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SustainabilityHQ.com Weekly Highlights September 10, 2013

SHQ Highlights September 10, 2013
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Walk the Talk, UNGC Advises Business Leaders

In a survey of 1,712 company leaders in 113 countries, the UN Global Compact asked about how companies are walking the talk on sustainability.

Top  line:  regarding corporate sustainability, while increasing numbers of chief executives recognize the need to change, they are not following through with concrete actions.

Product Environmental Profiles provide detailed environmental attributes

Weyerhaeuser makes available 8 updated profiles
Article

Weyerhaeuser believes providing accurate, up-to-date information about the sustainability of its products is one step toward helping people make informed purchasing decisions. The company provides Product Environmental Profiles that summarize environmental attributes of its products, from raw material sourcing to manufactured product, i.e., “cradle-to-gate”. These profiles are intended to inform Weyerhaeuser’s customers about key environmental indicators like partial carbon footprint, fiber sourcing, air emissions, water use, water discharges and residuals management.

Brown-Forman Publishes Fourth Corporate Responsibility Report

Reports on Leading Industry CEO Commitments and Progress Towards Environmental Sustainability Goals
Press Release
 
September 6, 2013 /3BL Media/ - Brown-Forman announced today the publication of its fourth corporate responsibility report, covering the company’s global commitments and supporting case study examples on alcohol responsibility, environmental sustainability, employee relations, and community involvement.  The report is available in print and on the company’s website.  
 

ReportAlert.info - The Crown Estate Publishes Annual Report and Accounts for 2012/13

The integrated reporting method is an ideal way of expressing how the organisation creates value in the short, medium and long term
Press Release

September 6, 2013 /3BL Media/ - The Crown Estate’s annual report and accounts for 2012/13 breaks new ground as it is one the first integrated annual reports to be published that follows the International Integrated Reporting Council's (IIRC) draft framework. The full report, and regional versions, can be downloaded at http://ar2013.thecrownestate.co.uk/

Alaskan Salmon & Sodexo: A Long, Sustainable Partnership

Leader in Quality of Life Services has and continues to support Alaska's fishing industry
Blog

The issue surrounding MSC ceritification and the purchase of Alaska Salmon by major retailers and food service leaders continues to be hotly debated. In her recently published blog to clarify Sodexo's  position, vice president of sustainability and corporate social responsibility, Deborah Hecker writes:

At Sodexo, seafood sustainability is a top priority for each one of our 125,000 employees across North America.  

Victor Cruz, Danny Meyer and Dana Perino Join ‘One America’ Volunteer Service Tour in New York on September 10

Iconic New Yorkers come together to honor community resilience and emergency response; volunteershelp rebuild five homes destroyed by Hurricane Sandy, including the home of an NYPD officer/first responder
Press Release

NEW YORK, NY, September 5, 2013 /3BL Media/ – New York Giants wide receiver Victor Cruz, CEO of Union Square Hospitality Group Danny Meyer, Fox News contributor, co-host of The Five and former White House Press Secretary for President George W.

How Do We 'Hardwire' Sustainability Into Business?

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While there are myriad perspectives on sustainability and corporate responsibility, each with its own unique value, I often find myself focusing on sustainability’s operational aspects: What can we do to increase the pace at which belief in sustainability translates into concrete actions that benefit the environment, society and business?

Video: CNBC Squawk Box - The U.N. and Business Oversight

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Watch UN Global Compact Executive Director Georg Kell's live interview on CNBC's Squawk Box, as he shares key findings from the Global Compact's flagship Global Corporate Sustainability Report 2013.

Click here to see the video and transcript on CNBC.com

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