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SC Johnson Sets a New Standard in Transparency

The Science Inside: Company Unveils How it Selects Ingredients to Protect Human Health and the Environment
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RACINE, Wis., April 19, 2018 /3BL Media/ -- SC Johnson today released its 26th annual Sustainability Report, The Science Inside, which shares publicly the criteria inside the company’s Greenlist™ ingredient selection program. The Greenlist™ program helps the company continually improve its products by choosing ingredients to better protect human health and the environment. People can now see, in detail, the care that goes into choosing each of the ingredients that are used in SC Johnson products.

DOZN: Advancing How We Evaluate the Greenness of Chemicals

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Those in the chemical industry may be aware of the growing interest in green chemistry, the concept of developing chemical processes and products that reduce the production of waste and hazardous substances. This idea is not new, however. In fact, roughly 20 years ago, chemists, Paul Anastas and John C. Warner, published the 12 principles of green chemistry.

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Merck Advances Clean Energy Goals with Invenergy

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KENILWORTH, N.J., April 17, 2018 – Merck (NYSE: MRK), known as MSD outside the United States and Canada, and Invenergy, North America’s largest privately held renewable energy company, today announced a Virtual Power Purchase Agreement (VPPA) that adds 60 megawatts (MW) of renewable energy to the electrical grid and supports Merck’s environmental sustainability goals.

Traeger Wood Fired Grills Partners With the Arbor Day Foundation As Part of Sustainability Commitment

Partnership kicks off with Utah Tree Planting
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LINCOLN, Neb., April 17, 2018 /3BL Media/ – The Arbor Day Foundation has announced a new partnership with Traeger Wood Fired Grills as part of the company’s commitment to sustainable practices. The partnership is launching with a kick-off tree planting event in Millcreek, Utah on April 18 at 9 a.m. Traeger employees will help plant 20 much-needed trees in Scott Avenue Park (3475 S 800 E, Millcreek, UT 84106). Arbor Day Foundation’s Alliance for Community Tree member, TreeUtah, is facilitating the planting.

VIDEO | How Companies Can Accelerate Use of Renewable Energy and Contribute to a More Sustainable World

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With rising corporate commitments and shifting regulatory requirements, companies are looking for ways to quickly advance renewable energy and sustainability initiatives. Corporations are increasingly turning their attention to address science-based targets and clean energy goals across their footprint.  

eBay Files Supreme Court Amicus Brief on Internet Sales Tax

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Brief urges the Court to consider the consequences of taxing independent small businesses in states where they do not have facilities, employees or a voice in the local political process.

Women in Finance: Plant Your Garden and Tend It

How finance could and should be a tool for good
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by Jane Carten, President and Director, Saturna Capital 

New Taskforce Tackles Food Insecurity Within West Virginia’s Senior Community

AARP Foundation, Alderson Broaddus University, The Campus Kitchens Project and Sodexo Launch Rural Hunger Initiative to Begin This Fall
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PHILIPPI, West Va., April 16, 2018 /3BL Media/ — Hunger affects all 55 counties and more than 275,000 residents in West Virginia, including seniors. Four organizations — Alderson Broaddus University (ABU), Sodexo, The Campus Kitchens Project, and AARP Foundation — formed a taskforce to address food insecurity within West Virginia’s senior community, and today announced plans to launch a new initiative this fall to fight hunger with opportunities for student involvement. The program is made possible through a grant awarded by AARP Foundation to Alderson Broaddus University.

Smithfield Foods Donates More than 70,000 Pounds of Protein to Food Banks Across America

Smith’s Food and Drug Joins Smithfield’s 2018 Helping Hungry Homes® Tour
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This week, Smithfield Foods, Inc. joined forces with Smith’s Food and Drug to donate more than 35,000 pounds of protein to Utah Food Bank. Smithfield also contributed nearly 35,000 pounds of protein to the Maryland Food Bank. Smithfield’s contributions are part of the company’s 2018 Helping Hungry Homes® donation tour. Now in the program’s 10th year, Helping Hungry Homes® is Smithfield’s signature hunger-relief initiative focused on alleviating hunger and helping Americans become more food secure.

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