Vermonter participates in ISO corporate responsibility conference in Brazil

first_imgBURLINGTON, Vt.–Carolyn Schmidt of Whiting is participating this month in an international conference on corporate responsibility which will take her to Salvador, Brazil. Schmidt is a member of the staff and board of directors of ECOLOGIA, a nonprofit environmental organization based in Middlebury, and an adjunct professor at Champlain College in Burlington.From March 7-11, she will meet with representatives from around the globe to create the first draft of a social responsibility standard for the ISO (International Organization of Standards).The task is to set a framework for the 21st century for how well treat people and the environment, Schmidt said. Whatever the ISO does, it will probably become the global standard.The conference will address two main categories: social responsibility of business, including the treatment of workers around the world, and environmental responsibility, including pollution and sustainable development.The ISO is accepting the concept that corporations are supported by and dependent on people and the environment, Schmidt said. Its a big step forward. I think its an exciting process to be a part of.Schmidt is the board secretary for ECOLOGIA as well as the US project manager for the organizations Virtual Foundation and project director for International Exchange Programs. She is also a member of Vermont Businesses for Social Responsibility, which she describes as a tremendous resource for information.A former high school social studies teacher, Schmidt now teaches sociology and interpersonal communication courses at Champlain College. She anticipates that this international experience will provide additional real-world examples to share with her students. Sociology teaches you a different conceptual framework for assessing a situation–its a way of thinking flexibly, she said. She added that strong communications skills will be important at the conference, where she expects to employ the Vermont approach to finding a common ground. ISO is a consensus-based process, she explained.Drafting the corporate responsibility standard for ISO is expected to take three years. Teams from Sweden and Brazil are taking the lead in the project and significant efforts have been made to involve developing countries, which are home to 80 percent of the worlds population, Schmidt said.# # #last_img read more

William Hill advances ‘Nobody Harmed’ campaign with Dan Whitlam appointment

first_img William Hill accelerates transformation agenda to overcome COVID realities August 5, 2020 StumbleUpon PokerStars moves to refresh global appeal with ‘I’M IN’ August 18, 2020 Share Share Submit Related Articles SBC Magazine Issue 10: Kaizen Gaming rebrand and focus for William Hill CEO August 25, 2020 As part of the advancement to its ‘Nobody Harmed by Gambling’ campaign launched in July 2018, William Hill has appointed Dan Whitlam as its Head of Responsible Gambling for retail.Whitlam will be tasked with working alongside the Compliance, Gaming, L&D and Data Science divisions to strengthen and develop the ways in which the operator identifies, interacts and intervenes with customers at risk of gambling related harm.In addition to this, Whitlam will drive William Hill’s product and marketing offerings in a move to promote responsible gambling measures. The job has been developed to facilitate helping both line management and shop colleagues in ensuring that protection measures are put in place for retail customers. Nicola Frampton, Managing Director of retail at William Hill, said “Dan’s appointment will aid us in our commitment to ensure that nobody is harmed by gambling and the experience he brings with him will be vital in helping to protect our retail customers.”With 15 years of industry experience, Whitlam started his career as a cashier at Ladbrokes, before transitioning into financial and compliance roles at Deloitte, William Hill and Sky Bet. Over the last 12 months, Whitlam has been at Sky Bet focussing on responsible gambling alongside the development and facilitation of industry collaboration events.last_img read more

Rank Group extends support for Carers Trust

first_imgShare Related Articles StumbleUpon Government denies casinos a July reopening July 10, 2020 Share Submit John O’Reilly – Erratic orders have placed UK casinos on life support August 4, 2020 Rank lowers profit guidance as Mecca venues begin reopening  July 3, 2020 Rank Group has strengthened its commitment to supporting unpaid carers across the UK after extending its partnership with Carers Trust through until 2021.Since its inception more than six years ago in February 2014, Rank colleagues and customers have raised £2.6 million for the charity, with the money raised benefiting over 12,000 unpaid carers.Over the last 12 months, Rank employees have raised over £300,000. In addition, Meccabingo.com has increased its contribution to Carers Trust, raising over £77,500 since April 2020.Rank chief executive, John O’Reilly, said: “I am really pleased with the fantastic support that Rank’s colleagues and customers have shown Carers Trust over the last year. It’s extraordinary to see that, despite the difficulties we’ve faced over the last five months with our Mecca and Grosvenor venues closed and over 7,000 colleagues having to be on furlough, we have continued with our efforts to raise money and have now topped £300,000 this year. This is an outstanding amount of which everyone should be very proud.“There has never been a more important time to be raising money to support carers and the amazing work of the Carers Trust. We are committed to continuing this high level of support with our colleagues across the Group inventing ever more ingenious ways of raising money for this marvellous charity.“Thank you to all our colleagues and our customers for your amazing efforts and long may it continue.”Funds raised by Rank Group have been used to deliver support for unpaid carers which are providing round-the-clock care for members of their families experiencing long-term illness, disabilities, poor mental health or substance addiction.It offers additional funds for essential household items, as well as funding hospital visits which may have otherwise not been affordable.Earlier this year, Rank also donated its sponsorship of Ipswich Town FC to the charity for the 2020/21 season.Welcoming Rank’s extension of the partnership, Carers Trust’s CEO, Gareth Howells, said: “This is fantastic news for Carers Trust and all the unpaid carers across the UK we are working with to make their caring responsibilities more manageable. On behalf of those unpaid carers, and everyone at Carers Trust, I’d like to offer our heartfelt thanks to Rank’s employees and customers for all their generosity and tireless commitment to going the extra mile to support unpaid carers.“And coming as it does within the context of a global pandemic and an increasingly challenging funding environment, today’s announcement could not be more timely. Such sustained support for unpaid carers is also particularly important given the UK’s ageing population and the increasing pressure being put on health and social care budgets.”last_img read more

Breaking News: Bekoe joins Berekum Chelsea

first_imgFormer Kumasi Asante Kotoko striker Eric Bekoe has joined premier league side Berekum Chelsea as a free agent on a 2-year deal.The former Petrojet striker saw his move to his former club Asante Kotoko collapsed on the eleventh hour over contractural disagreements.The 25 year old has been given a lifeline with the 2010 Ghana premier league champions and will feature for the club in the upcoming premier league season which commences on October 7.Eric Bekoe shot to prominence after he bagged 42 goals in all competitions for Kotoko in 2008.last_img