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General Mills

General Mills Drafts Water Policy

General Mills released a new water policy this week that aims to improve the health of watersheds, particularly those critical to the company’s business. The scope of the water policy includes General Mills’ supply chain as well as its suppliers. It involves a four-phase strategy: Global assessment of water stress … Read more »

UN Global Compact

CEO Water Mandate Releases Water Disclosure Guidelines

The UN Global Compact’s CEO Water Mandate initiative has released the finalized Corporate Water Disclosure Guidelines — a common approach for companies to disclose the many elements of their corporate water management practice to key stakeholders. The Guidelines are available as a PDF report and web-based tool. The Guidelines — … Read more »

Ford Beats Water Reduction Goal Two Years Early

Ford will later this year begin asking high water-use suppliers and those working in water-stressed regions to voluntarily report water consumption. The automaker says it will then work with the suppliers to achieve reductions in an effort to reduce its overall environmental footprint. Ford’s latest water initiative comes as the … Read more »

AkzoNobel Pledges to Cut Carbon Emissions 25-30%

AkzoNobel has set new sustainability targets that include reducing carbon emissions by 25 to 30 percent per ton of product by 2020, compared to 2012 levels. The Dutch paint and specialty chemical company also says that by 2020, its downstream eco-premium products will account for 20 percent of revenue. The environmental … Read more »

Nestle Pizza Factory Cuts Water by 7.4 Million Gallons a Year

Nestle USA’s Pizza Division – whose brands include DiGiorno, Jack’s, California Pizza Kitchen and Tombstone – has reduced its water usage by 7.4 million gallons per year at its factory in Little Chute, Wis., using GE’s advanced water-treatment chemical technology. In addition to achieving greater water efficiency, the factory has … Read more »