The ways UPS is Collaborating with Suppliers Extends Reach Sustainably
As our business grows, we are entering into more contractual relationships with third parties, such as outside service providers (OSPs). OSPs are an important part of our delivery fleet in Western Europe, four times larger than our owned fleet in the region. Every day, OSPs in this region:
On July 21, 150 citizen philanthropists at VMware Bangalore designed a custom service learning project: door-to-door e-waste collection. In the weeks leading up to the drive, volunteers worked with local radio and newspapers, as well as businesses and social media influencers to promote the drive, and partnered with local nonprofits, Saahas and Ensyde, t
By Erb Faculty Sara Soderstrom, Assistant Professor of Organizational Studies and Program in the Environment University of Michigan
I was excited to attend and present at Sustainable Brands 2018. My research focuses on how organizations are engaging with sustainability challenges, and my work’s motivation stems from my deep-seated hope that business will transform how we address the many societal challenges that we face today. I believe that business is uniquely situated to help solve challenges like climate change and poverty. It was inspiring to hear from hundreds of companies at Sustainable Brands that are working to redefine how they do business—to do well by doing good.
On Monday, August 6, Together for Safer Roads (TSR) had the honor of ringing the Nasdaq closing bell alongside many of its member companies, including Republic Services. TSR is a coalition of global private sector companies working to improve worldwide road safety through initiatives, ideas and innovation. Republic is the only recycling and waste services provider associated with the coalition, and is actively working with the coalition and its member companies to achieve a shared mission of fewer road traffic collisions, deaths and injuries worldwide.
In Jeremy Heimans and Henry Timms’ new book, New Power: How Power Works in our Hyperconnected World and How to Make it Work for You, the authors define “old power” like a currency (held by a few) and “new power” like a current (open, participatory and peer-driven).
In an effort to increase collaboration and transparency, our Éléonore operation formally established a site-based grievance mechanism in 2016 using the principles set out in our Sustainability Excellence Management System (SEMS). Through discussions with our Cree Nation of Wemindji partners, a joint decision was made to refer to it as a “dialogue mechanism,” with the intent of facilitating meaningful conversations with our stakeholders.
Timberland shared the history of the its efforts to reintroduce cotton farming to Haiti at this year’s Engage for Good conference in Chicago. Atlanta McIlwraith, senior manager community engagement and communication, relayed the global outdoor lifestyle brand’s work to date in Haiti and shared key lessons learned over the years. The brand’s partnership with the Smallholder Farmers Alliance (SFA) began with a five-year commitment to plant five million trees in H