Ethisphere Institute honors Avnet for the fourth consecutive year for leading with integrity and aligning its principles with action
PHOENIX, March 13, 2017 /3BL Media/ -- Avnet (NYSE: AVT) has been recognized as a 2017 World’s Most Ethical Company® for the fourth consecutive year by the Ethisphere Institute, a global leader in defining and advancing the standards of ethical business practices.
As a company that has been tracking International Women’s Day for years, this year’s event was the biggest we’ve seen to-date. The day catapulted to a global stage, in part, due to events like January’s Women’s March on Washington, which not only served as a catalyst, launching awareness of women’s rights to new levels, but also unified individuals of all genders, races and backgrounds around women’s rights all over the world.
FedEx supports hundreds of organizations, projects and initiatives that help make life better in the communities where our team members live and where we do business. To help commemorate International Women’s Day (March 8), here are five organizations FedEx supports that help empower women and girls around the world:
We work with nearly 6,000 suppliers throughout the world who provide us with the equipment and supplies we need to operate our global business. We are committed to conducting our business in an ethical, legal and socially responsible manner and, to that end, require our suppliers to comply with our Supplier Code of Conduct (SCoC).
On International Women’s Day, UNDP launched campaign to combat gender stereotypes in the workplace
ISTANBUL, March 8, 2017 /3BL Media/ – With less than one third of businesses in the Eastern Europe and Central Asia region owned or co-owned by women, urgent action needs to be taken to address gender inequalities in the labour market.
To continue development, countries must legally allow women to work in all sectors and own businesses, support women’s employment and entrepreneurship, and combat gender stereotypes, according to UNDP’s most recent Regional Human Development Report.
When U.S. consumers drop off their old electronics at local e-waste centers for recycling, most assume their aging gadgets will be safely dismantled and have their components either scrapped or re-used. But that’s not always the case, according to Basel Action Network (BAN), an environmental nonprofit.
The media establishment in Washington, DC is closely watching the signals as well as specific action taken by the Trump Administration and the 115th Congress that could or does affect the future of key government agencies whose mission and work directly/indirectly affects the mission and work of corporate sustainability and sustainable investing professionals.
Especially In focus: the US Environmental Protection Agency; the Department of Energy; the Department of the Interior; the Securities & Exchange Commission; the Department of Defense...and others.