Supply Chain & the Circular Economy CSR News

International Paper Donates Essential Paper and Packaging to Respond COVID-19 Needs in Memphis

Press Release

MEMPHIS, Tenn., April 3, 2020 /3BL Media/– International Paper (NYSE: IP) is taking action to address critical needs in its Memphis community during the unprecedented COVID-19 pandemic. The world’s leading producer of renewable, fiber-based packaging, pulp and paper has committed to donating boxes and paper to local organizations that are addressing immediate hunger, hygiene and educational needs.

Mohawk Industries and Fabric Sources International Partner to Create Medical Gowns

The companies are beginning production of medical isolation gowns and protective face shields to meet the needs of healthcare providers at area medical facilities
Press Release

CALHOUN, Ga., April 3, 2020 /3BL Media/—Mohawk Industries and Fabric Sources International (FSI) are combining resources to address urgent medical supply needs at Hamilton Medical Center in Dalton, Ga. and Emory Healthcare in Atlanta during the COVID-19 outbreak.

Using fabric provided by FSI, Mohawk Home’s Dalton-based rug manufacturing facility is providing industrial sewing equipment for their skilled employees to produce vitally needed medical protective gear for doctors, nurses and other care providers.

CIT Financing Speeds Protective N95 Masks to Healthcare Workers

Press Release

NEW YORK, April 2, 2020 /3BL Media/ -- CIT Group Inc. (NYSE: CIT) has provided critical financing for its client Aria Designs to help it procure millions of advanced N95 surgical masks that will protect medical professionals battling the COVID-19 pandemic.

Atonix Digital, RoviSys Team up to Extend Asset Performance Management Software’s Reach

Strategic partnership centers on delivering Atonix Digital APM software to asset-intensive industries
Press Release

OVERLAND PARK, Kan., April 2 2020 /3BL Media/ – Atonix Digital has partnered with Ohio-based RoviSys to deliver Atonix Digital’s line of asset performance management (APM) solutions powered by the ASSET360® analytics platform.

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle at Cass Middle School

Article

Thanks to the company’s recycling and sustainability efforts, Mohawk Industries' Material Recovery Team helped Cass Middle School (Cartersville, Georgia) become one step closer to county STEM certification.

Scaling Regenerative Agriculture: What We Can Learn From Innovative Beverage Companies

Blog

Grow smarter, not harder. That’s regenerative agriculture in a nutshell. It’s a back-to-nature approach to growing that not only aims to do no environmental harm but also progressively improve ecosystems.

For beverage companies, regenerative agriculture represents one of the greatest business and sustainability opportunities today, tomorrow, and beyond.

A Commitment That’s About More Than Chocolate -- It’s About Saving Our Forests

BEATRICE MOULIANITAKI, Head of Sustainable Sourcing
Blog

The world loves chocolate. But the world needs trees – now more than ever. The challenge is that trees are disappearing at alarming rates and sometimes that is due to the production of cocoa to make chocolate. In the past 60 years, 90% of Côte d’Ivoire’s forests have disappeared according to NGO Mighty Earth.

It’s a situation that strikes home for me having grown up around trees on the island of Crete. I take this issue seriously, and for me, it’s personal. 

Recycling Tips During COVID-19

Blog

Regulations may be shifting in communities due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and CDC guidelines. Many communities have temporarily suspended recycling programs because of worker safety and other limitations. As always — look up what you can recycle locally.

Keep America Beautiful® is not advising the general public to use PPE to pick up litter or manage their recyclables or waste in their homes given they are in short supply and desperately needed by the medical community.

COVID-19 Brings Policy Responses, Risks to Emerging Markets, and Hoarding

Growing policy responses reflect greater estimates of the costs of COVID-19.
Summary: 

By Carl R. Tannenbaum, Ryan James Boyle, Vaibhav Tandon

SUMMARY

  • Policy Expands to Counter Economic Contraction

  • Emerging Markets Are Under Rising Pressure

  • The Rationale Behind Hoarding
Article

By Carl R. Tannenbaum, Ryan James Boyle, Vaibhav Tandon

SUMMARY

  • Policy Expands to Counter Economic Contraction

  • Emerging Markets Are Under Rising Pressure

  • The Rationale Behind Hoarding

Fair Trade USA Awarded $1.4 Million Grant From the Walmart Foundation to Deepen Impact for Farmers

Multi-year grant supports the creation of tools and resources to enable impactful community development investments by fair trade farmers and workers
Press Release

OAKLAND, Calif., April 1, 2020 /3BL Media/ – Fair Trade USA®, the leading certifier of fair trade products in North America, has received a grant from the Walmart Foundation to strengthen support for producer-led community development projects along fair trade supply chains.

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