Over the past 30 years, global prosperity has increased by many measures.
Over the past 30 years, global prosperity has increased by many measures. Life expectancy, school enrollment and access to drinking water are up and technology has opened new doors for billions of people. Yet at the same time this progress occurs, growing population, globalization and technological disruption have created new social and environmental challenges. Inequality is increasing in many countries, while water supply, forests, air quality, biodiversity and our climate are under unprecedented pressure.
Inclusiveness and multi-stakeholder representation are foundational features of GRI, fundamental to form a global perspective and advance our mission towards sustainable development. This is thoroughly reflected in our governance structure: every year we renew our search for global representation and a broad range of perspectives to enable us to carry out our mission.
Social compliance is nothing new for Timberland. The nearly $2 billion global outdoor lifestyle brand formally launched its factory compliance program in 1994 with the creation of its Code of Conduct, which established minimum standards for workplace conditions and worker rights. Today, most every major brand has its own compliance program and standard against which it audits its factories.
Dutch public-private partnership to improve life in mega-cities
April 20, 2017 /3BL Media/ - Founded by AkzoNobel, the Human Cities Coalition (HCC) brings together more than 150 stakeholders and 20 partners, such as Arcadis, Philips, ABN-AMRO, the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Slumdwellers International, to focus on realizing Goal 11 of the United Nation's 17 Sustainable Development Goals: sustainable cities and communities. Ton Büchner, CEO of AkzoNobel will officially kick off the Human Cities Coalition today with stakeholders across business, government, NGOs and academia.
CENTENNIAL, CO., March 31, 2017 /3BL Media/ - Arrow Electronics places a high value on its global Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) programs. These collaborative humanitarian initiatives improve lives, make business relationships stronger and raise people’s sights about the power of forward-looking innovation. They also contribute to increasing company brand value.
In the early months of 2016, Arrow’s Global CSR Director Joe Verrengia has been on the road sharing Arrow’s CSR story:
NEWARK, N.J., March 29, 2017 /3BL Media/ -- Prudential Financial, Inc. (NYSE:PRU) has been named a 2017 World’s Most Ethical Company® by the Ethisphere Institute, a global leader in defining and advancing the standards of ethical business practices.