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Two Philippine Companies Receive First Lead Safe Paint® Certifications

SCS Global Services Issues Certificates Under New Standard
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QUEZON CITY, Philippines, and EMERYVILLE, Calif., July 12, 2016 /3BL Media/ - Two companies, Pacific Paint (Boysen) Philippines, Inc. and Davies Paints Philippines, Inc., are the first in the world to earn the Lead Safe Paint® mark under a newly-established certification program.

That's the Vision, by John Anderson Lanier

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To an extent, Thanksgiving bothers me in a similar way. The holiday creates the expectation that all of America pause one Thursday in November to be grateful and offer goodwill to others. I suppose this result is valuable, but wouldn’t a societal expectation of daily goodwill and thankfulness be better than a yearly one?

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Ray C. Anderson Foundation Blog: Ecocentricity - December

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Friends, we need not wait for New Year’s Day to make a resolution, and so I will give you this promise.  With a hopeful heart, I will strive to live more sustainably.  I will recognize that sustainability is not easy, and so I will choose something hard to do each day.  And when I fail, when I look in my mirror at night and see the face of someone who says one thing but does another, I will do so with as much grace as possible.  I will trust that tomorrow is another day, another opportunity to be better.
 
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Friends, we need not wait for New Year’s Day to make a resolution, and so I will give you this promise.  With a hopeful heart, I will strive to live more sustainably.  I will recognize that sustainability is not easy, and so I will choose something hard to do each day.  And when I fail, when I look in my mirror at night and see the face of someone who says one thing but does another, I will do so with as much grace as possible.  I will trust that tomorrow is another day, another opportunity to be better.
 

7 Reasons Why Sweatshops Still Persist

Key supply chain realities that can help us see why sweatshops persist
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(This article originally appeared on Triplepundit.com & the NonprofitHive.org)

Talk to any conscious consumer about sweatshops, and they are likely to ask you – “what company is ‘sweat free’?”

The answer is not simple. Although some companies do a much better job than others, it’s easier to name companies that are not sweat-free. Strictly talking about factories that produce for export to global retailers, supply chain management practices can enable sweatshop conditions. Since the term ‘sweatshop’ describes abusive workplace conditions, consumers should be conscious of how this happens, to ask the right questions and become part of the solution.

There are 7 key supply chain realities, which can help us see why sweatshops persist:

 

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(This article originally appeared on Triplepundit.com & the NonprofitHive.org)

Talk to any conscious consumer about sweatshops, and they are likely to ask you – “what company is ‘sweat free’?”

The answer is not simple. Although some companies do a much better job than others, it’s easier to name companies that are not sweat-free. Strictly talking about factories that produce for export to global retailers, supply chain management practices can enable sweatshop conditions. Since the term ‘sweatshop’ describes abusive workplace conditions, consumers should be conscious of how this happens, to ask the right questions and become part of the solution.

There are 7 key supply chain realities, which can help us see why sweatshops persist:

 

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