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Bisexual Men Face Unique Challenges to Their Sexual Health

Ann Arbor, MI, June 23, 2014 /3BL Media/ – Bisexual men have many unmet public health needs, which leave them vulnerable to sexually transmitted infections (STIs) and other health problems. This new study from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) illuminates the behavioral, interpersonal, and social realities of men who have sex with men and women (MSMW), and it explores possible interventions to better serve their needs. The findings are published today in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine.

MSMW represent a small portion of the population, with about 2% of sexually active males reporting sex with both men and women. Although low in numbers, the bisexual male population is disproportionally affected by HIV and STIs. According to study author William L. Jeffries IV, PhD, MPH, MA, factors that may affect the sexual health of MSMW include sex without condoms, early sexual debut, forced sexual encounters, increased numbers of sexual partners, substance use, exchange sex, risk behaviors of their male and female partners, and attitudes toward pregnancy. These factors shape MSMW’s vulnerability to HIV and STIs in ways that distinguish bisexual men from gay and heterosexual men. Negative attitudes toward bisexual individuals, economic barriers, masculinity norms, and the meanings associated with their sexual identities are among the social factors that may negatively influence their sexual partnerships and risks for HIV/STIs. Continue reading

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There’s a New Dog in Town at the Lancaster County Courthouse

On June 26, SSD Hamlet will join the Lancaster County Courthouse as a facility dog, where he will be assisting in the Lancaster County Veterans, Mental Health, and Drug Treatment Courts to help reduce anxiety and tension for participants. SSD Hamlet was trained by Susquehanna Service Dogs in Harrisburg. 

Harrisburg, PA, June 20, 2014 /3BL Media/ – On June 26, the Lancaster County Courthouse will be welcoming their newest employee to the building, SSD Hamlet. The Courthouse is getting SSD Hamlet from Susquehanna Service Dogs in Harrisburg.

SSD Hamlet will be assisting in the Lancaster County Veterans, Mental Health, and Drug Treatment Courts. These courts are designed to rehabilitate individuals involved in the criminal justice system by addressing specific treatment needs. Many of the Veterans Court participants are experiencing PTSD, while Mental Health Court participants have a variety of diagnoses, including bi-polar disorder, schizophrenia, and depression. SSD Hamlet will help to reduce anxiety and tension for the participants during treatment court sessions and appointments with their probation officers. When not in court, SSD Hamlet will be living with one of his two handlers, Teri Miller-Landon and Karen Andreadis, both employees of the Lancaster County Courts. Continue reading

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Colaboradores de Afore XXI Banorte donan juguetes a niños en hospital infantil

SOURCE: Grupo Financiero Banorte


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June 20, 2014 /3BL Media/ – Afore XXI Banorte busca fomentar entre sus colaboradores el apoyo a la comunidad, el trabajo en equipo, así como el sentido de pertenencia a la institución, por lo que, el pasado 30 de mayo, se entregaron 250 juguetes a niños en el Hospital Infantil de México Federico Gómez.

Esta actividad fue posible gracias al donativo de juguetes nuevos realizado por empleados del corporativo y de las oficinas de servicios y ventas ubicadas en distintas partes de la República Mexicana.

Para la entrega de juguetes, 11 voluntarios se transformaron en diferentes personajes, compartiendo sonrisas y conviviendo con niños que presentan problemas de salud.

En la organización del evento, se contó con el apoyo de la Dirección Ejecutiva de Responsabilidad Social de Grupo Financiero Banorte, buscando escalar acciones de Responsabilidad Social, en beneficio de la comunidad.

Para Afore XXI Banorte, la entrega de juguetes es un primer paso para el fomento y desarrollo de este tipo de acciones encaminadas a apoyar a la comunidad. Para hacer más fuerte a México.

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Afore XXI Banorte Employees Donated Toys to Children in Children’s Hospital

June 20, 2014 /3BL Media/ – Afore XXI Banorte seeks to promote teamwork, community support activities and a sense of belonging to the institution among its employees, so that on May 30th, 250 toys were delivered to children at the Hospital Infantil de Mexico Federico Gomez.

This activity was made possible through donations of new toys made by corporate employees as well as employees from the services and sales offices located in different parts of Mexico.

To deliver the toys, 11 volunteers transformed themselves into different characters, sharing smiles and spending time with the children. Continue reading

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Toyota, Suppliers Disaster Relief Giving Nears $86,000

Auto industry and team members donate money, goods and services

SOURCE: Toyota


BLUE SPRINGS, Miss., June 20, 2014 /3BL Media/ – In the aftermath of the April 28 tornado that struck Northeast Mississippi, Toyota asked how they could help those in need. The answer shaped itself in the form of almost $86,000 donated by Toyota, near site suppliers and team members.
Toyota Mississippi and its team members collectively donated of more than $35,000 to volunteer organizations responding to tornado relief efforts in North Mississippi. The donation included a company donation of $20,000 to the Northeast Mississippi Chapter of the American Red Cross and $15,000 from Toyota team members and the company’s dollar-for-dollar donation match program.
“We are very proud of our team members for their outpouring of support and generosity following the tornado this spring,” said Sean Suggs, vice president at Toyota Mississippi. “Our team members genuinely care about the welfare of others, and I am humbled to work beside each of them.”

Supplier donations totaled $23,000 with giving ranging from $1,000 to $5,000 per company. Toyota Boshoku, Systems Automotive Interiors (SAI) and Auto Parts Manufacturing Mississippi (APMM) each donated $5,000; Diversity Vuteq donated $4,000; and Toyota Tsusho America, Blue Springs Metals, Magnolia Automotive Services and Green Metals each donated $1,000.
“I am very proud of our supplier’s for the work they have done,” said Masafumi Hamaguchi, Toyota Mississippi president. “Toyota, our suppliers and team members worked as one team to help people in need and to support local communities as they heal.”
In addition to monetary donations, Toyota and supplier team members volunteered 1,445 hours of personal time removing debris from damaged areas. Volunteer hours account for approximately $27,960 based on a report by the nonprofit organization Independent Sector.

About Toyota
Toyota (NYSE:TM), the world’s top automaker and creator of the Prius, is committed to building vehicles for the way people live through our Toyota, Lexus and Scion brands.  Over the past 50 years, we’ve built more than 25 million cars and trucks in North America, where we operate 14 manufacturing plants (10 in the U.S.) and directly employ more than 40,000 people (more than 32,000 in the U.S.).  Our 1,800 North American dealerships (1,500 in the U.S.) sold more than 2.5 million cars and trucks (more than 2.2 million in the U.S.) in 2013 – and about 80 percent of all Toyota vehicles sold over the past 20 years are still on the road today.   

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Today’s 2013 TransCanada CSR Report Material Area in Focus: Health and Safety

Daily feature from our 2013 CSR Report

SOURCE: TransCanada


On June 6, 2013 TransCanada Corporation officially released our 2013 Corporate Social Responsibility Report. The 2013 Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Report was released during Canadian Environment Week as a testament to our commitment to operating in an economically, socially and environmentally sustainable manner, while recognizing the interests of our stakeholders.

Our 2013 CSR Report is focused on 10 areas of key importance to both us and to our stakeholders. These areas of key importance were identified using TransCanada’s materiality process and our report highlights our successes and challenges in these areas. Check our TransCanada 2013 CSR Report campaign for FMRs on each of our 10 material areas of focus.

Today we are highlighting Health and Safety

TransCanada takes a holistic approach to health and safety, with multiple overlapping programs that address the workplace and home, the individual and family.

We allow no compromise in the welfare of employees and contractors, making health and safety integral to planning and execution, a priority in the field, in our offices and in the boardroom.

We’re proud of our safety record but won’t be satisfied with anything less than a zero-incident workplace.

We appreciate that achieving this goal demands a robust safety culture including continuously adapting how we think and act, on and off the job.

As required by regulations and industry best practices, TransCanada’s Health, Safety and Environment Management System (HSE MS) makes safety training and certification, along with regular refreshers and updates, part of the job. This includes training in Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System first aid/CPR, fire and driver training, and other training and certifications demanded by specific jobs.

 Our efforts are making a difference as shown through the metrics noted below.

Click here to see our safety metrics

Click here to see our safety initiatives

Click here to see our health programs

Click here to see our four tiers of health, safety and environment


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LGBT Pride Series – Sustainability Spotlight on Cass Averill

By Cass Averill, Symantec’s Principal Technical Support Engineer

SOURCE: Symantec


Today, in honor of LGBT Pride Month, we hear from Symantec employee Cass Averill, Principal Technical Support Engineer, and champion and mentor for LGBT employees at Symantec. Cass has been instrumental in supporting the development and expansion of company programs for Symantec’s LGBT community. 

Some of you may be familiar with my story, but I am sure many are not, and I am honored to be able to share it with you in celebration of LGBT Pride Month.

I have been a Symantec employee for seven and a half years; the first two and a half years as a woman, and the last five years as a man.  In the spring of 2009, after much soul searching and deliberation, I made the decision to transition from female to male. I knew I would be the first person to transition on the job at Symantec, so as you can imagine, I had mixed feelings about the reaction I would receive and what the process would look like. What would my peers think? My manager? His manager? I was nervous, scared, and not sure what to expect or how to proceed…

Continue reading on the Symantec CR in Action blog.

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KEYWORDS: Environment and Climate Change, Diversity and Human Resources, Corporate Responsibility, csr, LGBT Pride Month, LGBTA, SymPride, LGBTQ

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White Paper: The CFO and the Sustainability Reporting Chain



As requests for sustainability data increase, the sustainability reporting chain becomes more complex. Understanding how to streamline your sustainability reporting chain is essential for keeping pace with these new demands.
The CFO and the Sustainability Reporting Chain explains how to simplify this increasingly complex process. Authors Francis Quinn, Director of CSR Technologies for Wdesk, Elizabeth Ewing, Senior Sustainability Consultant at Environmental Resource Management (ERM), and Mike Sellberg, Chief Compliance Officer and Managing Director for Wdesk, provide expert insight on how to get the most from your sustainability reporting chain.
Topics explored in this white paper include:
  • An in-depth look at the sustainability reporting chain
  • How to address data, materiality, and verification within your process
  • The necessary capabilities of reporting applications 
  • A comparison of on-premise and cloud-based applications
Click here to download the white paper today.

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