Corporate Social Responsibility Articles

  • Circular by design - Products in the circular economy

    This report explores the circular economy from a product perspective, applying a systemic approach and transition theory. Drivers of product design and usage are discussed in the context of emerging consumption trends and business models. For governance to be effective, it has to address the product life-cycle and the societal context determining it. Indicators and assessment tools are proposed ...

  • 10 things you need to know about the circular economy

    10 things you need to know about the circular economy A working circular economy could be a practical solution to the planet’s emerging resource problems. Here’s 10 facts you should know. 1. Why do we need one? The circular economy is touted as a practical solution to the planet’s emerging resource crunch. Reserves of key resources such ...


    By GPT Waste Management Ltd

  • The process of developing products for a circular economy

    Companies can reap more value from the energy and resources they use with cross-functional collaboration and customer-focused design thinking. Companies have steadily refined their ability to invent products and produce them efficiently over the past century, by delivering a wide range of goods to their consumers and improving financial return to shareholders. In other respects, ...


    By GPT Waste Management Ltd

  • Greener Horizons: What is the social responsibility of business? How leading businesses in Canada are acting on an evolving social mandate.

    There has been a profound shift in the social role of business. Savvy consumers are researching the companies they purchase from, leading to demands for greater transparency. Some businesses have in turn adopted an approach to corporate social responsibility (CSR) that focuses on mitigating brand risks by avoiding socially questionable business practices—but are they missing a ...


    By Bullfrog Power Inc.

  • Antea Group Committed to a Circular Future - Several Recent Events Focus on the Circular Economy

    Antea Group recently had the opportunity to participate in a number of forums and conferences related to a relatively new sustainability topic, the Circular Economy (CE), where the focus is on de-coupling business growth from resource consumption and environmental degradation. United Nations Environment Programme ...


    By Antea Group - USA

  • Healthy soil is essential to a circular economy

    To achieve the Dutch government's objective of realising a circular economy in the Netherlands, it is essential to maintain the productivity of the country's farmland. Healthy soil produces renewable raw materials for biobased products. However, declining carbon levels in arable Dutch soil is inhibiting our ability to meet this objective, and continued global warming is standing in the way of a ...

  • Plastics recycling industry ‘Wish List’ for a rapid transition to a Circular Economy

    The producers of automobiles and electronics across Europe have been given the responsibility for the end-of-life capture, collection and recycling or recovery of the products that they put on the market. Under this Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) legislation the focus is placed upon ‘polluter pays’ by making branded manufacturers and importers share the financial burden of the ...

  • Resourcing the future 2016, London. Is the Circular Economy strategy on the right track?

    The following presentation was given in the form of a speech by Zero Waste Europe Director, Joan Marc Simon at the ‘Resourcing the Future 2016’ conference organised by CIWM in London. Is the Circular Economy strategy on the right track? Yes, but it is still too slow, in need of some fine-tuning and to escape bad habits from the past. The ...


    By GPT Waste Management Ltd

  • The Social Responsibility

    Nowadays, companies are seen as environmental agents of change where they operate. These companies are influenced and influence their stakeholders through the impact they have on the environment. For the Oil&Gas market where ISA – Intelligent Sensing Anywhere operates with its remote monitoring and IoT solutions, this market has as main concern safety and reliability. The companies ...

  • ISO 26000: Strengthening your commitment to social responsibility

    While Standards for social sustainability and corporate social responsibility (CSR) are based on good practice, this can inhibit better practice that goes beyond the criteria set out. There are so many standards for the wide range of different aspects of sustainability, it is unclear if another standard is likely to make a difference. ISO ...


    By IsoMetrix

  • Circular Economy: A key lever in bridging the emissions gap to a 1.5 °C pathway

    Today at the London Business & Climate Summit, Circle Economy and international consultancy Ecofys have called for a rapid transition to a global circular economy to meet the ambitious Paris climate agreement. According to an estimate by the two organisations, circular economy strategies may deliver emissions reductions that could cut the 1.5 °C emissions gap in half. The ...


    By Ecofys

  • User Adoption of EHS Software: Best Practices from the Mining Industry

    On Friday, June 17, Intelex had the pleasure of hosting senior leaders, program managers and consulting partners at its first ever Mining Thought Leadership session. Attendees came to our downtown Toronto offices from as far away as Utah and northern Quebec to share their ideas, best practices, and insights on the use of technology in their industry. Specifically, they were there to discuss EHS ...


    By Intelex Technologies Inc.

  • 3 reasons for converting to the Circular Economy

    A new economic model is possible and necessary, now more than ever. Climate changes are clear to see, with disastrous consequences for the environment and the World’s population. We can’t put it off any longer. The time has come to reverse the course and choose a sustainable economic model for the planet and for future generations: changing from the linear economy to ...


    By Macpresse Europa S.R.L

  • Circular economy in Europe — Developing the knowledge base

    Europe is bound to the rest of the world through multiple systems that enable two-way flows of materials, financial resources, ideas and innovation. As a result, Europe's economic, ecological and societal resilience is and will continue to be significantly affected by a variety of global and interdependent social, economic, political, environmental and technological trends. Global material ...

  • What smart businesses know about corporate social responsibility

    Companies that are most successful in turning CSR into a business advantage do these three things well. When you look to the year ahead, what do you see? Ensia recently invited eight global thought leaders to share their vision for the environment as it relates to business, culture, ecosystems, energy, food, health, water and the world ( ...


    By Ensia

  • Circular Economy Package: Questions & Answers

    What is the Circular Economy? To ensure sustainable growth for the EU we have to use our resources in a smarter, more sustainable way. It is clear that the linear model of economic growth we relied on in the past is no longer suited for the needs of today's modern societies in a globalised world. We cannot build our future on a 'take-make-dispose' model. Many natural resources are ...

  • Law on Green Growth & Energy Transition Introduces the Circular Economy and Planned Obsolence

    On 18 July 2015, Law 2015-992 on green growth and energy transition was published in France. The energy transition Law is a groundbreaking piece of legislation that introduces the concepts of circular economy and planned obsolescence for the first time at the European level. The Law on green growth and energy transition gives a fresh impulse to the French legal framework by codifying the recent ...

  • The Business Benefits of the Circular Economy - Case Studies

    A series of case studies demonstrates how a new way of doing business – the circular economy – benefits businesses, customers, and the environment when compared to the linear economy model. The findings of the case studies, produced by the National Zero Waste Council’s Circular Economy Working ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Materiality assessments in 4 simple steps

    What is it? Materiality. It’s a concept that comes up more and more frequently – especially when it comes to discussions of sustainability. But what is it exactly and how and why is it applicable to EHS? Put simply. Materiality is a principle to help define and determine the business, social and environmental topics that matter most to a business and its ...


    By Intelex Technologies Inc.

  • Are We There Yet? The Home Stretch of Conflict Minerals Reporting

    What have you learned from Conflict Minerals reporting this year? Aside from the painstakingly long, arduous journey that it may have been, is there anything that you may want to know for next year? As many compliance professionals close their books after this year’s first obligatory year of reporting, many of you are probably beginning to gear up for next year’s batch as well. How ...


    By CSRware, Inc.

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