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GRI Is Looking for Accomplished Nominees for Its Governance Bodies

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GRI’s mission to empower decisions that create social, environmental and economic benefits for everyone, can only be fulfilled if everyone is represented. That is why multi-stakeholder representation is at the core of all of our activities, and our governance. And to make this inclusiveness more tangible, there is a yearly opportunity for different constituencies to become part of our governance bodies. 

Members of these governance bodies are experts in their field who are also deeply interested in shaping the future of sustainability reporting. 

Marina Bay Sands: Turning the Tide in Asia

90% of global fish stocks are over-fished. If no action is taken, we might be the last generation to consume fish. Marina Bay Sands in Singapore is harnessing its buying power to move Asia's fishing industry towards a more sustainable future.
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Just below the surface of Malaysia's bright blue and green waters, fish nets bob up and down in the ocean's current, bustling with abundant sustainably raised snapper, grouper, and seabass. It wasn't always like this.

Mr. Lee Ya Qu, founder of Aqua Ceria fish farm, reflects, "I chose to give up fishing and started aquafarming because there were no fish left."

Sands ECO360: Sustainable Food Sourcing

Reimagined conference cuisine and responsible food trends
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The Sands ECO360 global sustainability strategy is designed to help minimize our environmental impact. It reflects our vision to lead the way in sustainable building development and resort operations. Driven by an aspirational idea, made possible through the dedication and hard work of our Team Members, we continue our journey to a more sustainable future.

Reimagining Conference Cuisine

At Las Vegas Sands, we host hundreds of events and serve millions of conference goers around the clock and across the globe. 

California’s Solar Decree: Could Other States, Utilities Follow Suit?

Black & Veatch Expert: growth of California solar power shows complexity in electric market
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OVERLAND PARK, Kan., June 11, 2018 /3BL Media/ – California energy regulators recently passed a new building code requiring most newly constructed, low-rise homes constructed after 2019 to have built-in solar-powered energy systems, making that state the first to adopt such a mandate. That decree was part of other additions to the building code aimed at bolstering energy efficiency. Ryan Pletka, an innovation and strategy executive at Black & Veatch, a global leader in engineering and power solutions, details key things you should know:

KB Home Publishes Industry-Leading 11th Annual Sustainability Report

Homebuilder celebrates its culture of innovation and sustainability
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Homebuilder celebrates its culture of innovation and sustainability

The first major homebuilder to publish a comprehensive sustainability report in 2008, KB Home continues its commitment to documenting the Company’s industry leadership in sustainability and its strategies for future progress.

FCA US Mopar Parts Distribution Center Honored With Prestigious LEED Gold Environmental Award

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  • Romulus, Michigan, facility recently recognized for excellence in green building standards
  • Romulus PDC is just fourth FCA US facility to receive Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Gold status
  • 500,000-square-foot PDC achieved LEED Gold certification after meeting strict standards in five key areas: site planning, water management, energy, material use and indoor environmental quality
  • Energy savings in electricity and natural gas at PDC equivalent to combined energy used to power nearly 500 residential homes per year
  • Water usage reduced by 72 percent compared to similar PDCs, resulting in savings of more than a million gallons of water — equivalent to usage of nearly 100 residential homes per year
  • Award highlights FCA US commitment to building green, environmentally-friendly facilities
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  • Romulus, Michigan, facility recently recognized for excellence in green building standards
  • Romulus PDC is just fourth FCA US facility to receive Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Gold status
  • 500,000-square-foot PDC achieved LEED Gold certification after meeting strict standards in five key areas: site planning, water management, energy, material use and indoor environmental quality
  • Energy savings in electricity and natural gas at PDC equivalent to combined energy used to power nearly 500 residential homes per year
  • Water usage reduced by 72 percent compared to similar PDCs, resulting in savings of more than a million gallons of water — equivalent to usage of nearly 100 residential homes per year
  • Award highlights FCA US commitment to building green, environmentally-friendly facilities

Jubilant Life Sciences: Using GRI Reporting to Build a Sustainable Future for the Business

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Jubilant Life Sciences is a pharmaceutical and life sciences company operating on a global scale. One of the pioneers in India, Jubilant has released a public sustainability report from 2003 onwards. We spoke to Indra Guha, Chief Sustainability Officer at Jubilant, about the benefits the reporting process has brought for the company.

World’s Longest Undersea Tunnel Stays Cool and Reduces Environmental Impact

Eurotunnel’s sustainability efforts boosted with completion of new cooling system in landmark Channel Tunnel that delivers energy savings of at least 33 percent or 4.8GWh per year
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SANGATTE, France, June 8, 2018 /3BL Media/ – Eurotunnel today released official data demonstrating energy savings of 33 percent after the first season of operating a new cooling system for maintaining requisite temperatures in the landmark Channel Tunnel. The operator saved 4.8 GWh and approximately €500,000 in 2017 courtesy of the new cooling system – equivalent to saving enough electricity to run 1,000 households.

Shire Facility in Georgia Wins Green Building Award

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Shire's Georgia manufacturing facility near Covington has been nationally recognized as a green building for its energy and water efficiency and the healthy building practices that were incorporated into its design.

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