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Sustainable Brands Spotlights New Tools and Practices for Measuring Stakeholder Value

New Metrics 19 program features Nasdaq, CDP, Vanguard, Moody’s, WWF, Microsoft and others
Press Release

SAN FRANCISCO, September 25, 2019 /3BL Media/ - Sustainable Brands® recently unveiled program details for New Metrics’19: Next-Generation Goals & Reporting, scheduled for November 18-20 in Philadelphia, PA.

Locally Grown Locally Served

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Our mill in Windsor, Quebec, serves a global export market. Customers appreciate the sustainability of the Windsor operation and the local forests that support it.

While we have always used locally grown wood to make paper, there are some important benefits from shortening the distance we haul from the forest to the mill.

With 50,000 trucks hauling wood annually, and an average haul distance to the mill of 120 miles, road safety, truck noise, greenhouse gas emissions, and labor availability are some of the issues we manage every day along with controlling freight costs. 

Singapore’s Advanced Wastewater Treatment Process, Digital Capabilities Win Engineering Award

Developed by Singapore’s National Water Agency, PUB and the Black & Veatch + AECOM Joint Venture, the Integrated Validation Plant (IVP) at Ulu Pandan reaffirms Singapore’s commitment to water sustainability
Press Release

Singapore, 24 September 2019 /3BL Media/ – The Integrated Validation Plant (IVP) at Ulu Pandan is the winner of the Engineering Project Category, for the Institution of Engineers Singapore (IES) Prestigious Engineering Achievement Awards 2019.

The IVP is a testament to Singapore’s foresight to integrate advance wastewater treatment technologies with digital capabilities to minimize risks posed by extreme weather while enhancing water sustainability.

New Soap with Certified Sustainable Palm Oil to Hit Hotels Worldwide, Including Marriott Properties

SCS Global Services certifies This Works soap from Guest Supply, a Guest Worldwide company, under RSPO standard
Press Release
EMERYVILLE, Calif. Sep 24, 2019 /3BL Media/ - Hospitality product distributor Guest Supply, a Guest Worldwide company, is now offering a new soap line, called This Works, which contains palm oil certified under the Roundtable of Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) standard by internationally recognized third-party SCS Global Services (SCS). As of June 2019, the Company has made this body soap available to all customers and has plans to install it in Marriott Hotels & Resorts.

SC Johnson on Track to Meet Goals in Tackling Plastic Waste Crisis, Announces Results in New Sustainability Report

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  • Company removes 1.7 million kilograms of plastic from primary packaging
  • 94% of the company’s plastic packaging is now recyclable, reusable or compostable
  • Plastic Bank partnership creates 9 recycling centers in Indonesia to help communities without formal infrastructure manage ocean-bound plastic waste
  • Company teams up with Ellen MacArthur Foundation to help accelerate the transition to a circular economy and continue to influence system-wide change

Helping Solve the Plastic Problem

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According to National Geographic, more than 8 million tons of plastic reach our oceans every year – and it doesn’t just disappear. The “Great Pacific Garbage Patch” covers more than 600,000 square miles and is 9 feet deep. It is the largest accumulation of marine debris in the world – and it is mostly plastic.

HP Partners with World Wildlife Fund on Forest Protection, Restoration and Management

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  • HP announces next step towards creating a forest positive[1] future for printing
  • Partners with World Wildlife Fund to take actions that are positive for forests 
  • Contributes to forest protection, restoration and improved forest management 
  • Commits to the restoration, protection and conservation of 200,000 acres of forest
  • Responds to consumer demand for forest conservation beyond sustainable sourcing
  • Invites suppliers to lead with Forest Stewardship Council’s (FSC) certification  
  • International Paper and FSC endorse HP Sustainable Forests Cooperative[2]
Press Release
  • HP announces next step towards creating a forest positive[1] future for printing
  • Partners with World Wildlife Fund to take actions that are positive for forests 
  • Contributes to forest protection, restoration and improved forest management 
  • Commits to the restoration, protection and conservation of 200,000 acres of forest
  • Responds to consumer demand for forest conservation beyond sustainable sourcing
  • Invites suppliers to lead with Forest Stewardship Council’s (FSC) certification  
  • International Paper and FSC endorse HP Sustainable Forests Cooperative[2]

How Money Shapes the Story of Your Life

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by John Christianson, author of "The Wealth Creator's Playbook" and CEO of Highland Wealth Mgmt 

Banorte Signs Up to Principles for Responsible Banking at UN Headquarters

Banorte the only Mexican bank in the core group that led the development of the Principles for Responsible Banking
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-- Banorte the only Mexican bank in the core group that led the development of the Principles

-- Carlos Hank González, Chairman of Banorte, signed the Principles himself, in the presence of UN Secretary General António Guterres, and represented Latin American banks on the panel "Driving change and having an impact in the world"

-- These Principles are designed for banks to align all their decisions with social, environmental, and ethical goals

-- "At Banorte we're very proud to be the only Mexican bank to have led the development of the Principles for Responsible Banking, laying the foundations for a new kind of banking, more in line with the needs of our clients, employees, and the communities we work with": Carlos Hank González

Press Release

-- Banorte the only Mexican bank in the core group that led the development of the Principles

-- Carlos Hank González, Chairman of Banorte, signed the Principles himself, in the presence of UN Secretary General António Guterres, and represented Latin American banks on the panel "Driving change and having an impact in the world"

-- These Principles are designed for banks to align all their decisions with social, environmental, and ethical goals

-- "At Banorte we're very proud to be the only Mexican bank to have led the development of the Principles for Responsible Banking, laying the foundations for a new kind of banking, more in line with the needs of our clients, employees, and the communities we work with": Carlos Hank González

Is The New HP Elite Dragonfly The World’s Most Sustainable Laptop?

by Jeroen Kraaijenbrink
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This week, HP launched its new Elite Dragonfly laptop. Even though its low weight and specs are a significant move forward compared to earlier models, it deserves attention for another reason. As HP claims, it is the world’s first PC made with “ocean-bound” plastics—plastics collected from river-sides, beaches and shores that would otherwise end up in our oceans.

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