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Standards & Compliance Briefing: Grocery Stewardship, LEED, REDD+ Project

The Grocery Stewardship Certification (GSC) expanded beyond its pilot stage recently with the addition of four new stores in Maine, New Hampshire and Massachusetts. The GSC recognizes stores for reducing energy consumption, water use, food waste and other related measures. Cox Enterprises achieved LEED Gold certification for a 600,000 square foot … Read more »

Environmental Executive Moves: Recyclebank, Ecodesk, NSF, NASA

Here’s the latest news on hirings, promotions and departures among environmental leaders. Recyclebank: The company that uses discounts and deals to encourage people to recycle has appointed David Eisendrath as chief operating officer, a new position within the company. Eisendrath joined Recyclebank in December 2010. Prior to becoming COO, Eisendrath … Read more »

Standards & Compliance Briefing: R2/RIOS, CARB, Green Seal, Soil Carbon

 eRecyclingCorps, a provider of carrier-grade mobile device trade-in services, said that it has achieved Responsible Recycling (R2) and Recycling Industry Operating Standard (RIOS) certifications for its Irving, Texas, headquarters. R2/RIOS indicates that eRC is operating at the highest industry standards for quality refurbishment, consumer data protection, environmental responsibility and employee … Read more »

Standards & Compliance Briefing: B Corp, Earth Advantage, Verified Carbon Standard, PEFC

Ben & Jerry’s has met the B Lab standards for socially responsible businesses to become a Certified B Corp member. The ice cream maker is the first wholly-owned subsidiary to gain B Corp certification. As a subsidiary of Unilever, Ben & Jerry’s has met additional transparency requirements to earn its … Read more »

Standards & Compliance Briefing: ICLEI Community Protocol, Climate Action Reserve, New Technology Rating

The ICLEI seeks feedback from local government staff and technical experts for its development of the US national standard – Community-Scale GHG Emissions Accounting and Reporting Protocol – for measurement and reporting of communities’ greenhouse gas emissions. The group seeks comments by July 30 in a range of areas, including, but not … Read more »