Patagonia’s new wetsuit represents a real breakthrough for high performance products made from renewable materials. Developed with the company Yulex, it uses a natural biorubber called guayule to substitute for the petroleum-based neoprene used in conventional wetsuits.
This category is about corporate social responsibility (CSR), a form of corporate self-regulation integrated into a business model. The goal of CSR is to embrace responsibility for the company’s actions and encourage a positive impact through its activities on the environment, consumers, employees, communities, stakeholders and all other members of the public sphere.
BP has reached an agreement with the federal government to accept criminal responsibility for the Deepwater Horizon oil rig disaster and to pay over $4.5 billion in fines. Still, BP’s legal troubles are far from over. The company faces heavy civil penalties for the pollution unleashed during the most severe offshore oil spill in U.S. history.
Seventy percent of the United States’ Gross Domestic Product (GDP) is based on household consumption. In comparison, household consumption in China represents only 35 percent of GDP. For the United States, what we buy truly defines who we are
RP Siegel interviews Claus Stig Pedersen, the Director of Novozymes Sustainability Development Board about their life cycle assessment processes.
Even if you are a responsible shopper, there are some deals your tight budget might not be able to ignore on Black Friday. So, what to do? We’re here to help with 10 tips for responsible consumers just like you on how to shop this upcoming Friday, aka Black Friday.
Over 30 percent of M&S products sold stores worldwide have a minimum of one Plan A quality, and meanwhile sales at the global retailer continue upward.
Transportation giants like Maersk, United and even the U.S. Navy have all been testing the waters of algae-based biofuel, and it makes you wonder when somebody will start making algae biofuel for the average guy, too. Well, wonder no more. The biofuel company Solazyme has teamed up with Propel Fuels in a one-month pilot program … Continued
The last six months have brought an unprecedented number of Walmart strikes, with many more likely coming on Black Friday. These strikes follow a handful of others in California and Chicago in September.
Earlier this week, in partnership with CSRWire, we hosted a twitter chat with Walmart’s Brooke Buchanan – Director, Communications & Sustainability at Walmart. If you were unable to join us live, the following is a synopsis of both the initial Q&A between our moderator team and Walmart. The chat began with some structured questions for … Continued
By focusing on continuous sustainable process improvements, First Data has established itself as the market leading payment processing company.
A recent research study found that in their drive for transparency, companies are losing sight of the big sustainability picture. It was as if each company had simply placed a picture frame around their own sustainability activities and called that the big picture.
Dr. Bronner’s Magic Soaps launched a crowdfunding campaign called, “Help Dr. Bronner’s Fight Malaria in Eastern Ghana” on Indiegogo.com to raise money to buy mosquito nets.