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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).
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 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...
Timberland partners with Verite to incorporate a Code of Conduct into supplier's internal management system.
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.
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.
Carlson Hotels partners with Childhood to prevent the exploitation of children in the tourism industry
Carlson Hotels Worldwide raised more than $300,000 in 2008 to help end exploitation of children and young women around the world.
Social Accountability International (SAI) is a nonprofit organisation dedicated to improving workplace conditions and combating sweatshops. In 2008, Gap Inc. become involved in SAI's Continuous Improvement in the Central American Workplace (CIMCAW) Alliance project (CIMCAW) project in Central...
Twiga Children's Centre is run and supported by Kenyan Community Support Initiative, a non-profit organization based in Kisii, Kenya, that is run by a team of volunteers. The centre has been established to give support and aid to orphaned and vulnerable children, by providing food, clothes,...
Virgin Atlantic and Swiss-based charity Myclimate launch carbon offset scheme to benefit local communities
Virgin Atlantic launched the first ever onboard carbon offset scheme, endorsed by 49 NGOs worldwide, including many environmental groups. The airline has partnered with Swiss-based charity Myclimate to offer a Gold Standard Carbon Offset Scheme which is now available to passengers inflight as well...
The Community Sustainable Development Empowerment Programme (COSDEP) is a Kenyan NGO. The organisation began as a training programme for farmers in the Kiambu district, and now covers the entire central region of the country. COSDEP promotes sustainable development initiatives among the poor...