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The case for corporate sustainability? Better employees
10.20.14
Source: The Guardian, 10/15/14
Summary: The business case for sustainability may come down to employee engagement and retention.

This is the Fortune 500 of companies taking the lead to fight climate change
10.20.14
Source: Quartz, 10/18/14
Summary: CDP, a British environmental nonprofit, receives data from almost 2,000 companies around the world showing what they do to fight climate change. From that, the group has compiled a list of the 187 best companies--firms such as Apple, Samsung, and BMW--into a kind of elite (and much smaller) Fortune 500 for environmentally-conscious companies, dubbed the Climate Performance Leadership Index (CPLI), and it says those companies are outperforming the rest of the market. The CPLI returned 37.5% from 2010-2014 to investors, compared with 34.2% for the Bloomberg World Index.

SIN List Updated, Substitution Tool Launched
10.20.14
Source: Environmental Leader, 10/9/14
Summary: ChemSec's annual Substitute It Now, or SIN list, has been updated with the addition of 28 chemicals identified as Substances of Very High Concern, using criteria defined by the EU's REACH regulation.

Hazardous chemicals in your pizza box? Petition asks FDA to ban them
10.20.14
Source: Washington Post, 10/16/14
Summary: U.S. manufacturers stopped using a hazardous chemical in pizza boxes and other food wrappers three years ago -- but it may still be seeping into your takeout food. That's because foreign companies can still use perchlorate and perfluorocarboxylates (PFCs) -- which can cause permanent brain damage in infants -- in paper products that are imported into the United States. On Thursday, a group of consumer and health groups filed a food additive petition with the Food and Drug Administration, asking that the agency pass regulations that would close this loophole and clearly ban the chemicals in food production. Perchlorate helps to reduce static and PFCs keep grease from soaking into food containers.

The Rise of Reusable and Sustainable Packaging
10.20.14
Source: American Manufacturing News, October 2014
Summary: Under constant pressure from government, the mass media and consumers, the packaging industry is exploring more sustainable alternatives.

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Storm Drain
The Industrial Stormwater Permit Guide is now available. This guide explains federal stormwater regulations for business, and the options available for compliance.

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