It’s not that farfetched – antibiotic-resistant strains of bacteria are on the rise, making bladder infections more difficult to treat.
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.
It’s amazing for one layman to come up with the idea of saving champion trees as a meaningful way to address the issues of biodiversity and climate change. This could be a grass roots solution to a global problem. A few million people selecting and planting the right trees for the right places could really … Continued
Autodesk’s 2012 sustainability report offers a compelling case of how its products can help build a more sustainable world and mitigate a company’s impact on the planet.
One of the main issues that came up at the Responsible Business Summit was sustainability reporting. Even with all the progress we have seen so far in, reporting continues to be one of the most challenging issues for CSR executives. Still, just like CSR in general, reporting has become more focused, strategic and smart, and there’s even a continuous search after its business value. Here are five issues that dominated the conversation about reporting at the summit:
While most companies reward employees with things like pizza parties, bonus casual days or time off, Clif Bar went a different route, giving all of its employees a custom bicycle. Why you may want to consider the same.
By Adam Weinger Has your company considered instituting a volunteer grant program? These charitable programs, which are also known as Dollars for Doers programs, are offered by companies as a way to encourage and support volunteerism among employees. Volunteer grants are just one of the many types of corporate giving programs, but over the last … Continued
This past weekend, Oscar Mayer, one of the biggest names in pork products, announced its plan to eliminate the gestation crate system that confines female pigs in cages. The transition is planned to reach completion by 2022. “At Oscar Mayer, we believe quality meat begins with quality animal care. We are committed to finding better … Continued
The coalition government has suggested that farming in Britain focuses on growing curry ingredients to reduce food imports and carbon emissions.
With consumers’ growing awareness of sustainability issues, manufacturers have sharpened their focus on delivering products and services that deliver social, economic and environmental sustainability value. But it might surprise you to know that these values have been a part of the paper industry for decades.
At the Responsible Business Summit that took place in New York two weeks ago it was interesting to learn about some of the trends that shape the CSR space from the people that actually practice it every day. Here are five of them (not including CSR reporting, which will be discussed in a separate article):
If you’ve ever watched the tide turn, you know that there is a long period where nothing seems to happen then the water suddenly rushes in. The same thing is happening with sustainability as companies rush to take advantage of a surge of interest from consumers, employees and other stakeholders.
Andrew Hobday, Mars’ Chief Sustainability Officer chats with Raz Godelnik at the Responsible Business Summit in New York about the sustainability efforts and challenges for a company that defined its sustainability mission 65 years ago.