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VF Corporation to address microfiber pollution after Green Century and As You Sow engagement

Contact Information: Pam Podger, Communications Director, ppodger@greencentury.com, 802-299-9495 BOSTON — VF Corporation*, the parent company of The North Face®, Vans®, and Timberland® brands, will take steps to further address microfiber pollution from its clothes after engagement with Green Century° and As You Sow. The company has joined the “The Microfibre Consortium” at the enterprise level…

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Choice Hotels Takes First Step in Tackling Plastic Pollution

Contact Information: Pam Podger, Communications Director, ppodger@greencentury.com, 802-299-9495 Douglass Guernsey, Shareholder Advocate, dguernsey@greencentury.com, 617-747-4447 (Boston, MA) Choice Hotels International*, one of the world’s leading lodging franchisors, has agreed to take the first step in addressing plastic pollution by conducting a program measure single-use plastic and develop strategies for single-use plastic reduction after engagement by Green…

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Disney To Increase Plastic Disclosure, Goals 

Media Contacts: Pam Podger, ppodger@greencentury.com, 802-299-9495 Douglass Guernsey, dguernsey@greencentury.com, 617-747-4447 (Boston, MA) The Walt Disney Company* has agreed to disclose how much plastic it’s using in certain areas of its business and to set an additional plastic reduction goal, thanks to an agreement with Green Century Funds°, an environmentally responsible mutual fund. The Walt Disney…

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Green Century’s Top Highlights from 2023

We have had a terrific 2023 and have made great strides in helping protect our planet and in making the world a better place through our robust shareholder advocacy, nonprofit ownership, and environmentally responsible funds. Here are some highlights. Renewable energy plans for top chipmakers Silicon chips are found everywhere these days — in computers,…

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Costco Steps Up Efforts to Reduce Plastic in Response to Green Century Proposal

Contact Information:   Douglass Guernsey, Shareholder Advocate, dguernsey@greencentury.com, 617-747-4447  Pam Podger, Communications Director, ppodger@greencentury.com, 802-299-9495   (BOSTON, 10/10/23) – Green Century° reached a deal with Costco Wholesale* which committed to increased plastic footprint disclosures and a new 5-year plastic action plan.   “We commend Costco for providing the information that investors need and for taking steps…

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Annie Sanders: Why We Work on Certain Issues & Our Priorities for FY24

Green Century Funds° helps investors make an impact for the planet through a sustainable investing strategy, partners with its investment advisor in an award-winning shareholder advocacy program, and a unique ownership model that sends 100% of our net profits to support the environmental campaign work of our nonprofit owners. One question we often get is,…

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Amazon announces plastic reductions a year after Green Century° Engagement

Media Contacts:  Douglass Guernsey, Shareholder Advocate, dguernsey@greencentury.com;   Pam Podger, Communications Director, ppodger@greencentury.com  A little more than a year after Green Century Funds co-filed a resolution with As You Sow asking Amazon* to address its plastics use, the company announced it has reduced its single-use plastic in its global operations by 11.6% – or nearly 86,000…

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Q&A: Investors warn of the risks of inaction on plastics

Green Century has worked in recent years to push food, beverage and personal care brand companies to reduce their plastic packaging, develop more packaging reuse programs and introduce more transparent reporting of progress. We’ve recently engaged with companies including Coca Cola*, General Mills*, Sysco*, Colgate-Palmolive* and Keurig Dr. Pepper* on these issues. Green Century’s Director…

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Colgate-Palmolive ramps up efforts to address plastic pollution in response to Green Century Funds shareholder proposal

Media Contacts: Annie Sanders, Director of Shareholder Advocacy, asanders@greencentury.com, 773-272-6691; Pam Podger, Director of Communications, ppodger@greencentury.com, 860-822-3887 Boston, April 17, 2023 – Colgate-Palmolive*, a leading global consumer products company, will enhance its efforts to reduce plastic packaging and scale up reuse models that cut down on single-use plastic. In exchange for this heightened focus on…

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General Mills shareholders call for less plastic packaging — Over 55% of voting shareholders opt for Green Century proposal

Media Contacts: Annie Sanders, Director of Shareholder Advocacy, asanders@greencentury.com, 773-272-6691 Mark Morgenstein, Media Relations Director, mmorgenstein@greencentury.com, 678-427-1671 BOSTON, September 27, 2022 – A noteworthy 55% of General Mills shareholders voted Tuesday in favor of a Green Century° shareholder proposal urging the company to issue a report to determine if and how the company can increase…

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