KINGSEY FALLS, QC, Jan. 21, 2020 (CNW) -Toronto-based Corporate Knights, renowned for its contribution to promoting clean capitalism, has just released its annual list of the Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations in the World, following an in-depth analysis of over 7,000 international organizations with revenues exceeding $1 billion. In keeping with tradition, the announcement was made on the sidelines of World Economic Forum Annual Meeting in Davos.Read more
SEATTLE, WA, Jan. 21, 2020 (Press Release) -Today in a public letter citing the company’s enduring mission to inspire and nurture the human spirit, Starbucks chief executive officer Kevin Johnson announced a multi-decade commitment to be a resource-positive company, aspiring to give more than it takes from the planet. The announcement included science-based preliminary targets for the reduction of carbon emissions, water use and waste by 2030, and outlined five strategies the company has identified to move toward them.Read more
VICTORIA, BC, Jan. 20, 2020 (Vancouver Sun) -The B.C. government is preparing to introduce new bans on single-use plastic products, like grocery bags, as well as boosted options for recycling.
The changes will be introduced within weeks and are intended to create a provincewide plan following the differing actions of major cities like Vancouver, Surrey and Victoria, according to a statement by the Ministry of Environment.Read more
SEATTLE, Jan. 20, 2020 (Seattle Times) -The Washington State Supreme Court has invalidated key portions of a rule imposed by the administration of Gov. Jay Inslee capping greenhouse-gas emissions by fuel distributors, natural-gas companies and other industries.
In a 5-4 ruling Thursday, the court upheld a 2017 lower-court decision that the state Department of Ecology had exceeded its legal authority in trying to apply clean-air standards to “indirect emitters” that don’t directly burn fossil fuels.Read more
SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 17, 2020 (Fastmarkets RISI) -International Paper (IP) is among numerous companies bringing a class-action anti-trust lawsuit against the four biggest US railroads over fuel surcharges, according to media reports.
The case includes Class 1 rail carriers BNSF, Union Pacific, CSX and Norfolk Southern. The companies are seeking to move the litigation to one of two locations, according to a Dec. 19 court filing,Freightwavesreported. That will be heard Jan. 30.Read more
PITTSBURGH , Jan. 17, 2020 (Local News) -Giant Eagle’s pilot program to phase out plastic bags started Wednesday at one of its grocery store locations and a GetGo.
Plastic bags are no longer at the checkout lanes at the Waterworks Market District store, and paper bags will cost you 10 cents -- except for customers who pay for their groceries with government assistance. Customers are encouraged to bring reusable bags or purchase them at Giant Eagle for 99 cents.Read more
DELAWARE, OH, Jan. 16, 2020 (PRNewswire) -Greif, Inc., a global leader in industrial packaging products and services, today announced it earned two prestigious recognitions in December 2019 for its continued corporate social responsibility efforts.
In its December 23, 2019 rating, MSCI recognized Greif with an "A" rating in sustainability performance. The "A" rating reflects Greif's concerted efforts towards reducing the Company's environmental impact and advancing responsible business practices.Read more
PORT HAWKESBURY, NS, Jan. 13, 2020 (Local News) -The provincial regulator will hold a hearing next month into a proposed new power rate for Port Hawkesbury Paper, the largest employer in the Strait of Canso area.
The Nova Scotia Utility and Review Board has set Feb. 11 as the opening date for the hearing, with Feb. 12-14 reserved and an evening session on Feb. 10, if necessary. The hearing is to be held at the board offices at Summit Place on Lower Water Street in Halifax.
The hearing is open to the public. Written comments can also be made to the board.Read more