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LG Brings Sustainability, Energy Efficiency to 2020 ‘New American Home’ and ‘New American Remodel’

Press Release

LAS VEGAS, Jan. 20, 2020 /3BL Media/ – ENERGY STAR® Partner of the Year LG Electronics USA was selected by the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) as Platinum Partner for The New American Home® (TNAH) and The New American Remodel® (TNAR), the official show homes of the 2020 International Builders’ Show® in Las Vegas this week. 

Rising Global Tax Scrutiny Shows the Case for Change

High interest at London event in GRI’s ‘game changer’ Tax Standard
Press Release

January 17, 2020 /3BL Media/ - The increasing number of inquiries into the tax practices of corporations demonstrates why a transition towards transparent tax disclosure is urgently required.

This was a key message from Elise J Bean, former United States Senate tax investigator, as she addressed an event in London today to highlight GRI’s launch of the world’s first country-by-country public reporting standard for tax. Governments around the world, including several EU countries and Australia, are currently reviewing the tax practices of multinationals.

Nestlé Creates Market for Food-Grade Recycled Plastics, Launches Fund to Boost Packaging Innovation

Press Release

VEVEY, Switzerland, January 17, 2020 /3BL Media/ - Nestlé today announced that it will invest up to CHF 2 billion to lead the shift from virgin plastics to food-grade recycled plastics and to accelerate the development of innovative sustainable packaging solutions.

Sysco on Course to Meet 2020 Seafood Sustainability Goals

By Melissa Aronson
Blog

Leading global foodservice distributor Sysco Corporation recently announced in its 2019 Corporate Responsibility Report strong progress towards achieving its 2020 seafood sustainability goals.

The Science of Food Safety

Where taste meets quality
Blog

By Ethan Watters

Driving down a nondescript industrial road in Austin, Minn., you might find yourself slowing down to admire a striking building with a facade of glass and red panels. Backing onto Wolf Creek and a forest of white oak and ironwood trees, it would be easy to mistake the building for a high-end architectural firm. Instead, this is the new multimillion dollar, 52,000-square-foot research and development laboratory of Hormel Foods.

Thinking Inside the Box

Reaching an ambitious packaging reduction goal: 25 million pounds by the year 2020
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By Ethan Watters

The mind-bending complexity of how food is packaged is something most consumers don’t pay much attention to. Consider the fact that there are over 11,000 distinct materials used to package Hormel Foods products. Figuring out exactly how to make those materials maximally efficient and sustainable falls to an elite group with an ambitious goal: In 2012, the packaging development team was challenged to reduce total packaging material by 25 million pounds by the year 2020. With only a year to go, the team’s job is getting more difficult.

Register Now to Learn How to Turn Shoppers Into Superfans

Article

At UPS, we have a front row seat to returns, so we know how much they can impact your relationship with your customers—and your bottom line.

If you’re ready to “wow” the online shopping crowd with the returns experience and work towards a stronger circular economy, join us for an informative webinar: How to Become a Returns Rock Star.

Sustainability Trends in 3D Printing You Need to Know

Defining the 3D Printing and Digital Manufacturing Agenda in 2020
Press Release

PALO ALTO, Calif. /3BL Media/— HP released its list of predictions for 3D printing and digital manufacturing in 2020. Informed by extensive interviews with a team of experts, this year’s research identifies top trends that will have a major impact on advancing Industry 4.0 such as the need for more sustainable production, how automation will transform the factory floor, and the rise of data and software as the backbone of digital manufacturing.

Sustainable Brands Elevates the Stage for a Regenerative Economy

Global brand leaders will convene at SB’20 Long Beach, June 1-4 to co-create the future
Press Release

SAN FRANCISCO, January 14, 2020 /3BL Media/ - The Sustainable Brands community today launches its flagship event, SB’20 Long Beach, with a call to action for igniting more sustainable systems through regenerative business practices.

New Ways to Study Individual Corporations’ Supply Chains

By Benjamin Goldstein and Joshua Newell
Article

Multinational corporations wield immense power. A mere 100 companies control a quarter of global trade. Walmart is the 10th–largest economic entity on the planet. Coca-Cola is the world’s largest consumer of aluminum and sugarcane. In choosing where to invest, what products to develop and push, and what environmental and labor standards to uphold, corporations like these continually shape the global economy’s geography and its effects. 

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