by Alicia Lopez, Latin America Giving/Global Disaster Relief Response Manager
The 2018 hurricane season – which kicked off June 1 – is expected to be “near-or above-normal,” according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. As those who have been in a hurricane will tell you, nobody affected by Harvey or Irma or any other event will look at an approaching storm without profound anxiety.
May is Duke Energy in Action volunteer month. In 2018, Duke Energy Florida introduced its “31x31: Championing 62 Causes in May” program. Our employees hosted 62 community employee engagement activities during the 31 days in the month of May. Employees participated in a wide variety of events while partnering with local non-profit or community organizations.
These are just a few of the numbers that showcase the impact of Duke Energy In Action Month. This year, we had a record-breaking month, with a 92% increase in the number of volunteers and a 95% increase in the number of hours logged. An annual initiative during the month of May, Duke Energy In Action Month mobilizes employees across our service footprint to volunteer their time in the communities we serve.
To raise sustainability standards within Asia’s hospitality industry, Marina Bay Sands has partnered with World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) in Singapore. Together, they are focusing on seafood and ocean conservation with goals including positive initiatives in responsible seafood, aquaculture improvement projects (AIPs), and enhanced green meeting packages.
Through our global sustainability program Sands ECO360, Las Vegas Sands works diligently to reduce our properties’ impact on the planet. Operating a sustainable business means focusing on the areas where we have the greatest impact and where we can make meaningful improvement through investments, partnerships, and scalable solutions.
“What if P&G products were made in a way that recycles waste, water, and energy? We’re on it, with 85% of our production plants sending zero manufacturing waste to landfill and finding uses for 5 million tons of trash.” That was just part of the good news that Procter & Gamble’s Chief Brand Officer, Marc Pritchard, brought to Sustainable Brands 2018 in Vancouver.
In 2017, Las Vegas Sands established The Sheldon G. and Dr. Miriam Adelson Citizenship Award presented by Sands Cares, an annual honor to recognize Team Members across all regions who have demonstrated dedication to giving back to their communities and important causes. The award was created to honor the Adelson family’s legacy of philanthropy and service.
Booz Allen Hamilton has been recognized as one of the 50 Best Places to Work for New Dads by Fatherly, the leading digital media brand for dads. The firm is one of just 50 companies included on the annual report that highlights the best paternity benefits offered by companies in the United States.
Carlson Wagonlit Travel (CWT), the global digital travel management company, published its latest Annual Responsible Business Report on 26 June 2018, showing significant progress towards its 2020 objectives. This latest report has reached the UN Global Compact Advanced Level, recognizing the success of CWT’s Corporate Social Responsibility program.