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AECOM Blog: Nine Things a Director of Sustainable Development Vows to Change


Ben Smith, AECOM's associate director and sustainability team leader for the company’s planning, design and economics operations in Europe, the Middle East and Africa, is committed to change during the next 12 months. Whether it’s growing veggies with his children or studying the ethics of his investments, he’s determined to give it a go. So what sparked this light bulb moment? In a recent blog post, Melbourne, Australia, based Ben explains:

Caterpillar China 2013 Sustainability Report

Caterpillar China Chairman's Message
China is an important emerging market for Caterpillar and one of the keys to our future success. We already have an extensive history of commitment and service in China, and we are devoted to long-term investment and growth long into the future. Over the past 35 years, as China has experienced rapid economic growth, Cat® machines have made significant contributions to the development and construction of infrastructure throughout the country.

Cascades Applauds Employees for Their Community Involvement

Press Release

Kingsey Falls, June 26, 2014 /3BL Media/ – For the second year in a row, Cascades’ Socio-Heroes Contest, which aims to recognize Cascaders for their exceptional community involvement, was a great success. From among the numerous nominations submitted, two employees were chosen to be our 2013 Socio Heroes: William Leonard and Denis Paré.

Cascades Launches Respak: the Alternative to Polycoated Packaging

Press Release

Kingsey Falls, Québec, June 19, 2014 /3BL Media/ – Cascades is proud to announce the launch of Respak, the ecological answer to the environmental challenge of polycoated packaging products. Designed primarily for the food and food services industries, Respak is recyclable and compostable, without compromising on the performance and durability characteristic of traditional polycoated packaging.

Cascades, the Quebec Government and Rackam Announce a Major Solar Energy Project in Kingsey Falls

Press Release

Kingsey Falls, June 9, 2014 /3BL Media/ – Pierre Arcand, Minister of Energy and Natural Resources and Minister responsible for the Northern Plan, Mario Plourde, President and Chief Executive Officer of Cascades Inc., Mathieu Chagnon, President of Rackam, and Stéphanie Trudeau, Vice-President, Strategy, Communication and Sustainability at

Cascades launches an important… solar energy project!


Yesterday we announced a major renewable energy project that we have been working on for several months with Rackam: construction of a solar power plant. This innovative project will supply power to the Cascades industrial complex in Kingsey Falls, allowing us to reduce our consumption of natural gas.

Learn more about this innovative project...

Canadian Environment Week: What Promise will you Make to the Planet?


Why not take advantage of Canadian Environment Week to add a new environmentally responsible habit to your daily routine? Just one new habit can make a difference, if we all join together! Here are some ideas. Feel free to do something different, if you have another good idea!

Discover the 10 ideas we suggest putting into action. - CEMEX (NYSE:CX) publishes 2013 Sustainable Development Report

The report presents how the company is addressing the challenges of increasing urban populations
Press Release

May 28, 2014 /3BL Media/ - CEMEX (NYSE: CX) has released its 2013 Sustainable Development Report, which presents how the company is addressing the challenges of increasing urban populations.

“As a global building materials and solutions company, CEMEX is uniquely positioned to help address construction and environmental challenges associated with urbanization,” said Fernando A. Gonzalez, Chief Executive Officer of CEMEX.

2013 highlights include:

World Bank Supports Ukraine’s Anti-Corruption Initiatives to Improve Business Climate

by Vikas Vij

The World Bank has come forward to support a new anti-corruption initiative in Ukraine aimed at improving the country’s business environment and stimulating sustainable economic growth. The Bank has signed a Protocol of Support, which endorses anti-corruption efforts of the Ukrainian Government, in association with the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), and the Ukrainian business community.


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