corporate social responsibility rule Articles

  • Automaking and the new century: Social response product development as corporate strategy

    An in-depth case study on how Toyota and Honda utilized a social response product development strategy to liberate a new family of hybrid technologies. SOCIAL RESPONSE PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT The automaker that wins the race to build and sell the superior car will shape consumer preferences, thereby boosting sales and profits. The winning firm will fashion a corporate strategy that drives auto ...


    By AHC Group

  • Exploring potential power of corporate social responsibility toward sustainability development: analysis of state–owned company social responsibility in Indonesia

    The implementation of corporate social responsibility (CSR) in Indonesia is mostly forced to follow government rules. Government also enacted some regulations that all state–owned companies (SOCs) allocate some of their profits in CSR programs. This paper attempts to analyse the effectiveness of CSR programs run by SOCs, and to assess the contributions of those programs in addressing social ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • The Corporation as a Mansion

    Whether you sit in several corporate board rooms, deliberate full or part time over legislation and regulation, or simply enjoy following the allegiances inherent in your buying power or equity investments, today’s shift from senile to social capitalism is worth paying attention to. One way to help visualize the concrete challenges and opportunities facing modern multi-national corporations as ...


    By AHC Group

  • 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

  • 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 Reporting in the New Age of Transparency

    Much has been written of late about the growing importance of corporate reporting, particularly in what many describe as the ‘new age of transparency’. Corporate disclosure of environmental and sustainability related data has grown exponentially over the past decade, and its importance in demonstrating that superior performance on climate change and resource efficiency ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • Corporate sustainability - “It’s all about Survival!”

    'Corporate sustainability' - it’s a phrase with many meanings and many forms of expression. It involves organizations taking responsibility for the impact of their activities on customers, suppliers, employees, shareholders, communities and other stakeholders, as well as the environment. In practice it means survival.In a world of rising energy prices, increased scarcity of natural resources, ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • View From The Top - How Corporate Boards can Engage on Sustainability Performance

    Today’s corporations, faced with the extraordinary challenges of global climate change, water scarcity and workplace inequality, are at a crossroads. They can take proactive steps to adapt to pressing environmental and social issues – the two core categories of “sustainability” – or they can risk being left behind. Sustainability is a critical business issue that all ...


    By Ceres

  • Enhesa webinar invitation! Going beyond corporate standards to ensure EHS compliance

    Do you believe your corporate standards are comprehensive enough to ensure EHS compliance globally?  Are your standards based primarily on the regulations from your home country?  Have you given your facilities the tools to know and be compliant with local regulations?   Are you prepared to pay the fines and penalties associated with transgressions of local country ...

  • ESG Comes of Age - Article in EQM Journal

    World events and trends - especially with respect to supply chains and resources - are undergoing major shifts. Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) issues are at a tipping point in terms of their influence on shareholder value. This column briefly traces the history of socially responsible investing and corporate disclosure. The current dynamics are truly fascinating. Major impacts will ...

  • Water supply and mining: the policy paradox in Ghana

    Ghana has been highly successful in mining for over a century. However, one area of concern is the negative impact of mining activities on water resources: their quality and quantity. Mining companies are guided by rules and regulations, particularly those that have to do with the quality of water supply. Safe water supply is essential for improved health and quality of life for increased ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Mandatory emissions reporting proposed in US

    As we move more and more towards an increasingly eco-conscious and environmentally friendly society, progressively steps are being taken by governments, officials and regulatory bodies to help facilitate this transition at a national level both efficiently and effectively. One such area that has received particular attention is the industrial sector; this is ultimately due to the amounts of ...


    By Intelex Technologies Inc.

  • E-waste problem: beyond CSR

    A lot has been talked about the problems associated with the end of life electrical & electronic equipment or (e-waste). Now, the time has come to aggressively implement effective and environment friendly solution to address this ever growing problem. As we all know, that e-waste has unique combination of hazardous substances and reusable commodities and therefore it is important from ...


    By Eco Recycling Ltd

  • New California Regulations Pose Challenges and Potential Economic Benefits for Industrial Facilities

    States like California are well on their way to implementing laws, rules, and regulations that call for more community ambient air quality monitoring and greater transparency from the chemical industry. For instance, California Assembly Bill 617, signed into law this July, establishes a statewide air ...


    By SAFER Systems LLC

  • U.S. securities and exchange commission issues guidance - when companies must report climate change risks

    The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) finally put years of public outcry and speculation to rest with the release of an interpretive guidance document explaining how publicly traded companies are expected to assess and disclose business risks associated with climate change. The Commission voted 3-2 in favor of the guidance document that formally explains when, and to what extent, ...

  • New approaches in MSDS management

    From its inception to present day, the Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS) has evolved, mostly for convenience, into a document that provides data in greater detail than the standard requires. The creation and maintenance of Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS) was mandated by OSHA via the Hazard Communication Standard (HCS) on Nov. 23, 1983, and amended on Sept. 23, 1987, to include all employers ...


    By Verisk 3E

  • Why Your Organization Needs A Chief Sustainability Officer (CSO)

    Organization charts normally have boxes for lots of chiefs – whether it’s chief executive officer (CEO), chief financial officer (CFO), chief operating officer (COO), or even chief technology officer (CTO) – to indicate positions of senior responsibility for large areas the organizations’ day-to-day and strategic operations. There are a growing number of chief ...

  • How integrated reporting can help companies see the bigger picture

    The United Nations has put global reporting by companies on sustainability among its proposed key outcomes for the Rio+ 20 summit in June. The “zero draft” policy agenda that negotiators will consider, calls for “a global policy framework requiring all listed and large private companies to consider sustainability ...

  • Lessons from 2014, Moving on to 2015: Conflict Minerals Reporting Continues

    With 2014 now behind us, the ability to voluntarily opt out of conflict minerals reporting is also gone. After numerous companies declared themselves “DRC Conflict Undeterminable” in 2014 per federal allowance, many corporations will have to grapple down this year and get ready for the stress and confusion that comes with this process Yet abiding by this ...


    By CSRware, Inc.

  • Alcoa Makes Sustainability Integral to Business Strategy, Uses EHS Information to Drive Operational Excellence

    Alcoa is one of the world’s leading producers of primary aluminum and fabricated aluminum. For several decades, Alcoa has also been widely recognized for its leadership in addressing a broad spectrum of sustainability issues. As its website says, "At Alcoa, sustainability is defined as using our values to build financial success, environmental excellence, and social responsibility in ...


    By IHS Markit

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