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Different Shades of Cocoa

Shedding light on our efforts to fight deforestation in our cocoa supply chains
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From the road, we could see some dead forest trees emerging above the cocoa canopy. With their branchless and barkless trunks, the dead trees cut an ominous figure, contrasting with the lush green of the surrounding forest.

While the dead forest trees were not located on cocoa farms in the Nestlé Cocoa Plan, they were symptomatic of the complex issue we have grappled with for years: deforestation in cocoa supply chains.

Listen: Coronavirus: Businesses Move To Fill Gaps In The Medical Supply Chain

GUESTS: Matt Hall chief communications officer, Hanes and Jorge Alvarado professor of manufacturing and mechanical engineering technology, Texas A&M University
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HanesBrands has joined a cooperative consortium of other major apparel manufacturers that are dedicating manufacturing capacity to meet the U.S need for masks during the COVID-19 crisis.

The company is producing cotton masks, approved by the FDA, for use when N-95 masks are not required or available. Matt Hall, chief communications officer at HanesBrands, was featured on NPR to discuss the company’s ongoing efforts to combat COVID-19.

Visit hanesforgood.com/inthistogether/ to learn more about the initiative.

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HanesBrands has joined a cooperative consortium of other major apparel manufacturers that are dedicating manufacturing capacity to meet the U.S need for masks during the COVID-19 crisis.

The company is producing cotton masks, approved by the FDA, for use when N-95 masks are not required or available. Matt Hall, chief communications officer at HanesBrands, was featured on NPR to discuss the company’s ongoing efforts to combat COVID-19.

Visit hanesforgood.com/inthistogether/ to learn more about the initiative.

Teck Announces 33% Carbon Reduction Target and Updated Sustainability Strategy

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March 12, 2020 – Teck Resources Limited (TSX: TECK.A and TECK.B, NYSE: TECK) ("Teck”) today announced a target to reduce carbon intensity by 33% by 2030 as part of its new sustainability strategy and goals. This builds on the Teck’s previously announced commitment to be carbon neutral across all its operations and activities by 2050.

Advanced Manufacturing in the Era of Greater Corporate Sustainability – Here's "Industry 4.0" From the World Economic Forum

G&A's Sustainability Highlights (03.05.2019)
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The mantra Take, Make, Dispose has been the traditional approach of many manufacturing firms over the many decades of the modern industrial revolution. (Are we in Phase One of dramatic change? Two? Three?  The World Economic Forum discussions center on Phase Four – the Fourth Industrial Revolution.) And part of that is the focus on greater sustainability in industry.

Call for Abstracts Open for Renewable Energy Markets 2020

Applications for REM 2020 speakers, panels, and table topics is open through Tuesday, March 31
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Renewable Energy Markets (REM) 2020 is seeking abstracts for presentations and/or panels that are timely, engaging, and informative. Presentations and session proposals should focus on being as discussion-oriented as possible. We'd like sessions to feature new data or ideas, consideration of important issues, and most importantly, fresh and informed thinking about where renewable energy markets are headed. We're looking for dynamic, engaging speakers with a compelling story to tell.

Celebrating the Agents of Change This Black History Month

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Each year during the month of February, Americans set aside a few weeks to focus their historical hindsight on the contributions that people of African descent have made to this country.

In honor of #BlackHistoryMonth, America's Charities is celebrating the following agents of change who we are proud to call members:

February Is Cancer Prevention Month: Research Shows That up to 50% of Cancer Cases and 50% of Cancer Deaths Are Preventable.

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Research shows that up to 50% of cancer cases and about 50% of cancer deaths are preventable with the knowledge we have today. In fact, individuals can reduce their cancer risk with some simple lifestyle changes, such as these seven steps to prevent cancer shared by Prevent Cancer Foundation.

February Is Marfan Awareness Month! Nearly Half the People Who Have Marfan Syndrome Do Not Know It.

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Marfan syndrome affects an estimated 1 in 5,000 people regardless of race, ethnicity, or gender, and experts estimate that nearly half the people who have Marfan syndrome do not know it.  Without proper diagnosis and treatment, they are at high risk for an aortic dissection and sudden death. 

The Circular Economy is Coming Our Way. Here Are Some Things to Think About for Product and Product Delivery…

G&A's Sustainability Highlights (02.12.2020)
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During your travels, or even going about your usual business and personal activities, do you recall the days when…  Pilots remember having to use cockpit instruments when flying over large cities because the “smog” (usually thick yellow) eliminated visibility below.  That was caused by belching smokestacks as dirty coal was burned for industrial use or for generating electric power. 

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