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EU Brands Unite After Bangladesh Disaster, U.S. Falls Behind

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The devastating aftermath from the collapse of a Bangladesh factory in April, left 1,129 people dead and retailers under fire. European industries since have united together to prevent furthermore fatalities for garment factory workers. A total of 70 companies have joined the five-year legal global agreement, in which over the next nine months they will be conducting inspections of Bangladesh factories and renovation. Approximately 800 to a 1000 factories will be under evaluation. Out of the 70 retailers that have pledged to create a safe environment, only a few are American. 

Weyerhaeuser to Invest $23 Million in its Drayton Valley, AB, Lumber Mill

Expansion will Improve Operations and Efficiencies
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DRAYTON VALLEY, AB, June 10, 2013 /3BL Media/ Weyerhaeuser has allocated CA$23 million to production upgrades over the next year and a half at its dimensional softwood lumber mill in Drayton Valley, Alberta. The expansion will improve operations and efficiencies, positively positioning the company’s supply capabilities as the North American housing market continues to expand and export demand remains strong.

TransCanada Steps Up to Natural Disasters

Support for flood recovery and other unfortunate events part of company's commitment to building strong communities
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The disastrous flooding in Southern Alberta has impacted hundreds of TransCanada employees on personal and professional levels. Many of our staff are dealing with damage to their own homes and communities. At the same time, TransCanada took the unprecedented step of closing its corporate head offices for a week due to the widespread flooding of downtown Calgary.

Alex Trembath on Obama's Climate Change Speech

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Did you see how they covered President Obama’s recent big environmental speech on the Sunday political talk shows? No? That’s because none of the Sunday morning shows discussed it at all. In spite of its paltry coverage on the major networks, the speech is being heralded by some environmentalists as historical, while others are critiquing the president for not going far enough.

TransCanada Helps Make Safe Digging Even Easier

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With TransCanada’s support, a new national website, “Click Before You Dig” was launched by Canadian One-Call Centres that will be useful for workers and landowners who need buried pipelines and utilities located and marked before digging or excavating this summer.

Before the launch of the new web portal, anyone wielding a shovel only had the “Call Before You Dig” option to reach their provincial One-Call Centres and receive the free locate service showing them where it was safe to dig.

Baxter Meets its Renewable Power Goal Early

Company Launches 2012 Sustainability Report
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DEERFIELD, Ill., July 8, 2013 /3BL Media/ – Baxter International Inc. (NYSE: BAX) today issued its 14th consecutive Sustainability Report, available at http://sustainability.baxter.com, detailing the company’s commitment and progress to creating lasting social, environmental and economic value by addressing the needs of stakeholders worldwide.

Mars, Incorporated Calls For Cross-Sector Collaboration To Tackle Global Resource Issues At Nobel Laureate Forum

Mars hosts panel discussion with former US Secretary of Energy, Steven Chu; Mars Chief Agricultural Officer, Howard-Yana Shapiro; and 150 of the world's brightest young researchers
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July 3, 2013 /3BL Media/ - Speaking at a panel held during the 63rd Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting in Germany and hosted by Mars, Incorporated, Nobel Laureate and former US Secretary of Energy, Steven Chu, and Chief Agricultural Officer at Mars, Howard-Yana Shapiro, urged an audience of 150 of the world's brightest young researchers to seek multidisciplinary, cross-sector scientific collaborations in order to tackle interrelated and global resource issues, from climate change to nutrition security.

Conflict Minerals Due Diligence Training

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Global Brands have been expressing compliance implementation concerns and have urged Source Intelligence to create a Conflict Minerals Compliance Training program.

In response to client demands we are hosting a FREE Conflict Minerals Compliance Training “Boot Camp”. The webinar will be held on July 9, 2013 at 1 PM ET/ 10 AM PT.

General Motors Corporate Responsibility Newsletter

July 2013
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Chevy Rooted in California Forest Management Project

Chevrolet is collaborating with The Conservation Fund to reduce 190,000 metric tons of carbon over four years and conserve 13,913 acres of timberlands in Northern California known as the Gualala River forest. This project helps ensure the land will be sustainably harvested to restore and maintain a healthy balance of trees, water quality and local jobs.

Chris Gopal Speaks on Cross Industry Best Practices for Conflict Minerals Comliance

At the Global Conflict Minerals Symposium
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The Global Conflict Minerals Symposium, coinciding with the 1-year anniversary of the ruling on August 21-22 in Los Angeles, is bringing together the greatest minds in the industry for ground-breaking discussions on current issues and the future of Conflict Minerals.

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