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Infographic: Two Decades of Growth in Sustainability Reporting

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Over a 20-year journey, GRI has created an outsized impact on the global economy, environment and society. GRI has helped more than 7,200 organizations use our reporting framework to disclose their sustainability impacts, and trained nearly 30,000 professionals to establish a sustainability reporting process. Our global network of core supporters, the GRI GOLD Community, comprises over 500 leading organizations from 68 countries – many of which have revenues larger than the GDPs of entire countries and supply chains spanning the globe. 

New Study Reveals Lighter Environmental Footprint for Fibers Sourced from Flax and Recycled Clothing

Peer-reviewed LCA commissioned by global fashion pioneer Stella McCartney compares ten different fiber inputs for manmade cellulose fiber
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LONDON, VANCOUVER, and EMERYVILLE, Calif., October 19, 2017 /3BL Media/ Leading third-party certifier SCS Global Services (SCS) today announced the release of a groundbreaking Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) comparing the environmental performance of ten different raw material sources of manmade cellulose fiber (MMCF).

Schneider Electric | WHITE PAPER: Embrace and Combine New Energy Opportunities Into Disruptive Technologies to Meet Energy Challenges

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Aggressive innovation among energy solutions providers, in response to pressures such as corporate demand and policy changes including the Paris Climate Accord, has accelerated development of new clean technologies.

Seventy-Five Percent of Schneider Electric Revenues Come with Eco Labeled Products

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Life cycle assessment (LCA) has gained significant traction in BUILDING sector in the last 10 years as a tool for evaluating the environmental performance of products. That’s what a last survey done by Schneider Electric with more than 1500 customers around the world shows.

According to the survey, customers increase their interest to green products due to:

Global Perspective – India Plans Coal Plant Emissions Reduction

India is planning major investments in its power generation and distribution infrastructure
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With up to 400 million Indians lacking a reliable energy supply, the country is planning major investments in its power generation and distribution infrastructure. Most of the investment in new capacity will be for renewable energy. India has a 175 gigawatt (GW) target for renewable energy (100 GW solar, 60 GW wind and 15 GW biogas and others) by 2022.

Bechtel | Powering More Than Clean Energy

by Tam Nguyen
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The new 778-megawatt Stonewall Energy Center in Loudon County, Virginia provides the electricity the community needs while protecting its water, wildlife, and other natural resources. More than 778,000 homes in Virginia and Washington DC will be powered by the clean energy this plant produces.

Generating Cleaner Power

NACS and Keep America Beautiful Publish New Guide for Trash Management

Convenience stores team with iconic community improvement nonprofit to help end littering in America
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ALEXANDRIA, Va., and STAMFORD, Conn., October 16, 2017 /3BL Media/ – Keep America Beautiful and the National Association of Convenience Stores (NACS) have partnered to produce the new resource, “Being a Good Neighbor: A Guide to Reducing Litter, Managing Trash and Encouraging Recycling.”

Albertsons Companies Releases Annual Sustainability Update

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We believe that being your Favorite Local SupermarketTM includes having a positive impact on our products, community, planet and people. We are proud to share our progress and results of our recent Corporate Social Responsibility efforts with you. We have been working hard to reduce our environmental footprint and to give back to our valued customers and community. This report highlights our commitments and the progress we have made, and what helps make us your favorite local supermarket.

Understanding Urban Consumption Will Be Critical in Transforming Food Systems

by Emeline Fellus, Programme Manager at FReSH
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The links between the environmental and health impacts of our food are becoming ever more apparent. Intensive production and consumption has increased the availability of food, but it has also given rise to land degradation, climate change, water scarcity, and an epidemic of obesity.

FCW’s GreenStep 2017

by Lauren Moore
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[Dalton] Flooring manufacturers may compete in nearly every facet of business, but when it comes to sustainability, they’re on the same team. 

That was the theme at FCW’s ninth annual GreenStep awards event, held at the Dalton Country Club Sept. 13, where sustainability-minded leaders in the floor covering industry came together to be recognized for their efforts toward making a positive impact on the environment, the community, their customers and their employees.

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