Waste Reduction

Engineering Impact: Reducing Our Footprint

Excerpts from the 2021 Medtronic Integrated Performance Report
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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

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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.
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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
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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
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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
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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

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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
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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

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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
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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

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