This agroforestry approach will improve soil fertility and productivity of coffee farms
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A total of 200 000 trees have been planted by Nespresso and partner Pur Projet in Ethiopia and Guatemala since the beginning of the year to benefit over 600 local coffee farmers. This agroforestry initiative, part of the Nespresso AAA Sustainable Quality™ Program in coffee producing countries, is meant to improve soil fertility and productivity of coffee farms by providing shade for coffee trees and prevent landslides on community land. These new trees will also provide income diversification to farmers through the sales of fruit and timber.
The San Diego Daily Transcript. With all publicly traded companies preparing for manda- tory conflict-mineral reporting requirements to take effect in 2016, one private San Diego County company is preparing for exponential growth.
AECOM was a key player in the U.S. launch of the United Nations International Strategy for Disaster Reduction (UNISDR) R!SE (Risk-Sensitive Investments) Initiative, an ambitious, global response to the daunting challenge of addressing climate change adaptation and disaster-risk reduction worldwide. The initiative fosters collaboration between public and private-sector stakeholders who are taking a leadership role on disaster-risk reduction.
In honor of Earth Day this month, Clorox employees have pledged to adopt new behaviors that save an aggregated 163,000 gallons of water, 5,000 pounds of landfill waste, 28,000 pounds of CO2 and 11,000 kilowatt-hours of energy.
Business Roundtable releases its 2015 Sustainability Report
In an essay published by the Business Roundtable (BRT) on sustainability initiatives at United Technologies, President and CEO Gregory Hayes highlighted the company’s commitment to “developing the smart, sustainable solutions the world needs – while delivering superior customer and shareowner value.”
Whirlpool Corp. continues commitment to sustainability in/outside the home
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In 1970, when Whirlpool Corporation created a corporate office for environmental control, it cemented the company’s on-going commitment to environmental protection and natural resource efficiency. Each year, Whirlpool’s appliances get more efficient than the appliances made just one year ago. At Whirlpool Corporation Earth Day is a reminder of the company’s commitment to developing high-performance appliances that conserve the earth’s resources and help homeowners do the same.