In the name of increasing access, convenience, efficiency, and equity, federal agencies have been digitizing and modernizing services, from business loan applications to veteran health benefits. While COVID-19 has increased adoption of online government, many people still prefer engaging with agencies by phone, mail, and in person—and some even perceive these methods as faster.
Which groups haven’t been going online for government information and services? What obstacles stand in their way—and how can agencies address these barriers?
With the release of our 2019 Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) Report, Sands continues to further our commitment to improving both our business and our communities through sustainable and eco-conscious operations, dedication to being responsible corporate citizens of our home communities and maintaining an ethical environment with a focus on a strong code of conduct and transparent governance.
Achievement marks nine consecutive years with perfect score on survey benchmarking LGBTQ workplace equality
ST. PAUL, Minn., January 29, 2021 /3BL Media/ – Ecolab Inc., the global leader in water, hygiene and infection prevention solutions and services, received a top score of 100% on the 2021 Corporate Equality Index (CEI), designating it as one of the “Best Places to Work for LGBTQ Equality.” The CEI is a national benchmarking survey and report on corporate policies and practices related to LGBTQ workplace equality. This is Ecolab’s ninth consecutive year with a perfect score of 100% on the CEI, administered by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation.
Years ago, one voice may not have gained too much traction – it may have moved forward for a bit, or floundered before reaching too many ears. Yet, today, because of social media, a voice can carry. Now, collective voices spreading like digital wildfire can sway public opinion. One misstep or wrong word from a person, a celebrity or brand can put that entity in a social media maelstrom – where mutual disapproval puts that entity on the outs. It’s a phenomenon that has come to be known as “cancel culture.”
Reliable service always has been core to every utility’s mandate, but achieving this is becoming more complex in the face of aging infrastructure and increasingly frequent and intense extreme weather events. As this report was being drafted, the second major hurricane of November (Category 3 or higher) made landfall in Central America as a Category 5 storm, with wind speeds accelerating from Category 1 to Category 4 in just 24 hours over abnormally warm seas. Similarly, wildfires continued to burn in parts of Colorado, months after the historic end to fire season.
Sands has released its 2019 Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) Report, which outlines the company’s strategies and progress around its corporate responsibility pillars of People, Community and Planet. The report also details Sands’ extensive governance practices that ensure ethics and accountability in all areas of the business.
Abbott’s 2030 Sustainability Plan has a clear priority: designing our life-changing technologies for access and affordability.
A sustainable future starts with health.
Health is the foundation for everything else. For people to thrive. To be empowered. To live the lives they want to live. It helps communities and economies to prosper and is vital to building better, healthier societies.