Ethical Shopping News
The consumer and business electronics giant Canon unveiled a 2008 plan for making its packaging and products more friendly to environment and buyers. Using the tag line “Generation Green”, Canon created three categories of marketing and product manufacturing practices intended to help consumers identify Canon as a green conscious company with a range of green goods and policies.
January 8, 2008
It's been more than two months since Clorox acquired Burt's Bees from the private equity firm AEA Investors, and with many loyal customers are still bristling at the news, CEO John Replogle has found himself in the position of having to defend both Burt's Bees and Clorox to consumers. Replogle says that Clorox appears to be serious about cleaning up its act, and has promised to make a blog post on the company's website in six months, updating his customers on whatever progress Clorox has or has not made.
January 7, 2008
CSR Wire has released its list of the top corporate social responsibility stories of 2007. This year the dominant issue was sustainability, with corporations around the world scrambling to develop eco-friendly images and green technology and energy projects proving that sustainable can also be profitable.
January 3, 2008
In a dubious effort to curb skyrocketing childhood obesity rates in Mexico, Pepsico has released a video game aimed at educating children about healthy choices. The game compels kids to monitor a Tamagotchi-like character called "Nutrin," ensuring that he balances his caloric intake with exercise — presumably sending the message that Pepsico products can be a part of a healthy lifestyle so long as one plays enough soccer.
January 2, 2008
According to a new report, an epoxy resin that lines the cans of baby formula is present at an unsafe level and may later cause reproductive problems. The resin, Bisphenol A, is found in liquid-type formulas, such as Good Start, Similac and Enfamil (manufactured by Nestle, Ross-Abott and MeadJohnson).
January 1, 2008