ESG News from Leading Brands

Keep up with the latest environmental, social and governance news from companies embracing the triple bottom line, shared via 3BL's distribution platform.

Awards, Ratings & Rankings

Florverde® Sustainable Flower Achieves SSCI Recognition

The Consumer Goods Forum’s (CGF) Sustainable Supply Chain Initiative (SSCI) is pleased to announce that Florverde® Sustainable Flowers (FSF) has successfully completed the SSCI Benchmarking process and achieved SSCI Recognition.

Social Impact & Volunteering

KFC U.K. & Ireland & FareShare Launch Campaign To Raise Awareness of Community Kitchens and Drive More Volunteers

KFC and food redistribution charity FareShare today reveal a new ‘Bucket Bike’ designed to raise awareness of community kitchens and the need for more of the volunteers who power them.

Education

CNH Empowers the Next Generation of AgriTech Innovators

CNH has long nurtured a partnership with Politecnico di Torino to support the education of aspiring young farmers. This strategic alliance continues with the recent signing of a collaboration agreement for the Master's Degree in AgriTech Engineering.

Energy

Black & Veatch Receives Full Notice to Proceed for Canada's First FLNG Project

Global liquefied natural gas (LNG) infrastructure solutions leader Black & Veatch, in partnership with high-tech shipbuilder Samsung Heavy Industries (SHI), has received full notice to proceed from Cedar LNG LP partners to begin constructing Cedar LNG’s floating liquefaction.

Events, Media & Communications

Can’t-Miss Moments: What’s To Come at the Inaugural WELL Conference

At the WELL Conference–less than a month away–attendees can look forward to a series of thought-provoking sessions, inspiring speakers and invaluable insights, all aimed at shaping a healthier, more inclusive future for everyone.

Environment

EPA Finalizes a PFAS National Primary Drinking Water Regulation (NPDWR)

On April 10, 2024, The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced the final National Primary Drinking Water Regulation (NPDWR) for six PFAS.

Events, Media & Communications

Transforming for a Smarter Future: Lenovo Events Leader Comments on the Future of Sustainable Events

By making thoughtful updates to the design, working with local suppliers, and prioritizing sustainability, Lenovo is counting MWC 2024 as a milestone in its journey toward more sustainable events.

Innovation & Technology

Taco Bell and Pizza Hut Are Going ‘AI-First,’ Yum!’s New Tech Chief Says

Yum! Brands has a vision for “AI-powered” fast-food in which artificial intelligence shapes nearly every aspect of how its Taco Bell, Pizza Hut, KFC and Habit Burger Grill restaurants are run.

Awards, Ratings & Rankings

Paychex Recognized for Excellence in Health & Well-Being by Business Group on Health

Paychex, Inc., a leading provider of integrated human capital management software solutions for human resources, employee benefits, insurance services, and payroll, has again been named among the Business Group on Health’s Best Employers for Excellence in Health & Well-being.

Research, Reports & Publications

Revision of GRI Economic Impact Standards Will Enable Comprehensive Reporting on Organizational Impacts

Last year, the Global Sustainability Standards Board (GSSB) - the independent body responsible for setting the GRI Standards - announced a new project to revise economic-related impact disclosures.

Environment

AEG Sustainability Hosts Third Annual Sustainability Insights Panel “Embracing Leadership & Inspiring Action in Entertainment”

On April 10, AEG Sustainability hosted its Third Annual Sustainability Insights panel for employees, “Embracing Leadership & Inspiring Action in Entertainment,” which highlighted the intersectional challenges, trends and opportunities shaping the sustainability landscape.

Research, Reports & Publications

IBM Releases 2023 IBM Impact Report

IBM announced the release of its 2023 IBM Impact report. The report summarizes the company’s ESG initiatives, partnerships and investments in 2023, making a lasting positive impact.

Responsible Production & Consumption

Walmart, Albertsons Among 1st To Sign Tuna Transparency Pledge

“Albertsons Cos. is committed to providing our customers with high-quality and traceable seafood from environmentally and socially responsible sources,” said Anthony Snow, seafood director at Albertsons. “We are proud to partner with The Nature Conservancy..."

Responsible Business & Employee Engagement

Energy for a Better Future: Entergy’s Corporate Citizenship Impact

Entergy’s performance report integrates a comprehensive overview of our 2023 achievements, including financial results with economic, environmental, governance, and social performance and impacts.

Diversity & Inclusion

Embracing the Inclusive Core Value With Motorola Solutions

At Motorola Solutions, inclusion is deeply ingrained in our identity as a company. Our commitment to solving for safer starts from within, with our dedication to creating an inclusive workplace where every voice is valued.

Awards, Ratings & Rankings

El World Environment Center y sus socios buscan organizaciones innovadoras y sin fines de lucro para concursar en el “Empower Innovation Challenge” (EIC)

Representantes del Departamento de Estado de los Estados Unidos a través del World Environment Center (WEC) y sus socios: el Núcleo de Biotecnología de Curauma (NBC).

Awards, Ratings & Rankings

The World Environment Center and Its Partners Call Innovative Organizations To Participate in the Final Empower Innovation Challenge.

The World Environment Center (WEC), and its partners, the Núcleo de Biotecnología de Curauma (NBC) and Baastel, launched the third and final competition of the "Empower Innovation Challenge" (EIC) in April, 2024.

Research, Reports & Publications

New Results: Microbusinesses Drive Job Creation, Reduce Unemployment

Since 2020, GoDaddy Venture Forward findings have consistently proven that microbusiness entrepreneurship makes an outsized impact on the economy, promoting job creation, boosting annual household median income growth and driving down unemployment.

Health & Healthcare

Covia's Commitment to Hand Safety: A Workplace Priority

At Covia, prioritizing Safety First is a fundamental principle. We implement various measures to ensure that Safety and Health (S&H) are consistently at the forefront for our Team Members, contractors, vendors, suppliers, and customers.

Sustainable Finance & Socially Responsible Investment

3M Invests in Hydrogen Electrolyzer Manufacturer EVOLOH

3M has invested in EVOLOH, a cleantech company that's working to scale up manufacturing of its electrolyzers to make green hydrogen affordable and efficient.

Electrolyzers work by using electricity to separate the atoms in water.

Health & Healthcare

Tork – The Paper Towel Plea

Almost 1 in 3 Americans face barriers when it comes to washing their hands.* Discover how removing these barriers can make your restrooms more hygienic and inclusive.

Awards, Ratings & Rankings

Eastman’s ‘Project Balanced’ Digital Innovation Wins CIO 100 Award

Eastman’s “Project Balanced” digital innovation has earned the company a spot on the list of 2024 CIO 100 award winners.

Responsible Business & Employee Engagement

College Job Leads to Unplanned and Successful Career in Loan Administration

Suzanne Rathbun was majoring in criminal justice and forensic science with a long-term plan of going to law school and becoming a prosecutor when the 2007-2008 financial crisis changed everything.

Research, Reports & Publications

Qualcomm’s 2023 Corporate Responsibility Report: Africa Innovation Platform

This past year we launched the Africa Innovation Platform, a suite of mentorship, education and training programs created to support the development of Africa’s emerging technology ecosystem.

Research, Reports & Publications

Lack of Capital Isn’t the Problem in Meeting Net-Zero Bill

Climate change won’t be a cheap problem to solve, with the race to net-zero emissions needing $4.8 trillion to be spent every year between now and 2030 on clean energy technologies.

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