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Wendy's Unveils New Smart Family of Designs

Company also provides energy and sustainability progress report
Press Release

DUBLIN, Ohio, April 20, 2018 /3BL Media/ — The Wendy’s Company (NASDAQ: WEN) has announced a 2020 goal of opening more than 600 new restaurants across the globe. As part of its efforts to grow and differentiate the brand while keeping energy stewardship at the forefront, Wendy’s® recently unveiled a new “Smart Family of Designs,” providing a portfolio of development options to franchisees, including buildings that fit into smaller footprints.

Purina: Committed to a Healthy Future for People and Pets

Pet care company makes significant reductions in water usage, greenhouse gas emissions and waste
Press Release

ST. LOUIS, April 20, 2018 /3BL Media/ -- Earth Day challenges individuals and organizations in the U.S. and around the world to think about what they can do to protect and improve the planet. Nestlé Purina, a leader in pet care, is investing in innovative ways to reduce its environmental impact, helping to ensure a healthy future for pets and the people who love them – today and in the future.

My Special Aflac Duck Featured at CES on the Hill 2018

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Aflac presented My Special Aflac Duck to members of Congress, the media and government at CES on the Hill 2018. 

View the full video here.

To learn more about My Special Aflac Duck, visit: https://aflacchildhoodcancer.org/

GRI & RMI to Improve Minerals Sourcing Due Diligence & Reporting

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GRI and the Responsible Minerals Initiative kicked off an exciting project today at the OECD 2018 Forum on Responsible Mineral Supply Chains. The first meeting of the GRI Corporate Leadership Group for conflict minerals brought together a highly accomplished expert group, which aims to provide the reporting community with consolidated reporting guidance based on existing internationally-recognized tools and frameworks. 

Merck CEO Ken Frazier Named to the TIME Top 100, Fortune Top 50 Lists

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Ken Frazier’s career has advanced the march of progress. His leadership both inside and outside of Merck has earned him a spot on both TIME Magazine’s and Fortune Magazine’s Top Lists this week.

Dig in, Dine Out for HIV Care April 26

Dining Out For Life® hosted by Subaru® set for Thursday, April 26; NYC takes a seat at the table
Blog

WHAT: Dining Out For Life® hosted by Subaru® is a restaurant-based event with a truly fulfilling call to action: Dine at one of the 3,000 participating restaurants in more than 60 cities across North America on Thursday, April 26, 2018 and that restaurant will donate a generous portion of the day’s proceeds to fund HIV/AIDS care, prevention, education, testing, counseling and other essential services in their city.

The Business of Goodness

TELUS proves a purpose-driven company culture can be a brand differentiator
Blog

Companies like TELUS, Canada’s fastest-growing national telecommunications company, have found that weaving giving, volunteering and grantmaking into the fabric of their company culture has far-reaching benefits like:

Smithfield Foods Invests in Sustainable Agronomics: Q&A with Bill Gill

by Alyssa Danigelis
Article

In early December 2016, Smithfield Foods became the first major livestock company to set an absolute supply chain goal of reducing greenhouse gas emissions. The world’s largest pork producer committed to cutting emissions in its US supply chain 25% by 2025.

“We’re getting a lot of input from our customers, NGOs, and different groups as to how we can participate in an effort to reduce our carbon emissions,” says Bill Gill, assistant vice president for sustainability at Smithfield Foods.

New Erb Institute Business Sustainability Toolbox | Climate Change Strategies for Detroit Small Businesses

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The Erb Institute partnered with the Detroit Climate Action Collaborative (DCAC) to produce the toolbox Climate Change Strategies for Detroit Small Businesses. This newest toolbox in the Erb Institute’s Sustainability Management Toolbox series lays out four broad climate change goals that apply to all businesses and institutions, large and small alike. In an interview with Erb Institute Managing Director Terry Nelidov, he explains how this toolbox was created and how Detroit small businesses can leverage it to create change.

Tyson Foods’ Workforce Education Initiative Continues to Expand

Upward Academy surpasses 100,000 instructional hours
Press Release

SPRINGDALE, Ark., April 19, 2018 /3BL Media/ – Tyson Foods’ Upward Academy, an in-plant education program that provides classes at no cost, recently surpassed 100,000 hours of instruction to more than 1,000 of the company’s team members.

Upward Academy launched in 2016 at one of the company’s plants in Springdale, Arkansas, and is now offered in 27 facilities in Arkansas, Missouri, Texas and North Carolina. Forty plants are projected to offer the program by the end of September 2018, and expansion will continue over the next several years to cover the company’s entire footprint.

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