Moving at the blinding speed of bureaucracy, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission has finally adopted a rule that requires manufacturers to report on their use of conflict minerals from the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
The American Logistics Aid Network (ALAN) continues to improve its capabilities, most recently by completing a mapping project that enhances the organization's ability to match the resources of its members with specific needs of relief agencies.
DHL partnered with the Make-A-Wish Foundation to fulfill the wishes of two Cincinnati area children diagnosed with life-threatening medical conditions. DHL employees who work at the DHL facility at Cincinnati / Northern Kentucky Airport raised more than $12,000 for Wish Child Sierra (an eight-year old with sickle cell) and Wish Child Daniel (an 11-year-old with the rare Desmoid tumors).
Top-level executives from more than a dozen major U.S. companies joined with government officials to launch a nationwide public-private sector initiative to advance employment of people with disabilities. The companies and officials plan to work together to achieve common goals, including to identify and resolve employment barriers facing people with disabilities, share experience and best practices, raise visibility around the effort and awareness of the significant benefits, and expand participation.
Supply chain consulting services firm enVista sent a group of employees and a van full of donated supplies to Southern Indiana to help with volunteer efforts after deadly tornadoes ripped through the area in late February and early March.