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MillerCoors Reinforces Commitment to Local Water Resources through $80,000 Donation to River Network
MillerCoors today announced an $80,000 donation to River Network, a national non-profit organization with more than 650 local member organizations focused on water quality and watershed protection. As part of the third annual MillerCoors - River Network Grant Competition, watershed grants will be awarded to six local non-profit organizations across the country.
Procter & Gamble Pledges to Pursue LEED Certification for All New Sites Globally
Procter & Gamble (NYSE: PG) today announces its commitment to pursue LEED certification for all new sites. P&G's Taicang plant in China - which is breaking ground today - is the first P&G manufacturing site to pursue LEED certification, with several additional new P&G sites currently working toward the same distinction globally.
Pepsico: Inaugural Agricultural Project Will Benefit 850 Farmers by Reviving Mexican Sunflower Production
PepsiCo, Inc., one of the world's largest food and beverage companies, and the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), the largest multilateral provider of development financing for Latin America and the Caribbean, today announced a landmark partnership to spur social and economic growth in 26 countries across Latin America and the Caribbean.


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L'Or�al Canada Recognized for its Green Initiatives 

On February 10, the L'Or�al Canada Distribution Center was promoted to the highest and most demanding rank of the ICI ON RECYCLE! Program: Level 3 - Performance.

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Novozymes Recognized for Innovation by Unilever

At Unilever's global event "Partner to Win" in London this week, Novozymes was recognized for playing a key role in the success of Unilever's laundry business in launching more sustainable detergent powder and liquid formulations replacing chemicals with enzymes. The joint project Young@Heart has been a breakthrough in replacing chemicals with enzymes, resulting in new consumer products with benefits appreciated by end-users. 

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Syngenta Introduces the Improved Standard for Mite and Insect Control
Syngenta Crop Protection recently received approval of Agri-Mek SC miticide /insecticide from the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Agri-Mek SC is labeled for use on a variety of TNV, vegetable and citrus crops, among others. State registrations, specific crop and/or pest uses may still be pending in certain states.

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Georgia-Pacific Increases Forest Protection and Expands Sustainable Forestry Practices

NL_GPforest Georgia-Pacific previously announced 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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Earth Friendly Products Calls on Green Loyalists to Convert "Dirty Cleaners" in New Campaign
Earth Friendly Products today launched its "Green Clean Team" online campaign, a program to encourage consumers to nominate their friends and family members who could use a helping hand switching over to green cleaning.

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Alcoa Among Thought Leaders Featured in a "Lessons Learned" Publication on Environmental Leadership
Alcoa's was among a select group of thought leaders featured in the inaugural edition of Insider Knowledge Report, a compilation of lessons learned from corporate environmental, sustainability and energy decision-makers. The report was published by Environmental Leader, the on-line source for energy and environmental business news.
NSF International Partners with Nature to Develop First American National Standard for NaturalCosmetics


NSF International, the U.S. testing and certification organization committed to protecting the environment and public health, will lead the development of the new American standard for Natural Cosmetics on the basis of our NATRUE criteria (NATRUE Standard Level 1).



March 1, 2011 

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SC Developments


Food, Beverage & Agriculture Update

Electronics Sector Invited Speaker at 2011 iNEMI Environmental Leaders Conference

Home and Personal Care Sector Completes Research on Screening and Alternatives Assessments of Chemical Hazards in Consumer Products 


Consumer Science WG to Host Focus Groups in US and Europe


Upcoming Events

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

Atlanta, Georgia


First Packaging Working Group Meeting
Mar. 25, 2011

Atlanta, Georgia

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

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

Research Opportunities  

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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