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Alabama River Cellulose: A Strong Presence in the Region

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Since 1978, the Alabama River Cellulose (ARC) mill has been a major part of the economic lifeblood of the region. Recognized as one of the largest pulp operations in North America, the mill is also considered the largest manufacturer in Monroe County and one of the largest employers in the area. ARC, part of Georgia-Pacific’s Cellulose group, employs approximately 425 people and generates $90 million in direct annual wages and benefits for the region.

IWBI Welcomes New Organizations to Its Growing Membership Program

IWBI members are investing in the health and well-being of their employees, clients and customers
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New York, March 29, 2021 /3BL Media/ – The International WELL Building Institute (IWBI) is pleased to announce new organizations that have joined the IWBI membership program. The continued growth of the program signifies an increasing global emphasis on improving health and well-being through the spaces where we live, work and play. The most recent members to join this network include real estate developers, design and engineering consulting firms and product manufacturers.

Griffith Foods Honors Women's History Month and International Women's Day

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For Women's History Month and International Women's Day, Griffith Foods celebrates the achievements of women around the world and raises awareness for gender equality. This year’s theme is #ChooseToChallenge – a challenged world is an alert world and from challenge comes change.

Gilead Sciences: Solidarity With Our Asian-American and Pacific Islander Employees

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"We stand in solidarity with our Asian-American and Pacific Islander employees. The recent attacks in Atlanta and the Bay Area are deplorable, and we condemn racism of any kind." Read more from Chairman and CEO Daniel O’Day:

Message to our Employees on Violence Against Asian-Americans and Pacific Islanders

Daniel O’Day - March 18, 2021

To all employees, 

120-foot Tower Aims to Support Restoration of Longleaf Pine by Taking Carbon and Water Cycling Quantification Efforts to New Heights

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Researchers from Clemson University are using a 120-foot research tower to study the role of longleaf pines in carbon and water cycling in South Carolina. The tower measures the exchange of carbon, water, and energy between the Earth’s surface and the atmosphere. The project's primary goal is to support the restoration of longleaf pine to its historic range.

Clemson is partnering with The Nature Conservancy (TNC) on the project, supported by a grant from the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF) and funding from International Paper.

Women of Invesco “Choose To Challenge”

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In celebration of International Women’s Day, themed #ChooseToChallenge, the Invesco Women’s Network (IWN) invited women from across Invesco to share their thoughts on the importance of celebrating women’s achievements and speaking up against gender bias and inequity.

Listen to women across the company share what #ChooseToChallenge means to them.

What's Next In Group Benefits: Meeting Today's Evolving Employee Needs

By Ann Clifford
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As employers renew their commitment to their employee benefits strategies, they’re looking to brokers and insurance carriers to help them deliver holistic offerings that reflect the evolving landscape and address employees’ financial wellbeing needs.

Coalition of Global Consumer Goods Companies Launches Framework for the Implementation of Human Rights Due Diligence Systems in Aligned Approach Against Forced Labour

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  • Twenty-two consumer goods brands and retailers commit to implement Framework in their own operations by 2025 as part of participation in Human Rights Coalition – Working to End Forced Labour (HRC) from The Consumer Goods Forum (CGF)
  • Framework lays out maturity journey for implementing six-step human rights due diligence systems to identify, address and prevent forced labour risks

Global Workplace Standard for Mica Processors Released

New standard supports worker rights, addresses environment, health and safety issues
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ALEXANDRIA, Va. and PARIS, March 16, 2021 /3BL Media/ The Responsible Minerals Initiative of the Responsible Business Alliance and the Responsible Mica Initiative today announced the release of a Global Workplace Standard for Mica Processors. The new Standard aims to improve conditions for workers in mica supply chains by leveraging the collective experience of these initiatives and benchmarking against internationally recognized frameworks.

Alkermes Employee Strives to Make a Difference in Cancer Patients' Lives

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Meet Blake Finchen —an Alkermes employee driven by the memory of her father to make a meaningful difference in the lives of people living with cancer. 

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