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The Veolia Foundation helps to improve conditions in Cambodian orphanage

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The Veolia Environment Foundation provides financing and advice on the best sanitation system to be installed, by the the Association Droit, Développement et Partenariats Francophones (ADDPF), in an orphanage in Cambodia.

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ExxonMobil and Synthetic Genomics Inc. partnership on the Advance Algae Biofuels Program

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The primary aim of this R&D partnership is to test the hypothesis that algae biofuels could become commercially viable and make a meaningful contribution to meeting future energy demand.

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Nestlé partners with The Forest Trust to combat deforestation

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As a further step in its commitment to fight the major issue of deforestation, Nestlé has entered into a partnership with The Forest Trust (TFT). TFT, a global non–profit organisation, will help Nestlé to build responsible supply chains by identifying and addressing embedded social and...

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Business Roundtable collaborates with American Red Cross on disaster response preparations

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In September 2007, the Partnership established a formal collaboration with the American Red Cross to strengthen the nation’s preparedness and response to disasters.

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Earthquake Disaster Reduction in Turkey

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In 2000, following a major earthquake in Turkey, Arup joined five other British engineering and construction firms operating in the country to form the British Earthquake Consortium for Turkey (BECT).

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FLO and ARM launch Fairtrade and Fairmined Gold Standards

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The Fairtrade Labelling Organisations International (FLO) and the Alliance for Responsible Mining (ARM) have developed the first ever third party independent certification for gold to bring about social, environmental and economic development in artisanal and small-scale mining communities.

The Sustainability Consortium

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The Sustainability Consortium is an organization of diverse global participants working to make the world more sustainable through better products, services and consumption. It develops and promotes science and integrated tools so that together informed decision making for product sustainability...

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Timberland partners with Verite to incorporate a Code of Conduct into supplier's internal management system.

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Timberland partners with Verite, an independent nonprofit social auditing, training, and research organization, to ensure that working conditions around the world are fair, legal and safe.

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Environmental Defense and DuPont partner to address Nanotech Risks

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In September 2005, Environmental Defense Fund and DuPont entered into a partnership and have since been working together to develop a nanotechnology risk framework for the responsible development, production, use and disposal of nano-scale materials.

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Carlson Hotels partners with Childhood to prevent the exploitation of children in the tourism industry

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Carlson Hotels Worldwide raised more than $300,000 in 2008 to help end exploitation of children and young women around the world.