One of our goals at General Mills is to stand among the most socially responsible food companies in the world. As a nod towards our progress, yesterday we were named to the Dow Jones Sustainability North America Index, which identifies companies that demonstrate corporate sustainability leadership in their industries.
Company activates Text-to-Donate campaign to make it easy for customers to support flood relief efforts in Colorado
September 13, 2013 /3BL Media/ - What: The Verizon Foundation today approved a $20,000 disaster relief grant to the American Red Cross to support the agency’s relief efforts for Colorado residents. The grant will help those Coloradoans affected by the devastating flood waters in Boulder County and other parts of the state.
The company also activated its mobile giving program so Verizon customers can use their mobile phones to donate to the American Red Cross Disaster Relief fund to help those affected by the catastrophic flooding.
Company recognized among leading sustainability-driven corporations
MINNEAPOLIS, September 13, 2013 /3BL Media/ – General Mills has been named to the Dow Jones Sustainability North America Index by S&P Dow Jones Indices, one of the world's largest providers of financial market indices, and RobecoSAM, the investment specialist focused exclusively on Sustainability Investing.
For the third and fourth time in the past year, Novo Nordisk is acknowledged for the company’s sustainability accomplishments and level of disclosure on performance.
September 13, 2013 /3BL Media/ - Yesterday, Novo Nordisk received top placement in the Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI) and the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP), two of the most influential rankings of sustainability performance and disclosure by private companies. The company achieved 85 points in the DJSI compared to 86 points in 2012. The pharmaceutical sector has an average score of 47 in the index. In the CDP, Novo Nordisk’s carbon disclosure efforts placed the company in the top 6, improving its score by 6 points to 96 points.
The TakeAway: The swirl of action surrounding whether or not to intervene militarily in Syria tends to overlook opportunities, beyond polling, for average people to weigh in. That’s bad for deliberative democracy—especially when military power is involved.
As many stakeholders — including investors, employees and consumers — begin to re-evaluate their perception of value, it is becoming imperative for companies of all industries to credibly measure, analyze and interpret the entire range of costs and benefits for which they are responsible. Below are 13 fairly (as of yet) uncommon types of data analysis that help businesses do just that. You have nothing to lose and much to gain by learning how to:
Company Recognized for Strategic Integration of Sustainability and Citizenship Efforts
CAMDEN, N.J., Sept. 12, 2013 /3BL Media/ – Campbell Soup Company(NYSE:CPB) has been named to the Dow Jones Sustainability North America Index for the fifth consecutive year and the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index for a fourth consecutive year. These independent rankings recognize Campbell's leadership in supporting long-term shareowner value while creating a more sustainable environment and making a measurable difference in its communities.
Electric vehicle auction to benefit land and water protection projects
DENVER, September 12, 2013 /3BL Media/ – General Motors will donate a Chevrolet Volt electric vehicle with extended range to the nonprofit Colorado Conservation Trust for the group to auction off in support of its “Q for Conservation” event, which has generated more than $1.5 million for conservation projects statewide in its seven-year history.