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And the Green Power Leadership Award Goes To…

Intel, SC Johnson, Cisco Systems and Apple are among the leading renewable energy users in the US, according to the EPA, which recognized these and a dozen other companies with Green Power Leadership Awards.

LEED Retail Participants on the Rise

LEED Retail Participants on the Rise

Between 2012 and 2013, green building investment jumped by $1 billion in the retail sector, and the percentage of retail owners involved in green building more than doubled, from 18 percent in 2011 to 38 percent in 2013, according to the Leed in Motion: Retail report by the US Green … Read more »

Climate Leadership Awards Given

Fifteen organizations and two individuals were recognized as the 2014 winners of Climate Leadership Awards. The awards are given by the EPA’s Center for Corporate Climate Leadership, in collaboration with the Center for Climate and Energy Solutions (C2ES), the Association of Climate Change Officers and The Climate Registry. Awardees came … Read more »

Chemicals Management Framework

SAC, Outdoor Industry Association Launch Chemical Management Tool

The Chemicals Management Working Group (CMWG) has developed a tool to help chemical suppliers and purchasers identify and choose ingredients that meet quality expectations while minimizing impacts on humans and the environment. The Chemicals Management Module (CMM), also called the Chemicals Management Framework, allows businesses to assess chemical management practices … Read more »

Sustainable Apparel Coalition

Schneider Electric to Develop Web-Based Higg Index

The Sustainable Apparel Coalition (SAC) has selected Schneider Electric to develop a web-based version of the SAC’s sustainability assessment tool, the Higg Index 2.0, for the apparel and footwear industries. The web-based tool, which will use Schneider Electric’s sustainability and energy management software platform, StruxureWare Resource Advisor, will improve these … Read more »

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Intel, Apple, Kohl’s Win EPA Green Power Leadership Awards

Apple, Intel, Cisco Systems, Microsoft, Kohl’s, Dell and The North Face were among 24 organizations that won the EPA’s 13th annual Green Power Leadership awards for their achievements in advancing the nation’s renewable electricity market. The EPA says the winners are moving closer to President Obama’s climate change action plan … Read more »

Kohl's reduces waste

Kohl’s, Sierra Nevada Win EPA’s WasteWise Awards

Kohl’s, which recycles 83 percent of its waste, is the partner of the year for the EPA’s WasteWise program in the very large business category and Sierra Nevada Brewing won for midsize business. Sears, Toyota and Frito-Lay won honorable mentions. The WasteWise Program helps organizations reduce or prevent waste headed … Read more »

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Major Retailers Sell Carcinogenic Shampoos, Lawsuit Claims

Nearly 100 shampoos and personal care products made by Colgate Palmolive, Colomer, Paul Mitchell and numerous other manufacturers allegedly contain a cancer-causing chemical, according to test results released by the Center for Environmental Health. The Oakland, Calif.-based group filed a lawsuit Tuesday against Walgreens, Lake Consumer Products, Vogue International and … Read more »

Starbucks

Nike, UPS, Starbucks Shareholders Demand GHG Cuts, Sustainability Reporting

Investors filed 110 shareholder resolutions this proxy season related to sustainability issues and climate change with 94 US companies, according to business nonprofit Ceres, which helped coordinate the shareholder filings. Among resolutions filed with major US manufacturers, consumer brands and service providers, many investors requested board oversight of corporate sustainability … Read more »

Sustainable Apparel Coalition

Sustainable Apparel Coalition Adds Materials Web Tool

The Sustainable Apparel Coalition (SAC) has launched the Materials Sustainability Index (MSI) web tool as a new component to the Higg Index suite of sustainability tools for the apparel and footwear industries. The interactive platform visualizes and compares the quantitative section of the MSI scores used in the Higg Index. … Read more »

GreenEarth Cleaning

GreenEarth Cleaning Joins Sustainable Apparel Coalition

GreenEarth Cleaning has joined the Sustainable Apparel Coalition and says it will use the group’s sustainability measurement tool, the Higg Index, as a standard-setting mechanism to improve its environmentally friendly dry cleaning system. The Higg Index is an open source, indicator-based tool that allows suppliers, manufacturers, brands and retailers to … Read more »

Kohl’s Sustainability Report: Carbon Intensity Down 2.8%

Kohl’s Sustainability Report: Carbon Intensity Down 2.8%

Kohl’s relative emissions were down 2.8 percent last year to 7.74 metric tons of CO2e per 1,000 square feet of building space, from 7.96 the year before, according to the company’s 2012 corporate social responsibility report. The decline puts the retailer back on track following a slight rise in its … Read more »