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Ben & Jerry's Backs Off 'All Natural' Claims

From (verified), September 29, 2010

Mission & Values

In the wake of a complaint filed by an advocacy group, Ben & Jerry's will remove the phrase "all natural" on its products that contain partially hydrogenated soybean oil and other questionably natural ingredients.

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4th Annual Green Grades Report Card Finds FedEx, Staples And Office Depot Leading And Amazon And Costco Lagging On Key Eco-Issues

From (verified), September 9, 2010

Resource Management

Major office supply companies and retailers received their report cards today, and while the sector saw overall progress on critical sustainability issues such as Endangered Forest protection, several prominent brands continue bad habits that harm th...

in this article: staples, fedex, amazon, office depot, costco wholesale

Oracle Board Opposes Sustainability Proposal

From (verified), September 9, 2010

Mission & Values

Oracle’s board of directors is opposed to a shareholder proposal that calls for the creation of a board-level committee on sustainability, according to the proxy statement for the company’s upcoming annual meeting, scheduled Otober 6.

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Dow Jones Sustainability Index Adds Morgan Stanley, Cuts Shell

From (verified), September 9, 2010

Mission & Values, Resource Management

The annual update of the Dow Jones Sustainability Indexes (DJSI), the oldest benchmarks for sustainable investment, has been completed. As has been the case for the 11 years of the indexes' existence, SAM Indexes was responsible for both corpora...

in this article: shell, morgan stanley

Statoil Reaffirms Renewables Commitment

From (verified), August 23, 2010

Resource Management

Statoil has today distanced itself from reports suggesting it could scale back investment in renewable energy, insisting the company currently has "no plans" to offload its high-profile alternative energy projects.

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United Biscuits Fined After Mixing Machine Accident

From (verified), August 3, 2010

Worker Treatment

Global snack giant United Biscuits was fined £10,000 last week by the UK’s Health and Safety Executive (HSE) after a worker had two fingers sliced off by a mixing machine.

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BMW's Zero-emissions Advert Banned

From (verified), July 28, 2010

Mission & Values

A second BMW advert has been banned over claims relating to CO2 emissions, a watchdog said. The press ad claimed that the BMW Concept ActiveE "is the first BMW to be powered purely by electricity", going on to say: "Thanks to its elect...

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Applied Materials Kills Its SunFab Solar Business

From (verified), July 21, 2010

Resource Management

Applied Materials, the semiconductor equipment giant, said on Wednesday that it will discontinue the SunFab line for thin-film solar panels and cut about 500 workers.

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Greenpeace Hugs Apple, Kicks Sand At Dell

From (verified), July 13, 2010

Waste Management

Greenpeace — the fly in the ointment for tech firms — is lauding Apple while chastising Dell this morning. The do-gooders sent out a note pointing out that, while Apple’s wildly popular iPhone’s are free of PVC plastic and bro...

in this article: dell, apple

Toyota To Recall Up To 17,000 Lexus HS 250h Hybrids

From (verified), June 25, 2010

Product Safety

Toyota Motor Sales (TMS), USA, Inc., intends to conduct a voluntary safety recall of potentially 17,000 2010 model year Lexus HS 250h hybrid vehicles to address a compliance issue with Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) 301.

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Cadbury Won't Dare Milk Fair Trade Gong

From (unverified), June 18, 2010

Mission & Values

National Green Brands Forum, Melbourne: CADBURY has scored a coup by winning ethical accreditation for its flagship Cadbury Dairy Milk brand, but it won't be telling consumers, for fear of a cynical backlash.

in this article: kraft foods, bp, cadbury, australian paper, etiko

ConAgra, Campbell Issue Large-scale Recalls

From (verified), June 18, 2010

Product Safety

Iowa-based ConAgra Foods Packaged Foods issued the recall after its Marie Callender's Cheesy Chicken and Rice frozen meals were linked to an outbreak of Salmonella chester involving 29 people across 14 states. Eight of the victims reported eatin...

in this article: campbell soup company, conagra foods

Southern Co., ExxonMobil Face Shareholder Challenges

From (verified), May 26, 2010

Mission & Values, Resource Management

Southern Company and ExxonMobil are facing shareholder actions that are calling for them to improve their environmental records and to share information about their environmental risks.

in this article: exxon mobil, southern company

BP Plans To Deploy Subsea Oil Recovery System In 6-8 Days, Weather Permitting

From (verified), May 3, 2010

Waste Management

BP is working to deploy a subsea oil recovery system over the largest leak source in the Transocean Deepwater Horizon Rig that it hopes will capture up to 85% of the oil rising from the sea floor following the sinking of Deepwater Horizon on 22 April...

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FPL Reduces Wind-Energy Expansion Plans For This Year

From (verified), April 29, 2010

Resource Management

FPL Group Inc., the largest U.S. producer of renewable energy, cut plans to expand wind-energy projects for by as much as 40 percent, due to low electricity prices and uncertainty regarding climate legislation.

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BMW Chases After Hydropower, Volvo’s GHG Intensity Rises

From (verified), April 9, 2010

Waste Management

BMW chose to build a $100 million manufacturing plant in Washington state partially based on the availability of hydropower, reports BrighterEnergy. In other automotive news, AB Volvo has issued its 2009 Sustainability Report. As a percentage of net...

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Is Greenpeace Overreacting About The IPad’s Footprint?

From (verified), April 2, 2010

Waste Management

Heading off the launch of Apple’s iPad on Saturday, environmentalist juggernaut Greenpeace has released a new study emphasizing the damaging impact of cloud computing — the framework that more and more of the internet, and particularly th...

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Oncor Sued For Fraud Over Smart Meters

From (verified), March 31, 2010

Mission & Values

"Skyrocketing electricity bills are crushing innocent Texas consumers as a result of Oncor's installation of 'smart' meters," the suit proclaims.

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BYD Scales Back Its Electric-Car Plans, Morning Post Reports

From (verified), March 17, 2010

Waste Management

BYD Co., the Chinese carmaker backed by Warren Buffett, has given up a plan to mass produce electric cars in China by the middle of this year, the South China Morning Post said.

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MA Criticizes Wal-Mart, Lowe’s For Lack Of Energy Efficiency In Proposed Stores

From (verified), February 24, 2010

Resource Management

If Wal-Mart and Lowe’s intend to move forward with new stores in Salem, Mass., they need to incorporate energy saving features, said Massachusetts’ Energy and Environmental Affairs Secretary, Ian Bowles.

in this article: wal-mart, lowe's

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