Did you know that only 2.75 percent of the water on Earth is fresh water and the overwhelming majority is frozen in glaciers? While many of us in the U.S. have water available at any time of the day, 783 million people worldwide lack access to safe, clean drinking water. The statistics are staggering. But the challenge is that if we maintain the status quo and the population grows to 9 Billion by 2050, we'll need 3.5 planet Earths to sustain a global population achieving our current North American lifestyle.
World Water Day this year highlights the role of cooperation in managing the many competing needs for the resource, a topic near and dear to Future 500's heart. Demand for water is surging as global population booms and developing economies continue their steady hum.
Stockholm, March 22, 2013 /3BL Media/ – Today marks one year since the release of the Children’s Rights and Business Principles – a global call on business to step up efforts to respect and support children’s rights in the workplace, marketplace, community and environment.
Twenty-seven national events worldwide have helped to raise awareness of this landmark set of Principles, share best practices for implementation, and create opportunities for partnerships and collective action at the local level among business and other societal actors.
The new system will offset electricity usage on the Torrance campus by 25 percent
Torrance, Calif., March 22, 2013 /3BL Media/ – Continuing its efforts to reduce the environmental footprint of its operations, American Honda Motor Co., Inc. today announced the installation of a new fuel cell system on its Torrance, California campus that will produce one megawatt of clean, reliable energy, and significantly reduce CO2 emissions from Honda’s operations in the region.
Brussels/New York/Oakland, March 22, 2013 /3BL Media/ – To mark World Water Day 2013 and in the spirit of the 2013 Year of Water Cooperation, Brussels-based NGO European Water Partnership (EWP) and the UN Global Compact’s CEO Water Mandate announced a new partnership today. The two organizations are joining efforts to launch the Water Action Hub (“the Hub”) in European basins.
Uncovering the Reasonable Country of Origin Inquiry (RCOI) requires a significant amount of labor and other resources, but it should be viewed as your “first pass” at identifying conflict minerals risks hidden within your supply chain. Successfully identifying these risks will require a thorough, well-organized system of data collection, and reasoned review of the collected information.
How much time are you willing to dedicate to reducing your carbon footprint? A lifetime? A year? A week?
How about an hour?
Earth Hour, that is. Whether you’re just beginning your quest to live greener or you’re a seasoned veteran of reducing, reusing and recycling, participating in Earth Hour is a great way to raise awareness about climate change, global warming and environmental issues!
Smart Twist™ Cleaning System Now Available Exclusively Online
RACINE, Wis., March 21, 2013 /3BL Media/ – SC Johnson announces the innovative Smart Twist™ Cleaning System, which uses less packaging and helps reduce waste with three concentrated cleaners in one space-saving, handy sprayer. This breakthrough cleaning product offers a fast and easy solution and provides another everyday green option for busy families. The Smart Twist™ Cleaning System is available exclusively online.