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Best Buy and The Sustainability Consortium Continue their Partnership
Best Buy Co., Inc. (NYSE:BBY) and
The Sustainability Consortium announced the renewal of their continued partnership today in support of moving towards more sustainable electronics products.

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BASF, the Micronutrient Initiative and the
UN Global Compact Host Event to Address Malnutrition for the World's Poorest

Leaders from the private sector and international developmental agencies
join to develop partnerships that tackle micronutrient deficiencies.
EPA Releases Guidelines Based on Smart Growth Principles to Help Localities Select School Sites

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently released draft voluntary guidelines to help communities protect
the health of students and staff from environmental threats when selecting new locations for schools. The guidelines are intended to assist local education agencies but are also of use to other organizations that provide settings where children spend their time.

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General Mills Announces 2015 Sustainability Goals; Reports Progress on 2010 Goals
From harnessing wind power in Spain
to reducing water usage in Georgia,
General Mills detailed its progress in four environmental sustainability areas today, and announced new environmental sustainability goals for 2015.

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Georgia-Pacific Increases Forest Protection
and Expands Sustainable Forestry Practices

Georgia-Pacific LLC announced today
it is expanding its forest protection and sustainability efforts with an updated policy to better identify and protect endangered forests in the United States; promote conservation of forest diversity; and enhance its sustainable forestry and recycling practices.

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Novozymes Celebrates its 10th Anniversary
Novozymes celebrates its 10th anniversary today. In the past decade Novozymes has emerged as a world-leading biotech company providing sustainable solutions that allow customers to produce more with less - less raw materials, less waste, less energy, and less pollution...
PepsiCo Has One of the Highest
Representation of Women in Senior
Leadership Amongst Indian Companies

Among Indian companies, PepsiCo
has one of the highest representation of women in its senior leadership. If women make up 25% of its leadership team, it's
by design and merit.

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SCS Becomes First Level™ Certifier to Earn ISO-65 Accreditation
Scientific Certification Systems has
earned accreditation by the American National Standards Institue (ANSI) to ISO/IEC Guide 65, an internationally recognized performance standard for third-party certification bodies.

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UL Provides Education, Training Around
New ENERGY STAR® Requirements

NL_UL_Training Underwriters Laboratories, Inc. (UL), a global leader in environmental evaluation and certification, announces a series of initiatives to help manufacturers prepare
for the new requirements in the ENERGY STAR® program.

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Unilever Commits to Halve Environmental Impact by 2020
Unilever, the huge consumer products company, says that two billion times a day "somebody, somewhere" uses one of its brands, such as Lipton Tea or Ben & Jerry's ice cream. That impact on people's lives is one reason the company's new "sustainable living plan,"...

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Waste Management Surpasses Goal
to Support Wildlife Habitat

Waste Management (NYSE: WM) announced that it has surpassed its environmental sustainability goal by certifying 103 wildlife habitat programs
and preserving close to 26,000 acres
of land as protected wildlife habitat.

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December 1, 2010

TSC Developments

Research Event: Government and Industry Leaders Meet to Discuss Commonalities in Data, Research, and Communication

Analysis and Catalogue of Water Resource Indices

New Sector Coordinator for Food, Beverage, and Agriculture

TSC at State of Green Business Forum

Agricultural Land-Use Impacts to Biodiversity

Baseline Models for the Showering Process

Social Hotspot Database Applied to Orange Juice Prototype

Life Cycle Inventory/Baseline Guidance Under Development by Measurement Science Working Group

Social Metric Identification Project Launched by Measurement Science Working Group

Recent Events

Measurement Science Meeting
Nov. 15-16 2010
Chicago, IL

Future Events

Food, Beverage,
& Agriculture Meeting
Dec. 15 2010


Assurance Working
Group Meeting
Jan. 13 2011

Washington, D.C

Home & Personal
Care Meeting
Feb. 2011

Location TBD

Electronics Meeting
Feb. 8-10 2011


Research Opportunities

Call for application for the Beachell Borlaug International Scholars Program

The Monsanto Beachell Borlaug International Scholars Program (MBBISP) is a five year, $10 million program to support scholars who are focusing their work on addressing global challenges of rice and wheat. MBBISP provides a generous student stipend, tuition, applicable fees, health insurance, research fees, travel, as well as funds for the collaborating institution and advising professor.

To learn more about the program or to apply,
click here

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