corporate benchmarking Articles

  • Drama and business values of corporate benchmarking

    Benchmarking is about comparing one firm's systems to a set of another firm's parallel systems — a simple yet effective approach to learning for management at a time when learning is critical. 'Tact,' my wife once explained, 'is the intelligence of the soul.' It was a dramatic point, and it has stayed alive in my mind across these last twenty years. 'Tact' is such a short but powerful word. The ...


    By AHC Group

  • Corporate Social Responsability Benchmark Study: Report Summary

    In the context of an ever-changing, globally connected society, businesses face new and different risks in providing goods and services. A new trend for multi-national corporations is to establish corporate social responsibility (CSR) programs to address these risks and move towards opportunity with greater transparency than ever before. For nearly a decade, Environmental Resource Services (ERS) ...


    By ERS Global

  • 2005 Benchmark Survey of Corporate Sustainability Reporting in Canada

    Gravimetric and chemical treatment with land-farm application discharge had significant design shortcomings during routine process upsets, becoming under-sized as production increased, or as heavy rainfall resulted in uncontrolled storm runoff of the wastewater. API O/W/S technology certainly can’t be expected to be deployed effectively for remote oil and gas fields or offshore sites produced ...


    By Stratos Inc.

  • 2001 Benchmark Survey of Corporate Sustainability Reporting in Canada

    Canada's first in-depth analysis of corporate sustainability ...


    By Stratos Inc.

  • 2003 Benchmark Survey of Corporate Sustainability Reporting in Canada

    Building Confidence, Stratos' second in-depth examination and assessment of corporate sustainability reporting in Canada, presents a detailed benchmarking and analysis of 35 Canadian reports as well as five leading international reports. Building Confidence also explores and analyses eight key reporting issues and challenges currently facing reporters, including materiality and report scoping, ...


    By Stratos Inc.

  • Paving the Way for Corporate Benchmarking in the Waste Sector

    Most of the major players in the waste industry have begun publishing environmental performance data using a set of indicators developed in a ground-breaking initiative with the Green Alliance. Companies are clear that there are internal and external benefits to be gained from the exercise, but opinion is divided over whether the indicators can be used to compare companies' performance. ...

  • Transforming Health & Safety

    What got us to where we are today will not get us to where we want to be tomorrow. Decades of awareness building, training, and record keeping on Occupational Health and Safety – spearheaded by private and public enterprises and prodded along by governments – have got us to where we are today. These efforts have moved us incrementally along a path over the past four decades from ...


    By Intelex Technologies Inc.

  • How benchmarking can lever cluster competitiveness

    New international trade theory postulates intra-industry trade as a major component. Regarding research as a traded item, this is complex as it can be both intra- and inter-industry trade, a problem for future industry classifications. However, research trade from university centres of excellence and research institutes is now a major feature of territorial competition. The example of this to be ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • A Benchmark Study of Current Practices and Tools for Sustainability

    Corporate social responsibility reporting is similar in concept to environment, health, and safety (EH&S) reporting, but with a broadened emphasis on social matters, such as ethical labor practices; training, education, and diversity of workforce; and corporate philanthropic initiatives. The terms “corporate social responsibility” and “sustainability” are used interchangeably by companies on ...


    By Coto Consulting, Inc.

  • Size matters - But benchmark ratios do not when rightsizing environmental departments

    Recently, I received a call from a corporate vice president of environment, health, and safety (EH&S), who asked, "Do you have any data on staffing levels as a function of size? In my 16 years of corporate consulting, no other question has been so often run by me. Over my career, I have seen organizations hopelessly understaffed and on a rare occasion, even spectacularly overstaffed. The ...

  • Carbon footprint, corporate strategy

    Virgin Group includes nearly seventy companies across a diverse range of sectors from aviation to wine distribution, each facing different carbon management challenges. The companies range from small office based organisations with a few employees to large multinationals with thousands of employees. Greenstone was commissioned by Virgin Group to undertake a carbon mapping exercise to identify ...


    By Greenstone

  • Corporate sustainability increases profitability

    New survey reveals that sustainability strategies deliver wider commercial and operational benefits for businesses, but requires meaningful benchmarks. Major new survey of senior global executives has revealed that corporate sustainability strategies are delivering a wide range of commercial and operational benefits for many of the world's leading companies. Consultancy giant KPMG and the ...


    By Vital Efficienci Ltd.

  • Corporate social responsibility reporting

    The discourse of corporate social responsibility (CSR) has gained considerable momentum in recent years with all signs indicating that this movement will continue with even greater force throughout the remainder of 2009 and into 2010. Business leaders that have had CSR programs up and running for several years will tell you that when their programs started there was very little measuring and ...


    By Intelex Technologies Inc.

  • Corporate Governance and Environmental Performance

    Untitled Document What does corporate governance have to do with environmental performance? The answer is: everything. And this relationship is becoming increasingly important as more and more ...

  • Corporate Sustainability Programs

    In today’s business world, sustainability is becoming an integral part of company operations. Here’s how a few manufacturers are making sustainability part of their business model, and how standards play a role. Understanding sustainability and what it means to be a sustainable business continues to evolve as more companies issue sustainability reports, sign on for carbon ...


    By ASTM International

  • A comparative study of prescribing and transcribing between the women hospital pharmacy and the ASHP: a benchmark approach

    The aim of this case study is to compare the performance of the Pharmacy Department in the Women Hospital of the Hamad Hospital Corporation (HMC) of Qatar, with that of the American Society of Health System Pharmacists (ASHP) national survey in terms of prescribing and transcribing of drugs that was conducted in 2001. The methods used in this case study include observation, secondary data ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Environmental Due Diligence Within Multinational Corporations

      Superfund and other state and federal regulations that emerged during the 80’s dramatically changed the way corporations managed property transactions. At the beginning of that decade there were very few engineers experienced in environmental due diligence. Over the past 15 years a sophisticated consulting industry has emerged to support companies in their ...

  • Materiality Case Study: Carnival Corporation & plc

    In 2014, Carnival Corporation & plc conducted an analysis to reevaluate the significant economic, environmental and social aspects of its operations, to further assess the relative impacts of these aspects, as well as to determine the required components to transition from GRI-G3.1 to GRI-G4 sustainability reporting. Known as a “materiality assessment”, this analysis enables the ...

  • GRI reporting and corporate responsibility reports case study

    CSR reporting and Sustainability reports: backing up your claims CSR reporting and Sustainability reports such as GRI can be a requirement, but they are also an opportunity to demonstrate your commitment to CSR and sustainability. It is an opportunity to demonstrate to stakeholders that you are delivering on your promises, backing up your claims and making investments for the future. ...


    By EMG CSR Consulting LLP

  • Corporate standards: good enough in today’s world?

    Have you ever questioned whether or not your corporate standards were comprehensive enough to ensure compliance globally? Do you feel confident that your facilities all over the world have all of the right tools to be compliant locally? In May 2012, hundreds of EHS Managers from some of the world’s largest multinational organizations tuned in to Enhesa’s recent webinar, Going Beyond ...

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