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As Albert Einstein said, “It is every man’s obligation to put back into the world at least the equivalent of what he takes out of it.” From a sustainability perspective, that can take many forms. Yes, it is about reducing your carbon footprint. But it is even more multifaceted, more ubiquitous than that. “Look at […]

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Harrah’s is First Major Gaming Corporation in the United States to Earn an Environmental Quality Award

Harrah’s Entertainment Atlantic City properties recognized for their commitment to environmental sustainability and six-year effort to become more environmentally friendly (CSRwire) NEW YORK and ATLANTIC CITY, N.J., April 25 /PRNewswire/ – Green is not just the color of money at Harrah’s Entertainment, Inc. It’s also the way the company operates. Harrah’s today became the first […]

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PepsiCo Corporate Sustainability Report

PepsiCo has released its Performance with Purpose Corporate Sustainability Report for 2006-2007. The online report charts the company’s progress in Human, Environment and Talent Sustainability, and it provides an overview of PepsiCo and its economic impacts.

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OfficeMax Issues First Corporate Social Responsibility Report

OfficeMax Incorporated, a leader in office products and services, today issued its first Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Report. The report, based on the Global Reporting Initiative’s G3 sustainability reporting guidelines, provides both an account of the company’s accomplishments to-date and a benchmark for future progress. The report is posted online at

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Xerox Corporation Earns Widest Reaching Forest Stewardship Council Chain-of-Custody Certification Spanning Operations in 17 Countries

NEW YORK, NEW YORK, Dec. 12 -/E-Wire/– Xerox Corporation, one of the world’s largest brands of cut-sheet paper, has earned Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) Chain-of-Custody certification from the Rainforest Alliance’s SmartWood program, an international nonprofit conservation organization. This certification will allow Xerox to purchase and sell FSC-certified paper at 77 distribution centers in 17 countries […]

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GE Receives U.S. State Department Award for Corporate Citizenship

Recognized for “Exemplary role in post-Tsunami relief efforts and emphasis on employee volunteerism and educational programs” WASHINGTON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–At a ceremony in Washington, DC, GE today received the Award for Corporate Excellence (ACE) from U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice. GE was recognized for its extensive corporate social responsibility programs in Indonesia, specifically the Company’s role […]

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BP Moves to No 1 in Global Accountability Rating

LONDON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Oil giant BP is the world’s most accountable company according to this year’s Accountability Rating™ 2007. The Rating also finds that European companies are forging ahead in building responsible business practices, with 18 global companies headquartered in Europe featured in the top 20.

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A Logical Step Toward Sustainability

by Lisa Laitinen SERA Architects in Portland, Ore., is an example of a company that not only emphasizes sustainability— it won’t settle for anything less. SERA Architects Inc. has been located in Portland, Ore., since 1968 and has had a major impact on turning downtown Portland into a center of urban livability and environmental responsibility. […]

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A New Triple Bottom Line

Social responsibility isn’t only “social.” It has a spiritual aspect too. The term “corporate social responsibility” has never really hit the spot for me, and neither has “corporate citizenship.” The terms are muzzy, fuzzy. Sure, corporations should be “socially responsible”—but to whom? And for what? As for “corporate citizenship,” exactly what is a good corporate […]

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