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    How to Proactively Prepare for What’s Coming

    SOURCE:Beverage Industry Environmental Roundtable

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    When it comes to reporting and disclosure, sustainability leaders at beverage companies are feeling mounting pressure to meet changing reporting requirements and intensifying stakeholder expectations.

    Of course, many beverage companies want to disclose and are more than happy to share their sustainability story; they understand its importance. But every passing year brings new and more detailed reporting asks — and delivering data and maintaining transparency are no easy tasks. They take immense time, effort, resources, and budget.

    So, while beverage companies want to participate, many wonder how to strike the perfect balance between what’s material to stakeholders and what’s material to the business. They want to tell their story in terms that relate to their business as well as resonate with a diverse audience of stakeholders. Furthermore, they want to get ahead of the change, so they can proactively plan for what’s to come.

    For more than a decade, the Beverage Industry Environmental Roundtable (BIER) has brought sustainability leaders from global beverage companies and organizations together to share best practices, discuss trends, and create actionable frameworks to tackle issues like transparency and disclosure.

    Recently, several members of our Transparency & Disclosure Working Group came together to discuss emerging trends, metrics that matter, and what companies should do now to prepare for the next reporting evolution. Those members include: Laura Nelson of Antea Group, Jamal Booker of The Coca-Cola Company, Julie Lejard of Pernod Ricard, and Suzette Carty of Brown-Forman.  Check out the Beverage Industry Environmental Rountable's (BIER) blog post to learn about the insights they shared about this important topic.

    About BIER

    The Beverage Industry Environmental Roundtable (BIER) is a technical coalition of leading global beverage companies working together to advance environmental sustainability within the beverage sector. BIER aims to affect sector change through work focused on water stewardship, energy efficiency and climate change, beverage container recycling, sustainable agriculture, and ecosystem services. BIER members include: American Beverage Association, Anheuser-Busch InBev, Bacardi, Beam Suntory, Brown-Forman, Carlsberg Group, The Coca-Cola Company, Constellation Brands, Diageo, Heineken, Jackson Family Wines, New Belgium Brewing, MillerCoors, Molson Coors, Pernod Ricard, Ocean Spray Cranberries, and PepsiCo. For more information, visit www.bieroundtable.com.

    Tweet me:Beverage Industry Environmental Roundtable members Jamal Booker, Julie Lejard, Suzette Carty, and Laura Nelson weigh in on what’s next in #sustainability transparency and disclosure for beverage companies. See what they had to say. http://bit.ly/FutureofTransparency

    KEYWORDS: bier, Beverage Industry Environmental Roundtable (BIER), transparency and disclosure, Reporting, best practices, sustainability


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    International Living Future Institute community and policy leader recognized for important contributions to a more sustainable world

    SOURCE:International Living Future Institute

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    CHICAGO, November 14, 2018 /3BL Media/ - The International Living Future Institute (ILFI) announced today that Alicia Daniels Uhlig, Living Community Challenge and Policy Director, has been awarded one of Green Building & Design (gb&d)’s Women in Sustainability Leadership Awards. gb&d, the magazine for today’s leading green professional with a mission to create a more sustainable world, created the awards to celebrate the achievements of women who are making lasting change and strives to identify, support, and give opportunities to future women in leadership.

    The ultimate goal of the awards is to create a global hub that identifies and connects the most powerful women at the forefront of sustainability. WSLA looks to recognize and advance these top-level female sustainability executives who can then, in turn, support younger women with dreams of reaching such levels of success. “We’re very excited and proud as we’ve watched the event, which is now its fifth year, continue to grow,” says publisher and CEO Chris Howe. “We believe it’s more important than ever to recognize the incredible working these women are doing. It’s been one of the highlights of my professional career.”

    President and associate publisher Laura Heidenreich agrees. “We wanted to not only honor these amazing women, but also to bring them all together in the same room so we can learn from one another and inspire each other. It’s an event I look forward to every year,” she says. “We hope WSLA can continue to be a platform for women who are creating lasting change as role models for those who might just be starting their career.”

    Alicia Daniels Uhlig was driven from a young age. “In high school, I convinced the school to change its policy and allow me to be placed in an architectural firm 20 hours a week starting my junior year,” she recalls. “I vividly remember my first day, mustering courage and wondering, ‘How can I contribute?’” Sustainability has been her consistent path that has manifested in wildly diverse experiences, each requiring courage.

    In 2005, Uhlig joined architecture firm GGLO. As its director of sustainability, she oversaw drastic growth in LEED certified projects. At 39, she became the second female architect in GGLO’s history to be promoted to principal. From leading the Capitol Hill Eco District planning effort in Seattle to working with the City of Seattle’s Office of Sustainability & Environment to create the Seattle Climate Action Plan, she has helped to create transformative design that bridges the future of sustainability with the future of the built environment.

    More than two years ago she became the Living Community Challenge and Policy Director at IFLI. “Now I utilize experience gained from past collaborative work—from work with UNESCO sites in the Mediterranean and North Africa to Berea College’s earliest sustainability accomplishments on campus—and create a future of Living Communities that are culturally rich, socially just, and ecologically restorative.” During her time at ILFI, Living Community Challenge registrations have more than tripled, awareness of the program has soared, and her own access to mentors and mentees has grown.

    Read more about each of the winners here.

    gb&d is thrilled to present the fifth annual WSLA in partnership with the U.S. Green Building Council and Halstead/MetroFlor. Winners were selected by a judging panel that includes Rochelle Routman of MetroFlor and chair of the WSLA Alumni Group, Marisa Long of the USGBC, Amanda Sturgeon, CEO of ILFI, and Chris Howe and Laura Heidenreich of gb&d. Recipients were honored alongside this year’s Greenbuild International Conference and Expo in Chicago on November 13.

    About the International Living Future Institute: The International Living Future Institute is an environmental NGO committed to catalyzing the transformation toward communities that are socially just, culturally rich and ecologically restorative. ILFI is premised on the belief that providing a compelling vision for the future is a fundamental requirement for reconciling humanity’s relationship with the natural world. ILFI operates the Living Building Challenge, the built environment’s most ambitious performance standard. It is a hub for many other visionary programs that support the transformation toward a living future. Learn more at http://www.living-future.org.

    About Green Building & Design:gb&d is the only magazine covering green building and design across industries. It connects and inspires green building professionals by partnering with those at the forefront of sustainable design, development, planning, and policy. The publication offers a comprehensive perspective on new projects and products created with sustainability and social responsibility in mind.

    Photo caption: Winners of gb&d’s Women in Sustainability Leadership Award gather at the 2018 Greenbuild International Conference and Expo. ILFI's own Alicia Daniels Uhlig on top left. 

    Photo credit: Lauren Sims Photography

    Tweet me:Announcing @Living_Future community and policy leader Alicia Daniels Uhlig @AliciaDanielsu wins @gbd_mag Women in Sustainability Leadership Award for important contributions to a more sustainable future. http://bit.ly/2z8yx7S #livingfuture

    Contact Info:

    Nicole Van Batenburg
    International Living Future Institute
    +1 (206) 223-2028
    media@living-future.org

    KEYWORDS: Greenbuild, sustainability, Alicia Daniels Uhlig, International Living Future Institute


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    SOURCE:Discovery Education

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    Educators across D.C., Maryland and Virginia celebrated STEM on Wednesday, November 14 through a day of free professional development thanks to Discovery Education and Tata Consultancy Services (TCS). The ‘Day of Discovery’ event, part of Discovery Education and TCS’ Ignite My Future in School initiative, promotes computational thinking through a variety of educational resources and interactive activities, giving teachers unique insight and strategies to effectively teach students 21st century skills.

    Hosted at Discovery Education’s headquarters in Silver Spring, Maryland yesterday, this event marked the second anniversary of connecting local teachers with experts from Discovery Education and TCS to learn more about computational thinking and STEM, understanding the purpose of each and most importantly, continuing to dive into the Ignite My Future in School curriculum. Discovery Education experts have supported these educators for the past year and returned to continue to elevate their capabilities.

    From interactive activities to a keynote from Discovery Education professional learning expert Dacia Jones on Computational Thinking in the Great Outdoors, this hands-on approach to professional development gave teachers the opportunity to leave ready to incorporate what they learned into their classroom while adhering to state standards. With a variety of jobs emerging due to advances in tech, it’s crucial that students are gaining the skills they need to meet the demand of these new industries. This intiative’s purpose is to bridge the gap by developing relevant skills for modern job opportunities in the new digital economy.

    On a national level, Ignite My Future in School aims to engage 20,000 teachers and one million U.S. students by 2021. As a first step towards this objective, TCS and Discovery Education have already partnered with U.S. school districts in the D.C. area, Georgia, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Texas, Michigan, Wisconsin and California to launch. Since debuting in 2017, it has provided training materials valued at more than $2 million and engaged over 185,000 students and 3,300 educators in all 50 states.

    Tweet me:.@tcs_na and @DiscoveryEd partner to bring the #IgniteMyFuture 'Day of Discovery' event to DMV educators. This day of free professional development gives teachers the skills to help student prepare for emerging jobs in #technology http://bit.ly/2zdatka

    KEYWORDS: NYSE:DISCA, Ignite My Future in School initiative, discovery education, tata consultancy services (TCS)

     


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    Iconic Maine Brands Announce Consumer Sweepstakes to Give Away Exclusive Tote Bags Made from Recycled Materials

    SOURCE:Nestlé

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    POLAND SPRING, Maine, November 15, 2018 /3BL Media/ –  Poland Spring® 100% Natural Spring Water and Maine retailer, Sea Bags, are collaborating to raise awareness about recycling, and help prevent recyclable materials from being discarded in landfills. In celebration of America Recycles Day, Poland Spring and Sea Bags have collaborated to create 100 limited-edition, premium tote bags utilizing sail cloth made from recycled water bottles.

    The outside of each bag is made from sail material fabricated from recycled bottles, while the inside is made from Sea Bags’ collection of recycled sail cloth. The bag’s exterior will feature an image of the State of Maine with a heart sewn over Poland, Maine, the home of Poland Spring® 100% Natural Spring Water since 1845. The inside lining design features trivia about the Poland Spring brand, Sea Bags, and Maine. Twenty-five of the tote bags will be given away through a sweepstakes launching today*, and the remainder will be donated back to local organizations for fundraisers.

    The sail cloth which is being used to create the exterior of the totes was commissioned over 10 years ago by local Maine sailor and Nestlé Waters North America employee, Bob Daigle. Originally created for his boat named “Thirsty,” the sail cloth is 80 percent made from recycled plastic bottles.

    “We are thrilled to collaborate with Poland Spring. We are a company founded on “what if” as it pertains to recycling and this recycled bottle fabric encompasses that. We also love the philanthropic nature of this campaign – we hope the ripple effect of giving 75 Sea Bags back to the community is tangibly impactful,” said Beth Shissler, President of Sea Bags.

    This collaboration is the latest way Nestlé Waters North America is inspiring consumers to recycle and support the use of recycled materials. Since 1994, Nestlé Waters North America has reduced the PET plastic content of their half-liter water bottles by over 60 percent. The company also uses recycled plastic in a number of its brands. Most recently, Nestlé Waters launched a 700 ml bottle for its Nestlé® Pure Life® brand that is made using 100 percent recycled plastic.

    “Plastic is a resource that can be used over and over, which is why all of our single-serve water bottles are 100 percent recyclable,” said Heather Printup, Community Relations Manager, Poland Spring. “Sea Bags is the perfect partner here in Maine to help us raise awareness of the importance of recycling and ensure that our bottles – and other recyclable materials – are captured, recycled, and reused again.”

    Nestlé Waters is the first beverage company in North America to add How2Recycle information on the labels of its major U.S. brands. The company further aims to prevent recyclable plastic materials from being discarded as waste by advancing smart recycling policies, using recycled materials in their packaging, and supporting programs that expand consumers’ access to recycling at home and on-the-go.

    People can visit www.polandspring.com/seabags for a chance to win one of 25 recycled limited-edition tote bags. In addition, the grand prize winner will win a year’s supply of Poland Spring water. Submissions close on December 7, and winners will be selected the week of December 10.

    *NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. Open to legal residents of the 50 United States (D.C.) 18 years or older.  Ends 12/7/18. To enter and for official rules, including odds, and prizes descriptions, visit www.polandspring.com/seabags. Void where prohibited.

    About Nestlé Waters North America 
    Nestlé Waters North America offers an unrivaled portfolio of bottled water brands for healthy hydration, including Poland Spring®, Nestlé® Pure Life®, Perrier® and S. Pellegrino®. The company also owns and operates ReadyRefreshSM by Nestlé®, a customizable water and beverage delivery service. Just Click and QuenchSM.

    Based in Stamford, Connecticut with some 8,500 associates, we are committed to reducing our environmental footprint across our operations. As a natural resource company, we sustainably manage 47 spring sources and conserve nearly 21,000 acres of natural watershed area. We are also committed to creating shared value and being a good neighbor in the 140 communities where we operate in the U.S. For more information, visit us at www.nestle-watersna.com/en and follow us on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram: @NestleWatersNA. 

    About Sea Bags
    Sea Bags is a Maine-based designer and manufacturer that transforms sails into nautically-inspired totes and accessories. With a company emphasis on sustainability, their products are upcycled from used sails. They also use eco-friendly inks and develop solutions to reduce scrap. Since 1999, they’ve saved over 600 tons of materials from going into landfills.

    The company is headquartered in Portland, Maine, with retail stores in Maine, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Rohde Island, New York, New Jersey, Maryland, and Florida. Additional information on Sea Bags can be found at https://seabags.com/.

    Tweet me:Iconic #Maine brands @PolandSpringWtr & @SeaBagsMaine celebrate #AmericaRecyclesDay by giving away exclusive tote bags made from #recycled materials http://bit.ly/2z97NUr

    KEYWORDS: Sea Bags, maine, Poland Spring, Sail, Recycling, America Recycles Day, sweepstakes, VTX:NESN.VX

      


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    SOURCE:Hallmark Corporation

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    As part of Hallmark’s #my5days program, Hallmark artists completed a mural at Longfellow Elementary school in Kansas City, Mo. The #my5days program allows Hallmark’s creative community five work days throughout the year to gain creative renewal and inspiration to gain new perspectives and find new ways to connect with their consumers and the marketplace. Summer 2018 marked the first time multiple artists used their talents and #my5days to benefit local community partners.

     

    Download Hallmark's 2017 Caring In Action Report here.

    About Hallmark
    For more than 100 years, family-owned Hallmark Cards, Inc. has been dedicated to creating a more emotionally connected world. Headquartered in Kansas City, Missouri and employing more than 30,000 worldwide, the approximately $4 billion company operates a diversified portfolio of businesses. Its global Hallmark Greetings business sells greeting cards and gift wrap in more than 30 languages with distribution in more than 100 countries and 100,000 rooftops. Hallmark Retail operates 2,000 Hallmark Gold Crown stores in five countries and Hallmark Home & Gifts sells a broad array of home décor and gift product throughout the U.S. Crayola® offers a wide range of art materials and toys designed to spark children’s creativity around the globe. Crown Media Family Networks operates three cable channels – Hallmark Channel, Hallmark Movies & Mysteries, and Hallmark Drama – in addition to Hallmark Publishing, the e-books division of the Hallmark channels, and Hallmark Movies Now, a subscription-based streaming service. Crown Center is a real estate development company that manages the 85-acre hotel, office, entertainment and residential campus surrounding Hallmark’s headquarters.

    For more information, visit Hallmark.com.

    Tweet me:Watch Hallmark’s #my5days program, Hallmark artists completed a mural at Longfellow Elementary school in Kansas City, Mo. http://bit.ly/2Og1CTj @Hallmark #CSR


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    Curious about the role of business in advancing climate action? Watch this video.

    SOURCE:University of Michigan: Erb Institute | Business for Sustainability

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    This September, a delegation from the University of Michigan’s Erb Institute traveled to San Francisco to attend the Global Climate Action Summit. The Erb Institute also hosted an Affiliate event: Developing Climate-Business Strategies: Partnering with Universities for Science-Based Impact.

    During the summit two Erb Institute (MBA/MS) students interviewed attendees from a variety of industries and expertise and asked the important question, “What role does the private sector have to play on advancing action on climate change?”

    Interested in ways your business can lead on climate action? Contact the Erb Institute: erb.umich.edu

    Tweet me:VIDEO: What role can business play in advancing #climateaction? http://bit.ly/2DEW8AY #sustainability @erbinstitute @GCAS2018

    KEYWORDS: GCAS2018, Global Climate Action Summit, Erb Insitute, university of michigan, Sustainable Business


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  • 11/15/18--07:45: Q&A on The Diversity Project
  • SOURCE:Northern Trust

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    Dan Houlihan is the head of asset servicing for Americas at Northern Trust and also serves as the chairman of NICSA, an asset management industry group. In that role, he’s helped launch the US brand of The Diversity Project, an industry initiative to improve representation. We sat down with Dan to talk diversity, communications in the financial industry.

    Q. How did you get involved in The Diversity Project?

    A. Northern Trust is actively involved in the UK branch of the Diversity Project and they’ve gained quite a bit of momentum in just a few years. A colleague of mine suggested that we approach NICSA to serve as the platform on which we could launch a similar initiative in North America.

    Q. Why have you chosen this model – why get executives involved?

    A. Successful business leaders understand that we will drive innovation and performance most effectively when we embed diversity and inclusion into the day to day fabric of running our business. Importantly, we have to recognize this not a “diversity and inclusion initiative”, but a business imperative.

    Click to read more

    This interview was conducted by Cognito Vice President Jon Brubaker at the NICSA Conference in Boston.

    Tweet me:Q&A on The Diversity Project with Dan Houlihan, head of asset servicing for Americas at Northern Trust @NTCSR http://bit.ly/2zcDM6d #inclusion #diversity #CSR via @JonBrubaker of Cognito

    KEYWORDS: The Diversity Project, Northern Trust, csr


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    SOURCE:Kohler Co.

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    Kohler's Theresa Millard, Project Manager – Sustainability & Stewardship, was named one of Rubicon Global's 2018 Waste Fit Champions. Millard was selected for her work in launching Kohler's WasteLAB, whose purpose is to imagine and create new uses for clean manufacturing waste.

    “It’s an honor to represent Kohler and the WasteLAB as a Waste Fit Champion. I believe changing the way we look at waste—the value we put on materials we use—has the potential to dramatically reduce our impact on the environment. But, it can’t be just one person or one company, it will take all of us working together to change minds and influence behaviors,” said Millard.

    Click here to learn more about the 2018 Waste Fit Champions and their environmental programs.

    Tweet me:.@Kohler's Theresa Millard named a 2018 Waste Fit Champion by @RubiconGlobal http://bit.ly/2yUNSJ0 #sustainability

    KEYWORDS: kohler, Rubicon Global, 2018 Waste Fit Champions, Theresa Millard, Kohler Waste Lab


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    Annual #WishesDelivered Campaign Delivers Wishes and Benefits Charities

    SOURCE:UPS

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    November 16, 2018 /3BL Media/ - UPS® (NYSE: UPS) today announced the launch of its 5th annual “Wishes Delivered” campaign. This global initiative spreads goodwill and inspiration by delivering a few very special wishes to individuals in the communities we serve. The holiday campaign also raises money for various nonprofits that improve quality of life around the world.

    “Every package we deliver during the holiday season begins with a wish,” said Kevin Warren, chief marketing officer, UPS. “It’s a humbling and gratifying experience to see the real impact of these granted wishes and share these stories of compassion and friendship. UPS Wishes Delivered helps us all remember what this season is really all about.”

    This year, four Wishes will be delivered, and UPS will share short videos showcasing goodwill and positive outcomes through acts of kindness. The videos will be posted on UPS’s social media handles from Nov. 14 through Dec. 21. Each time someone shares a Wishes Delivered video on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter, UPS will donate $1 (up to $100,000) to one of three charities: The Boys and Girls Clubs of America, The Salvation Army, and Toys for Tots Literacy Program.

    This year’s Wishes include:

    • Six-year-old Parson formed a special bond with a female UPS driver who delivers Parson’s wish of being a UPS driver for a day.
    • Mavel, a woman from Puerto Rico who always puts others first despite losing all of her material possessions after Hurricane Maria, is surprised with a fully decorated home and relief supplies for her local community.
    • Nine-year-old Sammie noticed children at recess playing alone at her school in Indiana, so she helped spread the idea of ‘Buddy Benches’ for children without playmates. Her effort inspired Sandra, a kindergarten teacher, and Amelia, a student at a school in New York, to bring benches to their school.  UPS helps Sandra and Amelia complete their ‘Buddy Bench’ project and brings Sammie along to see it happen.
    • An active duty servicewoman is reunited with the four-legged companion she hasn’t seen since she left the Middle East during her most recent tour of duty. And, to help other soldiers reunite with their companion dogs, UPS is bringing three more dogs to the U.S. from abroad via a donation to the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA) International.

    “We want this year’s wishes to touch viewers just as they have in the past,” says Warren. “In some very important ways, these wishes inspire us and celebrate our human connections.”

    Since the Wishes Delivered campaign began in 2014, UPS has donated $500,000 to charities based on video shares. To view this year’s videos, go to ups.com/wishesdelivered. When sharing, use hashtag #wishesdelivered.

    About UPS

    UPS (NYSE: UPS) is a global leader in logistics, offering a broad range of solutions including transporting packages and freight; facilitating international trade, and deploying advanced technology to more efficiently manage the world of business. Headquartered in Atlanta, UPS serves more than 220 countries and territories worldwide. The company can be found on the web at ups.com or pressroom.ups.com and its corporate blog can be found at longitudes.ups.com. To get UPS news direct, follow @UPS_News on Twitter.

    Tweet me:.@UPS’s 5th annual #WishesDelivered campaign is live - and you can help! For each Wishes Delivered video shared through Dec. 21, UPS will donate $1 to @BGCA_Clubs, @SalvationArmyUS, or @ToysForTots_USA ! http://bit.ly/2zkRPqL

    Contact Info:

    Kristen Petrella
    UPS
    +1 (404) 828-4182
    kpetrella@ups.com

    Jennifer Cook
    UPS
    +1 (404) 828-4464
    jcook3@ups.com

    KEYWORDS: UPS, united parcel service, Wishes Delivered, Salvation Army, Boys and Girls Club, Marine Toys for Tots, NYSE:UPS


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    SOURCE:Merck & Co., Inc.

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    Merck is honored to have been on the Working Mother’s 100 Best Companies list for over 30 years. We are thrilled to be on the inaugural Working Mother’s Best Companies for Dads list, too. These lists recognize companies that set the standard for mom-friendly and dad-friendly work places.

    Merck allows employees to have the family they always dreamed of. See the video above to hear from a few Merck dads on why Merck is a great place to work.

    Learn more about work-life balance at Merck.

    Tweet me:.@Merck has been recognized by @_workingmother_ as one of the Best Companies for Dads: http://bit.ly/2z9AXTC #worklifebalance #family #employeebenefits

    KEYWORDS: Merck, Working Mother Magazine, paternity leave, work-life balance, employee benefits


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    Ruchi Sethi takes her professional expertise to Peru and brings home learnings that are changing her life

    SOURCE:eBay

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    Volunteering has always been part of eBay product manager Ruchi Sethi’s life. She freely gives her time to teach kids in underserved areas, collect donations and serve food to the homeless, and support various NGOs in her community. She even traveled to India to paint schools, and is now known to her friends as the “Queen of Volunteering.”

    But Ruchi, an accomplished professional with more than 10 years of experience in operations, delivery management, and software quality testing, decided it was time to move from volunteering to “experteering”—sharing her professional skills to solve global challenges on a bigger scale.

    Sponsored by the eBay Foundation, Ruchi joined MovingWorlds, a platform that connects professionals to social good organizations for real impact. Through the MovingWorlds guided matching process, Ruchi was connected with Awamaki, a community development nonprofit in Peru on a mission to lift communities out of poverty by investing in women. Awamaki works with rural and indigenous women and families to start their own small businesses, boosting their skills and leadership and connecting them to global markets, creating opportunities for a reliable source of income.

    Ruchi traveled to Peru to help Awamaki improve their website, including helping them with strategies to increase search engine optimization, brainstorming more effective design and content approaches, and recommending a more intuitive user experience. She also helped connect the organization to the global marketplace, and guided them on how to maximize their impact from donations.

    As much as Ruchi was giving to others, she was getting in return. She learned new skills and gained new cultural experiences that she has carried into her personal and professional life back in the Bay Area. Immersion in the Peruvian culture inspired Ruchi to study Spanish. During her trip, she also spent time with artisan groups connected with Awamaki, where she learned weaving and Peruvian cooking.

    “Having the opportunity to spend time with the Quechua women in their communities was inspiring and connected me to Awamaki’s mission,” said Ruchi. “I learned a lot of new things, and also realized that life could be really happy even without a ton of material possessions and with no Internet.”

    Ruchi returns to eBay with a fresh perspective and the confidence to lead positive internal change. She’s currently working on plans to leverage eBay’s infrastructure to support organizations like Awamaki by connecting them to a global marketplace to create even greater impact for all.

    Tweet me:.@eBay employee Ruchi Sethi takes her professional expertise to Peru and brings home learnings that are changing her life http://bit.ly/2OzfDvs @eBayNewsroom

    KEYWORDS: eBay, NASDAQ: EBAY, awamaki, MovingWorlds


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    SOURCE:Lockheed Martin

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    BETHESDA, Md., November, 16, 2018 /3BL Media/ - Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) today launched a science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) scholarship program for high school and college undergraduate students planning to pursue a major in engineering and computer science.

    Beginning in 2019, the Lockheed Martin STEM Scholarship program will award a $10,000 annual scholarship to 200 recipients who demonstrate financial need and come from underrepresented or underserved communities. Recipients may renew the scholarship up to three times for a total potential value of $40,000 per student.

    "We are looking for students who are creative and innovative – skills that are necessary for success in today's high-tech economy," said Patricia L. Lewis, Lockheed Martin senior vice president of Human Resources. "As a global leader in innovation, Lockheed Martin is focused on growing and inspiring the next generation of STEM talent that will help our customers tackle the world's toughest challenges and shape the future."

    The STEM Scholarship program will continue to add up to 200 new recipients each year for a minimum total investment of $30 million over five years. The program is part of a series of investments Lockheed Martin is making in education and innovation as a direct result of tax reform.

    Mentoring opportunities will be a key component of the program, and recipients will also be eligible for Lockheed Martin internship opportunities following their freshman year in college.

    The application period opens on January 15, 2019, and will be administered by Scholarship America, an organization with more than 60 years of experience designing and managing scholarship programs.

    Visit the STEM Scholarship page at lockheedmartin.com/scholarship to learn more about eligibility requirements and to be notified when the scholarship application opens.

    About Lockheed Martin

    Headquartered in Bethesda, Maryland, Lockheed Martin is a global security and aerospace company that employs approximately 100,000 people worldwide and is principally engaged in the research, design, development, manufacture, integration and sustainment of advanced technology systems, products and services. This year, the company received three Edison awards for groundbreaking innovations in autonomy, satellite technology and directed energy.

    Supporting Quotes:

    Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE)

    "What Lockheed Martin is offering students is going to provide unprecedented opportunities for years to come. It's truly a game-changer," said Raquel Tamez, CEO of SHPE. "These are the kinds of bold initiatives we need to encourage the next generation of Hispanic engineers to not just succeed, but lead."

    Black Engineer of the Year (BEYA)

    "The Black Engineer of the Year conference has partnered with Lockheed Martin for over 30 years to help advance our mission of promoting opportunities in science, technology, engineering, and math to historically underrepresented groups in STEM fields," said Tyrone Tayborn, CEO of Career Communications Group, who oversees BEYA. "What Lockheed Martin is offering students will change the game and provide opportunities to underserved students like never before." 

    Project Lead The Way (PLTW)

    "For the last decade, Project Lead The Way has been grateful for the opportunity to work with Lockheed Martin to prepare students for careers in STEM – from school grants and Engineers in the Classroom, to the Lockheed Martin High School Internship program," said Dr. Vince Bertram, President and CEO of PLTW. "This new STEM Scholarship program will make a tremendous impact on the lives of thousands of students who are interested in and passionate about continuing their STEM education."

    SOURCE Lockheed Martin

    Tweet me:Beginning in 2019, the @LockheedMartin STEM Scholarship program will award a $10,000 annual scholarship to 200 recipients who demonstrate financial need and come from underrepresented or underserved communities http://bit.ly/2OMo7jd

    KEYWORDS: Lockheed Martin, LMT, scholarships


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    SOURCE:Legg Mason

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    BALTIMORE, November 16, 2018 /3BL Media/ – Legg Mason, Inc. (NYSE:LM) supports CEO Action for Diversity & Inclusion™ (D&I) as the coalition announces three key actions at its second annual CEO Closed-Door Session. These actions align with Legg Mason’s efforts to promote open dialog on diversity and inclusion.

    “Diversity – as demonstrated by background, ethnicity, gender, race and perspective – helps us to deliver better outcomes for our clients, makes Legg Mason a better place to work for our employees and creates a more resilient business for our stakeholders,” said Joseph A. Sullivan, Chairman and CEO of Legg Mason. “I signed the CEO Action for Diversity & Inclusion Pledge last year because I also believe that inclusion – mindfully, intentionally and consistently bringing different voices into the conversation – is critical to achieving the potential that diversity offers.”

    The three actions announced at the CEO Closed-Door Session include:

    1. Launching the new “Check Your Blind Spots" unconscious bias mobile tour, which will make 100 stops across the country and engage one million people;
    2. Initiating the "I Act On" pledge for individuals to commit to mitigating any unconscious biases, and act on encouraging more inclusive behaviors in their everyday lives; and
    3. Organizing a "Day of Understanding" where signatories, including Legg Mason, will come together to host a day of candid conversations within each of their respective companies in order to further embrace differences in our organizations.

    These announcements underscore Legg Mason’s commitment as well as the coalition's commitment to action. Since hiring its first Chief Diversity Officer in January 2017, Legg Mason has taken a series of actions to advance D&I throughout the company. To help prioritize future initiatives, Legg Mason conducted a Global D&I Maturity Assessment to establish a baseline to benchmark its current position against global D&I best practices in March 2018. On Dec. 7, Legg Mason will participate in the Day of Understanding, an opportunity to further embrace differences in the workplace, educate employees and build a more inclusive culture.

    With research showing that 78 percent of Americans want companies to address important social justice issues, the actions outlined at the second annual CEO Action Closed-Door Session will help the coalition’s more than 500 signatories, representing 48 industries and 12 million employees, glean ideas and opportunities to drive additional progress within their companies and organizations around diversity and inclusion.

    For more information on the actions announced today and the CEO Action Closed-Door Session, visit www.ceoaction.com.

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    About Legg Mason
    Legg Mason is a global asset management firm with $733 billion in assets under management as of October 31, 2018. The Company provides active asset management in many major investment centers throughout the world. Legg Mason is headquartered in Baltimore, Maryland, and its common stock is listed on the New York Stock Exchange (symbol: LM).

    Contact Information
    Media:

    Lisa Tibbitts
    (212) 805-6039
    ltibbitts@leggmason.com

    Tweet me:.@leggmason gathered with over 100 leaders to listen and learn about ways to increase diversity and inclusion within communities and organizations. #INSPIREInclusion #CEOAction http://bit.ly/2PytoQw

    KEYWORDS: legg mason, NYSE:LM, unconscious bias, social justice


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    SOURCE:FCA US LLC

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    AUBURN HILLS, Mich., November 16, 2018 /3BL Media/ - Green Car Journal has selected the Ram 1500 as its 2019 Green Truck of the Year™. The announcement was made today at the 50th annual San Antonio Auto & Truck Show in San Antonio, Texas.
     
    Green Car Journal editors consider all potential truck models in the U.S. market, weighing environmental attributes alongside traditional criteria that define what makes a great pickup, such as capability, versatility, safety, value and style. The winner was selected from five finalists by a Green Truck of the Year jury, comprised of automotive experts and Green Car Journal staff.
     
    “The all-new 2019 Ram 1500 is a no-compromise pickup leading in efficiency, technology and durability, and our new eTorque mild hybrid system is proof that fuel economy and capability can coexist,” said Reid Bigland, Head of Ram Brand. “We are thrilled to receive The Green Truck of the Year award, affirming our technological leadership in the truck market.”

    The eTorque mild hybrid system is one of several changes made to the 2019 Ram 1500, including upgraded TorqueFlite eight-speed automatic transmissions, strategic weight reductions and aero improvements. The eTorque mild hybrid system replaces the traditional alternator on the engine with a motor generator unit and 48-volt battery pack to perform several functions, including quick and seamless stop/start function, short-duration torque addition to the engine crankshaft and brake energy regeneration, which improves responsiveness and efficiency.

    "The new Ram 1500 makes a bold statement with its overall design, functionality, lighter weight, and notable efficiency for a full-size pickup,” said Ron Cogan, editor and publisher of Green Car Journal and greencarjournal.com. “Plus, its use of electrification through eTorque mild hybrid technology in both the 3.6-liter V-6 and 5.7-liter HEMI® V-8 is compelling in today’s pickup market. It is clearly a deserving winner of the title 2019 Green Truck of the Year™.”

    2019 Ram 1500 
    The all-new 2019 Ram 1500 is a no-compromise truck leading in durability, technology, luxury and efficiency. Defining future pickup trucks, the 2019 Ram 1500 commands with innovative design, the highest quality materials and class-exclusive technology.
     
    Ram leads the full-size truck segment with the most safety and security features and now delivers significant gains in fuel efficiency with an all-new eTorque system in both V-6 and V-8 configurations. Overall weight for the Ram 1500 has been reduced by 225 pounds. As the truck’s backbone, the frame uses advanced materials and engineering to eliminate 100 pounds while increasing stiffness and durability for 12,750 pounds of towing capability and 2,300 pounds of payload. The new Uconnect 4C with a massive 12-inch touchscreen leads the pickup world with technology, featuring split-screen capability, 360-degree camera views and exclusive content from SiriusXM with 360L. Active safety and security systems join the technology onslaught with adaptive cruise control, automatic emergency braking and Blind-spot Monitoring.
     
    The 2019 Ram 1500 went on sale earlier this year and has a starting Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) of $31,695 plus $1,645 destination fee.
     
    About Green Car of the Year®
    The Green Car of the Year award is an important part of Green Car Journal's mission to showcase environmental progress in the auto industry. Since 1992, Green Car Journal has focused on the intersection of automobiles, energy, and environment. Today, the magazine is considered the premier source of information on high fuel efficiency, low emission, advanced technology, and alternative fuel vehicles. CarsOfChange.com presents 'green car' articles online along with a focus on infotainment and connectivity. Green Car of the Year® is a registered trademark of Green Car Journal and RJ Cogan Specialty Publications Group, Inc.
     
    About Ram Truck Brand
    Since its launch as a stand-alone division in 2009, the Ram Truck brand has steadily emerged as an industry leader with trucks that are proven to last.

    Creating a distinct identity for Ram trucks has allowed the brand to concentrate on core customers and the features they find valuable. Whether focusing on a family that uses a Ram 1500 day-in and day-out, a hardworking Ram 3500 Heavy Duty owner or a business that depends on its Ram ProMaster commercial van every day for deliveries, Ram has the truck market covered.
     
    In order to be the best, it takes a commitment to innovation, capability, efficiency and durability. Ram Truck invests substantially in its products, infusing them with great looks, refined interiors, durable engines and exclusive features that further enhance their capabilities.
     
    Ram continues to beat the competition in the most sought-after titles:

    • Over the last 30 years, Ram has the highest percentage of pickups still on the road
    • Highest owner loyalty of any half-ton pickup
    • Highest 5th wheel towing capacity – 30,000 lbs. with Ram 3500 Cummins Turbo Diesel
    • Best ride and handling with exclusive link coil rear and auto-level air suspensions
    • Best-in-class 4x4 fuel economy and longest range with exclusive EcoDiesel – 27 mpg with Ram 1500
    • Highest snow plow rating – Ram 2500 and 3500
    • Most interior space with Ram Mega Cab
    • Most capable full-size off-road pickup – Ram Power Wagon

    Truck customers, from half-ton to commercial, have a demanding range of needs and require their vehicles to provide high levels of capability. Ram trucks are designed to deliver a total package.  

    Follow Ram and FCA US news and video on:
    Company blog: http://blog.fcanorthamerica.com
    Media website: http://media.fcanorthamerica.com
    Ram Truck brand: www.ramtrucks.com
    Ram Zone blog: http://blog.ramtrucks.com/
    Facebook: www.facebook.com/RamTrucks and https://www.facebook.com/FiatChrysler.NorthAmerica/
    Instagram: www.instagram.com/ramtrucks and  www.instagram.com/FiatChrysler_NA
    Twitter: www.twitter.com/RamTrucks and www.twitter.com/FiatChrysler_NA
    YouTube: www.youtube.com/RamTrucks and www.youtube.com/fcanorthamerica

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    For more information, please visit the FCA US LLC media site at http://media.fcanorthamerica.com.

    Contact:
    Nick Cappa
    (248) 512-4266 (office)
    (248) 202-8039 (cell)
    nick.cappa@fcagroup.com

    David Elshoff
    (248) 512-2690 (office)
    (248) 797-2300 (cell)
    david.elshoff@fcagroup.com

    Tweet me:All-new Ram 1500 Named 2019 Green Truck of the Year™ by Green Car Journal http://bit.ly/2QMAFsE

    KEYWORDS: FCA US LLC, NYSE:FCAU


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    SOURCE:Amgen Foundation

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    Science is a passion for Vivienne Watson that goes beyond her professional life as a Senior Scientist and Scientific Project Manager at Amgen. She is actively involved in outreach to students of all ages, including setting up a hands-on science night for her kids’ school when they were younger. “We really tapped into something, creating a strong community event that has continued past my involvement,” she says.

    Now, Watson is contributing to science education in a different way, through curriculum development for the Amgen Biotech Experience (ABE) on its scientific advisory committee. “ABE has enabled me to come back into outreach efforts at a higher level, communicating to high school teachers and students more of what I actually do,” she explains. Watson started working with ABE just as the program was developing a new pilot curriculum around personalized medicine, and the timing could not have been more perfect given Watson’s background.

    While an undergraduate student at Imperial College London, Watson was first exposed to human genetics and she became hooked. Her educational and professional development then basically evolved over the time during which the human genome was sequenced.

    What she enjoyed most about biology was discovering simple answers to very complex challenges. For example, she remembers being floored in learning that a single lesion in someone’s DNA could be responsible for a rare inherited blood disorder known as Thalassemia in children. Identifying that lesion has changed the way doctors can treat the disease from an early age.

    Seeing how genetics can so vastly open opportunities for treatments is a driving force for Watson. Working now as an onco-geneticist at Amgen, Watson everyday applies that drive to finding new treatment options for people with cancer.

    Part of her work involves working with a wealth of genetic data through Amgen’s subsidiary deCODE Genetics. At a recent professional development event for ABE, Watson described this deCODE data and how it enables new research for finding drug targets, by looking for connections to disease across the genotypes of the population.

    “The teachers were very engaged in the genetics discussion,” she recalls. “It’s a hot topic now with companies like 23 and Me and ancestry.com giving individuals access to their own genetic make-up, so the question came up about what people can do with the data and whether or not it’s good to know you are at risk of a disease even if there’s nothing you can do about it yet.”

    Genetics is a powerful toolkit for biotech researchers, Watson says, because, in part, it provides insight into why some patients respond better to certain drugs than others. This is a lesson she hopes will be conveyed in the new ABE curriculum that is currently being piloted. One good example of this is how different people respond to a certain chemotherapy because of inherited variants in the gene encoding a protein that controls its metabolism. And because this chemotherapy acts at the DNA level, using this example in ABE enable teachers to make the link to the students’ previous understanding of DNA synthesis.

    In general, Watson is excited to see that ABE can expose students more to the most cutting edge of science. “A lot of what is in textbooks is about what has already been discovered, but on the leading edge, more is unclear and unknown, which can raise questions in the heads of the students about connections between genetics and medical treatments,” she says. “I am really excited to see what happens and what questions the new material sparks in these young minds.”

    Tweet me:Science is a passion for Vivienne Watson that goes beyond her professional life as a Senior Scientist and Scientific Project Manager at Amgen. Learn how Vivienne is developing curriculum for the #BiotechExperience with the @AmgenFoundation http://bit.ly/2PpB87z

    KEYWORDS: Amgen, Amgen Foundation, Amgen Biotech Experience, Scientific Project Manager, Vivienne Watson, Science, STEM, high school, education programs, AMGN:AMGN


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    SOURCE:Visa

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    Visa and the Visa Foundation today announced a commitment to help those impacted by multiple major wildfires that have devastated regions throughout California over the last week.

    “Visa is committed to strengthening the communities in which we operate in times of need, and providing philanthropic support to help those affected by disaster and humanitarian crises,” said Marianne Mwaniki, senior vice president of social impact. “As a proud Bay Area company, we are devastated by the damage these fires have caused to the state that we and thousands of our employees are proud to call home, and have pledged resources to aid the relief and recovery of the regions that have been impacted.”

    Visa’s actions to support relief efforts include:

    • The Visa Foundation is donating $100,000 to help enable the Red Cross to prepare for, respond to and help people recover from California wildfires.
       
    • Visa Inc. will double match employee donations to the Red Cross California Wildfires fund on a two-to-one basis through November 30, 2018.
       
    • Visa activated its “Back to Business” tool, a dynamic directory that identifies when an impacted small business has successfully processed a Visa transaction following a natural disaster, helping consumers locate and support these small businesses. As of November 14, there were 38,375 businesses listed in the counties of Butte, Los Angeles, and Ventura alone, an area severely impacted by the Woolsey Fire. More information on this tool can be found here.

    Visa is committed to being a force for good and harnessing our resources to positively impact our communities, employees, and clients. Through volunteerism, matching gifts and other programs, we engage and empower our employees in our global efforts to give back to our communities.. In addition, our employees contributed nearly $2 million in donations in 2017, matched by Visa through our Matching Gift Program, supporting more than 1,700 organizations.

    Tweet me:#Visa and the Visa Foundation today announced a commitment to help those impacted by multiple major wildfires that have devastated regions throughout California over the last week http://bit.ly/2zdOOIt #CaliforniaWildfires

    KEYWORDS: Visa Foundation, visa, csr, california wildfires, natural disaster response, Red Cross California Wildfires fund, back to business tool


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    SOURCE:Bayer

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    November 16, 2018 /3BL Media/ - Results from a five-year peer-reviewed study on Intacta RR2 PRO™ soybeans planted in South America were recently published, indicating that this technology from Bayer helps farmers reduce greenhouse gas emissions and overall environmental impact.

    Since 2013, farmers planted 73.6 million hectares (~182 million acres) of Intacta RR2 PRO soybeans across Argentina, Brazil, Paraguay and Uruguay. Through more efficient use of herbicides and insecticides, farmers have been able to adopt more sustainable practices like reduced- and no–till farming. This has lowered fossil fuel use and facilitated more carbon being retained in the soil, resulting in a 6.8-billion-kilogram reduction in carbon emissions, equivalent to removing 3.3 million family cars from the road.

    “This study shows that with modern agriculture innovations like Intacta soybean technology, farmers can grow more without having to use additional land,” said Mark Kidnie, South American Corn & Soy Technology Lead for the Crop Science Division of Bayer. “By growing Intacta soybeans, farmers spend less time in the tractor applying crop protection products or tilling their fields, resulting in important environmental benefits.”

    In total, the study saw a 30.6 percent reduction in environmental impact, thanks to a 10.4-million-kilogram reduction in insecticide and herbicide usage, as measured by the globally recognized Environmental Impact Quotient. That reduction also contributed to the conservation of more than 200 million liters of water, the equivalent of 80 Olympic-size swimming pools.

    In addition, second-generation insect-protected soybeans will provide protection against an expanded spectrum of insect pests including armyworm and podworm, enabling further efficient use of herbicides and insecticides.

    These findings come at a time where Bayer, having successfully acquired Monsanto earlier this year, recently reiterated its commitment to sustainability and food security. Technologies like Intacta RR2 PRO soybeans are giving farmers around the world a chance to help ensure a safe and sustainable supply of food now and in the future. More information on the sustainability strategy of Bayer can be found in their 2017 Annual Report.

    KEYWORDS: greenhouse gas emissions, Bayer, modern agriculture, sustainable practices, NYSE:MON


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    SOURCE:CVS Health

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    WOONSOCKET, R.I., November 16, 2018 /3BL Media/ -- CVS Health (NYSE: CVS), the nation's first and only national pharmacy chain to have eliminated the sale of tobacco products from its retail stores, has announced its support for the U.S. Food and Drug Administration's plans to restrict access to flavored tobacco and e-cigarette products in the retail setting and impose stricter age-verification requirements for online sales. In addition to eliminating the sale of tobacco products in 2014, CVS Health has never sold e-cigarettes or vaping devices in any of its CVS Pharmacy locations.

    "We applaud the FDA's decision to restrict access to flavored tobacco and e-cigarette products, which have been expertly marketed and targeted at teens and young adults and has contributed to a dramatic rise in e-cigarette use among high school students," said Troyen Brennan, M.D., M.P.H. and Chief Medical Officer for CVS Health. "E-cigarette use among teens has also been directly correlated to a spike in cigarette smoking, after reaching historic lows. Through these new regulations, the FDA can help curb the e-cigarette epidemic and make a positive impact on public health for generations to come."

    CVS Health has a long history of helping people lead tobacco-free lives, with a recent focus on educating young people on the dangers of smoking and the use of e-cigarettes. Recognizing the impact the company could have on reducing smoking and tobacco use following its tobacco exit in 2014, CVS Health launched Be The First, a five-year $50 million initiative to help deliver the nation's first tobacco-free generation.

    Through partnerships with Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids, CATCH Global Foundation, Stanford Medicine, and Truth Initiative, CVS Health and the CVS Health Foundation are currently funding and supporting several programs that educate students on e-cigarettes and help them build knowledge and skills to resist peer pressure and marketing influences to try e-cigarettes. Most recently, the company launched a campaign with DoSomething.org to empower young people to speak up against e-cigarette flavoring and marketing towards youth.

    Since it was first introduced in 2016, Be The First has delivered meaningful support to the country's ongoing efforts to prevent smoking and nicotine addiction among youth which is critical to ending tobacco use in the United States.

    By funding programs with the nation's leading tobacco control advocates, including the American Cancer Society, American Lung Association and Truth Initiative, CVS Health and its Foundation has helped reach more than 5 million young people with effective anti-smoking education and healthy behavior programming and is helping 146 colleges and universities advocate for, adopt and implement tobacco-free campus policies.

    About CVS Health
    CVS Health is a pharmacy innovation company helping people on their path to better health. Through its more than 9,800 retail locations, approximately 1,100 walk-in medical clinics, a leading pharmacy benefits manager with approximately 93 million plan members, a dedicated senior pharmacy care business serving more than one million patients per year, expanding specialty pharmacy services, and a leading stand-alone Medicare Part D prescription drug plan, the Company enables people, businesses and communities to manage health in more affordable and effective ways. This unique integrated model increases access to quality care, delivers better health outcomes and lowers overall health care costs. Find more information about how CVS Health is shaping the future of health at https://www.cvshealth.com.

    Media Contacts:
    Joe Goode, 401-770-9820
    Joseph.Goode@CVSHealth.com

    Mary Gattuso, 401-770-9811
    Mary.Gattuso@CVSHealth.com

    Tweet me:.@CVSHealth supports FDA announcement to restrict sales of flavored tobacco products http://bit.ly/2ON8cRy #ecigs #vaping #health

    KEYWORDS: CVS Health, FDA, tobacco, vaping, ecigs, electronic cigarettes, non-smoking


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    Subaru employees and Food Bank of South Jersey joined forces to pack 6,600 KidzPacks to feed local youth impacted by hunger for an entire school year

    SOURCE:Subaru of America

    DESCRIPTION:

    CAMDEN, NJ, November 16, 2018 /3BL Media/ - Subaru of America, Inc. today hosted a special kickoff event to celebrate the return of the Subaru Share the Love Event, the automaker’s annual philanthropic event aimed at supporting charities across the country. Employees at Subaru of America (SOA) headquarters in Camden, NJ partnered with the Food Bank of South Jersey to donate and pack a record-breaking 6,600 ‘KidzPacks,’ containing items that can produce up to four nutritionally-balanced meals and snacks for a child.

    “We at Subaru are passionate about positively impacting our local communities nationwide and understand that hunger is a universal issue, which currently plagues nearly 50 million Americans,” said Thomas J. Doll, President and CEO, Subaru of America, Inc. “We are thrilled to kick off Share the Love with a special event that combats hunger in our own headquarters’ hometown community.”

    Currently, more than 160 children in Camden receive weekly food donation packs. Through this event and corresponding donation, SOA aims to combat weekend hunger for Camden youth by supplying enough packs for impacted children to last an entire school year.

    “This is the largest donation the Food Bank of South Jersey has ever received throughout the life of our KidzPack program,” said Fred Wasiak, CEO, Food Bank of South Jersey.

    “As a result of this generous donation from Subaru, the Food Bank of South Jersey’s Special Programs team is able to feed more mouths and reach more community members than ever before; a feat that was previously impossible due to a lack of resources.”

    During the 2018 Subaru Share the Love Event, running now through January 2, 2019, Subaru will donate $250 for every new Subaru vehicle purchased or leased at more than 628 participating Subaru retailers nationwide to the customer's choice of the following national charities: The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals® (ASPCA®), Make-A-Wish®, Meals on Wheels America® and National Park Foundation. Once again, Subaru retailers will also have the opportunity to add a local hometown charity for their customers to support.

    About Subaru of America, Inc.
    Subaru of America, Inc. (SOA) is a wholly owned subsidiary of Subaru Corporation of Japan. Headquartered at a zero-landfill office in Camden, N.J., the company markets and distributes Subaru vehicles, parts and accessories through a network of more than 630 retailers across the United States. All Subaru products are manufactured in zero-landfill production plants and Subaru of Indiana Automotive, Inc. is the only U.S. automobile production plant to be designated a backyard wildlife habitat by the National Wildlife Federation. SOA is guided by the Subaru Love Promise, which is the company’s vision to show love and respect to everyone, and to support its communities and customers nationwide. Over the past 20 years, SOA has donated more than $120 million to causes the Subaru family cares about, and its employees have logged more than 40,000 volunteer hours. As a company, Subaru believes it is important to do its part in making a positive impact in the world because it is the right thing to do.

    For additional information visit media.subaru.com. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

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    Media Contacts

    Diane Anton
    Subaru of America, Inc.                                 
    856-488-5093
    danton@subaru.com

    Joe Perri
    Jaclyn Bingold
    MWWPR
    Subaru@mww.com

    Tweet me:.@Subaru_USA #employees partnered with @foodbankSJ to combat youth #hunger by donating and packing a record-breaking 6,600 ‘KidzPacks’ of nutritious meals and snacks at their #ShareTheLove kick off event http://bit.ly/2OI0BUs #SubaruLovePromise #Camden #EndChildHunger

    KEYWORDS: NYSE:FUJHF, Subaru Share the Love Event, Food Bank of South Jersey, Subaru of America

         


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    SOURCE:Caterpillar Inc.

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    In the ocean, on the road and inside mine sites, Caterpillar teams are responding to customer needs for increased efficiency and decreased GHG emissions.

    Click here to learn about recent technological innovations that are helping our customers become more sustainable in unexpected ways.

    Tweet me:Caterpillar teams are responding to customer needs for increased efficiency and decreased GHG emissions. Check out their 2017 sustainability report to learn about the technological innovations that are helping their customers become more sustainable http://bit.ly/2QELsou

    KEYWORDS: Caterpillar, Marine Multi-Engine Optimizer, CayPower, Cat Paving, NYSE:CAT, sustainability


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