United States-based telecommunications company Verizon has announced that it will make a further investment this year of almost US$40 million on solar power. According to Verizon, the investment will approximately triple the business's current solar energy production of 5.4 megawatts per year.
Nestlé has announced that it has signed a partnership agreement with non-government organisation World Animal Protection, under which "the hundreds of thousands of farms that supply Nestlé with its dairy, meat, poultry and eggs will have to comply with tighter animal welfare standards".
The United States Department of Justice (DoJ) has announced that McKesson Corporation (McKesson) has agreed to pay US$18 million to resolve allegations that the San Francisco-based pharmaceutical distributor "knowingly submitted false claims to [the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)] for shipping and handling services that did not satisfy its contractual obligations".
Apple has released Environmental Responsibility Report (June 2014), which reports on the company's progress in the area of environmental responsibility in 2013-14.
Sainsbury's supermarket chain operator J Sainsbury has announced that it has partnered with waste manager Biffa to install a facility that will allow a local Sainsbury's store in the United Kingdom to "run on power generated solely from ... food waste".
A jury in the United States state of Florida has ordered R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company to pay a surviving spouse US$23 billion in punitive damages for the deceased's death.
The Coca-Cola Company (Coca-Cola) and the World Wildlife Fund for Nature (WWF) have jointly released the Annual Review 2013 (undated) of their global partnership.
The Adidas Group (Adidas) has announced a strategic partnership with textile chemical assessment tool provider Bluesign Technologies aimed at improving the environmental sustainability of Adidas's textile manufacturing.
TransCanada Corporation (TransCanada) has made available its 2013 Corporate Social Responsibility Report (undated). The report is structured around ten focus areas, including ethical conduct, health and safety, protecting communities, environmental protection and Aboriginal, Native American and Indigenous peoples.
- Anti-Bribery & Anti-Corruption (136)
- Anti-Money Laundering (132)
- Business Ethics and Corporate Culture (177)
- Careful Communication and Proper Use of Computers (15)
- Code of Conduct (6)
- Competition (222)
- Confidentiality and Intellectual Property (35)
- Conflicts of Interest (20)
- Consumer Protection (396)
- Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability (210)
- Employment and Workplace Issues (378)
- Environment, Health & Safety (182)
- Financial Integrity (232)
- Government Contracting (26)
- Information Security (48)
- Insider Trading (94)
- Other (2)
- Privacy and Data Protection (218)
- Records Management (19)
- Respect in the Workplace (6)