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6 July 2003

Minnesota companies try cleaner, greener designs

Author: Dee DePass, Associated Press

Some prominent Minnesota businesses are joining European firms in an environmental movement that commits manufacturers to designing products that create minimal waste during and after their life cycles. The movement, called Design for Environment,...

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3 May 2004

100 Best Corporate Citizens for 2004

Author: Business Ethics

The top four companies for 2004, in rank order, are Fannie Mae, Procter & Gamble, Intel, and St. Paul Companies -- all of which have made the list five years running...Other five-year firms include Avon Products, Ecolab, Herman Miller, Modine...

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31 August 2005

How Can Your Company Contribute to Katrina Relief Efforts? - guide by Business for Social Responsibility

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5 September 2005

Companies, foundations, and individuals have given or pledged $169 million in Hurricane Relief [USA]

Author: M.J. Prest & Caroline Preston, Chronicle of Philanthropy [USA]

[current tally of companies' contributions to hurricane relief - refers to Abbott Laboratories, Amerada Hess, Ameriquest, Amgen, AT&T, Bank of America, Bayer, Boeing, BP, Capital One, Chevron, Coca-Cola, Dow Chemical, DuPont, Eli Lilly, Entergy,...

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1 June 2006

USA: 2005-6 "State of the Workplace for Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Americans" - 86% of Fortune 500 companies now prohibit sexual orientation discrimination

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1 June 2006

[PDF] full report: "The State of the Workplace for Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Americans 2005-2006"

Author: Human Rights Campaign

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24 July 2007

USA: Human Rights Campaign reports major increase in workplace protections for gay, transgender employees

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24 July 2007

[PDF] full report: “The State of the Workplace for Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Americans 2006-2007”

Author: Human Rights Campaign [USA]

Gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender employees and their families are valued in the American workplace now more than ever before. And inclusive non-discrimination policies and benefits for GLBT employees and their families are essential for...

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17 September 2007

USA: Report by Human Rights Campaign finds growth in company policies for gay & transgender workers

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17 September 2007

[PDF] full report: "Human Rights Campaign Corporate Equality Index 2008"

Author: Human Rights Campaign [USA]

The Human Rights Campaign Foundation Corporate Equality Index...was devised with corporate diversity leaders, GLBT workplace advocates and employees to provide employers with a roadmap to creating fair workplaces. Each year, we have seen tremendous...

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