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Tyson Foods Invests in EHS for Continuous Business Improvements

Tyson Foods Invests in EHS for Continuous Business Improvements

Major food company Tyson Foods plans to fund its investments in worker safety, training and worker rights by reducing waste and costs. The company says that continuous improvements in the business must include a healthier workplace and, with that in mind, is taking steps to expand training, improve workplace safety and compensation, … Read more »

Risk Managers Unaware of Disruptive Technologies Put Their Companies in Danger

Risk Managers Unaware of Disruptive Technologies Put Their Companies in Danger

Risk management professionals should be leading the charge to help their companies understand how disruptive technologies will affect business strategies and operations – and those risk managers who don’t lead the way will be relegated to a support role, according to the new 2017 Excellence in Risk Management (PDF) report. Disruptive technologies as defined … Read more »

Seafood Company Skirts Clean Air Act, Pays $1.3M in Civil Penalties

Seafood Company Skirts Clean Air Act, Pays $1.3M in Civil Penalties

Westward Seafoods will pay a civil penalty of $1.3 million for skirting the Clean Air Act by turning off air pollution controls from 2009 to 2011; Westward will also be required to spend $1.1 million on air pollution reduction projects, to use new electronic systems for monitoring, record-keeping and reporting, to … Read more »

Campbell Soup Cuts Freight Cost, Emissions with On-Site Bottling Plant

Campbell Soup Cuts Freight Cost, Emissions with On-Site Bottling Plant

Campbell Soup Co. is cutting freight costs and improving operational efficiencies – as well as significantly decreasing carbon dioxide emissions – by opening an on-site PET bottle-making plant at a Campbell Soup Co. facility in Paris, Texas. The bottle-making company, Amcor Rigid Plastics, previously supplied the Paris site from its … Read more »

Walmart Spends $141M on Ethics & Compliance Systems, Positions for Increased Shareholder Returns

Walmart Spends $141M on Ethics & Compliance Systems, Positions for Increased Shareholder Returns

Walmart has spent more than $141 million on ethics and compliance systems since 2013, to manage and track efforts that include appointing over 2,300 ethics and compliance professionals, ensuring compliance is up-to-date and accurate, and creating a board-level Global Ethics, Compliance & Risk Committee, the company announced this week. Walmart says its ethics … Read more »

Google Request Exacerbates South Carolina Water Wars

Google Request Exacerbates South Carolina Water Wars

Google has requested 1.5 million gallons of groundwater per day to cool the servers at its Berkeley County facility, hoping to draw the water from the county’s aquifer. The company already uses about 4 million gallons of surface water per day, writes the Post & Courier (via Mashable). Google has studied various … Read more »

To Improve Social Media Sentiment, Talk about CSR (Emotionally)

To Improve Social Media Sentiment, Talk about CSR (Emotionally)

A company’s social media campaigns focusing on its CSR initiatives can move social media users from a neutral view into positive territory, according to a new report from IBM and the US Chamber Foundation’s Corporate Citizenship Center. Over time, companies that increased online promotion of their CSR efforts experienced improvements in how … Read more »

Shifting Risk Management to ‘First Line’ of Business Leads to Revenue & Profit Growth: PwC

Shifting Risk Management to ‘First Line’ of Business Leads to Revenue & Profit Growth: PwC

Nearly two-thirds  (64%) of companies believe that shifting more risk management responsibilities to the “first line” – that is, business units and corporate executives – makes their companies more agile and more able to anticipate and mitigate risk events, according to a new PwC report, Risk in Review 2017 (PDF). The … Read more »

Hasbro, Intel, Microsoft Top List of 100 Best Corporate Citizens

Hasbro, Intel, Microsoft Top List of 100 Best Corporate Citizens

Hasbro, Intel and Microsoft top the new list of 100 Best Corporate Citizens released today by Corporate Responsibility Magazine. Altria Group, Campbell Soup Co., Cisco Systems, Accenture, Hormel Foods, Lockheed Martin, and Ecolab round out the top 10. The list was compiled by documenting 260 data points of disclosure and performance measures … Read more »

Diesel Fleets Eligible for $11M in New EPA Grants

Diesel Fleets Eligible for $11M in New EPA Grants

Companies that operate diesel fleets may benefit from a new grant made available by the EPA, the agency announced this week. The grant, designed to “modernize the nation’s diesel fleet” by retrofitting or replacing vehicles with cleaner, more efficient diesel engines, will award at least $11 million from the Diesel Emission Reduction … Read more »