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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

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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.

Durkan Expands Creative Partnership with Virginia Langley Through PDI Tile Program

Manufacturer’s print carpet tile category offers design flexibility and reduction in installation waste
Press Release

CALHOUN, Ga., August 27, 2020 /3BL Media/—Durkan announced today that the hospitality flooring manufacturer has partnered with longtime collaborator Virginia Langley to design print carpet tile exclusively for its PDI (Precision Dye Injection) platform. The state-of-the-art PDI tile program, which launched last summer, features proprietary high-resolution pattern design technology in 12 colors for customization, with the added wear-and-maintenance advantages of modular soft flooring.

Kimberly-Clark Reinforces Commitment to Plastics Footprint Reduction as Founding Activator of US Plastics Pact

Press Release

Kimberly-Clark knows that strategic partnerships are critical to unlocking new opportunities for sustainability, innovation and growth across its value chain. More importantly, consumers of its trusted brands, including Kleenex®, Cottonelle®, Scott® and Huggies®, want more sustainable options.

Reinforcing its commitment to address the social and environmental challenges of the next decade, the company announced yesterday that it joined as a founding activator the newly formed U.S. Plastics Pact.

3 Ways Herbalife Nutrition is Embracing the Circular Economy

Taking action towards sustainable consumption and production
Blog

Circular economy ideas and models could be used to transform businesses, boost future job creation and help societies to achieve the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) for 2030. Herbalife Nutrition is taking steps towards sustainable consumption and production. They are working on several fronts to address this issue, through corporate initiatives and through the job our independent small business owners do every day within their communities in 94 countries across the world.

SC Johnson on Track to Meet Goals in Tackling Plastic Waste Crisis, Announces Results in New Sustainability Report

Summary: 
  • Company removes 1.7 million kilograms of plastic from primary packaging 
  • 94% of the company’s plastic packaging is now recyclable, reusable or compostable
  • Plastic Bank partnership creates 9 recycling centers in Indonesia to help communities without formal infrastructure manage ocean-bound plastic waste
  • Company teams up with Ellen MacArthur Foundation to help accelerate the transition to a circular economy and continue to influence system-wide change
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  • Company removes 1.7 million kilograms of plastic from primary packaging 
  • 94% of the company’s plastic packaging is now recyclable, reusable or compostable
  • Plastic Bank partnership creates 9 recycling centers in Indonesia to help communities without formal infrastructure manage ocean-bound plastic waste
  • Company teams up with Ellen MacArthur Foundation to help accelerate the transition to a circular economy and continue to influence system-wide change

Nestlé Inaugurates Packaging Research Institute, First-of-Its-Kind in the Food Industry

Press Release

Vevey, Switzerland, September 12, 2019 /3BL Media/ – Nestlé today officially inaugurated the Institute of Packaging Sciences, the first-of-its-kind in the food industry. The new Institute enables Nestlé to accelerate its efforts to bring functional, safe and environmentally friendly packaging solutions to the market and to address the global challenge of plastic packaging waste.

Safeway-Albertsons Distribution Center Showcases Sustainability

By Christopher Keizur
Article

Gresham's Safeway-Albertsons Regional Distribution Center showed how being green can be implemented on a massive scaleduring a monthly gathering of like-minded business owners and community members last week.[...]

Daryl Woods, director of distribution for Safeway-Albertsons Regional Distribution Center said the key is using smart practices to lower the facility's footprint, while also discovering cost savings in all aspects of the business. 

A Coffee Cup Free Zone

Press Release

FPT Industrial, the global powertrain brand of CNH Industrial N.V. (NYSE:CNHI / MI:CNHI) is driving down waste at its facility in Betim, Minas Gerais State in North Eastern Brazil, by eliminating single use cups.

Minera El Abra, a Freeport-McMoRan Company, is Recognized for Lowering Carbon Footprint With Tire Recovery Program

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October 17, 2019 /3BL Media/ — Thanks to a new tire renewal program, Minera El Abra, a subsidiary of Freeport-McMoRan, was recognized for reducing its CO2 emission by 53 tons – or 35 percent.

The program, developed by KalTire Chile, helped El Abra reuse 31 mining equipment tires in 2018, which eliminated the need to produce 26 new tires.

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