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Grand & Toy Helps Businesses Improve Purchasing

Grand & Toy Helps Businesses Improve Purchasing

Grand & Toy, an affiliate of Office Depot, has launched a program to help Canadian businesses reduce their waste, energy consumption and chemical use by purchasing environmentally sustainable products. The Greener Office Initiative uses Office Depot’s criteria to define environmentally sustainable products. It also assigns “shades of green” to qualifying … Read more »

Sustainable Brands

Leading Companies Join Sustainable Brands Corporate Member Network

Estee Lauder, Procter & Gamble, Hershey’s, Hasbro, Iron Mountain, Miller Coors and Domtar are the latest companies to join Sustainable Brands’ Corporate Member Network. They join more than 55 companies that have committed to leveraging their role in business to advance sustainability. A member benchmark study indicated that 83 percent … Read more »

UL green claims report

Do Green Claims Work?

Certified green claims are the most effective with consumers, according to a UL Environment research study that finds qualifying language adds to a claim’s effectiveness but there is still some confusion in the marketplace. Under the Lens: Claiming Green outlines the role that certified claims play in adding to perceived … Read more »

Green Seal

Green Seal Proposes Environmental Innovation Standard

Green Seal, which certifies sustainable products and services, is accepting public comment on its proposed standard for environmental innovation. The proposed standard is intended to guide the creation of innovative products and technologies, and provide a basis for an independent certification or verification. The standard will be limited to commercially … Read more »

CDP Lists Top Corporate Climate Performers

CDP Lists Top Corporate Climate Performers

Apple, BMW, Samsung and Unilever are among the companies doing the most to combat climate change, according to CDP’s annual climate performance report. The Climate Performance Leadership Index 2014 gives 187 companies an A grade for their corporate efforts to mitigate climate change. CDP assessed information provided by about 2,000 … Read more »

DuPont: India Confident In Green, Biobased Products

A majority of Indian consumers are familiar with green products, have confidence that green products are better for the environment, and feel that biobased ingredients enhance the desirability of a product, according to a survey by DuPont and TNS Global. The research took place in 12 major Indian cities with … Read more »

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Is the Improving Economy Hurting Green Brands?

Green attitudes are gaining ground, but green purchases and behaviors are stagnant or heading south. And the economy may be the culprit, according to the Shelton Group’s seventh annual Eco Pulse study. Eco Pulse polls American consumers each year to track shifts in their attitudes, purchases and behaviors related to sustainability. The study found … Read more »

Tips for Better Green Building

Tips for Better Green Building

Sustainable and efficient construction is possible if companies set their sights on just a few areas – reducing carbon emissions, managing water usage and waste, using green building materials and being mindful of biodiversity, according to a document released by the Green Construction Board. The document offers tips in five … Read more »

Green Product Growth Outpaced Others During Recession

Green Product Growth Outpaced Others During Recession

A majority of small businesses found sales of green products increased and outpaced traditional alternatives during the recession, a survey from Green America, EcoVentures International  and Association for Enterprise Opportunity reports. The three groups conducted the survey last summer and from the 1,300-plus businesses that responded, they found that the greener the … Read more »

Clorox Mocks ‘Ridiculous Green’ Consumers

You don’t have to be ridiculous to be green, according to Clorox. The company’s Green Works brand of cleaning products has launched a new marketing campaign with digital ads and interactive elements poking fun at eco-fanatics and attempting to make “eco-friendly people friendly again.” According to Green Works brand manager … Read more »

Johnson & Johnson Report: 54% of Hospitals Say Green Attributes Important in Purchasing

Johnson & Johnson Report: 54% of Hospitals Say Green Attributes Important in Purchasing

More than one-third (35 percent) of hospitals surveyed switched suppliers to gain access to sustainable health-care products, according to a new report by Johnson & Johnson that finds hospitals are placing greater emphasis on “green” products used in patient care and throughout the facilities such as cleaning products and office … Read more »

US Consumers Rank Last for Sustainable Behavior, National Geographic Says

US Consumers Rank Last for Sustainable Behavior, National Geographic Says

Americans rank last compared to the rest of the world in sustainable behavior – as they have every year – and don’t feel guilty about this, according to a National Geographic survey. The annual Greendex report, conducted by the National Geographic Society and research consultancy GlobeScan since 2008, found only … Read more »