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Consumers Energy Says Help is Available for Those in Need as Winter Weather Sets in Across Michigan

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Keeping costs low

Consumers Energy works to keep heating costs low for Michigan homes and businesses:

  • The price that customers pay for natural gas is nearly 60 percent lower than a decade ago.
  • Consumers Energy keeps prices low by buying gas when it costs less in the summer and storing it the company’s underground storage system, the largest of its type in the nation. The gas can then be used in the winter, helping Consumers Energy avoid buying gas that would be more expensive.
  • Learn more about ways to reduce your energy use: www.ConsumersEnergy.com/energyanswers  
Press Release

Keeping costs low

Consumers Energy works to keep heating costs low for Michigan homes and businesses:

  • The price that customers pay for natural gas is nearly 60 percent lower than a decade ago.
  • Consumers Energy keeps prices low by buying gas when it costs less in the summer and storing it the company’s underground storage system, the largest of its type in the nation. The gas can then be used in the winter, helping Consumers Energy avoid buying gas that would be more expensive.
  • Learn more about ways to reduce your energy use: www.ConsumersEnergy.com/energyanswers  

Sappi North America Wins 2017 AF&PA Sustainability Award for Safety

Recognized for over Two Million Hours Worked Without Lost Time Injury project
Press Release

WASHINGTON, Novemeber 7, 2017 /3BL Media/ - The American Forest & Paper Association (

Celebrating Safety at Sappi's Cloquet Operations

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Safety We have established a global goal of zero workplace incidents consistent with “Project Zero” and our overall safety program. In 2016 the Lost Time Incident Frequency Rate (LTIFR) was 0.69, which is higher than our 2014 benchmark. Unfortunately, multiple incidents have occurred at both the Westbrook and Somerset mills. The Technology Center, Boston office and South Portland office, however, all had zero LTIFR, and the Cloquet Mill continues to demonstrate outstanding performance, ending the year with an LTIFR of 0.13.

Marathon Petroleum Corp. Expands Safety and Greenhouse Gas Data Reporting

Article

Marathon Petroleum Corp. (NYSE: MPC) has released its 2017 Citizenship Report, which includes expanded data on safety, greenhouse gas emissions, process safety events, waste generation and more. “Transparency about how we manage the risks in our business can bring society closer to making informed decisions about a future of abundant energy, a clean and safe environment, and prosperity for as much of mankind as possible,” says MPC Chairman and CEO Gary R. Heminger in his introduction to the report.

Where ‘Me Too’ Can Take Us

By: Lorna Donatone
Blog

The “#MeToo” social media campaign is extraordinary and enlightening. Clearly, we all need to take seriously that so many women are posting and tweeting those two words to say that they, too, have been harassed or assaulted.

There have been many heartfelt examinations of the personal impact of harassment and worse these past weeks. Those consequences are devastating, but they are not isolated.

Standardized Maintenance & Supply Chain Innovation

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Through fleet automation, Republic Services’ One Fleet standardized vehicle maintenance program, conversion to compressed natural gas (CNG) trucks, and the use of renewable natural gas derived from organic waste, Republic has lowered our fossil fuel usage, which also reduces costs.

In fact, over the past four years, even as our business has grown by 11.5%, we’ve been able to hold our fleet fossil fuel usage to just 2.5%, which also results in reduced carbon impact.

We Prioritize Safety Above All Else

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Due to the nature of our industry, we prioritize safety above all else. An exemplary safety track record helps ensure that every employee returns home at the end of the day. It also helps us attract the best drivers and improves relationships with the communities we serve, while reducing costs.

Republic’s safety performance is 41% better than the industry average based on OSHA data.

'The More We Train, the Better We Get': How We Prepare for Emergencies

We've spent more than 65 years growing our network of reliable energy infrastructure across North America – and our commitment to safe operations knows no borders.
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We've spent more than 65 years growing our network of reliable energy infrastructure across North America – and our commitment to safe operations knows no borders.

Being prepared for the rare cases when something does go wrong with our pipelines or power generation facilities is part of that commitment. In 2016, we conducted 117 emergency drills and exercises across our network.

Statement by Rebuilding Together on the Damage Caused by Wildfires on the West Coast

Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C., October 13, 2017 /3BL Media/ - Caroline Blakely, President and CEO of Rebuilding Together, made the following statement regarding the damage caused by wildfires on the West Coast.

How Newmont Promotes an Ethical Culture

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As Newmont is a multinational business, fraud and corruption present significant risks to our reputation, license to operate and ability to grow.

To address these risks, we have strengthened our global ethics program to better maintain our commitment to integrity and our principles of governance. Over the past year, we expanded our team to include dedicated ethics and compliance managers in those countries where we operate that are at a higher risk of corruption, namely Ghana, Peru and Suriname, as well as Indonesia prior to the divestiture in late 2016 of the Batu Hijau mine.

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