An Overview of Ecolabels and Sustainability Certifications in the Global Marketplace
October, 2010 - pdf - website - The Corporate Sustainability Initiative at Duke University is undertaking a two-part research effort to examine the scientific underpinnings, transparency, and use of ecolabels and certifications in the global marketplace. This interim report provides an initial broad overview of the use of ecolabels.
The Sins of Greenwashing
2010 - website - TerraChoice - Since the first “Sins of Greenwashing” study was published in 2007, the world has re-awakened to the issue of false and misleading environmental claims. Regulators have become re-engaged (the Canadian Competition Bureau re-published its environmental claims guidelines in 2008, and the U.S. Federal Trade Commission appears poised to re-publish its Green Guides in 2010 or 2011). The popular press has reported the issue widely. And, various movements – grassroots, legislative, and advocacy – are developing solutions.
Executive Order 13514—Federal Leadership in Environmental, Energy, and Economic Performance
October 8, 2009 - pdf - Demonstrating a commitment to lead by example, President Obama signed an Executive Order that sets sustainability goals for Federal agencies and focuses on making improvements in their environmental, energy and economic performance.
The Dirt on Cleaning Product Companies
2008 - pdf - website -The Dirt on Cleaning Product Companies Provides an in-depth review of how well five of the leading cleaning product manufacturers stack up on toxic chemical and consumer right-to-know issues. Women’s Voices for the Earth (WVE) evaluated Procter & Gamble, Reckitt Benckiser, S.C. Johnson & Son, Inc., Sunshine Makers, Inc./Simple Green and The Clorox Company based on information gathered from company websites and direct correspondence with WVE.
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