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De Beers Group Provides a Solution for a School's Crowded Classrooms

Pupils at a primary school in South Africa have three new classrooms thanks to some heavy lifting machinery from De Beers Group’s Venetia mine.
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The mine sent in a lowbed truck and crane and partnered with local contractors to transport unused mobile classrooms from Alldays High School to the nearby Alldays Primary School in Limpopo Province, saving the school R150,000, which is what it would otherwise have cost to move them.

The move took three weeks – because it had to be fitted in between operations at Venetia mine.

As Temperatures Plunge, Heating Costs Rise -- but Help Is Available to Keep the Heat on at Home

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Temperatures plunged across the Midwest this week, and if the bitter cold isn't bad enough, energy costs are rising. Bigger bills are expected to show up in January and already, 90,000 Consumer Energy customers are behind on their heating bill payments.

So Newschannel 3's Rachel Glaser went searching for ways to rein in those heating bills.

Read the full article here.

Rescuing and Repurposing Bikes: Republic Services' Rachel Klein Receives Community Leadership Award

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Republic Services of Idaho Business Development Manager, Rachel Klein, was recently recognized with the COMPASS-Leadership in Motion Award by the Community Planning Association of Southwestern Idaho. The COMPASS award is given by the mayors and commissioners in the area to deserving professionals and individuals that display leadership and give back to the community.

Republic Services General Manager Receives Mayor's Award in Daly City

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Republic Services General Manager, Michael Mahoney of the Daly City division recently received the Mayor's Award at the Daly City council meeting at City Hall. The award recognizes a Citizen of the Year, Youth of the Year and Business of the Year for their professional leadership and commitment to give back to the community. The awards were presented during the Daly City Council annual reorganization meeting presented by Mayor Glenn Sylvester.

Republic Services Employees Volunteer at St. Louis Toy Drive

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Republic Services employees came together from the St. Louis, Missouri division to support a toy drive this holiday season and give back to those in need throughout the community. Republic employees and local leadership donated toys, money, and volunteered their time to the annual Toy Drive benefiting the Assistance League of St. Louis. The Assistance League was overwhelmed at the amount of toys Republic employees gathered and donated. The donation made a huge impact in a lot of children’s lives during the holidays. 

Hormel Foods Donates $370K to the United Way

by Mike Stoll
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The United Way of Mower County has an additional $370,000 to put toward its programs thanks to donations from Hormel Foods employees.

A check for the raised amount, which was collected over a four-week campaign that kicked off in October, was presented to the UWMC on Tuesday morning at the Hormel Foods North Corporate Office.

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Sodexo Shares Industry Expertise and Best Practices As Part of United States Army’s Training With Industry Program

Nation’s largest federal foodservice contractor welcomes Chief Warrant Officer Four Joey Espanola for a year-long residency that will allow him to explore different aspects of Sodexo’s business
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GAITHERSBURG, Md., December 29, 2017 /3BL Media/ - Sodexo, a food services and facilities management company, is working directly with the United States Army in support of its highly coveted Training With Industry Program, an initiative developed to create a group of soldiers experienced in higher level managerial techniques and who have an understanding of the relationship of their industry as it relates to specific functions of the Army.

2017 in Review: Sustainability Reporting to Fight Climate Change

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This year has been challenging for sustainability in many respects, but there have also been exciting developments in the sustainability reporting landscape. In this short series, we look back at GRI’s efforts, and look into what 2018 has in store.

In 2017, we saw some of the most devastating impacts of climate change. We witnessed groundbreaking policy changes and shocking political backward steps. People took on seemingly insurmountable issues – and won – and the corporate world took leaps forward to support sustainable development.

The 2018 Benevity Goodness Calendar

Your CSR Campaign Planning Tool — Year-round Programming Made Easy
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Successful workplace giving and volunteering programs provide many opportunities throughout the year for people to donate time and money to causes that matter to them. Employees increasingly expect you, their employers, to provide these opportunities to make a meaningful difference.  

Republic Services Driver Gives to Little Boy with Cancer

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Republic Services driver, Rick Neatherlin, based in the Bellevue, Wash. area developed a special relationship with a residential customer, Little Isaac Williams of Sammamish, Wash. The little boy is fighting stage 4 cancer. Neatherlin recruited some additional Republic drivers and supervisors to surprise the little boy for Christmas with several trucks and gifts. 

Local TV station, King 5, covered this heartwarming story on our driver and the little boy. Watch it here.

 

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