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Can Trade Associations Drive their Industries toward Progress in Sustainability?

Can Trade Associations Drive their Industries toward Progress in Sustainability?

At a recent supply chain summit, attendees identified associations as highly valued groups in the drive toward supply chain transparency: they’re well positioned to help normalize new expectations across their industry and can also assist small and mid-sized companies, who might be lagging the larger players in their industry, by gathering industry best practices and creating sustainability roadmaps. Check out these examples.

corporate reporting

What Will ‘Revolutionize’ Sustainability Reporting in 2016 and Beyond?

Major players in the corporate reporting field joined forces this week to help businesses navigate the complex sustainability reporting landscape. In a move that they say will “revolutionize” reporting, the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD), the Climate Disclosure Standards Board (CDSB) and Ecodesk created the Reporting Exchange, a … Read more »

ACI Members Reduce Water Use 21%

ACI Members Reduce Water Use 21%

Members of the American Cleaning Institute (ACI) have reduced the water used per ton of production by 21 percent between 2009 and 2013, according to the ACI’s 2015 Sustainability Report. Thirty-three ACI member companies submitted metrics data for the ACI’s 2014 Sustainability Metrics Program, which captured sustainability performance for 17.3 … Read more »

Manufacturers to EPA: Chemicals Can’t Be Included in New Rule

Automakers, aircraft manufacturers, chemical companies and other manufacturers have told the EPA that widely used chemicals — nonylphenols and nonylphenol ethoxylates — can’t be included in a proposed significant new use rule, Bloomberg reports. “Many of the NP and NPE Chemical Abstracts Service numbers listed in the proposed SNUR are … Read more »

Cleaning Industry Launches Sustainable Products Initiative

The American Cleaning Institute (ACI), whose members include Dow Chemical, Procter & Gamble, SC Johnson and Seventh Generation among other major brands, has launched a voluntary initiative to improve the sustainability of cleaning products. The Charter for Sustainable Cleaning goes beyond basic legal requirements and provides a framework for driving the … Read more »

Cleaning Product Industry Cuts GHGs 12% in One Year

Cleaning Product Industry Cuts GHGs 12% in One Year

Dow Chemical, Ecolab, SC Johnson, Seventh Generation and other American Cleaning Institute member companies reduced their greenhouse gas emissions 12 percent from 2010 to 2011, according to the ACI’s 2013 Sustainability Report. The cleaning product industry’s second sustainability report shows overall decreases by member companies in four environmental metric data … Read more »

SC Johnson, Clorox, Reckitt Products Fail in Online Safety Guide

Cleaning products made by Clorox, SC Johnson and Reckitt Benckiser are among hundreds that received failing grades in an online safety and disclosure guide published by the Environmental Working Group. The online guide covers more than 2,000 household cleaners. The non-profit’s staff scientists spent 14 months examining product labels, company … Read more »

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