There is a growing recognition among businesses and consumers that we must move away from a linear “take, make, waste” model of consumption where we extract materials, produce things and discard products to landfills. We are now embracing circular economy models, which by design are restorative and regenerative. Done properly, the final result is a system in which material streams are efficiently managed and recycled. The benefits of this holistic approach are clear, resulting in less waste, lower costs and reduced environmental impact.
Ongoing public concerns about climate change, energy security and economic conditions keep energy use and greenhouse gas emissions top of mind for our key stakeholders. Energy is the third largest draw on our operating costs behind wood fiber and chemicals. As such, we hold a long-standing commitment to control energy usage. Environmental impact is affected not only by the amount of energy, but also by the type of energy consumed.
Sydney, August 4, 2016 /3BL Media/ - Kimberly-Clark (K-C) Australia & New Zealand (A&NZ) released its new five-year sustainability strategy. Both globally and locally, K-C’s sustainability goals have transitioned from three pillars of sustainability (People, Planet and Product) to an evolution of five key priority areas - Social Impact, Forests and Fibre, Waste & Recycling, Energy & Climate, and Supply Chain.
Red Sox-branded fuel pumps and CITGO station activities fuel good for foundation programs
BOSTON, Mass., July 22, 2016 /3BL Media/ – This July through October, CITGO Petroleum Corporation, along with its local New England partners, SEI Fuels, H.A. Mapes, Global Partners and Tradewinds, will fuel good for the Red Sox Foundation through the installation of unique Red Sox-branded gas pumps at multiple CITGO stations throughout Massachusetts, Rhode Island, New Hampshire and Maine.
Local entrepreneurs have solar energy, Internet connectivity, skills training, and mentors to build businesses and create jobs
NEW YORK; July 14, 2016 /3BL Media/– Accenture (NYSE: ACN), the University of Notre Dame Initiative for Global Development (NDIGD) and The Rural Development Company have launched the first solar-powered microgrids in the northern KwaZulu-Natal district of uMkhanyakude, South Africa, as part of the Connectivity, Electricity and Education for Entrepreneurship (CE3) program.
TransCanada partnership awarded contract to build, own and operate Sur de Texas-Tuxpan natural gas pipeline in Mexico
MEXICO CITY, Mexico and CALGARY, Alberta, June 13, 2016 /3BL Media/ TransCanada Corporation (TSX:TRP) (NYSE:TRP) (TransCanada) today announced that its joint venture with IEnova, Infraestructura Marina del Golfo (IMG), has been chosen to build, own and operate the US$2.1 billion Sur de Texas-Tuxpan natural gas pipeline in Mexico. The project will be supported by a 25-year natural gas transportation service contract for 2.6 billion cubic feet a day with the Comisión Federal de Electricidad (CFE), Mexico's state-owned power company.
LEMONT, Ill., June 2, 2016 /3BL Media/ – TeamCITGO volunteers at the CITGO Lemont Refinery helped their community by holding a supply drive benefiting three local domestic violence shelters and the at-risk women and children they serve. Based on specific requests from the organizations, CITGO employees and contractors at the refinery, donated personal care products, clothing and household items for the Guardian Angel Community Services, Lamb’s Fold Women’s Center and Crisis Center for South Suburbia.
HOUSTON, May 19, 2016 /3BL Media/ – CITGO Petroleum Corporation is helping 15 high school students from the Spring Branch Independent School District (ISD) reach the next level of their science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education by offering scholarships to graduating seniors who are heading off to college. This set of scholarships is one of three being awarded to STEM students in the Houston area: Students from the Houston and Alief ISDs will also benefit from CITGO-sponsored scholarships.
Antea Group consultant Steven Meun recently presented on sustainability for facility operations. The session walks you through the fundamentals of sustainability in the facility context, looks at the rationale for incorporating sustainability into your business, and examines some of the basics and first steps for tackling sustainability in water, waste, and energy.