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Aug 11, 2009 | 02:00 PM CDT

Assessing Goals

By: Jeff Falk

In June, I was honored to be a guest of the Eastman Chemical Company at the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) 2009 Presidential Green Chemistry Challenge Award, held in Washington, D.C. Eastman was recognized for the development of a green biocatalytic process that eliminates the need for high temperatures and strong acids in manufacturing esters.

Aug 11, 2009 | 12:53 PM CDT

Biorenewable Carbon Index

Guide contains physical and environmental data.

Jul 16, 2009 | 10:29 AM CDT

Walmart to Develop Sustainable Product Index

Global effort to ultimately translate product information into a rating for consumers; initiative to be introduced in three phases, beginning with a survey of Walmart's global suppliers.

Jul 07, 2009 | 05:09 PM CDT

Implementing a Holistic Energy and Utilities Evaluation to Improve Sustainable Production

By: Doug Burns, Practice Lead, Sustainable Product…

Volatile energy costs and increased pressure from consumers to be more socially responsible are important business drivers for beauty industry manufacturers. By conducting an energy and utilities audit that takes a holistic view of your manufacturing processes, manufacturers can more easily identify energy losses in order to prioritize savings potential.

Jul 06, 2009 | 11:42 AM CDT

Addressing Evolving Consumer Concerns

By: Jeb Gleason-Allured

With an increasing number of consumers concerned about more aspects of the products they buy, it is to the beauty industry’s benefit to clearly and effectively communicate the advantages and safety of the products it offers.

Jul 06, 2009 | 11:37 AM CDT

Putting on a New Face—Environmentalism’s Impact on Ingredients and Packaging

By: Liz Grubow

Creating cradle-to-cradle has implications for ingredient and packaging choices—as well as business and marketing strategies.

Jun 09, 2009 | 11:23 AM CDT

Dow Corning Transforms Business Strategy

Initiatives focus on innovations in sustainability, efficiency and alternative energy. Company adjusts to meet evolving customer demands; sees sustainability as key business driver.

Apr 30, 2009 | 03:07 PM CDT

Thinking Outloud: Fostering True Sustainable Development

By: Daniel Sabará

Sustainable, natural and organic are easily salable buzzwords, but striving for deeper, more impactful universal meanings is how business grows.

Apr 22, 2009 | 11:30 AM CDT

Organic Standard Draft Available for Comment

Trade association publishes draft for comments, input and discussion.