The Beverage Industry Environmental Roundtable (BIER) highlights their members' beverage industry sustainability insights and ideas in their BIER Member Spotlight series on a monthly basis. These spotlights include their answers to questions about their company's sustainability achievements and strategy, practical insights from BIER, interesting facts, and more.
This month's BIER Member Spotlights focuses on Jamal Booker, Sustainability Communications Manager at The Coca-Cola Company and participant in BIER's Transparency and Disclosure working group.
Architects and designers invited to Chicago Merchandise Mart space #3-377 now through Wednesday
CHICAGO, June 10, 2019/3BL Media/—Mohawk Group, a leading commercial flooring company known for innovative flooring solutions and its ongoing commitment to believe in better, will showcase its latest carpet and hard surface collections at NeoCon 2019.
World Environment Day 2019 marks one year since the International Olympic Committee (IOC) joined UN Environment’s #CleanSeas initiative to beat plastic waste and called on the Olympic Movement to come on board.
Since then, 11 International Sports Federations (IFs), four National Olympic Committees (NOCs), three of the IOC’s commercial partners and the Japanese town of Ichinomiya – host of the Tokyo 2020 surfing competitions – have joined the initiative. Here are some examples of how they are turning their commitments into action.
Wednesday, Jun 5, 2019 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. EDT
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The need to manage energy in a holistic and integrated way is becoming more imperative. Growth in renewable energy and other distributed energy resources, decentralization, and commodity volatility means that energy market complexity has never been higher. Yet, recent research shows that many companies are leaving money on the table when it comes to energy sourcing and energy efficiency.
On April 22, 138 Timberland employees, business partners, consumers and members of the media spent a memorable Earth Day planting and watering trees in China’s Horqin Desert. I was privileged to pull on my yellow boots alongside these heroes, to step outside, work together, and make it better in this extremely remote area of Inner Mongolia that has a significant environmental impact on the surrounding region.
Speaking to SM, Jeffrey Whitford, head of global corporate responsibility and branding for the life science business of Merck*, said the sustainability of packaging has been a publicised issue in the consumer goods space, but B2B companies should also be considering the impact of packaging waste.
There is encouraging news for sustainability professionals coming from the world of stock exchanges this month. The NASDAQ Exchange just published its guide for listed companies – as well for privately-owned firms as perhaps future IPOs for NASDAQ listing – for companies’ public ESG reporting. This is the “ESG Reporting Guide – A Voluntary Support Program for Companies”.
Timberland employees took a paid day off Thursday to build natural play spaces and improve outdoor areas in Portsmouth and Dover.
Timberland employees were busy Thursday beautifying local playgrounds and schools, as part of their annual Earth Day volunteer day. The outdoor lifestyle company closed its global headquarters in Stratham for the day, as 300 of its employees took a paid day off to volunteer in New Hampshire and Massachusetts. On the Seacoast, they built various outdoor play spaces at Dondero School and Betty's Dream in Portsmouth, and at Seacoast Charter School in Dover.
Pilot program supports coffee farmers in region impacted by illicit drug production
May 29, 2019 /3BL Media/ - The Colombian Coffee Growers Federation (FNC), the Howard G. Buffett Foundation and Nespresso today announced a pilot program to help revitalize coffee production in the municipality of El Rosario, in the Nariño Department of Colombia.
Considerations about sustainability in the supply chain are no longer optional. In all regions of the world, these issues are front and center of both the business and political agenda.
When it comes to the supply chain, transparency is not the first instinct of business. A company’s sourcing practices can be one of the ways to stay ahead of the competition. But, when it comes to sustainability, it’s essential to track the origin of products and services for their environmental and human rights implications.