Applied ethics

NABR Urges Trump Administration to Streamline Research Animal Transportation

Friday, March 27, 2020 - 1:47pm

On March 18, 2020, NABR sent a letter to Vice President Mike Pence and Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao urging the Trump administration to streamline transportation of animals used domestically in medical research.

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  • On March 18, 2020, NABR sent a letter to Vice President Mike Pence and Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao urging the Trump administration to streamline transportation of animals used domestically in medical research.
  • We urge the Trump administration to take immediate action to eliminate policies that discriminate against transportation of animals intended for research if they are to operate in the airspace of the United States," he continued.
  • About NABR: The National Association for Biomedical Research (NABR) is America's most experienced, trusted and effective nonprofit dedicated to improving human and animal health by promoting public understanding and support for biomedical research.
  • Together with its sister organization the Foundation for Biomedical Research, NABR illuminates the essential role animal testing and research plays in changing health outcomes and defeating illnesses affecting both people and animals.

AAHRPP Accredits Three More Research Organizations, Including First in Australia and Walter Reed National Military Medical Center

Wednesday, March 25, 2020 - 4:38pm

The newly accredited organizations are:

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  • The newly accredited organizations are:
    Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, Department of Research Programs, Bethesda, Maryland
    "These accreditations represent milestones for AAHRPP and research participants worldwide," AAHRPP President and CEO Elyse I. Summers said.
  • And, we're proud that AAHRPP accreditation has been achieved by the United States' largest, most renowned military medical center, named for the physician researcher who used written consent (including translated forms in Spanish), decades before it was typical.
  • A national nonprofit organization, Bellberry Limited manages 12 human research ethics committees that provide scientific, ethical review of human research projects across Australia.
  • The Department of Research Programs oversees all Walter Reed National Military Medical Center research.

RigNet Announces GSA Contract and CMMC Level 5

Wednesday, March 25, 2020 - 12:05pm

We are proud to offer these capabilities to support military and government agencies through this new GSA contract.

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  • We are proud to offer these capabilities to support military and government agencies through this new GSA contract.
  • RigNet has also instituted the 171 practices to meet Level 5 under the Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC).
  • While there are currently no formal third party certifications for the CMMC, RigNet is prepared to be certified at the highest level when third party certification becomes available.
  • With this announcement, RigNet recognizes the work of the many veterans at the company who were instrumental in achieving GSA listing and our CMMC Level 5 self-certification.

Media Advisory: Glenroy Inc. Achieves “AA” Grade for BRCGS Packaging Certification

Thursday, March 19, 2020 - 4:00pm

MENOMONEE FALLS, Wis., March 19, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Glenroy Inc., a converter and printer of flexible packaging for over 50 years, has received an AA grade for its Brand Reputation through Compliance Global Standards (BRCGS) Certification for Packaging and Packaging Materials.

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  • MENOMONEE FALLS, Wis., March 19, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Glenroy Inc., a converter and printer of flexible packaging for over 50 years, has received an AA grade for its Brand Reputation through Compliance Global Standards (BRCGS) Certification for Packaging and Packaging Materials.
  • The internationally recognized certification enables Glenroy to offer safety and quality assurance to its customers.
  • As a Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) recognized certification program, the BRCGS Certification requires participating packaging companies to complete audits surrounding safety and quality systems.
  • According to John Nygaard, quality & regulatory manager at Glenroy, Were very pleased with the audit results and achieving a fantastic grade for our BRCGS Certification.

American Jewish Committee (AJC) Call to Action on Coronavirus

Tuesday, March 17, 2020 - 5:12pm

NEW YORK, March 17, 2020 /PRNewswire/ --American Jewish Committee (AJC), the leading global Jewish advocacy organization, issued today the statement below on the coronavirus pandemic.

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  • NEW YORK, March 17, 2020 /PRNewswire/ --American Jewish Committee (AJC), the leading global Jewish advocacy organization, issued today the statement below on the coronavirus pandemic.
  • The full AJC statement follows:
    If America and the world needed a reminder of our interconnectedness, our interdependence, and our shared vulnerabilities, COVID-19 is it.
  • Leaders must inspire the better nature in all of us, modeling compassion, mutual respect, unity, urgency, and self-sacrifice.
  • As such, it should dispel false notions that global problems from novel pathogens to terrorism to climate change can be resolved by national action alone.

Boyd Corporation Recognized for Corporate Social Responsibility Efforts

Tuesday, March 17, 2020 - 12:00pm

This achievement marks the first major public recognition of continued cultural development and investment in sustainability and corporate social responsibility programs at Boyd Corporation a name that carries nearly a century of commitment to technological evolution and responsiveness to customer needs.

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  • This achievement marks the first major public recognition of continued cultural development and investment in sustainability and corporate social responsibility programs at Boyd Corporation a name that carries nearly a century of commitment to technological evolution and responsiveness to customer needs.
  • Boyd has long considered it our global responsibility to care for the environments and societies impacted by or supporting our operations.
  • We believe that sustainability and corporate social responsibility is not only an ethical requirement to conduct business, it is a source of value creation for our customers and shareholders.
  • We are very proud to be recognized by one of the worlds leading telecommunications companies for our achievements in sustainable programs and corporate social responsibility.

Philip Morris International Demonstrates Commitment to Developing an Inclusive and Diverse Workplace with Appointment of Silke Muenster, Chief Diversity Officer

Friday, March 13, 2020 - 12:30pm

Demonstrating this corporate responsibility, PMI CEO Andr Calantzopoulos has today named Silke Muenster as its first chief diversity officer, reporting directly to him.

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  • Demonstrating this corporate responsibility, PMI CEO Andr Calantzopoulos has today named Silke Muenster as its first chief diversity officer, reporting directly to him.
  • Focused on leading an industry-wide transformation to deliver a smoke-free future, PMI strives to be environmentally and socially responsible while maintaining operational excellence.
  • Right now, women make up 36 percent of management rolesan increase of 6 percentage points since year end 2014.
  • Calantzopoulos said: To achieve our ambitions, we are driving toward an organization with broader perspectives, increased creativity and productivity.

2020 Animal and Non Animal Testing Market Analysis by TBRC

Thursday, March 12, 2020 - 8:10pm

LONDON, March 12, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- TheBusinessResearchCompany.com adds a new market report Animal Testing And Non-Animal Alternative Testing Market By Segmentation (Animal Type, Industrial Application), Trends, Technologies, Value Chain Analysis, Drivers, Restraints And Competitive Landscape - Global Forecasts To 2035 to its research database.

Key Points: 
  • LONDON, March 12, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- TheBusinessResearchCompany.com adds a new market report Animal Testing And Non-Animal Alternative Testing Market By Segmentation (Animal Type, Industrial Application), Trends, Technologies, Value Chain Analysis, Drivers, Restraints And Competitive Landscape - Global Forecasts To 2035 to its research database.
  • Non-animal testing market technologies are being developed to reduce the usage of animals, fast track the drug development process, and develop cost-effective methods.
  • Protests by animal welfare organizations such as People For The Ethical Treatment Of Animals (PETA) and Cruelty-Free International have put tremendous pressure on both federal agencies and companies (that perform animal testing) to reduce or eliminate animal testing market and to use alternative to animal testing methods wherever applicable.
  • Owing to these factors, the European Union (EU) has banned animal testing in the cosmetics industry, while the USA does not mandate any animal testing for cosmetic products.

Groupe PSA, Henkel, L’Oréal and The Estée Lauder Companies Recognized by EcoVadis for Sustainable Procurement Excellence

Thursday, March 12, 2020 - 12:15pm

EcoVadis , the worlds leading provider of sustainability ratings, today announced the winners of its fourth annual Sustainable Procurement Leadership Awards and Sustainability Leadership Awards, including Groupe PSA, Henkel, LOral and The Este Lauder Companies.

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  • EcoVadis , the worlds leading provider of sustainability ratings, today announced the winners of its fourth annual Sustainable Procurement Leadership Awards and Sustainability Leadership Awards, including Groupe PSA, Henkel, LOral and The Este Lauder Companies.
  • This year the judges recognized The Este Lauder Companies for demonstrating excellence in internal stakeholder engagement among applicants from North America.
  • Sustainability and ethical business practices have long been central to how The Este Lauder Companies and its brands have operated.
  • EcoVadis sustainability ratings play a critical role in enabling our employees to drive this commitment to sustainable procurement practices throughout our supply chain, said Roberto Magana, Senior Vice President, Chief Procurement Officer, The Este Lauder Companies.

iQSTEL Uses Its $25M Acquisition Funding Towards the Offer for a 2,300 Mile Central American Fiber-Optic Network Company

Tuesday, March 10, 2020 - 9:30am

iQSTEL moved from the inquiry stage to the qualification stage after receiving the recently announced $25M funding commitment from a New York-based investment bank.

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  • iQSTEL moved from the inquiry stage to the qualification stage after receiving the recently announced $25M funding commitment from a New York-based investment bank.
  • iQSTELs existing Latin American infrastructure and experience positions the Company for the rapid execution of this project.
  • The multi-phase plan also includes completion of interconnect between Central America, Mexico and the USA within the year.
  • The name of the acquisition target has been kept confidential at this stage due to confidentiality agreement executed as part of the acquisition process.