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PANDORA’S My School Project

Now in its 11th consecutive year, PANDORA’s ‘My School Project’ is one of the longest running charity initiatives for the company. The initiative gives PANDORA employees in Thailand the chance to help the school they once attended.
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In some areas of Thailand, especially rural areas, school buildings can still be run-down and filled with old equipment, which may lower the quality of education. PANDORA’s ‘My School Project’ gives its employees in Thailand a chance to give back to their local communities.

Each year, PANDORA’s employees in Thailand can nominate the school that they once attended for the project. Once a school has been chosen, the project of both renovating and building facilities begins with the materials paid for by PANDORA.

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Domtar Sustainability: How Work Actually Gets Done

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To make our facilities safer, we must understand how our employees actually do their work, not just how our written procedures state they should do their work.

Rather than treating our procedures as gospel, Domtar is using a new approach to understanding how specific tasks actually get done to ensure our employees can work safely. By asking employees to “show me” the way they complete certain tasks, we can see where our procedures, and sometimes our equipment, need to be adjusted to make our facilities safer.

Domtar Sustainability: Keeping Our People Safe and Healthy

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The safety and health of our colleagues is of primary importance. Keeping our people safe and healthy enables them to be productive members of their families, communities and our company.

Unreported World: Embarrassed Fraud Victims Sweep a Third of Scams Under the Carpet

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  • A third of Britons have now been a victim of fraud but the average person would only report it if they lost £112 or more
  • Embarrassment is one of the most common reasons for people not reporting the crime 
  • £893.34 is now the average amount lost to fraudsters, per scam 
  • To reduce the stigma surrounding fraud and to encourage people to speak out, Barclays is launching the Embarrassing Fraud Clinic and a brand new online fraud intervention service

Schneider Electric | WHITE PAPER: Almost 25% of Global GHG Emissions Will Soon Be Regulated by Government Carbon Pricing

Here is what you need to know
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What are SBTs? Put simply, Science-based Targets specifies how much and how quickly companies need to reduce GHG emissions in order to avoid a 2°C global temperature increase. SBTs provide a clear pathway for a company to achieve future business growth while remaining below the 2°C limit. More than 300 companies have committed to setting SBTs under the Science Based Targets Initiative (SBTi) and over 70 companies have approved SBTs.

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Atlas Copco Wins Award for Peruvian Flood Rescue Efforts

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PIURA, Peru, October 30, 2107 /3BL Media/ -- Atlas Copco has been commended by the Peruvian Government for helping communities recover from the devastating floods caused by the ‘Fenómeno del Niño’ storm. The Ministry of Labour of Peru recognised Atlas Copco’s efforts in the northern city of Piura at an awards ceremony for companies that provided immediate assistance in the wake of the natural disaster. The award grants Atlas Copco the distinctive denomination of S.O.S Company in Peru.

Benevity Data Shows 2016 Election Cycle Kicked Off Major Shift in Corporate Giving Trends

Donations from nearly 300 leading companies and their employees signify a shift to event-triggered giving
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Data from the Benevity client community shows a significant shift in charitable donation trends in 2016 and 2017, with human rights organizations taking top slots from long-standing leaders. This data comes from nearly 300 global companies representing more than $1 billion in donations to more than 100,000 charities worldwide.

Sunny Verghese Appointed as WBCSD Chair for 2018

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The World Business Council for Sustainable Development today announced that Mr Sunny Verghese, Co-Founder and Group Chief Executive Officer of Olam International, has been appointed as the new Chair of WBCSD. Mr Verghese’s term begins on 1 January 2018 for a duration of two years.

The appointment was enacted by a vote from members at the 2017 Annual General Meeting of WBCSD, held today during the organization’s Council Meeting taking place in Mexico City.

How Being Committed to the Environment Can Be a Business Opportunity

As well as being the only industrial company on CDP’s A List for 7 years in a row, Schneider Electric also helps clients identify business opportunities in acting to address climate risks.
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By scoring businesses from A to D-, CDP take organizations on a journey through disclosure to awareness, management, and finally to leadership. In 2017, CDP has set the bar even higher raising A-score threshold and making the top spot more competitive and more coveted than ever before. This year, more than 3,000 companies have completed the questionnaire and 112 were recognized as pioneers acting on climate change and building our new sustainable economy that works for both people and planet. Schneider Electric is the only industrial company to stay on CDP A List for 7 years in a row.

Video: GRI Standards One Year On

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Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) released the first global standards for sustainability reporting a year ago. In this video, GRI Chief of Standards Bastian Buck speaks about the uptake of the GRI Sustainability Reporting Standards, one year after their release.

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