Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Demonstrates Innovative Approaches to School Sustainability, Recognized for Commitment to LEED and Healthy, High-Performing Schools
BOSTON, December 17, 2013 /3BL Media/ — The Center for Green Schools at the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) today announced its third annual “Best of Green Schools” list, recognizing Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (HMH) for Best Business Leadership. The Best of Green Schools list highlights schools, individuals and communities working toward the common goal of healthy, high-performing learning places for all. The list recognizes the hard work being done across the country to make schools better and honors the best examples in the green schools movement.
The Sustainability Accounting Standards Board™ (SASB™) is a 501(c) 3 non-profit that develops accounting standards designed for the disclosure of material sustainability issues in annual filings to the SEC. Bloomberg is a key supporter of this effort since its inception in 2011. Bloomberg is also helping with SASB's "Materiality Map" of industry priorities by contributing data and analytic advice.
There is still time remaining in 2013 to read the past year’s top sustainability news stories.
December 18, 2013 /3BL Media/ - There is still time remaining in 2013 to read the past year’s top sustainability news stories. Here is a recap on the most popular sustainability reads from Novo Nordisk:
Perseverance enabled a 75-year old General Motors manufacturing facility in Rochester, N.Y. to go landfill-free. The journey took four years and included seven attempts to recycle a challenging oily filter sludge generated from a machining operation. With their achievement, GM’s landfill-free facility count is at 109, more than any automaker.
We sat down with Gail Finkelstein, the plant’s senior environmental engineer, to talk about the challenging process.
1. What does it mean for your facility to be landfill-free?
Have you ever wondered who the person on the other end of that email or business call is? What are they passionate about? What simulates their mind? How do they relate personally to the company they work for? What feeds their soul? Well, at Source Intelligence we have decided to create a blog that gives transparency to our company, just as we give transparency to our client’s product supply chains.
Company will achieve 100% mass balanced RSPO certified palm oil starting January 1, 2014, one year ahead of schedule.
HERSHEY, Pa., December 17, 2013 /3BL Media/ — In addition to achieving its commitment to source 100 percent mass balanced RSPO (Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil) certified palm oil more than a year ahead of its original 2015 commitment, the Hershey Company (NYSE:HSY) announced today it will also work with its suppliers to achieve 100 percent traceable and sustainably sourced palm oil by the end of 2014.
As part of the Urban Infrastructure Initiative's World Business Council for Sustainable Development, AECOM helped draft a report named “A solutions landscape for Philadelphia.” The report aims to help Philadelphia realize its goal to be the greenest U.S. city.