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CFSI Welcomes European Union Conflict Minerals Regulation

Conflict-Free Sourcing Initiative Helps Companies Meet New EU Obligations Approved Today
Press Release

ALEXANDRIA, Va., March 16, 2017 /3BL Media/ – The Conflict-Free Sourcing Initiative (CFSI), a coalition of leading companies dedicated to improving the security and human rights conditions in their raw materials supply chains, welcomes the European Union (EU) regulation on supply chain due diligence obligations for EU importers of tin, tantalum, tungsten and gold (3TG). The new regulation was approved today by the European Parliament and will next go before the European Council. 

Responsible Wool Standard Promotes Sustainable Land Stewardship and Humane Sheep Treatment

SCS Global Services Licensed by Textile Exchange as Third-Party Certifier to Standard
Press Release

EMERYVILLE, CA., March 16, 2017 /3BL Media/ – Leading third-party certifier SCS Global Services (SCS) has been approved by Textile Exchange as a licensed certification body for the Responsible Wool Standard (RWS). In this role, SCS is now authorized to conduct independent certification assessments of wool production under the “Farm Scope” of the standard.

Fashionably Functional: Equinox's Design Enhances Aero

Reimagined compact SUV balances style, efficiency with wind tunnel-tuned design
Press Release

DETROIT, March 13, 2017 /3BL Media/ — With more than 2.7 million sold last year, compact SUVs are the largest vehicle segment in the U.S., and customers want passenger and cargo space that fits their lifestyle without compromising on fuel efficiency.

That was the task for the Design and Aerodynamic teams working on the shape of the all-new 2018 Equinox: to create an all-new compact SUV that is a perfect balance of style, function and efficiency.

FCA Creatively Reuses Fabric and Seat Belt Remnants

FCA, one of the most sustainable automotive groups in the world, is contributing daily to the transition to a circular economy
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In recent decades, demands on the planet’s resources have increased to a level that now represents a significant threat to our environment. Our economy is also highly dependent on our ability to manage these finite resources. As such, the transition to a circular economy – and away from the traditional “take-make-dispose” or “linear” economy – is vital to a sustainable future.

As Seen on The Guardian: Ships, Planes and Automobiles Take a Load Off to Go Green

Lightweighting – the reduction of a vehicle’s mass to enhance performance – is helping manufacturers meet fuel efficiency targets, thus shrinking their customers’ carbon footprints
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People aren’t the only ones with weight loss goals for the new year. To increase fuel efficiency and minimize their carbon footprints, transportation companies are making an effort to shed pounds, too.

Recognition of the Fair Trade Certified™ Seal Hits an All-Time High

Fair Trade USA and the Natural Marketing Institute release new data on consumer awareness of Fair Trade; driven by growing demand for and availability of ethical products
Press Release

OAKLAND, Calif., February 28, 2017 /3BL Media/ – Fair Trade USA, the leading third-party certifier of Fair Trade products in North America, and the Natural Marketing Institute (NMI), an international consulting and research firm specializing in health and sustainability, today release new data indicating that sixty-seven percent of consumers now recognize the Fair Trade Certified™ seal, an eight-percentage point increase over 2015.

Ecocentricity Blog: What's a Pirate's Favorite Letter?

Summary: 

The three R’s of sustainability are Reduce, Reuse and Recycle. There is a better list though, and this one has five R’s instead of three.

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The three R’s of sustainability are Reduce, Reuse and Recycle. There is a better list though, and this one has five R’s instead of three.

Maven Launches City Car Sharing in Atlanta

Members can expand their personal mobility by reserving vehicles for hourly or daily rates
Summary: 
  • Fuel and insurance are included
  • No application or membership fees
  • Mobile app to locate, reserve and unlock vehicle
Press Release
  • Fuel and insurance are included
  • No application or membership fees
  • Mobile app to locate, reserve and unlock vehicle

4 Ways to Avoid Food Waste During the Big Game

By Jeff Gardner
Article

This Sunday, more than one hundred million people in the United States will watch the big game.  My family and I will also get together to root for Atlanta. Others have their own food traditions, but in the Gardner household, we gather for football-watching, lots of great snacks and my wife's famous Tex Mex chili.

FCA US Prioritizes Wetlands Preservation at North American Headquarters

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Feb. 2 is World Wetlands Day – a day honoring a global treaty to conserve and sustain wetlands. So, what does that have to do with an automotive company?

The FCA US headquarters in Michigan boasts more than 100-acres of natural wetlands, and has since breaking ground 25 years ago.

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