Sustainability leader reflects on 2020 and shares plans for the next five years
The words that first come to my mind when I reflect on the past year would be ‘interconnectedness’ and ‘adaptability.’ The profound impact of the pandemic has touched so many different aspects of our lives—the ways we live, work, and connect with each other seemed to change overnight—all with the single goal of mitigating unnecessary damage and suffering. Much like pandemic prevention, sustainability is a global group effort. Our collective success depends on each one of us thinking about our long-term impact when making decisions today.
When Chris Martland analyzes a landowner’s forest to develop a management plan, he has a number of issues to consider—the landowner’s goals, what’s best for long-term forest health, how he can improve biodiversity and wildlife habitat, market conditions, and climate change.
Chris is the manager of Sappi’s private Lake States Forestry program. He helps timber owners in Minnesota, Wisconsin, and Michigan manage their forests.
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.
DÜSSELDORF, Germany, and DEERFIELD, Ill., September 21, 2021 /3BL Media/ - Henkel and Pregis recently joined forces to advance the development of sustainable protective packaging solutions that meet environmental goals and address future packaging requirements.
September 22, 2021 /3BL Media/ - Mondelēz International today announced that Cadbury Dairy Milk made in Bournville and sold in the UK and Ireland is to be made with packaging containing up to 30% recycled plastic.
Cadbury, the UK’s biggest food brand, will roll out the packaging innovation on more than 28 million sharing bars in 2022.
The past year has been unprecedented. The impact of COVID-19 cast a long shadow over the world. Our business was negatively affected, which influenced our ability to deliver our sustainability goals. However, I am extremely proud of the manner in which the Sappi family stood up and stood together during this time. Across our global operations, our first priority was the immediate safety and wellbeing of our staff and their families.
Product packaging is one of the most visible and tangible environmental impacts in the life science industry, which is why MilliporeSigma is focused on driving sustainability in its packaging.
Launched in 2019, MilliporeSigma’s SMASH Packaging Plan is an industry-first framework designed to reduce the environmental impact of the company’s packaging by 2022. The 2020 SMASH Packaging Report card reveals MilliporeSigma is on track to achieve several of its initiatives by 2022.
A few key goals that the SMASH Packaging Plan achieved in 2020 include: