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Welcome to Puzzled?, BrownFlynn’s monthly Sustainability Crossword Puzzle Contest! After you have become familiar with the sustainability terms in our report and glossary, test your knowledge by completing the puzzle for a chance to win in our monthly drawing. For the month of June, you may win a Google Nexus 7 32G tablet! Play the crossword here.

TransCanada Ranks #35 for Corporate Citizenship in Canada

Commitment to sustainability results in improved position on Corporate Knights Magazine's 2013 Canada’s Best 50 Corporate Citizens survey

There is a growing desire among employees worldwide to work for a socially responsible corporation. People want to work for the good guys and they want the work they do to be meaningful. Corporate Social Responsibility is quickly becoming a leading factor in employee attraction and retention. Aligning company operations with the values and concerns of employees and communities is quickly becoming one of the best ways to develop a well respected brand and employee engagement. - Flowserve Corp (NYSE:FLS) Publishes 2012 Sustainability Report

The report provides an overview of the company's approach to sustainable development, and information regarding stakeholders, governance, and marketplace initiatives
Press Release

June 7, 2013 /3BL Media/ - Flowserve Corp. (NYSE:FLS), a leading provider of flow control products and services for the global infrastructure markets, has announced the availability of their 2012 Sustainability Report, including information regarding the Flowserve Flow Control Division (FCD), the Engineered Product Division (EPD), and the Industrial Product Division (IPD).

The company produces engineered and industrial pumps, seals and valves as well as a range of related flow management services in over 55 countries.

Enbridge Ranked One of Canada’s Best 50 Corporate Citizens


For the 11th consecutive year, Corporate Knights has named Enbridge to its list of the Best 50 Corporate Citizens in Canada.

Enbridge ranked 23rd on the list and fourth in the energy sector which includes companies such as Suncor, Talisman, Cenovus and TransCanada.

Guest Post: The Iceberg, Not the Sailboat


Sustainability reporting is harder than it looks. Companies new to reporting often pick up the reports of competitors, suppliers, or customers and think, “Well, that’s not rocket science. We already have a corporate brochure and a website. We’ll just add some ‘sustainability facts’ to that stuff and we’re good to go.”

Then they produce a report that looks like a corporate brochure mashed up with a website and a data dump, and they wonder why no one is impressed.

Ford, Shell and Anglo American show why materiality matters


BrownFlynn recently got a firsthand look at the G4 guidelines and summarized the top nine things one needed to know. No. 1 on this list: "Materiality is a must." - Delhaize Group publishes 2012 Sustainability Progress Report

The report details the company's progress in embedding sustainability into its business and highlights results achieved
Press Release

June 6, 2013 /3BL Media/ - Delhaize Group releases 2012 Sustainability Progress Report and confirms commitment to sustainability through the launch of a bold new sustainability strategy. - Marks and Spencer (LON:MKS) Publishes 2013 Plan A Report

The report shows progress against the company's 2015 targets
Press Release

June 6, 2013 /3BL Media/ - Marks & Spencer’s 2013 Plan A Report is published today. The company has now achieved 139 of its 180 Plan A commitments and generated a £135m Plan A net benefit.

The report shows progress against the company’s 2015 targets and highlights include:

Conflict Minerals Alert: New International Requirements Impact Operations and Revenue


The international expansion of Conflict Minerals legislation has mobilized key executives from global companies to adopt supply chain transparency to appease court of law AND the court of public opinion.

Our panel of global experts from Canada and the European Union will address the international laws and their ramifications for public and private companies around the world.  Register for this June 12th webcast at 12:30 PM ET/ 9:30 AM PT. 


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