CFSI Enables Companies to Comply With New EU Conflict Minerals Legislation

The Conflict-Free Sourcing Initiative (CFSI) today announced it stands ready to help companies navigate compliance with the pending conflict minerals legislation that was recently voted on by the European Parliament. In addition, the CFSI is adopting a risk-based approach to its audit program to bolster audits of smelters and refiners of tin, tantalum, tungsten and gold worldwide.

Online Courses Address Social Responsibility

The University of Delaware has launched three new online short courses to help companies integrate social responsibility and human rights throughout their operations.

The courses are titled:

  • Human Rights of Workers in Supply Chains;

  • Textile and Apparel Product Safety; and

  • Impact of Corporate Purchasing Practices on Workers in Supply Chains.

Clorox Ranks No. 12 Among Top 100 Most Reputable US Companies

The Clorox Company (NYSE:CLX) has been named among the 100 most reputable companies in the U.S., according to the Reputation Institute’s 2015 US RepTrak® 100. The annual survey measures public perceptions of corporate reputations based on seven dimensions: innovation, leadership, governance, citizenship, workplace, performance, and products and services.

Arrow Electronics’ Semi-Autonomous Motorcar Honored with Communicator Awards

Arrow Electronics, Inc. (NYSE:ARW) received honors from the 21st Annual Communicator Awards for its Semi-Autonomous Motorcar (SAM) Car project in the categories of Cause Marketing and Social Responsibility. With more than 6,000 entries from around the world, the Communicator Awards is the largest and most competitive awards program honoring the creative excellence of communications professionals.

KeyCorp Releases 2014 Corporate Responsibility Report

Today, KeyCorp (NYSE: KEY) released its 2014 Corporate Responsibility (CR) Report, highlighting the organization’s responsible approach to banking, citizenship and operations. The annual report shares data related to KeyBank's products and services, diversity and inclusion, philanthropy, community development, and sustainability efforts. Major findings of the 2014 CR Report include more than $2 billion in renewable energy investments by the end of the year, as well as multiple recognitions and honors for the bank's corporate diversity work.

Rainforest Indigenous Leader to Confront Chevron CEO Over Company's Falsified Evidence in Ecuador Pollution Case

May 25, 2015 - With evidence mounting that Chevron falsified evidence to evade paying a $9.5 billion pollution liability in Ecuador, Chevron CEO John Watson faces an embarrassing public reprimand this week from an Ecuadorian indigenous leader who has traveled from the rainforest to the company’s annual meeting to confront top management with proof that it has gone rogue in the long-running litigation.

Sealed Air and Hope For The Warriors® Commemorate Memorial Day

Hope For The Warriors®, and its corporate partner, Sealed Air, have joined together to announce the company’s support for transitional programs such as re-entering the workforce. “We believe those touched by military service can succeed at home by restoring their sense of self, family, and hope,” said James Whaley, Vice President of Global Corporate Communications.

FCA Foundation Grants $100,000 to Establish National Black Farmers Association Scholarship Program

The FCA Foundation today announced a $100,000 grant to support scholarships for current and future African American farmers. The National Black Farmers Association Scholarship program will provide scholarships up to $5,000 to fund agriculture-related study at an accredited two-year or four-year college, university or vocational-technical school.  

Arby’s Reaches 11 Percent Energy Reduction Since 2011, On Way to Achieving 15 Percent Reduction Goal by End of 2015

Arby’s Restaurant Group, Inc. (ARG), franchisor of the Arby’s® brand, today announced that it has reached 11 percent total energy reduction per company-owned restaurant since 2011, paving the way to a goal of 15 percent energy reduction by the end of 2015.  The announcement comes following a 2014 reported reduction of 3.3 percent in average year-over-year energy consumption per company-owned restaurant. 

Holy Land Principles Scores Key Win at Intel Annual Meeting

Holy Land Principles, Inc. has secured for the second time  the key number of votes for its Resolution.

The first time was at the GE Annual meeting in April, and now today at the Intel Annual Meeting where it was announced preliminarily that Holy Land Principles had gained 3% of the vote—the number required for being able to re-introduce the Resolution again next year.

The final count will be confirmed and certified within 48 hours. If a Resolution does not gain at least 3% it cannot be resubmitted for another three years according to SEC rules.