We use our own and third-party cookies to optimize your experience on this site, including to maintain user sessions. Without these cookies our site will not function well. If you continue browsing our site we take that to mean that you understand and accept how we use the cookies. If you wish to decline our cookies we will redirect you to Google.
Already have an account? Sign in.

 Remember Me | Forgot Your Password?
<<18192021222324252627>> Total results:1748 References Per Page:

Henkel Receives CSR Honors For Sustainability Efforts In MENA Region

November 27, 2013: 12:00 AM EST
Henkel said it has been shortlisted for the 2013 Arabia Corporate Social Responsibility Awards’ Large Sized Enterprise category. Held under the patronate of Dubai Civil Aviation Authority president, Emirates Group CEO, and Dubai Airport chairman Sheikh Ahmed Bin Saeed Al Maktoum, the awards recognize companies’ CSR initiatives, including sustainability efforts, in Arabian countries. Henkel said it was recognized for its contribution to sustainability in the region by reducing its environmental footprint.
"Henkel is among the Top 5 sustainable companies in Arabia", Henkel, November 27, 2013, © Henkel AG & Co. KGaA
Domains
SUSTAINABLE BUSINESS
Company News
Geographies
Worldwide
EMEA
Middle East- Africa
United Arab Emirates

Nestlé Continues To Replace Old Ice Cream Freezers With Eco-Friendly Models

November 27, 2013: 12:00 AM EST
As part of a commitment to use only environmentally friendly refrigerants, and phase out damaging hydrofluorocarbons, Nestlé announced that new commercial ice cream freezers in Europe would use only naturally occurring substances. Eco-friendly refrigerants include carbon dioxide, ammonia, water, air and hydrocarbons like propane and isobutane, none of which harm the ozone layer. The new ice cream freezers also reduce energy consumption by more than a third. The company has invested more than $264 million to replace synthetic refrigerants with natural alternatives in more than 92 percent of its industrial refrigeration systems.
"New Nestlé freezers to help tackle climate change", News release, Nestlé, November 27, 2013, © Nestlé
Domains
SUSTAINABLE BUSINESS
Company News
Efficiency & Business Processes
Innovation
Geographies
Worldwide
EMEA
Europe

Companies Adopt Rail Freight To Reduce Environmental Impact And Shipping Costs

November 26, 2013: 12:00 AM EST
An increasing number of companies are integrating railroad transport into their freight operations as part of their efforts to reduce their environmental footprint. Freight transport accounts for 15 percent of business-related carbon emissions in the U.S. Ocean Spray reduced its U.S. Southeast distribution operations’ carbon emissions by 20 percent and its transportation costs by 40 percent by opening a distribution center in the region and using empty rail cars returning from a rival’s deliveries to Florida. Other companies are also using rail as a major component of their shipping logistics, with the “Inbound Logistics” magazine reporting that intermodal traffic hit a new high in the U.S. in August 2013. Jelly Belly Candy Co. saves more than $500,000 each year after adopting intermodal transport for all its shipments. In Europe, competitors Colgate Palmolive, Mondelez International, and Nestle are pooling their shipments to take advantage of the advantages offered by rail freight.
Jason Mathers , "More Companies Find Success With Greener Freight", Environmental Defense Fund, November 26, 2013, © Environmental Defense Fund
Domains
SUSTAINABLE BUSINESS
Efficiency & Business Processes
Market News
Geographies
Worldwide
North America
EMEA
United States of America
Europe

Innovation And Sustainability To Drive Growth In Body Care Segment, Mintel Reports

November 25, 2013: 12:00 AM EST
In 2007–2012, the body care market in the United States suffered a 10 percent decline in sales; however, the segment is forecast to recover, driven by innovation and products that promote sustainability and ethical sourcing, Mintel said. According to the market research firm, almost a third of consumers who buy body care products are looking for more environment-friendly personal care products. Just as important, however, is consumer demand for product efficacy, which means products that meet these requirements are likely to find market success. Also, consumers prefer body care products that feel good on the body, Mintel said.
Lisa Doyle, "The Feel Good Factors in Body Care", GCI Magazine , November 25, 2013, © Allured Business Media
Domains
SUSTAINABLE BUSINESS
Consumers
Market News
Geographies
Worldwide
North America
United States of America

Kimberly-Clark Wins Recognition For Forest-Friendly Supply Chain Operations

November 22, 2013: 12:00 AM EST
Kimberly-Clark Corp. was named the industry leader for household and personal care products in terms of efforts to reduce deforestation risks across its global supply chain, according to the 2013 forest report by nonprofit group CDP. Factors the prompted CDP to award this recognition to Kimberly-Clark include the company’s completion of a full risk assessment of its forestry-related products in its supply chain, its efforts to determine country of origin of commodities beyond its first-rung suppliers, and its plan to achieve 100 percent certified materials or determine appropriate alternatives. CDP’s annual forests report looks at how the largest manufacturers work to minimize their operations’ adverse impact on the world’s forests.
"Kimberly-Clark Named Sector Leader for Improving Deforestation Risk in Supply Chain", Kimberly-Clark , November 22, 2013, © Kimberly-Clark Corporation
Domains
SUSTAINABLE BUSINESS
Company News
Geographies
Worldwide
North America
United States of America

Procter & Gamble Aims To Highlight Sustainability Efforts With Its Marketing

November 19, 2013: 12:00 AM EST
Procter & Gamble said it plans to integrate its sustainability message into its marketing, as part of its efforts to communicate to customers things it believes have a real impact on their lives. The shift in marketing comes with the company’s release of its sustainability update, and in line with its long-term vision of achieving 100 percent renewable energy and zero landfill-bound waste. P&G global sustainability director Virginie Helias said the company has worked to make sustainability a part of its innovation efforts and that P&G aims to connect sustainability with brand equity.
Sarah Vizard, "P&G marketing to showcase sustainability efforts", Marketing Week, November 19, 2013, © Centaur Communications Ltd
Domains
SUSTAINABLE BUSINESS
Company News
Geographies
Worldwide
North America
United States of America

Unilever Plans To Buy Palm Oil Only From Traceable Sources By End Of 2014

November 12, 2013: 12:00 AM EST
Unilever announced its plan to purchase palm oil only from traceable and known sources by the end of 2014. One of the world’s largest buyers of palm oil for use in products, such as margarine, ice cream, and soap, Unilever buys about 1.5 million tonnes of palm oil and related products each year, accounting for about 3 percent of the world’s total production. Unilever’s chief procurement officer Marc Engel reiterated the company’s commitment to supporting the campaign for sustainability in the palm oil industry.
"100% of Palm Oil bought will be traceable to known sources by end 2014", Unilever , November 12, 2013, © Unilever
Domains
SUSTAINABLE BUSINESS
Company News
Geographies
Worldwide
EMEA
Asia-Pacific
Europe
Indonesia
United Kingdom
Netherlands

Procter & Gamble, Unilever, Other FMCG Companies Expand Efforts To Reduce Waste

November 12, 2013: 12:00 AM EST
Fast moving consumer goods companies, including Procter & Gamble and Hindustan Unilever, are adopting zero waste policies to improve their sustainability and bottom lines in India. P&G’s manufacturing sites in India are among its 45 sites worldwide that have achieved zero-waste status, in the process, creating more than $1 billion in value for the company. In India, P&G reuses waste to manufacture liquid soap and incense sticks. Unilever claimed it has saved €10 million and avoided wasting another €186 million by reducing waste disposal at its factories worldwide by as much as 50 percent in 2012 from 2008 levels. Also, the company plans to implement 100 waste-reduction ideas from its employees in 2013.
Prasad Sangameshwaran, "A Zero Waste World", Businessworld, November 12, 2013, © Businessworld
Domains
SUSTAINABLE BUSINESS
Company News
Efficiency & Business Processes
Market News
Geographies
Worldwide
Asia-Pacific
India

Target Launches Sustainable-Supplier Initiative; Aims To Narrow Walmart's Lead

November 12, 2013: 12:00 AM EST
Retailer Target started collecting information from suppliers of the approximately 7,500 products it sells in the household cleaning, personal care, beauty, and baby-care categories. It will then assess the products’ qualities in terms of sustainability using criteria developed by GoodGuide to establish its Sustainable Product Standard. At present, Target lags behind some of its rivals in terms of promoting sustainability; for example, Walmart has taken the lead in the retail sector with its sustainable-supplier initiative. Aside from being the top brand in terms of adopting solar energy in the United States, Walmart also claimed that its sustainability index for suppliers is leading the industry.
Dale Buss , "Target Launches Sustainable-Supplier Push in Bid to Catch Walmart", Brandchannel.com, November 12, 2013, © brandchannel
Domains
SUSTAINABLE BUSINESS
Company News
Efficiency & Business Processes
Market News
Geographies
Worldwide
North America
United States of America

Walmart Launches Great Value Naturals Line Of Environment-Friendly Cleaning Products

November 8, 2013: 12:00 AM EST
Walmart announced the Great Value Naturals line of cleaning products made from natural ingredients. Available in more than 2,000 Walmart stores across the United States, the all-natural cleaning products are as effective as the leading brands of conventional cleaning products, the company said. Sold exclusively at Walmart, the products are made from plant-based Evolve cleaning technology and are 100 percent free from chemicals and toxins. They are biodegradable, non-allergenic and packaged in recyclable materials, the company added.
"Walmart’s Great Value Brand Goes Green with New Cleaning Products", Wal-Mart, November 08, 2013, © Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.
Domains
SUSTAINABLE BUSINESS
Brand News
Product News
Geographies
Worldwide
North America
United States of America

Unilever Unveils Home Water Purifier In Pakistan That Removes Viruses, Bacteria Cheaply

November 4, 2013: 12:00 AM EST
Unilever Pakistan has introduced a home water purification device that works without using electricity or gas. The new Pureit water purifier instead uses sustainable “Unilever proprietary technology” to provide safe and clean water, according to the company. The purification technology takes water through five stages using a “Programmed Germ Kill Technology” to remove harmful bacteria and viruses and provide “odorless natural tasting water” for about two cents a liter.
"Unilever launches Pureit Water Purifier in Pakistan", Unilever, November 04, 2013, © Unilever
Domains
SUSTAINABLE BUSINESS
Company News
Efficiency & Business Processes
Geographies
Worldwide
Asia-Pacific
Pakistan

Unilever CEO Polman Says Capitalism Must Learn Social Values

October 30, 2013: 12:00 AM EST
Unilever CEO Paul Polman said capitalism must evolve when he spoke at an advertising conference hosted by the Indian Society of Advertisers. During his speech, Polman discussed three global trends that corporations need to consider and deal with while operating their business. Corporations have to be aware of the “emergence of a new Asian hemisphere.” As the United States increasingly focuses its attention more on its domestic affairs, it becomes apparent that countries, such as India and China, are not yet ready to become the new America. Businesses also have to deal with the connected consumer, empowered by the Internet and mobile technologies enough to topple dictators and irresponsible companies. Finally, according to Polman, global politics and businesses cannot ignore the “end of the era of abundance.” Corporations cannot afford extreme consumerism and the effects of global warming, Polman added.
Gouri Shah, "Capitalism needs to evolve, says Unilever CEO Paul Polman", Live Mint, October 30, 2013, © HT Media
Domains
SUSTAINABLE BUSINESS
Market News
Geographies
Worldwide
Asia-Pacific
India

Consumer Demand For Natural Products Drives Growth In Renewable Chemicals

October 29, 2013: 12:00 AM EST
Companies, including Coca-Cola, Wal-Mart, and Procter & Gamble, are expanding their use of renewable chemicals, such as extracts of rosemary and the marigold flower, to replace petroleum-based chemicals in packaging, cleaning products, and cosmetics. Growth in the renewable chemicals market, which is expected to reach $83 billion in value in 2018, is driven by unpredictability in the petroleum market, increasing consumer demand for natural ingredients in products. Kemin Industries, which began developing commercially viable processes of extracting natural chemicals from rosemary about two decades ago, is now producing natural ingredients that some of the world’s largest companies currently use to extend the shelf life of their products, such as pet foods, cereals, and skin creams.
Christopher Doering, "Renewable chemicals ride demand for natural products", Gannett Washington Bureau, October 29, 2013, © USA Today/Gannett
Domains
SUSTAINABLE BUSINESS
Ingredients
Market News
Geographies
Worldwide
North America
United States of America

Walmart Partners With Portland State University Scientists To Study Green Roofs

October 28, 2013: 12:00 AM EST
Walmart partnered with Portland State University in Oregon to conduct research into the use of green roofs. As part of the research collaboration deal, researchers from the university’s Green Building Research Lab will collect data from the largest green roof in Portland which is on a Walmart store. Researchers also plan to install sensors and a weather station on the green roof being placed on Walmart’s Hayden Meadows store. Walmart’s biggest green roof, which is located in Chicago, is also being studied. Results of the two studies will be compared to analyze green roof performance in varying climate conditions.
"Walmart turns green roofs into research labs", Sustainable Business News, October 28, 2013, © Sustainable Business.com
Domains
SUSTAINABLE BUSINESS
Company News
Innovation
Geographies
Worldwide
North America
United States of America

Unilever Secures Research Deal With University Of Manchester

October 28, 2013: 12:00 AM EST
Unilever signed a long-term research collaboration deal with the University of Manchester, making the university an important partner in the consumer goods company’s research into specific fields of science. Unilever has secured the support of several strategic academic partners for its efforts to grow its business while reducing its environmental impact under the company’s Unilever Sustainable Living Plan. As part of the deal, Unilever will support the university to conduct research into sustainable consumption, process engineering, biophysics and systems biology, and various aspects of inflammation, toxicology, and hair biology. University of Manchester vice-president for research and innovation Luke Georghiou said access to university research provides Unilever a competitive advantage.
"University and Unilever sign partnership agreement", The University of Manchester, October 28, 2013, © The University of Manchester
Domains
SUSTAINABLE BUSINESS
Company News
Geographies
Worldwide
EMEA
Europe
United Kingdom

Unilever Says Corporate Social Responsibility Among Its Top Priorities

October 24, 2013: 12:00 AM EST
Consumer goods company Unilever said it is taking corporate social responsibility very seriously. As one of the leading manufacturers of hundreds of brands of consumer products, Unilever can have a significant role in global efforts to promote sustainability. Leveraging its influence as one of the world’s largest media buyers, the company has created and promoted various sustainability efforts, including its Sustainable Living Plan. In Malaysia, more than 400 employees of Unilever Holdings Sdn Bhd joined the celebration of the Global Handwashing Day, encouraging Malaysians to wash their hands with soap before every meal. Unilever’s Lifebuoy brand of germ-protection soap led the celebrations as part of its “Malaysia, Jom Lebih Sihat!” campaign for health in the country.
Nevash Nair, "Consumer goods company takes corporate social responsibility seriously", The Star, October 24, 2013, © Star Publications
Domains
SUSTAINABLE BUSINESS
Company News
Geographies
Worldwide
Asia-Pacific
Malaysia

Solar Industry Group Recognizes L’Oréal USA As Solar Energy Champion

October 24, 2013: 12:00 AM EST
L’Oréal USA received the 2013 Solar Champion award from the Solar Energy Industries Association during the Power International conference and trade show held in Chicago. SEIA’s report “Solar Means Business” recognizes L’Oréal USA as one of the 20 leading companies in the United States using solar power in their facilities. L’Oréal USA has installed more than 9.7 megawatts of photovoltaic systems in its US facilities in the past 18 months, generating clean energy enough to power more than 40,000 homes for a year. Also, its solar power systems have helped eliminate the amount of carbon dioxide emissions equal to those produced by 2,433 passenger vehicles in a year.
"L'Oréal USA Named One of Top US Companies Utilizing Solar Power", CSRwire, October 24, 2013, © CSRwire, LLC
Domains
SUSTAINABLE BUSINESS
Company News
Geographies
Worldwide
North America
United States of America

SC Johnson Reports Huge Manufacturing Waste Reduction

October 24, 2013: 12:00 AM EST
Consumer goods company SC Johnson reported it has reduced its global manufacturing waste by 62 percent and increased its use of renewable energy to 30 percent, according to the company’s 2013 sustainability report. As part of the company’s efforts reduce its environmental footprint, SC Johnson has invested in 10 major renewable energy initiatives worldwide during the past 10 years, including the installation of two 415-foot-tall wind turbines at its manufacturing facility. Also, the company as recycled about 8.5 million pounds of waste at its global manufacturing facility in Mount Pleasant, Wisconsin, while seven of its factories now have zero landfill status. SC Johnson also released concentrated cleaners that use 63 percent less plastic than standard spray bottles.
"SC Johnson 2013 Public Sustainability Report", SC Johnson, October 24, 2013, © S.C. JOHNSON & SON, INC.
Domains
SUSTAINABLE BUSINESS
Company News
Geographies
Worldwide
North America
United States of America

EPA Acknowledges SC Johnson's Freight Sustainability Achievements With SmartWay Excellence Award

October 23, 2013: 12:00 AM EST
SC Johnson received a SmartWay Excellence Award from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in recognition of its freight supply chain sustainability and energy efficiency efforts. SC Johnson is one of the 55 companies that have received the recognition from EPA, representing the top 1 percent of the SmartWay program’s 3,000 partner companies. Freight transport accounts for more than 25 percent of all fuel consumption and greenhouse gas emissions by the transportation sector, the EPA said. Highlights of SC Johnson’s SmartWay achievements include use of other companies’ empty miles and conversion of U.S. shipping lanes to intermodal transport.
"SC Johnson Receives U.S. EPA 2013 SmartWay Excellence Award", PR Newswire, October 23, 2013, © PR Newswire Association LLC
Domains
SUSTAINABLE BUSINESS
Company News
Efficiency & Business Processes
Geographies
Worldwide
North America
United States of America

L'Oreal’s Strategy: Boosting Customer Base While Reducing Sustainability Footprint

October 23, 2013: 12:00 AM EST
L'Oréal CEO Jean-Paul Agon says his company can achieve its strategic goal of adding one billion customers over the next seven years while having a smaller impact on the environment. The company also said it will work to gets its customers involved in reducing the sustainability footprint by selling products that are “both sustainable and desirable”. The goal of meeting all the beauty needs of men and women globally – dubbed the “universalization strategy” – will involve raising awareness among consumers, through its brands, about sustainability and encouraging customers to “make more sustainable choices”. The company says it is committed to achieving 100 percent sustainability across its product line by 2020.
"L’Oréal announces its new sustainability commitment for 2020 "Sharing Beauty With All"", News release, L’Oréal, October 23, 2013, © L’Oréal
Domains
SUSTAINABLE BUSINESS
Campaigns & Protests
Company News
Consumers
Efficiency & Business Processes
Geographies
Worldwide
North America
EMEA
United States of America
Europe
France

Kimberly-Clark's Sustainability Report Receives Highest Marks From GRI

October 10, 2013: 12:00 AM EST
Kimberly-Clark Corp.'s latest sustainability report has received the A+ application level rating from the Global Reporting Initiative, a nonprofit group that promotes sustainability reporting among corporations. Of the 3,527 sustainability reports released worldwide in 2012, only about 15 percent received GRI's A+ rating. Kimberly-Clark's sustainability report has received the distinction for the second consecutive year, due to the completeness of its disclosure.
"Kimberly-Clark Earns Distinction for Sustainability Reporting", Kimberly-Clark, October 10, 2013, © Kimberly-Clark Corporation
Domains
SUSTAINABLE BUSINESS
Company News
Geographies
Worldwide
North America
United States of America

Target Launches Sustainability Standard For Household Care, Personal Care, And Beauty Products

October 8, 2013: 12:00 AM EST
Target Corporation launched the Target Sustainable Product Standard for the household cleaning, personal care, beauty, and baby care products the discount retailer sells in the United States. Developed in collaboration with industry experts, vendors, and nongovernment organizations, the sustainability standard is designed to help establish a common process and criteria for evaluating a product’s sustainability and environment-friendly status. Target said it will use GoodGuide’s UL Transparency Platform in collecting information from vendors and suppliers.
"Target Introduces Sustainability Criteria for Some Products", Environment News Service, October 08, 2013, © Environment News Service (ENS)
Domains
SUSTAINABLE BUSINESS
Company News
Product News
Geographies
Worldwide
North America
United States of America

Six Chemical Firms Share Sustainability Audit Information Gathered From Potential Suppliers

October 7, 2013: 12:00 AM EST
Six chemical companies have partnered in an effort to boost sustainability efforts within their supply chains. BASF, Bayer MaterialScience, Evonik Industries, Henkel, LANXESS and Solvay are participating in an initiative called “Together for Sustainability” to “harmonize the complex supply management”. Henkel says ecological and social factors are considered when it selects suppliers in the 125 countries where it operates. The initiative will expand the usefulness of audits conducted by the companies because data will be shared – “an audit for one is an audit for all” is the motto. Member companies selected 2,000 suppliers worldwide for assessments and audits in 2012.
"Initiative “Together for Sustainability”", News release, Henkel, October 07, 2013, © Henkel AG & Co. KGaA
Domains
SUSTAINABLE BUSINESS
Company News
Efficiency & Business Processes
Geographies
Worldwide
EMEA
Europe
Germany

Get Involved, Make A Difference In The World, Unilever Head Tells Young Business Leaders

October 5, 2013: 12:00 AM EST
In a speech whose main theme was the importance of responsibility, Unilever CEO Paul Polman urged 1,200 young business leaders to go beyond the sustainability efforts of their companies and make a positive impact on global society. Governments and institutions cannot address the issues facing society, Polman said, unless individuals take responsibility for making a positive impact. People need to get involved, exert more pressure on leaders in order to “create the world we want”. That means “going beyond corporate social responsibility and becoming a force for good”. Polman addressed delegates from 190 countries attending the One Young World Summit in Johannesburg, South Africa.
"CEO urges young leaders to embrace responsibility", News release, Unilever, October 05, 2013, © Unilever
Domains
SUSTAINABLE BUSINESS
Company News
Consumers
Efficiency & Business Processes
Geographies
Worldwide
Middle East- Africa
South Africa

Consumers From Developing Countries More Likely To Buy Products With Sustainable Packaging Than Developed-World Consumers, Tetra Pak Study Shows

October 2, 2013: 12:00 AM EST
In developing countries, an average of 78 percent of consumers frequently, sometimes, or occasionally purchase products with environment-friendly packaging, according to packaging company Tetra Pak. Results of the company’s research indicated developing countries outscored their developed counterparts in five of six categories in the environment survey, with an average of 71 percent of developed-market consumers purchasing products with sustainable packaging. Also, 72 percent of consumers from developing markets frequently, sometimes, or occasionally buy an environment-friendly product even if it costs more, compared with an average of 55 percent of consumers from developed countries.
"Sustainable Packaging: Unilever Refillable Containers, Tetra Pak Enviro Survey", Environmental Leader, October 02, 2013, © Environmental Leader LLC
Domains
SUSTAINABLE BUSINESS
Consumers
Market News
Geographies
Worldwide

Unilever CEO Remains Focused On Long Term Despite Recent Profits Warning

October 2, 2013: 12:00 AM EST
Unilever CEO Paul Polman said the company’s recent profits warning will not stop him from taking a long-term approach to doing business. Describing an effective leader as one who is comfortable with what he or she is and is an authentic person, Polman said he sees nothing wrong with crying when he needs to cry and that it shows he cares. Polman also said the ability to work with others requires leaders to have humility and a high level of self-awareness. Effective leaders should be able to build trust, and only those who do not fear transparency can encourage other people to trust in them, Polman added.
Jo Confino , "Interview: Unilever's Paul Polman on diversity, purpose and profits", theguardian.com, October 02, 2013, © Guardian News and Media Limited
Domains
SUSTAINABLE BUSINESS
Company News
Geographies
Worldwide
EMEA
Europe
United Kingdom

Preservation, Stability, And Other Challenges Remain For Cosmetics Companies Working With Sustainable Materials

October 1, 2013: 12:00 AM EST
Cosmetics companies still face many technical and sustainability challenges when using natural ingredients for their products, according to market research firm Organic Monitor. Variations in product composition has kept preservation as the number 1 technical obstacle for product developers, followed by stability, which has become a major issue, because some environment-friendly preservatives cause discoloration and odor changes. Progress, however, has been recorded in green emulsifiers and rheology modifiers, with many ingredients currently available for making skin care emulsions. Another noteworthy trend is the transition from making green materials to the use of sustainable processes and extraction methods.
"Challenges Persist in Working with Green Materials in Beauty Product Development", GCI Magazine, October 01, 2013, © Allured Business Media
Domains
SUSTAINABLE BUSINESS
Ingredients
Market News
Product News
Geographies
Worldwide
North America
United States of America

Walmart Chooses To Become A Better Company Instead Of Telling A Better Story

October 1, 2013: 12:00 AM EST
Walmart chose to deal with its negative public image by telling its side of the story while working to become a better company at the same time. Like some other large corporations, Walmart has had its share of negative publicity. Rather than telling a better story, however, the retailer chose to set objectives in areas, such as sustainability, women’s economic empowerment, and healthy food. While the company’s CEO played a leadership role in the company’s efforts to reach such goals, the company chose to get its supply chain partners, customers, communities, and employees involved. Hurricane Katrina became the turning point for the retailer, which promptly mobilized to provide the storm’s victims with meals, emergency supplies, and cash. This encouraged the company to use its size and resources to make a difference in the communities where its stores operate.
Leslie Dach, "Don’t Spin a Better Story. Be a Better Company", Harvard Business Review Magazine, October 01, 2013, © Harvard Business School Publishing
Domains
SUSTAINABLE BUSINESS
Company News
Geographies
Worldwide
North America
United States of America

Lidl UK Gets Recognition For Environment-Friendly Refrigeration System

September 30, 2013: 12:00 AM EST
Discount retailer Lidl UK was named the 2013 National Retailer of the Year during the RAC Cooling Industry Awards in recognition of its modern refrigeration system that reduces its environmental impact and food spoilage. Retailers Asda, Morrisons, Tesco, and The Co-operative Group were also shortlisted for the award. Lidl’s new refrigeration system includes plug-in chillers with a leakage rate of less than 1 percent, which improves their environment-friendliness, efficiency, and cost-effectiveness.
"Lidl Wins 'National Retailer of the Year' for Green Credentials", PR Newswire, September 30, 2013, © PR Newswire Association LLC
Domains
SUSTAINABLE BUSINESS
Company News
Geographies
Worldwide
EMEA
Europe
United Kingdom

L'Oréal Joins United Nations Global Compact 100 Stock Index

September 27, 2013: 12:00 AM EST
L'Oréal said it has been selected for inclusion in the United Nations Global Compact 100, a global stock index combining corporate sustainability with baseline financial performance. The stock index measures the financial performance of 100 companies that have pledged to commit to the Global Compact 10 principles. It has shown a total investment return of 26.4 percent in 2012, outperforming the rest of the stock market.
"L’Oréal selected for the United Nations global compact stock index Group", L’Oréal, September 27, 2013, © L’Oréal
Domains
SUSTAINABLE BUSINESS
Company News
Market News
Geographies
Worldwide
EMEA
Europe
France

Market Opportunity For Pet Food Companies: Eco-Conscious Pet Owners

September 24, 2013: 12:00 AM EST
Global concern for the environment is poised to extend into the $75 billion pet food industry, according to Euromonitor. Half of middle class families own a dog, cat or other pet, but only 40 percent of pet owners buy “green” pet foods. Pet food manufacturers can take advantage of a major marketing opportunity by reminding eco-conscious pet owners that environmental concerns reach into the pet food aisle. Pet owners who perceive their pets to be part of the family are 60 percent more likely to buy “green” pet food. The researcher says ads that show pets as valued family members who deserve healthy “green” food will attract eco-conscious pet owners.
Eileen Bevis, "Survey Results: Pet Food Consumers Buying Into Green Trend", Euromonitor International, September 24, 2013, © Euromonitor International
Domains
SUSTAINABLE BUSINESS
Market News
Trends
Geographies
Worldwide

Former Trader Joe’s Exec To Sell Low-Cost Meals Made From Nutritious – But Expired – Foods

September 21, 2013: 12:00 AM EST
A recent report from Harvard and the Natural Resources Defense Council said that more than 90 percent of Americans prematurely throw out food – as much as 40 percent of the food supply, or about $40 billion worth because businesses and consumer do not understand “use by” and “sell by” dates on packages. Former Trader Joe’s president Doug Rauch has decided to tackle the problem by taking wholesome food thrown out by grocers and use it to prepare low-cost, healthy meals for the “underserved” in American cities. The project, dubbed the “Daily Table”, is basically a food recovery program focusing mainly on fruits and vegetables, freshly prepared product, “stuff that's really not brand-driven”, Rauch says.
Scott Simon, "Trader Joe's Ex-President To Turn Expired Food Into Cheap Meals", NPR, September 21, 2013, © NPR
Domains
SUSTAINABLE BUSINESS
Company News
Efficiency & Business Processes
Geographies
Worldwide
North America
United States of America

Amazon Advertising's Survey Reveals Personal Values Dictate Purchasing Decisions For 21 Percent Of US Consumers

September 18, 2013: 12:00 AM EST
Results of Amazon Advertising’s recent survey revealed 21 percent of US consumers are making choices based on what is better for them and better for the planet. Dubbed as “The Choicefuls” by the advertising agency, these consumers are always looking for brands that reflect their personal values, including buying organic products and making exercise a top priority in their lives. These consumers are tech savvy, putting much value to convenience offered by mobile devices and applications. Also, Choicefuls are 77 percent more likely to exert efforts to buy brands that are compatible with their values and 89 percent more willing to do research before buying. These people are 10 times more likely to exercise even if they had to revise their daily schedule to do so and are 51 percent more likely to believe that the added cost of healthy living is worth it.
"Amazon Advertising Unveils New Study Focused On Today's Progressive Consumer ", PRNewswire, September 18, 2013, © PR Newswire Association LLC
Domains
SUSTAINABLE BUSINESS
Consumers
Market News
Geographies
Worldwide
North America
United States of America

Henkel Partners With Solidaridad, Other Groups To Launch Sustainable Palm Oil Supply Chain Initiative In Honduras

September 17, 2013: 12:00 AM EST
Henkel’s Laundry & Home Care division partnered with social development group Solidaridad and other stakeholders to launch an initiative to establish sustainable supply chains for palm oil and palm kernel oil in Honduras. Aimed at reforming 80 percent of the country’s total oil production area in the country, the €2.7 million initiative also aims to improve the livelihood and social conditions of 5,000 workers and 7,500 farmers and their families. Also, the program aims to secure certification for the supply chain under the Principles and Criteria of the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil.
"Henkel and Solidaridad foster smallholder program to support a sustainable palm oil industry", Henkel, September 17, 2013, © Henkel AG & Co. KGaA
Domains
SUSTAINABLE BUSINESS
Company News
Geographies
Worldwide
North America
EMEA
Honduras
Europe
Germany

L’Oréal Adopts The Body Shop's Approach To Ethical Sourcing

September 17, 2013: 12:00 AM EST
L’Oréal is gradually adopting the sustainable and ethical sourcing strategies of The Body Shop, a natural cosmetics retailer it acquired in 2006, according to the retailer’s Community Fair Trade program head Mark Davis. Almost all products that The Body Shop sells include at least one CFT ingredient, at present. As part of the CFT program, company buyers work with communities to expand the supply chain’s access to sustainable materials. Davis said The Body Shop has been working with L’Oréal to teach the cosmetics giant about sustainable sourcing.
Jessica Shankleman, "The Body Shop gives L'Oreal a lesson in ethical sourcing", Business Green, September 17, 2013, © Incisive Media Investments Limited
Domains
SUSTAINABLE BUSINESS
Company News
Efficiency & Business Processes
Innovation
Geographies
Worldwide
North America
EMEA
United States of America
Europe
United Kingdom

Henkel Gains Recognition For Its Sustainability Efforts

September 12, 2013: 12:00 AM EST
Henkel was ranked as market segment leader in the Dow Jones Sustainability Index and Dow Jones Sustainability Index Europe. Listed as the top company in the Household and Personal Products category of the Dow Jones Sustainability Index, the company remains the only one in its market segment to be included in both sustainability indices.  Other ratings agencies, such as FTSE4Good index and Ethibel Pioneer, have also recognized Henkel’s sustainability performance.
"Henkel confirms leading position in sustainability ranking", Henkel, September 12, 2013, © Henkel AG & Co. KGaA
Domains
SUSTAINABLE BUSINESS
Company News
Geographies
Worldwide
EMEA
Europe
Germany

Target Secures LEED Certification For 44 More Stores In Canada

September 12, 2013: 12:00 AM EST
Target said an additional 44 of its stores in Canada have received Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design certification, which means all of the company’s 68 newly launched stores are now LEED-certified. In 2013, the company also plans to obtain LEED certification for the 124 stores it plans to open in Canada. For its LEED certification, Target is working with the U.S. Green Building Council’s LEED Volume Program, under which the remaining stores will go through several rounds of audits in 2013.
"Target Announces LEED® Certification for Additional 44 Stores", Target, September 12, 2013, © Target.com
Domains
SUSTAINABLE BUSINESS
Company News
Efficiency & Business Processes
Geographies
Worldwide
North America
Canada

Walmart Announces Sustainability Advances

September 12, 2013: 12:00 AM EST
Walmart unveiled its achievements with the Sustainability Index, a system for measuring the environmental impact of products, during the company’s 2013 Global Sustainability Milestone Meeting. Data from the index revealed the retailer has been collaborating with suppliers, nonprofit groups, industry experts, and government to create and implement solutions that address problem areas and opportunities across its supply chain worldwide. Initiatives include increasing the use of recycled materials and reducing waste sent to landfills. In January 2014, the company will start labeling private-label cleaning products according to the Environmental Protection Agency’s Design for the Environment Safer Product Labeling program. Also, the retail plans to expand the sustainability index to international markets and require suppliers to reduce fertilizer use in agriculture.
"Walmart Highlights Progress on the Sustainability Index", Walmart, September 12, 2013, © Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.
Domains
SUSTAINABLE BUSINESS
Company News
Geographies
Worldwide
North America
United States of America

Natura Cosméticos Purchases Carbon Credits From Amazon's Indigenous People

September 10, 2013: 12:00 AM EST
Brazil’s cosmetics company Natura Cosméticos purchased 120,000 tons of carbon credits from the Paiter Suruí people of the Amazon. The Paiter Suruí became the first indigenous people to generate carbon credits by saving endangered rainforest using the Verified Carbon Standard for reduced greenhouse gas emissions from deforestation and forest degradation or REDD. Such a deal presents indigenous peoples a sustainable source of revenue and corporations a way to meet their corporate social responsibility requirements.
"Brazilian Cosmetics Giant Buys First Indigenous REDD Credits", Ecosystem Marketplace, September 10, 2013, © The Katoomba Group
Domains
SUSTAINABLE BUSINESS
Company News
Geographies
Worldwide
Latin America
Brazil

Sustainability Not A Priority Issue For US Shoppers, Study Shows

September 10, 2013: 12:00 AM EST
Compared with their European counterparts, American consumers do not put much weight on sustainability when making purchasing decisions at the grocery store, according to a study by design research agency The Big Picture. Results of the study showed most American consumers would not buy sustainably manufactured products because these goods are located in a separate aisle in US supermarkets and most consumers are not aware of the benefits of sustainable production. Among European respondents, Germans turned out to be the most focused on sustainability, while UK respondents came in second. Italians are well aware of the benefits of sustainability; however, it is still not seen as an emerging trend.
"US shoppers apathetic on sustainability compared to Europeans, research shows", The Big Picture, September 10, 2013, © The Big Picture
Domains
SUSTAINABLE BUSINESS
Consumers
Market News
Geographies
Worldwide
North America
EMEA
United States of America
Europe
United Kingdom

Sainsbury's Tests Carbon Dioxide-Refrigerated Trailer For Transporting Chilled And Frozen Products

September 9, 2013: 12:00 AM EST
Grocery chain Sainsbury’s partnered with transport refrigeration company Carrier Transicold to test a naturally refrigerated trailer in transporting chilled and frozen products. Part of the retailer’s efforts to reduce its carbon footprint, the two-year trial of the carbon dioxide-refrigerated transport system uses a modified version of Carrier’s NaturaLINE refrigeration system. If the test would prove successful, the retailer would be able to reduce its CO2 emissions by 70,000 tons, Sainsbury’s said. Other retailers, such as Delhaize America and the Hannaford grocery in Turner, Maine, are also using CO2-based refrigeration systems.
"Sainsbury’s Trials CO2-Refrigerated Trailer", Environmental Leader, September 09, 2013, © Environmental Leader LLC
Domains
SUSTAINABLE BUSINESS
Company News
Efficiency & Business Processes
Innovation
Market News
Geographies
Worldwide
EMEA
Europe
United Kingdom

Clorox Launches Online Marketing Campaign For Green Works Line Of Cleaning Products

September 5, 2013: 12:00 AM EST
Clorox Co. launched an online video series called “The Green Housewives” as part of its efforts to drive sales of its Green Works line of household cleaning products. Available on the company’s website, the video series is based on research showing that even environmentally conscious consumers do not want to be perceived by others as holier-than-thou. Market research firm Packaged Facts forecast 5 percent annual growth for the market for environment-friendly cleaning products, which is getting highly competitive as more companies, such as Seventh Generation and Method, release products, while retailers are introducing their private-label cleaners.
Lauren Coleman-Lochner , "Clorox Spoofs ‘Real Housewives’ as Green Sales Miss Mark: Retail", Bloomberg, September 05, 2013, © BLOOMBERG L.P.
Domains
SUSTAINABLE BUSINESS
Company News
Market News
Marketing & Advertising
Geographies
Worldwide
North America
United States of America

Unilever Adds Local Elements To Sustainability Initiative In Brazil

September 5, 2013: 12:00 AM EST
Unilever designed its sustainability efforts in Brazil based on social and cultural conditions in the country. While staying committed to the three key principles of the company's global sustainability initiative —sourcing of sustainable resources, focusing the health and wellbeing of the world's population, and providing solutions aimed at alleviating poverty and promote environmental sustainability —the company added local components to the campaign including the way it communicates its sustainability message. For example, Brazilian consumers do not care so much about the carbon footprint of cosmetics and personal care products, according to Unilever Brasil sustainability manager Ligia Camargo.
Simon Pitman, "Unilever tackles the issue of sustainability in Brazil", Cosmetics Design , September 05, 2013, © William Reed Business Media SAS
Domains
SUSTAINABLE BUSINESS
Company News
Geographies
Worldwide
Latin America
Brazil

Naturex Launches Sustainability Initiative

September 4, 2013: 12:00 AM EST
Naturex announced its sustainability initiative for its natural ingredients manufacturing operations. As part of the initiative, the company will consider the environmental impact of every stage of its manufacturing process, including research and development and new projects. It will also keep track of its global environmental performance by complying with the Global Reporting Initiative guidelines and reduce the volume of waste sent to landfill by expanding segregation, reuse, and recycling. Naturex also said it plans to expand its use of renewable energy sources and improve energy and treatment processes for waste water and greenhouse gas emissions. The company also pledged to support diversity of farms and agricultural areas.
"Principles of the Naturex Sustainability Program: Environmental Stewardship, Economic Prosperity, and Social Responsibility", Naturex, September 04, 2013, © Naturex
Domains
SUSTAINABLE BUSINESS
Company News
Geographies
Worldwide
EMEA
Europe
France

Safeway Settles Clean Air Act Violations

September 4, 2013: 12:00 AM EST
Retailer Safeway, Inc. settled its Clean Air Act case with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and Department of Justice. As part of the settlement deal, Safeway agreed to pay a $600,000 fine and to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from refrigerator equipment at its 659 stores in the United States. Considered the largest ozone protection case ever under the CAC, the issue arose from Safeway’s failure to promptly fix leaks of HCFC-22 from its refrigerators and keep maintenance records.
"Safeway fined $600k for clean air violations", USA Today, September 04, 2013, via The Associated Press, © The Associated Press
Domains
SUSTAINABLE BUSINESS
Company News
Regulation & Government
Geographies
Worldwide
North America
United States of America

Body Shop's Nutriganics Anti-Aging Products Receive Ecocert's Nod

September 4, 2013: 12:00 AM EST
Natural cosmetics retailer The Body Shop said its Nutriganics range of anti-aging products has been certified as organic by Ecocert, an international organization that promotes environment-friendly and socially responsible business activities. Made with organic ingredients, Nutriganics products offer a full skincare regime the company claims visibly improves the skin. Also, the company said the products come in packaging that features recycled materials.
"Body Shop’s Nutriganics range certified by Ecocert", TradeArabia, September 04, 2013, © Tradearabia.com
Domains
SUSTAINABLE BUSINESS
Marketing & Advertising
Product News
Geographies
Worldwide
EMEA
Middle East- Africa
Saudi Arabia

Natura Says Supplier Cooperation Crucial To Sustainability Success

September 3, 2013: 12:00 AM EST
Brazil’s leading cosmetics company Natura said collaboration with suppliers is crucial to ensuring success of a company’s efforts to reduce its carbon footprint. Information provided directly by suppliers can improve the credibility and transparency of a company’s sustainability results and statements, Natura sustainability manager Keyvan Macedo said. Becoming carbon-neutral is a feasible and realistic  target, according to Macedo who also said that there are many ways to mitigate higher production costs brought about by a company’s sustainability efforts.
Simon Pitman, "Natura says co-operation with suppliers is key to controlling carbon footprint", Cosmetics Design , September 03, 2013, © William Reed Business Media SAS
Domains
SUSTAINABLE BUSINESS
Company News
Geographies
Worldwide
Latin America
Brazil

Unilever Partners With Cambridge Sustainability Group To Search For Young Entrepreneurs With Ideas For Sustainability Innovation

September 2, 2013: 12:00 AM EST
Unilever partnered with the Cambridge Programme for Sustainability Leadership to launch the Unilever Sustainable Living Young Entrepreneur Awards, a competition aimed at inspiring young people worldwide to deal with environmental, social, and health issues. Receiving entries from anyone 30 years old and younger, the awards form part of the partners’ search for innovative but practical and doable solutions for sustainable living. Prizes at stake include €200,000 in cash grants and mentoring services.
"Unilever looks to young entrepreneurs to help make sustainable living commonplace", Unilever, September 02, 2013, © Unilever
Domains
SUSTAINABLE BUSINESS
Company News
Geographies
Worldwide
EMEA
Europe
United Kingdom
Netherlands

Simple Modifications At Nestlé Factory In Spain Produce Major Water Savings

August 30, 2013: 12:00 AM EST
A Nestlé factory in La Penilla, Spain, that makes chocolate, confectionery, milk and infant formula was able to reduce its water use per ton of product by almost two thirds in less than 12 months, thanks to some simple modifications suggested by a team of engineers, environmental sustainability experts and the factory manager. The factory now efficiently regulates the amount of water flowing through the condensers of the milk evaporators, for example, leading to a reduction of more than one million cubic meters of water a year. The factory also installed three new cooling towers with a more efficient closed refrigeration loop system that recycles water.
"Nestlé factory reduces water use by almost two thirds in less than 12 months", Nestle, August 30, 2013, © Nestle
Domains
SUSTAINABLE BUSINESS
Company News
Efficiency & Business Processes
Geographies
Worldwide
EMEA
Europe
Spain

Global Corporations Should Align Business Goals With Communities' Needs, Unilever's Sustainability Campaign Shows

August 29, 2013: 12:00 AM EST
Global corporations must grow their business in line with the needs of the communities they serve and sell their products to if they are to help in solving the world’s present challenges, such as growing scarcity of resources, climate change, and civil unrest. Business growth and sustainability should not be seen as contradictory and mutually excluding concepts. Companies need to embrace the concept of responsible capitalism and see themselves as part of society. Embracing this concept, Unilever launched the Unilever Sustainable Living Plan, which aims to double the size of the company, while reducing its impact on the environment and increasing positive social impact.
Jonathan Atwood, Unilever - North America , "How Global Corporations Can Help Meet Global Challenges (Op-Ed)", Live Science, August 29, 2013, © TechMedia Network
Domains
SUSTAINABLE BUSINESS
Company News
Geographies
Worldwide
<<18192021222324252627>> Total results:1748 References Per Page:
>> <<
Developed by Yuri Ingultsov Software Lab.