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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. - 6 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. - 6 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. - 6 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. - 6 years ago

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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. - 6 years ago

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. - 6 years ago

Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group Supports First Ever Industry-Wide Global Commitment to Sustainability
Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group Supports First Ever Industry-Wide Global Commitment to Sustainability

Press Release / Ahead of World Tourism Day, Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group, along with other leading global hotel groups in the International Tourism Partnership (ITP), reached a consensus on the goals for a sustainable hotel industry. The ITP today announced these four goals, which are in support of the UN Sustainable Development Goals, and focused on carbon, water, youth employment, and human rights. - 6 years ago

Disney Commits $1.5 Million to Hispanic Scholarship Fund
Disney Commits $1.5 Million to Hispanic Scholarship Fund

Press Release / The Walt Disney Company has announced a $1.5 million commitment to continue its scholarship program with the Hispanic Scholarship Fund (HSF). The Walt Disney Company-HSF Scholarship Fund, established in 2014 with a $1 million grant from Disney, is part of the Company’s longstanding efforts to support students from diverse backgrounds as they pursue their educational goals and dreams. In addition to support for students, Disney’s collaboration with HSF includes programs such as the Media and Entertainment Summit, to be held in November 2017, which brings together HSF scholars interested in the media and entertainment business and industry professionals. - 6 years ago

Campbell Supports Local Women-Owned Businesses
Campbell Supports Local Women-Owned Businesses

Press Release / Campbell relies on a wide variety of suppliers to help us bring our food from the farm to your table. Diverse suppliers, including women’s business enterprises (WBEs) are important to ensuring that we meet the needs of our diverse consumer base. We are proud to have a long-standing commitment to providing opportunities for diverse suppliers, including WBEs. - 6 years ago

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PepsiCo Recycling Increases Sustainability Funding To Colleges And Universities
PepsiCo Recycling Increases Sustainability Funding To Colleges And Universities

Press Release / PepsiCo Recycling is expanding its second year of the Zero Impact Fund, which offers eligible* colleges and universities an opportunity to bring campus eco-innovations to life. Through the Zero Impact Fund, schools can submit ideas to accomplish their environmental goals, with winning applications receiving up to $10,000 each from PepsiCo Recycling. In its first year, the Zero Impact Fund received applications from more than 40 different campuses and awarded grants to eight schools. - 6 years ago

Avery Dennison Gains Momentum in Progress Toward 2025 Sustainability Goals
Avery Dennison Gains Momentum in Progress Toward 2025 Sustainability Goals

Press Release / Avery Dennison Corporation (NYSE:AVY) has reported advancements against its 2025 sustainability goals intended to transform the company and the industries it serves. The 2014-2016 sustainability report, All of Us, Every Day, highlights how the company is leveraging its size and scale to drive change across its operations, industry, and communities. Key achievements include: - 6 years ago

Powered by Partnership: Procter & Gamble and Constellation Complete 50-Megawatt Renewable Energy Plant
Powered by Partnership: Procter & Gamble and Constellation Complete 50-Megawatt Renewable Energy Plant

Press Release / The Procter & Gamble Company (NYSE:PG) and Constellation, a subsidiary of Exelon Corporation (NYSE: EXC), today announced the completion of a 50-megawatt biomass-fueled combined heat and power plant located at one of P&G’s largest U.S. facilities. Constellation owns and operates the plant, which supplies steam to P&G’s Albany, GA paper manufacturing facility and generates electricity for the local utility, Georgia Power. - 6 years ago

The UPS Foundation and UPS Airlines Continue to Support Humanitarian Relief Needs
The UPS Foundation and UPS Airlines Continue to Support Humanitarian Relief Needs

Press Release / UPS (NYSE:UPS) today announced that The UPS Foundation and UPS Airlines will expand humanitarian aid and support after devastating hurricanes and an earthquake. - 6 years ago

ELC Joins the Renewable Energy 100 Campaign
ELC Joins the Renewable Energy 100 Campaign

Press Release / As an employer, a corporate citizen and a global company founded on family values, The Estée Lauder Companies considers it one of our responsibilities to address climate change. We believe that working toward a low-carbon future will help ensure a beautiful and sustainable planet for generations to come. On the first day of Climate Week 2017, we are proud to reinforce our commitment to a low-carbon future by joining Renewable Energy 100 (RE100) and co-sponsoring this year’s Climate Week. By supporting Climate Week and signing on to RE100, we are underscoring our commitment to climate action and sourcing 100 percent of our global electricity consumption from renewable energy technologies. - 6 years ago

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Kohler Releases 2016 Sustainability and Stewardship Report
Kohler Releases 2016 Sustainability and Stewardship Report

Press Release / Kohler Co., the leading manufacturer of kitchen and bath plumbing products in the U.S., has released its first public sustainability and stewardship report. The report reflects Kohler Co.'s sustainability strategy, introduced in 2008: - 6 years ago

Shaw to Generate Electricity, Use Waste Heat to Increase Efficiency at South Carolina Carpet Fiber Facility
Shaw to Generate Electricity, Use Waste Heat to Increase Efficiency at South Carolina Carpet Fiber Facility

Press Release / Shaw Industries Group, Inc. (Shaw) has committed to building a cogeneration, Combined Heat & Power (CHP) plant, at its Columbia, S.C. fiber production facility. The electric power plant will provide electricity for the plant and utilize the waste (exhaust) heat from a turbine to produce steam. This production will be enough to meet the entire steam demand of the plant and will replace the majority of electricity supplied by a utility company. With construction well underway, the power plant is expected to be operational by Q1 2018. - 6 years ago

Nestlé to help 10 million young people access economic opportunities
Nestlé to help 10 million young people access economic opportunities

Press Release / Nestlé has today announced a new ambition for its global youth initiative: Nestlé needs YOUth. By 2030, Nestlé will help 10 million young people around the world have access to economic opportunities. The global initiative brings together all of the efforts to support young people around the world that Nestlé undertakes on its own and with others, including the Alliance for YOUth. In addition to employability, the initiative now also focuses on the next generation of farmers and entrepreneurs across Nestlé’s value chain. It also seeks to encourage innovation, including through a challenge on the HENRi@Nestlé open innovation platform. - 6 years ago

DuPont Releases Sustainability Report, Cites Progress Toward 2020 Goals and Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion
DuPont Releases Sustainability Report, Cites Progress Toward 2020 Goals and Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion

Press Release / DuPont has released its 2017 Sustainability Report, highlighting progress toward its 2020 Sustainability Goals and ongoing engagement in areas reflected in the U.N. Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) such as food security, environmental stewardship, and diversity and inclusion. - 6 years ago

PepsiCo And PepsiCo Foundation Announce New Grants To Aid Communities Impacted By Recent Natural Disasters
PepsiCo And PepsiCo Foundation Announce New Grants To Aid Communities Impacted By Recent Natural Disasters

Press Release / In the aftermath of Hurricane Irma and the earthquake in Mexico, the PepsiCo Foundation quickly mobilized to provide support to communities in need as they begin the long road to recovery. The PepsiCo Foundation has provided a $1 million grant to Feeding America for assistance in Florida and the Southeast U.S. The Foundation is giving the American Red Cross and its partner national societies a $250,000 grant to aid recovery in the Caribbean and a $250,000 donation for relief work in Mexico. The Foundation has also provided $250,000 to source, package and distribute meals in the Miami area through its long-established Food for Good program, a purpose-driven business initiative that uses PepsiCo's expertise in taste, nutrition and distribution to tackle child hunger. - 6 years ago

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Carlsberg promotes responsible drinking with 20 million people in 20 countries on Global Beer Responsibility Day
Carlsberg promotes responsible drinking with 20 million people in 20 countries on Global Beer Responsibility Day

Press Release / The Carlsberg Group, together with business partners and social organisations today celebrates the third annual Global Beer Responsibility Day (GBRD) - a worldwide effort to promote the responsible consumption of beer. - 6 years ago