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Davos 2017: Auto, Energy Giants Pledge $1.5 bn Hydrogen Investment, Multinationals Partner on Supply Chain Traceability, TerraCycle Recycles Cigarettes

Davos 2017: Auto, Energy Giants Pledge $1.5 bn Hydrogen Investment, Multinationals Partner on Supply Chain Traceability, TerraCycle Recycles Cigarettes

Environmental management is taking center stage at the annual World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland.

How Avery Dennison Helps Global Brands Shrink Their Environmental Footprint

How Avery Dennison Helps Global Brands Shrink Their Environmental Footprint

Avery Dennison works with its customers — from fashion designers and apparel makers paper manufacturers — as well as its suppliers to rethink their approach to sustainable design and production.

Here’s the Beef with Corporate Supply Chain Deforestation

Companies worldwide have started to make good on promises to eliminate forest destruction from their supply chains, according to two new reports. But progress is too gradual, they warn.

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General Mills, PepsiCo Target Suppliers’ Water Efficiency

Seven food and beverage giants have announced commitments to work with thousands of growers in their global supply chains to reduce water use and pollution impacts.

Breyers

Breyers to Source 100% Sustainable Vanilla

Breyers has launched an initiative with the Rainforest Alliance to ensure all Breyers vanilla will come from sustainably sourced and Rainforest Alliance-certified vanilla beans from Madagascar. The Unilever brand also says it’s the largest packaged US ice cream brand to source only milk and cream from farmers who don’t treat … Read more »

Mondelez

Mondelez Boosts Sustainable Coffee Farming

Mondelez International, the world’s second largest coffee company with brands such as Jacobs, Carte Noire, Kenco and Tassimo, is boosting its sustainable agriculture initiatives by inviting a third-party to report on the impact of its Coffee Made Happy Program. The $200 million Coffee Made Happy program aims to improve farmers’ … Read more »

Domtar

Domtar Sells 5 Million Tons FSC-Certified Paper

Domtar has sold its 5 millionth ton of Forest Stewardship Council-certified uncoated paper — a first for the North American market, the company says. Domtar became the first company in North America to offer FSC-certified copy paper in 2005. The company also has long-standing partnerships with the Rainforst Alliance and … Read more »

Study: APP Has Sufficient Plantations for Zero Deforestation

Asia Pulp and Paper Group has sufficient plantation resources to meet the pulp requirements of its existing mills and its future mill in OKI, South Sumatra, according to an independent study by The Forest Trust and Ata Maria. The announcement comes as APP releases an 18 month update on the … Read more »

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Majority of Sustainable Foods Produced in Latin America is Exported

Latin America has become a major producer and exporter of sustainable foods, but its domestic market has lagged, according to research by Organic Monitor. The region has an 18 percent share, or 6.8 million hectares, of global organic farmland. More than $1 billion worth of organic products is exported from … Read more »

coffee

How Green is Your Coffee?

A Green Coffee Carbon Footprint Product Category Rule has been published to help the industry calculate greenhouse gas emissions from coffee production. The Sustainable Agriculture Initiative (SAI) Platform’s Coffee Working Group, in collaboration with the Sustainable Trade Initiative (IDH), developed the Green Coffee CFP-PCR. The Project Steering Group providing the … Read more »

Standards & Compliance Briefing: Well Buildings, PV Capacity, Baltimore Ravens

CBRE Group has received the world’s first certification for a commercial office space under the WELL Building Standard pilot program, for the company’s global headquarters in Los Angeles. The facility features energy absorbing flooring, UV air sanitizers, biophilic air treatment, water filtration systems and anti-microbial coatings on all surfaces. Real estate … Read more »

Chipotle Sustainable Farming Video Goes Viral

Chipotle Sustainable Farming Video Goes Viral

Chipotle Mexican Grill’s animated film depicting a dystopia, factory-farm-focused future — intended to bring attention to its sustainable food sourcing policies — has been viewed almost 5 million times on YouTube. The company launched “The Scarecrow” short film along with an accompanying game for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. Both the … Read more »