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Used General Motors Fire Hoses Get New Life at Potter Park Zoo

Fire hoses from Flint Metal Center are repurposed as toys for monkeys, tigers and river otters
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FLINT, Mich., January 25, 2021 /3BL Media/ – A colony of spider monkeys, an endangered Amur tiger and a family of North American river otters are enjoying a new set of toys and enrichment items thanks to General Motors and the Flint Metal Center.

'Ghost Brands' Deliver a Spirited Performance During Pandemic

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Hong Kong’s restaurants haven’t had it easy over the past year with the pandemic battering business and sending customer numbers plunging as people stay at home.

The very notion of opening a new restaurant in such a climate might seem insane – but there is one model of restaurant that has succeeded in the downturn because it involves no rent, no shop front, no dine-in areas, and no waiters. Just food and delivery.

Delving Into Digital Manufacturing & Operations

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For the first End-to-End Value Chain podcast episode of 2021, we’re taking a deep dive into digital manufacturing and operations. Tune in to hear insights from Tracey Countryman, Senior Managing Director, Industry X Manufacturing and Operations at Accenture, as she delves into this topic with the CGF’s E2E Director, Ruediger Hagedorn.

Progress in the Circular Economy

Closed-loop processes that upcycle ink and toner printer cartridges and ocean-bound plastic bottles into new products are reducing plastic waste and creating sustainable impact for local communities.
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An estimated 8 million metric tons of plastic flow into the ocean every year—on top of the 150 million metric tons already floating around, according to scientific studies by Ocean Conservancy. Eradicating this waste is one of the world’s most pressing challenges, and companies in every industry are implementing circular-economy processes that revive “end of life” materials for other purposes.

Promoting Diversity Within Our Supply Chain

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Hershey actively supports an inclusive marketplace through our supplier diversity program that creates business opportunities for qualified and diversely-owned enterprises. Besides enabling us to represent and better understand our consumers, diverse supply chains drive innovation and fresh thinking and reflect our diverse employee base, cementing their pride and sense of engagement in working for our company.

UPS Longitudes | Shedding New Light on Supply Chain Visibility

Philippe Gilbert @ UPS
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Supply chain visibility is not a new concept. But true, real-time, end-to-end supply chain visibility is something few companies have been able to obtain due to the inherent complexities and investment required.

COVID-19 has been a stark reminder that a lack of visibility leaves companies struggling without the tools to make the important, timely decisions needed to steer their organizations in the right direction.

UPS Longitudes | Podcast: COVID-19 Supply Chain Insights From Ware2Go CEO Steve Denton

Steve Denton @ Ware2Go
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Ware2Go, a UPS company that provides businesses of all sizes with access to warehousing, logistics and fulfillment services, is shaping the supply chain of the future.

The company’s U.S. network of warehouses helps merchants ship products efficiently and affordably, powered by cloud-based technology that makes it easy to flex distribution and scale shipments based on volume.

Virtual Event Gathers Industry Experts for Collaboration on Ethics and Sustainability in Gold and Diamond Enterprise, and Honors Anisa Kamadoli Costa With Its Award for Leadership in Responsible Practice in Jewelry

IAC continues to celebrate the 10th anniversary year of its International Gold Conference in October with the virtual presentation of its award for Leadership in Responsible Practice in Jewelry, and panels exploring the evolution of responsible practices.
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October 23, 2020 /3BL Media/ - The more one travels in realms of gold and diamonds, the more one is confronted by urgent challenges. Initiatives in Art and Culture’s (IAC) 2020 international gold and diamond virtual series “All That Glitters,” has taken, as points of departure, such challenges faced at all points on the continuum.

La Red de Innovacion e Impacto: Supporting Micro, Small and Medium-sized Businesses to Foster Growth and Prosperity in Latin America and the Caribbean

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Learn more about La Red de Innovación e Impacto (La Red). La Red is a network of 37 member organizations in 11 countries that support micro, small, and medium enterprises (MSMEs) to drive sustainable economic growth and prosperity in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC).

This is achieved through collaboration, providing technical assistance, making expert connections and identifying opportunities that have a high social impact.

Over the 6 years of the project, we've managed to support:

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