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Leveraging Mobile for Workforce Engagement: Opportunities and Recommendations from HERHealth

by Elissa Goldenberg, Manager, BSR
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Three years ago, BSR launched a partnership with Qualcomm Wireless Reach to amplify the outcomes of BSR’s HERproject program in China through mobile technology. Our work together focused on enhancing HERhealth, the pillar of HERproject that aims to empower low-income women working in global supply chains to take charge of their health.

Through this collaboration, we developed a mobile app to digitize the HERhealth curriculum so that workers could conveniently access health information...

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Caterpillar Improves Safety Through Culture

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We are dedicated to the safety of everyone at Caterpillar, including our extended team of contractors, dealers, suppliers and customers. Our commitment to safety begins with the engineering of our products and manufacturing processes, and extends to operator training, job site solutions and promoting a culture of safety that guides the way we work.

Click here to learn more about how Caterpillar has made great strides in improving their safety culture.

Cargill to Modernize Harrisonburg, Va., Hatchery, Improving Turkey Health, Biosecurity and Worker Safety

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HARRISONBURG, Va., August 3, 2017 /3BL Media/ -- Modernization work totaling $7 million has commenced at Cargill Protein’s Harrisonburg, Va., turkey hatchery, with a focus on improving turkey health, biosecurity and worker safety.  Construction work is being performed by Nielsen Builders, Inc., of Harrisonburg, with installation of new cutting edge equipment technology expected to take 24 months.

Transforming the Customer Experience One Call at a Time

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When an elderly customer called our Spokane, Washington, customer service center, agitated with her XFINITY remote control, the agent on the call knew just what to do.

WELL Building Standard™ Crosses 100 Million Square Foot Mark as IWBI™ Unveils WELLographies and New Mobile App

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NEW YORK, July 19, 2017 /3BL Media/ – The International WELL Building Institute™ (IWBI™) announced today that it has crossed the 100 million square foot mark for buildings registered and certified under the WELL Building Standard™ (WELL™). IWBI used the occasion to also launch Build WELL, its new mobile app, premiere the WELLographies™, compilations of human health and technical research that explore the connection between buildings and wellness, and provide updates on a number of other initiatives un

National Grid Wins Interactive Media Award (IMA)

Best in Class 2017 For National Grid’s First Responder Utility Safety Website
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July 10, 2017 WALTHAM, M.A.—Recognized for attaining the highest standard of excellence in website design and development, National Grid’s First Responder Utility Safety Training website, firstresponder.ngridsafety.com, has won the Interactive Media Award’s “Best in Class Award” with an overall score of 482 out of a possible 500.

Is WELL Certification Worth It for Developers?

Some argue that buildings with healthy features command up to a 20 percent rent premium over market rate, in addition to savings on operational costs.
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by Patricia Kirk

Creating healthy workplaces is the next step in the evolution of office building sustainability. “Health is a key component to real estate for the long-term,” says Rachel McCleary, Urban Land Institute senior vice president, who heads the organization’s healthy buildings initiative. She points out that a healthy workplace requires a building to meet certain performance standards, and certification is based on testing.

Working WELL, Being WELL Event at HOK’s New York Office

HOK’s New York office hosted a panel discussion to explore the many benefits of implementing the WELL Building Standard in workplaces.
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The WELL standard was created from evidence-based guidelines for healthier buildings. It outlines best practices for improving the health and wellness of building occupants, from using non-toxic paints to encouraging the use of stairs and limiting access to junk food.

WELL Tip: A Guide to WELL Consulting

by Melanie Koch, IWBI Technical Solutions
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At our WELL AP meet-up in May, we journeyed through the WELL Certification timeline from beginning to end. In addition to providing a deep dive into each step in the WELL Certification process, we debuted new templates and resources crafted to help set our WELL APs up for success in their work.

If you’re a WELL AP or want to know more about the integral role WELL consultants play throughout the WELL Certification process, check out our guide to WELL consulting.

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At our WELL AP meet-up in May, we journeyed through the WELL Certification timeline from beginning to end. In addition to providing a deep dive into each step in the WELL Certification process, we debuted new templates and resources crafted to help set our WELL APs up for success in their work.

If you’re a WELL AP or want to know more about the integral role WELL consultants play throughout the WELL Certification process, check out our guide to WELL consulting.

Done and Said: Gas Natural Fenosa Publishes Its Corporate Responsibility Report

The report includes the implementation of a Sustainability Plan until 2020, which is integrated into the company´s strategy
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Gas Natural Fenosa is a leading multinational group in the energy sector and a pioneer in gas and electricity integration, with a balanced business mix, which supplies gas and electricity to nearly 22 million customers, in over 30 countries.

Its international presence puts it in an ideal position to be able to capitalise on the growth of new regions which are in the process of economic growth, making it one of the world’s most important operators.

Some of the main results in 2016 were:

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