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Youth Movement Springs to Life as Another Horrific Factory Disaster Unfolds


With a death toll of at least 120, the recent fire in a Chinese poultry processing plant has elevated this disaster to one of the country's worst in years.  As disasters like these occur more regularly, the youth have decided to use their voices to take a stand.

Rising star Michael Armstrong used his voice - literally - to take a stand on the world stage against human rights abuses and irresponsible sourcing practices from conflicted regions.

Filing Deadline Approaches | Global Brands Attend Conflict Minerals Training


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.

6 More Things You Didn’t Know Could Be Recycled


We’re taking recycling beyond plastic and paper!

After all, recycling is one of the easiest ways to reduce your carbon footprint and offset carbon emissions – enabling you to help reduce the effects of climate change and global warming.

New Study: More U.S. Mutual Fund Companies Supporting Climate Change Resolutions, But Big Firms Still Lagging

Ceres Study Shows Oppenheimer, DWS, AllianceBernstein Favoring Climate Proxies, Pioneer and Vanguard Ignoring Them
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BOSTON, June 5, 2013 /3BL Media/ - Three large American mutual fund companies – DWS, AllianceBernstein and Oppenheimer, which collectively manage more than $930 billion in assets – last year supported the vast majority of shareholder resolutions filed with companies

Building the World's Largest and Most Efficient Container Ship

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A timelapse-style video showing the construction of Maersk Line's first Triple-E vessel at the DSME shipyard in Okpo, Korea.

Follow our journey into the construction of these giant vessels. Triple-E's will reduce CO2 emissions by about 50 percent per container moved. See how energy efficiency, economy of scale and the environment inspired their design.

Click here to read more about the Triple-E container ships


Eastman Chemical Company Named Responsible Care® Company of the Year

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Kingsport, Tenn., June 4, 2013 /3BL Media/ – Eastman Chemical Company (NYSE:EMN) was named 2013 Responsible Care® Company of the Year by the American Chemistry Council (ACC) in recognition of superior health, safety, environmental and security (HSE&S) performance.

This is ACC’s top honor given to member companies that have enhanced and embraced the Responsible Care ethic throughout their organizations.

General Mills Joins U.S. Food Waste Challenge as Founding Partner

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MINNEAPOLIS, June 4, 2013 /3BL Media/ – General Mills today was named a founding partner of the U.S. Food Waste Challenge, a collaborative initiative between the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

The U.S. Food Waste Challenge urges producer groups, processors, manufacturers, retailers, communities, and other government agencies to reduce food loss and waste, recover wholesome food for human consumption and recycle discards for other uses, such as animal feed, compost, or energy generation.

Toyota and Audubon Invite Americans to Exit the Highway This Summer and Spend More Time in Nature

Exit the Highway Weekend June 1 Kicks Off Nature and Wildlife Awareness Program; New Interactive Map Offers Summer Travel Destinations
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Conflict Minerals Effects Annual Revenue


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

Join a discussion with members from the Canadian and European Union Parliament on June 12th, International Conflict Minerals Legislation: Both Public and Private Companies Are Impacted.

Click here, to register for this international conflict minerals webinar.


SEC Releases Conflict Minerals FAQ


The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission has just published a 12 part frequently asked questions form on the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act.  These FAQs offer clarity and guidance on various aspects of Section 13(p), Rule 13p-1 and Item 1.01 of Form SD relating to conflict minerals sourced from the Democratic Republic of the Congo and adjoining countries. 


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