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The Clean Energy Promise eBook: It’s Time to Put a Price on Carbon — With Customers in Mind

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As lawmakers take their oaths of office and begin to set policy agendas, establishing an economywide price on carbon should be at the top of their lists. 

Everything I read and hear about carbon pricing rarely shares the customer’s point of view. That’s a shame. I’d argue that the only way we’ll likely see success with enacting an economy-wide carbon price is evaluating all policies through a customer lens.

Hormel Foods Achieves Nonrenewable Energy Use Reduction Goal and Has Record Year of Giving

Reports progress in latest annual corporate responsibility report
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AUSTIN, Minn., September 27, 2019 /3BL Media/ - Hormel Foods Corporation (NYSE: HRL) today announced it has achieved its nonrenewable energy use reduction goal and had a record year of giving in its latest annual corporate responsibility report. The report is available online at https://csr.hormelfoods.com/ and includes information about the company’s progress toward its goals.

Strengthening Connections. Fostering Success: PNC Highlights CSR Achievements

2018 CSR Report explores progress in banking responsibly, delivering an exceptional client experience, building a talent-focused culture, and strengthening communities.
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PITTSBURGH, September 30, 2019 /3BL Media/ -- The PNC Financial Services Group, Inc. (NYSE: PNC), one of the largest diversified financial services companies in the United States, released its latest Corporate Social Responsibility Report (CSR), detailing the company’s annual progress in its environmental, social and governance focus areas.

The Clean Energy Promise eBook: Extreme Weather’s Less-than-Extreme Solutions

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Let’s suppose, for argument’s sake, you question whether climate change is real, or whether it will really affect you.

You’re not alone.

More than a third of Americans say they don’t worry much or at all about global warming and a third say it’s exaggerated in the news. More than half say it won’t pose a serious threat in their lifetimes, and 12 percent say it will never be a threat.

Update to Arabic Translations of GRI Standards

Latest versions now available in the Arabic language
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September 17, 2019 /3BL Media/ - Additional Arabic translations of the GRI Standards, the world's most widely adopted sustainability reporting framework, are now available.

The updated versions of two Standards - ‘GRI 303: Water and Effluents 2018’ and ‘GRI 403: Occupational Health and Safety 2018’ – have been published in to the Arabic language.

A Letter From Jennifer Miller

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Looking back on 2018, I am struck by the degree to which sustainability-driven values, ideas, and strategies were an integral part of Sappi North America’s business success. We have a market advantage as a renewable resource company, offering customers around the globe sustainably sourced printing papers, packaging, and specialties, and dissolving wood pulp products.

Creating Our Tomorrow, Sustainably Highlights UPS’s Sustainability Progress in Interactive Report

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September 10, 2019 — UPS has published its latest Sustainability Report, Creating Our Tomorrow, Sustainably, highlighting the company’s sustainability initiatives during 2018 and progress toward 2020 and 2025 goals. The digital-first interactive Report showcases the enablers of progress that are advancing sustainability for the environment, employees, and UPS communities around the world:

JetBlue Uses NextGen Systems to Reduce Carbon Emissions

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NextGen is the FAA’s ongoing navigation system upgrade, which includes a switch from traditional ground-based to satellite-enabled navigation. This combination of FAA- and airline-specific technology allows flights to be given more efficient and uniquely optimized routes anywhere in the National Airspace System. NextGen makes this possible during all stages of the flight: departure, cruising altitude, approach, and arrival operations. The FAA anticipates that the fully completed system will save 16 million metric tons of CO2 e emissions annually.

Empowering Farmers to Self-Assess Agricultural Practices

By Christina Skonberg
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Up to 1/3 of global greenhouse gas emissions stems from the food system, an estimated 80% of which comes from agriculture.[1]

A similar story plays out across our General Mills value chain: 50% of our greenhouse gas footprint comes from agriculture. As a food company, our biggest opportunity for positive impact lies at the farm level of our supply chain.

Our commitment to advance regenerative agriculture on 1 million acres by 2030 builds on decades of work by employees past and present to prioritize the people and places growing our ingredients.

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