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Weatherford is Advancing STEM Education

Students Learn About the Importance of Well Integrity
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For one of our latest #WeatherfordWISE events, students from Houston Independent School District's Sharpstown High School participated

Striving for Flawless Execution

Four API Q2 Certifications Achieved
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We strive for flawless execution. We aim to deliver maximum value to our customers and achieve the highest levels of safety and service quality. 

Our Operational Excellence and Performance System (OEPS) is designed to support all Weatherford operations.

Knowledge as a Driver of Public Perceptions about Climate Change Reassessed

Árvai’s research clearly shows that education and decision support, aimed at the public and policy makers, is not the lost cause that many followers of the culture wars think it is
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There’s an emerging body of research suggesting that how much people know about climate change is unrelated to how much they care about it, or how much support they’ll have for actions aimed at addressing it.  This research argues that our feelings about climate change are instead a function of “cultural variables”, which work independently from knowledge.  New research by Joe Árvai and colleagues from ETH Zürich suggest that this is in fact not the case. Much of the research comparing culture and knowledge misses the mark in terms of how both knowledge and culture are measured.  

Global Action That Matters

By Dave Regnery, president, Trane Commercial for North America, Europe, Middle East and Africa
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Last month, Ingersoll Rand’s chairman and CEO Michael Lamach reiterated the company’s commitment to climate action. As a leading global provider of indoor comfort solutions and services and a brand of Ingersoll Rand, Trane® aligns with this strategy and seeks to provide a portfolio of solutions that meet customer demands for products as well as efficient, safe, reliable and climate-friendly services.

AkzoNobel Helping to Save the Brazilian Rainforest

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July 10, 2017 /3BL Media/ - A large area of Brazilian rainforest located within one of AkzoNobel's sites is being planted with around 12,000 seedlings of species native to the region as part of an ongoing project to safeguard the fragile ecosystem.

The seedlings will replace part of the existing non-native eucalyptus woodland within a six hectare plot at the Tangará Reserve, which sits inside the company's Mauá facility in São Paulo.

Disabled Students Learn about the Diamond Dream with De Beers Group

Teenage students with disabilities have learnt about job opportunities in the diamond industry at a special career guidance exhibition hosted by De Beers Group at its headquarters in South Africa.
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The visit by the 14 students from the Elizabeth Conradie School in Kimberley, organised in collaboration with the Department of Education, was the idea of an employee of De Beers Sightholder Sales South Africa (DBSSA), Jabulani Cindi, himself disabled.

Golfers Tee Off in De Beers Group Tournament

Top golfers from three South African countries have competed in a tournament sponsored by the Debmarine Namdeb Foundation to the tune of N$200,000 (US$15,500).
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Twenty-four professional and 14 amateur golfers from Namibia, South Africa and Zambia battled for the top honours at the Namdeb Sperrgebiet Open. It was played over 54 holes on three days (9-11 June) in Oranjemund.

The Foundation sponsored the event as part of its social commitment to sports development in Namibia.

Hafeni Nghinamwaami, Golf Director of the Namibia Golf Tour, said the country had about 29 professional players and the tour would give them an opportunity to collect enough points for entry into top competitions in the region.

Living Shoreline Demonstration Project | Restoring and Preserving the Louisiana Coastline

Designing 21 miles of shoreline protection using living shoreline products to attenuate wave energy, serving as a first line of defense for coastal marshes in the project area
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The Louisiana coastline loses an average of more than 16 square miles of wetlands per year according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority of Louisiana (CPRA) is the single state entity with authority to develop, articulate, implement, and enforce a comprehensive coastal restoration and protection master plan to reduce hurricane storm surge flood impact, restore Louisiana’s bountiful natural resources, build land to protect critical energy infrastructure, and secure Louisiana’s coast now and for future generations.

Beginning a New Chapter –– Marlin’s Legacy Lives On

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Goldcorp’s Marlin mine ceased production on May 31, 2017 marking the end of more than a decade of strong community ties and sustainable mining practices. Located in the western highlands of Guatemala, in the municipality of San Miguel Ixtahuacan approximately 300 kilometers northwest of Guatemala City, Marlin began production in late 2005 and became a part of the Goldcorp portfolio with the acquisition of Glamis Gold in 2006. The mine operated as both an open pit and underground mine for 12 years, producing 2.3 million ounces of gold and 63 million ounces of silver.

HPE Launches World's First Supply Chain Management Program

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HPE will be the first company to enable suppliers to set science-based GHG reduction targets in their own operations. Launched in May, the program will enable 80% of manufacturing suppliers, by spend, to reduce their own emissions in line with the targets that climate science says is necessary to prevent dangerous global warming. This effort seeks to avoid 100 million tons of emissions by 2025, equivalent to taking 21 million passenger vehicles off the road for one year.

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