On International Day of Rural Women, we recognize the challenges women in remote and underserved communities around the world face in accessing health services for themselves and their families. It’s especially important to recognize those barriers while also continuing to propel ourselves and our partners forward in delivering unique solutions to help overcome them.
Nike’s bold move to make Colin Kaepernick the face of “Just Do It.” Levi’s announcement that “Americans shouldn’t have to live in fear of gun violence.” Dick’s Sporting Goods CEO stating its new gun control policy “isn't going to make everyone happy.” Over the last year, we have seen many companies take risks around divisive issues - with varying degrees of success or failure. Today, most companies are struggling with if and how to use their voice, scale and reach to engage on issues.
The 17 Sustainability Development Goals (SDGs) reflect the ideals of our time and aim to ensure that everyone can fulfill their potential in dignity and equality, while protecting the planet from degradation, and in harmonious, peaceful and just societies. The commitment of governments has been translated into clear and measurable targets, that get evaluated yearly during the Voluntary National Reviews (VNR).
Companies now better equipped to report on both harm prevention and health promotion
AMSTERDAM, October, 4 2018 /3BL Media/ - Healthy and safe working conditions are recognized as a human right – yet it is estimated that close to 2.8 million people die from work-related injuries and illnesses every year, according to the International Labour Organization. A lack of robust occupational health and safety (OH&S) management can put the lives of workers and their families at risk and can limit countries’ potential for sustainable development.
In Chicago and Los Angeles, volunteers join Aramark Building Community Day
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Aramark volunteers from Chicago and Los Angeles joined more than 12,000 of their colleagues worldwide to bring health and wellness education to the communities where they live and work.
“Every year, thousands of Aramark team members come together to volunteer their time and talent on Aramark Building Community Day,” said Jeff Gilliam, President of Aramark’s Higher Education business. “Our 100 team members at UCAN brought health and wellness education to Chicago families and achieved our goal of creating long-lasting health and wellness programs, here in Chicago.”
AMD (NASDAQ: AMD) today released its 23rd annual corporate responsibility update, highlighting the company’s continued commitment to achieving its environmental and social goals. The update features details on the company’s sustainability programs, community impact of employee volunteers, supply chain practices and new case studies showcasing how consumers are using AMD technology to improve lives.
They’ll all be in Orlando with Blackbaud for bbcon, the premier tech gathering for social good, October 9-11.
At the same time of year when kids can’t sleep the night before school, ready to start a new year of learning with sharpened pencils and brand-new notebooks, social good professionals are restless awaiting their annual learning deep dive at Blackbaud’s social good conference, bbcon. One of the only conferences to attract attendees from across the social, private and public sectors, bbcon is a convening of professionals where tech innovation, collaboration, and forward-looking insights are encouraged.
Visa today released its 2017 Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability Report, the company’s summary of progress in its ongoing commitment to corporate responsibility, sustainability and ethical leadership. The report addresses the commitments and progress Visa has made across its most significant environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues.
UPS, the global multinational package delivery company, has been producing a sustainability report since 2003, and was the first in their industry to issue a report with environmental, social and governance (ESG) information. For the company, sustainability reporting is a means to create more positive impacts in the industry, for its stakeholders and on the world.