Ongoing public concerns about climate change, energy security and economic conditions keep energy use and greenhouse gas emissions top of mind for our key stakeholders.
Energy is the third largest draw on our operating costs behind wood fiber and chemicals.
As such, we hold a long-standing commitment to control energy usage. Environmental impact is affected not only by the amount of energy, but also by the type of energy consumed. SFPNA has made significant effort to reduce our reliance on fossil fuels to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and to separate our operations from the volatility of energy prices.
St. Paul, Minn., Feb. 18, 2013 /3BL Media/ – The Beverage Industry Environmental Roundtable (BIER) welcomes Sun Orchard, a family-owned processor and international distributor of fruit juices, bar mixers and other fruit-based beverages, as its newest member, bringing total coalition membership to 20 companies. “We are excited to have Sun Orchard onboard”, says Tod Christenson, BIER Director.
Leading a greener, carbon-free lifestyle has never been so easy
TORONTO, Ontario, February 12, 2013 /3BL Media/ - JustGreen is excited to announce the launch of their new website justgreencommunity.com dedicated to helping consumers reduce their energy-related environmental footprint through the purchase of carbon offsets across North America.
New project to help Hershey reach 2015 target of reducing GHG emissions by 13%
HERSHEY, Pa., Dec. 18, 2012 /3BL Media/ - The Hershey Company (NYSE: HSY) today announced the addition of four new zero-emission Nissan Leaf cars to its corporate fleet, extending Hershey’s commitment to environmental sustainability and energy efficiency. Hershey also installed seven state-of-the-art electric vehicle charging stations at four Hershey, Pa., locations, including upgrading two charging stations already available at Hershey’s® Chocolate World® Attraction.
As the world becomes more polluted, populated and congested, and as our resources become ever more depleted, humanity is fast reaching the point where sustainable living will become essential to its very survival.
For a company like PepsiCo, which oversees more than 20 brands and hundreds of different products around the world, calculating the carbon footprint of just one of its products can take weeks, and at a significant cost to the company. To save time and money, PepsiCo teamed up with researchers from Columbia University’s Earth Institute to create a tool that can measure the carbon footprint of thousands of products all at once.
(3BL Media) Dallas, TX - September 18, 2012 - Balfour Beatty Construction is now ranked as one of the top five green contractors in the United States with more than $2 billion in revenue from sustainable construction projects in 2011. That is $1 billion more than the company reported in 2010.
“We saw the biggest increase in revenue in the education, healthcare and telecommunications markets,” said Tracy Browne, Balfour Beatty Construction’s Vice President of Sustainability.
Analysis To Drive Understanding Of Greenhouse Gas Impacts And Reduction Opportunities
(3BL Media) St. Paul, MN – September 10, 2012 – In an effort to accelerate understanding of beverage sector impacts on climate change and identify reduction priorities for greenhouse gas emissions, the Beverage Industry Environmental Roundtable (BIER) has published its research on carbon footprints for five beverage categories – beer, bottled water, carbonated soft drink, spirits and wine.