Why Won’t American Business Push for Action on Climate?

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Many U.S. corporations have adopted environmentally friendly practices and touted themselves as green companies. But when it comes to government climate policy, these businesses have been largely silent and support politicians who oppose taking any action.

Gore to Phase Out Perfluorinated Chemicals, Develop New Waterproofing Coatings

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Gore Fabrics says it will eliminate perfluorinated chemicals (PFCs) of environmental concern from its products by 2023.

Gore, which supplies products including jackets and shoes to major outdoor apparel makers including Patagonia and The North Face, calls the move an “important milestone in its long-term journey towards continuously reducing the environmental footprint of its products throughout their full life cycle.”

Sustainable Procurement Increases Revenue Growth, Study Says

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Fifty percent of sustainable procurement leaders increased their revenue from sustainability initiatives, a 33 percent increase over non-leaders, according to the results of the latest EcoVadis/HEC Sustainable Procurement Barometer.

The research, which was compiled through a survey of 120 supply chain professionals globally, found that almost all organizations (97 percent) place a high level of importance on sustainable procurement. This continues the upward trajectory of previous years, illustrating how established the field has become in less than 10 years’ time, EcoVadis says.

‘Greenwashing’ Costing Walmart $1 Million

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Walmart has agreed to pay $1 million to settle greenwashing claims that allege the nation’s largest retailer sold plastic products that were misleadingly labeled “biodegradable” or “compostable” in violation of California law.

Chemical Challenge Targets Technologies to Overcome Environmental Management Hurdles

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How to enable wastewater-free chemical sites? That is the question — or at least one of questions AkzoNobel wants startup firms and other innovators to answer in its Chemicals Startup Challenge.

The aim of the AkzoNobel Chemicals Startup Challenge, launched in conjunction with KPMG, is to identify interesting startups and solutions that have a strategic fit with AkzoNobel’s businesses and develop partnerships with them. The challenge will give the winners the chance to see their ideas become a commercial reality.

How Google Is Restoring Wildlife Habitats In The Middle Of Silicon Valley Office Parks

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The campuses of tech companies disrupted the lives of animals like snowy egrets and burrowing owls. Now the company is creating a blueprint for new landscaping that lets development and wildlife live together.

Is your sustainable supply chain program really as good as you think?

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While the principle of having a sustainable supply chain program is clear and widely accepted, there is still a lack of consensus on the practice. Notwithstanding the forthcoming launch of the ISO 20400 standard on sustainable procurement, there exists no globally accepted framework for what constitutes good practice, although there are frameworks for labor rights through the ILO fundamental principles and core conventions, human rights through the U.N. Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights, and, now, climate change through the Paris Agreement.