Supply Chain & the Circular Economy CSR News

Environmental Paper Network Launches Extensive Update to Its Paper Calculator

Popular environmental impact estimator aims to drive innovation in paper use and purchasing
Press Release

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.

HPE | Top 5 Things You Shouldn’t Miss From the Living Progress Report

by Chris Wellise, Chief Sustainability Officer at HPE
Blog

We recently released our annual Living Progress Report, showcasing how HPE is driving sustainable innovation and embedding corporate citizenship within our culture. From garnering investor confidence with leading environmental and social governance (ESG) performance, to developing the world’s most efficient and secure products, I'm delighted to share a few of the highlights from the new report.

1. We ranked among the world’s most sustainable companies

HP Links $700 Million in Revenue to Sustainability Strategy

by Heather Clancy, Editorial Director, GreenBiz
Article

It’s getting simpler for HP Inc.’s chief sustainability and social impact officer Nate Hurst to justify his strategy to his CFO. He lets the numbers do the talking.

Like this compelling data point: In 2017, HP calculates that at least $700 million in new revenue was related to contracts or sales in which sustainability factors were a known consideration.

SCS Global Services Now Approved Verifier Under Airport Carbon Accreditation Program

Press Release

EMERYVILLE, Calif., July 10, 2018 ­/3BL Media/ – SCS Global Services (SCS), a leading international third-party certifier of environmental claims, is now authorized under the Airport Carbon Accreditation (ACA) program to verify greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions inventories for participating Airports. This accreditation is the latest addition to SCS’ broad suite of carbon footprint, carbon offset validation and verification, GHG management, and other climate-change related services.

Less Space for Waste

As single-use technology becomes mainstream, biopharma companies need a better way to handle waste
Article

MilliporeSigma estimates that a single biopharma site produces about 12.5 tons waste per month that is eligible for recycling. As a leading supplier of single-use biopharmaceutical products, including single-use bags, tubing, connectors and filters, MilliporeSigma recognizes the need to reduce the environmental impact of its products.

In 2015, MilliporeSigma launched an exclusive partnership with Triumvirate Environmental in order to enable bioprocess manufacturing customers to fully recycle plastic single-use and disposable products.

Human Rights Risks From New Clean Tech – Complimentary Briefing

Article

Global supply chains are becoming increasingly complex, leading to a growing risk of Human Rights abuses. These mounting complications mean that even businesses in ‘clean’ sectors such as renewable energy producers and electric car manufacturers are facing questions around the human rights risks and challenges in their supply chains.

50 Farms and No Regrets

Iroquois Valley Farms Organic Farmland REIT
Blog

by Teresa Opheim, Senior VP, Iroquois Valley Farms 

Iroquois Valley Farms has reached a milestone: This spring we added the 50th farm to our portfolio. Our farmland REIT — honored as a “Best for the World” company from B Labs — provides secure land tenure for 35 farm families working nearly 9,000 acres of farmland. More families will be joining the Iroquois Valley Farms fold soon.

Engage the Chain: An Investor Guide to Engaging the Food Sector on Sustainability Risks

Article

By Brooke Barton, Senior Director, Ceres 

In April, Greenpeace released video footage showing that a palm oil supplier for major food companies, the Hayel Saeed Anam Group was destroying large swaths of rainforest in Indonesia, despite concerted efforts by industry stakeholders to stop forest destruction in palm oil supply chains. The repercussions for Hayel Saeed Anam Group are still unfolding, but recent history suggests that the outcome may well involve financial consequences.

Häagen-Dazs Loves Honey Bees

by Jim Witkin
Blog

If you’ve ever wanted a bee’s-eye view of what life is like for the planet’s hardest working pollinators, then check out the new virtual reality video experience “The Extraordinary Honey Bee“ developed for Nestlé’s Häagen-Dazs brand.

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