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Essity's Approach to the UN Sustainable Development Goals

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At Essity we believe that the work aimed at fulfilling the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) will make the world a little better and as well as create good business opportunities for companies around the world— particularly in the fields of health, hygiene and sanitation, where we have outstanding expertise. Essity is determined to do what we can to contribute to achieving the 17 SDGs.

Essity Convenes Global Dialogue 2019 with United Nations Foundation

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Hygiene and health company Essity continues its commitment to breaking barriers to well-being by convening the United Nations Foundation’s annual Global Dialogue on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). These were adopted by the United Nations in 2015. The dialogue, held at the UN headquarters in New York, gathers representatives from the UN system, public and private sector, and civil society to discuss actions to make progress on the SDGs.

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Hygiene and health company Essity continues its commitment to breaking barriers to well-being by convening the United Nations Foundation’s annual Global Dialogue on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). These were adopted by the United Nations in 2015. The dialogue, held at the UN headquarters in New York, gathers representatives from the UN system, public and private sector, and civil society to discuss actions to make progress on the SDGs.

Ecolab's Water Risk Monetizer Updates Global Water Data to Reflect Current Trends

Tool helps businesses factor current and future water risks into decisions that support sustainable growth
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January 30, 2020 /3BL Media/ Ecolab Inc., the global leader in water, food safety and public health technologies and services, has updated key data within its Water Risk Monetizer tool to reflect current water trends. The tool, which enables businesses to factor current and future water risks into business strategy, is increasingly being used by companies as they plan action steps to support sustainable growth.   

Recycling and Waste Management Advocates Commend Senate Passage of Save Our Seas Bill

National Organizations Call on U.S. House of Representatives to Support Curbing of Ocean Debris
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SILVER SPRING, Md., January 28, 2020 /3BL Media/ –  The Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA) and Keep America Beautiful® (KAB) commend and fully support the Senate passage of the Save Our Seas 2.0 Act, (S.1982)—via unanimous vote—and now strongly urge the U.S. House of Representatives to consider and pass this bill.

Black & Veatch: Reliability, Efficiency and Resiliency Drive Utilities’ Grid Modernization Efforts

New Strategic Directions Report explores the critical role of data and advanced communications systems in delivering the grid of the future
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OVERLAND PARK, Kan., January 21, 2020/3BL Media/ – Data is poised to tell the story of our utility systems. But are we ready to listen?

The Future of Preservation is Sustainable Tourism

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Lately, there have been several news items about cultural heritage sites that are either under siege by tourists or the environment. Venice is under water. The Louvre is overrun by visitors seeking a selfie with the Mona Lisa. Pompeii needs saving after its just-completed extensive restoration. Machu Picchu is under threat from a planned international airport in the Sacred Valley. 

COP25 Negotiation Results Fail to Respond to Calls to Close Ambition Gap and Step up Action at Speed and Scale the Paris Agreement Demands

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Sue Reid, vice president of climate and energy at Ceres, released this statement following the closing of the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Madrid (COP25) on Sunday.

Inside and outside the halls of COP25, investors, companies and leaders from a cross-section of society sent a clarion call to global governments: Close the ambition gap and step up climate action. Unfortunately, the results of the just-concluded negotiations do no such thing, coming nowhere close to the speed and scale the Paris Agreement demands.

Chevron and the UN SDGs: The Business of Progress

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In September 2015, all 193 United Nations (U.N.) member states adopted the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The SDGs set a global agenda for overcoming poverty, protecting the planet, and promoting peace and prosperity.

Chevron safely develops and delivers the affordable, reliable and cleaner energy that is necessary for social and economic progress. Guided by this purpose, our work makes progress a reality for millions of people in the communities we serve.

Ecolab Joins the U.N. Global Compact's Business Ambition for 1.5⁰C

Company’s goal is to reduce emissions by 50% by 2030 and to net-zero by 2050
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ST. PAUL, Minn., December 5, 2019 /3BL Media/– Ecolab Inc., the global leader in water, hygiene and energy technologies and services, today announced that it will align its operations and supply chain to the U.N. Global Compact’s Business Ambition for 1.5⁰C, and will work to reduce its carbon emissions by half by 2030 and to net-zero by 2050. The company is committed to doing its part in limiting the rise of global temperatures to 1.5 degrees Celsius (2.7 F) or less above pre-industrial levels, the limit deemed necessary by the U.N.

Maine University Team Awarded $250,000 Grant to Create Sustainable Food Solution

Sodexo, University of Maine Farmington and University of Maine Presque Isle Named Among 2019 Food Vision Prize Winners by the Henry P. Kendall Foundation
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FARMINGTON AND PRESQUE ISLE, Maine, December 2, 2019 /3BL Media/ – The University of Maine Farmington (UMF), The University of Maine Presque Isle (UMPI), and Food Services Provider Sodexo was one of only six teams to win the 2019 New England Food Vision Prize Award.  The $250,000 prize will go toward increasing the amount of locally sourced food on campus menus.

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