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Consumers Buy From Companies That Take a Stand

By Michael Browne
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Originally posted on Supermarket News

Nearly two-thirds of consumers globally (63%) prefer to buy goods and services from companies that stand for a shared purpose that reflects their personal values and beliefs, and are ditching those that don’t, according to new research from Accenture.

How Much Do You Know About…Paper? Take Our Paper Quiz

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Are you a Paper Pro or a Paper Novice?

Whether you have worked in the printing or paper industry for decades or you are just starting out, take this quiz to find out if you are on top of your paper game.

Take the quiz here

Boeing, ELG Carbon Fibre Find New Life for Airplane Structure Material in Groundbreaking Partnership

First-agreement of its kind will repurpose aerospace-grade composite material for making laptop cases, car parts and other products
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Boeing, ELG Carbon Fibre find new life for airplane structure material in groundbreaking partnership 

•First-agreement of its kind will repurpose aerospace-grade composite material for making laptop cases, car parts and other products
•Partnership will reduce solid waste by more than one million pounds a year

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Boeing, ELG Carbon Fibre find new life for airplane structure material in groundbreaking partnership 

•First-agreement of its kind will repurpose aerospace-grade composite material for making laptop cases, car parts and other products
•Partnership will reduce solid waste by more than one million pounds a year

Mohawk Expands Air.o Soft Flooring Line as Market Growth Increases and Hypoallergenic Benefit Resonates Strongly with Consumers

New styles provide more design options while also offering easy-to-clean, VOC-free residential application
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CALHOUN, Ga., December 6, 2018 /3BL Media/ — For consumers who value a hypoallergenic floor, Mohawk’s 100% recyclable Air.o soft flooring has resonated in a major way after a successful initial market launch that will see an expansion of four additional styles in 2019 to meet growing popularity demands.

Sysco Is Delivering A Better Tomorrow: Better Is… Organic and Sustainable!

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As a major purchaser of fruits and vegetables, Sysco plays a leading role in improving agricultural standards among growers, processors and distributors. Now we’re doing more: doubling the availability of Sysco Brand organic produce and expanding our sustainable agriculture program to include five fresh crops.

To learn more about Sysco's commitment to Delivering A Better Tomorrow, read their 2018 Corporate Social Responsibility report here.

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Promoting Environmental Stewardship

A holistic approach to minimizing our environmental impact.
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The Medtronic Mission calls us to improve human welfare, which includes caring for our planet. Making the world a healthier place means addressing our environmental impact holistically — from innovating operations to minimize our footprint to product design, manufacturing, and disposal. Since FY13, we have achieved a:

  • 18% decrease in energy use
  • 33% decrease in greenhouse gas emissions
  • 39% decrease in non-regulated waste
  • 16% decrease in water use

SCS Global Services Becomes First North American Certifier Accredited to New RSPO Principles and Criteria Standard for Palm Oil Plantations

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EMERYVILLE, Calif., December 5, 2018 /3BL Media/—Following on the heels of the historic 16th Annual Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) in Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia, SCS Global Services (SCS) has become the first certification body in North America accredited to conduct assessments under the stringent new RSPO Principles & Criteria (P&C) Standard. This accreditation sets the stage for SCS to certify sustainable palm plantations and mills internationally.

Follow the Money: How Sands Cares Assists Clean the World

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Through Sands Cares, the corporate giving and community engagement program of Las Vegas Sands, Clean the World and Las Vegas Sands have collaborated on two key projects that have benefited the homeless community and made a significant impact globally.  The Global Hygiene Kit Builds held at all Las Vegas Sands properties in the U.S.

Kimberly-Clark’s Commitment to Forest Conservation Recognized with a 2018 FSC® Leadership Award

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Kimberly-Clark, along with its partners from the World Wildlife Fund (WWF), were honored by the Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC®) with a 2018 Leadership Award for Kimberly-Clark and WWF’s “Heart Your Planet” collaboration. The program was unanimously selected for the Uncommon Partnership award for its success in engaging consumers to look for the WWF Panda logo and FSC® label on product packaging to support responsible forest management.

Crystal Valley Foods Miami Operation Earns Organic Handler Certification

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MIAMI, Fla., December 4, 2018 /3BL Media/Crystal Valley Foods (Crystal Valley) has received the organic handler certification at its warehouse and distribution center in Miami Florida.  The certification was issued by SCS Global Services (SCS).

“Crystal Valley Foods has achieved organic handler certification at their Miami, Florida facility, having demonstrated full compliance with USDA National Organic Program standards.” said Brandon Nauman, SCS’s Associate Managing Director, Organic and Non-GMO Programs.

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