In 2018, the Sappi Group updated its Woodfibre Procurement Policy to set clearer parameters for our wood, chip and pulp procurement operations as well as to establish clearer direction to our suppliers. The policy requires that all wood and pulp sourced for Sappi globally must come from well-managed forests and be third-party verified that it is from controlled and noncontroversial sources. The policy reflects Sappi’s inclusive approach to support all three of the leading international forest certification systems, namely the FSC, SFI and PEFC programs.
It’s natural to talk about how we’re all doing more: innovating more, making more investments, having more to say in more areas of expertise. But while at the Aspen Ideas Festival earlier this summer, I was challenged to share where General Mills is doing less.
It made me think.
Many of the things we’re doing less of are just as important as – or more important than – the things we’re doing more of.
Here are the top five things I’m proud to say General Mills is doing less of today.
Cycling 44,000 kilometers to work to reduce traffic congestion and carbon emissions
As part of Tetra Tech’s 2019 International Bike to Work Week (BTWW) Challenge, 697 participants from more than 61 teams around the world cycled to work to reduce traffic congestion and carbon emissions. The 2019 BTWW Challenge had the highest participation since the event began in 2012 as a friendly competition between our offices in Seattle, Washington, and Vancouver, British Columbia. Our 697 riders pedaled a total of 44,326.3 kilometers (km) across Australia, Brazil, Canada, Hong Kong, Malawi, New Zealand, Poland, the United Kingdom, and the United States.
At Cisco, we are committed to accelerating the transition of our business to the circular economy. We aim for all of our resources to follow a circular model – where we reduce our consumption of natural resources and design waste out of our value cycle, enabling products and packaging to be used and reused longer. This work goes beyond a series of projects or initiatives that eventually end with people shifting to work on new topics.
Five-year campaign concludes with record philanthropic contributions to empower businesses and consumers, identify new opportunities to expand the impact of fair trade, and improve the lives farmers, factory workers, and fishermen around the world.
OAKLAND, Calif., July 29, 2019 /3BL Media/ – Fair Trade USA, the leading third-party certifier of fair trade products in North America, has announced the successful conclusion of its first-ever Capital Campaign, which raised $25 million to launch new fair trade products, reach new producer communities, and channel millions of dollars in cumulative additional income to farmers, workers, and fishermen.
Residents in NYC and Paris can now get refillable laundry detergent and mouthwash to their doorstep.
A new zero-waste e-commerce platform called Loop started testing in New York City and Paris in May, so many residents in those cities no longer have to worry about stacking up empty detergent containers and shampoo bottles in the recycling bin.
As plastic’s harmful impact on the environment becomes more widely understood, companies like P&G are rethinking how they can be more sustainable through platforms like Loop that encourage reusable materials.
HP’s annual sustainability report is out, and they are making impressive progress. I’m fascinated by the fact that as the US Government pulls back on sustainability, US businesses are stepping up and HP appears to be leading the pack. What drove this is that investors, customers, and employees are becoming far more aware of issues like pollution and climate change and want the companies they work for, invest in, and buy from to step up to helping assure the future of the planet.
At Sappi, we believe in taking an integrated approach to value creation. We understand that the long-term sustainability of our business will only be ensured by delivering sustained value for our customers, community, employees and the environment. To be successful, we invest in our employees and our communities where we do business, and embrace the principle that reducing our environmental footprint makes sound business sense.
At Sappi, we are known for our history of paper innovation—but we don’t stop there. This past year we’ve launched an unprecedented amount of investments and initiatives all to support our customers and business. With our portfolio of high-quality sustainable products, including our new paperboard packaging, along with our outreach and marketing efforts, Sappi is here to serve its customers for the long haul.
Sappi educates on the power of paper
Our new site, POP from Sappi, celebrates the inspiring power of paper, print, and packaging.