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Euromoney Awards for Excellence 2017 Recognize Bank of America for Global Leadership in Corporate Social Responsibility and Advisory
Euromoney Awards for Excellence 2017 Recognize Bank of America for Global Leadership in Corporate Social Responsibility and Advisory

Press Release / Euromoney magazine this week named Bank of America the World’s Best Bank in two key areas: Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and Advisory. Best Bank for CSR: This award goes to the firm that demonstrates excellence in its initiatives, achievements and milestones, and how it has helped clients improve their CSR credentials. Charitable and philanthropic ventures are important, but Euromoney focused its deliberations on those that provide financial or market solutions. - 4 years ago

Kimberly-Clark Reports Year One Results of Sustainability 2022 Program
Kimberly-Clark Reports Year One Results of Sustainability 2022 Program

Press Release / Kimberly-Clark Corporation today published its annual report on sustainability, providing the first update on the company's global progress toward its Sustainability 2022 goals. Introduced last year, Sustainability 2022 is the company’s framework to address social and environmental challenges with programs designed to create social, environmental and business value. In its first year, Kimberly-Clark surpassed three of its five sustainability targets, and is on track to meet or exceed all of its goals by 2022. - 4 years ago

GM Intensifies Push to Train Young People for Jobs of the Future
GM Intensifies Push to Train Young People for Jobs of the Future

Press Release / GM Chairman and CEO Mary Barra and nonprofit leaders today introduced new, innovative programs designed to encourage young people to go into technology and engineering professions and improve teacher training in STEM-related subjects. Noting rapid technological advancements in electrified and self-driving vehicles, cybersecurity and connectivity, Barra said automakers’ futures depend on a deep and diverse pool of talented engineers. Nowhere is this more true than in computer science, where women and minorities make up only a fraction of working professionals. In the U.S., only 18 percent of computer science majors and 10 percent of information security professionals are women. - 4 years ago

Announcing the Inaugural Cisco Global Problem Solver Challenge Winners
Announcing the Inaugural Cisco Global Problem Solver Challenge Winners

Press Release / Tae Yoo, SVP of Corporate Affairs, reveals the winners of Cisco's GPS Challenge. As part of our work to positively impact one billion people by 2025, Cisco seeks to inspire and empower a generation of global problem solvers to thrive in the digital economy. Through the first-ever Cisco Global Problem Solver (GPS) Challenge, we are able to recognize the vision and accomplishments of social entrepreneurs who are students and recent grads. - 4 years ago

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BioMar Group Reports Below 1 FIFO Ratio
BioMar Group Reports Below 1 FIFO Ratio

Press Release / Advances in innovative technology by BioMar and a high priced fish oil and fishmeal market enabled the BioMar Group to average a below one FIFO ratio (Fish-In:Fish-Out) for its raw material usage in 2016 for the first time in its history. This is one of the many findings revealed in the yearly sustainability report released today. - 4 years ago

Unilever Suspends Sourcing from Indonesian Palm Oil Supplier Amid Deforestation Allegations
Unilever Suspends Sourcing from Indonesian Palm Oil Supplier Amid Deforestation Allegations

Press Release / Global consumer goods firm Unilever has suspended sourcing from an Indonesian-based palm oil supplier which was found to be in breach of policy on deforestation and peatland clearance. Ongoing deforestation and peatland clearance by Sawit Sumbermas Sarana (SSMS) and its subsidiaries was demonstrated through satellite images in a recent investigation by Chain Reaction Research. The study found that Unilever’s ongoing trading with SSMS might damage its sustainability reputation. As such, Unilever has joined the ranks of Wilmar International, Apical and Golden Agri-Resources (GAR) in suspending trading with SSMS. - 4 years ago

Shaw Clear Path Recycling Honored with Two GE Ecomagination Environment Awards
Shaw Clear Path Recycling Honored with Two GE Ecomagination Environment Awards

Press Release / GE Water & Process Technologies has honored Clear Path Recycling with its prestigious Ecomagination Leadership and Return on Environment (ROE) awards to recognize the plastic bottle recycling operation for its noteworthy reductions in chemical usage and cost. Clear Path – a joint venture between Shaw Industries, a leading floorcovering provider, and DAK Americas, a leading producer of polyethylene-terephthalate (PET) resin – recycles approximately 3 billion plastic bottles annually. Converting post-consumer PET packaging into polyester fiber for Shaw’s carpet products saves approximately 1.5 trillion British thermal units of energy annually. - 4 years ago

Kohler Wins US Water Prize
Kohler Wins US Water Prize

Press Release / Kohler Co. was awarded the US Water Prize for its water conservation efforts by the US Water Alliance yesterday during its One Water Summit in New Orleans. The Water Prize is presented annually in five categories, including a private sector organization for outstanding achievement in advancing sustainable solutions to water challenges. Water Alliance leaders recognized Kohler as this year’s private sector honoree for its development and promotion of water-efficient products that meet the EPA’s WaterSense efficiency requirements. - 4 years ago

Las Vegas Teams With Cisco to Become Smart City
Las Vegas Teams With Cisco to Become Smart City

Press Release / The US city of Las Vegas has announced a partnership with networking giant Cisco aimed at speeding its progress towards becoming a smart connected city. Cisco’s Smart+Connected digital platform will bring real-time Internet of Things (IoT) device and sensor data to city leaders to quickly and efficiently manage crowd, environmental and traffic control data and decision support. The city said using technology to create a connected community -- while improving resident and visitor safety, increased sustainability and insight into traffic patterns and transportation infrastructure -- is the next step in becoming a smart city. It has already invested $500m in smart infrastructure, having charted a course to become a smart city by 2025. - 4 years ago

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SAP Alumni Network: Making a Difference with Your Old Laptop
SAP Alumni Network: Making a Difference with Your Old Laptop

Press Release / Your laptop is a bit slow. The display could be better, and it’s too heavy anyway. It still works, but you feel it’s time for a new one. So you add the old one to the pile of discarded gadgets in your basement and wonder whether there isn’t a better way. The answer is yes, there is! Labdoo.org can help. Labdoo, a global volunteer organization, will transform your old laptop into an educational tool for someone else and bring the device to children in developing countries or to refugees, for example. - 4 years ago

The Aim is Set on Paper Batteries in Collaboration Between BillerudKorsnäs and Uppsala University
The Aim is Set on Paper Batteries in Collaboration Between BillerudKorsnäs and Uppsala University

Press Release / BillerudKorsnäs and Uppsala university have initiated a multi-annual collaboration to develop paper-based electrode materials. Based on achievements at Uppsala university in combination with BillerudKorsnäs competence in industrial production and packaging development, the future's sustainable fiber-based packaging will be explored. The co-operation, which lasts three years, has been agreed between BillerudKorsnäs and Uppsala university Holding and aims to further develop research knowledge from Uppsala university to create energy storage in fiber structures by coating cellulosic fibers with electrically conductive polymers. - 4 years ago

BASF, Cargill, P&G and Giz Collaborate to Drive Production of Sustainable Certified Coconut Oil in the Phillippines and Indonesia
BASF, Cargill, P&G and Giz Collaborate to Drive Production of Sustainable Certified  Coconut Oil in the Phillippines and Indonesia

Press Release / BASF, Cargill, Procter & Gamble (P&G), and the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH have joined together in a development partnership under the develoPPP.de programme by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ). The partnership will help establish a sustainable certified and transparent supply chain of coconut oil in the Philippines and Indonesia. - 4 years ago

AT&T Announces New Initiative to Combat Cyberbullying and Unveils AT&T-produced Film, ‘There’s A Soul Behind That Screen’
AT&T Announces New Initiative to Combat Cyberbullying and Unveils AT&T-produced Film, ‘There’s A Soul Behind That Screen’

Press Release / AT&T* is launching a new education effort to help students, parents and educators tackle the cyberbullying crisis. The effort shares valuable tools and resources and encourages parents to stay involved in their children’s online lives. - 4 years ago

Sustainable Brands Corporate Members Named Among Top 50 Community-Minded Companies
Sustainable Brands Corporate Members Named Among Top 50 Community-Minded Companies

Press Release / The Civic 50, an initiative of Points of Light, recognizes the 50 most community-minded companies in the nation each year. Civic 50 companies are putting communities at the center of change to create more enduring and sustainable business models. The Civic 50 winners included several SB Corporate Members this year. The list included: - 4 years ago

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Caesars Entertainment Honored as Most Community-Minded Consumer Discretionary Company
Caesars Entertainment Honored as Most Community-Minded Consumer Discretionary Company

Press Release / Caesars Entertainment Corporation (NASDAQ: CZR), the world's most diversified casino-entertainment provider, was recognized as the most community-minded company in the consumer discretionary industry today by Civic 50, a Points of Light initiative. The Civic 50 provides a national standard for superior corporate citizenship and showcases how companies can use their time, skills and other resources to improve quality of life in the communities where they do business. This is the third consecutive Civic 50 list on which Caesars has been included. - 4 years ago

Sustainable Brands Corporate Members Recognized with GS1 US Excellence Awards
Sustainable Brands Corporate Members Recognized with GS1 US Excellence Awards

Press Release / GS1 US® has recognized six companies with GS1 US Excellence Awards for their achievements in implementing GS1 Standards to transform business processes and drive innovation during a ceremony at the GS1 Connect® conference on June 20, 2017 at the Cosmopolitan in Las Vegas, Nevada. Coca-Cola, Target, and REI were among the honorees. The Roger Milliken Career Achievement Award was posthumously awarded to Ken Traub, a technology visionary who made significant contributions to the development of the world's most widely used supply chain standards.   - 4 years ago

Chick-fil-A Introduces New Gluten-Free Bun
Chick-fil-A Introduces New Gluten-Free Bun

Press Release / Chick-fil-A® announced today the addition of a new Gluten-Free Bun. The addition comes in response to customers’ requests for more gluten-free/sensitive options on the menu. The new bun, which is now available in restaurants nationwide, comes individually packaged and can be ordered with any of Chick-fil-A’s sandwich offerings. The Gluten-Free Bun is made with premium ingredients, including ancient grains quinoa and amaranth. It is enriched with vitamins and minerals and is lightly sweetened with molasses and raisins. The Gluten-Free Bun rolls out nationwide following successful tests in three cities across the country in 2016. - 4 years ago

Latest Hershey CSR Report Highlights Shared Goodness Promise With Progress in Social, Environmental And Workplace Programs
Latest Hershey CSR Report Highlights Shared Goodness Promise With Progress in Social, Environmental And Workplace Programs

Press Release / The Hershey Company (NYSE:HSY) issued its latest annual Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) report, outlining progress made during 2016 toward the company's commitment to "Shared Goodness." Hershey continues to demonstrate its corporate responsibility leadership by improving its environmental sustainability, strengthening local communities, prov - 4 years ago

Timberland Recognized for Innovative Partnership with Thread, Combining Sustainability and Social Impact
Timberland Recognized for Innovative Partnership with Thread, Combining Sustainability and Social Impact

Press Release / In spring 2017, global outdoor lifestyle brand Timberland released a new collection in partnership with Thread, a Certified B Corporation that crafts fabric from plastic bottles littering the streets and landfills of Haiti. The Timberland X Thread collection of boots, bags and t-shirts goes beyond environmental sustainability, creating cleaner neighborhoods and meaningful new job opportunities. The collection recently received three distinct honors – from the Environmental Leader Product & Project Awards, The Stevie American Business Awards and Apparel Magazine Top Innovators Awards – for demonstrating innovation, responsible sourcing and social impact. - 4 years ago

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Pepsi names North Carolina high school as Recycle Rally winner
Pepsi names North Carolina high school as Recycle Rally winner

Press Release / PepsiCo has announced Pine Forest High School in Fayetteville, North Carolina, as the first-place winner of the 2016–2017 nationwide Recycle Rally contest. The school recycled nearly 8.7 million bottles and cans during the school year, which PepsiCo says is the highest number recorded in the seven-year history of the Recycle Rally program. “Recycle Rally has provided more than 2,000 schools across the country the opportunity to make recycling easy, fun and rewarding,” says Tim Carey, senior director of sustainability at PepsiCo. “We are proud to offer leadership opportunities to students who are passionate about making positive changes in the environment. Students at Pine Forest exemplify how Recycle Rally participants can make an impact in their community and beyond.” - 4 years ago

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