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IWBI Joins the United Nations Global Compact

Commits to global corporate citizenship initiative and highlights its work in advancing UN Sustainable Development Goals
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NEW YORK, June 24, 2019 /3BL Media/ – The International WELL Building Institute (IWBI) today announced that it has signed on to the United Nations Global Compact, a voluntary leadership platform for the development, implementation and disclosure of responsible business practices.

DSM CEO Feike Sijbesma Named to Advisory Committee at Tsinghua University Institute for Sustainable Development Goals

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In recognizing our CEO Feike Sijbesma’s commitment to addressing sustainability and making it also a core part of DSM’s evolution journey in driving people, planet and profit; Tsinghua University in China appointed him to be part of the international advisory committee of the Institute for Sustainable Development Goals, Tsinghua University. 

As part of the recognition ceremony, Feike also shared and presented on Profit vs People and Planet to a group of students at the University today in Beijing.

Are the Keys to Supply Chain Transformation Closer Than They Appear?

By Madeleine Carnemark, MBA/MS Candidate 2020
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For sustainability initiatives in food retail, do the largest hurdles lie in the supply chain, or within the walls of corporate headquarters? As sustainability becomes a bigger priority for food producers and retailers, more and more companies are forming sustainability teams to push toward a new food economy through supply chain transformation.

TerraCycle, Rainforest Alliance, Coca-Cola, Lego and Nestle Inspire Transform Summit

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Ethical Corporation just released the agenda for the Transform Summit – the new and improved Responsible Supply Chain Summit (Amsterdam, October 16-17, 2019). Download your newly released brochure now!

EHS&S Leadership Success Requires an Investment in Executive Presence

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June 19, 2019 /3BL Media/ Those who succeed to the ranks of leadership within the environmental, health, safety and sustainability (EHS&S) profession bring more than just technical expertise to the role, according to a new report published this week by the National Association for EHS&S Management (NAEM).

Bees Help Grow Over 35 Percent of Our Food Crops. Meet the Woman Trying to Save Them.

Beth Robertson-Martin and General Mills are working to protect pollinators—and our food supply.
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By Jane Black

One June day in 2014, Beth Robertson-Martin found herself standing on a dirt road dividing two California tomato fields. On one side sat a farm that was nothing more than a 300-acre carpet of dried-out dirt. "It looked like a scene from Mad Max," she remembers. "Everything was dead." On the other side was a 6-foot-tall hedgerow, a tangle of white-blossomed milkweed, sunflowers and elderberry bushes that General Mills had planted alongside the tomatoes to create a habitat for bees, butterflies and other pollinators.

REC Solar Saves California School District Millions Through Innovative Solar Energy Solutions

Summary: 
  • Pleasanton Unified School District is the latest education system to work with REC Solar to deploy on-site solar plus storage solutions.
  • Installations illustrate the education market’s need to control peak demand and lower costs.
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  • Pleasanton Unified School District is the latest education system to work with REC Solar to deploy on-site solar plus storage solutions.
  • Installations illustrate the education market’s need to control peak demand and lower costs.

HP Reveals Bold New Commitments for Driving a Circular and Low-Carbon Economy

Sustainable Impact programs drove more than $900 million of new revenue, a 35 percent increase year-over-year
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HP releases 2018 Sustainable Impact Report affirming commitment to People, Planet and Community. News highlights:

  • Generates $900 million dollars of new revenue, an increase of 35% over 2017
  • Announces industry-leading goal to increase recycled content plastic in its Personal Systems and Print hardware and supplies to 30% by 2025[1]
  • Sets timeline to power its global operations with 100% renewable electricity by 2035; achieved 100% renewable electricity in the United States
  • Increases new hires from under-represented groups to 59% in the U.S in 2018
  • Reaches 21 million students and adult learners through quality education programs, partnerships since 2015, toward its goal to enable better learning outcomes for 100 million people by 2025
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HP releases 2018 Sustainable Impact Report affirming commitment to People, Planet and Community. News highlights:

  • Generates $900 million dollars of new revenue, an increase of 35% over 2017
  • Announces industry-leading goal to increase recycled content plastic in its Personal Systems and Print hardware and supplies to 30% by 2025[1]
  • Sets timeline to power its global operations with 100% renewable electricity by 2035; achieved 100% renewable electricity in the United States
  • Increases new hires from under-represented groups to 59% in the U.S in 2018
  • Reaches 21 million students and adult learners through quality education programs, partnerships since 2015, toward its goal to enable better learning outcomes for 100 million people by 2025

General Mills Brings Pollinator Conservation, Education to Brazil

By Daniel Teles
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Did you know that bee extinction could end life on earth? Without pollination from bees, the world’s food production would be completely compromised and negatively impact the ecosystem, agriculture and food production for humans.

Mack Trucks Unveils History of Refuse Exhibit at Mack Trucks Historical Museum

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ALLENTOWN, Pa., June 19, 2019 /3BL Media/ – The Mack Trucks Historical Museum unveiled an all-new exhibit titled “Keeping America Clean: The Evolution of the Waste Industry.” The exhibit, which features three antique Mack® trucks and an interactive visitor education display, was made possible thanks to support from Mack Trucks and Republic Services, an industry leader in recycling and waste disposal and longtime Mack customer. A brief ribbon-cutting ceremony was held to officially open the exhibit.

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