You are starting out on the sustainable journey in Procurement (or you have already started and you are looking for inspiration, to take it to the next level).
You are also looking for inspiration to create a more active approach, besides working with a Code of Conduct and maybe having signed up for the Global Compact.
Here you will find your “start-up package”. 6 tips, tricks and tools which will help you structure your approach.
Added by Responsible Proc. on January 14, 2014 at 6:30am — No Comments
Be the difference you want to see in the world.
Added by Ian Berry on January 10, 2014 at 1:16am — No Comments
On November 2013, the US Green Building Council (USGBC) officially launched LEED v4 at its annual Greenbuild International Conference and Expo held at Philadelphia, PA this year. Created by the USGBC in 1998, LEED is a prevalent third-party green building rating system used in over 140 countries and territories globally. It is recommended by the US General Services Administration, which governs…Continue
Added by Emily Hobbs on January 9, 2014 at 12:24pm — No Comments
In 2006 I posited that traditional business governance and emerging internationalist business and human rights frameworks were ships passing in the night. (e.g., Backer, Larry Catá, Multinational Corporations, Transnational Law: The United Nation's Norms on the Responsibilities of Transnational Corporations as Harbinger of Corporate Responsibility in International Law. Columbia Human Rights Law Review, Vol. 37, 2006).…
Added by Larry Catá Backer on January 7, 2014 at 1:52pm — No Comments
Consider Plants, E-Books and Homemade Gifts this Season
‘Tis the season for giving, and Ecotech Institute, the only college in the U.S. solely focused on renewable energy education and sustainable energy training, has released a list of ten eco-friendly gift ideas. …
Added by Molly Koch on December 23, 2013 at 1:12pm — No Comments
Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and Sustainability metrics site CSRHub recently updated its ratings on Green Mountain Coffee Roasters Inc. and the 72 companies in the Beverage Manufacturing Industry. Green Mountain Coffee’s overall rating currently is 64 after the most recent updates to their CSRHub page.
The average rating for the other companies in the Beverage Manufacturingdropped one point this past quarter to 53. This allowedGreen…Continue
Added by Cynthia L Figge on December 23, 2013 at 11:40pm — No Comments
With the holidays upon us, company giving campaigns are often in the workplace spotlight. So what better time to assess a 2013 survey that offers eye-opening statistics about the increasing importance of workplace giving programs and the best way to manage these programs well.
The survey’s biggest takeaway? Corporate…Continue
Added by Ryan Scott on January 2, 2014 at 12:21am — No Comments
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Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and Sustainability metrics site CSRHub recently updated its ratings on Goldcorp Inc. and the 354companies in the Mining (except Oil and Gas) industry. Goldcorp Inc.’s overall rating is currently 55, down one point, after the most recent updates to their CSRHub page.
The average rating for the other companies in the Mining industry has remained steady at 52 this past quarter. This has allowed Goldcorp Inc. to…Continue
Added by Cynthia L Figge on December 21, 2013 at 12:10am — No Comments
Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and Sustainability metrics site CSRHub recently updated its ratings on Hitachi America Ltd and the 40companies in the Industrial Conglomeratesindustry. Hitachi America’s overall rating currently is 61 after the most recent updates to their CSRHub page.
The average rating for the other companies in the Industrial Conglomerates industry is steady at 52. Due to this score Hitachi America was able to move up one…Continue
Added by Cynthia L Figge on December 20, 2013 at 4:11am — No Comments
Military Advanced Education (MAE) has awarded Ecotech Institute the designation of a Top Military-Friendly College in its 2014 Guide to Military-Friendly Colleges & Universities. The guide is available in print and online at www.mae-kmi.com. From community colleges to state universities, online universities and nationally known centers of higher learning,…Continue
Added by Molly Koch on December 20, 2013 at 4:45pm — No Comments
As you know if you’re a reader of this blog, I love talking to CSR leaders and finding out what they’re doing to push the envelope with corporate volunteering. I shared some of my favorite examples of community involvement…Continue
Added by Ryan Scott on December 20, 2013 at 12:23am — No Comments
Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and Sustainability metrics site CSRHub recently updated its ratings on General Electric and the 40 companies in the Industrial Conglomerates industry. General Electrics’ overall rating currently is 59 after the most recent updates to their CSRHub page.
The average rating for the other companies in the Industrial Conglomerates industry has shifted down one point to 52. This has allowed General Electric to…Continue
Added by Cynthia L Figge on December 18, 2013 at 2:44am — No Comments
As a Corporate Procurement Officer (CPO) it is time to accept, that the Procurement department can no longer rely only on “quick win” projects such as creating responsible/sustainable policies. The question is: How can sustainability considerations be incorporated into the procurement processes?
Leading companies take on a Product Life Cycle Assessment approach, also called LCA. And when doing so it challenges the Procurement professionals to work cross…Continue
Added by Responsible Proc. on December 18, 2013 at 5:41am — No Comments
Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and Sustainability metrics site CSRHub recently updated its ratings on Ford and the 87 companies in the Motor Vehicle Manufacturing industry. Ford’s overall rating currently is 58 after the most recent updates to their CSRHub page.
The average rating for the other companies in the Motor Vehicle Manufacturing industry is steady at 53. Ford has maintained their 14thplace on the list, using the CSRHub…Continue
Added by Cynthia L Figge on December 19, 2013 at 4:07am — No Comments
Whenever I hear about a company that’s choosing to build their own employee volunteer and giving platform from scratch, I shudder. I can see the horrors that will unfold before them as clearly as if I’m watching a bad movie.
As the CEO of a company that has created an off-the-shelf volunteer and giving platform (one which is…Continue
Added by Ryan Scott on December 12, 2013 at 12:30am — No Comments
My article, "Sovereign Investing and Markets-Based Transnational Legislative Power: The Norwegian Sovereign Wealth Fund in Global Markets" has just been published and will appear in the American University International Law Review 29(1):1-122 (2013). For the abstract and the Introduction see HERE.…Continue
Added by Larry Catá Backer on December 10, 2013 at 9:22am — No Comments
This Sunday’s sparkenation.
I am inspired this week by my daughter Jessica who has embarked on a crowd funding project to get her amazing books for children published. Jessica is doing what she has always wanted to do, bring her unique gifts to the world.
When Jessica was a child my focus was about making a living and climbing the corporate ladder. When I reached the top I felt empty inside…
Added by Ian Berry on December 7, 2013 at 4:41pm — No Comments
Bonus Day is happening right now!
There are still matching funds and Bonus Prizes for donations made today
Dear friends lets us make it happen;…Continue
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