PURCHASE, N.Y., September 19, 2017 /3BL Media/ - PepsiCo (NYSE: PEP) reported progress towards its ambitious Performance with Purpose 2025 Agenda sustainability goals, announced last year. The company improved performance against goals in each of the Agenda's three focus areas – Products, Planet and People – while returning over $7 billion cash to shareholders during the same year.
CFSI Conference Focuses on Responsible Sourcing from Conflict-Affected and High-Risk Areas
ALEXANDRIA, Va., September 18, 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 minerals supply chains, today announced that former U.S. diplomat and Congressman Tom Perriello will provide the keynote address at CFSI’s annual conference in Santa Clara, California on Oct. 19, 2017.
Alison Cairns of the WBCSD issues a call for businesses across the food industry to come together to tackle shared environmental challenges
Our food systems are broken. Global food systems face mounting challenges that are testing our ability to feed the world sustainably and adequately support economic and social development within planetary boundaries.
Increasing demand, climate change, water stress, soil degradation and shifting diets are just some of the threats facing global food security. Our current way of feeding the world is a leading cause of environmental and health crises, and it bears risks for national security, health systems, government budgets and economic growth.
STAMFORD, Conn., September 12, 2017 /3BL Media/ - Keep America Beautiful, the nation’s iconic community improvement nonprofit organization, and the Environmental Research & Education Foundation (EREF), a nonprofit organization whose mission is to advance scientific research and education for sustainable solid waste management practices, have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) that outlines an agreement to join efforts on quantifying food waste in K-12 schools.
EICC annual conference convenes industry, government and civil society leaders
ALEXANDRIA, Va., August 30, 2017 /3BL Media/ - The Electronic Industry Citizenship Coalition (EICC), a nonprofit coalition of leading companies dedicated to improving social, environmental and ethical conditions in their global supply chains, today announced that human rights activist and actress Julia Ormond will provide the keynote address at EICC’s annual conference in Santa Clara, Calif. on Oct. 17, 2017.
In 2015, Cargill set five-year goals to improve our use of energy and natural resources. By 2020, we're committed to sourcing 18 percent of our energy portfolio for renewable sources, up from 14.4 percent today. We are also committed to improving energy efficiency, freshwater efficiency and greenhouse gas intensity by 2020. See the video for a look at our progress so far.
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.
Water providers have been collecting and utilizing data to perform important but traditional tasks: Supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) devices speed information across networks, and smart metering infrastructure systems measure consumption and contribute to customer billing. But, as utilities wrestle with addressing aging foundational assets while balancing limited capital and rising calls for lower costs and safer water, there is new urgency to explore how data can drive and optimize asset performance and reduce risk.