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Mary Kay is Changing the Lives of Women and Children Around the World

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Mary Kay Ash founded her Company on the Golden Rule and emphasized the importance of giving back to others. That’s why every day Mary Kay is changing the lives of women and children around the world. It is part of the Mary Kay heritage, and we are honored to continue Mary Kay Ash’s legacy of making a difference.

Improving Resource Efficiency

It's time to rethink how we use our resorces
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As featured on Sealed Air.com | Authored by Jerome Peribere, President and CEO of Sealed Air 

Human Rights Challenges for Business in 2017 – Complementary Briefing

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Claiming ignorance is not an option anymore and Human rights standards and due diligence demand is just increasing. But how is the landscape evolving, and what does it mean for corporate risk?

Ethical Corporation’s latest briefing, explains what are the most pressing issues for businesses in 2017 to ensure compliance, mitigate the risks and even go beyond and deliver positive impact in the communities.

Package Station on Four Wheels

When the courier no longer needs to ring the bell: start of the beta test in Stuttgart, to be followed by other large cities  – smart is ready for car boot deliveries.
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A click suffices, and the object of our desire lands in the virtual shopping basket: a pair of new shoes, the new printer, the new wide-angle lens for the camera. Online shopping is very fast nowadays, and in many cases the entire ordering and payment process is completed in a few seconds. But directly after the immediately appearing, onscreen order confirmation, the waiting starts for the customer – waiting for the parcel delivery.

Google Extension Helps Consumers Make Responsible Purchases

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Just a few years ago, apps were all the rage. In fact, there was an app for just about anything, from ones that let shoppers know if slaves were involved in making products to those that would point you towards companies that align with individual values. Yet, as technology continues to evolve, so too does the world of responsible purchasing.

Delivering Sustainable Progress and Profitability for Farmers on a Warming Planet

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Adapted from comments made by Dawn Rittenhouse, DuPont director of sustainability, at a side event hosted by DuPont, One Acre, and Farm Journal at the 2016 World Food Prize Borlaug Dialogue on October 13th, 2016. 

Continuing the Journey: Engineers Without Borders in Peru

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In partnership with Eastman Corporate Responsibility, the Engineers Without Border (EWB-USA) Tri-Cities Chapter is making a difference in Peru.

A team of Eastman employees and regional EWB members recently traveled to Samne, Peru for the third assessment trip. This time, the chapter had five objectives, all of which they were able to complete during the eight-day trip.

Walmart’s Women Economic Empowerment Program Receives the 2016 Corporate Citizenship Award from the US Chamber of Commerce

For 17 years, the U.S. Chamber Foundation awards has illustrated how every day businesses serve as a powerful force for good around the world.
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“Walmart’s empowerment of women-owned businesses helps build prosperity while creating a more resilient business.Their investments show the powerful and positive impact a company can have when they invest in women.”

- Marc DeCourcey, U.S. Chamber Foundation Senior Vice President

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“Walmart’s empowerment of women-owned businesses helps build prosperity while creating a more resilient business.Their investments show the powerful and positive impact a company can have when they invest in women.”

- Marc DeCourcey, U.S. Chamber Foundation Senior Vice President

Carnival Corporation Recognised for Environmental Excellence

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Three of Carnival’s brands, Carnival Cruise Line, Holland America Line and Princess Cruises, which regularly visit the Port of Seattle, were all praised for their environmental stewardship and programs that go above and beyond regulations and industry standards.

To read more about the awards on Ship Efficiency Review, click here. 

New Initiative Aims to Advance Responsible Sourcing of Raw Materials in Technology Supply Chains

The EICC and CFSI Launch the Multi-Industry Responsible Raw Materials Initiative (RRMI)
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ALEXANDRIA, Va., November 15, 2016 /3BL Media/ – The Electronic Industry Citizenship Coalition (EICC) and the Conflict-Free Sourcing Initiative (CFSI) today announced the launch of the Responsible Raw Materials Initiative (RRMI) to address the most significant social and environmental impacts related to the extraction and processing of raw materials used in the global supply chains of technology companies in multiple industries.

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