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    Coca-Cola Enterprises awarded Carbon Trust Water Standard

    Thanks to Coca-Cola Enterprise's continuous efforts to drive down the amount of water it uses in production, the company has been awarded the Carbon Trust Water Standard - one of the first companies to do so.

    Between 2007 and 2012, Coca-Cola Enterprise has achieved a reduction of 15% on its water...

    Tuesday, February 19, 2013
    A.I.S.E. welcomes 200th member to Charter for Sustainable Cleaning

    The International Association for Soaps, Detergents and Maintenance Products (A.I.S.E.) recently welcomed Vipack BV to the Charter for Sustainable Cleaning.  Vipack BV is a Dutch manufacturer of laundry detergents and cleaners and has become the scheme's 200th member.

    The manufacturers signed up...

    Monday, February 18, 2013
    Doughty Centre's David Grayson blogs on external expert panels

    The Doughty Centre for Corporate Responsibility recently released a report entitled "Business in the Community, Towards a Sustainability Mindset: How Boards Organise Oversight and Governance of Corporate Responsibility."  In a blog in the Guardian, David Grayson, professor of corporate...

    Monday, February 18, 2013
    Bank of America Merrill Lynch supports Prince's Trust in training youth

    An annual Invest in Futures Gala Dinner was held on 14 February, raising £1.1m for the Prince's Trust, which aims to give disadvantaged young people the "skills, confidence and motivation to get their lives on track."  The event received considerable support from Bank of America Merrill Lynch,...

    Monday, February 18, 2013
    Coke's coolers empower women and boost business

    "eKoCool" is changing lives across India.  The scheme, ran by Coca-Cola, aims to provide female shopkeepers with solar-powered refrigerators that carry on running two and a half hours after sunset.

    Retailers in the Indian province of Uttar Pradesh face frequent power cuts and struggle to keep...

    Friday, February 15, 2013
    CSR Europe interviews Richard Howitt MEP

    Richard Howitt MEP is the European Parliament Rapporteur on Corporate Social Responsibility and has been extremely active in driving forward a European-wide CSR agenda.

    During the Enterprise 2020 summit, Mr Howitt spoke to us about his parliamentary report concerning the Commission's strategy on...

    Thursday, February 14, 2013
    EU aims to capitalise on growth of emerging markets

    The European Commission recently sent representatives to emerging markets in Africa, Latin America and Asia to gain an insight that will benefit Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) back in Europe.  By boosting cooperation in the areas of "industrial innovation, key enabling technologies,...

    Thursday, February 14, 2013
    CSR Europe bids farewell to Christine Stewart, Communications Manager

    After two and a half years at CSR Europe, Christine Stewart is moving on to new challenges at the European Commission where she will be continuing to work in the field of communications and sustainability on an EU funded research project for the airline industry.  We wish her the best of luck in...

    Thursday, February 14, 2013
    CSR Europe’s EU Update Call

    In the EU update webinar on 14 February 2013, Margaret Wachenfeld from the Institute for Human Rights and Business provided an update on the Human Rights Guidance in different corporate sectors (ICT, oil & gas, recruitment agencies). CSR Europe also explained its current and future activities of...

    Thursday, February 14, 2013
    Minutes from pre-launch of European Business Campaign 'Skills for Jobs' now available

    On the 28th of January (15:00-16:00 CET), CSR Europe pre-launched the upcoming European Business Campaign on Skills for Jobs by means of a webinar, open to all members interested to know more about the direction CSR Europe is taking with this campaign & the opportunities for cross-business...

    Wednesday, February 13, 2013