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Period: December 1, 2012 to January 1, 2013
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SC Johnson Installs Wind Turbines At Waxdale Manufacturing Site

SC Johnson installed two wind turbines at its Waxdale manufacturing facility in Mt. Pleasant, Wisconsin. Capable of generating about 8 million kilowatt hours of electricity yearly, the wind turbines will enhance the plant’s sustainability, producing Scrubbing Bubbles, Glade, and Windex products with clean energy. Combined with the plant’s cogeneration turbines, the wind turbines will enable the plant to produce 100 percent of its electricity requirements onsite.

"SC Johnson Powers Up Wind Energy at Company’s Largest Manufacturing Facility", SC Johnson, December 18, 2012

L'Oréal Joins Beraca, German Agency To Help Promote Sustainable Sourcing From The Amazon

L'Oréal partnered with Brazil-based ingredients supplier Beraca to help promote sustainable sourcing of raw materials from the Amazon. With Germany's Agency for International Cooperation as part of the agreement, the program focuses on supply chain's principal areas: organization and management, manufacturing and organic certification, and marketing. The German international agency will handle training of program beneficiaries in business management and collaborative solutions. L'Oréal will invest in infrastructure and safety equipment.

"Beraca partners with L’Oréal on sustainable Amazon development", Cosmetics Design, December 10, 2012


WRI Sustainability SWOT Tool Helps Target, Staples Profit From Environment-Friendly Operations

Retailers Target and Staples are using the World Resources Institute’s Sustainability SWOT tool to perform strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats analysis of their sustainability efforts. The sSWOT tool developed by the WRI is designed to help businesses profit from their efforts to manage environmental risks, such as climate change and water shortage. Also, the sSWOT can help motivate companies to invest and collaborate to deal with sustainability-related issues in ways that add value to their business.

"Target, Staples Use WRI Tool to Profit from Sustainability", Environmental Leader, December 13, 2012

Unilever Wins Sustainability Award From World Environment Center

The World Environment Center awarded its 2013 Gold Medal for International Corporate Achievement in Sustainable Development to Unilever. WEC’s Gold Medal Jury recognized Unilever for its long-term commitment to including sustainability in its business products and operations, as well as its previous efforts to improve global environmental standards. Unilever claims to address environmental issues through its Sustainable Living Plan, which aims to reduce the company’s environmental footprint.

"Unilever Selected As Winner Of The 2013 Gold Medal For International Corporate Achievement In Sustainable Development", Business Wire, December 11, 2012

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