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Coconut Oil Supply Chain Slides toward Sustainability via P&G, BASF, Cargill Partnership

Coconut Oil Supply Chain Slides toward Sustainability via P&G, BASF, Cargill Partnership

Companies that source coconut oil from the Philippines and Indonesia – the world’s two largest producers and exporters of coconut-based products – face several challenges: little or no economies of scale, lack of financing and training resources, and a rigid supply chain all serve to increase the farmers’ dependence on … Read more »

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P&G Saves Almost $2 Billion in Waste, Energy Costs

Procter & Gamble has saved almost $2 billion through waste and energy savings since 2007, according to P&G vice president of sustainability Len Sauers, who announced the cost savings as the company released its latest sustainability report today. The report also details two new partnerships with Constellation Energy and EDF … Read more »

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P&G Overhauls Packaging, Commits to 230M Recycled Plastic Bottles Annually

Procter & Gamble Fabric Care says it will make 230 million bottles a year out of recycled plastic. The packaging overhaul includes brands like Ariel, Dash, Lenor and Unstoppables. The company expects the first P&G bottles that will be produced using post consumer recyclate (PCR) to be on sale in … Read more »

P&G Joins The Recycling Partnership

Procter & Gamble has joined The Recycling Partnership, which aims to increase recycling in the US. P&G has a no-waste-to-landfill goal, says Stephen Sikra, Procter & Gamble’s global leader for packaging material science and technology. He says The Recycling Partnership’s work is increasing recycling, which means more recycled materials for … Read more »

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P&G’s Dawn Packaging to Carry How2Recycle Label

Procter & Gamble is the latest company to join GreenBlue’s Sustainable Packaging Coalition’s How2Recycle label program. P&G will initially carry the label on its Dawn dishwashing liquid packaging. P&G, a member of the Sustainable Packaging Coalition since 2008, joins more than 30 How2Recycle members that aim to help consumers recycle their … Read more »

Toolkit Highlights Sustainability Best Practices

The Global Environmental Management Initiative has launched a toolkit designed to help corporations better address sustainability topics by communicating the value of sustainability to employees and using other internal means to achieve objectives. The GEMI Quick Guide on Cultivating Sustainability Within an Organization includes best practices and mini case studies from … Read more »

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P&G Strengthens Sustainable Palm Oil Goals

Procter & Gamble is conducting an in-field study to help small farmers improve their palm oil and palm kernel oil production as part of its goals to achieve zero deforestation in the palm oil supply chain made earlier this year. P&G is partnering with the Malaysia Institute for Supply Chain … Read more »

P&G Professional Launches Educational Resource

A free, web-based educational resource for the professional cleaning industry is now offered by P&G Professional, a division of Procter & Gamble. P&G Professional University offers both written and video-based educational content. The Resource Library provides industry-related articles and expert insights, while the Product & Procedures section leads end-users to … Read more »

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P&G to End Use of Phosphates in Laundry Detergents

Procter & Gamble plans to end the use of phosphates in all of its laundry detergents in the next two years, a move that will have the greatest impact on developing countries, the Guardian reports. Phosphates, which are used in powdered detergents to soften hard water, can cause algae blooms, … Read more »

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Firms ‘Must Close CSR Gap to Grow Business’

Companies that close the gap between consumer expectations and perceptions of their corporate social responsibility work can positively transform their brand, according to Craig Bida, executive vice president of cause branding and nonprofit marketing for Cone Communications. The public relations and marketing executive says closing the CSR gap — that … Read more »