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Did you know?... 30 April, 2019

Published on Apr 30 2019 10:20 AM

Did you know?... 30 April, 2019

Did you know?... In celebration of Earth Week and to further its commitment to driving a more sustainable future, the Procter & Gamble Company announced a new collaboration with Malaysia Institute for Supply Chain Innovation, International Plant Nutrition Institute, and Yara International to help improve the livelihood of smallholders within the P&G palm supply chain in Malaysia. After a successful pilot ran between 2015 and 2018, the Company is expanding the program that partners with independent palm oil smallholders to increase their overall fruit yields through the training and implementation of best-in-class, and more sustainable agricultural practices.

Did you know?... For the 14th year in a row, PepsiCo has been named as one of the Times’ Top 50 Employers for Women. The annual list is assessed by a team of gender diversity experts from Business in the Community, part of Prince Charles’ Responsible Business Network. The scheme recognises organisations that promote gender equality, diversity and inclusion. Marisa Lorch, HR Director PepsiCo UK & Ireland, said that it's great to be recognised once again for the "efforts to drive gender balance and equality in the workplace". "We are committed to fostering a diverse and vibrant culture at PepsiCo and to achieve our goal of having gender parity in all management roles by 2025," she said.

Did you know?... Aurivo hosted a ‘Lunchtime Mile’ in association with its 2019 charity partner Croí as part of National Workplace Wellbeing Day which took place on Friday 12th April. National Workplace Wellbeing Day aims to improve employee health through promoting better physical activity and nutrition in the workplace. As part of this year’s activities, Aurivo organised a Lunchtime Mile for its employees and neighbouring businesses to take part in, including Abbott, Amcor, GSK, IDA, Phillips-Medisize, Abtran and more, who all came out to support the business park event.

Did you know?... Amazon plans to close its online store in China, as it downsizes operations in the country. The company faces tough competition from local rivals Alibaba and JD.com, but Chinese shoppers will still be able to order goods from Amazon's global store. Amazon will focus its efforts on more lucrative businesses selling overseas goods and cloud services in China.

Did you know?... Unilever has today been named the most effective marketer globally for the third year in a row in the 2019 Effie Index. The Effie Index annually ranks the companies behind the most effective marketing communications from around the world. It is one of the most prestigious global marketing effectiveness rankings, compiled from the insights of experienced juries of industry peers. This is the sixth time that Effie has named Unilever the most effective marketer since 2011. In March 2019 Unilever also won WARC’s Most Effective Advertiser award for the fourth time.

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