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America’s Small Landowners: One Forest at a Time

By Jan Lee
Blog

Small landowners are the unsung heroes of the U.S. forest industry. We often think of public forests as the key source of the U.S. wood supply, but in fact, that resource only amounts to about a quarter of the total acreage that is harvested for wood products in the U.S. The rest comprises stock supplied by landowners that have dedicated their acreages to maintaining U.S. forest growth and supply.

Aramark Demonstrates Progress Minimizing Environmental Footprint

Company publishes report highlighting successful food waste reduction practices
Press Release

PHILADELPHIA, June 20, 2017 /3BL Media/ – Aramark (NYSE: ARMK), a global leader in food, facilities and uniforms announced today the latest step demonstrating its commitment to environmental sustainability by reducing, reusing and recycling food waste through responsible practices, from the initial purchase to final waste disposal.

Aramark’s Food Waste Progress Report published today highlights recent steps toward its goal to reduce food waste by 50 percent by 2030. Progress includes:

Foreign Trade Association Becoming Amfori in 2018 to Be the Voice of Global Responsible Trade

Article

The Foreign Trade Association (FTA) announced yesterday, 15 June, during its annual conference that the association will change its corporate name to ‘Amfori’ as of January 2018. The new name will align the identity of the organisation with its new strategic vision for the future, Vision 2030.

HP VIDEO | Rosette’s Story: Reinventing Impact in Haiti

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With limited access to clean water, people living in Haiti rely on bottled water. But because proper disposal methods aren’t in place, plastic bottles litter the land, canals, and shoreline. To help address this problem, HP has partnered with Thread International and the First Mile Coalition on a program that turns plastic bottles collected in Haiti into recycled plastic that is used to produce Original HP ink cartridges.

HP Creates Social and Environmental Impact in Haiti with Launch of Ink Cartridges Made from Recycled Bottles

Collaboration with Thread International and the First Mile Coalition reflects HP’s strategy outlined in the company’s new 2016 Sustainability Report
Summary: 
  • HP releases first Original HP ink cartridges made with plastic from bottles recycled in Haiti
  • Joint initiative aims to improve the lives of the children who collect recyclable materials by providing them with educational opportunities, including scholarships, as well as full access to medical care and health and safety trainings
  • By making Haiti a starting point of the supply chain, HP is going beyond the boundaries of its sustainable legacy by enabling social and environmental change
  • HP releases 2016 Sustainabilty Report—its first full year of reporting HP Inc. data since the separation from Hewlett-Packard Company in November 2015
Press Release
  • HP releases first Original HP ink cartridges made with plastic from bottles recycled in Haiti
  • Joint initiative aims to improve the lives of the children who collect recyclable materials by providing them with educational opportunities, including scholarships, as well as full access to medical care and health and safety trainings
  • By making Haiti a starting point of the supply chain, HP is going beyond the boundaries of its sustainable legacy by enabling social and environmental change
  • HP releases 2016 Sustainabilty Report—its first full year of reporting HP Inc. data since the separation from Hewlett-Packard Company in November 2015

Bloomberg Ink Recognized as Print Center of the Year by Key Trade Association

Press Release

Originally posted on www.bloomberg.com

NEW YORK, June 19, 2017 /3BL Media/ - Bloomberg LP’s in house print business, Bloomberg Ink, has been named “Print Center of the Year” as well as “Best in Show” in the Non-Offset category by the In-Plant Printing and Mailing Association (IPMA).

Coming Attractions: A Sneak Peek at the New Technologies Shaking Up the Ag Industry

Blog

The agriculture industry is at a crucial turning point, being forced to grapple not only with increased production demands to feed a growing global population, but also having to find ways to deal with climate change and its associated environmental impacts and supply chain risks. AgFunder News chief editor writes an Antea Group blog about the innovations coming down the pipeline, with the good news and bad news that come with them.

Abbott Releases 2016 Sustainability Report

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Today, Abbott released its 2016 Global Sustainability Report, reinforcing its dedication to helping people live fuller, healthier lives around the world. The report details the company's global sustainability efforts and results, including its work to protect the environment, as more than 130 environmental projects in 2016 alone improved waste, water and energy efficiencies globally.

Cargill Announces Progress on Aqua Nutrition Sustainability

Report highlights updates on safety, sourcing and innovation
Press Release

MINNEAPOLIS and BERGEN, Norway, June 15, 2017 /3BL Media/ -- Cargill continues to make measureable progress in its aqua nutrition business against its key sustainability indicators, according to its annual sustainability report issued today.

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