Environmentalism

Polymetal: Polymetal achieved Prime status in ISS ESG Corporate Rating

Friday, May 14, 2021 - 8:00am

b'Dissemination of a Regulatory Announcement, transmitted by EQS Group.\nThe issuer is solely responsible for the content of this announcement.\nAccording to the most recent ISS ESG Corporate Rating, Polymetal\'s score improved from \xd0\xa1+ to B-, crossing the Prime threshold.\nThe ISS ESG Corporate Rating is a holistic, annual review of how companies implement and execute sustainability policies.

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  • b'Dissemination of a Regulatory Announcement, transmitted by EQS Group.\nThe issuer is solely responsible for the content of this announcement.\nAccording to the most recent ISS ESG Corporate Rating, Polymetal\'s score improved from \xd0\xa1+ to B-, crossing the Prime threshold.\nThe ISS ESG Corporate Rating is a holistic, annual review of how companies implement and execute sustainability policies.
  • Prime status is attributed to those companies with an overall ESG performance above the sector-specific Prime threshold, which means that they fulfil ambitious absolute performance requirements.\nPolymetal also retained its MS\xd0\xa1I ESG rating at \'A\' level, following the latest update.\n"We have built a disciplined approach to environmental, social, and governance issues, which results in external recognition.
  • Grateful to all our colleagues for their efforts in sustainability, we will focus on further improvements and alignment of our commitments and performance," said Daria Goncharova, Chief Sustainability Officer of Polymetal.\nISS is a leading provider of corporate governance and responsible investment solutions, market intelligence, fund services, and events and editorial content for institutional investors and corporations, globally.\nPolymetal International plc (together with its subsidiaries - "Polymetal", the "Company", or the "Group") is a top-10 global gold producer and top-5 global silver producer with assets in Russia and Kazakhstan.
  • The Company combines strong growth with a robust dividend yield.\n'

Hecla Mining Company Releases 2020 Sustainability Report

Thursday, May 13, 2021 - 11:33pm

b'Hecla Mining Company ( NYSE:HL ) today released its 2020 Sustainability Report, which comprehensively assembles the Company\xe2\x80\x99s environmental, social and governance (ESG) goals, performance, and focus areas.\n\xe2\x80\x9cThe theme and title of this year\xe2\x80\x99s report are Small Footprint, Large Benefit,\xe2\x80\x9d said Hecla President and Chief Executive Officer Phillips S. Baker, Jr. \xe2\x80\x9cBecause our operations are low tonnage and mostly underground, they directly affect less than 3,900 acres, less than just one operation at many other mining companies.

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  • b'Hecla Mining Company ( NYSE:HL ) today released its 2020 Sustainability Report, which comprehensively assembles the Company\xe2\x80\x99s environmental, social and governance (ESG) goals, performance, and focus areas.\n\xe2\x80\x9cThe theme and title of this year\xe2\x80\x99s report are Small Footprint, Large Benefit,\xe2\x80\x9d said Hecla President and Chief Executive Officer Phillips S. Baker, Jr. \xe2\x80\x9cBecause our operations are low tonnage and mostly underground, they directly affect less than 3,900 acres, less than just one operation at many other mining companies.
  • As a result, the State of Montana reduced the required financial assurance by nearly $8 million\nIncreasing diversity with a new director with risk management, ESG and mining expertise\nFor the third year, Hecla benchmarked its performance against the Sustainability Accounting Standards Board (SASB) Metals and Mining framework.
  • The SASB metrics are included in our sustainability report and on www.hecla-mining.com .
  • During the meeting, Mr. Baker will highlight the Company\xe2\x80\x99s Sustainability report and answer questions.\nFounded in 1891, Hecla Mining Company ( NYSE:HL ) is the largest silver producer in the United States.

IFF Achieves Key 2020 Sustainability Goals

Thursday, May 13, 2021 - 9:15pm

b'IFF (NYSE:IFF) today announced the achievement of key 2020 sustainability goals that were set at the launch of the Company\xe2\x80\x99s sustainability program in 2010.

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  • b'IFF (NYSE:IFF) today announced the achievement of key 2020 sustainability goals that were set at the launch of the Company\xe2\x80\x99s sustainability program in 2010.
  • IFF has also achieved its 2020 goal to have 100% of the palm oil used in its products be certified according to the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) Mass Balance Supply Chain Model.\nThese and other milestones are captured in its latest Sustainability Report, \xe2\x80\x9cFor a Better World,\xe2\x80\x9d which is published today.
  • Greg Yep, IFF\xe2\x80\x99s Chief Research & Development, Global Integrated Solutions and Sustainability Officer, said, \xe2\x80\x9cLooking back over ten years of sustainability at IFF, we are thrilled with what we have been able to achieve.
  • Mr. Fibig and Dr. Yep will be joined by Chief Investor Relations & Communications Officer Michael DeVeau; and Vice President, Global Sustainability & EHS Kip Cleverley, who will share updates on IFF\xe2\x80\x99s key ESG metrics, goals and sustainability strategy.

Wheaton Precious Metals Publishes 2020 Sustainability Report Highlighting Strong ESG Performance

Thursday, May 13, 2021 - 10:00pm

b'TSX | NYSE | LSE: WPM\nVANCOUVER, BC, May 13, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -Wheaton Precious Metals Corp. ("Wheaton" or the "Company") is pleased to announce the publication of its 2020 Sustainability Report, a comprehensive disclosure outlining Wheaton\'s sustainability accomplishments and environmental, social and governance ("ESG") performance.

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  • b'TSX | NYSE | LSE: WPM\nVANCOUVER, BC, May 13, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -Wheaton Precious Metals Corp. ("Wheaton" or the "Company") is pleased to announce the publication of its 2020 Sustainability Report, a comprehensive disclosure outlining Wheaton\'s sustainability accomplishments and environmental, social and governance ("ESG") performance.
  • All amounts are in US dollars unless otherwise noted.\n"As a leader in precious metals streaming, Wheaton is not only committed to advancing our corporate sustainability goals, but also championing sustainability throughout the entire mining industry and in the communities in which we and our mining partners operate," said Randy Smallwood, President & CEO of Wheaton.
  • "The 2020 Sustainability Report looks back at a year where the COVID-19 pandemic significantly impacted lives and communities globally and reinforced the need for all stakeholders to work together to emerge from challenging situations with resilience.
  • "\nSustainability highlights and achievements outlined in the report include:\nEstablished $5 million Community Support and Response Fund for COVID-19 and worked with most of our mining partners to identify programs that address food security, health and socio-economic impacts in the communities near the mines\nSignatory to the BlackNorth Initiative and initiated support for a grant program for small, black-owned businesses\n'

Quantum Energy Partners provides an update on recent enhancements to its long standing ESG program

Thursday, May 13, 2021 - 6:17pm

Hand also led corporate sustainability partnerships at the World Wildlife Fund and was part of environmental science projects at NASA.

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  • Hand also led corporate sustainability partnerships at the World Wildlife Fund and was part of environmental science projects at NASA.
  • She will work closely with Quantum\xe2\x80\x99s executive leadership, limited partners and other industry stakeholders to expand the breadth and impact of Quantum\xe2\x80\x99s ESG strategy and implementation programs.
  • On an unrelated note, Quantum has recently also invested in two new companies that are focused on ESG best practices and implementation across industries.
  • We are excited to welcome Keila to our leadership team to further enhance our stewardship efforts across our ESG programs.

Philip Morris International Scored 60 On ESG Evaluation; Preparedness Adequate

Thursday, May 13, 2021 - 2:32pm

b'LONDON, May 13, 2021 /PRNewswire/ --(S&P Global Ratings) -- S&P Global Ratings said today that U.S.-listed Philip Morris International (PMI) scored 60 in its ESG Evaluation .

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  • b'LONDON, May 13, 2021 /PRNewswire/ --(S&P Global Ratings) -- S&P Global Ratings said today that U.S.-listed Philip Morris International (PMI) scored 60 in its ESG Evaluation .
  • "\nWhat Is An ESG Evaluation?\nS&P Global Ratings\' ESG evaluation is a cross-sector, relative analysis of an entity\'s capacity to continue to operate successfully.
  • Since the first ESG evaluation, published in June 2019, we have finalized ESG Evaluations across 19 sectors globally.
  • ESG factors typically assess the impact of the entity on the natural and social environment and the quality of its governance.

Footprint Expands Senior Leadership Team to Support Global Growth

Thursday, May 13, 2021 - 2:00pm

View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210513005354/en/\nWalden comes to Footprint after 38 years at Intel Corporation.

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  • View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210513005354/en/\nWalden comes to Footprint after 38 years at Intel Corporation.
  • At Intel, he served as senior vice president and held senior leadership roles overseeing engineering, new technology strategy and scaling global manufacturing operations.
  • At Footprint, he will lead operations including manufacturing, production, planning, and procurement.\n\xe2\x80\x9cThe shift to Footprint\xe2\x80\x99s plant-based solutions that eliminate plastic, is accelerating customer demand and driving rapid growth,\xe2\x80\x9d said Footprint CEO Troy Swope.
  • At Footprint, she leads all global internal and external communications.\n\xe2\x80\x9cEducating and exciting a range of stakeholders about plant-based materials solutions and helping our business customers deliver on their ambitious sustainability goals is key to Footprint\xe2\x80\x99s growth.

Northern Trust Asset Management Introduces ESG Vector Score

Thursday, May 13, 2021 - 5:01am

b'Northern Trust Asset Management (NTAM) introduced today the Northern Trust ESG Vector Score TM, a measurement that assesses publicly traded companies in the context of financially relevant environmental, social and governance (ESG) related criteria that could impact their operating performance.

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  • b'Northern Trust Asset Management (NTAM) introduced today the Northern Trust ESG Vector Score TM, a measurement that assesses publicly traded companies in the context of financially relevant environmental, social and governance (ESG) related criteria that could impact their operating performance.
  • Further, it plans on integrating the Score into new equity and fixed income ESG investment strategies they are building.
  • As engaged contributors to our communities, we consider it a great privilege to serve our investors and our communities with integrity, respect, and transparency.\nNorthern Trust Asset Management is composed of Northern Trust Investments, Inc., Northern Trust Global Investments Limited, Northern Trust Fund Managers (Ireland) Limited, Northern Trust Global Investments Japan, K.K., NT Global Advisors, Inc., 50 South Capital Advisors, LLC, Belvedere Advisors LLC and investment personnel of The Northern Trust Company of Hong Kong Limited and The Northern Trust Company.\nNorthern Trust Corporation (Nasdaq: NTRS) is a leading provider of wealth management, asset servicing, asset management and banking to corporations, institutions, affluent families and individuals.
  • As of March 31, 2021, Northern Trust had assets under custody/administration of US$14.8 trillion, and assets under management of US$1.4 trillion.

PotlatchDeltic Releases 2020 Environmental, Social, and Governance Report

Wednesday, May 12, 2021 - 9:10pm

b'PotlatchDeltic Corporation (Nasdaq: PCH) today released its 2020 Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) Report.

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  • b'PotlatchDeltic Corporation (Nasdaq: PCH) today released its 2020 Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) Report.
  • They will create both risks and opportunities, along with complex interdependencies,\xe2\x80\x9d said Eric Cremers, president and chief executive officer.
  • Support of the UN Sustainable Development Goals has also been incorporated into the Report.
  • PotlatchDeltic, a leader in sustainable forest practices, is committed to environmental and social responsibility and to responsible governance.

FOMO CORP. BOOSTS PURGE VIRUS TEAM TO DRIVE GROWTH

Wednesday, May 12, 2021 - 9:01pm

Szoradi is an architect and building intelligence executive with more than 28 years of experience in sustainability and cost-savings for retrofits and new construction.

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  • Szoradi is an architect and building intelligence executive with more than 28 years of experience in sustainability and cost-savings for retrofits and new construction.
  • In 2009, he was elected to the Board of the Sustainable Business Network and selected as a member of the Green Economy Task Force.
  • He will also serve as a member of the FOMO CORP.
  • In the upcoming months, my focus will be on expanding the business and partnerships, strengthening relationships, and increasing sales,\xe2\x80\x9d stated John Conklin, Purge Virus, CEOO.