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Provident Financial plc Publishes its 2014 Corporate Responsibility Report

Provident Financial recently published its 2014 corporate responsibility (CR) report; the company’s fourteenth such report. The report sets out the CR performance in relation to Provident Financial plc and its subsidiary businesses – Vanquis Bank, the Consumer Credit Division (comprising Provident, Satsuma Loans and Glo) and Moneybarn – in UK and Ireland, and the group’s six key stakeholders: customers, communities, employees, suppliers, shareholders and investors, and regulators.

ACWA Power - Sustainability and Corporate Responsibility Report

ACWA Power has published a standalone Sustainability Report covering its management and performance during 2014 which accompanies this Report as Volume 2. The Sustainability Report complies with the international Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) G4 standards at the core level and at the GRI’s requirements for Electricity Utilities. The following section presents extracts from the Sustainability Report relating to some of ACWA Power’s main sustainability and corporate responsibility issues.

Tetra Pak Launches 2015 Sustainability Update

Tetra Pak has launched its 2015 sustainability report, which highlights the company’s achievements in environmental performance, social responsibility and good governance over the past year.

Westpac Group Reports 2015 Sustainability Performance

The 2015 financial year marked the mid-point of Westpac Group’s five-year Sustainability Strategy.   This strategy recognises that for Westpac Group to prosper over the long term, so too must the communities in which it operates. Over almost two centuries, this view has motivated the bank to tackle emerging issues that will affect the future prosperity of its stakeholders, where it has the skills and experience to make a positive difference.

Postal Sector Reaches 2020 Target of 20% CO2 emissions reduction six years ahead of schedule

IPC Postal Sector Sustainability Report announces that the IPC Environmental Measurement and Monitoring System (EMMS) programme reached its 2020 target of achieving a 20% reduction in participants’ own emissions in 2014.

Workday Publishes its 2015 Global Impact Report

Workday, Inc., a leader in enterprise cloud applications for finance and human resources, recently published its 2015 Global Impact Report. The report details Workday’s sustainable business practices and the efforts the company is taking to make a positive difference for its customers, employees, the communities in which it operates, and the environment.

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Chemical Safety, Transparency, Climate Change Among Top “Critical Issues” Ranked in Cleaning Product Industry Sustainability Report

The American Cleaning Institute’s (ACI) 2015 Sustainability Report showcases the cleaning products industry’s progress toward sustainable development and unveils ACI’s first-ever industry “materiality assessment,” which maps the critical risks and opportunities facing its value chain.

CN issues Delivering Responsibly sustainability report

CN today issued its fifth sustainability report, Delivering Responsibly, outlining the company’s programs and achievements in safety, corporate governance, community involvement, human resources and environmental sustainability.

BSCI Annual Conference 2015 - The Power of Collaboration

The BSCI Annual Conference 2015 will return this November under the theme 'The Power of Collaboration'. This conference will unite hundreds of large and small companies with NGOs, government representatives, academics and think tanks from all over the world to work together towards finding solutions to prominent sustainability challenges in factories and farms worldwide. Collaboration is key for implementing sustainability in global supply chains. By working together, actors can use a joint leverage to tackle common challenges and accelerate improvements in their supply chains.

Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) Publishes 2015 Citizenship Report

This week Microsoft published its 2015 Citizenship Report, which covers the company’s commitments to ethical business conduct and governance, its people, empowering communities, human rights, responsible sourcing and manufacturing, and environmental sustainability. The report is published in conjunction with Microsoft’s annual report to reflect the core belief that the company’s citizenship commitments and actions contribute long-term value to society and to its business.

Wesfarmers Releases 18th Sustainability Report

Wesfarmers has been creating value for more than 100 years, starting as a farmers’ cooperative and now holding a diversified portfolio of retail and industrial businesses, as one of Australia’s largest listed companies.

Help us Reimagine Responsible Sourcing in Hong Kong (October 20) and London (November 12)

Join Responsible Sourcing leaders at the ELEVATE Leadership Series to help envision the future of responsible sourcing. The 2015 Leadership Series, Reimagining Responsible Sourcing, will provide you a roadmap to take your programme to the next level and to better navigate the complex challenges associated integrating CSR into your company’s operations.

Caesars Entertainment Publishes Sixth Annual Corporate Citizenship Report

Caesars Entertainment Corporation (NASDAQ:CZR) is pleased to announce the publication of its sixth annual Corporate Citizenship Report covering 2014 through the first half of 2015. Entitled “Inspiring Citizenship,” the report focuses on the way Caesars continues to be inspired to advance responsible business practices while inspiring employees, guests, partners and communities to share in making a positive impact.

CBRE Publishes Eighth Annual Corporate Responsibility Report

CBRE Group, Inc. (NYSE:CBG), a Fortune 500 and S&P 500 company headquartered in Los Angeles, is the world’s largest commercial real estate services and investment firm (in terms of 2014 revenue). CBRE offers strategic advice and execution for property sales and leasing; corporate services; property, facilities and project management; mortgage banking; appraisal and valuation; development services; investment management; and research and consulting.

U.S. Dairy Industry Plays a Leading Role to Build a More Resilient, Sustainable Food System

Through a shared commitment, U.S. dairy farmers, importers and businesses work together to provide people with the nutritious dairy products they want, in a way that is improving the social, economic and environmental performance of the dairy industry. In 2014, partnerships, knowledge sharing and actions from farm to table to community addressed the complex interconnections among food production, nutrition and health, economics and the environment.

Sky releases latest sustainability report and summary video

Europe’s leading entertainment company Sky has released its latest sustainability report, now exclusively online. Through its website, Sky outlines its overall vision, initiatives and approach to building a better, more sustainable business. Sky grew over the year with the acquisition of Sky Deutschland and Sky Italia and now employs almost 30,000 people, reaching 21m customers across Europe.

TUI Group launches new ‘Better Holidays, Better World’ sustainability strategy

TUI Group, the world’s number one tourism business, has launched its new sustainability strategy, ‘Better Holidays, Better World’. The ambitious 2020 strategy is built around three core pillars to help shape the future of sustainable tourism and continue to lead the tourism industry.

A Better Way for Life: Sealed Air Releases 2014 Sustainability Report

“At Sealed Air, sustainability is a business imperative and a business driver. It is critical to the long-term success of our company to consider the full life cycle of each and every innovation we create and sell. You have to look no further than our logo to see sustainability embedded in our vision.”  Jerome A. Peribere, President and CEO

ISO 9001:2015 & ISO 14004:2015 Update: Final Versions Issued

SGS, the world’s leading inspection, verification, testing and certification company, is recognized as the global benchmark for quality and integrity. With more than 80,000 employees, SGS operates a network of over 1,650 offices and laboratories around the world.

Don’t allow corporate philanthropy to fuel the orphanage industry

Across the world there are an estimated 8m children in institutional care or orphanages. Of those vast number in orphanages, research has shown 80% are not orphans. Indeed, they have one or more living parents.

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