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Continuous Improvements on Saving Energy and Waste Powered by #TeamDow Employees

Dow has long recognized that energy efficiency and conservation ideas can come from anywhere in the company.
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Our Dow teams continue to find creative ways to optimize energy use and reduce waste, helping us advance our sustainability goals and save costs. In 2020, Dow was recognized with three American Chemical Council (ACC) Responsible Care® Awards for projects that minimized energy use and waste.

World's Leading Brands and Retailers Join Forces to Tackle Plastic Waste Challenge Through Packaging and Policy Commitments

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  • Thirty-six members of The Consumer Goods Forum commit to curb plastic pollution problem in new CEO-led Plastic Waste Coalition of Action
  • With development of first two “Golden Design Rules,” companies with a collective annual revenue of more than 1 trillion euros aim to reduce plastic use and improve recyclability by phasing out problematic materials, colours and labels from their packaging

Looped In with Jeff Wooster | A Conversation with The Kraft Heinz Company

Unlocking the power of the circular economy
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Food packaging isn’t just about keeping our food safe. It’s about designing accessible materials for recyclability, as well as maintaining the quality of the product.

Jeff Wooster, Global Sustainability Director at Dow, caught up with Linda Roman, Head of Packaging Growth & Technology for The Kraft Heinz Company, to discuss the importance of working within the supply chain, thinking outside the box, and leveraging partnerships and collaborations to achieve these kind of sustainability goals.

Dow's RENUVA™ Program Wins Sustainability Award From Chemical Week

Flagship RENUVA™ Mattress Recycling Program awarded Best Sustainable Product
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HORGEN, Switzerland – November 23, 2020 /3BL Media/ – Dow (NYSE: Dow), has won Best Sustainable Product for its RENUVA™ Mattress Recycling Program in Chemical Week’s Sustainability Awards. The RENUVA™ Mattress Recycling Program contributes towards recycling end of life polyurethane mattresses in collaboration with the value chain. This project converts polyurethane foams from end-of-life (waste) mattresses back to one of the main chemical building blocks of its polymer - polyol.

Ecolab Named to Dow Jones Sustainability World Index

Index recognizes leading global sustainability-driven companies
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ST. PAUL, Minn., November 18, 2020 /3BL Media/ – Ecolab Inc., the global leader in water, hygiene and infection prevention solutions and services that protect people and vital resources, has been named to the Dow Jones Sustainability™ World Index (DJSI World), which tracks the leading sustainability-driven publicly listed companies globally.

Back From the Ashes

Stepping up to the challenge, Madagascar’s youth are restoring forests after years of degradation
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This piece was written by A.G. Klei, U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Mission in Madagascar’s Senior Development and Outreach Communications Advisor, and Mialy Randriamampianina, Communications Officer for the USAID Mikajy environmental activity in Madagascar.
 
This post originally ran on USAID’s Medium Blog.
 

Determining the True Cost of Water

Your Facility’s First Step in Managing a Finite Resource
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Over the past few months, we’ve provided guidance and resources on how to identify, properly scope out, and implement facility optimization projects.

ON Semiconductor Furthers Progress Towards the UN Sustainable Development Goals with the Bending Bamboo Program in Vietnam

Written by Cassandra Savel, Corporate Social Responsibility Intern
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As signatory to the United Nations (UN) Global Compact and a dedicated company committed to helping achieve the 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), ON Semiconductor continuously looks for new opportunities to address pressing social and environmental issues.

Virtual Event Gathers Industry Experts for Collaboration on Ethics and Sustainability in Gold and Diamond Enterprise, and Honors Anisa Kamadoli Costa With Its Award for Leadership in Responsible Practice in Jewelry

IAC continues to celebrate the 10th anniversary year of its International Gold Conference in October with the virtual presentation of its award for Leadership in Responsible Practice in Jewelry, and panels exploring the evolution of responsible practices.
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October 23, 2020 /3BL Media/ - The more one travels in realms of gold and diamonds, the more one is confronted by urgent challenges. Initiatives in Art and Culture’s (IAC) 2020 international gold and diamond virtual series “All That Glitters,” has taken, as points of departure, such challenges faced at all points on the continuum.

Managing Climate Risk

An Interview with Nick Martin, Sustainability Practice Leader
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Across every sector, businesses are coming under increased pressure from regulators, investors and customers to think more seriously about their exposure to climate risk—both the physical risks of climate change, but also the transition risks associated with the shift to a low carbon economy.

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