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Yum! Brands Annual Global Citizenship & Sustainability Report Showcases Company's Commitment to Socially Responsible Growth; Highlights Progress Around Priority Areas of People, Food, Planet

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LOUISVILLE, Ky., July 27, 2021 /3BL Media/ – Yum! Brands, Inc. (NYSE: YUM) today released its annual Global Citizenship & Sustainability Report, highlighting the Company’s strategic investments in socially responsible growth, risk management and sustainable stewardship of its people, food and impact on the planet. Yum! and its KFC, Pizza Hut, Taco Bell and The Habit Burger Grill brands made progress in critical areas including climate action, food safety and creating greater equity and opportunity across its system.

Valvoline Releases Its 2020 Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Report

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Valvoline Inc. (NYSE: VVV), a leading worldwide marketer and supplier of premium branded lubricants and automotive services, has released its 2020 Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) report. The foundational CSR pillars at Valvoline™ center on its “Three V’s” – Values, Vow, and Vision – with a strategic focus in three main areas: citizenship, sustainability, and diversity, equity and inclusion.

In New Corporate Responsibility Report, Alliant Energy Announces Progress Toward Clean Energy Vision

Report also highlights new 1 million trees planting commitment
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MADISON, Wis., July 26, 2021 /3BL Media/ - Today, Alliant Energy releases its 2021 Corporate Responsibility Report (CRR) highlighting advancements in renewable energy and progress on their Clean Energy Vision. The report focuses on the company’s Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) programs and their continued emphasis on the communities they serve.

From the Fifth Third 2020 ESG Report: Responsible Products

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All products offered by Fifth Third are reviewed for compliance to align with UDAAP and any applicable consumer protection laws. In addition, the Bank undergoes a rigorous process with focus groups and, when appropriate, engages third party experts to ensure that our products fulfill our promise to put the customer at the center.

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From the Fifth Third 2020 ESG Report: Responsible Banking

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Fifth Third Bank is focused on delivering best-in-class financial products and services and providing access to those services whenever and wherever consumers want them. In the Responsible Banking section of the Bank’s 2020 Environmental, Social and Governance Report, Fifth Third speaks to its responsibility for ensuring its products and services are accessible to all consumers, in all markets, and that the right types of responsible products and services are offered.

Boeing Releases First Sustainability Report, Charting Path to Sustainable Aerospace

Sets goals and highlights ESG progress, aligning to global sustainability standards
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CHICAGO, July 26, 2021 /3BL Media/ - Boeing [NYSE: BA] today released its first Sustainability Report. In the report, the company shares its vision for the future of sustainable aerospace, establishes broad sustainability goals and highlights environmental, social and governance (ESG) progress in alignment with global sustainability standards.

USTMA, The Ray and University of Missouri Release Findings on Benefits of Rubber Modified Asphalt and Call for Additional Research

Rubber modified asphalt is a proven circular solution for scrap tires that provides cost savings, extends pavement life and reduces noise; more research needed to close data gaps
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The U.S. Tire Manufacturers Association (USTMA), in partnership with the University of Missouri and The Ray, a nonprofit proving ground for sustainable transportation technologies, have published a state of knowledge report that assessed existing research on the economic, performance and environmental benefits of using ground tire rubber (GTR) in asphalt.

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The U.S. Tire Manufacturers Association (USTMA), in partnership with the University of Missouri and The Ray, a nonprofit proving ground for sustainable transportation technologies, have published a state of knowledge report that assessed existing research on the economic, performance and environmental benefits of using ground tire rubber (GTR) in asphalt.

Dow Publishes Comprehensive “INtersections” ESG Report, Providing Enhanced Transparency on ESG Priorities and Progress

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Dow Inc. (NYSE: DOW) today released “INtersections,” its first consolidated Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) Report highlighting the Company’s significant progress to fully integrate environmental stewardship and positive social impact throughout its operations, teams, supply chain and communities. Dow’s 2020 ESG Report builds on its annual Sustainability Reports, which Dow has published since 2003, and its annual Inclusion and Diversity Reports, Shine, which Dow has published since 2018.

Centering Social Equity in Climate Risk Analysis and ESG Reporting

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Our industry is engaged in an important dialogue to improve sustainability through ESG transparency and industry collaboration. This article is a contribution to this larger conversation and does not necessarily reflect GRESB’s position. Please refer to official GRESB documents for assessment related guidance.

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Our industry is engaged in an important dialogue to improve sustainability through ESG transparency and industry collaboration. This article is a contribution to this larger conversation and does not necessarily reflect GRESB’s position. Please refer to official GRESB documents for assessment related guidance.

New Study Reveals Fairtrade America Is Gaining Awareness and Trust in the U.S. As the Global Pandemic Awoke Americans to the Connectedness of Global Supply Chains

2021 GlobeScan-conducted study includes favorable implications for brands and retailers carrying and promoting the Fairtrade Mark; Fairtrade to share details of study in August webinar
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WASHINGTON, July 27, 2021 /3BL Media/ - Fairtrade America – an independent, third-party certification that partners with farmers and workers in developing countries to negotiate better prices, decent working conditions, and a fairer deal overall – today revealed key highlights from its biennial Fairtrade Consumer Insights report conducted by GlobeScan. Study results point to increased trust and favorable perception of Fairtrade certified brands and products, as well as increased recognition of the Fairtrade Mark.  

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