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Outside Voice: Tensie Whelan on Climate Change

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Our new Outside Voice series highlights the perspectives of stakeholders and leaders on important sustainability topics. On the particulars, we may not always agree. But we believe in hearing and learning from others who offer valuable insights and a different point of view on issues that are important to us all.

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Our new Outside Voice series highlights the perspectives of stakeholders and leaders on important sustainability topics. On the particulars, we may not always agree. But we believe in hearing and learning from others who offer valuable insights and a different point of view on issues that are important to us all.

Keep America Beautiful Announces 50 Organizations Receive 2019 Cigarette Litter Prevention Program Grants

National Nonprofit Provides Grant Funding, Resources; 2018 Program Delivered Average Reduction in Cigarette Butt Litter of 62 Percent
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STAMFORD, Conn., May 9, 2019 /3BL Media/ – Keep America Beautiful®, the nation’s leading community improvement nonprofit organization, today announced it has awarded 50 grants to Keep America Beautiful community-based affiliates and partner organizations for its 2019 Cigarette Litter Prevention Program® (CLPP), designed to help communities combat the most commonly littered item in America.  

Translating Global Commitments Into Local Action

Symantec employees talk bees, recycle e-waste, plant trees, and conserve water as part of Earth Day 2019
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Symantec’s global commitments to the planet include engaging employees in protecting the environment and partnering with others to leverage our collective impact. Our Green Teams, employee volunteer teams located in offices across the world, help educate fellow employees about personal behavior changes that can save energy, water, reduce waste, and better the environment. Global Green Teams’ grassroots initiatives help us translate our global commitments into action.

Nespresso Launches ‘Reviving Origins’ to Bring Back Lost Coffees

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LAUSANNE, Switzerland, May 8, 2019 /3BL Media/ - Nespresso announced the launch of Reviving Origins, a new programme to restore coffee farming in regions where it is under threat. Through its AAA Sustainable Quality™ Program, Nespresso is working with farmers in regions that have been blighted by conflicts, economic hardships or environmental disasters.

Embracing the Complexity of Waste

By Judy Kuszewski, Chair of the GRI Global Sustainability Standards Board
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It is no longer enough for a company to just track statistics on how much plastic they collected for recycling, or their reduction in waste going to landfill. The world is facing a waste crisis and the solution is simple: organizations need to embrace the complexity of the waste problem.

Walmart on Track to Reduce 1 Billion Metric Tons of Emission From Global Supply Chains by 2030

Inaugural Environmental, Social and Governance Report (ESG) outlines how Walmart drives change in the industry and creates shared value
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Retailer achieves significant progress in ESG efforts, including 93 million metric ton
reduction of supplier emissions[i] and 6.1% reduction in Scopes 1 and 2
annual greenhouse gas emissions in 2017[ii]

Valvoline Releases Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Report, ‘Powered by People’

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LEXINGTON, Ky., May 9, 2019 — Valvoline Inc. (NYSE: VVV), a leading worldwide supplier of premium branded lubricants and automotive services, today released its 2018 Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Report. The foundational pillars of corporate social responsibility at Valvoline™ continue to center on its “People, Product and Planet” approach with a strategic focus on achieving continual improvement in citizenship, sustainability, and diversity and inclusion.

U.S. Shortfin Squid Fishery Achieves MSC Certification

Second squid species in the world to be certified sustainable
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The U.S. Northeast Northern Shortfin Squid (Illex illecebrosus) fishery in the Northwest Atlantic has been certified sustainable against the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) fisheries standard. The assessment, executed by independent conformity assessment body SCS Global Services and requested by Lund’s Fisheries, Inc. and The Town Dock, was part of a scope expansion following the successful certification of the U.S.

Schneider Electric's Award Winning Sustainable Supply Chain

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Globally, 90+ billion tons of natural resources are used per year — of which 8% is #Recycled. Schneider Electric is making sure 100% of transport packing comes from recycled or certified sources by 2020 in support of a circular economy. 
 
Schneider Electric was recently named one of Gartner’s top 25 supply chains in the world. EVP Global Supply Chain Annette Clayton speaks to the strengths and uniqueness of the supply chain at Schneider Electric.
 

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