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100 Best Corporate Citizens Revealed

Bristol-Myers Squibb is the best corporate citizen of 2014, according to Corporate Responsibility Magazine, which publishes the annual list. Johnson & Johnson, Gap, Microsoft, Mattel Weyerhaeuser, Ecolab, Intel, Coca-Cola and Walt Disney round out the top 10 in this year’s 100 Best Corporate Citizens List. To compile the 15th annual … Read more »

Environmental Executive Moves: BrownFlynn, SFI, ENVIRON, Progressive Waste Solutions

Here’s the latest news on hirings, promotions and departures among environmental leaders. BrownFlynn: The CSR consulting firm has named Mike Wallace as managing director. Wallace (pictured) was formerly director of Global Reporting Initiative’s North American operations. Sustainable Forestry Initiative: The ecolabel has appointed Anne Giardini to its board of directors as a member … Read more »

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New Life for Christmas Trees as Car Parts?

A tree-based, renewable alternative to fiberglass for use in auto parts is the culmination of a collaboration between the Lincoln Motor Company, Weyerhaeuser and Johnson Controls. Using tree-harvested natural fibers in place of traditional glass-based fibers, Weyerhaeuser created Cellulose Reinforced Polypropylene. The product, which the company says is lighter and … Read more »

Corporate Carbon Emissions Report Finds 51% Emitting Unsustainable Levels

Corporate Carbon Emissions Report Finds 51% Emitting Unsustainable Levels

Autodesk, Unilever and Eli Lilly are the top three sustainable companies, according to a study analyzing greenhouse gas emissions of 100 companies. Climate Counts 2013 Carbon Study looked at companies that have voluntarily disclosed their emissions publicly since 2005 through CDP. It analyzed the companies against science-based targets that seek … Read more »

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FAA, Airlines, Universities to Develop Cleaner Jet Fuels

The Federal Aviation Administration has selected a team of universities to lead a new Air Transportation Center of Excellence (COE) that aims to benefit airlines by developing cleaner jet fuels and exploring other ways to meet next-generation air transportation environmental and energy goals. Led by Washington State University and the … Read more »

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Weyerhaeuser Cashes in on Climate

Weyerhaeuser last year made $102 million in “Eco+ Revenues,” sales of products and services with an improved environmental profile, the company says. These products meet one or more of the following criteria, without hurting their overall sustainability profile: Enables substitution of nonrenewable energy or materials with renewable resources. Results show … Read more »

Weyerhaeuser, Nippon Efficiency Project Aims to Save 100 Million kWh Yearly

Weyerhaeuser, Nippon Paper Industries, Cowlitz County Public Utility District, and the Bonneville Power Administration have launched the largest industrial energy efficiency project in BPA history and one of the largest energy efficiency projects in the United States to date, at a North Pacific Paper Corporation facility. The $60 million project, … Read more »

Weyerhaeuser Sustainability Report: CO2 Intensity Down 8%

Weyerhaeuser Sustainability Report: CO2 Intensity Down 8%

Between 2010 and 2011 pulp and paper company Weyerhaeuser reduced its greenhouse gas intensity by over 8 percent, according to the company’s 2011 sustainability report. Over the year the firm reduced its total direct carbon dioxide emissions by 2 percent, from 1.42 million to 1.39 million metric tons of CO2 … Read more »

Weyerhaeuser Names ATFS-Certified Wood as Preferred Purchase Option

Weyerhaeuser Company has announced its preference for purchasing wood certified under the American Tree Farm System, an independent certification designed for US family forest landowners and recognized by the Sustainable Forestry Initiative. Weyerhaeuser, the U.S.-based lumber producer, pulp and paper manufacturer and home builder, will maintain a priority market for … Read more »