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HPE Living Progress Launches New Sustainability Plan
HPE Living Progress Launches New Sustainability Plan

Press Release / We’re beginning to see a world where everything is connected, and everything computes. A world where everything works smarter, everything thinks faster, and everything is possible. As a technology company, Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) recognizes the challenge of meeting the high—and growing—demand for computing power and capacity in a resource constrained world. With 4.5 billion people and more than 50 billion devices expected to be connected by 2030, it is crucial to optimize the energy required to manage this data deluge. This is why HPE is channeling innovation to build the sustainable IT infrastructure of the future, empowering our customers to do exponentially more with less impact on the planet. - 4 years ago

PepsiCo Joins The Recycling Partnership
PepsiCo Joins The Recycling Partnership

Press Release / National nonprofit The Recycling Partnership is pleased to announce its newest funding partner, the global food and beverage leader, PepsiCo. The organizations have agreed to collaborate on an ambitious cross-sector approach to increasing recycling rates across America. - 4 years ago

IBM Releases 2016 Corporate Responsibility Report
IBM Releases 2016 Corporate Responsibility Report

Press Release / At IBM, responsibility is integral to our business and draws us to social challenges where we can matter, where innovation and expertise can improve communities and lives. Our approach involves forging sustained partnerships with nonprofit organizations, government agencies, academia and other companies — allied in purpose, focused on results. Our ongoing work across a range of activities is detailed in our 2016 Corporate Responsibility Report. - 4 years ago

Join Heineken’s “Cities” Campaign to Help Make Innovative Local Projects a Reality
Join Heineken’s “Cities” Campaign to Help Make Innovative Local Projects a Reality

Press Release / We all say we want to do more “good” these days. And our consumers have a proven desire to support campaigns that do so. Heineken®, the beer that’s enjoyed in the most cities globally, is again supporting innovative local projects around the nation through our “Cities” program – which aims to make a positive and lasting impact on some of the best cities in America. (Last year’s campaign to save Miami Marine Stadium successfully led to the City of Miami approving a $45 million restoration budget!) This year we’ve found the perfect partnership with the Bruno Mars 24K Magic World Tour – which will offer fans sold-out concert tickets for supporting resourceful local projects. - 4 years ago

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GM Pilots STEM Camp for Elementary Students in Detroit’s Cody Rouge Community
GM Pilots STEM Camp for Elementary Students in Detroit’s Cody Rouge Community

Press Release / More than 2,500 General Motors team members are putting on their gloves, work boots and safety glasses and returning to Detroit’s Cody Rouge community July 24-28 for the company’s annual week-long volunteer event. TeamGM Cares volunteers are donating time and talent at a new STEM Camp for 2nd-5th graders, helping spark curiosity in science, technology and math education. GM is partnering with the Detroit Public Schools Community District (DPSCD), the Detroit Area Pre-College Engineering Program (DAPCEP) and Michigan Science Center in the effort. - 4 years ago

Nestlé Waters Factory Becomes First Facility in North America to Achieve Prestigious Water Certification
Nestlé Waters Factory Becomes First Facility in North America  to Achieve Prestigious Water Certification

Press Release / Nestlé Waters North America announced today that its Ontario, California, factory received certification for meeting the Alliance for Water Stewardship (AWS) Standard. Created and supported by prominent environmental conservation groups, development organizations, and industry leaders, the AWS Standard is the first comprehensive global benchmark for responsible water stewardship across social, environmental, and economic criteria. Conformance with the AWS Standard was audited by SCS Global Services, an international third-party certification body. - 4 years ago

Lower Emissions In Car Interiors With Improved BASF Polyether Polyols
Lower Emissions In Car Interiors With Improved BASF Polyether Polyols

Press Release / BASF has now improved the process for manufacturing Lupranol® (polyether polyol) so that car components which are made of BASF polyurethane systems emit an average of 20 percent less aldehyde. This allows automotive suppliers, that manufacture e.g. acoustic parts, seats and steering wheels or back-foam instrument panels and doors, to meet the increasing requirements of car manufacturers and the law for lower emissions (VOCs: Volatile Organic Compounds) in vehicle interiors. Following the process change at BASF’s Asian production sites at the beginning of 2017, the modification is now being made in Europe and will take place in the US plants during the course of this year. Alongside isocyanate, polyol is the starting product for polyurethane foam systems. - 4 years ago

Using Our Scale to Make a Difference: Target Unveils 2016 Corporate Social Responsibility Report
Using Our Scale to Make a Difference: Target Unveils 2016 Corporate Social Responsibility Report

Press Release / At Target, our guests shop with us knowing they can expect more—not just in the products and experiences we offer, but that we hold ourselves to the highest standards as a company. And we’re continuing to transform our business to create a positive impact for people and the planet. “We’re committed to making our business economically, environmentally and socially sustainable,” says Jennifer Silberman, vice president, Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR). “And beyond that, we have an opportunity to transform the guest experience beyond the register in a way that unlocks long-term business value. With the power of our team, and our scale as one of the country’s largest retailers, we hope to be a catalyst for change across the industry.” - 4 years ago

Heineken USA Assists The Recycling Partnership with a Win for Recycling
Heineken USA Assists The Recycling Partnership with a Win for Recycling

Press Release / In an effort to engage soccer fans in the mission of recycling, HEINEKEN USA is teaming up with The Recycling Partnership for the second year in a row at two matches of the International Champions Cup. Fans aged 21+ are encouraged to visit the Heineken® beer gardens before the match for a chance to win prizes and pitch in to help green the future. - 4 years ago

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Driscoll's Fair Trade Program helps schools in San Quintín, Mexico
Driscoll's Fair Trade Program helps schools in San Quintín, Mexico

Press Release / More than 1,600 members of the San Quintín community received free access to health care offerings, including pediatric, women’s health, dental and optometry services, in May. This was part of the first Health Fair organized by farmworkers employed by BerryMex—one of Driscoll’s largest independent growers in Mexico—and elected to the Fair Trade Committee. Fair Trade Committee members were elected by farmworkers to represent them in the implementation of projects with funds generated through a growing Driscoll’s Fair Trade Certified organic program, which totaled $200,000 in the first year of the program. In June, the same community benefited from a delivery of over 1,700 school supply packages ahead of the next school season. - 4 years ago

BillerudKorsnäs Collaboration on Sealed Paper Packaging wins Sustainability Awards 2017
BillerudKorsnäs Collaboration on Sealed Paper Packaging wins Sustainability Awards 2017

Press Release / Bosch Packaging Technology and BillerudKorsnäs’ collaboration on Sealed Paper Packaging has won the 2017 Sustainability Awards in the Bio-Based Packaging category. The international jury recognized Sealed Paper Packaging specifically for its unique combination of mono-material Axello® paper from BillerudKorsnäs and the ZAP-Module from Bosch Packaging Technology, which together enable the production of 100 percent dust-tight yet fully recyclable packaging for dry products such as sugar, grains and flour. Launched in June 2016, the solution is currently available on vertical form-fill-seal as well as mandrel wheel machines, providing an attractive alternative to the traditional paper bags in this segment. - 4 years ago

Timberland Celebrates 10th Anniversary of Original Earthkeepers® Boot
Timberland Celebrates 10th Anniversary of Original Earthkeepers® Boot

Press Release / Global outdoor lifestyle brand Timberland announces an important milestone in its longstanding commitment to environmental responsibility – ten years since the launch of the Original Earthkeepers® 6-Inch Boot. To mark the anniversary and pay tribute to the product that fundamentally changed the company’s approach to product sustainability, Timberland today released a seasonal exclusive boot called the Eagle Bay. - 4 years ago

Kohler Ethics Communications Earns Lotus Award
Kohler Ethics Communications Earns Lotus Award

Press Release / Congrats to the Kohler Ethics Communications team in Europe, the Middle East and Africa! Their 2016 campaign—including associate survey, essay competition and video—was honored with a Lotus Award from MARGINALIA magazine, which recognizes teams that invest in their workplace culture. "A few years ago, talking about ethics in EMEA was tough," said Scott Feltner, VP of Internal Audit. "It's such a diverse region that getting traction on the topic was difficult. Under Emma Smales and Victoria Champion’s leadership, they have assembled a cross-functional team and created a lot of energy on ethics communication and awareness in the region. Their unique approach resulted in winning this award." - 4 years ago

Cisco Leading Cyber Training Effort to Help Employ Virginia Veterans
Cisco Leading Cyber Training Effort to Help Employ Virginia Veterans

Press Release / Cybersecurity skills are in high demand, and employers are challenged with finding the right talent to build their expanding workforce needs. At the same time, thousands of veterans are looking to apply their unique skills as they transition to civilian jobs. At Cisco, we see this as an opportunity to build a bridge between a targeted talent pipeline and our ecosystem of employers and partners. - 4 years ago

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Disney Promotes Workplace Equality at London Workshop
Disney Promotes Workplace Equality at London Workshop

Press Release / The first-ever international Equality Institute promoting LGBT workplace equality in London was held July 6 and led by The Walt Disney Company, Out & Equal Workplace Advocates and Sodexo. More than 200 representatives from 100 companies in the U.K. and other countries attended the one-day workshop to learn and share best practices for LGBT workplace equality. Disney hosted the first Equality Institute in 2015 in Orlando, Florida. The London institute marks the first international event. - 4 years ago

Timberland Employees Pull on Their Boots During 25 Days of Service Challenge
Timberland Employees Pull on Their Boots During 25 Days of Service Challenge

Press Release / Global outdoor lifestyle brand Timberland believes in activating people to transform the world with powerful tools like community service. Through the company’s award-winning Path of Service™ program, first launched in 1992, employees receive up to 40 paid community service hours each year to pull on their boots and make a difference. To celebrate the 25th anniversary of the program, Timberland recently kicked off its 25 Days of Service Challenge, an internal campaign to drive incremental employee service engagement over 25 days. While the company plans and executes monthly service events to engage employees, the Challenge encourages employees to find and run their own events for themselves, a small group of colleagues, or their full team. - 4 years ago

You Need Wheels to Deliver Meals
You Need Wheels to Deliver Meals

Press Release / Meals on Wheels America is a household name —people know that the organization helps seniors access healthy meals without having to leave their homes. Ten million seniors nationwide struggle with hunger, so Meals on Wheels has a big (and important!) job to do. In fact, it’s the oldest and largest national organization supporting community-based programs dedicated to ending senior hunger. - 4 years ago

HPE Inspiring Progress Blog: Our Power is in Collective Action
HPE Inspiring Progress Blog: Our Power is in Collective Action

Press Release / The mobilization of businesses, governments, and individuals in response to the U.S. withdrawal from the Paris Agreement has been heartening and inspiring. Within just days of President Trump’s announcement, businesses contributing $6.2 trillion to the US economy, and states accounting for more than one-third of national GDP, have joined together to declare their intent to continue the path towards a low-carbon economy. But we aren’t just forging ahead because it’s good for the planet, we also understand that it’s good for business. - 4 years ago

The UPS Foundation Awards Tree Planting Grants to 21 Keep America Beautiful Affiliates Nationwide
The UPS Foundation Awards Tree Planting Grants to 21 Keep America Beautiful Affiliates Nationwide

Press Release / Keep America Beautiful, the nation’s iconic community improvement nonprofit organization, today announced the distribution of 21 grants totaling $120,000 from The UPS Foundation for the 2017 Keep America Beautiful/UPS Community Tree and Recovery Tree Planting Grants program. The grant recipients’ projects will result in more than 1,200 trees being planted in support of locally-relevant initiatives. - 4 years ago

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Amway Charity Foundation Showcases “Mompreneur” Program at St. Petersburg International Economic Forum in Russia
Amway Charity Foundation Showcases “Mompreneur” Program at St. Petersburg International Economic Forum in Russia

Press Release / Russia’s Amway Charity Foundation recently presented the results of its highly popular “Mompreneur” program at the prestigious 2017 St. Petersburg International Economic Forum (SPIEF). Over the past two decades, the Forum has transformed into a leading global platform used by business leaders to discuss key economic challenges faced by Russia, emerging markets, and the world. The theme of the 2017 forum was women’s entrepreneurship. Participants gave insights and solutions for a variety of issues, such as economic rights and opportunities for women, as well showcased best practices aimed to support women’s economic rights and opportunities. - 4 years ago

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