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Have Your Say on GRI Standard 303: Water - Now Under Review

GRI 303: Water, used by organizations to report on impacts related to water, is one of the first GRI Standards to be updated. The revised draft Standard is now available for public consultation through 9 October 2017.
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GRI 303: Water, used by organizations to report on impacts related to water, is one of the first GRI Standards to be updated. The revised draft Standard is now available for public consultation through 9 October 2017.
 

UPS Recognized on Dow Jones Sustainability World Index for Fifth Consecutive Year

Named to DJSI North America Index for 13th Straight Year
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ATLANTA, September 7, 2017 /3BL Media/ – UPS (NYSE: UPS) made the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index (DJSI World) for the fifth consecutive year and the Dow Jones Sustainability North America Index for the 13th straight year. The highly-regarded indices evaluate companies on their sustainability performance and positions UPS in the top 10 percent of sustainability performers among the 2,500 largest companies tracked in the S&P Global Broad Market Index.

McDonald’s USA Named National Sponsor of Keep America Beautiful’s Great American Cleanup

New Sponsorship to Launch on National Planting Day, Sept. 9, 2017
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OAK BROOK, Ill. and STAMFORD, Conn., September 8, 2017 — Keep America Beautiful, the nation’s iconic community improvement nonprofit organization, today announced McDonald’s has become a National Sponsor of Keep America Beautiful’s Great American Cleanup (GAC), the largest year-round community improvement program in the country. Efforts will get underway on Sept.

Essity Lends a Helping Hand to Hurricane Harvey Relief

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Diane Engler and other Essity Employees went to the NBC10 Philadelphia studio, to give a helping hand with a donation for Hurricane Harvey relief to the American Red Cross.

While at the studio, employees participated by answering phones and collecting donations at the telethon. Engler announced Essity’s $100,000 national donation to the Red Cross which is made up of Tork and TENA hygiene products and money from the company and its employees which the Red Cross will use in support of Hurricane Harvey relief.

World Water Week Raises Critical Global Water Issues

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At Essity in North America, sustainability is about improving the lives and well-being of people in our communities, our employees, our friends, and our neighbors in ways that preserve our present-day resources and assures that these resources are available for our communities and children in future generations. We strive for this by understanding the pillars that support sustainability that include social, environmental and economic dimensions and execute on them to deliver results toward a circular society. 

Corporations and Controversy: Deciding When and How to Take a Stand

Story Behind AdWeek’s #1 Super Bowl Commercial – 84 Lumber’s Border Wall Spot,’The Journey Begins’ – Revealed at COMMIT!Forum
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WASHINGTON, Sept. 6 – While President Donald Trump has withdrawn the threat of a government shutdown if Congress doesn’t cooperate on construction of a border wall between the United States and Mexico, the issue remains a hot-button social topic business leaders are watching closely.

How Has CSR Trended So Far in 2017?

CECP Research to Inform COMMIT!Forum’s “Brands Taking Stands” Theme
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WASHINGTON, Sepetember 5, 2017 /3BL Media/ - To date, 2017 has been a roller coaster ride for companies dedicated to commitment to corporate social responsibility.

Charter Communications Commits $1.35 Million to Hurricane Harvey Relief Efforts

Charter announces $350,000 in additional cash contribution to Spectrum Housing Assist partner Rebuilding Together for home repair and renovations in impacted areas
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Charter Communications, Inc. today announced a $350,000 contribution to Rebuilding Together to support relief efforts and specifically assist with home repairs and renovations needed in areas impacted by Hurricane Harvey.

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Charter Communications, Inc. today announced a $350,000 contribution to Rebuilding Together to support relief efforts and specifically assist with home repairs and renovations needed in areas impacted by Hurricane Harvey.

Volunteers Clean up, Have Fun at the Great Bud Light River Run

Keep America Beautiful Teams Up with Bud Light on Volunteer Events in Seattle, Portland
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The Great Bud Light River Run came to the Seattle and Portland areas in late August with local volunteers removing litter and, after their respective cleanup events, enjoying the outdoors of the Great Northwest.

Portland-area volunteers, in partnership with SOLVE, Keep America Beautiful and Bud Light, were joined by retired Seattle Seahawks great Marcus Trufant for the cleanup and post-event river float.

Hurricane Harvey: Unique Ways Companies Are Stepping Up

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Hurricane Harvey made landfall a week ago but the damage it leaves behind will not dissipate so quickly. The storm is a one-in-1,000 year rain event, dumping 24.5 trillion gallons of rain and displacing countless individuals in its wake. As relief workers begin to grapple with the scale of the disaster, the cry for help is urgent and widespread.

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