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Kimberly-Clark, Like Other CPGs, Focuses on Supply Chain, Waste Diversion

Kimberly-Clark, Like Other CPGs, Focuses on Supply Chain, Waste Diversion

CPG giant Kimberly-Clark Corporation’s just-released sustainability report indicates that the company diverted 95% of manufacturing waste from landfills and diverted more than 5,000 metric tons of post-consumer waste through partnership programs around the world; the company also says it achieved an an absolute reduction in greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions of 16.8% … Read more »

Purchasing Tool IDs Wood, Paper Products with Lower Environmental Impacts

Purchasing Tool IDs Wood, Paper Products with Lower Environmental Impacts

The North American Environmental Paper Network and SCS Global Services have developed a new product category rule specifying rules for life cycle assessment focused on wood and paper.

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How Companies Can Create ‘Net Positive’ Products, Services and Environmental Impacts

The Net Positive Project, a coalition of companies that aim to go beyond reducing their negative sustainability impacts to contribute in a “net positive” way to society, the environment and the global economy, launched yesterday. “With the recent adoption of the UN Sustainable Development Goals and the ratification of the … Read more »

SmartWay Award Winners

EPA Freight Industry Award Winners Revealed

The EPA has announced the 2015 winners of the SmartWay Excellence Awards for retailers, manufacturers and logistics companies. The awards honors the top performing SmartWay partner companies that demonstrate how businesses can shrink their carbon footprints and contribute to healthier air all while saving on fuel costs as they move … Read more »

2014 SmartWay Excellence Awards

EPA Awards SmartWay Shipping, Logistic Partners

Hewlett-Packard, Lowe’s and Home Depot are among the 2014 winners of the EPA’s SmartWay awards, which honors freight industry companies’ environmental leadership. Winners are in the top 5 percent of SmartWay performers in improving fuel efficiency, reducing greenhouse gas emissions and reducing air pollution. The annual SmartWay Excellence Award honors … Read more »

Kimberly-Clark Study Pinpoints Bamboo as Possible Alternative Fiber

Kimberly-Clark Study Pinpoints Bamboo as Possible Alternative Fiber

Bamboo appears to have less impact than fiber from northern softwood trees, particularly when it comes to land use because it regenerates in three years as opposed to 70 years for the trees, according to a life cycle assessment commissioned by Kimberly-Clark, the company behind Kleenex, Scott and Huggies. The … Read more »

PG&E, Xerox on Natural Capital Leaders Index

PG&E, Xerox on Natural Capital Leaders Index

Carnival,  Kimberly-Clark, Intel, PG&E and Xerox are among 34 companies named to the Natural Capital Leaders Index, which recognizes companies that have grown their revenue between 2008 and 2012 while reducing their environmental impacts during that same period. The index also includes a separate list of efficiency leaders — companies … Read more »

Dow Chemicals

Dow’s 6 Secrets to Corporate Sustainability Leadership

Corporations, like leaders, display habits that can identify their commitment to sustainability, says Dow Chemical’s vice president of sustainability and environment, Neil Hawkins. He singles out six habits that he says leading green businesses must embody in a column for Ensia magazine. Hawkins categorizes the habits under three core ideas: … Read more »

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Sustainability Consortium Deepens China Ties

The Sustainability Consortium, an organization that creates sustainability standards for consumer products, is partnering with Nanjing University, nearly a year after launching operations in China. Nanjing University staff will work with TSC researchers to identify the social and environmental issues associated with consumer products and find ways to improve their … Read more »

Software Boosts Meridian’s GHG Reporting Productivity 50%

Meridian Energy has adopted a software platform to streamline its greenhouse gas reporting, a technology investment the company says will improve productivity 50 percent by cutting down the time to gather, analyze and report data. Meridian, a New Zealand-based integrated renewable energy company, previously used a spreadsheet-based system, which required … Read more »

Kimberly-Clark Selects PE International for Sustainability Management

Kimberly-Clark has selected PE International to help manage its corporate-wide sustainability initiatives after identifying between $75 million and $100 million in potential savings. PE International’s SoFi software will track, monitor and report on the air emissions and overall key performance indicator for Kimberly-Clark’s energy-saving programs from 105 manufacturing facilities and … Read more »

Glen Raven Facilities Go Landfill-Free

Three of Glen Raven’s US facilities send zero waste to landfills, and the performance fabric company is “locking the dumpster” at a fourth location this month, Industry Week reports. Randy Blackston, vice president of operations at Glen Raven Custom Fabrics, a business unit of the parent company, also tells the … Read more »