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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Brazil’s beef industry is booming, with plenty of environmental and social consequences. When it comes to deforestation, indirect suppliers with a huge role in the country’s supply chain present a massive challenge stakeholders are trying to address.
A recent Buzzfeed investigative report uncovered labor issues at the warehouses of popular food-delivery startup Blue Apron. It’s another sign that tech startups are skimping on worker safety and not integrating lower-level employees as meaningful members of their company.
It’s true that the global food waste crisis is — finally — having a moment in the international dialogue. But while more people know about the problem than ever before, statistics on waste levels refuse to budge. At SXSW Eco this week, experts discussed how to finally move the needle.
Globally, the sustainable packaging market is expected to hit $244 billion by 2018. While this number reflects activities across a variety of industries, there’s little doubt that awareness and interest in sustainable packaging is growing, both in the food and beverage industry and beyond.