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Walmart Foundation, Target, US Chamber Foundation to Launch Circular Economy Pilot

The US Chamber of Commerce Foundation, in partnership with Resource Recycling Systems, Walmart, Target, Walgreens and Republic Services will launch a circular economy pilot project in January.

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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Is Amazon Getting a Sustainability Makeover?

Amazon, which has never published a sustainability report, has recently hired sustainability executives that may change the online retail giant’s strategy — and reputation — according to the Guardian. The publication reports Amazon has grown its sustainability team by hiring global supply chain expert Dara O’Rourke. O’Rourke co-founded Underwriters Laboratories’s product-rating … Read more »

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Environmental Executive Moves: Evoqua, Aqua, ECO Plastics, The Sustainability Consortium

Here’s the latest news on hirings, promotions and departures among environmental leaders. Evoqua Water Technologies: The water technology companies has named Ben Stas (pictured) chief financial officer. Stas joined Evoqua from Kennametal, where he held a variety of senior financial and business roles during his tenure. Aqua America: The publicly … Read more »

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Partnership Aims to Advance Sustainable Agriculture Reporting

The Stewardship Index for Specialty Crops (SISC) and The Sustainability Consortium (TSC) have partnered to align measurement and reporting of sustainable agriculture throughout the food industry. TSC and SISC have agreed to work toward harmonization of on-farm performance metrics and collaborate on projects to encourage stewardship across specialty crop (all … Read more »

Walmart Launches Sustainable Products Shop

Walmart Launches Sustainable Products Shop

Walmart yesterday launched its Sustainability Leaders shop, an online shopping portal that helps customers identify and purchase products that are produced in an environmentally and socially responsible way. The Sustainability Leaders shop is the customer-facing iteration of Walmart’s Sustainability Index, launched in 2009 in collaboration with The Sustainability Consortium (TSC). … Read more »

Field to Market, TSC Form Sustainable Agriculture Partnership

Field to Market: The Alliance for Sustainable Agriculture has partnered with The Sustainability Consortium in a move aimed at creating a common framework to measure and report the sustainability of US agriculture. In a memorandum of understanding, TSC and Field to Market have agreed to work toward greater harmonization of … Read more »

Environmental Executive Moves: TSC, Meredian, LanzaTech, Proterra

Here’s the latest news on hirings, promotions and departures among environmental leaders. The Sustainability Consortium: The consumer product sustainability organization has appointed Sheila Bonini (pictured) as CEO. Bonini previously served at McKinsey & Company as senior expert consultant and co-leader of McKinsey’s sustainability transformation service. Meredian: The biopolymer manufacturer has … Read more »

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Appliances Sustainability Standard Developed

The Association of Home Appliance Manufacturers (AHAM), CSA Group and UL Environment have released AHAM 7002-2014/CSA SPE-7002-14/UL 7002, Sustainability Standard for Household Portable and Floor Care Appliances, the first voluntary sustainability standard for such appliances. This new standard is the third in a family of product sustainability standards under development … Read more »

Environmental Executive Moves: IBM, Doe Run, Interface, WRI

Here’s the latest news on hirings, promotions and departures among environmental leaders. IBM: Ann Cramer is retiring as the tech company’s director for corporate citizenship and corporate affairs for the Americas, according to SaportaReport. In early January, Cramer received the first Lifetime Achievement Award for Corporate Citizenship from the US Chamber … Read more »

Reckitt Benckiser to Cut Water, Carbon by One-Third

Reckitt Benckiser, whose brands include Clearasil, Mucinex, Lysol and Woolite, has set targets to cut its water use and carbon footprint by a third, and have a third of its net revenue come from more sustainable products, all by 2020 based on 2012 levels. The goals are part of the … Read more »

Walmart Launches The Sustainability Consortium in China, Sets Supplier Targets

Walmart today announced a series of sustainable supply chain initiatives including a $2 million Walmart Foundation grant to launch The Sustainability Consortium (TSC) in China, and a target for suppliers to use the company’s Sustainability Index. Walmart pledged that, by the end of 2012, it will buy 70 percent of … Read more »