If you want to see just how complicated a supply chain can be, the operations of Asia Pulp and Paper (APP) on Hainan Island, China, gives an idea of what goes into products that we often take for granted.
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.
Companies keep talking about how they kick puppies (think: burning coal or selling cigarettes) and then expect us to love them for it, says 3p columnist Henk Campher.
Every year for the next five years, the company will pick a city and create green space in its store that is equal to the store’s square footage.
Fashion is one of the largest industries in the world with many moving parts. It can be difficult to navigate, especially for those who are on the ground doing the work. The good news is that a number of truly innovative businesses, organizations and movements are not only amplifying the voices of these workers, but are also on a mission to affect real, sustainable change.
Rough waters are far from over for German carmaker Volkswagen. This week, angry shareholders called for board resignations, while the German regulatory agency BaFin announced further investigations. And there may be even more independent probes to come.
Considering his relationship with the data-analytics company Palantir, PayPal’s Peter Thiel is in a good position to advise Donald Trump on national security.
A visit to some of APP’s facilities in China, where millions of tree seedlings are germinated each year, suggests that the $12 billion company is keeping its zero-deforestation promise.
The growing complaints about racial discrimination on Airbnb’s platform bring to mind a new territory the company has yet to explore – corporate social responsibility (CSR).
A study commissioned by Patagonia tracked just how many plastic microfibers make their way from your jacket to the world’s waterways — and the results may surprise you.
SPECIAL SERIES: Rethink Reuse
The three Rs — reduce, reuse, recycle — probably ring a bell from your childhood. But most people don’t know these repeating consonants represent the waste management hierarchy. Think of it as a comprehensive way to deal with waste in a way that is better for the planet and the people who dwell on it.
Tucked inside Trump Tower is a collection of gardens and atriums open to the public. Never heard of them? You’re not alone. And now the presidential hopeful is getting push-back from the city for trying to privatize this public space even further, by closing it for campaign events and selling apparel sporting his “Make America Great Again” slogan.
Do you know what the top driver is for a retailer to create social good? How about a manufacturer? Ketchum and Carol Cone On Purpose just released a report that will tell you that and more.