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Toyota Drives Environmental Awareness in U.S. Hispanic Community

Auto Maker Partners with Eco-minded Influencers to Share Tips on Going Green
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MIAMI, FL., May 28, 2013 /3BL Media/ — Toyota’s commitment to the environment is a way of life, extending across operations and epitomized by the Toyota Prius Family of vehicles. Hispanics across the country are increasingly becoming environmentally aware, and in an effort to help the Hispanic community further embrace sustainability, Toyota is providing them with the tools necessary to continue on the path of going green.  A new program launched by Toyota will help increase environmental awareness in the Hispanic community across the United States.

Global Imperative: CSR Expectations From Today's Global Consumers Webinar

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Showing up at the CSR table is no longer enough -- the universal expectation for companies to be responsible is immense and undeniable. Join Cone Communications and Sustainable Brands on Wednesday, May 29 to learn about the findings and insights from the newly released 2013 Cone Communications/Echo Global CSR Study, a benchmark survey of 10,000 consumers in 10 of the world’s largest countries by GDP.

Millions of Consumers Demand Solution to Human Rights Violations in the DRC

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Canada and the European Union are the latest to join the ‘world stage’ for Conflict Minerals reporting requirements. Both global economics proposed legislation that closely resemble Dodd Frank Section 1502 = evidence that conflict minerals is a growing GLOBAL concern.

The international expansion of Conflict Minerals legislation has mobilized key executives from global companies to adopt supply chain transparency to appease court of law AND the court of public opinion.

Samsung Galaxy S4 Receives Sustainability Certification

First to Achieve Sustainability Certification for Smartphone
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Samsung's flagship smartphone, the Galaxy S4, is the first smartphone to receive a sustainability certification by the global certification program, TCO Development.  

The phone also received sustainability certification against UL Environment's UL110 standard for mobile phones.

Controversial Shipbreaking Methods In South Asia Are Cause for Alarm

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There are serious concerns about how the shipping industry is disposing of its toxic waste during the process of shipbreaking:the way an old ship is disposed of, being broken up for scraprecycling. Most vessels have a lifespan of a few decades before they need to be retired; beaching is the most commonly used method to do this, as it is employed by 95 per cent of shipbreaking yards.

FREE Conflict Minerals Compliance Training | June 26th Webinar

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Global Brands manage supply chains with hundreds, thousands, and sometimes more than a hundred thousand, suppliers.  The SEC's Dodd-Frank Section 1502 Conflict minerals rule requiring public companies to disclose minerals sourced from conflicted regions sent a sound wave of panic starting in procurement and ending in the Board Room given the legal and financial implications of compliance with the SEC's new Rule.

Survey of Corporate Professionals Identifies Motivations and Benefits of Sustainability Reporting

Improved reputation, increased consumer and employee loyalty, and waste reduction identified in joint research by Boston College and Ernst & Young LLP
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Chestnut Hill, Mass., May 23, 2013 /3BL Media/ - There is strong evidence that transparency offers a number of financial and social advantages that make sustainability reporting more than worth its costs.

Electronics Industry Citizenship Coalition (EICC) to speak at the Global Conflict Minerals Symposium

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The EICC, a coalition of the world’s leading electronics companies, announced as latest speakers at the Global Conflict Minerals Symposium.  The coalition aims to improve efficiency and social, ethics and environmental responsibility in the global supply chain realm.  EICC are pioneers in the industry through the development of the Conflict-Free Smelter program and its protocol.

This event, presented by the Conflict Minerals Consortium coincides with the 1-year anniversary of the Dodd-Frank Section 1502 Conflict Minerals Final Rule.  

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