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Engineering Impact: Reducing Our Footprint

Excerpts from the 2021 Medtronic Integrated Performance Report
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Reducing our environmental footprint and using resources responsibly helps preserve precious natural capital, reduces our operating costs, and maintains positive relationships with our stakeholders.

We are committed to implementing policies and responsible practices to minimize operational impacts on the environment and play our part in safeguarding the planet. Guided by our Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) Policy, we focus on using resources responsibly and reducing the energy, emissions, water, and waste footprints of our operations.

Active Forest Management to Help Maximize Long-Term Carbon Benefits

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While it may seem counterintuitive, selectively removing trees from the forest through harvesting is often the best way to maximize the benefits that forests provide for mitigating climate change.

Forest carbon sequestration rates and storage levels change as forests naturally evolve. Young, fast-growing forests have the highest carbon sequestration rates, while older, mature forests have higher levels of carbon storage. In decaying forests, both carbon sequestration and storage are reduced until regeneration restarts the carbon cycle.

Betterment Harvest: Investing in Ag-Tech in Appalachia

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by Mark LaVerghetta, Co-Founder and Chief Governance Officer of Land Betterment

We are at the forefront of a transformational shift throughout the Appalachian region and parts of the Midwest. As the United States incrementally and increasingly migrates away from fossil fuels as an energy source, the region has been left with a tremendous void in terms of lost economic opportunity. That is where Land Betterment comes in with it's two main divisions, Environmental Solutions and Sustainable Development,

Making a Difference: One Company's Mission to Put Sustainability at the Heart of All It Does

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In April 2019, the Life Science business of Merck* launched a four-year initiative that was aimed at improving its sustainability efforts when it came to packaging. For a global business shipping around 30,000 packages every day, the task was enormous. From reducing the overall amount of packaging it was using, maximising recycling, improving plastics sustainability and even targeting zero deforestation, the initiative was a statement of intent by the business to begin to understand its environmental impact – and do something about it.

Antea Group Receives 2020 CCBJ Business Achievement Award

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ST. PAUL, Minn., April 1, 2021 /3BL Media/ - Climate Change Business Journal (CCBJ) presented its annual CCBJ Business Achievement Awards for outstanding business performance in 2020. Antea Group was honored with an award in the “Consulting and Engineering” category under the topic of “Energy and Carbon Management.”

The Energy Inclusion Conference Announces the Top DEI Champion Awardees

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United States, March 4, 2021 /3BL Media/ - The Energy Diversity & Inclusion Council kicks off The Energy Inclusion Conference announcing the Top DEI Champions in Energy on February 23 - 25, 2021. This year’s conference theme is “Inclusion Leads to Innovation”. This virtual conference will feature keynote speakers such as Pedro Pizarro, Paula Gold Williams, Girish Saligram and more.

Facility Optimization Ebook: A Guide to Identifying and Implementing Facility Optimization Projects

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Traditionally, facility optimization projects, whether they focus on energy or water conservation, renewable energy adoption, or equipment retrofits, are all intended to reduce operation costs. However, facility optimization also supports an organization’s broader sustainability goals which can translate to real shareholder, employee, and customer value.

Start Your Facility Optimization Journey Here
In this eBook, we offer a roadmap and tools for beginning your facility optimization journey. Within these pages you’ll learn how to:

Antea Group Becomes Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) Member

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ST. PAUL, Minn., February 15, 2021 /3BL Media/ - Antea Group USA joins the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) as the newest Associate Member.

RFA is the leading trade association for America’s ethanol industry, working to drive expanded demand for American-made renewable fuels and bioproducts worldwide. Their vision is to help the world breathe easier with the power of renewable fuels.

Sappi Uncovers New Values in Trees for Sustainable Future

Company continues to work toward goal of using every part of the tree
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As Sappi seeks to create sustainable profits while minimizing its impact on the environment, we are reexamining ways to unlock the full value of trees. Traditionally, the papermaking process has only used approximately two-thirds of the raw wood material to manufacture pulp and paper products. The balance of the raw material is used to generate energy to power the mill or to sell into the electricity grid. Yet, a tree has so much more to offer. “We have only begun to tap the full potential of trees,” says Beth Cormier, SNA’s Vice President, Research, Development, and Sustainability.

Sappi Renews With U.S. EPA SmartWay Transport Partnership for 12th Consecutive Year

Company’s commitment to minimizing carbon footprint continues with national partnership
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BOSTON January 22, 2021 /3BL Media/ – Sappi North America, Inc., a leading producer and supplier of diversified paper, packaging products and pulp, today announced that it has extended its current SmartWay® Transport Partnership, an innovative collaboration between U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and industry. The SmartWay Transport Partnership provides a framework to assess the environmental and energy efficiency of goods movement supply chains and benchmark overall performance.

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