The Levi's ® brand, MCM, RVCA and Case-Mate® Join Anchor Partners Beats by Dr. Dre® and New Era® to Produce Products Made in Part from Recycled Materials
ATLANTA -- Global music artist and producer will.i.am and The Coca-Cola Company announced last night at a private launch event that the Levi's® brand, MCM, RVCA and Case-Mate® will be joining anchor partners, Beats by Dr. Dre® and New Era® as the newest members of the EKOCYCLE™ social movement.
The EKOCYCLE brand initiative was developed to educate consumers about everyday recycling choices and empower their purchasing decisions as part of a social change movement. The initiative supports recycling by helping consumers recognize that items they consider waste today may be a part of a lifestyle product they can use tomorrow. With a dedication to supporting a more sustainable environment, the EKOCYCLE movement is committed to identifying products, such as assorted plastic bottles and aluminum cans that can be repurposed into recycled content for fashion-forward lifestyle products through the help of some of the industry's hottest trendsetters.
The following products will roll out to consumers from companies that answered the call to produce new goods made in part from recycled materials:
- Limited edition Levi's® 501® Waste- Made with an average of eight recycled assorted plastic bottles per pair of jeans, Levi's® Waste>Less™ 501® jeans will be available in April 2013 for $128 with global distribution via Levi's® retail doors and online at levi.com.
- Beats by Dr. Dre® EKOCYCLE™ headphones - Beats Studio TM headphones are precision engineered to reveal the full sonic range of music. Through EKOCYCLE™, Beats® delivers exceptional sound using materials that would have otherwise been wasted. Together EKOCYCLE™ and Beats® deliver an inspiring sound experience. The EKOCYCLE™ Studio Headphone contains 31 percent recycled material, using three assorted recycled PET plastic bottles and is now available online at Beatsbydre.com and global e-tailers. The headphones are priced at $349.95.
- Case-Mate® Barely There Case - Now available at Best Buy stores in the United States and on www.bestbuy.com/casemate, the EKOCYCLE™ Barely There case extends the life of plastic beyond the landfill. Molded from a 100 percent recycled PET (Polyethylene Terephthalate), a translucent, glossy finish showcases more of your smartphone. Its ultra-lightweight, minimalist design delivers a stylish profile, while the EKOCYCLE logo is debossed for a sleek and modern look. The case retails for $35.
- New Era® caps - The EKOCYCLE™ Cap Collection features two caps -- a 59FIFTY® fitted and a 9FIFTY ™ Strapback. Both are made with a recycled fabric that consists of a traditional polyester fabric and recycled plastic. Caps retail for $30-45.
Additional collaborations will be announced next year with iconic brand products ranging from everyday pieces to luxury items. The EKOCYCLE brand identifies a growing line of sustainably-minded products for purchase that are specifically designed to take recycling awareness to the next level while responding to consumers' evolving lifestyle choices with aspirational, yet attainable products made in part from recycled materials.
"Waste is only waste if we waste it," said will.i.am. "We need to value the things we consume and become a more sustainable society that is moving towards a world with zero waste." Through EKOCYCLE, consumers can learn about everyday recycling choices and empower their purchasing decisions as part of a social change movement."
The Coca-Cola Company will make a minimum $1 million financial commitment over the next five years to support additional recycling and community improvement organizations. This donation is in addition to, and separate from, the charitable commitments of 1 percent of operating profits made through The Coca-Cola Foundation.
"Together with will.i.am, we are developing a brand centered around sustainability and creating a movement to get people engaged to be a part of something bigger than just what an individual can do," said Bea Perez, Vice President and Chief Sustainability Officer, The Coca-Cola Company. "It's the 'me' and the 'we' coming together. That's EKOCYCLE."
Earth911®, host of the largest recycling directory in the U.S. with more than 1.5 million ways to recycle, will provide an interactive and searchable recycling directory for consumers accessible at EKOCYCLE.com.
On the evening of Oct. 24, will.i.am, The Coca-Cola Company and brand partner executives gathered in New York City to celebrate the EKOCYCLE brand launch. The event featured a build out that included sustainable materials throughout the space to offer an inside visual look at the EKOCYCLE story and process. In lieu of gift bags at the event, a donation was made to Keep New York City Beautiful. The funds will provide recycling bins for local parks.
In order to ensure the EKOCYCLE brand launch event ha d zero net greenhouse gas emissions, will.i.am and The Coca-Cola Company worked with The CarbonNeutral Company to offset the emissions produced from the event. The event was certified CarbonNeutral® in accordance with The CarbonNeutral Protocol and will utilize carbon credits from a Brazilian project which uses agricultural waste to generate energy.
To learn more about the EKOCYCLE brand initiative visit EKOCYCLE.com.
Note to Editors:
Visuals and footage of EKOCYCLE products and will.i.am can be viewed at: www.coca-colacompany.com/
A multi-faceted entertainer, creative innovator and philanthropist, will.i.am is best known for his work with The Black Eyed Peas, who have sold 31 million albums and 58 million singles worldwide. will.i.am recently released two songs from his upcoming solo cd, #willpower on Interscope Records. The first two singles from the cd released in 2012 are: "T.H.E (The Hardest Ever)," featuring Mick Jagger and Jennifer Lopez, and number one hit song in the UK, "This is Love" featuring Eva Simons. As a producer, will.i.am has also worked with some of the music industry's biggest names including Michael Jackson, Rihanna, Usher, Nicki Minaj, Britney Spears, David Guetta, and film composer Hans Zimmer. Recognized and honored by numerous industry organizations, will.i.am is the recipient of multiple Grammy Awards, a Latin Grammy Award, an Emmy Award, two NAACP Image Awards, the BMI President's Award and a 2008 Webby Award. will.i.am's i.am angel foundation (www.iamangelfoundation.org) supports young people through programs focused on education, after-school tutoring and activities that build STEM (science, technology, engineering, math) and financial literacy skills.
About The Coca-Cola Company
The Coca-Cola Company (NYSE: KO) is the world's largest beverage company, refreshing consumers with more than 500 sparkling and still brands. Led by Coca-Cola, the world's most valuable brand, our Company's portfolio features 15 billion dollar brands including Diet Coke, Fanta, Sprite, Coca-Cola Zero, vitaminwater, Powerade, Minute Maid, Simply, Georgia and Del Valle. Globally, we are the No. 1 provider of sparkling beverages, ready-to-drink coffees, and juices and juice drinks. Through the world's largest beverage distribution system, consumers in more than 200 countries enjoy our beverages at a rate of 1.8 billion servings a day. With an enduring commitment to building sustainable communities, our Company is focused on initiatives that reduce our environmental footprint, support active, healthy living, create a safe, inclusive work environment for our associates, and enhance the economic development of the communities where we operate. Together with our bottling partners, we rank among the world's top 10 private employers with more than 700,000 system employees. For more information, please visit www.coca-colacompany.com, follow us on Twitter at twitter.com/CocaColaCo or visit our blog at www.coca-colablog.com.
About The Levi's® brand
The Levi's® brand epitomizes classic American style and effortless cool. Since their invention by Levi Strauss & Co. in 1873, Levi's® jeans have become the most recognizable and imitated clothing in the world - capturing the imagination and loyalty of people for generations. Today, the Levi's® brand portfolio continues to evolve through a relentless pioneering and innovative spirit that is unparalleled in the apparel industry. Our range of leading jeanswear and accessories are available in more than 110 countries, allowing individuals around the world to express their personal style. For more information about the Levi's® brand, its products and stores, please visit levi.com.
Case-Mate is the leader in design of fashion-forward accessories for mobile technology and tablets. Since 2006, the company has helped consumers express their individual style with products that protect, adorn and enhance their mobile devices. Working with top designers from around the world and using cutting-edge materials, Case-Mate's team of technology and design aficionados has created an extensive repertoire of mobile and tablet cases right for any style and every occasion. For more information, visit http://www.case-mate.com.
Born during the heydays of Munich, MCM embodies the rebellious yet sophisticated, and culturally rich spirit of the city. A long-time favourite of international royalty, celebrities and VIPs, MCM draws on its tradition of prestige and quality. The brand has inherited the notion of revolutionized travel that stems from the 1900s, thus the logo symbolizes 1900 in Roman numerals.
MCM continues to be the pioneer of the market by continuously evolving with clever designs, durable materials, and delivering versatile styles to suit every need. Bag styles run from classic black and tan to statement-making models in strong colours. The brand offers sophisticated handbags, practical and stylish luggage, functional business bags and trendy small leather goods, all crafted from materials such as leather, fabric and exotic skins.
MCM has boutiques in major cities such as Athens, Berlin, Düsseldorf, London, New York, Beijing, Shanghai, Hong Kong and Seoul. The brand is also sold by prestigious retailers in key markets including the US, the UK, Dubai, Italy, and Russia.
RVCA is the brainchild of company founder and president, PM Tenore. Transcending the boundaries of traditional action sports apparel, RVCA is a design-driven lifestyle brand free from passing trends. Appearing as a natural on the shelves of boutiques such as those of a local skate shop, RVCA is brought together by a group of like-minded individuals from various subcultures, a collaboration of sorts, a lifestyle within itself.
About Beats by Dr. Dre®
Established in 2008 as the brainchild of legendary artist and producer Dr. Dre and Chairman of Interscope Geffen A&M Records Jimmy Iovine, Beats Electronics is the parent company of the Beats by Dr. Dre ® line of high-quality headphones, BeatsAudio™ HD-sound systems, and the MOG digital music service. The company's mission is to build quality music experiences for all elements of the digital music ecosystem -- including headphones, devices and services -- so that fans can hear music the way artists intended it to sound in the studio. This includes partnerships with computer manufacturer HP, automotive manufacturer Chrysler Group and mobile phone manufacturer HTC Mobile.
Led by CEO Jimmy Iovine and President & COO Luke Wood, Beats Electronics is based in Santa Monica, CA. For more information, please visit http://beatsbydre.com.
About New Era®
New Era is an international lifestyle brand with an authentic sports heritage that dates back over 90 years. The brand is best known for being the official on-field cap for Major League Baseball and the official cap for the National Football League. New Era is the brand of choice not only for its headwear collections, but also for its accessories and apparel lines for men, women and youth. The brand is worn as a symbol of self-expression by athletes, artists and some of the most interesting people around the globe. New Era encourages people to "FLY YOUR OWN FLAG® " -- to truly express their personal style and individuality through its products. The Company is headquartered in Buffalo, N.Y. and operates facilities in Canada, Europe, Brazil, Japan and Hong Kong. For more information, visit www.neweracap.com.
Earth911 gathers, distributes and analyzes localized recycling information to assist manufacturers, organizations and consumers with product end-of-life solutions. Working to increase the recycling and disposal of consumer goods since 1991, Earth911's services enhance and support companies' responsible waste initiatives. The Earth911 Recycling Directory is the largest and most accurate in the nation, with more than 1.5 million ways to recycle more than 300 types of materials. Follow @Earth911 and like Earth911 on Facebook at www.facebook.com/earth911 , or visit earth911.com to learn more.
WATERBURY, Jan. 14 -Green Mountain Coffee Roasters, Inc. (GMCR) (NASDAQ: GMCR), a leader in specialty coffee and coffee makers, today announced the engagement of strategic consultancy SustainAbility, a leading advisor to global companies in the area of corporate responsibility and sustainability, to collaborate on the evolution of the Company’s existing Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) program. The work is an important step towards advancing the Company’s sustainability agenda to better align with its growth, innovation and product diversity.
Now underway, GMCR’s collaboration with SustainAbility includes a thorough review and analysis of material sustainability opportunities informed by external stakeholder feedback and competitive benchmarking. The work will ensure a sharpened and continued focus on those areas and initiatives that can deliver the greatest value to all stakeholders, and where the Company can have the greatest societal and business impact.
GMCR President and CEO Brian P. Kelley commented: “Sustainability has been fundamentally integrated into GMCR and is a cornerstone of its culture and business performance. As the Company evolves, it is prudent and good practice to review CSR activities to ensure they reflect the current state of business, the needs of stakeholders and the maximum potential impact these activities can have on our business and the world around us. GMCR has consistently been recognized as a leader in corporate sustainability and there is every intention to focus, improve upon and continue GMCR’s leadership in this area.”
GMCR’s Vice President of CSR Michael Dupee added: “I am excited to work with a high-impact partner like SustainAbility, committed senior leadership, and passionate employees as we take a significant first step in charting the course for a new era of sustainability at GMCR. The outcome of our collaborative work with SustainAbility will enable the direction of resources towards the right set of sustainability initiatives, where the most value can be created over the longest period of time.”
For more information on the Company’s efforts to scale its business in economically and environmentally responsible ways please visit www.BrewingABetterWorld.com.
SustainAbility is a think tank and strategic advisory firm working to catalyze transformative business leadership on sustainability. SustainAbility informs, inspires and supports senior business leaders, helping them integrate sustainability into the core of their organizations. Founded in 1987, SustainAbility has offices in London, New York, Washington and San Francisco.
About Green Mountain Coffee Roasters, Inc. (NASDAQ: GMCR)
As a leader in specialty coffee and coffee makers, Green Mountain Coffee Roasters, Inc. (NASDAQ: GMCR) is recognized for its award-winning coffees, innovative brewing technology, and socially responsible business practices. GMCR supports local and global communities by offsetting 100% of its direct greenhouse gas emissions, investing in sustainably-grown coffee, and allocating a portion of its pre-tax profits to socially and environmentally responsible initiatives. For more information, please visit www.GMCR.com, www.greenmountaincoffee.com, or www.keurig.com.
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NEW YORK, Dec. 11 - Farmigo announced today that it launched the first online farmer’s market to connect
communities - such as workplaces, schools and community centers - directly to local farms to provide a personalized online marketplace for local, fresh-from-harvest food. The first food communities are rolling out in San Francisco and New York with Los Angeles, Seattle, Portland, Denver, Chicago and Philadelphia soon to follow. Farmigo also announced that it has raised $8 million in Series B financing led by Sherbrooke Capital and RSF Social Finance joined by Series A lead investor Benchmark Capital.
“At Farmigo, we envision a community-oriented food system in which people and farmers in the same geographic region are connected, and everyone has access to fresh-from-harvest food,” said Farmigo founder and chief executive officer, Benzi Ronen. “The Internet has been collapsing supply chains and rewriting conventional business models for nearly two decades, but until now it has had limited impact on the food industry, which is ripe for change. There has never been a better time to disrupt the status quo and Farmigo is poised to fundamentally change the way food is purchased and distributed.”
Farmigo’s local food community initiative taps the power of the web to make it easy for people to buy direct from multiple local farms that offer seasonal fruit, vegetables, eggs, meats, fish, bread, cheeses and even wine and coffee. Members of each food community shop their dedicated Farmigo farmer’s market online (see example here), pick and choose their preferred items, and then have their orders delivered weekly to their food community site within 48 hours of harvest. Farmigo kickstarts local food communities at workplaces, which are the catalyst for making this new food system work. The company is now actively seeking out individuals who want to help bring Farmigo to their workplace, school or community center.
Collapsing the food chain and selling direct from farm to consumer is not a new concept. CSAs (consumer supported agriculture) and farmer’s markets have been growing at a rate of 40 percent annually for the last decade, however today less than one percent of the U.S. population purchases produce directly from farms. The Farmigo model seeks to dramatically expand that by bringing members the selection of a farmer’s market in a convenient way, while eliminating the need to travel to a weekly farmer’s market at constricted hours. According to market research firm Mintel, more than half of consumers believe that it is more important to buy local produce than organic, which often travels an average of 1,500 miles to the supermarket. Selling direct to consumers means that farms reap 80 percent of the sale of the food, versus 9 to 20 percent with traditional grocers, with Farmigo receiving 10 percent for each transaction.
“We have been committed to our community-supported agriculture program to bring our locally grown, organic produce to San Francisco residents, but there is a big opportunity to expand it so that far more people have access to fresh local food,” said Nick Papadopolous of Bloomfield Farms Organics in Petaluma, Calif. “We believe Farmigo’s approach can really accelerate the amount of people who have access to locally harvested, fresh food. It can have a big impact on improving the efficiency and sustainability of our food system.”
The first Farmigo food communities have cropped up in a number of locations in the New York and San Francisco metro areas, including:
- Etsy, a Brooklyn-based handmade and vintage marketplace, started a Farmigo community as a complement to their unique company culture. Each week Etsy receives fresh, local food delivered to their office and offers employees $10 toward their first Farmigo order.
- Kiva, a San Francisco-based non-profit organization with a mission to connect people through lending to alleviate poverty, will be purchasing $100 each week in organic fruit for the office to enjoy.
- Carrot Creative, a new media marketing agency located in the Dumbo neighborhood of Brooklyn, N.Y., has 80 percent of its employees receiving their produce weekly from local farms via the Farmigo online farmer’s market and offers $10 a week towards each employee’s order.
“Finding and retaining the best employees is always a challenge. Starting a Farmigo food community was a perfect opportunity to stand out by offering a health and wellness benefit to our employees that is unique and aligned with our company values,” said Mike Germano, Carrot Creative CEO. “Everyone is impressed with the quality and variety of the farms and food, and how easy and convenient it is to order and coordinate. It feels great to be part of a program that is supporting a local economy of farmers.”
Farmigo started in 2009 as an online software provider to help farms manage their CSA subscriptions. Three years later, hundreds of farms in 25 states are using Farmigo technology and Farmigo has connected them to over 3,000 delivery sites with more than 30 million pounds of produce delivered to date to over 100,000 families. Farmigo recently became a certified B Corporation, joining a growing roster of over 600 companies including Patagonia, Method and Etsy. The certification reinforces Farmigo’s commitment to creating value for its stakeholders, including customers, suppliers, employees and shareholders.
Farmigo is an online farmer’s market that connects workplaces directly to multiple local farms to provide a personalized online marketplace for local, fresh-from-harvest food. Originally founded in 2009 as cloud-based software for farms to manage their CSA subscriptions, Farmigo now provides technology to hundreds of farms in 25 states that are connected to more than 3,000 food communities. The company aims to leverage its online farmer’s market to accelerate the adoption of an alternative, healthier, more efficient food system in order to deliver farm-fresh food to more Americans.
The Coca-Cola Company and the Sustainable Amazonas Foundation (FAS) today announced the expansion of their partnership focused on the economic development and conservation of Amazonian preservation reserves. The expansion's objective – which includes financial support of US $1.3 million – is to invest in programs that support income generation and conservation in the Rio Negro Sustainable Development Reserve. By 2017, Coca-Cola Brazil will have invested over US$ 13 million in FAS programs.
The announcement is being made during a ceremony today at FAS’ headquarters in the Amazonian city of Manaus, Brazil.
Earlier today, the Sustainable Development Rio Negro Reserve was toured by Coke executives, including the Company's Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Muhtar Kent, CSO Bea Perez and Coca-Cola Brazil President Xiemar Zarazúa.
“As we pursue our 2020 Vision for growth, we’re intensifying our efforts across the sustainability spectrum,” said Muhtar Kent. “We’re committed to creating value for every stakeholder we touch while improving the quality of life for people around the globe and helping conserve the extraordinary natural environments of the communities we’re so privileged to serve. This initiative in the Rio Negro Sustainable Development Reserve is a great example of our commitment.”
Generating jobs and income so that workers can guarantee their living conditions without harming the forest is a main focus of FAS. In the Amazon, without plant coverage, desertification could soon be a reality, leaving the greatest watershed of the world unprotected.
“This new partnership with Coca-Cola is extremely important for FAS and the communities directly benefited by it. Coca-Cola has been a strategic ally since 2009 together with the Amazonas State Government and Bradesco bank. The challenge ahead is to make this partnership contribute significantly for the improvement of the quality of life and preservation through the programs implemented by FAS at the Rio Negro Sustainable Development Reserve. With this expansion, Coca-Cola is further strengthening its ties with Amazonian society”, said Virgilio Viana, Managing Director of FAS.
"At Coca-Cola, our sustainability initiatives focus on People, Communities and the Environment,” said Bea Perez. “Water is key to all three of these focus areas, and it is the most essential ingredient in all our beverages. We are working to achieve water neutrality by returning to nature and communities an amount of water equal to what is used in our finished beverages and their production. Coca-Cola Brazil is the fourth largest Coca-Cola operation worldwide, and it has already achieved this water neutrality goal."
In addition to FAS’ existing community development projects, the expansion of this partnership will include Coca-Cola Brazil Foundation’s projects on recycling. The goal is to increase the collection and separation of recyclable materials in the Rio Negro communities, which will be used in the production of designer objects and accessories with the remainder for recycling. Women of these communities are already being trained to produce artisan goods. In the future, youth will be trained, further diminishing the pressure on the forest and the watershed.
About The Coca-Cola Company
The Coca-Cola Company (NYSE: KO) is the world's largest beverage company, refreshing consumers with more than 500 sparkling and still brands. Led by Coca-Cola, the world's most valuable brand, our Company's portfolio features 15 billion-dollar brands including Diet Coke, Fanta, Sprite, Coca-Cola Zero, vitaminwater, Powerade, Minute Maid, Simply, Georgia and Del Valle. Globally, we are the No. 1 provider of sparkling beverages, ready-to-drink coffees, and juices and juice drinks. Through the world's largest beverage distribution system, consumers in more than 200 countries enjoy our beverages at a rate of 1.8 billion servings a day. With an enduring commitment to building sustainable communities, our Company is focused on initiatives that reduce our environmental footprint, support active, healthy living, create a safe, inclusive work environment for our associates, and enhance the economic development of the communities where we operate. Together with our bottling partners, we rank among the world's top 10 private employers with more than 700,000 system associates.
About the Sustainable Amazonas Foundation
The Sustainable Amazonas Foundation (FAS) is a non-profit, non-governmental and non-partisan institution founded on December 20, 2007, through a partnership between the Amazonas State Government and Bradesco bank, and joined by Coca-Cola Brazil in 2009. FAS’ mission is to promote sustainable development, environmental conservation and help improve the quality of life of the communities residing in the Amazonas State Conservation Units (UCs) – located throughout an area extending more than 10 million hectares – by increasing the value of environmental services and products. FAS’s top priority is to implement the Forest Stipend Program (PBF), which is the first internationally-certified Brazilian project to compensate the traditional populations for maintaining the environmental services provided throughout the forests.
ATHENS, Sep. 20- Coca-Cola Hellenic (“Company”), one of the world’s largest bottlers of products of The Coca-Cola Company, has been included in the 2012 Dow Jones Sustainability Indexes (DJSI) for the fifth consecutive time, listing it as one of the world’s top-ranking beverage companies in sustainability.
ATLANTA, Aug. 30- Sixty-eight community organizations in 41 countries around the world were awarded a total of $10.5 million in grants from The Coca-Cola Foundation, the global philanthropic arm of The Coca-Cola Company, during the second quarter of 2012. These grants support the Foundation’s global priority areas, including:
OAK BROOK, Ill., Dec. 21- McDonald's Corporation (NYSE: MCD) today released its 2011 Sustainability Scorecard and reinforced its commitment to mainstreaming sustainability for customers through the company's actions and collaboration with suppliers, experts and the food industry as a whole.