sustainability

The Art of Losing Volumetric Weight

by Lana Hall
Blog

Did you know it costs more to ship 100 pounds of feathers, than 100 pounds of bricks? Shipping costs are determined by volumetric weight, a pricing technique for commercial freight transportation which uses an estimated weight that is calculated from the length, width, height of a package. A less dense item generally occupies more volume of space, in comparison to its actual weight – so when you are transporting items you are essentially paying for the space your product is occupying in the airplane or truck carrying it.

Nestlé Breaks New Ground With Open Blockchain Pilot

Press Release

VEVEY, Switzerland, July 2, 2019 /3BL Media/ - Nestlé will break new ground in supply chain transparency through a collaboration with OpenSC – an innovative blockchain platform that allows consumers to track their food right back to the farm.

Through this collaboration, Nestlé becomes the first major food and beverage company to announce that it will pilot open blockchain technology in this way. This is part of Nestlé’s journey towards full transparency.

Reporting Frameworks Share Common Founding Principles

GRI contributes to Corporate Reporting Dialogue position paper
Press Release

July 2, 2019 /3BL Media/ - The world’s leading financial and non-financial corporate reporting frameworks have the same common foundations, based on the key objectives of transparency and accountability, according to a position paper published by the framework providers. The paper sets out the key principles report preparers should follow for achieving such transparency and accountability.

Predictive Maintenance Offers Promise in Asset Management

When it comes to asset management, water utilities tend to weight their efforts toward preventive maintenance
Article

Water utilities the world over faced with challenges, including of increasing demand, falling revenues and climate change. While building new assets remains part of the solution, enhancing the performance of existing assets is more important than ever before.

Download the full 2019 Water Report

How a New Packaging Plan From MilliporeSigma Is Tackling Sustainability in Pharma

Article

European Pharmaceutical Manufacturer editor Reece Armstrong sits down with Jeffrey Whitford, head of global corporate responsibility and branding and Fabien Thibault, global manager of product and packaging sustainability at the life science business of Merck KGaA* to discuss the company’s new approach to environmental sustainability in packaging.

The pharmaceutical industry has faced its fair share of scandals over the years - unfair hikes in drug prices and dangerous medicines to name just some – yet its impact on the environment has never been one.

Making Strides in the Responsible Manufacturing of Antibiotics

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Pfizer is committed to ensuring that the manufacturing, use and disposal of our products, including antibiotics, does not adversely affect human health or the environment. Core to this commitment is taking action to assess and reduce, as needed, the risk of antibiotics in wastewater from Pfizer and supplier manufacturing facilities

The Secret Life of Waste: Uncovering Recycling Opportunities at Las Vegas Sands Resorts

Blog

What happens to a paper coffee cup, plastic straw, or a disposable utensil once it has served its purpose? These are the conversations Las Vegas Sands is having with restaurants, internal stakeholders, decision makers, and 50,000 Team Members globally. 

Bridgestone EMEA Prepares for the Future with €36 Million Commitment to Smart Factory Project

Summary: 
  • Investment will further digitise Bridgestone EMEA’s manufacturing processes
  • Eight European plants across Poland, Hungary, Spain, Italy and France will be transformed
  • Four-year project will be rolled-out from 2019 onwards
  • Supports Bridgestone EMEA’s transformation into a mobility solutions leader
Press Release
  • Investment will further digitise Bridgestone EMEA’s manufacturing processes
  • Eight European plants across Poland, Hungary, Spain, Italy and France will be transformed
  • Four-year project will be rolled-out from 2019 onwards
  • Supports Bridgestone EMEA’s transformation into a mobility solutions leader

Do Consumer Favor Sustainable Brands for Their Products and Services Needs? NYU Stern School Research Dives Deep Into the Data For Answers

G&A's Sustainability Highlights (06.29.2019)
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Many people in consumer marketing are wondering!  In these weekly commentaries the G&A Institute team offers media and experts’ shared perspectives on various issues and matters related to corporate sustainability, responsibility; and, sustainable, responsible and impact investing.

HP's Sustainable Impact Report: 5 Key Takeaways For Partners

HP is seeing an increase in new revenue tied to sustainability as it boosts efforts around recycled plastic and ‘zero deforestation’ print paper.
Article

by Kyle Alspach

HP reports it has upcycled 716,000 pounds of ocean-bound plastic into its products.

HP Inc. is making big strides toward achieving its environmental and social goals, and that has major implications for the company's business and for partners' businesses, according to the company's 2018 Sustainable Impact Report.

Partners should take note that HP revenue that's tied to sustainability--both indirect and direct revenue--is accelerating.

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