Is your company contributing to the relief efforts in the Philippines following Typhoon Haiyan? According to the UN’s Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, Typhoon Haiyan affected a total of 9.5 million people across the Philippines and displaced at least 600,000 when it slammed into the country on November 8th. The aftermath of this natural disaster has ignited relief efforts worldwide. Several of our member companies have reached out to the Center to learn what others are doing and to share ways in which they are contributing.
Rwanda becomes the first country in Africa's Great Lakes region to issue certification verifying that their minerals are conflict free
On November 5th, Rwanda issued the International Conference on the Great Lakes Region (ICGLR) Mineral Export Certificate, making them the first country in the region to do so. The move marked an important first step towards strengthening the legal trade of minerals mined in Africa. By doing this, it gives multinational companies, and most importantly their customers, added confidence that purchasing products that contain minerals from the region will not contribute to armed conflict.
In this op-ed for Reuters, UN Global Compact Executive Director Georg Kell makes the business case for setting a price on carbon and why many businesses are already taking preemptive action on climate change.
LOS ANGELES, November 19, 2013 /3BL Media/ – Electric vehicles, well known for silent driving, also are muting the ding of gas pumps. In less than three years, Chevrolet Volt owners in California have driven more than 130 million all-electric miles, avoiding use of an estimated 7 million gallons of gas – enough to mute gas pumps across the state for nearly eight hours.
More than 40 percent of Volt owners live in California, making the extended-range electric vehicle the top-selling plug-in electric vehicle in the Golden State.
As North America's largest residential recycler, Waste Management expects to manage more than 20 million tons every year by 2020, up from the more than 12 million tons we handled in 2012. Whether at home, at work or in places you visit throughout your community, the effort you take to place a clean item in a recycling bin helps our environment. America Recycles Day provides a window for all of us to promote environmental stewardship.
AIAG offers 'On the Job' with GHS eLearning to help companies stay in compliance
Will your company be ready?
OSHA requirement:“Employers are required to train workers by December 1, 2013 on the new labels elements and safety data sheets format to facilitate recognition and understanding.” (https://www.osha.gov/dsg/hazcom/)