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Two Global Brands are Helping Haiti Turn Its Trash Into an Industry

by Adele Peters
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Walking past some canals in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, all you can see is trash: the water is filled with plastic bottles, bags, and other litter, slowly floating toward the ocean. The city doesn't have a municipal recycling system, and recyclables that make it into trash cans usually go to the landfill.

A Very Sweet Success

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Ice cream is probably the world’s most ubiquitous treat. In Port Au Prince, Haiti, ice cream will become more than a sticky, melty, sweet – starting today, ice cream will change Haitian lives. Crazy, right?

Bristol-Myers Squibb Supports Haitian Hurricane Relief Efforts

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NEW YORK, October 10, 2016 /3BL Media/ -- Bristol-Myers Squibb and the Bristol-Myers Squibb Foundation are supporting emergency relief effort in Haiti following the Category 4 hurricane which hit the island on October 4, destroying homes and crops, flooding streets and cutting off transportation across the island. Haiti is the poorest country in the Western Hemisphere and has been plagued by natural disasters over the past decade.

The company is donating $600,000 in medicines to help the people of Haiti.

Timberland Wins for Most Effective International Investment at Ethical Corporation Responsible Business Awards

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On Friday, September 30, 2016 outdoor lifestyle brand Timberland was honored at the Seventh Annual Ethical Corporation Responsible Business Awards as winner of the “Most Effective International Investment” category. The international awards ceremony, held annually in London, recognizes innovative and meaningful approaches to making responsible business a reality. For Timberland, this honor came as the company culminated its five-year commitment to reforest Haiti and empower smallholder farmers through tree planting.

Timberland Wins for Most Effective International Investment at Ethical Corporation Responsible Business Awards

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On Friday, September 30, 2016 outdoor lifestyle brand Timberland was honored at the Seventh Annual Ethical Corporation Responsible Business Awards as winner of the “Most Effective International Investment” category. The international awards ceremony, held annually in London, recognizes innovative and meaningful approaches to making responsible business a reality. For Timberland, this honor came as the company culminated its five-year commitment to reforest Haiti and empower smallholder farmers through tree planting.

HP Partners with Thread International, Timberland to Help Haitian Children, Families

Health, education and job opportunities for families living near Haiti’s Truitier landfill.
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By Sarah Murry

Imagine a massive landfill on the edge of a port city.

If you look closer amid the mountains of garbage, you’ll notice that it’s bustling with activity as children scour the dump, sifting through mounds of trash for recyclables to sell. It might be their families’ only source of income in the country, Haiti, the poorest in the Western hemisphere.

HP Announces Commitment to Create Sustainable Recycling Opportunities in Haiti

Joins Initiative to Improve Conditions and Bring Opportunity to Workers at Truitier Landfill
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Palo Alto, Calif., September 21, 2016 /3BL Media/ — Today at the 2016 Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) Annual Meeting, HP announced it has joined a CGI Commitment to Action with Thread, Timberland, Team Tassy, and ACOP (Association des Collecteurs des Objets en Plastique) to improve conditions at the Truitier landfill in Haiti over a three-year period.

Timberland Launches Documentary Online to Benefit Partner in Haiti

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In March 2016, Timberland kicked off a national tour of its documentary “KOMBIT: The Cooperative,” a film documenting Timberland’s efforts to reforest Haiti, one of the most severely deforested countries in the world.

Haiti Impact Trip Provides Eye-Opening Experience for Stop Hunger Now Partner

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Guest blog by Jacqueline Campbell, Analyst for North America Corporate Social Responsibility at Sanofi.

Since 2005, nearly one million people have volunteered to package meals for Stop Hunger Now, yet only a handful have had the opportunity to see the faces of those who are impacted daily. While I was aware of the existence of starvation, malnutrition, and poverty in parts of the world, I never expected to see them firsthand, as I did on a Stop Hunger Now Impact Trip to Haiti in March, 2016.

Father/Daughter Kohler Associates Bring Clean Water and Prosperity to Haiti

Microloans give families the chance to rise above poverty.
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Haiti is the poorest country in the Western hemisphere. Over 80 percent of Haitian citizens live under the poverty line. Only 16 percent of rural Haiti has adequate sanitation and less than one-third have safe drinking water. 

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