For decades, corporate social responsibility (CSR) plans have been used by companies in varying degrees to participate in select charities and causes; however, in recent years, CSR strategies have evolved as an important way for businesses to connect with their communities, demonstrate commitment to core values and deliver on brand promises.
Published By: Rizepoint
Published Date: Feb 13, 2017
Consumers and other stakeholders increasingly want to know where their products come from and how they are produced. A successful Responsible Sourcing program strengthens the corporate brand by making it more predictive and adaptive to changing market needs and helping the company develop resilience, mitigate risk, improve efficiency, and better manage supplier relationships.
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In the IBM white paper, "Attaining sustainable growth through corporate social responsibility," you'll see how corporations can differentiate their brands and reputations by helping to maintain society's wellbeing. Plus, you'll learn how corporate social responsibility can generate significant returns.
Published By: QuinStreet
Published Date: Feb 05, 2009
As the world continues to analyze energy availability and the long-term effects of climate change, businesses too are turning their attention to an area of opportunity—reduction of carbon emissions, energy conservation and supply chain sustainability. Many businesses are finding that these initiatives go beyond simple good-citizenship to real business opportunities and bottom line savings that can contribute financial value to the organization while meeting demanding customer requirements. Join Today!
Learn more about the importance of managing physical assets in asset-intensive industries in the context of safety management, risk management, compliance management, corporate social responsibility and sustainability for the benefit of future generations.
Procurement is a risky business. Procurement managers are responsible for obtaining materials, goods, and services at the lowest reasonable cost—and they are responsible for ensuring that the supplier or vendor reliably provides high-quality goods, in both the present and the future. They must make sure that the organization does not knowingly or unknowingly engage in, support or turn a blind eye to criminal behavior, like bribery. They must negotiate contractual agreements that protect the company against possible disputes, and much more.
Add to those responsibilities and risks the expectation that organizations will commit themselves to corporate social responsibility (CSR), embracing business practices that value and account for more than just short-term financial performance.
But procurement managers are unlikely to have extensive expertise in EHS issues, so EHS professionals have an important role to play in identifying and mitigating the environmental, health, and safety-relat