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97 Percent of Brazilian Consumers Demand Ingredient Transparency

SC Johnson Expanding Ingredient Transparency to Latin America
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RACINE, Wis., September 18, 2017 /3BL Media/ - SC Johnson today announced plans to make its global ingredient transparency program available to consumers in Latin America in 2018. This is welcome news to many who want more ingredient transparency. A recent survey* conducted by the company found that 97 percent of consumers in Brazil believe that ingredient transparency is important.

Land Restoration Through Agroforestry in Brazil

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Agroforestry can reconcile conflict between the need to protect the environment and the need to provide livelihoods and food production. In Brazil, this unique quality is being used to help restore degraded land.

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Agroforestry can reconcile conflict between the need to protect the environment and the need to provide livelihoods and food production. In Brazil, this unique quality is being used to help restore degraded land.

Academy Instructors Raise Expectations for Youth in Brazil

A Cisco Networking Academy Success Story
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Bringing IT Skills to Children at Risk

Sérgio Bruno was one of the first instructors recruited and trained when SOS Children's Villages in São Paulo joined the Cisco Networking Academy Program. He grew up in the Villages, and jumped at the chance to become an instructor.

AkzoNobel Helping to Save the Brazilian Rainforest

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July 10, 2017 /3BL Media/ - A large area of Brazilian rainforest located within one of AkzoNobel's sites is being planted with around 12,000 seedlings of species native to the region as part of an ongoing project to safeguard the fragile ecosystem.

The seedlings will replace part of the existing non-native eucalyptus woodland within a six hectare plot at the Tangará Reserve, which sits inside the company's Mauá facility in São Paulo.

How Qualcomm Drone Technology is Improving Lives for Farmers in Brazil

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See how Wireless Reach™ uses Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ Flight drone technology to improve agricultural yields, reduce environmental impact and improve the economy for farmers in Brazil. Chad Sweet, Senior Director of Engineering at Qualcomm, weighs in on the benefits of this new category of IoT. 

World Water Day: Lessons from A Water Expert

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Whether at the General Motors’ headquarters in the Great Lakes State or an assembly plant in a water-stressed area of Brazil, GM is consistently looking for ways to conserve water. In honor of World Water Day, here are five tips for industrial water conservation from Todd Williams, GM’s senior project engineer for water and wastewater treatment. 

1. Track use: What gets measured gets done. Perform site-wide water checks to better understand water use across your operations and identify areas of improvement. 

Habitat Stories: A Healthier Home for Bia

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Maria Lucia is a single mother who works full time as a janitor in a hospital to support her 7-year-old daughter Bia. They live in a one-bedroom house in Bomba do Hemeterio, a low-income neighborhood in Recife, the sixth-largest metropolitan area in Brazil.

Before Habitat, their house was small and dark, with little ventilation and natural lighting. The roof was badly damaged from the rain, and the inside of the house was hot and moldy. Bia often had to miss school due to respiratory problems, a common affliction among children who grow up in these kinds of conditions.

Trash Talk: GM Has Record Year for Landfill-Free Operations

23 sites added in 2016 for total of 152 globally that send zero waste to landfills
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  • Waste reduction improves efficiency and reduces costs
  • Using recycled materials drive innovations in product development
  • GM mentors 25 companies a year on the business case for zero waste
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  • Waste reduction improves efficiency and reduces costs
  • Using recycled materials drive innovations in product development
  • GM mentors 25 companies a year on the business case for zero waste

Giving Around the Globe is Out – and Meet the Global Exchange

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Giving Around the Globe’s latest edition is out! As in past years, the report offers insights on a myriad of issues affecting companies and their corporate societal engagement programs around the globe, including the private sector’s involvement towards achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in Africa, Asia, Latin America, and Europe. Read more about top issues from each region including:

Brazil’s Illiterate Share Their Stories with 'Magic Words'

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In Brazil, there are more than 13 million illiterate people. Since their stories go unwritten, their memories may be lost forever. To ensure that not all these stories disappear, HP teamed up with Brazilian advertising agency AlmapBBDO on a project called “Magic Words.” Through the project, 30 individuals across Brazil had the chance to put their voices and life experiences down on paper.

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