CSR Minute: Taco Bell Launches "Graduate to Go Studios" with Boys and Girls Clubs & Mark Wahlberg Youth Foundation; Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development Publishes Sustainability Manufacturing Toolkit

Sep 22, 2011 10:15 AM ET

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Press Release

Taco Bell’s “Graduate to Go Studios” program is now underway in San Pedro, California. The multi-media studio is one of four such facilities built at Boys and Girls Clubs across the country. The program is a mentoring initiative with college-like projects and a year-round curriculum to help teens learn about music and film production. In addition, participants are eligible for job shadowing experiences at local entertainment companies. The program’s goal is to encourage high school students to stay in school and graduate. Graduate to Go Studios is a joint project of the Taco Bell Foundation for Teens and the Mark Wahlberg Youth Foundation.

The Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development has published The OECD Sustainable Manufacturing Toolkit. The free manual is designed to help supply chain firms and small and medium-sized enterprises—SMEs—make the most of green growth opportunities. The Toolkit provides a set of 18 internationally applicable, common, and comparable key performance indicators to measure and improve the environmental performance of manufacturing facilities.