Business & Trade CSR News

GE Tackles Human Rights Issues

Summary: 

GE held a summit in Shanghai, China to address supplier audit findings, which revealed cases of unsatisfactory employee working situations. In its 2010 Citizenship Report, GE outlined its expectation for suppliers to obey laws that require them to treat workers fairly, provide a safe and healthy working environment, and protect environmental quality. GE requires suppliers to address all findings “in a reasonable period” and as of February 15 of this year, its approved suppliers have resolved more than 95 per cent of all such findings.  

Blog

GE held a summit in Shanghai, China to address supplier audit findings, which revealed cases of unsatisfactory employee working situations. In its 2010 Citizenship Report, GE outlined its expectation for suppliers to obey laws that require them to treat workers fairly, provide a safe and healthy working environment, and protect environmental quality. GE requires suppliers to address all findings “in a reasonable period” and as of February 15 of this year, its approved suppliers have resolved more than 95 per cent of all such findings.  

Sustainability Quotes: Nourishing our Thoughts, Shaping our World

Blog by Julie Urlaub, Founder and Managing Partner at Taiga Company
Blog
Napoleon Hill got it right! "First comes thought; then organization of that thought, into ideas and plans; then transformation of those plans into reality. The beginning, as you will observe, is in your imagination. We've all heard it before, "If you always do what you've always done, then you'll always get what you always got." In other words, you can't solve the problem with the same thinking that created it. Such is the case with climate change, carbon, water, and other pressing world concerns.  So, if our traditional thinking and approaches aren't cutting it, then what will?

Be Green Packaging Successfully Completes AIB Food Contact Packaging Audit

Compostable packaging company receives AIB approval
Press Release

(3BL Media / theCSRfeed) August 3, 2011 - Be Green Packaging, LLC. today announced that it has successfully completed an AIB food safety audit of its China-based manufacturing facility.  The company, which produces a complete line of compostable and recyclable foodservice packaging from renewable plant fibers, conducted the audit as part of a larger campaign to certify the entirety of its operations by independent, 3rd party organizations. 

Sustainable Reputation Management: A Twelve Step Program

Blog by Julie Urlaub, Founder and Managing Partner at Taiga Company
Blog
Contrary to the corporate myth, a company does not have to be an environmental business to reap the value from a sustainable business reputation. The truth is that top performers compliment innovative products with business sustainability actions. What do these admired organizations have to teach us?
 

Children’s Rights and Business Principles Initiative Wraps Consultation Period

Press Release

(3BL Media / theCSRfeed) New York - 2 August 2011 - A three-month consultation period has concluded for the Children’s Rights and Business Principles (CRBP) Initiative. More than 600 business leaders, civil society representatives and children participated in face-to-face or online consultations to comment on a set of draft principles which will set standards for child-friendly businesses everywhere.    

What is the Price Point for Business Sustainability?

Blog by Julie Urlaub, Founder and Managing Partner at Taiga Company
Blog
The surge in business eco awareness has not gone unnoticed by consumers.  With sustainability concepts and definitions subject to interpretation, the same business sustainability actions claimed as "green" are also subject to "greenwash" commentary. As consumers increasingly scrutinize business actions on climate change, they want to see transparent, more credible information on what companies are doing to reduce their environmental impact.
 

How Boeing is Investing in the Future

A blog from the Boston College Center for Corporate Citizenship's Executive Forum
Blog

By Richard Stephens, Senior Vice President, Human Resources and Administration, & Anne Roosevelt, Vice President, Global Corporate Citizenship, Boeing

Corporate citizenship is a key component of Boeing’s business strategy – fueling commerce, providing meaningful employment and playing a role in our communities.

SAI's Social Fingerprint® Releases New Course on "Building Your Internal Social Performance Team"

New course on how to build and internal social performance team provides tools and techniques to lead change
Summary: 

Improving labor standards and working conditions requires a group of committed, trained people leading the effort to build a strong internal social performance team. Social Accountability International's latest Social Fingerprint® training course, "Building Your Internal Social Performance Team" provides participants with the tools and training needed to get it done. From team selection, to training, to empowering -- the course provides the knowledge and skills needed to lead positive change.

Learn more about our course "Building Your Internal Social Performance Team" and enroll now. >>

Press Release

Improving labor standards and working conditions requires a group of committed, trained people leading the effort to build a strong internal social performance team. Social Accountability International's latest Social Fingerprint® training course, "Building Your Internal Social Performance Team" provides participants with the tools and training needed to get it done. From team selection, to training, to empowering -- the course provides the knowledge and skills needed to lead positive change.

Learn more about our course "Building Your Internal Social Performance Team" and enroll now. >>

Social Accountability International's Newsletter - July 2011

The latest news and events on CSR and supply chain management from Social Accountability International
Summary: 

SAI's newsletter is a monthly online publication, covering the latest news from SAI including CSR and supply chain management insight from the field, SAI program updates from around the world, Social Fingerprint®, SA8000® certification statistics, upcoming events and training seminars, job opportunities, and more. The newsletter aims to provide readers with a glimpse into the impact of our mission, and its multi-stakeholder approach to achieving decent workplaces around the world.

 Subscribe to our newsletter here>>>

Blog

SAI's newsletter is a monthly online publication, covering the latest news from SAI including CSR and supply chain management insight from the field, SAI program updates from around the world, Social Fingerprint®, SA8000® certification statistics, upcoming events and training seminars, job opportunities, and more. The newsletter aims to provide readers with a glimpse into the impact of our mission, and its multi-stakeholder approach to achieving decent workplaces around the world.

 Subscribe to our newsletter here>>>

SAP Announces Q2 Quarterly Carbon Update; Achieves Savings of EUR 185 Million Since Start of 2008 as a Result of Focused Sustainability Initiatives

Summary: 

Newsbyte:
SAP Achieves Cost Avoidance of EUR 185 Million Since Start of 2008 as a Result of Focused Sustainability Initiatives

Press Release

Newsbyte:
SAP Achieves Cost Avoidance of EUR 185 Million Since Start of 2008 as a Result of Focused Sustainability Initiatives

Pages

Subscribe to Business & Trade