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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

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 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

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…

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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

A "how to" e-book on implementing supplier diversity in Europe

Supplier diversity involves two companies actively working to integrate under utilized businesses into their procurement processes.



Supplier diversity is more advanced in the USA, compared to Europe.



In my new e-book you can get inspired to how you can implement…

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Added by Responsible Proc. on February 4, 2014 at 4:04am — No Comments

Marriott International Inc. CSR Performance Benchmark

Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and Sustainability metrics site CSRHub recently updated its ratings on Marriott International Inc. and the 141 companies in the Hotels, Motels and Restaurants Industry.  Marriott International’s overall rating currently is 62 after the most recent updates to their CSRHub page.

The average rating for the other companies in the Hotels, Motels and Restaurants Industry currently is 52.  This has positioned Marriott…

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Added by Cynthia L Figge on January 31, 2014 at 12:50am — No Comments

Bloomberg Leaves A Sustainable Legacy With PlaNYC

When Mayor Michael Bloomberg peered into New York City’s future in the mid-2000s, he saw a landscape riddled with negative impacts stemming from climate change, aging infrastructure, and a steadily growing population. With this in mind, in an attempt to give New York the chance to develop sustainably Bloomberg created the Office of Long-Term Planning and…

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Added by Emily Hobbs on January 30, 2014 at 6:05am — No Comments

Engaging suppliers and buyers in the sustainable agenda: Throw away powerpoint.

It can sometimes be a challenge to engage suppliers and buyers in the sustainable agenda of Procurement.

What I often meet are Responsible Procurement Champions, Procurement Executives or CSR professionals who have to engage suppliers and buyers in the sustainable agenda.

Suppliers and buyers typically have very limited amount of time – and usually also very limited interest in the sustainable agenda. So why not challenge them in a fun and result oriented way – and throw away…

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Added by Responsible Proc. on January 28, 2014 at 3:43am — No Comments

Mattel Inc.CSR Performance Benchmark

Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and Sustainability metrics site CSRHub recently updated its ratings on Mattel Inc. and the 23 companies in the Leisure Equipment Manufacturing Industry.  Mattel Inc.’s overall rating currently is 59 after the most recent updates to their CSRHub page.

The average rating for the other companies in the Leisure Equipment Manufacturing Industry currently is 52.  This has positioned Mattel Inc. in 2nd place…

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Added by Cynthia L Figge on January 28, 2014 at 2:30am — No Comments

CSR Performance Benchmark for Kohl’s Corporation

Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and Sustainability metrics site CSRHub recently updated its ratings on Kohl’s Corporation and the 186companies in the Retail industry.  Kohl’s overall rating currently is 57 after the most recent updates to their CSRHub page.

The average rating for the other companies in the Retail industry is steady at 53.  Kohl’s has maintained a steady place on the list, using the CSRHub average user profile. You may see more…

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Added by Cynthia L Figge on January 27, 2014 at 4:05am — No Comments

Ecotech Institute is Again Offering “Introduction to Sustainability” as a Free Online Course to the Public

Due to great success in its first session, the 10-week course returns

to cover a variety of sustainable issues.  

With more than 700 participants from around the world, Ecotech Institute’s first “massive online open course” (MOOC) was a tremendous success. The course kicked off last May through the Canvas Network, a common method for highly esteemed educational institutions to offer free courses to the public. Due to the overwhelming response,…

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Added by Molly Koch on January 27, 2014 at 9:14pm — No Comments

What is Responsible Procurement and how can my company benefit?

What is Responsible Procurement and how can my organization benefit? The questions are many. I want to answer some of them in this blog post.

Your company has probably already worked with a code of conduct or even signed the Global Compact.  Though, taking on responsibility for the impact of…

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Added by Responsible Proc. on January 27, 2014 at 8:58am — No Comments

Ecotech Institute to Host Webinar on the Demand for Skilled Labor in Renewable Energy Careers, Sustainable Industries

30-minute webinar will discuss what’s missing in the hiring pool for green energy jobs



On Tuesday, January 28, Ecotech Institute will hold a 30-minute afternoon webinar, “Demand for Skilled Labor,” that takes a look at why it’s so hard to find employees for positions in renewable energy and sustainable industries. Other questions the webinar will address include:



— What’s currently…

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Added by Molly Koch on January 24, 2014 at 4:45pm — No Comments

CSR/ Sustainability Performance for Marriott Vacations Worldwide Corporation.

Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and Sustainability metrics site CSRHub recently updated its ratings on Marriott Vacations Worldwide Corporation and the 6companies in the Real Estate Agents Industry.  Marriott Vacations overall rating currently is 53 after the most recent updates to their CSRHub page.

The average rating for the other companies in the Real Estate Agents Industry currently is 53.  This has positioned Marriott at…

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Added by Cynthia L Figge on January 24, 2014 at 4:56am — No Comments

Westpac - A responsible Procurement Champion

The bank Westpac has been crowned the “world’s most sustainable company” at the world economic forum in Davos, beating out global giants such as Nestle, Adidas and Cisco. Learn more here.



It made me curious. Could there potentially be a Responsible Procurement Champion…

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Added by Responsible Proc. on January 23, 2014 at 7:39am — No Comments

Sustainability Performance Benchmark for Johnson Controls Inc.

Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and Sustainability metrics site CSRHub recently updated its ratings on Johnson Controls Inc. and the 114 companies in the Energy, Equipment and Services Industry.  Johnson Controls overall rating currently is 59 after the most recent updates to their CSRHub page.

The average rating for the other companies in the Energy, Equipment and Services Industry currently is 53.  This has positioned Johnson Controls at…

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Added by Cynthia L Figge on January 21, 2014 at 4:37am — No Comments

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