P&G: Activist investor Peltz doesn't win board seat | Innovation is a core part of Clorox operations, says CEO | Givaudan on track for 2020 targets after strong Q3
October 12, 2017
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P&G: Activist investor Peltz doesn't win board seat
Procter & Gamble said its shareholders narrowly denied activist investor Nelson Peltz a seat on its board. Trian Partners, a fund controlled by Peltz, said it will challenge the results.
CNBC (10/10),  Reuters (10/10) 
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Innovation is a core part of Clorox operations, says CEO
Innovation has always been and will continue to be a core part of Clorox's operations, especially as the company moves toward its 2020 goals, says CEO Benno Dorer. To attract new customers and remain competitive, a product must offer something unique, he added.
TheStreet (10/5) 
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Making the Most of Parcel Boundary Data
For a growing list of industries, the importance and widening use of parcel boundary and property data continues to grow. Thankfully, alternatives to traditional parcel acquisition efforts are now available through cost-effective and ready to use solutions. Read our guide to smart decision-making using parcel boundary data
Science, Policy & Health
Some states require green cleaning in schools
There are 10 states that mandate the use of green cleaning chemicals in schools, with a few offering detailed standards for reporting and compliance. As green cleaning products become more commonplace, many suppliers are adopting Green Seal's certification standards for their offerings, which is bringing clarity and consistency to the industry.
CleanLink (10/10),  CleanLink (10/10),  CleanLink (10/10) 
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Proper hand washing is best way to remove bacteria, dirt
Hand washing for a minimum of 20 seconds using soap is the most effective way to remove dirt, bacteria and disease-causing germs, according to University of Arizona germ expert Kelly Reynolds. Sanitizer can also be effective, but not all varieties are created equal, so consumers should look for products with 62%-70% ethyl alcohol.
BuzzFeed (10/9) 
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P&G debuts recycled marine plastic packaging for Fairy
Procter & Gamble has developed new plastic packaging for its Fairy detergent made from 10% ocean plastic and 90% post-consumer recycled plastic. P&G said the Fairy ocean plastic bottle supports its goal of doubling the amount of recycled materials used in packaging by 2020.
Edie (UK) (10/9) 
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SC Johnson poised to meet zero landfill waste target by 2021
SC Johnson has implemented a zero manufacturing waste program at 65% of its operations worldwide and is ahead of schedule to bring it to 100% of its locations by 2021. "Our journey to zero waste to landfill is just part of our longstanding commitment to being a leader in sustainability and to serving the greater good," said CEO and Chairman Fisk Johnson.
Inside FMCG (Australia)/Inside FMCG (10/5) 
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ACI News
ACI Members: Register Today for 2018 ACI Convention
Registration is now open for the 2018 ACI Annual Meeting & Industry Convention, the global cleaning product supply chain's premier business-to-business event. The convention takes place January 29-February 3, 2018, at the Grande Lakes Orlando. ACI member companies can register online today on ACI's convention registration website. Convention registration and hotel room rates remain unchanged for 2018. "This event continues to be the prime opportunity for business-to-business meetings, education and networking that set the stage for success in our industry," said Melissa Hockstad, ACI president and CEO.
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Catch Up on Highlights of Cleaning Products US 2017
ACI once again co-chaired the 11th edition of the Cleaning Products US Conference, held this week in Alexandria, Va. Catch up on highlights from presentations on cold-water laundering trends, fragrance safety, flexible packaging innovations and sustainable fragrances on Twitter using the hashtag #CPUS2017. And make sure to save the date for the 2018 Cleaning Products US Conference: October 1-3 in Arlington, Va.
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