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Meet the Speakers of Charities@Work Summit 2015: Derrick Feldmann, Achieve

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On March 23 – 25, 2015 in New York City, some of the country’s leading experts in corporate social responsibility, volunteerism, employee engagement and giving will be speaking at the 14th Annual Charities@Work Best Practices Summit on Employee Engagement in Corporate Citizenship.

Attendees, including executives from Fortune 500 companies across all business sectors, will participate in peer-to-peer conversations, hands-on workshops, and hear from keynote speakers like:

AMWAY: Giving Tuesday and #Powerof5

Giving Tuesday is a global day dedicated to generosity and giving back.
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In recent days you’ve heard all about Black Friday, Small Business Saturday and Cyber Monday.

But we want to highlight another significant day: Giving Tuesday. Founded in 2012 through a partnership between the 92nd Street Y in New York City and the United Nations Foundation, Giving Tuesday is a global day dedicated to generosity and giving back.

Safeway on Track to Achieve 2015 Seafood Sustainability Goal

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Safeway’s seafood team has made great headway in ensuring our seafood comes from responsible producers. Here are the highlights from the program:

What’s the goal? All of Safeway’s fresh and frozen seafood will be responsibly sourced and traceable or in a time-bound improvements process by the end of 2015.

How close are we now?  Current data indicates that 70% of Safeway’s fresh and frozen seafood is responsibly sourced, up from 51% at the end of 2013.

Safeway Surpasses Sustainable Palm Oil Goal Early

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Safeway surpassed our goal to source 1 million pounds of responsibly produced palm oil in 2014 by sourcing over 2.6 million pounds of responsible palm oil as of October 1st. We also set a new goal for 2015.

The oil squeezed out of oil palm fruit is used in many different products and it comes from oil palm plantations based in tropical countries such as Indonesia, Malaysia and Nigeria. Some palm oil production has been linked to deforestation, wetland destruction and human rights violations, such as child labor and human trafficking.

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