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Period: September 15, 2014 to October 1, 2014
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Nestle Partners With Bill Gates Charity To Improve Milk Production In East Africa

Nestlé has partnered with a Bill Gates charitable organization to boost productivity and quality of life among East African dairy farmers, including those in Ethiopia and Kenya. Small rural farmers in the region rely on milk as a key source of income, calories and nutrients. Collection and transportation of the milk to chilling stations, however, is inefficient and often leads to spilling or spoilage. Under the two-year partnership, Nestlé and Global Good will apply technology and innovation to improve production. They will also provide 3,000 specially designed milk containers known as “Mazzi” to help small farmers maximize the quantity of the milk they sell.

"Nestlé, Global Good partner to help East Africa small dairy farmers", News release, Nestlé, September 22, 2014

Companies, Organizations  

L'Oreal Opens Biomass Plant At Burgos Manufacturing Plant In Spain

L'Oreal inaugurated its new biomass plant at its Burgos manufacturing site at the Villalonquejar industrial estate in Spain. Considered a pioneering effort in the country in the field of integrating the use of biomass, solar energy technology, and trigeneration energy, the facility will supply the factory with steam, hot water, cold water, and electricity. Moreover, the biomass plant will provide 100 percent of the factory's energy requirements. Opened in 1971, the Burgos manufacturing facility produces all kinds of hair care products, including shampoos, treatments, and lotions.

"L'Oreal Inaugurates New Biomass Plant In Burgos", L'Oreal, September 25, 2014

Clorox Strengthens Ingredient Transparency, Sustainability Initiatives

Catharine de Lacy, who heads Clorox’s global product safety and environmental activities, said that the company’s adoption of the Preferred Ingredient Calculator and expansion of its Ingredients Inside program to include specific fragrance components supports its ingredient transparency and sustainability goals. The action was meant to help developers consider the sustainability profiles of different raw materials and ingredient formulations. It took awhile to add fragrances to the program, she said, because they “are both a science and art” and fragrance recipes are protected for competitive reasons.

"Passing the Smell Test: Clorox Expands Fragrance Disclosure", The Clorox Company Blog, September 23, 2014

L’Oreal’s Pune facility hits environmental targets

Cosmetics Design , September 30, 2014

Alternative fuel…from cooking oil

The Manufacturer, September 25, 2014

Naturex Unveils Latest Sustainability Strategy

Asia Food Journal, September 24, 2014

Market News  

SC Johnson Wins EPA Recognition, Receives SmartWay Excellence Award

SC Johnson received the 2014 SmartWay Award for freight supply chain environmental performance and energy efficiency from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. One of the 11 companies from the shipper and logistics category of the award, SC Johnson also won the recognition in 2012 and 2013. EPA’s SmartWay Excellence Awards program recognizes the top 1 percent of the agency’s more than 3,000 freight supply chain partners. According to the agency, transportation accounts for almost one-third of greenhouse gas emissions and uses about two-thirds of petroleum-based fuel in the country. EPA launched the program in 2004 as part of its efforts to minimize the sector’s impact on the environment.

"SC Johnson Receives U.S. EPA 2014 SmartWay Excellence Award", SC Johnson, September 23, 2014

RB Becomes Part Of Dow Jones Sustainability Index

RB said it has been recognized as the number 1 company in the household products industry in terms of sustainability by the Dow Jones Sustainability Index. Earning “industry best” scores in the economic and environmental categories, RB posted top scores in several criteria, including innovation management, strategy for emerging markets, and supply chain management. RB aims to reduce by one-third its impact on water resources, its carbon emission, and to derive a third of its revenue from more sustainable products by 2020, as part of its betterbusiness strategy.

"RB joins Dow Jones Sustainability World Index", Reckitt Benckiser, September 12, 2014

3 big revelations from Unilever's TED talks

GreenBiz.com, September 24, 2014

Press Release  

Kimberly-Clark Gets EPA Recognition For Transportation Sustainability Efforts

Kimberly-Clark Corporation received a SmartWay Excellence Award from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in recognition of the company’s leadership in freight supply chain sustainability and energy efficiency. EPA said the company was recognized for its achievements in collaborating with transportation providers to reduce its carbon footprint. One of the 11 companies honored by EPA in 2014, Kimberly-Clark has received this honor for the fifth time since 2006.

"Kimberly-Clark Receives US EPA 2014 SmartWay Excellence Award", Kimberly-Clark , September 23, 2014

METRO GROUP Rejoins Dow Jones Sustainability Index

METRO GROUP was relisted on the Dow Jones Sustainability World international sustainability index, according to the rating agency RobecoSAM. After seeing its score rise to 71 points in the 2014 rating, METRO AG will also be included in the Dow Jones Sustainability Europe index. In 2012, after 12 consecutive years of membership in the index, METRO GROUP share was removed from the DJSI World index, which is one of the Dow Jones sustainability indices highlighting companies with the best environmental, social, and economic practices in their industries.

"METRO GROUP joins the Dow Jones Sustainability Indices World and Europe", METRO GROUP , September 22, 2014

Celebrating Henkel´s 138th birthday

Henkel, September 26, 2014

Recent Corporate Recognitions

Procter & Gamble, September 08, 2014

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