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Update to Chinese Translations of GRI Standards

Latest versions now available in Simplified and Traditional Chinese
Press Release

​May 21, 2019 /3BL Media/ - Additional Chinese translations of the GRI Standards, the world's most widely adopted sustainability reporting framework, are now available.

The recently updated versions of two Standards - ‘GRI 303: Water and Effluents 2018’ and ‘GRI 403: Occupational Health and Safety 2018’ – have been published in Simplified and Traditional Chinese.

Announcing the 2019 Cisco Global Problem Solver Challenge Winners

By Tae Yoo, Senior Vice President Corporate Affairs
Blog

Today, in our third year of the Cisco Global Problem Solver Challenge, we are proud to be recognizing a new group of young entrepreneurs who are creating cutting-edge, technology-based solutions capable of solving some of the world’s toughest challenges.

GreenMoney’s Videos Issue on Sustainable Business, Impact Investing and Environmental Sustainability

Solutions in Focus
Blog

GreenMoney’s annual all-Videos issue (May 19) is now online. Check out the lineup of selected short videos on Sustainable Business, Impact Investing and Environmental Sustainability. All here - https://GreenMoney.com 
 
The Videos include

Bridgestone Launches Consumer Safety Campaign to Reach Drivers During National Tire Safety Week

Company’s partnership with lifestyle influencer Living with Landyn showcases the important role tires play in safety
Press Release

NASHVILLE, Tenn., May 20, 2019 /3BL Media/ ― Bridgestone Americas, Inc. (Bridgestone) is launching a new consumer safety awareness campaign aimed at teaching drivers about the important role tires play in safety.

13 Major Companies Call On Congress To Accelerate Climate Legislation. Here’s Why.

Article

Corporate America is setting – and meeting – increasingly ambitious climate and clean energy goals. But the hard reality is that individual corporate action, no matter how big, won’t solve this great climate crisis.

Employee Fulfillment Trumps Engagement

Imperative releases 2019 Workforce Purpose Index
Blog

Never confuse motion with action. Good advice from Benjamin Franklin. Never confuse motion with meaningful action. Even better advice from Aaron Hurst et al., in the third Workforce Purpose Index, released May 16.

Aflac Remains Committed To Columbia As A Business Hub And A Community

By David Dykes
Article

Building on more than 20 years of ongoing support for The Aflac Cancer and Blood Disorders Center at Children's Healthcare of Atlanta, Aflac helps underwrite treatment for children, funds essential research, contributes to more than 50 children's hospitals nationwide, and supports child-life programs to improve quality of life and help children cope with their illness.

Among its South Carolina efforts, the company sponsors a wing at Prisma Health Children’s Hospital-Midlands.

‘Can a Tobacco Company Be Sustainable?’ Philip Morris International Says ‘Absolutely,’ and Outlines Clear Progress Toward a Sustainable, Smoke-Free Future

Article

LAUSANNE, Switzerland, May 15, 2019 - Philip Morris International Inc. (PMI) (NYSE:PM) today published its fourth Sustainability Report, detailing its progress in key areas across its value chain. PMI’s mission to unsmoke the world is core to its sustainability ambition and business strategy.

Partners in Purpose: My Special Aflac Duck is Helping Kids With Cancer

Multimedia with summary

On average, children with cancer will spend 1,000 days undergoing treatment. Knowing this can be a scary and difficult time for young patients, Aflac partnered with Sproutel to develop "My Special Aflac Duck." The duck is designed to be a comfort and help children share their emotions. The robotic companion recently earned SXSW's People Choice Award in the Robotics & Hardware category in addition to previous accolades from TIME Magazine and Engadget. 

Serving Those Who Served For Us

Local Vet Receives Laundry Pair from Whirlpool Veteran’s Association and Blue Star Mothers
Blog

Since 2013, the Whirlpool Veterans Association (WVA), in partnership with Blue Star Mothers, has looked for opportunities to help active duty, reservists, and military veterans in Southwest Michigan. As part of these efforts, the two organizations were recently able to provide local veteran Scott Spearitt with a new Whirlpool brand washer and dryer.

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