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Team Caterpillar Helps Disaster Victims


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. 

New Report Reveals States and Utilities with Highest and Lowest Power Plant Emissions; Overall U.S. Emissions Decline

Latest data on top 100 power producers show significant declines in SO2, NOx and moderate CO2 reductions
Press Release

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.

Despite Company Growth, REI Achieves Absolute Reduction in Operational CO2 Emissions

New stewardship report details environmental performance, community partnerships and employee engagement
Press Release

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. 

ARAMARK Recognized by Humane Society of the United States for Improving Animal Welfare

Eliminates Gestation Crates and Battery Cages from Supply Chain
Press Release

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.

In Op-ed for This is Africa (The Financial Times), Georg Kell Makes the Case for Sustainable Business in Africa


Sustainable business: Taking Africa to the next level

By Georg Kell, This is Africa (The Financial Times), 9 May 2013

In an op-ed for This is Africa (a Financial Times publication), UN Global Compact Executive Director Georg Kell cites corporate sustainability as the next step in Africa's economic growth.

Read the full article in This is Africa.

World Environment Center, China Eco-Efficiency Research Center, and SGM Wuling Launch Partnership in Guangxi, China

Press Release

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

AIAG Honors Corporate Responsibility Leaders in Automotive Industry

Awards presented during ceremony at 2013 Corporate Responsibility Summit
Press Release

May 14, 2013 /3BL Media/ - AIAG has recognized the individual achievements of five leaders in the automotive industry for their accomplishments and dedication in the area of corporate responsibility. The not-for-profit, member-supported organization that helps automotive companies operate at peak performance presented the volunteer awards during a ceremony at its 2013 AIAG Corporate Responsibility Summit.

LAST CHANCE to Register: Are Global Brands & OEM's Exposed from the Complexities of Implementation?


Global Brands and OEM's now realize that Conflict Minerals Compliance is an end-to-end Supply Chain maze that can translate into loss of business. The exposure they face from the complexities of Conflict Minerals Compliance implementation increases pressure to eliminate risk. 

Learn from programs in motion how to tackle the complexity that comes along with Conflict Minerals Compliance, sourcing due diligence, reporting requirements and potential auditing.   

Responsible Sourcing Network Director to Speak at Global Conflict Minerals Symposium


Patricia Jurewicz, Director of As You Sow's Responsible Sourcing Network, announced as speaker at the Global Conflict Minerals Symposium.  Patricia has participated in numerous ground-breaking projects, from human rights and labor abuses, to forced labor and extortion at the commodity level of supply chains.  As You Sow's Responsible Sourcing Network ensures global supply chains are held accountable to the people and environments they touch at the raw commodity level. 

JustGreen™ Launches Green Power Calculator

Provides Building Projects with Real Time Quotes for Renewable Energy Credits (RECs) and Carbon Offsets
Press Release


Toronto, Ontario, May 15, 2013 JustGreen, a Just Energy Group Inc. (NYSE/TSX: JE) brand has hit the nail on the head with its new instant online green power quotes, making it easier for commercial customers to acquire  LEED® (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certification at http://www.justgreenleed.com.


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