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From California to Central India: Implementing Water Stewardship at the Local Level

by Megan Amrich
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This article series is sponsored by General Mills and produced by the TriplePundit editorial team.

Bacardi and Mercy Corps Work Together to Aid Hurricane Recovery in Puerto Rico

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More than a year after Hurricanes Maria and Irma hit the Caribbean, recovery efforts continue. As home to Casa BACARDÍ Visitor Center and the world’s largest premium rum distillery in the world, the recovery of Puerto Rico remains a priority for Bacardi. In 2018, the company provided a USD $1 million grant to Mercy Corps, a global humanitarian organization, to drive longer term rebuilding and recovery, providing support to small business owners and tourism recovery in Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands and St. Martin.

Video | Bridgestone Donated Nearly 6,000 Acres to Nature Conservancy in Tennessee

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In June 2018, Bridgestone Americas made the largest land donation to The Nature Conservancy in Tennessee’s history. The land is in White County, approximately 80 miles east of Nashville, and is connected to 10,000 acres previously donated by Bridgestone.

"This will be a place for birds, rabbits, quail, and other animals to nest," says Billy Bryant, Bridgestone's Chestnut Mountain Propery manager since 1973. "People can also enjoy it, hike it, horseback ride through it...you can't reproduce it."

NAEM Expands EHS&S Excellence Awards as 2019 Nominations Open

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To honor outstanding corporate leaders whose efforts are transforming companies from within, the National Association for Environment, Health, Safety and Sustainability Management (NAEM) is expanding its Excellence Awards program in 2019, the association announced today.

The new Leadership in Action award will recognize three individual leaders whose influence have strengthened organizational commitment to EHS&S excellence.

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.

Going Natural: Applying Innovative Solutions to Improve Water Quality

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Teck’s research into water quality management has reached a major breakthrough with the successful development of an in-situ method to remove selenium and nitrate from mine-impacted water.  The Saturated Rock Fill (SRF) facility built at Teck’s Elkview Operations can treat up to 10 million liters per day using naturally-occurring biological processes.

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Effective EHS Programs are Integrated Across Functions, Silos

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This year, NAEM redesigned its EHS Operational Excellence conference to emphasize how companies are integrating EHS into business operations. Lissa Aquino, Corporate Compliance Assurance Manager at Stepan Co. and a member of the conference planning committee, shared insights about the changing role of EHS within companies and what to expect at the conference.

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.

Nestlé Waters, PepsiCo and Suntory Beverage & Food Europe Join Consortium Founded by Carbios and L’Oréal to Support the World’s First Enzymatic Technology for the Recycling of Plastics

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CLERMONT-FERRAND, France, May 2, 2019  /3BL Media/-- On behalf of the Consortium, Carbios, (Euronext Growth Paris: ALCRB), a company pioneering new, bio-industrial solutions to reinvent the lifecycle of plastic and textile polymers,and L’Oréal, worldwide beauty leader, are pleased to announce a major partnership with Nestlé Waters, PepsiCo and Suntory Beverage & Food Europe.

Fire Meteorologist Helps Lead SCE’s Wildfire Prevention Efforts

The fire scientist is the first-ever at the utility and will use data and algorithms to help fight California’s wildfires. by Reggie Kumar
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Not everyone who fights wildfires is a firefighter. Some, like Tom Rolinski, fight fires with algorithms and weather modeling data. On a typical day, you can find Southern California Edison’s “wildfire whisperer” behind a computer screen using high-tech software to help prevent the next big wildfire.

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