Kohl’s Department Stores
At Kohl’s, we work hard to keep our stores, distribution centers and office operations sustainable, but we know it doesn’t stop there. Kohl’s seeks to share its passion for efficient and sustainable operations with all of its business partners so we can continue to bring value to our customers. We believe that even small everyday actions will add up to a bright world for future generations. This section of our website will highlight Kohl’s journey to collaborate up the supply chain.
Sustainable Operations is the foundation of Kohl’s Environmental efforts. With focuses on Energy and Climate, Recycling and Minimizing Waste, and Building Design, Kohl’s takes environmental commitment seriously. Managing energy use and climate emissions are key to resource conservation. Proper recycling and waste minimization are ways Kohl’s works to reduce and prevent waste. Kohl’s also strives to acheive long-term sustainability through improved building design and operation.
California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR)
The California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) is responsible for the operation of the California state prison and parole system. It is the second largest law enforcement and police agency in the United States. The CDCR group engages in tracking sustainability to optimize resource consumption.
Governor Brown Signs Legislation to Boost Renewable Energy
On April 12, 2011, Governor Edmund G. Brown, Jr. signed SBX1 2, which requires one-third of the state’s electricity to come from renewable sources. The legislation increases California’s current 20 percent renewables portfolio standard target in 2010 to a 33 percent renewables portfolio standard by December 31, 2020.
CDCR saves energy, water, and reduces landfill waste at its facilities.
CDCR also generates electricity, through solar power plants. These programs save the state money, and help to reduce harmful pollutants into the atmosphere. In 2008, CDCR became a member of the Climate Registry, and has been recognized nationally for its efforts. The goal is to reduce energy usage by 20%, by 2015.
LUSH Fresh Handmade Cosmetics
Fresh is more than a name or gimmick here at LUSH; it’s at the core of who we are. We’ve always focused on creating innovative products with the best and freshest ingredients possible, and we’ll continue in our adventures in cosmetics to create inventive and effective alternatives to the ordinary.
LUSH products are freshly made by hand, but you probably knew that by now. Although there have been enough questions over the years that we know some of you are quite convinced that our products are made by Oompa Loompas! The factories where are our products are made are magical; but there are very real people behind each and every product. The face stickers reveal the very person who crafted your soap, shower gel, and body lotion.
When the fresh fruits and vegetables get delivered- including vodka, honey and chocolate our neighbors may wonder if we are in fact making delectable goodies, and not soap. The honey and chocolate gets blended into delectable goodies, but goodies made for your bath and body.
We like to use the finest ingredients and we have Buyers who seek to find the best honey, chocolate, seaweed, and even organic vegan stout from around the world. If you consider an ingredient good enough to eat, then it makes perfect sense that it would be good enough for your body. There is no need for us to employ squirrels to sort out the good nuts from the bad, we buy only the best nuts and nut oils from suppliers we investigate and trust.
We are, and always have been, a campaigning company. We believe in standing up to animal rights, protecting the environment and supporting humanitarian rights. With over 150 stores in North America, we have a unique platform to create positive change in the world, and we put our ethics into practice through activism and charitable giving.
City of Charlotte
The City of Charlotte’s Energy and Sustainability team is driving their programs forward with innovative technology and people. The Energy and Sustainability projects help neighborhoods curb energy consumption and protect natural environments. Energy and sustainability initiatives build partnerships and strengthen communities by focusing equal emphasis on people, economics and the environment. The goal of these initiatives is to create stronger, more sustainable communities by making homes and structures more efficient, lowering energy and water use and thereby reducing costs, providing transit alternatives, reducing, reusing and recycling resources and encouraging healthy lifestyles to improve our quality of life.
DyStar Group, a privately held company, is the global market leader in dyes, dye solutions, performance chemicals, new technologies and custom-manufacturer of special dyes and pigments. It provides products and services across the whole value chain in numerous industrial sectors including apparel, hosiery, automotive, carpets, leather, home upholstery, industrial fabrics and many more.
DyStar and Color Solutions International are leading suppliers of products and services for the textile chain. We help reduce costs, shorten lead times and meet quality and eco specifications.
PGA National Resort Golf and Spa
The host of the Honda Classic featuring players like Tiger Woods and Rory Mcilroy, PGA National is a 2,340-acre recreational and residential community located in a magnificent wooded and lake setting in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida. Over 800 acres are dedicated to open green spaces, parks, lakes, golf course fairways and natural settings.
Here beautifully designed homes, townhomes and villas nestle within a panorama of five rolling championship golf courses, sparkling lakes, waterways, jogging and cycling trails, a private Members Club, and a Health and Racquet Club with clay tennis courts, all framed by richly colored, landscaped vistas.
Nearby, along the western border of this special community, a 240-acre nature preserve quietly provides a natural habitat for birds and wildlife. An observation pavilion in one of the community parks is a favorite spot for lovers of nature, no matter how young or old.
Bloomberg is a financial software, media, and data company that makes up one third of the $16 billion global financial data market. Recently, Bloomberg has launched its Environmental Social & Governance (ESG) data service for its stock data service providers, a sustainability index that is powered by CSRware.
Bloomberg Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) products enable all investors across a range of asset classes to understand the risks and opportunities associated with potential investments or counterparties as the market continues to embrace ESG factors.
Bloomberg provides data on more than 220 indicators for approximately 5,500 publicly-listed companies globally, and is increasing coverage every day. Bloomberg also provides Sustainability News, Research, Indices, Funds, Energy & Emissions data, Legal & Regulatory as well as robust Screening, Scoring and other portfolio optimization tools.
Juniper Networks is an information technology and computer networking hardware firm, often lauded as one of the world’s most admired companies. Juniper has teamed up with CSRware to become a leader in corporate social responsibility, assuring ethical conduct within and outside of the company.
Juniper’s greatest impact on the environment is through our products and services. We’re reducing our carbon footprint by designing reliable, quality products and services that are environmentally responsible throughout all phases of their life cycle. This is a complex challenge, but it gives us the opportunity to actively demonstrate our commitment to the cause.
Part of our commitment involves closely monitoring our compliance with local and international laws in all of our locations around the world. We work actively with governments, industry partners, consortia, and others as we strive to harmonize various product design regulations with technological innovation.
Business on Climate Change
CSRware has been a member since 2008 and powers the software to drive business to The Business Council on Climate Change (BC3). BC3 is a public-private partnership between local government and the business community that works to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in San Francisco through dialogue, collaboration, and direct action.
We provide a platform for business-to-government collaboration on projects than enhance San Francisco’s climate goals, such as increasing electric vehicle adoption, providing private sector feedback on proposed actions under the climate action plan, and facilitating the creation of a green tenant toolkit to enhance landlord-tenant engagement on sustainability. We serve the San Francisco Bay Area business community, the City and County of San Francisco, and beyond (reducing emissions locally provides global benefits).
CSRware provided Electronic Arts, the largest video game developer, marketer, publisher and distributor in the world, with the expertise needed to start their green / sustainability programs. EA recognizes the need to integrate the environmental, social, and economic aspects of our lives and the importance of striking a balance over the long term. It hopes to achieve this by assisting clients to develop sustainable approaches to challenges.
NBC Universal Media is one of the world’s leading media and entertainment companies engaged in the production and marketing of entertainment, news, and information products and services to a global consumer base. NBCUniversal Green is Universal initiative translates their environmental commitments into actions by identifying ways to integrate sustainability across the span of their business.
Salesforce was an early adopter of the CSRware team of sustainability experts to establish their current sustainability strategy and team. Salesforce.com is an enterprise cloud computer company that creates on-demand, subscription business software. Best known for its Customer Relationship Management products, Salesforce.com has formed a global coalition to make a positive impact of the environment.
Avaya selected CSRware as their Sustainable Supply Chain solution to better manage vendor activities. Avaya is a telecommunications company which specializes in enterprise network, telephony, and call center technology. Avaya is committed not only to serving their clients with cutting-edge communications solutions, but also to helping their customers meet environmental commitments while they strived to be a more environmentally friendly company from within.
VMware participated with CSRware in the early days of Green IT to develop a software solution to manage energy efficiency across data centers and facilities. VMware is a company specializing in virtualization software and cloud infrastructure. VMware believes that being green means more than just reducing the need for serves and lowering IT operational costs through virtualization. It has taken large steps to reduce its carbon footprint by tracking and diverting resource consumption.