Corporate social responsibility

Vectra Bank Recognized as One of the 50 Most Community-Minded Companies in Colorado

Wednesday, December 1, 2021 - 3:28pm

The Civic 50Coloradohonorees were officially recognized at the Virtual Honoree Announcement on 11/09/2021.

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  • The Civic 50Coloradohonorees were officially recognized at the Virtual Honoree Announcement on 11/09/2021.
  • "It is truly an honor for Vectra Bank to be included among organizations making a difference throughout the state," said Kirk Monroe, Executive Director of Banking Services at Vectra Bank and Executive Sponsor of Vectra's Corporate Social Responsibility program.
  • "We believe the collective efforts of honorees of The Civic 50 will ensure the health, wellbeing, and continued success of all Coloradoans."
  • For more information aboutThe Civic 50Colorado and this year's honorees, visit: https://www.csrsolutionsco.org/aboutthecivic50colorado.html
    With assets of $3 billion, Vectra Bank Colorado is a proactive, customer-focused organization dedicated to real relationship banking.

GE Appliances Announces Partnership with San Diego Zoo Wildlife Alliance, Proving the Power and Durability of its New Commercial Laundry Line

Wednesday, December 1, 2021 - 3:05pm

GE Appliances (GEA), a Haier company, today announced that its partnering with San Diego Zoo Wildlife Alliance (SDZWA), outfitting the San Diego Zoo and the San Diego Zoo Safari Park with 31 commercial washers and dryers to help the organization tackle its extensive laundry cleaning needs.

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  • GE Appliances (GEA), a Haier company, today announced that its partnering with San Diego Zoo Wildlife Alliance (SDZWA), outfitting the San Diego Zoo and the San Diego Zoo Safari Park with 31 commercial washers and dryers to help the organization tackle its extensive laundry cleaning needs.
  • If our commercial laundry units can handle a Zoo, just imagine what they can do in a standard commercial setting.
  • San Diego Zoo Wildlife Alliances partnership with GE Appliances Commercial Laundry is already making a difference because cleaning is a critical part of caring for wildlife at the Zoo and Safari Park, said Shawn Dixon, chief operating officer, San Diego Zoo Wildlife Alliance.
  • Success is made possible by the support of members, donors and guests to the San Diego Zoo and San Diego Zoo Safari Park, who are Wildlife Allies committed to ensuring all life thrives.

The Wonderful Company Announces Winners Of $1 Million Wonderful Innovation Challenge

Wednesday, December 1, 2021 - 2:00pm

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 1, 2021 /PRNewswire/ --The Wonderful Company (TWC), aglobal company dedicated to harvesting health and happiness around the world through its iconic consumer brands, todayannounced the winners of its inaugural Wonderful Innovation Challenge, a platform designed to spur innovation across TWC and scale its sustainability efforts.

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  • LOS ANGELES, Dec. 1, 2021 /PRNewswire/ --The Wonderful Company (TWC), aglobal company dedicated to harvesting health and happiness around the world through its iconic consumer brands, todayannounced the winners of its inaugural Wonderful Innovation Challenge, a platform designed to spur innovation across TWC and scale its sustainability efforts.
  • For more information about the Wonderful Innovation Challenge and 2021 winners, please visit www.wonderfulinnovation.com .
  • The Wonderful Company is a privately held global company dedicated to harvesting health and happiness around the world.
  • Its iconic brands include FIJI Water, POM Wonderful, Wonderful Pistachios, Wonderful Halos, Wonderful Seedless Lemons, Teleflora, JUSTIN Wines, JNSQ Wines, and Landmark Wines.

Tongcheng-Elong Establishes ESG and Data Security Committee to Promote Sustainable Development

Wednesday, December 1, 2021 - 1:59am

Therefore, the ESG and Data Security Committee was officially established to create more value for our partners and users", Ma Heping, CEO of Tongcheng-Elong, said at the launching ceremony.

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  • Therefore, the ESG and Data Security Committee was officially established to create more value for our partners and users", Ma Heping, CEO of Tongcheng-Elong, said at the launching ceremony.
  • Mr. Ma will serve as the Chairman of the ESG and Data Security Committee, which consists of three subcommittees, namely, Public Policy and Regulatory Affairs, Corporate Social Responsibility, and Data Security.
  • The Data Security Sub-committee is in charge of establishing and optimizing data protection and security mechanisms so as to better protect user privacy.
  • Going forward, the company will further push ahead with its efforts regarding ESG and data security, with the ESG and Data Security Committee.

OpenText Named one of Canada's Most Admired Corporate Cultures 2021

Tuesday, November 30, 2021 - 2:00pm

WATERLOO, ON, Nov. 30, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- OpenText (NASDAQ: OTEX), (TSX: OTEX) has been recognized as one of Canada's Most Admired Corporate Cultures for 2021 by Waterstone Human Capital, Canada's leading cultural talent management firm.

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  • WATERLOO, ON, Nov. 30, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- OpenText (NASDAQ: OTEX), (TSX: OTEX) has been recognized as one of Canada's Most Admired Corporate Cultures for 2021 by Waterstone Human Capital, Canada's leading cultural talent management firm.
  • "The OpenText culture, values and people are the foundation for the success of our customers," said Mark J. Barrenechea, OpenText CEO & CTO.
  • OpenText Zero Initiative commitments include, by 2030:
    Programs in Calendar 2021 included:
    A new Flex-First approach to return to the workplace.
  • Waterstone is also the founder of the Canada's Most Admired Corporate Cultures and Canada's Most Admired CEO programs.

Takeda Announces U.S. Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Program Aimed to Help Reduce Social Disparities

Tuesday, November 30, 2021 - 1:00pm

Takeda also announced its current 2021 U.S. CSR Program grant recipients, including 20 organizations who will share $16,595,000 in total grants.

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  • Takeda also announced its current 2021 U.S. CSR Program grant recipients, including 20 organizations who will share $16,595,000 in total grants.
  • Achieving better health outcomes requires a multi-faceted approach and a more holistic view of health and well-being, said Ramona Sequeira, President, US Business Unit and Global Portfolio Commercialization, Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited.
  • Our philanthropic efforts in the U.S. focus on multiple areas including reducing social disparities, improving access to medicines and diagnosis, achieving environmental sustainability, promoting equitable educational opportunities and ensuring healthy food sources for vulnerable individuals and families.
  • Takeda focuses its R&D efforts on four therapeutic areas: Oncology, Rare Genetics and Hematology, Neuroscience, and Gastroenterology (GI).

SkysTheLimit.org Names Laura Plato New Chief Operating Officer

Tuesday, November 30, 2021 - 1:30pm

OAKLAND, Calif., Nov. 30, 2021 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- SkysTheLimit.org ("Sky's the Limit"), the digital community transforming the playing field for entrepreneurial success, announces the appointment of Laura Plato as Chief Operating Officer.

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  • OAKLAND, Calif., Nov. 30, 2021 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- SkysTheLimit.org ("Sky's the Limit"), the digital community transforming the playing field for entrepreneurial success, announces the appointment of Laura Plato as Chief Operating Officer.
  • Laura joins SkysTheLimit.org from her role as Chief Solutions Officer at VolunteerMatch, the web-based service matching volunteers to nonprofit causes with over two decades of social impact-oriented matchmaking.
  • Laura Plato, Chief Operating Officer, SkysTheLimit.org said: "The time for advocacy, activism and allyship has never been more urgent, and the need for mentors who help shine the light and encourage each of us to dig deep and take our place has never been more critical.
  • Laura brings over 20 years of experience leading transformational change for both nonprofit and for-profit businesses to her new role at SkysTheLimit.org.

Fab 5 Freddy and Curaleaf Expand B NOBLE Cannabis Brand to New York Medical Market

Tuesday, November 30, 2021 - 1:00pm

NEW YORK, Nov. 30, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- B NOBLE Inc. and Curaleaf, a leading international provider of consumer products in cannabis, today announced the expansion of its B NOBLE partnership into medical dispensary locations in New York. This expansion is one of the first partnerships of its kind in New York, as the New York Cannabis Control Board recently approved whole flower as part of its medical marijuana offerings in late October.

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  • NEW YORK, Nov. 30, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- B NOBLE Inc. and Curaleaf, a leading international provider of consumer products in cannabis, today announced the expansion of its B NOBLE partnership into medical dispensary locations in New York.
  • In collaboration with Fab 5 Freddy, New York native, filmmaker, visual artist and legendary hip-hop pioneer, and Bernard Noble, who spent seven years in prison for possession of two joints' worth of cannabis flower, B NOBLE is a for-profit, cause-based cannabis brand.
  • B NOBLE will bring a high-quality, Black-owned cannabis brand to the regulated cannabis market in New York, while advancing racial and social equity in the industry.
  • The New York market is the first to offer whole flower products as part of its B NOBLE product partnership, introducing 3.5G flower jars.

Pepperstone Group is pleased to announce their pledge to be Carbon Neutral by FY23

Tuesday, November 30, 2021 - 3:07am

Pepperstone wants to lead the way on becoming a Carbon Neutral organisation by the end of FY23 and set the challenge for all firms within the FX CFD space to follow suit.

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  • Pepperstone wants to lead the way on becoming a Carbon Neutral organisation by the end of FY23 and set the challenge for all firms within the FX CFD space to follow suit.
  • Pepperstone's commitment extends to the voice and support of employees, the board, shareholders, and the communities that they reside and operate in.
  • Pepperstone will continue to share and provide updates on their journey to Carbon Neutrality, as well as capture feedback to develop environmentally friendly products.
  • In Australia, Pangolin were the first in their sector to become certified carbon neutral under the Australian Government's Climate Active program.

Pepperstone Group is pleased to announce their pledge to be Carbon Neutral by FY23

Tuesday, November 30, 2021 - 2:45am

Pepperstone wants to lead the way on becoming a Carbon Neutral organisation by the end of FY23 and set the challenge for all firms within the FX CFD space to follow suit.

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  • Pepperstone wants to lead the way on becoming a Carbon Neutral organisation by the end of FY23 and set the challenge for all firms within the FX CFD space to follow suit.
  • Pepperstone's commitment extends to the voice and support of employees, the board, shareholders, and the communities that they reside and operate in.
  • Pepperstone will continue to share and provide updates on their journey to Carbon Neutrality, as well as capture feedback to develop environmentally friendly products.
  • In Australia, Pangolin were the first in their sector to become certified carbon neutral under the Australian Government's Climate Active program.