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2021 Ushers in a New Era of Corporate Activism

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In wake of last week’s insurrection at the United States Capitol building, we are seeing a new wave of corporate activism emerge. In the past, it was standard operating procedure for brands to steer clear of the political conversation altogether. And while in recent years we’ve seen companies take stances on political issues – such as access to voting, social justice and climate change – they would often stop short of calling out individual politicians or blocking resources to persons inciting hate and violence.

HP Unveils Bold Goals to Advance Racial Equality and Social Justice

By Lesley Slaton Brown, Chief Diversity Officer, HP Inc.
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Among the hard and painful lessons we've learned during the past year is that the struggle for diversity, equity and inclusion has never been more important. And as Martin Luther King Jr. Day approaches, we can draw inspiration from his words during what is a momentous time for our country. Dr. King spoke of the power of peaceful resolution and famously said, “Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.”

American Airlines Is First US Airline to Introduce Health Passport for All International Travel to US

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  • American is the first U.S. airline to introduce a health passport for inbound travel to the United States from all international destinations.
  • Customers traveling to the United States can use the VeriFLY app to confirm testing and other COVID-19 travel requirements beginning Jan. 23.
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  • American is the first U.S. airline to introduce a health passport for inbound travel to the United States from all international destinations.
  • Customers traveling to the United States can use the VeriFLY app to confirm testing and other COVID-19 travel requirements beginning Jan. 23.

Certification Standard for Sustainable Diamonds

Released for Public Stakeholder Review
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EMERYVILLE, Calif., January 14, 2021 /3BL Media/ - SCS Standards announced today that its groundbreaking Certification Standard for Sustainable Diamonds (SCS 007) is now entering a 60-day public consultation phase, on the path to finalization this spring. Stakeholders are invited to review the standard and provide feedback.

3 Stressors That Will Knock You Off Your Compliance Track

Compliance Assurance Series
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In the first blog of the compliance assurance series, we talked about the importance of not overlooking the more routine environmental, health, and safety (EHS) compliance programs in the hectic time that we are living in. From this, you now know the importance of compliance and have some compliance tips to look back on. Now we want to go over a few stressors you should be aware of that could knock you off your compliance track this year.

Newsweek Recognizes Invesco on America's Most Responsible Companies 2021 List

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Invesco was named one of America’s Most Responsible Companies by Newsweek magazine for the second year in a row. The list recognizes the top 400 most responsible companies in the United States, spanning 14 industries.

Eldorado Gold Releases 2020 Responsible Gold Mining Principles Report

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As a member of the World Gold Council (WGC), Eldorado Gold is commiteed to working towards full implementation of WGC's Responsible Gold Mining Principles. These principles are a new framework that sets out clear expectations for consumers, investors and the downstream supply chain as to what constitutes responsible gold mining, and will provide an additional level of assurance for our stakeholders.

STMicroelectronics Partners with Schneider Electric on Carbon Neutrality and Co-Development of Energy-Efficient Solutions

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STMicroelectronics, a global semiconductor leader serving customers across the spectrum of electronics applications, has selected Schneider Electric as a strategic partner to support its goal to reach carbon neutrality by 2027. Schneider Electric, the leader in the digital transformation of energy management and automation, will support ST in this next stage of its ongoing efforts to reduce its global environmental footprint. 

DRC Minister of Mines Joins Cobalt Action Partnership

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ALEXANDRIA, Va., Dec. 23, 2020 /3BL Media/ – The Responsible Minerals Initiative (RMI), as the Partnership Lead of the Cobalt Action Partnership (CAP), today with CAP Implementing Partners announced that His Excellency Professor Willy Kitobo Samsoni, National Minister of Mines of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), is joining the CAP Steering Committee. This step demonstrates a significant step to link the global desire for responsible cobalt supply chains with the important commitment of DRC government actors. 

Dow Celebrates International Day of Persons With Disabilities

by Mike Witt, Disability Employee Network Management Sponsor, On behalf of the Global DEN Steering Team
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I am inspired by the creativity of those working to shape our new normal for people of all abilities.

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