Sands ECO360 global sustainability program now aligns its environmental performance targets with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals and science-based targets
LAS VEGAS, August 9, 2017 /3BL Media/ – Sands ECO360, the global corporate sustainability program of Las Vegas Sands (NYSE: LVS) has released its 2016 environmental report. The report marks the company’s first annual measurement against its revised sustainability goals, building upon the success and key learnings of original targets set in 2011 and reported on through 2015.
EMERYVILLE, CA, August 9, 2017 /3BL Media/ –Leading third-party certifier SCS Global Services (SCS) announced today that it has been formally approved as a Conflict-Free Smelter Program (CFSP) audit firm by the Conflict-Free Sourcing Initiative (CFSI). As a result, SCS is now approved to audit smelters and refiners of tantalum, tin, tungsten and gold (3TG) against the CFSP Protocols.
Sealed Air’s innovative solutions are designed to help our customers achieve their sustainability goals in the face of today’s biggest resource challenges and, at the same time, drive economic growth. We achieve this by looking beyond the product to consider the entire value chain, including sourcing, distribution and even disposal.
People, planet profit from team at Monterrey plant
For the team at Sealed Air’s manufacturing plant in Monterrey, Mexico, sustainability and social responsibility go hand in hand. Their zero waste program provides a case in point.
In 2016, our employees at the plant launched campaigns to recycle batteries, PET plastic and paper, determined to send zero waste to landfills. They also implemented measures to reduce earplug consumption. But that’s not all.
In 2016, Sealed Air commissioned a study to better understand the perceptions and realities of resource usage in our customers’ operations. The report, developed by The Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU), draws on global survey findings and a complementary index that explore labor, natural and physical resource challenges.
Many water leaders face a conundrum – they know massive system investments are needed, but have a steep hill to climb to gain necessary approvals and rate recovery for such investments. Stand-alone, multimillion dollar technology programs often take a back seat to repairing and replacing aging distribution system assets.
Domtar is a case study of how supply and demand has accelerated sustainability—in particular, how the growing supply of natural gas has accelerated the reduction of coal burning in our power boilers. Over the past few years, energy economics and the drive for competitive advantage through improved efficiency have reduced air pollution and carbon dioxide emissions further and faster than what would have occurred under any likely scenario involving additional government regulation.
A message from Jerome Peribere, Sealed Air CEO & President
Imagine starting every business day by putting a match to a bundle of currency – thousands of dollars, maybe more, gone. It certainly wouldn’t make sense. And yet every day, businesses do just that - by producing and perpetuating waste. Every move a company makes leaves behind waste - whether it be greenhouse gas emissions, unused labor, damaged goods, spoiled food. At Sealed Air, we’re determined to eliminate waste, not just in our operations, but in our customers’ as well.
Cybersecurity skills are in high demand, and employers are challenged with finding the right talent to build their expanding workforce needs. At the same time, thousands of veterans are looking to apply their unique skills as they transition to civilian jobs. At Cisco, we see this as an opportunity to build a bridge between a targeted talent pipeline and our ecosystem of employers and partners.