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Fair Trade on the Rise: 2015 Brings Wave of New Fair Trade Certified™ Products

Product launches increased 30% in 2014, helping farmers and workers invest in their futures and improve their communities.
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Oakland, CA, March 5, 2015 /3BL Media/ – Fair Trade USA, the leading third-party certifier of Fair Trade products in North America, announces the launch of hundreds of new Fair Trade Certified™ apparel and consumer packaged goods (CPG) in the first quarter of 2015. These new products add to the nearly 500 Fair Trade Certified items launched in 2014 alone.

Eastman's Corporate Energy Manager is a Star - an ENERGY STAR!

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Eastman’s Corporate Energy Manager, Sharon Nolen, is featured in the current issue of Woman Engineer magazine. In the article, Sharon shares a glimpse into her role at Eastman and the efforts her team has led to result in Eastman’s three ENERGY STAR® Partner of the Year awards.

Read the full article here.

Sustainable Coconut Farming: Turning Waste Water to Fertilizer

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PepsiCo Brazil partnered with coconut suppliers in São Mateus, Brazil to send processed effluent from the wastewater treatment plant connected to a PepsiCo coconut supplier, to a neighboring farm to be used for irrigation and as fertilizer. The treated wastewater contains large amounts of nutrients, especially potassium, which is beneficial in coconut farming.

Verizon Communications a Top Socially Responsible Dividend Stock With 4.7% Yield (VZ)

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Verizon Communications Inc (NYSE: VZ) has been named a Top Socially Responsible Dividend Stock by Dividend Channel, signifying a stock with above-average "

Kate Spade & Company Creates Impact in Rwanda

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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.

For more information about on purpose, visit Kate Spade On Purpose 

If you're interested in Waggener Edstrom's social innovation work, please visit www.waggeneredstrom.com  

Improve EHS Performance for a Sustainable Business

New Research Shows How a Holistic Approach to EHS and Sustainability Management Drives Profitable Growth
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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.   

Infographic: Where in the World Is PlantBottle Packaging?

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See where you can find out 25+ billion bottles around the world. 

 

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Watch: PlantBottle Films Invite Consumers to ‘See Bottles Differently’

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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 Surpasses Sustainable Palm Oil Goal Early

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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 Makes a Loan to PACT

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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.

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