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Pfizer Releases 2017 Annual Review


Pfizer released its 2017 Annual Review, which highlights how The Power of Science drives every aspect of Pfizer’s business in its mission to deliver innovative medicines and vaccines that help improve health and well-being at every stage of life.

This year’s integrated report uses the lens of our colleagues to illustrate how The Power of Science inspires the work they do every day. Highlights include:

Healthcare Plastics Recycling Council Begins Mixed Flexibles Recyclability Assessment

Collaboration With UMass Lowell Seeks to Create Greater Demand for Recycled Product Through Better Understanding of Material Properties and End Market Uses
Press Release

March 13, 2018 /3BL Media/ - The Healthcare Plastics Recycling Council (HPRC) announced today the start of a project that will determine viable strategies for recycling multi-material flexible plastic packaging currently being discarded as hospital waste.

Caterpillar Foundation Launches Value of Water Campaign to Help Its Partners Address Poverty

Press Release

AUSTIN, Texas, March 12, 2018 /3BL Media/ –- To raise awareness of the value of water and the impact of the global water crisis on community health, education and economics, the Caterpillar Foundation, together with its global partners, today launched the Value of Water campaign. The Caterpillar Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Caterpillar Inc. (NYSE: CAT), is on a mission to empower 50 million people around the world to rise out of extreme poverty by 2020.

Retailers Nationwide Ask Consumers to Save and Improve Lives During Annual #MDAShamrocks Campaign

More than 20,000 local businesses participate in the St. Patrick's Day-themed tradition to support treatments and cures for families affected by neuromuscular disease

More than 20,000 retailers nationwide have rallied together to raise funds to help the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) improve the lives of kids and adults with muscular dystrophy, ALS and related life-threatening diseases that severely weaken muscle strength and mobility by participating in the 36th annual MDA Shamrocks program — the nation's largest St. Patrick's Day fundraising program of its kind.

VSP Global and U.S. Conference of Mayors Partner on Free Vision Care Events for Third Year

Outreach tour connects VSP network doctors and communities in need of eye exams and glasses in three cities
Press Release

RANCHO CORDOVA, Calif., March 12, 2018 /3BL Media/ – Echo Green has worn glasses all her adult life, but she had not had an eye exam in 10 years. Today, she’s grateful for an updated prescription that includes bifocal lenses. “Your eyes are precious, they are the only ones you’re going to have so you have to take care of them the best you can,” said Green.

National Nutrition Month: Turning Wasted Calories Into Working Calories


March is National Nutrition Month®, an annual campaign created by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics to focus attention on the importance of making informed food choices and developing sound habits related to eating and physical activity. This year’s theme is “Go Further with Food” and it has a dual focus, encouraging healthy eating habits, while also urging Americans to find ways to eliminate food waste.

Women's Empowerment Infographic


PYXERA Global facilitates Global Pro Bono programs that empower women with tools and resources so they can overcome barriers and participate fully in society. Women’s empowerment is a process that seeks to bridge the inequalities between men and women—strengthening women’s ability to make choices about their own lives. Women and girls are critical to the success of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and PYXERA Global’s goal of improving lives and livelihoods.

Bristol-Myers Squibb Expands Parental Leave and Caregiver Benefits

Press Release

PRINCETON, N.J., March 9, 2018 /3BL Media/ - Employees at Bristol-Myers Squibb Company (NYSE: BMY) work passionately to advance science for patients with serious diseases, and now its U.S. employees are being given expanded paid time off for critical life events including caregiving for seriously ill family members and the care of newborn, foster or adoptive children. The new, generous, inclusive family-friendly benefits launched this year are part of the company’s commitment to meeting the needs of its diverse workforce through an innovative, market-leading approach.

Well Buildings Are Becoming More Than A Fad As Benefits Get Easier To Measure

Mike Phillips, Bisnow London

An example is a study undertaken by CBRE in conjunction with the University of Twente in the Netherlands. The study found that providing healthy alternatives to sugary food and drinks improved productivity by 45%; schemes to provide mental balance like meditation and yoga improved productivity by 30%; introducing circadian lighting, which mirrors the waxing and waning of natural daylight, improved productivity by 12%.

New Sponsorship Pairs Aflac and Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals 
to Help Defeat Childhood Cancer

Sponsorship focuses on #ChildrensHospitalsWeek and popular Dance Marathon events across the country as Aflac introduces My Special Aflac DuckTM to the Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals community
Press Release

COLUMBUS, Ga. – March 8, 2018 /3BL Media/– Aflac, the leader in voluntary insurance sales at the worksite in the United States and a committed corporate ally for families facing childhood cancer, today announced an agreement with Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals® (CMN Hospitals) to sponsor several key CMN Hospitals events throughout the year, including the second annual #ChildrensHospitalsWeek, which is this week.


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