Companies, NGOs and academics plot key steps to advance microfiber research and innovation
January 11, 2018 /3BL Media/ - You’ve invested in a steel water bottle, pack your lunch in glass Tupperware, and recycle any plastic you get your hands on. But your plastic footprint might be bigger than you think thanks to the ubiquity of plastic-based fabrics—from that polyester onesie you wore on Halloween to the fleece blanket you wrap yourself in every winter, and even the carpet beneath your feet.
International Flavors & Fragrances (IFF) is pleased to announce that the company was again included on the Euronext Vigeo US 50 index, recognizing IFF as a leader in corporate responsibility. The index is composed of the top 50 listed companies in the United States as evaluated by Vigeo Eiris for their performance in six categories: Human Rights, Human Resources, Corporate Governance, Business Behaviour, Environment and Community Involvement. The indices are updated biannually, with selection based upon data from the Vigeo-developed Equitics® methodology.
Karen Clarke-Whistler, Chief Environment Officer for TD Bank Group, looks back at some of the key milestones of 2017
2017 was a transformative year for the environment, with numerous national and regional policies introduced or implemented, such as Canada's federal cap-and-trade policy; a shift in the direction of U.S. climate-action policy with the federal government sharing its intention to withdraw from the Paris Agreement; extreme weather events such as Hurricane Harvey and Irma, and wildfires in the west.
TORONTO and NEW YORK, December 20, 2017 /3BL Media/ - TD Bank Group (TD) today announced a set of initiatives to advance the low-carbon economy of the future.
These initiatives include a target of CDN$100 billion in low-carbon lending, financing, asset management and other programs by 2030. TD is taking clear steps to help accelerate the development of a low-carbon economy, while recognizing the importance of responsibly developing conventional energy, vital to North America's economic strength and security.
GM is a believer in the circular economy where people design items so they stay in use. The company and its suppliers work often with the next generation of leaders to help them see items not as they are, but what they can become – key to ensuring sustainability remains top of mind long into the future.
Antea Group’s Pamela Gordon blogs about the electronics industry’s Responsible Business Alliance and its latest Code of Conduct revision. She recently attended the training conducted on this revision, which was filled with the who's who of major supply-chain leaders.
NEW YORK, November 7, 2017 /3BL Media/ -- This year, H&M is proud to announce that the Garment Collecting initiative will have a new partner in the United States with Keep America Beautiful, the nation’s iconic community improvement nonprofit organization. To kick off this new partnership, H&M is urging customers and fans to participate in America Recycles Day by donating unwanted textiles from any brand in any condition to any H&M in the U.S. From Nov.
The need and the opportunity to transition to a circular economy—an economic model that is restorative and regenerative by design—have become clear to many industries over the last 5 years. Companies like Apple and Google are innovating or redesigning their products and services to minimize resources utilized in production and to promote reuse and recycling of their products.