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CleverTap Recognized by Great Place to Work® Among India’s Great Mid-size Workplaces


CleverTap, the modern, integrated retention cloud, has been recognized by Great Place to Work® India as one of India’s Great Mid-size Workplaces 2022. CleverTap is recognized for creating and sustaining a high-trust, high performance work culture. In its 6th edition this year for India, the list has grown to include the top 75 companies, up from the top 50 until last year. The rigorous methodology to assess workplace culture and identify India's Great Mid-size Workplaces 2022 is considered the gold standard globally. In the Great Place to Work® India study, they have observed that the Great Mid-size Workplaces have gone above and beyond to create and sustain aspirational organizations. Effective leadership is visible in these workplaces that are fostering a culture of fairness and originality, while offering flexibility to their employees in the current hybrid work environment. Organizations that succeed in establishing high-trust, high-performance cultures, and maximizing human potential by bridging experience gaps, will be Great Places to Work For All in the future. “We’re very excited to be recognized by Great Place to Work® India as one of India’s Great Mid-size Workplaces. Even before the pandemic hit, we believed that an empathetic and flexible work culture is the essence of an organization’s growth,” says Sidharth Malik, Chief Executive Officer, CleverTap. “Our employees and their holistic well-being have always been the top priority for us. The recognition by Great Place to Work® India is a testament to our commitment of building a workplace that is inclusive and driven, and one that provides its people an environment to thrive and succeed in everything they do.” “With homes becoming an extension of people's workplaces, this year companies around the world were challenged to put their people at the center of their strategies. But the organizations that invested in their culture and people before the pandemic have overcome these challenges effortlessly. Being recognized as one of India’s Best Workplaces 2022 demonstrates these organizations' commitment to improving their culture and putting their people first, whatever challenges they face,” says Yeshasvini Ramaswamy, CEO, Great Place to Work®, India. As a global authority on workplace culture, Great Place to Work® has been studying employee experience and people practices across organizations for over three decades. Every year, more than 10,000 organizations from over 60 countries partner with Great Place to Work® Institute for assessment, benchmarking, and planning of actions to strengthen their workplace culture. About CleverTap CleverTap is the modern, integrated retention cloud that empowers digital consumer brands to increase customer retention and lifetime value. CleverTap drives contextual individualization with the help of a unified and deep data layer, AI/ML-powered insights, and automation enabling brands to offer hyper-personalized and delightful experiences to their customers. 1,200+ customers in 60+ countries and 10,000+ apps, including Gojek, ShopX, Canon, Mercedes Benz, Electronic Arts, TED, Jio, Premier League, TD Bank, Carousell, Papa John’s, and Tesco, trust CleverTap to achieve their retention and engagement goals, growing their long-term revenue. Backed by leading venture capital firms, including Sequoia, Tiger Global Management, and Accel, the company is headquartered in Mountain View, California, with offices in Mumbai, Singapore, Sofia, São Paulo, Bogota, Amsterdam, Jakarta, and Dubai. For more information, visit or follow on LinkedIn and Twitter. Forward-Looking Statements Some of the statements in this press release may represent CleverTap’s belief in connection with future events and may be forward-looking statements, or statements of future expectations based on currently available information. CleverTap cautions that such statements are naturally subject to risks and uncertainties that could amount in the actual result being absolutely different from the results anticipated by the statements mentioned in the press release. Factors such as the development of general economic conditions affecting our business, future market conditions, our ability to maintain cost advantages, uncertainty with respect to earnings, corporate actions, client concentration, reduced demand, liability or damages in our service contracts, unusual catastrophic loss events, war, political instability, changes in government policies or laws, legal restrictions impacting our business, impact of pandemic, epidemic, any natural calamity and other factors that are naturally beyond our control, changes in the capital markets and other circumstances may cause the actual events or results to be materially different, from those anticipated by such statements. CleverTap does not make any representation or warranty, express or implied, as to the accuracy, completeness or updated or revised status of such statements. Therefore, in no case whatsoever will CleverTap and its affiliate companies be liable to anyone for any decision made or action taken in conjunction with the information and/or statements in this press release or any related damages Contact Details Sony Shetty Company Website

June 24, 2022 03:18 AM Eastern Daylight Time

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Looking Ahead to the Future of the Consumer Goods Industry

The Consumer Goods Forum

DUBLIN, June 23, 2022 /3BL Media/ - The 2022 Global Summit, the flagship event of The Consumer Goods Forum, closed this afternoon following a three-day programme around the future of the consumer goods industry and its role in a changing world. The theme of the event, “From Resilience to Reinvention: Responsible Growth in the New Era,” reflected a readiness to move beyond the improvisatory adaptations of the early COVID-19 pandemic to lasting solutions. However, as speakers were quick to note, this “new era” is still influenced by the pandemic and a confluence of other crises: inflation, the war in Ukraine, food insecurity and accelerating climate change. Despite the challenges covered in the presentations, the mood of the Summit was enthusiastic — even ebullient — as the 650 delegates networked with their colleagues from around the world. Some met for the first time since the last in-person Global Summit in 2019; others made new connections that can lead to productive partnerships. Among the dozens of conversations that took place on the Convention Centre Dublin’s various stages this week, a few key themes emerged: the growing role of technology in consumers’ lives; the imperative of maintaining ESG commitments; and the value of open communication between sectors and with the public. Meet the Metaverse — and Other Emerging Tech There was no mention of the Metaverse at the livestreamed 2021 Global Summit, though delegates were already living something like a meta-experience as they virtually attended plenaries, networked and explored exhibitions. Just a year later, the idea of an immersive internet world has become so pervasive that the topic resurfaced in a broad range of contexts at the Summit. Proposed applications for this platform included new forms of retail, creative marketing, training and community-building. Speakers also urged delegates to stay abreast of other evolving forms of technology, including AI-based analytics and crisis-modelling tools; frictionless and omnichannel retail formats; and the blockchain-based, decentralised form of internet known as Web 3. Some of the most detailed explorations of these technologies took place in Special Sessions and Impact Sessions, hour-long presentations focused on specific solutions, while the 15-minute I-Talks in the Presentation Theatre offered concise introductions from insider experts. China remains at the cutting edge of emerging technologies, as Wenzhong Zhang, Founder and Chairman of Wumart Group, illustrated in his Fireside Chat today. The pandemic accelerated the adoption of new retail models around the world, and these digital solutions have become especially pervasive in China. Wenzhong Zhang said that some brick-and-mortar retailers have seen online orders with home delivery coming to represent 40% of total sales, and this trend is only expected to continue. He also shared possible digital solutions for the back end of the business, in both fulfilment centres and corporate offices. “The future is digitalising our business completely, comprehensively, and also bringing all the different parts of the business together: online, offline, customers’ side and companies’ operations as well”, he said. Committing to Every Letter in ESG Before the consumer goods industry can turn its sights to the virtual world, its key responsibilities remain on this planet — especially as greenhouse gas emissions and temperatures continue to rise. In session after session, CEOs urged their fellow leaders to commit to a net-zero future. Consumers demand sustainable products, ESG investors demand commitments, and — as PepsiCo CEO Ramon Laguarta noted — consumer goods companies can’t do business on a planet that has grown too warm to sustain life. “We need a planet that can give us sustainable crops at a decent price and good quality, so for us it’s very important,” he said. Ramon Laguarta and others said that achieving sustainability goals would ultimately save businesses money, and some speakers, including Unilever CEO Alan Jope, went so far as to say that sustainable solutions can be cheaper. “I would encourage everyone in this room to beware the most dangerous trap in sustainable business, which is that there’s always a cost”, he said, adding that Unilever has taken out about $1.2 billion of cost thanks to sustainable sourcing. Musgrave CEO Noel Keeley offered some pushback, arguing that the cost for both businesses and consumers is less important than the fate of life on the planet. “Climate change is the biggest challenge we will ever face as a society, and if we don’t do something about it, all the other things we do for ESG won’t matter, because we won’t have a planet to live on”, he said in his Fireside Chat. Each of the letters in ESG had its moment in the spotlight during the summit. Forced labour remained a crucial topic of concern, including in yesterday’s Impact Session hosted by the CGF’s Human Rights Coalition and today’s I-Talk on due diligence processes to identify forced labour in companies before acquisition. Today’s programme included a Fireside Chat with Guy Ryder, Director-General of the International Labour Organisation, who offered an unvarnished look at forced labour and child labour in the supply chain. The CGF is leading the charge on fighting this issue, he said, but more must be done to extend member companies’ influence to the broader industry. “You’re very strong voices in your peer groups of business”, he said. “Make it clear to others what you expect them to do if you're going to do business with people. Create a momentum that will say the good things happening here should be happening elsewhere.” Open-Door Collaboration The largest proportion of speakers at the Global Summit — more than 20% of the lineup — were CEOs from manufacturers, retailers, service providers and other stakeholders in the consumer goods industry, in keeping with the CGF’s CEO-led approach. Chief executives played an especially prominent role on the main plenary stage, where CEO panels debated topics such as inter-company collaboration and the circular economy. The last of the Summit’s eight CEO Fireside Chats took place today with Tesco CEO Ken Murphy, who echoed previous sentiments on the interconnectedness of ESG priorities. “We're seeing consistent and constant improvement in both our carbon emissions and healthier, sustainable lives, and all of this will actually end up working in concert together”, he said of work at Tesco. “It's mutually reinforcing.” These conversations were influenced by a diversity of voices among the speakers, including NGO leaders, environmental advocates, startup founders and two teenage food justice activists who tasked the delegates to help them change the world. “Just like we did with climate, young people now are calling for child health to be a priority”, said 18-year-old Bite Back 2030 National Youth Board member Christina Adane in her stirring call to action yesterday. “We know that there are brilliant minds from this food system in this room who have the power to deliver.” Today’s final presentation featured another voice from outside the consumer goods industry: Brian O’Driscoll, a former professional player for the Irish Rugby Football Union. He shared insights on leadership and culture that he learned both from his years as team captain and his more recent career in business. “Sometimes left field thinking, out of the box thinking, adds a different dimension to the way you do something, and that's what comes with different personalities”, he said — a good endorsement for the Summit’s eclectic collection of speakers. The CGF Managing Director Wai-Chan Chan offered closing remarks that pulled out three key takeaways from the event: the importance of human connection, the balance between short-term and long-term challenges, and the role of collaboration. “Ultimately, we’ve all done lots of planning”, he said, referring to proposed solutions for the short-term and long-term challenges discussed over the preceding three days. “It’s time to do, do, do!” — Ends — About The Consumer Goods Forum The Consumer Goods Forum (“CGF”) is a global, parity-based industry network that is driven by its members to encourage the global adoption of practices and standards that serves the consumer goods industry worldwide. It brings together the CEOs and senior management of some 400 retailers, manufacturers, service providers, and other stakeholders across 70 countries, and it reflects the diversity of the industry in geography, size, product category and format. Its member companies have combined sales of EUR 4.6 trillion and directly employ nearly 10 million people, with a further 90 million related jobs estimated along the value chain. It is governed by its Board of Directors, which comprises more than 55 manufacturer and retailer CEOs. For more information, please visit: For more information, please contact: Lee Green Communications Director The Consumer Goods Forum View additional multimedia and more ESG storytelling from The Consumer Goods Forum on

June 23, 2022 06:00 PM Eastern Daylight Time

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CSG Publishes Inaugural Sustainability Accounting Standards Board Report for Fiscal Year 2021


DENVER, June 23, 2022 – CSG® (NASDAQ: CSGS) today published its inaugural sustainability disclosure in accordance with standards issued by the Sustainability Accounting Standards Board (“SASB”). This marks the first year that CSG reported select disclosure for SASB’s framework. CSG is a member of the Technology & Communications sector in the Software & IT services industry as defined by SASB’s Sustainable Industry Classification System (“SICS”). “CSG is a purpose-driven SaaS company that strives to envision, invent and create a better, more future-ready world for our customers, our employees and the communities in which we operate,” said Brian Shepherd, CEO, CSG. “Today’s publication of our very first SASB report marks another important milestone for our broader ESG practice. We are fully committed to providing our investors, business partners and customers with access to reliable ESG data with the publication of our first SASB report.” SASB is an independent, standards-setting organization dedicated to improving the effectiveness and comparability of corporate disclosure on material environmental, social and governance factors. SASB's approach to standard-setting uses a process that is evidence-based and market-informed. CSG’s SASB disclosure provides data on CSG’s business practices, including information on Customer Privacy, Data Security, Employee Engagement, Diversity & Inclusion, Business Ethics & Competitive Behavior and Systemic Risk Management. The report is available on CSG’s recently launched Environmental, Social and Governance) webpage, which can be found here. “By aligning with the SASB framework, CSG continues to enhance and improve its ESG disclosure,” said Cindy Parsons, Executive Director of Social Responsibility & Impact, CSG. “We are very proud of the progress we are making with our broader ESG and Diversity, Equity & Inclusion initiatives and look forward to increased disclosure in the years ahead.” About CSG CSG is a leader in innovative customer engagement, revenue management and payments solutions that make ordinary customer experiences extraordinary. Our cloud-first architecture and customer-obsessed mindset help companies around the world launch new digital services, expand into new markets, and create dynamic experiences that capture new customers and build brand loyalty. For 40 years, CSG’s technologies and people have helped some of the world’s most recognizable brands solve their toughest business challenges and evolve to meet the demands of today’s digital economy with future-ready solutions that drive exceptional customer experiences. With 5,000 employees in over 20 countries, CSG is the trusted technology provider for leading global brands in telecommunications, retail, financial services, and healthcare. Our solutions deliver real world outcomes to more than 900 customers in over 120 countries. To learn more, visit us at and connect with us on LinkedIn and Twitter. Copyright © 2022 CSG Systems International, Inc. and/or its affiliates (“CSG”). All rights reserved. CSG® is a registered trademark of CSG Systems International, Inc. All third-party trademarks, service marks, and/or product names which are referenced in this document are the property of their respective owners, and all rights therein are reserved. Contacts: John Rea Investor Relations +1 (210) 687-4409 Contact Details Tammy Hovey +1 917-520-2751 Company Website

June 23, 2022 02:01 PM Mountain Daylight Time

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55+ Digital Nomads: Learning New Tricks


Our joyful protagonist, Siobhan Farr, yearned for an exciting life of travel. But, like so many of us, tied down by the realities of everyday work and life, that desire was mostly teased through an annual scheduled vacation and the occasional business trip. But then a light bulb went off for this intrepid traveller: As someone who worked for a company that was based on a digital platform, she already had everything she needed to work remotely from somewhere other than her living room: a phone, a laptop and 5G network and international data plan to boot. And then off Siobhan went too, leaving everything else behind. As a working woman over 55, Siobhan was determined to show the world that “digital nomading” wasn’t just a young person’s game.  In this episode, Shawna and Jason observe the growing parade of mobile-minded travel enthusiasts who are embracing today’s work-from-anywhere ethos. Along the way, they reveal how wireless technology is making working from sun-soaked beaches and mountain peaks more attainable than ever for your average nine-to-fiver. Mobile Diaries is brought to you by T-Mobile Stories. GUEST BIO   SIOBHAN  ( shah-VAWN )  FARR Professional Bio | Digital Nomads Beyond 50 2019 I started selling off 30 years of my Dallas, Texas life to begin my nomad years on 4 March 2020. I was looking forward to adding new countries to the 34 I had already visited. However, the pandemic locked me in the first destination of my ‘6 Countries x 6 Months’ 2020 itinerary. My initial three weeks in Ecuador stretched to 13 months! As a result, I pivoted my plans to market and manage my business full-time remote; I became an Unintentional Digital Nomad. In search of others who are older Location Independents, my personal experience growing a meet-up to 1300 members led me to become the Spark Originator of Digital Nomads Beyond 50. DNB50 is an online community for people in their late 40s+ who currently travel/work, plan to, or are just curious about this life. I turned to my previous profession in corporate Learning & Development to organize the DNB50 Virtual Summit June 2021, 30+ topics presented by 28 experts. This June in Medellin, Colombia we’ll host the first Digital Nomad CoLiveWork specifically designed for older nomads! I am truly a home-free Digital Nomad. I have no permanent base; my home is wherever I lay my head on the pillow that night, haha!  September - December I’m back in Dallas to work in-person Medicare and ObamaCare Annual Enrollment. The other eight months of the year, from various global locations, I serve my clients via internet. As a multi-income steam entrepreneur, I publish the travel blog  Bronze Abroad Nomad  and, via Amazon,  The Ultimate Digital Nomad Travel Planner + Journal  series.  As a solo Digital Nomad in my 60s, and a woman of color, I want to inspire others to banish the belief that it's too late to reinvent themselves. Flip the page, the future is still unwritten! Digital Nomads Beyond 50 Network Digital Nomads Beyond 50 https://DigitalNomadsBeyond50. com The Ultimate Digital Nomad Travel Planner + Journal Bronze Abroad Nomad View additional multimedia and more ESG storytelling from T-Mobile on

June 23, 2022 03:05 PM Eastern Daylight Time

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Kohler Reduces Global Operational Water and GHG Emissions Intensity, Improves Diverse Hiring and Advances Product Development To Improve Access to Safe Water and Sanitation

Kohler Co.

KOHLER, Wis., June 23, 2022 /3BL Media/ - Today, Kohler Co., a global leader in the innovation and manufacture of plumbing products; tile, cabinetry and lighting; and engines, generators and clean energy solutions, released its first Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) report highlighting goals and progress across environmental sustainability, diversity, equity and inclusion and social impact. The report, which was prepared with reference to Global Reporting Initiative (GRI), also outlines the actions we are taking to embed ESG in our business strategy and operations. “As we step up integration of ESG across all parts of our business and supply chain, this first report reflects a commitment to transparency and always working to be better,” said David Kohler, President & CEO, Kohler Co. “Even as a private company, we are accountable for the promises we make.” In 2021, Kohler continued to make progress against its 2035 Net Zero global operational goals, improved its diversity hiring, and advanced the development and manufacture of innovative products that serve a social purpose: 54% reduction in net greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) intensity across operations since 2008; 10% reduction in net GHG emissions intensity in 2021 from prior year across operations 52% reduction in water intake intensity since 2008; 7% reduction in water intake intensity in 2021 from prior year across operations 3% increase in the ratio of women hired compared to men globally 61% of permanent associate hires were women, Black or Latino/a/x Two new products under development through the company’s Innovation for Good incubator and one in the market to help communities access safe water and sanitation, plus a new Abstra tile collection by Kohler WasteLAB that is made from nearly 100% recycled waste materials “As we continue innovating solutions and accelerating action, we know that any progress we make is the result of the passion and commitment of more than 40,000 Kohler associates around the world,” said Laura Kohler, Senior Vice President, Human Resources, Stewardship and Sustainability. “We believe that when our associates are empowered to find purpose in their work, they truly improve the world and this first ESG report is a reflection of those efforts.” Kohler Co.’s 2021 ESG report includes several other notable achievements: Renewable energy: The company has been investing in solar since 2012 and has onsite solar generation at many of its facilities. In 2021, the company installed a 2.25-megawatt solar field at its headquarters in partnership with Alliant Energy that will provide enough clean energy to power 580 homes per year in Sheboygan County, Wisconsin. Conserving water: Kohler has helped people save 437 billion gallons of water through its WaterSense® products in the US since 2007 and received its twelfth WaterSense® award from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. In 2021, the company introduced a line of whole-home water monitoring and leak detection devices, H2Wise™ and H2Wise™+, in partnership with Phyn, a leader in water-leak detection technology. The system monitors household water usage and provides data and feedback to help families conserve. The system alerts customers to water leaks that not only waste water, but also can lead to water damage. H2Wise™+ unit features remote shutoff functionality in the case of a catastrophic leak. Advocating globally for clean water and safe sanitation: Since 1990, Kohler has positively impacted nearly 16 million lives through initiatives focused on improving access to clean water, safe sanitation, upgraded plumbing, health and well-being services, conservation efforts and more. A flagship initiative, Safe Water for All, leverages Kohler’s expertise to help underserved populations by improving water infrastructure, building water filtration kiosks and bathrooms and in some cases providing entire villages with access to safe water. In 2021, Kohler led eight water impact projects and four bathroom-improvement projects in India and China that impacted over 9,000 lives. Expanding DEI support and commitments: Kohler diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) programs are managed at a senior-management level through the Executive Leadership Diversity Board (ELDB), chaired by our CEO and composed of the Kohler Leadership Team and key senior leaders. In 2021, Kohler launched a diverse supplier program to gather data on spending with diverse suppliers including minority-owned, women-owned, disabled-owned, veteran-owned, and small businesses. Kohler also expanded support of educational programs to focus on equality of opportunity and access to education for students at each stage of their development, from K-12 through their transition to the workforce. Kohler partnered with 12 organizations last year, including Howard University, Thurgood Marshall Scholarship Fund, College Possible, Boys & Girls Club and others. The full report is available on About Kohler Co. Founded in 1873 and headquartered in Kohler, Wisconsin, Kohler Co. is one of America’s oldest and largest privately held companies comprised of more than 40,000 associates. With more than 50 manufacturing locations worldwide, Kohler is a global leader in the design, innovation and manufacture of kitchen and bath products; luxury cabinetry, tile and lighting; engines, generators, and clean energy solutions; and owner/operator of two five-star hospitality and golf resort destinations in Kohler, Wisconsin and St. Andrews, Scotland. Kohler’s Whistling Straits golf course recently hosted the 43rd Ryder Cup. The company also develops solutions to address pressing issues, such as clean water and sanitation, for underserved communities around the world to enhance the quality of life for current and future generations. For more details, please visit View additional multimedia and more ESG storytelling from Kohler Co. on

June 23, 2022 03:00 PM Eastern Daylight Time

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Qualcomm's Commitment to Ethics and Compliance


We believe ethical conduct is a culture imperative and strive to follow the letter and the spirit of The Qualcomm Way: Our Code of Business Conduct, understanding it in the context of our core Company values: Purposeful Innovation, Passionate Execution, Unquestioned Integrity and Collaborative Community. And we see positive results: based on our internal ethics investigation trends, less than 1% of our approximately 45,000 employees are involved in misconduct reports annually. To gauge ethical culture and comfort in raising legal or ethical concerns, we included ethics-related questions in company-wide Climate and quarterly Pulse Surveys from 2018 through 2021. Survey trends illustrated an 11% average year-over-year improvement in employee sentiment relating to ethical Company culture and organizational justice. The survey results are analyzed to identify opportunities for continued focus and transparency to improve employee perceptions of Company culture and how concerns are addressed in different areas of the business. Compliance with global anti-corruption laws continues to be a top priority for the Company. To this end, our Global Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) and Anti-Corruption Policy procedures and training content are reviewed and assessed by a third-party expert every two years to ensure the content is relevant, leverages current best practices and reflects the needs of our business. In 2021, we refreshed the look and feel of the Policy and company-wide online Policy training and certification. The Policy content has been streamlined by 60% to focus on the key concepts and risks that are most relevant for our business and to make it more understandable for our employees. The online Policy training course is more interactive to increase employee attention and engagement. Further, we published the Policy on our external Company website to increase transparency around our global approach to anti-corruption compliance. With the majority of employees continuing to work remotely, 2021 brought a challenge for our Ethics and Compliance team: how to raise the visibility of ethical conduct in our ongoing virtual environment. One approach was to broaden the reach of our current “Lead the Way” program, a recognition initiative to celebrate those employees that exemplify The Qualcomm Way, and who take personal responsibility to lead with honesty and integrity in all they do. Through improved virtual collaboration, peer recognition and multiple engagement campaigns throughout the year, program members were better equipped to proactively advocate for the program with peers and regularly interact with one another and with the Ethics and Compliance team. In fact, following our annual Compliance Week event in November 2020, nominations for new program members increased 260% compared to two years ago. We require our employees and temporary workers to complete a policy training and certification process every 12-24 months covering our Code of Business Conduct and our Global Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) and Anti-Corruption Policy and program. In addition, 69 instructor-led training sessions on Qualcomm’s Global FCPA and Anti-Corruption Compliance program were offered and attended by 3,603 employees in externally facing business functions (Sales, Business Development, Marketing, Government Affairs, Ventures and Procurement) and assurance partners (Legal, Finance, Accounting, HR and Internal Audit) in 2021. Qualcomm’s Open Door culture is designed to empower employees and other stakeholders to voice any concerns they may have about our Company without fear of retaliation. We promptly respond to reports of misconduct. Concerns may be submitted anonymously (where permitted by law) through our Business Conduct Hotline or via phone or email to other reporting channels such as HR, Legal and Compliance. Concerns raised via our Business Conduct Hotline are reviewed by a cross-functional investigative team comprised of seasoned Internal Audit, Employee Relations, Ethics and Compliance, Information Technology, Global Security and Legal personnel. Case outcomes and remedial action plans for incidents that are substantiated are reviewed and approved by our Corporate Ethics Committee. Business Conduct Hotline data, including number of cases and issue types, can be found in our ESG Performance Summary and website. Learn more in Qualcomm's 2021 Corporate Responsibility Report View additional multimedia and more ESG storytelling from Qualcomm on

June 23, 2022 03:00 PM Eastern Daylight Time

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ScottsMiracle-Gro Releases 2022 Corporate Responsibility Report


The culmination of our environmental, social, and governance (ESG) progress of the past year is here. We’re excited to share our 2022 Corporate Responsibility Report with you. This year’s report may be 94 pages, but its theme can be summarized in one sentence: At ScottsMiracle-Gro, our purpose to GroMoreGood is brought to life by working together. Our 2022 Corporate Responsibility Report truly exemplifies the way ESG work spans our business. Key sections include: Who We Are Our Approach to ESG Innovative Products Operating Sustainability Cultivating Strong Communities Supporting Our People We’re really proud of our company-wide efforts as we work to fulfill our corporate purpose and move toward a sustainable future. While we’d love for you to check out every page of the report, we know it’s a lot of reading for one sitting, so we created an infographic with some helpful facts and figures from throughout the report. We’re more confident than ever in our future. And through it all, we will remain committed to our long-term purpose to GroMoreGood, together. Download the report. View additional multimedia and more ESG storytelling from ScottsMiracle-Gro on

June 23, 2022 02:30 PM Eastern Daylight Time

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The Accelerating Transition to Renewable Energy in Asia

Inogen Alliance

Many years from now, people will look back on the 2020s as a pivotal decade in human history. A global transformation is currently taking place in the way that our homes, transport systems, businesses, and industries are powered – a decade of renewable energy transition. Although the development of renewable energy infrastructure is nothing new, the last few years have seen a massive acceleration in the transition away from fossil fuels. Underlying this trend is Goal 7 of The UN’s 2030 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), which seeks to “ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy” for all citizens. Since being founded in 2003, ESC has overseen the development of countless renewable energy projects in Asia and beyond, putting it on the front line of this global effort. Check out more from our Associate in Singapore, ESC on this topic below and find the full original blog on their site here. The surge in demand for renewable energy Renewable energy use is growing exponentially across the globe. According to the IEA, the proportion of the world’s electricity generation coming from renewables jumped by 29% in 2020 alone. New green energy infrastructure can hardly be built quickly enough to keep up with the burgeoning demand, and this is particularly true in Asia. For instance, ESC’s combined solar, wind, hydro, and geothermal projects have seen more than a 10-fold increase in energy capacity in just the last four years! Although these are eye-opening figures, 85% of Asia’s total energy consumption still comes from fossil fuels, so the reality is that the green energy revolution in the region is only just getting started. Supporting the green revolution in Asia The increasing demand for renewables spawned a proliferation of green energy infrastructure projects for ESC in Asia. The increased demand for our solutions in recent years reflects some of the major observable trends in the countries we operate including: the rise of offshore wind farms in Vietnam, which are poised to become a key pillar of the country’s energy transition the deployment of large-scale solar photovoltaic systems (PV) in Singapore the development of major solar, wind, and hydropower projects in Malaysia the solar energy market in Indonesia is being driven by Singapore’s need for cross-border energy imports and an increase in cross-border power imports to meet the existing demand for clean energy If the growing demand for reliable forms of renewable energy is to be met in Asia in the years to come, then environmental consultants will have an important role to play. In helping to clear the roadblocks to green energy development, while mitigating the worst of the environmental impacts associated with it, our Alliance Associates will pave the way to a more sustainable future in Asia. Learn more on how to to assess and reduce energy use and costs over time through creation of an energy management action plan in our recent article here. Regular review and analysis of these plans allow organizations to proactively onboard new technologies and methods of energy management. Inogen Alliance is a global network made up of dozens of independent local businesses and over 5,000 consultants around the world who can help make your project a success. Our Associates collaborate closely to serve multinational corporations, government agencies, and nonprofit organizations, and we share knowledge and industry experience to provide the highest quality service to our clients. If you want to learn more about how you can work with Inogen Alliance, you can explore our Associates or Contact Us. Watch for more News & Blog updates here and follow us on LinkedIn. View additional multimedia and more ESG storytelling from Inogen Alliance on

June 23, 2022 01:45 PM Eastern Daylight Time

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National Grid Renewables Orders 2 GW of Responsibly Produced First Solar Modules

National Grid

TEMPE, Ariz. and MINNEAPOLIS, June 23, 2022 /3BL Media/ - First Solar, Inc. (Nasdaq: FSLR) signed a framework agreement with National Grid Renewables for 2 gigawatts (GW) DC of advanced, responsibly-produced thin film photovoltaic (PV) solar modules. Scheduled for delivery in 2024 and 2025 throughout the United States, the contracted modules are part of First Solar’s advanced Cadmium Telluride (CadTel) thin film module technology platform. The deal was booked prior to the release of First Solar’s Q1 2022 earnings in April. Over the past decade, National Grid Renewables and First Solar have partnered on multiple projects, including the recently operational 200-megawatt (MW) Prairie Wolf Solar Project in Illinois and the currently under construction Noble Solar (275 MW) and Storage (125 MWh) Project in Texas. As a farmer-friendly and community-focused company, National Grid Renewables develops projects for corporations and utilities that seek to repower America’s electricity grid by reigniting local economies and reinvesting in a sustainable future. A Minneapolis-headquartered business, National Grid Renewables is part of the Ventures division of National Grid and has a portfolio of solar, wind, and energy storage projects located throughout the US in various stages of development, construction and operation. “National Grid Renewables and First Solar share more than just deep roots in the US Midwest and a longstanding strategic partnership. We share a common view on the need to create a sustainable energy future,” said Nathan Franzen, Vice President, Development for National Grid Renewables. “We’re pleased to be working with First Solar as we continue on our mission to deploy clean, economically beneficial and community-focused solar energy projects, powered by responsibly produced American solar technology.” Designed and developed at its research and development (R&D) centers in California and Ohio, First Solar’s responsibly produced advanced thin film PV modules set industry benchmarks for quality, durability, reliability, design, and environmental performance. It is the only one of the world’s ten largest solar manufacturers to be a member of the Responsible Business Alliance (RBA), the world’s largest industry coalition dedicated to supporting the rights and well-being of workers and communities in the global supply chain, and has zero tolerance for forced labor in its manufacturing or its supply chains. First Solar’s modules have a carbon footprint that is 2.5 times lower and a water footprint that is three times lower than the average crystalline silicon solar panel made with cells produced in China. “As America’s solar company, we’re proud of the fact that National Grid Renewables has, once again, selected our technology to power its mission to repower rural American communities,” said Georges Antoun, chief commerical officer, First Solar. “Experienced project developers and owner-operators like National Grid Renewables understand the criticality of both, insulating themselves from pricing and supply volatility, and staying true to their values and principles. Both factors are invaluable in helping them successfully navigate some of the industry’s headwinds.” First Solar is investing $680 million in expanding America’s domestic PV solar manufacturing capacity by 3.3 GW annually, by building its third US manufacturing facility, in Lake Township, Ohio. The new facility is expected to be commissioned in the first half of 2023 and when fully operational will scale the company’s Northwest Ohio footprint to a total annual capacity of 6 GW, which is believed to make it the largest fully vertically integrated solar manufacturing complex outside of China. First Solar has invested over $2 billion in its US manufacturing footprint and, when its third factory is fully operational, will directly employ over 2,500 people in Ohio, while supporting an estimated 15,000 indirect jobs through its American supply chain. In addition to its Ohio manufacturing facilities, First Solar also operates factories in Vietnam and Malaysia, and is building a new 3.3 GW factory in India that is expected to be commissioned in the second half of 2023. With First Solar’s expansion in the United States and India and optimization of its existing fleet, the company anticipates that its nameplate manufacturing capacity will double to 16 GW in 2024. First Solar is the only US-headquartered company among the world’s ten largest solar manufacturers. = X = About National Grid Renewables National Grid Renewables, part of the National Grid Ventures division of National Grid (NYSE: NGG), develops, owns and operates large-scale renewable energy assets across the United States, including solar, wind and energy storage. As a farmer-friendly and community-focused business, National Grid Renewables develops projects for corporations and utilities that seek to repower America’s electricity grid by reigniting local economies and reinvesting in a sustainable, clean energy future. National Grid Renewables supports National Grid’s vision of being at the heart of a clean, fair, and affordable energy future for all. To learn more about National Grid Renewables, visit or follow the company on Twitter or LinkedIn. About First Solar, Inc. First Solar is a leading American solar technology company and global provider of responsibly produced eco-efficient solar modules advancing the fight against climate change. Developed at R&D labs in California and Ohio, the company’s advanced thin film photovoltaic (PV) modules represent the next generation of solar technologies, providing a competitive, high-performance, lower-carbon alternative to conventional crystalline silicon PV panels. From raw material sourcing and manufacturing through end-of-life module recycling, First Solar’s approach to technology embodies sustainability and a responsibility towards people and the planet. For more information, please visit For First Solar Investors This release contains forward-looking statements which are made pursuant to safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to, statements concerning (1) an order for 2 GW DC of solar modules for National Grid Renewables; (2) First Solar’s plans to establish new factories in the United States and India and the expected capacities of those factories; and (3) when those factories are expected to be commissioned and First Solar’s resulting Northwest Ohio and global manufacturing capacity. These forward-looking statements are often characterized by the use of words such as “estimate,” “expect,” “anticipate,” “project,” “plan,” “intend,” “seek,” “believe,” “forecast,” “foresee,” “likely,” “may,” “should,” “goal,” “target,” “might,” “will,” “could,” “predict,” “continue” and the negative or plural of these words and other comparable terminology. Forward-looking statements are only predictions based on our current expectations and our projections about future events and therefore speak only as of the date of this release. You should not place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements. We undertake no obligation to update any of these forward-looking statements for any reason, whether as a result of new information, future developments or otherwise. These forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties, and other factors that may cause our actual results, levels of activity, performance, or achievements to differ materially from those expressed or implied by these statements. These factors include, but are not limited to, the matters discussed under the captions “Risk Factors” and “Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations” of our most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K and our subsequently filed Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q, as supplemented by our other filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Media Reuven Proença First Solar Media Investors Lindsay T. 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