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Conflict Minerals Effects Annual Revenue

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The international expansion of Conflict Minerals legislation has mobilized key executives from global companies to adopt supply chain transparency to appease court of law. 

Join a discussion with members from the Canadian and European Union Parliament on June 12th, International Conflict Minerals Legislation: Both Public and Private Companies Are Impacted.

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BD and Heart to Heart International Continue Ongoing Collaboration to Help Improve Healthcare in Haiti with Third Volunteer Service Trip

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FRANKLIN LAKES, N.J. and OLATHE, Kan., June 4, 2013 /3BL Media /PRNewswire/ -- BD (Becton, Dickinson and Company) (NYSE:BDX), a leading global medical technology company, and Heart to Heart International, a nonprofit humanitarian medical aid organization, are collaborating on their third joint volunteer initiative to strengthen healthcare in Haiti. A team of 14 BD employees from around the world will build upon the progress made by their colleagues in 2012.

Novo Nordisk Partners to Advance Alternatives to Animal Research

Together with industry partners and animal welfare groups, Novo Nordisk supports the creation of a new centre to develop alternatives to animal research.
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June 4, 2013 /3BL Media/ – Today, the Danish Ministry of Food and Agriculture establishes a new 3R[1] Centre to explore alternatives to animal research and improve the conditions for research animals. Novo Nordisk joins the Ministry in bringing together the pharmaceutical industry, animal welfare groups and the public sector, all of which have a common interest in replacing, reducing and refining the use of animals in research.

Human Rights Goes Viral

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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.

Science Makes the World Go Round

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At Mars, we believe that science is crucial to our business success, helping us play a role in tackling a wide range of social, economic and environmental challenges facing the world today. 

Read more  here about science being crucial to Mars success>>

Union Pacific Publishes its 2012 Sustainability & Citizenship Report

Goal-driven Collaboration Results in Record Employee Safety, Customer Satisfaction & Financial Performance
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June 3, 2013 /3BL Media/ - Union Pacific today published its 2012 Sustainability and Citizenship Report, underscoring the company's innovations in the areas of environmental stewardship, safe operations, employee well-being, community development and customer value, as well as its commitment to upholding the highest standards of corporate governance and ethics.

Conflict Minerals: A Global Issue That Affects ALL - People, Planet and Profits

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The international expansion of Conflict Minerals legislation has mobilized key executives from global companies to adopt supply chain transparency to appease court of law.

Join a discussion with members from the Canadian and European Union Parliament on June 12th, International Conflict Minerals Legislation: Both Public and Private Companies Are Impacted.

Cloud Links Doctors in Developing World to Specialists in the U.S.

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May 30, 2013

By: Joel Schectman, Wall Street Journal Reporter

Swinfen Charitable Trust, a non-profit service that helps U.S. doctors offer medical advice to rural doctors in the developing world, plans to use the cloud to expand its services in countries such as India and the Philippines.

Video: Partners In Health's Jon Lascher Talks About Partnership With Abbott in Haiti

Simple Product Has a Big Impact Against Childhood Malnutrition
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In Haiti, nearly every child seen at the clinics run by the non-profit organization Partners In Health (PIH) suffers from some degree of malnutrition. Abbott and its foundation the Abbott Fund are working together with PIH to help address childhood malnutrition in Haiti through an innovative partnership. In a new video on partnershipinhaiti.org, PIH's Jon Lascher talks about childhood malnutrition in Haiti, and how Abbott is helping PIH to produce a simple lifesaving product called Nourimanba to help.

University of Virginia Health System, Swinfen Charitable Trust and Verizon Foundation Join to Accelerate and Expand Global Telemedicine Program

Enhanced Telemedicine Model Links Patients in Underserved Countries to Specialty Care Worldwide Through New Mobile and Cloud Services
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CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va., May 30, 2012 /3BL Media/ – The Verizon Foundation, Swinfen Charitable Trust, and the University of Virginia Health System today announced – at the Social Innovation Summit – the expansion of an innovative telemedicine program into rural communities in India and the Philippines.  This program will utilize mobile- and cloud-based technology that will conne

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