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Plus, more on the new employee engagement guide published by Project Drawdown.
October 8, 2021 by GreenBiz Editors
One-hundred-eleven companies received Energy Star honors from the U.S. EPA in the annual awards program that recognizes the most the energy efficient businesses in a national program that now has more than 20,000 members.
April 15, 2011 by GreenBiz Editors
BASF's SELECT Eco-Label Manager provides a one-stop place to compare eco-labels and ratings systems.
February 28, 2011 by GreenBiz Editors
About a third of eco-minded grocery shoppers are leery about products labeled "natural" and two out of three say they'd like to see standards set for goods that bear the description, according to a new study.
December 30, 2010 by GreenBiz Editors
In the proposed revision to its Green Guides, the FTC advises companies to avoid unqualified and general environmental benefit claims that are near impossible to prove, such as "eco-friendly." And if a product is made with renewable materials, companies need to identify the type of material, how it is sourced, and why it is renewable.
October 6, 2010 by GreenBiz Editors
The law would be the first of its kind, according to the Institute for Sustainable Development (ISD), the nonprofit that houses the Green Plus certification program. It would also give sustainable businesses an advantage in the bidding process similar to what is offered to minority- and women-owned businesses.
September 30, 2010 by GreenBiz Editors
The final days of the Clinton Global Initiative brought more developments in the realm of business and environmental stewardship from Cisco, Duke, Ceres and the Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute.
September 24, 2010 by GreenBiz Editors
The nonprofit eco-labeling group has launched a new certification that looks to measure the environmental impacts of an entire manufacturing firm. Green Seal will provide a walkthrough of the new standard in a webcast on Sept. 15.
September 13, 2010 by GreenBiz Editors
The Rainforest Alliance has launched a new certification aimed at helping cattle farms improve their environmental and social performance.
September 1, 2010 by GreenBiz Editors
UL Environment is developing sustainability standards for small consumer electronics, starting with cell phones.
August 9, 2010 by GreenBiz Editors
Home appliance manufacturers agreed on Tuesday to new energy and water efficiency standards for washing machines, clothes dryers, refrigerators and dishwashers that will reduce the nation's utility bills by billions of dollars.
August 3, 2010 by GreenBiz Editors
The new ULE 880 certification, created by GreenBiz.com and UL Environment to be the first comprehensive measure of sustainability across an entire enterprise, has been unveiled and is open for stakeholder comments.
August 2, 2010 by GreenBiz Editors
To be successful in the marketplace, manufacturers of any product using energy must be current on efficiency standards. And to be competitive, those companies should also consider third-party certification that their goods meet or exceed efficiency requirements. Experts provide their tips on strategies to do both in a webinar presented by UL Environment, the U.S. Department of Commerce and GreenBiz.com.
July 20, 2010 by GreenBiz Editors
The 20 restaurants, include big-name eateries such as Rick Bayless' Frontera Grill and Topolobampo restaurants, earned the Guaranteed Green seal last week, available through the Green Restaurant Association or Green Seal, which is the more expensive option of the two, Time Out Chicago reported.
June 28, 2010 by GreenBiz Editors
Intuit launched a small business sustainability assessment this month, hoping to shine a spotlight on the unsung good deeds performed by local companies throughout the U.S.
April 16, 2010 by GreenBiz Editors
Companies seeking Energy Star certification for their products must furnish lab test results to verify energy use before they can use the famous label. The new requirement is the latest move by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the Department of Energy to strengthen the program.
April 15, 2010 by GreenBiz Editors
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and U.S. Department of Energy announced efforts to bolster the Energy Star program Friday, days after a survey suggested the brand could be losing its edge in the marketplace.
March 19, 2010 by GreenBiz Editors
The nonprofit launched the Industry Innovators (i2) project today with charter member companies Amtrak, Ben & Jerry's, Clif Bar, REI, Shaklee and Timberland, each of whom received Climate Counts' top scores on the moves they've undertaken to address climate change.
February 24, 2010 by GreenBiz Editors
<a href='http://bacardilimited.com/'>Bacardi Ltd.</a>, the world's largest privately held spirits company, cut greenhouse gas emissions 9.2 percent in the last fiscal year by increasing efficiencies and the use of renewable energy, while <a href='http://www.us.kpmg.com/'>KPMG LLP</a> shrank its carbon footprint in the U.S. by reducing air travel, use of electricity and waste.
February 22, 2010 by GreenBiz Editors
As the sun began to set on 2009, we asked some of our readers and partners to share their innovations, commitments, and passions for the coming year.
December 28, 2009 by GreenBiz Editors
The Responsible Jewellery Council's system represents more than three years of solid engagement with all levels of the diamond and gold industries.
December 22, 2009 by GreenBiz Editors
A panel discussion webcasted earlier today by GreenBiz.com explored the sticky situation that companies face when they're stuck between customers who want but don't understand green products, and a government increasingly enforcing anti-greenwash laws.
October 15, 2009 by GreenBiz Editors
The number of U.S. companies certified as B Corporations soared 80 percent over the last year, representing $1.1 billion in revenue and 54 industries, according to the first annual report from B Lab, the nonprofit that developed and administers the sustainable business standards.
October 9, 2009 by GreenBiz Editors
Walmart has awarded the World Resources Institute a $420,000 grant to help create a set of accounting tools for companies to measure the carbon footprint of their supply chains. The WRI will also use the grant to produce the "Green Standards Guide," a resource book examining environmental certifications, WRI said Thursday.
October 5, 2009 by GreenBiz Editors
Green lodging certifier Green Seal has extended its ecolabeling program to restaurants and foodservice establishments that reduce their environmental impacts, with a focus on responsible food purchasing and waste reduction.
May 15, 2009 by GreenBiz Editors