Top 10 Stakeholder Issues Report of 2015. It consists of a breakdown and analysis of the key issues based on interactions with a broad range of stakeholders. From politics to energy production, ocean acidification to deforestation, 2015 will continue to present a wide range of challenges that will require stakeholder attention
Executives at all levels see an important business role for sustainability. But when it comes to mastering the reputation, execution, and accountability of their sustainability programs, many companies have far to go. A McKinsey & Company article.
This approach is designed to stop the further conversion of forests, protect and restore viable areas of natural forests within developments in the tropics such as palm oil and pulp plantations, as well as ensuring that the current and future land use rights and livelihoods of local communities are respected.
A step-by-step guide to help businesses accelerate sustainable growth in their value chains.Collaboration, innovation, transformation features case studies from 10 leading companies demonstrating how sustainable value chains can create competitive advantage for business.
This Guide outlines step-by-step what companies can and must do to eliminate slavery from their business. The guide provides practical guidance and tools that businesses, governments, organisations and non-profits can start implementing immediately.
Product sustainability is essential to leading consumer product companies that want to reduce their environmental impacts while creating brand differentiation and greater business value
This report reveals a path from preparing - to progressing - to performing at the highest level of product sustainability. With case studies from The Coca-Cola Company, Timberland, Seagate, RB, and Henkel, this research report examines how companies set goals, use product assessments, and integrate sustainability into the product development process.
edie.net and sister title Local Authority Waste & Recycling (LAWR) magazine, with sponsor FCC Environment, carried out extensive market research among both waste producers (businesses) and waste-management companies to track how attitudes towards waste and smarter resource management were impacting at different points across the value chain.
The Responsible Down Standard allows companies to ensure that the down in their products comes from ethically treated geese. The North Face developed the standard in partnership with Control Union, a respected global certification body, and Textile Exchange for research, writing, and stakeholder review. The chain of custody of the certified down is backed up by TE’s Content Claim Standard.
The Cradle to Cradle Certified™ Product Standard provides a continuous improvement pathway toward the development of safe and recyclable products. Product certification is available at five different levels (Basic, Bronze, Silver, Gold, and Platinum), with each higher level addressing a more rigorous set of requirements.
SThis workbook is a free, publicly available document offering practical guidance to help suppliers all around the world to understand what ‘good practice’ looks like when working towards Ethical Trading Initiative (ETI) and other Code requirements.
The Clean Clothes Campaign and the Asia Floor Wage Alliance believe that being paid less than a living wage is a violation of an individual’s human rights. This report looks at the low wages being paid across six of the major garment producing countries in Asia – Cambodia, China, Bangladesh, India, Malaysia and Sri Lanka. It also looks at the responsibilities of both state and global apparel brands and their suppliers in addressing poverty wages and the steps that must be taken immediately if the garment industry is to provide a decent life for those working within it.
The report "examines the relationship between sustainability and corporate operational performance, sustainability and the cost of capital (both equity and debt), and sustainability and stock prices. In all three cases, the paper summarizes findings from the literature in terms of the usual three dimensions of sustainability: environmental, social, and governance."
A dedicated global platform for the business community to connect, showcase their good practices and exchange expertise on gender equality and women’s economic empowerment. Here you will be able to discover companies and business support institutions with demonstrated actions and results, and collectives of women entrepreneurs.
SQAS (Safety & Quality Assessment System) is a system to evaluate the quality, safety, security and environmental performance of Logistics Service Providers and Chemical Distributors in a uniform manner by single standardised assessments carried out by independent assessors using a standard questionnaire.
An SQAS assessment does not lead to a certificate but offers a detailed factual report which each chemical company needs to evaluate according to its own requirements.