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Verizon 5G Helps Revolutionize Public Safety

By: Chris Ashraf
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When disaster strikes, first responders need to mobilize quickly to assess the situation and communicate what’s needed for rescue and relief efforts. There’s no doubt 5G can help play a key critical role when it comes to evolving response connectivity and mission operations.

Its higher speeds and ultra-low latency can support near real-time situational awareness during emergencies, mission-critical communication across networks, mobile devices and sensors and smart video surveillance.

Domtar Has The Right Chemistry Between Shareholders and the Planet to Succeed

What do you get when you do well financially and good environmentally? Happy shareholders and a healthier planet.
Blog

There’s no shame in admitting that the primary motivation for most of our Continuous Improvement (CI) initiatives is improving our bottom line. In a competitive environment, maximizing our efficiencies and reducing our costs are part of the job. But oftentimes, lowering costs and improving environmental performance go hand in hand – that’s called sustainability.

Two Months In: A Snapshot of How Our Retail Revival Sellers in Baton Rouge are Flourishing

A look at how our latest Retail Revival cohort of sellers are making strides in their local community and beyond.
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This fall, we welcomed 65 inspiring Baton Rouge small business entrepreneurs into our Retail Revival program. This new cohort of sellers already is showing fast promise and represents a diverse group of entrepreneurs and businesses, from scrappy start-ups to well-established enterprises. 

Toolkit to Advance Reporting on Modern Slavery

RLI and GRI Resource to Support Efforts to Eradicate Forced Labor in Global Supply Chains
Press Release

ALEXANDRIA/AMSTERDAM, December 2, 2019 /3BL Media/ – A toolkit to advance reporting on modern slavery has been launched by the Responsible Labor Initiative (RLI), an Initiative of the Responsible Business Alliance, and the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI). 

The new resource – announced on the UN International Day for the Abolition of Slavery – provides practical guidance to increase the effectiveness of corporate reporting, underpinning the transparency and accountability needed to support global efforts towards eradicating the scourge of modern slavery. 

ON Semiconductor Makes Kindness The Norm!

Written by: Jackie Terry, CSR Program Manager
Blog

A key component our company’s corporate social responsibility program is our community initiatives. Through philanthropy and volunteerism, we aim to create a relationship of mutual trust and respect between the company and the local communities in which we operate. Through our community involvement, we also want our employees to be proud of what they do and where they work.

ITA and RMI Demonstrate Assurance Leadership in Tin Due Diligence

Press Release

HERTFORDSHIRE, United Kingdom and ALEXANDRIA, Va., November 13, 2019 /3BL Media/– The International Tin Association (ITA) and the Responsible Minerals Initiative (RMI), an Initiative of the Responsible Business Alliance, have jointly developed and published new “Assessment Criteria for Tin Smelting Companies,” which clarify a common upstream and downstream view of due diligence requirements for the tin supply chain. 

Behind Civilian Lines: From Veteran to Fellow Veteran

Veterans serve advice to comrades facing the civilian workforce transition
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Eighty-three percent of military career fields align with current positions at Koch companies. Additionally, veterans’ values, leadership and dedication mirror the principles that guide Koch employees. Yet, like many companies in America, attracting, hiring and retaining veteran talent can be a challenge. The culprit? A cultural and communication gap between hiring managers, business leaders and veterans, themselves.

Honoring Our Veterans and Military Families Through Corporate Commitments

By Kari Niedfeldt-Thomas, Managing Director, CECP
Blog

On Veterans Day, we honor our country’s military veterans who served to protect our freedom and rights. Many of us at CECP have family members and friends who have served or are serving in the military, and in our special salute, we want to highlight the commitment by companies to support military families and veterans.

Investing in Career Development Helps Companies Attract, Keep and Promote Top Talent

Words by Tina Casey
Article

In today’s tight labor market, companies cannot afford to ignore untapped reservoirs of smart, motivated potential employees. Yet many have just such a pool of talent right before their eyes. By innovating on outreach, continuing education and career development, some companies are finding new ways to ensure their workforce is the best it can be—and that can mean a more diverse workforce, as well.

Diversity and outreach

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