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Cutting Complexity and Confusion Around Sustainability Standards

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We all know that to tackle the scale of the societal and environmental challenges we face, every business has a vital role in helping to make a positive impact for people and the planet. As World Environment Day has just highlighted, actions today are not just impacting the wellbeing of communities and our environment now – they are determining whether future generations will thrive, and even survive.

Global Battery Alliance Pledges to End Child Labour

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  • The Global Battery Alliance (GBA) has submitted a 2021 Action Pledge to End Child Labour in the Battery Supply Chain as part of the Alliance 8.7’s campaign to encourage significant and meaningful actions in the International Year for the Elimination of Child Labour.
  • Child labour in the battery supply chain is an escalating issue as the demand for batteries grows rapidly to contribute to the goals for a low carbon transition.
  • The GBA will focus on four areas of action related to its pledge in 2021:
    • Development of a digital Battery Passport to track and authenticate the absence of child labour in the sourcing of cobalt and sustainability criteria of the battery;
    • Contributing to the sustainable development of responsible artisanal and small-scale mining (ASM) and surrounding communities through the Cobalt Action Partnership;
    • Raising millions of dollars for The Fund for the Prevention of Child Labour in Mining Communities – A Global Battery Alliance Collaboration; and
    • Convening policymakers to accelerate adoption of best practices to formalise lead-acid battery recycling.
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  • The Global Battery Alliance (GBA) has submitted a 2021 Action Pledge to End Child Labour in the Battery Supply Chain as part of the Alliance 8.7’s campaign to encourage significant and meaningful actions in the International Year for the Elimination of Child Labour.
  • Child labour in the battery supply chain is an escalating issue as the demand for batteries grows rapidly to contribute to the goals for a low carbon transition.
  • The GBA will focus on four areas of action related to its pledge in 2021:
    • Development of a digital Battery Passport to track and authenticate the absence of child labour in the sourcing of cobalt and sustainability criteria of the battery;
    • Contributing to the sustainable development of responsible artisanal and small-scale mining (ASM) and surrounding communities through the Cobalt Action Partnership;
    • Raising millions of dollars for The Fund for the Prevention of Child Labour in Mining Communities – A Global Battery Alliance Collaboration; and
    • Convening policymakers to accelerate adoption of best practices to formalise lead-acid battery recycling.

Responsible Business Alliance Announces Process Chemicals Policy to Protect Workers in Manufacturing Supply Chains

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ALEXANDRIA, Va., June 2, 2021 /3BL Media/ – The Responsible Business Alliance (RBA) today announced a new policy and approach to protect workers from exposure to hazardous process chemicals during manufacturing, which includes the establishment of an Industry Focus Process Chemicals List (IFPCL).

Process chemicals include those used during the manufacturing of a product or maintenance of related equipment. Examples of process chemicals include cleaning agents, solvents, lubricants, refrigerants, hydraulic fluids, adhesives, inks and coatings.

Safety Month: Committed to Being Safe Every Day

Recognizing Safety Month during June by reaffirming our commitment to being Safe Every Day
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Join Tetra Tech’s Health & Safety team in recognizing Safety Month during June by reaffirming our commitment to being Safe Every Day.

Wellbeing Is As Important As Safety in a Post-COVID Workspace, Employees Say

Words by Tina Casey
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The end of the COVID-19 crisis is finally coming into view, but its disruptive impact on the U.S. workforce is only just beginning to take shape. In one especially significant development for employers, the struggle to recruit and retain top talent has intensified. The fresh wave of competition is not simply a matter of which company can offer more financial rewards.

New Report Reveals CEO Insights Into Racial Equity Challenges

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May 11, 2021 /3BL Media/ - A new report released today by a partnership consisting of PolicyLink, FSG, and JUST Capital reveals what some of America’s CEOs and C-suite leaders identify as the key challenges to advancing racial equity and what it means for what comes next.

Sustainable Supply Chain Initiative Opens Benchmark for Social Compliance Schemes in Fishing, Agriculture and Aquaculture Sectors

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PARIS, May 10, 2021 /3BL Media/ – The Consumer Goods Forum (CGF) Sustainable Supply Chain Initiative (SSCI) has today opened its social benchmark to the fishing, agriculture and land-based aquaculture sectors with the launch of benchmark requirements for its new At-Sea Operations and Primary Production scopes.

Paypal Named One of the TIME100 Most Influential Companies of 2021

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Which companies are shaping our future? That’s the question at the heart of our first ever TIME100 Most Influential Companies, a new list—and an expansion of our iconic TIME100 franchise—that highlights businesses making an extraordinary impact around the world. 

Continue reading How TIME Chose the 100 Most Influential Companies of 2021

 

The First Domino: What Business Can Learn From Wellbeing

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Connected thinking: We can think about corporate resilience in the same terms as wellness and self-care, say Kealy Herman and Emily Wasley. After all, people are intrinsic to any organization’s strength. Fail to look after them and the whole thing can come toppling down …

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Connected thinking: We can think about corporate resilience in the same terms as wellness and self-care, say Kealy Herman and Emily Wasley. After all, people are intrinsic to any organization’s strength. Fail to look after them and the whole thing can come toppling down …

Stories of Who We Are: Taiko Kobayashi — Bright Future in Tokyo

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At VMware, we believe in what our people make possible. Our Stories of Who We Are puts a spotlight on the unique and compelling perspectives of our people that shape our journey as a company.

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