Darden Digest: Hispanic Heritage Month at Darden is a Family Affair


My name is Gabriel Resendez and I've been with Darden for more than two years as a part of the gift card sales team. Prior to joining Darden, I worked for a financial services company. My wife and I relocated to Orlando from Chicago back in 2005. I was born and raised in Northwest Ohio and am a graduate of The Ohio State University. I am excited to share my story as a part of Hispanic Heritage Month.

Drivers Start Your Apps!

SAP Can Connect Cars, People, Automobile Manufacturers, and Businesses in New and Exciting Ways Joshua Greenbaum

Like the smartphone, which has rendered the process of making phone calls almost an afterthought, the connected car that SAP is planning will make mere driving seem a little quaint. This article explores SAP's dream to convert precious dashboard real estate into an interface that makes drivers consumers of next-generation services, enabling access to things like refueling, parking, and carpooling much like the way consumers access apps from their smartphones.

City of Springfield and Eastman Dedicate Congressman Richard E. Neal Indian Orchard Community Park

Community celebrates reopening of one of Indian Orchard’s oldest parks
Press Release

SPRINGFIELD, Mass., September 23, 2013 /3BL Media/ – The City of Springfield, Massachusetts and Eastman Chemical Company today dedicated the Congressman Richard E. Neal Indian Orchard Community Park. Located at 1708 Page Boulevard, the park has always been an important green space to the citizens of Springfield.

The 18 acre park has been an integral part of the Indian Orchard community for over fifty years. After acquiring Solutia, Inc. in 2012, Eastman continued the ongoing work to donate the private park to the City of Springfield.

Darden Digest: Darden Celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month


As part of our company's Hispanic Heritage Month celebration, today's Darden Digest post comes from Valerie Insignares, President of LongHorn Steakhouse. Val has been with Darden since 1997 and President of LongHorn since January 2013. Previously, Val served as Chief Restaurant Operations Officer for Darden.

Workforce for Good: Employee Engagement in Sustainability/CSR – Conclusions

Workforce for Good Blog Series Conclusion

Employee engagement is one of the toughest and often most perplexing elements of sustainability and corporate social responsibility (CSR) efforts.  Two leading Midwest sustainability/CSR experts, Matthew Rochte and Jocelyn Azada, set out to find just what were companies doing to successfully engage employees in sustainability/CSR.  They share their findings in the whitepaper Workforce for Good™ and in this 3BLmedia series on employee engagement.


AIAG Announces 2nd Conflict Minerals Industry Briefing

Update on the industry-leading initiatives AIAG and its members are collaborating on to responsibly source minerals in the supply chain

Conflict Minerals Industry Briefing II

Since 2010, AIAG and two dozen member companies representing OEMs and suppliers have been working together to identify resources and tools to help companies gain greater supply chain transparency in the area of Conflict Minerals.

Event Summary:

Weyerhaeuser Reaches Safety Milestone

Lowest Recordable Incident Rate in company’s history – 0.76

Weyerhaeuser’s commitment to employee and contractor safety is the highest company value, as reported in its on-line Sustainability Report. From senior leadership to front-line supervisors, visible, consistent commitment to safety makes a significant impact. Weyerhaeuser leaders hold themselves and others accountable for demonstrating caring, safe behaviors and correcting hazardous situations. Employees are fully engaged and share responsibility and accountability for safety.

The company has two health and safety goals associated with its Sustainability Roadmap:

Howard S. Wright project Executive Receives 2013 BetterBricks Award

Press Release

Portland, August 8, 2013 /3BL Media/ - Matthew Braun, PE, project executive for Howard S. Wright, a Balfour Beatty company, has been selected as winner of a 2013 BetterBricks Award from the Portland Business Journal.

Weyerhaeuser Shares Progress Toward 2020 Sustainability Goals

Press Release

July 25, 2013 /3BL Media/ - Weyerhaeuser Company (NYSE: WY) today announced the publication of its tenth annual sustainability report. The online report details the company’s performance in 2012 and demonstrates its progress against more than 40 specific targets it will accomplish by 2020. The company’s commitments, goals and targets are organized under three sustainability pillars — performance, people and planet.   

A few highlights of Weyerhaeuser’s 2012 sustainability achievements include:

Mars, Incorporated Reports Progress In 2012 Against Ambitious Targets To Make A Difference To People And Planet Through Its Performance

Announcement made in conjunction with publication of Mars’ 2012 Principles in Action Summary detailing the company’s Principles-led approach to business and its commitments
Press Release

July 24, 2013 /3BL Media/ - Mars, Incorporated published its third annual Principles in Action Summary on, which details the company’s approach to business – its progress and the challenges it shares with society while underscoring its commitment to put its Five Principles into action to make a difference to people and the planet through its performance.  Mars remains a private, family-owned business dedicat


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