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Hershey’s CSR Report: A Deep Commitment to Reducing Environmental Impacts

Reporting on Programs and Progress
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  • Reduced U.S. manufacturing waste by 23% between 2008 and 2011
  • Lowered waste to landfill or incinerator by 29% on 19% production increase
  • Exceeded Zero-Waste-to-Landfill manufacturing goal – three plants by 2012
  • Reduced GHG emissions by more than 15% since 2008

CSR Report Special Edition: ESG for Investors, Part Five: Auto Industry Revenue Forecasts Changed by EPA Policy Shift

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Part Five of the series "ESG for Investors” discusses how investors and asset managers are looking at the auto industry through the filter of a major change in consumer information policy: new MPG labels that include GHG figures. Future sales and revenue are now calculated with ESG data integrated into the bottom line.

About 3BL Media @3BLMedia
3BL Media is the leading CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility) and sustainability news and content distribution company. The company works with organizations including, multinational corporations, SME’s and non-profits to distribute multi-format media assets regarding environmental and social issues. 3BL Media leverages its expertise in corporate responsibility, technology and social media to enable organizations to communicate their Triple Bottom Line initiatives to various stakeholder groups. 3BL Media is the publisher and producer of The CSRminute™ and the CSRreport(TM). http://3blmedia.com 
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Part Five of the series "ESG for Investors” discusses how investors and asset managers are looking at the auto industry through the filter of a major change in consumer information policy: new MPG labels that include GHG figures. Future sales and revenue are now calculated with ESG data integrated into the bottom line.

About 3BL Media @3BLMedia
3BL Media is the leading CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility) and sustainability news and content distribution company. The company works with organizations including, multinational corporations, SME’s and non-profits to distribute multi-format media assets regarding environmental and social issues. 3BL Media leverages its expertise in corporate responsibility, technology and social media to enable organizations to communicate their Triple Bottom Line initiatives to various stakeholder groups. 3BL Media is the publisher and producer of The CSRminute™ and the CSRreport(TM). http://3blmedia.com 

Alternative Energy Sources Prove Beneficial in Reducing GHGs

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(3BL Media / theCSRfeed) September 20, 2011 - NBS is pleased to announce the publication of Alternative Energy Sources in Cement Manufacturing, a systematic review commissioned by NBS for the Cement Association of Canada. The study reveals that using household garbage, tires and even plastic to manufacture cement would produce fewer greenhouse gases and reduce the amount of waste sent to landfill than the fossil fuels currently used.

SC Johnson Exceeds Climate Leaders Greenhouse Gas Reduction Goals

In Partnership with the EPA, Company Exceeds its 2010 Goals by More Than 19 Percent
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(3BL Media / theCSRfeed) Racine, Wis. - June 28, 2011 – SC Johnson announced today that it achieved its greenhouse gas (GHG) reduction goal set through the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Climate Leaders program. The company achieved a 27.4 percent absolute reduction, exceeding its goal to reduce total GHG emissions by eight percent from 2005. This marks the second time that SC Johnson has surpassed its GHG reduction goal.
 

Move Over GHG: Water is Trickling In

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Water is trickling into another basin: World Resources Institute.  WRI’s Aqueduct project is a database and suite of practical tools that measure, map and explain water-related risks (À la Water Risk Atlas).  As H20 issues are increasingly facing companies and their investors, organizations can use this project to effectively manage and reduce their exposure to water risk.

SAP Saves Millions By Becoming More Sustainable

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(3BL Media / theCSRfeed)WALLDORF, Germany — May 2, 2011 SAP AG (NYSE: SAP) today released its quarterly sustainability update. Thecompany shared that it has saved approximately EUR 170 million between 2008 and today as a result of focused sustainability initiatives.

How Markets React to CSR Announcements

New Research
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Research in the Journal of Operations Management reveals share price drops when firms commit to voluntary emissions reductions. However, share price goes up when firms announce ISO 14 001 certification or corporate donations to environmental causes.

Announcements about new recycling programs, eco-friendly products, or LEED certification are all ignored by the markets.
 

GE Partners with EPA on Responsible Appliance Disposal (RAD) Program to Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Landfill Waste

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  • Agreement with Appliance Recycling Centers of America (ARCA) will reduce the typical landfill waste of a refrigerator by approximately 85 percent by weight
  • Innovative technology being used by ARCA and GE is the first in the U.S.
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  • Agreement with Appliance Recycling Centers of America (ARCA) will reduce the typical landfill waste of a refrigerator by approximately 85 percent by weight
  • Innovative technology being used by ARCA and GE is the first in the U.S.

EPA Must Be Free to Pursue Its Legal Mandate to Clean Up Air Pollution, BICEP Coalition Representative Timberland Company Tells Congress

Jobs, Health at Stake as New Clean Air Act Regulations Spur Move toward Clean Energy
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The Timberland Company, which is a member of Ceres' Business for Innovative Climate & Energy Policy coalition (BICEP), defended the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) right to regulate greenhouse gas and air pollution at an opening hearing today with the House Energy and Commerce Committee. The defense comes on the heels of a new Ceres report released yesterday, February 8, entitled "New Jobs - Cleaner Air," which found robust overall job gains – nearly 290,000 full-time jobs in each of the next five years - stemming from compliance with pending EPA clean air rules.

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The Timberland Company, which is a member of Ceres' Business for Innovative Climate & Energy Policy coalition (BICEP), defended the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) right to regulate greenhouse gas and air pollution at an opening hearing today with the House Energy and Commerce Committee. The defense comes on the heels of a new Ceres report released yesterday, February 8, entitled "New Jobs - Cleaner Air," which found robust overall job gains – nearly 290,000 full-time jobs in each of the next five years - stemming from compliance with pending EPA clean air rules.

Call for Applications: Open Seat on SCS-002 Standards Committee, General Interest Category

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Leonardo Academy is now accepting applications for an additional member on the Type III Life-Cycle Impact Profile Declarations for Products, Services and Systems (SCS-002) Standards Committee, within the General Interest Category. Any individual that is a government representative, academic researcher, representative of a consumer group or other interested party, and is interested in participating in a national dialogue on life-cycle assessment and Type III labeling, is encouraged to apply.

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Leonardo Academy is now accepting applications for an additional member on the Type III Life-Cycle Impact Profile Declarations for Products, Services and Systems (SCS-002) Standards Committee, within the General Interest Category. Any individual that is a government representative, academic researcher, representative of a consumer group or other interested party, and is interested in participating in a national dialogue on life-cycle assessment and Type III labeling, is encouraged to apply.

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