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Marketing and Comms
by Sustainable Brands, April 20, 2018
People can now see, in detail, what goes into choosing each of the ingredients that are used in SC Johnson products. In its newly released 26th annual sustainability report, The Science Inside, the...
Product, Service & Design Innovation
by Chris Sherwin, April 20, 2018
Most Sustainable Brands readers will know that 22nd April is Earth Day, but did you also know that the 21st is World Creativity and Innovation Day? I’ve always been amazed at how little the...
Marketing and Comms
by Monica Marshall, April 20, 2018
Nearly 50 years ago, the U.S. passed legislation to ensure the air we breathe and water we drink is clean, and that endangered animals and federal lands are protected. For 20 years, enforcement of...
Member News | Heineken
Started in 1970, Earth Day is celebrated annually on April 22 to support and celebrate environmental protection.  This year, Earth Day Network, the organization that leads Earth Day worldwide,...
Member News | Kohler
by Jed Nugal,
In honor of Earth Day, Kohler Co. is showcasing its work to repurpose industrial waste materials via a Facebook Live panel discussion. The panel, slated for Monday, April 23 at 2:30 p.m. CDT, will...
Chemistry, Materials & Packaging
by Renee Yardley, April 20, 2018
Although we see every day as Earth Day, the annual celebration always inspires great conversation about sustainability and how we can do better as a society. We believe education is the cornerstone...
Collaboration
by Sustainable Brands, April 19, 2018
One of the greatest aspects of the corporate sustainability movement has to be the paradigm shift that has encouraged companies to collaborate to solve common issues – joining forces across...
Member News | Braskem
Braskem, the largest thermoplastics resins producer in the Americas and the worldwide leader in bio-polymers, announced today its expanded focus on the research, development and commercialization of...
Marketing and Comms
by Sustainable Brands, April 19, 2018
CVS Health continues to put its money where its purpose is. Following up on the promise it made in January to stop altering imagery for beauty products, the company’s retail division, CVS Pharmacy,...
The Next Economy
by Hannah Furlong, April 19, 2018
Going “circular” refers to the change from our current take-make-waste linear economy to a borrow-use-return circular economy, also known under the banners of ‘zero-waste’ and ‘cradle-to-cradle.’ The...
Waste Not
by Sustainable Brands, April 19, 2018
Around the globe, over one million individuals have signed petitions, taken to stores and restaurants, and posted photos of ridiculous packaging on social media to call out corporations for their...
Chemistry, Materials & Packaging
by Sustainable Brands, April 18, 2018
Growing consumer awareness and pressure has pushed plastic waste to the forefront of sustainability concerns, prompting numerous commitments to reduce single-use plastics, more efforts to combat...
Collaboration
by Sustainable Brands, April 18, 2018
Mars, McDonald’s, Staples and several other companies have signed on to support the American Forest Foundation (AFF), GreenBlue, the US Forest Service and Esri in the development of a new forest...
Walking the Talk
by Maxine Perella, April 18, 2018
As food supply chains grow more complex, consumers are setting higher expectations for food quality, safety and sustainability as they seek more aspirational choices around what they eat. But food...
Member News | BASF
by Jed Nugal,
BASF shifts its Personal Care portfolio and will offer palm-based specialties for the cosmetics industry exclusively as certified sustainable. The move was announced at its 3rd Palm Dialog event...
Member News | Braskem
by Jed Nugal,
Braskem and Embalixo, Brazil's leader in the production of waste bags, in partnership with Pão de Açúcar, one of the leading retailers and pioneers in the collection of post-consumer materials, will...
Member News | Gildan
by Jed Nugal,
The Leonardo Martínez Valenzuela Hospital received a donation of medical equipment for its surgery ward from Gildan, which was commemorated on April 6 by the First Lady of Honduras, Ana García de...
Member News | Timberland
by Jed Nugal,
In a world motivated by social cred and “likes,” it comes as no surprise that U.S. consumers on average spend roughly $250 a month on clothes, shoes and accessories. But what you might not expect is...
Walking the Talk
by Sustainable Brands, April 18, 2018
New evidence suggests that sustainability standards are drivers of the adoption and improvement of corporate practices. Its welcome news following CDP’s recent examination of the gap between...
Member News | Sustainable Brands
The Activation Hub will bring together 3,000 insightful change makers.
by Eda Isik,
P&G, Salesforce.org, Starbucks, Nestlé among companies showcasing initiatives in the Activation Hub at SB’18 Vancouver, June 4-7 SAN FRANCISCO, April 18, 2018 – Sustainable Brands® is evolving...
Product, Service & Design Innovation
by Sustainable Brands, April 17, 2018
Everyone’s gotta eat – and it makes for a big industry. Globally, food and agriculture is a $7.8 trillion industry. Its also growing (pun intended): global investments in the food and agriculture...
Chemistry, Materials & Packaging
by Sustainable Brands, April 17, 2018
The Green Chemistry & Commerce Council (GC3), a multi-stakeholder collaborative that drives the commercial adoption of sustainable chemistry, has selected the 10 startups that have won the...
Behavior Change
by Jessica Verhagen, April 17, 2018
Imagine buying a pair of shoes and being able to address the carbon emissions from those shoes’ production and transportation right when you buy them. To date, this hasn’t been possible: We didn’t...
Member News | BASF
Sustainability is an integral part of BASF’s corporate strategy. A tangible example of how BASF carries out its company purpose “We create chemistry for a sustainable future” is the Sustainable...
Waste Not
by Sustainable Brands, April 17, 2018
Water and waste are issues at nearly every step of the textile and apparel lifecycles. Luckily, solutions are being developed across the board. Girlfriend Collective broke onto the fashion scene...
Product, Service & Design Innovation
by Sustainable Brands, April 16, 2018
A team of students from North Dakota State University took the top prize last week at 3M’s Disruptive Design Challenge in St. Paul, Minnesota. The Disruptive Design Challenge was developed to expose...
Behavior Change
by Sustainable Brands, April 16, 2018
Just over a week ahead of the five-year anniversary of the devastating Rana Plaza factory collapse, Better Buying and the Ethical Trading Initiative (ETI) have announced an 18-month partnership in...
Member News | Ford
by Jed Nugal,
Ford Motor Company is reinforcing its commitment to the people of Puerto Rico as it launches the next phase of Centro de Movilidad Social – a program designed to provide much-needed supplies and...
Business Case
by Julie Nash, April 16, 2018
Extreme weather events cost the global economy a record $320 billion in 2017. Food systems are experiencing more shocks than ever before, yet they also cause about one quarter of global...
Organizational Change
by Sustainable Brands, April 16, 2018
The Procter & Gamble Company today announced it has achieved many of its 2020 environmental sustainability goals, has plans in place to meet the rest and has established new, broad-reaching goals...
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