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Albertsons Companies Receives EPA Safer Choice Partner of the Year Award for the Third Year

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BOISE, Idaho, September 25, 2019 /3BL Media/—The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today awarded Albertsons Companies the esteemed Safer Choice Partner of the Year Award for leadership in furthering safer chemistry and increasing awareness of safer chemicals for consumer products.

New Soap with Certified Sustainable Palm Oil to Hit Hotels Worldwide, Including Marriott Properties

SCS Global Services certifies This Works soap from Guest Supply, a Guest Worldwide company, under RSPO standard
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EMERYVILLE, Calif. Sep 24, 2019 /3BL Media/ - Hospitality product distributor Guest Supply, a Guest Worldwide company, is now offering a new soap line, called This Works, which contains palm oil certified under the Roundtable of Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) standard by internationally recognized third-party SCS Global Services (SCS). As of June 2019, the Company has made this body soap available to all customers and has plans to install it in Marriott Hotels & Resorts.

Albertsons Companies Revamps Frozen Own Brands Lineup, Transforms Traditional Favorites With New Benefits, Formats, Flavors

Revamp includes organic and certified plant-based meals, protein ‘power bowls,’ premium on-the-go breakfasts, and more
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BOISE, Idaho, September 23, 2019 /3BL Media/ Seizing on consumer demand in frozen meals, Albertsons Companies has revamped its lineup of Own Brands entrees with 55 new items, from organic plant-based meals for the “flexitarian” to premium high-protein power bowls and more.

“We’re in a new age for frozen meals,” said Chad Coester, SVP of Albertsons Companies Own Brands. “Shoppers deserve premium meals that deliver on dietary needs and indulgence. We’ve reimagined our frozen meal lineup with new formats to deliver on quality first.” 

Clean Seas Seafood Achieves ASC Certification

SCS Global Services confirms the certification after an assessment of its aquaculture farm site
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SPENCER GULF, South Australia, September 18, 2019 /3BL Media/ – Clean Seas, the global leader in full-cycle breeding and production of Yellowtail Kingfish, has been internationally recognised for its responsible and ethical practices by the Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC). Independent certification body SCS Global Services (SCS) confirmed that Clean Seas’ Boston Bay and Louth Farms met the ASC Standard after an assessment of its aquaculture farm site.

SCS Global Services Announces New Leadership Team for Sustainable Seafood Certifications

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EMERYVILLE, Calif., September 11, 2019 /3BL Media/ – SCS Global Services is pleased to announce the new management team heading up its sustainable seafood certification programs.

Nestlé Waters North America’s Stanwood, Mich., Bottling Facility Achieves Alliance for Water Stewardship Gold Certification

Certification by independent entity SCS Global Services reaffirms company’s water stewardship efforts
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STANWOOD, Mich., August 30, 2019 /3BL Media/ –  Nestlé Waters North America (NWNA) is pleased to announce that its Stanwood bottling facility in Michigan has received Gold certification under the Alliance for Water Stewardship (AWS) International Water Stewardship Standard, the company’s second facility awarded this certification.

Impact and Growth of Fair Trade Certification Highlighted at 2nd World Coconut Congress

Fair Trade USA’s Molly Renaldo to speak about advancing coconut workers’ livelihoods on August 28, 2019 in Manila
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Fair Trade USA® Reaches $25 Million Goal in Transformative Capital Campaign

Five-year campaign concludes with record philanthropic contributions to empower businesses and consumers, identify new opportunities to expand the impact of fair trade, and improve the lives farmers, factory workers, and fishermen around the world.
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OAKLAND, Calif., July 29, 2019 /3BL Media/ – Fair Trade USA, the leading third-party certifier of fair trade products in North America, has announced the successful conclusion of its first-ever Capital Campaign, which raised $25 million to launch new fair trade products, reach new producer communities, and channel millions of dollars in cumulative additional income to farmers, workers, and fishermen. 

Announcing the Smallholder Access Program, an Innovative Approach to Responsible Forest Certification

The Smallholder Access Program seeks to make Forest Stewardship Council® certification more accessible to private landowners of 250 or fewer acres.
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The Rainforest Alliance, Forest Stewardship Council (FSC), and a consortium of forward-minded forestry corporations announce the launch of the Smallholder Access Program. FSC, long considered the gold standard of ecologically-responsible, socially-conscious forest management, has worked to transform forestry practices globally for nearly 30 years through rigorous, science-based standards and a third-party certification system.

Applegate Kicks Off National Hot Dog Month With Animal Welfare Certified Franks

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BRIDGEWATER, N.J., July 8, 2019 /3BL Media/  July is National Hot Dog Month and with Americans set to down 150 million of them on Independence Day alone, Applegate, the producer of the nation’s leading natural and organic meat brand, announced that its iconic The Cleaner Wiener™ hot dogs will carry a premier mark of higher animal welfare standards: the Global Animal Partnership (GAP) seal.

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