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Corporate Giving Tops $26 Billion in 2018, Industry-leading Report Finds, up 11% Since 2016

Companies in top 25% of corporate giving each contributed $60 million or more in social investments
Press Release

NEW YORK, October 17, 2019 /3BL Media/— As the unrivaled leader in benchmarking on corporate social investments, in partnership with companies, Chief Executives for Corporate Purpose (CECP) found in their annual Giving in Numbers: 2019 Edition report that leading corporations are intensifying efforts to meet key societal needs around the world.

It’s Here: CECP’s Giving in Numbers 2019 Edition!

By Carmen Perez, Senior Director, Data Insights, CECP
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On the day that Giving in Numbers is released, the CECP team envisions everyone diving into this year’s insights for the first time. Many have read the report for years, are tuned into the nuances of trends, and can quickly spot new topics that pop up in the report. Others find the report for the first time and experience the excitement (and relief) to have credible data sourced from the largest and leading companies to back-up the case they’ve been making for their company to do more and to do better.

RMI and GRI Launch Responsible Mineral Reporting Toolkit

New Resource Encourages Supply Chain Disclosures for ‘Conflict Minerals’
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ALEXANDRIA, Va. and AMSTERDAM, October 15, 2019 /3BL Media/ – The Responsible Minerals Initiative (RMI), an Initiative of the Responsible Business Alliance, and the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI), have launched a toolkit to advance reporting on sourcing minerals from conflict-affected and high-risk areas.

SC Johnson Chairman and CEO Fisk Johnson to Receive Honor for Efforts to Raise Awareness About Human Trafficking

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RACINE, Wis., October 11, 2019 /3BL Media/ – Fisk Johnson, Chairman and CEO of SC Johnson, today will receive “The Last Girl Corporate Inspiration Award” from the anti-sex trafficking group, Apne Aap Women Worldwide (Apne Aap). This prestigious award will be presented to Johnson for the company’s sponsorship of the acclaimed film “Love Sonia,” a story inspired by the real-life events of a young girl’s attempts to rescue her sister after their debt-ridden father sells her into prostitution.

Taproot Foundation Announces the Average Hourly Value of Pro Bono Service is now $195

New valuation up 30% over 2015 value
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October 9, 2019 / 3BL Media / - In the lead up to Pro Bono Week 2019, Taproot Foundation announces that the average hourly value of pro bono service in 2019 has increased to $195, up 30% over the 2015 valuation. The $195 valuation defines the average per hour value of time donated by business professionals to nonprofit organizations through pro bono services, including expertise in areas like marketing, strategic planning, HR, technology, and finance.

Customer Demands are Driving Sustainability Goal-Setting Into a New Era

New report by the National Association for Environmental, Health, Safety and Sustainability (EHS&S) Management (NAEM) reveals best practices and horizon issues for sustainability goals
Press Release

October 7, 2019 /3BL Media/ - Customers are the most important stakeholders influencing how companies set sustainability priorities, define goals and respond to external requests for environment, social and governance (ESG) information, according to a new report by NAEM.

Among the EHS&S leaders surveyed by NAEM, 68% use, or are planning to use, a formal materiality assessment to identify the issues that most affect their business. And customers are at the top of the list of key influences driving that agenda, NAEM’s research found.

MSD Publishes 2018/2019 Corporate Responsibility Report

Report Illustrates MSD’s Approach to Long-Term Sustainability for Business and Society.
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October 9, 2019 - MSD (tradename of Merck & Co. Inc., Kenilworth, N.J., USA (NYSE: MRK)) has issued its 2018/2019 Corporate Responsibility Report. The report highlights the company’s performance and progress in its four corporate responsibility priority areas of Access to Health, Employees, Environmental Sustainability, and Ethics & Values. 

Points of Light Releases The Civic 50 2019 Key Trends and Insights Report

Report features trends, data and insights from the 50 most community-minded companies in the United States
Press Release

ATLANTA, October 2, 2019 /3BL Media/– Points of Light, a global nonprofit dedicated to accelerating people-powered change, released The Civic 50 report featuring key trends, benchmarking data and insights from the 2019 honorees. The Civic 50 honorees are public and private companies with U.S. operations and revenues of at least $1 billion, and are selected based on four dimensions of their U.S.

Aflac Shares 2018 Corporate Social Responsibility Report Comprehensive Report Demonstrates Aflac's Purpose - 'The Aflac Way'

Press Release

COLUMBUS, Ga., Sept. 30, 2019 /3BL Media/ -- Aflac, the leader in supplemental insurance sales at U.S. worksites, celebrated its 2018 corporate social responsibility, also known as CSR, accomplishments by unveiling its 2018 CSR Report: "Purpose … with feathers." The comprehensive report highlights the actions and initiatives led by the company's leaders, employees and independent sales agents, who demonstrate Aflac's purpose through their actions.

Hormel Foods Achieves Nonrenewable Energy Use Reduction Goal and Has Record Year of Giving

Reports progress in latest annual corporate responsibility report
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AUSTIN, Minn., September 27, 2019 /3BL Media/ - Hormel Foods Corporation (NYSE: HRL) today announced it has achieved its nonrenewable energy use reduction goal and had a record year of giving in its latest annual corporate responsibility report. The report is available online at https://csr.hormelfoods.com/ and includes information about the company’s progress toward its goals.

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