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Automotive Industry Updates Its Guiding Principles to Enhance Sustainability in the Supply Chain

Updated document provides guidance to automotive supplier partners concerning the latest industry expectations in sustainability
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SOUTHFIELD, Mich., and BRUXELLES, December 12, 2017 /3BL Media/ - The Automotive Industry Action Group (AIAG) and Drive Sustainability today announced an updated version of the “Automotive Industry Guiding Principles to Enhance Sustainability Performance in the Supply Chain.” This collaboration between AIAG, Drive Sustainability and key automotive organizations provides guidance to our valued supplier partners concerning the latest industry expectations.

Sappi North America's Key Performance Indicators: Water

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All pulp and paper mills in North America use and treat water in accordance with comprehensive environmental permits. Overall, Sappi North America’s 2016 water use, total suspended solids and biological oxygen demand intensity metrics were in line with our 2015 performance. Our North American mills draw water from surface sources (rivers and lakes) and return treated water to the same primary sources. After on-site treatment at Cloquet, we send water to a publicly owned treatment facility, where it is treated further and then returned to Lake Superior.

Sappi's Emergency Response Team is Volunteer-Based and Award Winning

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Fifty Sappi employees volunteer to staff the Somerset Emergency Response Team (ERT). The team is trained and prepared to respond to potential in-house emergency situations such as fires, medical issues, fall and confined space rescues, or chemical releases. The ERT also responds offsite with a team from Skowhegan Fire, Waterville Fire and Augusta Fire (Team V) if activated by the Somerset County EMA director.

Celebrating Safety at Sappi's Cloquet Operations

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Safety We have established a global goal of zero workplace incidents consistent with “Project Zero” and our overall safety program. In 2016 the Lost Time Incident Frequency Rate (LTIFR) was 0.69, which is higher than our 2014 benchmark. Unfortunately, multiple incidents have occurred at both the Westbrook and Somerset mills. The Technology Center, Boston office and South Portland office, however, all had zero LTIFR, and the Cloquet Mill continues to demonstrate outstanding performance, ending the year with an LTIFR of 0.13.

Pfizer Is Accelerating the Supply Chain

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Through a Highly Orchestrated Supply Network (HOSuN) approach, Pfizer has developed a supply chain that is directly sensitive to patient needs and can speed our response to those needs. Enhanced with technological advances, we are able to track movement of product throughout the entire supply chain.

Women's Work: Inside The Rising Trend of Female Leaders in Manufacturing

By Amy Elisa Jackson
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James Brown famously sang, “This is a man’s world.” However, perhaps the most notable part of that chorus and song is the second verse: “…But it wouldn’t be nothing, nothing without a woman or a girl.”

Boeing Fabrication Site Leader Eyes Net-Zero Energy Consumption

A conversation with Boeing's Adi Singh
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**This is the eighth article in a series focusing on The Boeing Company's environmental performance and progress in 2016. Visit www.boeing.com/environment for more information.**

Adi Singh leads Boeing’s Frederickson, Washington, site, one of the company’s 12 major facilities that fabricate parts and structural components for Boeing commercial and military aircraft.

Duke Energy Selects North Carolina Locations for Economic Development Program

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  • Six properties to participate in company’s Site Readiness Program
  • Program helped attract more than 2,400 jobs and $3.3 billion in capital investment since 2005
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  • Six properties to participate in company’s Site Readiness Program
  • Program helped attract more than 2,400 jobs and $3.3 billion in capital investment since 2005

Timberland Joins Forces with Over 100 Signatories to Accelerate Social Progress in Factories Worldwide

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Social compliance is nothing new for Timberland. The nearly $2 billion global outdoor lifestyle brand formally launched its factory compliance program in 1994 with the creation of its Code of Conduct, which established minimum standards for workplace conditions and worker rights. Today, most every major brand has its own compliance program and standard against which it audits its factories.

General Motors Expands Take 2 Program for Those Resuming Careers

Marketers and Canadian professionals added for fall 2017
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DETROIT, April 26, 2017 /3BL Media/ – General Motors continues to expand its career reentry program, Take 2, which provides training and development opportunities for experienced professionals returning to the workforce after taking a career break of two or more years.

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