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Walmart’s Women Economic Empowerment Program Receives the 2016 Corporate Citizenship Award from the US Chamber of Commerce

For 17 years, the U.S. Chamber Foundation awards has illustrated how every day businesses serve as a powerful force for good around the world.
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“Walmart’s empowerment of women-owned businesses helps build prosperity while creating a more resilient business.Their investments show the powerful and positive impact a company can have when they invest in women.”

- Marc DeCourcey, U.S. Chamber Foundation Senior Vice President

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“Walmart’s empowerment of women-owned businesses helps build prosperity while creating a more resilient business.Their investments show the powerful and positive impact a company can have when they invest in women.”

- Marc DeCourcey, U.S. Chamber Foundation Senior Vice President

Sealed Air Sustainability Evolution

A message from Jerome Peribere, Sealed Air President and CEO
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The United Nations forecasts that the world’s population will increase from 7.4 billion today to roughly 10 billion by 2050.  Not only is our population increasing, but so is our per capita consumption.  For example, it is estimated that we need to produce as much food over the next 40 years as we have over the last 8,000 to meet the needs of our growing society. 

Britain Throws Away 20 Olympic Swimming Pools of Paint a Year – Let’s Recycle It

Despite a positive shift in attitudes about waste and recycling in recent years, there is one household product which is still being wasted in scandalous quantities: paint.
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Written by David Cornish, Global Sustainability Manager Resource Efficiency, Decorative Paints, AkzoNobel

Over 400 million litres of paint are sold in the UK each year, but 13 percent of it will eventually be thrown away. That’s 55 million litres of paint – enough to fill 20 Olympic-sized swimming pools – ending up in the bin every year.

On America Recycles Day, Las Vegas Sands Continues to do its Part to Minimize Waste

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At Las Vegas Sands (LVS), we care deeply about the environment and have worked tirelessly over the years to incorporate sustainable practices into our regional operations. One such practice we are very proud of is waste management – the collection, transportation, and disposal of garbage and other waste products. Regular audits are conducted by the Sands ECO360 sustainability team, as well as outside industry experts to identify potential opportunities at all of our properties around the world to improve and enhance our global waste management processes.

New EIU and Sealed Air Joint Study Highlights Gaps Between Companies’ Resource Management and Long-term Realities of Resource Availability

Companies face natural or physical resource challenges slightly less often —but a majority of companies are facing shortages of at least two of the three types of resources studied
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  • 70% of companies face labor-resource challenges—and that shortages of skilled labor are the most cited resource challenge of any kind across consumer goods, food & beverage, and healthcare and hospitality services companies
  • Companies face natural or physical resource challenges slightly less often —but a majority of companies are facing shortages of at least two of the three types of resources studied
  • 75% of survey respondents said resource challenges had caused a revenue decline in the last fiscal year
  • A third of respondents say that climate change has made their resource challenges more difficult or expensive to manage but only 11% say it has increased the priority of managing those challenges
  • A complementary index ranking industry monitoring of and planning for resource challenges highlights gaps in planning—for example, executives’ current focus on improving overall working conditions to address the skilled labor challenge may not be the most effective long-term approach given the shifting shares of skilled workers in various regions 
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  • 70% of companies face labor-resource challenges—and that shortages of skilled labor are the most cited resource challenge of any kind across consumer goods, food & beverage, and healthcare and hospitality services companies
  • Companies face natural or physical resource challenges slightly less often —but a majority of companies are facing shortages of at least two of the three types of resources studied
  • 75% of survey respondents said resource challenges had caused a revenue decline in the last fiscal year
  • A third of respondents say that climate change has made their resource challenges more difficult or expensive to manage but only 11% say it has increased the priority of managing those challenges
  • A complementary index ranking industry monitoring of and planning for resource challenges highlights gaps in planning—for example, executives’ current focus on improving overall working conditions to address the skilled labor challenge may not be the most effective long-term approach given the shifting shares of skilled workers in various regions 

Carnival Corporation Recognised for Environmental Excellence

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Three of Carnival’s brands, Carnival Cruise Line, Holland America Line and Princess Cruises, which regularly visit the Port of Seattle, were all praised for their environmental stewardship and programs that go above and beyond regulations and industry standards.

To read more about the awards on Ship Efficiency Review, click here. 

How Do We Fill the Gap?

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Posted by Lise Kingo, Executive Director, UN Global Compact on the Huffington Post Blog on 14 November 2016

“How do we fill the gap?”

This week, as leaders from around the world gather in Marrakech for COP22, this is a question on the minds of many.

The Venetian and The Palazzo Exterior Horticulture Department Wins Green Star Award

The exterior horticulture department at The Venetian and The Palazzo received a Green Star Award from the Professional Grounds Management Society (PGMS).
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The prestigious Green Star Award recognizes outstanding landscape design and construction. The PGMS is a nationally renowned leader within the landscape and grounds industry. The organization has been around since 1911 and is recognized as the leader in grounds management by publishing and promoting best practices guidelines for grounds managers.

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