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Novo Nordisk Releases Integrated Annual Report 2017

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Novo Nordisk, a global healthcare company specialising in diabetes, obesity and other serious chronic diseases, published its Annual Report 2017 online today at novonordisk.com/annualreport. It is the company's fourteenth integrated annual report accounting for the company's financial, social and environmental performance.

Ahold Delhaize, Albertsons, Target Form Sustainable Palm Oil Network

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A number of US retailers, including Ahold Delhaize, Albertsons and Target, have joined with global food manufacturers such as Kellogg and Kraft Heinz to form the North American Sustainable Palm Oil Network (NASPON).

The aim of the group is to educate and assist North American companies in making and delivering on commitments to source sustainable palm oil.

Cutting Through the Haze of Business and Human Rights in India

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Arriving in Delhi by night doesn’t give you a true sense of the city’s vastness. The low hum of hundreds of taxis whizzing around the airport terminal and the dirt kicked up from the wheels of 11:00 p.m. traffic blur the senses. But when morning came, and I saw the prim, gleaming hotels and office buildings of Gurgaon rise from a sprawling landscape of poverty and poke through the hazy, brown-grey horizon line, a clearer picture of India emerged.

Thai Union and Nestlé Launch Demonstration Boat to Promote Human Rights in Fishing Industry

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BANGKOK, December 15, 2017 /3BL Media/ — Thai Union Group PCL and Nestlé have launched a demonstration boat to promote the human rights of workers in the Thai fishing industry. The boat is the first of its kind in Thailand.

The two companies, in collaboration with global non-profit Verité, renovated a standard Thai fishing boat, transforming it into a modern vessel demonstrating improved working conditions and labor standards.

Exploring Best Practices for Human Rights Issues – An Erb Institute/WEC roundtable

By Allison Torres Burtka
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The field of sustainability began with environmental issues, which brought about standards and regulations that companies must follow. But human rights issues don’t yet have the same kind of established standards. “It’s still a relatively new dialogue and language for the business community,” said Theresa Loar, an independent consultant who focuses on human rights in business. “While there are excellent UN guiding principles, it’s not the same thing as your government setting certain requirements and standards.

Sodexo Earns Perfect Score on the 2018 Corporate Equality Index

Sodexo’s focus on LGBTQ diversity and inclusion among employees, clients, and communities has earned it a spot on the Human Rights Campaign Foundation’s annual index once again.
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GAITHERSBURG, Md., December 14, 2017 /3BL Media/ - Sodexo, the world leader in Quality of Life Services, announced today that it received a perfect score on the Human Rights Campaign Foundation’s 2018 Corporate Equality Index (CEI), a national benchmarking survey and report on corporate policies and practices related to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) workpl

Hasbro Celebrates 5th Anniversary of Global CSR Practice With Release of CSR Report, Playing With Purpose

Company’s CSR Report Summarizes Progress and Performance across Environmental Sustainability, Human Rights and Ethical Sourcing, and Diversity and Inclusion
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Hasbro, Inc. (NASDAQ: HAS), announced today the release of its 2016 Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Report, titled Playing with Purpose.

Philips and Dell on Revolutionizing Global Supply Chains – Complimentary Webinar

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For most companies their greatest risks and impacts lie within their supply chains. To truly address areas such as; GHG emissions, Human Rights violations and water usage companies need to work with a whole host of partners.

In a 1-hour webinar debate, you will hear from businesses on how they are driving large scale change in partnership with suppliers, industry associations, NGOs and competitors.

Journey to Acceptance: Parents of Hate Crime Victim Speak Out

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Today the name Matthew Shepard is synonymous with gay rights, but for most of his life, he was simply Judy Shepard’s eldest son, “Matt”.  In October 1998, one pivotal event in the small college town where he lived would change the world forever.

Matthew, a 21- year-old college student studying political science and international relations, had been attacked in Laramie, Wyoming, in what would become one of the most horrific anti-gay hate crimes in America. He was abducted, beaten and left tied to a fence for more than 18 hours.

Panel of Experts Talk Corporations and the Global Refugee Crisis at the BSR Conference 2017

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At the BSR Conference 2017, a panel of experts from the private sector gathered on stage to discuss what business can do to help solve the global refugee crisis. Panelists included TripAdvisor President and CEO Stephen Kaufer, MercyCorps Chief Executive Officer Neal Keny-Guyer, and Executive Vice President of Sustainability and President of Mastercard Center for Inclusive Growth Shamina Singh. BSR Associate Director Peter Nestor moderated the panel.

"When you leverage your business expertise and the value of your business—that is how you make a difference," said Singh.

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