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'Industry Driving Social Impact' Award Recognizes Black & Veatch For Commitment to Engineering a Better Future

American Society of Mechanical Engineers and Engineering for Change award honors dedication to social impact efforts
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OVERLAND PARK, Kan., December 7, 2020 /3BL Media/ – Recognizing the intensifying global risks from rising urbanization, population growth and climate change, Black & Veatch is working relentlessly to solve humanity’s critical infrastructure challenges. In recognition of these efforts to facilitate global change, Black & Veatch has been awarded the “Industry Driving Social Impact Award” by the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) and Engineering for Change.

Vinyl Sustainability Council Presents Social Impact Award to GEON Performance Solutions & HMTX Industries

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WASHINGTON, December 8, 2020 /3BL Media/ – The Vinyl Sustainability Council (VSC), a self-funded business council advancing sustainability in the vinyl industry, presented the 2020 Social Impact Award at its annual meeting to GEON Performance Solutions, of Westlake, Ohio, and HMTX Industries, of Norwalk, Connecticut.

Vinyl Sustainability Council Presents Vinyl Recycling Award to The AZEK Company and Sika Sarnafil

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WASHINGTON, December 8, 2020 /3BL Media/ – The Vinyl Sustainability Council (VSC), a self-funded business council advancing sustainability in the vinyl industry, presented the 2020 Vinyl Recycling Award at its annual meeting to The AZEK Company, of Chicago, Illinois and Sika Sarnafil, of Canton, Massachusetts.

Rabobank Recognizes General Mills, PepsiCo for Leadership

By Eric Schroeder
Article

General Mills, Inc., Minneapolis, took home the 2020 Rabobank Award for Leadership in Sustainability. The award recognizes a high-impact organization that has achieved unique steps toward business, environmental, social and governance sustainability, and General Mills was recognized in 2020 for its “bold regenerative agriculture projects, sustainable sourcing, reduction in greenhouse gas emissions, and commitment to 100% renewable energy in operations by 2030.”

Working Mother Media Names VF Corporation One of the “Top 75 Companies for Executive Women”

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DENVER, December 4, 2020 /3BL Media/ -- VF Corporation (NYSE: VFC), a global leader in branded lifestyle apparel, footwear and accessories, has been named one of the 2020+ Top Companies for Executive Women by Working Mother Media (WMM). WMM continues to explore ways to move more women into top positions, while highlighting the successes at these trailblazing companies.

Essity Achieves Ranking in Dow Jones Sustainability™ Index for 2020

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PHILADELPHIA, December 10, 2020 /3BL Media/ – Essity, a global hygiene and health company and manufacturer of the Tork® brand of paper towels, napkins, tissue and toilet paper made from recycled and third-party certified systainable fibers has earned a place in the latest Dow Jones in the latest Dow Jones Sustainability™ Index, one of the most prestigious sustainability indices in the world.  

Wellist's Covid-19 Response Programs Recognized by MassTLC's Tech Top 50 Award

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BOSTON, December 4, 2020 /3BL Media/ - Wellist, a consumer navigation programs provider, has been recognized for their COVID-19 Response efforts by the Massachusetts Technology Leadership Council (MassTLC) Tech Top 50. The award recognizes tech companies with significant impacts in 2020 across five categories: Innovation, Business Accomplishment, Company Culture, Community Impact, and COVID-19 Response.

The Global Sustainable Competitiveness Index 2020

Summary: 
  • Sweden tops the GSCI for a 5th consecutive year, followed by Iceland, Denmark, Finland, & Switzerland
  • UK is ranked 15, US is ranked 32, China 39
  • North-East Asia (South Korea, Japan, China) keep dominating the Intellectual Capital sub-index
  • Scandinavia tops the Social Capital sub-index
  • Ghana is the highest-scoring African nation (60),
  • Highest ranking South American nations is Costa Rica (27), followed by Uruguay (30), Chile (41), and Bolivia (46)
  • Sovereign bond rating’s lack of ESG integration shows insufficient coverage of risks/opportunities in comparison to GSCI ratings
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  • Sweden tops the GSCI for a 5th consecutive year, followed by Iceland, Denmark, Finland, & Switzerland
  • UK is ranked 15, US is ranked 32, China 39
  • North-East Asia (South Korea, Japan, China) keep dominating the Intellectual Capital sub-index
  • Scandinavia tops the Social Capital sub-index
  • Ghana is the highest-scoring African nation (60),
  • Highest ranking South American nations is Costa Rica (27), followed by Uruguay (30), Chile (41), and Bolivia (46)
  • Sovereign bond rating’s lack of ESG integration shows insufficient coverage of risks/opportunities in comparison to GSCI ratings

Caine College of the Arts Interior Design Students Finalists in National Competition

By Whitney Schulte, Public Relations Specialist, Caine College of the Arts
Article

Two Interior Design students from the Caine College of the Arts (CCA) at Utah State University were among five finalists in the dscvr Student Design Competition.

Gildan Receives Its 13th FUNDAHRSE Seal for ESG Work in Honduras

Press Release

MONTREAL, December 4, 2020 /3BL Media/ – Gildan Activewear Inc. (GIL: TSX and NYSE) announced today that it is once again a recipient of the Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Seal by the Fundación Hondureña de Responsabilidad Social Empresarial (FUNDAHRSE) in Honduras. This is the 13th consecutive year that Gildan receives this award.

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