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VSC Releases Progress Report Highlighting 10 Vantage Vinyl Verified Companies

2020 Progress Report of the U.S. vinyl industry's sustainability initiative.
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October 19, 2021 /3BL Media/ - The Vinyl Sustainability Council (VSC), which is advancing sustainability in the vinyl industry, released today Collaborating for Better: 2020 Progress Report, a transparent view into the growth of the VSC’s industry sustainability initiative, +Vantage Vinyl™.

UNPRI Delays Its Assessment Plan - A Sign of Things to Come?

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As previously seen on Skytop and published with permission.

On August 2, UNPRI (The United Nations Principles for Responsible Investment) announced that it was delaying the rollout of its assessment plan.  You can read the announcement here

Quantis Strengthens Biodiversity Offering With New Methodology to Assess Corporate Footprint on Nature

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October 19, 2021 /3BL Media/ - Global sustainability consultancy Quantis announces the development of a new methodology — Ecosystem AnalytiQs — to enable corporate action to halt biodiversity loss through the quantification of company-driven impacts on nature. 

The Virtuous Circle: Partnering Across the Value Chain for Sustainable Homes

by Yifu QI
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All too often, people think that once something has been thrown away, it ceases to exist. A century of that “out of sight, out of mind” mentality has left our planet fighting for its life. Decades of ‘throw-away’ culture have filled our oceans with plastic waste; it’s estimated that soon they will contain a ton of plastic for every three tons of fish. Meanwhile, in the US alone, greenhouse gas from landfill is responsible for well over 100 million tons of CO2 equivalent.

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All too often, people think that once something has been thrown away, it ceases to exist. A century of that “out of sight, out of mind” mentality has left our planet fighting for its life. Decades of ‘throw-away’ culture have filled our oceans with plastic waste; it’s estimated that soon they will contain a ton of plastic for every three tons of fish. Meanwhile, in the US alone, greenhouse gas from landfill is responsible for well over 100 million tons of CO2 equivalent.

Distinguished University Forests and Unique Innovator of FSC-Certified Cutlery, Among FSC® Leadership Award Winners

SCS honors leaders in responsible forestry
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EMERYVILLE, Calif., October 14, 2021 /3BL Media/ - Third-party sustainability certification body SCS Global Services (SCS) is proud to announce award winners of the Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC) 2021 Leadership Awards, which recognizes excellence in responsible forestry and the use of FSC certified products. Among 21 winners are three SCS certified organizations – Yale Forests, Swanton Pacific Ranch, and Ecotensil.

Stanley Black & Decker and Eastman Partner To Create Power Tools with a Sustainable Focus

BLACK+DECKER™ brand to launch reviva™ power tools line featuring Tritan™ Renew with 50% certified recycled content
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NEW BRITAIN, Conn. and KINGSPORT, Tenn., October 14, 2021 /3BL Media/ - Stanley Black & Decker (NYSE: SWK) and specialty materials provider Eastman (NYSE: EMN) are teaming up to advance sustainability in the power tools industry. BLACK+DECKER, a Stanley Black & Decker brand, will be releasing a new product line, reviva, offering the brand’s first sustainability-led power tools that utilize Eastman’s Tritan Renew copolyester.

Acer Expands Lineup of Eco-friendly Vero Products

Acer introduced its Vero line of green products which utilize post-consumer recycled (PCR) plastic and recyclable packaging
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  • Acer introduced its Vero line of green products which utilize post-consumer recycled (PCR) plastic and recyclable packaging
  • The Acer Aspire Vero is an eco-friendly and upgradeable laptop, Acer’s first step on the way to pioneering a green PC that utilizes PCR plastic across the entire chassis
  • The Acer TravelMate Vero is a business laptop that combines the eco-friendly Vero design with 11th Gen Intel® Core i7 processors
  • The Acer Veriton Vero is a mini and modern desktop PC designed to provide commercial-grade performance in a compact package that can be extensively customized
  • The Acer Vero BR277 is an FHD monitor boasting green certifications from ENERGY STAR®, TCO and EPEAT
  • A series of Vero accessories such as mice, mousepads, and laptop sleeves were also announced
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  • Acer introduced its Vero line of green products which utilize post-consumer recycled (PCR) plastic and recyclable packaging
  • The Acer Aspire Vero is an eco-friendly and upgradeable laptop, Acer’s first step on the way to pioneering a green PC that utilizes PCR plastic across the entire chassis
  • The Acer TravelMate Vero is a business laptop that combines the eco-friendly Vero design with 11th Gen Intel® Core i7 processors
  • The Acer Veriton Vero is a mini and modern desktop PC designed to provide commercial-grade performance in a compact package that can be extensively customized
  • The Acer Vero BR277 is an FHD monitor boasting green certifications from ENERGY STAR®, TCO and EPEAT
  • A series of Vero accessories such as mice, mousepads, and laptop sleeves were also announced

Investors Pushing the Drive to Net Zero -- Ninety One Publishes Second Edition of the Planetary Pulse Survey, Investing for a Carbon Free World: What Investors Want

Thirty two percent of investors are happy for their money to be used to reduce carbon emissions, regardless of return
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NEW YORK, October 13, 2021 /3BL Media/ - Ninety One has published the second edition of the Planetary Pulse survey, Investing for a Carbon Free World: What Investors Want. The survey of more than 6000 individual investors (investors) across ten markets (UK, US, Canada, Germany, Italy, Denmark, Sweden, South Africa, Singapore and Hong Kong) found that investors are ready to support the drive to net zero, with half stating that asset managers should use their influence as shareholders of carbon-heavy companies to he

Goldtree Mill and Independent Smallholders Attain Certified Sustainable Palm Oil in Sierra Leone

Goldtree Achieves RSPO Certification for Nearly 5,000 Smallholders
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SIERRA LEONE, October 13, 2021 /3BL Media/ - Goldtree S.L. Ltd is happy to announce that, as of the 13th of July, our operations have achieved certification to the acclaimed Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) from internationally recognized third-party certification body SCS Global Services (SCS). This means that Goldtree can offer palm oil products that are officially certified under the standards of the RSPO.

Hershey's Palm Oil Scorecard

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Hershey is committed to a traceable and sustainable palm oil supply chain with no deforestation, no peatland development and no exploitation of workers. When sustainably grown, palm oil can reduce pressure on forests and biodiversity and support smallholder farmers.

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