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Sysco is Committed to Seafood Sustainability

By Melissa Aronson
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In 2009, Sysco Corporation – one of the largest purchasers of seafood in North America – began working with World Wildlife Fund (WWF) to assess and improve the sustainability of its seafood supply chain. Through this collaboration, Sysco committed in 2011 to source its top 10 Portico® brand (Sysco’s own seafood brand) frozen and further-processed wild-caught seafood species from fisheries that were either certified to the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) standard, in full assessment for MSC certification or engaged in a comprehensive Fishery Improvement Project (FIP), by 2015.

Keep America Beautiful Tips for a Sustainable Holiday Season

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Make a difference this holiday season by taking small steps that can make a meaningful difference by reducing waste and your carbon footprint. And since it’s the season of giving, share these eco-friendly tips with family and friends!

Sysco Is Delivering A Better Tomorrow: Better Is… Organic and Sustainable!

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As a major purchaser of fruits and vegetables, Sysco plays a leading role in improving agricultural standards among growers, processors and distributors. Now we’re doing more: doubling the availability of Sysco Brand organic produce and expanding our sustainable agriculture program to include five fresh crops.

To learn more about Sysco's commitment to Delivering A Better Tomorrow, read their 2018 Corporate Social Responsibility report here.

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VIDEO | Aflac CSR Hero Tarisha Fields Makes Sustainability a Priority at Home and at Work

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For Aflac employee and CSR Hero Tarisha Fields, living a sustainable lifestyle is a priority at home and at work. She practices green initiatives with her family, community and at work as part of Aflac’s Green Committee.

“Aflac is a company of caring. We care about the people, we care about the environment, which also motivates me to care about the environment and the people that we serve.”

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Keep America Beautiful’s 2018 America Recycles Day Heightens Awareness and Amplifies Benefits of Recycling

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STAMFORD, Conn., Nov. 21, 2018 /3BL Media/ – Each fall, thousands of communities across the country participate in America Recycles Day (ARD), a Keep America Beautiful national initiative, which takes place on and surrounding Nov. 15.

Fair Trade Campaigns National Conference to Unite Advocates in Chicago March 1-3, 2019

Companies, Students, Farmers, Activists Convene to Grow the Fair Trade Movement
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November 19, 2018 /3BL Media/ - Global Fair Trade advocacy organization Fair Trade Campaigns will host its annual national conference, a multi-stakeholder gathering of Fair Trade supporters, in Chicago, IL, March 1-3, 2019. The conference, which will focus on tangible pathways for growing the Fair Trade movement, will bring together a diverse and active audience – from Fair Trade farmers, workers and artisans to NGOs, students, citizen advocates and companies.

Go Green This Holiday Season

10 little things you can do at home to create a more sustainable holiday
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The winter holiday season is here! In addition to pumpkin pie, cocoa, and holiday cheer, this time of year also brings more waste. From Thanksgiving to New Years Day, household waste increases by more than 25 percent and an additional one million tons of waste head to landfills each week.[1]

Gift giving, traveling to see loved ones, and holiday decorations can strain the environment, and we have an opportunity to choose more planet-friendly ways to celebrate. 

asthma & allergy friendly® Certification Mark Now More Accessible to Product Manufacturers

SCS Global Services now approved by Allergy Standards Limited to offer asthma & allergy friendly® certification
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CHICAGO, November 15, 2018 /3BL Media/  SCS Global Services (SCS) and Allergy Standards Limited (ASL) today are announcing an initiative aimed at growing the asthma & allergy friendly® certification program internationally.

Ecocentricity Blog: There Is No "Away"

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John Lanier and his family have made great strides in reducing their waste stream at home. Organics go in the compost bin. Recyclables go in the blue bin, and other recyclables are regularly taken to Atlanta’s Center for Hard to Recycle Materials. Now they've discovered the TerraCycle Zero Waste Box.

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John Lanier and his family have made great strides in reducing their waste stream at home. Organics go in the compost bin. Recyclables go in the blue bin, and other recyclables are regularly taken to Atlanta’s Center for Hard to Recycle Materials. Now they've discovered the TerraCycle Zero Waste Box.

Mohawk Group Introduces a New Way to Look at Waste

By Anna Gibertini
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Plastic waste—it’s all around us (and, according to a recent study, inside of us, too). While “reduce, reuse, recycle” may sound nice, a staggeringly low percentage of recyclable trash ends up getting repurposed into new products. Only 34.5% of recyclables make it to proper facilities. Put another way, approximately 80% of the items buried in landfills today could be recycled. 

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