Supply Chain & the Circular Economy CSR News

Sappi North America Continues to Lower Emissions

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Our pulp and paper products are derived from renewable resources, made with high levels of renewable energy, and are designed to be reused or recycled. While it is difficult to identify a more sustainable industry than forest products, not all companies perform equally when it comes to operating safely and sustainably. We track our progress annually and offer an updated view of our performance in important areas of environmental and social responsibility. We monitor key metrics for fiber, emissions, energy usage and the impact of our operations on air, water and solid waste.

Corporate Responsibility Practitioner Roundup: Whirlpool Corporation

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While in Detroit for Sustainable Brands, CR Magazine spoke with Ron Voglewede, Global Sustainability Director, Whirlpool Corporation. Ron is also on the Board of Directors at the Alliance for Water Efficiency.

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While in Detroit for Sustainable Brands, CR Magazine spoke with Ron Voglewede, Global Sustainability Director, Whirlpool Corporation. Ron is also on the Board of Directors at the Alliance for Water Efficiency.

Major Investors and Businesses Support Staying the Course on Strong Vehicle Rules

Investors, Ceres BICEP Network release ads and letters
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October 5, 2017 /3BL Media/ - Today, 36 institutional investors with over $813 billion in assets and a network of major businesses with over $400 billion in revenue, called on the Trump administration to not weaken the current light-duty vehicle fuel economy and greenhouse-gas emissions standards. The ask comes in the form of a Washington D.C.-focused ad blitz as well as letters to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

West Elm & Williams-Sonoma, Inc., First International Home Retailer to Partner with Fair Trade USA, Expand Commitment to $3 Million in Premiums by 2020

Partners with first-ever Fair Trade Certified furniture factory in Vietnam, for total of 11 Fair Trade factories across Nepal, India, Pakistan
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As the first international home furnishings retailer to partner with Fair Trade USA in 2014, West Elm and parent company Williams-Sonoma, Inc. (NYSE: WSM) today announced plans to expand upon their responsible retail commitments to include a goal to pay premiums of $3 million towards Fair Trade Community Development by 2020. The company also announced that it has partnered with Vietnam’s first-ever Fair Trade furniture factory, bringing its total operating Fair Trade factory count to 11 in countries including Nepal, India and Pakistan.

Putting Food on Our Plates Requires a Staggering Amount of Resources

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Putting food on our plates requires a staggering amount of resources- land, water and energy. It's time to make every resource count. Unseal the opportunities at SealedAir.com/Insights

Cargill VIDEO | 5 Goals for Sustainable Cocoa

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In its new Cocoa Promise Report, Cargill is laying out a clear pathway to a sustainable cocoa supply chain. In the five years since the Cocoa Promise, the company’s overarching sustainability commitment for the sector, was launched, Cargill and its farmer partners have made significant progress. Among other highlights, more than 145,000 farmers were trained on sustainability and good agricultural practices. In Côte d’Ivoire alone, 62,000 farmers have benefited from one-to-one coaching.

General Motors Sustainability Newsletter - September/October 2017

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GM Outlines All-Electric Path to Zero Emissions
GM announced how it is executing on a major element of its vision of a world with zero crashes, zero emissions and zero congestion, recently announced by GM Chairman and CEO Mary Barra. In the next 18 months, GM will introduce two new all-electric vehicles based off learnings from the Chevrolet Bolt EV. They will be the first of at least 20 new all-electric vehicles that will launch by 2023.

Announcing the Next Step in Our Circular Economy Journey—Starting With Orlando to Increase Recycling Rates Nationally

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By: Marc DeCourcey, Senior Vice President, U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation

For the past three years, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation has been on a journey to help the private sector and communities realize the value and implement the principles of the circular economy in the United States.

Paper Doesn’t (Just) Grow on Trees: Rolland Innovates Smarter Paper

By Thomas Schueneman
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COMMIT!Forum will convene hundreds of corporate social responsibility leaders and CEOs from CR Magazine’s annual 100 Best Corporate Citizens ranking.  The event includes a pre-conference workshop on integrated CSR and sustainability reporting from BrownFlynn. Join MGM’s Chief Diversity and CR Officer Phyllis James, Terracycle CEO Tom Szaky, Leidos CEO Roger Krone on the corporate response to the opioid epidemic at the 2017 Commit!Forum in Washington, D.C., this October. 3p readers get 20% off with discount code 3P2017CF

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COMMIT!Forum will convene hundreds of corporate social responsibility leaders and CEOs from CR Magazine’s annual 100 Best Corporate Citizens ranking.  The event includes a pre-conference workshop on integrated CSR and sustainability reporting from BrownFlynn. Join MGM’s Chief Diversity and CR Officer Phyllis James, Terracycle CEO Tom Szaky, Leidos CEO Roger Krone on the corporate response to the opioid epidemic at the 2017 Commit!Forum in Washington, D.C., this October. 3p readers get 20% off with discount code 3P2017CF

Cargill Cocoa Promise Report Charts Clear Path Toward Cocoa Sustainability

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  • Sustainable business practices are essential to cope with challenges of climate change, resource scarcity, social inequality and fluctuating market conditions.
  • Significant progress has been made on direct sourcing, traceability, environmental impact and farmer and community socio-economic resilience.
  • Evidence-based learnings inform our pathway to 2030, with evolved goals based on U.N. Sustainable Development Goals. 
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  • Sustainable business practices are essential to cope with challenges of climate change, resource scarcity, social inequality and fluctuating market conditions.
  • Significant progress has been made on direct sourcing, traceability, environmental impact and farmer and community socio-economic resilience.
  • Evidence-based learnings inform our pathway to 2030, with evolved goals based on U.N. Sustainable Development Goals. 

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