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.
Multinational companies have grabbed headlines by taking great strides in sustainability, whilst making a tidy profit too. But what about the little guys? Robert Fenn takes a look at how smaller organizations can make their impact, too, whilst still benefiting from the same advantages had by the “big boys.”
The chairman of the board, Muhtar Kent, outlines in his letter accompanying Coca-Cola’s third GRI report that, “there are no issues that will more shape or define the 21st Century than the global empowerment of women, the management of the world’s precious water resources, and the well-being of the worlds growing population.”
In honor of America Recycles Day, Sprint has announced that it will buy back used cell phones today. But keep in mind the buy -back program only takes place Nov. 15. For those who aren’t Sprint customers or who miss that date, we have a list of other places you can surrender your retired but faithful friend. And yes, it will be appreciated.
By Danna Pfahl and Erik Wohlgemuth Activists provide the critical checks and balances on the corporate sector, serving as one of the core drivers of progress across the globe. Holding companies accountable for their social and environmental footprint is critical in addressing some of the greatest challenges affecting our society. Companies quickly come to the table … Continued
After several years of effort, Patagonia says it has accomplished something that few clothing companies have managed: it has begun sourcing the goose down for its cold-weather clothing from 100 percent traceable and ethically produced and harvested sources. It’s a pretty good feat, even for Patagonia.
In an effort to bring technology to rural communities in Colombia, SAP announced last week that it has joined forces with the Colombian Coffee Growers Federation (FNC) and the Manuel Mejía Foundation to improve the quality of life for Colombian farmers by providing them with the technology and training they need to develop more sustainable business practices.
Last year, Unilever announced it had achieved its goal to source all palm oil from sustainable sources. This year it has even bigger goals – and plans to complete them four years earlier than originally projected.
Carrie Majeske, Associate Director of Global Sustainability Integration, Ford Motor Company, talks about her career, inspiration and recent accomplishments in our Women in CSR series.