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Top Brands Showing Signs of Sustainable Growth

Nike, UPS and Unilever lead charge to increase revenue, cut emissions; Apple continues to lag tech sector; Fast food companies fall flat
Press Release

Durham, NH, December 5, 2012 /3BL Media/ – The message coming from top name brands is clear: climate change poses a threat to business in the form of increased costs and risks associated with extreme weather.  As a result, companies are prioritizing the need to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and lower their carbon footprint.  The findings are gleaned from non-profit Climate Counts’ sixth annual scoring release which rates major consumer brands on their approach to climate change.

Consumer Demand for Climate Solutions Leads to Expansion of WindMade Label

Supported by UN Global Compact, WWF, GWEC and Vestas, WindMade announces development of new renewable energy label to recognize a wide variety of renewable energy sources
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DOHA, December 4, 2012 /3BL Media/ - The WindMade organization announced today the development of a new consumer label for companies and products made using renewable energy. This will be backed by the UN Global Compact, WWF, Vestas Wind Systems, and the Global Wind Energy Council, the partners behind the WindMade eco-label. This move was declared at a press conference during the COP18 climate negotiations in Doha.

President of Atlantic Copper, a Subsidiary of Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold, wins the Spanish Environment Club Medal

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President of Atlantic Copper Javier Targhetta was honored with a Spanish Environment Club medal for his longtime efforts to promote environmental responsibility and sustainable development.

Targhetta received the honor at a special medal ceremony in Madrid, Spain, and later was personally congratulated by the King of Spain H.M. Juan Carlos I, who held a Royal Audience for the occasion.

The Spanish Environment Club was formed in 1997 to promote environmental responsibility and sustainable development in Spain.

Respect for the Planet: Toyota's 2012 Report Details Commitment to the Environment

Continued Advancements in Fuel Economy, Technology and Manufacturing in North America
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NEW YORK, December 4, 2012 /3BL Media/ – Toyota today highlighted its sustainable manufacturing advancements and commitment to environmental leadership as the automaker released its 2012 North America Environmental Report. The report spans Toyota operations in the United States, Canada and Mexico over the fiscal year, including research and development, manufacturing, logistics and sales. Toyota remains the most fuel-efficient full line auto manufacturer in the United States and the industry hybrid leader.

Achievements featured in the 2012 report include:

Ecosystems Evaluation Workshop To Be Offered In January By International Society of Sustainability Professionals

Early bird discounts available until December 27 for four-week on-line workshop that will provide knowledge and skills for understanding ecosystems from the perspective of ecological economics, system dynamics and natural capital investment.
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General Motors November Corporate Responsibility Newsletter

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GM Reports Operational and Product Sustainability Progress

General Motors released an interim update to its inaugural sustainability report, including updates and analysis, along with regional metrics for environmental commitments, product quality, material issues and disclosure.

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GlobalGiving E-Gift Cards: The Gift That Keeps On Giving

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Naveen Kumar was first inspired to volunteer in his college years during the 2001 Gujarat earthquake in India. Two years later, his volunteer spirit was reignited while, as an employee of HP, he was taking information and communications technology (ICT) into rural communities in India. When a woman confronted him with the question, “How can computers give me food?” he determined to help her and her family to solve their problem of accessing the food ration cards for which they qualified; he did this online.

GE Walks Its Talk on Sustainability, Says 2012 Sustainability Leadership Report

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In the 2012 Sustainability Leadership Report from Brandlogic and CRD Analytics, AXA, Coca-Cola, Deustche Bank, EADS, General Electric and L’Oreal – companies that last year were not getting enough credit for their actual environmental, social and governance performance – have now earned reputations that match their relatively high sustainability achievements, according to a November 2012 Research Digest entry from CSR International.

GE Sustainability Rated Highly by Tomorrows Value Research

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While most large companies fall short of sustainability leadership, 10 including Ford, GE and Panasonic present best practices for other businesses to emulate, according to sustainability advisor Two Tomorrows.

Less than a third of the largest companies scored over 70 percent, the threshold for “sustainability leadership” in the 2012 Tomorrow’s Value Research (TVR), the firm’s annual assessment of corporate sustainability practices.

General Electric To Supply Wind Turbines To Turkey

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General Electric Company (NYSE:GE) said that it would supply 43 turbines to  Fina Enerji Holding AS for wind projects in Turkey.

The wind projects will generate 97 megawatts of power which will be able to light up about 27,000 homes in Turkey. GE will supply the Kizilcaterzi wind farm, the Karadere park, the Sadilli project and the Salman venture in the nation’s west, according to a GE statement.

Turkey has plans to generate 20,000 megawatts of power via wind energy by 2013 from its current capacity of 1,800 MW now.

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