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U.S. Green Building Council’s LEED Green Building Program Now Recognizes the Living Product Challenge

Inclusion of Living Products in LEED credits stands to grow adoption of healthy materials
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SEATTLE, April 19, 2019 /3BL Media/ The Living Product Challenge (LPC) is now an approved certification path in the U.S. Green Building Council® (USGBC) LEED® v4/4.1 BD+C program. Living Product Challenge certified products join Declare as a compliant pathway in the LEED version 4 and 4.1 Building Product Disclosure and Optimization - Material Ingredients credit.

HP Global Study Establishes Sustainability As a New Workplace Standard for Successful Businesses

Results underscore the importance workers place on eco-friendly business practices and identifies opportunities to advance sustainability in the office
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Highlights:

  • Study reveals 61 percent of survey participants believe business sustainability is mandatory
  • 58 percent said environmentally conscious practices are key to engaging future workforce
  • 46 percent said they would only work for companies with sustainable business practices
  • 53 percent of office decision makers did not realize imitation printer cartridges are not recyclable
  • HP invests $2 million to sustainable supplies and promoting a circular economy
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Highlights:

  • Study reveals 61 percent of survey participants believe business sustainability is mandatory
  • 58 percent said environmentally conscious practices are key to engaging future workforce
  • 46 percent said they would only work for companies with sustainable business practices
  • 53 percent of office decision makers did not realize imitation printer cartridges are not recyclable
  • HP invests $2 million to sustainable supplies and promoting a circular economy

HP Expands Efforts to Reduce Ocean‐Bound Plastics

$2M investment in plastic washing line in Haiti will create more than 1,000 new income opportunities locally
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Highlights:

  • HP partners with NGO Work to help build two new learning centers that empower local children to receive a quality education at the collection sites while their parents work nearby
  • HP equips schools with latest technology, including laptops and printers using cartridges made from locally-collected plastics
  • Releases new survey results that underscore the importance workers place on sustainable business practices; Study reveals 61 percent of survey participants believe business sustainability is mandatory
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Highlights:

  • HP partners with NGO Work to help build two new learning centers that empower local children to receive a quality education at the collection sites while their parents work nearby
  • HP equips schools with latest technology, including laptops and printers using cartridges made from locally-collected plastics
  • Releases new survey results that underscore the importance workers place on sustainable business practices; Study reveals 61 percent of survey participants believe business sustainability is mandatory

MilliporeSigma Employee Spotlight: Fabien Thibault

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As part of our brand-new employee spotlight series, we’re sitting down with Fabien Thibault, global manager of product and packaging sustainability at MilliporeSigma — the Life Science business of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany — to learn more about the work he’s doing to move the needle.

1. How did you get your start with MilliporeSigma?

I started with MilliporeSigma in 2005 as a packaging engineer in the business field, which later became BioMonitoring. In this role, I oversaw the development of packaging for new products.

Survey Results: Global Institutional Investors With US$8.4 Trillion in AUM Confirm The Rising Value of Corporate ESG Principles

G&A's Sustainability Highlights (04.12.2019)
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The FTI Consulting business advisory firm surveyed a set of 130 global institutional investors to gauge the depth and breadth of U.S. assets invested using ESG principles.  This group of investors, contacted from May through July 2018, responded that their Assets Under Management totaling US$8.4 trillion was believed to have benefitted by the contribution of extra [corporate] value to a company with a high ESG rating. 

Falter: Bill McKibben's Latest Warning

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Environmentalists have been talking for a long time about the threat to the planet. Now, a prominent voice is directing our attention to a related threat: he says our very humanity is in peril. This week on Sea Change Radio, we welcome back author and environmental leader Bill McKibben. The founder of 350.org, McKibben most notably spearheaded the resistance to the Keystone XL Pipeline and launched the fast-growing fossil fuel divestment movement. His new book is Falter: Has the Human Game Begun to Play Itself Out?

TriplePundit Flash: Green Sports Alliance

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More professional athletes are taking on environmental and social causes. One of them is Milwaukee Brewers pitcher Brent Suter, a sports ambassador for the Outrider Foundation and a sustainability leader within his team’s clubhouse. “Professional athletes have a unique platform to help drive this conversation, and I plan to use mine both as a role model for kids and an example for adults,” Suter wrote in a recent blog post for the Green Sports Alliance, a message he also shared on his Instagram account.

Green Mountain Energy Adds Solar Energy at Three Texas State Parks

Sustainability Partnership with Texas Parks and Wildlife Brings More Than 67 Kilowatts of Renewable Energy across Texas
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GLEN ROSE, Texas, April 18, 2019 /3BL Media/ – Green Mountain Energy and Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) today announced the completion of solar installations at three state parks across Texas as part of their long-standing sustainability partnership.

Park visitors can now experience the benefits of solar energy whether they are comparing shoe sizes to actual dinosaur tracks at Dinosaur Valley State Park, enjoying the spectacular South Texas wildlife at Estero Llano Grande State Park or camping near the Red River at Eisenhower State Park.

Pfizer Reaffirms Commitment to Delivering Essential Therapies Through Manufacturing Investment

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We are experiencing an exciting new era in drug discovery and development with scientific advances that could result in future breakthroughs. To make this promise a reality, Pfizer is dedicated to investing in manufacturing capabilities to keep pace with science today, and to plan for what’s coming next.

At FCA We Are Committed to Transform Our Sustainability Commitments Into Tangible Results

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April 12, 2019 /3BL Media/ - In 2018, FCA continued to transform our sustainability commitments into concrete actions that aim to create long-term value responsibly. FCA is conscious of the effect that our activities and products have on society and the environment, and of our role in developing solutions to reduce our environmental footprint. We operate responsibly to contribute to the relevant Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) supporting the United Nations 2030 Agenda.

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