2018 proved to be an active year in Corporate Social Responsibility with issues related to sustainability, globalization, advocacy on social issues and multiple natural disasters in the forefront. Some of these issues and trends will continue into 2019, but leaders should expect to see the following noteworthy changes:
Arrow Electronics awarded for presenting unique, innovative and impactful opportunities to strengthen and support MetLife’s overall sustainability program
CENTENNIAL, Colo., January 7, 2019 /3BL Media/ – Arrow Electronics received the 2018 Sustainability Collaborative Opportunity Award from MetLife during the insurer’s recent supplier forum. The award goes to a supplier who has presented unique, innovative and impactful opportunities to strengthen and support MetLife’s overall sustainability program.
December 21, 2018 /3BL Media/ Families and nonprofit organizations on six continents received donations from Arrow Electronics and its employees during the 2018 holiday season.
“Arrow serves more than 80 countries, and we are grateful for the opportunity to support our neighbors in need during the holiday season and throughout the year,” said Chief Marketing Officer W. Victor Gao.
Educational and environmental programs took center stage for our EarthChoice Ambassadors (ECAs) in 2018, with more than 11,500 volunteer hours spent focusing on communities where we live, work and play. With nearly double the amount of volunteer hours from last year, our ECA chapters are committed to making the world a better place.
More than 300 AEG employees participated in a company Service Day in conjunction with AEG’s charitable holiday initiative, Season of Giving
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In celebration of AEG’s Season of Giving, more than 300 AEG employees from Southern California came together to participate in the company’s annual Service Day on Dec. 7 at Magnolia Avenue Elementary Los Angeles.
While community service is a core part of Timberland’s DNA, and employees around the globe volunteer at many events each year, we don’t always have the chance to return to the partners we serve and see the lasting impact of our work. I recently was able to revisit the Philadelphia Rail Park, which was the focus of Timberland’s 2017 urban greening effort and the site of a large-scale volunteer event to bring the park to life.
December 20, 2018 /3BL Media/ Arrow Electronics employees across the Americas donated time, money and food to local food banks in honor of International Volunteer Day on Dec. 5, marking the company’s largest community engagement effort to date.
Lockheed Martin employees participated in over 60 volunteer events, donated more than 170,000 volunteer hours and raised more than $8.2 million for 3,885 charitable organizations during the company’s fifth-annual “Month of Giving” in October.
Taproot’s U.S. Pro Bono Summit is an opportunity for key stakeholders in the field of corporate pro bono to come together and discuss trends and developments across the sector. It’s also a place where practitioners can collaboratively brainstorm new ideas that will create impact for nonprofit organizations. At the Summit this year in San Francisco, Groupon and Tableau did exactly that, working together to develop a new, shared pro bono program that helps fill a critical need in the nonprofit sector.
Shire’s 4th annual Global Days of Service, held around the globe throughout September and October to give back to local communities, surpassed previous employee volunteer participation rates. Shire had more than 7,600 employees participate - about 1/3 of the company, who volunteered more than 41,000 hours at more than 240 volunteer sites worldwide.