GENEVA and ALEXANDRIA, Va., October 24, 2017 /3BL Media/ - IOM, the UN Migration Agency and the Responsible Business Alliance (RBA), formerly the Electronic Industry Citizenship Coalition, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on October 17 to boost cooperation, promote ethical recruitment and protect the rights of migrant workers.
Floods, droughts, landslides and other disasters can massively impact the supply chain for agricultural, food, and beverage companies. You may not be able to prevent these disasters but you can take steps to reduce their impacts.
We approach environmental responsibility from a holistic perspective grounded in life cycle thinking—looking carefully at raw material use, energy generation, manufacturing and the end of life of our products. We work across the supply chain to drive change within our spheres of influence.
The CSR Asia Summit 2017 includes a stream of interactive sessions on human trafficking, supply chains and human rights.
BANGKOK, August 24th, 2017 /3BL Media/ - CSR Asia Summit 2017, the annual leading conference on corporate social responsibility in Asia, will take place next month in Bangkok. Covering 22 topical and emerging sustainability themes, the Summit includes a focus on human trafficking which will be led by subject experts and business leaders.
Last month, we discussed the business case for gender equity and the growing momentum among corporations to create new value and capture untapped value by advancing gender equity through their core business. Companies can create shared value by advancing gender equity at 3 levels:
Sustainability reporting by small and medium business enterprises (SMEs) can have a big economic impact. We talk to Katrin Ochsenbein, to understand the relevance of sustainability reporting in the Swiss approach to economic development cooperation and trade promotion in Asia. Katrin is Program Manager in the Trade Promotion Division at the Swiss State Secretariat for Economic Affairs (SECO). Here Katrin explains how improving reporting capacity of SMEs will promote sustainable value chains, and help emerging economies leapfrog in their development.
Moving beyond mandate and control, eradicate box-ticking ‘compliance’ and shift mindsets across your supply chain might be the hardest task but truly engaging suppliers is key to the business impact, reputation and competitiveness.