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FTSE 100 companies asked to detail diversity policies for UK gov’t by Lady McGregor-Smith - news

By Brian Collett — The UK government has been asked to compel fund managers to request the FTSE 100 companies in which they invest to detail their diversity policies and to say how they...

EU Commission issues guidelines to strengthen CSR reporting - news

By Sangeeta Waldron — Non-Financial Reporting (NFR) is an effective way for businesses to integrate sustainability into their decision-making processes. NFR can help companies identify...

EU Commission issues guidelines to strengthen CSR reporting - news

By Vikas Vij — Non-Financial Reporting (NFR) is an effective way for businesses to integrate sustainability into their decision-making processes. NFR can help companies identify critical...

De Beers innovates to become carbon neutral - news

By Brian Collett —  De Beers, the world’s leading diamond company, has begun research that could make some of its mines carbon-neutral within five years.    ...

Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil Europe conference Europe highlights partnerships - news

By Brian Collett — The importance of strength in numbers in encouraging responsible practice was emphasised by the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil at its Europe conference.  ...

Global apparel industry takes steps toward better performance - news

By Brian Collett — The global apparel industry is making changes to promote better practices.   A pact to improve garment factory working conditions worldwide has been signed...

A conversation with Sandy Boundy, Communications and CSR Manager at Heineken Ireland - news

From "In Conversation," Business in the Community Ireland —    Please describe your role and responsibilities and how many years you have been in the...

Guides published to help companies deal with human rights - news

  By Brian Collett — Two guides have been issued to help UK companies to understand how to perform their human rights duties and manage complaints.   ...

Is the corporate responsibility and sustainability profession just another elite?  - news

By Tom Idle — The recent EU referendum demonstrates the national divides we have in the UK – and  plenty of evidence  shows that we have one of the lowest social...

Whitbread's Environmental Leadership - news

By James Pitcher — Whitbread is the UK’s largest and fastest growing hospitality company and we have ambitious plans for our two leading brands, Premier Inn and Costa. By 2020, we...

Slovak’s EU presidency focuses on transition to low carbon economy - news

By Roger Aitken — The Environment Council agenda under the Slovak Presidency of the Council of the European Union (EU) has been focusing on creating conditions for a “gradual...

Refreshing the business contract with society - news

By Adam Woodhall   “Can business refresh its contract with society before it’s too late?” was the stimulating question with which the CEO of The Crowd , Jim...

Taking the lead in stormy times - news

By Adam Woodhall — How are corporate sustainability professionals—and the organisations they work with—to lead through this post-Brexit period facing our society? How are they...

Honest dialogue: the key to a sustainable future  - news

By Sarah Rozenthuler   From my experience of running dialogue programmes for numerous global corporations, I’ve discovered that the key to creating sustainable organisations...

Gender pay gap closing, according to sustainability salary survey - news

By Adam Woodhall — The findings from the latest Corporate Responsibility & Sustainability (CRS) salary survey run by Acre , Flag  and Carnstone are certainly thought...

Women's Equality Day: interview with Shelley Zalis - news

Interview by Sangeeta Haindl   Equality in the workplace and gender pay is a stubborn issue, one which hit the UK headlines on 23 August, when research from the Institute of Fiscal...

Nike expands sustainable distribution centre in Belgium - news

by Brian Collett — Nike, the multinational footwear and apparel group, has opened an expanded distribution hub at its European centre with the claim that it has taken 14,000 annual lorry...

The other “B” word — not Brexit or Boris, but British bees - news

by Sangeeta Haindl —  Organic food UK home delivery service Abel & Cole has welcomed 60,000 honeybees to its offices in Wimbledon as part of its commitment to educating people...

Discover the "Blue Economy" - news

by Bibi Gratzer —  Blue has always been my favourite colour. Maybe because I am oceanophile, maybe because blue is a colour that has both, calming and awakening properties. Maybe also...

UK businesses need a long-term growth agenda: report - news

by Vikas Vij — Over the past few decades, British business has made significant progress in many areas – from better governance to leading in major industries. However, there are a...

Federation of small businesses exposes untapped potential of women enterprises for UK economy - news

By Sangeeta Haindl — What would you say, if you knew that only one in five U.K. small businesses are majority-woman owned and yet contribute over £75 billion to the...

Diversity on FTSE 100 falls dramatically - news

By Sangeeta Haindl - There is growing concern about the levels of diversity in major companies, revealing that there is still a mountain to climb when it comes to ethnicity in the U.K....

A force for good - news

Fujitsu’s  head of responsible business, Juliet Silvester, explains how the company creates long-term value. Interview by Tom Idle The Japanese ICT business Fujitsu is currently...

Lloyds Bank Publishes "Helping Britain Prosper" Plan - news

by Sangeeta Haindl When the U.K.’s Chancellor of Exchequer, George Osborne, announced his very controversial 2016 Budget  last month, he said, “We know that those who...

The new CSR equation: transparency = brand credibility - news

EP Journal Trust in business today goes hand in hand with increased transparency by Miranda Ingram Corporate reputation is hard to gain and easy to lose, but any company that...

Forging a positive future for ethnic diversity in business - news

EP Journal by Brian Collett Black women now comprise the fastest-growing group of entrepreneurs in the US. A new study from Digitalundivided, a New York-based company whose aim...

Increasing the rate of exchange - news

With 40% of its carbon impact found along the supply chain, GSK has found a novel way to engage and encourage its suppliers to cut energy, water and waste. Tom Idle speaks to the...

BLOG: Why diversity matters to capacity-driven success - news

Diversity tends to be a very hot topic on the web and in the news. It has been for decades. You would think there would be more movement in this direction, and while we gain inches here and...

APCRG launches Responsible Business Champions 2016 - news

The All-Party Parliamentary Corporate Responsibility Group (APCRG) in the UK has launched its 2016 National Responsible Business Champions award. The Co-Chairs of the Group Baroness (Sally)...

MCS welcomes extension of coastal conservation zones around UK - news

The chances of recovery for marine life in English seas have been boosted by the creation of new Marine Conservation Zones, says the Marine Conservation Society (MCS) following the Department...

Reporting in Europe breaks new ground - news

This year the first directive mandating non-financial corporate disclosures is due to take effect across the EU which breaks new ground in corporate reporting requirements. Elisabeth Jeffries...

When it comes to CSR, can you teach an old dog new tricks? - news

The necessity to engage everyone in the CSR agenda isn’t always an easy path to tread, writes William Buist . Generational divides in the workplace seem to be getting wider down to the...

Gender equality: running to stand still? - news

2015 was the year Hillary Clinton declared she was running for president in the US; it was also the year that the US fell to 28th place in the World Economic Forum’s Global Gender Gap list...

Racial harassment in the workplace on the rise - news

The largest ever survey published on race equality in the UK has revealed that 30% of Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) employees in the UK have witnessed or experienced racial harassment...

Environment tops CSR agenda in Japan - news

The Tokyo Foundation, an independent, Japanese, not-for-profit think tank that works on policy proposals for both the public and private sectors recently reported on the growing importance of...

BITC calls for ‘race’ to be added to UK Corporate Governance Code - news

While Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) people have greater ambition than their white colleagues and enjoy their work more, 30% of employees in the UK have witnessed or experienced racial...

Channel NewsAsia ranks top performing companies for sustainability - news

Regional broadcaster Channel NewsAsia and its partners, CSR Asia, and Sustainalytics, have announced the list of top performing Asian companies for the 2015 Channel NewsAsia Sustainability...

Car giant accelerates progress in gender diversity - news

The percentage of women employees at both Renault and Nissan has increased from a year ago - particularly in manager-level positions - following the car giant launching numerous programmes...

Cecil the lion and the big data revolution - news

‘Big data’ has been one of the buzz phrases of the last five years and has already spawned an analytics industry worth $125bn. But is it all hype or does it have the power to...

Why channeling the energy of youth is key to sustainability - news

In recent years, as we’ve thought about social movements and the millennial generation, many have conjured up images of protesters, from the “Indignados” in Madrid to those who...

The circular economy : why it’s a global sustainability priority - news

In the past few years, rising global sustainability developments have paved the way for surging numbers of corporate commitments and more decisive action by national governments. Even if...

Sweetening the deal for sustainability? - news

More and more companies are linking staff pay and bonuses to sustainability performance. Is it a fad, or a genuine tool to drive employee engagement at scale? And is it having the desired...

Howzat! EHRC teams with ECB to boost diversity in cricket - news

The Equality and Human Rights Commission has teamed up with the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) to get thousands of women, girls and people from ethnic minority backgrounds involved in...

Empowering sustainable change - making it happen - news

You are unique, your organisation is unique. Any empowerment campaign is about your journey to generate positive and sustainable change for your organisation, writes Carbon Smart's Adam...

Biodiversity takes off at London's Heathrow airport - news

George Davies, head of environmental strategy and assessment, Heathrow, talks to Ethical Performance about the crucial role he and his team play in keeping the airport safe  ...

British business at risk of widening ‘diversity deficit’ - news

New research into the top 10,000 executives in Britain’s most important firms reveals a widening “diversity deficit” which risks putting UK companies at a serious disadvantage...

British business at risk from 'diversity deficit' finds report - news

New research into the top 10,000 executives in Britain’s most important firms reveals a widening “diversity deficit” which, it maintains, risks putting UK companies at a...

Higher prices for sustainable palm oil could save endangered species - news

Higher supermarket prices for eco-friendly palm oil could help save endangered species, according to University of East Anglia (UEA) research. Palm oil is used by the food industry as a...

What do you need to succeed in CR? - news

Excellent, you’ve found us, writes Claudine Blamey . After years studying or working in another profession, you’ve decided to start a career in CR and sustainability (CRS). What do...

Wildlife takes off at London Heathrow - news

Heathrow Airport has been awarded the Wildlife Trust’s Biodiversity Benchmark for the seventh year running. The award is the only national award recognising responsible land management....

US arm of Novartis tops diversity league table - news

Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation (NPC) has been named the top company for diversity in the US in DiversityInc’s annual league table for the second year in succession. According to...

Drive trust through authenticity and values, says BITC - news

Fair and respectful treatment of employees is the most important sign of a responsible business in the eyes of the public, reports a Business in the Community (BITC) survey. Altogether 92%...

Gender balance in boardroom still has long way to go - news

A new report on global diversity in the boardroom from INAC, the international network of executive search consultancies, has found that while progress on the gender divide is being made –...

Novartis named top company for diversity for second year - news

Novartis has been named the top company for diversity in the US in DiversityInc’s annual league table for the second year in a row. The American arm of the Swiss pharma giant also...

McDonald's makes global commitment on deforestation - news

McDonald’s has announced a global commitment on deforestation across its expansive global supply chain. The commitment builds on the fast food giant's Global Sustainability...

Oysters set to be new pearl of The Solent - news

Native oysters are to return to the Solent, once the biggest oyster fishery in Europe. A coalition led by the BLUE Marine Foundation has announced its intention of restoring a healthy...

FTSE to meet gender target but boards remain “stubbornly white and male” - news

While the 2015 Cranfield Female FTSE Board Report confirms that Britain’s top boardrooms are set to meet the 25% women on boards target this year, critics maintain that the percentage of...

New diversity toolkit to inspire effective business strategies - news

A new diversity toolkit featuring a series of podcasts with chairmen, ceos and directors sharing their perspectives on changing corporate culture, aims to provide businesses of all sizes with...

One in three disabled jobseekers in UK face discrimination - news

Up to 37% of disabled jobseekers have been discriminated against during the recruitment process according to research commissioned by the Recruitment Industry Disability Initiative (RIDI)....

American pharma companies lead Global Sustainability Index - news

Biogen beat fellow American pharmaceutical company Allergan to top spot in this year's Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations in the World Index. German sportswear company Adidas...

Investment industry urged to address lack of female execs - news

The UK investment management industry is suffering from a severe lack of female representation, despite the high corporate governance expectations placed on the boards of companies in which they...

AOL furthers commitment to diversity and inclusion - news

American media technology giant AOL is bolstering its commitment to promoting diversity and inclusion with the creation of a nonprofit private foundation which will be focused on creating...

Plaza wins equality honour - news

Lindy Plaza, chief of CalPERS’ Diversity Outreach Program, is the recipient of the 2014 Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Hero Award. The award, presented by the Asian Pacific State...

Walgreens and Staples earn perfect score in Corporate Equality Index - news

America's largest drugstore chain Walgreens and office supplies giant Staples have received perfect scores of 100% on the 2015 Corporate Equality Index (CEI), a national US benchmarking...

Scottish Leather Group recognised for environmental good practice - news

At this week’s Energy Institute Awards, the Environmental Award went to Scottish Leather Group for its low carbon leather production. Scottish Leather Group secured the award against...

Building a sustainable future - news

We, in the OECD countries, spend about 90% of our lives inside buildings so it should be pretty clear that healthy and comfortable indoor environments contribute significantly to overall health...

inbrief - news

In an industry first, KPMG has revealed the detailed diversity profile of its 11,500 staff. At the same time, the professional services firm has also announced targets, across the four...

Midori prize winners announced - news

Dr. Kamal Bawa?president of the Ashoka Trust for Research in Ecology and the Environment, Dr. Alfred Oteng-Yeboah?chair of the Ghana National Biodiversity Committee and Dr. Bibiana...

Not enough women execs to sustain FTSE board challenge - news

CTPartners Augmentum, the UK ceo and board practice of the New York-listed global executive search firm CTPartners, have calculated that whilst Lord Davies’ target for women to make up 25%...

EAC calls for creation of 'Office for Environmental Responsibility' - news

The UK government has been given a ‘red card’ for its efforts to reduce health-damaging air pollution, protect biodiversity and prevent flooding in a scorecard assessment of its...

Perion in CR push following merger - news

Following its reverse merger with Conduit’s Client Connect, app monetization and software company Perion is ramping up its CR efforts with a $1.5m volunteering initiative. Simone...

Clark makes UPS delivery - news

Rhonda Clark has become Chief Sustainability Officer (CSO) at UPS. Clark succeeds Scott Wicker who helped create UPS’s sustainability architecture and implemented numerous successful...

CBI calls for government to address gender pay gap - news

The next Government should ensure there is a UK target for reducing the gender pay gap, says the CBI. The UK's leading business group has called for a commitment from the next Government...

Betfred pledges commitment to improve equality and diversity - news

The Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) has entered into a formal agreement with Betfred, which aims to improve diversity and equality awareness among the high street bookmakers 5,000...

Unilever to develop new tea varieties to 'future proof' supply - news

PG Tips maker Unilever is embarking on a tea research and development programme aimed at 'future proofing' the supply of the world's most popular beverage.  Using advanced...

UTZ upgrades code to enable greater farmer uptake - news

UTZ Certified, the sustainable farming programme and label, has published a new code of conduct, which it says is stronger in content and simpler in structure. The company maintains that the...

Mental health needs to move up wellbeing agenda, says BITC - news

While the results from the second Business in the Community (BITC) Workwell FTSE100 benchmark showed the average company score on the up, the provision of mental health support continues to be a...

Novartis ranks at no1 in US diversity league - news

Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation (NPC) has been named the leading company in DiversityInc’s Top 50 Companies for Diversity listing. The rankings are determined by an objective...

Procter & Gamble commits to no deforestation policy - news

American FMCG giant Procter & Gamble (P&G) has committed to a new no deforestation policy that will provide full traceability for all the palm oil and derivatives it uses. The...

Business needs to do more to prepare for 4G future - news

While British business recognizes the benefits of age diversity, it must do more to prepare for a ‘4G’ future, warns new research from the CIPD. The professional body for HR and...

Driving culture change is key to ensuring gender equality - news

Single initiatives to promote gender diversity are unlikely to succeed without achieving cultural change, according to a new report by Tomorrow’s Company, the London based business think...

Balfour Beatty signs up to Disability Confident campaign - news

Balfour Beatty's UK and Ireland construction business has become the first in its sector to sign up to the Disability Confident campaign. The Department for Work and Pensions'...

Herbert Smith Freehills sets gender balance targets - news

Herbert Smith Freehills has announced a 30% gender target for the proportion of women in its global partnership, making it one of the only global firms to publically commit to international...

#FF for BITC’s responsible business Twitter campaign - news

Business in the Community (BITC), the charity which promotes responsible business, is asking employees across the UK to tweet why they are #Proudtoworkfor their organizations. The campaign...

Lloyds to bolster number of women in senior roles - news

Lloyds, the UK banking group, has promised that within six years 40% of its 8,000 senior employees will be women, up from the present 28%. It is the first UK FTSE 100 company to set a...

Procter & Gamble comes under fire over palm oil use - news

Greenpeace has called on household products titan Procter & Gamble (P&G) to commit to an immediate “no-deforestation” policy after linking the company to palm oil suppliers...

Citigroup flies rainbow flag with Community Capital project - news

While Citigroup’s corporate social responsibility programmes lend a generous hand to LGBT and anti-violence groups, its business operations do too. Laura Klepacki reports from the US...

Eversheds backs diversity programme in France - news

The Paris office of global law firm Eversheds is partnering with Club XXIe Siècle and the European Professional Women Network (EPWN) to sponsor a mentoring programme aimed at helping...

Westpac ranked world's most sustainable company - news

Australia's first bank Westpac has been ranked number one in ‘Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations in the World’ at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. ...

FTSE350 urged to improve boardroom gender equality - news

FTSE350 companies in the UK are being pushed by Business Secretary Vince Cable and Lord Davies to increase the number of women in their boardrooms. The pair have jointly written to the...

The importance of learning from each other - news

Stephen Howard, chief executive of Business in the Community, explains why robust CSR award schemes are powerful mechanisms for sharing best practice The CSR agenda faces a frustrating...

Time to realise the power of renewables? - news

This year Ofgem announced that Britain will face an energy drought by 2015, as our ageing coal fired power stations are systematically decommissioned. Whilst the materialization of Hinkley Point...

Taking an ethical stance and sticking with it - news

Disappointed doesn’t come close. News that IKEA failed to make a stand on lesbian and gay rights in Russia, dismays and disillusions me. Only months ago, the Swedish furniture giant was...

JPMorgan Chase makes neurological diversity move - news

US investment bank JPMorgan Chase & Co is adding autism benefits for employees participating in the company’s health plan. Effective from January, intensive behaviour therapy for...

Turkish stock exchange to launch sustainability index - news

The Turkish stock exchange, the Borsa Istanbul, is to partner with EIRIS, the global responsible investment research provider, to develop the BIST Sustainability Index, which will be...

The importance of integrating CR into risk management - news

Risk management is a cornerstone of running a good, responsible business, writes BITC's Stephen Gee . Investors want to know the level of risk they are committing to and wider...

Female representation on FTSE100 boards rises - news

Latest figures for women on boards show that female representation in the top FTSE100 companies’ boards continues to increase.? The statistics suggest that the UK is making good...

BHP Billiton boosts scholarships - news

BHP Billiton is to fund an additional 90 scholarships for Indigenous students in Australia to the tune of AUD$10m (USD$10m, GBP£6m). The Anglo Australian mining and petroleum compay...

Female quotas make no difference to board's effectiveness: study - news

Positive discrimination towards women at board level fails to improve bottom-line business performance, maintains an expert in business ethics. Professor Nada Kakabadse, a global authority...

Why inclusive business = responsible business - news

Sandra Kerr, OBE, director of Race for Opportunity, the race equality campaign from Business in the Community, tells Ethical Performance why diversity is key to the responsible business...

Land stewardship – the next big environmental issue? - news

Land stewardship is not a well-known term; however, for the mining industry it is becoming increasingly critical. The concept of land stewardship is intended to address what has been...

inbrief - news

? Aviva appointment... Aviva Investors has appointed Abigail Herron as head of engagement in the global responsible investment Team. She reports to Steve Waygood, chief responsible investment...

Sky’s the limit at The Bigger Picture - news

Daniella Vega is head of responsibility at BSkyB’s CSR department, aka The Bigger Picture, and is also this year’s recipient of 2Degree’s Sustainability Champion of the Year...

Europe’s winning ways in CSR - news

Orchestrated by CSR Europe and BiTC, 31 national European networks and organisations in 30 countries joined forces to deliver the first ever pan-European CSR Award Scheme. The winners have just...

Banking on a powerful phase of CSR - news

Nick Wright, managing director of CR and Community Affairs, EMEA at UBS, talks about the changes he’s seen during his 10-year tenure at the Swiss bank Q CSR impacts broadly on a...

The art of working in collaborative partnerships - news

Collaboration, either between different divisions of large corporates, or between companies and organisations in related fields, is not just a simple case of pooling expertise. There are lots...

Hyatt Hotels check out community engagement - news

Global hospitality company Hyatt Hotels Corporation recently unveiled a new social pledge campaign called Commit To Thrive, which asked employees, guests, and local residents to take an online...

Corporate diversity still lacking in top European firms - news

Large European companies may have gone global, but this is not yet reflected in their leadership according to a study by AXA Investment Managers. The report, Future-proofing company...

SAP in autism-focused recruitment drive - news

The German computer software giant SAP has launched a recruitment drive to attract people with autism to join it as software testers. “Only by employing people who think differently...

Natural capital depletion signals huge risk for investors - news

It’s a well-known fact that we are depleting the Earth’s natural resources at a faster rate than we are replacing them. Now a report published by an international business coalition...

Diversity accolade... - news

Sodexo, best known for providing a wide range of integrated services spanning facilities management to foodservice operations, has been recognized by DiversityInc as the #1 company on their 2013...

Diversity accolade... - news

Sodexo, best known for providing a wide range of integrated services spanning facilities management to foodservice operations, has been recognized by DiversityInc as the #1 company on their 2013...

Board boost... - news

Answering calls for specific steps to boost women’s representation on boards worldwide, WomenCorporateDirectors and its Global Nominating Commission has unveiled a roadmap for...

Uphill battle... - news

UK campaigning organisation for women’s equality and rights, The Fawcett Society, has published a new report which shows that the gap in pay between women and men is beginning to grow...

Casting the net further - news

We’re living in a fast-changing world where the make-up of our communities is evolving like never before. So how is business responding and what is “encouraging diversity “...

Few companies calculate fiscal effect of sustainability - news

All US companies except one in the Standard & Poor’s 500 list make some sustainability disclosure but few calculate its effect on their financial performance, says a new report....

BITC benchmark shows companies reporting on engagement perform better - news

Leading British business charity, Business in the Community (BITC) has published the results of its first Workwell FTSE 100 benchmark, which scored the level of publicly available information...

Natural disaster... - news

Research from the University of East Anglia published recently in the journal Nature Climate Change looked at 50,000 globally widespread and common species and found that more than one half of...

Attenborough launches CCI partnership - news

World renowned naturalist and broadcaster David Attenborough, attended the launch of CCI, a new partnership formed between conservation organisations and the University of Cambridge. Its aim is...

SolAbility launches second competitiveness index - news

Going up against the World Economic Forum’s competitive index, Swiss-Korean sustainability consultancy SolAbility has issued its second Global Sustainable Competitiveness Index ranking 176...

Cracking the glass ceiling in the boardroom - news

Currently, women in Europe have to work 59 extra days to get to the same salary as their male counterparts, but the ‘Proposal on increasing Gender Equality in the Boardrooms of Listed...

Intensive farming proves factor in loss of Cambodia grasslands - news

Around half of Cambodia’s tropical flooded grasslands have been lost in just 10 years according to new research from the University of East Anglia (UAE). The seasonally flooded...

Italy makes progress but still faces ‘numerous challenges’ - news

Fifteen of the 30 European cities with the worst air pollution are in Italy, reports the OECD in its environmental performance review of the country. The review concedes that Italy has...

Northern Europe leads way in female empowerment - news

The Nordic countries again dominate the Women in Work Index, compiled by PwC, the professional services consultancy.   For the third consecutive time Norway, with a score of 81.3, tops...

Good companies keep good company - news

So many horses, so little time. Companies face a credibility gap on the horsemeat issue, which raises sustainability questions around accountability, stewardship and, above all, purpose. With...

Diversity advice: sold like snake oil in the Wild West - news

To propose the ‘business case’ for diversity is misleading. To me, a business case is meant to introduce something, yet to happen to an organisation, balancing reasons for and...

TEEB in Singapore push - news

A coalition of businesses is to push for the promotion and protection of biodiversity and natural resources is to be formed in Singapore. The coalition is part of the international Economics of...

Comprehensive reporting law adopted by France - news

Companies either headquartered in France and which operate there will be required to comply with a CSR reporting mandate.   Article 225 of the Grenelle II Act is one of the most...

UK guidelines for business environmental sustainability reporting unveiled - news

Following the UK government’s announcement that larger UK businesses will need to report their sustainability performance ( EP, July 2012, p1 ), environment minister Lord Taylor of...

CSR driving change at the heart of business - news

Economic challenges abound, but the CR Salary Survey 2012, published this month, shows a sector that’s not only enjoying continuing growth but also a place increasingly at the heart of...

Insurance industry bodies back UN ESG principles - news

Leading insurance companies and industry bodies from across nations and regions have committed to a UN-backed programmes to green the sector and promote responsible investment globally....

A Short Guide To Reputational Risk - news

This is precise, explicit and jargon-free – no small compliment for a book dealing with a field that, as its author outlines with some clarity, is sometimes the victim of – and...

NGOs slam UN for giving into business ‘bluewash’ - news

The UN has been forced to defend itself against an accusation of corporate capture made by civil society bodies worldwide. The UN, which presides over many significant international CSR...

Europe leads US and Asian companies in Eiris ratings - news

European companies are outstripping their US and Asian counterparts on sustainability, says the latest Eiris report produced ahead of this summer’s Rio+20 conference. The German...

EU ponders new quotas on women board members - news

The European Union is conducting consultations on mandatory quotas for female representation on company boards, coinciding with a groundswell of corporate support for similar measures in the US....

Conservation credits put a price on biodiversity loss - news

The UK's first online 'biodiversity offsetting' scheme has been introduced to allow conservation groups, farmers and landowners to 'sell' wildlife sites to companies wishing...

Rio+20 agenda topics - news

Discussions on 15 priority areas, which could lead to commitments or international agreements, are on the agenda hinted at by the UN for its June Conference on Sustainable Development, Rio+20....

New SRI index launched in Mexico - news

The world’s third large-scale, dedicated SRI index has been launched in Mexico. The Mexican stock exchange, the second-largest in Latin America, has set requirements for companies on...

Equality Works sets up diversity accreditation - news

A diversity accreditation scheme has been launched in the UK to help businesses improve people management and enhance business performance in the process. Equality Works, a London-based...

CSR for HR - news

This guide brings together a range of issues central to the responsibility of business, one being the way it treats its workers. Covering complex ground that ranges from diversity to...

Majority of Asian companies ‘failing to recognise basic employee rights’ - news

Nine-tenths of Asian companies have no human rights policies covering their operations in sensitive countries, and are failing to consider the International Labour Organization’s basic...

inbrief - news

Paul Snyder has been named InterContinental Hotels’ new corporate responsibility head. Snyder, an internal appointment, will lead the implementation of sustainability and community efforts...

inbrief - news

The world’s first sustainability-certified sugarcane has been purchased by Coca Cola. The Bonsucro certification system, an industry initiative developed over the past five...

Puma unveils new-style profit and loss accounts - news

Clothing giant Puma has published the first results of an innovative environmental profit and loss account, revealing heavy impacts from emissions and water externalities at the bottom of its...

Accountancy: the front line of sustainable investment - news

Accountants are expanding the financial information SRI investors use to make decisions with. Mike Scott speaks to Richard Spencer of the Institute of Chartered Accountants to discuss the...

Accommodation is key to a faith-friendly future - news

How can companies act responsibly when it comes to the religious practices of their employees? EP looks at new advice from the Institute of Business Ethics If you need to know how corporate...

Dow to make nature a business matter - news

Dow Chemical has entered a five-year partnership with a conservation charity to help it to place environmental protection at the heart of its business strategy and reduce its ecological...

Amnesty makes its mark with debut social report - news

Amnesty International UK has become one of the few NGOs to produce a sustainability report. The group first looked at producing such a document in 2004, but has taken six years to get to...

inbrief - news

Guidance on how to produce biofuels has been produced by WWF, Conservation International and the consultancy Ecofys. The advice says biofuels have to be produced sustainably without...

Emerging market CEOs ready to commit to CSR - news

There’s good reason to believe emerging market countries will be in the vanguard of future CSR initiatives, according to an analysis of chief executive opinions in such nations. A new...

new governance rules respond to risk issues - news

The UK Corporate Governance Code establishes fresh  principles on gender diversity, debate in the boardroom, and pay – but the real emphasis is on risk the background Since the first...

Code aims to put more women on boards - news

UK companies with all-male boards have been told to re-evaluate their selection methods by the country’s governance and reporting regulator, in a move that has been welcomed by investors....

inbrief - news

Two Tomorrows is to join forces with the ecological consultancy Biocensus to offer new biodiversity support services to businesses. In partnership with Biocensus, the UK-based sustainability...

New reporting regime takes off at Heathrow - news

The company that runs the world’s busiest international airport has decided to switch from detailed annual CSR reporting to bi-monthly briefings on specific social and environmental...

10% have known only CSR - news

This year’s CR Salary Survey has highlighted an emerging phenomenon – a generation of corporate responsibility professionals who have only ever worked in the field. The...

A short guide to reputational risk - news

Garry Honey. Paperback. 120 pages. Gower Press. £25/$50. This is precise, explicit and jargon-free – no small compliment for a book dealing with a field that, as its author...

NGOs to get their own reporting requirements - news

Non-governmental organizations will shortly be given their own version of the Global Reporting Initiative guidelines on sustainability reporting. A draft NGO supplement to the guidelines...

A look at CSR’s continental shift - news

CSR Europe has produced a new guide on the state of corporate responsibility in Europe. Here  EP summarises some of its conclusions about the progress – or lack of it – being...

RBC bucks banks backlash - news

Royal Bank of Canada has registered a rare recent success for the banking sector by being admitted to the Nasdaq Global Sustainability 50 Index. The Toronto-based bank’s naming on the index means...

SRI fund sets sights on women-friendly firms - news

A new avenue has opened up in the socially responsible investment field with the creation of a fund investing in companies with a high number of women in senior roles. The Women’s...

inbrief - news

Multinational insurance company Aviva has made Marie Sigsworth its corporate responsibility director. Sigsworth, an internal appointment, will run diversity, environmental performance and...

C of E: keeping faith in an ethical approach - news

The Church of England continues to punch above its weight in the responsible investment world – and is not just focussed on exclusion.  Mike Scott talks to Edward Mason about its...

GRI steps up diversity plea - news

Companies have been urged to ask their suppliers for more information on diversity performance, and to consider submitting such data to third-party audits. New guidance from the...

MillerCoors develops inclusion plan for Hispanics - news

One of the largest alcoholic beverage manufacturers in the US has pledged to increase economic opportunities for Hispanics through a joint five-year agreement with a Hispanic CSR association....

inbrief - news

Indonesia’s first socially responsible investment index has been established by the country’s stock exchange in collaboration with a biodiversity foundation. The Kehati-SRI Index...

Why an SRI pioneer feels that ‘the time is right’ - news

Mike Scott talks to Walden Asset Management’s Tim Smith, who’s in bullish mood about changing attitudes to to risk and, more specifically, issues such as excessive executive pay and...

Wragge’s first report: was our verdict too harsh? - news

A critical review of Wragge & Co’s first CSR report appeared in EP this May. This month Tom Peyton of Enact Consulting gives an alternative view I have long championed the...

More diligence needed - news

Corporate responsibility reports by law firms are still uncommon, so a debut from a UK-based legal company has caught the eye. Oliver Balch reviews its contents Lawyer and US president...

Third world companies match western peers - news

Some third world businesses now match their counterparts in developed countries on environmental matters such as climate change, but still lag far behind on human rights and other social issues,...

inbrief - news

Heidelberg Cement, the German building materials company, has published guidelines for promoting biodiversity at its mineral extraction sites. The guidelines are intended to establish uniform...

UTZ agrees global tea code - news

A tea producers’ ethical code has been created by a body that runs one of the largest certification programmes for coffee. The Dutch-based UTZ Certified has put the Code of Conduct...

Diversity progress wins Asia Pacific award for Baxter - news

Baxter International, the US healthcare products company, has been honoured for its Building Talent Edge programme aimed at developing an equal male-female balance in company management and...

Indonesia gets palm oil project - news

Oil palm companies in Indonesia are being encouraged to start new plantations on degraded soil instead of cleared forest land. In the same project the World Resources Institute (WRI), a US-based...

Office supplies firm takes Australian award - news

Corporate Express Australia, the office supplies and services company, has been named Sustainable Company of the Year in the Australian Sustainability Awards. The business took the title at...

New code tells firms how to treat migrant workers - news

British companies have been offered a voluntary code of practice on employing migrant workers. The eight-page document comes from Business in the Community, which wants all employers of migrant...

Sodexo pleases investors with group-wide policy - news

The facilities management multinational Sodexo has adopted a group-wide human rights policy after an investors’ engagement campaign. The Paris-based company, which has 342,000...

Job losses begin as crunch leads to internal reshuffles - news

Signs that the global financial crisis is starting to affect jobs in the responsible business world emerged last month as three large businesses – Eversheds, JPMorgan and Citigroup –...

The global financial crisis presents a challenge for CSR practitioners - news

Not the least important among the many issues raised by the turmoil in financial markets is the performance of the executives working in the CSR and sustainability fields. Within the corporate...

GRI biodiversity advice now in Japanese - news

The Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) document Biodiversity , produced 18 months ago to guide companies that report on the issue, has now been published in Japanese. The new publication...

Diversity is still a blind spot for big business - news

FTSE 100 companies have made progress on many corporate responsibility issues over the past five years, but they are not doing so well on board diversity and equal opportunities. Ethical...

Soup business makes CSR a key ingredient - news

Campbell Soup Company, the US convenience food manufacturer, is to make corporate responsibility part of its overall business strategy. The New Jersey-based Fortune 500 business, which has...

Malaysian stock exchange promotes CSR - news

Public limited companies have been urged by the Bursa Malaysia stock exchange to improve their CSR practices and integrate them into mainstream activities. This, says Bursa Malaysia, would show...

‘little to choose’ between assurance firm services - news

The main UK providers of assurance for corporate non-financial reports offer a ‘very similar’ range of services, says the first in-depth analysis of the sector. The business research company...

ANZ is best for women – again - news

ANZ has been named as the employer of choice for women for the sixth consecutive year. The bank, which was awarded the title by the Australian government’s Equal Opportunity for Women...

Suppliers pressed on wages - news

‘Living wage’ levels for 400 employees have been written into contracts issued to private sector companies by the Greater London Authority Group. The GLA, which includes the...

A disappointing debut with too many gaps - news

Wal-Mart has published its long-awaited first sustainability report. US-based reporting specialist Kathee Rebernak provides some thoughts on its scope and value Wal-Mart’s inaugural...

Regnan analyses sustainability of Australian stocks - news

Governance scandals and climate change are pushing social and environmental issues up the agenda for companies and investing institutions in Australia. Erik Mather talks to Mike Scott The...

inbrief - news

German chemicals company Henkel has appointed Anke Meier as its first global diversity manager. Meier, who was previously Henkel's chief financial officer in the UK and Ireland, will report...

sustainable business? not without women at the top - news

The gender imbalance at board level is weakening corporate leadership, argues Alison Maitland A sense of crisis again surrounds business leadership, with a substantial number of chief...

investors fight off plan to curb voting rights – for now - news

Socially responsible investors around the world breathed a sigh of relief late last month when the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) drew back from plans to curtail their ability to raise...

the Celtic Tiger is now coming of age - news

The first ever ‘corporate responsibility week’ took place in Ireland last month. EP looks at the state of CSR in a country that has seen huge social change over the past 15 years What was...

the fault lines in corporate social responsibility have been revealed - news

The crisis at Northern Rock is an exposure of corporate social responsibility. The UK’s fifth largest mortgage provider had to be bailed out by the Bank of England in order to fulfil its most...

inbrief - news

Barclays has merged its public policy and corporate responsibility activities into a single team aimed at ‘driving Barclays’ business sustainability agenda aligned with public policy issues...

sub-prime fallout reaches the ethical fund market - news

The credit squeeze in the financial markets that led the Bank of England to intervene on behalf of the UK mortgage lender Northern Rock is having a knock-on effect in the ethical funds market,...

Norton Rose is top of big London law firms on diversity - news

Norton Rose has emerged as the top-rated City firm in a diversity performance table for legal practices. The international law firm, with 1000 lawyers in Europe, the Middle East and Asia, had...

‘Ethical’ becomes ‘Responsible’ for EIA - news

The Ethical Investment Association is to change its name to the Responsible Investment Association Australasia. More than 85 per cent of members at a special general meeting voted for the...

merger deals riskier due to lack of ethics research - news

Due diligence for mergers and acquisitions is being held back by a lack of good-quality research into the social and environmental risks associated with investment, says research commissioned by a...

strategy advice in demand - news

Consultancies advising companies on their strategic direction have commanded the highest number of searches by visitors to a new online directory of CSR service providers. In the first six...

Japanese sustainability course proves popular - news

More than 100 students have enrolled on a lecture programme started by the non-governmental organization Japan for Sustainability. The programme, which will be run for four years by Japan for...

Diageo asks assurers for more comment - news

Diageo has asked the assurers of its annual corporate citizenship report to provide more commentary on the document’s strengths and weaknesses rather than just on the accuracy of the information...

firms ‘too defensive’ on CSR - news

Companies engaged by investors on corporate responsibility issues can become too defensive and bogged down in debating specific allegations about their performance rather than looking at the...

Malaysian prime minister speaks out on CSR - news

Public listed companies in Malaysia have made significant progress in corporate governance compliance, said Abdullah Badawi, the premier and finance minister, when he put forward his tentative...

Malaysian stock exchange steps into CSR fray - news

The Malaysian stock exchange has published a CSR framework setting out guidelines for public listed companies on environmental, community, marketplace and workplace activities. Bursa Malaysia...

soy processors set up responsible alliance - news

Businesses involved in the production and processing of soya beans have set up a global organization to reduce the industry's negative social and environmental impacts. The Roundtable on...

inbrief - news

The Prince of Wales has two new ambassadors for 2006–7 to help him in his role as president of Business in the Community. They are Allan Leighton, chairman of Royal Mail Group, ‘for his leadership...

ICI sets latest five-year targets - news

Chemicals multinational ICI has laid out a five-year sustainability plan to run until 2010. The Sustainability Challenge, agreed by ICI’s board, sets dozens of objectives, including targets to...

‘Equator 2’ raises the bar - news

Financial institutions have welcomed an update of the Equator Principles, ethical guidelines for lending on large-scale project finance. However, they say the latest adjustments will lead to only...

new standards for paper group - news

Stora Enso, the huge Finnish-Swedish multinational paper products group, which has acquired 34,000 hectares of land in China's Guangxi province, is linking up with the United Nations Development...

Corporate leadership missing on diversity - news

The biggest barrier to addressing workplace diversity in Asia is a lack of leadership commitment from the top of companies, according to a newly-released poll. The survey of 121 mainly...

French motor giant signs CSR deal with trade unions - news

Peugeot Citroen has reached a landmark agreement with 85 trade unions by committing itself to new global workplace and supply chain standards. The multinational French car manufacturer,...

Judges want to see CSR in photos - news

High school and university students in Hong Kong are being invited to enter a CSR photograph competition run by AIESEC, the world's largest student organization. Entries must illustrate CSR...

EC white paper unveils European CSR alliance - news

Plans to create a Europe-wide federation of companies on corporate responsibility have been outlined in the European Commission’s long-awaited second CSR white paper, published at the end of last...

Sakhalin II decision could be big test for Equator Principles - news

One of the biggest tests yet is looming for the Equator Principles on ethical project finance lending, following a decision by the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development to conduct a...

French navy makes waves with first CSR assessment - news

The French navy has shown there is life in CSR beyond the corporate sector by submitting itself to a social responsibility assessment. The Marine Nationale opened itself to scrutiny by...

business and peace programme moves into second stage - news

The second phase of the Business and Peace Programme has been started in the Mindanao region of the Philippines, a predominantly Muslim area that has been ravaged by community conflict. The...

inbrief - news

HBOS and HSBC have emerged as the two best-performing British high street banks in a review by Henderson Global Investors. Henderson studied the overall strategy, corporate governance, ethical...

inbrief - news

Esso UK, an affiliate of ExxonMobil, has signed up to a pilot supplier diversity programme based at De Montfort University. Esso said it had joined the programme, which already has BT, IBM and...

Wal-Mart finally ties its flag to the CSR mast - news

Corporate responsibility may have won its highest profile convert so far with a dramatic announcement by the much criticized Wal-Mart group that it will step up its efforts to improve its social...

Centrica uses diversity to open up new supplies - news

Utilities business Centrica is intensifying its efforts on diversity to help it open up new natural gas supplies in remote regions. The group believes that recruiting a more diverse...

house builders make headway - news

UK-listed house builders have significantly improved their social and environmental performance over the past year. The second annual assessment of the 12 UK house builders in the FTSE All...

consolidation of SRI rating agencies benefits the market - news

A few years ago, specialist agencies rating companies' social, environmental and ethical record were popping up all over the place. Now the talk is of consolidation. Ethibel and Vigeo have...

Royal Mail nurtures big revamp of CSR regime - news

Royal Mail Group is restructuring its social responsibility programme as the UK government considers the future of the state-owned postal service. The revised strategy has five themes:...

HP managers given diversity plans - news

Hewlett-Packard has asked its national managers in 23 European countries to draw up action plans on diversity. The US multinational, which is the largest IT employer in Europe with 46,000...

inbrief - news

Examples of innovative work by companies on workplace equality are being sought by the European Commission for a compendium of good practice. The commission’s Community Action Programme on...

Laos project gets go ahead - news

Finance for a huge hydroelectric dam in Laos has been recommended by the World Bank advisory panel despite an undercurrent of environmental objection. The total cost of the Nam Theun 2...

oil firm tie-ups with NGOs are condemned - news

Links between conservation bodies and oil companies were condemned by the Oilwatch South East Asia Network as the two met in Kuala Lumpur on 8 and 9 March. Oilwatch protested that oil companies...

Wal-Mart comes out fighting over its responsibility record - news

Wal-Mart is challenging ‘urban myths’ about the retailer’s lack of social responsibility in a nationwide US advertising campaign. The world’s largest retailer says the placing of full-page...

Abbey takes new lead on disfigurement - news

Abbey National is helping companies improve employment opportunities and customer service for people with severe disfigurements to their face, hands or body. The UK’s second-largest mortgage...

sustainable palm-oil guidelines advance - news

Two public forums to publicize policy and seek suggestions have been held by the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil, set up to produce responsible guidelines for the industry in the Asia Pacific...

logistics firms prepare to measure progress - news

Seven global transport and logistics companies are to produce a set of social and environmental performance indicators for their sector by the end of next year. The multinationals – DHL, Ferrovie...

Cadbury’s offers helping hand to cocoa farms - news

Cadbury Schweppes is to attempt to boost the incomes of Ghana’s cocoa farmers through a partnership with two civil society groups. The three organizations will improve wildlife habitats as a...

Calvert turns mirror on itself - news

One of the best-known SRI asset managers in the US has practised what it preaches by publishing its first sustainability report. Maryland-based Calvert has tabled 14 shareholder resolutions in...

ethical palm oil principles beginning to take shape - news

Consultation ends this month on the first draft of globally applicable principles for sustainable palm oil production. The draft has been drawn up for the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil...

men dominate in CSR jobs - news

Two-thirds of company CSR executives are men. A review of 3564 Ethical Performance records of individuals with CSR managerial responsibilities in companies shows 67 per cent are male. This is...

FTSE4Good sets bar on labour standards - news

Sixty-eight of the 900 companies in the FTSE4Good index family will be required to meet new criteria on supply chain labour standards by July 2005 if they want to remain as constituents. The new...

CSR guru tells SRI funds: ‘heal thyself’ - news

A leading CSR proponent has accused socially responsible investment specialists in the US of failing to practise in their own organizations what they preach. Paul Hawken, executive director and...

inbrief - news

The herbs and spices industry is creating a body to promote fair trade and biodiversity. The Herb and Spice Stewardship Council, modelled on the Forest Stewardship Council, which sets standards...

CSR gongs can prove to be a liability as much as an asset - news

There are hundreds of awards open to companies and individuals to win but many are of doubtful value because it is often unclear what they measure As with codes of practice, so with CSR awards....

ChevronTexaco makes diversity gains - news

ChevronTexaco has reported an increase in the number of women and non-Caucasian males in senior positions to 19.5 per cent last year from 16.7 per cent in 2002. The company says the figures,...

corporate initiatives on the rise - news

Nearly four in five large businesses have begun new social responsibility initiatives in the last two years, a poll suggests. Ninety per cent of the executives questioned as part of the latest...

NGOs comment on April's sustainability - news

The second annual sustainability report from Asia Pacific Resources International - known as April - the plantation fibre producer with one of the world's biggest pulp and paper mills, contains...

New business group tackles human rights - news

An advisory group has been formed to help businesses in the Far East tackle human rights abuses, child labour, poverty, environmental degradation, legal compliance, corruption, regional conflicts...

Making Corporate Responsibility Work: lessons from real business - news

By Leon Olsen Ashridge Centre for Business and Society in association with the British Quality Foundation. 36 pages £40. www.ashridge.com/acbas Business...

shareholder activism makes the headlines - news

Shareholder activism has been the hottest topic in CSR over the past five years, an analysis of Ethical Performance contents in the period shows. The indexes of EP for...

mm02 makes sure CSR gets executive treatment - news

A UK company has taken the unusual step of disbanding its corporate social responsibility committee and handing the work to executive directors. While many firms...

integrated CSR wins M&S major award - news

Marks & Spencer has won the Impact on Society Award at this year’s Business in the Community Awards For Excellence. Judges said the UK-based retailer deserved...

academy draws picture of perfect CSR manager - news

A list of the skills and attributes of the ideal CSR manager has been drawn up by the UK’s new CSR academy, in what it claims is the first set of ‘core...

Canadian firms told to perform better on human rights - news

Canadian companies need to spend more time on human rights issues as part of their CSR programmes, says the country’s first National Corporate Social Responsibility...

mixed picture on biodiversity - news

Only four of 22 major international extractive companies have made a public commitment to specific goals and targets on biodiversity, an investor study has shown....

Amnesty social report could lead way for NGOs - news

Amnesty International UK is to become one of the few non-governmental organizations to produce a social report. The move, which could put pressure on some of...

inbrief - news

Businesses and public bodies are to become liable for the harm they do to wildlife and natural habitats under a new European Union directive. The environmental liability...

business courts the arts world - news

Corporate support for the arts in the UK has reached its highest level for three years. Companies made £120million ($215m) worth of in-kind and cash donations, as...

Land Securities takes integrated approach - news

One of the UK’s leading shopping centre owners has formed a corporate responsibility implementation team to help it to meet new CSR targets. Land Securities, whose...

NGO uses Citigroup as lever for change - news

The two largest financial services companies in the US have now agreed to put in place lending criteria on issues such as climate change and biodiversity, following a...

our role is to question, not merely observe - news

Alan MacDougall takes issue with Peter Knight’s recent attack on ‘tick-box political correctness’ A response is needed to Peter Knight’s claim in last month’s...

OFRs will take effect in 2005 - news

Quoted UK companies will have to begin producing Operating and Financial Reviews that take account of their social and environmental performance from next year, according to a...

timber body in spat with NGO - news

A body supported by Malaysian timber companies has fallen into dispute with Greenpeace International, which has criticized its lack of progress on sustainable forest...

Office Depot sets up alliance - news

Office products company Office Depot has formed an alliance with three conservation groups under which it has agreed a five-year plan to develop sustainable forestry and...

time for CSR Hobbits to get real on diversity - news

Tick-box political correctness is in danger of undermining CSR, argues Peter Knight There are five of us in the office, two men and three women – all pinkish-grey in...

Sodexho gives suppliers some food for thought - news

The US division of one of the world’s biggest catering and facilities management companies has sent a code of conduct to suppliers as part of its campaign to become a CSR...

rating agencies will submit to new standard - news

European socially responsible investment rating agencies have joined forces to create a quality standard in a bid to bolster confidence among investors and companies in...

extractives are a mixed bag on biodiversity - news

Only a third of the biggest mining and oil companies have a published policy on biodiversity, even though half are doing work in this area, research has shown. A...

annual resolutions target diversity - news

Thirty-three companies are in the firing line for this year’s round of social and environmental shareholder resolutions filed by Calvert, one of the more active...

Isis works on climate change - news

A leading UK fund manager is working with the government on the corporate risks posed by climate change. Isis Asset Management has begun a research project on the...

inbrief - news

CSR proponents have been urged to turn the tables on sceptics who demand to see the business case for socially responsible behaviour – by asking them to make the...

chemical firms to set goals - news

The UK chemical industry has taken a step towards greater transparency by declaring it will publish social and environmental goals this summer. The Chemical...

oil firms sign up to biodiversity - news

Four major oil and gas companies have agreed to consider biodiversity when they select new development sites and decommission old ones. BP, ChevronTexaco, Shell...

inbrief - news

Insight Investment , which has £67billion ($105bn) of assets under management, has written to the chief executives of 20 UK extractive and utility companies asking them how they...

Carillion rewarded for its impact on society - news

Carillion has won the Impact on Society Award at this year’s Business in the Community’s Awards For Excellence. Judges said the UK construction company won the award for its...

human capital studied - news

Suggestions on how companies can improve the way they measure their investment in ‘human capital’ are to be made by a government task force this autumn. The...

Carillion on awards short list - news

Carillion and National Grid Transco have been short-listed in the large company section of the UK’s annual Impact on Society Award, which acknowledges the commitment of...

Austrian and Irish workplaces head 100 list - news

Companies in Austria and Ireland have done particularly well in the first-ever list of the 100 best workplaces in the European Union. Nine firms in Austria and nine in...

academy idea gets backing - news

The prospect of the UK government establishing a corporate social responsibility academy moved a step closer last month when a ministerial working group strongly supported the...

water firms tap into CSR - news

Some of the largest UK water companies have come together to commission research on how they can improve their ethical performance. The companies have ordered the work...

downturn will not hit CSR, say chief execs - news

Less than one in five global company leaders believe the current economic downturn will affect their business’s commitment to corporate social responsibility....

US resolutions challenge executive pay structures - news

Executive pay is emerging as a focus for shareholder action in the US. ‘Excessive’ executive compensation and linking the pay of directors in part to the...

new group to gauge diversity - news

A benchmarking group has been set up to help companies compare their equality initiatives with their peers in similar sectors. The Diversity Benchmarking Group has been...

report is first for AT&T - news

AT&T has produced its first corporate citizenship report. The unverified document covers what the telecoms giant believes are its main achievements in corporate citizenship...

CSR forum meetings begin - news

The roundtable of the European Commission’s multi-stakeholder CSR forum will hold its first meeting this month in Brussels. The event on 12 February will look at...

inbrief - news

Donna Westerman has been appointed to the newly-created post of director of supplier diversity at Avon. Westerman, who joins from Bristol-Myers Squibb, where she was...

inbrief - news

The mining industry has set up a partnership with the World Conservation Union to ‘work together on mining and biodiversity’. The environmental pressure group and the...

the changing debate ten years on from Rio - news

Business will play a major role in the World Summit on Sustainable Development in Johannesburg, with partnership and accountability emerging as key themes At the 1992...

three more make their social reporting debuts - news

Three FTSE100 companies have entered the ranks of social and environmental reporters with documents covering their operations in 2001. BAE Systems, Cadbury Schweppes and...

HIV charities target firms - news

A coalition of five HIV charities has set up an initiative called Positive Futures that will aim to help London-based companies recruit and retain HIV-positive staff....

inbrief - news

Nationwide building society has won the private sector category in the UK’s annual Opportunity Now awards for its ‘exceptional’ performance on diversity. Opportunity Now is a...

Kidde makes reporting debut - news

A leading fire and safety products company has for the first time included a section on corporate social responsibility in its annual report. UK-based Kidde has...

FTSE4Good index brings 82 more firms into the fold - news

Another 82 companies have been added to the four FTSE4Good indices following a second review by its advisory committee. New constituents include Safeway, Rank Group, Egg,...

sustainability targets linked to AWG bosses’ pay packets - news

Senior executives at the water and waste management company AWG are to have social and environmental performance targets written into their employment contracts. The...

Six Continents issues its first social report - news

Six Continents, the hotel and restaurant chain created following the sale of Bass Brewers in August 2000, has reported publicly on details of its social performance for the...

French set the pace on reporting - news

The French government has outlined a series of social and environmental indicators that companies must legally report on from next year. In a decree implementing a new law...

the first law of corporate social responsibility - news

The honeymoon period for voluntary self-regulation on CSR may be beginning to draw to a close, says Adrian Henriques Should corporate social responsibility be...

BBC aims to be a top CSR performer by 2005 - news

The BBC is to draw up a corporate social responsibility framework as part of a drive to become a leader in the field over the next few years. The corporation has...

electricity group to join ranks of social reporters - news

The London Electricity group is to launch its first corporate social responsibility report this spring. The group, which employs 4500 staff in the UK, hopes to publish...

Bayer lays out social progress for first time - news

The health care and chemicals group Bayer has reported for the first time on aspects of its social performance. The German group’s first sustainable development report...

retailers begin to measure up - news

Nine UK supermarket chains have agreed to help develop common benchmarks for measuring their social, environmental and ethical performance. The companies –...

UK chemicals industry gears up for CSR assault - news

The Chemical Industries Association (CIA) is holding its first-ever session on corporate social responsibility at next month’s annual conference. The hour-long...

firms urged to offer staff more flexi-work options - news

Only a third of UK companies have flexible working policies, according to the Industrial Society. A questionnaire answered by 516 human resource specialists drawn...

defining the qualities of the coming ‘citizen CEOs’ - news

Multinational companies are increasingly being forced to respond to challenges to the way they operate around the globe. EP talks to John Elkington about the measures...

Henkel profits from quality of life programme for its employees - news

A ‘quality of life’ programme devised by the German chemical company Henkel in Brazil has helped the company to reduce absenteeism at work. Henkel Loctite in Sao...

FTSE4Good will drop exclusion policy - news

Tobacco manufacturers, arms makers and nuclear power companies will eventually be allowed to qualify for inclusion in the FTSE4Good indices. Six of the eight socially...

‘inspirational’ Co-op Bank takes third major award - news

The Co-operative Bank has won the Impact on Society Award at the annual Business in the Community Awards for Excellence for its ‘inspirational’ commitment to corporate social...

retailer’s supply chain work wins plaudits - news

The food retailer Coop Italia received the Humane Workplace Award at this year’s Corporate Conscience Awards for its work to improve conditions for workers in its supply...

Co-op Bank and Camelot vie for award - news

Co-operative Bank and Camelot have been shortlisted for the annual Impact on Society Award to be announced this month. The award, which recognizes UK-based companies deemed...

Coca-Cola gets race panel - news

Coca-Cola has created a panel to help the company increase the number of contracts it places with ethnic minority and women-owned businesses. The Procurement...

social links to directors’ pay gain credence - news

US companies are increasingly linking executive pay levels to the social and environmental performance of their businesses, according to a study from Business for Social...

inbrief - news

Building group RMC has revised its environmental policy to include new sections on climate change and biodiversity. The policy was first issued in 1998.

Belgians prepare to push CSR - news

The Belgian government is to promote corporate social responsibility during its six-month presidency of the European Union, which starts in June. The start of the...

Irish business ready to launch new CSR group - news

An Irish body for socially responsible businesses is to be officially launched in Dublin this month. Business in the Community Ireland will have 20 founding members,...

inbrief - news

Procter & Gamble in the US has awarded five small companies its new Supplier Diversity Advocate Award for encouraging diversity in their workforces. The move is part of...

bank takes new ethical path - news

Bank of Scotland has issued an interim statement on ethical matters while it works on producing a full corporate citizenship report that will be published later in the year....

Unibanco leads the way in Brazil with ethical research service - news

The sell-side equity research department of Brazilian bank Unibanco has launched a socially responsible investment (SRI) research service on Brazilian equities. The...

Coca-Cola to create race taskforce - news

Coca-Cola has agreed to set up a taskforce to look into its diversity policies over the next four years. The taskforce is to be created as part of an $188million settlement...

inbrief - news

DaimlerChrysler has been named Corporation of the Year in the US by the National Minority Supplier Development Council for its commitment to supplier diversity. The...

how the dotcom world is lagging behind on CSR - news

Early indications from the UK government-backed Digital Futures inquiry into the ethics of e-businesses suggest that this new business sector is still at an early stage in developing...

Ford begins to make progress on race relations in European factories - news

Ford has appointed three senior diversity managers as part of ongoing work to improve race relations at its European car plants. The motor company, which was heavily...

BiE index criteria given tougher new emphasis - news

Criteria for Business in the Environment’s annual index of corporate environmental engagement have been made more stringent. Survey forms for the fifth BiE Index, which had...

Suez Lyonnaise join the EBNSC - news

Suez Lyonnaise des Eaux of France, the utilities company, and US-based computer company Honeywell have joined the European Business Network for Social Cohesion, a group of...

United Utilities makes new move on diversity - news

Plans for new initiatives on diversity are to be presented to the board of the energy and water group United Utilities. The proposals will be put forward this month by the group’s...

award recognises United Utilities' impact on society - news

United Utilities has won the Impact on Society Award at the annual Business in the Community awards for excellence for its ‘clearly defined approach to managing and accounting for its...

inbrief - news

Coca-Cola has said it will earmark $670million (£440m) over five years for its new diversity programme, which was announced in the spring (EP1, 2000). The company has made...

Carillion adds social data to its reporting portfolio - news

The construction and engineering company Carillion has published its first environmental, community and social report. The 32-page document, which also contains financial statistics,...

Coca-Cola moves on diversity - news

The world’s largest soft drinks manufacturer has announced new plans to improve its equal opportunities policies. Coca-Cola, which is engaged in a United States legal case filed by...

inbrief - news

New British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) director general Greg Dyke has pledged to increase the number of ethnic minority employees at the corporation from eight to ten per...

new service to put business in spotlight - news

A new software package that analyses the ethical performance of nearly 2000 international companies is to be offered to investors. Jeff Rooker, the government’s pensions...

top 100 could do much better on diversity - news

The UK’s leading companies are still not putting enough effort into diversity policies, according to new research by the London-based corporate governance consultancy...

tough new EU approach is signalled on pollution - news

Companies operating in Europe that harm the health of communities or the environment could become liable for huge damages under new ‘polluter pays’ legislation being planned by the European...

Ford begins to move on diversity policy - news

A harassment hotline has been set up to serve all Ford factories and offices in the UK. The move follows an equal opportunities agreement with unions sparked by allegations of...

building group eyes community issues - news

Building materials group RMC has decided to give greater weight to community issues in its second UK environment report, which will appear later this year. RMC’s...

Barclays unveils first social review - news

Barclays has become the latest UK high street bank to produce a social report. The 30-page document, billed by Barclays as ‘the first comprehensive review of our approach...

Unocal defends record in Asian trouble spots - news

Multinational oil company Unocal has defended its presence in some of the world’s human rights hotspots with a corporate responsibility report that claims it is making a positive...

Ford overhauls diversity policy in British plants - news

Ford is appointing a diversity manager and will examine its corporate citizenship policies in Britain as part of an equal opportunities agreement with unions sparked by allegations of...

US chemical giant opts for the triple bottom line - news

Dow Chemical Company has become one of the first businesses in the world to give ‘equal weight’ to economic, social and environmental responsibility by publishing a single...

building group looks for a second opinion - news

Building materials group RMC has invited some of its stakeholders to identify areas where the company can improve its environmental policy. Around 50 individuals and groups have been...

Co-operative Bank sets out bold agenda on corporate behaviour - news

The Co-operative Bank has outlined ambitious new plans to become a world leader in corporate responsibility by measuring its indirect impact on society rather than just its...

business leaders fight shy of race challenge - news

Chief executives and company chairmen are lagging behind public sector bodies and trade unions in making a public commitment to improving equal opportunities, a new study claims...

inbrief - news

The Royal Institute of International Affairs is holding a major conference on the role of corporate social responsibility in business strategy in London on 8-9 November 1999....

inbrief - news

The Royal Institute of International Affairs is holding a major conference on the role of corporate social responsibility in business strategy in London on 8-9 November 1999....

first quarter brings relief - news

John Fleetwood of Ethical Investment Services reviews the financial performance of ethical unit trusts in the first quarter of 1999 Smaller companies in the UK have seen a marked...

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Collins McHugh - directory

Collins McHugh is a solutions focused CR consultancy. We believe that well targeted, business focused Corporate Responsibility still remains one of the most under utilized business tools...

Three Hands Ltd - directory

At Three Hands we believe in creating business value and social value hand in hand.  We work with business to develop their people, partnership and products in ways that benefit society....

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Hormel Foods surpasses water reduction goal and has record year of giving - reports

Hormel Foods has launched its 11th annual corporate responsibility report. The report is available online at  https://csr.hormelfoods.com/  and includes information related to the...

AMD Demonstrates Corporate Citizenship in Action with 22nd Annual Corporate Responsibility Update - reports

AMD  (NASDAQ: AMD) today released its 22nd annual update on corporate responsibility, reporting on the company’s progress and milestones in its environmental and social goals. The...

Caesars Entertainment Publishes 2017 Citizenship Report with New Strategic Framework - reports

In 2016, Caesars Entertainment Corporation (NASDAQ:CZR) introduced the gaming and entertainment industry’s most aggressive carbon reduction targets, secured Triple A scores in three CDP...

CA Technologies Releases Latest Sustainability Report - reports

CA Technologies (NASDAQ:CA) announced its commitment to reduce absolute greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 40% by 2030, from a 2015 baseline, in its 8th annual Sustainability Report . The report...

Edmond de Rothschild Group Publishes Its 2016 Sustainability Report - reports

The  Edmond de Rothschild Group’s  third  Sustainability report , for reporting year 2016, gives a complete overview of its performance and progress versus its 2020...

Innovating for Balance People - Planet - Profit - reports

Innovating for Balance  covers sustainability management, responsible sourcing, efficient production with environmental key performance indicators, Lenzing’s innovations, key...

Amgen launches 2016 Responsibility Highlights Report - reports

Our mission to serve patients is at the heart of everything we do at Amgen. Our positive contribution to the world also extends beyond making vital medicines. Each year, Amgen dedicates...

BD Releases 2016 Sustainability Report - reports

BD (Becton, Dickinson and Company) (NYSE: BDX), a leading global medical technology company, today issued its 2016 Sustainability Report.

Caterpillar Highlights Company's Focus on Building Better and Making Sustainable Progress Possible Around the World - reports

Caterpillar Inc. (NYSE: CAT) has released its 2016 Sustainability Report, highlighting the company’s focus for more than 90 years on building better – better lives, better...

Eaton publishes a new online Sustainability Report for 2016. We make a healthy planet work. - reports

From our beginning more than 100 years ago, our products and solutions have helped people work more safely, use less energy and reduce emissions. This is what matters most for our employees and...

2016 Co-op Way Report - reports

The Co-op is one of the world’s largest consumer co-operatives, with over 4 million active members. Its purpose is ‘Championing a better way of doing business for you and your...

Flowserve Announces Availability of 2016 Sustainability Report: Company Celebrates Record-Setting Sustainability Metrics for 3rd Consecutive Year - reports

The 2016 Sustainability report for Flowserve includes information regarding the Flowserve Flow Control Division (FCD), the Engineered Product Operation (EPO) and the Industrial Product Division...

Teck Reports 2016 Sustainability Performance - reports

Teck Resources Limited (TSX: TECK.A and TECK.B, NYSE: TECK) ("Teck”), has released its 16th annual Sustainability Report, covering the company’s performance in 2016 and progress...

BAE Systems publishes 2016 Annual Report and CR Summary - reports

At BAE Systems we are proud not just of what we do, but how we do it – from developing innovative products and services and investing in our people and future workforce, to giving our...

Bloomberg Publishes 2016 Impact Report - reports

Bloomberg published its eighth Impact Report, which highlights the integration of sustainability into our products, communities and operations, as well as the progress we’ve made towards...

Scotiabank showcases progress on CSR strategy: Better Future, Better Off - reports

Scotiabank published its  2016 Corporate Social Responsibility report, Investing in Progress , as well as a  new CSR website  today. In this report Scotiabank...

Verizon (NYSE:VZ) Publishes Corporate Responsibility Report - reports

In its  Corporate Responsibility Report , published in concert with its 2016  Annual Report , Verizon detailed the progress it has made over the past year toward reaching its corporate...

Rockwell Automation Named a World’s Most Ethical Company By the Ethisphere Institute for the Ninth Year - reports

Rockwell Automation, the world’s largest company dedicated to industrial automation and information, has been recognized by the Ethisphere Institute as a  2017 World’s Most...

Monsanto 2016 Sustainability Report Marks Substantial Progress Against Goals - reports

Monsanto Company has released its 2016 Sustainability Report,  Growing Better Together . Highlights include Monsanto’s actions to mitigate and adapt to climate change through...

Cisco’s 2016 CSR Report Highlights Ambitious Long-Term Goals to Positively Impact People, Society and the Planet - reports

Today, Cisco released its 2016 Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Report , which highlights Cisco’s progress delivering on the company’s CSR mission  to accelerate...

Everything’s Connected: Mirvac’s 2016 Sustainability Report - reports

At Mirvac, sustainability is integral to creating customer and shareholder value. This year’s sustainability report, “Everything’s Connected”, showcases how integrating...

Symantec Releases its FY16 Corporate Responsibility Report Demonstrating Its Commitment to Making the World a Better and Safer Place - reports

The company invites its stakeholders to review the report and complete a brief stakeholder feedback survey. As an incentive, survey respondents can vote for one of three nonprofits to receive a...

Merck & Co., Inc., Kenilworth, N.J., USA Publishes 2015/2016 Corporate Responsibility Report - reports

Merck & Co., Inc., Kenilworth, N.J., USA recently issued its 2015/2016 Global Corporate Responsibility Report. The report provides an overview of the company’s corporate responsibility...

Calor Publishes 2015 Sustainability Review - reports

Calor Gas Ltd – Britain’s leading supplier of bulk and bottled LPG (Liquefied Petroleum Gas) – has today published its 2015 Sustainability Review.

Commonwealth Bank of Australia Publishes Corporate Responsibility Report 2016 - reports

Commonwealth Bank of Australia this week issued its Corporate Responsibility Report 2016, which provides an overview of the long-term value created for its stakeholders during the 2016 financial...

FTA SUSTAINABILITY - Chemical Specialist - recruitment

  The Foreign Trade Association (FTA) is the leading business association of European and international commerce that promotes the values of free trade and sustainable supply chains. FTA...

Virgin Media announces world’s first along with sustainability performance progress - reports

Virgin Media has announced the first year results of its ‘Five in Five’ sustainability goals – the company’s pledge to do more good with digital while growing the...

Orange publishes its first integrated annual report - reports

Orange has chosen to issue an “Integrated Annual Report” for the first time, which invites shareholders but also any stakeholder to consider the CSR aspect of its strategy. It aims...

Caesars Entertainment 2016 Citizenship Report: Sustained Progress and Leadership - reports

In 2015 Caesars Entertainment Corporation (NASDAQ:CZR) and related entities generated $4.4m of contributed value for every $10m in revenue, according to the company’s seventh annual...

CA Technologies Achieves Ambitious Carbon Reduction Goal Four Years Ahead of Schedule - reports

CA Technologies latest   Sustainability Report   marks a continued evolution of corporate social impact, from environmental stewardship to broader societal change. The report...

WPP publishes its Sustainability Report 2015 - reports

The latest Sustainability Report from communications group WPP shows the business making progress on sustainability issues with its clients and in its own operations.

Edmond de Rothschild Group Publishes Its 2015 Sustainability Report - reports

The Edmond de Rothschild Group  has set out its 2020 sustainability objectives and made them public in its second Sustainability Report.

Publicis Groupe publishes its 2015 CSR Report - reports

2015, is the tipping year for Publicis Groupe’s sustainability strategy. New steps have been taken including the unveiling of a materiality analysis to help guide our priorities towards...

SABMiller Sustainable Development Report 2016; embedding Prosper into the business - reports

2015 was a momentous year for sustainable development. Now that the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the Paris climate agreement are in place, we are all turning our...

State Street’s Corporate Responsibility Report Highlights Commitments to Strengthening Local Communities, Protecting the Environment and Promoting Responsible Investing - reports

State Street’s 2015 Corporate Responsibility Report highlights how corporate responsibility is infused across our strategy. By investing with impact, protecting the environment and making...

TD Bank Group Releases 2015 Corporate Responsibility Report - reports

This week TD released its 2015 Corporate Responsibility Report, Adapting to be the bank you need, showcasing the bank's commitment to serving the changing needs of its customers, employees,...

Flowserve Announces Availability of 2014-2015 Sustainability Report: Company Celebrates Record-Setting Sustainability Metrics - reports

The 2014-2015 Flowserve Sustainability Report provides general information regarding Flowserve Corporation, including a statement from the CEO, an overview of the Flowserve approach to...

Vivendi Integrated Report Now Available: Focus on Value Creation and Human Rights - reports

For the third consecutive year, Vivendi has dedicated a section of its Annual Report to a summary report highlighting the company’s achievements in creating long-term value for all of its...

AEP Releases 2016 Corporate Accountability Report - reports

American Electric Power (NYSE: AEP) has released its 2016 Corporate Accountability Report, an overview of the company’s strategy, governance and financial performance.

2015 Citi Global Citizenship Report - reports

Citi’s 2015 Global Citizenship Report highlights efforts made in the last year to responsibly provide financial services that enable growth and progress. It provides many examples of how...

Sustainability in a Connected World: ARM Delivers its Biggest Corporate Responsibility Program - reports

In 2015 ARM delivered its biggest corporate responsibility (CR) program ever to provide positive change to over 300,000 people around the world. Its 2015 CR report ‘Sustainability in a...

Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany Publishes Corporate Responsibility Update 2015 - reports

Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany has published its Corporate Responsibility Update, covering the year 2015. It is available online at http://reports.emdgroup.com/2015/cr-report .

One Step Further to a More Sustainable Business - reports

In 2015, Scentre Group has been focusing on ways to create a Sustainable Business in alignment with its business purpose to create extraordinary places connecting and enriching communities....

"It's Your Business" - John Lewis Partnership Launches 2016 Annual Report and Accounts - reports

John Lewis Partnership has launched its 2016 Annual Report and Accounts including a sustainability performance review, accompanied by a more detailed online sustainability report.

Delhaize Group Releases 2015 Sustainability Progress Report - reports

Company on the way to achieving Supergood Sustainability Ambition International food retailer Delhaize Group announced the publication of its 2015 Sustainability Progress Report online at...

Bloomberg Impact Report Update 2015 - reports

The 2015 Bloomberg Impact Report Update provides a detailed look at Bloomberg’s sustainability efforts and outcomes from the past year and details commitments for the future. The report...

Inter-American Development Bank Publishes Sustainability Report 2015 - reports

IDB Invests $3.8 billion in Environmental Sustainability and Climate Change projects

BAE Systems Publishes 2015 Annual Report and CR Summary - reports

BAE Systems attaches great importance to the way it does business, as well as the financial results it achieves. The company continues to build on its position as one of the world’s...

Looking Back, Moving Forward: Mondi Group Shares New Growing Responsibly Model and Commitments - reports

Mondi, the international packaging and paper Group, released its 2015 Sustainable development report today, together with its Integrated report and financial statements, and its Looking back,...

Ethical Corporation’s 7th Responsible Business Awards are Back! - reports

Ethical Corporation launches its 7th annual Responsible Business Awards today with the entry deadline on the 6th July 2016.

Accenture Releases 2015 Corporate Citizenship Report; Skills to Succeed Initiative Equips More than 1.2 Million People with Job Skills - reports

Accenture has released its 2015 Corporate Citizenship Report, “Making a Measureable Difference,” which explores the company’s progress, performance and goals across its global...

CLP Group Publishes 2015 Sustainability Report - reports

CLP is committed to working closely with local governments and communities to facilitate an orderly transition to a low carbon economy.   CLP’s Sustainability Report covers the...

CN issues Delivering Responsibly sustainability report - reports

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

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

The American Cleaning Institute’s (ACI) 2015 Sustainability Report showcases the cleaning products industry’s progress toward sustainable development and unveils ACI’s...

Wesfarmers Releases 18th Sustainability Report - reports

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...

BHP Billiton publishes 2015 Sustainability Report - Taking the long view - reports

BHP Billiton, a leading diversified resources company, has published its 2015 Sustainability Report.

Sompo Japan Nipponkoa Holdings publishes Corporate Responsibility Communication 2015 - reports

Sompo Japan Nipponkoa Holdings, Inc. has published Corporate Responsibility Communication 2015, its new report on the Group's initiatives in the area of corporate social responsibility (CSR).

Merck & Co., Inc. publishes 2014 Corporate Responsibility Report - reports

Merck & Co., Inc., Kenilworth, N.J., USA, known as MSD outside of the United States and Canada, recently issued its 2014 global corporate responsibility report. The report provides an...

ICL publishes 2014 Corporate Responsibility Report - reports

ICL has been publishing full Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) reports since 2010. This fifth report takes a major step forward in its process of building a strong tradition of CSR activities...

Publicis Groupe Releases its 2014 CSR Report - reports

For the 6th year, Publicis Groupe, the third largest communication company, is publishing its CSR Report. Since 2009, Publicis Groupe has embraced 98% of the company scope in the CSR reporting...

Edmond de Rothschild Group publishes First Sustainability Report - reports

The Edmond de Rothschild Group has set out its strategic sustainability ambitions for the first time at Group level.

Teck releases 2014 Sustainability Report - reports

Teck Resources Limited ("Teck”) today announced the release of its 2014 Sustainability Report – covering its performance and progress towards its sustainability goals.

Calor Gas publishes 2014 Sustainability Review - reports

Calor Gas, the UK’s leading supplier of bulk and bottled LGP (Liquefied Petroleum Gas), has today published its 2014 Sustainability Review.

Land Securities publishes 2015 Sustainability Report - reports

Land Securities’ Sustainability Report provides a top-line summary of the group’s progress this year. Following a review of its sustainability activities Land Securities has moved...

Delhaize Group releases 2014 Sustainability Progress Report - reports

Delhaize Group, has published its 2014 Sustainability Progress Report today online at http://sustainabilityreport.delhaizegroup.com.

M&S publishes its first update on Plan A 2020 and how it creates sustainable value - reports

The 2015 M&S Plan A Report is the international retailer’s first update on its Plan A 2020 targets launched last year.

Holcim releases 2014 Corporate Sustainable Development Report - reports

Holcim is one of the world’s leading building materials companies and has a presence on all continents. With its innovative products and services and a commitment to sustainable...

GSK Publishes Responsible Business Supplement 2014 - reports

GSK is a science-led global healthcare company that researches and develops innovative pharmaceuticals, vaccines and consumer healthcare products.

The Maersk Group publishes its Sustainability Report 2014 - reports

Having launched a new sustainability strategy in 2014, Maersk continues to address sustainability challenges in a way that creates value for society and for its business.

Piraeus Bank Group publishes 2013 Corporate Responsibility Report - reports

Corporate Responsibility remains a strategic investment for Piraeus Bank through which the Bank contributes to the development of the economy and society in every possible way. The Bank’s...

E.ON UK shows how it’s ‘Doing The Right Things Right’ - reports

Today E.ON UK has published its annual Corporate Responsibility report, entitled ‘Doing the right things right’. The full report, a two page summary of commitments and supporting...

PepsiCo Releases 2013 Sustainability and GRI Reports - reports

PepsiCo, the global food and beverage company with brands like Frito-Lay, Pepsi-Cola, Quaker and Tropicana, has released its 2013 Corporate Sustainability and Global Reporting Initiative (GRI)...

Sompo Japan Nipponkoa Holdings published Corporate Responsibility Communication 2014 - reports

Sompo Japan Nipponkoa Holdings, Inc. (President: Kengo Sakurada) has published Corporate Responsibility Communication 2014 that reports on the Sompo Japan Nipponkoa Group’s initiatives...

Diageo moves towards integrated reporting in its 2014 Annual Report - reports

Diageo, the world's leading premium drinks business, announces this week the publication of its 2014 Annual Report , which incorporates for the first time increased disclosure of...

ICL's 2013 Corporate Responsibility Report - reports

ICL’s tradition of reporting, which began in 2006, continues to develop and improve every year, demonstrating the comprehensive operational strategy for sustainability and corporate...

Merck & Co., Inc. publishes 2013 Corporate Responsibility Report - reports

Merck, known as MSD outside of the US and Canada, recently issued its 2013 global corporate responsibility report.

Sonoco summarizes Sustainability Progress in its 2013-14 Corporate Responsibility Report - reports

Sonoco, one of the largest diversified global packaging companies, today released its 2013-14 Corporate Responsibility Report, Principle, People and Progress, outlining the Company’s...

Alcatel-Lucent affirms its commitment to responsible business innovation - reports

With the publication of its 2013 Sustainability performance, Alcatel-Lucent affirms its commitment to sustainability and responsible business innovation in making communications more...

Orange, a committed operator in a changing world, publishes its 2013 Corporate Social Responsibility Report - reports

As a leading telecoms operator in over 30 countries serving 236m customers, Orange is at the heart of society’s digital transformation. This privileged position gives the Group the...

Holcim publishes 2013 Corporate Sustainable Development Report - reports

Holcim is one of the world’s leading building materials companies with a presence on all continents.

Discover Sanofi's new CSR tools - reports

As a leading healthcare company, Sanofi's mission is to protect health, improve the quality of life, provide hope and respond to the potential healthcare needs of 7bn people around the world.

Friends Life publishes its 2013 CR Report 'Aligning practice and purpose' - reports

Friends Life is a company with just a three-year history, but a 200 year heritage. Its purpose is to protect customers and their loved ones should they fall ill or die and to make their money...

Leading Across Generations - calendar

Companies that successfully unlock the potential of all generations within their business will not only attract and retain future talent, but will also create unique opportunities for...

Lloyds Banking Group helping Britain prosper - reports

Lloyds Banking Group announces the publication of its 2013 Responsible Business report which, for the first time, and in line with industry best practice, is forward facing as well as backwards...

A.P. Moller - Maersk publishes its Sustainability Report 2013 - reports

A.P. Moller - Maersk publishes its Sustainability Report 2013  “We have come a long way integrating sustainability into business processes, setting minimum standards and...

G&A Invites You: Global ESG Investment Forum: Just Two Weeks Away (Oct 26-27 | London) - calendar

G&A Institute invites you: Hi,     With only 2 weeks away from the Global ESG Investment Forum being held in London on the 26-27th of October 2016, we have included...

Corporate Bootcamp - calendar

CORPORATE BOOTCAMP Masterclass | LEARN | CONNECT | LEAD   Our guest speaker is one of the few female corporate speakers Lynda King Taylor. Lynda gave two interviews...

NKSJ Holdings publishes its Corporate Responsibility Communication 2013 - reports

NKSJ Holdings, Inc. has published its Corporate Responsibility Communication 2013 that reports on the NKSJ Group’s initiatives concerning corporate social responsibility (CSR).  

Business Disability Forum Conference 2016 - calendar

Business Disability Forum (BDF) is pleased to announce that Claire Harvey, British Paralympian and Senior Consultant at BDF Partner KPMG will be the keynote speaker at the 2016 BDF conference:...

EDF Energy UK plc has published its 2012 Sustainability Report - reports

EDF Energy UK plc has published its 2012 Sustainability Report, 'Our Sustainability Journey Continues’  online at:...

Thales's 2012 Corporate Responsibility Performance. A Year of Progress and Recognition - reports

Driven by a common vision of our business and its role in society, and by a strong commitment to ethical conduct, each Thales employee has been contributing directly to the long-term performance...

Discover the new Sanofi CSR tools - reports

Corporate Social Responsibility at Sanofi places the patient at the heart of the way we conduct business. To better showcase our approach and to lead our image and reputation, the CSR Excellence...

NKSJ Holdings publishes its Corporate Responsibility Communication 2012 - reports

NKSJ Holdings publishes its Corporate Responsibility Communication 2012.

BHP Billiton's 2012 Sustainability Report - reports

BHP Billiton’s first Charter value is ‘Sustainability’. Operating sustainably underpins everything BHP Billiton does. 

EDF Energy UK plc has published its 2011 Sustainability Report - reports

EDF Energy UK plc has published its 2011 Sustainability Report, 'Leading the Energy Change'.

Deutsche Telekom's Corporate Responsibility Report - reports

Deutsche Telekom has provided information to the general public about its sustainability activities since 1996. Under the motto of "We take responsibility," the company now presents...

Kingfisher plc publishes its report for 2012/13, Net Positive - The Start of our Journey - reports

Kingfisher plc, Europe’s largest home improvement retailer, has committed to go beyond zero impact to become Net Positive in four areas - timber, energy, innovation and communities –...

L'Oréal publishes its 2012 Sustainable Development Report - reports

L'Oréal, world leader in Beauty, has published its 2012 Sustainable Development Report in the form of a printable summary on the corporate website. 

Bayer Publishes Sustainable Development Report 2012 - reports

“Innovation & sustainability are the driving force behind our business success.” Dr. Marijn Dekkers, Chairman of the Board of Management, Bayer AG

Maersk publishes its 2012 Sustainability Report - reports

Maersk’s Sustainability Report 2012 focuses on the social and environmental impacts of the Group’s investments within trade, infrastructure and energy.

The Fourth Annual Asian Conference on Sustainability, Energy and the Environment - calendar

Hear the latest research, publish before a global audience, present in a supportive environment, network, engage in new relationships, experience Japan, explore Osaka and Kyoto, join a global...

Leading for sustainability programme - calendar

Lead International: Are you ready to make your mark? Are you looking to take your career to the next level? Our Leading for sustainability programme will give you the confidence and...

adidas Group presents its 2012 Sustainability Progress Report - reports

The adidas Group published its 2012 Sustainability Progress Report, reiterating its commitment to transparency in sustainability performance reporting.

Thales 2011 Corporate Responsibility Report has just been published - reports

This yearly report addresses the 10 Global Compact Principles of Responsibility with a focus on 6 of Group’s CR priorities.

Pearson publishes its 2011 corporate responsibility report - reports

Pearson one of the world’s leading learning companies has published its latest corporate responsibility report, Our Impact on Society 2011. The report sets out the commitments made by Pearson...

Holcim its releases 2011 Corporate Sustainable Development report - reports

Holcim, the worldwide producer of cement and aggregates today released its 2011 Sustainability Report.

Fiat S.p.A. publishes 2011 Sustainability Report - reports

Now in its eighth edition, this year’s Sustainability Report for the first time also reports on the results of the integration between Fiat and Chrysler, and the shared commitment between them...

MSc Social Responsibility and Sustainability - calendar

Full Time MSc: One year Part Time MSc: Two year Part Time Distance Learning MSc: Two – Five year A genuinely and uniquely interdisciplinary Master’s degree, Aston Business...

L'Oreal's new sustainable development report - reports

L'Oreal, world leader in Beauty, has published its 2011 Sustainable Development Report in the form of a printable summary in the corporate website.  This section presents the commitments...

Mondi Sustainable Development Report 2011 - reports

Mondi, the international paper and packaging group, is pleased to announce its 2011 sustainable development report.  The report highlights the progress that the Group has made in 2011...

Nestle's 2011 Creating Shared Value Report receives GRI A+ rating - reports

Nestle believes that for a business to be successful over the long-term it must create value for society alongside value for shareholders. The company calls this Creating Shared Value. Through...

GlaxoSmithKline publishes its 2011 CR Report - reports

GlaxoSmithKline's (GSK) new Corporate Responsibility Report reiterates its commitment to operate responsibly, openly and transparently and sets out advances made on this agenda during 2011.

Bell Canada publishes Corporate Responsibility report - reports

Bell Canada, the largest communications company in Canada, has just published its 2010 Corporate Responsibility Report online. The report meets the Global Reporting Initiatives GRI–G3 A+...

Chrysler releases 2010 Sustainability Report - reports

Chrysler Group LLC has released its 2010 Sustainability Report, representing the first time the Company has presented its vision for creating a sustainable enterprise, including strategies,...

Biodiversity and Sustainable Agriculture Workshop - calendar

Drawing on two decades’ experience working with companies such as Syngenta, Cadbury and Starbucks, this innovative one day training workshop will improve your understanding of biodiversity and...

Constellation Energy issues its annual CSR Report - reports

Constellation Energy has issued its annual Corporate Social Responsibility Report, detailing the company’s 2010 sustainability initiatives, performance and goals. It focuses on Constellation’s...

Linklaters launches fourth annual corporate responsibility report - reports

Linklaters' fourth annual corporate responsibility (CR) report has revealed that the firm has helped social ventures generate £7.5m worth of investment, through the innovative use of structured...

Climate Change - Engaging Diverse Communities - calendar

See website for details: www.capacity.org.uk or www.talkaction.org To book a place email: odiri@capacity.org.uk or call 0203 117 0102 The course will help you to: Gain a wider...

BHP Billiton publishes 2011 Sustainability Report - reports

BHP Billiton reduced the greenhouse gas intensity of its global operations by 18 per cent and has exceeded its $300 million commitment to supporting energy efficiency and low GHG emission...

NEC Corporation publish their CSR Report 2011 - reports

NEC Corporation has published its NEC CSR Report 2011, which outlines its work in pursuit of its CSR objectives during the fiscal year ended 31 March 2011.

Fiat SpA publishes its 2010 Sustainability report - reports

Now in its seventh edition, the Sustainability Report provides Fiat stakeholders a comprehensive picture of the company's economic, environmental and social activities, achievements and...

L'Oreal publishes 2010 Sustainable Development Report - reports

Cosmetics company L'Oréal has published its 2010 Sustainable Development Report. The report outlines the framework for the company's policies on corporate governance, environmental stewardship,...

British Land publishes Corporate Responsibility Report 2011 - reports

This year, British Land carried out a thorough review of its corporate responsibility strategy and activities, commissioning independent stakeholder research, consulting experts, reviewing best...

Towards a sustainable Heathrow: a focus on education, employment & skills - reports

The fourth in a new series of sustainability briefings entitled 'Towards a Sustainable Heathrow' is launched by BAA this week. The latest issue will provide a focus on education, employment...

Business for the Environment Conference - calendar

B4E, Business for the Environment, is the world’s leading international conference for dialogue and business-driven action for the environment. Held in partnership with WWF and Global...

National Grid Publishes 09/10 CR Review - reports

Energy company National Grid has published its 2009/10 Corporate Responsibility Review, 'Shaping a Responsible Future'. The Review complements the company's online corporate responsibility report...

Sompo CSR Communication 2010 released - reports

Sompo Japan Insurance has released its Corporate Social Responsibility Communication. The report, which uses the phrase 'Looking One Step Ahead' as a keyword throughout, focuses again on the...

The Guardian Sustainable Business Awards 2011 - calendar

Rewarding innovation in corporate sustainability Deadline for entries: 7 February 2011 Is your sustainability initiative leading the way? If so we want to hear from you! The Guardian Sustainable...

NEC's CSR Report 2010 - reports

NEC Corporation has released its "NEC CSR Report 2010," which discloses the practices carried out in pursuit of CSR during the fiscal year ended March 31, 2010.

Terna publishes its 2009 Sustainability Report - reports

Terna spa has published its 2009 Sustainability Report. The report, prepared in accordance with the Electric Utilities Sector Supplement of the GRI-G3 guidelines, has been externally checked with...

L'Oreal publishes 2009 Sustainable Development Report - reports

Cosmetics company L'Oréal has published its 2009 Sustainable Development Report in the form of an integrated website.

Holcim launches Corporate Sustainable Development Report - reports

Holcim has launched its Corporate Sustainable Development Report 2009

BT launches 2010 sustainability report - reports

BT's 2010 sustainability report is available online. The report reveals how BT is creating the framework for a low carbon future and embedding sustainability into its business.

ESG USA 2010 - calendar

Following the success of last year's event, ESG USA 2010 will bring together top-level speakers from the US and Europe for targeted, practical discussion on sustainable and responsible investment....

BP's 2009 Sustainability Review - reports

BP launches its Sustainability Review 2009

SEGRO publishes Sustainability Update 2009 - reports

The newly-published SEGRO Sustainability Update 2009 focuses on how sustainability delivers value for the commercial property investment and development business and its customers.

Philips publishes latest sustainability performance - reports

Philips has published its latest information on sustainability performance.

Monsanto Releases 2008-09 CR and Sustainability Report - reports

Monsanto Company has released its 2008-2009 Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability Report

L'Oreal publishes its 2008 report - reports

Cosmetics company L'Oréal has published its 2008 Sustainable Development Report.

IFC performance standards, equator principles and extractives - calendar

Advanced insights into and application of the IFC Performance Standards, Equator Principles and EBRD Performance Requirements to develop bankable ESIAs and secure project finance and political risk...

BAA's 2008 corporate responsibility report - reports

BAA's 2008 corporate responsibility report has been launched this week. The report says that with the ever-increasing scrutiny of the aviation industry's impact on society, BAA's license to...

The 3rd annual ethical supply chain summit - calendar

Working toward an ethical – and sustainable - supply chain that makes good business sense The Ethical Supply Chain Summit 2008 is the largest in a long line of ethical procurement and sourcing...

Barclays has released its 2008 Corporate Sustainability Report - reports

Barclays has released its 2008 Corporate Sustainability Report which is focused on sustainability performance, with reporting centred around five strategic themes.

Deutsche Post DHL's Sustainability Report - reports

Deutsche Post DHL, the global mail and logistics services group, has published "Changing Ways", its 2009 Sustainability Report.

The Co-operative Group CSR Report - reports

The Group’s new Corporate Social Responsibility Report 2004 reveals that community investment stood at £7.3m ($12.9m), or 3.2 per cent of pre-tax profit, up from 2.5 per cent in 2003 despite a 26...

The British Land Corporate Responsibility Report - reports

British Land has used its latest Corporate Responsibility Report to outline a number of 'next steps' the property company intends to take.

Lafarge's latest Sustainability Report - reports

Lafarge, the building materials giant, has outlined its progress on social and environmental issues in its latest Sustainability Report.

Online library of good practice in mining and metals launched - reports

An online library for all those working to improve the sustainable development performance of the mining and metals sector was recently launched.

The ICMM Annual Review - reports

'Significant progress' is now being made on sustainability issues in the mining sector, according to the latest annual review from the International Council on Mining and Metals.

New ICMM Publication - ICMM Annual Review Released - reports

A year of 'significant progress' on sustainability matters has been recorded by the International Council on Mining and Metals in its newly published annual review.

Third Corporate Responsibility Report for RBS - reports

The Royal Bank of Scotland Group has published its third Corporate Responsibility Report

United Nations Environment Programme Finance Initiative (UNEP FI) 2007 Global Roundtable - calendar

‘Awareness to Action’: Sustainable finance for today's global markets The UNEP FI 2007 Global Roundtable, the event that sets the sustainable finance agenda for the coming years, is heading...

The Barclays Corporate Responsibility Report 2004 - reports

Barclays has given an account of its efforts to improve its consumer and corporate lending practices in its Corporate Responsibility Report for 2004, available from today in print and online.

L'Oreal's 2005 Sustainable Development Report - reports

Cosmetics company L'Oréal has published its 2005 Sustainable Development Report, available in pdf and hard copy

L'Oréal publishes its 2006 Sustainable Development Report - reports

Cosmetics company L'Oréal has published its 2006 Sustainable Development Report, available in pdf and hard copy form

Land Securities publishes its fourth annual corporate responsibility report - reports

Land Securities has published its fourth annual corporate responsibility report.

British American Tobacco publishes 2005 Social Report - reports

The British American Tobacco 2005 Social Report is now available online

The European identity in business and social ethics - calendar

Celebrating both its own 20th anniversary as well as the one from the European Business Ethics Network the Centre for Economics and Ethics is pleased to host the 2007 Annual EBEN Conference in...

EMI's latest Social Responsibility Report - reports

EMI Group has published its latest Social Responsibility report, Sound Values 2006.

Tetra Pak aligns its environmental goals with Paris Climate Agreement - bestpractice

Former UK Education Secretary Michael Gove’s assertion that “people have had enough of experts” came to symbolise last summer’s Brexit referendum debates. But when it...

2006 Global Compact policy dialogue on combating discrimination and promoting equality at the workplace - calendar

Global dynamics have altered the traditional patterns of inequality and discrimination. At the same time valuing diversity at the workplace can be a key to business success. Many...

UBS invests in sustainability for financial and societal return - bestpractice

Banking came into its own in the first industrial revolution. Banks were the intermediaries between the people with money and the ideas and opportunities of the community they served. Now,...

Barilla’s onto a good thing with sustainability strategy - bestpractice

Right from the start, the Italian food company Barilla has combined the achievement of economic goals with social commitments to the areas in which it operates. Knowledge of social and economic...

Barilla's onto a good thing with sustainability strategy - bestpractice

Right from the start, the Italian food company Barilla has combined the achievement of economic goals with social commitments to the areas in which it operates. Knowledge of social and economic...

Upgrading citizenship to a whole new level - bestpractice

In order to build a truly sustainable organisation, global companies these days acknowledge that the umbrella of their stakeholders extends further than ever before. Chris Librie, senior...

Switched on to volunteering - bestpractice

Since 2009 employee volunteers at Turner Broadcasting, have helped build schools and school buildings in Mali, Rwanda, Malawi, Ethiopia, Tanzania and Mozambique. “Good schooling means...

Switched on to volunteering - bestpractice

Since 2009 employee volunteers at Turner Broadcasting, have helped build schools and school buildings in Mali, Rwanda, Malawi, Ethiopia, Tanzania and Mozambique. “Good schooling means...

The Volvo Cars Corporate Citizenship Report 2003 - reports

Volvo Car Corporation has issued its fourth Corporate Citizenship Report reflecting the Swedish company's economic, environmental and social performance for the year 2003.

The BBC's Corporate Social Responsibility Review for 2005 - reports

The BBC's Corporate Social Responsibility Review for 2005 has taken on a fresh magazine style format, featuring stories on how the corporation is living up to its corporate citizenship...

The BBC's Corporate Responsibility & Partnership Review - reports

The BBC's latest online Corporate Responsibility & Partnerships Review has adopted what the corporation hopes is a new, more engaging approach to CR reporting.

Building up a greener real estate industry - bestpractice

The Republic of Singapore is a highly urbanised state and much of its original vegetation has disappeared, though it still harbours a wide range of biodiversity. So, to preserve and improve its...

Ensuring the environment doesn’t go up in smoke - bestpractice

How do you persuade your suppliers in 20 countries to respect their environment and live in peace with their neighbours? A business tool known as the Biodiversity Risk and Opportunity...

Ensuring business measures up responsibly - bestpractice

Lloyds Banking Group has recently unveiled its Helping Britain Prosper Plan which represents several firsts. As part of the British banking institution’s 2013 Responsible Business report,...

Rio Tinto has published its 2007 Sustainable development review - reports

The online report outlines a number of practical programmes implemented by the mining and metals company.

Powering up the Pod - bestpractice

Launched in 2008, the idea behind the Pod, EDF Energy’s award winning sustainable schools initiative, was that it was to help young people understand energy and the wider issues associated...

Developing the co-operation concept - bestpractice

Employees like to work in companies that act with a social and environmental conscience and play a part in preserving the natural world around them. The mobile phone maker Nokia found in...

A winning formula built on trust and integrity - bestpractice

We live in a carbon-constrained world. While international and domestic legislation may move slowly, cities can act more quickly, implementing tangible changes towards the goal of sustainable...

Anheuser-Busch Releases Corporate Social Responsibility Report - reports

Global Leader in Responsibility Highlights Key Performance Data in Alcohol Awareness, Environment, People, Community, Accountability

A sustainable Olympic legacy for London - bestpractice

Promoting itself as the world’s first sustainable Olympics, the London Games organisers have had to think hard about their corporate partners, especially since 2012 will inevitably include...

bearing fruit - bestpractice

Diners at the Bluewater retail park in Dartford, UK, could be forgiven for executing a double take as they eat. Beside the food court sits an unusual vending machine. Instead of dispensing bottled...

Volvo Cars has published its seventh Sustainability Report - reports

Volvo Cars has published its seventh Sustainability Report.

L'Oréal releases its 2007 Sustainable Development Report - reports

Cosmetics company L'Oréal has published its 2007 Sustainable Development Report.

building a new approach - bestpractice

A smiling Christine Tona beams out from the front cover of British Land’s employee newsletter. An events manager at Broadgate Estates, one of its subsidiaries, she is the inaugural winner of the...

thinking outside the box - bestpractice

As a packaging company, Tetra Pak UK is subject to consumer and regulatory pressure on its environmental record. It has therefore put in place measures to reduce its overall impact on the...

moving towards integration - bestpractice

Lloyds TSB has developed a way of embedding corporate responsibility throughout its management structure and across all business units. The bank is using an existing management framework that is...

sharing experiences - bestpractice

Orange has applied the latest management thinking to the challenge of implementing corporate responsibility policies in different countries. The mobile phone company has...

engaging with company boards - bestpractice

Insight Investment has been concerned for some time that the governance of corporate responsibility at board director level is falling short of what is required. So...

keeping it local - bestpractice

As a group providing public transport, Go-Ahead has a significant opportunity to contribute to sustainable development. But it’s had to make sure it structures...

Pfizer releases its 2007 Corporate Responsibility Report - reports

Pfizer yesterday released the online version of its 2007 Corporate Responsibility Report, entitled "Strong Actions: Partnering for Positive Change."

nurturing biodiversity - bestpractice

British American Tobacco has teamed up with four conservation organizations to protect the richness of the natural world. In addition to funding conservation work, the...

The A to Z of Corporate Social Responsibility, 2nd, Revised and Updated Edition - books

CSR has now moved beyond the stage of specialist or niche subject to become an integral part of global business and society. This timely edition is destined to become the definitive guide to...

BUILDING A RELATIONSHIP - bestpractice

Rio Tinto has partnered with 14 non-governmental organizations to help realize its policy objective of putting the group’s global operations on...

The Co-operative Group Sustainability Report 2006 - reports

The Co-operative Group Sustainability Report 2006 is now available online

SETTING UP A CODE OF CONDUCT - bestpractice

The Severn Trent Group has developed a clear set of principles to guide the conduct of its business. The environmental services group has also put in place management...

BREAKING DOWN THE BARRIERS - bestpractice

Centrica has developed an innovative employment policy towards disabled people. This has brought benefits to all those involved and helped to raise awareness of the...

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