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Genuine Responsibility (TM) at Gildan

Gildan’s direct control from cotton to end product ensures that responsible and sustainable practices are in place everywhere its products are made.
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Over the last 30 years, Gildan has grown into a very different apparel company, with close to 90% of its revenues being generated from products manufactured in its company-owned and operated factories.  

Bacardi Corporate Responsibility Efforts Highlighted in 2017 Report

Alcohol responsibility and environmental initiatives featured as part of commitment to sustainability initiatives worldwide
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HAMILTON, Bermuda, September 26, 2017 /3BL Media/ – Bacardi is actively engaged in global responsible drinking initiatives, reaching more than one million underage individuals with underage drinking prevention education programs, and cut its greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions intensity in half—more than a year earlier than its end of December 2017 target. These are just two of the many accomplishments detailed in the company’s 2017 Corporate Responsibility (CR) Report.

Food Companies Support Social Issues Despite Profit Pressures - CSR Minute

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The food industry is facing unprecedented pressure to change its practices and strategies, and boost its bottom lines. But behind the headlines about thin profit margins, cutthroat competition, changing consumer tastes, and technological disruption, the largest food companies are addressing social issues. Some examples:

Promoting Sustainably-Managed Woodlands One Parcel at a Time

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By Dan Persica and Andrew Goldberg

It’s a little-known fact that more than 75 percent of forestland in the southeastern region of the United States is owned by private woodland owners.

Most people assume that this swath of the Appalachian Mountains is either federally held or the property of corporations in the business of making and selling wood-fiber based products such as writing paper, diapers, and paper towels.

How Dell Is Addressing Responsible Mineral Sourcing

by Jennifer Allison, Vice President, Supply Chain Sustainability
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If you’re a frequent Direct2Dell reader, you’ve likely heard about Dell’s 2020 Legacy of Good Plan and our mission to use our technology and expertise to improve our communities and planet.  You’ve maybe even read about our recycled carbon fiber initiative or our new program to intercept ocean-bound plastics for use in our packaging.

The Reporting Exchange Launches Today: The Global Resource for Corporate Sustainability Reporting

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LONDON, September 26, 2017 /3BL Media/ -- Today, the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) launched the Reporting Exchange -  the single most up-to-date and comprehensive source of information on sustainability reporting requirements and resources currently available. 

The Reporting Exchange is a free, online platform designed to help business navigate the often-confusing world of corporate reporting.

170 Years of Lighting DC: How WGL Plans for a More Sustainable Future

By Leon Kaye
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COMMIT!Forum will convene hundreds of corporate social responsibility leaders and CEOs from CR Magazine’s annual 100 Best Corporate Citizens ranking.  The event includes a pre-conference workshop on integrated CSR and sustainability reporting from BrownFlynn. Join MGM’s Chief Diversity and CR Officer Phyllis James, Terracycle CEO Tom Szaky, Leidos CEO Roger Krone on the corporate response to the opioid epidemic at the 2017 Commit!Forum in Washington, D.C., this October. 3p readers get 20% off with discount code 3P2017C

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COMMIT!Forum will convene hundreds of corporate social responsibility leaders and CEOs from CR Magazine’s annual 100 Best Corporate Citizens ranking.  The event includes a pre-conference workshop on integrated CSR and sustainability reporting from BrownFlynn. Join MGM’s Chief Diversity and CR Officer Phyllis James, Terracycle CEO Tom Szaky, Leidos CEO Roger Krone on the corporate response to the opioid epidemic at the 2017 Commit!Forum in Washington, D.C., this October. 3p readers get 20% off with discount code 3P2017C

The Power of Your Cup on National Coffee Day

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Americans drink more than 400 million cups of coffee per day. If tomorrow each one of us woke up and made just one cup Fair Trade, we would drive at least an additional $2 million dollars back to coffee farmers to help them address some serious challenges. In just one day. Because of one little choice. That’s pretty amazing.

CSX Named to Dow Jones Sustainability Index for North America for Seventh Consecutive Year

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JACKSONVILLE, Fla., September 20, 2017 /3BL Media/ - CSX (Nasdaq: CSX) was named to the Dow Jones Sustainability Index for North America for the seventh consecutive year, recognizing the company’s leadership in sustainable and responsible business practices. CSX was the only U.S.-based railroad and one of only three transportation companies included on the North American index in 2017. 

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