ESG News Review 11 – 17 October 2014

20 10 2014

Procter & Gamble was among the most praised companies last week as it announced its plans to cut the water used in manufacturing by 20 percent in the next six years as part of an expansion of its sustainability goals. Iberdrola said it was included in the 2014 editions of the Climate Performance Leadership and Climate […]

Measuring the social value of corporate sponsorship

25 06 2012

The corporate sponsorship of the London Olympics has certainly not been without its critics. Amongst the sponsors, Coca-Cola, McDonalds and Cadbury in particular have been criticised for promoting high-sugar, high-caloric brands that seem far removed from the slim, trim world of professional athletics. However, Coca-Cola has fought back by teaming up with the think tank […]

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 […]

P&G Expands ‘Future Friendly’ Marketing Effort

15 03 2010

Procter & Gamble is expanding its Future Friendly marketing effort that promotes environmental responsibility under the guise of consumer education. P&G, which owns Tide, Pampers, PUR and Duracell, among other brands, first introduced Future Friendly at the 2009 Clinton Global Initiative in September of 2009. Now, with a full marketing launch kicking off the week […]

P&G Ups 2012 Green Product Sales Target To $50 Billion

26 03 2009

The Procter & Gamble Company (P&G) has significantly increased its 2012 sustainability goals. New targets include the development of at least $50 billion in cumulative sales of “sustainable innovation products” (SIP), up from the original target of $20 billion in SIP sales, which are products with a significantly reduced (>10 percent) environmental footprint versus previous […]

Procter & Gamble Argentina + Fundacià³n Mediapila: oportunidad laboral para mujeres

21 02 2009

Con el objetivo de favorecer la insercià³n social y laboral de mujeres de bajos recursos, Procter & Gamble Argentina se unià³ a la Fundacià³n Mediapila para hacer realidad un nuevo micro-emprendimiento textil que comenzarà¡ a funcionar en la ciudad de José C. Paz, provincia de Buenos Aires. “Mediapila ofrece una oportunidad laboral ayuda a madres […]

Unilever to ban “unsustainable” palm oil from its products

2 05 2008

Pressure is expected to mount on retailers and food manufacturers selling products containing palm oil from plantations that contribute to rainforest deforestation, after Unilever yesterday announced plans to only use palm oil that has been certified as environmentally sustainable. The multinational giant said it is to work with industry group the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm […]

Supply chain reporting: Pandora’s box of emissions?

9 04 2008

Reporting leaders, including Tesco, Dell and Nestle, are being urged to find out what their suppliers’ carbon footprints are. The move is getting a mixed response. It is five years since the global climate change initiative, the Carbon Disclosure Project, first received backing from investors to ask the world’s largest companies to report annually on […]

P&G’s Green Goals Criticized

9 01 2008

Proctor & Gamble’s move towards green isn’t as significant as it initially appears, argues triplepundit.Last fall, P&G announced a new goal of selling $20 billion of products over the next five years whose environmental impact is at least ten percent less than previously available products. But according to this article, those numbers are less impressive […]

Big food companies accused of risking climate catastrophe

8 11 2007

The rush to palm oil and biofuels threatens to release 14 billion tonnes of carbon from Indonesia’s peatlands Many of the largest food and fuel companies risk climate change disaster by driving the demand for palm oil and biofuels grown on the world’s greatest peat deposits, a report will say today. Unilever, Cargill, Nestlé, Kraft, […]