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New Sustainability Report Highlights Ecolab’s Role as a Global Catalyst for Corporate Responsibility

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June 21, 2018 /3BL Media/ - In its new annual corporate sustainability report, Catalyst for a Better World, Ecolab Inc. (ECL) highlights how it helps customers reduce water and energy use, ensure clean hospitals, hotels and restaurants, and safely produce the world’s food and energy.
 

Shel Horowitz on Enlightened Self-Interest

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What is meant by “enlightened self-interest,” and how does it inform consumer decisions? Shel Horowitz, a profitability and marketing consultant for green and sustainable businesses, thinks that moving forward, more and more of us will be doing our own legwork when it comes to making well-informed purchasing decisions. Furthermore, he thinks that more socially-responsible consumer choices have a hidden bonus: more profit.

Working Toward Packaging That Doesn't Cost the Earth

In the first of a series of interviews with the sponsors of the Sustainability Awards 2018, Georg Müller-Hof, VP marketing, introduces Avery Dennison’s sustainability vision to Packaging Europe.
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Pizza Hut Pledges All Chicken to Be Raised Without Antibiotics by 2022

Commitment consists of all chicken, including wings, at Pizza Hut/WingStreet locations; Company first national pizza restaurant to make commitment on bone-in/bone-out wings
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PLANO, Texas, June 19, 2018 /3BL Media/ – Pizza Hut announced today its commitment to serve chicken raised free of antibiotics important to human medicine (per World Health Organization) by 2022.

This commitment comprises all chicken, including the company’s WingStreet wings, and comes roughly a year after the brand completed the removal of antibiotics important to human medicine from its chicken for pizza. Pizza Hut is the first national pizza company to commit to an antibiotic policy for chicken wings.

KFC Singapore to Stop Providing Plastic Caps and Straws for Drinks

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KFC announced on Monday (Jun 18) that in an effort to reduce single-use plastics, it will no longer provide plastic caps and straws with drinks at its 84 outlets in Singapore starting on Wednesday.

It will, however, continue to offer plastic caps for takeaway drinks. 

In a press release, the fast-food chain said that the move - part of its No Straws Initiative - will see a reduction of 17.8 metric tonnes of single-use plastics in a year.

An International Dialogue With Sappi's Sustainability Leadership

Jennifer Miller and Valli Moosa exchange thoughts on sustainable forestry
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Sappi Limited board member and SETS Committee Chair Valli Moosa and Sappi North America’s Chief Business Sustainability Officer Jennifer Miller exchange thoughts on sustainable forestry.

Bring Back the Native Bees

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Editor’s note: This is the latest post in our “You Grow, Girl!” series highlighting female farmers – from the northern reaches of Canada to the heartland of the U.S. From the western coast of Africa to the rolling hills of France and beyond. The series amplifies the voices of female farmers, who play vital roles in agriculture worldwide. Here, they share their unique perspectives on food, family and farming. This post is from Tara Chapman.

“Save the bees! The bees are dying!”

“If bees become extinct, humans will only live for four more years!”

Mohawk Group Debuts Five Living Products At Neocon

A commitment to handprints over footprints brings inspired flooring to contract interiors
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CHICAGO, June 18, 2018 /3BL Media/ — Mohawk Group, a leading commercial flooring company known for cutting-edge and innovative flooring solutions, debuted five new Living Product Challenge Petal certified flooring products last week at NeoCon in Chicago. These sustainable offerings include biophilia-inspired floor coverings that span several categories and are all unified under a commitment to leaving more “handprints” than footprints. All five are carbon-neutral and give more back to the environment than they take in their entire life cycles.

Ideagen Annual Global Leadership 2030 Summit 2018

Ideagen's Annual Global Leadership 2030 Summit 2018 Convened the World's leading companies, NGO's and Public Sector to develop sytemic solutions via catalytic collaboration to solve for x. THE 25 Global Leaders List released...
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June 21, 2018 /3BL Media/ - Ideagen together with the world’s leading companies, NGOs, and public sector organizations assembled at the Gallup World Headquarters in Washington D.C. for the Annual Ideagen Global Leadership 2030 Summit.

Ideagen -- Where the world’s leading companies, NGOs, and public sector organizations convene to develop systemic solutions via catalytic collaboration to solve for x.

Blockchain-ing Our Way to a Stronger Supply Chain

By Tom Mastrobuoni, Tyson Ventures Chief Financial Officer
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Blockchain is all the buzz these days. Sectors across finance, healthcare, media, government, and food, in the U.S. and around the world, are looking at how they can leverage blockchain for everything from medical record security to financial transactions and more. Blockchain is said to be the great democratizer and equalizer. Some liken it to the emergence of the internet where it can open seemingly infinite possibilities for change and improvement.

In the food industry, blockchain is just getting started, where its potential to transform our industry is significant.

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