The market for organic and eco-labelled foods has grown from pretty much zero to a staggering $60 billion industry within the past twenty years. Like in any other industry, there are always some who try to cut corners, falsely advertise and misrepresent themselves to consumers. Here’s how one researcher aims to stop them.
Author: Samantha Neary
Baxter International Inc., a true sustainability game-changer in the healthcare industry, issued its 2011 (and 13th consecutive) Sustainability Report about its social, environmental and economic performance. The report features the company’s progress toward its 2015 sustainability priorities and goals as well as its commitment to addressing the needs of stakeholders worldwide.
North America’s largest producer of chocolate, The Hershey Company, certainly made some waves in the past regarding its lag behind competitors in sustainable cocoa farming and fair labor laws, but recently, the company has committed itself to being a role model in corporate social responsibility, specifically sustainable farming. In partnership with cocoa supplier Agroindustrias Unidas … Continued
Over 50,000 participants from governments, businesses, NGOs and lobby groups are planning to attend this week’s highly anticipated Rio+20 United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development in Brazil, and a key topic of discussion will be how renewing global political commitment to sustainable development and the proposal of a green global economy will affect business.
Hewlett-Packard, the world’s largest provider of information technology infrastructure, software, services, and solutions, released its eleventh annual Global Citizenship Report this past week. Here’s a summary.
Intel, a world leader in computing innovation, has provided public reports on its environmental, health and safety performance since 1994 and produced an annual Corporate Responsibility Report since 2001. 2012 is no exception. This year’s report focuses on three main factors – environmental, governance and social – and records the company’s success in achieving goals … Continued
Disney’s “Magic of Healthy Living” program extends to banning all food advertising failing to reflect health and nutrition requirements, combating child obesity.
Last week, the North American Carbon Capture & Storage Atlas (NACCSA), a joint effort between U.S., Canadian and Mexican governments, created the first ever document mapping the underground storage potential of the continent. According to NACCSA, North America has the potential to store carbon emissions for at least 500 years. But how?