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How to Develop an Effective Corporate Sustainability Plan for 2017

By |January 10th, 2017|

In order for companies across multiple sectors to effectively improve corporate sustainability, a sustainability plan is critical to the process of setting and meeting environmental goals for 2017. This plan will provide a sustainability roadmap for organizations who want to establish a more environmentally responsible reputation, improve efficiencies, increase brand loyalty, and secure shareholder and employee satisfaction. The following tips will help to introduce corporate [...]

5 Ways to Improve Your Corporate Sustainability Image

By |November 29th, 2016|

  Cultivating a sustainable culture within your company is important for prospective customers, future employees and workplace culture. Many organizations think that they need a major overhaul of their operations to improve their "green" image. However, here are five ways you can improve public perceptions about your company's sustainability without having to change everything. 1. [...]

Export Food, Not Jobs

By |October 14th, 2016|

Click to download the entire Global Food Forum spread, as it appears in The Wall Street Journal. BY Anthony Pratt Executive Chairman of Pratt Industries I was delighted to be part of the first Global Food Forum held by The Wall Street Journal. Pratt Industries was excited about our sponsorship, which is a [...]

Pratt Industries Expands Into California

By |April 14th, 2015|

Pratt Industries has made a major expansion into California with the acquisition of the Salinas-based food and agricultural packaging company, Robert Mann Packaging. Pratt paid $60 million for the privately-owned RMP group which has $150 million in annual sales and more than a dozen facilities in the western U.S. and Mexico, including a [...]

Sustainability Scorecards: Walmart Packaging Scorecard

By |March 4th, 2013|

Sustainability awareness has come a long way in recent years...and so, too, has the methodology in ensuring claims made are claims verified. And no sustainability initiative in the business community has received more attention than the Walmart Packaging Scorecard. Introduced in 2006, the scorecard included measurements for GhG (Greenhouse Gas) emissions, Recycled Content, and Cube [...]

Overcoming Business Sustainability Hurdles – Part 2

By |January 23rd, 2013|

The ten most common challenges sustainable businesses face were presented in a previous article, “Top 10 Sustainability Hurdles for Businesses in 2013“. Last week, we discussed getting over the first five hurdles in "Overcoming Business Sustainability Hurdles - Part 1". This is the second part of the series and explores overcoming the remaining five hurdles. [...]

Top 10 Sustainability Hurdles for Businesses in 2013

By |January 9th, 2013|

1. There are too many metrics that claim to measure sustainability—and they’re too confusing. 2. Government policies need to incent outcomes and be more clearly connected to sustainability. 3. Consumers do not consistently factor sustainability into their purchase decisions. 4. Companies do not know how best to motivate employees to undertake sustainability initiatives. [...]

Six Trends in Corporate Sustainability Reporting

By |October 3rd, 2012|

In order to measure the success of a corporate sustainability program, accurate reporting is crucial. A survey recently conducted by Ernst & Young focused on Corporate Sustainability and Reporting.  From those topics, six trends were derived. The survey tells us that company and stakeholder interest in corporate sustainability reporting continues to rise, although the tools [...]