Local volunteers who live in and are part of the impoverished communities Children International serves dedicate their time and engery to enhancing the lives of children. Children International's Inspire Award was designed to celebrate their outstanding contributions.
Energy represents one of the most important business challenges of this century. Its generation, use and transmission is critical to the global economy and personal advancement. Companies need to find ways to deliver more and cleaner energy while producing fewer environmental impacts in their operations and value chains. To respond to this challenge and engage with governments on the best ways to deliver cleaner, more efficient and effective supplies of energy to a growing global population, GE has made a significant commitment to optimize our own use of energy.
Darden is continually working to better understand the energy, carbon and water footprint of the foods it serves. As a leader in the full-service restaurant industry, Darden understands that what is often most important to its guests is what is served on its plates. This is why health and wellness is a strategic issue and why Darden is committed to a thoughtful, forward-looking role in helping address it; while also maintaining a food safety, animal welfare and total quality program to ensure that all of the 400 million meals served annually meet its stringent safety and quality standards.
The Mars Five Principles of Quality, Responsibility, Mutuality, Efficiency and Freedom are the foundation of our culture and our approach to business. They unite us across geographies, languages, cultures and generations. Every day, we do our best to put our principles into action through our work and our relationships with our consumers, customers, business partners, communities and one another.
Symantec is very active in the corporate responsibility and sustainability space. In addition to Symantec's own initiatives, our company and employees support several other causes that we would like to highlight.
As Ministers gather this week in Bali for a key WTO meeting, Business Fights Poverty is hosting a series of articles on "Aid for Trade" by the Overseas Development Institute, the OECD and the WTO that explains what is at stake, and what the future might hold.
Maytag® brand and Boys & Girls Clubs of America (BGCA) partnered to host the 2013 Maytag Dependable Leader Awards – America’s Vote competition. The Dependable Leader Awards recognize Boys & Girls Club professionals and volunteers who are committed to making a difference in the lives of youth, and are dependable and exceptional role models. America’s Vote is an extension of the Dependable Leader Awards, inviting people across the U.S. to select the final Maytag Dependable Leader Award winner in 2013 by voting online at www.bgca.org/Maytag.
Hershey's "21st Century Cocoa Strategy” represents the company’s deep commitment to corporate social responsibility and the environment. The plan addresses an ongoing concern of the cocoa industry, which is supporting the long-term sustainability of the world’s cocoa supply. In 2012, Hershey committed to using 100 percent certified cocoa in its products globally by 2020. Hershey’s percentage of certified cocoa will surpass 10 percent of its total cocoa volume this year and increase to between 40 and 50 percent by 2016.
Developing World Access to Leading ResearchThe demand for scientific literature in developing countries had gone unfulfilled for many years with thousands of students, researchers and academics struggling to gain access to current scientific information. While students were unable to access the literature and acquire the knowledge they needed, researchers and academics were confronted with mounting difficulties in publishing their findings in peer-reviewed journals, updating their teaching curricula and identifying funding.
Skype in the classroom is Skype’s flagship social good program. It is a free global community that invites teachers to use Skype to connect their students with other classrooms and featured partners from around the world to collaborate on classroom projects, as well as share ideas and inspiration around specific teaching needs.