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Ecocentricity Blog: Can't Trust This


US businesses have the lowest trust scores of all OECD countries being tracked, other than those headquartered in Mexico.

Guest Blog by Jim Hartzfeld

US businesses have the lowest trust scores of all OECD countries being tracked, other than those headquartered in Mexico.

Sysco's 2025 Responsibility Goals

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Sysco is setting a clear path for our future and delivering a better tomorrow by 2025.

Care for our people.

Supply products responsibly.

Protect the planet.

For more information on Sysco’s 2025 Responsibility Goals, visit

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Four Guiding Principles for Rethinking Your Workforce


With 46 percent of employers reporting difficulty filling jobs and looming uncertainty around how artificial intelligence and automation will impact the future of work, CSR and HR leaders are testing and innovating new models for managing talent that are critical to the future success of their companies.

One Year Ago: CEOs Respond to Charlottesville

CECP looks back at the corporate response to Charlottesville

Today marks one year since Merck CEO Ken Frazier announced his resignation from the President's American Manufacturing Council in response to what he and his company felt was a failure to appropriately denounce "expressions of hatred, bigotry and group supremacy" on the part of the federal government.

Hallmark Elevates Employee Engagement Through Mobile Technology


Employees who are engaged in their work are good for business. That’s the idea behind mobile technology that Hallmark is using at Starlite, a key strategic printer in Asia.

In late 2017, Hallmark partnered with Tesco, a major UK retailer, and Micro-Benefits, a technology company based in Shanghai, China, to begin using Company IQ at Starlite. The Company IQ mobile application facilitates employee engagement surveys, provides interactive training, shares company updates and collects feedback from employees.

Visa Announces Progress in Latest Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability Report


Visa today released its 2017 Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability Report, the company’s summary of progress in its ongoing commitment to corporate responsibility, sustainability and ethical leadership. The report addresses the commitments and progress Visa has made across its most significant environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues.

ScottsMiracle-Gro Associates Garden for Health and the Community


It’s a tradition that has its roots in the early 1970s and has since taken on an even bigger life in recent years.

Associates at the ScottsMiracle-Gro headquarters in Marysville, Ohio, gather each year to plant row upon row of raised-bed gardens on company grounds. Then, from spring through fall, they volunteer to nurture the gardens, watering, weeding and harvesting them weekly with an eye toward serving the greater good. The produce is delivered to the Marysville Food Pantry to help feed about 75 families a week, and more than 1,200 people monthly.

Partnership and Purpose at Sustainable Brands

By Erb Faculty Sara Soderstrom, Assistant Professor of Organizational Studies and Program in the Environment University of Michigan

I was excited to attend and present at Sustainable Brands 2018. My research focuses on how organizations are engaging with sustainability challenges, and my work’s motivation stems from my deep-seated hope that business will transform how we address the many societal challenges that we face today. I believe that business is uniquely situated to help solve challenges like climate change and poverty. It was inspiring to hear from hundreds of companies at Sustainable Brands that are working to redefine how they do business—to do well by doing good.

Medical Affairs, Americas Bolsters Funding for Next Generation of Scientists


Stellar Girls™, an after-school science program offered to more than 600 girls from 25 Chicago-area schools, was the recipient of an $8,570 check raised from voluntary contributions by employees of Astellas Medical Affairs, Americas (MAA) with a match from the Astellas Matching Gifts program. The donation, earmarked for program supply kits, augments funding provided by the Astellas USA Foundation and the One Astellas Spirit Run fundraiser sponsored by the Womens Employee Resource Group (Stellar Women) during the US National Sales Forum.

Sysco Announces 2025 Corporate Social Responsibility Goals

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HOUSTON, August 13, 2018 /3BL Media/ -- Sysco Corporation (NYSE:SYY), the leading global foodservice distribution company, announced today its 2025 Responsibility Goals, building on the company’s long-standing Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) initiatives. These newly defined goals set a clear path for the future and demonstrate the company’s continued commitment to care for people, supply products responsibly and protect the planet.


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