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Web Date: June 19, 2012

Pledging Sustainable Corporations

UN Conference: Firms commit to specific actions in advance of world meeting on sustainable development
Department: Business | Collection: Sustainability
News Channels: Environmental SCENE
Keywords: Sustainability, Rio+20

Global companies, including chemical manufacturers and users, consumer product producers, and pharmaceutical firms, are pledging to take concrete actions to shift the world to a more sustainable path. More than 200 businesses from many sectors made commitments in Rio de Janeiro in recent days as a prelude to the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development, which begins on June 20.

For example, GlaxoSmithKline pledged to reduce use of water in its operations by . . .

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