First-Ever Human Rights Review by an Automaker Conducted by Ford

There is some good news to note about the auto industry behind the recent headlines about layoffs and tariff wars. Ford has completed a“saliency assessment,” a review that identifies the most important human rights issues relevant to the company. The assessment was conducted in line with the UN Guiding Principles Reporting Framework.The automaker says it will now develop an action plan to address these issues, through a specific filter of the link between environmental issues and the human rights issues that emerged from the review. A holistic overview such as that of Ford’s review could introduce as much meaningful change into the industry as any shift in energy sourcing or computer-driven features.

John Howell, Editorial Director

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Jul 25, 2011 4:45 PM ET

Fans Can Earn Tickets by Volunteering to Help Homeless Youth

FreeFest is back and tickets have “free’d-out” in just...

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Jul 25, 2011 2:00 PM ET

Know what’s below. Call 811 before you dig. Did you know that a simple job like planting a tree in your yard can jeopardize your safety? Many energized power and utility lines are buried just a few feet under the ground. Digging,...

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Jul 25, 2011 1:00 PM ET

(3BL Media / theCSRfeed) July 25, 2011 - Ottawa, ON—Does your community have a common, long-term vision? Is it prepared for resilience and a changing economy? Thinking about a community sustainability plan, but don’t have the...

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Jul 25, 2011 12:30 PM ET

Once again the United States is experiencing record hot temperatures this summer, which means that electric grids are working harder than ever to provide the energy needed to keep commercial buildings and their employees...

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Jul 25, 2011 12:15 PM ET

Greed. Envy. Arrogance. These are the three enemies of humanity according to world-renowned spiritual leader Radhanath Swami at Jivamukti Yoga studio on a recent summer evening.

What kind of...

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Jul 25, 2011 11:11 AM ET
Given two footpaths leading home (one riddled with lions, tigers and bears or another with butterflies, bunnies, and deer), which path would you choose?  We contend most people would choose the obviously less dangerous route.  ...
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Jul 25, 2011 11:05 AM ET
(3BL Media / theCSRfeed) RACINE, Wis., July 25, 2011 - SC Johnson, a family company, has taken a new step in empowering families to be a force for change in the world.  The company expanded its corporate web site,...
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Jul 25, 2011 11:00 AM ET

Imagine releasing a product with a history of “five decades of failure.” That’s exactly what S.C Johnson did this month with the Windex Mini, a concentrated refill pouch that has a variety of economic and environmental benefits for...

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Jul 25, 2011 8:54 AM ET

The European Union has approved the first biofuel plans to be officially certified as sustainable. The voluntary certifications are to show that biofuels produced to meet the EU’s renewable...

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