Reporting, Ratings & Rankings CSR News - Saudi Basic Industries Corporation (SAU:2010) Publishes Sustainability Report 2011

The report serves as a valuable tool for customers, investors and stakeholders to evaluate the company's commitment and performance toward sustainable business practices
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December 4, 2012 /3BL Media/ - Saudi Basic Industries Corporation (SABIC) released its first Sustainability Report, entitled "Sustainability+Performance" on November 24, 2012. The report, covering sustainability performance in 2011, will be published annually and will serve as a valuable tool for customers, investors and stakeholders to evaluate SABIC's commitment and performance toward sustainable business practices.

CSC Among the Greenest Companies in the United States

Again ranks highly in annual Newsweek Green Rankings
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FALLS CHURCH, Va., Dec. 5, 2012 /3BL Media/ - CSC (NYSE: CSC) is one of the top 50 greenest companies in America according to the 2012 Newsweek Green Rankings. The fourth-annual list provides an environmental ranking of the 500 largest publicly traded companies in America, as measured by revenue, market capitalization, and number of employees.

The Hershey Company Joins Sustainability Accounting Standards Board (SASB) Advisory Council

SASB to create sustainability standards for 89 industries across 10 sectors
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HERSHEY, Pa., Dec. 4, 2012 /3BL Media/ - The Hershey Company (NYSE: HSY) today announced it will join the Advisory Council of the newly founded Sustainability Accounting Standards Board (SASB) as part of Hershey’s commitment to reporting on its expanding sustainability practices. As a member of the Advisory Council, Hershey will help develop reporting standards for the food and beverage industry that will support greater transparency.

Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold Honored with Mine Safety Technology Award


Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold was recently honored with a Mine Safety Technology Innovations Award from the U.S. National Institute on Occupation Safety and Health.

The award was created to recognize extraordinary efforts to apply technology in ways that improve mine worker safety. Freeport-McMoRan was given the award for its adoption of the Driver State Sensor fatigue monitoring system in mine haul trucks. - CSL Limited (ASX:CSL) Publishes Our Corporate Responsibility 2012

The report details the company's performance across key corporate responsibility priority areas
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December 3, 2012 /3BL Media/ - CSL Limited has published its fourth Corporate Responsibility Report - Our Corporate Responsibility 2012 - available at

GE Walks Its Talk on Sustainability, Says 2012 Sustainability Leadership Report


In the 2012 Sustainability Leadership Report from Brandlogic and CRD Analytics, AXA, Coca-Cola, Deustche Bank, EADS, General Electric and L’Oreal – companies that last year were not getting enough credit for their actual environmental, social and governance performance – have now earned reputations that match their relatively high sustainability achievements, according to a November 2012 Research Digest entry from CSR International.

GE Sustainability Rated Highly by Tomorrows Value Research


While most large companies fall short of sustainability leadership, 10 including Ford, GE and Panasonic present best practices for other businesses to emulate, according to sustainability advisor Two Tomorrows.

Less than a third of the largest companies scored over 70 percent, the threshold for “sustainability leadership” in the 2012 Tomorrow’s Value Research (TVR), the firm’s annual assessment of corporate sustainability practices.

In Our Own Words: VolunteerMatch is Proud of Our Corporate Partners


When Bloomberg published the first ever Civic 50, we at VolunteerMatch were extremely proud to see 14 of our corporate partners on the list. Proud, but not surprised.

The Civic 50 identifies the companies that best use their time, talent, and resources to improve the quality of life in their local communities. It is like a “scorecard” for America’s most community-minded companies.

New National Survey Finds That More Than a Third of Middle School Students Use Mobile Devices for Homework

MIT’s Center for Mobile Learning at the Media Lab and Verizon Foundation Join Forces to Strengthen Student Engagement in STEM Through the Use of Mobile Technology
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NEW YORK, November 29, 2012 /3BL Media/ - More than one in three middle school students  are using mobile devices to complete homework, and more of those who use these devices for learning in the classroom express a strong interest in science, technology and math than those who do not, according to a new national survey. 

The survey, conducted by TRU and commissioned by the Verizon Foundation, also found that more than 66 percent of students are not allowed to use a tablet for learning purposes in the classroom, and 88 percent are not allowed to use a smartphone.

Immeasurable Trust?


By Bahar Gidwani

At a recent Forum for the Future gathering, I had the opportunity to talk about measuring trust with an interesting group of sustainability experts.  Due to the “Chatham House” rules that were in force, I can’t say who was at my table or attribute comments to anyone directly.  But, I think I can say that my table included prominent members of the media, advertising, public relations present—plus a prominent academic.


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