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Investors Demand Better Standards for Sustainable Palm Oil Certification

Investors Demand Better Standards for Sustainable Palm Oil Certification

An in-depth look: Institutional investors, increasingly concerned about the risks of deforestation on their investment portfolios, have called for stronger provisions for certifying the sustainable production of palm oil. More than 90 investors, representing more than $6.7 trillion in assets under management, sent

Chicago Trump Tower Sued for Violations of Clean Water Laws

Chicago Trump Tower Sued for Violations of Clean Water Laws

The Trump International Hotel and Tower in Chicago is being sued by Illinois attorney general Lisa Madigan for failing to submit certain data about its water intake procedures to the state’s environmental regulators and other violations of clean water laws. The Trump property – one of the largest users of … Read more »

Compliance Violations Lead to Exodus of Top Employees, Gartner Finds

Compliance Violations Lead to Exodus of Top Employees, Gartner Finds

Compliance violations can cost organizations money in terms of fines or lawsuits, but there’s a hidden cost of violations that compliance executives may not be aware of: employees that witness non-compliant behavior are twice as likely to leave their organization than others, according to a survey by Gartner Inc. Employee … Read more »

Caesars Entertainment Reaches Lofty Goals; Here’s How

Caesars Entertainment Reaches Lofty Goals; Here’s How

Caesars Entertainment expects to reduce absolute Scope 1 and 2 emissions by 30% by 2025 and by 95% by 2050, from a 2011 baseline, per the company’s latest sustainability report. The company also set a Scope 3 target to have 60% of suppliers commit to their own science-based targets by … Read more »

Counter Culture Coffee Details Supply Chain Actions as Coffee Industry Faces, Addresses Challenges

Counter Culture Coffee Details Supply Chain Actions as Coffee Industry Faces, Addresses Challenges

In-depth: Specialty roaster and wholesaler Counter Culture Coffee’s latest sustainability report details its relationships with 67 different farmers and farmer groups, aiming to provide transparency into its environmental, social and fiscal sustainability. It also provides information about each of the 354 coffee contracts the company made over the last two … Read more »

Product Announcement: Rockwool Multifix Insulation Comes from Rock, Regulates Temperature

Product Announcement: Rockwool Multifix Insulation Comes from Rock, Regulates Temperature

Stone wool insulation manufacturer Rockwool has released Rockwool Multifix, an insulation product with a mineral-coated fiberglass facer that, when used as an insulating coverboard over other insulations, can improve performance by regulating the temperature of the entire assembly, the company says. Multifix is a stone wool insulation and coverboard in … Read more »

More Chemical Contamination in H2O Leads to State of Emergency for Michigan

More Chemical Contamination in H2O Leads to State of Emergency for Michigan

Michigan declared a state of emergency this week for communities whose drinking water is contaminated with perfluorooctanesulfonic acid (PFOS) and perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA); these commercial chemicals were once widely used but are no longer manufactured in the US. The state’s Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) discovered the contamination on July … Read more »

Tesla Plans to Sink $5 Billion into Shanghai Factory to Boost Chinese EV Sales

Tesla Plans to Sink $5 Billion into Shanghai Factory to Boost Chinese EV Sales

The trade war between China and the US is making it more imperative than ever for Tesla to establish production in that country, according to Industry Week; China is the world’s largest market for electric cars, and the company has plans to sink $5 billion into its factory near Shanghai, … Read more »

Cape Town Residents Use 50% Less Water than Before ‘Day Zero’ Loomed

Cape Town Residents Use 50% Less Water than Before ‘Day Zero’ Loomed

Cape Town, South Africa, faces a major water crisis, but the city has managed to stave off Day Zero – that is, the day the city would actually run out of water completely – for the foreseeable future. Still, with “severe climate change looming, the city of 4 million will … Read more »

When a Sustainability ‘Concept’ Proves Its Point, Do We Still Need It?

When a Sustainability ‘Concept’ Proves Its Point, Do We Still Need It?

Twenty-five years after the term “triple bottom line,” or TBL, was coined by John Elkington, the author and environmentalist has announced a “recall” on the phrase. John Elkington came up with the phrase 25 years ago as a way for companies to begin considering social and environmental performance in addition to … Read more »

Gartner Releases Supply Chain Top 25, Including These with Perfect 10 CSR Score

Gartner Releases Supply Chain Top 25, Including These with Perfect 10 CSR Score

Unilever, Inditex, Cisco Systems, Colgate-Palmolive and Intel make up the top five companies with the strongest supply chains, as categorized by Gartner, Inc’s annual Supply Chain Top 25 list. These all achieved a perfect 10 score for CSR. Learn more about the top companies as ranked by Gartner, plus tips on how to make a sustainable supply chain a reality.

Hope in the Face of Hurricanes: Changing an Unsustainable Model

Hope in the Face of Hurricanes: Changing an Unsustainable Model

The Pacific has already seen two major hurricanes this season, Aletta and Bud. Fortunately, neither storm reached land at full strength, but with them, Mother Nature sends us a message loud and clear: 2018’s hurricane season has arrived. And with it come plenty of reasons to worry — and a few to

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