Supply Chain & the Circular Economy CSR News

SDG Business Forum Urged to Do Business Responsibly and Accelerate Sustainable Development

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NEW YORK, July 17 2018 /3BL Media/— Enthusiasm, renewed energy and a positive approach was top of mind as leaders from business, Governments, civil society and the United Nations met at the third annual SDG Business Forum to set a new direction to meet the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by 2030.

Kroger, Walmart, Albertsons Among Top Grocers Supporting Ethical Charter for Produce Industry

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A new framework for responsible practices in fresh produce and floral supply chains has been unveiled in a joint partnership between the Produce Marketing Association (PMA) and United Fresh Produce Association, and several of the industry's top grocers have voiced their support for the undertaking.

Sappi Aims High With Sustainability Goals for Our Planet

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At Sappi North America, we are committed to operating our businesses in a sustainable manner. Together with the 2020Vision— Sappi’s global growth strategy—we use our sustainability goals program to set targets, initiate improvement actions and monitor progress.

Achieve 60% Certified Fiber​

Our certifi cation goal tracks the amount of certified fiber from wood and pulp across our three manufacturing operations.

Save Water Locally, Grow Your Business Globally

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Water is on executives’ minds these days. More and more, business people realize that water scarcity is the new normal, and if they want to put their companies in a position to keep growing, they have to adapt. I can confirm that much after living out of suitcases for most of the month of June and, at conference after conference, meeting numerous business leaders who expressed their sense of urgency about the topic.

Making HP as Green as It Can Be: What We Did in 2017

From products to offices to manufacturing, HP’s commitment to sustainability affects every aspect of our business. Here’s what we achieved in just one year
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When most people hear the word “sustainability,” they instantly think of recycling. And while creating new products out of reusable materials is one of our biggest goals, it is not by any means the only one. Strengthening the planet, its people and our communities isn’t just our responsibility as an influential participant in the global market — it’s vital to the longevity of our business. That’s why we aim to create a business that has lasting sustainable impact on the world.

It's Time for the World to Start Caring about Coconuts

The coconut craze isn’t necessarily benefiting coconut farmers, and in many cases is driving them into deep poverty. Here are two ways you can help.
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Welcome to the age of the coconut, one of the world’s most popular superfoods. Whether you call yourself a coconut lover or not, you’re likely using in some form every day. Coconut is everywhere—in our meals, body care products, laundry rooms, and medicine cabinets. Ever since coconut water became popular a little over a decade ago, we’ve continued to be surprised by the versatility of coconut oil, water, meat, palm sugar, and flour. 

New Report Provides Insights on Responsible Sourcing in Automotive and Electronics Industries

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BRUSSELS and ALEXANDRIA, Va., July 12, 2018  /3BL Media/ – Drive Sustainability and the Responsible Minerals Initiative (RMI) today announced the release of a new study examining responsible sourcing of materials in the automotive and electronics industries. The report, Material Change, was commissioned by Drive Sustainability and the Responsible Minerals Initiative and completed by The Dragonfly Initiative (TDI).

Cobalt, Lithium-ion Batteries and Social Sustainability

By Evan Leon, MBA/MS Candidate 2020 Erb Institute | Business for Sustainability
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Cobalt is key in emerging low-carbon technologies, specifically lithium-ion batteries in electric vehicles. It forms part of the cathode active material (for example, lithium cobalt oxide, LiCoO2) that receives positively charged lithium ions during the battery’s discharge (see image on upper-right). (Source: https://sites.psu.edu/hjoisrclbl )

Black & Veatch, Kansas to Test Beyond-Line-of-Sight Drone Under FAA Pilot Program

Study to Help Determine Potential For Broader Commercial Uses For Unmanned Aircraft
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OVERLAND PARK, Kan. , July 11, 2018 /3BL Media/ – As unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) – commonly known as drones – become more vital for commercial use, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is weighing whether to free up more national airspace for them by relaxing restraints on their operation.  Such airspace rules changes could allow beyond-line-of-sight use of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV), and Black & Veatch is part of the team helping test the safety of that.

Environmental Paper Network Launches Extensive Update to Its Paper Calculator

Popular environmental impact estimator aims to drive innovation in paper use and purchasing
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ASHEVILLE, N.C., July 12, 2018 /3BL Media/ - An improved web-based Paper Calculator, launched today by the Environmental Paper Network-North America, will provide tens of thousands of annual users with new information and features to help them measure the impacts of their paper and reduce that impact through better choices.

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