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GM Earns Highest Corporate Energy Recognition from U.S. EPA


If you thought we were excited last year when the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency named us an ENERGY STAR® Partner of the Year, imagine when we found out we were named a 2013 ENERGY STAR® Partner of the Year for Sustained Excellence – an award bestowed among those companies that build upon their energy management success.

Do Investors Care About Companies' Climate Change Disclosure?


Taken at face value, more evidence surfaced this month supporting a close relationship between company market performance and the disclosure of environmental, social and governance criteria.  Less clear is when more investors will reward ESG disclosure and inspire nondisclosing companies to get on board.  Integrating fundamental equity analysis with ESG criteria boosts the quality of investment decisions, according to the Principles for Responsible Investment.

Honda Establishes World’s First Process to Reuse Rare Earth Metals Extracted from Nickel-metal Hydride Batteries for Hybrid Vehicles

Press Release

TOKYO, Japan, March 8, 2013 /3BL Media/ – Honda Motor Co., Ltd. has established the world’s first process* to reuse rare earth metals extracted from nickel-metal hydride batteries for new nickel-metal hydride batteries to recycle precious resources, the company announced.

Revising Another FedEx Sustainability Goal

When a worthwhile trip takes less time to reach the destination, what else is there to do but to extend the trip?

FedEx Blog: EarthSmart

by Mitch Jackson

When a worthwhile trip takes less time to reach the destination, what else is there to do but to extend the trip?

FedEx Rolls Past Vehicle Fleet Fuel Efficiency Goal Years Ahead of Schedule

Annouces New Sustainability Goal
Press Release

MEMPHIS, Tenn., Mar. 6, 2013 /3BL Media/ - In 2008, FedEx Corp. (NYSE: FDX) set the U.S. transportation industry’s first fuel efficiency goal with a commitment to improve the overall fuel efficiency of the FedEx Express global vehicle fleet 20 percent by 2020, as compared with its 2005 performance. Less than five years later, FedEx Express has surpassed this goal with a more than 22 percent cumulative improvement in fuel economy for its vehicles.

LG Named 2013 EPA Energy Star Partner of the Year

EPA Recognizes LG for Protecting Environment through Manufacturing, Promoting Energy-Efficient Products for a Second Consecutive Year
Press Release

March 6, 2013 /3BL Media/ - LG Electronics, a global technology leader in consumer electronics and home appliances and member of the Climate Counts Industry Innovator program, has been named 2013 ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).  This is the second year in a row that LG has earned this coveted award for its efforts to manufacture and promote energy-efficient products to consumers.

How Are Leading Companies Responding To Water As An Emerging Challenge?

Corporate Perspectives on Water

Often referred to as ‘the next carbon’, water is emerging as a major sustainability challenge facing societies globally. Mega-trends such as population growth, forecast to reach nine billion globally by the middle of the century; the resultant increased agricultural demand; and climate change, are among the main drivers of this issue.

EPA Names Eastman Chemical Company 2013 ENERGY STAR® Partner of the Year

Eastman becomes the only chemical company to earn award for the second time
Press Release

KINGSPORT, Tenn., March 5, 2013 /3BL Media/ - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has recognized Eastman Chemical Company (NYSE:EMN) as a 2013 ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year for strategically managing and improving energy efficiency during 2012. Through its partnership with the ENERGY STAR program, Eastman has improved its energy performance, saved money and helped to protect the environment for future generations.

Conflict Minerals Due Diligence Examined: Considerations for Compliance


Where do we start? Many companies are currently asking themselves this question when it comes to complying with the new U.S. regulation on Conflict Minerals. For companies that manufacture thousands of products-such as retailers with name brands-the requirement to publicly disclose the origin of gold, tin, tantalum and tungsten (3TG) used in these products is especially challenging. What are the typical actions to engage in due diligence? The following White Paper answers the questions you been dwelling on.


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