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VF Sets Forests Policy, Extends Responsible Sourcing Across Supply Chain

VF Sets Forests Policy, Extends Responsible Sourcing Across Supply Chain

VF Corporation, whose brands include The North Face, Timberland, Wrangler and Lee, today released its first-ever Forest Derived Materials Policy, which sets purchasing guidelines and commits the company and its suppliers to using sustainable forest materials and products. The announcement comes as several other multi-nationals have recently developed similar forest products purchasing … Read more »

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Hundreds of Companies Tell Trump ‘Don’t Dump Paris Climate Agreement’

Hundreds of major companies yesterday urged president-elect Donald Trump to implement the Paris climate agreement, which he has vowed to “cancel” once he’s in the White House.

Climate Week 2016: Apple, Johnson & Johnson, L’Oréal, GRI, RE100

Climate Week 2016 opened yesterday with business and government leaders convening in New York City for dozens of events that focus on the transition to a low-carbon economy. This year’s Climate Week includes a sharp focus on countries ratifying the Paris climate agreement — and what this means for global … Read more »

Will RGGI Double Down on Carbon Cuts?

Will RGGI Double Down on Carbon Cuts?

Carbon pricing, the bogeyman of climate-change mitigation, still inspires terror in some US corporate executives and politicians, despite support from global businesses and governments. Opponents argue carbon pricing will cause electricity prices to skyrocket and make businesses less competitive. But when it comes to reducing greenhouse gas emissions, it works … Read more »

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COP21: Strong Climate Policy Leads to Lower Business Costs, CEOs Say

Two new draft texts for a climate deal were released today at COP21, with additional drafts expected to follow as governments negotiate a global climate deal in Paris. Business leaders, meanwhile, continue to step up their efforts to influence climate policy. CEOs of seven apparel companies — Levi Strauss & … Read more »

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Clean Power Plan Mandates Steeper Carbon Cuts

The Obama administration released the final version of the Clean Power Plan today and it sets even stricter emissions regulations than the proposal announced last year. The regulation, which aims to cut carbon pollution from power plants, cuts emissions 32 percent by 2030 from levels recorded in 2005. The draft … Read more »

Nestlé, JLL, Levi’s Among 223 Companies Supporting the Clean Power Plan

More than 200 companies, including Nestlé, JLL, Novelis and Levi Strauss & Co, have announced their support for the EPA’s Clean Power Plan. The comment period on the proposed carbon standard for electric power plants closed Monday. In a letter coordinated by the nonprofit sustainability advocacy organization, Ceres, 223 companies including … Read more »

Antigua Group Selects NGC’s Supply Chain Software

Antigua Group, a designer and marketer of lifestyle apparel and sportswear, has selected NGC Software’s Extended PLM for fashion product lifecycle management and supply chain management. The Antigua Group selected NGC’s PLM and SCM software to streamline workflows, enhance collaboration and overall design/production efficiency, and ensure on-time delivery of apparel … Read more »

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VF Launches Chemical Management Program

VF Corporation, whose brands include The North Face, Timberland and Wrangler, among others, has debuted a chemical management program, Chem-IQ. Developed in collaboration with third-party experts, including the Natural Resources Defense Council, Chem-IQ provides a proactive, cost-effective and scalable method for identifying and eliminating potentially harmful chemicals before they enter the … Read more »

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Timberland Achieves GHG Emissions Goals 2 Years Early

Timberland has met its greenhouse gas emissions and renewable energy goals two years ahead of schedule. The outdoor clothing and footwear company, a VF Corporation brand, in 2007 set a series of sustainability targets to achieve by 2015 including to reduce GHG emissions by 50 percent, against a 2006 baseline, … Read more »

Carbon Pollution Rule Draws Praise, Criticism

Unilever, VF Corporation, Mars and 125 other companies have sent letters supporting the EPA’s proposed carbon pollution rule for existing power plants to the Obama Administration and to Senate and House majority and minority leaders. Sustainability advocacy nonprofit Ceres coordinated the letters, which were also signed by 49 investors managing … Read more »

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How Much Does Climate Change Cost Companies?

A study to calculate the economic risk US industries face from climate change is being funded by New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg, billionaire Tom Steyer and George W. Bush-era Treasury secretary Henry Paulson, Bloomberg Markets Magazine reports. The three men will also co-chair the study, which will look at … Read more »