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Cargill Cocoa Promise Report Charts Clear Path Toward Cocoa Sustainability

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  • Sustainable business practices are essential to cope with challenges of climate change, resource scarcity, social inequality and fluctuating market conditions.
  • Significant progress has been made on direct sourcing, traceability, environmental impact and farmer and community socio-economic resilience.
  • Evidence-based learnings inform our pathway to 2030, with evolved goals based on U.N. Sustainable Development Goals. 
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  • Sustainable business practices are essential to cope with challenges of climate change, resource scarcity, social inequality and fluctuating market conditions.
  • Significant progress has been made on direct sourcing, traceability, environmental impact and farmer and community socio-economic resilience.
  • Evidence-based learnings inform our pathway to 2030, with evolved goals based on U.N. Sustainable Development Goals. 

HPE Listed in Dow Jones Sustainability Index for the Sixth Consecutive Year

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Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) is proud to be listed in the 2017 Dow Jones Sustainability World Index, recognizing HPE as one of the most sustainable companies in the world.  It is the sixth consecutive year HPE has been included in the DJSI indices1.

Cox Enterprises Achieves 100,000 Ton Recycling Milestone

Milestone achieved during 10-year anniversary of Cox Conserves
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ATLANTA, September 7, 2017 /3BL Media/ - Cox Enterprises today announced that the company has recycled more than 100,000 tons of materials since 2013. This milestone coincides with the 10th anniversary of the company’s Cox Conserves sustainability program, which has a goal of achieving zero waste to landfill by 2024.  

Mars CEO: Industry Must Fix ‘Broken’ Engine of Global Business to Tackle Urgent Climate & Social Threats

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  • ​CEO Grant Reid, speaking ahead of UN General Assembly and Climate Week, believes the engine of global business – its supply chain – is broken and requires transformational, cross-industry collaboration to fix it
     
  • Says that to deliver on un Sustainable Development Goals and The Paris Accord it requires widening the focus to include social and environmental impacts far beyond direct operations
     
  • Comments come as Mars launches its “Sustainable in a Generation Plan” –  in which it will invest almost $1 billion over the next few years to tackle urgent threats including climate change, poverty in the supply chains and scarcity of resources
     
  • M&M’s – one of the world’s most iconic brands – steps up to engage consumers on critical sustainability issues
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  • ​CEO Grant Reid, speaking ahead of UN General Assembly and Climate Week, believes the engine of global business – its supply chain – is broken and requires transformational, cross-industry collaboration to fix it
     
  • Says that to deliver on un Sustainable Development Goals and The Paris Accord it requires widening the focus to include social and environmental impacts far beyond direct operations
     
  • Comments come as Mars launches its “Sustainable in a Generation Plan” –  in which it will invest almost $1 billion over the next few years to tackle urgent threats including climate change, poverty in the supply chains and scarcity of resources
     
  • M&M’s – one of the world’s most iconic brands – steps up to engage consumers on critical sustainability issues

Can State Parks Keep Waste out of Landfills?

By ALANNA ELDER
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Sustainability Coordinator Margaret Wilson said, for a long time, Grand Teton was like most state parks – they didn’t have money or staff to devote to recycling. Then they joined the Zero Landfill Initiative – a pilot project to try and divert most of the waste generated inside national parks. Wilson said part of that is educating tourists.

“[We’re] trying to reach people before they come and visit and let them try to pack accordingly," Wilson said. “Say, bring refillable water bottles, or maybe bring utensils.”

Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Best Practices

Excerpts from DBP Members Research Report Featuring PNC Financial Services Group – Grow Up Great
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By Donnice Peterson and Logan Jones-Merrill

This article is an excerpt from a Diversity Best Practices member research report. Our research reports are usually accessible only to Diversity Best Practices’ member companies.

PNC Financial Services Group – Grow Up Great

The UN’s Sustainable Development Goals Drive Focus and Purpose

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On September 25th 2015, 193 countries adopted a set of goals to end poverty, protect the planet, and ensure prosperity for all as part of a new sustainable development agenda. Each goal has specific targets to be achieved by 2030. For the goals to be achieved, everyone from government, the private sector, and civil society need to do their part.

PANDORA is Creating Shared Value & Strategic Partners

By engaging in external partnerships PANDORA gains valuable insights into critical factors shaping our business environment
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CREATING SHARED VALUE

Las Vegas Sands Takes Action on Climate Change with New Set of Sustainability Goals

Sands ECO360 global sustainability program now aligns its environmental performance targets with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals and science-based targets
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LAS VEGAS, August 9, 2017 /3BL Media/ – Sands ECO360, the global corporate sustainability program of Las Vegas Sands (NYSE: LVS) has released its 2016 environmental report.  The report marks the company’s first annual measurement against its revised sustainability goals, building upon the success and key learnings of original targets set in 2011 and reported on through 2015.

SCS Global Services Recognized by Conflict-Free Sourcing Initiative as Approved Audit Firm for Conflict-Free Smelter Program

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EMERYVILLE, CA, August 9, 2017 /3BL Media/ – Leading third-party certifier SCS Global Services (SCS) announced today that it has been formally approved as a Conflict-Free Smelter Program (CFSP) audit firm by the Conflict-Free Sourcing Initiative (CFSI). As a result, SCS is now approved to audit smelters and refiners of tantalum, tin, tungsten and gold (3TG) against the CFSP Protocols.

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