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Sealed Air Named Goodwill 2016 Power Partner
Sealed Air Named Goodwill 2016 Power Partner

Press Release / Goodwill Industries of Southeastern Wisconsin has named Sealed Air their 2016 Power Partner. This prestigious award was established to recognize organizations that provide ongoing and sizeable work opportunities for people with disabilities or disadvantages. “There is a shared belief in the Power of Work,” said Jackie Hallberg, president and CEO, Goodwill Industries. “The work our Power Partner companies provide improves the lives of countless individuals by creating an opportunity for people to learn, earn a paycheck and develop a sense of purpose and self-worth.” - 5 years ago

Unilever Advances Carbon Reduction Commitment at Five UK & Ireland Sites
Unilever Advances Carbon Reduction Commitment at Five UK & Ireland Sites

Press Release / Unilever UK & Ireland has signed a deal with a renewable energy company GENeco, which means that from 1 January 2017, its offices in Leatherhead (Surrey) and 100 Victoria Embankment (London), and its food and drink factories in Norwich, Trafford Park and Cork, will use by 10,000 MWh of biomethane to power the sites’ heating and significantly reduce carbon emissions from the sites. With electricity already coming from certified renewable sources, the purchase of a certified supply of bioemethane means that Unilever has become carbon neutral [from energy sources] at these five sites. The biomethane – which is fully traceable and certified – is generated by GENeco’s anaerobic digester in Avonmouth, which converts inedible food waste and sewage into energy. - 5 years ago

Toyota to Participate in Collaborative Research for the Creation of a Hydrogen-Based Society in the United Arab Emirates
Toyota to Participate in Collaborative Research for the Creation of a Hydrogen-Based Society in the United Arab Emirates

Press Release / Toyota Motor Corporation has agreed to collaborate with Masdar, Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC), Air Liquide, and Toyota distributor Al-Futtaim Motors in a joint research program to explore the potential of hydrogen energy use in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) for the creation of a sustainable, low-carbon society. As part of the program, Toyota will begin driving and refueling demonstration tests of the Mirai fuel cell vehicle (FCV) in the UAE from May 2017. - 5 years ago

Detroit Rooftop Garden Fed Diners and a Nonprofit
Detroit Rooftop Garden Fed Diners and a Nonprofit

Press Release / The rooftop garden next to General Motors’ Renaissance Center world headquarters wrapped up another productive growing season. Now in its third year, the garden – thriving from the landfill-free facility’s compost – resulted in 815 pounds of fresh produce, 150 jars of honey, and $3,546.00 in donations to a community shelter located across the street. Andiamo Detroit, an Italian restaurant inside the headquarters, made eggplant parmesan, spicy salsa and bruschetta for customers using the garden’s vegetables and herbs. In turn, the restaurant owner made a donation equal to the food’s value to the nearby warming center. - 5 years ago

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21CF and Pepsico Award $200,000 Scholarships to Women in Stem as Part of ‘The Search for Hidden Figures’ Contest
21CF and Pepsico Award $200,000 Scholarships to Women in Stem as Part of ‘The Search for Hidden Figures’ Contest

Press Release / 21st Century Fox and PepsiCo, in partnership with the New York Academy of Sciences (NYAS), have named Yuna Shin from Bothell, Washington, and Joy Bualamwini from Cambridge, Massachusetts, as the two grand prize winners of “The Search for Hidden Figures,” a contest awarding scholarships to young women pursuing careers in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). - 5 years ago

Nestlé Invests in Pakistani Mango Sector Sustainability
Nestlé Invests in Pakistani Mango Sector Sustainability

Press Release / Nestlé Pakistan has signed two Memoranda of Understanding (MoU) that will see it give financial backing to mango growers who employ drip irrigation systems, while also partnering with a leading research institute to help improve farming practices. The first MoUs signed with the Punjab Agriculture Department involves taking on Mango Research Institute, Multan, as a research partner in its Chaunsa Project, which aims to improve the livelihood of farmers through what is referred to as “Creating Shared Values (CSV) intervention”. - 5 years ago

GM Partners with Girls Who Code to Empower Future Technology and Engineering Leaders
GM Partners with Girls Who Code to Empower Future Technology and Engineering Leaders

Press Release / The gender gap in technology and engineering is getting worse, despite the increased demand for STEM-related jobs. GM and the national nonprofit Girls Who Code (GWC) today announced a partnership to inspire and empower thousands of U.S. middle and high school girls to become future leaders in these fields. - 5 years ago

GM Donates $1.7 Million Across U.S. Through Community Grants Program
GM Donates $1.7 Million Across U.S. Through Community Grants Program

Press Release / In 2016, General Motors awarded $1.7 million to nonprofit organizations located in and serving General Motors communities across the U.S. through the company’s Community Grants Program. With a special focus in the areas of STEM education, vehicle and road safety, neighborhood revitalization and workforce development, the program allows facilities to designate grant funding to organizations vital to addressing the needs of the employees and customers in their region. “GM’s commitment to our local communities runs deep,” said Lori Wingerter, senior manager, Global Corporate Giving at GM. “While building cars that people love is why we’re there, the Community Grants Program empowers our neighbors and fosters sustainable change in the communities we serve.” - 5 years ago

Unilever Opens $272m Manufacturing Plant in Dubai
Unilever Opens $272m Manufacturing Plant in Dubai

Press Release / Consumer goods giant Unilever has opened a Dh1 billion ($272 million) manufacturing plant, the region’s largest personal care products facility, at Dubai Industrial Park. The company will mark products manufactured at the factory with a ‘Made in UAE’ label and will export 80 per cent of them to Europe and Mena region. - 5 years ago

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UPS And Optoro Form Strategic Alliance To Enhance Retail Reverse Logistics Services
UPS And Optoro Form Strategic Alliance To Enhance Retail Reverse Logistics Services

Press Release / UPS (NYSE:UPS) has formed a strategic alliance with Optoro, providing a one-stop shop solution for retailers and manufacturers to optimize the transportation and disposition of returns and excess inventory. The companies’ joint reverse logistics solutions combine UPS’s operational and logistics expertise with Optoro’s software platform that maximizes recovery value and reduces environmental waste. - 5 years ago

AT&T And Teach For America Expand Computer Science Opportunities To Bay Area Students
AT&T And Teach For America Expand Computer Science Opportunities To Bay Area Students

Press Release / Teach For America announced today that it will expand its Computer Science (CS) initiative, bringing high-quality opportunities to teachers and students in the Bay Area with support from AT&T. Through its signature philanthropic initiative, AT&T Aspire, the technology company will contribute $200,000 to Teach For America–Bay Area toward providing Udacity Nanodegree credential scholarships to help students learn the skills needed for entry-level jobs in the tech industry, and also to provide quality professional development and resources for teachers reaching 2,570 students across the Bay Area. - 5 years ago

Panera Bread Broadens Leadership on Animal Welfare Issues
Panera Bread Broadens Leadership on Animal Welfare Issues

Press Release / Panera Bread today announced its intention to initiate an industry-wide effort to improve the welfare of broiler chickens by 2024. The company is also proud to share its continued progress on animal welfare issues and the reduced use of antibiotics across its U.S. Panera Bread® and St. Louis Bread Co.® bakery-cafe menus. - 5 years ago

BioMar Unlocking the Quality Potential of Marine By-Products
BioMar Unlocking the Quality Potential of Marine By-Products

Press Release / The QMAR project - Unlocking the nutritional and technical Quality potential of MARine by-products in sustainable salmonid feeds - is a business innovation project for the industrial sector, starting out in January 2017. It is being supported by the Research Council of Norway and has been granted funding up to a maximum limit of NOK 16 million spread over a four-year period. - 5 years ago

3M Canada is First Canadian Organization to be ISO 50001 Enterprise Level Certified
3M Canada is First Canadian Organization to be ISO 50001 Enterprise Level Certified

Press Release / 3M Canada has become the first organization in Canada to receive ISO 50001 Enterprise Level Certification as part of its ongoing commitment to sustainability, including energy management initiatives to reduce energy consumption and greenhouse emissions. This milestone achievement comes after two more 3M Canada facilities received their ISO 50001 certifications earlier this year – a manufacturing plant in Morden, Manitoba (the first ISO 50001 certification in the province) and a commercial building in Montreal, Quebec – joining four other 3M Canada facilities already certified. - 5 years ago

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P&G Releases First-Ever Citizenship Report
P&G Releases First-Ever Citizenship Report

Press Release / The Procter & Gamble Company (NYSE:PG) has released its first-ever Citizenship Report, detailing progress in reducing its environmental footprint, improving social conditions for those in need, advancing Diversity and Inclusion and empowering women inside and outside the Company. P&G has published a sustainability report annually since 1999 but has updated it this year to include a more comprehensive overview of the good the Company is doing. - 5 years ago

HPE Sets Science-Based Target to Reduce Operational Greenhouse Gas Emissions
HPE Sets Science-Based Target to Reduce Operational Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Press Release / Tom Dempsey, VP of Real Estate Operations, talks about HPE's new GHG emissions reduction goal: Reducing our climate impact is not only the right thing to do for the planet, it’s quite simply good business. I witness this every day across HPE’s global operations, where initiatives like renewable energy purchasing, building optimization and data center consolidation, all help our business run smarter, at less cost, and attract the favor of customers, investors, and employees. - 5 years ago

Timberland's Victory Garden Cultivates Community Impact
Timberland's Victory Garden Cultivates Community Impact

Press Release / Outdoor lifestyle brand Timberland recently celebrated the close of the ninth consecutive harvest season of its Victory Garden, a plot of fresh fruits, vegetables and flowers outside the company’s Stratham, New Hampshire headquarters. Each year, a dedicated group of Timberland employee volunteers manage and cultivate the 1,000 square foot area of raised garden beds. The fresh flowers and produce are then made available to employees for purchase, with proceeds going to the New Hampshire Food Bank (NHFB). Funds raised from this year’s harvest will provide close to 2,000 meals to feed local adults and children who struggle with hunger this holiday season. - 5 years ago

HSBC To Launch New Sustainable Finance Unit
HSBC To Launch New Sustainable Finance Unit

Press Release / UK banking giant HSBC has announced plans to form a new dedicated sustainable finance unit in response to rising client interest in the sector. The new unit, which will sit within the bank’s global banking and markets division, aims to act as a central point of coordination and support for sustainability as it rises in importance for more clients in the future, according to HSBC. The new London-based department will be run by Christian Déséglise, HSBC’s global head of central banks and global co-head of sovereign and public funds, and Michael Ellam, managing director of HSBC’s public sector banking team in its financial institutions group. The pair will run the unit in addition to their current roles. - 5 years ago

Kimberly-Clark Earns Perfect Score on Human Rights Campaign’s 2017 Corporate Equality Index
Kimberly-Clark Earns Perfect Score on Human Rights Campaign’s 2017 Corporate Equality Index

Press Release / Kimberly-Clark today announced it earned a perfect score on Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Foundation's 2017 Corporate Equality Index (CEI), the national benchmarking survey and report on corporate policies and practices pertinent to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) employees. - 5 years ago

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CVS Health Named as a Best Place to Work for LGBT Equality for the Third Consecutive Year
CVS Health Named as a Best Place to Work for LGBT Equality for the Third Consecutive Year

Press Release / CVS Health, the nation’s largest pharmacy innovation company, announced on December 5, 2016 that it has received a perfect score of 100 percent on the Corporate Equality Index (CEI) for the third consecutive year. The CEI is an annual national benchmarking survey and report on corporate policies and practices pertinent to LGBT equality, administered by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation. - 5 years ago

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