Sustainability CSR News

Call for Nominations: GRI’s Governance


Inclusiveness and multi-stakeholder representation are foundational features of GRI, fundamental to form a global perspective and advance our mission towards sustainable development. This is thoroughly reflected in our governance structure: every year we renew our search for global representation and a broad range of perspectives to enable us to carry out our mission. 

Eaton Publishes a New Online Sustainability Report for 2016. We Make a Healthy Planet Work.


From our beginning more than 100 years ago, our products and solutions have helped people work more safely, use less energy and reduce emissions. This is what matters most for our employees and customers. And for future generations.

We believe we owe it to future generations to make a difference and leave the world a better place than we found it. And we have taken steps to ensure that we are doing more of what really matters.

How Ethiopia’s Nascent Apparel Industry Can Build a Strong, Empowered Workforce


By Lauren Shields, Manager, BSR and Margaux Yost, Associate, BSR

“In today’s global economy, brands must understand the industry needs in the new countries they source from. At The Children’s Place, our aim is to support the development of the new garment workforce in Ethiopia and do our part to bring sustainable business practices to the region.” —The Children’s Place

Supply Chain Transparency: A Change Tool for Successful Global Businesses


Identifying companies’ vast supply networks is challenging, and tracking their sustainability performance even more so. However, measuring data and increasing transparency are powerful tools for managing the risks and grasping the opportunities of global supply chains, contributing to sustainable development and a positive effect on the bottom line.​

In our global economy, the growing pressure on bottom line savings leads companies to outsource operations to regions where labor is cheaper. However, responsibilities and risks cannot be shifted to the same extent.

Consumers Energy Sustainability Report 2017

"We’re creating a sustainable future by focusing on the environment, powering Michigan's economy and investing in people."
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Sustainability means everything to us at Consumers Energy. It is our approach to business. The philosophy extends beyond our energy mix, power generation and distribution. It’s our way of life, and it’s evident in everything we do — from hiring and training our people, to caring for families and communities. From helping businesses succeed to protecting the environment. We are deeply committed to creating a sustainable future for generations to come.

Ingersoll Rand Makes Substantial Donation to Arbor Day Foundation and GlobalGiving

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DAVIDSON, N.C., May 10, 2017 /3BL Media/ – Ingersoll Rand (NYSE:IR), a world leader in creating comfortable, sustainable and efficient environments, donated $15,000 to the Arbor Day Foundation and $15,000 to GlobalGiving in honor of Earth Day.

Sustainable Brands and Detroit Public Television (DPTV) Announce Media Partnership

DPTV will livestream the SB’17 Detroit conference from the Cobo Center in Detroit
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SAN FRANCISCO, May 08, 2017 /3BL Media/ – Sustainable Brands® recently announced a media partnership with Detroit Public Television (DPTV), a viewer-supported PBS member station that serves the nation’s 11th largest television market.

Ingersoll Rand Reports Improvement on Climate Commitment at Energy Efficiency Global Forum in Washington

The company has avoided approximately 6.7 million metric tons of CO2e, equivalent to the emissions from nearly 700,000 homes’ electricity use for one year
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DAVIDSON, N.C., May 8, 2017 /3BL Media/ – Ingersoll Rand (NYSE:IR), a world leader in creating comfortable, sustainable and efficient environments, today shared progress toward its global Climate Commitment, a pledge to reduce environmental impacts from its operations and product portfolio, at the tenth annual Energy Efficiency Global Forum in Washington.

Breaking the Cycle of Food Waste

By: Jude Medeiros

Food waste is the third largest waste category in our landfills. Approximately 133 billion pounds of food from U.S. retail food stores, restaurants, and homes goes uneaten every year and ends up in landfills, according to data from the USDA. That’s nearly a third of all food produced.

Timberland’s Earth Week Events Drive Impact and Meaningful Change

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Global outdoor lifestyle brand Timberland recently concluded its second annual Earth Week Celebration at its Stratham, New Hampshire headquarters. During Earth Week, educational events were held each day to foster a better understanding of Timberland’s environmental footprint as well as the footprint of each employee in their personal lives. With this understanding, employees explored new ways to further drive Timberland’s legacy of protecting and restoring the outdoors.


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