Supply Chain & the Circular Economy CSR News

Fair Trade USA & Rachael Wang Create First-Ever We Wear Fair Trade Lookbook

Non-profit partners with fashion director & stylist on lookbook in support of Fashion Revolution Week featuring apparel exclusively made in Fair Trade Certified™ Factories.
Press Release

OAKLAND, Calif., April 23, 2019, /3BL Media/ – Today, Fair Trade USA unveils its first ever lookbook, We Wear Fair Trade. Made in partnership with renowned fashion director, activist, and stylist Rachael Wang, the lookbook features exclusively Fair Trade Certified™ apparel modeled by contemporary human and environmental rights advocates.

Strategic Investor Initiative Releases New Framework for Companies Seeking to Develop Long-Term Plans

Template developed in response to calls from institutional investors for consistency in disclosures
Press Release

NEW YORK, April 23, 2019 /3BL Media/ - Building on a significant body of original research and ongoing feedback from institutional investors, CECP’s Strategic Investor Initiative (SII) has released a template for companies seeking to develop and communicate effective long-term strategic plans that help inform investment, voting, and engagement decisions.

General Mills to Match 100 Percent of Its Annual U.S. Electricity Use With New Wind Power Agreement

Company’s largest wind power agreement and second in two years advances clean energy leadership
Press Release

MINNEAPOLIS, April 23, 2019 /3BL Media/ – General Mills has taken one of the biggest steps thus far toward its climate goal by signing a virtual 15-year power purchase agreement with Roaring Fork Wind, LLC, a joint venture partnership between RES (Renewable Energy Systems) and Steelhead Americas, for 200 megawatts (MW) of its Maverick Creek wind project.

The Movement Toward Socially Responsible Workplaces

Legg Mason takes bold steps to reduce its environmental impact by tackling landfill waste
Article

Society increasingly expects businesses to operate in ways that enhance society.

PepsiCo Goes Beyond the Bottle with New, Mobile-Enabled Hydration Platform

The new hydration platform addresses consumer demands for smarter and more sustainable on-the-go beverage options
Press Release

Earth Day: What Makes Cisco a Sustainability Leader?

By Tae Yoo
Blog

Nearly 50 years ago, US Senator Gaylord Nelson spearheaded the first Earth Day, sparked by the devastating 1969 oil spill off the Southern California coast. The inaugural celebration in 1970 saw 20 million Americans showing their support, followed by the passing of the Clean Air Act, Clean Water Act, and the Endangered Species Acts by year’s end.

Today, Earth Day is the largest civic observance in the world, with more than one billion people celebrating annually.

Albertsons Companies Unveils New Pledge to Reduce Plastic Use in Packaging

Company announces that 100% of its Own Brands packaging will be recyclable, reusable, or industrially compostable by 2025
Press Release

BOISE, Idaho, April 22, 2019 /3BL Media/ -- Albertsons Companies today announced a broad plastic waste reduction pledge to advance sustainability throughout the company, starting with its extensive Own Brands portfolio.

The new commitment furthers the circular economy for packaging at the company’s 2,300 Albertsons, Safeway, Vons, Jewel-Osco, Tom Thumb, Shaw’s, Star Market, ACME Markets, Randalls, Haggen, and other banner stores.

Albertsons Companies Plastics and Packaging Pledge

Alliance Data Is Making a Difference in Our Environment. Join us in Celebrating Earth Day.

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Alliance Data recognizes that our natural environment is under increasing strain. Climate change and threatened ecosystems and wildlife are creating growing uncertainty for not only businesses, but also society and economies. These issues are real and relevant to our associates, clients and customers. Since 2015, we have invested $1.5 million in environmentally-focused nonprofits moving the needle on this important issue.

Bayer and Fair Planet Renew Commitment to Improve Access to Seeds in Ethiopia

Five-year renewal aims to improve food and nutrition security, provide economic opportunities for smallholder farmers in Ethiopia
Press Release

BERGSCHENHOEK, April 22, 2019 /3BL Media/ – Bayer has renewed its commitment to the “Bridging the Seed Gap” project for five years. The project, developed by the non-profit organization Fair Planet, facilitates smallholder farmers’ access to seeds of high-quality vegetable varieties suited to local growing conditions. Additional training on how to use these seeds sustainably and with minimal changes to traditional production practices helps the farmers improve their incomes based on significantly better harvests.

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