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Replanting Our Nation's Forests

Our forests are our heritage. The conservation of these forests will be our legacy for the future.
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Thanks to generations past, our forests are our heritage. The conservation of these forests will be our legacy for the future.

See How Sappi Measured Success in 2016

Sappi North America's Key Performance Indicators
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Our pulp and paper products are derived from renewable resources, made with high levels of renewable energy, and are designed to be reused or recycled. While it is difficult to identify a more sustainable industry than forest products, not all companies perform equally when it comes to operating safely and sustainably.

Unwrap Some Energy Savings This Holiday Season

From smart thermostats to LED lights, six ways to save now and beyond.
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Don’t let holiday shopping sap your energy this year. While this season can increase costs and bring on stress, you can reduce those worries with a few simple steps.

Think about these six energy-saving gifts and ideas that can keep on giving throughout the year.

1.    Give a Gift of Smart Thermostats – and save up to $125

Erb Institute | Business for Sustainability Faculty Member, Andy Hoffman Quoted in PRI.org on Mars Billion Dollar Investment in Sustainability

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In the US, and throughout the globe for that matter, the private sector is increasingly being looked to as a source of leadership for combating climate change. And many companies are stepping up, especially with the lack of leadership coming from Washington.

Consider the family-owned company Mars, the world’s largest candy maker — it produces iconic brands like Snickers, Skittles and M&M’s.

WBCSD Presents: A Short Film About the Importance of Natural Capital

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Don't get caught short-sighted. Watch this short film from the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) to learn about how important it is to value your company’s relationship with nature. You’ll also see how some businesses are already leading the way. Here are a few examples.

AIDA Cruises Starts LNG Operation in Mediterranean Ports

In its latest sustainability report, AIDA cares, the company documents further progress / reduction of CO2 emissions per person on board by 4.35 percent in 2016
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November 27, 2017 /3BL Media/ - Following the first successful tests, AIDA Cruises begins gradually over the coming weeks with the regular operations for supplying AIDAperla with low-emission liquefied natural gas (LNG) while docked at the ports of Barcelona (Spain), Marseille (France) and Civitavecchia (Italy). The company is also currently in discussion with authorities in Palma de Mallorca (Spain).

How Are Retailers Contributing to the Economy?

Representing a third of the world’s GDP, the global retail industry is coming under pressure to demonstrate their local impact in today’s challenging economic and political climate.
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November 27, 2017 /3BL Media/ - Good business has been defined in recent years as companies proactively being responsible and held accountable to their actions. No longer is it enough to develop safe products, recycle, and make charitable donations as the bedrock of a corporate social responsibility (CSR) strategy. More must be done to demonstrate contributions that make an impact to society and communities, inspire positive change, and make a genuine difference to people’s lives.

Young Jewellery Designers Reach De Beers Group Shining Light Awards Final

Nine young designers have been named as finalists in the latest De Beers Group Shining Light Awards, a prestigious diamond jewellery design competition that showcases budding southern African talent.
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The finalists, three from each of the company’s southern Africa producer countries of Botswana, Namibia and South Africa, were selected from more than 130 entries.

Their task was to create a jewellery collection reflecting this year’s design brief theme of ‘protecting nature’s beauty’, inspired by Forevermark’s brand values, and recognising the commitment of De Beers Group and Forevermark to conservation and sustainability.

Upgrading Technology and Farming Methods Will Help India’s Mint Farmers: Mars

By Jan Lee
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We use it in tea, lip balm, shampoos and a myriad of culinary recipes. It grows like a weed in North America, but is the currency of survival for many struggling farmers in India. Mint, a common plant that includes menthol, peppermint, lavender and sage has for years, a redeeming quality that has benefited rural farmers in Asia’s second-largest country: It’s simple to grow and harvest, and doesn’t take a lot of technological knowledge to benefit from its crops. It can also be sold as an oil and repurposed to a variety of commodities.

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