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Article from in Environment
Aug 27, 2012 3:45 PM ET

FedEx scope emissions measure direct emissions from our fleet and facilities as well as indirect emissions from sources like feeder aircraft.  As we continue to grow revenue, our aim is to lessen our impact on the environment. In FY11, revenue grew by 13% yet scope 1 emissions only grew by 4% and scope 2 emissions decreased slightly – all thanks to efficiency efforts and fleet upgrades.

To learn more, visit the environmental section of our Global Citizenship Report.


Blog from in People, Social Action & Community Engagement
Aug 27, 2012 2:45 PM ET

(3BL Media) Dallas, TX — August 27, 2012 — Employees from Southwest Airlines and its wholly-owned subsidiary, AirTran Airways, celebrated back-to-school season by volunteering more than 2,500 hours to help prepare schools for returning students and teachers in more than 50 cities nationwide.  Employees pitched in to create an environment where kids would be excited to learn.

Live video streaming and on-demand programming extends reach.

Press Release from in Events, Conferences & Webinars
Aug 27, 2012 2:30 PM ET

(3BL Media) August 27, 2012 - You won't completely miss the SEED Institute’s Wisdom from the Origins: The Mayan Calendar and Other Prophecies on the Future of Humanity, September 13th-17th, if you are unable to attend in person at the Marriott Pyramid Hotel in Albuquerque, New Mexico. The live streaming schedule is here. The $50 fee will cover the stream and on-demand availability for an additional 90 days.

Press Release from in Events, Conferences & Webinars
Aug 27, 2012 2:25 PM ET

The CSR Minute is your daily video digest of the most relevant Corporate Social Responsibility news of the day. Our team of 3BL Media correspondents tracks the global world of corporate social responsibility to bring you coverage of the most important announcements, initiatives, issues, trends, ideas, and breaking news.

Blog from in Events, Conferences & Webinars
Aug 27, 2012 2:20 PM ET

A few years ago, we reported on the lack of cause marketing efforts in back-to-school campaigns, but we're happy to report cause is back - and bigger than ever.

Blog from in Events, Conferences & Webinars
Aug 27, 2012 2:00 PM ET

Mmm, burritos. That’s what most people think about when you bring up Chipotle. On this blog, however, it makes sense that our first thought would be about the fast food chain’s very public sustainability practices.

Provides First Common Approach to Water Reporting

Press Release from in Environment
Aug 27, 2012 1:15 PM ET

(3BL Media) Stockholm, Sweden – August 27, 2012 – The UN Global Compact’s CEO Water Mandate initiative today announced the release of its Corporate Water Disclosure Guidelines – providing the first ever common approach to corporate water disclosure.

Multimedia with summary from in People, Social Action & Community Engagement
Aug 27, 2012 1:15 PM ET

CITGO Fueling Good winner, Bess the Book Bus, supported Wisconsin’s Sheboygan Noon Optimist Club in its annual “Back to School Basics” giveaway with a donation of more than 1,500 books.

Gifts from the Train Station Book Launches

Blog from in Health and Wellness
Aug 27, 2012 1:15 PM ET

A few years ago my friend Rob was diagnosed with leukemia and given two months to live. Rob fought the cancer with everything he had, going through chemotherapy and a bone marrow transplant, until deep in a skyrocketing fever he found himself in a misty train station, a train waiting to carry him to the other side. But Rob knew he had more to do still and came back, beating the cancer to survive.

Funding levels increase by 50 percent over 2011, allowing nonprofits to reach more children, families and seniors in need

Press Release from in People, Social Action & Community Engagement
Aug 27, 2012 11:30 AM ET

(3BL Media) Flint, MI – August 27, 2012 – The General Motors Foundation today announced grants totaling $115,000 to support programs at 16 Flint-area nonprofits and organizations that serve children, adults and seniors.

This is the third year in a row the GM Foundation has issued grants in the Flint area. It also is an increase from the $75,000 issued to 15 charities in 2011.

Blog from in Technology. Innovation & Solutions
Aug 27, 2012 11:00 AM ET

Posted by:

Thomas Meng

Energy Manager, Jones Lang LaSalle 

We did a preliminary energy assessment last month for a site which has been managed by our IFM team for over three years.  Some recommendations for potential energy savings have now been provided, but I was surprised to learn that the buildings were able to acquire LEED certification after we completed our site assessment.

Leading dairy cooperative among businesses at forefront of corporate responsibility

Press Release from in Business & Trade
Aug 27, 2012 10:00 AM ET

CABOT, Vt., Aug. 27, 2012 / 3BL Media / PRNewswire/ -- Cabot Creamery is the first dairy cooperative to achieve B Corporation Certification, a validation of its attention to environmental and social impacts on stakeholders.  Cabot joins a growing legion of successful cooperatives, fellow Northeast organizations and forward-thinking national brands that have been cer