“Our view, nine months in, is that the company is serious about its FCP plans and its key senior staff are genuinely committed to driving the delivery of these new commitments. The risk of APP again reneging on its promises appears limited at this time.” – Greenpeace. Formerly at odds, now Greenpeace is wholeheartedly supporting Asia Pulp and Paper’s efforts to fulfill its Forest Conservation Policy (FCP) goals.
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.
With so many demands on a sustainability professional’s time, some may question the value of preparing applications for awards programs, but the process of applying for a sustainability award can be an important stimulus to a program and the time is well spent.
First it’s wine, now it’s chocolate. What’s this world coming to? Experts are sounding the alarms: it may be all over for the American chocolate bar in just a few years. But is it true? Two sources suggest it’s all a matter of how you look at your chocolate.
Jennifer Silberman, Vice President of Corporate Responsibility, Hilton Worldwide, talks about her career, inspiration and recent accomplishments in our Women in CSR series.
The 2014 Sochi Olympics have presented a sustainability challenge for corporate sponsors. In addition to the greening of sports, the social impacts of sports are also important, and sports as a platform for greater inclusion is driving sports organizations to reexamine their responsibility to fight intolerance.
In its latest report, the Environmental Investigation Agency calls out Walmart for failing to implement up-to-date refrigerant technologies that would substantially reduce their super greenhouse gas HFC emissions.
Phil Covington interviews Aida Greenbury, Managing Director, Sustainability & Stakeholder Engagement at APP after having seen the company’s plantation forests in Riau Province, on Sumatra, and after having met with the NGO organizations (including Greenpeace) that are helping the company to conduct assessments of the forest concession lands which supply the pulp wood to their paper mills.
While sustainability reporting remains a tool for companies to communicate their performance to stakeholders, the process itself calls for internalizing sustainability controls – to address the larger business objective of sustainable growth.
The Clorox Company, a multinational manufacturer of consumer and professional products such as bleach, recently launched its third annual integrated report, which reveals the company’s environmental goals.
Got an old, over-used iPhone kicking around? Chances are, you won’t for long. Apple’s well-timed announcement that it would take old phones for trade-in is now being challenged by a whole slew of competitors including Walmart and Amazon. But is Apple’s answer really sustainable? It depends upon the importance of your cell phone versus the value of the environment and children’s lives.
Sophia Shaw Siskel, President and CEO of the Chicago Botanic Garden, talks about her career, inspiration and recent accomplishments in our Women in CSR series.
Judge Jaime Eduardo Verdugo of the Twelfth Federal District Court for Civil Matters of Mexico City, ruled that GM corn posed ”the risk of imminent harm to the environment.” He ordered the Mexico’s Secretary of Agriculture to “suspend all activities involving the planting of transgenic corn in the country and end the granting of permission for experimental and pilot commercial plantings” immediately.
Earlier this month, Berkeley, Calif.-based company Climate Earth unveiled a cloud-based Natural Capital Management System to enable companies to know what natural assets they depend on most, where they are being consumed, and establish processes to manage these natural assets both internally and in collaboration with suppliers.
Anne Kilgore, Director of Sustainability for Eastman Chemical Company, talks about her career, inspiration and recent accomplishments in our Women in CSR series.