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Smithfield Foods Donates $25,000 to Expand Environmental Sustainability Research

Smithfield Foods continues partnership with the University of Minnesota’s NorthStar Initiative to facilitate ongoing supply chain sustainability research
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Fashion Industry Moving to Improve Sustainability Footprint

Many Global Companies Seek Efficiencies and Enhanced Profitability Through ESG Practices
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EDINBURGH, UK, February 14, 2019 /3BL Media/ – The global fashion industry is booming. In the last 15 years, world clothing production has almost doubled, with more than 300 million people employed along its value chain. However, the growth of this huge industry has come at a significant environmental cost.

CECP’s Global Exchange Launches Initiative Seeking to Uncover Trends in Corporate Social Investments Around the World

Sixteen Global Exchange Country Partners from the Americas, Africa, Asia, and Europe tap their regional networks for insights from leading global companies
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NEW YORK, February 13, 2019 /3BL Media/ – To build on the growing body of global corporate social investment research, CECP: The CEO Force for Good announced the launch of a multinational inquiry into shared themes and trends in corporate social investments around the world.

Life-Changing Technology for the Sustainable Future of Healthcare

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“By driving our business to achieve positive economic, social and environmental impact, Abbott is delivering life-changing technologies, creating value in communities worldwide and achieving sustainable growth.” – Miles D. White, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer

Schneider Electric Research Tracks Corporate Energy and Sustainability Progress, Obstacles

Summary: 
  • More than 50 percent of respondents work for companies that have made public commitments to energy, carbon and waste reduction, and are turning words into action
  • Access to capital is a misleading barrier; getting funds for projects and programs comes down to demonstrated return on investment and executive leadership
  • Businesses have plenty of data, but source, quality and sharing issues continue to stunt the value of the information
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  • More than 50 percent of respondents work for companies that have made public commitments to energy, carbon and waste reduction, and are turning words into action
  • Access to capital is a misleading barrier; getting funds for projects and programs comes down to demonstrated return on investment and executive leadership
  • Businesses have plenty of data, but source, quality and sharing issues continue to stunt the value of the information

Essity and CE100: Report on Renewables Materials Role in a Circular Future

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Achieving the UN Sustainable Development Goals demands that companies team up and cooperate to decrease climate change and increase circularity*. One important component, is an open dialogue to align research agendas and develop policy framework, which is why we are working with like-minded partners, such as IKEA, TetraPak and DSM Royal, within the Ellen MacArthur Foundation CE100 (Circular Economy 100) Network.

Delivering Responsible Real Estate Investment Opportunities

Clarion Partners believes that the sustainability and competitiveness of its properties go hand in hand.
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In its fourth year, the Clarion Partners Corporate Responsibility Report outlines exactly how the firm is working to deliver against its CR mission and other environmental, social and governance (ESG) goals. 

Report highlights include:

  • In 2017, more than 125 employees volunteered 330 hours of time to community relations and charitable initiatives.

Elkay Begins Tracking Their “Honorable Endeavors”

Launches Inaugural Corporate Social Responsibility Report
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Launches Inaugural Corporate Social Responsibility Report 

Elkay Manufacturing Company today released their inaugural Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Report, documenting the company’s commitment to their communities, employees, customers, and the planet. The report, named Honorable Endeavors, follows the Global Reporting Initiative G4 model and outlines the company’s focus on promoting social and environmental responsibility while building stronger communities.

Sysco Is Starting off the Year Focused on the Big Issues

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Sysco is starting off the year focused on the big issues!

Through extensive engagement with internal and external stakeholders, our materiality process identified 10 critical issues that are material to the future our business and the needs, interests, and concerns of Sysco's stakeholders. Check out the infographic above to see how we're Delivering A Better Tomorrow.

To learn more about Sysco's commitment to Delivering A Better Tomorrow, read our 2018 Corporate Social Responsibility report here.

Corporate EHS and Sustainability Leaders Strengthen the Focus on Impact and Execution

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While shiny new sustainability projects continue to draw attention from the media, NAEM’s recent trends report revealed a new rubric for sustainability performance within companies. The criteria: alignment with the business strategy, integration into business operations, and achieving measurable results. 
 

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