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David Martel's Blog – October 2010 Archive (24)

CA Technologies Ranked Among Top 50 Greenest Companies by Newsweek

CA Technologies (NASDAQ: CA) today announced that it has been ranked among the top 50 greenest companies in the U.S. by Newsweek magazine.

The Newsweek Green Rankings grade the 500 largest publically traded U.S. companies on their environmental impact, strategy, policy, management, reputation and overall performance as environmentally responsible companies. The complete list can be found at www.newsweek.com/green.

“We are honored to be among… Continue

Added by David Martel on October 28, 2010 at 10:51pm — No Comments

McKesson Announces New Veteran Small Business Manager

McKesson Corporation, the world’s largest healthcare services company, today announced that Ferris Mitchell has been hired as the Veteran Small Business Relationship Manager to lead McKesson’s Supplier Diversity program. Mitchell will be responsible for increasing the veteran-owned business representation throughout the enterprise and drive growth in diversity spending with veteran and service disabled veteran-owned small businesses.

“We take pride in our active duty and veteran employees… Continue

Added by David Martel on October 28, 2010 at 10:46pm — No Comments

Coca-Cola Enterprises retains number one spot in the food and beverage sector of Newsweek's 2010 Green Rankings

Coca-Cola Enterprises (CCE) was named the number one company in the food and beverage industry for the second consecutive year, and 54th overall, in Newsweek’s 2010 Green Rankings. Now in its second year, Newsweek’s Green Rankings recognize the most sustainable companies in the U.S. based on their environmental performance, green policies and reputation.

“Our commitment to corporate responsibility and sustainability at CCE has never been stronger,” said John Brock, Chairman and CEO,… Continue

Added by David Martel on October 28, 2010 at 10:35pm — No Comments

CR News - 2010 Green Rankings Launched

Newsweek’s 2010 Green Rankings, released this week, show the importance of CSR reporting in building a green reputation. CorporateRegister.com users contributed to the Rankings again this year, scoring the green reputations of the biggest US and Global companies.

The collective expertise of the site’s registered users is a key reason why Newsweek approached CorporateRegister.com to be a data partner in this programme. This is the second year of the annual Green Rankings, established as one… Continue

Added by David Martel on October 28, 2010 at 10:02pm — No Comments

ReportAlert.info - Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT) publishes 2010 Citizenship Report

Microsoft has announced its 2010 Citizenship Report, which is available online at http://www.reportalert.info/ra/profiles/Microsoft/2010/?ID=30831. This is Microsoft’s most comprehensive report to date incorporating input from nearly 100 internal subject matter experts across the company. For the first time, Microsoft released its Citizenship Report in tandem with its annual financial report to provide an enhanced… Continue

Added by David Martel on October 28, 2010 at 9:56pm — No Comments

Employee Volunteers & Social Media: Best Practices in Storytelling for Your Company - Free VolunteerMatch Webinar with Chris Jarvis, Realized Worth, on 10/28

In the latest Best Practice Network webinar from VolunteerMatch, corporate volunteering consultant Chris Jarvis will help your company learn how to let employees tell their volunteering stories through social media.

Companies that are doing great things in their communities have great stories to tell – stories that can inspire customers, motivate employees and earn public respect.

Unfortunately, many of these stories are never told. Instead, they are filed away, lost in the chaos of… Continue

Added by David Martel on October 28, 2010 at 9:52pm — No Comments

Corporate Leadership for the 21st Century: Sustainability Experience Required

Alice Korngold's Blog

You will soon find that no corporate board will hire a CEO or elect a new board member who doesn't have experience in environmental sustainability and social issues. Why would I say this? And where would a corporate person gain personal experience in environmental and social issues?

Sustainability and CSR are moving onto… Continue

Added by David Martel on October 28, 2010 at 9:46pm — No Comments

Engagement: What Does it Mean to You and Your Organization?

Plenary Session 3

Engagement: What Does it Mean to You and Your Organization?

Featuring:

Janice Francisco, President, Bridgepoint Effect

Register here.

This is the first of four highly interactive sessions on key issues, and will be structured as a… Continue

Added by David Martel on October 27, 2010 at 2:32pm — No Comments

Partners in Leadership: Bringing Board Chairs and Nonprofit Directors into Strategic Alignment

Marlboro College Graduate School, in conjunction with the United Way of Windham County will offer a two-day workshop on nonprofit board leadership, October 29 and 30.

"Partners in Leadership: Bringing Board Chairs and Nonprofit Directors into Strategic Alignment" is designed to be taken by a leadership pair, ideally an executive director and board chair, who would like to strengthen their nonprofit organization. The workshop will clarify roles and responsibilities and introduce new… Continue

Added by David Martel on October 21, 2010 at 2:21pm — No Comments

Sodexo Mexico Earns Social Responsibility Award for 6th Consecutive Year

For the sixth consecutive year, Centro Mexicano para la Filantropía (CEMEFI) awards Sodexo México with the prestigious Empresa Socialmente Responsable (ESR) Distinctive certification. As the only quality of daily life solutions company in Mexico to receive the corporate social responsibility award, Sodexo earned its distinction by successfully competing in four areas: corporate quality of life; corporate ethics; community links and environmental responsibility.

“At Sodexo México we are… Continue

Added by David Martel on October 21, 2010 at 1:35pm — No Comments

Intel's Reflection on Winning CECP's Excellence Award

CECP Blog

All of us at Intel were humbled to receive the Chairman’s Award from CECP in June of this year. We were proud and pleased to know that our colleagues in CECP recognized our efforts, but of course were also delighted to be able to make our employees proud, and then to be able to build on the award and the credibility of CECP in our conversations with potential collaborators here and around the world.

Since we received the award, the Intel Teach program, which we highlighted… Continue

Added by David Martel on October 21, 2010 at 1:22pm — No Comments

ReportAlert.info - SingTel Optus publishes 2010 Corporate Responsibility Report

Optus is pleased to announce the publication of its 2010 Corporate Responsibility Report, highlighting the company’s performance against its economic, social and environmental objectives for the financial year ending 31 March 2010.

Titled Connecting Australia, this is the 11th report Optus has published as part of its long-standing commitment to being transparent and accountable to stakeholders. The report is available at… Continue

Added by David Martel on October 21, 2010 at 12:38pm — No Comments

ReportAlert.info - Symantec Corporation (NASDAQ:SYMC) publishes 2010 Corporate Responsibility Report

Symantec Corporation released its 2010 Corporate Responsibility Report, highlighting the company’s commitments and actions with respect to environmental, social and governance goals. Corporate Responsibility at Symantec is intertwined with the company’s core purpose of securing and managing its customers’ information-driven world. Symantec defines corporate responsibility as the way in which it fulfils its business objectives - by giving full attention and respect to ethical operation, the… Continue

Added by David Martel on October 21, 2010 at 12:36pm — No Comments

Public views U.S. companies as more socially responsible than a year ago

A just-released study of public perceptions of U.S. companies’ social impact indicates that in the eyes of the American public businesses overall are more socially responsible than a year ago.

Johnson & Johnson tops the rankings in the Corporate Social Responsibility Index with a score of 82.67 that puts it in the excellent category along with The Walt Disney Company, Kraft Foods Inc., Microsoft, PepsiCo and Apple, all earning scores above 80 (using a 100 point scale). To be included… Continue

Added by David Martel on October 15, 2010 at 4:55pm — No Comments

Sodexo Showcases Food Grown and Produced in Oregon with Locally-Sourced Lunch at Salem-Keizer Public Schools

Today, nearly 900 students at Salem-Keizer Public Schools’ Leslie Middle School will learn more about the abundance of food grown and produced in Oregon as they enjoy a farm to school lunch from student nutrition provider Sodexo.

The lunch, which is part of Sodexo’s commitment to student well-being, offers a great opportunity for Leslie Middle School students to learn more about the wide range of healthy and delicious food available locally and throughout Oregon. The farm to school lunch… Continue

Added by David Martel on October 15, 2010 at 4:38pm — No Comments

UPS Celebrates $1 Billion United Way Partnership at Charlotte NASCAR Race

In a special tribute to United Way and to all the UPS employees who support that organization, UPS (NYSE:UPS) will change the paint scheme on David Ragan's No. 6 UPS Ford this weekend to prominently feature the United Way logo.

The design change, for the NASCAR Bank of America 500 at Charlotte Motor Speedway on Oct. 16, also will see Ragan wear a special United Way helmet and fire suit that will be auctioned to benefit United Way Oct. 15-31.

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Added by David Martel on October 15, 2010 at 4:22pm — No Comments

Community Colleges Offer CSO Training

There is a phenomenon at work in our society, and it seems like a very good idea for nearly any size business. Until now, Going Green has been a kind of piecemeal and sporadic effort that included a few opportunistic ideas in the business. The fact that businesses have no defined plan for Green business certification has lead to a plethora of greenwashing tactics and numerous startup certification programs. However, new guidance exists for businesses that wish to Go Green in a reputable… Continue

Added by David Martel on October 15, 2010 at 4:08pm — No Comments

Welcome to Our Microsoft 2010 Citizenship Report

Microsoft Unlimited Potential Blog

Microsoft's 2010 Citizenship Report Released

Read a good book lately? If not, try “Social Responsibilities of Business Corporations. Sorry to disappoint you Kindle and Nook junkies but it likely isn’t available for download since it was published in 1971. Amazing isn’t it? Corporate Social Responsibility (we call it Corporate Citizenship here at Microsoft), isn’t a new millennium-generation-unique concept and it isn’t something just the Ben and… Continue

Added by David Martel on October 8, 2010 at 8:46pm — No Comments

Business Sustainability: Leveraging the Power of Organic Growth

Taiga Company blog

How does your business grow? By profit alone? What about employees and their enthusiasm for business programs? By raising company-wide eco awareness, encouraging employee participation, and taking specific actions to promote business sustainability, your organization can leverage existing internal knowledge and foster organic sustainable change. Our sustainability consulting encourages clients to focus business sustainability as a mindset and culture change. How do are… Continue

Added by David Martel on October 8, 2010 at 5:30pm — No Comments

Anvil's CSR Report Released

When we decided to produce our first Corporate Social Responsibility Report (CSR Report), we knew we wanted to do something different. We wanted something simple and honest. Our goal with this report-and with the CSR Experience, where all this information is also available - is to share with you how Anvil sees corporate responsibility, what we did about it in 2008 and 2009, and what we're doing about it in the short and long-term future.



Our journey, our mission

For a long time… Continue

Added by David Martel on October 8, 2010 at 12:46pm — No Comments

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