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Implementing a Successful Operational Risk Management Framework

What EHS Managers Should Learn from Best-In-Class companies

Gaining visibility into and control over the multitude of internal and external risks is one of the top priorities of corporations today. With a recent jump in regulatory mandates and increasingly active shareholders, many organizations have become sensitive to identifying and eliminating areas of risk — including operational, IT, brand, and reputation areas — from their business.

For EHS Managers, reducing operational risks such as environmental & social risks, incidents and regulatory sanctions is a core component of any effective EHS strategy. 

3E Company, CH2M HILL, ERM, and RegScan among Partners Recognized by 2014 Enablon Excellence Awards

Partners Honored for Commitment to Customer Delight
Press Release

Chicago/Paris, Nov 4, 2014 /3BL Media/ – Enablon, the world's leading provider of Sustainability, EH&S and Risk Management software, recognized six of its partners for their accomplishments in delivering unmatched value to customers and developing a strong and rapidly growing partnership with Enablon.

CVS Health Announces $10 Million Commitment to Stand Up To Cancer to Fund Innovative Cancer Research

CVS/pharmacy to host in-store fundraising campaign during November’s Lung Cancer Awareness Month to support Stand Up To Cancer
Press Release

Woonsocket, R.I., November 3, 2014 /3BL Media/ – CVS/pharmacy, the retail division of CVS Health (NYSE: CVS), today announced an in-store fundraising campaign to help raise funds to support cancer research.

Quality State Oil Celebrates 25 Years Of Support for Muscular Dystrophy Association

Local CITGO Marketer Raises $73,000 for Muscular Dystrophy in 2014; $1 Million Since 1989
Press Release

SHEBOYGAN, Wis., Nov. 3, 2014 /3BL Media/ – Local CITGO Marketer Quality State Oil (QSO) marked a quarter century supporting the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) by raising $73,000 through events and promotions in 2014. QSO once again teamed up with CITGO Petroleum Corporation, MDA ambassadors and Miss America representatives for in-store campaigns and golf outings to benefit the local Wisconsin chapter of the MDA.  Over the last 25 years, QSO has raised $1,000,000 in the fight against neuromuscular diseases.

New Optimal Screening Threshold for Gestational Diabetes in Twin Pregnancies

Ideal 1-hour 50-g glucose challenge test cutoff ≥135 mg/dL, say researchers in the American Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology
Press Release

Philadelphia, PA, November 3, 2014  /3BL Media/ -  A common complication, gestational diabetes affects approximately 6-7% of pregnant women. Currently, screening is done in two steps to help identify patients most at risk; however, the suggested levels for additional testing were based on singleton pregnancy data. Now investigators have analyzed data from twin pregnancies and have determined that the optimal first step cutoff for additional screening appears to be a blood sugar level equal to or greater than 135 mg/dL for women carrying twins.

Driving Change Against Cyberbullying

Symantec donates $260,000 to non-profit beyondblue at the Gold Coast 600 V8 Supercars event

With the advent of the internet, bullying has taken on a new, more invasive form. Cyberbullying, in which a young person uses technology to intentionally intimidate or embarrass another person or group, is a worldwide issue. In a global survey polling 18,000 people in 24 countries, 77% stated that cyberbullying is a unique form of harassment and needs special attention.

Lilly and Partners Aid the People of West Africa

Today’s guest blog is from Courtney Roberts. Courtney, Consultant in Corporate Responsibility, is responsible for Lilly’s global product donations, including disaster relief and humanitarian aid.
Over the last few months, we have all been closely monitoring the Ebola crisis in Western Africa – and no doubt our vigilance has been even more heightened as we see these countries struggle to treat patients and contain the broader spread of the virus.

Dietary Flavanols Reverse Age-Related Memory Decline

Findings strengthen link between specific brain region and normal memory decline
Press Release

NEW YORK, NY, October 31, 2014 /3BL Media/Dietary cocoa flavanols—naturally occurring bioactives found in cocoa—reversed age-related memory decline in healthy older adults, according to a study led by Columbia University Medical Center (CUMC) scientists.

Lilly: 20 by 2020

Earlier this year, we announced a new set of environmental goals which include reducing our greenhouse gas emissions and improving energy efficiency by 20 percent by 2020. We’re committed to operating responsibly so here are a few key projects expected to help us meet these energy targets:

Lilly: Union Conference on Lung Health

Today's guest blog comes from Lilly's vice president of Global Health Programs, Evan Lee, M.D.
Let’s start with two questions today:
What deadly infectious disease continues to kill up to 1.5 million people each year and continues to mutate and evolve into forms that are increasingly hard to treat?  And especially impacts countries with weak health systems? No, it’s not what you’re thinking! I’m talking about tuberculosis and the continued increase in the number of people suffering from drug-resistant TB.


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