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Owens-Illinois Honored as 2018 Recipient of Keep America Beautiful’s Vision for America Award

Chief Executive Officer, Andres Lopez, Accepts Prestigious Award for Commitment to Sustainability and Corporate Social Responsibility at Gala Dinner
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STAMFORD, Conn. and PERRYSBURG, Ohio, October 11, 2018 /3BL Media/ – Keep America Beautiful, the nation’s iconic community improvement nonprofit organization, honored Owens-Illinois, Inc. (NYSE: OI) as the 2018 Vision for America Award recipient at the organization’s annual gala award dinner on Wednesday, Oct. 10, at the Grand Hyatt in New York City.

The UPS Foundation Awards Tree Planting Grants to 19 Keep America Beautiful Affiliates Nationwide

Keep America Beautiful and UPS work to strengthen America’s natural infrastructure, planting more than 11,200 trees together since 2011
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STAMFORD, Conn., October 9, 2018 /3BL Media/ – Keep America Beautiful, the nation’s iconic community improvement nonprofit organization, today announced the distribution of 19 grants totaling $100,000 from The UPS Foundation for the 2018 Keep America Beautiful/UPS Community Tree and Recovery Tree Planting Grants program. The grant recipients’ projects will result in more than 1,200 trees being planted in support of local tree-planting initiatives.

Students Leading Sustained and Innovative Hunger-Fighting Solutions Can Apply for $10,000 from the Sodexo Stop Hunger Foundation

Applications for the 2019 Stephen J. Brady Stop Hunger Scholarships now being accepted
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GAITHERSBURG, Md., October 8, 2018 /3BL Media/ -- The Sodexo Stop Hunger Foundation today announced the opening of the application period for the 2019 Stephen J. Brady Stop Hunger Scholarships which will run from October 5 through December 5, 2018. The scholarship program urges students to apply to #Get5KGive5K to help end hunger in their communities. Students from kindergarten through graduate school are eligible to apply for a $5,000 scholarship with matching $5,000 grant for the hunger-related charity of their choice.

Measuring Impact: Private Sector Sustainability Data for Achieving the SDGs

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The 17 Sustainability Development Goals (SDGs) reflect the ideals of our time and aim to ensure that everyone can fulfill their potential in dignity and equality, while protecting the planet from degradation, and in harmonious, peaceful and just societies.  The commitment of governments has been translated into clear and measurable targets, that get evaluated yearly during the Voluntary National Reviews (VNR).

For Third Consecutive Year, Mohawk Cushions the Fight in All Seven Susan G. Komen 3-Day Walks to Raise Awareness for Breast Cancer

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CALHOUN, Ga., October 5, 2018 /3BL Media/ — Mohawk continues its fight against breast cancer with its support of the Susan G. Komen® 3-Day Walk by donating more than 7,000 SmartCushion pads to comfort this year’s walkers and crew members. The company also hosts the “Mohawk Mile,” a bright pink carpeted footpath to the finish line filled with Mohawk residential and commercial team members, retail partners and customers urging walkers on to success.

We Are Only Half As Good As We Want to Be

Here are 3 things companies are doing about it this charitable season.
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Last year, we saw seismic shifts in the causes people supported as we also crossed the $400 billion giving mark for the first time. We saw more people and companies give more than ever before, which is heartening in what has felt like a time of tension, crisis and unprecedented natural and “man-made” disasters.

Yet despite these seemingly huge numbers, most Americans are only half as charitable as they intend. 

Wells Fargo Housing Foundation Announces $6 Million in Neighborhood Revitalization Grants

Priority Markets Program awards 50 grants to nonprofits across the U.S.
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SAN FRANCISCO, October 9, 2018 /3BL Media/ – Wells Fargo & Company (NYSE: WFC) today announced $6 million in neighborhood revitalization grants to 50 nonprofits through the Wells Fargo Housing Foundation 2018 Priority Markets Program.

Keep America Beautiful Partners With Duracell to Donate Batteries

National nonprofit distributes 9V Battery Grants to 42 community-based affiliates throughout the country
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STAMFORD, Conn., October 4, 2018 /3BL Media/ – Keep America Beautiful, the nation’s iconic community improvement nonprofit organization, is partnering with Duracell to distribute 9V batteries, valued at more than $2 million, to 42 Keep America Beautiful community-based affiliates for the 2018 Duracell/Keep America Beautiful 9V Battery Grant Program. Duracell’s 9V Battery Grant Program is among the largest in-kind donations Keep America Beautiful has received in its 65-year history.

JetBlue's Tenth Annual ‘Swing for Good' Golf Classic and Fundraising Campaign to Raise Much Needed Funds for Three Youth-Focused Non-Profits

Customers and crewmembers can join in and ‘Bid for Good’ for one-of-a-kind experiences benefiting charitable partners – Feeding Children Everywhere, Together We Rise and the JetBlue Foundation
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NEW YORK, October 3, 2018 /3BL Media/ - JetBlue (NASDAQ:JBLU) today launched its tenth annual Swing for Good Golf Classic and fundraising campaign at Bethpage State Golf Course in Bethpage, N.Y. Since its inception in 2008, JetBlue's Swing for Good initiative has raised more than $6.1 million for a variety of youth and education focused charitable organizations.

Updated GRI OH&S Standard Calls for More Comprehensive, Worker-centric Reporting

Companies now better equipped to report on both harm prevention and health promotion
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AMSTERDAM,  October, 4 2018 /3BL Media/ - Healthy and safe working conditions are recognized as a human right – yet it is estimated that close to 2.8 million people die from work-related injuries and illnesses every year, according to the International Labour Organization. A lack of robust occupational health and safety (OH&S) management can put the lives of workers and their families at risk and can limit countries’ potential for sustainable development.

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