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by Leon Kaye, May 2013
Corporate social responsibility has become more mainstream and developed a deeper sense of purpose in the past few years, and we should acknowledge the progress companies and their brands have...
by Brady Hamed, May 2013
The UK-based Sustainable Restaurant Association (SRA) this week debuted a global sustainability rating system to encourage more sustainable practices across the industry. More than 500 UK restaurants...
by Jennifer Elks, Apr 2013
Unilever's commitment to make sustainable and equitable growth the heart of its business model is helping to drive increased sales while reducing costs and risks, according to the second Unilever...
by Jennifer Elks, Apr 2013
Bumble Bee Foods today announced the introduction of Wild Selections® – a new line of products certified by the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC). A portion of the proceeds from the sale of Wild...
by Jennifer Elks, Apr 2013
Hot on the heels of its announcement earlier this week of a goal to save 85 million gallons of fuel in 2013, United Airlines is launching a Sustainable Supply Chain (SSC) initiative in an effort to...
by Jennifer Elks, Apr 2013
In its latest investigation into the polluting effects of the textile industry, Greenpeace International has uncovered the dumping of industrial wastewater containing a cocktail of toxic and...
by Mike Hower, Apr 2013
Sustainable Harvest Coffee Importers (SHCI) has embarked on a relief effort to help Latin American coffee farmers facing an outbreak of Coffee Leaf Rust Disease, known as Roya in Spanish — a...
by Mathieu Jahnich, Apr 2013
French consumers want to know more about where their products come from to make more sustainable choices. Besides, trust in business is higher when brands take action for sustainability, demonstrate...
by Jennifer Elks, Apr 2013
Last week, Yum! Brands – parent company of KFC, Pizza Hut and Taco Bell – announced the release of its online Corporate Social Responsibility Report, “Serving the World.”In the report, Yum! expresses...
by Brady Hamed, Apr 2013
Sodexo, one of the world's largest food services and facilities management companies, has announced a partnership with the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) that will help...
by Mike Hower, Apr 2013
Whole Foods and Gotham Greens have come together to construct the country’s first commercial-scale greenhouse farm integrated within a retail grocery space in Brooklyn.Gotham Greens will design,...
by Mike Hower, Apr 2013
The UN-supported anti-poverty program Business Call to Action (BCtA) recently announced a new set of commitments to provide income-earning opportunities and expand access to services such as mobile...
by Julie Corbett, Mar 2013
Over 125 billion rigid plastic containers are produced and consumed in the US every year, but according to the EPA only 28% are recycled, with the rest piling up in landfills and oceans. There is an...
by Mike Hower, Mar 2013
Swiss chemical company Clariant has released a series of score cards to demonstrate the percentage savings in water and energy consumption, chemical usage, time, GHG emissions and Biological/Chemical...
by Maxine Perella, Mar 2013
This article first appeared on edie.net on March 26, 2013.Waste from biofuel could drive the production of more sustainable concrete through a pioneering closed-loop process. Researchers are...
by Mike Hower, Mar 2013
H&M for the first time has made its supplier factory list public alongside its annual sustainability report, released last week.The fashion apparel company says publishing the list is an...
by Tish Tablan, Mar 2013
Forestry has always been critical to the livelihood of residents in the western North Carolina Mountains, but the economically distressed area has suffered since the furniture industry mostly vacated...
by Maxine Perella, Mar 2013
This article first appeared on edie.net on March 20, 2013.Environmental Data Interactive Exchange (Edie), an online sustainability resource based in the UK, has published an exclusive white...
by Jennifer Elks, Mar 2013
The Retail Industry Leaders Association (RILA) has released its 2013 Retail Sustainability Report, which highlights progress towards the industry’s evolving sustainability objectives and identifies a...
by Jennifer Elks, Mar 2013
A coalition of 30 consumer, health, food safety and fishing groups today launched the Campaign for Genetically Engineered (GE)-Free Seafood by announcing that several major grocery retailers ...
by Jennifer Elks, Mar 2013
In an effort to support long-term crop stability and help coffee-farming communities mitigate the effects of climate change, Starbucks this week announced the expansion of its $70 million...
by Jennifer Elks, Mar 2013
Nike today announced a partnership with Swiss company bluesign technologies to broaden the supply of sustainable materials and chemistries for use in Nike products.The partnership allows access to...
by Rebecca MacWhirter, Mar 2013
With three billion new middle-class consumers projected to enter the global marketplace in the coming decades[1], it is now widely acknowledged that the global economy of tomorrow will face material...
by Mike Hower, Mar 2013
Nestlé has published a set of 30 social and environmental goals focused on countering the global nutrition crisis and environmental decline, to be achieved by or before 2020.In response to the...
by Jennifer Elks, Mar 2013
Seven global organizations are jointly launching today the world’s first practitioner’s guide to sustainable sourcing of agricultural raw materials. The guide is an open-source innovation...
by Mike Hower, Mar 2013
The Co-operative Group, Nestlé and Sainsbury’s say they will improve the sustainability performance of some of their products in response to research from the Product Sustainability Forum.The study,...
by Mike Hower, Mar 2013
Within the next five years, all products sold in Whole Foods stores in the U.S. and Canada will be labeled to indicate if they contain genetically modified organisms (GMOs), according to a recent...
by Adam Werbach, Mar 2013
Let’s start with where we are today. The state of the "economy," like the bible or the U.S. constitution, is granted semi-magical powers by most businesses, as if it were carved out of granite, solid...
by Jennifer Elks, Mar 2013
Today, the Ecosystem Markets Task Force (EMTF), an independent task force aimed at finding new opportunities for UK businesses to drive green economic growth, released its Final Report stating the...
by Sam Rye, Mar 2013
The food system is not a machine, but this is how we have treated it in the last 50 years. With the growth of industrial food production, manufacturing and distribution, we have seen a vast range of...
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