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Keurig Green Mountain Volunteers Clean up 16,000 Pounds of Trash
Keurig Green Mountain Volunteers Clean up 16,000 Pounds of Trash

Press Release / Rivers around the United States are several thousand pounds lighter of trash after more than 450 employees from Keurig Green Mountain, Inc. (Keurig), a leader in specialty coffee and innovative single serve brewing systems, took to the water this summer for the company's 13th annual river cleanup events. Keurig’s Brewing A Better World® efforts around restoring waterways is done in partnership with National River Cleanup®, an initiative of American Rivers, the national river conservation organization. - 3 years ago

Johnson & Johnson Takes a Top Spot on the 2017 Thomson Reuters Diversity & Inclusion Index
Johnson & Johnson Takes a Top Spot on the 2017 Thomson Reuters Diversity & Inclusion Index

Press Release / Johnson & Johnson has secured the #2 ranking on the 2017 Thomson Reuters Diversity & Inclusion Index. The index selects the top 100 publicly traded companies out of a pool of more than 6,000, based on performance across such categories as diversity, inclusion and people development. Johnson & Johnson's positioning—up two spots from last year—reinforces its long commitment to creating a "culture of belonging" among its more than 130,000 employees worldwide, according to Chief Diversity & Inclusion Officer Wanda Bryant Hope - 3 years ago

AT&T wins 2017 Sustainability Award
AT&T wins 2017 Sustainability Award

Press Release / The Business Intelligence Group honored AT&T with a 2017 Sustainability Initiative of the Year award. The award recognizes our efforts to help customers reduce their carbon emissions through the use of AT&T technology, while we also work to reduce the emissions of our own operations. Read more below:   - 3 years ago

Nestlé USA commits to higher standards of welfare for broiler chickens by 2024
Nestlé USA commits to higher standards of welfare for broiler chickens by 2024

Press Release / Nestlé’s purpose is to enhance quality of life and contribute to a healthier future and this extends to the treatment of animals in our supply chain. We are today pledging that by 2024, we will strive to source all of the broiler chickens we use as ingredients for our U.S. food portfolio from sources meeting a higher standard of animal welfare, building on our global Commitment on Farm Animal Welfare. We’re committed to working with our U.S. suppliers to: - 3 years ago

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Soap, suds and saving lives
Soap, suds and saving lives

Press Release / Mission: making cleanliness commonplace In 1894, Unilever’s co-founder William Lever started selling soap. His purpose was a simple one. It wasn’t to get rich. It was this: to help make cleanliness commonplace and bring hygiene, and thereby health, to the masses. That central goal remains the same today, says Kartik Chandrasekhar, Lifebuoy’s Global Brand Vice President. “We genuinely come to work wanting to help people. For us, it’s this guiding purpose that motivates us." The importance of soap as a tool for public health cannot be underestimated. Around the world diarrhoea and pneumonia – the two most common diseases transmitted by unclean hands – still kill an estimated 1.4 million children every year. - 3 years ago

Biomar Launches a New, Highly Environmentally Friendly Vessel
Biomar Launches a New, Highly Environmentally Friendly Vessel

Press Release / In two weeks’ time, the MS Nyksund, a new high-tech vessel for shipping fish feed will be put into service for BioMar. As part of the process of modernising BioMar’s shipments of fish feed, an agreement was signed in 2015 with NSK Shipping AS for the construction of a new feed carrier. The ship was formally handed over earlier this week at the Tersan shipyard the site responsible for construction. The ship is owned and operated by NSK Shipping. “The MS Nyksund left port last Friday headed for Norway. Estimated sailing time to BioMar’s facility at Karmøy is approximately two weeks,” says Mats Nygaard Johnsen, CEO of NSK Shipping AS. - 3 years ago

3M Canada Hosts Summit on Innovating for Sustainability
3M Canada Hosts Summit on Innovating for Sustainability

Press Release / As the global population continues to grow and put unprecedented strains on resources, infrastructure and the environment, it has never been more important for businesses to collaborate on finding solutions to the sustainability challenges facing the world. On October 11, 3M Canada is bringing together some of the leading thinkers on sustainability issues from business, government and academia for a day-long Sustainability Summit that will examine the business imperative for acting sustainably. - 3 years ago

Head & Shoulders Receives United Nations ‘Momentum for Change’ Award
Head & Shoulders Receives United Nations ‘Momentum for Change’ Award

Press Release / The world’s #1 shampoo brand Head & Shoulders was the recipient of a UN Momentum for Change award in the Planetary Health category. The award recognises novel solutions that balance the need for both human health and a healthy planet. The Momentum for Change initiative, spearheaded by the UN Climate Change secretariat, shines light on some of the most innovative, scalable and practical examples of what people across the globe are doing to combat climate change. - 3 years ago

The BSA Expands Programs to Welcome Girls
The BSA Expands Programs to Welcome Girls

Press Release / Today, the Boy Scouts of America Board of Directors unanimously approved to welcome girls into its iconic Cub Scout program and to deliver a Scouting program for older girls that will enable them to advance and earn the highest rank of Eagle Scout. The historic decision comes after years of receiving requests from families and girls, the organization evaluated the results of numerous research efforts, gaining input from current members and leaders, as well as parents and girls who’ve never been involved in Scouting – to understand how to offer families an important additional choice in meeting the character development needs of all their children. - 3 years ago

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Kohler’s Support of WaterSense® Program Once Again Earns EPA Recognition
Kohler’s Support of WaterSense® Program Once Again Earns EPA Recognition

Press Release / Kohler Co. has earned its fifth consecutive Sustained Excellence Award from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Kohler, the leading manufacturer of kitchen and bath plumbing products in the U.S., has partnered with the EPA’s WaterSense® program since 2007 and was recognized again in 2017 for its leadership in water-saving product innovation and consumer advocacy. In 2008, the EPA named Kohler the first recipient of its WaterSense Manufacturer Partner of the Year Award. In each year since, Kohler has earned additional recognition from the EPA, including the agency’s first Sustained Excellence award in 2013. - 3 years ago

Disney Recognized for Supplier Diversity Efforts
Disney Recognized for Supplier Diversity Efforts

Press Release / Disney’s commitment to supplier diversity helps teams find innovative, cost-effective and high-quality solutions that help its businesses achieve business goals. As part of the Sourcing and Procurement organization, the Supplier Diversity team promotes equitable inclusion for minority, women, veteran and LGBT suppliers in the Company’s supply chain. The Asian Business Association creates opportunities and provides education and training for its members, who are business owners from across the Asian American community. - 3 years ago

BillerudKorsnäs now reporting on ethics to its customers
BillerudKorsnäs now reporting on ethics to its customers

Press Release / More and more customers are asking BillerudKorsnäs to report on ethics with regard to Employment Conditions, Occupational Health and Safety, Business Ethics and the Environment. By accessing information from us, they can ensure and demonstrate that they are working to high ethical standards in all areas of their respective supply chains. - 3 years ago

Kimberly-Clark Named to Working Mother’s “100 Best Companies”
Kimberly-Clark Named to Working Mother’s “100 Best Companies”

Press Release / Kimberly-Clark is proud to join Working Mother magazine’s “100 Best Companies” for 2017, which recognizes companies for leadership in creating progressive programs to help employees balance work and family. The magazine cited Kimberly-Clark’s support for flexible work arrangements, paid leave and child care programs, and advancement opportunities for women. “As a working mom, I am proud to work for a company that enables people to build strong careers while caring for their families,” said Rose Van Himbergen, Commodity Manager at Kimberly-Clark. “Kimberly-Clark’s unique culture helps employees be their best and achieve their goals in their personal and professional lives.” - 3 years ago

This Team Traveled the Globe to Kick off Target’s New Sustainable Cotton Sourcing Goal
This Team Traveled the Globe to Kick off Target’s New Sustainable Cotton Sourcing Goal

Press Release / It’s been nearly a year since Target announced its commitments around responsible sourcing and sustainable products, and since then, we’ve shared a closer look at our goals and progress in several areas, including forest products, chemicals, packaging, and eliminating forced labor. - 3 years ago

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CVS Health Announces $10 Million Donation Following In-Store Fundraising Campaign for Hurricane Rebuilding Efforts
CVS Health Announces $10 Million Donation Following In-Store Fundraising Campaign for Hurricane Rebuilding Efforts

Press Release / CVS Health [NYSE:CVS] today announced that its customers and colleagues donated nearly $4 million to support the Florida, Texas and Puerto Rico communities that were devastated by recent hurricanes, during a 10-day in-store fundraising campaign. The company also announced that it will donate more than $6 million of critical products and supplies to these communities, bringing CVS Health’s total support to $10 million. The funds will be split evenly between Unidos por Puerto Rico, Rebuild Texas Fund and the Florida Disaster Fund to help support rebuilding efforts in these affected communities over the coming weeks and months. Products will be distributed to communities where they are needed the most. - 3 years ago

Visa Named Among Leading Companies for Political Disclosures
Visa Named Among Leading Companies for Political Disclosures

Press Release / Visa’s commitment to transparency in political disclosures has led to the company being named a “Trendsetter” on the 2017 CPA-Zicklin Index of Corporate Political Disclosure and Accountability, one of the most comprehensive rankings of the political disclosures and accountability practices of leading public companies in the U.S. - 3 years ago

UPS Partners with UNICEF USA & Governor Cuomo’s Empire State Relief Effort to Support Puerto Rico
UPS Partners with UNICEF USA & Governor Cuomo’s Empire State Relief Effort to Support Puerto Rico

Press Release / Today, UNICEF USA and UPS announced an impactful partnership with Governor Andrew Cuomo’s Empire State Relief and Recovery Effort to support the people of Puerto Rico in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria. Providing relief to those in need of clean water and other basic supplies, UNICEF USA, in close cooperation with the Governor’s teams and nonprofit partners, will leverage the vast UPS logistics network to deliver supplies from various points around the world, including from the company’s Worldport global air hub in Louisville, Kentucky. One plane will carry more than 60 pallets of water from Governor Cuomo’s Empire State Relief and Recovery Effort, departing on Tuesday morning. - 3 years ago

BillerudKorsnäs Ranked At The Top In Sustainability On The Stockholm Stock Exchange
BillerudKorsnäs Ranked At The Top In Sustainability On The Stockholm Stock Exchange

Press Release / The Stockholm School of Economics’ “Walking the talk?” study, which is being conducted for the second time this year, focuses on comparing what companies announce they are going to do in the area of sustainability with the reports about what they have actually done. Only information published on company websites, as well as in their sustainability and annual reports, forms the basis for the assessment. BillerudKorsnäs has improved considerably compared to the overall assessment in 2015, both regarding the description of the company’s ambitions and the reporting of its accomplishments. As a result, BillerudKorsnäs is among the best companies on the Stockholm Stock Exchange’s NASDAQ OMX Large Cap Index. - 3 years ago

Novozymes Invites Collaboration on Global Challenges
Novozymes Invites Collaboration on Global Challenges

Press Release / Complex problems require advanced solutions and new ways of finding them. This is the thinking behind Novozymes’ new open innovation initiative, HelloScience, which aims to foster collaboration across borders, expertise and technologies on serious global challenges such as those addressed in the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals. - 3 years ago

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Heineken USA Helps Leverage Women’s Leadership to End Human Trafficking
Heineken USA Helps Leverage Women’s Leadership to End Human Trafficking

Press Release / Women’s voices are incredibly important. And incredibly powerful. Especially for issues that are female-focused, like human trafficking. Human trafficking affects every region of the world, with over 70% of victims being women and young girls. That’s why HEINEKEN USA is proud to stand with Vital Voices and their Global Freedom Exchange (GFE) in support of women leaders at the forefront of global efforts to prevent and respond to human trafficking. - 3 years ago

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