arabic translation of its latest sustainability management framework and guidance document – the AccountAbility Principles (AA1000AP, 2018). The AA1000AP (2018) serves as the foundation of the AA1000 Series of Standards, and offers an informed update to the firm’s internationally accepted, principles-based approach to sustainabilit

The Rise of ESG Indicators

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The Responsible Business Summit, hosted by London-based Ethical Corporation, is among the most well attended events by leaders from all sectors, providing a space for strategic discussions on business’ role in addressing our most important systemic challenges. In March, RBS New York convened 400 CEOs, along with mayors, investors, and nonprofit leaders to share insights and map out strategies for a sustainable future—one that the private sector will play a major part in shaping.

Bridgestone Joins International Space Exploration Mission with JAXA and Toyota

Company supports research on tires for manned, pressurized rovers required for lunar surface mobility and exploration
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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo., April 10, 2019 /3BL Media/ — Bridgestone Corporation today announced that it will take part in an international space exploration mission together with the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) and Toyota Motor Corporation. Recently announced by JAXA and Toyota, the goals of this mission are to expand the domain of human activity and develop intellectual property on space exploration.

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