Kohl’s Honored as One of the 2021 World’s Most Ethical Companies by Ethisphere

first_imgLocal NewsBusiness Twitter Kohl’s Honored as One of the 2021 World’s Most Ethical Companies by Ethisphere WhatsApp Facebook TAGS  Facebook Pinterestcenter_img Previous articleKenco Logistics Continues to Digitize the Supply Chain with Kenco STARRNext articleMeal Kit Provider Fresh Prep Launches Industry-First Zero Waste Kit Digital AIM Web Support By Digital AIM Web Support – February 23, 2021 Twitter MENOMONEE FALLS, Wis.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Feb 23, 2021– Kohl’s (NYSE: KSS) has been recognized by Ethisphere, a global leader in defining and advancing the standards of ethical business practices, as one of the 2021 World’s Most Ethical Companies. The World’s Most Ethical Companies is an annual assessment conducted by the Ethisphere Institute that evaluates five key categories of a company, including its ethics and compliance program, ethical culture, environmental and social impact, corporate governance, and leadership and reputation. Recognized companies are honored for setting the global standards of business integrity and corporate citizenship. In its third year of recognition, Kohl’s is one of only three honorees in the retail industry. In 2021, 135 honorees were recognized, spanning 22 countries and 47 industries. “Kohl’s is honored to be recognized for the third consecutive year as one of the World’s Most Ethical Companies, which is supported by our values-based culture and the way our associates strive to act with honor and integrity each day,” said Steve Thomas, Kohl’s chief risk and compliance officer. “This recognition demonstrates Kohl’s strategic integration of ethics and governance throughout our organization and our ongoing commitment to environmental, social and corporate governance stewardship.” “While addressing the tough challenges of 2020, we saw companies like Kohl’s lead – above all other institutions – on earning the trust of stakeholders through resilience and a commitment to ethics and integrity,” said Timothy Erblich, Ethisphere’s chief executive officer. “We commend Kohl’s and the rest of this year’s honorees for their commitment to the highest values and positively impacting the communities they serve.” To learn more about Kohl’s corporate responsibility initiatives and Code of Ethics, or to access Kohl’s 2019 CSR Report, visit http://corporate.kohls.com. About Kohl’s Kohl’s (NYSE: KSS) is a leading omnichannel retailer. With more than 1,100 stores in 49 states and the online convenience of Kohls.com and the Kohl’s App, Kohl’s offers amazing national and exclusive brands at incredible savings for families nationwide. Kohl’s is uniquely positioned to deliver against its strategy and its vision to be the most trusted retailer of choice for the active and casual lifestyle. Kohl’s is committed to progress in its diversity and inclusion pledges, and the company’s environmental, social and corporate governance (ESG) stewardship. For a list of store locations or to shop online, visit Kohls.com. For more information about Kohl’s impact in the community or how to join our winning team, visit Corporate.Kohls.com or follow @KohlsNews on Twitter. About the Ethisphere Institute The Ethisphere® Institute is the global leader in defining and advancing the standards of ethical business practices that fuel corporate character, marketplace trust and business success. Ethisphere has deep expertise in measuring and defining core ethics standards using data-driven insights that help companies enhance corporate character and measure and improve culture. Ethisphere honors superior achievement through its World’s Most Ethical Companies recognition program and provides a community of industry experts with the Business Ethics Leadership Alliance (BELA). More information about Ethisphere can be found at: https://ethisphere.com. View source version on businesswire.com:https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210223005711/en/ CONTACT: Media Contacts: Julia Fennelly, Kohl’s,[email protected], 262.703.1710 Clea Nabozny, Ethisphere,[email protected], 480.397.2658 KEYWORD: WISCONSIN UNITED STATES NORTH AMERICA INDUSTRY KEYWORD: DISCOUNT/VARIETY DEPARTMENT STORES HUMAN RESOURCES PROFESSIONAL SERVICES PHILANTHROPY HOME GOODS FASHION OTHER PHILANTHROPY RETAIL ONLINE RETAIL SOURCE: Kohl’s Copyright Business Wire 2021. PUB: 02/23/2021 08:47 AM/DISC: 02/23/2021 08:48 AM http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210223005711/en Pinterest WhatsApplast_img read more

Gold Coast development offers luxury living with ‘The Deck’

first_imgRenders of The Deck at Signature Broadbeach.SJB Interiors designed The Deck.“The Deck’s shared spaces encourage relaxation and interaction with neighbours and friends, while responding to the building’s physical form and coastal location, creating a series of recreational and tranquil spaces,” SJB Interiors director Ljiljana Gazevic said.“Signature Broadbeach has been designed to celebrate the unique lifestyle that represents living on the Gold Coast.”Signature features a collection of one, two and three-bedroom residences across 35 levels.Apartments start from $475,000. The pool at Signature Broadbeach.The resident’s lounge and private dining room integrate with the pool area and provides intimate spaces for formal and informal entertaining.More from news02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa18 hours ago02:37Gold Coast property: Sovereign Islands mega mansion hits market with $16m price tag2 days agoThe outdoor barbecue and teppanyaki grill area are perfect for casual poolside dining, while a cinema and gym provide an outlet for residents looking to relax, unwind or exercise.“No other residential development in this market offers the extent or quality amenity of Signature, which was inspired by the amenity of luxury hotels,” Mr Pyke said. Renders of The Deck at Signature Broadbeach. Renders of The Deck at Signature Broadbeach.WELCOME to a new level of living at Broadbeach.Little Projects’ development director Leighton Pyke said The Deck at Signature Broadbeach was designed to complement its beachside location.Exclusively for residents, a 50m infinity edge pool is the centrepiece of the space. Renders of The Deck at Signature Broadbeach.last_img read more

Ghana Mini Golf League to tee off Sunday

first_imgGhana’s first ever Minigolf League is set to tee off this Sunday at the Marvels Sports Club at Dzorwulu in Accra. The League, which is expected to span a period of four weeks will see participants from across the country compete for honors in two major categories.   Explaining the modalities for the competition, a Press Release signed by President of the Federation, Mr. Talal Fattal, noted that, “just like what pertains in football, the Minigolf League will feature four main stages, comprising the Group, Quarter, Semi-final and Finals”.  The Release further noted that Players will be divided into two distinct groups, namely, Singles and Doubles, made up of both men and women.  Successful Players from both the Singles and Doubles categories who are able to advance through the various stages of the competition will then face off in the final tee off which will see the crowning of champions from both sides. At stake is a fully paid trip including free air ticket and accommodation for the overall winner to compete in the World Cup series which will take place in Europe this year. There will also be attractive prizes for the runners up in both the Singles and Doubles competitions.   The final 24 Players will also be granted the honor of representing Ghana at the World Cup Minigolf series in July.   In an interview with Mr. Talal Fattal, who sounded optimistic about the success of the League, he encouraged both patrons and the general public to give all their support to it “as we seek to grow this beautiful sports”.  Mr. Fattal also stressed that membership of the Federation was still open. He noted that interested persons may register online at www.ghanaminigolf.com.  This Sunday’s League follows a successful rehearsals and training session that organizers put together last December to afford both players and amateurs hands-on experience of the sport. The Ghana Minigolf Federation was launched in Accra under the auspices of the Ministry of Youth and Sports. The Federation is being run by a President and four-member Executive committee.last_img read more

Why the Warriors have every reason to be optimistic after their Game 1 loss

first_imgTORONTO — Stephen Curry was smiling when he walked off the court and laughing in the locker room.Draymond Green thought it prudent to go tell Drake what he really thought after the final buzzer and he walked into his post-game press conference beaming.Andre Iguodala was cracking jokes in his media scum — giving “Kawhi Leonard” answers to questions he didn’t deem worthy of a long response.The Warriors might be down one of the greatest players in NBA history and now down 1-0 in these NBA …last_img read more

OSHA Announces New Silica Rules

first_imgLabor unions applaud the changesThe AFL-CIO and the Building Trades Union, on the other hand, welcomed the changes. OSHA estimates that 2.3 million U.S. workers are exposed to respirable crystalline silica on the job, including 2 million construction workers and another 300,000 who work in brick manufacturing, foundries, and hydraulic fracturing.OSHA says that most employers will be able to limit exposure to dust by using widely available equipment that uses water to prevent dust from becoming airborne or ventilation equipment to capture it. The agency also said that it made a number of revisions in the proposed regulation that lessened the burden on employers. The final rule requires employers to:Provide engineering controls (such as ventilation or water) and adopt work practices to limit exposure.Provide respiratory protection when controls are not capable of limiting exposures to permissible levels.Limit access to areas where exposure to dust is likely to be high.Train workers and provide medical exams to workers who are exposed to high levels of dust.OSHA added that “a table of specified controls” is included in the rule to make it easier for construction employers, especially small employers, to comply with the regulations without having to monitor exposures. This information is contained in what OSHA calls Table 1 in the final rule. For example, when the employee is using a stationary masonry saw with an integrated system that continuously feeds water to the blade (such as a wet saw for tile), no required respiratory protection is required. The rule also spells out requirements for workers using handheld saws to cut fiber-cement board, walk-behind saws, and a variety of other tools and equipment.OSHA spokesman Brian Hawthorne said that the agency heard employers “loud and clear” when they said that they wanted an uncomplicated means of compliance, so OSHA compiled a list of common tasks and how workers should be protected. That list became Table 1.Hawthorne also encouraged employers to contact their local OSHA offices, where they would find staffers “briefed and available” to help them be ready when the rule takes effect in June 2017. The Department of Labor has released long-awaited revisions to rules on worker exposure to silica dust, cutting permissible exposure for millions of workers and setting new requirements for employers.Allowable exposure to silica dust in the construction industry will drop from 250 micrograms per cubic meter to 50 micrograms, averaged over an eight-hour period — a reduction of 80%. The final rule comes in two parts: one for the construction industry, which takes effect on June 23, 2017, and another for general and maritime industries, which kicks in the following year.In addition to limiting exposure to dust, employers will also be required to provide medical exams once every three years for some workers, and to keep records of instances in which workers are exposed to silica.The revisions have been years in the making. Silica dust, which can scar lungs and cause diseases such as silicosis and cancer, is produced in a variety of ways in the construction industry — by workers cutting stone and masonry products, for example, and by those working in some manufacturing jobs that use sand, a National Public Radio report said.More than 2 million workers in the U.S. are exposed to silica dust, and Labor Secretary Tom Perez told NPR that scientists have known for decades that rules established in the early 1970s were too lax.“We’ve known for over 40 years that it needed to be strengthened, and it has taken 40 years to strengthen it,” Perez told NPR of the exposure limit. “Many people who are going to work right now and breathing unacceptable levels of silica dust are in for a brighter future.” The construction industry has opposed changesConstruction trade groups have lobbied against tighter regulations, arguing that OSHA should do a better job of enforcing existing limits rather than put new ones into place. A consortium of trade groups called the Construction Industry Safety Coalition — which includes Associated General Contractors of America, the National Association of Home Builders, and some 20 other groups — claimed that OSHA’s planned revisions would cost the industry billions of dollars more than government estimates.The group said that compliance with the 250-microgram limit would cost $4.9 billion per year, 10 times what OSHA was estimating. In addition, it said that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports a 93% drop in silica-related deaths between 1968 and 2007, suggesting that new limits weren’t really necessary.In a letter to the Labor Department last year, the group also said that the proposed regulations would reduce the number of jobs in the U.S. by more than 52,700, including 20,800 in construction jobs and another 12,180 in industries that supply materials, products, or services to the construction industry.“Our initial reaction is that this appears to be a lost opportunity to improve workplace health and safety,” Brian Turmail of Associated General Contractors told the website ConstructionDive. “Instead of crafting new and innovative ways to get more firms to comply with the current silica standard, which we know would save even more workers each year, administration officials have instead opted to set a new standard that is well beyond the capabilities of all current air filtration and dust removal technologies.”He also warned that new rules could cause construction delays and and increase construction costs “significantly.”last_img read more

Will vehicle-to-vehicle communication in new cars save lives?

first_imgThe National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is proposing a new rule which will require automakers to equip all light-duty vehicles to include vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) communication. V2V technologies enable cars to “talk” with each other, alerting their drivers to potential dangers as they arise in traffic.See also:In 2013, there were over 5.9 million crashes on US roadways. These collisions resulted in over 32,700 fatalities. According to the Department of Transportation, many of these accidents and fatalities could be avoided with a more widespread deployment of V2V technologies.See also: Instead of waiting around for the auto industry to phase in these features, or worse to make them a paid upgrade, the NHTSA is proposing a new rule that would make them a requirement on all new light-duty vehicles produced for sale in the US.From the official proposal:The agency believes that V2V has the potential to revolutionize motor vehicle safety. By providing drivers with timely warnings of impending crash situations, V2V-based safety applications could potentially reduce the number and severity of motor vehicle crashes, thereby reducing the losses and costs to society that would have resulted from these crashes.A unique standard to share informationThis new rule isn’t without some merit. Without a standard set of requirements, auto makers are at risk of creating their own proprietary communication systems, each sharing data that isn’t consistent between makes and/or models. This would greatly reduce the effectiveness of this technology as it would limit the number of vehicles that would be able to talk to one-another.By making a regulated standard, vehicles will share information that will enable them to alert each other when danger approaches. A driver would hear an alert in the vehicle when another vehicle is merging into them, and collisions that occur just on the other side of an obstructing truck would be detectable thanks to the information shared with other vehicles in the area.This new regulation will raise questions among privacy advocates. After all, if our vehicles are communicating with one-another, what’s to say that your behavior on the road won’t make its way to the authorities?The information shared between vehicles does not include personally identifiable information. The proposed rule includes privacy-protecting language that ensures that this information remains anonymous and untrackable to the individual. For Self-Driving Systems, Infrastructure and In… IT Trends of the Future That Are Worth Paying A… Related Posts Ryan Matthew Piersoncenter_img Tags:#autonomous vehicles#DOT#driverless cars#Internet of Things#IoT#NHTSA#self-driving vehicles#V2V#vehicle-to-vehicle 5 Ways IoT can Help to Reduce Automatic Vehicle… Break the Mold with Real-World Logistics AI and…last_img read more

Ryan Murphy and David Miller Donate 10 Million to Childrens Hospital Los

first_imgOn behalf of the Ford Theodore Miller Murphy Family, Emmy-Award winning writer, producer and director Ryan Murphy and his husband, photographer David Miller, have made a landmark $10 million gift to Children’s Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA).Alan Wayne, MD; Araz Marachelian, MD; James Stein, MD; Ryan Murphy and son Logan; David Miller and son Ford; Paul Viviano; Alexandra CarterCredit/Copyright: Keats ElliottIn honor of this incredible gift, CHLA will name the fifth floor of the Marion and John E. Anderson Pavilion the “Ford Theodore Miller Murphy Floor.”“The Miller Murphy family’s generosity will help us continue to provide world-class, lifesaving care to the patients we treat,” says CHLA President and CEO Paul S. Viviano. “This gift reflects the family’s dedication to enhancing the care of children throughout the Los Angeles community.”Funds from this generous gift will be used to support CHLA’s continued leadership in surgical oncology, neuroblastoma treatment and groundbreaking research in the hospital’s Children’s Center for Cancer and Blood Diseases (CCCBD). Specifically, a portion of the funds will be used to name a Chair of Surgical Oncology. The inaugural holder of the new chair will be James Stein, MD, MSc, FACS, FAAP, the hospital’s chief medical officer. Additionally, the donation will be used to support an endowment in neuroblastoma care. Miller and Murphy’s son, Ford, was treated at CHLA for neuroblastoma, the third most common cancer in children and the second most common solid tumor in children, besides brain tumors.“David and I, as well as Logan, [the couple’s older child], are immensely grateful for the care that CHLA provided not only to Ford, but to us as well,” Murphy says. “His cancer diagnosis was one of life’s unexpected moments and the team at the hospital provided a comforting atmosphere in the midst of a trying situation.”“CHLA was an obvious choice for us when we learned of Ford’s diagnosis,” Miller adds. “We needed a support system and their experience with children and parents proved invaluable.”Alexandra Carter, CHLA’s senior vice president and chief development officer, says the gift will be allocated to several areas reflecting the family’s interest in serving the community.“We are thrilled the Miller Murphy family is now forever a part of the CHLA family,” says Carter. “Ryan Murphy and David Miller have a long and admirable history of championing underserved members of our community. Their values and commitment to help others along with their charitable support align with our hospital’s mission to create hope and build healthier futures.”The Ford Theodore Miller Murphy Floor in the Marion and John E. Anderson Pavilion is dedicated to caring for medically and surgically acute patients of all ages. It is a calm and welcoming environment where children can recover from medical treatments or surgery surrounded by family, receive one-on-one care from Child Life specialists and participate in art, music or dance/movement therapy. The floor also features a Child Life playroom and a Creative Oasis room for music and art exploration.James Stein, CHLA’s chief medical officer, has been a surgeon at CHLA since 1996. Nationally renowned, Stein has also participated as a lead surgeon in numerous conjoined twin separation surgeries, procedures that require intense multidisciplinary planning and coordination, and meticulous execution. Stein’s extensive experience in the surgical treatment of neuroblastoma and hepatoblastoma, as well as other childhood cancers, has been an integral component of CHLA’s successful solid tumor and neuroblastoma programs.“Dr. Stein and pediatric oncologist Dr. Araz Marachelian of the CCCBD saved our child’s life,” adds Murphy, “and we shall be forever thankful for that.”The Miller Murphy family’s support of neuroblastoma care through an endowment will permit CHLA to dedicate resources to groundbreaking research and lifesaving clinical care, to provide advanced therapies to children and to improve their quality of life after receiving a diagnosis of neuroblastoma.The family’s gift will also benefit CHLA’s Children’s Center for Cancer and Blood Diseases, a world class program that has increased cure rates and improved quality of survival for patients through innovative research, outstanding clinical care, academic excellence and global leadership. The Center is the largest pediatric hematology, oncology and blood and marrow transplant program in the western United States. It also has one of the largest clinical trial programs for children with cancer and blood disorders in the nation.last_img read more

JAMAICA Doctors urged to be prudent when prescribing antibiotics

first_img Related Items: Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#Jamaica, November 16, 2017 – Kingston – Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Health, Sancia Bennett Templer, is calling on healthcare professionals to play their part in reducing antibiotic resistance by only prescribing and dispensing antibiotics when they are needed, and in accordance with current guidelines.“The ripple effect of antibiotic resistance is enormous, as when medications do not work as they should, the treatment process takes longer, which results in longer hospital stay and increased hospital costs.   This can also result in the increased economic burden on families and the society, and may even lead to disability and death,” she pointed out.Mrs. Bennett Templer was speaking at the launch of Antibiotic Awareness Week on Tuesday (November 14) at the University of the West Indies (UWI) Regional Headquarters in St. Andrew.Identified as one of the most significant threats to public health in recent history, antibiotic (antimicrobial) resistance is the ability of a microorganism, such as bacterium, virus and some parasites, to prevent antibiotics, antivirals and antimalarials from working against it.   As a result, standard treatments become ineffective, infections persist and may spread to others, thereby increasing the prevalence of resistant bacteria in humans, animals, plants and the environment.The Ministry of Health’s National Surveillance Unit received 196 reports of multidrug-resistant organism infections in 2016. The medical diagnoses related to these multidrug-resistant organisms include urinary tract infections, bronchopneumonia, burns to the body, surgical procedures and wound infections.The World Health Organization (WHO) reports that more than 400,000 people develop multidrug-resistant tuberculosis each year, and drug resistance is starting to complicate the fight against HIV and malaria.Mrs. Bennett Templer is urging players in the agriculture sector to ensure that appropriate measures are in place to promote and apply good practices at all stages of production and processing of foods from animal and plant sources.Members of the public are advised to follow the prescribed dosage of the medication by public health officials; refrain from sharing antibiotics with friends or family members, and to follow the advice of the medical officer to use other types of medication where an antibiotic is not needed for treatment.Antibiotic Awareness Week is being observed from November 13 to 19 under the theme ‘Seek Advice from a qualified professional before taking antibiotics’.   It seeks to promote responsible use of antibiotics among medical practitioners and members of the public in order to combat antimicrobial resistance.The week of activities includes an Agriculture Day on November 16 at the Juici Patties Veranda, Clarendon Park; and a breakfast event at the Marriot Hotel in New Kingston and a Medical Symposium at the UWI’s Faculty of Medical Science on November 17.The symposium will be addressed by Dr. Arjun Srinivasan from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), who will present on the multidrug-resistant gonorrhoea disease.Antibiotic Awareness Week is organised by the Ministry of Health, in collaboration with the Ministry of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries; Pan American Health Organization (PAHO)/World Health Organization (WHO); the University of the West Indies and the National Health Fund (NHF).The launch included a forum featuring presentations by representatives from the UWI Microbiology Department and the Ministry of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries on the causes, spread and measures to prevent antibiotic resistance.Release: JIS Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApplast_img read more