When it comes to protecting the environment or improving workers’ conditions, you might think the biggest companies are making the biggest positive impact.
Multinationals like Apple and McDonald's are so large that --just by taking a few significant steps towards sustainability-- they can change vast swaths of the global marketplace.
But it turns out that the largest corporations aren't leading on this issue. It's the small and medium-sized businesses that are out in front on compliance with sustainability, worker safety and other standards.
Implementing measures to safeguard water, biodiversity and soil across supply chains makes sense. We know it, you know it, but do CEOs know it? A quick scan of the websites of the world’s biggest companies suggests that only a select few really get it. A lack of evidence of the commercial benefits has become a major barrier to business increasing sustainability – just when we need action the most.
2015 program begins in Louisiana on April 20, before embarking on nationwide tour
Houston, April 20, 2015 /3BL Media/ – More than 60,000 books will again be distributed to 25,000 children in underserved communities this year, thanks to Bess the Book Bus and CITGO Petroleum Corporation. The mobile literacy program kicks off its national tour on April 20 in Lake Charles, Louisiana, and will continue during the year with stops in Arkansas, Illinois, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Tennessee, Texas and Wisconsin.
"Blood-free" minerals scheme must be binding, EU lawmakers say
Reuters. European importers of minerals from conflict zones should be forced to certify their goods "blood-free", an influential group of EU lawmakers said on Tuesday, seeking to toughen a proposal to prevent the financing of warlords in Africa.
Monterey, CA, April 16, 2015 /3BL Media/ – Subaru of America, Inc. has announced that it will sponsor the Sea Otter Classic for its 25th Anniversary celebration, in conjunction with its Subaru Loves the Earth initiative – an effort which reflects the brand’s goals to improve the environment and the lives of those in local communities.
Look around… the professional world we live in today is significantly different from what it was just a few decades ago. Today’s professional environment is less about what an employee can do for a company and more about the type of working environment a company can offer its employees. Workers today want more meaning from their work-life and are quick to jump ship if their aspirations aren’t met.
$250,000 investment to help restore historic Chappelle Auditorium
April 17, 2015 /3BL Media/ - Boeing (NYSE: BA) announced today a $250,000 grant for Allen University to support the restoration of an historic building on the college’s campus. The investment will go toward the restoration of Chappelle Auditorium, originally built in 1925.
CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas, April 15, 2015 /3BL Media/ – Yesterday, the CITGO Corpus Christi Refinery celebrated 80 years of operations in the great state of Texas. Hundreds of employees and retirees, as well as state and local officials, community leaders and nonprofit organizations, joined CITGO in the 80th Anniversary Celebration. The refinery, which first went online in 1935, is one of the most complex fuel and petrochemical refineries in the United States.
Report reveals middle-skill job opportunities for Detroit areas residents and recommends a comprehensive approach to align education and job training with high-demand healthcare and manufacturing positions
NEW YORK, April 16, 2015 /3BL Media/ – JPMorgan Chase & Co. today released a first-of-its-kind roadmap addressing the mismatch between the needs of employers and the skills of current job seekers in Detroit. This skills gap report provides a comprehensive look at available middle-skill healthcare and manufacturing jobs in the Detroit area and offers data-driven steps local policy makers, community colleges, training providers and private sector employers can take to fill these critical, good paying roles.