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Alcoa Seeks Options for Badin Works
Alcoa Power Generating
Inc. is taking
a new path forward in its Yadkin River operations, according to a company official. That path includes bringing another business to the Badin Works plant, making $10 million in improvements to that facility and opening a hotline for reporting environmental issues.
BASF: Certification for First Compostable Adhesive
As producer of Epotal ® Eco, BASF shall forthwith be able to offer the first compostable water-based adhesive certified by the German Technical Inspection Agency TÜV. "Biologically degradable adhesives will play a decisive role in the future when it comes to developing compostable packaging materials," says Cornelis Beyers from Marketing Industrial Adhesives.
Darden's State-of-the-Art HQ Transforms the Full-Service Restaurant Industry
Thirty-five years after establishing its corporate headquarters in Central Florida, Darden Restaurants unveiled its $152 million, state-of-the-art Restaurant Support Center (RSC).
Armenian Prime Minister Visits Coca-Cola Hellenic Plant
The Prime Minister of Armenia Tigran Sargsyan today visited Coca-Cola Hellenic Bottling Company Armenia (Coca-Cola Hellenic Armenia) where he officially opened a new Effluent Treatment facility which ensures that all waste water used in the operation of the plant is treated to a high environmental standard, suitable for sustaining marine and plant life, before discharging from the bottling plant.

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Innovative Lighting at L'Oréal Piscataway Manufacturing
L'Oréal USA Piscataway manufacturing facility has focused on finding a cost effective and more energy efficient source of lighting for its plant. Efforts were made to find a light source that would provide adequate lighting with lower overall energy consumption. The plant replaced their traditional fluorescent light bulbs with LED (Light Emitting Diode) lighting in the administration and production areas and installed sun tubes in the warehouse.
PepsiCo Builds on Sustainable Business
PepsiCo UK plans to make all its packaging renewable, recyclable or bio-degradable, as part of further sustainability targets to "radically" reduce its impact on the environment. In its second environmental sustainability report, PepsiCo UK looked at climate change, agriculture, water use, its products and how the company works with others, to drive change within the business.

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SAP Revs Up Electric Car Operations
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German software maker SAP is taking steps into the electric car market. The company is developing programs to manage emission-free corporate fleets and will add electric vehicles to its own group of company cars.

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Unilever Embraces Sustainable Paper Packaging
NL_UnileverPackaging In the future, the international consumer goods company will continue to use only paper and cardboard packaging from sustainably cultivated forests. Otherwise, Unilever will emphasise sustainability in all core dimensions and is already at the top of the Dow Jones Sustainability Index for the twelfth time.

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ULE 880 Sustainability Certification Opens for Pilot Testing Phase
A new version of the first sustainability standard for businesses, tweaked after garnering over 1,500 comments, was released today.The updated version of
ULE 880-Sustainability for Manufacturing Organizations will be piloted by companies and opens up a new comment period starting next week. 

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Walmart Foundation Gives $2 Million to Help "Green" Food Banks

As hunger relief organizations continue to look for new ways to serve an increasing number of U.S. families who need help putting food on their dinner tables, the Walmart Foundation today announced a $2 million donation to help food banks save money on their energy bills.

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February 1, 2011

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SC Developments


Home and Personal Care Sector Launches Internal Review of Baseline Model and Indicators for Laundry Detergents

Piloting an Orientation Meeting

Home and Personal Care Sector Launches Social Hot Spot Analysis Work

A Message from the Food, Beverage & Agriculture Sector

Recent Events

Research Event: Government and Industry Leaders Meet to Discuss Commonalities in Data, Research, and Communication
Jan. 26-27, 2011

Future Events

Electronics Meeting
Feb. 15, 2011

Tempe, Arizona

Home & Personal Care Meeting
Mar. 22-24, 2011

Atlanta, Georgia

First Paper Sector Meeting
Apr. 27, 2011
Fort Worth, Texas


Food, Beverage & Agriculture Meeting
May 26-27, 2011
London, England

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Research Opportunities

Supply Chain and Operations Managers

Call for Participation: The Sustainability Consortium is reaching out to organizations that have adopted lean-oriented strategies such as: Just-in-time, Postponement, Cross-docking, or Vendor Managed Inventory in order to generally inform about energy and carbon dioxide impacts from warehousing, transportation, and retailing operations. Study participants are requested to take part in a 1 hour semi-structured interview.


For additional details, please contact:


Marco Ugarte
Kevin Dooley

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Three Biodiversity and Land Use Projects (FBA)

Christy Slay leads the Biodiversity and Land-use project at the University of Arkansas.  She presented three short-term objectives for the Food, Beverage and Agriculture Sector at the January meeting in Washington D.C. The goals include:

1) research on impact assessment methods for land-use impacts on biodiversity and ecosystem services

2) identify potential drivers and indicators for land-use impacts on biodiversity and ecosystem services

3) develop spatial decision support tools for agricultural land-use and biodiversity to assist with implementing a biodiversity metric into SMRS for agriculture.

Slay co- led a discussion session on the data and metrics intersections between TSC, market, and policy efforts for Ecosystem Services at the Corporate and Product Sustainability Conference at Duke University.  Over 60 attendees from government, corporations, and academia participated in the session.

If anyone is interested in participating in these three projects please contact Dr. Christy Slay

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