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Ecolab, Trucost and Microsoft Collaborate to Help Businesses Address Water Risks

Expanded Water Risk Monetizer helps business respond to water availability and quality challenges
Press Release

St. Paul, Minn., March 21, 2017 /3BL Media/ – The Water Risk Monetizer, industry’s first publicly available financial modeling tool that enables businesses to factor current and future water risks into decision making, now incorporates water quality into its site-specific risk analysis to provide a more comprehensive risk assessment. The enhanced tool helps businesses understand the impact of water quantity and quality on their operations, and gives them the insights they need to make more sustainable business decisions.

Rankings Highlight General Mills' Continued Progress and Commitment to Human Rights

First public benchmark ranks companies on policies, practices and actions on human rights
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This week, the Corporate Human Rights Benchmark (CHRB) was launched. General Mills was part of this pilot benchmark which evaluated the top 98 companies across agriculture, apparel, and extractives (those industries considered at highest risk). A collaborative initiative led by investors and human rights organizations, CHRB is the first public benchmark that ranks companies on their policies, practices and actions on human rights. To learn more, see their press release.

CFSI Welcomes European Union Conflict Minerals Regulation

Conflict-Free Sourcing Initiative Helps Companies Meet New EU Obligations Approved Today
Press Release

ALEXANDRIA, Va., March 16, 2017 /3BL Media/ – The Conflict-Free Sourcing Initiative (CFSI), a coalition of leading companies dedicated to improving the security and human rights conditions in their raw materials supply chains, welcomes the European Union (EU) regulation on supply chain due diligence obligations for EU importers of tin, tantalum, tungsten and gold (3TG). The new regulation was approved today by the European Parliament and will next go before the European Council. 

HP's New Greenhouse Gas Goal Aligns with Climate Science

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HP announced it will redouble its efforts to slash greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from global operations and strengthen relationships with key organizations that urge businesses to improve environmental performance.

HP Challenges IT Industry: Clean Up Electronics Recycling

by Sarah Murry
Blog

When U.S. consumers drop off their old electronics at local e-waste centers for recycling, most assume their aging gadgets will be safely dismantled and have their components either scrapped or re-used. But that’s not always the case, according to Basel Action Network (BAN), an environmental nonprofit.

Ingersoll Rand Leader Shares 3 Commonly Overlooked Efficiency Truths

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In Smart Energy Solutions, W. Scott Tew, executive director, Center for Energy Efficiency & Sustainability (CEES) at Ingersoll Rand, recently offered up 3 energy efficiency truths businesses often overlook.

FCA Creatively Reuses Fabric and Seat Belt Remnants

FCA, one of the most sustainable automotive groups in the world, is contributing daily to the transition to a circular economy
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In recent decades, demands on the planet’s resources have increased to a level that now represents a significant threat to our environment. Our economy is also highly dependent on our ability to manage these finite resources. As such, the transition to a circular economy – and away from the traditional “take-make-dispose” or “linear” economy – is vital to a sustainable future.

Hell No, Kraft Heinz! Hell Yes, Business For Good!

Unilever CEO Paul Polman's rebuff of an unsolicited offer was an act in favor of business for good, but can corporate commitments to sustainability withstand shareholder demands?
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Sustainability icon and Unilever CEO Paul Polman made his feelings crystal clear on the unsolicited merger offer last week by Kraft Heinz, backed by the Brazilian cost-cutters at 3G Capital and their partner Warren Buffett:  the proposed deal, Unilever said, “had no merit, either financial or strategic.”  Ouch.

Supply Chain Reporting is Really a Conversation

Blog

By Scott Kaufman

This article originally appeared on NAEM's Green Tie blog

With all this talk about big data, supply chain optimization and artificial intelligence, it sometimes seems like we’re passing the torch to the machines once and for all.

Carnival Corporation’s Exhaust Gas Cleaning Technology Installed on 60 Percent of Fleet

World’s largest leisure travel company on track to expand its breakthrough environmental technology to more than 85 vessels across its global fleet through 2020
Press Release

MIAMI, February 28, 2017 – Carnival Corporation & plc (NYSE/LSE: CCL; NYSE: CUK), the world's largest leisure travel company, today announced it has completed the installation and certification of Exhaust Gas Cleaning Systems (EGCS) on an industry-leading 60 ships across its brands.

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