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Conflict Minerals Compliance Basics: How Does Tin Fit In Your Life?

Breaking down the basic terminology of conflict minerals compliance
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Today in "Conflict Minerals Compliance Basics," we will examine tin, one of the most utilized conflict minerals, useing this info graphic.

Most commonly seen in the electronic industry, tin is often used to coat other metals to prevent their corrosion and to create alloys.

National Sustainable Agriculture Standard (LEO-4000) Public Comment Period Launched

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Madison, WI, December 19, 2013 /3BL Media/ – Leonardo Academy, a charitable organization that facilitates the development of national voluntary standards, announced the launch of the public comment period and the Standard Committee’s balloting of the National Sustainable Agriculture Standard (LEO-4000). Both the public comment period and the Standard Committee ballot will close on March 6, 2014.

BWELL at Bloomberg

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In 2010, we launched BWELL, a global program designed to improve the health and well-being of our employees and their families by promoting healthy living, preventive care and positive mental health, all with the aim of nurturing body and mind.

Highlights of the program include:

Buick, GMC and their Local Dealers Give Much-Needed Backpacks Filled with School Supplies to Students at a Local Brooklyn Elementary School

1,000 students at P.S. 276 The Louis Marshall Elementary School received much-needed school supplies through innovative public-private partnership business model
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NEW YORK, NY, DEC. 19, 2013 /3BL Media/ – Buick, GMC and their Local Dealers have partnered with CBS EcoMedia Inc. through its innovative EducationAd advertising program to fund free backpacks filled with school supplies at P.S. 276 The Louis Marshall Elementary School. The backpacks included essential items such as folders, notebooks, crayons, pens and pencils, pencil sharpeners, erasers, glue sticks, scissors, rulers and highlighters. 

David MacNiven - Director, Team Hole in the Wall

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Congratulations to David MacNiven, Director of Team Hole in the Wall the latest featured peer-to-peer fundraiser in our P2P Spotlight series.

Click here to read more about what motivates David and how he's leveraging Team Hole in the Wall's exciting new strategic plan. 

Patriotic Service or Forced Labor

The cotton harvest in Uzbekistan
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The Uzbekistan government calls it a patriotic service, comparing it to volunteering for the National Guard, but it is more like forced labor.

Cadillac Funds Ten Starlight Children’s Foundation® Tablets for Two Miami-Area Children’s Hospitals

Ceremonial luncheon celebrated the 4,800 pediatric patients who will benefit from Cadillac’s gift annually
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MIAMI, Fla., Dec. 18, 2013 /3BL Media/ – Cadillac has partnered with CBS EcoMedia Inc. through its innovative WellnessAd advertising program to fund ten Starlight Tablets for two Miami-area hospitals: Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital and Miami Children’s Hospital.

Lilly NCD Partnership Fighting Diabetes in India

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Our guest blogger is Professor D. Prabhakaran, Director of the Centre for Chronic Disease Control at the Public Health Foundation of India, a public-private initiative to find collaborative solutions to India’s public health challenges. PHFI is a lead partner in the Lilly NCD Partnership in India.

Bay Area Buick GMC Dealers Fund Backpacks Filled with School Supplies for Two Schools in San Francisco

615 students at Bret Harte Elementary School and George Moscone Elementary School received free school supplies through the Kids in Need Foundation
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SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., December. 17, 2013 /3BL Media/ – Bay Area Buick GMC Dealers has partnered with CBS EcoMedia Inc. through its innovative EducationAd advertising program to fund free backpacks filled with school supplies for two San Francisco-area schools: Bret Harte Elementary School and George Moscone Elementary School.

Merck Applauds Colombia for First PAHO/WHO Verification of Elimination of River Blindness

Historic Milestone Reflects Successful Collaboration Among MECTIZAN® Donation Program and Partners
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WHITEHOUSE STATION, N.J., July 29, 2013 /3BL Media/ - Merck (NYSE: MRK), known as MSD outside the United States and Canada, applauds the government of Colombia whose work with the MECTIZAN® Donation Program and The Carter Center-sponsored Onchocerciasis Elimination Program for the Americas led to today’s Pan American Health Organization, the World Health Organization’s Regional Office for the Americas (PAHO/WHO), verification of Colombia as the first country in the world to eliminate the transmission of river blindness (onchocerciasis), using MECTIZAN (ivermectin).

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