Why would major European companies sign this agreement while American companies refuse to do so? Are European fashion companies and retailers simply more responsible or is there something else here that can explain this phenomenon?
Category: Corporate Responsibility
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.
In the wake of the Rana Plaza factory fire in Bangladesh last month that killed over 1,100 workers in the deadliest industrial accident in nearly three decades, dozens of multinational apparel companies have joined a commitment to improve health and safety measures in the country’s garment factories.
This week SAP announced that one percent of its workforce will eventually be adults diagnosed with a form of autism. That number could eventually be as high as 6,500 employees spread across 60 of its locations
In the lead up to GRIs Amsterdam Global Conference on Sustainability & Transparency May 22-24, 2013, Nancy Mancilla takes a closer look at how GRI is approaching the Integrated Reporting Framework shepherded by the IIRC.
Barely one month after it launched its first advocacy campaign, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s new Fwd.us political action committee has already shed two key, high profile members over a controversy involving the Keystone XL pipeline. The two now-former members are none other than Elon Musk of Tesla Motors and David Sacks, founder of Yammer.
Although shared value is not always intuitive at first blush, below the surface there are exciting matches to be made on big societal challenges where new thinking and risk capital is badly needed. The represents an opportunity for condom companies.
According to an estimate all we need to do to prevent the next tragedy in Bangladesh is to pay extra 10 cents per clothing item. But are we really willing to do it?
A year has passed since Marks & Spencer launched its Shwopping campaign in many of its UK stores. Leon Kaye chats with Adam Elman about its progress.
In recent years, more and more non-governmental organizations (NGOs) have discovered that climate change is severely influencing poverty-stricken regions of the world, many of which have made an effort to develop solutions in response to these negative impacts. Over the past 12 years, Green Watershed has worked to prevent increased detrimental environmental damage in the Lashi Lake area (below is the map of the area) and to maintain a sustainable way of living for local residents.
Unilever’s Chief Sustainability Officer Gail Klintworth with chat with CSRwire’s Aman Singh and Triple Pundit’s Nick Aster and Jennifer Boynton. RSVP HERE!
A Deloitte study gives an overview of the challenges companies face within their supply chains and how they can partner with their suppliers to solve them.