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Monsanto Marks Substantial Progress Against Sustainability Goals in 2016 Report

Details Key Climate Action Milestones, Alignment with UN Sustainable Development Goals and Position on Biodiversity
Press Release

ST. LOUIS, February 21, 2017 /3BL Media/ – Monsanto Company today released its 2016 Sustainability Report, Growing Better Together. Highlights include Monsanto’s actions to help mitigate and adapt to climate change through collaborative efforts, the advancement of its biodiversity position and alignment of its work with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Where the World Stores Its Seeds: The Svalbard Global Seed Vault

by Emma Kantrowitz
Blog

Hidden deep in the permanently frozen mountainscape of the world’s northernmost inhabited place, lies the ultimate agricultural failsafe for cities and populations around the globe: a remote vault with the capacity to store billions of seeds.

Rainforest Alliance Partnership Promotes Biodiversity Conservation

Press Release

For 16 years, Domtar has collaborated with the Rainforest Alliance to preserve the integrity of North American forests and promote biodiversity conservation through responsible paper production and fiber sourcing.

Detroit Rooftop Garden Fed Diners and a Nonprofit

Blog

The rooftop garden next to General Motors’ Renaissance Center world headquarters wrapped up another productive growing season. Now in its third year, the garden – thriving from the landfill-free facility’s compost – resulted in 815 pounds of fresh produce, 150 jars of honey, and $3,546.00 in donations to a community shelter located across the street.

USAID Awards Tetra Tech $10 Million Contract for Endangered Species Protection in Vietnam

Press Release

Pasadena, Calif. December 5, 2016 /3BL Media/ - Tetra Tech, Inc. (NASDAQ: TTEK) announced today that the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) has awarded the Company a $10 million, single-award contract to reduce wildlife crime on endangered and threatened species in Vietnam.

Why This Dead Patch of Grass Is a Good Thing

Blog

Around Boise, Idaho, locals have plenty to say these days about HP and the look of its local campus—and they’re not happy about it. The landscaping, they say, looks neglected. The grass is dying, everything is turning brown, and HP doesn’t seem to be doing anything about it.

In one sense, they’re right. HP is allowing things to die off. But it’s not due to neglect. Instead, the campus greenery is withering away for the sake of innovation and environmental responsibility. And, soon, things will look much better.

GM Builds Vehicles and Biodiversity at Its Facilities

62 sites achieve Wildlife Habitat Council Conservation Certification
Press Release

DETROIT, November 3, 2016 /3BL Media/— General Motors is supporting the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goal to halt biodiversity loss by developing wildlife habitats at its sites around the world. From helping protect honeybees with pollinator gardens or designating no-mow zones to grow grassland habitats, GM is demonstrating the role business can play in advancing sustainable ecosystems.

Cerro Verde, a Freeport-McMoRan Company, Wins National Award for Environmental Excellence

Article

The Cerro Verde mining company was awarded the Green Life seal for its innovative conservation efforts to protect the Peruvian long-snouted Bat (Platalina genovensium). Cerro Verde received the highest score from Peru's Agency for Environmental Assessment and Enforcement in the Annual Environmental Excellence Ranking.

Freeport-McMoRan works in partnership with Bat Conservation International to protect bat habitats in North and South America.

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