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New Report Details Challenges and Solutions to Advancing Frontline Employees of Color

Includes evidence-based employer practices to support advancement to first-level management positions
Press Release

A new report titled “Advancing Frontline Employees of Color: Innovating for Competitive Advantage in America’s Frontline Workforce” was released today as a resource and call to action for employers to support the advancement of frontline employees of color.

On the Eve of the Earthquake’s 10th Anniversary, Timberland Reflects on a Decade of Investment in Haiti

by Atlanta McIlwraith
Blog

Sunday, January 12 will mark the 10th anniversary of the catastrophic 7.0 MW earthquake that struck Haiti and shook the world. For months following the disaster, international media kept Haiti in focus and shared stories of loss, perseverance and hope. This anniversary and milestone presents an opportunity for the world to take new look at how Haiti has recovered and evolved over the past decade. At Timberland, we are doing just that. Our investment in Haiti began in 2009 with a commitment to plant five million trees in five years.

Aflac Survey Says Majority of Consumers Want Companies to 'Take a Stand'

More than 77% of Consumers say they are motivated by Companies' Commitment to Making the World a Better Place
Press Release

COLUMBUS, Ga., January 3, 2019 /3BL Media/ -- According to the 2019 Aflac Survey on Corporate Social Responsibility, consumers and investors reflect a distinct and growing tendency to increase pressure on  American corporations when it comes to serving the social good. The fifth edition of the Aflac CSR Survey finds, among other things, that consumers and investors expect companies to take a stand, but not the wrong one, and will forgive missteps, but only conditionally.

Responsible Business Alliance and New Kinpo Group Help 10,570 Migrant Factory Workers in Thailand With Nearly $5M in Recruitment-Fee Reimbursements

Press Release

ALEXANDRIA, Va., December 17, 2019 /3BL Media/ - The Responsible Business Alliance (RBA) today announced that it and some of its members have identified and facilitated the return of nearly US$5M to 10,570 migrant factory workers in Thailand for recruitment fees and other costs they paid during their recruitment.

Verizon 5G Helps Revolutionize Public Safety

By: Chris Ashraf
Multimedia with summary

When disaster strikes, first responders need to mobilize quickly to assess the situation and communicate what’s needed for rescue and relief efforts. There’s no doubt 5G can help play a key critical role when it comes to evolving response connectivity and mission operations.

Its higher speeds and ultra-low latency can support near real-time situational awareness during emergencies, mission-critical communication across networks, mobile devices and sensors and smart video surveillance.

Domtar Has The Right Chemistry Between Shareholders and the Planet to Succeed

What do you get when you do well financially and good environmentally? Happy shareholders and a healthier planet.
Blog

There’s no shame in admitting that the primary motivation for most of our Continuous Improvement (CI) initiatives is improving our bottom line. In a competitive environment, maximizing our efficiencies and reducing our costs are part of the job. But oftentimes, lowering costs and improving environmental performance go hand in hand – that’s called sustainability.

Two Months In: A Snapshot of How Our Retail Revival Sellers in Baton Rouge are Flourishing

A look at how our latest Retail Revival cohort of sellers are making strides in their local community and beyond.
Blog

This fall, we welcomed 65 inspiring Baton Rouge small business entrepreneurs into our Retail Revival program. This new cohort of sellers already is showing fast promise and represents a diverse group of entrepreneurs and businesses, from scrappy start-ups to well-established enterprises. 

Toolkit to Advance Reporting on Modern Slavery

RLI and GRI Resource to Support Efforts to Eradicate Forced Labor in Global Supply Chains
Press Release

ALEXANDRIA/AMSTERDAM, December 2, 2019 /3BL Media/ – A toolkit to advance reporting on modern slavery has been launched by the Responsible Labor Initiative (RLI), an Initiative of the Responsible Business Alliance, and the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI). 

The new resource – announced on the UN International Day for the Abolition of Slavery – provides practical guidance to increase the effectiveness of corporate reporting, underpinning the transparency and accountability needed to support global efforts towards eradicating the scourge of modern slavery. 

ON Semiconductor Makes Kindness The Norm!

Written by: Jackie Terry, CSR Program Manager
Blog

A key component our company’s corporate social responsibility program is our community initiatives. Through philanthropy and volunteerism, we aim to create a relationship of mutual trust and respect between the company and the local communities in which we operate. Through our community involvement, we also want our employees to be proud of what they do and where they work.

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