Our North American mills draw water from surface sources (rivers and lakes) and return treated water to the same primary sources. As we do with our emissions, we manage our use and discharge of water in accordance with comprehensive environmental permits. Our specific intake and discharge grew this year, yet we were pleased to see a decrease in biological oxygen demand (BOD) and total suspended solids (TSS), see bar charts. The decrease in BOD and TSS is in a large part due to the multi-year project at the Cloquet Mill.
Oktay Dogramaci, Global Head of Cause-Related Solutions, PayPal
This past June, Giving USA released its annual report examining how Americans donated to charity in 2018, and changes from years past. While giving has steadily been on the rise since the 2008 economic recession, the report indicates that gifts to charity dropped 1.7 percent year-over-year. The decline was just the 13th drop in overall giving it has charted in the past four decades. Nonprofits in the U.S.
By David Gilbert, Chief Executive Officer and Chief Investment Officer at Clarion Partners
Clarion Partners realizes it’s possible to ensure a more sustainable future while delivering value to our clients and tenants. At the same time, we know that affecting change at the property level requires us to start from within.
NextGen is the FAA’s ongoing navigation system upgrade, which includes a switch from traditional ground-based to satellite-enabled navigation. This combination of FAA- and airline-specific technology allows flights to be given more efficient and uniquely optimized routes anywhere in the National Airspace System. NextGen makes this possible during all stages of the flight: departure, cruising altitude, approach, and arrival operations. The FAA anticipates that the fully completed system will save 16 million metric tons of CO2 e emissions annually.
By Betsy Sutter, Corporate Senior Vice President and Chief People Officer
PALO ALTO, California /3BL Media/ - 2018 marked a very special year for us at VMware. We celebrated our 20th anniversary, and brought together our founders, along with our current leadership, during our employee all-hands meeting, to reflect on the past and celebrate how far we’ve come. We created a timeline that begins when five forward-thinking technologists in 1998, all passionate about creating a new way to compute, came together to form the business.
Adopted in 2015, the 17 U.N. Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) establish a framework to build an inclusive and sustainable world and provide an opportunity for IBM to build upon its collaboration with stakeholders from a cross section of communities, governments, and the social sector.
Continuing our focus on the advancement of women, the IBM Institute for Business Value surveyed 2,300 organizations about gender equality in their leadership, identifying obstacles to change as well as the advantages of establishing gender parity as a formal business priority. In March 2019, we published the study as Women, Leadership, and the Priority Paradox and launched Be Equal — inviting IBMers, clients and society to make #BeEqual pledges of support for gender equality in business leadership.
DENVER, August 27, 2019 /3BL Media/ – Arrow Electronics released its annual Corporate Social Responsibility & Sustainability Report, an overview of the company’s 2018 social, environmental and economic impacts. The company expanded its reach last year, working with organizations that supported nearly 14.7 million people on six continents, a 77 percent increase from 2017.