We released our Global Impact Report - $PYPL’s first comprehensive summary of our Environmental, Social and Governance efforts. As we continue to advance on our #ESG journey, we’ll share updates on our progress along the way.
From funding day care so that young, ambitious parents can learn job skills and finish school, to helping veterans and their families find housing, so many of our society’s most pressing issues relate to the basic needs of food, education, and housing. Increasingly, these needs cannot be addressed by the private, public, or nonprofit sectors alone, and that’s why Comcast NBCUniversal is committed, year after year, to partnering with United Way to help make a lasting impact in the communities we serve.
Employee volunteer hours soar during third annual Global Service Week
By Jaime Barclay, Sr Mgr Corporate Responsibility
At Symantec, we know that corporate responsibility is not only the right thing to do, it is directly linked to employee retention, productivity, and overall engagement. A recent study conducted by Glassdoor found that 75 percent of employees and job seekers expect their employer to support the communities in which they do business through donations and/or volunteer efforts.
Xylem is proud to announce that its employees volunteered over 10,000 hours across the globe during Xylem Watermark’s Annual October Global Month of Service. Through water source clean-ups, restoration projects, educational water monitoring activities, beach and park clean-ups, community building initiatives, and more, Xylem employee volunteers displayed their true commitment to addressing the global water crisis and protecting safe water resources for communities around the world.
Our people are critical to our operations. A key component to any successful employee engagement program is communication. At Sappi North America, we prioritize our communication efforts to ensure that all of our associates are informed of, and feel connected to, the organization’s business, mission, strategy and values. To this end, we utilize a number of resources, including email, social media, newsletters, events, video and printed collateral, to maintain organizational alignment and morale.
Education and screening program for the prevention of breast cancer
Gildan’s annual “Pink Tour” in honour of Breast Cancer Awareness held during the month of October is an initiative aimed at raising awareness of breast cancer at Gildan’s facilities in Central America, Mexico and the Caribbean Basin.
The Pink Tour fosters a culture of prevention and inspires breast cancer advocacy, honoring those affected by the disease. Resident Gildan doctors toured the facilities to lead presentations on the importance of prevention through early detection and intervention.
General Motors’ biodiversity efforts focus on reducing environmental footprint, driving business value and savings, maximizing benefits for communities and supporting the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goal to halt biodiversity loss.
From building partnerships to help ensure patients have access to treatments to ensuring that its commitment to diversity and inclusion extends beyond the workplace, Bristol-Myers Squibb is steadfast in its commitment to being a good corporate citizen. The 2018 Global Citizenship Reports shares stories of the work the company is carrying out as part of its commitment to its people and the communities in which they live.
By Joe Butcher, Associate Director, Corporate Strategy
When I decided to pursue a career in the military, I wasn’t sure whether it would be for 5 years or 20 years. I was passionate about serving our country and drawn to the Marine Corps’ camaraderie and values of “Honor, Courage, and Commitment”. I’ll be forever grateful for the experiences the Marine Corps provided me and, most importantly, the Marines with whom I served.
Ultimately, I decided to leave the military for business school and a new mission. I believe that the private sector’s resources can and should be used to help solve our world’s most pressing challenges.