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Ecolab's Water Risk Monetizer Updates Global Water Data to Reflect Current Trends

Tool helps businesses factor current and future water risks into decisions that support sustainable growth
Press Release

January 30, 2020 /3BL Media/ Ecolab Inc., the global leader in water, food safety and public health technologies and services, has updated key data within its Water Risk Monetizer tool to reflect current water trends. The tool, which enables businesses to factor current and future water risks into business strategy, is increasingly being used by companies as they plan action steps to support sustainable growth.   

Major Companies Join New Alliance to Accelerate Transition to Electric Vehicles

Summary: 

Amazon, AT&T, Clif Bar, Consumers Energy, DHL, Direct Energy, Genentech, IKEA North America, LeasePlan, Lime, and Siemens lead push for expanded electric vehicle market and improved policy landscape through the Corporate Electric Vehicle Alliance, led by Ceres.

Press contact: Troy Shaheen, shaheen@ceres.org.

Press Release

Amazon, AT&T, Clif Bar, Consumers Energy, DHL, Direct Energy, Genentech, IKEA North America, LeasePlan, Lime, and Siemens lead push for expanded electric vehicle market and improved policy landscape through the Corporate Electric Vehicle Alliance, led by Ceres.

Press contact: Troy Shaheen, shaheen@ceres.org.

Mohawk Rides the Wave of Change, Showcasing Commitment to a Sustainable Future at Surfaces 2020

Manufacturer to highlight support of The Ocean Cleanup initiative and focus on company’s role in diverting plastic from the waste stream
Press Release

CALHOUN, Ga., January 21, 2020 /3BL Media/—This year at The International Surface Event (TISE) in Las Vegas, Mohawk will showcase the company’s dedication to a more sustainable future through innovative manufacturing processes, product design and strategies around positive environmental and social impact. A feature display within the company’s award-winning presence at booth 5803 will highlight inspiring sustainability efforts and stories for attendees.

Dow and Avangard Innovative Advance Plastic Circularity With Agreement to Supply Recycled Plastics for Dow Technologies

Summary: 
  • Dow to combine its virgin polyethylene resins with Avangard’s pellets made from post-consumer resin (PCR) plastic film

  • Exclusive agreement enables Dow’s first PCR-based products in North America

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  • Dow to combine its virgin polyethylene resins with Avangard’s pellets made from post-consumer resin (PCR) plastic film

  • Exclusive agreement enables Dow’s first PCR-based products in North America

New Ways to Study Individual Corporations’ Supply Chains

By Benjamin Goldstein and Joshua Newell
Article

Multinational corporations wield immense power. A mere 100 companies control a quarter of global trade. Walmart is the 10th–largest economic entity on the planet. Coca-Cola is the world’s largest consumer of aluminum and sugarcane. In choosing where to invest, what products to develop and push, and what environmental and labor standards to uphold, corporations like these continually shape the global economy’s geography and its effects. 

Looking Ahead to the Future of Work Around the Globe

Countries must put millions of more women and young people to work if they are to ride the waves of change.
Blog

There was a brief moment in October when the U.S. Democratic presidential candidates turned away from debating the headline issues of today to a looming challenge: the future of workers.

FCA Joins ‘Responsible Sourcing Blockchain Network’ to Help Build a More Ethical Electric Vehicle Supply Chain

Summary: 
  • Global collaboration working to trace cobalt, mica and 3TG conflict minerals: tungsten, tantalum, tin and gold
  • First blockchain-powered audit will launch in early 2020 to trace cobalt in FCA supply chain
  • Supply chain transparency and mapping imperative to mitigate unethical practices in mineral mining
Press Release
  • Global collaboration working to trace cobalt, mica and 3TG conflict minerals: tungsten, tantalum, tin and gold
  • First blockchain-powered audit will launch in early 2020 to trace cobalt in FCA supply chain
  • Supply chain transparency and mapping imperative to mitigate unethical practices in mineral mining

Ecolab Joins the U.N. Global Compact's Business Ambition for 1.5⁰C

Company’s goal is to reduce emissions by 50% by 2030 and to net-zero by 2050
Press Release
ST. PAUL, Minn., December 5, 2019 /3BL Media/– Ecolab Inc., the global leader in water, hygiene and energy technologies and services, today announced that it will align its operations and supply chain to the U.N. Global Compact’s Business Ambition for 1.5⁰C, and will work to reduce its carbon emissions by half by 2030 and to net-zero by 2050. The company is committed to doing its part in limiting the rise of global temperatures to 1.5 degrees Celsius (2.7 F) or less above pre-industrial levels, the limit deemed necessary by the U.N.

In Focus: Intel and Responsible Mineral Sourcing

By Aiste Brackley
Article

Intel is recognized for its achievements on supply chain sustainability. The company has manufactured microprocessors that are conflict-free since 2013 and has been a leader in eradicating forced labor practices. Aiste Brackley spoke to Dr. Adam Schafer, who leads supply chain sustainability initiatives at Intel and is also on the Steering Committee of the ERM Group’s first Mining and Technology Forum, to take place in 2020.

Aiste Brackley: What is unique about Intel’s supply chain?

Hewlett Packard Enterprise Embraces Sustainability as a “Fresh Start” and Profit Generator

By Mark Shenk
Article

Hewlett Packard Enterprise has found that sustainability isn’t just good for public relations. Along with a growing number of leading companies, the IT giant is discovering it’s also a profit generator. 

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