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Cerro Verde, a Freeport-McMoRan Company, Wins National Award for Environmental Excellence

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The Cerro Verde mining company was awarded the Green Life seal for its innovative conservation efforts to protect the Peruvian long-snouted Bat (Platalina genovensium). Cerro Verde received the highest score from Peru's Agency for Environmental Assessment and Enforcement in the Annual Environmental Excellence Ranking.

Freeport-McMoRan works in partnership with Bat Conservation International to protect bat habitats in North and South America.

Monsanto Company Releases 2015 Sustainability Report

Report Highlights Progress on Sustainability Commitments; Reinforces Pledge to be Carbon Neutral by 2021
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ST. LOUIS, March 14, 2016 /3BL Media/ – Monsanto Company today released its 2015 Sustainability Report. Since announcing some initial sustainability commitments in 2008, the company has advanced its principle of pursuing a broad range of sustainable agricultural solutions to help nourish a growing world.

New Report Reveals: Business a Key Activist in Turning Global Risks into Opportunities

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OSLO, NORWAY, January 262016 /3BL Media/ - From all corners of the world, business leaders echo the same message: societal risks need urgent action. However, some of the most pressing risks – such as youth unemployment and the global food crisis – are also where leaders see the greatest business opportunities. Business also increasingly sees itself as a key global activist and is calling on governments to increase political will to address world risks.

Environment: Watch It Like a Hawk

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Toyota team members are creatures of habitat.
 
And a few who test vehicles for performance and reliability have become a part-time pit crew for red-tailed hawks at Toyota Arizona Proving Ground (TAPG) in Phoenix.
 
The situation took flight in June 2008 when a plumed pair built a nest on a utility pole at the fac

General Motors Corporate Responsibility Newsletter - December 2015

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Chevrolet Meets Community-Based Carbon-Reduction Goal

Chevrolet over the last five years has prevented 8 million metric tons of carbon dioxide from entering the earth’s atmosphere, roughly equivalent to the COemissions from the annual energy used in every home in Detroit.

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Over 2,000 People Attend Banorte’s Environmental Education Program

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  • With 2,272 visitors, Banorte’s green roof exceeds its initial goal by 13%.
  •  GFNorte promotes environmental conservation among employees and society in general with this educational project.
  • Employees, suppliers and various institutions have benefited from the educational program
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  • With 2,272 visitors, Banorte’s green roof exceeds its initial goal by 13%.
  •  GFNorte promotes environmental conservation among employees and society in general with this educational project.
  • Employees, suppliers and various institutions have benefited from the educational program

Business On the Front Lines In the Fight Against Deforestation

by Jeff Hayward
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Forests are an indispensable piece of the climate puzzle, which is why they’re prominent in the U.N.’s new Sustainable Development Goals, and why they will also loom large at the COP21 Paris climate talks.

Banorte Signs Agreement with the Mexican Carbon Platform, MEXICO2 for Environmental Commitment

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  • Banorte signs an agreement with Mexico2 to support the protection program for the black bear in Coahuila.
  • Through AyuDamos trust, Banorte will make annual donation to protect black bear.
  • This protection program is development by the non-profit organization PROFAUNA

 

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  • Banorte signs an agreement with Mexico2 to support the protection program for the black bear in Coahuila.
  • Through AyuDamos trust, Banorte will make annual donation to protect black bear.
  • This protection program is development by the non-profit organization PROFAUNA

 

The Fight Against Poaching

How Volkswagen is helping those dedicated to saving the rhino from extinction
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To track down rhinoceros and kill them is illegal, yet unfortunately a lucrative business model in South Africa. Sporting helicopters, silenced weapons and night vision scopes, the poachers come well equipped to claim their brutal prize. Just a single horn nets thousands of dollars on the black market. Ground into powder the horn allegedly is a miracle remedy for fever or even cancer and is said to increase male potency. Especially in Asia the horn of a rhino is also a treasured status symbol.

TD Forests Helps Acquire 778 Acres of Critical Forest Habitat with the Nature Conservancy of Canada

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July 22, 2015 /3BL Media/ - On Wednesday, July 22, 2015, the Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) acquired its largest private land project on the Gaspé Peninsula. With help from TD Bank Group, through the TD Forests program, the property was secured along the shore of the Malbaie River, between the town of Gaspé and Percé. This 778-acre (315-hectare) property is located in a critical area for biodiversity in Quebec. 

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