Sydney Price, Senior Vice President of Corporate Social Responsibility at Kate Spade & Company, recently sat down for an interview with Waggener Edstrom and in this video she discusses how their on purpose initiative is impacting women in Rwanda.
New Research Shows How a Holistic Approach to EHS and Sustainability Management Drives Profitable Growth
Even today, the Environment, Health and Safety (EHS) business function is sometimes viewed as more of a “necessary evil” that drains the bottom line than as a value-add to the business. But this view has undergone a transformation in recent years, especially in the asset intensive, higher risk industries like oil and gas, chemicals, mining, metals, and utilities.
Coke’s PlantBottle packaging, without question, is an environmental breakthrough. But can the technology – which uses plant material to produce PET plastic bottles and much more – break through to today’s consumers, who are increasingly inundated with “green marketing” messages?
Safeway surpassed our goal to source 1 million pounds of responsibly produced palm oil in 2014 by sourcing over 2.6 million pounds of responsible palm oil as of October 1st. We also set a new goal for 2015.
The oil squeezed out of oil palm fruit is used in many different products and it comes from oil palm plantations based in tropical countries such as Indonesia, Malaysia and Nigeria. Some palm oil production has been linked to deforestation, wetland destruction and human rights violations, such as child labor and human trafficking.
RSF is pleased to announce a new loan to PACT, a sustainable fashion brand which makes organic cotton underwear, socks, and t-shirts. RSF provided a line of credit that allows PACT to purchase inventory to meet the growing demand for its products.
Most marketers are challenged with making complex CSR issues understandable and relevant to their consumers – whether it's sustainable palm oil, genetically modified organisms or conflict minerals. Traceable down is one that falls into that category. This week, Patagonia took a creative and bold approach to help consumers understand this multifaceted CSR and animal welfare topic – a short-and-sweet video.
As we get closer to my personal favorite among the growing list of Sustainable Brands events — New Metrics — I am finding it hard not to engage complete strangers on the street in excited attempts to share bits and pieces of the powerful program we have put together. Allow me to let some of that energy out by sharing 10 highlights — more specifically, 10 *firsts* — that will take place in the New Metrics plenary program in just over two weeks.