Levi’s plans to expand its worker well-being initiatives to factories across its entire supply chain, reaching 300,000 workers by 2025. The apparel giant says it hopes to inspire other brands within the global garment industry to follow suit.
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.
Ben & Jerry’s latest cause is full alignment with the Black Lives Matter movement, notwithstanding the calls for a boycott due to what opponents say is a “dangerous” campaign.
As baby boomer business owners retire and want to sell, there is a unique opportunity for a massive transition of privately-held companies to employee ownership, said Marjorie Kelly, senior fellow and executive vice president of the Democracy Collaborative.
Last week, six large companies announced they would work together to educate consumers about paper and wood products certified by the Forest Stewardship Council. But is this campaign really about impact or public relations?
What responsibility do the world’s fossil fuel giants bear for climate change? And what role should they play now, given that the Paris climate accord has committed nearly 200 nations to move to a low-carbon future? The Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS) recently compiled a scorecard to help answer these questions.
Earlier this year, two mobile telephone systems launched in Bangladesh that now allow workers to anonymously report signs of human trafficking, delayed wages and child labor. They did, and the results are unsettling.
An unexpected tool could help farmers reduce their use of unnecessary antimicrobials while keeping growth and nutrition consistent: probiotics. And no, we’re not talking about yogurt for chickens.
On Monday, the Swiss Coalition for Corporate Justice delivered a petition with 120,000 signatures to the federal government that supports a constitutional amendment requiring companies to be as compliant on human rights and environmental matters abroad as they would be at home.
In a letter to FIFA, a Dutch labor organization asked soccer’s international governing body to pay damages to a Bangladeshi migrant worker by the end of this month or face a court case in Zurich. The group says the worker’s story is emblematic of the ongoing abuses migrant workers face in Qatar while building stadia to host the 2022 World Cup.
Congo provides about half the world’s supply of cobalt, but this conflict mineral has ties to human rights abuses and child labor.
What role do companies play in partnering with nonprofits to engage in collaborative giving? And what’s the impact on employees and society at large? Experts from Zendesk, Twitter, Google, Dolby and Twilio share their thoughts.