In 2017, it became painfully evident that climate change isn’t just coming, it’s already here. People and communities all over the world were reminded in the most brutal ways that the forces of nature, though necessary to life on Earth, can also be devastating. Multiple hurricanes of unprecedented power, earthquakes, fires and mudslides and other devastating events created chaos and crisis all over the world. However, times of crisis can be when the most inspiring human moments arise – when humanity shines brightest.
More companies are taking an employee-centric approach to their CSR programs with three key social impact trends in mind that help engage more people, maximize their impact and foster compelling, purpose-driven workplace cultures.
Check out our infographic to find out what these three trends are and how you can leverage them to do even more good this charitable season and beyond.
Florence devastated eastern North Carolina, but crews from all over the country helped residents
Hurricane Florence battered eastern North Carolina Sept. 14-Sept. 15 and brought heavy rain inland, knocking out power for millions of people. Trees bashed power lines. Roads buckled. Flooding isolated towns and neighborhoods.
On Saturday, September 8th, Nestle Waters North America sponsored California’s Day of Preparedness in Sacramento, California. The annual event, hosted each year by California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services (Cal OES), is open to the public and regularly sees over 5,000 attendees.
This year’s hurricane season has been extraordinarily active and destructive across parts of the U.S. If you’ve been following coverage of Hurricane Florence, you’re well aware of the dangers it poses, including life-threatening storm surges, catastrophic flooding and historic rainfall.
A Merck experiment flying drones carrying medicines to remote locations to see if the technology is viable during emergencies may have appeal in disaster situations.
The pilot tests are innovative not just because they involve unmanned aerial vehicles but because of the technology-enabled, real-time, cold-chain monitoring systems on board. In simple terms, a device like a mobile phone sends data from the drone to the ground so engineers can monitor the temperature and therefore verify the stability of the medicines during the flight.
Nearly 20,000 residents have been asked to evacuate their homes in Northern California as a result of the multiple wildfires that have been burning for weeks, and CNBC has reported that more than 16,000 homes have been threatened by potential damage from the wildfire at this point, leading to evacuation orders for nearly 25,000 residents.
Our success contributes to the social stability of regions around the world in many ways. Caterpillar’s products help build infrastructure for transportation, energy, telecommunications, waste and water.
Learn more here about how we, as individuals and as a company, contribute our time and resources to promote the health, welfare and economic stability of communities around the world.
Walmart and the Walmart Foundation commit cash and product to assist local organizations with recovery and relief services
BENTONVILLE, Ark., July 31, 2018 /3BL Media/ – Walmart and the Walmart Foundation have made a commitment to provide support through cash and product donations of $200,000 to organizations in response to the severe wildfires that are impacting California. As part of this commitment, Walmart is working closely with local officials and governmental entities to help meet the needs of those affected.
Year-long effort brings vision care, eyewear, clothing and fashion accessories to communities in need
RANCHO CORDOVA, Calif., June 25, 2018 /3BL Media/– A charitable collaboration, first developed through Hurricane Harvey outreach, is now taking formal shape in a year-long effort to provide access to comprehensive eye exams, prescription glasses, beauty and fashion items where they are needed most.