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Global Textile Industry Explores Sustainable Dyeing Methods

Global Textile Industry Explores Sustainable Dyeing Methods

Numerous Chinese factories that produce synthetic dyes for the textile industry got shut down for environmental inspections starting last summer. In the wake of those closures, new methods for dyeing textiles are emerging that could help save water, reduce pollutants, save energy, and protect human health.

Kimberly-Clark Reports Water Management Progress, Sets 2022 Goals

Kimberly-Clark Reports Water Management Progress, Sets 2022 Goals

Kimberly-Clark’s 2017 sustainability report and goals for 2022 show a continued focus on water management throughout their supply chain, especially in water-stressed areas.

HP’s Sustainability Criteria Helped Generate $700M in New Revenue

HP’s Sustainability Criteria Helped Generate $700M in New Revenue

HP Inc. says that sustainable impact was a key differentiator for more than $700 million in new business last year. The company’s newly published 2017 Sustainable Impact Report shows a 38% year-over-year increase in sales bids with sustainability requirements.

Global Circular Fashion Initiatives Receive $1.5 Million in Funding

Global Circular Fashion Initiatives Receive $1.5 Million in Funding

C&A Foundation announced $1.5 million in funding for five circular fashion initiatives worldwide to bridge the gap in implementing circular business models throughout the global apparel value chain.

Unethically Mined Cobalt Haunts Companies’ Supply Chains

Unethically Mined Cobalt Haunts Companies’ Supply Chains

Cobalt, a chemical element crucial for making lithium-ion batteries, continues to be mined using child labor in the Democratic Republic of Congo. With the DRC producing two-thirds of the world’s cobalt and demand expected to increase, companies are struggling to clean up their supply chains, CNN reported. “Dealers at markets … Read more »

AkzoNobel Meets Growing Demand for Sustainable Products w/Giant New Plant

AkzoNobel Meets Growing Demand for Sustainable Products w/Giant New Plant

Paints and coatings manufacturer AkzoNobel is opening a new powder coatings plant in Changzhou, China, that will help the company meet the growing demand for more sustainable coatings solutions, the company says. The facility – one of the largest of its kind in the world, according to the company – is … Read more »

Shaw Reaches Carbon Neutrality for Commercial Carpet Manufacturing

Shaw Reaches Carbon Neutrality for Commercial Carpet Manufacturing

Shaw Industries Group says that the company has achieved carbon neutrality in its commercial carpet manufacturing operations, encompassing all the commercial carpet manufacturing facilities they own and operate globally.

Global Building Industry Picks Up Speed, Looks To Future-Proof

Global Building Industry Picks Up Speed, Looks To Future-Proof

In the midst of growing populations and increasingly taller buildings, businesses need to make sure the products they put out today are future-proof, says Brad Nemeth, VP of sustainability for ThyssenKrupp Elevator for the Americas.

Apple and Partners Invest $144 Million in Carbon-Free Aluminum Smelting

Apple and Partners Invest $144 Million in Carbon-Free Aluminum Smelting

Apple along with major metals companies Alcoa Corporation and Rio Tinto Aluminum as well as the governments of Canada and Quebec announced that they are collectively investing $144 to eliminate greenhouse gases from the aluminum smelting process.

ThyssenKrupp Elevator Company Maximizes Material Transparency: Q&A with Brad Nemeth

ThyssenKrupp Elevator Company Maximizes Material Transparency: Q&A with Brad Nemeth

Brad Nemeth, ThyssenKrupp Elevator Company’s VP of sustainability for the Americas, discusses the challenges and advantages to pursuing material transparency.

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