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Solid Progression: GM’s Operational and Product Sustainability

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As you know by now from reading our blog, General Motors is committed to reducing its environmental impact.

With the release of an interim update of its inaugural sustainability report earlier this week, GM can say unequivocally that they have realized year-over-year gains against all of their 2020 environmental goals.

Owens Corning Announces First Environmental Product Declarations for Fiberglass Insulation in North America at 2012 Greenbuild® International Conference and Expo

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SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. 14, 2012 /3BL Media/PRNewswire/ -- Asserting its leadership in the sustainable building industry, Owens Corning (NYSE:OC) today announced receipt of UL-certified ISO compliant Environmental Product Declarations (EPDs) for its Unfaced and Kraft-Faced EcoTouch® PINK® FIBERGLAS Insulation with PureFiber® Technology and its Unbonded LooseFill Insulation. An EPD is an internationally recognized, standardized tool that reports the environmental impact of goods or services.

Timberland Announces 2011 CSR Performance

Transparency leader shares achievements and opportunities as it strives to reduce environmental impacts
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(3BL Media) Stratham, NH – April 18, 2012 – Timberland, a leading outdoor footwear and apparel brand, today announced progress against its annual corporate social responsibility (CSR) goals.  A pioneer in transparency, Timberland believes that being a responsible business means both acting responsibly by managing the company’s impact, and communicating responsibly by being open about its actions and accountable for them.

Gildan Activewear Launches New Corporate Citizenship Website

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(3BL Media) Montreal - March 15, 2012 - Gildan Activewear Inc. announced today that it has launched a new website dedicated exclusively to its corporate citizenship practices.

Key Qualities of Green Product Marketing

Blog by Julie Urlaub, Founder and Managing Partner at Taiga Company
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As the world increasingly investigates business sustainability actions related topics like climate change, consumer trends indicate that purchasers want to see more transparent and credible information on what companies are actually doing.  This has many lead-edge companies reevaluating sales metrics, service levels, and what is ultimately driving consumer loyalty. 
 

Sanofi Achieves Dow Jones Sustainability Index Listing for the Fifth Consecutive Year; One of Only Eight Pharmaceutical Companies

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(3BL Media / theCSRfeed) September 22, 2011 - For the fifth year in a row, Sanofi has become a member of the prestigious Dow Jones Sustainability World Index. The index assesses the world’s 2,500 largest companies from 57 different industry sectors, and companies are asked to report on their corporate social responsibility and sustainability performance. This year, Sanofi was one of only eight pharmaceutical companies selected from 56 applicants.

GE Announces Winners of Ecomagination Challenge, Invests in 10 Home Energy Start-Ups

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GE announced $63 million of investments in 10 home energy companies as part of its ecomagination Challenge. The initiative, announced last July, is a $200 million commitment to invest and develop partnerships with promising clean technology start-ups. 

The $63 million in investments and commercial partnerships in phase two include ten new concepts from consumer clean tech sectors including solar, communications and software and building efficiency. This phase of the GE challenge, “Powering Your Home,” was launched in January as part of the company’s efforts to improve household energy efficiency through new technologies.  
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GE announced $63 million of investments in 10 home energy companies as part of its ecomagination Challenge. The initiative, announced last July, is a $200 million commitment to invest and develop partnerships with promising clean technology start-ups. 

The $63 million in investments and commercial partnerships in phase two include ten new concepts from consumer clean tech sectors including solar, communications and software and building efficiency. This phase of the GE challenge, “Powering Your Home,” was launched in January as part of the company’s efforts to improve household energy efficiency through new technologies.  

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