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The 2012 Cabot Community Tour Concludes with Huge Celebration in Portland, Maine

The 2,300-Mile, Two-Month Celebration from Miami to Portland Honored Volunteers, Community and Cooperatives
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(3BL Media) Portland, ME - July 12, 2012 - Nearly a thousand people gathered at Payson Park earlier this week to welcome a group of bike riders who rode 2,300 miles from Miami, Florida to Portland, Maine as part of Cabot Creamery Cooperative’s 2012 Community Tour, a two-month long celebration of volunteers, community and cooperatives.  The riders were greeted by throngs of well wishers, family and friends and were accompanied by riders from throughout the greater Portland area as they rode i

Develop a Project to Reduce CO2 Emissions and Support Your Community

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Over the past few years, we have watched companies focus more and more on reducing carbon emissions in their supply chains. We have attended the same conferences that you attend, we have read the same reports and white papers, we have analyzed the same types of CO2 emissions data, and we agree: a large percentage of your corporate emissions—and therefore large opportunities to reduce your footprint—reside in your supply chain.

Sodexo’s Virtual Diversity and Business Leadership Summit Recognized with the Innovations in Diversity Award by Profiles in Diversity Journal

Virtual summit facilitated the participation of nearly 2,000 people in diversity and inclusion training in a cost effective manner and with low environmental impact.
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(3BL Media) Gaithersburg, MD – June 29, 2012 – Profiles in Diversity Journal, a bi-monthly magazine focusing on diversity and inclusion in business, government, non-profit, higher education and military settings, has recognized Sodexo with a 2012 Innovations in Diversity Award which honors corporations, organizations, and institutions that have developed innovative solutions that offer measurable outcomes in the area of workforce diversity and inclusion.

Domtar Dévoile son Cadre D’indicateurs de Performance en Matiére de Développment Durable Jusqu’en 2020

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(3BL Media) Montréal - le 28 juin 2012 - Domtar Corporation (NYSE: UFS) (TSX: UFS) a publié aujourd’hui son Rapport sur la croissance durable pour l’année 2011, dévoilant ainsi les 35 indicateurs clés de performance qui orienteront les efforts de l’entreprise en matière de développement durable jusqu’en 2020. Ce cadre de travail fondé sur le développement durable s’appuie sur des années de leadership dans l’industrie sur les plans de la certification forestière et de la performance environnementale au niveau des usines, et sur des collaborations de longue date avec des ONG. 

Why Sustainability Isn’t Just for Hippies Anymore

A new era of capitalism is dawning in which corporations are being challenged by investors and consumers to remain profitable while abiding to the laws of the natural environment.
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Although the idea of triple bottom line reporting on profit, people, and planet may still cause indigestion for purists of capitalism, the fact that it has become the norm over the exception can no longer be denied.   Earlier this year, Ernst & Young published a report indicating that environmental and social proposals made up 40 percent of corporate shareholder resolutions in 2011, up from 31 percent in 2010.   Suffice i

Microsoft Commits to Being Carbon Neutral

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Microsoft has today announced that we plan to be carbon neutral across all our direct operations beginning on July 1st 2012 – the beginning of our next financial year.

Rob Bernard, Chief Environmental Strategist at Microsoft commented on the software enabled earth blog:

How Sodexo Got Its Customers to Eat Less Meat

Article from GreenBiz.com
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Published April 11, 2012 by GreenBiz.com 

In the year since food-service giant Sodexo launched its Meatless Monday program, many of its cafeteria sites have served more vegetable offerings and seen meat purchases decline.

Latest North American Data Help Track Industrial Pollution, Support Sustainability Efforts

Summary: 

• Updated, integrated North American database details a reported 4.9 billion kilograms of pollutants, including cross-border transfers.
• Multi-year database allows tracking of changes in pollutant releases over time.
• Improved search tools allow users to explore pollutant releases and transfers from specific facilities and sectors at local and continental levels using charts and maps.

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• Updated, integrated North American database details a reported 4.9 billion kilograms of pollutants, including cross-border transfers.
• Multi-year database allows tracking of changes in pollutant releases over time.
• Improved search tools allow users to explore pollutant releases and transfers from specific facilities and sectors at local and continental levels using charts and maps.

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