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Deutsche Post DHL Group’s climate protection project the first to be certified under the new Fairtrade Climate Standard


Deutsche Post DHL Group's climate protection project in Lesotho is the first initiative to meet the Fairtrade Climate Standard, an innovative scheme developed by Fairtrade, the most widely recognized ethical certification system, and Gold Standard, the leading certification standard for climate and development. Through this project and its support for other climate protection projects, Deutsche Post DHL Group – the world's leading mail and logistics group – is able to offset logistics-related greenhouse gas emissions for its customers as part o... Read More »

Apple Turns (RED) with More Ways than Ever to Join the Fight Against AIDS


(RED)’s critical work addresses the disparity in access to life-saving medication in sub-Saharan Africa, which has the highest prevalence of AIDS on the planet. The money raised by (RED) funds programs that offer counseling, testing, prevention and, most crucially, the life-saving ARV medication that prevents the transmission of HIV from mothers to their unborn babies. “The gift of life is the most important gift that anyone can give,” said Tim Cook, Apple’s CEO. “Thanks to the vision and dedication of (RED), an AIDS-free generation is withi... Read More »

Intel Employees and Intel Donate $30 Million in Honor of International Human Rights Day


By Brian Krzanich Two weeks ago, I shared with Intel employees that we were updating our Intel Values to reflect our commitment to being an inclusive, great place to work and our dedication to embracing a growth mindset as part of our risk taking value. At Intel, I am proud that our words are backed by actions. We treat one another with dignity and respect in our workplace, and believe strongly in paying those values forward in our communities and beyond. In celebration of Intel’s values and to commemorate International Human Rights Da... Read More »

10 Ways Starbucks Supported Its Communities in 2016


1. Calling for Civility and Values-Based Leadership During Starbucks 2016 Annual Meeting of Shareholders, Schultz expanded on the question he asked shareholders to consider by asking individuals to consider, “What is the role and responsibility of all of us as citizens?” Schultz noted that every day individuals make choices and he urged them to choose optimism over cynicism, compassion over indifference, and responsibility over blame. The comments he made in March are as relevant and compelling today. Watch his speech here. 2. Celebrating Ups... Read More »

Facebook’s Social Good Forum: Introducing Community Help and Donations in Live


Community Help, a new feature that lets you ask for or offer help, including shelter, food and supplies after a natural disaster Safety Check, a simple way to let friends and family know you’re okay during a crisis, will now be triggered entirely by our community, not Facebook Expanding Fundraisers so people can raise money for more than 750,000 nonprofits and add a donate button to Live videos and posts Nonprofit partnerships with Movember this month and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation on Giving Tuesday We’re inspired by how m... Read More »

A Starbucks Military Spouse’s Mission to Improve the Lives of Children


The two-and-a-half-year Starbucks partner (employee) will be traveling from Washington to Missouri where her youngest child is getting married the next day. Meanwhile, her eldest is on business in Asia and her middle child is serving aboard a U.S. Navy destroyer at sea for the next several months. Freeborn, the daughter of a U.S. Army veteran, recalls Thanksgivings growing up in Europe when a dozen guests from the base gathered at her parents’ home. And she fondly remembers her own family’s dinners when her children were younger. This year w... Read More »

Unilever, Symrise and GIZ join forces with Save the Children to support vanilla farming communities in Madagascar


The three-year initiative will aim to address some of the complex social and economic issues that trap people working in the vanilla supply chain and their families in a cycle of poverty from generation to generation. It will provide direct support to farmers, as well as the wider community, to improve their livelihoods, build more inclusive communities, and provide better opportunities for their children. The programme plans to reach 50,000 people in 10,000 households, across 70 villages. An estimated 70% of people in these communities live... Read More »

Starbucks Invites Customers to Help Donate Meals to People in Need


During National Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week, Starbucks is inviting customers to purchase a Power Lunch and in return, the company will donate a Power Lunch to the Feeding America® network of local food banks.* This Buy One, Give One Power Lunch offer will be available from November 15-21 in participating Starbucks® stores across the U.S. “Every day all around us there are people who don’t know where their next meal is coming from,” said John Kelly, senior vice president, Global Social Impact.“This offer to provide a nourishing mea... Read More »

Nestlé Purina PetCare Company Celebrates Veterans Day with Three-Day Celebration and Highlights Job Opportunities for Veterans


Nestlé Purina is celebrating Veterans Day with three days of military-focused events for Purina associates, spotlighting job opportunities for Veterans across the U.S., and giving a total of $100,000 to split between consumers' favorite military pet charity based on online votes*. "All of us at Purina commend and sincerely thank those who bravely serve our country," said Steve Degnan, chief human resources officer for Nestlé Purina PetCare. "As a veteran myself, I know first-hand that veterans can bring a competitive ad... Read More »

Starbucks Canada to Help Veterans Find Jobs After Leaving Service


Each year, 5,000 men and women exit the Canadian Armed Forces, looking for the next chapter in their lives. Entering the civilian workforce for the first time can be a significantly challenging transition and many require support to translate military skills into civilian jobs. Through the Coffee with a Vet program, Starbucks will provide much-needed meeting places for one-on-one networking and mentoring meetings with veterans who have successfully reintegrated into civilian life, along with larger scale events, all aimed at leading to employme... Read More »

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