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Our ability to achieve our own sustainability goals is often directly tied to suppliers' understanding of and support for our goals. It's our aim to make sure that, by 2017, 90 percent of our sourceable spend is with suppliers that meet Sprint's aggressive environmental and social standards.
Alternatives Assessments: Eliminating Toxicity in Consumer Products
CA's proposed Safer Consumer Products (SCP) legislation lists green chemistry and life-cycle thinking as some of the elements meant to guide companies' selection of safer chemical alternatives in consumer products. The goal is for the companies to ask themselves whether these chemicals are necessary in their product.

Walgreens Introduces Green Products Brand
Walgreens launched its new private-label brand, Ology, which includes "tree-free" paper products, as well as personal care products and household cleaners that the company says are formulated to be free of harmful chemicals. Walgreens said increasing consumer demand prompted the creation of the new brand.

P&G To Source Only Certified Pulp for Three Product Categories by 2015
P&G today announced new fiber-sourcing goals for the pulp it purchases for its tissue-towel, baby care and feminine hygiene brands. By 2015, all of the pulp used in these products will be third-party-certified under one of five certification programs used in different parts of the world to promote responsible forestry.
New Coalition To Address Natural Capital Accounting
The Economics of Ecosystems and Biodiversity for Business Coalition officially launched in Singapore this week. The NGO's aim is to achieve a shift in corporate behavior to preserve and enhance, rather than deplete, the earth's natural capital. The initiative began with a report on biodiversity loss for the UN two years ago.
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