Green Mountain Coffee Roasters recognized as one of the ‘100 Best Corporate Citizens’

first_imgGreen Mountain Coffee Roasters, Inc. (NASDAQ: GMCR) has been named one of 100 Best Corporate Citizens by Corporate Responsibility Magazine. The 100 Best list is known as the world s top corporate responsibility ranking based on publicly-available information.The 100 Best Corporate Citizens List is based on over 360 data points in seven categories: Environment, Climate Change, Human Rights, Philanthropy, Employee Relations, Financial Performance, and Governance. The 100 Best Corporate Citizens are selected from among the large-cap Russell 1000 companies, with data provided by leading ESG investor data firm IW Financial. GMCR ranked 39th overall and was among the top ten food and beverage companies on the list. It s rewarding to have the passion and work of GMCR employees recognized, and gratifying to see how our efforts contribute to positive change in the world, said Larry Blanford, President and CEO of GMCR. We are proud to be included with the other companies on this list that are demonstrating that profitability can go hand-in-hand with social and environmental responsibility.GMCR s whole system approach to corporate social responsibility includes donating at least five percent of its pre-tax profits to social and environmental projects in local and supply chain communities; maintaining a robust employee volunteerism program; offsetting 100% of its direct greenhouse gas emissions; and investing in Fair Trade Certified ¢ coffee.The list of 100 Best Corporate Citizens will be published in the March issue of Corporate Responsibility Magazine. The list was first published in 1999 in Business Ethics Magazine, and has been managed by CRO and Corporate Responsibility Magazine since 2007. GMCR s growth enabled the Company to be eligible for the new methodology and criteria used to compile the 2010 list.About Green Mountain Coffee Roasters, Inc. (NASDAQ: GMCR)As a leader in the specialty coffee industry, Green Mountain Coffee Roasters, Inc. is recognized for its award-winning coffees, innovative brewing technology, and socially responsible business practices. GMCR s operations are managed through two business units. The Specialty Coffee business unit produces coffee, tea and hot cocoa from its family of brands, including Green Mountain Coffee®, Newman s Own® Organics coffee, Tully s Coffee®, and Timothy s World Coffee®. The Keurig business unit is a pioneer and leading manufacturer of gourmet single-cup brewing systems. K-Cup® portion packs for Keurig® Single-Cup Brewers are produced by a variety of licensed roasters and brands, including Green Mountain Coffee, Tully s Coffee and Timothy s. GMCR supports local and global communities by offsetting 100% of its direct greenhouse gas emissions, investing in Fair Trade Certified ¢ coffee, and donating at least five percent of its pre-tax profits to social and environmental projects. Visit www.gmcr.com(link is external) for more information.GMCR routinely posts information that may be of importance to investors in the Investor Relations section of its web site, including news releases and its complete financial statements, as filed with the SEC. GMCR encourages investors to consult this section of its web site regularly for important information and news. Additionally, by subscribing to GMCR s automatic email news release delivery, individuals can receive news directly from GMCR as it is released. Source: WATERBURY, Vt.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Green Mountain Coffee Roaster. 3.2.2010last_img read more

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United Way of North Central Iowa announces second round of pandemic funding to nonprofits

first_imgUnited Way of North Central Iowa CEO Jen Arends says as the pandemic continues to evolve, the second round of funding reflects the need to move towards rebuilding in our nonprofit networks. MASON CITY — The United Way of North Central Iowa has announced their second round of funding to help local nonprofit organizations struggling during the COVID-19 pandemic. 12 organizations were chosen to be awarded money from the United Way’s COVID-19 Disaster Relief Fund by a committee of United Way, public health, emergency management and nonprofit representatives. The recipients include:$3999 to One Vision for increased sanitation needs$3446 to Mosaic in Northern Iowa for increased sanitation needs$3000 to the Food Bank of Iowa for emergency food assistance$3000 to Charlie Brown Preschool & Child Care for summer activities for children$2500 to 43 North Iowa for increased sanitation needs$2000 to YSS Francis Lauer for increased sanitation needs$1500 to Crisis Intervention Service for client assistance and technology for remote work$1500 to Habitat for Humanity of North Central Iowa for increased sanitation needs$1000 to North Iowa Court Appointed Special Advocate Program for technology to provide remote visits with children in need of assistance$1000 to Lake Mills Community Preschool & Daycare for increased sanitation needs$750 to Kossuth County Child Assistance Resource Education Team for client assistance$500 to Greater Iowa Youth For Christ for increased sanitation needslast_img read more

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Wallabies lose Coleman for remainder of tour

first_imgThe lock picked up the problem, which tests have proven to be a grade two strain of the medial ligament, in the early stages of the 23-22 success at Murrayfield.Coleman had also started the 32-8 hammering of Wales the previous week, but his participation in the tour is now over and he will miss further Tests against France, Ireland and England.Wallabies coach Michael Cheika conceded the news was a blow, but has been impressed with the way Coleman has combined with Rory Arnold and taken on the responsibility of the line-out.”It’s bit of a shame for him because he’s had a really good start to the year and he’s worked his way through since June but in saying that it gives someone else an opportunity,” Cheika said.”There’s two ways to look at it. There’s discovery, so we’ve been able to find, get those two guys playing good rugby and starting to improve at this level and we’ve also got ourselves another very, very handy line-out caller and he’s only in single digit Tests.”He’s got a good future, he’s got to keep working on it, there’s no doubt about that, he knows that.”He’s disappointed but that’s the way footy goes sometimes, you’ve just got to go with it.”last_img read more

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