Responsible Consumption and Production CSR News

Microgrids Boost Energy Resilience and Independence at Military Installations

Article

The Department of Defense (DoD) has committed to deploying 3 gigawatts of renewable energy throughout military installations by 2025. Military bases all over the world have taken a proactive approach in achieving these goals, with many implementing solar photovoltaic (PV) generation.

A Surround Sound Approach to Sustainable Fashion: Four Years After the Rana Plaza Factory Collapse

Blog

Today marks the beginning of Fashion Revolution Week remembering the Rana Plaza factory collapse, which many deem the deadliest disaster in the history of the garment industry. The tragedy, which took place on April 24, 2013, brought the fashion industry’s supply chain issues to light and sparked a global conversation between companies, consumers and workers.

Seafood Joins Fair Trade Revolution, a Scallop at a Time

by The Associated Press
Article

Fair trade coffee, bananas and ... scallops? Yes, very soon.

Fair trade certification status, which is conferred by independent groups to denote environmental sustainability and fair working conditions, has been around for years. But it's just now on the rise among seafood products in the U.S., where consumer interest in the story behind the fish and shellfish they eat is growing.

When Energy Storage Joins the Blockchain the Entire Energy Community Benefits

Blog

Answering the call for increasing energy self-reliance, a grassroots electricity-sharing model is emerging. “Community microgrids,” comprising community-owned or subscribed solar PV and other renewable energy sources, offer participants and surrounding consumers the security of energy resilience in times of grid failure and protection from energy price increases driven by volatile energy markets. They also give energy producers/consumers (aka “prosumers”) more control over the renewable energy they generate.

The Oceans and Fisheries Partnership (USAID Oceans), Asia-Pacific

Developing a tracking system to combat fraud and promote sustainability of vital marine ecosystems
Article

The Asia-Pacific region’s waters are home to some of the world’s most productive and biodiverse marine ecosystems, providing food and income to more than 200 million people. However, these waters are also rife with illegal, unreported, and unregulated (IUU) fishing practices that threaten the biodiversity of the region, as well as regional and global food security. Tetra Tech is supporting the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) in a multinational effort to increase the sustainability of fishing in the Asia-Pacific region. 

Sands Bethlehem Hosts First Sustainable Foods Workshop

Blog

In March, Sands Bethlehem hosted its first Sustainable Foods Workshop in conjunction with Las Vegas Sands’ Global Sustainability Program. Six major food and beverage suppliers participated by discussing their company sustainability practices, while providing insight during a roundtable discussion on a myriad of sustainability topics, including trends they’re seeing and challenges they are experiencing. The suppliers were challenged to provide potential sustainable food options and to showcase them at the workshop.

Bacardi Celebrates Earth Month

Multimedia with summary

April is Earth Month – a time to celebrate environmental efforts.

Now in its fourth year, the Bacardi Limited “Good Spirited” initiative continues to make an impact as we work together to build a more sustainable future. Check out how employees, partners and communications are making a difference!

Waste is a Wonderful Thing to Mind

By: Pete Witkowski
Blog

Waste is a crucial issue for businesses; reducing waste doesn’t just prevent pollution and conserve energy, it saves companies money.  This is especially evident in the food service industry, where billions of dollars are lost due to food waste.  It’s very clear that waste reduction isn’t just about sustainability; it’s a business imperative.

Cargill Issues 2017 Update on Sustainable Palm Oil Progress

New report outlines progress in 2016 and action plans to reach 2020 goals
Article

Cargill is committed to building a 100-percent transparent, traceable and sustainable palm oil supply chain by 2020. In a new annual progress report, the company highlights progress against its commitment in 2016 and outlines a 2020 roadmap for sustainability.

Pages

Subscribe to Responsible Consumption and Production