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Sweet Street Honored as Sysco’s Gold Heritage Winner at Recent Supplier Excellence Awards

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At our recent Supplier Excellence Awards, Sweet Street was named our Gold Heritage winner for meeting and exceeding Sysco’s expectations set forth for minority, women-owned and diverse supplier partners-- congratulations!

McCormick for Chefs Named Sysco’s 2018 Corporate Social Responsibility Supplier of the Year

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Each year, Sysco recognizes our suppliers for their commitment, support and partnership through the Supplier Excellence Awards. Congratulations to McCormick for Chefs - named Sysco’s 2018 Corporate Social Responsibility Supplier of the Year! Sysco is proud to share our brand with McCormick for over 20 years!

Fair Trade USA Launches Record Number of Private Label Products

Nonprofit sees 45% year-over-year growth with 176 private-label product launches in 2018
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OAKLAND, Calif., November 6, 2018 /3BL Media/ – Fair Trade USA, the leading third-party certifier of Fair Trade products in North America, has collaborated with dozens of retailers across the industry (e-commerce, brick and mortar, and foodservice) to launch 176 Fair Trade Certified™ private label items to date in 2018. A selection of these products will be on display at Fair Trade USA’s booth (7801) at the Private Label Manufacturers Association’s 2018 Trade Show at the Rosemont Convention Center on Nov. 11-13.

Sysco Corporation Celebrates 2018 Supplier Excellence Awards and Names General Mills Foodservice Supplier of the Year

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Each year, Sysco recognizes our suppliers for their commitment, support and partnership through the Supplier Excellence Awards. Congratulations to the Supplier of the Year, General Mills Foodservice and Broker of the Year, CORE Group, for their exceptional performance in delivering on our Vision of being our customers’ most valued and trusted business partner.

SCS and SmartCert to Host FSC Trainings for Prospective Auditors and Certificate Holders

FSC Forest Management, FSC Chain of Custody, and ISO 19011
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SCS Global Services and SmartCert are hosting a Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC®) training event in early December in Montreal. The training is for potential auditors, as well as stakeholders, certificate holders, or prospective certificate holders looking to strengthen their knowledge about FSC Forest Management, FSC Chain of Custody, and the principles of auditing from ISO 19011.

Training will be presented in French.

Responsible Forestry Trailblazer, Collins, Celebrates 25 Years of Certification

Collins’ Leadership Showcased at Greenbuild with SCS Global Services and the Forest Stewardship Council®
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CHICAGO, November 14, 2018 /3BL Media/ - Collins, a forest management and wood products company operating in California, Oregon and Pennsylvania, is pleased to celebrate 25 years of responsible forest management recognition, including independent certification under the internationally recognized Forest Stewardship Council (FSC®) program.  Third-party certifier SCS Global Services (SCS) and FSC paid tribute to Collins’ precedent-setting efforts at Greenbuild 2018, the U.S.’ largest green building event of the year.

Quincy Girl Scouts Troops Recycle, Earn Bronze Award


QUINCY — Two Quincy Girl Scouts troops have been working on their Bronze Award, completing their Girls Scouts Journey; making a “Take Action” plan, and executing the project. Their project, which must offer a lasting impact on their community, deals with recycling and minimizing their carbon footprint.

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Composting at Sappi Transforms Food Waste Into Community Resource

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Sappi’s shared service center in South Portland Maine has implemented a program that collects the office’s organic solid waste on-site, adding a compost container to complement the existing single-stream recycling and landfill waste containers.

By working with Garbage to Garden, a Mainebased organization and one of the fi rst in the US to offer residential pick-up of solid organic waste, the office has further reduced waste to landfill.

Cisco Announces New Goal to Reduce Its Use of Virgin Plastic by 20%


At Cisco, we are focused on making sustainable thinking a business imperative. Using the lens of the circular economy, we are changing the way we do business, including being more deliberate about how and when to use plastic.

Like many companies, Cisco uses plastic across its product portfolio and in its packaging. Plastic has a lot of benefits, from its technical properties to its low cost and its light weight, which help reduce logistics emissions. However, it also comes with many, well‑documented challenges.


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