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Deutsche Post DHL Group calls on employees worldwide to participate in the Group’s tenth Global Volunteer Day

From September 17 to September 30, Deutsche Post DHL Group will call on employees worldwide to participate in the Group’s tenth Global Volunteer Day.   After the first Volunteer Day was held in the Asia Pacific region in 2008, Global … Read the full press release

Capgemini’s World Quality Report 2018: customer experience is the top priority for quality assurance activities for the very first time

Capgemini’s World Quality Report 2018 shows that customer experience is the top priority for quality assurance activities for the very first time, with automation and AI set to accelerate in the coming years PARIS, 17-Sep-2018 — /EuropaWire/ —Capgemini and Sogeti today released the … Read the full press release

Warwick: Report recommends that seven dimensions of job quality should be monitored annually by the government

Professor Chris Warhurst, Director of Warwick University’s Institute for Employment Research (IER) has played a key role in developing a suite of measurements which would help the Government meet its aspiration that all work should be ‘good work,’ in quality … Read the full press release

Cloud technology brand UKFast to donate 5000 volunteering hours to the local community

MANCHESTER, 12-Sep-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — The tech firm’s volunteering programme sees the UKFast team offered at least one day per year to volunteer for causes in the local community, led by UKFast’s new director of CSR Russell Feingold. Feingold said: “Having … Read the full press release

NORMA Group awarded Prime Status by ISS-oekom for above-average sustainability performance in the areas of environment, social affairs and governance

Above-average ecological and social performance NORMA Group among top ten percent worldwide Share qualifies as a sustainable investment MAINTAL, 04-Sep-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — NORMA Group, a global market leader in engineered joining technology, has been awarded Prime Status by the rating … Read the full press release

SGS: Australia warns carers not to use convertible tricycles to transport children

The Australian ACCC has conducted a review of convertible tricycles. As a result, they warn carers not to use convertible tricycles to transport children, as they do not include important safety features required for the transportation of infants. GENEVA, 04-Sep-2018 … Read the full press release

Aviva research into UK’s school lunchboxes reveals that many packed lunches may contain significant amounts of hidden sugar and unhealthy treats

58% of parents believe lunches prepared at home are healthier than school dinners, but are they? 6.6 million (75%) UK schoolchildren tuck into a packed lunch each day. Parents believe lunches prepared at home are the healthier option but biscuits, … Read the full press release

Beetle Sunshine Tour to Wolfsburg 2018 starts on 8 September

Beetlemania: Autostadt in Wolfsburg provides the backdrop for the Beetle Sunshine Tour on 8 September New Beetle première 1998: Festival visitors celebrate the 20th birthday of lifestyle icon New Beetle Special Beetle convoy: Participants of the Beetle Sunshine Tour will … Read the full press release

Daimler’s mobility portfolio in the segment of Daimler Financial Services boast 24.4 million customers as of July 30, 2018

24.4 million customers (+64% compared to the previous year) use Daimler’s mobility services, such as car2go, mytaxi/Intelligent Apps* and moovel. Premium mobility provider Blacklane offers travellers at airports concierge transportation service. Daimler subsidiary moovel North America, Google Pay, TriMet and … Read the full press release

Audio recordings of the traditions of crofters, farm workers and fishermen, in English and Gaelic put online by the University of Glasgow

Tasglann èisteachd Gàidhlig/Beurla Oilthigh Ghlaschu ri fhaotainn saor ’s an-asgaidh GLASGOW, 31-Aug-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Their songs and stories speak of a different time. Living memories passed down from parent to child over generations. Now audio recordings of the traditions of … Read the full press release

Philips on AI and adaptive intelligence in healthcare

AMSTERDAM, 31-Aug-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — At a time when health systems and healthcare professionals are under more pressure than ever to do more with less, the promise of intelligent technology that can deliver life-changing insights from all our data is … Read the full press release

Lloyds Bank Quarterly Savings Report: regular savers feeling happier and less anxious than their non-saving counterparts

Almost three quarters (74%) of regular savers feel happy as opposed to just over a third (36%) of non-savers. Over half (53%) of savers agree that having a savings plan has had a positive impact on their mental health. Six … Read the full press release

Credit Suisse Youth Barometer: the effects of digitalization are at the root of uncertainties surrounding people’s working lives

ZURICH, 29-Aug-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Credit Suisse publishes its 2018 Youth Barometer — a representative survey in Switzerland, the US, Singapore and Brazil As the latest Credit Suisse Youth Barometer indicates, the effects of digitalization are at the root of … Read the full press release

Businesses followed the lead set by the Co-op and offer jobs to victims of modern slavery

MANCHESTER, 29-Aug-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Firms in hospitality, hairdressing and social care were today (28 August) urged to offer jobs to the victims of modern slavery. Businesses across various sectors of the economy have followed the lead set by the Co-op and signed … Read the full press release

Telenor Group and UNICEF mobile birth registration pilot will be scaled to Myanmar

Nay Pyi Taw, Myanmar/ Fornebu, Norway, 28-Aug-2018 — /EuropaWire/ —  Telenor Group and UNICEF today announced that its successful mobile birth registration pilot will be scaled to Myanmar. The organisations signed a partnership agreement for a Mobile Birth and Death … Read the full press release

ESC Congress 2018: people who have lots of deep forehead wrinkles may have a higher risk of dying of cardiovascular disease

MUNICH, 27-Aug-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Are wrinkles just an inevitable consequence of ageing, or could they signal something more sinister? According to research presented in Munich today at the ESC Congress 2018, the annual conference of the European Society of … Read the full press release

Barclays is one of only four banks on the Fortune Magazine’s 2018 Change the World List

LONDON, 27-Aug-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Barclays has been named on Fortune Magazine’s 2018 Change the World List.  The list recognizes companies that have had a positive social impact through activities that are part of their core business strategy. Barclays is one of only four … Read the full press release

Co-op Insurance partners with Neighbourhood Watch to find and crown the UK’s greatest neighbour

A third of people think they have better neighbours than they did five years ago (33%) 95% of people think they are good neighbours Two fifths (41%) say they speak to their neighbours daily Almost one in three (29%) have … Read the full press release

SGS: China issues its product standard GB/T 35270-2017 for Baby carriers

China has issued a first version of its national standard for Baby carriers– GB/T 35270-2017. The standard became effective on July 1, 2018. GENEVA, 21-Aug-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — The National Technical Committee of Garments of the Standardization Administration of China has … Read the full press release

Oxford University research: Men are better caregivers in later life than previous research suggests

OXFORD, 17-Aug-2018 — /EuropaWire/ —  Men respond to their spouse’s illness just as much as women do and as a result are better caregivers in later life than previous research suggests, according to a new Oxford University collaboration. The study, … Read the full press release

Switzerland and Sri Lanka signed MoU with a view to establishing a migration partnership

BERN, 09-Aug-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — On 6 August, Federal Councillor Simonetta Sommaruga signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) in Colombo with Sri Lankan Interior Minister Seneviratne Bandara Nawinne with a view to establishing a migration partnership. By signing this MoU, Switzerland … Read the full press release

Deutsche Bank, Pearl Jam, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and the Raikes Foundation partner with DonorsChoose.org to combat student homelessness

Frankfurt am Main, 06-Aug-2018 — /EuropaWire/ —  Deutsche Bank, in conjunction with the rock band Pearl Jam, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and the Raikes Foundation, is partnering with DonorsChoose.org to combat student homelessness. According to a Civic Enterprises and … Read the full press release

The Samaritans Welsh Language support line now open 7 days/ 49 hours a week

SURREY, 03-Aug-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Samaritans are promoting the extended opening hours for their Welsh Language Line at this years National Eisteddfod, as they increase the level of support available to Welsh speakers.  The Samaritans Welsh Language support line had previously … Read the full press release

Amey awarded the MOD ‘Gold Award’ for its outstanding support for the armed forces community

OXFORD, 03-Aug-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Leading public services provider Amey has been awarded the MOD ‘Gold Award’ for showing outstanding support for the armed forces community. Amey won for employing veterans, supporting individuals transitioning out of the armed forces into … Read the full press release

Loughborough University supports two Charnwood organisations as part of its Special Projects Fund

Leicestershire, UK, 31-Jul-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Loughborough University has awarded two Charnwood organisations with substantial donations, as part of their Special Projects Fund. The initiative accepts bids of up to £7,000 from charities and organisations in-and-around Loughborough, to support schemes that … Read the full press release

Digi Communications N.V. publishes report of legal acts concluded by the company in accordance with Romanian Law, FSA Regulation as well as the Independent Limited Assurance Report

Digi Communications N.V. announces the publishing of Report of legal acts concluded by DIGI Communications N.V. in accordance with Romanian Law no. 24/2017 and FSA Regulation no. 5/2018 and the Independent Limited Assurance Report on the information included in the … Read the full press release

Celebrities support Samaritans’ 24-hour fundraising push, The Big Listen

Samaritans launches The Big Listen to keep saving lives 24 hours a day Ewell, United Kingdom, 20-Jul-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Ruby Wax, David Walliams, Michelle Heaton, Sir Paul McCartney and Hussain Manawer are among the stars supporting Samaritans’ 24-hour fundraising push, The … Read the full press release

FMO’s NASIRA program to provide financial support to underserved entrepreneurs gets backing from EU and Dutch government

The HAGUE, 16-Jul-2018 — /EuropaWire/ —The European Comission (EC), has approved up to €75 million in guarantees and up to €8 million in Technical Assistence to FMO’s NASIRA program (NASIRA). The NASIRA risk sharing facility aims to provide access to … Read the full press release

Deutsche Bank’s Made for Good enterprise programme: 12,000 social enterprises in 33 countries have benefited from the programme since 2016

Deutsche Bank’s enterprise programme supports social entrepreneurs and initiatives that foster societal change. Here are some examples from all over the world. FRANKFURT, 13-Jul-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Deutsche Bank’s enterprise programme supports social entrepreneurs and initiatives that foster societal change. Here … Read the full press release

The University of Bristol reaffirms commitment to trans inclusion

The University of Bristol is joining with other organisations, community groups and individuals to give full backing to a city-wide pledge to support the local trans community. BRISTOL, 03-Jul-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — The pledge says that trans people have the right to be … Read the full press release