Kroger Saves Energy; mGive Offers Mobile Donations for Hurricane Isaac Relief; H&M Asks for Minimum Wage Review in Bangladesh - CSR Minute for September 11, 2012
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Kroger has announced energy savings of more than 2.3 billion kilowatt hours of electricity in 2011, the equivalent of taking 292,000 cars off the road for one year. The supermarket company’s new stores consume 30 percent less energy than a store built in 2000. The savings were achieved through increased use of LED lighting, motion sensors, skylights, and control systems that monitor energy use.
mGive has initiated a $25 dollar mobile donation function for the relief of Hurricane Isaac victims. Donors who subscribe to AT&T, Sprint, and T-Mobile can donate $25 to the American Red Cross by texting the word “donate” to 90999. Verizon customers can donate $10.
The CEO of H&M, Karl-Johan Persson, has met with the Prime Minister of Bangladesh, Sheikh Hasina, to request an increase in the minimum wage for workers in the Bangladesh textile industry. Persson also asked for an annual review of the local minimum wage that takes into account inflation and the consumer price index. Bangladesh is an important buying market for H& M and many other Western apparel companies.
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