Archives for CSR
CSR is no longer a luxury choice for businesses. It’s become a necessity, a compulsion, a means to win customers, and turn them into loyal followers and eventually fans.
The NGOs Humanity United and the Business and Human Rights Resource Centre recently issued a report that is pessimistic about the global apparel industry’s efforts to eradicate forced labor from their supply chains. While Adidas scored relatively high, most of the world's largest apparel companies are laggards on labor and human rights.
Last week, 7-Eleven announced that it would start offering a Rainforest Alliance-certified coffee, sourced from Nicaragua, at participating stores.
This week, Apple partnered with the Conservation Fund to donate 32,400 acres of forest to the Forest Society of Maine. The tech giant's gift connects over 1 million acres of forest that reach far beyond Maine’s border with Canada.
Palm oil defines the world's struggle to make more food and consumer goods products while mitigating their impact on people. So, who are the leaders in the push for more fairly produced palm oil, and who are the laggards that are falling behind?
On any given day, over 1,000 Americans are treated in emergency rooms for opioid misuse. In addition to the pain inflicted on countless families, the annual cost of emergency room and inpatient care for opioid poisonings hovers around $20 billion. What can drug companies do to help America cope with this ongoing addiction crisis?
Levi's plans to expand its worker well-being initiatives to factories across its entire supply chain, reaching 300,000 workers by 2025. The apparel giant says it hopes to inspire other brands within the global garment industry to follow suit.
Last week, six large companies announced they would work together to educate consumers about paper and wood products certified by the Forest Stewardship Council. But is this campaign really about impact or public relations?
In partnership with the Clinton Global Initiative, Timberland, HP and the NGO Team Tassy, the social enterprise Thread plans to improve quality of life for Haiti's streetside trash collectors.
Gap Inc. plans to publicly release a list of its supplier factories, making it far easier for stakeholders and NGOs to assess environmental and social conditions.
Enterprise Rent-A-Car became the bulls-eye of criticism over its association with ALEC, and the company is pushing back as it insists rental car taxes are unfair.
Whirlpool donated washing machines and dryers to school districts in St. Louis, and at-risk kids' absenteeism fell from 12 to 3.5 days in one year.