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The Arbor Day Foundation Partners With Andriaki Shipping to Plant 60,000 Trees in Indonesia

Greece-based shipping company will support planting of 60,000 trees in the Coral Triangle
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LINCOLN, Neb., February 25, 2020 /3BL Media/ – Andriaki Shipping, a marine shipping company based in Greece, will partner with the Arbor Day Foundation to plant 60,000 trees in West Papua, Indonesia. The reforestation effort will help to revitalize West Papua’s local economy and restore natural habitats for area wildlife.

“We are thankful for partners like Andriaki Shipping who are committed to making a positive difference for people, wildlife, and the natural environment by planting trees,” said Dan Lambe, president, Arbor Day Foundation.

UPS Contributed Over $1.5M to Canadian Communities in 2019

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UPS Canada employees continued to demonstrate the importance of social responsibility in 2019, contributing time and money to the communities they serve. For the 18th consecutive year, UPS Canada was presented with the ‘Thanks a Million’ award, continuing a 30 year relationship with the United Way in Canada and raising $1.1 million (CAD) toward United Way initiatives. This accomplishment was a combination of employee engagement and sponsored events, like the charity plane pulls hosted in Mississauga, Calgary and Hamilton.

Projects in Chicago and St. Louis Show How Technology Can Support Inclusion

Cities can use innovations to manage infrastructure and improve services, communicate with constituents and make better decisions.
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Imagine being able to find the most populated sidewalk for a late-night journey to the train station or knowing the air quality in your neighborhood, rather than your whole city.

Chicago’s Array of Things (AoT) helps residents and local leaders access this information and more. The AoT is a network of sensors that collect real-time data about the urban environment, ranging from carbon monoxide to traffic.

What Nature Can Teach Business About Achieving Shared and Sustainable Value

By Mary Draves, Vice President and Chief Sustainability Officer The Dow Chemical Company
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Business can learn lessons from nature. In nature, diversity often translates into healthier ecosystems, resilience and improved productivity. Likewise, companies are recognizing that more inclusive business models and collaborations that include diverse actors can drive both economic growth and accelerate impact on addressing our UN Sustainable Development Goals.

UPS Infographic | An Integrated Approach to Diversity & Inclusion

UPS views diversity and inclusion as a top business priority.
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UPS is a global company—and is becoming even more so as much of the world’s economic and population growth continues to occur in emerging markets. We must ensure that the demographics and experiences of our workforce and supply base reflect the wide range of customers we serve. These are among the reasons that UPS views diversity and inclusion as a top business priority. We have the potential to do more and be more by integrating often disparate efforts into a well-coordinated strategy that leverages people and resources across a complex global organization.

Advancing Frontline Employees of Color

Innovating for Competitive Advantage in America’s Frontline Workforce
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Employers of frontline talent face an unprecedented opportunity to advance racial equity as a source of competitive advantage. The United States is experiencing dramatic demographic shifts, its workforce is becoming increasingly racially diverse, and the nature of work is fundamentally changing due to automation.

Verizon Innovative Learning Expands to 100 New Schools

By: Bernadette Brijlall
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NEW YORK, January 27, 2020 /3BL Media/ – Today, the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) celebrates the International Day of Education, honoring education as humanity’s greatest renewable resource and celebrating the role of equitable education in empowering people, preserving the planet, building prosperity and fostering peace.

Aramark Employees Discuss What It Means to Have a Career at One of the "Best Places to Work for LGBTQ+ Equality"

Company Earns 100 Percent Score on Human Rights Campaign Foundation’s Corporate Equality Index For The Sixth Year In A Row
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For the sixth consecutive year, Aramark earned a 100 percent rating and the designation of being a “Best Place to Work for LGBTQ Equality,” from the Human Rights Campaign Foundation’s 2020 Corporate Equality Index (CEI).

This recognition validates our efforts to maintain an open and inclusive workplace environment for our LGBTQ+ employees and allies -- an environment where everyone can succeed.

Fifth Annual Women Transforming Technology Conference -- Registration Now Open

Conference theme, “We Rise,” will focus on how women rise individually and collectively
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PALO ALTO, Calif., January 13, 2020 / 3BL Media/ -- VMware, Inc. (NYSE:VMW) today announced that registration is open for the fifth annual Women Transforming Technology (WT2) Conference. Taking place on Tuesday, May 5, 2020, this exceptional event is designed to continue the important conversation on championing and advancing women across the tech industry. It will host attendees spanning high-school and college students to executives from the tech industry, academia and nonprofit organizations. 

Bolstering Supply Chain Diversity

Aramark Partnership with Certify My Company
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Recently, we announced a partnership with Certify My Company to assist self-classified suppliers in obtaining third-party diversity certifications.

The partnership furthers our commitment to increase overall spend with small and diverse suppliers to 25 percent by 2025. Our robust supply chain already includes more than 6,000 small or diverse suppliers, about 18 percent of which are third-party certified as diverse. A diverse business is generally defined as one that is 51 percent owned and controlled by women, ethnic minorities, veterans, LGBTQ, or disabled person(s).

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