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Turning the Page on 2020

WEC President & CEO Glenn Prickett reflect on WEC's role in 2021
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As I write this, encouraging reports on President-elect Joe Biden’s early cabinet picks and policy plans suggest that we are starting to turn the page on 2020 at last.    

Of course, we are not through the global pandemic yet.  Infections rates are rising, promising a long winter with more suffering and death among vulnerable populations.  With stimulus funds drying up, the prospect of a double-dip recession is all too real.   

World's Leading Brands and Retailers Join Forces to Tackle Plastic Waste Challenge Through Packaging and Policy Commitments

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  • Thirty-six members of The Consumer Goods Forum commit to curb plastic pollution problem in new CEO-led Plastic Waste Coalition of Action
  • With development of first two “Golden Design Rules,” companies with a collective annual revenue of more than 1 trillion euros aim to reduce plastic use and improve recyclability by phasing out problematic materials, colours and labels from their packaging

Rabobank Recognizes General Mills, PepsiCo for Leadership

By Eric Schroeder
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General Mills, Inc., Minneapolis, took home the 2020 Rabobank Award for Leadership in Sustainability. The award recognizes a high-impact organization that has achieved unique steps toward business, environmental, social and governance sustainability, and General Mills was recognized in 2020 for its “bold regenerative agriculture projects, sustainable sourcing, reduction in greenhouse gas emissions, and commitment to 100% renewable energy in operations by 2030.”

Paint Company PT Mowilex Helps Protect 65,000 Forested Hectares as Part of Carbon Neutral Certification Renewal

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JAKARTA, Indonesia, December 17, 2020 /3BL Media/ - PT Mowilex Indonesia (PT Mowilex) has renewed its carbon neutral certification, offsetting its carbon emissions with projects that promote energy savings, habitat conservation and responsible community development.The company, which crafts premium paints, wood coatings and other building materials, remains the only manufacturer in Indonesia to fully neutralize its carbon footprint.

Primo Water Earns First Certification for Spring Water Source Under Alliance for Water Stewardship

SCS Global Services Announces Certification of Pilot Project Site in Pennsylvania
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EMERYVILLE, Calif., December 8, 2020 /3BL Media/  —Today, SCS Global Services (SCS), a global leader in third-party certification of sustainability performance, announced that Primo Water Corporation (NYSE: PRMW) (TSX: PRMW) has become the first company to have a spring water source certified under the Alliance for Water Stewardship (AWS) program. SCS confirmed this certification based on an independent, in-depth assessment of Primo’s pilot project – its Diamond Spring site in Pennsylvania.

Fair Trade USA Appoints Ricardo Crisantes as New Board Chair

Crisantes, a Fair Trade Certified™ grower, will help the nonprofit launch a major technology transformation initiative to deepen its impact with almost 1 million farmers and workers around the world.
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OAKLAND, Calif., December 4, 2020 /3BL Media/ — Fair Trade USA®, the leading certifier of fair trade products in North America including coffee, produce, consumer packaged goods, apparel, and home goods, welcomes Ricardo Crisantes as Chair of the Board of Directors. His appointment reflects the organization’s commitment to elevating the voice and serving the needs of farmers and workers, especially as they grapple with ongoing hardships and rapidly changing market demands during COVID-19.

Climate Change Laggards Put the Planet - and Their Businesses - at Risk

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The issue of climate change presents one of the most difficult decision-making challenges a CEO might face - a case study in balancing uncertainty with costs to bring about changes that will require significant lead times. Businesses like ours that take climate change seriously are investing today because we’re thinking about tomorrow.

Read the Op Ed published in Fortune

4 Ways GFSI is Driving a 'Race to the Top' for Food Safety

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Welcome to the first ‘Race to the Top’ news update from GFSI Director Erica Sheward! #gfsiR2T

At the 2020 GFSI Conference in Seattle, the Global Food Safety Initiative launched this conceptual framework, designed to drive improvement in every area of the GFSI ecosystem.

What are the four features and what progress has been made? What is GFSI’s collaborative approach and how can you get involved?

Watch this video update to find out, and stay tuned for further updates from GFSI!

Textile Exchange's Benchmark Program to Cover Nature Impacts for the First Time

Created in partnership with Conservation International and The Biodiversity Consultancy, with support from corporate partner Sappi
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Textile Exchange’s Corporate Fiber and Materials Benchmark (CFMB) program is launching a new tool to help the fashion and textile industry take urgent action on biodiversity. The Biodiversity Benchmark, developed in partnership with The Biodiversity Consultancy, Conservation International and kindly supported by Sappi, will enable companies to understand their impacts and dependencies on nature, chart a pathway to delivering positive biodiversity outcomes, and benchmark their progress.

CGF China Brings Together CGF Members and Recyclers for Upstream-Downstream Solutions Panel on Plastic Waste

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At the China Plastics Reuse and Recycling Association (CPRRA) member conference from 19-21 October 2020, the CGF China Office held a panel discussion on 20 October 2020 in Hangzhou, China, to discuss the CGF, its members and other industry actors on their plastic waste and recycling efforts. Additionally, representatives from recycling companies in China were present to discuss their role in providing recycled materials. 

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