Supply Chain & the Circular Economy CSR News

Agxa Achieves FSC Chain of Custody Certification

SCS Global Services Congratulates Agxa on their Responsible Forestry Certification
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November 28, 2017 /3BL Media/ - agxa, an AG International company, is an international trade and offshore business entity operating in Australia, Sri Lanka, India, and Singapore with principal networks in Asia, Europe and North America. It has now gained the most credible certification in the forest trade – Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) Chain of Custody Certification through SCS Global Services.

Nespresso Announces Investment in Post-Conflict Colombian Coffee

The company plans to expand its coffee-sourcing programme into regions formerly impacted by conflict as part of a USD 50 million investment for sustainable quality coffee production
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BOGOTÁ, Colombia, November 28, 2017 /3BL Media/ - Nespresso today announced it will expand its coffee-sourcing programme for the first time into several former conflict zones as part of a USD 50 million investment in sustainable high-quality coffee cultivation in Colombia.

President Juan Manuel Santos addressed the Nespresso Sustainability Advisory Board where he welcomed the company’s commitment. He cited the investment as an important contribution to the development of post-conflict areas.

See How Sappi Measured Success in 2016

Sappi North America's Key Performance Indicators
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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.

Upgrading Technology and Farming Methods Will Help India’s Mint Farmers: Mars

By Jan Lee
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We use it in tea, lip balm, shampoos and a myriad of culinary recipes. It grows like a weed in North America, but is the currency of survival for many struggling farmers in India. Mint, a common plant that includes menthol, peppermint, lavender and sage has for years, a redeeming quality that has benefited rural farmers in Asia’s second-largest country: It’s simple to grow and harvest, and doesn’t take a lot of technological knowledge to benefit from its crops. It can also be sold as an oil and repurposed to a variety of commodities.

How to Deliver Business Quantifiable Impacts - Complimentary Report

We have recently published a 28-page report on driving quantified social impact through business
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November 28, 2017 /3BL Media/ - To successfully navigate current political, social upheaval and deliver on the SDGS and Paris Agreement, businesses will need to take the lead on making an impact. But how can business drive the delivery of impact that is quantifiable and meaningful?

To find the answer, we have recently published a 28-page report with experts from the likes of Unilever, Dell, Heineken, ebay, Mastercard, WBCSD, IKEA, Vodafone and Siemens on how they’re driving quantified social impact through their business.

Tetra Tech Helps with Landmark Study on Food Waste in the United States

Analyzing the composition of urban food waste and identifying reasons food is wasted
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Tetra Tech collected and analyzed data for a recent Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) report analyzing food waste trends in urban areas of the United States to identify ways to reduce the amount of food that ends up in landfills.

Highlights of BIER 2017 Fall Meeting

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Global beverage industry leaders convened October 17-19, 2017 in Guadalajara, Mexico for the Beverage Industry Environmental Roundtable (BIER) semi-annual meeting. Hosted by Brown-Forman, this three-day meeting’s agenda tackled pressing environmental sustainability issues such as performance in watershed context, energy and climate change, regenerative agriculture, and transparency and disclosure. Additionally, a regional perspective was shared with a presentation on sustainability from the Tequila Council, an insights review of the recent Latin American Water Forum, and the discussion of r

An Interview With MetLife’s Josh Wiener on Sustainability

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Josh Wiener is MetLife’s Assistant Vice President, Global Sustainability & Facilities Management, as well as the company’s environmental sustainability subject matter expert. He is tasked with leading the development and implementation of MetLife’s sustainability strategies, associated programs, and goals.

Bechtel Podcast | Environmentally Safe Dredging & Circular Economy Practices

by am Nguyen, Global Head of Sustainability
Blog

SECURING MORE THAN GAS SUPPLIES

The Chevron-operated Wheatstone LNG Plant on the coast of Western Australia is one of the continent’s biggest natural resource projects. It will have the capacity to supply 8.9 million metric tons of liquefied natural gas per year—equal to 5 percent of Asia’s 2017 use—to meet the soaring demand for cleaner energy in the Asia-Pacific market. Wheatstone will also deliver 200 terajoules per day (2.2 billion cubic meters per year) of gas to Western Australian consumers.

Leading Tire Company CEOs Announce Continued Progress on Research Projects Addressing Key Sustainability Issues

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Chief Executive Officers (CEOs) of leading tire companies have announced the latest results of ongoing international research projects studying the potential health and environmental impacts of tires.

The eleven CEOs form the Tire Industry Project (TIP), which was founded in 2005 to identify and offer solutions to sustainability challenges associated with the life cycle of tires. TIP is a proactive organization that operates under the umbrella of the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD).

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