GEMI Releases Quick Guide on Cultivating Sustainability Within an Organization

Quick Guide for Cultivating Sustainability Within an Organization:

GEMI today announced the availability of a solution toolkit, the GEMI Quick Guide on Cultivating Sustainability Within an Organization.

“The GEMI Quick Guide for Cultivating Sustainability Within an Organization is designed to provide insights for how corporations demonstrate and communicate the value of sustainability and activate internal resources to achieve sustainability objectives,” said GEMI’s Chair, Lori Williams, Business Strategy Principal, FedEx Corporation.  Williams continued, “One of the most important factors for establishing a successful sustainability program is ensuring employees understand, embrace and pursue approaches that foster a productive and thriving organization built on long-term business processes that promote economic development, environmental stewardship and social responsibility.”

GEMI’s Communications Chair, Bob Toy, Director of Environmental Sustainability, Union Pacific stated, “This Guide discusses how a company can promote, motivate, and accelerate sustainability within an organization by defining business opportunities and risks, establishing tangible objectives for sustainability projects or programs, identifying meaningful and relevant issues, and communicating effectively with stakeholders.”  He continued, “This is the second in a series of GEMI Quick Guides that have been developed. The first GEMI Quick Guide addressed renewable energy opportunities for companies.”

GEMI’s Executive Director, Steve Hellem stated, “The objective of the GEMI Quick Guide toolkit series is to provide a closer look into the methods corporations use to address sustainability topics. These guides feature best practices to address real-time issues and topics of sustainability concepts, accompanied by mini case studies from GEMI member companies.”  He continued, “We are pleased that this tool highlights the activities and experiences of 3M, Ashland, ConocoPhillips, P&G, Perdue Farms, Phillips66, Smithfield Foods, and Union Pacific, and thank Maria Dunn of Phillips66 for her leadership in this Quick Guide’s development.”

GEMI members include: 3M; Ashland Inc.; Biogen Idec; BNSF Railway Company; Carnival Corporation & plc; ConAgra Foods; ConocoPhillips; Eni spa; FedEx; Halliburton; Koch Industries; Kraft Foods Inc.; Merck & Company, Inc.; Occidental Petroleum Corporation; Perdue Farms Inc.; Phillips 66; The Procter & Gamble Company; Sealed Air Corporation; Smithfield Foods, Inc.; Southern Company; Tennant Company; Union Pacific Railroad; and WW Grainger.

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PRESS RELEASE: Global Environmental Management Initiative (GEMI)

2014 Sustainability Report

P&G Releases Sustainability Report, Showcasing Advances in Environmental and Social Commitments

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Source: Full Press Release

The Procter & Gamble Company (NYSE:PG) released its 16th annual sustainability report today, detailing projects and goals that are reducing the environmental footprint of the Company and of those who use its products, while improving social conditions for those with the greatest need.

The 2014 report underlines the Company’s commitment to create industry-leading value with brands and products that consumers prefer, while at the same time conserving resources, protecting the environment.

The report highlights P&G reaching its waste reduction goal six years early and its pulp certification goal a year early, and growing to 70 the number of global facilities delivering zero manufacturing waste to landfill (video). In addition, P&G delivered its 7 billionth liter of clean drinking water through The P&G Children’s Safe Drinking Water Program (CSDW) and delivered disaster relief to millions of people around the world. The report details P&G’s work on:

exceeding its waste reduction goal by achieving only 0.4 percent of input materials being disposed of as manufacturing waste to landfill across all its facilities; the goal called for less than 0.5 percent by 2020.
exceeding its waste reduction goal by achieving only 0.4 percent of input materials being disposed of as manufacturing waste to landfill across all its facilities; the goal called for less than 0.5 percent by 2020.
reducing total emissions by 14 percent, and installing two co-generation energy systems that will considerably reduce CO2 emissions, including 120,000 less metric tons per year at its largest global plant in Mehoopany, PA.
delivering innovations including Mr. Clean Liquid Muscle that includes a 2.5x compaction formula with 45 percent less packaging and 64 percent less water per bottle, along with a unique single-dosing cap that ensures people don’t use too much.
helping drive to 53 percent the number of machine laundry washes done in cold water through consumer education programs, closing in on its goal of 70 percent cold-water washes, as washing in hot water is one of the largest uses of energy in a family home.
committing to 25 percent less water in every dose of liquid laundry detergents sold in North America by 2018.
committing to another round of compaction in its liquid laundry detergents by 2018 in NA, with 25 percent less water, less CO2 and less plastic.
exceeding its goal of improving the lives of 50 million people annually through its social programs, including Disaster Relief and CSDW.

Sealed Air Corporation

Sealed Air Unveils Redesigned Website and Latest Sustainability Report

Sealed Air Corporation announced the launch of its new website, SealedAir.com, and the Company’s latest sustainability report.

The website launched yesterday for the U.S. market in English and will be rolled out globally over the course of the first half of 2015. Once the full site rollout is complete, the new SealedAir.com will be localized to the language and product offerings of each country it is accessed from.

The new website design showcases the Company’s expertise as knowledge-based innovators focused on sustainability. The SealedAir.com redesign is another important step in the implementation of the new corporate brand launched earlier this year. This digital front door of the Company represents the value, confidence, and expertise customers have come to expect from Sealed Air.  “Our digital footprint and technological prowess showcased in both our products and how we market ourselves are key drivers for our continued success in 2015 and beyond,” stated Jerome A. Peribere, Sealed Air’s President and CEO.

Additionally, the re-launched website represents another step towards fully integrating Sealed Air as one brand, as it features the Company’s breadth of products, solutions and service offerings in one place. The Company plans to continue to optimize the site content and add functionality which demonstrates the power of its products in innovative and interactive ways. The theme behind the design of the new website is a campaign called “Less is Greater Than More.”

Also launching today, in conjunction with the new website, is the Company’s latest annual Sustainability Report. “Sustainability is at the heart of everything we do and this years’ report showcases our new company trillian logo whose three sides reflect the value we bring to customers – cost competitiveness, performance and sustainability,” said Ron Cotterman, Sealed Air’s Vice President, Sustainability. The new report may be downloaded at the new SealedAir.com.

About Sealed Air
Sealed Air creates a world that feels, tastes and works better. In 2013, Sealed Air generated revenue of approximately $7.7 billion by helping our customers achieve their sustainability goals in the face of today’s biggest social and environmental challenges. Our portfolio of widely recognized brands, including Cryovac® brand food packaging solutions, Bubble Wrap® brand cushioning and Diversey™ cleaning and hygiene solutions, ensures a safer and less wasteful food supply chain, protects valuable goods shipped around the world, and improves health through clean environments. Sealed Air has approximately 25,000 employees who serve customers in 175 countries. To learn more, visit www.sealedair.com. Information on Sealed Air’s website is not incorporated into, and does not form a part of, this press release.

Website Information
We routinely post important information for investors on our website, www.sealedair.com, in the “Investor Relations” section. We use this website as a means of disclosing material, non-public information and for complying with our disclosure obligations under SEC Regulation FD. Accordingly, investors should monitor the Investor Relations section of our website, in addition to following our press releases, SEC filings, public conference calls, presentations and webcasts. The information contained on, or that may be accessed through, our website is not incorporated by reference into, and is not a part of, this document.

Forward-Looking Statements
Statements in this press release may be “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 concerning our business, consolidated financial condition and results of operations. These statements include comments as to future events that may affect Sealed Air, which are based upon management’s current expectations and are subject to uncertainties, many of which are outside Sealed Air’s control. Forward-looking statements can be identified by such words as “anticipates,” “expects,” “believes,” “plan,” “could,” “estimate,” “will” and similar expressions. A variety of factors may cause actual results to differ materially from these expectations, including economic conditions affecting packaging utilization, changes in raw material costs, currency translation effects, and legal proceedings. For more extensive information, see “Risk Factors” and “Cautionary Notice Regarding Forward-Looking Statements,” which appear in our most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K, as may be revised and updated from time to time by our Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q and Current Reports on Form 8-K, as filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. These reports are available on the Securities and Exchange Commission’s website at www.sec.gov or our Investor Relations home page at http://ir.sealedair.com. Information on Sealed Air’s website is not incorporated into, and does not form a part of, this press release. Sealed Air does not undertake any obligation to publicly update any forward-looking statement to reflect events or circumstances after the date on which any such statement is made or to reflect the occurrence of unanticipated events.

Source: Sealed Air Corporation, Charlotte NC December 16, 2014

One More Step Toward Sustainability

Philips LEDs on Costa Cruises’ Fleet: One More Step Toward Sustainability

December 15, 2014 /3BL Media/ – Royal Philips (NYSE: PHG, AEX: PHIA), the global leader in lighting, is supporting Costa Cruises in its path of sustainable business by upgrading its fleet with the latest LED lighting. More than 300,000 light fittings are being replaced across 10 ships with the MASTER LED and CorePro LEDTube solutions. The lighting project guarantees energy savings of up to 80 percent and a resulting huge reduction in fuel consumption and CO2 emissions. The switch to energy-efficient LED technology is the latest step toward the company’s goal of slashing emissions in line with the established target.

“We are proud to have incorporated Philips’ experience and solutions into such a technologically advanced project,” said Roberto Brambilla, professional commercial director, Philips Lighting IIG. “Philips has always been committed to improving people’s lives through considerable and valuable innovations. This project furthers the LED revolution with technology that requires less energy and has a far smaller environmental impact than traditional lighting solutions.”

As well as securing this major energy achievement, the LEDs emit excellent quality white light, resembling natural sunlight, that does not irritate or tire the eyes, while providing instant, maximum-intensity light with fittings that stay at room temperature. The installed lighting solutions provide a brighter environment and create a more welcoming and relaxing atmosphere than the previous halogen bulbs.

Stefania Lallai, Costa Cruises sustainability and PR director, stated, “This initiative between two companies engaged in issues regarding the preservation and protection of the environment represents another step forward by Costa Cruises in the field of sustainability and is part of the projects undertaken to attenuate the impact generated and to reduce energy consumption on board.”

Philips is working closely with the Travel Foundation and climate groups to implement green technologies across the travel industry.

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