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Featured Content – February 2014 Archive (21)

Sustainability Performance Benchmark for Nicor Inc.

Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and Sustainability metrics site CSRHub recently updated its ratings on Nicor Inc. and the 249 companies in the Electric and Gas Utilities industry.  Nicor’s overall rating currently is 55 after the most recent updates to their CSRHub page.

The average rating for the other companies in the Electric and Gas Utilities industry is steady at 54.  Nicor has moved up one point and is currently in 77th place,…

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Added by Cynthia L Figge on February 28, 2014 at 1:54am — No Comments

EH&S Departments Need To Escape The Dark Age Of Technology

Many EH&S departments are locked in the dark age of technology adoption. They still rely on paper log books to track incidents such as occupational injuries, boiler explosions, vehicle accidents and chemical spills. This may be satisfactory from a compliance perspective but it doesn’t move the dial on business performance. Information about operational risks is slow to reach decision-makers. Management responses to incidents happen days later than would be optimal. Divisional managers…

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Added by Emily Hobbs on February 25, 2014 at 7:12am — No Comments

How to build a framework for your Responsible Procurement approach

When meeting with companies who are about to embark on the Responsible Procurement journey I am usually trying to “get to know them” before we start out working on their approach to Responsible Procurement.

There are many hidden bumps on the roads. But also many different roads companies can pursue.

So how do you ensure that you hit the right roads and have the power to pursue them? Keep reading for further inspiration.…



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Added by Responsible Proc. on February 25, 2014 at 7:10am — No Comments

Sustainability Performance Benchmark for Molson Coors Brewing Company

Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and Sustainability metrics site CSRHub recently updated its ratings on Molson Coors Brewing Company and the 73 companies in the Beverage Manufacturing industry.  Molson Coors’ overall rating wentup one point to 59, after the most recent updates to their CSRHub page.

The average rating for the other companies in the Beverage Manufacturing industry is 54.  Molson Coors has maintained a strong position on the list…

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Added by Cynthia L Figge on February 25, 2014 at 2:45am — No Comments

Practical training in sustainable tourism in South Africa.

We have created a practical sustainable travel training course that is designed to provide hands on practical training in the management and operation of a sustainable eco lodge in the African bush. 

Four week courses are available from May - Sept 2014 and include accommodation, food and training.

Find out more, email; carol@researchcam.co.uk or visit…

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Added by William Fox on February 24, 2014 at 6:00am — No Comments

Neenah Paper Sustainability Performance Benchmark

Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and Sustainability metrics site CSRHub recently updated its ratings on Neenah Paper and the 80 companies in Paper Products industry.  Neenah Paper’s overall rating currently is 53 after the most recent updates to their CSRHub page.

The average rating for the other companies in the Paper Products industry is steady at 54.  Neenah Paper has moved up five places and is currently in 33rdplace, using the…

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Added by Cynthia L Figge on February 24, 2014 at 3:54am — No Comments

San Francisco: Community Impact Needed, Fast

SF The Bay Area is getting a rough rap lately.  As tech entrepreneurs assume an ever larger role in the social heartbeat of the most expensive city in the country, much has been written about the widening gap between the rich and everyone else.  Recklessly insensitive comments by some of these tech leaders have been highly unhelpful, casting a cold, arrogant image on San Francisco’s tech elite and creating distrust and resentment between the haves and have…

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Added by Ryan Scott on February 24, 2014 at 1:55am — No Comments

New threats calls for new approaches to risk in Procurement

Supply chains are growing longer and are getting more complex. Thus, the likelihood of supply chain disruptions has increased.

Companies have new exposures in new geographic regions, and the interconnected nature of the global economy makes problems more and not less likely to arise.

The question is: 



Have you also, as a Supply Chain or Procurement manager made things worse by concentrating on fewer suppliers to…

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Added by Responsible Proc. on February 20, 2014 at 3:19am — No Comments

CSR/Sustainability Performance for Neenah Paper

Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and Sustainability metrics site CSRHub recently updated its ratings on Neenah Paper and the 80 companies in Paper Products industry.  Neenah Paper’s overall rating currently is 53 after the most recent updates to their CSRHub page.

The average rating for the other companies in the Paper Products industry is steady at 54.  Neenah Paper has moved up five places and is currently in 33rdplace, using the…

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Added by Cynthia L Figge on February 20, 2014 at 2:08am — No Comments

How to spot the 2% of your suppliers which are a threat to your company

You know that risk assessment is essential to do on an ongoing basis. But where would you start? Would you start with the most asset-intensive suppliers, to ensure that key high-value components are always available? 

Read my latest blogpost here and get inspired.

Added by Responsible Proc. on February 19, 2014 at 9:58am — No Comments

How to engage management to go beyond compliance in procurement sustainability

Would you like to engage your management to go beyond compliance in Procurement sustainability?

- But looking for the arguments?

Then you need to look no further. In this blogpost I will share with you the arguments you need in order to convince your management team.

You have to decide what your brand stands for

Every successful brand has managed to communicate its company’s core beliefs and…

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Added by Responsible Proc. on February 17, 2014 at 4:50am — No Comments

Merck & Co., Inc. CSR Performance Benchmark

Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and Sustainability metrics site CSRHub recently updated its ratings on Merck & Co., Inc. and the 236 companies in the Pharmaceutical and Medicine Manufacturing industry.  Merck & Co.’soverall rating currently is 61after the most recent updates to their CSRHub page.

The average rating for the other companies in the Pharmaceutical and Medicine Manufacturing industry is 52.Merck & Co. hasmoved from…

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Added by Cynthia L Figge on February 17, 2014 at 3:01am — No Comments

The 6 Things You Need to Know About Company Volunteers

 

amway Anyone involved in managing a corporate volunteer program always faces the same questions: what sort of cause curriculum makes sense for my company, what will generate the most impact and how can I get our employees excited to participate?

Turns out these are distinctly separate considerations that are sometimes at odds…

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Added by Ryan Scott on February 17, 2014 at 1:05am — No Comments

A key reason why employee engagement strategies are failing miserably and what to do about it

Only about 1 in 8 employees are engaged according to Gallup’s most recent study that involved people in 142 countries. Actively disengaged employees outnumber the engaged 2:1.

You can download Gallup’s full…

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Added by Ian Berry on February 12, 2014 at 12:58am — No Comments

The 7 Ways You're Not Engaging Your Employees

employee engagement With all the disgruntled and restless employees out there - a recent study put the percentage of employees who are not fully engaged at 75% - employee engagement is as high a concern as ever.  Company leaders do somersaults to…

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Added by Ryan Scott on February 10, 2014 at 12:27am — No Comments

3 typical reasons why the implementation of supplier diversity goes wrong in Procurement

When large organizations make the conscious and active decision to diversify their supply chain, there are normally many positive payoffs.

What are the 3 typical reasons to why the implementation of supplier diversity goes wrong?



Less mature policy and procedure

The use of diverse suppliers usually involves changing the way you procure. Diverse suppliers as a rule are smaller, carry lower levels of insurance, may not…

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Added by Responsible Proc. on February 6, 2014 at 5:20am — No Comments

Hope for Australian Renewables Fading Fast

Today’s news comes from down under that construction of the southern hemisphere’s largest solar PV plant is getting underway. This follows swiftly on from the announcement that Australia has recently completed its 2 millionth small-scale…

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Added by Emily Hobbs on February 5, 2014 at 5:56am — No Comments

3 tips to how Burberry could build a more sustainable and active approach to their suppliers

The fashion brand Burberry has recently decided to eliminate all hazardous chemicals from its supply chain by 2020. A move in line with what other fashion brands such as Levi’s, Nike, Bestseller and Zara have done.

As part of the move, the company said, it will increase the public availability of its restricted substance list. It plans to…

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Added by Responsible Proc. on February 4, 2014 at 4:15am — No Comments

Supplier diversity – enabling Procurement to spread supply chain risk

When large organizations make the conscious and active decision to diversify their supply chain, there are normally many positive payoffs.

Companies that have implemented supplier diversity programs say that the payoff has come in the form of stronger relationships with their supply base, new business opportunities and a more agile supply chain.

With this blogpost, and the ones following,  I am trying to give you a picture of what you can gain by integrating…

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Added by Responsible Proc. on February 4, 2014 at 4:08am — No Comments

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