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What types of businesses benefit from using a cardboard baler? - news

Guest column by QCR  — Essentially, any business that produces waste cardboard could be in a position to warrant a cardboard baler. Balers are manufactured in different sizes and...

AkzoNobel is committed to zero harm and positive impact from products - news

Guest blog by André Veneman, AkzoNobel — What happens if you ask your friends what they think about chemicals?    Will they mention the risks, the possibility of...

  Innovations to make fuel, packaging, and products from waste - news

By Brian Collett — A sustainable fuel from wastewater is being developed by the SEAT S.A. car maker and the Spanish water management company Aqualia.        ...

Coca-Cola Great Britain launches deposit return scheme in Scotland - news

Coca-Cola Great Britain is initiating a trial of what it describes as a “well-designed” deposit return scheme (DRS) in Scotland. The plan builds upon over twenty years of work by the...

Value chain approach: a focus on food waste - news

By Michael Grosse—Each year an estimated 1.3 billion tonnes of food is lost or wasted globally. This mountain of food would be over eight Eiffel Towers tall and includes about 45% of fruit...

Investment platform launched by ecosurety in 'giant step' towards circular economy - news

by Roger Aitken—Circularety, an online platform empowering obligated producers and reprocessors to invest in tangible recycling projects and schemes, has been launched by ecosurety, the...

Sustainable packaging regulation for Singapore companies - news

by Vikas Vij —  As urban populations grow and become more densely packed, major cities around the world struggle to manage packaging waste. Reducing packaging waste is a part of a...

Food labelling transparency links supply chain and consumer - news

by Elisabeth Jeffries — A social media campaign swept across the planet in 2010, clamouring for a halt to the use of palm oil in Kit Kats. Six years on, manufacturer Nestlé now...

Brexit could be bad for the environment - news

By Reynard Loki — A new report by Sustainalytics, a sustainability research and analysis firm, suggests that Brexit could prompt British companies to slack off on green schemes, which...

Bag battles: plastic vs. paper - news

by Brian Collett — Plastic bags have become a widely discouraged vice because of the enduring toxins they carry and pass on to humans, but is the persuasive case for banning or reducing...

Grocery chains innovate to reduce food waste - news

By Brian Collett - Tesco, Britain’s biggest supermarket group, has become the latest retailer to offer leftover food from its stores to charity. Its aim is that by the end of next year,...

The Body Shop speaks up - news

EP Journal The Body Shop’s new CSR strategy is designed to make consumers realize why they fell in love with the brand in the first place. by Tom Idle The influential...

Plant-based package proves commercial success - news

Tetra Pak will deliver more than 100m packs of its Tetra Rex® Bio-based pack this year, reflecting strong demand for the package since its launch in January 2015. The world’s first...

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...

McDonald's makes sustainable packaging breakthrough - news

Cartons, cups and bags at McDonald's are now made from wood fibre coming from recycled sources or sustainably-managed forests. Indeed, all centrally-sourced packaging for the burger...

Piecing together profitable partnerships - news

As more and more corporates team up with environmental and social campaign groups to help drive improvements in sustainability performance, what impact is the changing landscape of partnerships...

PET recycling rate up but consumers need to do more, survey finds - news

The equivalent of 66bn 1.5L PET bottles were collected and recycled in 2014, representing 57% of bottles and containers placed in the market. This conclusion comes from a report carried out...

Iggesund Paperboard highlights responsible forestry practice - news

Sweden’s Iggesund Paperboard is drawing its clients attention to its responsible forestry practice with a new venture called Adopt a Tree. The Swedish paper and card giant has been...

Are sustainability ratings asking the right questions? - news

Why is it that inherently unsustainable oil and gas companies rank so well in sustainability indices, such as the Dow Jones Sustainability Index? Tom Idle explores a new approach to...

Coca-Cola fizzes with sustainable packaging innovation - news

The Coca-Cola Company has unveiled the world’s first PET plastic bottle made entirely from plant materials at the World Expo - Milan.  PlantBottle packaging uses patented...

SC Johnson wins WEC gold medal - news

The World Environment Center (WEC) has awarded its 31st Annual Gold Medal for International Corporate Achievement in Sustainable Development to household cleaning giant SC Johnson. The...

Innovation in sustainable packaging continues despite scarcity of data - news

US retailers are starting to ask their product suppliers for merchandise with packaging that is more sustainable, according to speakers at the recent LuxePack Conference in New York. Laura...

SC Johnson recognised for transparency efforts - news

The World Environment Center (WEC) has awarded its 31st Annual Gold Medal for International Corporate Achievement in Sustainable Development to household cleaning giant SC Johnson. The...

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...

Unilever accelerates sustainable packaging target for 2015 - news

Magnum and Walls ice cream maker Unilever has brought its sustainable paper and board packaging use target forward. The multinational FMCG giant will now source all of its paper and board...

Walmart in push for women-owned businesses - news

Last month Walmart shoppers started to see a new logo featured on retail packaging of products from women-owned businesses, available both in-store and online. As part of its overall...

Procter & Gamble begins work on $200m biomass energy plant - news

Procter & Gamble’s manufacturing site in Albany, Georgia, one of the biggest facilities in its system, will soon be fueled by wood scraps and peanut shells, thanks to a biomass...

Seeing the beer glass half-full - news

Debbie Read, head of CR at Molson Coors, has worked for the international brewer for seven years. Best known for its brands Coors, Carling, Cobra and Miller, the brewer has changed a lot in the...

Food and drink manufacturers slash CO2 emissions - news

Members of the Food and Drink Federation (FDF) in the UK have reduced their carbon dioxide emissions by 35% - way ahead of the original target date of 2020. A report published today shows...

Molson Coors signs up to waste packaging compliance scheme - news

Britain's biggest brewer, Molson Coors has signed up to the British Beer & Pub Association(BBPA) SUSTAIN waste packaging compliance scheme.  Joining the SUSTAIN scheme will...

Febreze and Tesco to trial new recycling programme - news

The recycling of trigger top and flip cap-bottles is the goal of a new cross-sector trial in the UK, funded by WRAP and Procter & Gamble (P&G) as part of the Courtauld Commitment 3....

Rising to the challenge of the ethical consumer - news

Ethical trading is now a well recognised part of the wider sustainable business agenda, but there’s still a long way to go. Miranda Ingram reports Twenty years ago there were three...

Telecoms giants launch cross-industry sustainability ratings for mobile devices - news

Sustainability non-profit Forum for the Future has teamed up with telecoms giants O2 and Vodafone to launch a shared rating system to help customers compare mobile devices based on environmental...

Opening the door to transparency - news

Transparency is a step beyond regular Corporate Social Responsibility - it means not just behaving ethically but showing how you’re doing it. Miranda Ingram reports  ...

Opening the door to transparency - news

Transparency is a step beyond regular Corporate Social Responsibility - it means not just behaving ethically but showing how you’re doing it. Miranda Ingram reports  ...

2degrees recognises innovation - news

Flooring that converts footsteps into renewable electricity, a house built almost entirely from waste products and Sky’s Rainforest Rescue campaign with WWF were among the winners at the...

Innovation and collaboration celebrated at Champions Awards - news

Flooring that converts footsteps into renewable electricity, a house built almost entirely from waste products and Sky’s Rainforest Rescue campaign with WWF were among the winners at last...

Call for beauty industry to take greener steps - news

The cosmetics industry needs to take greater steps if it is to become more sustainable. This was one of the key messages from Sustainable Cosmetics Summit North America, hosted in New York...

Ford & Heinz collaborate on sustainable materials for vehicles - news

Researchers at Ford and Heinz are investigating the use of tomato fibres in developing sustainable, composite materials for use in vehicle manufacturing. Specifically, dried tomato skins could...

Semrau cleans up at SC Johnson - news

Kelly Semrau, senior vp- global corporate affairs, communication and sustainability, at SC Johnson, tells Ethical Performance about the household cleaning giant’s approach to CR and...

Dell takes up closed-loop plastics supply chain - news

Technology giant Dell has become the first organisation to use the UL-Environment certified closed-loop recycled plastics in computer manufacturing. In partnership with Wistron GreenTech,...

Time to take a look at your data supply chain footprint - news

There’s a large elephant in your server room (data centre), writes Eiríkur Hrafnsson, co-founder and coo of GreenQloud. It’s something you’re not thinking about as...

Less plastic’s fantastic for Unilever’s Dove - news

Dove Body Wash bottles will contain a minimum 15% less plastic as a result of a newly developed packaging technology launched by Unilever. The Anglo Dutch toiletries giant intends to widen...

RPC packs some punch for Save Food campaign - news

The rigid plastic packaging manufacturer, RPC Group, has signed up to the Save Food initiative, a joint campaign organised by the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations and...

A case of rum and reason - news

Ethical Performance talks to Dave Howson, CSR and sustainability director of Bacardi, the world’s largest privately-owned drinks company   Starting out as a warehouse manager...

Mondi makes environmental stewardship move with WWF - news

Packaging, pulp and paper producer Mondi Group and WWF International are to work together in a three-year strategic partnership that focuses on increasing environmental stewardship in the...

Bacardi aims for zero waste to landfill by 2022 - news

The world’s largest privately-held spirits company Bacardi has unveiled a new environmental initiative called Good Spirited: Building a Sustainable Future. The campaign details...

McDonald’s makes sustainable beef move - news

Fast food chain McDonald’s has committed to a goal of purchasing verified sustainable beef by 2016. Admitting it’s both ‘complex’ and ‘a big challenge’,...

Mighty oaks from little acorns... - news

Bengt Brunberg, sustainability manager at BillerudKorsnäs, the Swedish packaging material manufacturer, tells Ethical Performance about why he believes it is important to take a broad...

P&G to use in-house technology to fuel future - news

Procter & Gamble (P&G) is taking the greening of plastic packaging into its own hands. Using internally-developed new technology that is said to reduce resin usage, cut down energy...

L’Oréal’s looking good with latest sustainability commitment - news

French beauty giant L’Oréal is sitting pretty with its rebranded sustainability commitment, Sharing Beauty With All , which maintains the company will ensure 100% of its products...

Consumers more engaged with eco packaging than ever before, says Tetra Pak - news

More consumers than ever are looking for environmentally-friendly logos on packaging finds a new global report by packaging giant Tetra Pak. It says that it’s a top concern for 37% of...

Eco packaging high on consumer agenda, says Tetra Pak study - news

More consumers than ever are looking for environmentally-friendly logos on packaging finds a new global report by packaging giant Tetra Pak. The survey reveals that it’s a top concern for...

MillerCoors raises glass to decreased water usage - news

MillerCoors is using less and less water to brew its beers, according to its 2013 sustainability report. America’s second-largest brewer decreased water use by 6.1% to a record low 3.82...

There's no getting away from CSR... - news

It wasn’t meant to be a busman’s holiday but once inveigled in the world of CSR there is no escape it seems. My summer destination this year was Brittany, a part of France...

Pharma giants back blister pack carbon footprint tool - news

A new spreadsheet-based tool to enable pharma companies to estimate the carbon footprint of tablet medicines in blister packs has been unveiled. The tool, a first of its kind for the...

CRS is the real thing at CCE - news

Joe Franses is director of corporate responsibility and sustainability (CRS) at Coca-Cola Enterprises. He tells Ethical Performance how he works across the business’s network of experts...

Toy story... - news

Leading American toy manufacturer, Hasbro Inc, has won an Environmental Merit Award from the US Environmental Protection Agency. The award acknowledges Hasbro’s environmental...

Sainsbury’s under renewed fire over fish labeling claims - news

The Salmon & Trout Association (Scotland) has called on Sainsbury’s to explain why it is still selling mainland farmed salmon labeled as being from Skye, Lewis or Uist, almost eight...

Coca-Cola ramps up environmental goals with WWF - news

American drinks giant Coca-Cola is looking improve its water efficiency by 25% by 2020 as part of a new set of global environmental goals and an expanded global parternship with World Wildlife...

Carbon Trust to tackle waste management - news

The Carbon Trust is to launch the world’s first international business standard to certify the management and reduction of waste. While it is estimated that around 11.2bn tonnes of...

Tetra Pak packs a punch - news

Tetra Pak, the food processing and packaging giant, has launched a global marketing campaign to shed more light on renewable materials and the role they can play in helping to protect the...

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...

Toyota drives eco agenda - news

Toyota tops this year’s Best Global Green Brands list issued by Interbrand, the New York-based international brand consultancy. The Japanese vehicle maker leads the green table of 50...

Dell upgrades to waste-free packaging - news

Global IT company Dell is stepping up its environmental efforts by setting itself a 100% waste-free packaging stream by 2020. “Packaging is often the first part of our products that...

Budweiser brewer extends environmental goals - news

Stella Artois and Budweiser brewer Anheuser-Busch InBev (AB InBev) is ramping up its environmental commitment with seven new global goals that aim to reduce water risks and improve its water...

Coca Cola Enterprises looks to transform at-home recycling habits - news

Given that it is responsible for the production and distribution of over 2bn litres of soft drinks a year (and that’s just in the UK), it’s no wonder that Coca Cola Enterprises...

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....

Waitrose wades into CSR - news

Making 100% of its fish independently certified as sustainable and halving the amount of packaging it uses (based on 2005 levels) – all by 2016 – are just two of 12 pledges being...

US toiletries company issues Goodness Report - news

A US toiletries company has introduced a new format for sharing its environmental goals and progress with the public. The Tom’s of Maine Goodness Report details the company’s...

Fishing for compliments... & the way forward - news

Given that I live very close to the sea and take regular beach walks, I am only too aware of the amount of plastic detritus that washes up on a daily basis. It wasn’t that long ago that I...

US manufacturer debuts 'Goodness Report' - news

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NGOs hail Asia Pulp & Paper volte-face - news

One of the world’s largest paper and packaging producers has pledged to end its role in the destruction of Indonesia’s rainforest. Asia Pulp & Paper (APP) has published a...

Coca-Cola acknowledges unhealthy drink facts with ‘140 happy calories’ advert - news

Coca-Cola has entered the obesity debate in the US with TV commercials that are seen as an admission that too much of its iconic drink is bad for you. One prime-time ad features activities...

Dutch supermarket faces boycott call - news

The Netherlands’ largest supermarket chain Albert Heijn (AH) was the target of a consumer boycott call when a TV documentary revealed the ‘medieval conditions’ that migrants...

KFC sends ‘strong message to business’ over rainforest-unfriendly packaging - news

The UK’s third-largest fast-food retailer KFC has officially ditched suppliers actively involved in rainforest clearance. The UK arm of KFC, part of the Kentucky-based Yum! Brands,...

Tobacco industry fears plain-pack ‘domino effect’ - news

In a move seen by tobacco companies as state appropriation of their brands and intellectual property, all cigarettes sold in Australia from 1 December must conform to strict ‘no...

KFC targeted by Greenpeace protesters - news

KFC is facing an increasing number of Greenpeace protests worldwide. Greenpeace activists dressed as orang-utans to protest at stores in Delhi and Calcutta against the use of pulp from...

Reckitt cleans up its act eight years early by concentrating on packaging and propellant - news

Reckitt Benckiser, a leading producer of household cleaning and consumer healthcare products, has exceeded its 2020 target of cutting carbon emissions by a fifth – eight years early....

US consumers unconvinced by corporate claims of their products’ greenness - news

US consumers are not persuaded by corporate environmental claims, and the vast majority say they would boycott a product if they found they had been misled on the issue. Research by PR...

Hasbro commits to high principles as it publishes first CSR report - news

Toy and game maker Hasbro has emphasised its commitment to “being a highly principled, trustworthy and transparent company” with the release of its first ever CSR report. Hasbro...

UK plans legal minimum for packaging recycling - news

Packaging targets are to be set for the next six years in the UK and deregulation introduced as part of a government consultation on packaging waste policy. The summary of last year’s...

APP rejects Greenpeace claims on toys - news

Asia Pulp and Paper (APP) has hit back angrily at an NGO’s appeal to toy manufacturers to stop sourcing materials from the company. Greenpeace had accused toy companies, including...

CSO role gains ground as Coca-Cola appoints Perez - news

Coca-Cola has become one of a growing group of companies to create a post of chief sustainability officer (CSO) to oversee corporate responsibility matters close to board level. The...

First Lady backs Walmart obesity move - news

Michelle Obama has joined forces with Walmart for a five-year healthy food campaign in a rare corporate endorsement by a US First Lady. President Obama’s wife has helped to draft a...

Brewers pledge to cut carbon use by 2020 - news

Targets for cuts in carbon emissions and water use have been set by Britain’s brewing industry. The aims and deadlines are stated in a document signed by 61 companies belonging to the...

inbrief - news

Finland-based packaging multinational Stora Enso Oyj has appointed Terhi Koipijarvi to head its newly created global responsibility unit. Koipijarvi, previously senior vice-president for...

inbrief - news

Household goods giant Unilever has announced a sustainable paper packaging sourcing policy. The company has pledged to source 75 per cent of its paper and board packaging from sustainably...

fish firm eyes up targets - news

One of Europe’s largest food brands has set out a five-year sustainability plan in partnership with a group of NGOs. The Birds Eye Forever Food project lists targets on sourcing, packaging and...

Luxury brand commits itself to 'eco-friendly' fashion - news

Gucci has become one of the first luxury fashion houses to tackle the sector's perceived environmental shortcomings by starting a worldwide sustainability programme. The decision,...

Dr Pepper puts sourcing at heart of its new plan - news

The US soft drinks group Dr Pepper Snapple has included an ethical sourcing strategy in a new five-year CSR plan throughout its operations. The company, which owns the Dr Pepper, 7UP and...

Smoothie company pledges ethical future - news

Innocent, the British maker of the Smoothie drink, has tried to assure consumers that its ethical stance will continue, after Coca-Cola bought a majority share in the company. Coca-Cola's move...

Nestle bows to pressure on rainforest products - news

Nestle is to stop using products from sources that contribute to rainforest destruction, after a campaign against its use of palm oil linked to deforestation. The food giant will identify...

Puma unveils ambitious five-year plan - news

Puma has set out targets to cut carbon emissions, energy, water and waste by a quarter over the next five years via a packaging and distribution overhaul. By reducing the use of traditional...

CSR election promises are thin on the ground - news

With voting on a new government imminent in the UK, what do the main political parties have to say on the issue of corporate responsibility? EP looks at their plans Britain’s three...

Lords call for nano action - news

The emerging nanotechnology industry has been advised to create databases on nanomaterials to improve its transparency record.   A House of Lords science and technology committee in the...

inbrief - news

A new US certification mark has been introduced by a CSR consultancy. The Good Company Seal will aim to recognize American companies that ‘demonstrate a commitment to being a socially...

Are companies taking their eyes off the prize? - news

There are more awards in the CSR field than ever before, yet there’s a sense that interest in them is waning. EP examines whether their heyday is coming to an end Buy a bag of...

Dow and Fuji Xerox donate patents - news

The Dow Chemical Company and Fuji Xerox are the latest organizations to join the Eco-Patents Commons, a scheme allowing enterprises to donate environmentally beneficial patents. Dow has pledged...

Retailers tackle obesity - news

A coalition of retailers, non-governmental organizations and food manufactures has launched a foundation to combat obesity in the US. The Healthy Weight Commitment Foundation (HWCF) aims to help...

Guest Column: Are sustainable products more saleable? - news

The jury may still be out but companies are seeking more rigorous sustainability information and more effective customer dialogue to support the sales process, says Simon Aumonier, ERM’s...

inbrief - news

Gavin Morris has been appointed managing director with responsibility for engagement at Governance for Owners, a partnership offering help on shareholder activism to investor clients. Morris was...

inbrief - news

Gavin Morris has been appointed managing director with responsibility for engagement at Governance for Owners, a partnership offering help on shareholder activism to investor clients. Morris was...

North America report quality is on the rise - news

North American CSR reports are improving in quality and disclosure, although they still sometimes omit ‘key topics of interest to stakeholders’, say the judges of the...

Signs emerge of tougher times for stateside CSR - news

The head of corporate responsibility at US packaging company Meadwestvaco has been made redundant, apparently as a result of recession-related cutbacks. Barbara McCutchan, director of...

Duke will keep Wal-Mart faith - news

Wal-Mart’s new chief executive Mike Duke has assured stakeholders that the company’s corporate responsibility efforts will continue on his watch. Duke, who succeeded Lee Scott...

IT giants tackle climate change in Philippines - news

Intel and Hewlett-Packard, two of the world’s biggest information technology groups, are to tackle global warming and climate change through their Philippines operations.  David...

Carbon standard unveiled - news

A government-backed standard has been created to show businesses how to consistently measure the carbon footprint of their products. PAS 2050, drawn up by BSI British Standards, the Carbon...

Lenovo gets up to speed on climate change - news

The Chinese computer company Lenovo, which has joined The Climate Group, an international non-profit organization, has followed up by announcing rewards for consumers who recycle products and...

inbrief - news

Gillian Foster has been appointed manager of the Centre for Responsible Business of the Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry. Before moving to Dubai, Foster was the sustainable development...

Japanese companies accept carbon labelling - news

Carbon footprint labels will appear on food packaging and other products in Japan under a voluntary scheme to persuade companies and consumers to cut greenhouse gas emissions. The labels,...

Two-thirds of Chinese Coca-Cola suppliers are non-compliant - news

Coca-Cola, a main sponsor of the Beijing Olympics, has reported that two-thirds of its 371 Chinese suppliers did not comply last year with its ethical policies on matters such as workers’...

£9bn Olympic budget will have ethical basis - news

Suppliers of products and services for the 2012 Olympic Games in London will have to follow sustainable procurement guidelines. In autumn the London Organizing Committee of the Olympic...

Morrisons plays catch-up - news

UK supermarket chain Morrisons has started a campaign to communicate its corporate responsibility programme to customers. Morrisons, the UK’s fourth largest food retailer, has engaged...

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...

Conservatives back responsibility deals - news

A Conservative government in the UK would amend the combined code on corporate governance to require boards to ‘seriously consider their ethical standards’. The report of the...

Wal-Mart targets Chinese suppliers - news

Wal-Mart Stores, the world’s biggest retailer, has decided to meet thousands of its Chinese suppliers as part of a campaign to reduce waste and emissions at the factories that make its...

inspirational Deveshwar scoops award - news

An industrialist who joined the Indian company ITC from college and became its chairman and chief executive has won the seventh annual SAM/SPG Sustainability Leadership Award for personal...

a brilliant blend of social activism and entrepreneurship - news

Some pioneers die unsung. Not Anita Roddick. The most remarkable thing about the reaction to her death was the focus not on what she did, but what she began. There are many campaigners in her...

realism and openness is Baker’s recipe for success - news

Kingfisher’s head of corporate responsibility tells EP how a pragmatic and transparent approach has helped bring the group up to a leadership position in the CSR field When a new ranking...

tea firms put Compact on packets - news

Two Sri Lankan companies have begun to promote the principles of the United Nations Global Compact inside packets of a new brand of tea. Leaflets listing the ten principles have been added to...

making sense of where climate change fits into CSR - news

Five years ago, at the height of the furore about Enron, some within the SRI community sought to present CSR as the first cousin of corporate governance, then a prime business concern. Corporate...

Kellogg’s makes cereal packets a ‘social marketing’ tool - news

The Kellogg’s food company is to use the space on packets of its breakfast cereals as a ‘social marketing’ vehicle to promote healthy living in Britain. The company, whose brands include...

Asian Development Bank backs enterprise - news

A grant of $1million (£520,000) has been promised by the Asian Development Bank’s Japan Fund for Poverty Reduction to improve the livelihood of poor farmers and disadvantaged groups in eastern...

firms make new year resolutions on carbon - news

2007 is already shaping up to become a year of action on climate change for business, with a plethora of carbon reduction schemes announced in January. Among new projects unveiled last month...

HP offers management tools to small firms - news

Central European small businesses are to be encouraged to become more socially responsible through a new programme funded by the technology company Hewlett-Packard. HP has created the...

India makes show in Alcan prize - news

An Indian organization, the Barefoot College, has won this year's $1 million Alcan Prize for Sustainability. The prize annually recognizes NGOs, not-for-profit, and civil society organizations...

M&S is top dog for second time as awards grow in scope - news

Marks & Spencer has become the first company to win the top accolade for a second time in Business in the Community’s annual Awards for Excellence. The high street retailer won the prestigious...

fast food giant takes CSR into the blogosphere - news

McDonald’s has turned to internet ‘blogging’ to help it communicate its corporate responsibility messages. The global foodservice retailer has started a dedicated blogging site led by Bob...

Alcoa makes reporting debut - news

Alcoa, the international aluminium company, has released its first China Sustainability Report, detailing its environmental, social and economic activities in the country last year and the...

Singaporean beverage firms act on packaging - news

Seven food and beverage companies in Singapore have committed themselves to help cut the country’s packaging waste. The effort is part of a voluntary agreement drawn up by the National...

Singapore reaches milestone on older workers - news

About 25 Singapore companies have committed themselves to the Advantage! scheme since it was introduced in October 2005 to help 4,000 mature employees to continue working. A paint company...

Coca-Cola units join forces to tackle health concerns - news

Two companies that make and market Coca-Cola in the UK are to work together more closely to try to reduce the ‘negative social impacts’ of sugar in their soft drinks. Coca-Cola Great...

McDonald's makes key shift into CSR heartland - news

McDonald's has enhanced its status as an increasingly bona fide member of the CSR community by being accepted as a member of the Coalition for Environmentally Responsible Economies, the US-based...

gang labour law aids retailers - news

A regulatory body formed by the UK government is expected to allay retailers’ worries about risks to their reputation resulting from the use of unregulated gang labour by suppliers. The...

videoCorporate social responsibility: from principles to profits - news

BBC Business Learning video training pack, 50 mins, £495. www.businesslearning.com Despite the rather ominous warning on the packaging that this BBC video is not intended ‘for entertainment...

Gallaher looks beyond tobacco - news

Tobacco multinational Gallaher is extending its ethical supply-chain monitoring efforts by assessing the social impact of the companies that furnish it with non-tobacco inputs. The new work by...

Manpower looks good on paper - news

Staff at the Hong Kong offices of Manpower, the recruitment consultancy, could use paper on both sides to minimize waste. The suggestion was one of the top five responses to a Manpower survey on...

logo offers firms ‘ethical’ endorsement - news

UK companies are being offered a logo for use on product packaging and publicity materials that recognizes their socially responsible practice. The logo – a...

M&S publishes review - news

Marks & Spencer has produced its first document outlining a proposed corporate social responsibility programme. The own-brand retail chain’s CSR review has been...

inbrief - news

The Co-operative Bank has won the best sustainability report category in the European Sustainability Reporting Awards. Judges considered 38 reports that had progressed...

drinks firms to consider responsible consumption - news

Firms that make alcoholic drinks should voluntarily put responsible drinking messages on their products and in their adverts, an influential UK industry group has said....

Nordic firms move ahead with new CSR partnership - news

Some of the largest companies in Scandinavia have committed themselves to a set of sustainable business principles which they hope other firms in Nordic countries will adopt....

inbrief - news

The Canadian aluminium company Alcan has joined the World Business Council for Sustainable Development. Other companies to have joined the council recently are the Australian...

social audit model wins EC plaudits - news

The Danish company Br–drene Hartmann has won a European Commission award for its work in measuring its social and environmental impact on society. The packaging...

fair trade leader reports another good year for its suppliers - news

Traidcraft, the UK’s biggest fair trade company, has reported its seventh successive year of growth in purchases from suppliers. The Gateshead-based business, which sells food,...

Iceland scoops conscience award for its ban on GMO food products - news

Iceland Frozen Foods has won an international Corporate Conscience Award for its pioneering stance on genetically modified organisms. The UK retailer has been awarded a...

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Clearstream Solutions - directory

Clearstream Solutions provides global carbon management and sustainability services. We assist organisations to measure and implement best-in-class environmental and sustainable practice in...

Wessanen releases Sustainability Report 2016 - reports

Every year Wessanen releases its integrated Annual Report including the latest Sustainability Report, highlighting the company’s approach to creating environmental and social impact.

General Mills Reports Progress on Global Responsibility Commitments and Programs - reports

General Mills released its 2017 Global Responsibility Report, outlining the company’s approach to creating environmental, social and economic value in the countries where it operates.

Thinking globally, acting locally - reports

Mondi, the international packaging and paper Group, today released its 2016 reporting suite including its full online Sustainable development report, its  Global Thinking, Local Action...

Kesko’s Annual Report tells about Kesko’s strategy implementation and renewal - reports

Kesko’s Annual Report 2016 describes the recent steps that Kesko has taken to strengthen the customer experience for consumers and businesses, both in-store and in digital channels....

Macsween highlights commitment to sustainability and employee welfare with publication of 2014/2015 Sustainability Report - reports

Macsween’s approach to business is influenced by a three generation, 60 year tradition of growth, responsibility and innovation. Over the past 10 years, as Managing Directors, James &...

Goodwill®, Partners Urge People to Donate Using the Give Back Box® this Cyber Monday - reports

Goodwill is partnering with leading retailers to make it easy for online shoppers to reuse, repurpose and recycle textiles and clothing this holiday season.

Tetra Pak Sustainability Update 2016 - reports

“Sustainability goes hand in hand with the Tetra Pak brand promise – PROTECTS WHAT’S GOOD™ – and the three pillars on which it stands: food, people and futures. Our...

Ball Corporation Releases 2016 Sustainability Report, Sets Clear Path for the Future - reports

Ball Corporation’s fifth biennial sustainability report details the company’s progress toward its updated priorities – product stewardship, operational excellence, talent...

Kimberly-Clark Corporation Unveils New Sustainability Strategy and Goals - reports

Kimberly-Clark Corporation recently published its annual report on sustainability, providing a comprehensive update on the company's efforts and introducing new sustainability priorities...

HP Releases 2015 Sustainability Report - reports

HP released its 2015 Sustainability Report today illustrating the progress it is making to support its vision of creating technology that makes life better for everyone, everywhere.

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...

Coca-Cola Enterprises releases 11th Annual Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability report - reports

Coca-Cola Enterprises (NYSE/ Euronext Paris: CCE) has today launched its 11th annual Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability (CRS) report, providing an opportunity to reflect on CCE’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,...

Tetra Pak Launches 2015 Sustainability Update - reports

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

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...

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

“At Sealed Air, sustainability is a business imperative and a business driver. It is critical to the long-term success of our company to consider the full life cycle of each and every...

Johnson & Johnson publishes 2014 Citizenship & Sustainability Report - reports

The Johnson & Johnson 2014 Citizenship & Sustainability Report is now available and can be found here.

Bel Group publishes first GRI G4 "Core" Sustainability Report - reports

The 2014 CSR Report covers all Bel’s material aspects identified after its first materiality analysis conducted in 2014.

Coca-Cola HBC Publishes Third Integrated Report 'It's Good to Share' on 2014 Performance - reports

Coca-Cola HBC has just published its third integrated annual report. This is the first time it is reporting on all aspects of business, including financial, governance and sustainability...

Abbott Publishes Global Citizenship Highlights Update - reports

Abbott is a diversified, global science-based company dedicated to fulfilling the promise of human potential through better health. For more than 125 years, Abbott has continually transformed to...

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...

BT's Better Future Report 2014 - reports

Using the power of communications to make a better world

Colgate-Palmolive releases 2013 sustainability report and progress on sustainability strategy - reports

NEW YORK, NY – Colgate-Palmolive has released its 2013 Sustainability Report titled, Giving the World Reasons to Smile. This annual report details Colgate’s long-standing...

Reckitt Benckiser plc (‘RB’) publishes 2013 Sustainability Report - reports

RB, the global leader in consumer health and hygiene, reveals that the company has achieved a 9% reduction in lifecycle water impact and 7% reduction in carbon footprint per dose of product in...

Mondi's Sustainable Development Reporting 2013 - reports

Building on last year’s suite of reports, Mondi has continued to develop and evolve its holistic approach to reporting, with three separate but interrelated components...

Full 2013 “Nestlé in Society: Creating Shared Value and meeting our commitments” report published - reports

Nestlé has published its full 2013 report. “Nestlé in Society:  Creating Shared Value and meeting our commitments” has been prepared according to GRI’s...

Procter & Gamble Company Releases Its' 14th Annual Sustainability Report - reports

Today the Procter & Gamble Company  released its' 14th annual Sustainability Report.

Carlsberg Group publishes its CSR Report 2012 - reports

Today Carlsberg Group released its CSR Report 2012, consolidating its position as the most efficient global brewer on water, energy and CO 2 .

Verizon's 2012 Annual Report - reports

Mondi's Sustainable Development Reporting 2012 - reports

Smarter Sustainability Reporting - calendar

  Smarter Sustainability Reporting is a must attend event for anyone looking to improve upon the quality and communication of their sustainability report.     Key...

Coca-Cola Enterprises has published its 2011/2012 CR and Sustainability Report - reports

Coca-Cola Enterprises released its seventh company-wide Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability (CRS) report: “How can a drink build a more sustainable tomorrow?”

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...

Hasbro publishes first CSR report - reports

Hasbro Announces Commitment to Eliminate PVC from Core Product Packaging in the Company’s First Corporate Social Responsibility Report

Avery Dennison releases first Sustainability Report - reports

Avery Dennison Corporation released its first Sustainability Report, Together We’re Stronger, detailing the company’s 2010 sustainability initiatives, performance and goals.

Unilever Sustainable Living Plan - reports

A news update from Unilever

Coca-Cola Enterprises Publishes its Sixth CRS Report and Seeks Continued Stakeholder Input on 2020 Commitments - reports

Coca-Cola Enterprises (NYSE/NYSE Euronext Paris: CCE) released today its sixth company-wide Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability (CRS) Report, Committed to 2020: Shaping a Sustainable...

Mondi publishes 2010 Sustainable Development Report - reports

The Mondi Group has published its 2010 Sustainable Development Report.

Procter & Gamble unveils new sustainability vision - reports

Procter & Gamble has unveiled a long-term environmental sustainability vision to guide all sustainability decisions and goal-setting within the organization. As part of P&G's strategy...

Diageo Publishes 2010 Corporate Citizenship Report Online - reports

Diageo, the world's largest premium drinks business, has outlined its sustainability agenda by reporting results and achievements for the past year and setting out targets against its five...

Mondi publishes 2009 Sustainability Report - reports

Mondi, the international paper and packaging company, has released its 2009 sustainability report

Coca-Cola publishes its fifth CRS Report - reports

Coca-Cola Enterprises (NYSE: CCE), the world's largest marketer, distributor and producer of Coca-Cola products, has published its fifth company-wide Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability...

Marks & Spencer launch 2010 How We Do Business Report - reports

Three years on from the launch of Plan A, Marks & Spencer is providing a progress bulletin for its stakeholders in its 2010 How We Do Business Report

Sustainable Brands 2009 - calendar

Sustainable Brands 2009 - 31 May to 4 June - Join our 3rd annual gathering of business leaders focused on sustainability as the key driver of business opportunity and brand value.  ...

L'Oreal publishes its 2008 report - reports

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

Marks & Spencer publishes 2009 How We Do Business Report - reports

In its 125th year, the latest M&S sustainability report updates progress against its 100 Plan A commitments which were launched in January 2007. As the company nears the halfway point of the...

The Green Media Show - calendar

The Green Media Show provides a diverse, balanced, fact-filled forum among key players engaged in the creation, production and distribution of communication media. The Show is a convening of...

Mondi Group: Sustainability summary report 2008 and new sustainability web section - reports

Mondi, the international packaging and paper group, has launched a new sustainability section on its web site in conjunction with the publication of its Sustainability summary report 2008.

Carbon Footprint Supply Chain Summit - calendar

The Carbon Footprint Supply Chain Summit is the very first carbon management forum specifically devised for the retail and FMCG industry and tackling the key supply chain issues unique to this...

Tesco plc publishes its sixth Corporate Responsibility Review - reports

Tesco plc has published its sixth Corporate Responsibility Review for the financial year 2006/2007

Sainsbury's CR Report 2007 - reports

The report outlines Sainsbury's work in delivering its five core CR principles in 2006/07: being The best for food and health; Sourcing with integrity; Respect for our environment; Making a...

Reaping the rewards of supporting dairy farmers - bestpractice

T here’s a Polish proverb that goes: “If the farmer is poor, then so is the whole country”. It’s a problem that Tetra Pak is highly aware of – it recognizes the...

Turning biomass into the height of fashion - bestpractice

Steam is essential for clothing and textile giant Gildan, a constant - and hitherto costly - supply of steam to heat the company’s knitting, bleaching, dyeing, finishing and cutting...

Turning biomass into the height of fashion - bestpractice

Steam is essential for clothing and textile giant Gildan, a constant - and hitherto costly - supply of steam to heat the company’s knitting, bleaching, dyeing, finishing and cutting...

Drinking in sustainability - bestpractice

With its trailblazing achievements - Coca-Cola HBC (CCHBC) was named the industry leader amongst beverage companies in the 2014 Dow Jones Sustainability Indices (both World and Europe) and...

Drinking in sustainability - bestpractice

With its trailblazing achievements - Coca-Cola HBC (CCHBC) was named the industry leader amongst beverage companies in the 2014 Dow Jones Sustainability Indices (both World and Europe) and...

Drinking in sustainability - bestpractice

With its trailblazing achievements - Coca-Cola HBC (CCHBC) was named the industry leader amongst beverage companies in the 2014 Dow Jones Sustainability Indices (both World and Europe) and...

Diageo Corporate Citizenship Report Released - reports

Diageo is looking for feedback on its third corporate citizenship report, which sets out the drinks company’s response to stakeholder concerns on issues such as the social aspects of alcohol, its...

Waste not, want not - bestpractice

Unlike many companies, Tetra Pak doesn’t have a name for its recycling programme – recycling is part of the company’s DNA and is included in one of the four pillars of...

Acquiring a taste for shared value - bestpractice

Maggi bouillon cubes are big in West and Central Africa. Huge. Drive around and you can see cafes decorated with Maggi packaging and painted in the Maggi colours. The Maggi ‘cooking...

Making recycling child’s play - bestpractice

Eco-Rom Ambalaje is an organisation made up of 14 companies operating in Romania which first got together to implement the Green Dot European programme for integrated waste in the country. From...

Making recycling child’s play - bestpractice

Eco-Rom Ambalaje is an organisation made up of 14 companies operating in Romania which first got together to implement the Green Dot European programme for integrated waste in the country. From...

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...

Molson Coors makes online reporting debut - reports

Molson Coors Brewing Company, a leading global brewer with 350 years of brewing heritage, has launched a website communicating its corporate responsibility commitments round the world.

PepsiCo UK and Ireland publishes Environmental Sustainability Report - reports

PepsiCo UK and Ireland (PIUK), the company behind brands such as Tropicana, Walkers and Quaker, has published its first Environmental Sustainability Report.

ArcelorMittal publishes Corporate Responsibility report - reports

ArcelorMittal has announced the publication of its first Corporate Responsibility report 2007; Taking Responsibility for Transforming Tomorrow.

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...

promoting moderations - bestpractice

An Irishman walks into a bar. It may sound like the start of a joke, but it’s actually the beginning of a television advertisement about responsible drinking by beverage company Diageo Great...

Tesco's Corporate Responsibility Review 2008 - reports

Tesco's 2008 Corporate Responsibility Review describes the company's position on these issues, as well as its progress during the year and plans for the future.

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...

Coca-Cola Corporate Responsibility Report 2006/07 for Great Britain - reports

Coca-Cola Great Britain (CCGB) and Coca-Cola Enterprises Ltd (CCE) have released their joint Corporate Responsibility Report 2006/07, covering the operations of both businesses within Great Britain.

SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT - bestpractice

Chiquita, which produces a quarter of Latin American bananas, has spent eight years working to ensure all its banana farms in Latin America meet labour and...

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