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Mars Brazil Ranks 19th In Great Place to Work

A rapid rise up the ranks of 56 places since 2012
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October 2, 2014 /3BL Media/ - Mars Brazil has once again made the Great Place to Work ranking, being listed in the top 20 companies to work for. This is the third year Mars has participated in the survey, and each year has achieved an even better score.

PepsiCo Unveils Hydro-BID, Releases Water Report

The Inter-American Development Bank’s Hydro-BID tool forecasts water availability in Latin America and the Caribbean.
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PepsiCo unveiled Hydro-BID, a ground-breaking data management and modeling tool developed in partnership with the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) that estimates the availability of freshwater in water-scarce regions throughout Latin America and the Caribbean.

Alcatel-Lucent Foundation: ConnectEd Brazil Employee Engagement Highlights

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Exposure of students to new technologies and career paths helps ConnectEd Brazil students learn about their own opportunities and set goals. Alcatel-Lucent employees volunteered to provide tours of their office for eighty-four students, and hosted students at the 15th Futurecom, the largest telecommunications event in Latin America.

The Fair Trade Guide to the 2014 FIFA World Cup

How does your favorite team stack up in terms of production of Fair Trade Certified goods?
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The 2014 World Cup is well underway in Brazil. As you sit on your comfy couch with your Fair Trade certified coffee (or sneak in a game at work —don’t worry, we won’t tell!) and watch countries go head-to-head in the world’s most universally popular sport, we hope you'll take some time and learn about the positive impact that Fair Trade has on farmers in these countries.

The Fruit that Fuels the U.S. Team in the World Cup

The U.S. Men's National Team Consumes an average of one case of avocados every day
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The U.S. Pulls Through

Despite a rain-soaked 1-0 loss to Germany, the United States made it past the Group of Death and into the World Cup’s knockout stage, where they will play Belgium today at 1 pm PST.

Much of the U.S. team’s survival against Germany can be attributed to their solid defensive play and goalkeeping, which fended off eight German shots on goal. Luck played a part, too: had Ghana bested Portugal by two goals, the Americans would have been eliminated.

Just Soccer and Samba? Oh No, Brazil is Much More!

Volkswagen in the Land of Hydropower and Wild Nature
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This is the 4th part of a series on highlights from the brand-new Volkswagen Group Sustainability Report 2013 - the summary of our efforts to strike a balance between resource efficiency, economic stability, and social responsibility.

This week, we focus on BRAZIL. Host country of passionate soccer matches, for Austrian author Stefan Zweig “A Land of the Future,” and home of Volkswagen do Brasil, the largest vehicle manufacturer and the 2nd largest carmaker in terms of sales.

A country of mighty waters and arid provinces, of deep jungles and wide savannahs.

With its numerous rivers and high gradients, Brazil is the land of renewable energy. Water is a key source of energy in the country. About 80% of the produced energy comes from hydropower. The Volkswagen Group has a significant involvement in these production operations. Volkswagen built the Anhanguera small hydropower plants in collaboration with two local partners. It went on stream in 2010 and has the capacity to feed around 100 gigawatt-hours of electricity into the national grid each year.

A good 18% of the energy used by the four Brasilian Volkswagen plants is covered by this. Another benefit comes along for the province of São Joaquim da Barra. It draws lasting financial benefits from the hydropower plant, which fosters the local economy. There is a 25% increase in the annual tax revenues of the province.

Says Eduardo Barros, Head of Legal Affairs and Board Member of Volkswagen do Brazil responsible for sustainability: “Our long-term aim is to meet up to 80% of our energy requirements from our own sources.”

Read on – or go directly to the new Volkswagen Group Sustainability Report

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This is the 4th part of a series on highlights from the brand-new Volkswagen Group Sustainability Report 2013 - the summary of our efforts to strike a balance between resource efficiency, economic stability, and social responsibility.

This week, we focus on BRAZIL. Host country of passionate soccer matches, for Austrian author Stefan Zweig “A Land of the Future,” and home of Volkswagen do Brasil, the largest vehicle manufacturer and the 2nd largest carmaker in terms of sales.

A country of mighty waters and arid provinces, of deep jungles and wide savannahs.

With its numerous rivers and high gradients, Brazil is the land of renewable energy. Water is a key source of energy in the country. About 80% of the produced energy comes from hydropower. The Volkswagen Group has a significant involvement in these production operations. Volkswagen built the Anhanguera small hydropower plants in collaboration with two local partners. It went on stream in 2010 and has the capacity to feed around 100 gigawatt-hours of electricity into the national grid each year.

A good 18% of the energy used by the four Brasilian Volkswagen plants is covered by this. Another benefit comes along for the province of São Joaquim da Barra. It draws lasting financial benefits from the hydropower plant, which fosters the local economy. There is a 25% increase in the annual tax revenues of the province.

Says Eduardo Barros, Head of Legal Affairs and Board Member of Volkswagen do Brazil responsible for sustainability: “Our long-term aim is to meet up to 80% of our energy requirements from our own sources.”

Read on – or go directly to the new Volkswagen Group Sustainability Report

Cat® Brightens Future of 3,441 Municipalities in Brazil

Thousands of municipalities in Brazil are receiving new Cat® equipment as part of the country's Growth Acceleration Program
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The future is looking brighter for 3,441 municipalities in Brazil after receiving new Cat® equipment. Several thousand Cat motor graders and backhoe loaders were purchased by the Brazilian government in 2013 and provided to municipalities with a population of less than 50,000, as part of the country's Growth Acceleration Program (PAC2).

Deloitte Shared Deloitte Brasil's Album: Street Child World Cup 2014 – Rio de Janeiro

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2014 promises to be a special year for all Brazilians who dream and work to build a world of more opportunities. This year the Deloitte Brazil member firm sponsored the Street Child World Cup (SCWC), a unique event which included a soccer tournament for former street children from 19 countries, a conference, and an arts program, in Rio de Janeiro.

SAP TV: Football for a Better Future

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SAP supports children in the favelas of Rio. As a partner of the Inter Campus Brazil, the CSR program developed by the football club F.C. Internazionale Milano, SAP is on-site to care for the young kickers.

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SAP Harnesses the Power of Sports to Inspire and Transform the Lives of Underserved Youth in Brazil through Partnership with Inter Campus

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WALLDORF, Newsbyte, June 16, 2014 /3BL Media/ — In line with its ongoing commitment to improving the lives of underserved children in the communities in which it operates, SAP AG announced today a new partnership with Inter Campus, the corporate social responsibility program developed by F.C. Internazionale Milano. The initiative uses the international game of football as an educational tool to restore the right to play to needy children worldwide.

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