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Investors Secure Groundbreaking Corporate Commitments to Protect Forests, Reduce Carbon Emissions

Record-high number of shareholder resolutions filed in 2014 proxy season drive more aggressive action by top companies on climate-related issues
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BOSTON, August 14, 2014 /3BL Media/ – In response to nearly 150 climate-related resolutions filed by institutional investors during the 2014 proxy season, 20 major international corporations have committed to set goals to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions or sustainably source palm oil –a leading driver of global deforestation, which causes nearly 20 percent of global greenhouse gas emissions according to the Environmental Protection Agency. An additional 45 corporate commitments were secured related to sustainability reporting, energy efficiency and carbon asset risk.

ConAgra Foods Commits to Using Sustainably Sourced Palm Oil

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New York State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli today announced that ConAgra Foods, Inc., one of the largest food manufacturers in the U.S., has committed to using only sustainably-sourced palm oil that is grown and harvested in ways that do not contribute to rainforest destruction.

3p Weekend: 10 Companies Committed to Sustainable Palm Oil

As consumers become more aware of palm oil-related deforestation, these 10 top companies are leading the charge and making bold commitments to sustainable sourcing
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Mars, Inc announced its committment in March to transition to 100% certified sustainable palm oil in its products by the end of 2014.

As consumers become more aware of palm oil-related deforestation, a select few companies are leading the charge and making bold commitments to sustainable sourcing. There’s still more work to be done, but this week we’re happy to give these 10 companies a well-deserved pat on the back.

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Mars Inc. Raises the Bar for Sustainable Palm Oil

Mars Inc. is upping the ante regarding the sustainable palm oil market.
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The manufacturer of the popular chocolate candy bars Mars Bar, 3 Musketeers and Twix announced its commitment yesterday to transition to 100 percent certified sustainable palm oil in its products by the end of 2014.

Mars Commits to Fully Sustainable Palm Oil Supply Chain

Mars has committed to implementing a fully sustainable palm oil supply chain by the end of the year, and has introduced a deforestation policy.
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The food manufacturer behind M&Ms, Pedigree Chum and Uncle Ben's will adhere to industry standards to develop a fully traceable pipeline back to known palm oil processing mills.

The move is supported by the launch of a deforestation policywhere Mars will focus on other raw materials that have the "greatest impact on forests" such as beef, pulp and paper, and soy.

Mars Launches New Policies On Palm Oil And Deforestation

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MCLEAN, VA, March 10, 2014 /3BL Media/ - Mars, Incorporated announced today a new policy to help build a fully sustainable palm oil supply chain. This sees Mars commit to both industry leading standards and develop a fully traceable pipeline back to known palm oil processing mills by year-end 2014.

Hershey to Purchase 100% Traceable and Sustainably Sourced Palm Oil

Company will achieve 100% mass balanced RSPO certified palm oil starting January 1, 2014, one year ahead of schedule.
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HERSHEY, Pa., December 17, 2013 /3BL Media/ — In addition to achieving its commitment to source 100 percent mass balanced RSPO (Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil) certified palm oil more than a year ahead of its original 2015 commitment, the Hershey Company (NYSE:HSY) announced today it will also work with its suppliers to achieve 100 percent traceable and sustainably sourced palm oil by the end of 2014.   

A New Milestone in the Journey Toward Sustainable Palm Oil

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By Simon Perry, Sourcing Manager for Sustainable Palm Oil, Johnson & Johnson Consumer Group

We Got Mail! … About Sustainable Palm Oil?

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By Paulette Frank, Vice President of Sustainability and EH&S, Johnson & Johnson Family of Consumer Companies

Remember when you were little, and how excited you felt when a piece of mail arrived and it was actually for you? And the bigger the envelope, the more exciting it was? Every once in awhile, a piece of mail arrives that brings back that feeling of wonder and excitement. I received a piece of mail like that a few weeks ago, at my office.

CSR Minute: Gardens for Good Campaign by Nature's Path and Organic Gardening Ends This Week; CSR Asia Summit Opens in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

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The CSR Minute is your daily video digest of the most relevant Corporate Social Responsible news of the day. Our team of 3BL Media correspondents tracks the global world of corporate social responsibility to bring you coverage of the most important announcements, initiatives, issues, trends, ideas, and breaking news.

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The CSR Minute is your daily video digest of the most relevant Corporate Social Responsible news of the day. Our team of 3BL Media correspondents tracks the global world of corporate social responsibility to bring you coverage of the most important announcements, initiatives, issues, trends, ideas, and breaking news.

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