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Keep America Beautiful Recycling Tips for the Holiday!

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Give your seasonal gift-wrapping a green makeover with furoshiki. This Japanese traditional art uses reuseable wrapping clothes for an elegant, sustainable alternative to paper or plastic.
 

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Give your seasonal gift-wrapping a green makeover with furoshiki. This Japanese traditional art uses reuseable wrapping clothes for an elegant, sustainable alternative to paper or plastic.
 

Monsanto Announces Significant Progress on Commitments in 2017 Sustainability Report

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Monsanto Company has released its 2017 Sustainability Report, Growing Better Together. The report demonstrates Monsanto’s commitment to sustainability and details the company’s progress against all of its goals including improving irrigation water efficiency which has the potential to save up to 80 billion gallons of water each year.  

Caterpillar Global Parts EVC Program Delivers Profitability With Sustainability

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With thousands of suppliers, plants, dealers and customers in our value chain, there are opportunities to improve efficiencies in moving raw materials and finished products from point A to point B.

Click here to learn more about the Global Parts Engineered Value Chain (EVC) program, launched in 2015, to take advantage of a shrinking world and our global capabilities.

Changing Consumers Ignite Food Revolution

It’s transforming Minnesota’s food companies and economy
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By Kristen Leigh Painter 

Elke Richards drives two hours to Maple Grove every month to shop at Whole Foods and Trader Joe’s, both of which offer more organic groceries or minimally processed food than she can find near her home in Alexandria. In the summer, she goes to farmers markets for locally grown produce. For meat, she visits a local family farm that raises sheep and cattle using environmentally friendly land management practices.

She’s Keeping Farming in the Family

by Rachel Bork
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Editor’s note: This is the latest post in our “You Grow, Girl!” series highlighting female farmers – from the northern reaches of Canada to the heartland of the U.S. From the western coast of Africa to the rolling hills of France and beyond. The series amplifies the voices of female farmers, who play vital roles in agriculture worldwide. Here, they share their unique perspectives on food, family and farming.

This post is from Rachel Bork, a global process associate manager in the Sourcing division at General Mills. When she’s not working her day job, Bork is involved in the succession planning of her 5th generation family farm in Minnesota. While most farm kids who are in their early 30s are looking to escape the farm, Bork is hoping to ramp up her involvement and someday take over the operation. ​

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Editor’s note: This is the latest post in our “You Grow, Girl!” series highlighting female farmers – from the northern reaches of Canada to the heartland of the U.S. From the western coast of Africa to the rolling hills of France and beyond. The series amplifies the voices of female farmers, who play vital roles in agriculture worldwide. Here, they share their unique perspectives on food, family and farming.

This post is from Rachel Bork, a global process associate manager in the Sourcing division at General Mills. When she’s not working her day job, Bork is involved in the succession planning of her 5th generation family farm in Minnesota. While most farm kids who are in their early 30s are looking to escape the farm, Bork is hoping to ramp up her involvement and someday take over the operation. ​

Top 5 Things You Shouldn’t Miss From HPE Living Progress in 2017

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From climate activism to product innovation, a look back at some of the highlights from HPE's Living Progress over the past year.

1. We were recognized as a leader in corporate climate action

Podcast | UPS Longitudes Radio: You Want to Return That Bad Gift … What’s Next?

Returning that ugly Christmas sweater isn’t as easy as you think.
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Today’s online shopper wants what they want when they want it. But they also want to return whatever they want whenever they want.

The problem?

Too many companies focus on that first reality while ignoring the latter challenge, Toby Moore, co-founder and CEO of Optoro, argues. In this episode, the leader of the reverse logistics company explains how an innovative returns approach creates return customers.

Quality Management: Assuring the Integrity of Third-Party Certification

By Diana Kirsanova Phillips
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Third-party certification is widely recognized as playing an integral role in helping companies demonstrate their environmental, sustainability, and safety achievements to their customers and stakeholders.  As a certification body, the question we are most frequently asked is what qualifies us to do this work. Heading up SCS’ Quality Assurance Team, I liken my team’s services to providing a “safety net” for our company’s reputation.

Urgent Needs for 2018

By John Streur, President and CEO, Calvert Research & Management
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Aligning the capital markets more directly with the urgent needs we face as a society to halt environmental destruction and reverse decades of worsening inequality must be our priority for 2018. Alignment needs to occur at every level, across the global markets.

Sealed Air Ranked Top 10 on Newsweek's Green Rankings 2017 List

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CHARLOTTE, N.C., December 12, 2017 /3BL Media/ – Sealed Air Corporation (NYSE: SEE) announced that it has been ranked fifth among publicly traded companies in the U.S. for sustainability practices by Newsweek Green Rankings in addition to being named Best in Industry U.S. for containers and packaging.

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