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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).

We Are Citizen Philanthropists

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Every waterfall begins with a single drop of water. That’s the idea behind VMware’s Citizen Philanthropy approach to giving—that VMware’s waterfall of impact is the result of the collective actions of VMware people.

Disaster Response and Community Healing -- How Corporations Can Make a Difference in Long-Term Community Recovery

by Michele Robinson-Pontbriand
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On May 12, 2008 a massive earthquake hit the impoverished, rural community of Sichuan, China. With a surface wave magnitude of 8.0, it is now known as the Great Sichuan Earthquake and was felt in Beijing and Shanghai, over 1000 miles away. More than 69,000 people lost their lives in the quake, and many homes, buildings and community structures were destroyed.

Your Guide to Giving Back Through Pro Bono

WEBINAR // Use Your Professional Skills to Make a Difference
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Thursday, January 30, 2020 at 1 PM EST // 12 PM CST // 10 AM PST  
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Team up with nonprofits to make our world a better, kinder place in 2020!  Make a difference volunteering your time and professional skills to nonprofits in need.

Kick off 2020 by Tapping Into Taproot's Marketing, HR, and IT Support

WEBINAR // Do More with Less: A Nonprofit's Guide to Great Pro Bono
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Tuesday, January 28, 2020 at 1 PM EST // 12 PM CST // 10 AM PST  
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Benevity Labs Report: Of the People, by the People, for the People

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Benevity examined three years of workplace giving data to see whether the social issues everyone is talking about are the same issues people are taking action on. While the data shows that these topics make up less than 10% of overall giving, they also represent the largest spikes in giving immediately following politically charged events.

What does this mean for companies?

Transitioning New Employees Into Keysight's Social Impact Culture -- One Site's Volunteerism Journey

Hamish Gray, Senior Vice President
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At Keysight, community engagement has been part of our DNA for 80 years of our existence. As a growth company, with next generation technologists, high value experienced employees as well as employees from acquisitions joining the company’s culture regularly, I have been asked how we successfully transition new teams and employees into Keysight’s social impact efforts.

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. 

Arrow Electronics 2019 Holiday Giving Supports Individuals on Five Continents

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CENTENIAL Colo., December 24, 2019 /3BL Media/ – This holiday season, Arrow Electronics employees in the Americas purchased more than 100 tote bags handcrafted by women in rural Tanzania to support NEEMA International and its DigiTruck classroom for orphaned students in the country’s Kilimanjaro region. With company-matched funds, employees donated enough to cover the cost of five school scholarships for DigiTruck students in 2020. 

Modernizing the Power Grid to Transform Cities

Burying lines transforms alley
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We're going underground

More than 20% of our electric lines are now underground rather than overhead. We plan to install most of our new electric lines underground as well as those that need replacement or upgrade. The cost of “undergrounding” has come down significantly. When considering the full life cycle cost of burying lines versus putting them overhead, the cost is about the same.

Underground wiring is five times more reliable.

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