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Issue #11 SOURCE: Sodexo, Inc. DESCRIPTION:In this issue of Spotlight on Sustainability you will read about some of the strategic ways Sodexo fights childhood hunger and influences wellness in our communities.  We feature articles on our recent commitment to Partnership for a Healthier America; the urban farm at the Medical University of South Carolina; and the work of Sodexo’s employee advocates...
Employees volunteered more than 82,100 hours throughout April and May SOURCE: Sodexo, Inc. DESCRIPTION:More than 33,000 Sodexo employees in 36 countries donated and collected enough food for 815,000 meals and raised funds to fight hunger and malnutrition during the company’s annual Servathon in April and May. All together Sodexo employees volunteered more than 82,100 hours to help their local...
Department of Transportation calls for new speed limits, phaseout of older cars. SOURCE: The Great Energy Challenge DESCRIPTION:After a string of fiery oil train accidents in recent months, the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) on Wednesday proposed new rules seeking to address safety concerns over the increasing use of rail to transport crude oil. The long-promised standards call for a...
Bath Fitter Funding Supports Military Families By Awarding 25 Students With Fisher House Foundation Scholarships SOURCE: EcoMedia DESCRIPTION:July 23, 2014 /3BL Media/ - Bath Fitter, North America’s leading acrylic bathtub, shower enclosure and tub-to-shower conversion companies, has partnered with CBS EcoMedia for the second year to provide 25 scholarships to sons and daughters of active,...
SOURCE: CBRE Group, Inc. DESCRIPTION:One of the Most Sustainable Buildings in Continental Europe CBRE, the global real estate advisor, has been appointed by Deka Immobilien Global to manage The Edge, a new office building that is currently under construction at the Zuidas in Amsterdam. The Edge is a 36,000 sq m property which will become home to leading brands including Deloitte upon its...
SOURCE: Bloomberg DESCRIPTION:Originally posted on Bloomberg Now To say that Bloomberg coffee and commodity markets reporter Marvin Perez has come a long way is an understatement, given his impoverished childhood in Costa Rica, where he worked the coffee farms picking beans with his five older siblings to help support their mother. “You attached a basket to a belt around your waist and picked...
SOURCE: Goldcorp DESCRIPTION:Goldcorp's commitment to responsible mining and creating social and economic benefits for all of our stakeholders remain the basis for how we conduct our operations world-wide.  On June 27, 2014, Goldcorp released our Annual Sustainability Report (csr.goldcorp.com) showcasing our 2013 performance and progress in delivering on our vision of “Together, Creating...
SOURCE: Global Environment and Technology Foundation DESCRIPTION:Around the world, developed and developing markets are facing increasing water challenges. The facts paint a grim picture: 443 million school days are lost due to water-related illnesses every year. One in nine people do not have access to safe, clean drinking water. Less than one percent of the world’s water is fresh and accessible...
SOURCE: AT&T DESCRIPTION:Sonoco, one of the largest diversified global packaging and services companies in the world, recently recognized AT&T as a 2014 Sonoco Sustainable Supplier at the company’s annual Supplier Diversity Business Conference and networking dinner. This annual award recognizes Sonoco’s suppliers who demonstrate “measurable, strategic and transparent social, diversity and...
SOURCE: Wells Fargo & Company DESCRIPTION:Climate change can seem like an impossible challenge. However, there are many simple, sustainable solutions that can make a huge difference. Something as easy and fun as planting a garden is a great way to start helping the environment and your health and is an inexpensive way to acquire produce that would otherwise be purchased at the store. In...