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Best Buy Named To 100 Best Corporate Citizens List For Third Year
Best Buy Named To 100 Best Corporate Citizens List For Third Year

Press Release / For the third year in a row, Corporate Responsibility Magazine has named Best Buy to its list of 100 Best Corporate Citizens. The rankings are based on 260 data points, including environmental management, climate change, human rights, employee relations, corporate governance, philanthropy and financial performance. Our position has steadily increased over the past three years, from 100 in 2016, to 72 in 2017 to 59 in 2018. Being a good corporate citizen is not only the right thing to do, it’s good for business. Our company needs a healthy planet, strong communities and engaged employees to be successful. - 1 year ago

SB Corporate Members Among Top 50 Companies for Diversity
SB Corporate Members Among Top 50 Companies for Diversity

Press Release / Many Sustainable Brands Corporate Members have been named in DiversityInc’s Top 50 Companies for Diversity. The list was created in 2001 in response to the emerging business value of diversity-management initiatives. To participate, each company must submit a form, have at least 1,000 employees, and complete NOD’s disability employment tracker. The company then receives a subsequent report card which evaluates its performance in talent pipeline, talent development, leadership accountability, and supplier diversity in comparison to competitors within the same industry. - 1 year ago

BASF and Solenis to join forces by combining paper and water chemicals businesses
BASF and Solenis to join forces by combining paper and water chemicals businesses

Press Release / On May 2, 2018, BASF and Solenis have signed an agreement to join forces by combining BASF’s paper wet-end and water chemicals business with Solenis. The combined entity with pro-forma sales of around €2.4 billion and around 5,000 employees in 2017 aims to deliver additional value for paper and water treatment customers. The goal is to create a customer-focused global solutions provider for the industry. For the paper industry, the product portfolio of the combined enterprise will cover the entire range of functional and process wet-end chemicals, solutions for the water cycle for paper mills, as well as comprehensive service capabilities. - 1 year ago

Northwest Ohio Wind Farm to power General Motors’ Ohio, Indiana plants
Northwest Ohio Wind Farm to power General Motors’ Ohio, Indiana plants

Press Release / Officials from General Motors and Starwood Energy Group joined Ohio lawmakers, county officials and local landowners today at a press conference to unveil the Northwest Ohio Wind Farm, a 100-megawatt wind project under construction in Paulding County, Ohio. Power purchased from the wind farm will help offset the power used at General Motors’ Ohio and Indiana manufacturing facilities with clean, renewable energy. - 1 year ago

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The BSA Launches Historic ‘Scout Me In’ Campaign Inviting Girls and Boys to Experience Adventures Through a Cub Scout’s Point of View
The BSA Launches Historic ‘Scout Me In’ Campaign Inviting Girls and Boys to Experience Adventures Through a Cub Scout’s Point of View

Press Release / The Boy Scouts of America (BSA) made history today by unveiling the new Scout Me In campaign that features girls, as well as boys, in its iconic Cub Scout program for the first time. Starting this summer, all kids are invited to say, “Scout Me In,” as they join the fun, adventure and character-building opportunities found in Cub Scouts. The campaign presents an energizing Scouting experience that speaks to kids by putting them in the middle of the action. It also engages parents who are looking for ways to make the most of the time they have with their kids and help them to be Prepared. For Life. - 1 year ago

Braskem Inspires Environmental Sustainability and Community Engagement with Mural Arts Philadelphia Partnership and Closed Loop Plastic Recycling
Braskem Inspires Environmental Sustainability and Community Engagement with Mural Arts Philadelphia Partnership and Closed Loop Plastic Recycling

Press Release / Braskem (B3: BRKM3, BRKM5 and BRKM6; NYSE: BAK; LATIBEX: XBRK), the largest thermoplastics resins producer in the Americas and the worldwide leader in bio-polymers, announced today a new "closed-loop" plastic recycling partnership with Mural Arts Philadelphia. Together, Braskem and Mural Arts Philadelphia will transform plastic supplies used every day in the mural-making process to resins and then convert into new plastic products such as new buckets to be used by artists and constituents. - 1 year ago

DuPont & Archer Daniels Midland Company Open Groundbreaking Biobased Pilot Facility in Illinois
DuPont & Archer Daniels Midland Company Open Groundbreaking Biobased Pilot Facility in Illinois

Press Release / DuPont Industrial Biosciences (DuPont) and Archer Daniels Midland Company (ADM) announced the opening of the world’s first biobased furan dicarboxylic methyl ester (FDME) pilot production facility in Decatur, Illinois. The plant is the centerpiece of a long-standing collaboration that will help bring a greater variety of sustainably sourced biomaterials into the lives of consumers. Nearly one-tenth of the world’s oil is used to make the plastic products we use every day. From shampoo bottles to frozen food containers, fossil-fuel-based plastics are virtually impossible to avoid because of a lack of commercially available alternatives — a significant gap in the marketplace that DuPont and ADM’s new biobased FDME will help address. - 1 year ago

Nestlé Waters Plant in Sacramento Now Powered Entirely by Clean Energy
Nestlé Waters Plant in Sacramento Now Powered Entirely by Clean Energy

Press Release / Nestlé Waters North America, in partnership with SMUD, today announced agreements that will allow its facility in Sacramento, California to be powered by 100-percent renewable energy. The agreement is a major step towards parent company Nestlé’s global goal to transition to 100-percent renewable electricity use in their operations. - 1 year ago

Danone sets 2030 Goals for long-term sustainable value creation, supported by an innovative governance and employee engagement model
Danone sets 2030 Goals for long-term sustainable value creation, supported by an innovative governance and employee engagement model

Press Release / At its Annual General Meeting of Shareholders, Danone today introduced a set of nine long-term goals for the company and its brands. Aligned with the United Nations 2030 Sustainable Development agenda, the Danone 2030 Goals embed the business, brand and trust models of the company to drive long-term sustainable value creation and deliver the company's 'One Planet. One Heath' vision. As a founding act for its goals, Danone is launching 'One Person, One Voice, One Share', an innovative employee engagement program and governance model for all of its 100,000 employees to co-own the company agenda, actively participate in defining roadmaps to bring the goals to life, and deepen their ownership mindset. 'Danone 2030 Goals' for the food revolution - 1 year ago

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CVS Health Releases 11th Annual Corporate Social Responsibility Report
CVS Health Releases 11th Annual Corporate Social Responsibility Report

Press Release / CVS Health (NYSE: CVS) today released its 11th annual Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Report, detailing its latest efforts to shape the future of health care, reduce environmental impacts and exemplify corporate leadership in fulfilling the company's purpose of helping people on their path to better health. Among the company's key CSR initiatives in 2017 were an enterprise response to combatting the opioid crisis, the development of a carbon emissions reduction target in line with climate science, and a rapid and robust response to a series of natural disasters that impacted CVS Health operations, colleagues and communities. - 1 year ago

DuPont Nutrition & Health Advances Global Leadership Role in Sustainability
DuPont Nutrition & Health Advances Global Leadership Role in Sustainability

Press Release / Rising to meet the challenges of achieving global sustainable development is expected to require all the major stakeholders around the world to work together. DuPont Nutrition & Health is among this group that aims to make a greater impact on the food and beverage industry value chain. - 1 year ago

21CF partners with Girls Who Code to help cultivate the next generation of female tech talent
21CF partners with Girls Who Code to help cultivate the next generation of female tech talent

Press Release / In line with its commitments to reflect the diversity of its audiences and to support the next generation of creatives and technologists, 21st Century Fox has made a multi-year commitment to back the groundbreaking organization, Girls Who Code (GWC), with financial and in-kind resources. This support will go toward two significant initiatives: GWC’s new College Loops program, which will drive retention and community among female computer science majors by connecting and engaging Girls Who Code alumni at colleges and universities, and the development of the organization’s international presence. Both efforts will help the organization move closer to its goal of closing the gender gap in technology. - 1 year ago

The Estée Lauder Companies Announces Bold Family-Related Benefits to Meet the Diverse Needs of Its Employees
The Estée Lauder Companies Announces Bold Family-Related Benefits to Meet the Diverse Needs of Its Employees

Press Release / The Estée Lauder Companies Inc. (NYSE:EL), the global leader in prestige beauty, today announced new and enhanced family-related programs, policies and benefits for its diverse employee base in the U.S. Effective May 1, 2018, Paid Parental Leave will be expanded to 20 weeks and an enhanced flexibility policy for parents returning to work will be implemented. The policies apply to all eligible employees, irrespective of gender. - 1 year ago

Ten Emerging Beauty Brands Kick Off This Year’s Target Takeoff Accelerator Program in Minneapolis
Ten Emerging Beauty Brands Kick Off This Year’s Target Takeoff Accelerator Program in Minneapolis

Press Release / Here at Target, we’re proud of our ever-growing, differentiated assortment of must-have products. Our teams search far and wide (literally!) to bring guests popular and exclusive items they’ll love. Sometimes that means creating our very own collections, and other times that means seeking out new and exciting brands. This week our second year of Target Takeoff starts to do exactly that! Target Takeoff is a mini retail boot camp that brings 10 up-and-coming startups to Minneapolis to work alongside business mentors to learn the ins and outs of the retail industry. The program is a part of Target’s larger retail accelerator capability—which also includes Techstars and our India-based accelerator in Bangalore. - 1 year ago

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Target’s Charging Up Its Electric Vehicle Program to Reach More Than 20 States
Target’s Charging Up Its Electric Vehicle Program to Reach More Than 20 States

Press Release / Photo: Two cars recharging at Tesla stations Photo courtesy of Tesla, Inc. All throughout Earth Month and every day at Target, we’re working toward ambitious goals to help keep the planet healthy. Today, we’re taking another step forward, accelerating our electric vehicle program with the help of industry experts Tesla, ChargePoint and Electrify America. Together, we’ll expand our current program, available now at 18 sites in five states, to more than 600 parking spaces at over 100 sites across more than 20 states with charging stations over the next two years. - 1 year ago

Kohler Waste Lab Exploring New Uses for Industrial Materials
Kohler Waste Lab Exploring New Uses for Industrial Materials

Press Release / In honor of Earth Day, Kohler Co. is showcasing its work to repurpose industrial waste materials via a Facebook Live panel discussion. The panel, slated for Monday, April 23 at 2:30 p.m. CDT, will feature KOHLER WasteLab associates talking about their experimentation with byproducts from the company’s vitreous and cast iron manufacturing operations. The team’s first project uses pottery cull, iron slag, and leftover glazes and enamel powder for a line of ceramic tiles, which the company expects to begin marketing under the Ann Sacks brand in 2019. - 1 year ago

Cisco’s Bangalore Campus Now Powered by Solar
Cisco’s Bangalore Campus Now Powered by Solar

Press Release / I am very excited to announce that Cisco’s Bangalore campus is now using solar power generated by two new offsite solar installations located in Karnataka, India. Cisco recently signed two solar power purchase agreements (PPAs) that will collectively deliver 85,000 megawatt-hours of clean, renewable electricity every year to the local electric grid where our Bangalore campus is located. - 1 year ago

BASF drives sustainable palm with major portfolio switch
BASF drives sustainable palm with major portfolio switch

Press Release / BASF shifts its Personal Care portfolio and will offer palm-based specialties for the cosmetics industry exclusively as certified sustainable. The move was announced at its 3rd Palm Dialog event during the in-cosmetics global exhibition. “This is an important milestone for the cosmetics industry’s progress towards sustainable palm – and some of our customers have already made the step,” said Xavier Susterac, Senior Vice President BASF Personal Care Europe. The decision to offer palm-based specialties only as certified in line with the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) ‘Mass Balance’ standard is the latest move in BASF’s initiative ‘Time for Change’. - 1 year ago

Braskem, Embalixo and Pão de Açúcar join forces to produce garbage bags with recycled material
Braskem, Embalixo and Pão de Açúcar join forces to produce garbage bags with recycled material

Press Release / Braskem and Embalixo, Brazil's leader in the production of waste bags, in partnership with Pão de Açúcar, one of the leading retailers and pioneers in the collection of post-consumer materials, will be producing new garbage bags using plastic materials discarded by customers at the Pão de Açúcar Recycling Stations Unilever and industrial sacks previously used by Braskem in the delivery of its resins. The partnership is part of the Wecycle platform, created by the petrochemical company for the utilization plastic waste in the production chain. - 1 year ago

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Gildan Supports the Leonardo Martínez Hospital in Honduras With Donation of Medical Equipment
Gildan Supports the Leonardo Martínez Hospital in Honduras With Donation of Medical Equipment

Press Release / The Leonardo Martínez Valenzuela Hospital received a donation of medical equipment for its surgery ward from Gildan, which was commemorated on April 6 by the First Lady of Honduras, Ana García de Hernández. The equipment, valued at more than US $520,000, for the new operating rooms at the healthcare center will provide free services to patients in the Northern Region of the country. This new surgical module is expected to perform more than 8,000 surgeries annually. This donation provides the hospital, which has been operating in the city for more than 110 years, exclusive equipment to assist patients in need of pediatric and gynecological surgery. It will also allow them to improve medical attention of the brigades in these two areas of intervention. - 1 year ago

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