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Apple Earns Alliance for Water Stewardship (AWS) Standard Certification at Prineville, Oregon Data Center Site

Apple first to certify data center to the international Water Stewardship Standard (AWS Standard), demonstrating leadership in context-based water stewardship action at the site level
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MILWAUKEE, Wis., March 22, 2021 /3BL Media/ — The Alliance for Water Stewardship (AWS) North America today announced Apple earned AWS Standard certification at its Prineville, Oregon data center. Apple is the first company in the world to certify a data center to the AWS Standard, a milestone achieved by protecting shared water resources through continual improvement in the Standard’s five outcomes of good water stewardship: water governance, water balance, water quality, Important Water-Related Areas, and safe water, sanitation and hygiene.

Sappi's Pulp and Paper Mills Reduce Waste

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Lower total energy consumed

Total energy consumed is one of the most important mill metrics we have. It captures the efficiency of our operations in both the numerator (gigajoules of energy used) and the denominator (air-dried metric tons of paper produced). By running our mills more efficiently, energy consumption is lowered. If we ensure that all of the products we produce are saleable, then we avoid the energy waste associated with remaking the products.

SCS Global Services Now Offers FSSC 22000 Certification

Sustainability Expert Expands Its Comprehensive Suite of Food Safety and Quality Services
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EMERYVILLE, Calif., November 22, 2019 /3BL Media/ – SCS Global Services (SCS) is pleased to announce that it has added FSSC 22000 certification, a complete food safety management systems certification scheme, to its comprehensive suite of professional auditing, training and support services for the food industry. FSSC 22000 is benchmarked to the Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) and is based on ISO 22000  and ISO 22002 standards, which provides global recognition and credibility. The robust framework addresses food safety risk management across the entire supply chain.

Tetra Pak Becomes the First Company in the Food and Beverage Industry to Offer Packaging Made With Fully Traceable Plant-based Polymers

Tetra Pak, together with its supplier Braskem, has become the first company in the food and beverage industry to responsibly source plant-based polymers using the Bonsucro standards for sustainable sugar cane
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LAUSANNE, Switzerland, November 19, 2019 /3BL Media/ - Tetra Pak, together with its supplier Braskem, has become the first company in the food and beverage industry to responsibly source plant-based polymers using the Bonsucro standards for sustainable sugar cane. This move is yet another reinforcement of the company’s commitment to drive ethical and responsible business practices across global supply chains, while lowering the carbon footprint of its packaging.

Just Released: 2019 Green-e Verification Report (2018 Data)

Center for Resource Solutions (CRS), through its Green-e® certification programs, certified over 62 million megawatt-hours in retail transactions in 2018, representing an overall increase of 4%. This is the highest number of certified retail MWh to date
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November 1, 2019, /3BL Media/ - Center for Resource Solutions (CRS) released the 2019 Green-e Verification Report (2018 Data), which highlights the increasing role of Green-e certification in the growing U.S. retail renewable energy market and corporate sustainability initiatives.

Fair Trade USA® Raises the Bar for Cocoa Farmers

Increases to Fair Trade Minimum Price and Premium aim to address extreme poverty and its consequences in cocoa-producing communities
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OAKLAND, Calif., June 11, 2019 /3BL Media/ – Fair Trade USA, the leading third-party certifier of fair trade products in North America, announced today that it will increase its minimum price and premium for cocoa by 20 percent as of October 1, 2019 to move farmers closer to a living income and reduce the extreme poverty and child labor that is prevalent in West Africa’s cocoa fields.  

Helping Companies Navigate the Complex Terrain of Corporate Sustainability

SCS Global Services Releases 2017 Annual Benefit Report
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EMERYVILLE, Calif.  April 12, 2018 - The pressures of population growth, poverty, resource constraints, pollution and climate change challenge each of us, every day, to identify better ways to manage our businesses. Our growing interdependence makes sustainable business practice not simply a choice, but an essential feature of the 21st century economy.

Veriflora® Sustainably Grown Flowers Protect People and the Planet This Valentine's Day

Certified Cut Flowers and Potted Plants Support Holiday Giving
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Check out this video, which shows why Veriflora® Sustainably Grown flowers are the best way to celebrate Valentine’s day and every day.  Be sure to visit our website to learn more: Veriflora® Sustainably Grown Website

Quality Management: Assuring the Integrity of Third-Party Certification

By Diana Kirsanova Phillips
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Third-party certification is widely recognized as playing an integral role in helping companies demonstrate their environmental, sustainability, and safety achievements to their customers and stakeholders.  As a certification body, the question we are most frequently asked is what qualifies us to do this work. Heading up SCS’ Quality Assurance Team, I liken my team’s services to providing a “safety net” for our company’s reputation.

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