Sustainable Living CSR News

Empowering Farmers to Self-Assess Agricultural Practices

By Christina Skonberg
Blog

Up to 1/3 of global greenhouse gas emissions stems from the food system, an estimated 80% of which comes from agriculture.[1]

A similar story plays out across our General Mills value chain: 50% of our greenhouse gas footprint comes from agriculture. As a food company, our biggest opportunity for positive impact lies at the farm level of our supply chain.

Our commitment to advance regenerative agriculture on 1 million acres by 2030 builds on decades of work by employees past and present to prioritize the people and places growing our ingredients.

Global Megatrends Are Driving Pulp and Paper Demand

Blog

As consumers become more conscious of sustainability, they’re demanding eco-friendly, biodegradable alternatives for petroleum-based products. With our robust pulp and paper business, we’re well positioned to address three global megatrends: plastic substitution, food packaging and e-commerce.

Our Favorite Recycled Shoes for 2019 Will Reduce Your Ecological Footprint

By Franco Movsesian
Article

When it comes to helping the environment, it’s pretty much impossible for a single person to make a noticeable difference on their own. That said, if all of us make little environmentally friendly choices every day, those choices start to add up. And one easy choice anyone can make is to buy recycled shoes.

SCS Global Services Is Now a Bonsucro Licensed Training Provider

Training courses will make learning about sugarcane sustainability easy and accessible
Press Release

EMERYVILLE, Calif., Aug 6, 2019 /3BL Media/ — Bonsucro, a global non-profit organization that promotes sustainable sugarcane production, processing and trade around the world, last week announced that SCS Global Services (SCS) has qualified as a Licensed Training Provider.

Ecocentricity Blog: The Prodigal Species

By: John A. Lanier
Summary: 

We have a problem with excessive consumption. Our species has become prodigal, and we are spending not just our inheritance, but that of countless generations yet to come.

Blog

We have a problem with excessive consumption. Our species has become prodigal, and we are spending not just our inheritance, but that of countless generations yet to come.

Two Major Cities Are Testing Home Delivery for Sustainable Household Goods to Help Save the Planet

Residents in NYC and Paris can now get refillable laundry detergent and mouthwash to their doorstep.
Article

A new zero-waste e-commerce platform called Loop started testing in New York City and Paris in May, so many residents in those cities no longer have to worry about stacking up empty detergent containers and shampoo bottles in the recycling bin.

As plastic’s harmful impact on the environment becomes more widely understood, companies like P&G are rethinking how they can be more sustainable through platforms like Loop that encourage reusable materials.

VIDEO | The Power of Our Handprint: Mohawk Industries

CSO George Bandy Jr. shares ways Mohawk is shrinking its footprint while expanding its “handprint”
Multimedia with summary

When does a footprint become a handprint? When we give much more than we take. George Bandy Jr., chief sustainability officer at Mohawk Flooring North America, explains the company’s commitment to leaving a meaningful mark and finding innovative ways to offer more social handprints than environmental footprints.

Gaining Yarn-Spinning Efficiencies Through an Integrated Supply Chain

Q&A with Chuck Ward, President, Gildan Yarns
Article

Chuck Ward, President, Gildan Yarns talks about the benefits of integrating down its supply chain by owning its own yarn-spinning facilities. 

Q: Why does Gildan feel it is important to spin its own yarn?  What is the benefit to the Company?

VALVERT launches 100% recycled plastic bottle

A First for Nestlé Waters in Europe
Press Release

It’s a first for Valvert, our Belgian natural mineral water, and a European first for Nestlé Waters. A sustainable water in a more sustainable bottle: Valvert launches today its new bottle made entirely from recycled plastic (rPET). This innovation is one of the tangible proofs of Nestlé's worldwide commitment to make its packaging 100% reusable or recyclable by 2025. It is another important step in Nestlé Waters’ approach to tackling packaging waste and protecting water resources.

Pages

Subscribe to Sustainable Living