Automation. Urbanization. Impact.Supply chain intelligence. The shift to circular business models.
What do these trends have in common? They are all advancing the case for Corporate Sustainability and in turn, making it a core business issue within boardrooms and enterprises worldwide. These topics are intensifying the demand from customers, employees, investors, NGOs and governments for business to address Environmental, Social and Governance challenges.
New tile series sends a visual statement in support of Kohler Co. sustainability efforts
PORTLAND, Ore., February 28, 2019 /3BL Media/ – ANN SACKS has partnered with parent company, Kohler Co., to create The Crackle Collection by Kohler WasteLAB, an innovative tile series that employs Kohler’s unfired pottery cull as its medium, transforming the waste into a responsive tile body. Handcrafted in the WasteLAB located in the Kohler, Wis. enamel factory, the bespoke collection was one of the initiatives spun from the Kohler Innovation for Good program.
Could this be the beginning of the end for single-use packaging? Loop™, a coalition of the largest consumer product companies, thinks it might be. UPS helped TerraCycle design and test the first-of-its-kind tote to enable reusable packaging for everyday consumer goods.
By: Elizabeth Sturcken, managing director of EDF+Business
Businesses today are taking basic services and turning them into well-designed, convenient user-friendly experiences. You see it every day with companies like Spotify and Seamless. Or Netflix, which is suggesting I watch The Great British Baking Show, based on my family’s viewing-history.
Now, imagine the possibilities if we applied this business model to sustainability.
RALEIGH, N.C., February 26, 2019 /3BL Media/ -- Today, ten private-sector companies and nonprofit organizations have announced their intent to join together to form the Ecosystem Services Market Consortium (ESMC).
Site offers tools to help supply chain professionals meet corporate environmental targets
WASHINGTON, D.C., Feb. 27, 2019 /3BL Media/ – A new crowdsourced web platform launched today aims to help sustainability professionals meet increasing demands to reduce corporate climate and chemical footprints and showcase results. The platform will fill a vital gap in sustainability departments’ capacity to stay informed on the latest resources to address environmental impacts across global supply chains.
Company exceeds goal by sourcing 80 percent of grain from farmers who utilize practices that reduce fertilizer loss and improve soils
SMITHFIELD, Va., February 25, 2019 /3BL Media/ - Smithfield Foods, Inc. is pleased to announce that it has successfully engaged 80 percent of its grain supply chain, which is used to feed the company’s hogs, in farming practices that are both sustainable and reduce the cost of production for grain farmers. This exceeded the company’s original goal of 75 percent. In 2018, Smithfield purchased grain from producers who use efficient fertilizer and soil health methods across approximately 560,000 acres of land.
Promoting Climate and Sustainability Thought Leadership and Services
February 26, 2019 /3BL Media/ – The Climate Collaborative, a joint project of the Sustainable Food Trade Association (SFTA) and OSC2, is pleased to announce that SCS Global Services is now recognized as an official Solutions Provider partner. SCS is a leading international third-party certifier and standards developer, and a pioneer in the climate and sustainability arena.