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June 17, 2015
BASF, Cargill and the German International Development Agency (GIZ; Bonn) have worked together for over three years to establish the world’s first certified production of copra...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/corporate_social_responsibility/BASF-and-Cargill-promote-production-of-certified-coconut-oil_71403.html
May 22, 2015
The two-day Business Climate Summit took place this week in Paris, bringing together 2,000 international business leaders, policymakers, and investors. The summit was opened by...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/corporate_social_responsibility/Business-Climate-Summit-calls-on-policymakers-to-take-action-on-climate-change_70632.html
March 24, 2015
“There is a lot of value in plastic often found in landfills, a value that is not getting captured [in the right way], because the plastics are either not being sorted the right...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/corporate_social_responsibility/NPE2015-The-untapped-value-of-plastic-waste-civil-society-and-industry-approaches_68866.html
January 30, 2015
SC Johnson chairman and CEO Fisk Johnson says industry must take steps to rebuild public trust while “standing up for chemistry, for scientific truth, and for the health and wellness of consumers and the planet.”...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/corporate_social_responsibility/ACI-2015-SC-Johnson-CEO-says-industry-must-rebuild-consumer-trust_67361.html
January 29, 2015
Executives at international cleaning products associations say that harmonizing regulatory and sustainability standards across different countries will be a key focus in 2015. Association executives also pointed to initiatives in individual countries or regions, such as Registration, Evaluation, and Authorisation of Chemicals (Reach) in Europe or education about proper use of cleaning products in Brazil. The executives spoke Tuesday at the global issues briefing at ACI’s annual conference in Orlando, FL....
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/corporate_social_responsibility/ACI-2015-Standards-harmonization-key-to-international-agenda_67287.html
August 14, 2014
Apple announced today that it will ban the use of benzene and n-hexane in the final assembly of its electronics as part of a renewed effort to eliminate unsafe work conditions since...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/corporate_social_responsibility/Apple-bans-benzene-and-n-hexane-from-final-product-assembly_63187.html
April 9, 2014
In the fourth quarter, Symrise (Holzminden, Germany) will open a site for R&D and the manufacturing of sustainable ingredients from the Amazon region, the company announced today...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/corporate_social_responsibility/Symrise-opens-R-and-D-facility-in-Brazils-Amazon-region_60206.html
January 31, 2014
Managing TSCA reform as it makes its way through Congress and ensuring that fuel subsidies do not adversely impact oleochemical prices are key priorities for the cleaning chemicals...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/corporate_social_responsibility/ACI-2014-TSCA-reform-fuel-subsidies-key-priorities-for-soapers_58404.html
January 29, 2014
The American Cleaning Institute (ACI) announced today that it has launched a voluntary initiative to promote and demonstrate continual improvement in the cleaning products...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/corporate_social_responsibility/American-Cleaning-Institute-launches-sustainability-charter_58396.html
January 13, 2014
Tekmira Pharmaceuticals, a leading developer of RNA interference (RNAi) therapeutics, announced today that it has signed an option agreement under which Monsanto may obtain a license...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/corporate_social_responsibility/Monsanto-signs-option-agreement-to-support-biologicals-platform_57923.html
January 6, 2014
Outdoor clothing manufacturer Jack Wolfskin (Idstein, Germany) is stepping up plans to remove fluorine chemicals from its production processes by 2020, the company has announced. The...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/corporate_social_responsibility/Outdoor-clothing-retailer-Jack-Wolfskin-to-eliminate-PFCs-from-supply-chain_57750.html
November 27, 2013
Neste Oil (Espoo, Finland) says it will be awarded a Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil's (RSPO) Renewable Energy Directive (RED)-Supply Chain certificate under the RSPO's new...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/corporate_social_responsibility/Neste-Oil-awarded-the-worlds-first-RSPO-RED-certificate-for-biodiesel_56979.html
October 7, 2013
Fossil fuels will remain the dominant feedstock and energy source for the worldwide petrochemical industry for the foreseeable future despite the emergence of renewable raw materials...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/corporate_social_responsibility/EPCA-2013-Industry-sustainability-means-more-than-consuming-renewables-says-BASF-chair_55706.html
September 13, 2013
Walmart yesterday announced a plan to phase out 10 hazardous chemicals in cleaning, personal-care, and cosmetic products sold at the store, although the company did not disclose the...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/corporate_social_responsibility/Walmart-to-phase-out-10-chemicals-in-consumer-products_55153.html
August 22, 2013
Unilever has announced the launch of a research project with the University of Liverpool to develop renewable chemicals from biomass for use in home and personal care products. The...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/corporate_social_responsibility/Unilever-University-of-Liverpool-launch-renewable-chemicals-research-center_54646.html
June 26, 2013
Tetra Pak (Pully, Switzerland), a packaging company, plans to sign an agreement with Braskem, for the supply of low-density polyethylene (LDPE) made from sugar cane to Tetra Pak's...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/corporate_social_responsibility/Braskem-to-supply-Tetra-Pak-with-biosourced-LDPE-for-packaging-in-Brazil_53142.html
June 26, 2013
Industry groups, including ACC and American Fuels and Petrochemicals Manufacturers (AFMP), have issued mostly critical reactions to President Obama’s federal climate change...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/corporate_social_responsibility/Industry-mostly-critical-of-Obama-climate-plan_53148.html
June 20, 2013
LanzaTech (Roselle, IL) a producer of low-carbon fuels and chemicals from waste gases, and Siemens Metals Technologies (Linz, Austria) have signed a 10-year cooperation agreement to...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/corporate_social_responsibility/LanzaTech-and-Siemens-sign-10-year-agreement-to-convert-off-gases-into-bioethanol_52915.html
June 17, 2013
Zero Discharge of Hazardous Chemicals (ZDHC), a group of leading apparel and footwear brands and retailers, has agreed to timelines for a phaseout of perfluorooctanoic acid, or C8, chemistry by January 2015, the group announced today....
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/corporate_social_responsibility/Apparel-and-footwear-industry-group-agrees-to-2015-phaseout-of-PFOA-chemistry_52831.html
January 31, 2013
The CEOs of Ecolab, Clorox and Amway described a focus on persistently weak consumer demand, sustainability and other global trends, at an executive leadership panel at ACI's annual...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/corporate_social_responsibility/ACI-2013-CEO-panel-focuses-on-weak-demand-sustainability_49491.html
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