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Medtronic Releases Second Annual Inclusion, Diversity, and Equity Report

In 2020, the company accelerated efforts to address systemic inequities within and outside its walls.
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If this past year had one silver lining, it was a reinvigorated push for social and racial justice.

Medtronic: Equity and Opportunity for All

2020 marked a year of new partnerships and practices aimed at addressing systemic inequities in hiring and talent management.
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Creating better experiences for patients and customers starts with our people. A number of partnerships launched in 2020 are providing new opportunities to address systemic inequities in hiring and talent management processes, and accelerate progress in advancing inclusion, diversity and equity.

RBA Releases Responsible Recruitment Due Diligence Toolkit

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ALEXANDRIA, Va., January 12, 2021 /3BL Media/ – The Responsible Business Alliance (RBA) today announced the release of its Responsible Recruitment Due Diligence Toolkit to further support members of the RBA and its Responsible Labor Initiative (RLI), as well as their supply chain partners, with practical guidance and tools to prevent forced labor in their supply chains. This toolkit is focused on building the capacity of workplaces to actively engage and monitor their labor recruitment partners, which is a critical component of credible due diligence in this area.

Invesco Recognizes International Human Rights Day

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In honor of International Human Rights Day (IHRD) on Dec. 10, Invesco hosted a virtual employee event with Adah Parris, a futurist, storyteller and cultural strategist, to share her perspective.

A polymath and enthusiastic curator of people, patterns and stories, Adah was recognized as one of the UK’s Top 100 Black and Minority Ethnic (BAME) Leaders in Technology in 2018. And in 2019, she was nominated by Google as one of the TED Talks Global Emerging Innovators.

One Year On: A Human Rights Review of the Oversight Board

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By: Dunstan Allison-Hope, Vice President, BSR

Facebook makes decisions to take down, leave up, or restore content every day. Some of these decisions can be very challenging, with strong arguments for either removing or leaving up the content. Many users can disagree with these decisions, and millions are appealed each year.

ON Semiconductor Foundation Awards Over $710k in Grants to 55 Organizations Globally during Fall 2020 Cycle

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The ON Semiconductor Foundation is committed to serving the needs of communities through the investment of resources. Its primary focus of giving is in the areas of science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics (STEAM) education, health, disaster relief, environment and human services. 

Since 2016, ON Semiconductor has funded more than $5 million in grants, employee matching and in-kind donations, as well as sponsorships and dollars-for-doers for employee volunteerism.  

As Historic Back-to-Back Hurricanes Hit Honduras, VF Corporation Steps Up to Help Communities

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As the global pandemic continues to claim lives worldwide, two catastrophic hurricanes recently ravaged Honduras, where streets remain flooded and homes uninhabitable. During the first week of November, Category 4 Hurricane Eta pummeled 140 mph winds across the country’s north and eastern shores, also striking Guatemala and Nicaragua. Less than two weeks later, Category 5 Hurricane Iota doubled the blow.

CIT Donates Two Million Meals to Fight Hunger

In response to unprecedented need, CIT doubled its annual commitment
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NEW YORK – December 16, 2020 /3BL Media/ – CIT Group Inc’s (NYSE: CIT) annual partnership with Feeding America® has helped provide Two Million Meals to people in need this holiday season. With the support of its customers, employees and followers, the company brought awareness to the pressing issue of food insecurity across the country. 

Responsible Business Alliance Launches Worker Voice Platform

New tools include worker surveys, audit support, mobile learning, and grievance reporting
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ALEXANDRIA, Va., December 15, 2020 /3BL Media/ - The Responsible Business Alliance (RBA) today announced the launch of its worker voice platform to help members and their suppliers improve conditions in their international supply chains by giving workers more ways to provide feedback and learn important professional and personal skills while providing companies with greater visibility into facilities.

International Paper Global Cellulose Fibers Business Donates 1,000 Feminine Hygiene Kits to Combat Period Poverty

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Each year, more than 40 million women and girls around the world are affected by period poverty – the lack of access to sanitary products, feminine hygiene education, toilets, handwashing facilities or waste management during menstrual cycles. Period poverty is a global issue that creates health risks, contributes to truancy in school and can lead to feelings of shame and fear.

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