Keurig Dr Pepper,Vermont Business Magazine Keurig Green Mountain, Inc, a leader in specialty coffee and innovative single serve brewing systems, has launched its twelfth annual Sustainability Report. The report’s theme of “Brewing Transformation™” showcases Keurig’s efforts in local communities and across the globe in three main focus areas: environmental responsibility, strong supply chains, and thriving people and communities.“As our new sustainability report shows, there’s much to be proud of here at Keurig,” said Bob Gamgort, Keurig’s Chief Executive Officer. “Our progress on the sustainability front will enable growth for the Company, opening doors of opportunity for our employees, our customers, and our business as a whole.”In the report, Keurig highlights accelerated progress towards a number of priority 2020 environmental responsibility commitments, including:targeting a new recyclability milestone, with plans to produce 100% of K-Cup® pods in Canada in a recyclable format by the end of 2018; near completion of its 2020 goals to balance 100% of the water used in brewing beverages, and 100% waste diversion from landfill for its operations across North America.“We know that reducing the resources that we and our consumers use every day yields environmental sustainability for our business, and we are proud of our accelerated progress,” said Monique Oxender, Keurig’s Chief Sustainability Officer. “Keeping those resources in use, at their highest value is also critical and delivering on pod recyclability achieves that in a meaningful way for our products and our communities.”Additional highlights from this year’s sustainability report include:Environmental ResponsibilityA top sustainability priority for Keurig is ensuring 100% of K-Cup® pods are recyclable by the end of 2020, and the company is on track to meet that goal. In addition to announcing its accelerated recyclability milestone in Canada, the report highlights Keurig’s work to improve recycling systems and education through investments totaling more than $1 million a year with partnership organizations such as The Closed Loop Fund and The Recycling Partnership. Keurig also continues its award-winning testing at recycling facilities, aimed at helping the industry understand how K-Cup® pods and other plastic items travel through recovery equipment so the company can help to catalyze system-wide change in ensuring those plastics get a second life as a new consumer product.Strong Supply ChainsKeurig aims to build strong supply chains and improve the livelihoods of coffee farmers within its supply chain. For three years, Keurig has supported Root Capitol’s Coffee Farmer Resilience Initiative, assisting farmers in fighting coffee rust disease and investing in the quality of their crops. In total, with the support of additional partnerships with organizations such as Save the Children and Catholic Relief Services’ Blue Harvest program, Keurig has engaged more than 417,000 people across its coffee supply chain to improve their farm management techniques, plan for changes in climate, and strengthen their communities.People and CommunitiesKeurig empowers its employees to contribute to their communities and create positive change in the places where the company does business around the world. In fiscal 2016, 70% of Keurig’s employees participated in one of its sustainability programs, including 56 employees who visited coffee communities in Latin America through the company’s unique employee source trip program. In addition, Keurig’s Community Action For Employees (CAFE) program, which entitles every full-time employee to 52 paid volunteer hours annually, continued to see industry-high levels of participation, with 55% of Keurig’s total workforce taking part in 2016.Full details of Keurig’s 2016 Sustainability Report can be found at BrewingABetterWorld.com(link is external). For more information about Keurig’s recycling efforts, visit KeurigRecycling.com(link is external).About Keurig Green MountainKeurig Green Mountain, Inc. (Keurig) is a leader in specialty coffee and innovative single serve brewing systems. Committed to delivering exceptional coffee for more than 35 years, today our Keurig® brewers and single serve hot beverages are in more than 20 million homes and offices throughout North America. In under a minute, Keurig® brewers consistently and conveniently deliver a fresh-brewed, great tasting cup with just the push of a button. As a testament to that quality, more than 50 leading global coffee, tea and cocoa brands have partnered with Keurig, joining beloved owned brands like Green Mountain Coffee® and The Original Donut Shop® to offer consumers vast personal choice from 500+ varieties. As a company founded on social responsibility, Keurig is committed to using the power of business to brew a better world through our work to build resilient supply chains, sustainable products, and thriving communities. For more information, visit www.keuriggreenmountain.com(link is external), and to purchase Keurig products visit www.keurig.com(link is external) or www.keurig.ca(link is external).Source: WATERBURY, Vt.–(BUSINESS WIRE(link is external))–6.13.2017. Keurig Green Mountain, Inc. meeting its 2020 target to reduce life-cycle greenhouse gas emissions of brewed beverages by 25%; and
Rugby Union BY FRANKIY KAPIN Morobe Rugby Union, the second biggest outside Port Moresby extends a hand to a local Lae village team adamant to break grounds into the 15s competition. Union president Winston Nenjipa said yesterday when announcing the start of season 2019 beefed up with the membership of a local Lae village team from the Ahi local government of Lae district. Nenjipa told the Post-Courier that the Butibam Mantics from Butibam village, one of the six Ahi villages who are the traditional landowners of Lae city have joined the competition for the first time this year. He said the drive taken by the Butibam village team is a call long awaited and for it to happen now is never too late or too early but must happen. He added that it was a boost to see a traditional landowner village of what is now Lae city take up the challenge, especially in the sport of rugby union. Nenjipa said the Ahi villages including Butibam village now taking this step gives them an equal standing in rugby union that has for far too long has been a dominating sport representing Lae and the Morobe province. The Butibam Mantics compose of local Butibam village boys led by former PNG Pukpuks, Ben Umba as head coach. Nenjipa also said that the MRFU 15s pre-season will kick off on Saturday at the Telikom College oval in Lae. He said old hands of the MRFU returned to fore stamping their return to another season including City Lights, Royals, Defence, Pirates, Vikings and Unitech Reds plus newcomers, the Mantics. Nenjipa said he is yet to confirm from the Lae Harlequins of their participation this season as they didn’t turn up on Saturday but are expected to do so in the last round of pre-season games next weekend. An eight team competition is planned out for MRFU season 2019.
Olympique Marseille have moved into second place on the league table behind leaders Paris Saint Germain (PSG) after their late 2-0 win over Strasbourg catapulted them above Olympique Lyon and champions AS Monaco.Two goals in the final 11 minutes from former Premier League players Clinton Njie and Dmitri Payet atoned for Valerie Germain’s 72nd minute penalty miss as Rudi Garcia’s men secured an important win over their visitors.Both substitutes played a huge role in the win but the highlight of the game was undoubtedly Payet’s outrageous skill for the second goal which wrapped up three points for the home side.Champions AS Monaco are down in 3rd place following a disappointing 2-2 draw with OGC Nice in their week 21 French Ligue 1 clash on Tuesday night.Colombian international striker Radamel Falcao scored on the stroke of fulltime to rescue a point for his side after a second half double from Nice’s controversial striker Mario Balotelli overturned Adama Diakhaby’s first half strike.In the final French Ligue 1 game played on Tuesday night, 10-man Bordeaux suffered a 2-0 loss at home to Caen.Latest Standings (Top Four) Via Points:1. PSG 532. Marseille 443. Monaco 434. Lyon 42RelatedLigue 1 Review: Marseille And Monaco Share Spoils In Top 3 Fight As Lyon Suffer Shock Defeat At BordeauxJanuary 29, 2018In “Europe”Ligue 1 Review: Lyon Leapfrog Olympique Rivals Into UCL Spot With Amiens WinApril 15, 2018In “Europe”Ligue 1 Review: Marseille Leapfrog Olympique Rivals Lyon Into Second Spot With Metz ThrashingFebruary 3, 2018In “Europe”