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    BITC's CSR Magazine highlights the business role in international development

    Business in the Community UK (BITC) regularly publishes the CSR 360 Global Partner Network magazine, which brings CSR issues into focus.

    This issue features articles on the Millennium Development Goals and the Post2015 Agenda, insight on Disaster Relief programmes, a GSK-Save the Children...

    Monday, July 15, 2013
    SMEs join SchoolstoBusiness project in London

    On 28 June and 2 July, 13 SMEs – including lawyers, accountants and decorators - taught a variety of lessons focusing on skills for employment at St Thomas the Apostle College in Nunhead and Holloway School in Islington.

    The lessons are aimed at increasing young people's knowledge of business...

    Monday, July 15, 2013
    Hyundai’s first Brilliant Young Entrepreneurs Award goes to ‘grow-your-own food’ start-up

    Hive, a start-up company based in Antwerp, Belgium, was announced as the first winner of the Brilliant Young Entrepreneurs Award for its successful product that lets consumers grow their own herbs and vegetables at home using an innovative hexagonal, modular plastic system.

    The Award programme...

    Monday, July 15, 2013
    BITC's Citi International Award goes to The Body Shop

    Last week, in the presence of Prime Minister David Cameron and over 1,000 guests at the Royal Albert Hall in London,  Business in the Community celebrated companies' corporate responsibility and sustainability programmes through BITC’s portfolio of Awards ranging from the ASDA Entrprise Growth...

    Thursday, July 11, 2013
    Coca-Cola announces global environmental goals and renewed partnership with WWF

    In a press release on 9 July, the Coca-Cola Company revealed its 2020 environmental goals, which it set with its conservation partner, the World Wildlife Fund (WWF), with whom it renewed its cooperation agreement.

    Since its partnership with the WWF began, worldwide Coca-Cola has improved water...

    Thursday, July 11, 2013
    Commission opens consultation on "Sustainability of the Food System"

    Open until 1 October 2013, a public consultation headed by the European Commission on the "Sustainability of the Food System" seeks to get feedback from the public and relevant industries regarding the question "How can we move towards a more resource efficient and sustainable food system?"


    Thursday, July 11, 2013
    Management of Complaints Assessment Service available to all members

    CSR Europe’s Management of Complaints Assessment (MOC-A) tool is now available for use by members.

    Part of the Business and Human Rights project, the tool has been developed to help companies assess their levels of maturity in dealing with internal and external complaints and improve the way...

    Thursday, July 4, 2013
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    ORSE and ILO release study on social security and CSR

    The French CSR organisation, Observatoire de la Responsabilité Sociétale des Entreprises (ORSE), and the International Labor Organisation (ILO) have published a study entitled "The extension of social security and the social responsibility of multinational enterprises: An exploratory...

    Thursday, July 4, 2013
    Entrepreneurial Skills Pass outlined at Changing Lives project launch

    CSR Europe's Changing Lives project, part of CSR Europe's Skills for Jobs campaign, was launched during a webinar with prospective participants on 1 July.

    The project aims to promote the development of an entrepreneurial mindset in education and skills in order to meet employer needs and boost...

    Thursday, July 4, 2013
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    Guide for contractors on supplier CSR questionnaires

    ORSE, the national CSR organisation in France, recently conducted a study alongside MEDEF into the CSR questionnaires that purchasers send to their suppliers.

    The study tries to list all the questions regarding the use of CSR questionnaires but each company is free to decide if this kind of...

    Thursday, July 4, 2013