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    Western Union's 2012 charitable spending totals $9.47m

    In 2012, Western Union made 251 grants and donations totaling $9.47m and helping thousands of people across 61 countries.  The company aims to deepen its community connection around the world by connecting with a variety of stakeholders and those involved in its global supply chain.

    Western Union...

    Tuesday, February 12, 2013
    HP tackles underage employment in China

    Underage employment has been a growing throughout China and inevitably, many of these workers are employed by suppliers to international firms.  In light of recent reports, HP has now issued unprecedented guidelines which set out to curb the number of underage workers at its plants throughout...

    Monday, February 11, 2013
    Is your company looking for extra visibility in the field of CSR? If so, sponsorship of CSR Europe's activities may be for you

    CSR Europe considers itself as an ideal platform for companies to position themselves as being committed to social responsibility. In this regard, CSR Europe has put together a range of sponsorship opportunities for members in 2012 and 2013. Please note that these opportunities will be offered...

    Monday, February 11, 2013
    MEPs support European Year for Reconciling Work and Family Life

    After staging a successful conference this week entitled 'Vulnerable Families - What can Europe do?', the Confederation of Family Organisations (COFACE) has achieved success in the European Parliament.  A total of 388 MEPs adopted Declaration Nr. 32, calling for 2014 to be designated as the...

    Friday, February 8, 2013
    ICA & COFACE publish press release from conference on vulnerable families

    The Irish Countrywomen’s Association (ICA) and Confederation of Family Organisations in the European Union (COFACE) recently held a two day conference entitled 'Vulnerable Families - What can Europe do?' with the aim of 'giving a voice to the most vulnerable families in Europe.'

    The conference...

    Thursday, February 7, 2013
    More companies report profit from sustainability efforts

    A recent report by the MIT Sloan Management Review has shown that companies are increasingly finding that their sustainability efforts are creating profit.  Up from 23 percent last year, 37 percent of companies are now reporting profit thanks to their sustainability efforts.  These companies...

    Thursday, February 7, 2013
    Increased responsibility results in safer chemicals in Europe

    Thanks to the REACH initiative - a cooperative effort by chemical companies and the EU to regulate chemicals - the range of chemicals around Europe are at the safest levels they have been for decades.  The initiative has only been in existence for five years but is already bearing fruit. ...

    Thursday, February 7, 2013
    Toyota cuts carbon footprint with recycled hybrid batteries

    Toyota is already a leader in environmental innovation, having paved the way for hybrid vehicles.  It will now recycle the batteries from the vehicles to make an energy storage system to be sold to dealerships throughout Japan.

    Dealerships will be able to cut energy costs by up to half thanks to...

    Thursday, February 7, 2013
    CSR Asia publishes 'ten steps to making CSR strategic'

    This week, CSR Asia has issued a 10-step mini-guide to achieving a strategic CSR programme.  The steps offer the following advice for companies:

    1. Link your CSR strategy to brand, reputation and trust
    2. Build strong relationships with stakeholders
    3. Base all CSR activities on your most material...
    Thursday, February 7, 2013
    European map of e-Inclusion to be formed

    The European Commission, alongside its partner DG-CONNECT, has initiated a project to improve the awareness and understanding of e-Inclusion intermediary actors.  Via an expansive survey, the project aims to produce an 'impact assessment framework' to assess and display the impact of these...

    Thursday, February 7, 2013