Company Aspires to be the Champion of Ingredient Transparency
SC Johnson, maker of trusted consumer brands like Glade®, Raid®, Scrubbing Bubbles® and Ziploc®, today released “Going Beyond,” its 2016 Sustainability Report. This issue marks the company’s 25th annual report on its environmental and social efforts. Beyond sharing the most recent results from SC Johnson’s sustainability strategy, the report shows how being a family company inspires the company’s decisions and actions in three main areas - Championing Transparency, Protecting the Environment and Improving Lives.
Successful sustainability practices are more important than ever. Not only will 90% of investors scrutinize a company’s sustainability performance before making investment decisions (according to this study), but nearly 50% of investors indicated that they would not make any investments if the company had less than optimal sustainability performance. Additionally, due to increased public awareness concerning the use of conflict materials, businesses both large and small are facing a great deal of pressure to institute sustainable business models.
Global electronics companies joined by academia, international government officials, mining companies, smelters, and NGOs gathered last week for the Electronic Industry Citizenship Coalition (EICC) Responsible Electronics and Conflict-Free Sourcing Initiative (CFSI) Annual Conference in Santa Clara, CA. Attendee diversity aligned with the conference’s emphasis on positive collaboration, specifically how all stakeholders in global supply chains can work together to create more accountable transparency.
Political reporting focuses on human behavior: both the messages candidates choose and how people respond. But in this year’s unconventional election cycle, traditional coverage alone only tells part of the story. Enter Bloomberg Politics, which is forging a new, data-driven journalistic approach.
As supply chains become more complex, consumers are in turn becoming more curious about the origins of the products they buy. This is especially true when it comes to the food we put in our bodies. Increasingly, consumers are demanding further transparency from companies – wanting to know where their products come from and what's in them. And companies are responding, establishing traceable supply chains to educate and engage consumers about important sustainability issues.
CSR has traditionally been a voluntary practice. It underlines a company’s sense of purpose with basic ethical standards, generally accepted norms of corporate behavior, and the spirit as well as the letter of law.
New digital services that combine all the data sources connected with buildings are opening the door to enhanced transparency and optimized energy use.
Siemens has integrated its range of energy management products and services into Sinalytics, its new company-wide brand for data-driven services. This integration is opening the way to more sophisticated data analyses and to measures derived from them that can make building operation even more efficient.
Staying on top of supply chain transparency efforts is tough, and as supply chains become increasingly complex, the tasks become difficult for companies to achieve. There are many factors to take into account when evaluating your supply chain. Aspects of supply chains like, multiple tiers, supplier location, component costs, logistics and more can affect your decisions as a company. It is important to remember for the scalability of your supply chain that transparency is one of the most important factors you can evaluate.
How much do you know about the quality of the hospital you would use, if necessary? If it’s up to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, soon you’ll know a lot. The CMS has proposed a rating system to measure the overall quality of hospitals. On a scale of one to five stars, with five being the best, a single number will score each facility. The CMS believes that’s the easiest way for consumers to understand the value for hospital-delivered healthcare services. But there’s a problem, reports Modern Healthcare.