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SCS Global Services Now Certifies Mills and Forest Product Manufacturers to SFI® Fiber Sourcing Standard

SFI Standard Recognized Internationally by PEFC
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EMERYVILLE, Calif., January 22, 2020 /3BL Media/ - SCS Global Services today announced its accreditation to perform audits under the Sustainable Forestry Initiative® (SFI) Fiber Sourcing Standard. This standard is a leading, credible certification in North America that governs how SFI-certified organizations procure fiber from non-certified forestland.

Sustainable Product Design at Qualcomm

Protecting people and the planet
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  • We focus on creating products that positively influence and impact individuals and society. We’re achieving this by ensuring our direct operations integrate principles of sustainability and responsibility and by working closely with our supply chain. 
  • We want our products to be distinguished by their intelligence and by the care and attention we take in designing them. 
  • To date, we have reduced our greenhouse gas emissions by 15.6 percent.
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  • We focus on creating products that positively influence and impact individuals and society. We’re achieving this by ensuring our direct operations integrate principles of sustainability and responsibility and by working closely with our supply chain. 
  • We want our products to be distinguished by their intelligence and by the care and attention we take in designing them. 
  • To date, we have reduced our greenhouse gas emissions by 15.6 percent.

Carnival Corporation Recognized for Corporate Social Responsibility by Newsweek

Public companies honored following extensive process including review of published sustainability materials, independent survey of 6,500 people nationwide
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MIAMI, December 17, 2019 /3BL Media/ - Carnival Corporation & plc (NYSE/LSE: CCL;NYSE: CUK), the world's largest leisure travel company, yesterday announced it was recently named by Newsweek and analytics firm Statista to the inaugural list of America's Most Responsible Companies for 2020. Of the 300 organizations recognized as top-performing companies in corporate social responsibility in the U.S., Carnival Corporation was the highest ranked company in the cruise sector.

Chevron and the UN SDGs: The Business of Progress

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In September 2015, all 193 United Nations (U.N.) member states adopted the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The SDGs set a global agenda for overcoming poverty, protecting the planet, and promoting peace and prosperity.

Chevron safely develops and delivers the affordable, reliable and cleaner energy that is necessary for social and economic progress. Guided by this purpose, our work makes progress a reality for millions of people in the communities we serve.

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
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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.

Maine University Team Awarded $250,000 Grant to Create Sustainable Food Solution

Sodexo, University of Maine Farmington and University of Maine Presque Isle Named Among 2019 Food Vision Prize Winners by the Henry P. Kendall Foundation
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FARMINGTON AND PRESQUE ISLE, Maine, December 2, 2019 /3BL Media/ – The University of Maine Farmington (UMF), The University of Maine Presque Isle (UMPI), and Food Services Provider Sodexo was one of only six teams to win the 2019 New England Food Vision Prize Award.  The $250,000 prize will go toward increasing the amount of locally sourced food on campus menus.

Vermont University Team Awarded $250,000 Grant to Create Sustainable Food Solution

Sodexo, University of Vermont and Norwich University Named Among 2019 Food Vision Prize Winners by the Henry P. Kendall Foundation
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FARMINGTON AND PRESQUE ISLE, Maine, December 2, 2019 /3BL Media/ – The Henry P. Kendall Foundation announced the University of Vermont and Norwich University, and Food Services Provider Sodexo as a 2019 New England Food Vision Prize Award winner -- an effort to encourage college and university campuses in the region to improve the health, sustainability, and vitality of the region’s food system.

Responsible Forestry Leaders Celebrated at Greenbuild During FSC’s 25th Anniversary Gala

Baskahegan Company and UFP International, Certified by SCS Global Services, are Among Award Recipients
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ATLANTA, November 21, 2019 /3BL Media/– SCS Global Services celebrates longtime Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC) certificate holders Baskahegan Company and UFP International as 2019 FSC Leadership Award recipients, among 13 winners, at a ceremony during Greenbuild in Atlanta on Wednesday.

Kimberly-Clark to Manufacture its Kleenex®, Scott® and Other Iconic Brands in North America with Renewable Energy

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Kimberly-Clark, General Mills and Algonquin Power & Utilities Corp. broke ground this week on the Maverick Creek Wind Project in Eden, Texas. When completed, Maverick Creek will power the production of Kimberly-Clark’s essential products in North America, including Cottonelle®, Viva®, Scott® and Kleenex®, with 670,000 megawatt hours of renewable energy annually.
 

Republic’s Ragland-Castaneda Talks Organics Diversion, Food Recovery

The Waste360 40 Under 40 award winner shares information about her career and Republic Services’ food recovery and organics diversion efforts
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Tania Ragland-Castaneda has always had a passion for the environment and learning about how the world takes care of its resources, so it’s no surprise that she has taken that passion and turned it into a successful career at Republic Services.

Ragland-Castaneda, who was recently promoted from organics program manager to a municipal relationship manager, has covered a lot of ground since joining the industry about five years ago. She’s taken on tasks focused on organics diversion, food recovery and legislative and regulatory compliance, just to name a few.

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