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Innovation Blooms: Albertsons Companies Adds Wedding Flowers to Its Online Offerings

Press Release

BOISE, Idaho, MAY 26, 2021 /3BL Media/ — With wedding season just around the corner, Albertsons Companies (NYSE: ACI) today announced they are offering customers an easy, affordable, and environmentally-friendly online option for purchasing fresh, hand-cut wedding flowers. 

Sharper Focus on Sustainability in Sectors

Public comment open for two draft GRI Sector Standards – covering agriculture, aquaculture, fishing, and coal
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May 19, 2021 /3BL Media/ - A consultation has launched to gather feedback on two proposed new Standards under GRI’s Sector Program, which will increase transparency within sectors by focusing attention on the sustainability issues that matter most.

Adding to the Oil and Gas Sector Standard, which is currently being finalized, the GRI Global Sustainability Standards Board (GSSB) has announced exposure drafts for:

Biodiversity on the Farm: The Importance of Biodiversity and Supporting Ecosystems in Agriculture

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Farmers have sought to learn more about the importance of biodiversity on the farm, both to maximize the performance of their operation and to protect the environment.
 

Farmers realize the importance of biodiversity more than most—the variety of plants, animals and microorganisms within an ecosystem, both above and below the soil.
 

General Mills and NFWF Announce Partnership to Accelerate the Adoption of Regenerative Agriculture

Projects supported by General Mills will help farmers improve soil health and water quality, and reduce green-house gas emissions
Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C., May 11, 2021 /3BL Media/ - The National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF) today announced a partnership with General Mills that will support important conservation efforts on working lands in the Great Lakes Basin (Michigan and Wisconsin) and the Southern Great Plains (stretching from Nebraska to Texas).

Through NFWF’s Sustain Our Great Lakes and Conservation Partners Programs, this new partnership will accelerate the adoption of regenerative agriculture to improve soil heath and water quality, while also enhancing vital habitat for fish and wildlife.

Fashion Doesn't Always Have to Cost the Earth To Protect the Earth

by Josh Jeffries, Senior Development Coach at Acre Frameworks
Blog

If you are anything like me, you aim to be mindful when shopping for clothes. Buying ethical and sustainable garments is the obvious way forward to lower the environmental impact – but it often comes with a hefty price tag.

The fashion industry is a major polluter (just behind aviation which is the worst culprit) and we are buying 60 per cent more clothing than we did 15 years ago. 

Timberland Reaches Landmark Moment in Journey to Re-Introduce Cotton Farming to Haiti; Releases First Products Made With Community Cotton Fibers

Builds new supply chain for cotton together with Smallholder Farmers Alliance, providing social and environmental benefits to Haitian farm communities
Press Release

STRATHAM, N.H., May 6, 2021 /3BL Media/ – Timberland has reached an important milestone in its five-year journey to re-introduce cotton growing in Haiti in partnership with the Smallholder Farmers Alliance (SFA), with the launch of new footwear made with Community Cotton™ fiber.

Benefiting Biodiversity & Soil Health

Sustainable Solutions to Nurture Nature
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Through close collaboration with growers and other partners, we are committed to balancing the need for crop production with nature conservation and reducing agriculture’s impact on biodiversity. 

Bayer and Its Partners, Through Their Better Life Farming Partnership Model, Receives Special United Nations Recognition for Their Support to Smallholder Farmers

Summary: 
  • Presented by the United Nations Economic Cooperation and Integration (UNECE) PPP (Public Private Partnership) Forum, Better Life Farming is awarded its Build Back Better Infrastructure Award for Stakeholder Engagement.
  • The honor aligns with this year’s UNECE PPP Forum’s “Build Back Better” theme recognizing innovative thinking and creative ideas advancing the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals, while rebuilding global communities post COVID.
  • Out of 66 global submissions, Better Life Farming was among 6 projects to receive the special commendation.
Press Release
  • Presented by the United Nations Economic Cooperation and Integration (UNECE) PPP (Public Private Partnership) Forum, Better Life Farming is awarded its Build Back Better Infrastructure Award for Stakeholder Engagement.
  • The honor aligns with this year’s UNECE PPP Forum’s “Build Back Better” theme recognizing innovative thinking and creative ideas advancing the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals, while rebuilding global communities post COVID.
  • Out of 66 global submissions, Better Life Farming was among 6 projects to receive the special commendation.

General Mills Makes Meaningful Global Responsibility Progress to Shape the Future

Sustainably sourced 100 percent of its top 10 ingredients, advanced regenerative agriculture on farmland, enabled 7 billion meals worldwide
Press Release

MINNEAPOLIS, April 22, 2021 /3BL Media/ - General Mills (NYSE: GIS) today released its 2021 Global Responsibility Report, which highlights social and environmental progress made in the 2020 fiscal year, ending May 31, 2020. The annual update, which marks 51 years of reporting for the company, features actions and outcomes across four areas: Food, Planet, People and Community.

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