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Project to Accelerate the Pace of Tree Plantings for Small Farmers From Arbor Day Foundation, Natural Capital Partners and Taking Root Selected by Microsoft Carbon Removal Program

Payments based on performance approach lets Microsoft purchase future verified carbon credits upfront while planting new trees to benefit small farmers in Nicaragua now.
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LINCOLN, Neb., March 11, 2022 /3BL Media/ - The Arbor Day Foundation announced a new milestone in the ongoing work with Natural Capital Partners, Microsoft and Taking Root to plant more than 1.4 million trees in return for future verified carbon credit purchases that those trees will ultimately capture as they grow and mature over the next several years.

New Collaborative Approaches Drive Natural Climate Solutions

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Natural Capital Partners and the Arbor Day Foundation have collaborated with projects based in Nicaragua and the United States to deliver two of the solutions in the portfolio of nature and technology-based carbon removal projects recently announced by Microsoft.

Gildan Responds to Increased Demand for Masks and Re-Opens Two Additional Facilities

Gildan has re-opened two sewing facilities in Nicaragua to respond to increased demand in mask production
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In April, Gildan announced that the Company had partially re-opened some of its textile and sewing factories in Honduras to produce non-medical face masks and isolation gowns in support of the global fight against the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Company adapted its operations to manufacture the new products and mobilized a team of experts to develop and implement stringent processes to protect employees who had chosen to come back to work on this effort. But since then, the demand for masks has continued to grow.

Fair Trade USA Founder & CEO Wins Ethical Corporation’s 2019 Business Leadership Award

Paul Rice recognized for nonprofit’s work to empower farmers and workers for more than 20 years
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OAKLAND, Calif., October 15, 2019 /3BL Media/ – Fair Trade USA®, the leading third-party certifier of fair trade products in North America, is proud to announce that its founder and CEO Paul Rice was honored with the Business Leader of the Year Award at Ethical Corporation’s 10th Responsible Business Awards 2019 – the world’s leading celebration of responsible business excellence.

13 Inspiring Stories From Women in Manufacturing

From successes to challenges, read the stories for these women
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In light of International Women’s Day 2019, Gildan launched a campaign to recognize some of their 23,000 female employees.

Thirteen employees from seven different countries where the Company operates were invited to share their professional and personal stories. These women explored topics including passions, motivation, family, resilience and growth. Read their stories:

Hear Her Story: Q&A With Ruth Vizcarra, Operations Manager at Gildan

Building an operational department from the ground up
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We sat down with Ruth, Gildan’s Operations Manager, to look back at her 15 year career at the company. From starting out as a Quality Supervisor to finding her fit in operations, Ruth shares her story and the personal milestones she reached along the way:

Q: Tell us about your career journey at Gildan?

SC Johnson Centroamérica nombrada mejor lugar de trabajo

Se reconoce a la compañía por su compromiso con una destacada cultura en el lugar de trabajo
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March 12, 2019 /3BL Media/ - SC Johnson ha sido reconocida como uno de los mejores lugares de trabajo en Centroamérica por Great Place to Work®, clasificando en segundo lugar entre 33 compañías en el listado de 2019. Este es el 12. º año consecutivo que se incluye a SC Johnson en el listado de mejores lugares de trabajo en Centroamérica.

SC Johnson Central America Named Best Workplace

Company Recognized for Commitment to Outstanding Workplace Culture
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RACINE, Wis., March 12, 2019 /3BL Media/ - SC Johnson has been recognized as a Best Workplace in Central America by Great Place to Work®, ranking No. 2 out of 33 companies on the 2019 list. This is the 12th consecutive year SC Johnson has been included on the Best Workplace list in Central America.

Fair Trade USA and Flor de Caña Partner to Bring Fair Trade Certified™ Rum to the Global Community

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OAKLAND, May 23, 2018 /3BL Media/ - Fair Trade USA, the leading certifier of Fair Trade products in North America, welcomed Flor de Caña premium rum to the Fair Trade community after certifying that the raw ingredients used in the production of the Nicaraguan rum are produced under rigorous social and environmental standards - covering areas like safe working conditions, protection of fundamental human rights and environmental best practices. Flor de Caña is proud of its partnership with Fair Trade USA to bring Fair Trade Certified rum to the global community by mid 2018.

Central American Youngsters Hit the Books on Good Nutrition

Bolstering students' health with nutrition education and wholesome foods
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by Michelle Cruz 

Rita Reyes used to see her students fill up on junk food and soda. Now it’s fruit, juice, healthy proteins and garden vegetables.

“This was a constant battle not only with the kids, but also with the parents,” said the primary school teacher at the San Apostol School in Ticuanpante, a municipality just outside the capitol of Nicaragua. “Today, things are different.”

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