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Collaborating to End Modern-Day Slavery

By: Méabh Browne , UK Regional Sustainability Manager
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Goal 8: Promote sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment and decent work for all.

As part of Bechtel’s commitment to contribute 100 ideas to support the United Nation’s 2030 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), we highlight the collective efforts of Building Responsibly members to promote worker welfare standards.

8.7: Take immediate and effective measures to eradicate forced labor, end modern slavery and human trafficking, and secure the prohibition and elimination of the worst forms of child labor, including recruitment and use of child soldiers, and by 2025 end child labor in all its forms

8.8: Protect labor rights and promote safe and secure working environments for all workers, including migrant workers, in particular women migrants, and those in precarious employment

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Goal 8: Promote sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment and decent work for all.

As part of Bechtel’s commitment to contribute 100 ideas to support the United Nation’s 2030 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), we highlight the collective efforts of Building Responsibly members to promote worker welfare standards.

8.7: Take immediate and effective measures to eradicate forced labor, end modern slavery and human trafficking, and secure the prohibition and elimination of the worst forms of child labor, including recruitment and use of child soldiers, and by 2025 end child labor in all its forms

8.8: Protect labor rights and promote safe and secure working environments for all workers, including migrant workers, in particular women migrants, and those in precarious employment

Corporate Giving By The Numbers

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Chief Executives for Corporate Purpose (CECP), a coalition of more than 200 of the world’s largest companies, recently released its annual survey of corporate philanthropy and employee engagement in 2018 (Giving in Numbers). This year, 250 multi-billion-dollar companies with aggregate revenues of more than $7.9 trillion participated in the survey.  

Essity's Approach to the UN Sustainable Development Goals

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At Essity we believe that the work aimed at fulfilling the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) will make the world a little better and as well as create good business opportunities for companies around the world— particularly in the fields of health, hygiene and sanitation, where we have outstanding expertise. Essity is determined to do what we can to contribute to achieving the 17 SDGs.

Essity Convenes Global Dialogue 2019 with United Nations Foundation

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Hygiene and health company Essity continues its commitment to breaking barriers to well-being by convening the United Nations Foundation’s annual Global Dialogue on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). These were adopted by the United Nations in 2015. The dialogue, held at the UN headquarters in New York, gathers representatives from the UN system, public and private sector, and civil society to discuss actions to make progress on the SDGs.

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Hygiene and health company Essity continues its commitment to breaking barriers to well-being by convening the United Nations Foundation’s annual Global Dialogue on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). These were adopted by the United Nations in 2015. The dialogue, held at the UN headquarters in New York, gathers representatives from the UN system, public and private sector, and civil society to discuss actions to make progress on the SDGs.

Ecolab's Water Risk Monetizer Updates Global Water Data to Reflect Current Trends

Tool helps businesses factor current and future water risks into decisions that support sustainable growth
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January 30, 2020 /3BL Media/ Ecolab Inc., the global leader in water, food safety and public health technologies and services, has updated key data within its Water Risk Monetizer tool to reflect current water trends. The tool, which enables businesses to factor current and future water risks into business strategy, is increasingly being used by companies as they plan action steps to support sustainable growth.   

SCS Global Services Now Certifies Mills and Forest Product Manufacturers to SFI® Fiber Sourcing Standard

SFI Standard Recognized Internationally by PEFC
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EMERYVILLE, Calif., January 22, 2020 /3BL Media/ - SCS Global Services today announced its accreditation to perform audits under the Sustainable Forestry Initiative® (SFI) Fiber Sourcing Standard. This standard is a leading, credible certification in North America that governs how SFI-certified organizations procure fiber from non-certified forestland.

Sustainable Product Design at Qualcomm

Protecting people and the planet
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  • We focus on creating products that positively influence and impact individuals and society. We’re achieving this by ensuring our direct operations integrate principles of sustainability and responsibility and by working closely with our supply chain. 
  • We want our products to be distinguished by their intelligence and by the care and attention we take in designing them. 
  • To date, we have reduced our greenhouse gas emissions by 15.6 percent.
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  • We focus on creating products that positively influence and impact individuals and society. We’re achieving this by ensuring our direct operations integrate principles of sustainability and responsibility and by working closely with our supply chain. 
  • We want our products to be distinguished by their intelligence and by the care and attention we take in designing them. 
  • To date, we have reduced our greenhouse gas emissions by 15.6 percent.

Carnival Corporation Recognized for Corporate Social Responsibility by Newsweek

Public companies honored following extensive process including review of published sustainability materials, independent survey of 6,500 people nationwide
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MIAMI, December 17, 2019 /3BL Media/ - Carnival Corporation & plc (NYSE/LSE: CCL;NYSE: CUK), the world's largest leisure travel company, yesterday announced it was recently named by Newsweek and analytics firm Statista to the inaugural list of America's Most Responsible Companies for 2020. Of the 300 organizations recognized as top-performing companies in corporate social responsibility in the U.S., Carnival Corporation was the highest ranked company in the cruise sector.

Chevron and the UN SDGs: The Business of Progress

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In September 2015, all 193 United Nations (U.N.) member states adopted the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The SDGs set a global agenda for overcoming poverty, protecting the planet, and promoting peace and prosperity.

Chevron safely develops and delivers the affordable, reliable and cleaner energy that is necessary for social and economic progress. Guided by this purpose, our work makes progress a reality for millions of people in the communities we serve.

Ecolab Joins the U.N. Global Compact's Business Ambition for 1.5⁰C

Company’s goal is to reduce emissions by 50% by 2030 and to net-zero by 2050
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ST. PAUL, Minn., December 5, 2019 /3BL Media/– Ecolab Inc., the global leader in water, hygiene and energy technologies and services, today announced that it will align its operations and supply chain to the U.N. Global Compact’s Business Ambition for 1.5⁰C, and will work to reduce its carbon emissions by half by 2030 and to net-zero by 2050. The company is committed to doing its part in limiting the rise of global temperatures to 1.5 degrees Celsius (2.7 F) or less above pre-industrial levels, the limit deemed necessary by the U.N.

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