BOMBAY SAPPHIRE® Reinstates Water Turbine on River Test at its Laverstoke Mill Distillery

The renovation plan for the BOMBAY SAPPHIRE® Distillery at Laverstoke Mill got the sustainability wheels turning as teams figured out how to reinstate the former paper mill's water turbine to once again harness the power of clean energy. Now operational, the refurbished water turbine provides green energy to power the new distillery's state-of-the-art visitor centre, and all of its displays, at the restored facility, which recently opened to the public in October.

Investors, Major Brands Call for Stronger Standards from Palm Oil Certification Group

Institutional investors representing over $5 trillion in assets have joined together with some of the world’s largest and most recognizable consumer brands, including PepsiCo and Procter & Gamble, to call on the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) to strengthen its standards for certifying the sustainable production of palm oil – a key ingredient found in an estimated 50 percent of all packaged goods, from cosmetics to candy.

Whirlpool Corporation and Kohler Co. Announce Commitment on Research Project for Net-Zero Water in the Home

According to recent projections from the Energy Information Agency and USA Today, by 2025 Americans will see their water bills double and potentially triple in major metro areas.  This threat to the wallets of homeowners across the country is adding to speculation that pressure to the U.S. infrastructure, already desperate for solutions to a water shortage in California, is headed toward a significant issue in water access. At this week’s Sustainable Brands Conference in San Diego, Whirlpool Corporation and Kohler Co.

Tigo Foundation and Seattle International Foundation Partner to Promote Transparency and Combat Corruption in Guatemala

Tigo Foundation signed a partnership agreement with Seattle International Foundation (SIF) to support significant transparency and accountability measures in Guatemala.

Tigo Foundation and SIF are investing US$100,000 in grant funds for Acción Ciudadana for projects to monitor public funds and promote transparency. Acción Ciudadana is the Transparency International chapter in Guatemala.

Dallas Technology Company Excels in Customer Service

YourCause, the provider of CSRconnect Employee Engagement Solutions, has released the results of its first quarter customer service metrics. For the first three months of 2015, the user satisfaction rating climbed to 90%, while first response times improved by 55%, and overall ticket resolution times were 50% faster than the industry average.   The release of such results highlight the company’s ongoing commitment to deliver above-industry standard in customer service and YourCause’s ongoing interest in maintaining full transparency for all clients utilizing the CSRconnect platform.

Louisiana Clean Fuels Honors Republic with Fleet of the Year Award

Republic Services of Baton Rouge has been awarded the prestigious Fleet of the Year Award by Louisiana Clean Fuels. Republic's Baton Rouge collection company, BFI Waste Services, LLC, received the honor for its extensive Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) fleet expansion and petroleum reductions in 2014. Louisiana Clean Fuels presented the Award at its 15th annual Clean Fuel Leader Awards Gala in Baton Rouge on Thursday evening, May 21.

3BL Media Webinar: Visual Storytelling in CSR

When faced with the option of scrolling through paragraph after paragraph of text or viewing a video to learn about a topic, the choice is clear among just about anyone from baby boomers to millennials – video wins.

For that reason, corporate communications and content marketing professionals responsible for telling CSR and sustainability stories are honing their multimedia production skills. 

Wells Fargo Awards Grants in Salt Lake City to Help Homeless

Wells Fargo & Company (NYSE: WFC), today announced grants totaling $500,000 for two nonprofits committed to assisting veterans and families in Salt Lake City overcome homelessness through the Wells Fargo NeighborhoodLIFT program.

Arby’s Foundation Commits to Provide More Than 10 Million Meals to Children in Need This Summer Through “School’s Out, Food’s In” Program

As the final bell nears at schools across America, millions of children await the joys of summer.  But for millions more, that closing bell brings uncertainty about when and where their next meal will come from.  According to No Kid Hungry, of the 22 million kids who receive a free or reduced-price lunch during the school year, only 17.5 percent receive proper nourishment during the summer months.