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The UPS Foundation To Award $2.6 Million In Environmental Grants
The UPS Foundation To Award $2.6 Million In Environmental Grants

Press Release / The UPS Foundation, which leads the global citizenship programs for UPS (NYSE: UPS), announced it will award more than $2.6 million in grants to nonprofit organizations focused on environmental initiatives that align with UPS’s new sustainability goals to increase its reliance on renewable energy sources and reduce its absolute greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from global ground operations. - 6 years ago

CVS Health Foundation Awards $1 Million Dollars in Grants to Eight Cancer Centers
CVS Health Foundation Awards $1 Million Dollars in Grants to Eight Cancer Centers

Press Release / The CVS Health Foundation today announced it has awarded $1 million dollars in grants to eight Association of American Cancer Institutes (AACI) member cancer centers to build new smoking cessation programs or expand existing ones across the country, enabling each cancer institute to reach more at-risk patient populations. Research from a 2014 American Cancer Society report demonstrates the seriousness of tobacco cravings among cancer patients and the need for better long-term cessation support. The study finds even nine years after being diagnosed with cancer, nearly 10 percent of survivors still smoke cigarettes and more than 80 percent smoke daily. - 6 years ago

BASF supports sustainable success of young spray painters
BASF supports sustainable success of young spray painters

Press Release / Identifying the exact color code, mixing paint to match the original color and shade, preparing the car body, and finally applying the coating – at the 44th edition of WorldSkills, the world championship of apprenticeships, 26 spray painters proved that automotive refinishing is a highly complex trade. During the finals in Abu Dhabi, the participants in the Car Painting category presented their skills to a professional jury which was impressed by the accuracy and technical know-how of the finalists. After an exciting competition, the gold medal went to Yingcheng Jiang from China. Silver went to Daryl Head from the UK while Maurus von Holzen from Switzerland, Jonas Heinze from Germany and Enzo Barragato from France won bronze medals. - 6 years ago

Nestlé to source only cage-free eggs by 2025
Nestlé to source only cage-free eggs by 2025

Press Release / Nestlé has today set a goal to source only eggs from cage-free hens for all its food products globally by 2025. This includes all shell eggs and egg products directly sourced as ingredients by Nestlé. In Europe and the U.S., Nestlé will make the transition by the end of 2020. For the rest of the Americas, the Middle East, Africa and Oceania it will happen by 2025, with the move in Asia to be completed in the same transition period, as conditions allow. In some parts of the world, such as in Europe, over 40% of eggs used by Nestlé are already from cage-free sources. - 6 years ago

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Ford C3 Celebrates 10 Years of Boosting Community Sustainability Through Student innovation; New Era To Expand Social Impact
Ford C3 Celebrates 10 Years of Boosting Community Sustainability Through Student innovation; New Era To Expand Social Impact

Press Release / The Ford Motor Company Fund celebrated the 10-year anniversary of its signature Ford College Community Challenge (C3) yesterday with a special mobility-themed competition, “Making Lives Better by Changing the Way People Move.” Three of the original ten winning college teams were invited to Ford World Headquarters in Dearborn on October 26 to pitch their mobility solutions to a panel of Ford executives for a chance to win a Ford Transit Connect (and additional cash awards) to help make their mobility solutions a reality. Winners of the competition are: - 6 years ago

Campbell Soup Company Joins The Plant Based Foods Association
Campbell Soup Company Joins The Plant Based Foods Association

Press Release / Campbell Soup Company (NYSE:CPB) announced it is joining the Plant Based Foods Association, the nation’s only trade group representing the fast-growing plant-based foods sector. Launched in March 2016, the Plant Based Foods Association (PBFA) advocates on behalf of its members and works to expand markets in the retail and foodservice sectors. Campbell is the first major food company to join the PBFA. - 6 years ago

Caravelas Sugar presents new Green Plastic packaging
Caravelas Sugar presents new Green Plastic packaging

Press Release / Braskem's Green Plastic will be used for the first time in packages of refined sugar in Brazil. The pioneer in the use will be Caravelas Sugar, one of the country's most important companies in this segment. The 100% renewable raw material will be applied in the packaging of refined sugar and glass. The products will be available for sale as of October. Currently, the Caravelas brand consumes 140 tons of packaging per month and will be the only one in the segment that has sugarcane in its production cycle from start to finish. Consumers will be able to identify the new packaging through the "I'm greenT" seal, visible on the product front. The seal is the identification of Braskem for packaging made with Green Plastic. - 6 years ago

REI Co-op to close all stores on Black Friday for the third year of #OptOutside
REI Co-op to close all stores on Black Friday for the third year of #OptOutside

Press Release / For the third year running, REI Co-op, the nation’s largest consumer co-op and specialty outdoor retailer, has announced that it will close its 151 stores on Black Friday, process no online sales and pay all 12,000 employees to #OptOutside with family and friends. Each year, REI gives more than 70 percent of its profits back to the outdoor community. Rather than seek to pull shoppers inside for this Thanksgiving weekend, REI is launching a new experiential search engine at REI.com/opt-outside to help inspire and enable people to get outside. It’s powered by the individual and collective experiences of the outdoor community and free for all to use. - 6 years ago

P&G’s Citizenship Efforts – A Force For Good And A Force For Growth
P&G’s Citizenship Efforts – A Force For Good And A Force For Growth

Press Release / The Procter & Gamble Company (NYSE:PG) today released its 2017 Citizenship Report, detailing progress in improving social conditions for those in need, advancing Diversity & Inclusion, building a world free from gender bias inside and outside the Company and reducing its environmental footprint. As P&G operates in about 70 countries and serves nearly 5 billion people, the Company leverages its brands and people to make the world a better place through its Citizenship efforts. - 6 years ago

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Dow Leaders Honored on OUTstanding’s 2017 Leading LGBT+ and Ally Professionals List
Dow Leaders Honored on OUTstanding’s 2017 Leading LGBT+ and Ally Professionals List

Press Release / As a highly-regarded global employer advocating lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) inclusion, The Dow Chemical Company, a subsidiary of DowDuPont, announced today that six leaders have been honored on the 2017 OUTstanding Leading LGBT+ Executives, Leading Ally Executives and Top LGBT+ Future Leaders lists, presented by the Financial Times. The annual rankings by OUTstanding, a professional network for LGBT+ executives and their allies, are selected following a nominee review process. - 6 years ago

CVS Health to Support Researchers Who Stand Up To Cancer with In-Store Fundraising Campaign
CVS Health to Support Researchers Who Stand Up To Cancer with In-Store Fundraising Campaign

Press Release / CVS Health [NYSE:CVS] today announced its fourth yearly in-store fundraising campaign at CVS Pharmacy locations nationwide will occur October 29 November 19, to benefit Stand Up To Cancer (SU2C) and its ongoing efforts to accelerate the pace of cancer research. CVS Health colleagues and customers have raised more than $15 million for Stand Up To Cancer since 2014. Funds raised through November 19 will support cancer research programs that get new therapies to patients quickly and save lives now. CVS Pharmacy customers can support Stand Up To Cancer by making a $1, $3 or larger donation at the register or online at www.StandUpToCancer.org/CVSHealth. - 6 years ago

Timberland Creates New Corporate Hiring Initiative to Recruit National Service Alumni
Timberland Creates New Corporate Hiring Initiative to Recruit National Service Alumni

Press Release / Today, outdoor lifestyle brand Timberland announced a new commitment to further the brand’s longstanding history and dedication to service. Starting in October, any verified alumni of AmeriCorps or Peace Corps who apply for corporate job opportunities at Timberland will be guaranteed consideration. The brand will also actively recruit national service alumni for open positions. - 6 years ago

NestléWaters to strengthen collaboration with AWS and certify 20 factories by 2020
NestléWaters to strengthen collaboration with AWS and certify 20 factories by 2020

Press Release / NestléWaters announced today that it would strengthen its collaboration with the Alliance for Water Stewardship (AWS) to certify 20 factories by 2020. The company has already certified four NestléWaters bottling facilities: one in Sheikhupura, Pakistan, and three in California (Ontario, Sacramento and Livermore). It plans to certify additional sites in Africa, Asia, Canada, Europe, Latin America, and the United States as part of its 2020 objective. The announcement represents an important step towards NestléWaters’ commitment to continuous improvement in their water stewardship practices, helping to address shared water challenges and ensuring the sustainability of water resources. - 6 years ago

Nestlé Seen As ‘Global Leader’ in Tackling Climate Change
Nestlé Seen As ‘Global Leader’ in Tackling Climate Change

Press Release / Nestlé has been recognized as a global leader for its response to climate change, again earning a place in the annual CDP Climate A List. Nestlé is among just 5 percent of participating companies to be featured on the 2017 Climate A List, compiled by global non-for-profit charity CDP. This is in recognition of action taken in the last year to cut emissions, mitigate climate risks and develop the low-carbon economy. Climate change leadership is part of Nestlé’s purpose of enhancing quality of life and contributing to a healthier future. - 6 years ago

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GM Earns Global Leadership in Water Conservation
GM Earns Global Leadership in Water Conservation

Press Release / Managing company water in a sustainable way can drive both business and community value. CDP, a nonprofit global environmental disclosure platform, listed GM on its Water A-List for effective water management practices implemented around the world. CDP develops the ranking at the request of 827 investors with assets over $100 trillion. Hundreds of companies submit their information for assessment and scoring, with 10 percent making it on the A list. Beyond the environmental benefits, GM sees the following drivers behind industrial water conservation. Reduced risk and increased cost savings and efficiency - 6 years ago

Visa Launches Foundation With Inaugural Grant to Women’s World Banking
Visa Launches Foundation With Inaugural Grant to Women’s World Banking

Press Release / Visa (NYSE:V) today marked the launch of the newly-incorporated Visa Foundation, which has been established as part of Visa’s larger social impact strategy that will prioritize the growth of micro and small enterprises around the world, enabling individuals, businesses, and economies to thrive. To mark its inception, the Visa Foundation is making its first financial commitment of up to $20 million to Women’s World Banking. - 6 years ago

SAP and UNIDO Join Forces to Enable UN SDGs with Innovative Technologies
SAP and UNIDO Join Forces to Enable UN SDGs with Innovative Technologies

Press Release / SAP SE (NYSE: SAP) and the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) today announce the signing of a joint declaration to advance the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and monitor its implementation, in particular in the area of inclusive and sustainable industrialization, by utilizing innovative technologies including analytics, reporting, the Internet of Things, artificial intelligence, blockchain and others. - 6 years ago

Goodwill® and Google.org Launch Digital Career Accelerator
Goodwill® and Google.org Launch Digital Career Accelerator

Press Release / Google.org and Goodwill, the United States’ leading workforce development nonprofit, have announced the launch of the Goodwill Digital Career Accelerator. Funded by a $10 million grant from Google.org and with the assistance of 1,000 Google volunteers, the new Goodwill initiative will enable more than one million people — including people with disabilities and disadvantages, youth, older workers, veterans and military families, and people who are transitioning back into society — to receive digital skills training over the next three years. - 6 years ago

Disney Recognized for Innovation on Workplace Equality
Disney Recognized for Innovation on Workplace Equality

Press Release / Profiles in Diversity Journal recently recognized Disney with a 2017 Top 10 Innovations in Diversity & Inclusion Award, which honors corporations, organizations and institutions that have developed innovative solutions in the area of workforce diversity and inclusion. Disney was recognized for its Equality Institute events. Disney and Sodexo partnered with Out & Equal in July 2017 to hold a global Equality Institute in London. The event represented the first-ever international session focused on LGBT workplace equality. - 6 years ago

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Strength In Numbers: Uniting Campbell's Annual Giving Back Campaign
Strength In Numbers: Uniting Campbell's Annual Giving Back Campaign

Press Release / Each year, our United Way giving campaign connects us with millions of donors around the world–multiplying and maximizing our impact. Inspired by the United Way model, we are leveraging the power of collaboration as we launch this year’s campaign at Campbell. For the first time in our history, we are unifying under one campaign. Fifteen U.S. campaigns will become ONE. Over 9,000 donors will share best practices, digital assets, success stories and campaign incentives. This will allow us to drive growth and ultimately help more people in need. - 6 years ago