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Conflict Minerals Filings and the Automotive Industry

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Automakers are leading the way with their long-term commitment to corporate social responsibility and assertive supply chain transparency initiatives. At a recent event, members from the Automotive Industry Action Group (AIAG) met to discuss leading practices in identifying and combating the funding of “conflict minerals” from areas of conflict, specifically Democratic Republic of Congo.

Team AkzoNobel Enters 2017/2018 Volvo Ocean Race

The team AkzoNobel partnership reflects AkzoNobel’s long association with the sea through supplying advanced marine coatings.
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We’ve joined forces with Dutch sailor Simeon Tienpont to form team AkzoNobel with the aim of winning the 13th edition of the world renowned Volvo Ocean Race.

Simeon Tienpont Career Highlights

  • Twice winner of the America’s Cup
  • Two-time participant in the Volvo Ocean Race
  • Dutch Sailor of the Year 2013
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We’ve joined forces with Dutch sailor Simeon Tienpont to form team AkzoNobel with the aim of winning the 13th edition of the world renowned Volvo Ocean Race.

Simeon Tienpont Career Highlights

  • Twice winner of the America’s Cup
  • Two-time participant in the Volvo Ocean Race
  • Dutch Sailor of the Year 2013

A Better Life Starts with a Bar of Soap

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It’s highly likely, if you’ve traveled anywhere across the globe, you’ve either stayed in or come in contact with an Accor hotels property.  With properties in over ninety countries around the world, the company is well known for taking to heart their mission to make travelers “Feel Welcome”. While the welcoming nature and restful environment of an Accor hotel stay might be what you remember, it’s what they’re doing behind the scenes that might have the greatest impact on your impression of an Accor property. 

Las Vegas Sands | Sharing Sustainable Best Practices

As featured in the 2016 Corporate Citizenship Overview
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Sands ECO360 in the Community is an initiative aimed at taking the best practices of our award-winning sustainability program and bringing them to our local communities. In 2015, Las Vegas Sands lent expertise, provided manpower and shared key learnings in a myriad of ways. Sands Bethlehem hosted 20 second grade “green team” students from Donegan Elementary School at its recycling center for Earth Day 2015 to show them how to implement recycling practices at school and home.

Compliance Conundrum: Adjust Corporate Behavior or Collect Better Data?

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Government regulation remains one of the top challenges facing business today. CEOs and other business leaders are increasingly finding themselves tending to an ever-increasing broader range of compliance issues.

Both Investors and Corporate Executives are Seeing Sustainability Benefits

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Conflict mineral rules and reporting are heating up on three continents, causing an increase in compliance activity for any and all companies involved in global trade and a look toward unified, simplified reporting and tracking techniques.

Gildan Included In the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index for Fourth Consecutive Year

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MONTREAL, Thursday, September 8, 2016 /3BL Media/ – Gildan Activewear Inc. (GIL: TSX and NYSE), a global manufacturer and marketer of quality family apparel, announced today that the Company has been included in the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index (DJSI World Index) for the fourth consecutive year. Gildan remains the only North American company in the Textiles, Apparel and Luxury Goods industry group listed in the DJSI World Index.  Gildan is also pleased this year to have been included for the first time in the DJSI North American Index.

Global Witness Exposes Reality of Continued Conflict Minerals Extortion in South Kivu, DRC

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Last month, Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) Mines Minister Martin Kabwelulu issued a formal statement recognizing adverse issues influencing the fraud and smuggling of conflict minerals in South Kivu. Minister Kabwelulu called for a thorough clean-up of the area’s mining sector.

Untangling the Supply Chain

How Fiat Chrysler Automobiles Engages with Suppliers
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Although industries like to imagine their supply chains as neat and orderly organization charts, the reality is that more often they are tangled, fluid, and full of potential for the unexpected.  Many companies have been impacted by a negative event, only to discover that it occurred at a sub-tier company that they were not even aware was part of their supply chain.

GRI Podcasts: Beyond Reports - Episode 7, Dr. Suman Majumdar

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This month, Dr. Suman Majumdar, Chief Sustainability Officer at JSW Group, speaks about the sustainability challenges facing the manufacturing sector, as well as how the company has benefited from sustainability reporting. JSW Group is a member of GRI’s GOLD Community.

GRI Podcasts: Beyond Reports - Episode 7, Dr. Suman Majumdar

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