(3BL Media / theCSRfeed) May 23, 2011 - Frankly, the idea of a Green officer in the company is relatively new and ill-defined so far. The concept, however, is fairly simple. The Green officer is the appointed, in-house liaison for an environmental program for a business. This person often wears more than one hat and may not be fully prepared to fulfill the duties of this important office. A little training is the recommended next step for your Green officer.
Dennis Felty, the founding president of Keystone Human Services, received the 2011 Gunnar Dybwad Humanitarian Service Award. Awarded only when a suitable candidate has been identified, the award honors individuals who have significantly promoted human welfare and social reform. Dennis received this award at the Annual Conference of the American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities.
The report highlights the Copmpany's activities & achievements in corporate governance, labor, human rights & health, environment & safety
(3BL Media / theCSRfeed) May 23, 2011 - Occidental Petroleum Corporation (NYSE:OXY) has published its 2009 Social Responsibility Report, “Dedicated Partner, Employer, Neighbor, ” which is also available online at http://www.reportalert.info/ra/profiles/Oxy/2010/?ID=30896.
The leading U.S. supplier of wind turnbines, GE, has anticipated that the 12.8% solar-efficiency record for thin-film modules will be surpassed when its first commercial-scale panel factory opens in 2013. This article details the development of the new thin-film solar panels and GE’s plans for factory expansion.
GE has generated $70 billion from ecomagination-tagged products in only five years, which includes everything from wind turbines to hybrid locomotives to electric car charging ports. The ecomagination initiative notes the rising competition for natural resources, which will drive demand for renewable energy and goods that improve energy and water efficiency. Here, Mark Vachon, vice president of ecomagination at GE, discusses the initiative and how it is evolving.
Aravo Solutions, Inc., a leading provider of on–demand Supplier Information Management (SIM) software and services for Supplier Lifecycle Management, today announced the controlled release of Aravo Assure™, the industry’s first -- and only -- supplier information network with a focus on risk, performance, compliance, and sustainability. Aravo also announced that General Electric will serve as the first customer of Aravo Assure™.
Why That Great Big Tub May Not Be What It's Cracked Up To Be
Great big tubs may seem like the perfect indulgence, but many homeowners (including Greenspiration homeowner, Trish Holder) find they are more luxurious in theory than in practice. Buy a big tub and you just might be swimming in regret....
By Gerald McSwiggan, Head of BCLC Disaster Assistance and Recovery
In a JNJ BTW post a couple of months ago, Sharon D'Agostino, Vice President, Worldwide Corporate Contributions and Community Relations, Johnson & Johnson, described what Johnson & Johnson was doing to provide aid to the people of Japan. Mark Krajnak, Manager of Corporate Communications, provides an update on Masako Yoshino, an inspiring Japanese woman who was highlighted in the 2009 Annual Report.
Sodexo Chef Finalists from Across U.S. and Canada Cook at James Beard House with Focus on Sustainability, Taste and Presentation
(3BL Media / theCSRfeed) GAITHERSBURG, Md., May 20, 2011 —Sodexo Chef Jason Murchison of Napa Valley Unified Schools was named winner of Sodexo’s Recipes for a Better Tomorrow Culinary Competition at the venerable James Beard House. Chef Murchison’s “Chocolate Espresso Braised Pork over Jasmine Rice with Grilled Sweet Corn & Avocado Salad” took top honors for its taste, presentation, and support of Sodexo’s goals for the environment, local communities and health & wellness.
Justin Faerman, Be Green Packaging Media
The results are in on DuPont's latest survey of packaging industry professionals in March of 2011. Of the nearly 500 professionals from around the world who responded to the survey, creating sustainable packaging is the number one priority, with 65% of respondents citing the goal as their biggest and most pressing challenge.
Business leaders and managers are being challenged by the rising expectations of stockholders and stakeholder with regard to the corporate performance in the areas of ESG (environmental, social issue and governance) performance. Peers and competitors are increasingly setting the pace for industries and sectors as they create and implement sustainability and corporate responsibility strategies and actions.
New York, June 9, 2011, 6-9 PM
Part one of Sea Change Radio's two part series on population. Alex Wise speaks with Paul R. Ehrlich, author of the environmental classic, "The Population Bomb."
Re: Globe & Mail Article: Sustainability performance a new essential
Often the primary focus of sustainability is environmental progress, but as the article states, social and governance are just as important to understanding a company’s overall management quality. Readers may not be aware, but there is a growing network of Canadian companies who come together to put the appropriate metrics in place to measure social performance indicators, around community investment and employee volunteering programs in particular.