There’s little doubt that multi-stakeholderism is crucial to elements of the business and human rights movement, but is this type of collaboration always the best strategy? Or, more to the point, is it even realistic? A look at the behavior of the major stakeholders in the coal industry is illustrative and sobering.
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.
McDonald’s has received its fair share of criticism across numerous fronts. This year’s Sustainable Supply awards indicates the fast-food giant is committed to enhancing the overall sustainability of its business, including that of its far-flung network of suppliers.
Teamsters Local 804 announced on its website last week that UPS agreed to abandon plans to pink slip drivers who had walked off the job to protest the firing of an employee, Jairo Reyes — although the company asserts that the walkout violated the drivers’ contract.
The new norm of zero-deforestation implies we are entering a new phase, transitioning into a modern approach to global forest management and conservation to match recent commitments from industry leaders. So, what does the 21st century model look like?
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Along with the demand for more green goods and services comes a shift in consumer awareness that will extend to every industry. Business strategist Jeffrey Hollender calls this Radical Transparency and explains how it can be used as a powerful tool to transform ordinary businesses into responsible and profitable entities.
SPECIAL SERIES: Sustainably Attired
Seeing how the local movement is so closely associated with sustainability, at least when it comes to food, does that same closer-is-better reasoning hold when it comes to other products, such as clothing?
SPECIAL SERIES: Sustainable Seafood
The deep, underlying problems in the seafood supply chain can’t be fixed simply by the decision of a few consumers to “eat local.” We need to rebuild the systems and behaviors of the global interconnected brokers, corporations and governments that touch your food before it hits your plate. Pulling that off will require better data.
UPS began firing 250 Teamster drivers in Queens, N.Y. last week after they dared to stage a 90-minute protest of the firing of long-time employee and union activist Jairo Reeves.
By promising to clean up its products and remove chemicals of concern across all of its baby products by 2015, Johnson & Johnson demonstrated leadership that expertly reinforced commitment to its core values.
I had a chance to sit down with Peter and talk about SAP’s recently released integrated report, the process for putting it together and how it has benefitted the company. We also talked about some of the company’s recent accomplishments in committing to 100% renewable energy and a new foray into free online sustainable business education.
Alaska Air Group, which operates Alaska Airlines and Horizon Air, has reduced greenhouse gases by 30.4 percent per revenue mile since the 2004 baseline year.
We can all rattle off a few small, niche companies that manufacture on this side of the pond (and everyone knows those Chryslers are “Imported from Detroit”), but do any other big names manufacture in the U.S. anymore? Surprisingly, yes.
TriplePundit chats with Brandon Tidwell, manager of sustainability for Darden Restaurants, about the company’s 2013 Citizenship Update and where it’s headed when it comes to sustainability.