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CSRwire Welcomes New Members to Its Global Network of CSR News and Information

Submitted by: CSRwire

Categories: Sustainability, Corporate Social Responsibility

Posted: Sep 16, 2008 – 03:51 PM EST


Sep. 16 /CSRwire/ - SPRINGFIELD, MA - September 16, 2008 - This week CSRwire welcomed International Society of Sustainability Professionals, Campbell Soup.Co, Joint Apparel Association Forum( JAAF), American Cancer Society, Clean, Rotuba, Delhaize Group, 10% Solution, Institute for Cultural Diplomacy, Gifts In Kind International, Mac-Gary Services,Inc., and TripAdvisor.

CSRwire membership of more than 1000 organizations includes public and privately held companies, socially responsible investment funds, non governmental and non profit organizations, universities, trade associations and think tanks. The following organizations will be using CSRwire to communicate their corporate citizenship, sustainability, and socially responsible activities and initiatives to a passionate and enthusiastic audience in over 200 countries.

International Society of Sustainability Professionals - The International Society of Sustainability Professionals is a professional association created to serve members of the sustainability profession. Our mission is three fold:

  • To connect professionals from around the world.
  • To create and maintain a repository of peer reviewed materials, tools and white papers.
  • To provide professional develop for both the individual members and the profession as a whole.

    Campbell Soup. Co - Campbell Soup Company is a global manufacturer and marketer of high-quality foods and simple meals, including soup, baked snacks, and healthy beverages. Founded in 1869, the company has a portfolio of market-leading brands, including "Campbell's," "Pepperidge Farm," "Arnott's," and "V8." For more information on the company, visit Campbell’s website at www.campbellsoup.com.

    For Campbell, corporate social responsibility (CSR) encompasses the economic, environmental and social aspects of our business and our interactions with our stakeholders. We have organized this report around this conceptual framework: economic - our consumers, environmental - our planet, social - our workplace and our communities. Furthermore, our view of CSR is consistent with the United Nations/Brundtland Commission definition of sustainability: Development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.

    Joint Apparel Association Forum - JAAF business and marketing campaigns are driven by the following charter objectives:Increase the Sri Lankan apparel industry turnover to US$ 5 Billion by 2010,transform the industry from a "manufact-urer" to a provider of a "fully integrated services",increase market penetration to the premium market segments of the global apparel industry,become internationally famous as a superior manufacturer of specific product categories, and Consolidate and strengthen the industry to meet the challenges of the quota free era.

    American Cancer Society - The American Cancer Society is dedicated to eliminating cancer as a major health problem by saving lives, diminishing suffering and preventing cancer through research, education, advocacy and service. Founded in 1913, and with national headquarters in Atlanta, the Society has 13 regional Divisions and local offices in 3,400 communities, involving millions of volunteers across the United States. For more information anytime, call toll free 1-800-ACS-2345, or visit www.cancer.org.

    Clean - Established in 2001, and based in South Pasadena, CA, Clean is a non-traditional agency specializing in sustainable business strategies from supply chain assessment to integrated marketing. Clean develops customized solutions for nationally recognized brands and innovative entrepreneurial companies, enabling them to improve their economic and environmental performance at the same time.

    Clean believes that sustainability is incremental, and that small changes can go a long way toward improving your company's triple bottom line. Clean is the new green. Visit www.cleanagency.com or call (323) 255-9178.

    Rotuba - For more than 60 years, Rotuba has been an industry leader in custom compounding, with its brands including Auracell and Naturacell, and in custom extrusions for the lighting and point-of-purchase sectors. Today, Rotuba is at the forefront of the shift to a greener industry with Naturacell(TM), an environmentally friendly polymer that works with existing tooling, so customers can start processing it right away. Derived from trees and cotton, a sustainable natural resource, Naturacell is a durable, attractive plastic that can be made transparent and can be reprocessed, recycled and reused in most applications. Rotuba and Naturacell are the smart choice for processors looking to meet increasing green demands around the world.

    Delhaize Group - Delhaize Group is a Belgian food retailer with operations in seven countries on three continents. At the end of 2007, Delhaize Group's sales network consisted of 2,545 stores. In 2007, Delhaize Group's revenues amounted to EUR 19.0 billion. In 2007, Delhaize Group posted EUR 410.1 million in net profit. At the end of 2007, Delhaize Group employed approximately 138,000 people. Delhaize Group is listed on Euronext Brussels (DELB) and the New York Stock Exchange (DEG).

    10% Solution - 10% Solution helps companies develop their social responsibility programs through consultation and certification. Our services focus on corporate donation, employee volunteerism and environmental sustainability programs which verifies a company's corporate social responsibility credibility and authenticity. With the 10% Solution certification, our clients differentiate themselves in the market with third-party validation, can use the program certification as a marketing, and recruitment and retention tool, and measure social return on investment (SROI) and return on investment (ROI) through our program tools. For those companies that want to become more socially responsible, but do not know where to begin, our consulting services will guide them down the right path.

    Institute for Cultural Diplomacy - Founded in 1999, The Institute for Cultural Diplomacy (ICD) is an international, not-for-profit, non-governmental organization with headquarters in the United States and Germany. The major objectives of the ICD are to create platforms such conferences, symposia, and leadership forums, to promote and sustain inter--ultural dialogue on a number of levels, and to extend current research in the field of cultural diplomacy.

    Gifts in Kind International - Ranked by Forbes Magazine and Charity Navigator as one of the nation's best-managed charities in America, Gifts In Kind International (www.giftsinkind.org) works to enhance, empower and restore communities in need by generating and distributing corporate product donations through its network of more than 120,000 qualified nonprofit organizations. Gifts In Kind works with the corporate community to develop giving programs that achieve business and philanthropic goals.

    Mac-Gray Services, Inc. - Founded in 1927, Mac-Gray derives its revenue principally through the contracting of debit-card- and coin operated laundry facilities in multi-unit housing facilities such as apartment buildings, college and university residence halls, condominiums and public housing complexes. Mac-Gray manages approximately 80,000 laundry rooms located in 43 states and the District of Columbia.

    Mac-Gray also sells, services and leases commercial laundry equipment to commercial laundromats and institutions through its product sales division. This division also includes Mac-Gray's MicroFridge business, where Mac-Gray sells its proprietary MicroFridge line of products, which are combination refrigerators/freezers/microwave ovens utilizing patented Safe Plug circuitry. MicroFridge and Maytag products bear the ENERGY STAR(R) designation. To learn more about Mac-Gray, visit the Company's Web site at www.macgray.com.

    TripAdvisor - TripAdvisor(R)TripAdvisor(R) Media Network provides travel suppliers with graphical advertising opportunities and a cost-per-click marketing platform. Collectively, the sites comprising the TripAdvisor Media Network have won hundreds of awards and accolades from press and industry worldwide. TripAdvisor and the sites comprising the TripAdvisor Media Network are operating companies of Expedia, Inc. (NASDAQ: EXPE).

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