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Ecolab Ahead of Pace to Save Enough Water for 1 Billion People

2018 sustainability report highlights how the company is helping businesses accelerate meaningful change
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July 8, 2019 /3BL Media/ — Ecolab Inc., the global leader in water, hygiene and energy technologies, has released its 2018 corporate sustainability report, Accelerating Meaningful Change, which highlights its work with leading companies throughout the world to reduce environmental impact and drive cost savings. The 2018 publication is Ecolab’s 12th annual corporate sustainability report. 
 

Infographic | Whole Planet Foundation and Partners Alleviating Global Poverty Through Microcredit

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Every quarter Whole Planet Foundation aggregates field metrics from our microfinance partners who are disbursing and collecting microcredit loans to people living in poverty.

Behind Aflac’s Branded Product Helping Kids With Cancer

by Kyle O'Brien
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It’s rare when a branded product can connect with a child deeply. But My Special Aflac Duck - modeled after Aflac's longtime mascot - is doing just that with hundreds of children who are battling cancer. And the smart toy is helping them through perhaps the most difficult time of their lives.

The interactive toy, which won the Best Use of Technology award at the 2019 Drum Marketing Awards USA, is also up for several Cannes Lions awards this year and won the ‘Tech for a Better World’ award at CES 2018, where it was introduced.

Bridgestone Gives Continuity to Project on Traffic Education in Public Schools

The company raises awareness among students and teachers about traffic rules and good practices through the project "Bridgestone Traffic Education"
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São Paulo, Brazil, July 4, 2019 /3BL Media/ - Bridgestone, the world’s largest tyre and rubber company, gives continuity to the project “Bridgestone Traffic Education”, this year with the theme #Intraffic, #lifeleadstheway. The purpose of the educational initiative is to raise awareness among children and teachers from public schools about traffic rules and good practices. The project started in May and will be developed throughout the month of June, in the municipalities of Santo André (SP), Campinas (SP), São Pedro (SP), Camaçari (BA), and Mafra (SC). 

The Scotiabank Charity Challenge Raises a Record $1.2 Million Dollars at The 2019 Scotiabank Vancouver Half-Marathon and 5k

Canadians Ben Preisner and Natasha Wodak win in front of a sold out field of 6,440
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VANCOUVER, July 2, 2019 /3BL Media/ - The 2019 Scotiabank Vancouver Half-Marathon and 5k had many highlights, with $1.2 million dollars being raised for local organizations through the Scotiabank Charity Challenge, capping off a spectacular, record-setting day. Milton, Ontario's Ben Preisner had an impressive Half-Marathon debut to take the men's title in 65:41, while North Vancouver's Natasha Wodak narrowly missed the course record in a time of 71:21.

Arrow Electronics Employees Support Residential Center for Developmentally Disabled Children and Adults in the Philippines

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DENVER, July 2, 2019 /3BL Media/ – Arrow Electronics employees in the company’s Manila, Philippines office donated sports equipment, clothing, furniture and other essential items to the Elsie Gaches Village, a residential care facility for children and adults with intellectual disabilities and neuro-developmental disorders. 

“We really enjoyed interacting with the residents and getting to know them better,” said Hai Ling Wong, senior human resources manager, ASEAN (Association of Southeast Asian Nations) at Arrow. 

New Easterseals Grants Create More Opportunities For People with Disabilities

The grant is announced as Easterseals celebrates 100 years of service and impact in the lives of people with disabilities.
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CHICAGO, July 1, 2019 /3BL Media/ - Celebrating its 100th Anniversary as the nation’s leading advocate and service provider for people with disabilities, Easterseals announced today that the Comcast NBCUniversal Foundation has provided $230,000 in grants to support technology programs and services offered throughout the nonprofit’s national network of affiliates.

Edison International 2018 Sustainability Report: 2018 Community Investments

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Community Investment

We partner with local nonprofits to brighten our communities, invest in the future, and build a better tomorrow. Today, Edison International is one of the largest corporate charitable contributors in Southern California. In 2018, Edison International donated $20 million in philanthropic funding, with nearly 90% of donations supporting underserved communities. Charitable contributions are funded entirely by shareholder dollars, not by customers.

Records Set at Annual Comerica Shred Day in Southeast Michigan

Iron Mountain securely shreds 111,000 pounds of documents
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DETROIT, June 26, 2019 /3BL Media/ – Residents participating in the annual Comerica Bank Shred Day in Southeast Michigan securely shredded approximately 111,000 pounds of documents, which was the largest total collected at a single site by Iron Mountain over the 12-year history of Comerica’s metro Detroit Shred Day.

Held at the bank’s operations center in Livonia, approximately 1,200 vehicles proceeded through the line to take advantage of the free service during the five-hour event. For the first time, Detroit’s Shred Day tallied over 100,000 pounds of documents at one location.

Arrow Electronics Hosts Robotics Workshop for Local Girl Scouts

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DENVER, June 26, 2019 /3BL Media/ – Arrow Electronics hosted a robotics workshop at its Centennial, Colo. headquarters to help local Girl Scouts in 4th and 5th grade earn their “Designing Robots” badge. Twenty Girl Scouts participated in the program, learning to build robot prototypes from Arrow employees representing a range of departments and business units. 

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