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.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration banned the anti-bacterial triclosan in personal wash products, but the EPA is still reviewing the environmental case against it.
Big changes are taking place in the agriculture industry, as some of the world’s largest brands increase their focus on having a positive social, economic and environmental impact, while continuing to grow and produce the food that millions have made a part of their daily lives.
Board members, shareholders, funders and the public want to know just how their philanthropic dollars are driving positive social change. The President of the AT&T Foundation explains her foundation’s efforts.
Three nonprofit organizations think products labeled as ‘natural’ shouldn’t contain ingredients like the herbicide glyphosate, the main ingredient in Roundup. And they’re making their position known.
Despite zero-deforestation pledges, some palm oil companies continue with deforestation and the denial of human rights in Indonesia, say a group of environmental organizations.
To win back consumers’ trust, food companies need to offer healthier food and more transparency. Here are four examples of such initiatives, which are likely to change the food market to come.
Companies that fail to address the health and environmental threats from toxic chemicals “pose a greater risk for investors than companies that take such steps,” said Richard Liroff, executive director of the Investor Environmental Health Network.
“We’re asking the company to review the financial, reputational and legal risks of continuing to sell this deadly product,” Tom McCaney of the Sisters of St. Francis of Philadelphia, the lead investor on the resolution, told TriplePundit.
Instead of targeting the ‘cool kids’ with six-pack abs, Abercrombie’s apparel and stores will now focus on customers’ “best self and inner confidence.” That is quite a turnaround in messaging, but is it too late for the retailer?
By now you’ve likely heard about Mylan’s EpiPen price-hike, which happened to coincide with a $16 million pay raise for its CEO. We look at what the price-gouging scandal means from a corporate responsibility perspective.