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M&S Publishes Its First Update on Plan A 2025 as Part of Its Business Transformation

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M&S updates stakeholders on progress against its 100 new Plan A commitments launched last year. This year’s update comes as part of a wider business transformation programme.

Xylem Watermark & Project 24: Mendwan, India

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Xylem Watermark sponsored 5 projects as part of Planet Water Foundation’s Project 24 this year, an ambitious undertaking on World Water Day to build 24 clean water filtration systems (AquaTowers) in 24 communities in just 24 hours. These Watermark-sponsored projects reached a total of 5,000 people across communities in India, Indonesia, Cambodia, the Philippines and Puerto Rico, including the nearly 1,000 children who attend the participating schools. Twenty-four Xylem volunteers assisted in the construction of the community-based water systems in India, the Philippines and Puerto Rico. These AquaTowers will bring clean water to the world's most disadvantaged communities.

Xylem Watermark supported Planet Water Foundation and Project 24, an ambitious undertaking to build 24 clean water filtration systems, bringing clean water to thousands of people, in 24 hours.
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Xylem Watermark sponsored 5 projects as part of Planet Water Foundation’s Project 24 this year, an ambitious undertaking on World Water Day to build 24 clean water filtration systems (AquaTowers) in 24 communities in just 24 hours. These Watermark-sponsored projects reached a total of 5,000 people across communities in India, Indonesia, Cambodia, the Philippines and Puerto Rico, including the nearly 1,000 children who attend the participating schools. Twenty-four Xylem volunteers assisted in the construction of the community-based water systems in India, the Philippines and Puerto Rico. These AquaTowers will bring clean water to the world's most disadvantaged communities.

Tackling Modern Slavery Through Transparency - New GRI Task Force

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Modern Slavery affects an estimated 46 million people around the world and poses a prominent risk for companies. Transparency on human rights in supply chains is becoming increasingly necessary due to rising consumer interest as well as regulatory developments.

Sustainability reporting can help companies comply with legislation, but also to identify and address their impact, and highlight innovative solutions and a path forward.

Rebuilding Together Dedicated to Long-term Disaster Support in Louisiana, Texas, California and Florida

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WASHINGTON, June 1, 2018 /3BL Media/ – At the beginning of the 2018 hurricane season, Rebuilding Together, the leading national nonprofit organization with a mission of repairing homes, revitalizing communities, rebuilding lives, is continuing its disaster recovery work in four states affected by natural disaster in 2017 and 2016. 

American Express Announces $500,000 Commitment to Strive for College and UStrive Inc.

Company employees to volunteer as mentors to help more students achieve a college education
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NEW YORK, May 31, 2018 /3BL Media/ - American Express announced today that the company will join forces with Strive for College and UStrive Inc. to increase college access for students across the United States. Strive for College is a national nonprofit that provides students with mentoring through the college admissions and financial aid application process through the UStrive virtual mentoring platform.

NRG Energy’s PositiveNRG Week Delivers People Power to Communities Nationwide

11th Annual Week of Employee Volunteerism Prioritizes Community Resilience
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PRINCETON, N.J., May 31, 2018 /3BL Media/ — For the 11th consecutive year, NRG Energy, Inc. (NYSE:NRG) employees took to the communities where they live and work to volunteer in the name of “positiveNRG week,” the company’s annual week of volunteering. This year’s efforts resulted in nearly 1,000 NRG employees across 16 states volunteering nearly 5,000 hours to 71 charities and nonprofits.

Sustainable Brands Reveals Final Program Details for SB’18 Vancouver

BASF, P&G, Danone, Starbucks, and Salesforce.org among companies confirmed to showcase how brands are redesigning products and services for The Good Life
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SAN FRANCISCO, May 31, 2018 /3BL Media/ -  Sustainable Brands® recently announced final program details for SB’18 Vancouver, running June 4-7 at Vancouver Convention Centre West in Vancouver, British Columbia.

‘We Will Become A Better, Stronger Wells Fargo’

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Editor’s note: In a letter published in the 2017 Wells Fargo Corporate Social Responsibility report, Jon Campbell, head of Corporate Responsibility and Community Relations for Wells Fargo, discusses the company’s refreshed CSR priorities, shares new initiatives, and reviews progress made over the past year.

Jon Campbell, head of Corporate Responsibility for Wells Fargo, shares how the company is enhancing its approach to corporate social responsibility to make a bigger impact.
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Editor’s note: In a letter published in the 2017 Wells Fargo Corporate Social Responsibility report, Jon Campbell, head of Corporate Responsibility and Community Relations for Wells Fargo, discusses the company’s refreshed CSR priorities, shares new initiatives, and reviews progress made over the past year.

Republic Services Las Vegas Participate in the 'Great Garden Build' Serving Students and Communities

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Republic Services’ Las Vegas employees volunteered to help build student and community gardens as part of an initiative to install 12 gardens in one day. Republic volunteers had a great time working with the students and volunteers at Schofield Middle School and Gehring Elementary School in Las Vegas, NV.

LA Galaxy Host Fifth Annual Pride Night

AEG’s LA Galaxy celebrates one of the longest-running Pride Nights in professional sports at StubHub Center
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LOS ANGELES, June 1, 2018 /3BL Media/ - AEG’s LA Galaxy hosted its fifth annual Pride Night, one of the longest-running Pride Nights in professional sports, on Wednesday, May 30 at StubHub Center in a match presented by Spectrum SportsNet. As part of Pride Night, the LA Galaxy featured various in-game activations to celebrate the LGBTQ community of Los Angeles, including an LA Galaxy Pride Night Noisemaker giveaway upon entry to the stadium.

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