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Sustainable Label Paper for PET Water Bottles

ecoset.jpgStora Enso Speciality Papers recently launched EcoSet, a wet-strength label paper specifically designed to meet the rising market demand for water bottles made from polyethylene terephthalate (PET), a recyclable synthetic fiber (via Sustainable is Good). Stora Enso says that EcoSet, which has been tested throughout all facets of water bottle label production, offers label performance with the sustainable packaging advantages of paper…

PepsiCo Makes Largest-Ever Corporate Green Power Purchase

pepsico.jpgPepsiCo has made the largest-ever corporate REC purchase, matching the purchased electricity used by all PepsiCo US-based manufacturing facilities, headquarters, distribution centers and regional offices.

The purchase, more than 1.1 billion kilowatt-hours, jumps PepsiCo to the top of the EPA’s list of top-25 green power purchasers, as well as becoming the top Fortune 500 purchaser. PepsiCo also becomes a member of the EPA’s Green Power Partnership, which is comprised of organizations…

Boeing and Virgin Announce Environmental Partnership

boeing3.jpgVirgin Atlantic Airways has ordered 15 Boeing 787 planes as part of an environmental partnership with the company that includes joint research into biofuels for use in jet engines, The New York Times reports.

Virgin says that the 787 will be…

Ford Names Senior VP Of Sustainability

cischke.jpgFord has promoted Susan M. Cischke to senior vice president to lead the company’s sustainability efforts, in addition to continuing her present assignments. Her new title will be senior vice president, Sustainability, Environment and Safety Engineering. She will report to Ford President and CEO Alan Mulally.

Cischke is charged with establishing a long range sustainability strategy as well as Ford’s environmental and…

Kimberly-Clark Releases Sustainability Report

k-c.jpgKimberly-Clark Corporation has released its 2006 sustainability report.

According to K-C, in 2006 the company has…

Top 10 Lessons For Corporate/NGO Settlements

mitsubishi.jpgTen years ago, top executives of three distinct Mitsubishi companies, the targets of a boycott by Rainforest Action Network, sat down with RAN’s leaders and hammered out an agreement that drove more sustainable forestry practices at 400 companies, created a new system for measuring corporate environmental and social impacts, and produced a template for negotiated corporate/NGO settlements, Ethical Corporation reports…

Estee Lauder Installs Solar Power System

esteelauder.jpgEstee Lauder has installed a 600-kilowatt solar energy system at its manufacturing facility in Oakland, New Jersey. The project is one of New Jersey’s largest rooftop mounted solar installations as well the largest third-party solar energy supply contract in the state.

Designed and installed by…

Green Movement Turns ‘Mainstream’ For Corporate America

wallstreet.jpgCorporate America’s embrace of the green movement is no longer just for free-spirited maverick companies. Mainstream giants in markets spanning consumer products, banking, airlines and chemicals are cutting emissions and looking for ways to get involved, USA Today reports.

Some companies see the move as a necessity as regulators consider limits on greenhouse gas emissions…

Brewer Launches Campaign Focused on Sustainability

followyourfolly.jpgNew Belgium Brewing, brewer of Fat Tire, has launched a new campaign, Follow Your Folly (microsite), with print ads in magazines such as Men’s Journal, Outside and Esquire. The ads will be rolled out episodically, each telling a story about an individual or group whose folly is related to sustainability, according to Northern Colorado Business Report.

In 1998 New Belgium’s employees, who also own a stake in the company, voted to purchase wind power through a program with the city of Fort Collins, Colorado. The decision made New Belgium…

BAE Systems Releases Corporate Responsibility Report

bae.jpgBAE Systems has released its 2006 Corporate Responsibility Report (PDF).

According to a stakeholder engagement Q&A included in the report, participants, including representatives from BAE, Environmental Groups, and the UK government, were disappointed that BAE Systems does not yet have a climate change strategy. The participants felt…

Marketers Hope Mainstream America is Ready for Organic Clothing

organict.jpgMainstream marketers are betting even average consumers are ready to make an earth-friendly fashion statement by buying organic clothing which, according to a MediaPost article, are more expensive and less practical.

H&M has been…

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