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Climate Leadership Awards

UPS, Bank of America, SC Johnson Among Climate Award Winners

Sixteen organizations including UPS, Bank of America, SC Johnson and Sprint have received EPA awards for their response to climate change and leadership in reducing greenhouse gas emissions. The EPA’s Center for Corporate Climate Leadership, in partnership with the Association of Climate Change Officers, the Center for Climate and Energy … Read more »

Wegmans plastic bag

First Grocer Joins How2Recycle

Wegmans Food Markets has joined the How2Recycle Label program, making it the first grocer to use the voluntary recycling label developed by GreenBlue’s Sustainable Packaging Coalition. The addition of Wegmans also pushes How2Recycle past its goal of 20 participating companies including Kellogg’s, Best Buy, Clorox, Costco, Esteé Lauder Companies Aveda … Read more »

IR

Investors to IR Firms: Disclose Materiality Assessment Processes

To further advance integrated reporting (IR), businesses should close perceived or actual information gaps by disclosing their materiality assessment process, say investors. To understand the strengths and shortfalls of IR from investors’ perspectives, the International Integrated Reporting Council (IIRC) asked its pilot program investor network to critique reports from its … Read more »

Clorox Sustainability Report: GHG Intensity Down 10% in One Year

Clorox Sustainability Report: GHG Intensity Down 10% in One Year

Clorox last year cut its scope 1, 2 and 3 greenhouse gas emission intensity by 10 percent compared with the year before, putting it halfway towards its goal of a 20 percent cut by 2020, according to its 2013 integrated annual report and associated materials. Last year, the company emitted … Read more »

recycling bin

Recycling at Work Website Offers Recycling Bin Discounts

Keep America Beautiful’s Recycling at Work initiative, designed to encourage businesses, organizations and institutions to increase workplace recycling, has launched a new website, RecyclingatWork.org, with a host of tools and resources including recycling bin discounts. By taking the Recycling at Work pledge, companies can receive an exclusive 15 percent discount … Read more »

Chipotle Sustainable Farming Video Goes Viral

Chipotle Sustainable Farming Video Goes Viral

Chipotle Mexican Grill’s animated film depicting a dystopia, factory-farm-focused future — intended to bring attention to its sustainable food sourcing policies — has been viewed almost 5 million times on YouTube. The company launched “The Scarecrow” short film along with an accompanying game for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. Both the … Read more »

Deutsche Boerse

Integrated Reporting Reaches Milestone, But US Unimpressed

The integrated reporting movement is picking up steam, with the Deutsche Börse Group announcing that it has become the first stock exchange – and the 100th business overall – to join a pilot program run by the International Integrated Reporting Council. The Deutsche Börse Group has about 765 listed companies with a … Read more »

Walmart, Fox Campaign Promotes Eco-Brands

Walmart and Twentieth Century Fox have partnered to promote eco-friendly brands including Brita, Burt’s Bees, Glad, Green Works and Clorox — and the studio’s home-video launch of “Epic,” an environmentally themed animated film. Walmart launched its Epic Green Warriors campaign — each product, such as Glad compostable trash bags and … 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 »

Integrated Reporting

Integrated Reporting Making Progress, Needs to Catch Up

Companies have a long way to go before the reality of integrated reporting catches up with the ambition, according to a PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) survey of the current reporting by large companies involved in the International Integrated Reporting Council (IIRC) pilot program. One hundred companies across the globe are part of … Read more »