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ESG News Review 4 – 10 October 2014

13 10 2014

The Dow Chemical Company was among the most praised companies last week after it announced the launch of a U.S. Apprenticeship pilot program as part of the Advanced Manufacturing Partnership (AMP), which also involves Alcoa; Alcoa Foundation and the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF) said that in its first year, their innovative new biodiversity partnership has provided […]


Rio+20: Coke, Unilever, Other Giants Lead Natural Capital Initiative; Plus a Summit Business News Roundup

18 06 2012

The Coca-Cola Company, Dow Chemical and Duke Energy are among 24 major companies that have agreed to develop a methodology to assign value to the world’s forests, freshwater and marine systems. The Corporate Eco Forum and The Nature Conservancy are leading the Valuing Natural Capital initiative, announced at the United Nations’ Rio+20 Earth Summit. Committed […]


Londres 2012 et les fantômes de Bhopal

24 03 2012

Aujourd’hui top sponsor du CIO, le géant américain Dow Chemical est montré du doigt. La firme a racheté Union Carbide, qui fut responsable de la tragédie indienne de 1984. Enquàªte. Trois mille cinq cents morts, chiffre officiel, 20 000 à  25 000 selon les associations de victimes, au moins 12 000 écrit le sérieux Washington Post. Et, 27 […]


Coke, Colgate, DuPont and Others Form Environmental Packaging Lobby Group

9 03 2011

Colgate-Palmolive, Coca-Cola, DuPont, Dow Chemical and Kellogg’s are among the major U.S. corporations that have created a trade organization to represent the packaging industry and coordinate the sector’s environmental efforts. The American Institution for Packaging and the Environment (Ameripen) will advocate on public policy relating to packaging and the environment. It will collaborate with trade […]


Developing “Green” Plastics: Brazil in the Lead

27 04 2009

Brazil is a world leader when it comes to renewable energy: some 45% of the South American nation’s total energy supply is produced using renewable resources, and it has yet to get serious about developing its wind power resources. That compares to 7% for the US. Brazil is also a leader in what promises to […]


Green chemicals of the month

3 02 2009

2009 started with a lot of new green chemical offerings ranging from the cleaning industry, to automobile and construction. Here are some of the selected ones mostly in the plastic arena. Hint: If you want your newly launched green chemicals/technology to be included in my monthly list, pls. email the press release to me at […]


Chemicals Feed Hopes and Fears – Covalence Chemical Industry Report 2007 – Press Release

12 03 2008

Without their products chemical companies would be praised as ethical leaders. Chemical products are a space for complex and emotional debates where it is hard to register reputation gains. Companies rather manage to do so at the levels of working conditions, impact of production and institutional impact, states a report published today by Geneva-based ethical […]


Dow Chemical and International Aid Announce Partnership to Address Global Safe Water Crisis

25 02 2008

The Dow Chemical Company and humanitarian healthcare agency International Aid today announced a partnership that will help provide safer and cleaner water around the world. Dow will supply all of the plastic resin required to manufacture 300,000 HydrAid(TM) BioSand Water Filters, a lightweight water purification device currently being distributed by International Aid and its partners […]


Wal-Mart, CIA, ExxonMobil Changed Wikipedia Entries

16 08 2007

A new Web site built by an American technology student has uncovered the lengths that companies apparently go to improve their public image by tweaking their entries on Wikipedia, the online encyclopedia that – famously – “anyone can edit.” The WikiScanner site, developed by Virgil Griffith, a researcher at the California Institute of Technology, reveals […]


International Aid Launches Global Safe Water Initiative, Unveils Portable BioSand Filter for Use in Developing World

19 03 2007

Leading humanitarian health care agency, International Aid, today announced a major safe water initiative that will help address the growing health crisis caused by lack of access to clean water in developing countries worldwide. As the centerpiece of its safe water program, the agency introduced a new, lightweight water filter that combines proven filtration technology, […]