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RMI and GRI Launch Responsible Mineral Reporting Toolkit

New Resource Encourages Supply Chain Disclosures for ‘Conflict Minerals’
Press Release

ALEXANDRIA, Va. and AMSTERDAM, October 15, 2019 /3BL Media/ – The Responsible Minerals Initiative (RMI), an Initiative of the Responsible Business Alliance, and the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI), have launched a toolkit to advance reporting on sourcing minerals from conflict-affected and high-risk areas.

Customer Demands are Driving Sustainability Goal-Setting Into a New Era

New report by the National Association for Environmental, Health, Safety and Sustainability (EHS&S) Management (NAEM) reveals best practices and horizon issues for sustainability goals
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October 7, 2019 /3BL Media/ - Customers are the most important stakeholders influencing how companies set sustainability priorities, define goals and respond to external requests for environment, social and governance (ESG) information, according to a new report by NAEM.

Among the EHS&S leaders surveyed by NAEM, 68% use, or are planning to use, a formal materiality assessment to identify the issues that most affect their business. And customers are at the top of the list of key influences driving that agenda, NAEM’s research found.

MSD Publishes 2018/2019 Corporate Responsibility Report

Report Illustrates MSD’s Approach to Long-Term Sustainability for Business and Society.
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October 9, 2019 - MSD (tradename of Merck & Co. Inc., Kenilworth, N.J., USA (NYSE: MRK)) has issued its 2018/2019 Corporate Responsibility Report. The report highlights the company’s performance and progress in its four corporate responsibility priority areas of Access to Health, Employees, Environmental Sustainability, and Ethics & Values. 

SCS Global Services Launches Sustainability Pilot for Leading Growers and Retailers of Lab Grown Diamonds

First-Ever Audits as Part of Certification Standard Development Process
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Emeryville, Calif., October 4, 2019 /3BL Media/ - SCS Global Services (SCS) announces the launch of a groundbreaking pilot to audit and analyze lab grown diamonds against a stringent set of sustainability criteria.

GM Named One of the Top Companies Globally for Gender Equality

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October 1, 2019 /3BL Media/ - General Motors has once again been recognized as one of the top companies globally for gender equality. GM is ranked No. 2 in the U.S. and 11 in the world. GM remains the only automotive company ranked in the top 100. The study was conducted by Equileap, an organization aiming to accelerate progress towards gender equality in the workplace.

Hormel Foods Achieves Nonrenewable Energy Use Reduction Goal and Has Record Year of Giving

Reports progress in latest annual corporate responsibility report
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AUSTIN, Minn., September 27, 2019 /3BL Media/ - Hormel Foods Corporation (NYSE: HRL) today announced it has achieved its nonrenewable energy use reduction goal and had a record year of giving in its latest annual corporate responsibility report. The report is available online at https://csr.hormelfoods.com/ and includes information about the company’s progress toward its goals.

Strengthening Connections. Fostering Success: PNC Highlights CSR Achievements

2018 CSR Report explores progress in banking responsibly, delivering an exceptional client experience, building a talent-focused culture, and strengthening communities.
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PITTSBURGH, September 30, 2019 /3BL Media/ -- The PNC Financial Services Group, Inc. (NYSE: PNC), one of the largest diversified financial services companies in the United States, released its latest Corporate Social Responsibility Report (CSR), detailing the company’s annual progress in its environmental, social and governance focus areas.

The Clean Energy Promise eBook: Extreme Weather’s Less-than-Extreme Solutions

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Let’s suppose, for argument’s sake, you question whether climate change is real, or whether it will really affect you.

You’re not alone.

More than a third of Americans say they don’t worry much or at all about global warming and a third say it’s exaggerated in the news. More than half say it won’t pose a serious threat in their lifetimes, and 12 percent say it will never be a threat.

Update to Arabic Translations of GRI Standards

Latest versions now available in the Arabic language
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September 17, 2019 /3BL Media/ - Additional Arabic translations of the GRI Standards, the world's most widely adopted sustainability reporting framework, are now available.

The updated versions of two Standards - ‘GRI 303: Water and Effluents 2018’ and ‘GRI 403: Occupational Health and Safety 2018’ – have been published in to the Arabic language.

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