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VIDEO | Making Cargill More Efficient & Sustainable

Annual Report 2017
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In 2015, Cargill set five-year goals to improve our use of energy and natural resources. By 2020, we're committed to sourcing 18 percent of our energy portfolio for renewable sources, up from 14.4 percent today. We are also committed to improving energy efficiency, freshwater efficiency and greenhouse gas intensity by 2020. See the video for a look at our progress so far.

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Water Supply Diversification Continues Rising to Reach Resiliency, Reliability Goals

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Objectives for developing alternative water supplies to increase availability and improve water system resilience continue as top priorities for resource stakeholders.

WASH Your Hands: How a Simple Well Helps Create a Strong and Healthy Community

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Clean water is one of the few things in life that never fails to live up to expectations.

It is difficult to overstate the importance of having it. Really difficult. In fact, it's probably impossible. Clean water changes almost everything.

Let's start with the obvious things. Having clean water and sanitation means being able to avoid exposure to countless diseases. Every year millions of people die from diseases caused by inadequate water supply, sanitation and hygiene.

Las Vegas Sands Takes Action on Climate Change with New Set of Sustainability Goals

Sands ECO360 global sustainability program now aligns its environmental performance targets with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals and science-based targets
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LAS VEGAS, August 9, 2017 /3BL Media/ – Sands ECO360, the global corporate sustainability program of Las Vegas Sands (NYSE: LVS) has released its 2016 environmental report.  The report marks the company’s first annual measurement against its revised sustainability goals, building upon the success and key learnings of original targets set in 2011 and reported on through 2015.

Data Analytics: More Than a Mere Numbers Game for Water Providers

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Water providers have been collecting and utilizing data to perform important but traditional tasks: Supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) devices speed information across networks, and smart metering infrastructure systems measure consumption and contribute to customer billing. But, as utilities wrestle with addressing aging foundational assets while balancing limited capital and rising calls for lower costs and safer water, there is new urgency to explore how data can drive and optimize asset performance and reduce risk.

Chattahoochee Riverkeeper Announces Cox Enterprises and The Ray C. Anderson Foundation as Presenting Sponsors of the Climate Change Conference

Previous River Guardian Award recipient to sponsor event
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ATLANTA, August 7, 2017 /3BL Media/ - Chattahoochee Riverkeeper announces the 2017 Climate Change Conference with presenting sponsors Cox Enterprises and The Ray C. Anderson Foundation. The conference is set to take place on September 27-28, hosted by the Ray C. Anderson Center for Sustainable Business at the Georgia Tech Global Learning Center.

Xylem Volunteers Participate in a “Run 4 Water” in Veterans Park, Milwaukee

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Two Xylem offices partnered with the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee chapter of Engineers Without Borders to raise funds and awareness of water issues at the “Run 4 Water” on April 30, 2017. Participants ran, walked or volunteered to assist during a 5K while carrying buckets of water to symbolize the distance that women and children around the world must travel to access water.

#ParksAndRecreationMonth: Cox Enterprises’ COO Alex Taylor Shows How “Actions Speak” in Tulsa

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At a recent river cleanup,Cox Enterprises’ COO Alex Taylor demonstrated that he doesn’t just “talk the talk” when it comes to advocating for the environment. Alex joined about 200 #TeamCox volunteers, representing all of the company’s divisions (Cox Communications, Cox Automotive and Cox Media Group) to clean up trash from the banks of the Arkansas River in downtown Tulsa.

The project took place in partnership with American Rivers, Keep Oklahoma Beautiful and the River Parks Authority. 

Four Key Steps to Optimizing Data for Enterprise Asset Management

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Many water leaders face a conundrum – they know massive system investments are needed, but have a steep hill to climb to gain necessary approvals and rate recovery for such investments. Stand-alone, multimillion dollar technology programs often take a back seat to repairing and replacing aging distribution system assets.

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