General Motors Donates Vehicle Material for Homeless Apparel; Astral Media Invests $190 Million in Canadian Culture; Ethical Corporation Supply Chain Summit to Focus on Turning Risk into Opportunity - CSR Minute for September 19, 2012
General Motors is supporting an effort to re-purpose scrap vehicle material into clothing for the homeless. Leftover sound absorbing material from the production of Chevrolet Malibu’s and Buick Verano’s is being used to create self-heated, waterproof coats that double as sleeping bags. The bad weather gear is the vision of a Detroit humanitarian, Veronika Scott, whose Empowerment Plan program works with GM for the source material.
Astral Media has invested $190 million dollars in Canadian culture and given more than $25 million dollars in air-time to charitable organizations for their fundraising activities last year, according to the company’s just-released Corporate Responsibility Report. The publication describes the company’s major cultural, community, and environmental initiatives. Astral Media is one of Canada’s largest media companies, operating pay and specialty television, radio, out-of-home advertising and digital.
The 7thEthical Corporation Supply Chain Summit will focus on how to turn social and environmental supply chain risk into opportunity. 200 senior sustainability and procurement executives from European brands will discuss best practices and innovative solutions. The Summit will take place in London on October 22nd and 23rd
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