The COVID‐19 crisis is accelerating the transformation of business – one that solidifies the private sector mandate of a stakeholder‐first, rather than shareholder‐only, mentality. We’ve kept a pulse on this shift, brand action and stakeholder expectations, revealing that 75% of the U.S. public believes business must take action to protect employees, care for communities and support front-line workers in the fight against COVID‐19. Companies who have rapidly and authentically met this expectation demonstrate Purpose – at its finest.
Quarantines and social distancing measures across the globe are driving technology innovations in ways we couldn’t imagine just a couple just a couple months ago. Digital solutions for keeping us connected and safe are evolving rapidly to address new wants and needs. From social platforms to telemedicine, we are dependent on a host of digital solutions to support us through this unprecedented challenge.
When asked if they would continue working during a global pandemic, FCA Transport didn’t skip a beat and it’s not surprising. We’ve all heard the stories about the “unsung heroes” of the COVID-19 crisis: the truck drivers.
Mohawk believes that in order to create a more sustainable future, education of sustainability and textile design must go hand in hand by engaging designers of the future. In this spirit, a project was developed in partnership with Mohawk Group and The Ohio State University’s (OSU) Department of Design Professor Rebekah Matheny. Positioned within an introductory level Interior Finish Materials course, this project explores the design process and theoretical design concepts for a carpet that would mitigate waste.
The construction industry is more than aware of the urgency to build more robust sustainability foundations into its operations to lessen the environmental impact.
With around 40 per cent of man-made global carbon emissions arising from constructing and operating buildings, it is fair to say the industry often falls under the spotlight for its negative contribution to the planet.
Manufacturers have invested billions of dollars in developing electric vehicles (EVs) for both personal and commercial use. Fleet and sustainability managers are increasingly embracing the benefits and EVs are hitting the roads. But with more and more medium and heavy-duty EVs on the market, utilities must invest in the high-powered infrastructure necessary to support these vehicles’ needs.
By Tasha McInroy, Environmental Health and Safety Manager, ScottsMiracle-Gro
I’ve spent almost all of my nine years with ScottsMiracle-Gro working in Environmental, Health and Safety. Every day, I aspire to ensure the safety of more than 2,000 workers across North America which, during the COVID-19 pandemic, is now more important than ever.