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CMG livestreams Hong Kong’s 25th anniversary celebrations to the world with reliable connectivity solutions from HGC

HGC Global Communications

HONG KONG SAR - Media OutReach - 1 July 2022 - With global attention on Hong Kong SAR as it marks the 25 th anniversary of its establishment, China Media Group (CMG) turned to Hong Kong-based HGC Global Communications (HGC) to help it share the celebrations with audiences across China and around the world. Providing one-stop connectivity, HGC mobilized its MetroNET, Dedicated Internet Access (DIA) services and enterprise broadband services to provide reliable and resilient ultra-low latency communications to CMG. As China's national broadcaster, CMG has very strict quality requirements in telecommunications. Given the scale of the anniversary celebration in Hong Kong and the global profile of the broadcast coverage, HGC put together a dedicated service team of expert professionals to provide around-the-clock support to CMG. The ongoing pandemic, short lead times and the need to accommodate changing plans put extra pressure on HGC's team and technology, but both proved equal to every challenge. HGC's MetroNET service deployed bare fibre as the carrier, building a low-latent, high-definition video signal transmission network between the major venues of the 25 th anniversary celebration. With the extensive and interconnected fibre network brought with mainland operators, HGC provided fast and secure connectivity between Hong Kong and CMG's main control broadcast centre in Beijing. The system's dual-core architecture ensured the highest network availability and full resilience, while HGC's DIA service provided point-to-point Internet connectivity for smooth transmission and uncompromising security. This HGC infrastructure helped CMG to offer quality coverage on TV and radio throughout the week and supported the high-quality livestream broadcast from the official ceremony. As a historical moment for all Chinese people around the world, CMG told the stories of Hong Kong from a contemporary perspective, comprehensively showcasing the uniqueness and dynamic of the city. Henry Cheng, Vice President of Global Data Business, International Business of HGC, said, "We are honoured to have been the connectivity solutions provider of CMG on an occasion of such national significance. HGC's team worked hard and demonstrated our ability to provide high-quality and efficient service under a tight schedule and strict requirements. With the support of customers like CMG, we are confident that we are on a journey to success to capitalize on the opportunities offered by the Greater Bay Area that exemplifies Hong Kong's bright future." About HGC Global Communications Limited HGC Global Communications Limited (HGC) is a leading Hong Kong and international telecom operator and ICT solution provider. The company owns an extensive network and infrastructure in Hong Kong and overseas and provides various kinds of services. HGC has 23 overseas offices, with business over 5 continents. It provides telecom infrastructure service to other operators and serves as a service provider to corporate and households. The company provides full-fledged telecom, data centre services, ICT solutions and broadband services for local, overseas, corporate, SME and mass markets. HGC owns and operates an extensive fibre-optic network, five cross-border telecom routes integrated into tier-one telecom operators in mainland China and connects with hundreds of world-class international telecom operators. HGC is one of Hong Kong's largest Wi-Fi service providers, running over 29,000 Wi-Fi hotspots in Hong Kong. The company is committed to further investing and enriching its current infrastructure and, in parallel, adding on top the latest technologies and developing its infrastructure services and solutions. In 2019, HGC Group completed the acquisition of Macroview Telecom Limited (Macroview), a leading digital technology solution and managed services provider. The addition of Macroview further accelerates HGC Group's digital transformation path and positioning as a pioneering ICT and digital services leader. HGC is a portfolio company of I Squared Capital, an independent global infrastructure investment manager focusing on energy, utilities and transport in North America, Europe and selected fast-growing economies. To learn more, please visit HGC's website at: www.hgc.com.hk Contact Details FleishmanHillard Hong Kong Dennis Ma +852 2586 7839 dennis.ma@fleishman.com Company Website http://www.hgc.com.hk/

July 01, 2022 06:57 AM Eastern Daylight Time

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Decentralized exchange Capricorn launches IFO platform Greenhouse, with inaugural offering from lending protocol Zenith.Finance

Capricorn

Capricorn, the core DEX protocol built on Cube Network, today announced the launch of its new Initial Farm Offering (IFO) platform, Greenhouse. As part of its launch, the platform will host a US$100,000 IFO for Zenith.Finance, the leading lending protocol incubated by Gringotts Labs, at 06:00 (UTC) on July 1. Capricorn users will be able to subscribe from a pool of 500,000 ZNT tokens on the newly launched IFO section of the Capricorn platform. At 0.15 CUBE/ZNT, the offering is valued at US$100,000. Enabling retail access to Initial Farm Offerings Greenhouse is designed to enable retail investors to participate in IFOs. The platform introduces an “Over-allotment Pool” function to meet the investment needs for investors on Capricorn. During an IFO, when the target number of IFO tokens for sale is met, there will still be 20% of the target number tokens offered for sale as “Over-allotment Shares”. After the offering, “Over-allotment Shares” will form an “Over-allotment Pool”, consisting of both tokens raised in the IFO and project tokens. When the price of the project token rises by more than 50% of the fundraising price, users can manually trigger a sell order, and when the price falls by more than 20%, users can manually trigger a buy order. The platform is also designed to reward loyal Capricorn users. Simply by pledging CORN tokens, Capricorn users can participate in Greenhouse IFOs and buy tokens of promising projects, maximizing capital efficiency and providing access to new investment opportunities. During the funding period, Capricorn users can buy tokens or withdraw their funds at any time, albeit with certain fees. Start-ups launching IFOs on Greenhouse can benefit from an expedited review process. Capricorn selects Zenith.Finance for first IFO Capricorn has selected lending protocol Zenith.Finance for its first IFO on the Greenhouse platform, reflecting a commitment to supporting innovation in the blockchain industry. Zenith.Finance is the first lending protocol to be built on Cube Network, and will launch on its mainnet on July 4. It has received hundreds of millions of dollars in liquidity investments from the Cube Eco Foundation. Featuring a fast, low-cost, safe, and simple-to-use lending platform, Zenith.Finance allows every crypto player——from novices to veterans——to earn high-interest yields on their cryptocurrency assets. By providing strong, efficient, and highly-scalable markets, Zenith.Finance will improve Cube Network’s capital efficiency and user engagement, enabling it to realize its full potential. Zenith.Finance IFO Details As part of Zenith.Finance’s IFO, 500,000 ZNT tokens (0.5% of total supply) will be offered to investors, in order to raise 75,000 CUBE tokens. To participate, Capricorn users need to stake US$500 worth of CORN in the designated "stake CORN to earn CORN" pool here. After registering, Greenhouse users can subscribe for ZNT tokens with CUBE tokens. CUBE tokens are the governance tokens of Cube Network. The pre-sale of ZNT will last for 24 hours, from 6:00 (UTC), July 1, to 6:00 (UTC), July 2. About Capricorn Capricorn is the leading decentralized exchange (DEX) rolled out by Gringotts Labs, a crypto incubator that plans to deploy a series of DeFi protocols on Cube Network. Since officially launching on Cube Network’s mainnet, Capricorn has accrued about $200 million in TVL, becoming the most popular protocol in the Cube network ecosystem. Within three hours after launching, the total value locked on Capricorn exceeded $10,000,000, with several liquidity pools, including "CORN-USDT" and "CORN-WCUBE", reaching high APRs. Contact Details Jim Harper media@capricorn.finance Company Website https://www.capricorn.finance/

July 01, 2022 02:00 AM Eastern Daylight Time

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Strengthening Healthcare for the Future: Abbott’s 2030 Global Sustainability Report

Abbott

In the face of significant economic, social and health-related challenges around the world, corporate sustainability has never been more important. Our 2030 Sustainability Plan puts our central purpose of helping people live better, healthier lives at the forefront. We’re laying the foundation for transforming our business over the next decade, advancing healthcare while remaining responsive to the pressing issues of today. By innovating for greater access and affordability and breaking down barriers to care, we intend to improve the lives of one in every three people on the planet – that's 3 billion people – every year by 2030. With the release of Abbott’s 2021 Global Sustainability Report, the company highlights its progress over the past year, reaching 2.2 billion people through its products and services. Check out key 2021 highlights below, and for a deep dive, read the full  Global Sustainability Report. Innovating for access and affordability  is key to our global sustainability plan. We’ve prioritized this by creating core  design principles  that will guide Abbott’s product innovation moving forward — embedding access and affordability into how technologies are developed and brought to the people who need them. Looking ahead, Abbott will track its progress in extending the reach of its innovation in key areas of impact, including reaching more people, transforming standards of care, improving health outcomes, delivering cost savings and strengthening infrastructure.   Developing new technologies and advancing existing ones  that connect people with the care they need. This includes technology like: Next-generation continuous glucose monitoring  provided by Abbott’s  FreeStyle Libre 3  system, recently cleared by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. The size of just two stacked U.S. pennies, the FreeStyle Libre 3 system features the world’s smallest, thinnest1 and most accurate2 14-day glucose sensor on the market – for the same price as the FreeStyle Libre 2 system.   NeuroSphere Virtual Clinic,  first-of-its-kind technology  in the U.S. that allows people to visit remotely with their doctor and adjust their devices for pain and movement disorders directly through an app.   i-STAT Alinity TBI Plasma test, the  first rapid portable blood test for concussions, which can provide results within 15 minutes after a plasma sample is inserted. This test could help eliminate wait time in the emergency room and could reduce the number of unnecessary, costly CT scans by up to 40%.   Ensuring product quality  by making products and services as if they’re for family. This commitment was at the forefront of our decision earlier this year to recall infant formula products made at one of our plants, which regrettably worsened an industry-wide shortage in the U.S. Our priority is doing everything we can to get infants and families the high-quality formula they need, and we’re sharing updates on its progress. Find more details  here.   Advancing diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI)  throughout Abbott, with 44.6% of STEM-related positions and 40% of global management roles at the company now filled by women. Abbott also promoted DEI across the broader healthcare industry through an  initiative with LISC  to build a more diverse supply chain and a new program to  make clinical trials more diverse.   Transforming care for malnutrition and infectious diseases  by establishing the  Abbott Center for Malnutrition Solutions, distributing 1 billion  COVID-19 tests  across the globe in 2021 and launching the  Abbott Pandemic Defense Coalition  to help the world stay one step ahead of the next viral threat.   Building a stronger, more sustainable Abbott  across every part of the company, including: Workforce: To continually create lifesaving solutions, we’re empowering our teams with skills to meet the health needs of tomorrow. Abbott provides a supportive, inclusive culture, and programs that help ensure employees’ continued development and that encourage them to build successful careers. One example in 2021: more than 17,000 Abbott employees completed a comprehensive leadership training program called Leading With Impact. Another program, called Freedom 2 Save, supported the financial security of employees by helping those with college debt save for retirement. Since launch in 2018, Abbott has provided $3.5 million in savings contributions to participating employees’ retirement accounts.   Environment: Achieved  5% reduction  in Scope 1 and 2 carbon emissions (compared to 2018 levels) and committed to a science-based target to further reduce global carbon emissions. Laid groundwork for future water stewardship certification and management practice accreditation, including launching a new initiative in Spain to  protect local water sources. Minimized  packaging and waste  across Abbott’s operations and products, with eight new Abbott sites certified for sending  zero waste to landfill  – bringing the company’s total to 46 sites to date. Data: Data and technology hold the key to transforming healthcare, and Abbott is committed to realizing this potential while protecting the information people share with us. We develop our products, processes and internal systems securely, embedding data-safety considerations in everything we do. And we created and published an enhanced public commitment to  patient privacy  and protecting sensitive data References 1 Among patient-applied sensors. 2 FreeStyle Libre 3’s User Manual. IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION FREESTYLE LIBRE 3 Failure to use FreeStyle Libre 3 system as instructed in labeling may result in missing a severe low or high glucose event and/or making a treatment decision, resulting in injury. If glucose alarms and readings do not match symptoms or expectations, use a fingerstick value from a blood glucose meter for treatment decisions. Seek medical attention when appropriate or contact Abbott at 855-632-8658 or  FreeStyleLibre.us  for safety info. DEEP BRAIN STIMULATION (DBS) THERAPY:  Please read here for important safety information. View additional multimedia and more ESG storytelling from Abbott on 3blmedia.com

June 30, 2022 05:20 PM Eastern Daylight Time

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Cummins' Technology Center Celebrates 10 Years of Sound Leadership

Cummins Inc.

FRIDLEY, Minn., June 30, 2022 /3BL Media/ - Cummins Inc.’s Acoustical Technology Center (ATC) at the company’s Power Generation facility in Fridley, Minnesota, is celebrating its 10th anniversary playing a critical role in the delivery of the quietest power generation products on the planet. The center is the largest of its kind in the world, with a hemi-anechoic chamber that is 105 feet long, 80 feet wide and 36.5 feet high, capable of recording precision-grade acoustical data from 20 Hertz (Hz) to 20,000 Hz – the entire range of human auditory recognition. Noise emission regulations around the world require power solutions of all shapes and sizes to not exceed certain noise thresholds. To meet those rigorous acoustic requirements, highly scientific and precise testing is essential. “The ATC is a magnificent house of sound,” said Gary Johansen, Vice President of Engineering for Cummins Power Systems. “We recognized the need for an investment like this and wanted to make sure we had a world-class facility to deliver world-class solutions.” Prior to the ATC, noise testing was conducted at an outdoor facility but due to harsh weather conditions in Minnesota and uncontrolled climate and outdoor background noise levels, the accuracy of the noise testing was compromised. The ATC includes patented anechoic wedges that line the interior of the chamber, designed with “metadyne” perforated-metal to achieve a 50 Hz cutoff. The chamber is also equipped with a sophisticated ventilation system that transfers air at a rate of 222,500 cubic feet per minute while maintaining a regulated temperature and humidity level. “The ATC is also a significant investment for the future,” added Johansen. “Today, we have been testing diesel and natural gas gensets, as well as other industrial equipment. But what we are quickly moving towards is testing hydrogen fuel cells, energy storage systems, and power electronics that control and manage the movement of power between assets and sources; so, in the future we may be testing fewer engines, and more new technologies.” The 10-year anniversary of the Acoustical Technology Center coincides with the launch of Cummins Destination Zero, the company’s strategy to achieve net-zero emissions by 2050. Destination Zero and the ATC are both demonstrations of Cummins’ commitment to environmentally safe and sustainable products. View additional multimedia and more ESG storytelling from Cummins Inc. on 3blmedia.com

June 30, 2022 05:10 PM Eastern Daylight Time

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Fair Trade USA™ Announces Organizational Changes

Fair Trade USA

OAKLAND, Calif., June 30, 2022 /3BL Media/ - Fair Trade USA announces two leadership changes to support the ongoing expansion of the organization. Effective immediately, Larry Ruff will serve in the newly restructured President’s role at Fair Trade USA. He was also recently reappointed to the Board of Directors. Ruff joined Fair Trade in 2020 as President & Chief Operating Officer (COO) after serving five years on the Board. In this elevated position, Ruff will lead Fair Trade USA’s transformation efforts to fuel accelerated growth, scale, and significantly greater impact. He will continue to guide the leadership team and shepherd in a new division at Fair Trade USA – Strategic Planning and Enterprise Transformation, created to support the organization’s growth and enterprise-wide needs to meet that growth. “Larry joined Fair Trade USA’s senior management team at a tenuous time – just as Covid-19 hit,” stated Rice. “Larry’s leadership helped us navigate some exceedingly difficult periods and the return to organizational health and growth that we are experiencing today. He leads through a Justice, Equity, Diversity, Inclusion (JEDI) lens and his activism is beyond inspiring.” Prior to Fair Trade, Ruff held a variety of leadership positions with Levi Strauss & Company in the US and internationally, including Chief Strategy & Business Development Officer, Global Marketing Officer, and Managing Director. During his time with Levi Strauss & Company, Ruff and his team received over 40 awards for product and marketing innovation, brand-building, corporate social responsibility, diversity, and sustainability. He continues that JEDI focus at Fair Trade USA. Ruff currently serves on Cornell University’s Leadership Council on Combating Racism and Promoting Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging, where he is a member of their Representation and Retention Committee. Ruff is also a recipient of Cornell University’s “Out in Business” – Distinguished Alumni Award (2019) for commitment to LGBTQ+ Community in Business and Society. “We are thrilled to be able to continue to draw on Larry’s deep industry knowledge, his inclusive leadership, and his commitment to furthering our shared mission,” said Rice. “Having Larry back on the Board will bring another voice of seasoned Board practitioner who knows and understands our management team and our opportunities, commitment and drive.” Additionally, Monika Vasquez-Pelz will join the Fair Trade USA Advisory Council where she will collaborate with other council members to help guide the organization to reach its goals of delivering more impact to more communities around the world. A licensed Certified Public Account (CPA) and retired Audit Partner with Armanino LLP, Vasquez-Pelz is a subject matter expert in accounting for retail and consumer products, nonprofits, and other industries. She currently provides consulting services through MVP Accounting and Consulting. “We are excited about these leadership additions and changes,” said Paul Rice, Founder & CEO of Fair Trade. “We welcome Monika to the Advisory Council and look forward to her insight and expertise on the council.” For more information about our leadership team and Fair Trade USA, visit the website. Fair Trade USA Contact Information: Vernaé Graham Senior Manager, Public Relations vgraham@fairtradeusa.org 510.663.5260 ext. 386 About Fair Trade USA Fair Trade USA offers award-winning, rigorous, and globally recognized sustainable sourcing certification programs that improve livelihoods, protect the environment, and build resilient, transparent supply chains. Fair Trade USA is building an innovative model of responsible business, conscious consumerism, and shared value to eliminate poverty and enable sustainable development for farmers, workers, their families, and communities around the world. Fair Trade USA is a tax-exempt 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization and the leading certifier of fair trade products in North America. View additional multimedia and more ESG storytelling from Fair Trade USA on 3blmedia.com

June 30, 2022 04:15 PM Eastern Daylight Time

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Access to CASE IH Machinery Heralds New Era for Somali Farmers

CNH Industrial

June 30, 2022 /3BL Media/ -  CNH Industrial has signed a trailblazing import and distribution agreement with Gaalooge Farming & Livestock Cooperative for CASE IH products in Somalia. Following decades of setbacks and severely challenging circumstances, thanks to this recently signed agreement, farmers in Somalia can now look forward to accessing reliable new machinery, as well as service and parts support. Sustainable growth For many years these farmers have only been able to import used machinery for their farms. Additionally, farmers and rural communities have endured debilitating droughts and decades of civil war, the COVID-19 pandemic, macroeconomic challenges, and a recent desert locust upsurge. Attention is now focused on how the country´s private sector can drive and sustain agricultural growth in a country that relies on agricultural production. Key requirements for boosting agricultural investment in Somalia are to better exploit international and regional linkages and create strategic partnerships for sustained national growth. The beginning The Gaalooge-Case IH partnership was initiated at the Italy-Somalia Business Forum in Mogadishu in December 2019 where negotiations were supported by teams of experts from the Enterprise Development Units in Somalia and the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) Somalia Programme. Gaalooge, based in Baidoa, Somalia, is registered as a cooperative under the local Ministries of Commerce and Agriculture. Owned by a group of Somali farmers, it is a dedicated agro-business enterprise actively involved in the production and distribution of a variety of agricultural inputs and farm machinery throughout the country. “The new partnership enables, for the first time in recent history, the supply of new agricultural machinery to Somalia. Case IH, a brand of CNH Industrial, with its distinctive red livery and world famous reputation for reliability, is the brand of farm machinery that Somali farmers will employ on their farms. Case IH tractors and equipment, including combine harvesters, are held in high regard throughout Africa, with proven performance in the toughest conditions” says Adam Mohamed, Gaalooge’s CEO. Agricultural environment Somalia has considerable productive resources, which offer huge potential for delivering rapid economic growth, with important impacts on people’s livelihoods. These resources include 8.5 million hectares of arable land, more than 50 million livestock and about 1.8 million tons of fish annually for export. However, only 2.3 million hectares are under rainfed agriculture plus another 630,000 hectares under irrigation. With the agricultural sector renowned for being one of the best drivers to improve livelihoods and to take national economies forward quickly and effectively, this new partnership represents a key step in rebuilding the country of Somalia.   View original content here. View additional multimedia and more ESG storytelling from CNH Industrial on 3blmedia.com

June 30, 2022 04:00 PM Eastern Daylight Time

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Altogether Kohler: Juneteenth Celebration

Kohler Co.

Kohler Co.’s BLK Catalyst Business Resource Group kept the Juneteenth celebration going last week with events in Kohler, WI, and Hattiesburg, MS, including a DJ, Black Jeopardy, food from Black-owned businesses, and a panel discussion on the importance and impact of the holiday. Led by the passion of associates, Kohler Business Resource Groups (BRG) are made up of like-minded individuals from across the business and are expanding around the world. While inherently diverse, each BRG is united under a common purpose: to create a more diverse and inclusive workplace. Kohler BRGs are authentic to the core—enriching culture and enhancing business. Learn more about Diversity, Equity and Inclusion at Kohler 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; engines and power systems; luxury cabinetry and tile; and owner/operator of two, five-star hospitality and golf resort destinations in Kohler, Wisconsin, and St. Andrews, Scotland. 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 kohlercompany.com. View additional multimedia and more ESG storytelling from Kohler Co. on 3blmedia.com

June 30, 2022 03:35 PM Eastern Daylight Time

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Majid Al Futtaim Achieves the Well Health-Safety Rating for Its HQ and Announces One of Mena Region's Largest Well Health-Safety Rating Enrollments in the Retail Sector

International WELL Building Institute

NEW YORK, June 30, 2022 /3BL Media/ - The International WELL Building Institute (IWBI) today announced that Majid Al Futtaim has enrolled 29 major malls and 11 office buildings across the Middle East and North Africa in the WELL Health-Safety Rating. The WELL Health-Safety Rating is an evidence-based, third-party verified rating for all new and existing building and space types focusing on operational policies, maintenance protocols, stakeholder engagement and emergency plans to address a post-COVID-19 environment now and into the future. Majid Al Futtaim has a long history of working towards the effective and efficient management of its built environment assets and resources. The organization owns and operates more than 30 million square feet of certified green area across its offices, shopping malls, communities and various destinations. Majid Al Futtaim has been one of the first three signatories to the World Green Building Council’s Net Zero Carbon Buildings Commitment that states buildings must be net-zero carbon in operation by 2050 – a commitment that complements its strategy to be net positive in carbon and water by 2040. Earlier this year, its Dubai-based headquarters, which covers 363,000 square feet, received the WELL Health-Safety Rating. “Majid Al Futtaim’s commitment to making its spaces healthier for both the occupants and the environment demonstrates incredible leadership in the region,” said Paul Scialla, founder of IWBI and founder and CEO of Delos. Designed to empower owners and operators across large and small businesses alike to take the necessary steps in order to prioritize the health and safety of their staff, visitors and stakeholders, the WELL Health-Safety Rating can help guide users in preparing their spaces for re-entry in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, instilling confidence in those who come through the building as well as the broader community. By the end of last year, nearly 21 million square feet of real estate were enrolled in WELL programs across eight countries in the MENA region, including Bahrain, Egypt, Israel, Lebanon, Saudi Arabia, Turkey, Qatar and the United Arab Emirates – representing an 18 percent increase in WELL adoption over the course of 2021. “It’s incredibly exciting to see this kind of adoption in the Middle East and North Africa, and Majid Al Futtaim’s commitment speaks to the global necessity of people-first places,” said IWBI’s President and CEO Rachel Hodgdon. The enrollment includes iconic properties like Mall of the Emirates and City Center Mirdif. As one of the leading shopping malls, communities, retail and leisure pioneers across the Middle East, Africa, and Asia, Majid Al Futtaim has demonstrated a clear commitment to the health and well-being of their people. “As an organisation that puts sustainability at the heart of our operations, we believe that the onus is on us to ensure that our destinations and workplaces maintain the highest health and well-being standards for our communities and our people,” said Ibrahim Al Zu’bi, Chief Sustainability Officer at Majid Al Futtaim. “The COVID-19 pandemic has been a major reminder for us all that we should listen to science more and more,” he continued “Our partnership with WELL has been a valuable opportunity to guide and validate our efforts towards evidence-based health and well-being best practices. With us spending 90% of our day in indoor spaces, I’m extremely proud to achieve the WELL Health-Safety Rating for our workplaces and be committed to achieving the rating across our commercial assets.” For more information on the WELL Health-Safety Rating, please visit https://www.wellcertified.com/health-safety/. About the International WELL Building Institute The International WELL Building Institute (IWBI) is a public benefit corporation and the world’s leading organization focused on deploying people-first places to advance a global culture of health. IWBI mobilizes its community through the administration of the WELL Building Standard (WELL) and the WELL Health-Safety Rating, management of the WELL AP credential, the pursuit of applicable research, the development of educational resources, and advocacy for policies that promote health and well-being everywhere. More information on WELL can be found here. International WELL Building Institute pbc is a wholly owned subsidiary of Delos Living LLC. International WELL Building Institute, IWBI, the WELL Building Standard, WELL v2, WELL Certified, WELL AP, WELL Score, The WELL Conference, We Are WELL, the WELL Community Standard, WELL Health-Safety Rating, WELL Health-Safety Rated, WELL Equity Rated, WELL Performance Rated, WELL Performance Rating, WELL and others, and their related logos are trademarks or certification marks of International WELL Building Institute pbc in the United States and other countries. About Majid Al Futtaim Founded in 1992, Majid Al Futtaim is the leading shopping mall, communities, retail and leisure pioneer across the Middle East, Africa and Asia. A remarkable business success story, Majid Al Futtaim started from one man’s vision to transform the face of shopping, entertainment and leisure to ‘create great moments for everyone, every day’. It has since grown into one of the United Arab Emirates’ most respected and successful businesses spanning 17 international markets, employing more than 41,000 people, and obtaining the highest credit rating (BBB) among privately held corporates in the region. Majid Al Futtaim owns and operates 29 shopping malls, 13 hotels and four mixed-use communities, with further developments underway in the region. The shopping malls portfolio includes Mall of the Emirates, Mall of Egypt, Mall of Oman, City Centre malls, My City Centre neighbourhood centres, and five community malls which are in joint venture with the Government of Sharjah. The Company is the exclusive franchisee for Carrefour in over 30 markets across the Middle East, Africa and Asia, operating a portfolio of more than 400 outlets including City+, the region’s first checkout-free store, and an online store. Majid Al Futtaim operates more than 600 VOX Cinemas screens as well as a portfolio of world-class leisure and entertainment experiences across the region including Ski Dubai, Ski Egypt, Dreamscape, Magic Planet, Little Explorers and iFLY Dubai. The Company is parent to a Fashion, Home and Specialty retail business representing international brands such as Abercrombie & Fitch, Hollister, AllSaints, lululemon athletica, Crate & Barrel, LEGO and THAT, a Majid Al Futtaim fashion concept store and app. In addition, Majid Al Futtaim operates Enova, a facility and energy management company, through a joint venture operation with Veolia, a global leader in optimised environment resource management. Media Contact: media@wellcertified.com View original content here. View additional multimedia and more ESG storytelling from International WELL Building Institute on 3blmedia.com

June 30, 2022 03:20 PM Eastern Daylight Time

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Celebrating Pride at Pentair

Pentair

by Adrian Chiu, EVP, Chief Human Resources Officer and Chief Transformation Officer In celebration of Pride Month, last week Pentair employees from around the world came together for a virtual panel discussion event to learn about the LGBTQ+ community and the history behind Pride Month, and to share ideas for how to build a more inclusive workplace for LGBTQ+ employees. Our panelists shared powerful stories of their own experiences - both as members of the LGBTQ+ community and as allies - that highlight and remind us of our Win Right values and our goal of creating a diverse and inclusive company culture that celebrates our individual uniqueness and fosters belonging for all Pentair employees. To conclude the event, employees were encouraged to share their “I will” statements – actions they will take in their daily lives to help drive continued positive change within the workplace. Following are a few inspiring examples: “I will actively advocate for and support our LGBTQ+ community and allies to create an inclusive, inviting culture of trust within Pentair.” “I will be a safe space for those around me to be their authentic self and feel as though they belong as they are.” “I will continue to learn about, advocate for, support, and lift up the members of the LGBTQ+ community.” We look forward to continuing to come together as a Pentair community in support of diversity, equity and inclusion. Learn more about Pentair’s commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion here. View additional multimedia and more ESG storytelling from Pentair on 3blmedia.com

June 30, 2022 03:20 PM Eastern Daylight Time

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