NASHVILLE, Tenn., June 9, 2020 /3BL Media/ - All of Tennessee’s 15 state forests are now certified to the Sustainable Forestry Initiative (SFI) Forest Management Standard. The Tennessee Department of Agriculture’s Division of Forestry announced that all state forests—covering 168,359 acres—passed the third-party audit for forestry management practices. This independent certification assures that forests are managed sustainably, which is essential for clean water, wildlife habitat, and market access.
While companies thought they had a grasp of water protection and sustainability regulations, now these regulations are being rolled back rather than continuing the 50-year trend of strengthening them. What does it mean for the business sector?
UPS has completed the seventh week of a study to measure the impact of COVID-19 on small and medium-sized businesses across the United States. This installment went to 400 U.S.-based respondents between May 6 and May 11.
While the coronavirus remains a heavy burden on small businesses, this week’s results indicate that the pandemic’s impact continues to abate.
We observed the lowest point of the downturn four weeks ago, and since then, the survey data has shown consistent signs of improvement.
Online shopping has become an essential way consumers access goods during the coronavirus pandemic. But many retail chains generate up to 75 percent of their revenue from brick-and-mortar stores in non-pandemic times — meaning they’re now looking for other ways to sell and move their inventory.
The COVID‐19 crisis is accelerating the transformation of business – one that solidifies the private sector mandate of a stakeholder‐first, rather than shareholder‐only, mentality. We’ve kept a pulse on this shift, brand action and stakeholder expectations, revealing that 75% of the U.S. public believes business must take action to protect employees, care for communities and support front-line workers in the fight against COVID‐19. Companies who have rapidly and authentically met this expectation demonstrate Purpose – at its finest.
During the COVID-19 pandemic crisis, the issue of food security for vulnerable communities and frontline responders has taken on increased relevance and importance. There are hundreds of nonprofit organizations that are working in this critical area around the world, and their efforts are to be congratulated, appreciated and supported by all of us. Here are five organizations that are responding in herculean ways to combat food insecurity and help those most in need during this health crisis:
Certification lets customers know products are sourced from FSC®-certified responsibly managed forests
WILTON, Conn., May 12, 2020 /3BL Media/ - Melissa & Doug, the trusted toy and children’s product company known around the world for its commitment to open-ended play, announced that their first stationery line, which includes a variety of sticker and activity pads, among other products, has met the requirements for the internationally recognized Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC®) Chain of Custody (CoC) standard. This FSC CoC certification communicates to customers through product labeling that materials in that product have been sourced from FSC-certified responsibly managed forests.