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Saken Khokhar to Lead Diversity Alliance for Science


Growing up in South Africa during apartheid, Saken Khokhar witnessed the devastating effects of discrimination and segregation, experiences that instilled in her a desire to build more diverse and inclusive societies. Since 2017, as the supplier diversity manager for Boston Scientific, Saken has increased the company’s partnerships with small and diverse businesses by more than 200% and has led the company to spend approximately $1.9 billion on the services of diverse suppliers. In 2020 alone, under Saken’s leadership, Boston Scientific spent $599 million on diverse suppliers.

SAIC Is One of First in Our Industry To Recognize Juneteenth as a Paid Company Holiday

Juneteenth celebrates freedom in America, and we are proud to honor this historically significant day

As SAIC continues to foster a culture where diversity, equity, and inclusion are paramount, we have added Juneteenth as a paid company holiday for our 26,000-plus employees. We are proud to be one of the first companies in our industry to do so.

Adding Juneteenth as a paid holiday is our official recognition of Juneteenth and an important demonstration of SAIC’s core value to advance diversity, equity and inclusion — both inside and outside the company.

SAIC Talking Values Podcast Ep. 3: Integrity

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In the third edition of our podcast series, Kim Rupert, SAIC senior vice president and chief risk officer, leads the discussion on integrity with her colleagues, Cris Potter, Diana Leadbetter, Jeff West, Nancy Staats and Maria Bishop. Watch to learn more about how we foster a culture of integrity at SAIC.

MPLX Named Energy ESG Top Performer by Hart Energy


MPLX earned a 2021 Energy ESG Top Performers Award in the public midstream category from Hart Energy on Nov. 29. The winners were announced at the annual Energy ESG Conference in Houston.

Animal Rescue Continues in Kentucky

Support The Humane Society of the United States' Rescue and Response Efforts

The Humane Society of the United States (The HSUS) Animal Rescue and Response team is currently on the ground in Mayfield, Kentucky to search for and rescue animals after the recent devastating tornado. The team will be stationed at the Mayfield-Graves Animal Shelter after being called in to provide critical aid and expertise. They are going through the rubble and searching for animals who were lost or separated from their families.

Rebuilding a Community: 3M and Heart of America Help Damaged Gordon Parks High School Thrive

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In June of 2020, many buildings in the Twin Cities were damaged during civil unrest that left underserved communities even more vulnerable. Among those buildings were Gordon Parks High School (GPHS), a St. Paul high school that offers flexible class schedules for upperclassmen who need to make up credits. Located in the heart of Midway in St. Paul, GPHS’s work is imperative: providing a safe learning environment for underserved students and encouraging them to be their best.

An "A to Z" Approach to Customer Service in Agriculture

by Dirk Backhaus

In the time it will take you to read this sentence, nearly 100 packages will have left an Amazon warehouse.

To say that "all in one" digital retailers such as Amazon and Alibaba have reshaped how we shop – and the overall look and operations of the retail landscape – would be a severe understatement. In fact, some of you already may have had a visit from your delivery driver today!

ESG in 2021: A Year in Review at Gildan

An overview of Gildan’s 2021 ESG achievements and milestones

Gildan’s longstanding vision of Making Apparel Better® has guided the organization in managing every aspect of its business. With the help of the Company’s Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) program, Gildan has been taking steps to make positive impacts over the years by introducing effective programs for employee wellness and health, as well as organizing numerous sustainability initiatives and community engagement efforts across the regions where the Company operates.

Keeping the Tradition Alive.

How some of our V Team celebrates the holidays.
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By Raquel Wilson

On today’s episode of Up To Speed, hosts Raquel Wilson and Adi Wineland are desperately looking for some holiday spirit. Fortunately, V Teamers from near and far have stuffed the Good Mailbox with some of their favorite holiday traditions. From potato latkes to Italian torrone candy, there’s a lot of delicious variety that will get your mouth watering.

ESG Commitments Maintain Strong Positioning in Sustainability Rankings

S&P Global Ratings, Carbon Disclosure Project and Vigeo Eiris recognize our energy industry leadership in 2021

If you’re going to talk the talk, you need to walk the walk.

It’s been just over a year since Enbridge committed to net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by the year 2050.


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