Businesses’ responsibilities for human rights in a changing world

Looking at more than 3,000 companies listed in 35 countries, the latest Vigeo Eiris survey on corporate behaviour regarding the respect of human rights reveals striking findings.  Companies report more on their commitments to human rights than on the protection of the environment. However, only a minority of companies comprehensively commit on all areas associated […] ... lees meer

Philips increases Green Revenues to EUR 10.2 billion, 58 percent of HealthTech revenues in 2016

Royal Philips reported further progress in its sustainability performance in 2016 with Green Revenues increasing to EUR 10.2 billion, now representing 58% of HealthTech revenues [1]. In recognition of the company’s sustainability achievements, Philips was named industry group leader in the Capital Goods category, in the 2016 Dow Jones Sustainability Index, achieving the highest possible […] ... lees meer

110 firms named as finalists in Europe’s largest business awards

110 businesses from 31 European countries have been named as finalists, and Ruban d’Honneur recipients, in the 2016/17 European Business Awards sponsored by RSM. A panel of independent judges chose the strong and successful businesses, each displaying the core values recognised in the Awards of innovation, ethics and success, after over 33,000 businesses were engaged […] ... lees meer

Implementing the Agenda 2030: sustainability standards help business seize opportunities

A new report published by WWF and ISEAL today indicates how businesses can contribute strongly to the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and unlock new market opportunities by using credible voluntary sustainability standards to transform entire sectors and supply chains. The report frames the SDGs as “quickly becoming a universal language for governments, businesses and […] ... lees meer

Our Global Goals need all businesses

The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), often referred to as Global Goals, need business as much as business needs them. The trailblazing report of the Business & Sustainable Development Commission, founded by Lord Mark Malloch-Brown and Paul Polman, was launched during the World Economic Forum Conference this January in Davos and clearly illustrates this mutual opportunity. […] ... lees meer

Closing the Loop wins De Tienduizend!

Closing the Loop is the winner of ‘De Tienduizend’ organised by Bruggink & Van der Velden Advocaten Belastingadviseurs (BvdV). “What a great way to create wealth out of waste, to tackle a global problem head on and to add circularity to a product we all hold so dear. They are the rightful winner of this […] ... lees meer

Lack of Corporate Responsibility Often a Deal-Breaker for Young Workers, MU Study Finds

Much has been made in popular culture about millennials as they join the working world, including their tendency to “job hop.” Although this behavior often is explained as a loyalty issue, new research from the University of Missouri reveals one reason young workers choose to leave a firm is because they find a disconnect between […] ... lees meer

Focus on Sustainable Procurement Intensifies Across The Globe

Sustainable procurement programs are more integral and widespread than ever before, but face a critical juncture as they scale to reach the next level of maturity, according to the results of the new EcoVadis/HEC Sustainable Procurement Barometer. “Sustainable procurement is no longer a nice-to-have – it’s an integral business function responsible for protecting and improving […] ... lees meer