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New Study: More U.S. Mutual Fund Companies Supporting Climate Change Resolutions, But Big Firms Still Lagging

Ceres Study Shows Oppenheimer, DWS, AllianceBernstein Favoring Climate Proxies, Pioneer and Vanguard Ignoring Them
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BOSTON, June 5, 2013 /3BL Media/ - Three large American mutual fund companies – DWS, AllianceBernstein and Oppenheimer, which collectively manage more than $930 billion in assets – last year supported the vast majority of shareholder resolutions filed with companies

Building the World's Largest and Most Efficient Container Ship

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A timelapse-style video showing the construction of Maersk Line's first Triple-E vessel at the DSME shipyard in Okpo, Korea.

Follow our journey into the construction of these giant vessels. Triple-E's will reduce CO2 emissions by about 50 percent per container moved. See how energy efficiency, economy of scale and the environment inspired their design.

Click here to read more about the Triple-E container ships

 

Eastman Chemical Company Named Responsible Care® Company of the Year

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Kingsport, Tenn., June 4, 2013 /3BL Media/ – Eastman Chemical Company (NYSE:EMN) was named 2013 Responsible Care® Company of the Year by the American Chemistry Council (ACC) in recognition of superior health, safety, environmental and security (HSE&S) performance.

This is ACC’s top honor given to member companies that have enhanced and embraced the Responsible Care ethic throughout their organizations.

General Mills Joins U.S. Food Waste Challenge as Founding Partner

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MINNEAPOLIS, June 4, 2013 /3BL Media/ – General Mills today was named a founding partner of the U.S. Food Waste Challenge, a collaborative initiative between the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

The U.S. Food Waste Challenge urges producer groups, processors, manufacturers, retailers, communities, and other government agencies to reduce food loss and waste, recover wholesome food for human consumption and recycle discards for other uses, such as animal feed, compost, or energy generation.

Toyota and Audubon Invite Americans to Exit the Highway This Summer and Spend More Time in Nature

Exit the Highway Weekend June 1 Kicks Off Nature and Wildlife Awareness Program; New Interactive Map Offers Summer Travel Destinations
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Conflict Minerals Effects Annual Revenue

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The international expansion of Conflict Minerals legislation has mobilized key executives from global companies to adopt supply chain transparency to appease court of law. 

Join a discussion with members from the Canadian and European Union Parliament on June 12th, International Conflict Minerals Legislation: Both Public and Private Companies Are Impacted.

Click here, to register for this international conflict minerals webinar.

 

SEC Releases Conflict Minerals FAQ

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The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission has just published a 12 part frequently asked questions form on the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act.  These FAQs offer clarity and guidance on various aspects of Section 13(p), Rule 13p-1 and Item 1.01 of Form SD relating to conflict minerals sourced from the Democratic Republic of the Congo and adjoining countries. 

Eastman Chemical Company Issues 2013 Sustainability Progress Report

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Kingsport, Tenn., June 4, 2013 /3BL Media/ Eastman Chemical Company (NYSE:EMN) has released its 2013 Sustainability Progress Report, an overview of achievements and areas for continued improvement experienced since the publication of its 2011 Sustainability Report, “Connecting Science and Sustainability.”

Committed to being increasingly transparent, Eastman provides an update on the 2011 Sustainability Report’s short-, mid-, and long-term goals for economic growth, environmental stewardship and social responsibility.

Novo Nordisk Partners to Advance Alternatives to Animal Research

Together with industry partners and animal welfare groups, Novo Nordisk supports the creation of a new centre to develop alternatives to animal research.
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June 4, 2013 /3BL Media/ – Today, the Danish Ministry of Food and Agriculture establishes a new 3R[1] Centre to explore alternatives to animal research and improve the conditions for research animals. Novo Nordisk joins the Ministry in bringing together the pharmaceutical industry, animal welfare groups and the public sector, all of which have a common interest in replacing, reducing and refining the use of animals in research.

Designtex Operates Carbon Neutral for 4th Year in a Row, Funds Indiana School Wind and Ute Tribe’s Carbon Offset Projects

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Designtex announced today that for the fourth year in a row it has operated as a carbon neutral company. The New York-based surface materials company assessed its full operational footprint and reduced or offset the greenhouse gas emissions associated with its business, resulting in a net-zero footprint. Designtex continues to partner with NativeEnergy, a leading provider of carbon offsets and greenhouse-gas footprint consulting. To mitigate its emissions, Designtex is funding two projects this year, the first of which is the Indiana School Wind project.

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Designtex announced today that for the fourth year in a row it has operated as a carbon neutral company. The New York-based surface materials company assessed its full operational footprint and reduced or offset the greenhouse gas emissions associated with its business, resulting in a net-zero footprint. Designtex continues to partner with NativeEnergy, a leading provider of carbon offsets and greenhouse-gas footprint consulting. To mitigate its emissions, Designtex is funding two projects this year, the first of which is the Indiana School Wind project.

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