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Dominion Energy and Smithfield Foods Break Ground on Largest Renewable Natural Gas Project in North Carolina

Align Renewable Natural Gas (RNG)℠ initiates project to transform manure into energy in multiple counties
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CLINTON, N.C., August 16, 2019 /3BL Media/ — Dominion Energy and Smithfield Foods, Inc. are pleased to announce that the companies are breaking ground on North Carolina’s largest renewable natural gas (RNG) project through their joint venture, Align Renewable Natural Gas (RNG)SM. Located in Duplin and Sampson counties, this project will generate enough energy to power more than 3,500 homes annually upon completion.

Carnival Corporation Releases Third-Party Study Confirming Advanced Air Quality Systems Are Positive for Environment

Two-year independent study on composition of hundreds of "scrubber" wash-water samples provides hard scientific evidence that company's Advanced Air Quality Systems are well within compliance of IMO's most stringent wash-water quality guidelines
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MIAMI, August 15, 2019 /3BL Media/ – Carnival Corporation & plc (NYSE/LSE: CCL; NYSE: CUK), the world's largest leisure travel company, recently released the results of an independent, two-year scientific wash-water study that shows the company's Advanced Air Quality Systems are a safe and effective means for compliance with the International Maritime Organization's (IMO) 2020 requirements, which include regulations for cleaner air emissions and strict wash-water quality standards.

3D Printing Factors Big in HP’s Sustainability Game Plan

HP is promoting 3D printing technology as part of its broader sustainability charter to reduce overall environmental impact.
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By Beth Stackpole

3D printing will continue to play a key role in HP’s mission to create a circular and low-carbon economy—a vision and set of initiatives benchmarked in its most recent 2018 Sustainable Impact Report.

AIDAnova Is the First Cruise Ship to Receive the “Blue Angel” Certification for Its Eco-Friendly Ship Design

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ROSTOCK, Germany, August 14, 2019 /3BL Media/ - AIDA Cruises has been awarded the “Blue Angel”, German federal government’s ecolabel, for AIDAnova’s environmentally friendly ship design.

Reinventing Banana Production in Ecuador

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As the largest banana exporter in the world, Ecuador outstands in Latin America in the cultivation of a fruit well known by people for its yellow color, its flavor and nutritional quality. In 2018, the country exported 344.8 million boxes weighing 18.14 kilograms each, according to the Association of Banana Exporters of Ecuador (AEBE). Due to its importance for local economy, farmers face the challenge of growing enough in a sustainable way. One of the solutions already implemented – and with great success – is the use of biological products to improve productivity, as well as to provide the integrated management of diseases and agrochemicals resistance.

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As the largest banana exporter in the world, Ecuador outstands in Latin America in the cultivation of a fruit well known by people for its yellow color, its flavor and nutritional quality. In 2018, the country exported 344.8 million boxes weighing 18.14 kilograms each, according to the Association of Banana Exporters of Ecuador (AEBE). Due to its importance for local economy, farmers face the challenge of growing enough in a sustainable way. One of the solutions already implemented – and with great success – is the use of biological products to improve productivity, as well as to provide the integrated management of diseases and agrochemicals resistance.

Carnival Corporation Promotes Chris Donald to Senior VP, Corporate Environmental Compliance

EDITOR'S NOTE: In a separate announcement yesterday, Carnival Corporation named Peter C. Anderson as chief ethics and compliance officer for Carnival Corporation.
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MIAMI,  Aug. 13, 2019  /3BL Media/ -- Carnival Corporation & plc (NYSE/LSE: CCL; NYSE: CUK), the world's largest leisure travel company, yesterday announced the promotion of Chris Donald to senior vice president of corporate environmental compliance. Donald will continue to serve in his role as the company's corporate compliance manager, reporting directly to  Peter C. Anderson, the newly appointed chief ethics and compliance officer for  Carnival Corporation.

Reporting19: New Speakers, New Sessions – Exciting New Updates

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Ethical Corporation have just published the newly updated brochure for this year’s market-leading Sustainability Reporting and Communications Summit (16-17 Oct, Amsterdam)

To be one of the first to see the latest agenda, speakers and exclusive discounts click here

Smithfield Foods Launches Plant-Based Protein Portfolio Under Pure Farmland™ Brand

New Meat-Alternative Products Hitting Shelves in September
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SMITHFIELD, Va., August 12, 2019 /3BL Media/ -- Smithfield Foods, Inc. today announced that it is launching a plant-based protein portfolio under the company’s Pure Farmland™ brand. The new line comes in a variety of breakfast patties, meatballs, burger patties, and pre-seasoned protein starters to help consumers grow their plant-based protein options for all meal occasions, including breakfast, lunch, dinner, and appetizers.

Bacardi Canada Recognized for Environmental Commitment

Winner of Elsie Award Presented by Liquor Control Board of Ontario (LCBO)
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Setting the bar for environmentally sustainability is a part of the DNA of family-owned Bacardi. This Bacardi team in Canada was once again celebrated for its efforts to building a more sustainable future with an Elsie Award from the Liquor Control Board of Ontario (LCBO). The annual awards are presented to beverage alcohol suppliers and agents that demonstrate innovation, creativity and commitment to customer service and social responsibility.

Google Rethinks Product Design for Sustainability-First Approach

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In a world where some sustainability challenges seem almost too large or too complex to solve, tackling issues can seem like a herculean task. And yet, the concept of scale is a mighty one – and the decisions of one large company can help change the course on a grand scale. Take Walmart’s commitment to only sell concentrated liquid laundry detergent.

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