Walmart and Schneider Electric, an energy management and automation specialist, have partnered to provide increased access to renewable energy for the company’s suppliers based in the U.S.
West Elm has partnered with apparel brand Eileen Fisher to introduce a sustainably made collection of home décor and furniture designed with upcycled materials, giving garments a second life beyond the closet.
Rubbermaid has partnered with international recycling provider, TerraCycle, to make all brands of well-used food storage containers recyclable in the U.S. and Canada. Through this new partnership, Rubbermaid said it will help ensure all glass and plastic food storage containers will have a sustainable end to their lifecycle.
Stop & Shop will power 40 of its stores in Massachusetts and New York with Bloom Energy servers. The servers will provide clean, reliable, 24/7 electricity in a microgrid configuration that will continue to power each store in the event of a grid power outage, the company said.
Sustainability is gaining more momentum, and this is reflected in Ambiente’s new Ethical Style Guide. The curated directory for 2020 features 340 exhibitors from 49 countries, all of them manufacturers who follow eco-friendly and socially responsible production standards.
Ikea Retail U.S. is partnering with Optoro, a provider of returns optimization technology. Optoro’s technology will be implemented in 10 Ikea distribution centers, 50 retail stores, and the customer support center in the U.S., and the company is exploring the potential to expand the partnership into other markets.
Full Circle has kicked off the #StartWithASponge marketing campaign. The new campaign is designed to encourage consumers to swap a plastic cleaning sponge for a natural cellulose cleaning sponge, which is plant-based and equally hard-working, the company said.
Williams-Sonoma has released its 2018 Corporate Responsibility Scorecard, with several milestones achieved company-wide toward responsible sourcing, sustainable design, landfill diversion, energy and carbon intensity, supply chain development, corporate giving and volunteering.