Patagonia Strengthens Commitment to Planet, Hires Avi Garbow, EPA’s Longest-Serving General Counsel, as Patagonia Environmental Advocate

Patagonia was created to explore wild places, and we are still in business today because we fight to protect them. Since our founding more than 40 years ago, we have worked to protect and preserve the natural world—from our ongoing efforts to reduce our company’s environmental footprint to supporting hundreds of environmental nonprofits around the world. We use our brand to address the most pressing issues of our time, and every employee hired is committed to our mission of saving our home planet. Today, we are pleased to extend our…

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Hershey Announces New Environmental Policy And Initiatives To Significantly Reduce Its Impact On The Planet

The Hershey Company has announced from Kakum National Park in Southern Ghana a package of environmental initiatives and commitments, including establishing a new comprehensive environmental policy, signing the United Nations Global Compact (UNGC) and joining the Science Based Targets initiative. In addition, Hershey is launching the Kakum Cocoa Agroforestry Landscape Program, focused on improving the well-being of cocoa farmers and their families and strengthening the region’s socio-economic and ecological resilience to climate change. “Hershey has long demonstrated its belief that business has a responsibility to help protect our communities and…

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Kraft Heinz Expands Environmental Commitments to Include Sustainable Packaging and Carbon Reduction

As part of its commitment to reduce natural resource needs and manage overall environmental footprint, The Kraft Heinz Company has announced the expansion of its environmental stewardship strategy to include time-bound targets for achieving greater packaging sustainability and setting science-based goals to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Specifically, Kraft Heinz supports the move toward a circular economy and aims to make 100 percent of its packaging globally recyclable, reusable or compostable by 2025. This announcement, a complement to its Growing a Better World strategy released in last year’s Corporate Social Responsibility…

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Ensuring your environmental claims are more than just hot air

The ASA have published some advice for marketers when dealing with ads which make environmental claims, I have copied it below but this is available on their website. The 5th of June was World Environment Day, a UN initiative to raise awareness and encourage action to protect the environment.  To coincide with this we’ve put together some guidance to help you make sure you make sustainable claims in your advertising. Be 100% sure about your renewable energy claims In applying the ad rules, the ASA considers that consumers are likely to…

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Hilton Commits to Cutting Environmental Footprint in Half and Doubling Social Impact Investment

Hilton has announced it will cut its environmental footprint in half and double its social impact investment by 2030. With this commitment, Hilton will become the first major hotel company to institute science-based targets to reduce carbon emissions and send zero soap to landfill. The company will also double the amount it spends with local and minority-owned suppliers, and double its investment in programs to help women and youth around the world. These goals are part of Hilton’s Travel with Purpose corporate responsibility strategy to further the United Nation’s 2030…

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