Energy CSR News

EPA Recognizes LG Electronics USA Among Nation's Leading Green Power Users

LG Reduces Carbon Footprint With Additional Green Power Purchases
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WASHINGTON, June 20, 2013 /3BL Media/ – LG Electronics USA Inc. has increased its green power use, further demonstrating its commitment to environmental sustainability and building upon its collaborative relationship with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the EPA Green Power Partnership.

Mars Supports a Greener Future for American Industry

Mars, Incorporated Joins BICEP and Signs Climate Declaration to Promote Climate-Focused Policies.
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Supporting existing work to make its operations “sustainable in a generation”, Mars has joined Ceres’ BICEP coalition to advocate for innovative climate and clean energy policies. 

Mars Poland receives a Golden Leaf Award for CSR

Mars Poland has received a CSR Golden Leaf award for the second year in a row from one of the country’s largest opinion Magazines, Polityka’s.
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The Golden leaf is awarded to companies where corporate social responsibility is a key element of their business strategy. These companies have demonstrated they have a CSR or sustainability strategy and act according to ethical guidelines.

Global Conflict Minerals Symposium | Ultimate Compliance Training

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Thought leaders are gathering for the first ever Global Conflict Minerals Symposium taking place in Los Angeles, CA on August 21 and 22 of this year. 

The Symposium coincides with the 1-year anniversary promulgation date of the Dodd-Frank Section 1502 Conflict Minerals Final Rule.  

Home Eco Innovations Celebrated at the Scotiabank EcoLiving Awards

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A low carbon apartment complex prototype. A social mobile app that allows homeowners with smart meters to compare their energy use with other consumers. Small scale, energy efficient, independent homes that sustainably add density to neighbourhoods.

Youth Rise Up to Improve Human Rights Situation

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Rising star Michael Armstrong used his voice - literally -  to take a stand on the world stage against human rights abuses and irresponsible sourcing practices from conflicted regions.

In an unprecedented ballad of traditional song, instruments and rap, Mr. Armstrong uses his musical talents as a world-class instrumentalist, singer and songwriter to say "enough".

Turning Audits into Actionable Data

Protecting Your Bottom Line With Social Audits
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With board-level attention on SEC regulation requirements and heightened human rights violations, global brands must deliver value to consumers and shareholders AND meet environmental and social standards deemed desirable by a few very vocal members of the general public. 

Protecting the bottom line requires that companies implement programs to avoid tragic supplier events linked to their brand and take a proactive stance in creating, improving and maintain a positive public relations image. 

Monsanto Company Releases 2012 Sustainability Report

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ST. LOUIS, June 19, 2013 /3BL Media/ – Monsanto Company today released its 2012 Sustainability Report. The report focuses both on how the company operates its business and how it is working with partners to help with the challenge of feeding 9 billion people expected to inhabit Earth by 2050.

NativeEnergy Teams With Green Mountain Coffee Roasters, Inc. to Help Build Wind Turbine for Lake Region State College

1.6 MW turbine provides hands-on learning for college’s Wind Energy Technician program
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Burlington Vt., June 19, 2013 /3BL Media/ — Today, representatives from NativeEnergy, Green Mountain Coffee Roasters, Inc. (GMCR), and Lake Region State College in North Dakota will attend a ribbon-cutting ceremony marking the completion of a 1.6 MW wind turbine. Through the purchase of NativeEnergy’s Help Build™ offsets, GMCR provided critical upfront funding to enable the project to be developed. The turbine will provide LRSC with energy and a teaching tool for students.

Information Revelation on CNBC Europe - Clean Energy, Emissions

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SAP Chief Sustainability head Peter Graf, along with Ericsson lead Elaine Weidman-Grunewald, explains the profound effect the information and communications industries can have on clean energy and emissions.

The computing sector consumes around 2% of the world's electricity, but recent studies suggest it can reduce energy needs of other industries by up to 18%. With such an enormous impact possible, why isn't adoption happening faster? What can be done to accelerate change? How can we motivate the industry to reduce consumption faster?

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