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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.

Tesco Misses Food Waste Elimination Target, But There’s an Upshot

Tesco Misses Food Waste Elimination Target, But There’s an Upshot

Tesco, the biggest retailer in the United Kingdom, missed its two-year goal of eliminating all food waste from its operation in the country by 2018. But there’s an important upshot.

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.

SC Johnson Pushes for Increased Transparency Around Ingredient Selection

SC Johnson Pushes for Increased Transparency Around Ingredient Selection

SC Johnson published its 26th annual sustainability today, including a close look inside the criteria the company uses for its Greenlist ingredient selection program. The $10 billion product manufacturer is sharing details about this internal process for the first time.

Amazon Sees Big Sustainability Opportunities in Transparency and Traceability

Amazon Sees Big Sustainability Opportunities in Transparency and Traceability

Amazon sees deep product transparency and traceability as key, the company’s head of worldwide sustainability said in a Q&A published today.

Absolut Vodka Touts Transparency with Naked Campaign

Absolut Vodka Touts Transparency with Naked Campaign

Absolut is calling attention to its supply chain transparency and sustainability efforts in a video ad campaign released this week. With the tagline “the vodka with nothing to hide,” the Swedish company’s video about the local production process features completely naked — and strategically blurred out — employees and farmers. … Read more »

Why Walmart’s Chemicals Disclosure Is a Smart Business Move

Walmart released significant information about its progress toward reducing certain chemicals in its products this week. As Michelle Mauthe Harvey writes in an Environmental Defense Fund blog, in April Walmart published its 2016 Global Responsibility Report, highlighting a 95 percent reduction by weight in some 10 high-priority chemicals in home … Read more »

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GRI Program Aims to Boost Transparency in Sustainability Reporting

In an effort to boost transparency in sustainability reporting — and the visibility of reporting companies — the Global Reporting Initiative has launched a membership and engagement program called GRI GOLD Community. The GRI GOLD Community’s members include more than 550 companies and organizations from 69 countries that already use … Read more »

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5 Steps to Embed Sustainability into Business Models

While many companies claim to embed sustainability into their business models, very few actually do, says research from SustainAbility. Integrated sustainability is urgent because the business sector should consider environmental and social issues — resource scarcity and climate change, among them — in every business decision, according to SustainAbility. Plus, … Read more »

Can Google Open Data Initiative Build Environmentally Sustainable Buildings?

Can Google Open Data Initiative Build Environmentally Sustainable Buildings?

Google, in partnership with thinkstep, building architecture and engineering efficiency firm Flux and the Healthy Building Network have launched a free database that aims to promote environmentally sustainable buildings. The Quartz database is the result of a year-long collaboration known as the Quartz Project, whose overall mission is to promote … Read more »

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