REI Awards $50K Mary Anderson Legacy Grant to The Mountaineers; Ryder Ranks in Top 20 Most Responsible Companies - CSR Minute for January 12, 2012

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REI Awards $50K Mary Anderson Legacy Grant to The Mountaineers; Ryder Ranks in Top 20 Most Responsible Companies - CSR Minute for January 12, 2012

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Thursday, January 12, 2012 - 10:25am

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The REI Foundation has awarded its annual $50,000 Mary Anderson Legacy Grant to The Mountaineers, a Seattle nonprofit. The grant will help expand the nonprofit’s Mountain Workshops youth educational programming. Last year, the organization provided 1,260 youth-oriented outdoor experiences, including 40 Mountain Workshops that served 550 individuals. The Legacy Grant was introduced in 2009 in celebration of the 100th birthday of REI’s co-founder, Mary Anderson, who is now 102 years old.

Ryder, the transportation and logistics company, has published its annual CSR Report. Among its highlights are the company’s recognition as one of the 20 Most Responsible Companies by Governance Metrics International; reductions in energy and water consumption across operations in the U.S. and Canada; and a $1 million commitment to become a member of the American Red Cross Annual Disaster Giving Program. For the last two years, Ryder has been ranked as one of the top 250 U.S. companies in the Newsweek Green Rankings.
 
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