Human Rights across the global are in disarray, casting a heavy shadow on what freedom represents in the pursuit of profit.
Armed militia, in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, breach Human Rights and monopolize the regions for Conflict Minerals, often referred to as the “3TG’s”: tantalum, tin, tungsten, and gold. Citizens face sexual terrorism, genocides and human slavery to mine these black market minerals.
Jana Morgan of Global Witness announced as speaker at the Global Conflict Minerals Symposium. The NGO investigates and campaigns to prevent natural resource related conflict and corruption, and associated environmental and human rights abuses. Their work ranges from high level lobby meetings to finding long-term systemic solutions at the global policy level.
This event, presented by the Conflict Minerals Consortium coincides with the 1-year anniversary of the Dodd-Frank Section 1502 Conflict Minerals Final Rule.
Kingsport, Tenn., May 15, 2013 /3BL Media/ – Eastman Chemical Company (NYSE:EMN) was one of 13 American Chemistry Council (ACC) members recognized for achievement in the area of waste minimization, reuse and recycling, and honored at ACC’s annual Responsible Care® Conference and Expo in Hollywood, Florida on May 6.
Last month, multiple natural disasters struck around the world including flooding across the Midwest, a explosion in West, Texas and an earthquake in Ya’an, Sichuan, China. The Caterpillar Foundation provided relief with a donation to the Red Cross’s Annual Disaster Giving Program, and matching employee, retiree and dealer employee donations and Give2Asia.
Latest data on top 100 power producers show significant declines in SO2, NOx and moderate CO2 reductions
BOSTON, May 15, 2013 /3BL Media/ – A major new report on U.S. power plant emissions from the top 100 power producers shows that the electric industry cut emissions of NOx, SO2 and CO2 in 2011 even as overall electricity generation increased, largely due to increased use of natural gas and growing reliance on renewable energy.
New stewardship report details environmental performance, community partnerships and employee engagement
SEATTLE, May 15, 2013 /3BL Media/ - Each day, REI takes actions to decrease its impact on the planet, partner in the community to ensure the availability of natural spaces, and provide a rewarding workplace. In its 2012 stewardship report the leading outdoor retailer updates customers, members, employees and other stakeholders on its social responsibility work for the year.
Eliminates Gestation Crates and Battery Cages from Supply Chain
May 14, 2013 /3BL Media/ - ARAMARK – a global professional services provider and the largest U.S.-based food service company – has been named recipient of the 2012 Henry Spira Humane Corporate Progress Award for the company’s work in its supply chain to help improve conditions of farm animals confined in crates and cages.
Liuzhou, Guangxi, China, May 15, 2013 /3BL Media/ – The World Environment Center (WEC), the China Eco-Efficiency Research Center (CERC), and SGM Wuling (SGMW) have launched the 2013 phase of an innovative environmental stewardship project to provide cleaner production and energy efficiency technology and practices to SGMW suppliers. The project is the extension of an initial project conducted with a select set of suppliers in 2011 and 2012, and has now increased to include 22 participating suppliers, two of SGMW’s own plants, and five of the origina