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Recycle IT Day: How Cisco Tackles E-Waste

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Global e-scrap dumping—it’s a serious environmental and public health issue. To help address this critical concern, Cisco hosts Recycle IT Day every year, and has done so since 2002. Around the world, Cisco locations act as collection points for employees to drop off e-scrap like end-of-life electronics from their home or work to be recycled by Cisco, free of charge.

Sustainability at Work: SCS Global Services Releases 2018 Annual Report

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EMERYVILLE, Calif., April 18, 2019 /3BL Media/ – Following a banner year, international third-party certifier and standards developer SCS Global Services (SCS) is pleased to release its 2018 Annual Report in time for Earth Day. According to SCS Founder and CEO, Stanley P. Rhodes, the company’s growth and success is a direct reflection of the degree to which business, government, and NGO measures to promote sustainability have taken hold around the world in every economic sector.

AmpleHarvest.org Announces New Board President

AmpleHarvest.org announces the appointment of John Powers, Deloitte Chief Corporate Development Officer, as President of AmpleHarvest.org Board of Directors.
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NEWFOUNDLAND, N.J., April 17, 2019 /3BL Media/ — Today, AmpleHarvest.org, the nation’s only virtual solution to food waste and hunger, has announced the appointment of John Powers, Chief Corporate Development Officer at Deloitte, as their new Board President.

Pentair Earns 2019 Energy Star® Partner of the Year – Sustained Excellence Award for Sixth Consecutive Year

Pentair Energy Efficient Pool Pumps Have Helped Consumers Save $1.9 Billion Since 2007
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LONDON, April 9, 2019 /3BL Media/ – Pentair is proud to announce that it received the 2019 ENERGY STAR® Partner of the Year – Sustained Excellence Award for continued leadership and superior contributions to ENERGY STAR. This honor marks the sixth year that Pentair has garnered recognition for its continued leadership in protecting the environment through superior energy efficiency achievements. Pentair’s accomplishments will be recognized by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of Energy at a ceremony in Washington, D.C. on April 11, 2019.

SCS Global Services Chosen as Launch Partner for Initiative for Responsible Mining Assurance (IRMA) Standard

SCS to provide auditing services and guidance for IRMA Standard launch
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EMERYVILLE, Calif., April 9, 2019 /3BL Media/ - SCS Global Services (SCS) is partnering with the Initiative for Responsible Mining Assurance (IRMA) to deliver certification services for the initiative’s new Standard for Responsible Mining. Beginning in June 2019, SCS will conduct independent, third-party audits for mining companies seeking credible verification of their achievement levels or full certification to the IRMA Standard.

WEBINAR – Introduction to SCS’ Sustainably Grown Certification

Recognizing high environmental, social and economic standards in agricultural production
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April 4, 2019 /3BL Media/ SCS’ Sustainably Grown certification program recognizes agricultural products that meet rigorous standards for environmental protection, ethical production, social compliance, product quality and food safety. The program is unique in that agricultural crops of all types and production systems are eligible to be certified.

Inaugural Small Change Big Impact Food Summit To Bring Together Industry Leaders At Harvard University April 3-4, 2019

Hormel Foods and Harvard University Dining Services to convene summit of institutions, culinary leaders, nonprofits and food companies to collaborate on a more transparent, secure and sustainable food system
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CAMBRIDGE, Mass., April 3, 2019 /3BL Media/ - More than 100 leaders in the food world will convene at Harvard University April 3 and 4 to discuss creating a more transparent, secure and sustainable food system. Led by global branded food company Hormel Foods and Harvard University Dining Services, the Small Change Big Impact Food Summit will bring together leaders and change agents from academia, foodservice, food companies and nonprofits to discuss innovative ideas and powerful insights and to forge new collaborations toward an improved food future.

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Tetra Pak and ABB Pioneer Digital Energy Assessment Programme to Help Food Producers Reduce Their Environmental Impact and Cut Costs

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LAUSANNE, Switzerland April 1, 2019 /3BL Media/ - Tetra Pak has today announced it is developing an energy assessment programme in collaboration with ABB to help food and beverage producers lower their environmental impact and cut costs. These solutions are being showcased in the Swedish Pavilion at Hannover Messe 2019 between April 1st and 5th.

Why PepsiCo Wants to Close the Gender Crop Gap

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With the scale and reach of its agricultural sourcing, PepsiCo wants to help farmers across its global supply chain become more sustainable. This is especially true of female farmers, who face significant barriers in what is increasingly being called the “crop gap.”

Putting Sustainability at the Heart of the Fourth Industrial Revolution

by Nick Lazaridis, president (EMEA), of HP Inc.
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The first, second and third industrial revolutions all forged paths for momentous progress, driven by human ingenuity in manufacturing, science and technology.

The unintended consequences, however, were that each revolution became markedly more detrimental to our planet, and – in many cases – people and their communities.

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