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Working Toward Sustainably Grown Sugar

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Editor’s note: This is the fifth story in a series focusing on our commitment to sustainably source our top ten priority ingredients used in General Mills products.

Sappi North America's Key Performance Indicators: Fiber

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One hundred percent of our fiber is procured in accordance with the SFI® Fiber Sourcing standard as well as the FSC® Controlled Wood standard. These third-party programs provide assurance that wood-based products have been procured from well-managed forests and are legally harvested. While Sappi does not own any forestland in North America, our foresters provide active forest management services for landowners within our procurement zones.

Domtar Sustainability: Sourcing Raw Materials

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Each year, about two-thirds of our revenue is spent on materials and services needed to make our products.

Whenever possible, we source from local suppliers near our facilities. This helps us shorten our supply chain and reduce risk. Proximity allows us to know our suppliers and ensure they produce our materials and render services responsibly, in addition to strengthening the local economy.

BJ's Wholesale Club Partners with Macrie Brothers Farm to Deliver the Finest Blueberries

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BJ’s Wholesale Club likes to support the small farms that make it their goal to grow and sell quality local produce for their communities.

That’s why BJ’s is once again partnering with the Macrie Brothers Farm located in Hammonton, New Jersey, known as the “Blueberry Capital of the World.” For more than 60 years, the Macrie family has been growing some of the finest blueberries.

Watch how their commitment of working together as a family results in the most delicious and freshest blueberries for BJ's Wholesale Club members year after year.

Ensuring the Happy, Healthy Future of Our Forests

Responsible manufacturing begins with responsible procurement.
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For the wood products industry, it is paramount that our natural resources are used sustainably. Wood supplies the bulk of renewable energy that drives our mills, and cellulose fibers comprise the primary ingredient in our paper and pulp products, making healthy and abundant forests critical to the long-term viability of each of our core businesses.

Acting Locally: Using Purchasing Power to Source Local Food

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Companies have long used their purchasing power to drive demand for and lower the cost of sustainable goods. For instance, Walmart has taken advantage of its size to bring organic food to a wider customer audience, and partnerships between corporations and nonprofits have spurred bulk purchases of renewable energy.

When it comes to sourcing local food for internal operations, however, companies face a significant gap.

Four Ways to Secure Sustainable Sourcing Networks

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Multinationals like Coca ColaInterface and others are making public commitments to ramp up their sustainability efforts across the supply chain in response to escalating consumer pressure, the “compliance” squeeze and a desire to improve efficiency and reduce costs.

CBRE Forum Highlighted Innovations In Facilities Management Delivery For The Modern Workplace

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Atlanta, GA, October 28, 2014 /3BL Media/ — CBRE Global Corporate Services (GCS) held its fourth annual S.E.E.S Conference last week in Atlanta, GA.  The conference, named for the four major service categories of Integrated Facilities Management (Sourcing, Engineering, Energy and Sustainability), highlighted new ideas and innovations in global workplace operations. 

Honest® TEA Refreshes Glass-Bottle Line to Enhance Connection to Brand's Heritage & Mission

Switch to Fair Trade Certified Sugar, Addition of 1% for the Planet, New Label Graphics and New Variety on Shelves October 2014
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September 9, 2014 /3BL Media/ - Honest Tea, the top-selling organic bottled tea in the U.S., is refreshing its glass-bottled tea beverage line to deepen and broaden the brand’s mission and impact.

BACARDÍ Rum Delivers with Streamlined, Sustainable Packaging

“Good Spirited” environmental initiative spans from forest to consumer
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Hamilton, Bermuda, July 1, 2014 /3BL Media/ – It begins in an expansive, pristine forest in Georgia, in the southern United States. There, mature trees are selected for an evolution that results in beautiful, bright boxes that carry the award-winning BACARDÍ® rum to market. At every step along the way, sustainability is a key part of the equation – from trees that generate cardboard containers, to production lines that bottle and box, to trucks that transport the product.

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