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AECOM celebrates Safety Week 2015, significant safety improvements

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At AECOM, we understand the importance of creating a safe and healthy working environment where employees can return home safely to their family members every day.

This week, AECOM celebrated its third-annual Safety Week in honor of World Day for Safety and Health at Work on April 28. As part of this effort, AECOM recognizes the employees who help to drive the company’s safety culture, as well as the major safety milestones the company has achieved.

Introducing the Sustainable Stock Exchange Initiative (Video)

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The Sustainable Stock Exchanges (SSE) initiative is a peer-to-peer learning platform for exploring how exchanges, in collaboration with investors, regulators, and companies, can enhance corporate transparency – and ultimately performance – on ESG (environmental, social and corporate governance) issues and encourage sustainable investment.

UN Global Compact Bulletin (April 2015)

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The UN Global Compact Bulletin is designed to keep participants up to date on news, engagement opportunities, resources and events. Participants are encouraged to look to this monthly communication for important information. Please note that engagement opportunities and events are intended for Global Compact stakeholders unless otherwise indicated. The Bulletin is published in English, FrenchSpanish, Chinese, Arabic and Russian.

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The UN Global Compact Bulletin is designed to keep participants up to date on news, engagement opportunities, resources and events. Participants are encouraged to look to this monthly communication for important information. Please note that engagement opportunities and events are intended for Global Compact stakeholders unless otherwise indicated. The Bulletin is published in English, FrenchSpanish, Chinese, Arabic and Russian.

Principles for Responsible Management Education (PRME) Enlisting Future Business Leaders in Fight Against Anti-Corruption

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Find out how UN Global Compact sister-initiative Principles for Responsible Management Education (PRME) is helping to foster a culture of transparency and fair competition by educating and supporting future business leaders in the fight against corruption.

 

Mars Announces Pioneering Partnership With World Food Programme On World Health Day

The partnership marks World Food Programme’s (WFP) first ever collaboration with Mars on food safety, supporting WFP’s drive to deliver more locally sourced, safe food in Africa
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MCLEAN,VIRGINIA, April 7th, 2015 /3BL Media/ - Mars, Incorporated and the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) have announced a new partnership today - on World Health Day - that will improve the provision of safe, locally-sourced food the organization provides to those in need in Africa. The two-year partnership will advance the way in which WFP works with its suppliers in Africa – establishing new food safety guidelines for local suppliers in-country to improve the availability of safe foods for those in need.

World Water Day: Time for a Conservation Conversation

In commemoration of World Water Day on March 22, here are some of the ways GM is reducing water use throughout its global operations.
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Water covers more than 70 percent of the Earth’s surface, but only three percent of all the water on the planet is fresh water. And less than 1 percent is readily available through rivers and streams to sustain more than 7 billion people on earth.

As members of the global community, both individuals and businesses have a responsibility to protect this resource.

Women’s Empowerment Principles Stakeholders Call for New UN-Business Paradigm

Business, Government and Civil Society Leaders Support Scaling-Up for Women’s Empowerment and Sustainable Development; Actor and Advocate Geena Davis Highlights Importance of WEPs in Tackling Unconscious Bias
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Business, Government and Civil Society Leaders Support Scaling-Up for Women’s Empowerment and Sustainable Development; Actor and Advocate Geena Davis Highlights Importance of WEPs in Tackling Unconscious Bias

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, Hillary Clinton and Business Leaders Call for Women’s Economic Empowerment and Rights

Largest Gathering of Private Sector at the UN Commission on the Status of Women Support Strategic Partnership to Deliver on Gender Equality
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NEW YORK, March 10, 2015, 3BL Media/ – At the 59th Commission on the Status of Women an unprecedented number of business leaders, UN Member States and civil society organizations gathered for the Women’s Empowerment Principles (WEPs) event, Unlimited Potential: Business Partners for Gender Equality, to promote the business case for involving women at every level and the need for all stakeholders, including business, to be strategic partners for gender equality and sustainable developmen

Stock Exchanges Around the World Ring the Bell for Gender Equality

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NEW YORK, March 9, 2015 /3BL Media/ – Stock exchanges from around the world joined UN Women, UN Global Compact and the Sustainable Stock Exchanges (SSE) Initiative to ring their opening or closing bells in support of gender equality and to highlight the pivotal role of the private sector in empowering women in the workplace, marketplace and community.  

General Mills Reaffirms Commitment to Equal Opportunity and Women’s Empowerment

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Yesterday, hundreds of thousands across the globe celebrated International Women’s Day. This important holiday has been observed since the early 1900’s and still today it continues to serve as a day to remember gender equality and women’s empowerment in our society and around the world.

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