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.

Responsible Business & Employee Engagement

Uniting to Restore Glad Plant Operations After Arkansas Tornado

The Clorox Company

Environment

Partnering for a Cleaner Port of Long Beach

Marathon Petroleum Corporation

Energy

U.S. Department of Defense Joins Duke Energy’s Green Source Advantage Program

The United States Department of Defense (DOD) has signed on to Duke Energy’s (NYSE: DUK) Green Source Advantage (GSA) program to provide renewable energy on behalf of the five largest DOD major military installations across North Carolina and South Carolina.

Innovation & Technology

Keeping Up With Customers in the Digital Age

Navigating the fast-paced digital world demands strong customer connections, especially in industries like logistics and supply chain management, states Brian Enright, CEO of DP World Americas in a recent article published by the Forbes Business Council.

Environment

Chemours’ Sustainability Report: Partnering To Protect Local Wildlife and Habitats

Earlier this year, Chemours released our annual Sustainability Report titled, “Partnering for Progress.” Throughout the report, we showcase how Chemours embraces partnerships to deliver innovative products responsibly and more sustainably.

Diversity & Inclusion

Principal® Named “Best Place To Work for People With Disabilities”

Principal Financial Group®  was named to the list of the “Best Places to Work for People with Disabilities” after earning a 100 score on the 2024 Disability Equality Index® (DEI), the world’s most comprehensive benchmarking tool for companies to measure disability workplaces.

Awards, Ratings & Rankings

Whirlpool Corporation Named One of America’s Best Brands for Social Impact in 2024 by Forbes

Whirlpool Corporation has been recognized by Forbes as one of the country’s Best Brands For Social Impact in 2024. Inclusion on the list reflects the organization’s commitment to creating a more sustainable and socially responsible future.

Philanthropy & Cause Initiatives

Cisco: Co-Innovating With Historically Black Colleges and Universities

Every individual has the right to thrive in our increasingly connected world, and four years ago Cisco codified this belief with our Social Justice Beliefs and Our Commitment to Action.

Sustainable Development Goals

Simplifying Data Center Sustainability Governance

Data centers are at the heart of digital economies worldwide. As digitalization accelerates, power loads, cooling costs and water usage are skyrocketing. By 2026, data center electricity use alone is expected to double (source: International Energy Agency, Electricity 2024).

Sustainable Finance & Socially Responsible Investment

AllianceBernstein: What You Didn’t Know About European Offices

Are European offices broken? We don’t think so. They’re just different.

Environment

12 New Jersey Schools Recognized for Innovative Climate Change Projects by Atlantic City Electric

Atlantic City Electric, the Drumthwacket Foundation and Sustainable Jersey honored 12 student teams for their New Jersey Student Climate Challenge action projects that address the causes and impacts of climate change at the local level.

Innovation & Technology

Healthy Spaces Podcast: Season 4, Episode 1 - Growth Mindset

In Healthy Spaces Season 4, Ep. 1, hear how venture capitalist Steve Westly employs a growth mindset to identify and scale great business ideas in clean tech.

Supply Chain & the Circular Economy

Sustainable Supply Chain Initiative Welcomes New Members Lindt & Sprüngli and Lipton Teas and Infusions

The Consumer Goods Forum’s Sustainable Supply Chain Initiative (SSCI) has welcomed Lindt & Sprüngli and Lipton Teas and Infusions as new members. This brings the Coalition’s membership to 25 companies dedicated to promoting trustworthy and sustainable practices.

Supply Chain & the Circular Economy

Dow Advances Its Mechanical Recycling Offering by Agreeing To Acquire Circulus, a North American Polyethylene Recycler

Dow (NYSE: DOW) announced it has signed an agreement to acquire Circulus, a leading recycler of plastic waste into post-consumer resin (PCR).

Diversity & Inclusion

Hear From This 3M Engineer About Her Involvement With a White House Initiative on Equity for Black Americans

3M recently participated in a White House-sponsored event with an aim to help advance educational excellence, equity, and economic opportunity for Black Americans. The event, part of the Power Up Series, was hosted by Malcolm X College in Chicago.

Responsible Business & Employee Engagement

Thank You to Our Lineworkers!

On July 10th, National Lineworker Appreciation Day, we celebrate the men and women who help keep our customers’ lights on, homes cool, and businesses running smoothly.

Research, Reports & Publications

American Airlines Releases 2023 Sustainability Report

Key progress in 2023 includes American's collaboration with Breakthrough Energy and Google Research on groundbreaking contrail avoidance research, which will inform how the industry might address its impact on climate change.

Awards, Ratings & Rankings

Lenovo Wins Big for Advancements in Sustainability, Environmental Achievement, and Leadership

With a focus on helping customers measure performance, embed sustainability in their IT environments, and choose the right solutions to turn ambitions into actions, Lenovo’s Sustainability Solutions portfolio has been recognized by the 2024 SEAL Business Sustainability Awards.

Philanthropy & Cause Initiatives

The Best of the Best: Easy Day Sports

In April, Hiring Our Heroes announced 5 grant recipients for the Small Business Award for Veterans & Military Spouses, an initiative that provides a one-time $10,000 grant for selected military-connected entrepreneurs, thanks to the generosity of the FedEx Founder’s Fund.

Research, Reports & Publications

Cascale, Worldly, Release Deep Dive on EU’s Corporate Sustainability Due Diligence Directive (CS3D)

Cascale, formerly the Sustainable Apparel Coalition, and Worldly, the planet’s most comprehensive sustainability data and insights platform, have published a deep dive paper analyzing the European Union’s (EU) Corporate Sustainability Due Diligence Directive (CS3D).

Responsible Production & Consumption

Pentair and MSP Airport Announce New Collaboration To Reduce Single-Use Plastic Waste

Pentair and Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport (MSP) are excited to announce a new collaboration to sustainably deliver great-tasting, high-quality drinking water while reducing the need for single-use plastic water bottles

Education

75 Students Selected To Participate in Special Field Trip Experiences Celebrating the 250th Anniversary of the Founding of the United States

America250 – the official nonpartisan entity charged by Congress with planning the 250th anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence – recently announced the inaugural cohort of "America’s Field Trip" awardees.

Philanthropy & Cause Initiatives

Entergy Arkansas Hosts Customer Assistance Event

As hot summer temperatures return throughout the state, Entergy Arkansas is taking action to help customers save money and manage their utility bills.

Sustainable Finance & Socially Responsible Investment

Principal Financial Group® 2023 Sustainability Report: Integrating Sustainable Investing Practices

We aim to provide clients with sustainable investment options that offer competitive, risk-adjusted returns and utilize a holistic view of factors influencing risk and return to help create added value for clients, the environment, and society and over time.

Social Impact & Volunteering

Bringing Communities Together

Operating out of four locations in Dallas, the needs and services Resource Center is providing has grown – and to better reach members of the community, it is bringing essentially all of its health services under one roof.

Diversity & Inclusion

Jazz Pharmaceuticals Hosts Discussion of Healthcare Inequities in the U.S. To Honor Juneteenth

Dr. Tweedy has written extensively about the intersection of race, medicine and mental health and we are honored to have had this opportunity to learn firsthand from him to commemorate Juneteenth.

Awards, Ratings & Rankings

Maximus Honored With Prestigious Amazon Business Customer Awards for Sustainability and Supplier Diversity

In today’s business environment, sustainability and diversity are not just buzzwords; they are critical components of responsible corporate governance.

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