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Congratulations to the 2017 Responsible CEO of the Year Award Winners!

commit forum_A9_02861 On October 12, CR Magazine recognized the winners of the 10th annual Responsible CEO of the Year awards. These awards are presented to CEOs that visibly exceed standards in the areas of employee relations, environmental impact, sustainability, human rights, philanthropy and corporate responsibility practices. The 2017 award winners were honored at CR Magazine’s Responsible CEO of the Year Awards Dinner, which took place at the COMMIT!Forum at MGM National Harbor, just outside Washington, D.C.. All award winners were nominated by fellow members of the CR community and selected by an independent judging panel comprised of previous winners and other industry leaders Here is a look at this year's honorees (in alphabetical order): CEO of the Year, Municipal/Nonprofit - Anthony Haines, President and CEO, Toronto Hydro Corporation Continue reading →

CR Magazine – Fall/Winter 2017 Issue Now Available

FallWinter The latest issue of Corporate Responsibility Magazine has arrived, featuring over 40 pages of CSR success stories, best practices, commentaries, rankings, reports and more. This issue's cover story examines the 170-year history of WGL, an institution first founded to light the new Capitol in Washington, DC. Today, the company is constantly innovating its energy sources to bring affordable, sustainable energy to its customers. Additional highlights of the issue include:

Smithfield Foods Advances Animal Care and Emissions Reductions

sage-pork-smithfield2016 To gain practical skills for sustainability management, join us at the COMMIT! Forum in DC October 11-12 2017 By Gina-Marie Cheeseman Our pork chop and bacon habits require a lot of pigs. Which means those in the pork business are in the pregnant sow business. Unfortunately, industry standard "gestation crates" are pretty miserable due to their tiny size. Smithfield Foods, the world’s largest hog producer, is committed to transitioning all pregnant sows on company-owned farms to group housing systems by the end of 2017. The company is well on its way to meet the goal. As of the end of last year, 87 percent of its company-owned farms house pregnant sows in group systems. Smithfield recommends that all of its contract sow grocers in the U.S. transition to group housing by the end of 2022. Although it is only a recommendation, the company states in its latest sustainability report that “if growers choose not to participate, their current contracts will remain unchanged, although extensions are less likely.

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