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    Nestlé supports the UN ‘Education First’ initiative

    Nestlé has committed to support a new United Nations’ initiative to boost child and youth education worldwide.

    The company set out details of the work it is doing at the recent 2012 UN General Assembly in New York. Nestlé’s commitments are part of its Creating Shared Value programmes in...

    Monday, October 1, 2012
    Coca-Cola Company accelerates global production of plastic packaging made from plants

    Coca-Cola Company has announced a partnership with JBF Industries Ltd. to further expand production of the plant-based material used in the Company’s PlantBottle™ packaging.  The supply partnership will help Coca-Cola continue its leadership in bringing renewable, lower-carbon plastics to the...

    Monday, October 1, 2012
    IBM teams with ESB to develop an electric vehicle smart charging IT system in Ireland

    IBM has has teamed with ESB ecars to implement a fully integrated smarter charging IT system that will help manage electric vehicle public charge points, which are being rolled out across Ireland by ESB ecars. Together the companies will add a layer of intelligence and convenience to the...

    Monday, October 1, 2012
    Unilever to use Carrotmob ‘Buycotts’ to promote sustainability

    Unilever has partnered with Carrotmob, a nonprofit that uses consumer spending to influence businesses’ environmental impacts, to create sustainability campaigns.

    Over the next two years, the global consumer goods company whose more than 400 brands include Ben & Jerry’s, Dove and Q-tips will work...

    Monday, October 1, 2012
    Bettercoal invites stakeholder review on Draft Code aimed at improving CSR in the coal supply chain

    Bettercoal -a non-profit organization dedicated to improving corporate responsibility in the coal supply chain- announced that the Draft Bettercoal Code (“the Code”) is now available for stakeholder review and comment through its consultation website ( 


    Thursday, September 27, 2012
    IBM working with suppliers to minimise negative impact and increase sustainability

    Supply chains pose a major challenge to sustainably-minded companies. The greatest problems can often be found at the furthest reaches of the supply network, where the risks are hardest to control.

    US computer giant IBM seeks to help its 28,000 suppliers understand that sustainability figures in...

    Thursday, September 27, 2012
    Microsoft mobilizes to create opportunities for 300 million youth around the world

    Microsoft Corp. has announced a new global initiative, Microsoft YouthSpark,that aims to create opportunities for 300 million youth in more than 100 countries during the next three years. This companywide initiative includes citizenship and other company programs — both new and enhanced — that...

    Thursday, September 27, 2012
    UN Guiding Principles as reference point in analysing companies’ approach to human rights

    In the course of a European project “Capacity building for SMEs in the field of human rights”, financed by the European Commission, a draft guide for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) on human rights has been produced. Five SMEs –Danimex, StartPeople, Sealock, FarmaHem and Van...

    Wednesday, September 26, 2012
    Desmond Tutu refurbishes Close the Gap’s 250.000th computer

    Close the Gap, an international non-profit organisation giving away high-quality, pre-owned computers donated by European companies to projects which empower the individual and the community, celebrated an important milestone yesterday: the donation of the 250 000th computer to Close the Gap...

    Tuesday, September 25, 2012
    EU Youth Report calls for employment and social inclusion to be top priority

    The EU Youth Report published last week calls for youth employment, social inclusion, health and the well-being of young people to be top priorities in Europe's youth policy. The report, which is produced every three years by the Commission, underlines that the EU and Member States must do more...

    Friday, September 21, 2012