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The Clean Energy Promise eBook: Extreme Weather’s Less-than-Extreme Solutions

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Let’s suppose, for argument’s sake, you question whether climate change is real, or whether it will really affect you.

You’re not alone.

More than a third of Americans say they don’t worry much or at all about global warming and a third say it’s exaggerated in the news. More than half say it won’t pose a serious threat in their lifetimes, and 12 percent say it will never be a threat.

Schneider Electric: Time for Climate Impact Disclosure

Introducing a new standard to disclose and measure climate impact for capital goods and consumer durables
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Low-CO2 solutions are already widely available in the market, enabling businesses to reduce their exposure to volatile energy markets and increasingly stringent climate regulations. Energy and resource efficiency are critical in protecting the bottom line and preserving our planet’s natural biodiversity.

Moving Away from Landfills

Sappi North America works with local farmers to offset solid waste going to landfills
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Solid waste

Sappi Continues to Sustainably Manage Water in Accordance with Comprehensive Environmental Permits

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Our North American mills draw water from surface sources (rivers and lakes) and return treated water to the same primary sources. As we do with our emissions, we manage our use and discharge of water in accordance with comprehensive environmental permits. Our specific intake and discharge grew this year, yet we were pleased to see a decrease in biological oxygen demand (BOD) and total suspended solids (TSS), see bar charts. The decrease in BOD and TSS is in a large part due to the multi-year project at the Cloquet Mill.

Infographic: Arrow Electronics 2018 Global Impact Statistics

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Arrow CSR partner organizations supported nearly 14.7 million people on six continents in 2018 — a 77% increase over 2017!

Here is a closer look at the projects we supported, designed to make the world a better place now – and Five Years Out.

North America

  • Denver — Arrow CSR HQ
  • New York City — SAM Car street drive
  • Atlanta — NFL First and Future competition at Super Bowl LIII
  • Halifax, Nova Scotia — Employees ride 30-seat bike in Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada race

Europe

Gildan Launches Its 2018 Genuine Responsibility™ Sustainability Report and Updated CSR Website

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September 9, 2019 /3BL Media/ – Gildan Activewear Inc. (GIL: TSX and NYSE) announces the release of its 15th Genuine Responsibility™ 2018 Sustainability report available on its dedicated website www.genuineresponsibility.com. This year’s report, prepared in accordance with the GRI Standards: Comprehensive option, highlights the Company’s 2018 results, key priorities and future commitments towards its vision of Making Apparel Better™.

General Motors, University of Michigan Show Automated Safety Features Preventing Crashes

Safety and driver assistance features are helping GM move closer to its vision of a world with zero crashes
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DETROIT, September 9, 2019 /3BL Media/ – As General Motors moves toward its vision of a world with zero crashes, the company partnered with the University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute to understand the real-world effectiveness of some of its available active safety, driver assistance, and advanced headlighting features that may prevent or mitigate different types of crashes.

Creating Our Tomorrow, Sustainably Highlights UPS’s Sustainability Progress in Interactive Report

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September 10, 2019 — UPS has published its latest Sustainability Report, Creating Our Tomorrow, Sustainably, highlighting the company’s sustainability initiatives during 2018 and progress toward 2020 and 2025 goals. The digital-first interactive Report showcases the enablers of progress that are advancing sustainability for the environment, employees, and UPS communities around the world:

Responding to the Bigger Picture: Telstra’s 2019 Sustainability Report

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September 12, 2019 — Telstra has released its Bigger Picture 2019 Sustainability Report, detailing the company’s progress in implementing its Sustainability Strategy – aimed at helping everyone to thrive in a digital world – and in responding to the issues that matter most to its stakeholders.

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