A report by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers has found that as much as 50% of all food produced around the world never reaches a human stomach due to issues as varied as inadequate infrastructure and storage facilities through to overly strict sell-by dates, buy-one-get-one free offers and consumers demanding cosmetically perfect food.
The current report effectively portrays a detailed view of the retail industry’s adoption of sustainability programs. Specifically, authors asked the largest retail companies about the indicators they use to assess the depth and breadth of their sustainability programs.
The European Commission (EC) has developed a "CSR handbook for small business advisers" which is designed to act as a reference when making decisions on how to adapt business to current CSR guidelines.
Results of the study found that nearly three-quarters (73 percent) of employed U.S. adults who take part in environmental and social responsibility efforts at work are more likely to make sustainable choices at home as a result.
This project evaluated, compared, and contrasted process models, impact assessment methods, and performance indicators used by water utilities in North America, Europe, South Africa, and Australasia to evaluate their energy use and greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.
The Business Case for Green Building: A Review of the Costs and Benefits for Developers, Investors and Occupants
The report examines whether or not it’s possible to attach a financial value to the cost and benefits of green buildings.
Report by ACCA, KPMG and Fauna & Flora International highlights how the benefits deriving from biodiversity and ecosystems (and the risk of their loss) are rarely considered to be material by companies.
Research released by UNICEF and Ipsos MORI shows that more than two-thirds of UK businesses interviewed think that responsibilities to children will become more important to UK companies over the next five years (67% strongly/tend to agree), and yet 89% do not currently include children’s rights among their main corporate responsibility issues.
This report aims to equip companies with a “practical reference” and to give an indication of the process requirements for an effective company grievance mechanism.
An Analysis of Policy References made by large EU Companies to Internationally Recognis ed CSR Guidelines and Principles
In October 2011, the European Commission adopted a new strategy on corporate social responsibility (CSR). The strategy places a strong emphasis on a core set of internationally recognised CSR guidelines and principle. As part of its strategy, the European Commission invites large enterprises to make a commitment to take account of these instruments when developing their own policies on CSR, and announces an intention to monitor such commitments for enterprises with more than 1.000 employees. This paper is part of that monitoring exercise.