Waste Reduction

How Medtronic Supply Chain Teams Are Reducing 25 Tons of Packaging Waste

Reducing waste, increasing supply chain flexibility

Bradley Watson, a field services and operational excellence manager in Cardiac Rhythm Management, is used to receiving customer feedback. But when a physician in Australia asked Watson if there was a way to reduce packaging waste for a line of our pacemakers, he got to work connecting with the right people.

LG Named '2022 Eco-Leader' for Commitment To Waste Reduction and Recycling

Company Recognized by Green Builder Media for Continued Sustainability Efforts Contributing to Circular Economy, Driving Climate Action
Press Release

ENGLEWOOD CLIFFS, N.J., Oct. 6, 2022 /3BL Media/ — Recognizing the company’s progress in achieving its aggressive waste reduction goals, LG Electronics has been named a 2022 Eco-Leader. This is the fourth consecutive year the company has earned this highly coveted distinction from Green Builder® Media.

3M Invests for Future of Sustainability, Jobs and Manufacturing in Cordova, Illinois


3M is investing more than $170 million at its Cordova, Illinois, site to engineer and install cutting-edge technology as it pursues its company-wide goal of enhancing the quality of water returned to the environment.

Kohler Co. Applies Sustainable Practices in Manufacturing, Product Innovation and Waste Reduction

Press Release

KOHLER, Wis., April 22, 2022 /3BL Media/ - Kohler Co. takes a holistic approach in its efforts to uphold and apply sustainable practices in all aspects of life from the manufacturing of products to directly impacting lives. This Earth Day, the global company celebrates its associates, communities and sustainability initiatives that continue Kohler’s longstanding belief that being a responsible steward of the environment and a leader in business can go hand-in-hand.

Engineering Impact: Reducing Our Footprint

Excerpts from the 2021 Medtronic Integrated Performance Report

Reducing our environmental footprint and using resources responsibly helps preserve precious natural capital, reduces our operating costs, and maintains positive relationships with our stakeholders.

We are committed to implementing policies and responsible practices to minimize operational impacts on the environment and play our part in safeguarding the planet. Guided by our Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) Policy, we focus on using resources responsibly and reducing the energy, emissions, water, and waste footprints of our operations.

State of the Green Building Industry 2021


by Deisy Verdinez of the US Green Building Council 

There’s renewed commitment from companies and organizations to run their business and operations in more sustainable ways. As communities and consumers begin to demand more from organizations to do more to support their communities, many are not only including sustainability in corporate social responsibility plans but are also are setting ambitious goals to reduce their impacts on the environment. And they’re making real strides in achieving these goals.

Herbalife Nutrition Mongolia Receives Green Hero Award for Environmental Sustainability

Herbalife Nutrition recognized in Mongolia as Green Hero for recycling and environmental sustainability efforts.

As a global company present in more than 90 countries, environmental sustainability is an integral part of our business strategy. Herbalife Nutrition focuses on reducing packaging material and developing new product packaging solutions that are safe, functional, and environmentally friendly to promote a sustainable future.

New Zero Waste Standard Helps Companies Demonstrate Progress in Sustainability Journey

SCS Certification Standard Focuses on Facilities Working Toward Waste Diversion, Reduction and Re-use
Press Release

EMERYVILLE, Calif., April 28, 2021 /3BL Media/ - SCS Global Services (SCS), a global leader in third-party environmental and sustainability certification, auditing, testing, and standards development, today announced the launch of its new Zero Waste Standard. This new global certification standard enables companies to demonstrate the degree to which their waste streams are prevented, reused, or diverted from the landfill. It is robust yet flexible to allow companies to demonstrate incremental improvements, and to stimulate participation based on regional supply chain differences.

YKK Commits to Achieving Climate Neutrality by 2050

Sustainable trims leader announces Sustainability Vision 2050 addressing climate change, material resources, water resources, chemical management and human rights
Press Release

TOKYO, October 12, 2020 /3BL Media/ – At today’s Copenhagen Fashion Summit, global sustainable trims leader YKK announced the YKK Sustainability Vision 2050, which will serve as a roadmap to the company achieving net-zero emissions by 2050, among other targets. The Sustainability Vision 2050 consists of five themes with corresponding sustainability goals, as well as ten SDGs.

Theme 1:  Climate Change  Tackle greenhouse gas emissions and increase use of renewable energy

PT Freeport Indonesia Reduces the Use of Plastic Water Bottles to Almost Zero


At Freeport-McMoRan’s operation in Papua, Indonesia, plastic water bottle use went from almost 5 million bottles a year to zero thanks to the implementation of drinking water stations and a successful awareness campaign.

PT Freeport Indonesia (PT-FI) installed water tanks, dispensing stations and even stations for employees to wash the reusable bottles they were issued. Potable water systems were made available throughout operations and communities.


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