Report focuses on putting knowledge to work for customers and communities
NORTHBROOK, Ill., September 3, 2013 /3BL Media/ – Today, Allstate released its 2012 Corporate Responsibility Report, titled Knowledge Applied. The report, Allstate’s eleventh, focuses on how Allstate and its agency owners and employees turn information, ideas and expertise into products and services that improve people’s lives. Additionally, the report provides an update on Allstate’s progress toward its sustainability and social impact goals.
This month we introduce you to Martin Wolf, Director of Product Sustainability and Authenticity for Seventh Generation Inc., one of the members who makes our network so unique!
1. Why did you join NAEM? The world of corporate sustainability is growing and changing rapidly. As the world’s largest association of corporate environmental, health and safety, and sustainability professionals, NAEM provides an unparalleled opportunity for learning and sharing about sustainability management challenges and solutions.
This month we introduce you to Lori Smargiassi, Environment Health and Safety Engineer at Lockheed Martin Corp., one of the members who helps make our network so unique.
Why did you join NAEM?
I joined NAEM to take advantage of the opportunities that a large association of my peers can offer such as networking, seminars and conferences. This allows me to enhance my understanding of technical subjects and gain valuable lessons learned from others in the ESH field.
A perspective on ship recycling and how to end beaching
By Jacob Sterling, Head of Environment & CSR at Maersk Line
Like most other things, ships don’t last forever. After 25-30 years they are no longer commercially usable and therefore taken out of service to be dismantled. The materials are recycled to a lesser or greater extent – since a large cargo vessel may consist of 20-40,000 tons of steel, they clearly have a market value as steel scrap.
The word “plant” can mean many different things. It can be a place where cars and trucks are built. It can be the action of cultivating flowers or food that helps feeds a community. Check out the video to see how GM brought all those meanings together with the assistance of urban gardeners and over 800 engine shipping crates.
Coca-Cola Enterprises (CCE) announced a new sustainability initiative designed to boost the re-use and recycling of plastic bottles over the summer months. The ‘Don’t Waste. Create’ campaign will encourage consumers to use their waste packaging at home in a fun and useful way, while also pledging to recycle.
Trains remain the most fuel-efficient way to transport bulk cargo on land. A single Union Pacific train can replace 300 trucks carrying the same load. If just 10 percent of the nation’s long-haul freight currently moved on highways was diverted to rail, annual fuel savings would exceed 1 billion gallons. According to the EPA, trains emit an average of 75 percent less greenhouse gas emissions than trucks.
Copenhagen, Denmark / San Francisco, CA, September 2, 2013 /3BL Media/ - This year, at René Redzepi’s MAD Symposium, TerraPass and Lucky Peach magazine presented an eye-opening analysis of the carbon footprint of a meal. The MAD Symposium is an annual gathering of the most cutting edge chefs and thinkers in the food industry. This year’s theme centered on courage, urgency and guts which TerraPass and Lucky Peach explored by answering the question “Is it better for the environment to eat at home?”
Reuse of shipping crates as garden beds, compost food scraps help in Detroit
DETROIT, August 29, 2013 /3BL Media/ – General Motors is turning 100 steel crates used for shipping engines to Orion Assembly into raised urban garden in vacant parking lots throughout Detroit, building on an earlier donation of 250 crates that enabled Cadillac Urban Gardensto bloom in Southwest Detroit.