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Avista Celebrates 125th Anniversary

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On March 13, 1889, Avista, formerly known as Washington Water Power, was incorporated eight months before the Washington Territory became a state. Today, the company is one of only three companies remaining in the state that are classified as Territorial Corporations – incorporated before Washington’s statehood. The company began on the banks of the Spokane River with the Monroe Street plant, using hydropower to generate electricity for the growing city of Spokane Falls.

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GM Earns Another Building Certification for Energy Management


Our San Luis Potosi Complex in Mexico is the first GM plant in North America and the only vehicle manufacturing plant in the country to receive 50001 certification from the International Organization for Standardization (ISO). We now have seven such certifications throughout our facilities in Europe, Asia and South America.

Conflict Minerals Cross-Industry Benchmarking Report


On May 31, 2014 under Section 1502 of the SEC’s Conflict Minerals Rule, U.S. publicly traded companies will have to file a special disclosure for the 12-month reporting period ending on December 31, 2013. The aim of the rule, mandated by the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, is to provide transparency into corporate practices and specifically to reduce funding for armed groups involved in human rights violations in the Democratic Republic of the Congo and surrounding countries.

Complexities for Global Brands & OEM's: Taking on Conflict Minerals


The final reporting due date for federal law Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform & Consumer Protection Act, falls on May 31, 2014 and is leaving several industries feeling unprepared and overwhelmed by the task of compliance.

As annual shareholder meetings reach their peak last April, Global Brands and Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEM’s) are keenly aware of the exposure they face from the complexities of Conflict Minerals Compliance implementation. The pressure to elimate risk is at an all time high.

Webinar Today: Conflict Minerals Compliance and Third-Party Verification

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March 18, 2014 /3BL Media/ - Today, Source Intelligence and Bureau Veritas will present the Conflict Minerals Compliance Third-Party Verification Webinar. 

Register for this webinar to: 

- Gain cross-industry insight on due diligence programs that lead to successful third party verification 
- Learn how the new guidelines from the OECD impact third party verification 
- Identify immediate next steps for your company's conflict minerals compliance program 

Green Builder® Media’s Latest Survey Shows Which Green Branding Efforts Have Garnered the Loyalty of Building Professionals

Survey proves even the biggest companies must constantly reiterate their sustainability messaging.
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Eastsound, WA, March 25, 2014 /3BL Media — Green Builder Media’s annual Reader’s Choice survey polls building professionals to get insight into their product perceptions. Which green products are most familiar to them? Which do they trust and spec most often?  

Mars Inc. Raises the Bar for Sustainable Palm Oil

Mars Inc. is upping the ante regarding the sustainable palm oil market.

The manufacturer of the popular chocolate candy bars Mars Bar, 3 Musketeers and Twix announced its commitment yesterday to transition to 100 percent certified sustainable palm oil in its products by the end of 2014.

Mars Commits to Fully Sustainable Palm Oil Supply Chain

Mars has committed to implementing a fully sustainable palm oil supply chain by the end of the year, and has introduced a deforestation policy.

The food manufacturer behind M&Ms, Pedigree Chum and Uncle Ben's will adhere to industry standards to develop a fully traceable pipeline back to known palm oil processing mills.

The move is supported by the launch of a deforestation policywhere Mars will focus on other raw materials that have the "greatest impact on forests" such as beef, pulp and paper, and soy.

Boeing, Bermuda Department of Airport Operations to Study Airspace Modernization

Goal to accelerate Bermuda airspace modernization and optimization; implementation of Performance Based Navigation procedures
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March 17, 2014 /3BL Media/ - Boeing [NYSE: BA] and the Bermuda Department of Airport Operations (DAO) have agreed to study the modernization of airspace and air traffic management in Bermuda. Engineers from Boeing Digital Aviation, a business unit of Commercial Aviation Services, will work with DAO to identify the steps required to develop a fully optimized air traffic management system for Bermuda, including an increase in the country’s ability to handle arriving and departing traffic. The announcement came during the first day of the World ATM Conference in Madrid.


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