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Bolstering Supply Chain Diversity

Aramark Partnership with Certify My Company
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Recently, we announced a partnership with Certify My Company to assist self-classified suppliers in obtaining third-party diversity certifications.

The partnership furthers our commitment to increase overall spend with small and diverse suppliers to 25 percent by 2025. Our robust supply chain already includes more than 6,000 small or diverse suppliers, about 18 percent of which are third-party certified as diverse. A diverse business is generally defined as one that is 51 percent owned and controlled by women, ethnic minorities, veterans, LGBTQ, or disabled person(s).

What Do Working Dads Really Want? Johnson & Johnson and Working Mother Worked Together to Find Out

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Johnson & Johnson, a 2019 Working Mother Best Company for Dads, supported just-released research on the office benefits fathers most wish they had. Can you guess what factor influences dads to be 20% more likely to take time off to be with their families?

Flexibility. That's the top thing working dads say they really want when it comes to balancing their jobs and families.

5 Corporate Social Responsibility Trends to Follow in 2020

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2019 was a pivotal year in Corporate Social Responsibility as the concepts of corporate responsibility and sustainability received significant media attention, and the trends that I identified last year at this time (better dialogue, more learning, more disaster prevention, greater equity and the growing importance of Generation Z-ers) remained timely and relevant. Still, 2020 promises to bring more challenges and opportunities to the field, and leaders should pay attention to these developing global trends in Corporate Social Responsibility:

Be Well. Do Well. Aramark's Plan for People, for Planet

The 2025 plan aligns with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals
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Aramark's purpose revolves around its mission to enrich and nourish lives: Aramark strives to create a better world by considering the company’s environmental, economic, social and ethical dimensions.

Be Well. Do Well. is Aramark’s sustainability plan. It sums up the goal to make a positive impact on people and planet over the next five years. 

Be Well. Do Well. accelerates sustainability efforts and aligns with Aramark's vision for the future: improving the wellbeing of people, and reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 2025. 

The Future of Preservation is Sustainable Tourism

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Lately, there have been several news items about cultural heritage sites that are either under siege by tourists or the environment. Venice is under water. The Louvre is overrun by visitors seeking a selfie with the Mona Lisa. Pompeii needs saving after its just-completed extensive restoration. Machu Picchu is under threat from a planned international airport in the Sacred Valley. 

Sodexo Participates in HACR’s Research Initiative Aimed at Measuring Hispanic Inclusion in Corporate America

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GAITHERSBURG, Md., December 18, 2019 /3BL Media/ - Sodexo, a food services and facilities management company committed to improving Quality of Life, announced today its participation in the 2019 HACR Corporate Inclusion Index (HACR CII), a research initiative conducted by the Hispanic Association on Corporate Responsibility (HACR) and the HACR Research Institute, aimed at measuring Hispanic inclusion in Corporate America. Sodexo received a five-star rating in HACR’s employment and governance pillars.

Northern Trust's Shundrawn Thomas Walks the Talk on Diversity in Financial Services

A role model and a mentor who believes in paying it forward and back
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By Jeff Benjamin

Recognizing the self-fulfilling prophecy that develops when lower-level minority employees don't see minority representation in the executive ranks, Mr. Thomas said more effort needs to be made across the industry.

"We've been very intentional at Northern Trust," he said. "We not only have to have diverse slates of candidates, but we also require diverse slates of people interviewing candidates."

Hiring Our Heroes

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Republic Services has a longstanding commitment to our military and to the men and women who serve our country.

In honor of Veterans Day, we recognized our many employees who are veterans and active service members at a celebration at our headquarters – attended by nearly 600 employees. This gave us the opportunity to launch an important employee business resource group named V.A.L.O.R. (Veterans, Advocacy, Learning, Outreach and Recruiting) that will create a network of veterans and military supporters across our company who are passionate about helping veterans.

A Q&A with Lee Jourdan, Chief Diversity Officer at Chevron

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by Kathy Gurchiek

Chevron, a global energy corporation involved in the oil, natural gas and geothermal energy industries, is building a different kind of energy source of its own—a diverse talent pipeline.

Hiring Neurodiverse Employees Refuels Service Stations

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For Chevron Stations Inc. (CSI) Manager Naomi Mata, employee safety meetings were important, but typically routine. However, the enthusiasm of two new employees, Carter Chavez and Nicholas van Wingerden, has become infectious for Mata and other employees at the Carpinteria, California, retail operation, making safety meetings far more engaging.

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