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Stanley Black & Decker Ranks on the 2016 Dow Jones Sustainability Index for North America

Stanley Black & Decker has been selected as a component of the Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI) for North America for the sixth consecutive year.

According to a release, Stanley Black & Decker's overall score increased from 75 last year to 77 this year, which places the company in the 83rd percentile of the DJSI.

To be selected for the Index, companies undergo a thorough analysis of company-wide economic, environmental and social performance, assessing issues such as corporate governance, risk management, customer relationship management, product stewardship, supply chain standards and labor relations.

"At Stanley Black & Decker, we appreciate the importance of Social Responsibility and constantly strive to increase our positive impact on society in every way possible," said Jim Loree, President & CEO. "Our continued inclusion on the DJSI exemplifies the Company's commitment to objectively assess and take responsibility for our environmental and social impact. We are honored to once again be acknowledged for these efforts by the DJSI."

Stanley Black & Decker remains categorized under the Machinery and Electrical Equipment sector (IEQ). In this sector, Stanley Black & Decker scored within the highest percentile under Customer Relationship Management, Strategy for Emerging Markets, Climate Strategy, and Human Capital Development.

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    Papyrus Joins Forces with Designer Lela Rose

    Papyrus is looking to bring the “elegance and style” of fashion to its greeting cards via a new designer collaboration series.

    According to a release, the collaboration marks the first time a fashion design house and greeting card brand have joined forces to develop a custom greeting card collection.

    Papyrus said it is partnering with American fashion designer Lela Rose to introduce the series. Rose will feature her "sophisticated yet modern style" in the debut card and gift collection, slated to launch during New York Fashion Week. The collection will be available in New York City Papyrus stores and select retailers in September, with availability expanding to all Papyrus locations and retailers in October.

    "The fashion designer collaboration series is a celebration of the commitment Papyrus has to the arts, including a focus on the fashion industry, quality craftsmanship and trend-forward design," said Christy Kaprosy, President of Papyrus-Recycled Greetings. "We are delighted to have Lela Rose's elegant line lead the first Papyrus fashion designer collaboration program, and we are excited to bring more fashion designers to our loyal customers in the future."

    The company noted the collection, which draws inspiration from some of Rose's recent runway designs, consists of 16 cards and five gift accessories, including gift bags, gift tissue, roll wrap and a gift tag set. It also will be available online at

    "I'm thrilled to be the first designer to collaborate with Papyrus on their exclusive new fashion series," said Lela Rose. "This is a unique way to showcase our designs, silhouettes and prints, and extend the brand into a new category."



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