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Improving Infrastructure, Improving Lives


Sustainable infrastructure development drives local economies, improves standards of living and does so in a way that balances environmental considerations. Caterpillar supports sustainable infrastructure projects around the world with products and services that facilitate efficiency.

Learn more in the 2012 Caterpillar Sustainability Report.

Reduce Paper Use, Befriend Our Planet


Last week, we showed you a quick and easy way to calculate your carbon footprint. Was your number higher than expected?

Cutting down on paper use is one of the easiest ways to lower your carbon footprint. In fact, in today’s electronic world, there’s almost no excuse for purchasing ream after ream of paper or mega cartridges of printer ink.

Shared Value-Shared Success -- A Report on Our Performance

Multi-media channels enhance online content and readership
Over the past few years, we’ve heard from our customers that they want more information about how we do business in areas like utility operations, environmental stewardship and our community partnerships. Avista’s fifth annual report on our performance – our sustainability responsibility report -- is titled “Shared Value – Shared Success.”

Human Rights Disaster in Bangladesh Sparks Youth Movement


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.

In an unprecedented ballad of traditional song, instruments and rap, Mr.

Business Ramifications of International Conflict Mineral Laws


Canada and the European Union are the latest to join the ‘world stage’ for Conflict Minerals reporting requirements. Both global economies 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.

Conflict Minerals Compliance Deadline Looms Over Global Brands


With just 1 year for issuers to be in compliance with Dodd-Frank Section 1502, Global Brands are gathering at the Global Conflict Minerals Symposium to gain the skills and knowledge they need in order to meet their due diligence requirements.

The invitation-only Symposium will convene a diverse cross-section of speakers including U.S. State Department, Tata Consulting Services Group, Resource Global, Biogen Idec, Elm Consulting, University of California, Schulth Roth & Zabel European Union, U.S. Government Accountability Office, and more.

EnerLogic® 35 Low-e Window Film Receives Lifecycle-Based Green Product Certification

Press Release

KINGSPORT, Tenn., May 30, 2013 / 3BL Media/Eastman Chemical Company (NYSE:EMN), a global leader in performance materials and specialty chemicals, announces that its EnerLogic® 35 low-e window film has received EcoSpecifier Global GreenTag certification, a green product certification based on lifecycle assessment.

Submitted for GreenTag certification by MEP Films in Australia, Eastman’s exclusive EnerLogic distributor, EnerLogic 35 was certified at the LCARate Gold Plus level.

Toyota Introduces 2013 Prius Plug-in MPG Challenge

Toyota Urges Tri-State Organizations to Plug-in for Charity with Environmentally-Focused Challenge
Press Release

WEST CALDWELL, N.J., May 30, 2013 /3BL Media/ – Toyota announced yesterday the launch of the first Prius MPG Challenge rewarding environmentally-conscious, charitable organizations in N.Y., N.J. and Conn., with contributions totaling $20,000.
The Challenge – which consists of five separate waves of competition, each with up to eight challengers – awards those participants garnering the highest overall MPG over the course of a 30-day period. It kicks off with an event today in West Caldwell, N.J., to hand off vehicles to the first wave of challengers.

Caterpillar Team Responds to Oklahoma Tornadoes


After devastating tornadoes struck parts of Oklahoma City and the surrounding areas, Caterpillar, Cat® dealers and the Caterpillar Foundation-supported organizations sprang into action. The city of Moore, Okla., was devastated by an EF5 tornado May 20, leaving homes, schools and hospitals in rubble.

New Monthly SPONSORIUM Report Shows CSR Trends

Opportunities Increasing as Requested Amounts Stay Flat
Press Release

MONTREAL, May 30, 2013 /3BL Media/ – As the busy Summer event season quickly approaches trends in sponsorship rights fees were examined in this month’s SPONSORIUM Report, indicating modest growth. The average amount requested in Music Festival sponsorship files outpaced those of other types of Festivals in data extracted over a four year term.


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