In recent years, several food businesses like Costco, Shaw’s, Walmart, and Safeway have been knuckling down on sustainable seafood programs and product labeling in order to provide more (accurate) Earth-conscious options for consumers. In fact, a recent study conducted by non-profit Oceana suggested that seafood may be mislabeled as often as 31-58 percent of the … Continued
Category: Corporate Responsibility
This category is about corporate social responsibility (CSR), a form of corporate self-regulation integrated into a business model. The goal of CSR is to embrace responsibility for the company’s actions and encourage a positive impact through its activities on the environment, consumers, employees, communities, stakeholders and all other members of the public sphere.
While Walmart has not given a deadline of when the retail giant plans on reaching that 100 percent renewables goal, the movement towards powering the company’s operations with clean energy continues to take baby steps. Walmart revealed another step with its wind power agenda by unveiling its first large-scale wind turbine project in Red Bluff, California.
Deloitte’s report ‘Towards Zero Impact Growth’ presents a new platform for zero impact growth, developed by John Elkington, one of the leading thinkers in the field of sustainable development.
A study of environmental advertising in National Geographic over three decades reveals that environmental advertising increases when the economy is strong.
Collaboration among sectors can revitalize the economy and improve people’s lives. And it’s happening now. Get inspired.
A year ago this week, Ray Anderson, founder of InterfaceFLOR and a leading sustainable business pioneers of this generation, passed away. We interviewed the CEO of one of the company’s suppliers for some insight.
Starbucks is hosting an energy efficiency competition among ten of its own stores to see who can cut electricity use the most in 30 days. The competition, sponsored by the coffee company and Snohomish County Public Utility District in Washington State, is part of a one-year project to utilize energy data to influence behaviors and reduce energy consumption.
Did you know that over 65% of Fortune 500 companies offer employee matching gift programs? Here are eight companies that offer best in class corporate employee matching gift programs.
The dream of a “paperless office” has given way to a “purposeful office” – an environment that embraces the responsible, sustainable selection, use, recovery and recycling of paper. Help your office work smarter and more efficiently by minimizing environmental impact and keeping paper out of landfills.
Santiago Halty, founder and CEO of Senda Athletics, recently visited Sialkot, Pakistan, where he saw the impact that Fair Trade gave to his soccer ball factory. Now, he wants to show people the impact of their fair trade purchases through a documentary film.
The Great Pacific Garbage Patch is an enormous ocean island of our trash, sitting between Japan and California. Up until now, nobody’s know what to do with all that waste. Method has now created recycled packaging that uses plastic waste collected in Hawaii, a frequent end point for GPGP waste.
Companies and consumers who depend on them need strong math and science to evaluate environmental consumption across resources, allowing visibility into where and what their sustainability project impacts are. It’s time to cut through the adjectives to real, bottom-line consumption numbers.
A number of studies have shown that a workplace promoting positive psychology among employees and clients can increase innovation, loyalty and pride among those who work with the organization. The goodwill promoted when companies focus on their human capital as opposed to the cold, impersonal bottom line often creates conditions that allow businesses to grow profits and thrive for the long term.
What does “natural” mean? The nature of this notoriously vague label is once again reaching the courts, this time in a lawsuit filed by two Californian women against General Mills.