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For Kids, Volunteering Can Be a Fun Play Date, on Friendship Day or Any Day

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“Volunteering can be fun. And you can make a difference just by going to the park and cleaning up," says 10 year-old actress Emmy Perry, best known for her role as Kitty in “Wiener Dog Internationals” and currently filming the feature film “Scales.” "You can help your community; it’s really easy. You can make it a play date.”

Volunteer service has always been an integral part of Emmy’s life. She makes use of all the resources at her disposal – including her celebrity platform and passion for animal welfare – to give back.

Reaffirming our commitment to animal welfare

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In everything that we do, we are committed to treating the world with care. Our sustainability mission at General Mills is tied directly to this commitment as we work to conserve and protect the Earth’s natural resources and communities on which our business depends.

To do so, we are focusing on where we can have the greatest impact – one example is our work to advance responsible sourcing practices in agriculture to protect and advance animal welfare.

Aramark Animal Welfare Policy

In collaboration with Humane Society of the United States, new principles and policy address multiple issues impacting treatment of animals
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Philadelphia, PA – Aramark (NYSE:ARMK), the $15 billion global provider of food, facilities management, and uniforms, has a new set of animal welfare principles and purchasing commitments that address a broad spectrum of issues impacting the treatment of animals for egg, pork, veal, beef, poultry and dairy products served across Aramark’s U.S. operations.

Aramark Establishes Animal Welfare Policy

In collaboration with Humane Society of the United States, new principles and policy address multiple issues impacting treatment of animals
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PHILADELPHIA, May 1, 2015 /3BL Media/ – Aramark (NYSE:ARMK), the $15 billion global provider of food, facilities management, and uniforms, has announced a new set of animal welfare principles and purchasing commitments that address a broad spectrum of issues impacting the treatment of animals for egg, pork, veal, beef, poultry and dairy products served across Aramark’s U.S. operations.

Hilton Worldwide Commits to Improving Animal Welfare in Supply Chain

Hospitality Leader Switches to Cage-Free Eggs, Gestation Crate-Free Pork
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McLean, Va., April 6, 2015 /3BL Media/ – Hilton Worldwide announced today that it will begin to eliminate the use of cages for egg-laying chickens and gestation crates for breeding pigs in its global food supply chain. The announcement was made in conjunction with the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS), the nation’s largest animal protection organization.

Sodexo Expands Ongoing Commitment to More Humane Supply Chain Through its Comprehensive Animal Welfare Policy

Sodexo announces new commitment to eliminate veal crates from its supply chain and a phased-in approach to sourcing all egg products exclusively from cage-free hens
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GAITHERSBURG, Md., February 19, 2015 /3BL Media/ - Sodexo takes additional steps within its animal welfare policy in U.S. operations today, outlining a phased approach to sourcing poultry, beef and veal from suppliers and fostering improved animal well-being through its supply chain.

Marcone Backs Animal Rescue Foundation’s Critical Work & Helps Celebrate Tony La Russa’s Hall of Fame Induction

Wine & Whiskers returns to St. Louis to raise money for animal rescue programs & to honor ARF's co-founder, Tony La Russa
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Last month, Marcone proudly supported Animal Rescue Foundation’s Wine & Whiskers fundraiser and party with a silver level sponsorship. The event not only helped raise money for ARF, but honored the organization’s co-founder and recent Hall of Fame inductee, Tony La Russa.

Responsible Down Standard Celebrates First Anniversary

On the first anniversary of the standard, more than 100 million birds fall under RDS certification and RDS 2.0 is released for public comment
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Through a global certification standard, the adidas Group, Black Diamond, Kathmandu, NAU, REI and Timberland join the effort to help ensure humane treatment of animals used for down products.

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Through a global certification standard, the adidas Group, Black Diamond, Kathmandu, NAU, REI and Timberland join the effort to help ensure humane treatment of animals used for down products.

Patagonia Tries Out the “Scarecrow” Effect to Highlight Traceable Down Commitment

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Most marketers are challenged with making complex CSR issues understandable and relevant to their consumers – whether it's sustainable palm oil, genetically modified organisms or conflict minerals. Traceable down is one that falls into that category. This week, Patagonia took a creative and bold approach to help consumers understand this multifaceted CSR and animal welfare topic – a short-and-sweet video.

Safeway Receives National Animal Welfare Award

America’s second largest grocer recognized for its work improving animal welfare in its supply chain
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