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From Food and Uniforms to Sponsorship Deals: IOC Guides to Help the Olympic Games and the Sports Sector Adopt Sustainable Sourcing Practices

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The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has released two guides which will help the Organising Committees for the Olympic Games (OCOGs) and the Olympic Movement – including International Sports Federations (IFS) and National Olympic Committees (NOCs) – source goods and services in a way that results in positive social, environmental, ethical and economic outcomes.

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The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has released two guides which will help the Organising Committees for the Olympic Games (OCOGs) and the Olympic Movement – including International Sports Federations (IFS) and National Olympic Committees (NOCs) – source goods and services in a way that results in positive social, environmental, ethical and economic outcomes.

Sodexo Affiliate entegra Procurement Services Announces Strategic Partnership with Dining Alliance and Affiliated Companies

Entegra Procurement Services, a division of Sodexo North America, increases purchasing power to become a market leader in foodservice GPO procurement services
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Sodexo, a food services and facilities management company committed to improving Quality of Life today announced a partnership between its affiliate entegra Procurement Services and Dining Alliance as part of the newly launched Buyers Edge Platform. The Buyers Edge Platform reaches 45,000 operator locations and represents a dynamic and rapidly growing GPO and multi-faceted service provider for the restaurant, lodging, and casino markets with over $7 billion in potential purchase volume.  

Save Our Oceans From Drowning in Plastic

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According to a recent United Nations report, 80 percent of all pollution in the oceans comes from people on land, and over eight million tons of plastic ends up in the ocean each year. This waste annually costs the lives of one million seabirds and 100,000 marine mammals and causes $8 billion in damage to marine ecosystems.

Sands ECO360: Our Commitment to the Planet

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Through our global sustainability program Sands ECO360, Las Vegas Sands works diligently to reduce our properties’ impact on the planet. Operating a sustainable business means focusing on the areas where we have the greatest impact and where we can make meaningful improvement through investments, partnerships, and scalable solutions.

Sands ECO360 Launches 2017 Environmental Progress Report with Focus on Sustainable Dining

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Las Vegas Sands is the leader in sustainability within the hospitality industry. Through Sands ECO360, its global sustainability program, the company implements strategic initiatives that minimize its environmental footprint on the planet.

Travel+SocialGood Expands Vision and Rebrands as Impact Travel Alliance

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NEW YORK, November 22, 2017 /3BL Media/ - Committed to growing its inclusive community and expanding the travel industry’s impact, Travel+SocialGood, a nonprofit working in the global travel industry since 2013, changed its name to Impact Travel Alliance (ITA). The new name better reflects the organization’s long-term vision to affect the choices an average leisure or business traveler makes and the importance travel businesses put on a triple-bottom line.

Connections Through Coffee: a Journey to Guatemala

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This blog post comes from Celina Lima, the newest Fair Trade Campaigns fellow who is studying International Development and Social Enterprise at the Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey (MIIS). This summer, she travelled to Guatemala and Nicaragua as a fellow for our organization, to learn about coffee cooperatives and how Fair Trade Community Development Funds affect their members’ livelihoods. The following is the first of a series of blog posts of Celina’s journeys to the mountains of Central America.

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This blog post comes from Celina Lima, the newest Fair Trade Campaigns fellow who is studying International Development and Social Enterprise at the Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey (MIIS). This summer, she travelled to Guatemala and Nicaragua as a fellow for our organization, to learn about coffee cooperatives and how Fair Trade Community Development Funds affect their members’ livelihoods. The following is the first of a series of blog posts of Celina’s journeys to the mountains of Central America.

Myths & Facts About Water Use in Las Vegas Resorts

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As a national operator of resorts in the resort destination of Las Vegas, MGM Resorts International recognizes the importance of water efficiency and conservation. As such, we have implemented a wide array of water management innovations that focus on reusing water when we can, avoiding or reducing irrigation in our landscaping, and investing in water efficiency innovations.

We also believe it is important to recognize the fact that the Las Vegas region has some of the world’s best infrastructure for water conservation and management.

Calcasieu Ship Channel (CSC) Salinity Control Measures Project | Reducing the Rate of Wetland Loss in Louisiana

Reducing the rate of wetland loss in the 630,000-acre Calcasieu-Sabine Basin
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The Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority (CPRA) selected Tetra Tech to complete a feasibility study and preliminary engineering and design for the Calcasieu Ship Channel (CSC) Salinity Control Measures Project to develop and evaluate alternatives to reduce wetland loss rates. Coastal Louisiana has undergone substantial land loss due to sea level rise, subsidence, modification of freshwater and sediment delivery to wetlands, saltwater intrusion, and wind-induced erosion.

GM Drives Demand for Sustainable Natural Rubber

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Through an automotive industry-first commitment to sourcing sustainable natural rubber in its tires, General Motors is helping drive the industry toward net-zero deforestation and uphold human and labor rights. The company will develop a set of purchasing requirements, with the intent that the entire automotive industry will join in the movement and together help transform the rubber supply chain.

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