March 11, 2014 /3BL Media/ - Freeport-McMoRan, through its affiliate company PT Freeport Indonesia, recently released 1,600 turtles into their natural habitat in Papua, Indonesia.
Carettochelys insculpta, also called the fly river turtle, is found in rivers in Papua. It has a distinctive snout-like nose and webbed feet. The turtles are often smuggled out of the country to be sold as exotic pets. The turtles are protected under Indonesian conservation law.
Amid coconut boom, Fair Trade certification empowers farmers and workers to improve their lives and protect the environment
Oakland, Calif., February 19, 2014 /3BL Media/ - Fair Trade USA, the leading third-party certifier of Fair Trade products in North America, today announces the launch of Fair Trade Certified™ coconut products into the global market. Beginning with coconut waters and oils, Fair Trade USA welcomes the versatile nut into its offerings with the aim of improving the lives of small-scale coconut farmers, and protecting workers in coconut processing facilities.
Company Recognized for Cocoa Sustainability and Economic Development Efforts in Indonesia
Mars, Incorporated announced today the company was named one of the top 12 finalists for the Secretary of State’s 2013 Award for Corporate Excellence (ACE) for its cocoa sustainability and economic development work in Indonesia.
Study confirms that Tupperware's business model builds Indonesian women's financial, professional and social capital; Indonesian women fully embrace their roles as entrepreneurs
ORLANDO, Fla. and JAKARTA, Indonesia, Oct. 30, 2013 /3BL Media/ -- Tupperware Brands Corporation, a portfolio of global direct selling companies, selling innovative, premium products across multiple brands and categories - announced findings from a new independent research study, "Empowering Women Entrepreneurs: A Study of the Impact of Tupperware Brands in Indonesia," that analyzes the economic and social impacts of the company's business model on its Indonesian sales force.
San Francisco, October 1, 2013 /3BL Media/ —The Walt Disney Company has awarded a US$625,000 grant to expand BSR’s HERfinance initiative through new peer-to-peer education programs on financial literacy for factory workers in supply chains throughout Asia and Latin America.
Energy Industry Change Agents Return From Java Forever Changed
STAMFORD, Conn., Aug. 9, 2013 /3BL Media /PRNewswire/ -- After a recent service trip in rural Indonesia, 34 Associates and staff from Viridian Energy succeeded in improving access to clean water and renewable energy for the people of the Gedepahala region on the island of Java. But the most surprising and lasting changes may be the ones that transformed the participants themselves. Despite their attempts at selflessness the Viridian volunteers returned to the United States feeling they had gained far more than they had given.
Indonesian investigators are building criminal cases against eight Southeast Asian companies they suspect of being responsible for raging fires that have blanketed neighboring Singapore and Malaysia with hazardous smog.
The Environment Ministry last week named the firms for their alleged role in Southeast Asia’s worst air pollution crisis in 16 years, which has raised concerns over public health and hurt business and tourism in Singapore, Malaysia and Indonesia.