Brazil Engine Plant’s Environmental Practices Lead to LEED


The environmental features and efficiency practices of our new Joinville engine plant in Brazil has earned the plant LEED Gold certification – the first automotive plant in South America to earn this accreditation from the U.S. Green Building Council.

GM First LEED Gold Automotive Plant in South America

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JOINVILLE, Brazil, March 12, 2014 /3BL Media/ – General Motors’ engine plant in Joinville, Brazil has earned Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, or LEED, Gold certification from the U.S. Green Building Council. It is the first automotive plant in South America to become LEED Gold certified, the result of investments in sustainability when construction began two years ago.

VIDEO: Brazilian Artisans Sell Globally with Solidarium

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With its online platform, Solidarium helps artisans increase their sales and escape poverty. On his journey, founder Tiago Dalvi is supported by SAP and Endeavor as part of the SAP Emerging Entrepreneur Initiative.

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Monsanto Scales Up Ecosystems Training


In an effort to increase understanding of ecosystems and biodiversity internally, WBCSD member company Monsanto has recently decided to scale up Business Ecosystems Training (BET) for its Sustainability Champions Core Team and Environmental Affairs team. Until now, Monsanto had given BET to about 50 employees worldwide. New classes will be offered next year using an online training program adapted to the agricultural sector, and a special program for leaders across the organization.

Breaking Down Barriers to Children’s Healthcare in Brazil

by Alexis Raymond

Last week, Cisco launched its newest CSR program – Connected Healthy Children – Brazil.

Much of the Brazilian population lives far away from major cities, so distance can pose a real barrier for children who need specialized medical care. For example, 41 percent of all infants under age 1 and 90 percent of newborns with congenital heart disease are in remote areas.

GE Latin America Strengthens Regional Sustainability Commitment


Brazil is now the world’s seventh-largest economy and has become the ninth-largest energy consumer in the world. And because it’s creating greater energy demand, it’s also adding further strain on the environment. As one of the leading nations on international climate change negotiations, Brazil has voluntarily committed to reducing its greenhouse gas emissions by up to 39% by 2020, relative to 2005 levels.

Revamped Scrap Recycling in Piracicaba


A team at Caterpillar Brasil Ltd. (CBL) in Piracicaba, Brazil, has improved its recycling index through a number of improvements to its scrap disposal program. The name of the recycling area has been changed to Byproduct Central to better identify it as an area for materials that can be a source of revenue. The team also has found a new receiver for scrap, consolidated and organized the area where recyclables are stored, and identified additional materials that can be recycled rather than thrown away.

FedEx Express to Add Electric Vehicles to its Fleet in Brazil

Company Becomes First Freight Carrier With this Type of Vehicle in its Domestic Fleet, with Six Recently-Purchased Kangoo Maxi ZEs
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SAO PAULO, October 25, 2013 /3BL Media/ - FedEx Express, a subsidiary of FedEx Corp. (NYSE: FDX) and the largest express transportation company in the world, will add the first electric vehicles (EVs) to its local fleet in Brazil in January 2014. With a cargo capacity of up to 1,433 pounds (650 kilos) and the ability to cover approximately 75 miles (120 kilometers) on one charge, the models will be in service in the cities of Sao Paulo and Rio de Janeiro.

Monsanto Company Named One of the World's Best Multinational Workplaces by Great Place to Work®

Company recognized on exclusive annual global ranking of great places to work
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ST. LOUIS, October 22, 2013 /3BL Media/ – For the second year in a row, Monsanto Company finds itself on the prestigious list of the World’s Best Multinational Workplaces by Great Place to Work®. This year, Monsanto ranked 12 in the world’s largest annual study of workplace excellence, which identifies the top 25 best multinational companies in terms of workplace culture.

Cisco's 2012 Brazil Corporate Social Responsibility Report


We understand that sustainable, transformational growth is at the heart of the Brazilian government’s economic development plan, as the country aims to become the fifth largest economy by 2016. Read in English (PDF)



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