The National Organic Standards Board voted unanimously last week to update its U.S. standards to ban ingredients derived from new genetic engineering techniques from certified organic products.
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.
D.C.-based Campaign for Accountability is urging California Attorney General Kamala Harris to investigate the state’s solar power companies after mounting customer complaints.
While companies seem to be moving forward, the challenges we face advance much faster in the other direction, 3p correspondent Raz Godelnik said while reflecting on the 2016 BSR conference.
With its rural landscape and cold climate, Maine is among America’s most oil-dependent and energy-intensive states. Sustainability professionals came together at E2Tech to discuss solutions, but there was no clear path forward.
There’s a reason large banks routinely make the list of America’s least liked companies: they treat their customers with remarkable disregard. But banks across the developing world are demonstrating that simple, transparent, well-designed products allow their clients to thrive, while still earning banks a healthy profit.
SPECIAL SERIES: How Sustainability at Home Goes Beyond
Date labels on food packaging — such as ‘best by,’ ‘use by’ and ‘sell by’ — are often misunderstood, resulting in perfectly edible food being tossed out. 3p spoke with an academic and a nonprofit expert to find out we can solve this problem.
Forward-thinking companies are taking a stand against overconsumption by closing their doors on Thanksgiving and Black Friday. Read on for their stories.
Some customers are burning their New Balance shoes following an executive’s pro-Trump comments. Things only got worse for New Balance when an alt-right website endorsed the company as “the official shoes of white people.” Now, the company is quickly trying to clarify its position in a hairy political climate.
Leading American energy company NRG provides a good example of why the incoming Trump administration is not likely to throw the clean power train off track.
VW plans to cover fines related to its emissions fiasco with the money it’ll save on employment and pensions. The move also signals a new direction for the company with heavy investment in electric vehicles and other emerging technologies.
By evaluating supply chain operations, small retailers are uncovering cost-savings, sustainability opportunities and chances to increase employee engagement, says Joe Carpenter of the Climate Action Business Association.
Back in 2000, Ford invested in a fact-finding mission to save water — and money along with it. The automaker saved 10.6 billion gallons of water between 2000 and 2015. And that’s just a start.
SPECIAL SERIES: Black Lives Matter and Beyond: Corporate Leaders Respond
For the last 18 months, minorities in this country have endured collective trauma over this arduous and agonizing presidential campaign and the racist rhetoric that accompanied it. President-elect Trump’s success leaves our value as citizens under question, but if our actual lives don’t matter, our sheer buying power should mean something.