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Seafood industry takes big steps toward sustainability - news

By Brian Collett — The tuna company Thai Union has joined forces with the environmental NGO Greenpeace to improve labour practices, expand sustainable operations and minimise destructive...

The important business of ocean conservation - news

By Tom Birbeck, ARC Marine—According to a WWF report, our oceans are worth at least $24 trillion, so how can we afford not to protect and invest in it like any other business?  ...

HSBC’s investigation into own client saves Indonesian rainforest - news

By Roger Aitken — Action taken by HSBC, one of the largest banking and financial services organisations globally with an international network comprising around 7,500 offices in over 80...

Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil Europe conference Europe highlights partnerships - news

By Brian Collett — The importance of strength in numbers in encouraging responsible practice was emphasised by the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil at its Europe conference.  ...

Global apparel industry takes steps toward better performance - news

By Brian Collett — The global apparel industry is making changes to promote better practices.   A pact to improve garment factory working conditions worldwide has been signed...

National CSR Awards 2017 winners revealed - news

The National CSR Awards 2017, sponsored by Revive and now in their third year, were held at the impressive Lord’s Cricket Ground last night (18 May) and saw businesses of all sizes...

Premier Inn and Lidl support sustainable seafood - news

By Brian Collett — Premier Inn has become the world’s largest national hotel chain to gain the certification of the Marine Stewardship Council, the NGO better known as the MSC, that...

UK citizens among WEF’s “Young Global Leaders” - news

By Sangeeta Waldron — The World Economic Forum is now in its 47th year. It’s famous for its annual summit in Davos attended by luminaries in multiple industries. But It is also known...

Olam International and NGO Mighty agree to “re-set terms for responsible development - news

By Brian Collett — A project to create the world’s largest palm oil plantation that could involve heavy deforestation in the West African country of Gabon has been set on...

Salmon fisherman take action to protect stocks against environmental contamination - news

By Brian Collett — Hundreds of Alaskan fishermen have taken action to safeguard their salmon grounds against environmental contamination. Altogether 93 per cent of 513 interviewed...

International Tourism Partnership launches Hotel Water Measure Initiative to set industry standards - news

by Brian Collett —Thousands of hotels throughout the world are expected to combine in a drive to cut water consumption.      Along with conservation measures, they...

Designing the future: the Creative Conscience Awards - news

by Adam Woodhall — The communicators and creatives who will help design and mould the future gathered overlooking the Thames in London for the 2016 edition of the Creative Conscience...

Bag battles: plastic vs. paper - news

by Brian Collett — Plastic bags have become a widely discouraged vice because of the enduring toxins they carry and pass on to humans, but is the persuasive case for banning or reducing...

Discover the "Blue Economy" - news

by Bibi Gratzer —  Blue has always been my favourite colour. Maybe because I am oceanophile, maybe because blue is a colour that has both, calming and awakening properties. Maybe also...

Award entries booming for National CSR Awards 2016 - news

“With the extended entry deadline of March 18 just days away, the National CSR Awards (NCSRA) are heading for a record number of entries,” reports NCSRA CEO Karen Sutton. “The...

M&S and Selfridges recognised for marine conservation efforts - news

Media group Boat International recently held the inaugural Ocean Awards, in partnership with leading marine charity, Blue Marine Foundation. The Ocean Awards were created to celebrate...

BLOG: After COP21, what next for rainforests? - news

COP21 may be over, but on the rainforest front the work is just beginning, writes Claire Raisin, Director Size of Wales Rainforests are vital when it comes to preventing, and...

BLOG: Businesses must unite to protect wildlife - news

HE Sultan Ahmed Bin Sulayem, Chairman of DP World, shares his thoughts on why business needs to unite to tackle the international problem of illegal poaching and trafficking. Many of the...

MCS welcomes extension of coastal conservation zones around UK - news

The chances of recovery for marine life in English seas have been boosted by the creation of new Marine Conservation Zones, says the Marine Conservation Society (MCS) following the Department...

Africa hails world's first carbon neutral national park - news

Zambia is home to the world's first carbon neutral national park. The achievement in Lower Zambezi National Park is the result of a partnership with BioCarbon Partners (BCP), supported...

National CSR Awards shines spotlight on UK sustainable business - news

With previous sponsors and supporters like Mercedes-Benz, Natwest and Carillion, the 2016 National CSR Awards will celebrate business excellence and innovation in corporate social responsibility...

National CSR Awards 2016 now open for entries - news

Entries are now open for the 2016 National CSR Awards (NCSRA), which will celebrate the very best in CSR and sustainability in a high-profile ceremony and accompanying seminar programme, at The...

Monsanto commits to carbon neutral footprint by 2021 - news

American multinational agricultural biotech corporation Monsanto has announced plans to make its operations carbon neutral by 2021 through a programme targeted across its seed and crop...

Marine conservation groups push for greater uptake of sustainable fish - news

The Marine Conservation Society (MCS), Fish2fork and Sustainable Fish Cities have launched a campaign to gain public pledges from three of the largest restaurant chains in the UK to serve 100%...

Sodexo and WWF push for more sustainable school meals - news

Sodexo has teamed up with conservation charity WWF to develop and pilot a set of 10 sustainable meals. The project is part of Sodexo’s partnership with WWF on LiveWell, WWF-UK’s...

GAR ramps up environmental protection in Indonesia - news

Golden Agri-Resources (GAR), the world’s second largest palm oil producer, has launched a Peat Ecosystem Rehabilitation Project in one of its operating areas in West Kalimantan in...

Restaurants urged to serve more sustainable seafood - news

More than half Britain’s large restaurant chains are reported to be serving fish and seafood from overfished areas or to be hiding their origins. They are said to be offering species...

Conservation and fishery management project pays off - news

Fishermen in the UK ports of Lyme Bay on the Dorset and Devon border are making a better living from their fish by practising conservation, thanks to a new scheme launched by the charity, Blue...

National CSR Awards expands categories for 2016 - news

With only 58 days to go before entries open for next year’s National CSR Awards (NCSRA), its organisers have announced new and expanded categories. With the introduction of three...

Cosmetics Europe calls for phase out of micro plastics in beauty products - news

Beauty industry association Cosmetics Europe has called on its 4,000 members to phase out the use of solid microplastic ingredients in wash-off cosmetic and personal care products. The move...

Piecing together profitable partnerships - news

As more and more corporates team up with environmental and social campaign groups to help drive improvements in sustainability performance, what impact is the changing landscape of partnerships...

P&G raises bar on greenhouse gas emissions reductions - news

Procter & Gamble (P&G) has set a new goal to reduce absolute greenhouse gas emissions from its facilities by 30% by 2020. The goal was developed in partnership with World Wildlife Fund...

Japan’s Subaru helps waste management in US national parks - news

Three national parks in the US are getting help in waste management practices from Subaru, Japan’s 7th largest automaker. Subaru is a subsidiary of Fuji Heavy Industries (FHI), an...

APP pledge to restore peatlands sets important benchmark - news

One of the world’s largest paper producers is to clear and restore 7,000 hectares of its plantations in Indonesia to protect carbon-rich peatlands. Asia Pulp & Paper (APP) hopes...

APP exits plantations to protect tropical peatlands - news

Asia Pulp & Paper Group (APP) is committing to retire around 7,000 hectares of commercial plantation areas to protect threatened carbon-rich peatlands, the first time that plantations on...

NT commits £30m to updating energy intensive buildings - news

The National Trust, Europe’s biggest conservation charity, is investing £30m, in renewable energy to heat and power more of its historic places. The news follows the successful...

40 tonnes of rubbish cleared from beaches as plastic bag use rises - news

More than 40 tonnes of rubbish were removed from beaches by Marine Conservation Society (MCS) volunteers and Marks and Spencer (M&S) staff and customers during the Big Beach Clean-up in May....

Starbucks brews up $30m more loan aid - news

American coffee chain giant Starbucks is more than doubling the size of a loan program for farmers that it started seven years ago to help maintain its supply of ethically sourced coffee....

Environmental protection key business asset says customer survey - news

Four out of five customers would act against a company impacting natural World Heritage Sites such as the Great Barrier Reef, finds a new survey by WWF. The survey, part of the #SOSReef...

Sustainable seafood top of menu for British restaurant chains - news

Fish2Fork and the Marine Conservation Society have joined forces to assess the sustainability of seafood sold at some of the biggest restaurant chains in the UK. Using the only system that...

Higher prices for sustainable palm oil could save endangered species - news

Higher supermarket prices for eco-friendly palm oil could help save endangered species, according to University of East Anglia (UEA) research. Palm oil is used by the food industry as a...

Scrub it out! anti microplastics campaign extends to luxury brands - news

With many personal care brands ditching the use of microplastics in their formulations, the Scrub it out! campaign is now turning its attention to the luxury beauty sector. The campaign, a...

Deforestation and hunting threaten rare rabbit species - news

A rare and elusive rabbit has been found, held and photographed by a researcher from the University of East Anglia (UEA). The Annamite Striped rabbit, found in the forests of Laos and...

British public urged to go plastic-free this June - news

The Marine Conservation Society (MCS), the UK’s leading marine charity, is challenging people to give up their convenience lifestyle and ditch pre-packed sandwiches, ready meals and...

Environment must be 'at heart of new Government's thinking' - news

Crucial environment issues must be “at the heart of new Government’s thinking”, says a new survey from the Institute of Environmental Management Assessment (IEMA). In a...

Bee in on the action with the Great British Bee Count - news

The Great British Bee Count kicks off this month. Organised by Friends of the Earth, Buglife and Waitrose, the Count aims to build on the success of last year’s inaugural...

McDonald's makes global commitment on deforestation - news

McDonald’s has announced a global commitment on deforestation across its expansive global supply chain. The commitment builds on the fast food giant's Global Sustainability...

London Zoo makes huge leap in frog conservation - news

A Critically Endangered and evolutionarily distinct species of frog has been bred in a UK zoo for the first time ever. The Zoological Society of London’s (ZSL) team of amphibian...

Beavers to run hog wild in Devon! - news

News that a group of Devon Beavers have been returned to the wild on the River Otter has been welcomed by Friends of the Earth. The beavers were released back into the River Otter after...

Government urged to take action to reduce marine litter - news

With beach litter on the rise, the UK’s leading marine charity has called for more Government action. According to the data collected by the Marine Conservation Society (MCS) and...

Oscar winner Jared Leto becomes WWF ambassador - news

Award-winning actor, musician and director Jared Leto has taken on a new role...this time as a WWF Global Ambassador. Leto (pictured above) recently travelled to South Africa with WWF to...

Unregulated fishing jeopardising food security in US - news

Importers and the US government are being urged to halt the trade in which more than a billion dollars’ worth of illegally caught fish and seafood are shipped into the country every year....

Businesses can drive low carbon without sacrificing growth - news

Paul Connolly, director of the Management Consultancies Association (MCA) Think Tank, explores the role of business in the climate change debate Debates about sustainability are vexed. The...

Snow Leopard survival boosted by solar power - news

Using solar-powered electronic deterrent devices, provided by Predator Guard and the Snow Leopard Conservancy, traditional herder families, located in the mountains of central Mongolia, are...

Cheers to a sustainable future - news

As we enter the season of over-indulgence, Roland Pirmez, president of Heineken Asia Pacfic tells Ethical Performance why responsible consumption is one of the most important issues on the...

Panda-monium hits Malaysia conservation tour - news

The "1600 Pandas World Tour" kicks off in Malaysia next month. The art installation, that promotes the message of panda conservation and sustainable development, will visit more...

Sea change as Gustavsson moves to Oceana - news

Oceana has appointed Lars Gustavsson as its new Senior Vice President and Executive Director of the organization’s operations in Europe. Gustavsson succeeds Xavier Pastor,...

Kering snaps into action with ITC crocodile collaboration - news

Luxury goods giant Kering (formerly PPR) and the International Trade Centre (ITC) have formed a new collaboration to develop a multi-year programme to support the monitoring and sustainable...

Midori prize winners announced - news

Dr. Kamal Bawa?president of the Ashoka Trust for Research in Ecology and the Environment, Dr. Alfred Oteng-Yeboah?chair of the Ghana National Biodiversity Committee and Dr. Bibiana...

Garneau joins Canada’s Clean50 - news

Richard Garneau, president and ceo of Resolute Forest Products Inc. has been included Canada’s Clean50, a league recognizing leaders who have made the greatest contributions to sustainable...

APP will meet pulp targets, say independent experts - news

An independent study has confirmed that Asia Pulp and Paper Group (APP) has sufficient plantation resource to meet the pulp requirements of its existing mills as well as its future mill in OKI,...

Coming of age: the new sustainability math - news

Last week, I went surfing for the first time with my 10-year-old son Evan. Not wanting to be outshined or embarrassed, I spent more time then I care to admit reading up on websites proclaiming...

Mars roars into overdrive with Tigers Alive programme - news

Whiskas maker, Mars Petcare, is expanding its support for the WWF Tigers Alive Initiative, a global conservation program to help protect tigers from extinction with a new target to double the...

Syngenta pulls plug on banned pesticide bid - news

Syngenta has  withdrawn an ‘emergency’ application to allow a bee-harming pesticide, banned by the EU, to be used on British crops. The news follows campaigning earlier...

Salmon under threat in Scotland - news

The Salmon and Trout Association (Scotland) has submitted a formal complaint to Europe over the Scottish Government’s failure to comply with European law which aims to protect Atlantic...

Tuna population under threat in Mediterranean - news

Illegal fishing for Atlantic bluefin tuna in the Mediterranean Sea continues to threaten the recovery of the species, a new study reports. At least 79 media accounts of bluefin tuna catches...

Illegal fishing threatens tuna stocks in Mediterranean - news

Illegal fishing for Atlantic bluefin tuna in the Mediterranean Sea continues to threaten the recovery of the species, a new study reports. At least 79 media accounts of bluefin tuna catches...

Dam construction goes ahead in Laos despite eco warnings - news

The building of a second hydroelectric dam on the Mekong river, which conservationists claim will have devastating effects, is about to start in Laos. The fear is that the 260-megawatt Don...

FIFA urged to get ball rolling on eco commitments - news

Ecology campaigners in Brazil are asking FIFA to live up to its environmental commitments after it pledged a greener World Cup through its ‘Football for the Planet’ programme....

M&S throws itself into the Big Beach Clean-Up - news

Marks & Spencer (M&S) has launched the Beach Clean Frisbee, a toy made from recycled plastic, including plastic collected by M&S customers and employees at last year’s Big...

Procter & Gamble commits to no deforestation policy - news

American FMCG giant Procter & Gamble (P&G) has committed to a new no deforestation policy that will provide full traceability for all the palm oil and derivatives it uses. The...

Steiner re-elected at UNEP - news

The United Nations General Assembly has unanimously re-elected Achim Steiner for a third term as executive director of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) for a two-year period...

CSR hits the catwalk - news

Jeannette Ferran Astorga, vice president of social responsibility at Ann Inc., gives Ethical Performance a glimpse into some of the fashion house’s latest sustainability program...

Luxury leather brands investigate viability of farmed snake skin - news

Python farming could help reduce pressure on wild python populations in Asia, finds the first report from the Python Conservation Partnership, a collaboration between Kering, the International...

Jaguar Land Rover extends collaboration with ClimateCare - news

Jaguar Land Rover aims to create a range of humanitarian, conservation, environmental and educational initiatives as part of its new Environmental Innovation Strategy. In collaboration with...

Mondi makes environmental stewardship move with WWF - news

Packaging, pulp and paper producer Mondi Group and WWF International are to work together in a three-year strategic partnership that focuses on increasing environmental stewardship in the...

Resolute proves not so for FSC - news

Logging off... Three of Resolute Forest Products’ Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) certificates have been suspended. The suspensions prohibits Resolute – Canada’s biggest...

Looking good on more than paper - news

$21bn paper product and nappy maker Kimberly-Clark began setting five year sustainability goals in 1994. The latest, Sustainability 2015, is a 10-point agenda that ranges from social programmes...

Chrysler revs up for wildlife - news

Chrysler Group LLC received international recognition recently for its commitment to environmental stewardship at the Wildlife Habitat Council’s (WHC) 25th Annual Symposium, Celebrating...

Mighty oaks from little acorns... - news

Bengt Brunberg, sustainability manager at BillerudKorsnäs, the Swedish packaging material manufacturer, tells Ethical Performance about why he believes it is important to take a broad...

Hans Wegner recognised by SFI - news

The Sustainable Forestry Initiative (SFI) has recognised Hans Wegner, chief sustainability officer of the National Geographic Society, with the annual SFI President’s Award. The SFI notes...

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Africa’s white elephant ... In the US environmentalists are calling on the president of Tanzania to crack down on the country’s elephant poaching epidemic. “The slaughter...

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Driving conservation... Jaguar Land Rover China has partnered with the Royal Zoological Society Scotland (RZSS), which saw the British car manufacturer support the Giant Panda Research...

Russian oil exploration risks high environmental impact - news

Russia can expect environmental bodies to protest that its planned extraction of oil and gas in the Arctic off the Siberian coast would do enormous harm to the area’s thriving polar bear...

Environmentalists urge Tanzania's president to act on elephant poaching - news

Environmentalists in the US are calling on the president of Tanzania to crack down on the country's elephant poaching epidemic. President Kikwete is currently in the US for private...

Groupon goes global - news

Groupon Grassroots, Groupon’s social innovation programme, is partnering with WWF to globally address a common cause - the environment - by launching more than 20 campaigns around the...

Selfridges swims with sharks to raise conservation awareness - news

London department store Selfridges is ramping up its retail activism in promoting marine conservation by backing a new concept, Shark Parks, areas of the ocean dedicated to the conservation of...

Carbon Trust appoints advisory panel - news

The Carbon Trust has appointed a new international advisory panel. The panel brings together a number of top experts from around the world to provide advice on the global low carbon economy to...

Animal attraction... - news

Ogilvy & Mather Chicago has launched a social responsibility video on behalf of APES, to highlight the importance of protecting all primates, not simply the “cute” ones....

Waitrose wades into CSR - news

Making 100% of its fish independently certified as sustainable and halving the amount of packaging it uses (based on 2005 levels) – all by 2016 – are just two of 12 pledges being...

Attenborough launches CCI partnership - news

World renowned naturalist and broadcaster David Attenborough, attended the launch of CCI, a new partnership formed between conservation organisations and the University of Cambridge. Its aim is...

Intensive farming proves factor in loss of Cambodia grasslands - news

Around half of Cambodia’s tropical flooded grasslands have been lost in just 10 years according to new research from the University of East Anglia (UAE). The seasonally flooded...

ClimateCare & BioCarbon launch cookstove project in Ghana - news

Climate and development organisation ClimateCare, together with investment partner BioCarbon, is looking to improve health and reduce carbon emissions with the registration of its Clean...

Starbucks expands $70m ethical sourcing programme in Costa Rica - news

American coffee shop titan Starbucks is ramping up its ethical sourcing programme with a new farming research and development centre in Costa Rica. The move forms part of the company’s...

Unilever to phase out 'microbeads' - news

Unilever is to phase out the minuscule plastic ‘microbeads’ used in its facial scrubs and exfoliators in a move welcomed by the Marine Conservation Society (MCS) and the North Sea...

Cemex takes lead as water use tops corporate agenda - news

Building materials group Cemex is standardising how it calculates and cuts water consumption throughout the company. Cemex plans to introduce the system at plants in all 50 countries where...

NGOs hail Asia Pulp & Paper volte-face - news

One of the world’s largest paper and packaging producers has pledged to end its role in the destruction of Indonesia’s rainforest. Asia Pulp & Paper (APP) has published a...

BP hopes guilty plea will help to draw line on Deepwater - news

In the largest deal of its kind in US criminal history, BP is to pay $4.5bn (£2.8bn, €3.5bn) in settlement of 14 criminal charges relating to the Deepwater Horizon explosion and oil...

Bank of America’s $50bn to green global economy - news

Bank of America has announced a ten-year $50bn (£32bn, €40bn) environmental business project to deal with climate change, reduce demands on natural resources and advance lower-carbon...

US corporations ‘hiding behind lobby groups’ to influence climate policy - news

The row over US corporations’ support for anti-climate change activities has been escalated by an environment science advocacy group that has published a study of companies which are...

AdvisorShares launches sustainability fund - news

A leading US sponsor of actively managed exchange traded funds (EFTs) has launched an investment vehicle that, it believes, could help bring impact investment into the mainstream....

US companies blazing CSR path in India - news

A thriving CSR movement among US-based multinationals in India has been revealed in the most detailed catalogue yet of initiatives in the country. The ‘compendium’ of 60...

Conservation credits put a price on biodiversity loss - news

The UK's first online 'biodiversity offsetting' scheme has been introduced to allow conservation groups, farmers and landowners to 'sell' wildlife sites to companies wishing...

Kleenex wins FSC certification - news

Kleenex has become the first paper tissue brand to achieve Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) certification in the US. The facial tissue, owned by paper and pulp giant Kimberley-Clark, now sports...

Apple faces internal opposition in China - news

Apple continues to draw criticism for its operations in China, as those from within the country become increasingly vocal about the company’s supply chain management. Multinationals...

Labelling of fish products is ‘confusing’ - news

Fish labelling in UK supermarkets is failing to help consumers to make sustainable choices, the Marine Conservation Society (MCS) has said, while introducing its own online seafood advice guide....

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The United Nations has appointed six more people to to the Global Compact board, which now has 22 members. They are: Monica De Greiff, chief executive of the Colombian Grupo Energia de Bogota;...

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Native trees will be planted on land owned by the Defence Estates under a partnership between the UK government and the Woodland Trust charity. A 160-hectare woodland in Cumbria will be used for...

Pulp and paper group sets sustainability goals - news

The controversial Indonesia-based paper business, APP, has pledged to certify all its pulpwood as sustainable by 2020 and has stated the milestones it aims to achieve along the way....

Mining firms begin to disclose more information - news

Transparency in the mining and metals sector is increasing, the International Council on Mining and Metals (ICMM) and the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) have announced. The two bodies...

Dow makes new energy bid - news

Dow Chemical Company is to invest $100million (£62m, €72m) in projects to reduce energy usage and greenhouse gas emissions. The US-based chemicals giant will distribute the money...

Firm makes forest pledges - news

The world’s second largest palm oil plantation company has announced a forest conservation policy aimed at ensuring it has a ‘no deforestation footprint’. Golden...

Dow to make nature a business matter - news

Dow Chemical has entered a five-year partnership with a conservation charity to help it to place environmental protection at the heart of its business strategy and reduce its ecological...

Selfridges will use its creative edge - news

UK department store Selfridges is to harness its ‘creative power’ to raise awareness of over-fishing of the world’s oceans. Selfridges will launch Project Ocean this...

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Guidance on how to produce biofuels has been produced by WWF, Conservation International and the consultancy Ecofys. The advice says biofuels have to be produced sustainably without...

Sceptics make pledge to fight NGO demands - news

A backlash campaign against non-governmental organizations accused of unfairly criticising companies over their ethical credentials has been established in Berlin.   The Green Freedom...

Dr Pepper puts sourcing at heart of its new plan - news

The US soft drinks group Dr Pepper Snapple has included an ethical sourcing strategy in a new five-year CSR plan throughout its operations. The company, which owns the Dr Pepper, 7UP and...

WWF agrees to give CSR advice to global insurer - news

WWF has signed a three-year deal with the UK’s largest commercial insurer, the global company RSA, to advise it on becoming a more sustainable business. The non-governmental...

Tata makes energy a priority - news

This year’s main social project of the Tata Power private utility is to make a million people in India aware of energy conservation. The Tata Power Energy Club (TPEC), which gives...

Chinese bank wins through - news

The Industrial Bank, China, has emerged as the Asia regional winner in the emerging markets section of the 2009 FT Sustainable Banking Awards for its social and environmental policies. The...

Chiquita goes for ethical pineapples - news

Chiquita has announced that all its pineapples will soon become Rainforest Alliance-certified. The fruit multinational, which sources pineapples from Panama and Costa Rica, will certify 90...

The vices and vanities of sustainability reporting - news

Firms are exploiting a lack of reporting standards to distort their achievements, says Bill D’Allesandro Sustainability reporting is becoming a vice. Most reports serve up enough...

Seafood will get ethical label - news

A certification programme for responsible seafood farming is to be offered to businesses across the world.   The Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC), founded by the World Wildlife...

WWF backs FSC logo as critics begin to circle - news

A leading environmental group has reaffirmed its backing for the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) amid a growing debate about whether the body’s timber certification scheme is still...

Oil and gas sector starts work on GRI guidance - news

Five multinational oil groups are to work with the Global Reporting Initiative to produce sustainability reporting guidelines for oil and gas companies. Amerada Hess, BP, ENI, Shell and...

Tourism gets global code - news

A coalition of 32 tourism trade organizations and companies has announced criteria to guide members on reviewing their social and environmental impacts. The bodies and businesses, which...

Brewer to cut its water use - news

One of the world’s largest beer makers has promised to reduce its water consumption throughout its global operations. SABMiller has said it will cut water use by a quarter per litre...

Costa beats coffee target - news

Costa, the UK’s largest coffee shop chain, announced last month that all coffee sold in its 785 British stores is now made from beans ‘sustainably grown’ on farms certified by...

Pepsi steps up Asian water commitment - news

Pepsi’s charitable arm has announced major new grants to provide access to safe water and sanitation for people in rural areas of Bangladesh and India. The grants, totalling $7.6...

Chinese authority publishes CSR indices - news

CSR guidelines with 60 indices have been published for businesses by the local authority in the Wuxi municipality of Jiangsu, China. The indices, covering mainly labour relations, resource...

Lenovo gets up to speed on climate change - news

The Chinese computer company Lenovo, which has joined The Climate Group, an international non-profit organization, has followed up by announcing rewards for consumers who recycle products and...

CFS judged to have best impact on society - news

Co-operative Financial Services (CFS) has won the overall Impact on Society award in this year’s Business in the Community (Bitc) Awards for Excellence. The group, which includes...

Aid for China on global warming - news

Japan is supporting China’s environmental conservation efforts through six loans worth more than $436million (£222m). The finance, in the form of official development assistance...

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Two large cosmetics manufacturers are to stop using shark liver oil in moisturizers and lipsticks because of conservation worries. L’Oreal and Unilever will replace the compound squalene,...

Coca-Cola plants ‘do not cause water shortages’ - news

Coca-Cola is claiming vindication in its battle with campaigners over its role in water scarcities near bottling plants in India. An 18-month investigation by an independent scientific body...

timber company sets up Borneo initiative - news

A wildlife conservation bank is to be set up in Malaysia’s Malua Forest Reserve by New Forests Pty, a forestry investment management and advisory consultancy, in conjunction with the Sabah state...

senior trio take over at IBLF in wake of founder’s death - news

Three senior managers are to jointly lead the International Business Leaders’ Forum (IBLF) after the death of founder and chief executive Robert Davies. Adrian Hodges, Mike Patterson and Ros...

ANZ exonerated over logging links - news

An accusation that Australia’s ANZ Bank has supported unsustainable logging in Papua New Guinea has been rejected. The complaint was that the bank had breached guidelines for multinationals...

forestry association gets tough on PNG logging - news

A tracking system is being introduced by Papua New Guinea’s Forest Industries Association to detect any timber exports from illegal logging. A Swiss company, which already works for the...

mining company hits back over Philippines claims - news

One of the main mining companies operating in the Philippines has rejected trenchant allegations made in an international report that the industry has brought environmental disaster and murder to...

illegal plantations supply big coffee firms - news

Some of the world’s largest coffee companies have been unwittingly sourcing beans from illegal plantations inside an Indonesian wildlife sanctuary, reports the conservation group WWF. A new...

Indian company directors urged to engage - news

The directors of companies should engage more with the societies in which they trade, executives of the International Business Leaders’ Forum have said after a visit to economic and social...

Globe Telecom takes CSR education award - news

The winner of the 2006 Asian CSR Award in the support and improvement of education category was Globe Telecom (Philippines). The award was for its Text2Teach project conducted in co-operation...

India makes show in Alcan prize - news

An Indian organization, the Barefoot College, has won this year's $1 million Alcan Prize for Sustainability. The prize annually recognizes NGOs, not-for-profit, and civil society organizations...

Australian coal sector acts on emissions - news

Coal producers in Australia have collectively set aside A$300million ($215m, £125m) to find ways of reducing greenhouse gas emissions. Each of the 19 companies that have signed up so far pays a...

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Wal-Mart has said it aims to source all its fish caught in the wild for the North American market from sustainable sources by February 2009. The retailer has reached an agreement with the Marine...

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A UK university is to hold a careers fair on 7 March specifically designed to allow undergraduates to talk to prospective employers about their social responsibility credentials. Leeds...

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Nine of the world's largest hotel chains agreed last month to adopt a set of principles on sustainable design and development. The principles, outlined in a new document called Sustainable hotel...

Centrica uses diversity to open up new supplies - news

Utilities business Centrica is intensifying its efforts on diversity to help it open up new natural gas supplies in remote regions. The group believes that recruiting a more diverse...

pressure group challenges paper giant - news

The conservation group ForestAlert has urged companies and individuals to protest to Japan's Nippon Paper Group about its sourcing of wood chip from the Tasmania primary forests, where the...

bank takes green route - news

Staff at the Asian Development Bank have been urged to economize on paper, water and electricity and to reduce the solid waste they produce at the headquarters in Manila. The call was made by...

US flower sector starts work on eco-label idea - news

The $16billion (£8.8bn) flower industry in the US began to develop a domestic sustainability standard last month with the introduction of the country's first eco-label for floral products. The...

Coca-Cola condemns ‘brand-jacking’ activists - news

Coca-Cola has hit back at campaigners in India whom it claims are causing the company undeserved reputational damage over its use of water supplies in the Kerala region. The company says...

timber sector rallies round for Aceh - news

Wood will be sent by the US timber industry to Indonesia for the rebuilding of Aceh province, where the Indian Ocean tsunami killed 160,000 people and left 500,000 homeless. Aceh requires...

tobacco firm shows way on reporting - news

Giving information on progress and setting high standards for stakeholder involvement are two activities that enabled the Ceylon Tobacco Company to win in the inaugural Sri Lanka Awards for...

companies back logging action - news

A ratings system showing the countries where illegal logging is rife is being drawn up to help businesses, customers, investors and other stakeholders to avoid supporting the practice. The...

forestry firm under pressure from Citigroup - news

A large Malaysian forestry company has been warned by its bank that it must meet better environmental standards or face being dropped as a customer. Chuck Prince, chief executive of Citigroup,...

oil firm tie-ups with NGOs are condemned - news

Links between conservation bodies and oil companies were condemned by the Oilwatch South East Asia Network as the two met in Kuala Lumpur on 8 and 9 March. Oilwatch protested that oil companies...

sustainable palm-oil guidelines advance - news

Two public forums to publicize policy and seek suggestions have been held by the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil, set up to produce responsible guidelines for the industry in the Asia Pacific...

logistics firms prepare to measure progress - news

Seven global transport and logistics companies are to produce a set of social and environmental performance indicators for their sector by the end of next year. The multinationals – DHL, Ferrovie...

Cadbury’s offers helping hand to cocoa farms - news

Cadbury Schweppes is to attempt to boost the incomes of Ghana’s cocoa farmers through a partnership with two civil society groups. The three organizations will improve wildlife habitats as a...

ethical palm oil principles beginning to take shape - news

Consultation ends this month on the first draft of globally applicable principles for sustainable palm oil production. The draft has been drawn up for the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil...

coffee giants sign up to industry agreement - news

Four of the world’s largest coffee companies have signed an agreement to improve the industry’s social and environmental standards. Kraft, Nestlé, Sara Lee and Tchibo have agreed to follow a new...

NGOs comment on April's sustainability - news

The second annual sustainability report from Asia Pacific Resources International - known as April - the plantation fibre producer with one of the world's biggest pulp and paper mills, contains...

more on the issues and less on the mechanics, please - news

EP talks to Alan Knight about his belief that CSR practitioners have lost sight of the pressing global problems that should dictate their agenda Few individuals have had more...

firms meet on palm oil - news

Food companies, suppliers and non-governmental organizations will gather in Jakarta, Indonesia, early next month to discuss ways of reducing the negative social and...

Office Depot sets up alliance - news

Office products company Office Depot has formed an alliance with three conservation groups under which it has agreed a five-year plan to develop sustainable forestry and...

Sodexho gives suppliers some food for thought - news

The US division of one of the world’s biggest catering and facilities management companies has sent a code of conduct to suppliers as part of its campaign to become a CSR...

pulp firm’s plan upsets WWF - news

One of the world’s largest paper companies has fallen out with WWF, the global environmental network, over its new sustainability action plan, which the conservation group...

World Bank told to stop investing in oil projects - news

An independent review commissioned by the World Bank has proposed the institution phase out financial support for oil projects in favour of lending to renewable energy...

Ben & Jerry’s lets charity mind the shop - news

Unilever subsidiary Ben & Jerry’s has taken on a UK charity as a franchisee for one of its ice cream shops. The Furniture Resource Centre Group, in Liverpool, which...

inbrief - news

RMC Austria has signed an agreement with the conservation organization WWF to protect nationally significant dry grassland 50km (31 miles) from Vienna. RMC’s Hollitzer...

work starts on forestry code - news

The World Bank is to help write guidelines for businesses on sustainable forest management. The guidelines, to be produced with the international conservation body...

cement firms join sustainability bandwagon - news

Three more large companies have joined the Cement Sustainability Initiative, an international project to improve the cement industry’s social and environmental performance....

oil firms sign up to biodiversity - news

Four major oil and gas companies have agreed to consider biodiversity when they select new development sites and decommission old ones. BP, ChevronTexaco, Shell...

coffee traders offer assistance - news

The world’s two largest coffee trading groups are to work with the Rainforest Alliance to improve the social and environmental performance of their suppliers. Neumann...

Starbucks takes long view on coffee farmer contracts - news

Starbucks has dramatically increased the number of long-term contracts it signs with developing-country coffee growers in an attempt to provide them with a more secure living....

Risks tied to dam projects prompt Skanska pull-out - news

Skanska has cited the lack of commitment shown by other construction companies to social and environmental guidelines on dam building as a reason for its decision to pull out...

inbrief - news

A shareholder resolution that sought to prevent an Australian bank from investing in forestry operations in ‘high conservation value’ areas received support from more than 20...

Go-Ahead reveals social data - news

The UK transport services group Go-Ahead has published its first combined social and environmental report. The 64-page document, which is verified by the Smart Company...

winegrowers draw up ethical code - news

The Californian wine industry has introduced a code of social and environmental conduct. The voluntary ‘code of sustainable wine-growing practices’ is accompanied by...

inbrief - news

The mining industry has set up a partnership with the World Conservation Union to ‘work together on mining and biodiversity’. The environmental pressure group and the...

HSBC backs greens with $50m - news

One of the world’s largest financial services organizations is donating $50million (£35m) over five years to fund conservation projects around the world. HSBC, which...

UN to review global compact - news

The United Nations has sent a clear signal that it intends to address weaknesses in its Global Compact on business behaviour by creating an advisory council to look at ways...

RMC deepens its community involvement - news

The building materials group RMC has said it will ensure all its UK operating companies are involved in at least one local education initiative and one community or...

retailers begin to measure up - news

Nine UK supermarket chains have agreed to help develop common benchmarks for measuring their social, environmental and ethical performance. The companies –...

big business urges hotels to go green - news

A number of large US companies are to use their purchasing power to encourage hotel chains to adopt more environmentally responsible policies. The companies, which...

water company ready to go global on volunteering - news

The water company AWG is drawing up plans to extend its employee volunteering scheme worldwide. AWG – formerly Anglian Water – provides water for almost 12 million...

inbrief - news

Cheltenham & Gloucester has signed a partnership agreement with the Marine Conservation Society. It will provide an undisclosed sum to help the charity take on more staff...

corporate responsibility under president Bush - news

President George W. Bush has brought a reputation for conservatism with him to the White House. This has raised fears that the momentum behind corporate social responsibility...

Chiquita ends marathon certification programme - news

Fresh food giant Chiquita has finally met an independently verified social and environmental standard for all the banana farms it owns in Latin America after eight years of...

Procter & Gamble acts against national bias - news

Procter & Gamble has tried to tackle the problem of American bias in its sustainability reports by handing the control of their editorial content to offices outside the...

water company to school 'challenging' youngsters - news

North West Water is helping the UK’s Department of Education and Employment with a project to help truant children improve their school attendance record. The company is...

the City's interest is growing, but slowly - news

Senior managers think there is a strong link between the environmental and financial performance of their companies, but the City has so far failed to make the connection. However there...

green firms 'fare better' - news

Further evidence of a positive link between shareholder value and sound environmental performance has been furnished by a new study from the international conservation organization WWF....

RMC tries out emissions guidelines - news

Building materials group RMC has become one of the first companies to adopt the government’s new greenhouse gas reporting guidelines by publishing estimates of how much...

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The Home Depot Strengthens Forestry Protection and Improves Chemical Standards in 2017 Responsibility Report - reports

The Home Depot® is increasing its protection of High Conservation Value Forests and tropical Intact Forest Landscapes (IFLs) by not accepting any wood products from The Amazon (South...

Performance and commitment: the two facets of value creation for Orange - reports

On the occasion of the publication of its integrated annual report, Orange looks back at the achievements of 2016, a year that saw a return to growth, and describes its “Human...

Connecticut Water Service Issues Updated Corporate Sustainability Report - reports

Connecticut Water Service, Inc. today announced the availability of the Company’s updated 2016 Corporate Sustainability Report (CSR). The update demonstrates the company’s progress...

Caesars Entertainment Publishes 2017 Citizenship Report with New Strategic Framework - reports

In 2016, Caesars Entertainment Corporation (NASDAQ:CZR) introduced the gaming and entertainment industry’s most aggressive carbon reduction targets, secured Triple A scores in three CDP...

New report highlights benefits of De Beers’ partnerships - reports

The 56-page sustainability report, published today, stresses that doing the right thing has long been an imperative for De Beers Group, not least because being a good corporate citizen brings...

General Mills Reports Progress on Global Responsibility Commitments and Programs - reports

General Mills released its 2017 Global Responsibility Report, outlining the company’s approach to creating environmental, social and economic value in the countries where it operates.

Thinking globally, acting locally - reports

Mondi, the international packaging and paper Group, today released its 2016 reporting suite including its full online Sustainable development report, its  Global Thinking, Local Action...

Monsanto 2016 Sustainability Report Marks Substantial Progress Against Goals - reports

Monsanto Company has released its 2016 Sustainability Report,  Growing Better Together . Highlights include Monsanto’s actions to mitigate and adapt to climate change through...

Sealed Air Publishes Annual Sustainability Report, Provides First Glimpse Into Progress to Achieve 2020 Sustainability Goals - reports

Sealed Air Corporation (NYSE: SEE) announced recently the publishing of its annual Sustainability Report.  This year’s report chronicles the Company’s journey to achieve its...

Jackson Family Wines Announces 2021 Sustainability Goals - reports

Today California-based Jackson Family Wines shared its first sustainability report, supported by a list of comprehensive 5-year goals. The family-owned wine company, known for its portfolio of...

AMD Publishes 21st Annual Corporate Responsibility Report - reports

AMD (NASDAQ: AMD) today released its 21st corporate responsibility (CR) report and summary magazine, detailing the company’s progress towards its social and environmental goals, as well as...

CN issues Delivering Responsibly sustainability report - reports

CN today issued its fifth sustainability report, Delivering Responsibly, outlining the company’s programs and achievements in safety, corporate governance, community involvement, human...

Caesars Entertainment Publishes Sixth Annual Corporate Citizenship Report - reports

Caesars Entertainment Corporation (NASDAQ:CZR) is pleased to announce the publication of its sixth annual Corporate Citizenship Report covering 2014 through the first half of 2015. Entitled...

BHP Billiton publishes 2015 Sustainability Report - Taking the long view - reports

BHP Billiton, a leading diversified resources company, has published its 2015 Sustainability Report.

BHP Billiton 2014 Sustainability Report Published - reports

BHP Billiton, a leading diversified resources company, has published its 2014 Sustainability Report – Value through performance.

PepsiCo Releases 2013 Sustainability and GRI Reports - reports

PepsiCo, the global food and beverage company with brands like Frito-Lay, Pepsi-Cola, Quaker and Tropicana, has released its 2013 Corporate Sustainability and Global Reporting Initiative (GRI)...

Full 2013 “Nestlé in Society: Creating Shared Value and meeting our commitments” report published - reports

Nestlé has published its full 2013 report. “Nestlé in Society:  Creating Shared Value and meeting our commitments” has been prepared according to GRI’s...

UPS releases its annual 2012 Sustainability Report with the theme 'More of What Matters' - reports

Today, UPS released its annual 2012 Sustainability Report with the theme “More of What Matters.” Environmental achievements included ground and air fuel savings, increased...

Bank of America Releases 2012 Corporate Social Responsibility Report - reports

Bank of America today released its annual Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) report to provide an overview of the environmental, social and economic impact of its businesses as well as...

City Developments Limited's 2013 Sustainability Report - reports

“We aspire to be a responsible global corporate citizen. We believe that sustainability is integral to business excellence and challenge ourselves to conduct best practices and conserve...

Thomas Cook Group plc launches its 6th Sustainability Report - reports

Thomas Cook Group plc launches its 6th Sustainability Report. Harriet Green, Group Chief Executive Officer, comments: “We’re developing a strategy to create profitable growth...

Reckitt Benckiser's 2012 Sustainability Report unveils water impact footprint - reports

Reckitt Benckiser's 2012 Sustainability Report unveils water impact footprint.

RSPO European Summit - calendar

“Sustainable palm oil in Europe – Taking the market transformation to the next level”, RSPO European Summit, September 3rd, Berlin, Germany The production and...

National Bank of Abu Dhabi publishes its 2011 Sustainability Report - reports

The National Bank of Abu Dhabi (NBAD), the ‘Safest Bank in the UAE’, has released its 2011 Sustainability Report, entitled ‘Catalysing Change'

Caesars Entertainment publish Sustainability report - reports

Caesars Entertainment’s 2010-2011 Sustainability Report covers calendar 2010 and the first half of 2011. It is both the company’s and the casino-entertainment and hospitality industry’s second...

Mosaic Company publishes Sustainability Report - reports

The Mosaic Company has completed its second company-wide sustainability assessment and published a sustainability report summarizing progress on key initiatives in the areas of food, water,...

Climate Change: Effective Communication - calendar

‘ I’d recommend this course to anyone wishing to engage people on climate change. ’ Simon Mills (City of London) ‘ Interesting and engaging on the topic…Thank you! ’ Laurie Bennett (Futerra...

Climate Change: Effective Communication (London) - calendar

‘I’d recommend this course to anyone wishing to engage people on climate change.’ Simon Mills (City of London) ‘Interesting and engaging on the topic…Thank you!’ Laurie Bennett (Futerra...

CSR Practitioner Workshop IEMA Approved - calendar

CSR refers to a whole range of fundamentals that organisations are expected to acknowledge and to reflect in their actions. It includes respecting human rights, fair treatment of the workforce,...

Coca-Cola Enterprises Publishes its Sixth CRS Report and Seeks Continued Stakeholder Input on 2020 Commitments - reports

Coca-Cola Enterprises (NYSE/NYSE Euronext Paris: CCE) released today its sixth company-wide Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability (CRS) Report, Committed to 2020: Shaping a Sustainable...

The Sustainable Operations Summit - calendar

The Sustainable Operations Summit is the premier forum for leading organizations to share best practices that benefit both the environment and the bottom line.      The 2012...

The National Bank of Abu Dhabi releases 2010 Sustainability Report - reports

The National Bank of Abu Dhabi (NBAD) has released its 2010 Sustainability Report.

Your thoughts on water risk - reports

Given you work in corporate responsibility, I'm assuming that water stewardship is a huge issue for your business right now.

Procter & Gamble unveils new sustainability vision - reports

Procter & Gamble has unveiled a long-term environmental sustainability vision to guide all sustainability decisions and goal-setting within the organization. As part of P&G's strategy...

NEC's CSR Report 2010 - reports

NEC Corporation has released its "NEC CSR Report 2010," which discloses the practices carried out in pursuit of CSR during the fiscal year ended March 31, 2010.

Coca-Cola publishes its fifth CRS Report - reports

Coca-Cola Enterprises (NYSE: CCE), the world's largest marketer, distributor and producer of Coca-Cola products, has published its fifth company-wide Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability...

UTC Publishes Second Integrated Report - reports

United Technologies Corporation Publishes Second Integrated Annual and Corporate Responsibility Report.

Sompo Japan launches its 8th annual CSR report - reports

One of Japan's largest insurance and financial groups, Sompo Japan Group, has launched its eighth annual report “Corporate Social Responsibility Communication 2009”.

Delhaize Group publishes 2008 CR Report - reports

The report details how Delhaize's new CSR strategy focuses on three main themes (products, people and planet) and five focus areas: food safety, health and wellness, associate development, energy...

IFC performance standards, equator principles and extractives - calendar

Advanced insights into and application of the IFC Performance Standards, Equator Principles and EBRD Performance Requirements to develop bankable ESIAs and secure project finance and political risk...

Sompo Japan launches its 7th Annual Report - reports

One of Japan's largest insurance and financial groups, Sompo Japan Insurance, has launched its seventh annual report on its corporate social responsibility activities.

SC Johnson's 2006 Public Report - reports

SC Johnson has used its newly-released 2006 Public Report to encourage other companies to offset the environmental impacts of producing their own printed reports. The report is titled Doing...

ACCSR Annual Conference - calendar

Raising the Bar: Leading Sustainable Business in 2008 Hear from leaders of business, government and civil society...

New ICMM Publication - ICMM Annual Review Released - reports

A year of 'significant progress' on sustainability matters has been recorded by the International Council on Mining and Metals in its newly published annual review.

Nedbank launches its Annual Sustainability Report - reports

South African banking group Nedbank has published its latest annual sustainability report.

The Sompo Japan Insurance Corporate Social Responsibility Report 2005 - reports

One of Japan's largest insurance and financial groups, Sompo Japan Insurance, has launched its fourth annual report on its corporate social responsibility activities.

The Singapore Sustainability Academy launches as training and networking hub - bestpractice

Singapore Sustainability Academy (SSA), a major training and networking hub dedicated to achieving a cleaner, greener and more sustainable future, opened in June.   ...

Kingfisher publishes its corporate responsibility report 2006/07 - reports

Kingfisher, the home improvement retailer, has published its Corporate Responsibility Report for 2006/07.

Working in partnership to make a real difference - bestpractice

When broadcast giant Sky teamed up with WWF back in 2009 it was one of the biggest corporate conservation partnerships going – and also one of the first. It all centred on tackling one of...

A new lease of life for sustainability - bestpractice

Singapore-based property and hotel conglomerate, City Developments Ltd (CDL), has been leading the way in environmentally-responsible real estate since the mid-1990s when it adopted its...

Upgrading citizenship to a whole new level - bestpractice

In order to build a truly sustainable organisation, global companies these days acknowledge that the umbrella of their stakeholders extends further than ever before. Chris Librie, senior...

Turning biomass into the height of fashion - bestpractice

Steam is essential for clothing and textile giant Gildan, a constant - and hitherto costly - supply of steam to heat the company’s knitting, bleaching, dyeing, finishing and cutting...

Making a splash in water stewardship - bestpractice

It’s a good ten years since Nestlé chairman Peter Brabeck-Letmathe joined those who believe that, if nothing is done, we are likely to run out of water before we run out of oil....

Turning biomass into the height of fashion - bestpractice

Steam is essential for clothing and textile giant Gildan, a constant - and hitherto costly - supply of steam to heat the company’s knitting, bleaching, dyeing, finishing and cutting...

Building up a greener real estate industry - bestpractice

The Republic of Singapore is a highly urbanised state and much of its original vegetation has disappeared, though it still harbours a wide range of biodiversity. So, to preserve and improve its...

Ensuring the environment doesn’t go up in smoke - bestpractice

How do you persuade your suppliers in 20 countries to respect their environment and live in peace with their neighbours? A business tool known as the Biodiversity Risk and Opportunity...

Getting up a thirst for evolving partnerships - bestpractice

Like all water companies operating throughout the UK, Yorkshire Water knows the value of water. They supply around 1.24 billion litres of drinking water every day to the Yorkshire region, and...

Getting up a thirst for evolving partnerships - bestpractice

Like all water companies operating throughout the UK, Yorkshire Water knows the value of water. They supply around 1.24 billion litres of drinking water every day to the Yorkshire region, and...

Developing the co-operation concept - bestpractice

Employees like to work in companies that act with a social and environmental conscience and play a part in preserving the natural world around them. The mobile phone maker Nokia found in...

Molson Coors makes online reporting debut - reports

Molson Coors Brewing Company, a leading global brewer with 350 years of brewing heritage, has launched a website communicating its corporate responsibility commitments round the world.

Anheuser-Busch Releases Corporate Social Responsibility Report - reports

Global Leader in Responsibility Highlights Key Performance Data in Alcohol Awareness, Environment, People, Community, Accountability

Delhaize Group releases its 1st Corporate Responsibility Report - reports

The international food retailer, Delhaize Group, has published its first Corporate Responsibility Report, entitled 'A Healthy Approach to Life'.

Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold Inc. releases 2007 Sustainability Report - reports

Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold Inc. has published its corporate sustainability report.

Thinking Big - bestpractice

Enel is huge. And growing. It wasn’t always the case. Italy’s largest electricity company used to be 100 per cent focused on its domestic market. What changed? One word: liberalisation. The...

bearing fruit - bestpractice

Diners at the Bluewater retail park in Dartford, UK, could be forgiven for executing a double take as they eat. Beside the food court sits an unusual vending machine. Instead of dispensing bottled...

managing sustainability - bestpractice

United Utilities has partnered with government agencies and the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds in an ambitious scheme to ensure the quality of its drinking water while benefiting...

nurturing biodiversity - bestpractice

British American Tobacco has teamed up with four conservation organizations to protect the richness of the natural world. In addition to funding conservation work, the...

BUILDING A RELATIONSHIP - bestpractice

Rio Tinto has partnered with 14 non-governmental organizations to help realize its policy objective of putting the group’s global operations on...

FORMING CROSS-SECTOR PARTNERSHIPS - bestpractice

Increasingly, companies, non-governmental organizations and governmental bodies are forming partnerships to tackle pressing global problems. A new course has been set up...

DOING THE RIGHT THING - bestpractice

RMC Group is giving a large area of quarry land near the Florida Everglades to a university with an international reputation for wetlands research. The site will become...

SUPPORTING THE COMMUNITY - bestpractice

LE Group has set up an employee community involvement programme known as Helping Hands. This is benefiting the communities within which the company...

Land Rover - Sustainability - Making a Difference - videos

We all need to do our bit for the planet. So using recycled photography, this video explains how Land Rover are doing theirs: from conservation to humanitarian partnerships as well as one of...

SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT - bestpractice

Chiquita, which produces a quarter of Latin American bananas, has spent eight years working to ensure all its banana farms in Latin America meet labour and...

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