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    Bettercoal invites stakeholder review on Draft Code aimed at improving CSR in the coal supply chain

    Bettercoal -a non-profit organization dedicated to improving corporate responsibility in the coal supply chain- announced that the Draft Bettercoal Code (“the Code”) is now available for stakeholder review and comment through its consultation website (http://consult.bettercoal.org/). 

    The...

    Thursday, September 27, 2012
    IBM working with suppliers to minimise negative impact and increase sustainability

    Supply chains pose a major challenge to sustainably-minded companies. The greatest problems can often be found at the furthest reaches of the supply network, where the risks are hardest to control.

    US computer giant IBM seeks to help its 28,000 suppliers understand that sustainability figures in...

    Thursday, September 27, 2012
    Microsoft mobilizes to create opportunities for 300 million youth around the world

    Microsoft Corp. has announced a new global initiative, Microsoft YouthSpark,that aims to create opportunities for 300 million youth in more than 100 countries during the next three years. This companywide initiative includes citizenship and other company programs — both new and enhanced — that...

    Thursday, September 27, 2012
    UN Guiding Principles as reference point in analysing companies’ approach to human rights

    In the course of a European project “Capacity building for SMEs in the field of human rights”, financed by the European Commission, a draft guide for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) on human rights has been produced. Five SMEs –Danimex, StartPeople, Sealock, FarmaHem and Van...

    Wednesday, September 26, 2012
    Desmond Tutu refurbishes Close the Gap’s 250.000th computer

    Close the Gap, an international non-profit organisation giving away high-quality, pre-owned computers donated by European companies to projects which empower the individual and the community, celebrated an important milestone yesterday: the donation of the 250 000th computer to Close the Gap...

    Tuesday, September 25, 2012
    EU Youth Report calls for employment and social inclusion to be top priority

    The EU Youth Report published last week calls for youth employment, social inclusion, health and the well-being of young people to be top priorities in Europe's youth policy. The report, which is produced every three years by the Commission, underlines that the EU and Member States must do more...

    Friday, September 21, 2012
    Several CSR Europe corporate members recognized by US Chamber of Commerce as finalists in 13th annual Corporate Citizenship Awards

    The U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s Business Civic Leadership Center (BCLC) today recognized 20 leading socially responsible companies as finalists in the 13th annual Corporate Citizenship Awards. The “Citizens Awards” honor businesses for their societal innovations and for creating a sustained...

    Thursday, September 20, 2012
    Roundtable with Richard Howitt, MEP on EU Communication on CSR

    In 2011 the European Commission passed the EU Communication “A renewed strategy 2011-2014 for Corporate Social Responsibility”, the next stage in the process is for the European Parliament to compile a report in response to this communication. The purpose of the event is to discuss this...

    Thursday, September 20, 2012
    Conflict-free tin initiative announced

    Industry partners convened by the Dutch government this week announced their intention to start a conflict-free tin sourcing program in South Kivu, an eastern province of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). This happened during the GeSI and EICC Conflict-Free Minerals Workshop attended by...

    Thursday, September 20, 2012
    CSR Europe’s National Partners meet in Berlin to discuss the future of Enterprise 2020 and the development of CSR in Europe

    On the 11th and 12th of September, 24 National Partner Organisations (NPO) joined CSR Europe at the Volkswagen Forum in Berlin, for the bi-annual meeting of CSR Europe’s NPO Network.

    The meeting was a milestone event on our Enterprise 2020 journey and participants had the opportunity to discuss...

    Thursday, September 20, 2012

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