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Drylock Builds Green Portfolio by Becoming The First CO2- Neutral Manufacturing Facility in the US Disposable Hygiene Industry, in addition to Sourcing Natural Materials & Offering Packaging Alternatives to Traditional Plastic - July 20, 2021
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July 20, 2021, 10:19AM
Green product portfolio provides eco-conscious disposable hygiene products to consumers.
(Eau Claire, WI) — Known for innovation, Drylock Technologies, with a world-class US production facility and a state-of-the-art R&D lab headquarters in Eau Claire, WI, is honored to be the first carbon-neutral adult incontinence manufacturer in the US.
This certification also shows Drylock’s support of the India Wind Energy Solution to offset emissions in 2021. This project builds wind turbines to provide the power grid with clean, renewable energy and stimulate a low carbon economy transition.
This CO2-Neutral® certification recognizes real and measurable commitments to sustainability efforts in manufacturing, sourcing, and packaging.
Drylock has set stringent requirements for responsible sourcing. Suppliers are evaluated on cost, quality, ISO® Certification, Sedex®, Toxicology and NIAS, Cruelty-Free, and Vegan claims. Furthermore, every Drylock supplier signs a Supplier Conformity agreement to ensure specified requirements for materials are met.
Drylock is already meeting increasing consumer demand for products made with natural materials by sourcing cotton-enhanced, green polyethylene, bio-based, and chlorine-free materials for “pure” products. Drylock Technologies will soon launch Simpli®, one of the first natural, eco-friendly incontinence brands. Simpli® will provide natural, plant-based incontinence protection free of fragrance, lotions, parabens, natural rubber latex, toxic dyes, and chlorine bleaching.
Drylock sustainability efforts also extend to packaging by offering recycled, green packaging options, including recycled content, paper, and carbon-neutral bags. Werner Van Ingelgem, Drylock Technologies R&D director, notes, “Consumers are looking for more sustainable packaging that is kinder to the planet without compromising on the integrity of the product.” Offering packaging alternatives to traditional plastic is part of Drylock’s continued efforts to increase the sustainability of its operations.
Drylock Technologies is committed to being a frontrunner in sustainable manufacturing and providing eco-friendly options to meet and exceed consumer expectations.
Perrigo Completes Divestiture Of Generic Rx Business For $1.55 Billion - July 6, 2021
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Jul 06, 2021, 16:33 ET
(Dublin, IE., July 6, 2021 /PRNewswire/) -- Perrigo Company plc (NYSE; TASE: PRGO), a leading global provider of Consumer Self-Care Products, announced today that it has completed the previously announced sale of its Generic Rx Pharmaceuticals business to Altaris Capital Partners, LLC for $1.55 billion, with customary adjustments, completing Perrigo's transformation to a global consumer self-care company.
Perrigo CEO and President Murray S. Kessler commented, "Closing this transaction was another important milestone for Perrigo's transformation. We are now a leading pure-play global consumer self-care company that has significant resources to invest and has a passionate and committed team that is dedicated to making our vision a reality – To make lives better by bringing quality affordable self-care products consumers trust, everywhere they are sold. I am more excited than ever about the company's future." Kessler concluded, "I would like to thank the Rx team for their dedication throughout this process and I am confident that they will continue to be successful in their mission of developing, manufacturing and distributing high quality, affordable healthcare products."
About Perrigo Perrigo Company plc (NYSE; TASE: PRGO) is a leading provider of Quality, Affordable Self-Care Products and over-the-counter (OTC) health and wellness solutions that enhance individual well-being by empowering consumers to proactively prevent or treat conditions that can be self-managed. Led by its consumer self-care strategy, Perrigo is the largest store brand OTC player in the U.S. in the categories in which it competes through more than 9,000 SKUs under customer 'own brand' labels. Additionally, Perrigo is a Top 10 OTC company by revenue in Europe, where it markets more than 200 branded OTC products throughout 28 countries. Visit Perrigo online at www.perrigo.com.
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Flagstone Foods Announces Intent to Source 100% of its Almonds From Bee-friendly Farms by 2025: A First in the Private Label Nut Industry - June 3, 2021
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Jun 03, 2021, 15:44 ET
(MINNEAPOLIS, June 3, 2021 /PRNewswire/) — As a part of its landmark Healthy Bees, Happy Snackers initiative, Flagstone Foods, a premier private label manufacturer of snack nuts, trail mixes and other nut-based snacks, announced today its commitment to promoting a more sustainable almond industry by sourcing 100 percent of its almonds from bee-friendly farms by 2025, the first such manufacturer commitment from the private label nut industry. This pledge furthers the company's longstanding commitment to sustainable and ethical sourcing practices that protect the environment and lift up farmers and farming communities around the world.
"As North America's leader in private label snack nuts, few buy as many almonds as we do. We believe this distinction brings with it a responsibility to cultivate a more sustainable almond industry," says Flagstone Foods' Chief Executive Officer Robert Scalia. "We aim to work collaboratively with almond growers, processors and bee-friendly organizations through our Healthy Bees, Happy Snackers initiative, all focused on supporting the needs of the honey bee, which ultimately aids the almond industry as a whole."
To Flagstone Foods, the importance of promoting bee health is crucial for the company, the industry and the nation's food supply. Honey bees, critical to pollinating over one-third of the U.S. food supply and directly responsible for nearly 100 percent of almonds, are disappearing at a high rate. In fact, on average 40 percent of honey bee colonies die each year due to poor nutrition, pesticides, parasites and pathogens.1
In addition to its bee-friendly almond sourcing pledge, Flagstone Foods' Healthy Bees, Happy Snackers initiative will include:
- Support of Sustainable Farming Practices: Partnering with select growers and processors to advance sustainable, bee-friendly farming practices.
- Bee-Friendly Certification and Verification Programs: Using the most current certification programs to verify that its almond suppliers are following bee-friendly farming practices.
- Bee-Friendly Philanthropic Support: Making charitable contributions to Project Apis m. and its Seeds for Bees® program, which provides almond growers with the seeds and skills they need to create habitat and forage for bees while also improving soil health.
For more information on Flagstone Foods' bee-friendly commitment, visit: flagstonefoods.com.
About Flagstone Foods
Minneapolis, Minnesota-based Flagstone Foods is a premier private label manufacturer of snack nuts, culinary nuts, trail mixes and other nut-based snacks servicing the nation's top retailers in the club, mass, grocery, drug, limited assortment and convenience channels. The company also manufactures ingredients for commercial use, provides contract manufacturing services to branded food companies and offers a wide array of value-added services including consumer insights, global sourcing, commodity advising and product development.
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